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Chonky Palmtop is a DIY portable Linux computer with a split keyboard and 7 inch display

There’s no shortage of DIY portable computers made by cramming a Raspberry Pi together with a small display, keyboard, and battery. But the Chonky Palmtop is one of the most unusual I’ve seen to date, thanks to its split keyboard which folds up inside the case when you’re not using it and unfolds for comfortable touch-typing […]

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Joopyter Personal Terminal: DIY retro-inspired portable computer with a thermal printer built in

The Joopyter Personal Terminal is a homemade portable computer that combines modern tech with 1980s design. Designed and built by a hardware hacker that goes by the name of Gian, the system was inspired by the discovery of a mini thermal receipt printer, but evolved to include a custom keyboard, hinge, and display placed alongside […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS, a tiny computer module with a 16-core CPU, and a Quick Look clone for Windows

The developers of Raspberry Pi OS have released a new build that eliminates the default “pi” user account, which means that in the interest of security you’ll need to create a new account when setting up the operating system for Raspberry Pi computers. Meanwhile SolidRun has introduced a new system on a module that it […]

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This tape cassette is actually a full-fledged computer (powered by a Raspberry Pi Zero W)

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum was a compact and affordable personal computer when it first launched in 1982 for £125 (the equivalent of £470 or $745 in 2022). Designed to use tape cassettes for storage, it was also relatively easy to obtain media. But computers have gotten a lot smaller and cheaper over the past four […]

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Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4S is a SODIMM with the same processor as the Raspberry Pi 4 and CM4

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module line of products are small computers designed to act as the brains of larger devices. Up until a few years ago, they were little boards that basically looked like sticks of laptop memory that you could slide into a larger board using a SODIMM connector. But that changed with the […]

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Connect multiple HATs to a Raspberry Pi wirelessly with PiSquare (crowdfunding)

One of the things that makes Raspberry Pi’s small and inexpensive single-board computers interesting is the 40-pin connectors that makes it possible to connect expansion boards called HATs (which stands for Hardware Attached on Top). These can add features like sensors, displays, additional ports and other I/O options, and much more. But most of the […]

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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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Lilbits: Goodbye Galaxy Note, hello Apple foldable (in four years… maybe)

Surprising absolutely nobody who’s been paying attention to the fact Samsung hasn’t released a Galaxy Note-branded phone since 2020, but that the new Galaxy S22 Ultra sure looks a lot like a Note, Samsung has confirmed that it’s killing off the Galaxy Note brand… but that features like the S-Pen will live on in the […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Privacy Sandbox for Android, Valve brings more Windows games to Linux, and a triple-screen PC powered by Raspberry Pi computers

Google is announcing a vague plan to provide Android users with more privacy from ad tracking technology… but unlike Apple, which has basically made tracking an opt-in experience on iOS, Google is trying to find a way to offer more privacy without completely gutting the advertising model that accounts for most of the company’s profits. We’ll […]

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Raspberry Pi wants you to beta test a slick new network installer

A new bootloader for Raspberry Pi boards has been released for beta testing. It brings one very slick new feature: the ability to install an operating system via your Internet connection. Up until now setting up a Raspberry Pi meant writing an image to an SD card or a USB stick. It’s not a particularly […]