Posted inNews

DevTerm portable terminal is now available with a Raspberry Pi CM4 for $279

The DevTerm is a portable computer terminal with a retro-inspired design featuring an ultra-wide display, a keyboard and trackball, and a modular design that allows the same computer shell to be used with a variety of different processor modules. When the DevTerm first launched in 2021 it was available with a choice of a Raspberry […]

Posted inNews

Lilbits: Remembering the Apple Newton, using a 2003 Windows Mobile PDA in 2022, and exploring one of the earliest builds of Android

Apparently it’s nostalgia week in the mobile tech world. Ars Technica decided to take a trip down memory lane by remembering the Apple Newton 30 years after Apple announced its first handheld. While the Newton was widely considered a flop, maybe it was just ahead of time. We certainly now live in a world where […]

Posted inNews

TheC64 is coming in December 2019 (A full-sized Commodore 64 clone)

For the past few years we’ve been inundated with a slew of mini retro consoles like the NES Classic Edition, Sony PlayStation Classic, Sega Genesis Mini, and the recently-announced TurboGrafx-16 Mini. But not all classic game systems were consoles… so last year a company called Retro Games Ltd launched TheC64 Mini for folks looking to […]

Posted inNews

You can use a floppy disk drive with an Android phone (if you really want to)

Some Android phones have microSD card slots, others don’t. But most have USB ports (with maybe one notable exception). That means you can plug in a USB flash drive if you can find one with a phone-sized connector, or if you use a USB OTG adapter. But what if you want to go old school? […]

Posted inNews

ELLO 2M is a DIY portable 128K computer aimed at education/hacking (crowdfunding)

Want to learn how to program the same way people did three or four decades ago, but don’t want to hunt down an ancient PC? The ELLO 2M is a DIY computer kit with a keyboard, 7 inch touchscreen display, and an 1156-hole electronics protoyping space. The system is designed to run a version of the […]