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Lilbits: Pixel Watch leak, a smartphone game controller with a cooling fan, and a pocket-sized modular laptop under development, and

The folks behind the Brave web browser announced this week that they’re adding a De-AMP feature that lets you circumvent pages that use Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages. Now privacy-centric search engine and web browser maker DuckDuckGo has announced it’s doing the same for its web browsers and browser extensions. In other tech news from around […]

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Modular laptop maker Framework now lets you buy just the mainboard (for upgrades, DIY projects, or standalone use)

The Framework Laptop is a notebook computer designed with modularity in mind. Not only can you buy expansion cards that let you swap out a USB port for an HDMI port or additional storage, but all the internal components are designed to be easy to remove, replace, and in some cases, upgrade. Now Framework has […]

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PineBuds are wireless earbuds with user-flashable firmware from open hardware maker Pine64 (coming… eventually?)

Pine64 has made a name for itself with a series of open hardware devices including Linux-friendly laptops, smartphones, tablets and single-board computers as well as other devices with user-flashable firmware including an inexpensive smartwatch and even a soldering iron. Now the company is taking aim at Bluetooth audio devices. The company plans to launch a […]

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Antmicro’s open source Snapdragon 845 baseboard is a building block for open hardware

Antmicro has introduced a new open source baseboard powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and featuring support for WiFi, Bluetooth, and a whole bunch of I/O options. The company says the idea is to deliver an open and royalty-free platform that can be used to build anything from smart displays or kiosks to portable […]

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Precursor open hardware mobile device with an FPGA is now shipping (crowdfunding)

The Precursor is a pocket-sized mobile device with a physical keyboard and a small display. But it’s not a smartphone. Instead it’s an open hardware device aimed at developers and enthusiasts looking for a device they have complete control over. Not only is the software open source, but the Precuror is also powered by an […]

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DevTerm retro-inspired portable terminal now comes with RISC-V or ARM processors

Last summer the folks at ClockworkPi launched a portable computer with modern hardware, but a retro-inspired design. The DevTerm features a 6.86 inch, 1280 x 480 pixel IPS LCD display, a keyboard that looks lie it was pulled from a typewriter or word processor, and a modular design that lets you choose from a handful […]

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Penkesu Computer is a DIY mini laptop powered by a Rasberry Pi Zero 2 W

The developer behind the open source CutiePi tablet is taking aim at the laptop space with a new DIY mini-laptop. The Penkesu Computer is features a 7.9 inch widescreen display, a 48-key ortholinear mechanical keyboard and it uses a Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W as its brains. You can’t buy one yet, but you can […]

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This “minimum viable computer” is a pocket-sized PC that could cost $15 to make

Developer (and former HackADay editor) Brian Benchoff has designed what he’s calling a “minimum viable computer.” It’s a Linux-ready computer that’s small enough to slide into your pocket, and which could be made from about $15 worth of parts… theoretically. In practice, that price doesn’t reflect assembly and shipping costs and you’d need to order […]

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Soon you might be able to swap the CPU in the MNT Reform open, modular laptop (Raspberry Pi support in the works)

The MNT Reform is an open hardware laptop that’s designed to be hackable. Not only does it support open source software, but the laptop itself has a modular design that allows you to customize parts… and the designs are open source as well, allowing anyone to make their own modifications or design their own modules. […]

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DevTerm is an open source portable terminal with modular (and retro) design

The DevTerm is a new portable computer with a very old aesthetic. Designed to look like an old school portable terminal, this modular, open source computer features a 6.8 inch, 1280 x 480 pixel IPS display, a keyboard, and battery module plus an optional built-in thermal printer. Under the hood is a ClockworkPi v3.14 mainboard […]