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Chonky Pocket is (almost) a pocket-sized Raspberry Pi computer with a chording keyboard

Most modern computers small enough to fit in a pocket either have a BlackBerry-style keyboard or a touchscreen display and no physical keyboard. But the Chonky Pocket stands out from the crowd. Developer Daniel Norris says it’s an “almost pocket-sized portable computer” built around a Raspberry Pi, with all-day battery life, full-sized ports, and a […]

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Lilbits: A DIY Raspberry Pi-powered eReader, Pixel 7a specs leaked, and what’s next from Framework?

We’ve seen people design eBook readers around Raspberry Pi hardware before. But there’s still something pretty nifty about seeing a new open hardware project that shows you don’t need to settle for buying a Kindle, Kobo or other name-brand device to read eBooks on an electronic paper display. Redditor /u/thataintthis shares details of DIY piEreader […]

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Inky Frame 4.0″ is a small 7-color E Ink display powered by a Raspberry Pi Pico W

Pimoroni’s Inky Frame 4.0″ is a small, low-power electronic paper display with a limited color palette, five buttons for controls, a microSD card reader for storage, and a Raspberry Pi Pico W at the heart of the system. Designed for use as  digital photo frame, digital signage, or a display for a home automation system […]

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The $90 PiBoy Mini turns a Raspberry pi Zero into a retro game console

ExperimentalPi sells a handful of different kits that let you turn a Raspberry Pi into tabletop or handheld game console for retro gaming. But the new PiBoy Mini is the smallest and cheapest to date. Available for pre-order for $90, the PiBoy Mini is a pocket-sized game system with a 3.5 inch, 640 x 480 […]

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Lilbits: MSI’s digital pen is also an analog pencil, Raspberry Pi Camera Module 3 brings auto-focus

Apple may call its pressure-sensitive stylus a pencil, but MSI’s newest digital pen actually is a mechanical pencil with a graphite tip that you can use to write on paper. Pick it up and place it on your computer’s display and you can also use it to write or draw on a PC. Allegedly it won’t […]

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Lilbits: Another modular repairable smartphone, another high-end VR headset, and more Pixel 7a details

Dutch company Fairphone has made a bit of a name for itself in recent years by offering modular, repairable smartphones like the Fairphone 4, along with long-term software support, unlocked bootloaders, and ethically-sourced materials, where possible. But Fairphone isn’t the only company making repairable phones. As reported by WinFuture, German company Shift Phones began taking […]

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LapPi 2.0 Raspberry Pi-based laptop hits Kickstarter (crowdfunding)

A couple of months back SB Components teased a crowdfunding campaign for the LapPi 2.0, a do-it-yourself laptop kit based around the Raspberry Pi 4.0. All the details we didn’t know back in October have now been revealed, as the campaign is now live on Kickstarter. While the kit has “Pi” in the name, SB […]

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You might actually be able to buy Raspberry Pi hardware again in 2023

Raspberry Pi has made a big name for itself over the past decade by selling small, cheap computers that were initially aimed at educators, students, and hobbyists. But Raspberry Pi hardware has pretty much become unobtanium over the past year or so due to a combination of supply chain constraints and a shift in priorities […]

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Lilbits: Pixel Fold images leaked, Intel’s desktop roadmap leaked

Google’s been working on a foldable phone for quite some time (possibly several phones, as rumor has it that the company has scrapped a few models and started over). But according to the latest rumors, Google could launch a Pixel Fold in May, 2023. Now we have a better idea of what it could look […]