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Raspberry Pad 5 is a Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier board with a 5 inch touchscreen display

BIGTREETECH’s Raspberry Pad 5 is a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 that gives the tiny computer a 5 inch touchscreen display, Ethernet, HDMI, and USB ports, and a microSD card reader. Available now for $99, BIGTREEETECH positions the Raspberry Pad 5 as a solution that can be used as a 3D […]

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Lilbits: MangoPi’s SD-card sized Linux PC, supersizing the iPhone 13 Pro Max, and Intel’s most powerful desktop chip

Chinese company MangoPi made a bit of splash earlier this year by introducing a pair of tiny computer boards powered by RISC-V processors. Now the company is showing off a new computer-on-a-module that’s smaller than an SD card, but which packs four ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores, supports Linux-based software, and can handle 1080p video playback […]

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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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Lilbits: Pixel 5a, Kindle vulnerability patched, and Super Duper Secure Mode for Microsoft Edge

Google has already confirmed that it will launch Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones this fall, and they’ll be the company’s first phones to feature a new Google Tensor system-on-a-chip rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. But they’ll also be expensive phones designed to compete with other flagships. The company isn’t giving up on the […]

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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: Apple’s iMessage lock-in strategy, Surface Laptop 4, and Verizon’s hotspot is TOO hot to handle

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised when something called a “hotspot” overheats, but Verizon has issued a recall on 2.5 million mobile hotspots that may pose a fire hazard after receiving 15 reports of devices overheating. Meanwhile, as Apple and Epic prepare to duke it out in court, Epic is building a case that Apple’s practices […]

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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 […]