Lilbits: AYA Neo, Google Chrome, Samsung smartphone cameras, and Alphabet’s “Wolverine” super-powered hearing moonshot

Google’s parent company Alphabet is working on a line of audio-enhancing products that could turn out to be next-gen hearing aids, or possibly something much more. Meanwhile Google has announced plans to speed up the release schedule for its Chrome web browser by 50-percent, with new stable builds now rolling out every four weeks. Samsung […]

Banana Pi BPI-M2 Pro is a 2.6-inch single-board PC with Amlogic S905X3

The latest tiny computer-on-a-board from Banana Pi measures just 2.6″ x 2.6″ but has room for two full-sized USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, and HDMI 2.1 port. The new Banana Pi BPI-M2 Pro also supports WiFi and Bluetooth, has a 40-pin header, and supports Android 9 and several Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Debian, and […]

Lilbits: AYA Neo delayed (again), Samsung tablet leaked (again), and PlayStation movie & TV purchases and rentals are ending

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel touchscreen display surrounded by game controllers, an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. After shipping the first small batch of devices to customers in China, AYA […]

Lenovo ThinkEdge embedded PCs are small, rugged, and fanless Tiger Lake computers

Lenovo is expanding its line of embedded devices with two new small, rugged computers designed for digital signage, point of sale systems, and other embedded applications. The new ThinkEdge series systems include the Lenovo ThinkEdge SE30 and ThinkEdge SE50. They’re both small fanless computers powered by 11th-gen Intel Core chips that are set to ship by the […]

TOFU carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 supports NVMe SSDs or 4G LTE network cards (among other things)

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, which was released last year, has the same processor, memory, and storage options as a full-sized Raspberry Pi 4, but in a more compact card form-factor designed for use in embedded devices. Unlike larger Raspberry Pi devices, the Compute Module also supports onboard eMMC storage. But you’ll need to […]

Asus PN41 fanless mini PC with Intel Jasper Lake chips coming soon

A few years after launching the Asus PN40 line of small form-factor desktop computers with fanless designs and support for low-power 6-watt Intel Celeron or Pentium Silver chips, Asus is preparing to launch a new model called the Asus PN41. It will likely be virtually identical to its predecessor on the outside, but under the […]

MaaXBoard Nano is a Raspberry Pi-sized mini PC with i.MX 8M Nano processor

AVnet’s MaaXBoard line of single-board computers are the same size as a Raspberry Pi Model B, but instead of Broadcom chips, they’re powered by NXP i.MX 8M processors. The latest model is the MaaXBoard Nano, which is a 3.3″ x 1.8″ computer-on-a-board featuring an i.MX 8M Nano processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of eMMC storage, a […]

Pine64 introduces Quartz64 single-board PC with RK3566 processor, teases upcoming RISC-V board

One of the next single-board computers from Pine64 is a 5.2″ x 3.1″ mini PC powered by a 1.8 GHz Rockchip RK3566 ARM Cortex-A55 processor and support for up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage, plus a lot of ports and connectors. It’s called the Quartz64 model-A and while Pine64 hasn’t announced pricing or […]

SolidRun CuBox-M is a 2 inch i.MX8M mini PC with Android and Linux support

SolidRun’s new CuBox-M is a tiny computer stuffed into a cube-shaped box that measures 2″ x 2″ x 2″. The little is powered by either a dual-core or quad-core NXP i.MX8M ARM Cortex-A53 processor, features support for AI, machine learning, and natural language processing, and support for Android or Linux. The CuBox-M has a starting price […]

AYA Neo Ryzen 4500U handheld gaming PC crowdfunding begins after Chinese New Year

The AYA Neo handheld gaming PC has been under development since last spring, and recently the makers of the little computer shipped the first 500 Founder Edition devices to customers in China. With factories in that country shutting down for Chinese New Year though, the folks at AYA say the next 900 pre-orders won’t go […]