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Lilbits: Using a Fisher Price baby toy as a real game controller and VESA’s new variable refresh rate display standards

Computer display standards organization VESA has announced a new open standard and logo certification program for PC monitors and laptop displays with variable refresh rates. Yet another new mini PC with a Rockchip RK3566 processor and Ubuntu software is available, this time with prices starting at just $89. And a new version of the Sxmo […]

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PineNote E Ink tablet now available for $399 for developers and enthusiasts

The PineNote is a tablet with a 10.1 inch grayscale E Ink display and pen support. It’s designed to be a hackable, Linux-friendly device and it’s one of the latest products from the makers of the PinePhone and PineBook line of devices. First introduced last summer, the PineNote began shipping to developers in limited quantities […]

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Pine64 SOQuartz compute module with RK3566 now available for $35 and up

Pine64’s SOQuartz is a computer-on-a-module featuring a Rockchip RK3566 quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor with Mali-G52 graphics. First announced in June, Pine64 has announced that the SOQuartz Compute Module W is now available for purchase for $35 and up. There are three prices/configurations available: 2GB RAM for $35 4GB RAM for $50 8GB RAM for $75 […]

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Radxa CM3 is an RK3566-powered drop-in replacement for a Raspberry Pi CM4

Single-board computer maker Radxa has introduced a new computer-on-a-module featuring a Rockchip RK3566 processor and support for up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage. It’s called the Radxa CM3 and if the name sounds familiar, that’s because this 55 x 40mm module is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Raspberry Pi’s […]

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The Firefly Station M2 is a pocket-sized desktop computer with an RK3566 processor

The Firefly Station M2 is a tiny desktop computer packs a 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, HDMI 2.0 Gigabit Ethernet, and a few USB ports into a case that measures just 93.8 x 65 x 15.8mm (3.7″ x 2.6″ x 0.6″). It’s a Linux-friendly computer with support for GNU/Linux and/or Android-based operating systems. And […]

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Quartz64-l Model-A single board computer with RK3566 processor now available for $60 and up

The Quartz64 is a single-board computer powered by a Rockchip RK3566 processor featuring four ARM Cortex-A55 CPU cores and Mali-G52-2EE graphics. Developed by Pine64, the first versions of the board are now available for purchase for $60 and up. At this point Pine64 only recommend picking one up if you’re a developer and/or advanced Linux […]

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Firefly ROC-RK3566-PC: Another credit card-sized Linux PC with a Rockchip RK3566 processor

Rockchip’s RK3566 processor is a new 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A55 chip with Mali-G52 graphics and support for features including playback of 4K/60Hz video in H.264, H.265, and VP9 codecs. The first single-board computers (SBCs) powered by the chip are expected to ship in the coming months. Recently Pine64 revealed that a Raspberry Pi-sized SBC called […]

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Quartz64 Model B is a Raspberry Pi-sized single-board PC with a Rockchip RK3566 processor

A few months after unveiling the upcoming Quartz64 Model A single-board computer powered by Rockchip’s new RK3566 1.8 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A55 processor, Pine64 is introducing a Quartz64 Model B. This variation is smaller, measuring 85mm x 56mm. That makes it about the same size as a Raspberry Pi Model B, or roughly the size […]

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Lilbits: Linux phones and laptops, S-Pen for more phones, and an RK3566 single-board computer

Pine64, the company behind a line of geeky, inexpensive, and hackable smartphones, laptops, and single-board computers designed to run open source software tend to only publish one blog post each month. But it’s always a doozy, and the January update is no exception. Among other things, Pine64 unveiled that The next PinePhone Community Edition smartphone […]

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Lilbits: Cross platform edition (Stadia on iOS, Apple TV on Chromecast, HBO Max on Roku)

Apple doesn’t let developer submit apps to the App Store if they effectively include their own app store… and that means game streaming services like Stadia, Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming need not apply. But there’s an alternate path to streaming games on iPhones and iPads: the web browser. Amazon’s Luna game streaming […]