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MangoPi MQ Quad is a tiny PC with an Allwinner H616 quad-core processor (Raspberry Pi Zero sized)

MangoPi’s latest single-board computer is a Raspberry Pi Zero clone called the MangoPi MQ Quad. It features a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 1GB of RAM, a microSD card reader, USB Type-C and mini HDMI ports, and support for WiFi 4 and Bluetooth. The MangoPi Quad is available from AliExpress with prices starting at $27 for […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi Zero-like mini PCs compared, RP2040 microcontroller overclocked, and reducing the wait time for Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphones

The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 are incredibly small, cheap, and versatile single-board computers… but in a time of global supply chain shortages, they’re also kind of hard to get your hands on these days. But there are also a growing number of other tiny PCs competing in this space. And Bret Weber […]

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Lilbits: Psion 5MX meets a Raspberry Pi Zero, EU court overturns Qualcomm’s €1 billion antitrust fine

The Psion Series 5 line of PDAs released in the late 90s looked like tiny laptop computers, complete with QWERTY keyboards laid out in a way that even let you touch-type on a device small enough to fold in half and put in your pocket. While they never really became as popular as the smartphones, […]

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Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is a tiny $15 computer with 5X the performance of its predecessor

The new Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is a tiny, inexpensive computer with built-in support for WiFi, Bluetooth and a 1 GHz BCM2710A ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor that delivers about 5X the performance of the single-core ARM11 chip used in the original Raspberry Pi Zero. Given the performance upgrade (and the global chip shortage), it’s unsurprising […]

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Circuit Gem is a handheld game system stuffed in a Sega Dreamcast VMU

There’s no shortage of handheld retro game consoles these days, allowing you to play classic console games on the go. But the Circuit Gem goes a little above and beyond the norm by stuffing modern hardware into a truly retro case. It’s a modern micro console/computer stuffed into the shell of a Sega Dreamcast VMU. […]

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Zero Terminal 3 is a modular handheld PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero and a touchscreen display

The Zero Terminal 3 is a little computer that looks like a chunky smartphone. But it’s a full-fledged Linux PC with a touchscreen display, a built-in battery, a full-sized USB port, and a microSD card reader. It’s also a modular device that can support add-ons including keyboards, game controllers, radio transceivers, network interfaces, solar panels, […]

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$70 Retroflag GPi case turns a Raspberry Pi Zero into a Game Boy (hacker upgrades it with a Raspberry Pi Compute Module)

Folks have been cramming Raspberry Pi computers into handheld cases to create their own Game Boy clones for years. But the Retroflag GPi case lets you do it without a soldering iron, dremel, or 3D printer. It’s a $70 case that looks like a Game Boy. And it comes with a cartridge that looks like […]

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This $10 PCB lets you build a handheld PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero W (plus a display)

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a is a tiny, low-power single-board computer that sells for $5 (or $10 if you want a Pi Zero W with WiFi and Bluetooth). But the tiny computers aren’t much use without accessories — like most single-board computers, you’ll need to connect a keyboard, mouse, and power supply before you […]

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PiPod is a DIY portable music player (powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero)

Smartphones have largely replaced portable media players like the iPod Classic for most folks. But sometimes you want a device that just holds a huge amount of music and which can play for hours and hours… and if the battery dies it won’t stop you from taking calls on your phone. While a handful of […]