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Lilbits: Dragonbox Pyra, ScummVM, and LibreOffice updates and Google’s Pixel 6 is a hit (by Pixel standards)

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld computer designed to run Linux-based software and which includes a QWERTY keyboard and built-in game controllers allowing you to use it for work or play. At least that’s the idea… but getting your hands on one has been challenging. The Pyra has been in development for years and went […]

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Dragonbox Pyra begins shipping to customers (open hardware handheld gaming PC)

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld computer with a 5 inch display, a TI OMAP 5 processor, a QWERTY keyboard and built-in game controllers. Designed to be a hackable, open hardware device, the little PC ships with Debian Linux but supports alternate operating systems, and you can use the Pyra as a general purpose computer […]

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DragonBox Pyra handheld Linux gaming PC begins shipping soon

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld computer with 5 inch display, a QWERTY keyboard for thumb typing and built-in game controllers. It’s been in development for more than half a decade, but the project’s lead developer says the Pyra is finally ready to ship. Michael Mrozek has been posting a few progress updates on Twitter, […]

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DragonBox Pyra handheld computer inches closer to release

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld computer that’s been under development for more than six years, but it’s finally almost ready to ship. Designed to run free and open source software, the little computer has a 5 inch display, a keyboard for thumb typing, and built-in game controllers. A small number of prototypes were sent […]

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DragonBox Pyra prototypes begin shipping (open source handheld gaming computer)

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld computer with a 5 inch display, a QWERTY keyboard and a built-in gamepad. It’s designed to run free and open source software, and it’s been under development for more than six years… and after all that time, project leader Michael Mzorek (EvilDragon) has finally begun shipping prototypes to customers […]

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Dragonbox Pyra handheld PC is finally (almost) ready for mass production

After years of development, the team working on the Dragonbox Pyra handheld Linux gaming computer have finalized the design. That means the next step is to thoroughly test the hardware for reliability and then apply for CE and FCC certification. If all goes well, mass production could begin soon, and the Pyra could begin shipping […]

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DragonBox Pyra: Crowdfunding an open source, modular handheld PC (LPX Show)

Before there was Kickstarter, before there were iPads, and before the smartphone market has really even taken off, there was the Pandora. It was designed to be a Linux-powered handheld computer which could be used for gaming and other tasks… but the crowd-funded project was plagued with shipping delays, which left a bitter taste in […]

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Video: DragonBox Pyra open source handheld game console prototype

The developers of the DragonBox Pyra hope to deliver a handheld gaming device this year that runs open source, Linux-based software. Pre-orders opened last year, although the final price (and ship date) haven’t been set yet. But the final design seems to be coming together. Team leader “EvilDragon” has posted a video showing an early prototype […]

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Pre-orders open for DragonBox Pyra Linux handheld game console

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld gaming device aimed at a very specific niche: folks looking for a versatile, open source machine that can run desktop Linux apps and emulate game consoles including the PlayStation 1 and PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo 64 and Gameboy DS. It’s been in development for a few years, but now […]

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Lilbits (5-01-2015): Building (another) open handheld game console

The developers of the DragonBox Pyra are designing a handheld game console with a 5 inch, 720p screen, an ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 2GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a compact design, while still featuring game controller buttons and a QWERTY keyboard. The system is designed to be as open as possible, supporting GNU/Linux software. The project was unveiled over […]

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DragonBox Pyra open source mobile game console to pick up where OpenPandora left off

It’s been a few years since a group of developers started working on an open source handheld gaming device called the OpenPandora. A lot’s changed since the original designs were drawn up, and now one of the developers has announced plans for a new device which should offer the kind of performance you’d get from […]