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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 […]

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Raspberry Pi OS enters the 64-bit era (but 32-bit is still the default option)

Raspberry Pi has been using 64-bit processors for its tiny, low-cost computers since the organization launched the Raspberry Pi 3 in early 2016. But up until now the official Raspberry Pi OS has been 32-bit only. Now, after months of beta testing, the folks at Raspberry Pi have released the first official build of Raspberry Pi […]

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DeskPi Lite is a $30 Raspberry Pi 4 case with 6 USB ports, 2 full-sized HDMI ports

The Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is a credit card-sized computer that sells for $35 and up, but that price only gets you a single-board computer without any sort of protective case. There’s an official case that sells for just $5, but over the years we’ve also seen hundreds of DIY and third-party solutions, some […]