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Lilbits: Playdate dissected, PC shipments continue to rise, and Chromebooks lose support for MS Office Android apps

Chromebooks are basically just laptops that ship with Google’s Chrome OS rather than another operating system. But since Chrome OS was designed to put the web browser front and center, some folks have insisted that it’s not a real operating system – after all, it loses much of its functionality if you lose your internet connection. […]

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Turing Pi 2 mini ITX cluster board is powered by up to 4 Raspberry Pi or NVIDIA Jetson compute modules

Turing Pi makes computer boards that let you build your own ARM-based cluster computer that you can use as a home server, host for cloud apps, or development platform for distributed computing applications. Last year the company released a model that lets you build a cluster using older Raspberry Pi Compute Modules. That model currently […]

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Lilbits: OnePlus caught cheating at benchmarks, Choetech caught cheating on product reviews

Amazon’s crackdown on pay-to-play reviews (where companies basically bribe customers to leave positive reviews) seems to be continuing. The latest company caught up is Choetech, maker of a range of devices including charging accessories and USB hubs. The company’s Amazon storefront is still accessible, but there are no products available for purchase. Meanwhile, smartphone maker […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s next tablets leaked, Qualcomm’s next chip too

Samsung launched two new Android tablets this week, but one is a budget model with entry-level specs, while the other is a cheaper alternative to last year’s Galaxy Tab S7. Wondering what to expect from the company’s next high-end tablet? Details point to a trio of models including an 11 inch version with a 120 […]

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MirkoPC carrier board turns a Raspberry Pi CM4 into a full-fledged desktop PC

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is a fairly capable single-board computer in its own right, but it has a fairly limited number of ports and connectors. But the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 has the same processor and supports the same hardware and you can use it with carrier boards that give you more ports […]

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Raspberry Pi CM4-powered reTerminal is a versatile, modular device with a 5 inch 720p touchscreen display

Seeed Studio’s new reTerminal is an embedded Linux device with a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen display, the beating heart of a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. Expected to go up for pre-order at the end of April, the reTerminal has a list price of $195, but you can register to be […]

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Lilbits: Rocket Lake-S, Piunara Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier board, and Linux for old NVIDIA Tegra devices

You can buy a desktop (or even a laptop) computer with an Intel Rocket Lake-S processor starting today. But should you? The first round of reviews are in, and it seems like Intel managed to pull off some performance gains in single-core performance despite sticking with 14nm. But depending on what you’re asking your computer […]

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The $199 CutiePi tablet is now powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4

The CutiePi is a tablet computer that’s a little different from most tablets on the market. It’s a relatively inexpensive tablet. It’s designed to run a Linux-based operating system with a custom, tablet-friendly user interface. It has a built-in handle that also works as a stand, and an open hardware design. And the CutiePi is […]

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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 […]