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Pine64’s PineCom will be like a smaller, cheaper PinePhone (but not a phone)

The $150 PinePhone is already the most affordable, accessible smartphone designed to run GNU/Linux software. But software is still very much a work in progress, which makes it an interesting development platform at the moment, but not a great… you know… phone. Now the makers of the PinePhone want to make a new handheld communication […]

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CrowPi is a Raspberry Pi-based computer science education kit (crowdfunding)

There are plenty of ways to use a Raspberry Pi to learn to code, whether you buy a kid-friendly Kano Computing Kit or just download free software (like Kano’s, for example), that includes simple games, tutorials, and interactive apps for learning to code. But the new CrowPi presents another solution… one that’s not just aimed […]

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Spotify may be planning to launch its own hardware

Music streaming service Spotify offers desktop and mobile apps and support streaming to a range of wireless speakers, TV boxes, cars, in-car systems, and other hardware. But soon Spotify may start to offer its own hardware. Zatz Not Funny blogger Dave Zatz says a “trusted source” indicates that the software company will soon enter the hardware […]

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Report: Former Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh to head Google’s hardware division

Google may have sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo only a few years after acquiring the company. But the company held onto a number of key patents… and Google also apparently liked some of the leadership team. Recode reports that Google has hired former Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh to head up a new hardware division. Osterloh […]

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Facebook to invest in hardware, poaches Google ATAP head Regina Dugan to lead effort

Facebook is starting a new hardware known as Building 8, and the company is clearly thinking big. Facebook has hired the head of Google’s ATAP (Advanced Technologies and Projects) group to head the new effort. Appropriately enough, Regina Dugan confirmed in a Facebook post that she’s moving from Google to Facebook. Google’s ATAP division is […]

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Microsoft unveils Surface tablet family with Intel, ARM chips

Microsoft is entering the tablet space with its own line of hardware. Microsoft Surface tablets will come in two versions. There will be Windows RT model with an ARM-based processor for light weight and long battery life, and an Intel powered model with which can run all Windows 8 apps, as well as software designed […]