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Lilbits: Apple’s walled garden, VoLTE for Ubuntu Touch, and an upcoming Apple display with an A13 chip?

It’s unclear whether it’ll actually come to market, but 9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on a new display with a built-in Apple A13 Bionic processor. Why does a display need the same processor that powers the iPhone 11? One possibility is that it will be a smart display that blends the capabilities of an […]

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PICOmputer kit turns a Raspberry Pi Pico into a pocket-sized computer with screen and keyboard

The Raspberry Pi Pico which launched earlier this year, is a $4 computer board with an RP2040 microcontroller. But for the most part you need to connect it to additional hardware to use it for anything. We’ve seen folks build game systems, eReaders, and other hardware around the platform. Now one developer has designed a […]

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The next Open Book DIY eReader will be Raspberry Pi Pico-powered (and simpler to build)

The Open Book Project from developer Joey Castillo is an ongoing effort to design open hardware eBook readers that anyone can assemble from parts and program on their own… but it does take a fair bit of know-how to actually build a device that has as many as 114 different parts. So Castillo has been […]

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Pimoroni introduces PicoSystem portable game system (and other gear) powered by Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 chips

The new PicoSystem handheld game system from Pimoroni is a tiny gaming device with a 240 x 240 pixel IPS LCD display, four buttons, a D-Pad, a Lipo battery, and USB-C port for power. It’s also powered by Raspberry Pi’s new RP2040 microcontroller and supports a software library for coders who want to create their own […]

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Raspberry Pi launches custom RP2040 microcontroller and $4 Raspberry Pi Pico board (plus 3rd-party hardware)

Nearly a decade after debuting its first $35 single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching a new Raspberry Pi Pico that sells for just $4. It’s so small and so cheap that you get one free when you buy a copy of the February 2021 edition of HackSpace magazine. But the Raspberry Pi Pico isn’t […]