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Raspberry Pi’s $12 M.2 HAT+ lets you add NVMe storage to a Raspberry Pi 5

The Raspberry Pi 5 is the first single-board computer from Raspberry Pi with a PCIe interface that allows you to connect high-speed accessories including storage devices and AI accelerators. But you need an add-on board to actually make use of that feature, because instead of a PCIe slot on the board itself, the Raspberry Pi […]

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BlackBerry Pi is a DIY project that turns a Raspberry Pi into a chunky BlackBerry-style handheld computer

We’ve seen a number of projects recently that repurpose the keyboards from BlackBerry smartphones to create portable computers. But the BlackBerry Pi may be one of the most Cyberpunk DIY projects I’ve seen in a while. Rather than focusing on a slim, pocketable design, this DIY handheld stuffs a complete Raspberry Pi computer with full-sized ports […]

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Lilbits: Another RISC-V laptop, a PCIe connector for the Raspberry Pi 5, and Arc browser comes to Windows 11

A Chinese chip design company called SpacemiT has unveiled a new laptop that will be powered by the company’s K1 processor, which is an octa-core processor that should offer better-than ARM Cortex-A55 performance, support for 4K video, and a 2 TOPS NPU for hardware-accelerated AI features. While the upcoming MUSE Book isn’t the first laptop with […]

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Raspberry Pi-powered ShaRPiKeebo pocket computer is almost ready to ship (two years after crowdfunding)

The ShaRPiKeebo is a pocket-sized computer board with a display, keyboard, game controller keys, and an incredibly geeky design: it’s basically a printed circuit board with tacked-on keys, ports, and buttons. And the board is meant to be powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero, which acts as the brains of the portable computer kit. When the developers […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4S now comes with up to 8GB RAM, modular laptop maker Framework to expand into new categories

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4S is a SODIMM-style version of the Compute Module 4. It has the same processor as the standard model, but the form factor restricts the I/O capabilities, so it’s not quite as versatile. And when it first launched in 2022, the Raspberry PI CM4S was only available with 1GB of […]

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Lilbits: The tiniest “Steam Deck,” Android’s desktop mode gets (a little) better, and would you pay for Google’s AI search features?

AI is the buzziest buzzword in tech right now… although since it’s an abbreviation for two words, maybe it’s a buzzphrase? Anyway, chip makers are slapping so-called Neural Processing Units into their silicon destined for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Mobile and desktop operating systems are backing AI features into their software.  And search, social media, […]

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Flipper Zero’s $49 Video Game Module turns the hacker toy into game console

The Flipper Zero is a pocket-sized multi-tool designed for hardware and software hackers, security researchers, and folks looking to tinker with RFID, NFC, Bluetooth, and IR wireless protocols, among other things. It’s been in the news this week as the Canadian government considers banning the Flipper Zero which some folks say can be used to […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi’s impending IPO, Mudita’s next phones, and Bullitt bites the bullet

The maker of the Raspberry Pi line of single-board computers is getting ready to launch an IPO in London. According to founder and CEO Eben Upton, the move would generate more money not only for the for-profit company that develops and sells Raspberry Pi devices, but also for the non-profit Raspberry Pi Foundation that’s currently […]

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Seeed Studio’s $120 water cooling kit for the Raspberry Pi is riduculous, but kind of cute

The Raspberry Pi 5 is the most powerful single-board computer from Raspberry Pi to date. But it can be even more powerful if you overclock the computer’s BCM2712 quad-core ARM Cortex-A76 processor to run higher than the 2.4 GHz frequency it officially supports. Of course, overclocking can increase the amount of heat generated, which can […]