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Lilbits: Bluesky now supports federation, Windows 11 prepares for WiFi 7

A few weeks after emerging from invite-only status, social network Bluesky has taken another major step toward doing the thing that makes it more than just a Twitter X clone: it’s opened the doors for federation. In a nutshell, that means the Bluesky network isn’t just going to be hosted on Bluesky’s servers anymore. Anyone […]

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Banana Pi BPI-M7 router board now available for $165 (RK3588 processor, dual 2.5 Gb Ethernet, WiFi 6 and BT 5.2)

The Banana Pi BPI-M7 is a single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3588 processor, two 2.5 Gb Ethernet ports, support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, LPDDR4X memory, eMMC storage, and an M.2 slot with support for an optional PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe SSD. First announced in November, the Banana Pi BPI-M7 is now available for purchase from […]

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ECS LIVA X3A is a compact fanless PC with RK3588 processor and 4 HDMI ports

The ECS LIVA X3A is a small, fanless computer with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, WiFi 6 support, four HDMI ports, and a Rockchip RK3588 processor. While it’s pretty clearly designed for digital signage or other commercial applications, it also seems like a versatile little multi-purpose computer. At the heart of the system is Rockchip’s RK3588 processor […]

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Youyetoo R1 single-board computer combines RK3588S chip with two M.2 sockets

The Youyeetoo R1 is a single-board computer that measures 100 x 69mm (3.9″ x 2.7″), making it a little larger than a Raspberry Pi Model B. But this computer has a bunch of features that Raspberry Pi’s do not. Some of those things include a neural processing unit with up to 6 TOPS of AI […]

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Banana Pi BPI-M7 board has a RK3588 chip, 2 x 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, and PCIe NVMe SSD support

The Banana Pi BPI-M7 is an upcoming single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3588 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of eMMC storage plus support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. But while it’s rare to find a small, affordable board like this with support for that much memory, it’s the expansion […]

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Firefly ROC-RK3588-RT single-board PC has 3 Ethernet ports, 3 display outputs, and an M.2 slot

The Firefly ROC-RK3588-RT is a single-board computer that looks a bit like a Raspberry Pi. But it’s slightly larger and packs many more I/O options than any Raspberry Pi to date. Firefly’s computer features features three Ethernet ports, making it useful for networking applications. It has three video outputs, allowing you to connect multiple displays. In […]

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Lilbits: Alder Lake-N vs RK3588, 20 Gigabit broadband, and streaming price hikes

Gigabit broadband connections are old hat. Google Fiber says it’s turning the dial up to 20 and rolling out 20 Gigabit fiber internet in select markets by the end of the year. There’s no word on how much it will cost though… or if you’ll be able to afford it after the latest price hikes […]

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Turing RK1 RK3588 Compute Module is compatible with the Turing Pi 2 Cluster computer (Update: now available for pre-order)

The Turing Pi 2 is a cluster computer board that lets you pair up to four compute modules to create a small, fanless, and low-power system with up to 32 processor cores and 128GB of RAM. First launched last summer through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign last summer, the Turing Pi 2 is now available for purchase […]

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NanoPC-T6 is an RK3588 single-board PC with two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, two M.2 sockets, and multi-display support

FriendlyELEC’s NanoPC-T6 is a single-board computer that’s a bit larger than a typical Raspberry Pi Model B, but way more versatile thanks to a lot of input and output features. The 110 x 80mm (4.3″ x 3.1″) computer features a Rockchip RK3588 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, up to 256GB of eMMC storge, and […]

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Banana Pi BPI-W3 board launches for $162 (RK3588, 8GB RAM, 2.5 GbE Ethernet, M.2 slot, and 3 HDMI ports)

The Banana Pi BPI-W3 is a compact but versatile computer board powered by a Rockchip RK3588 processor, 8GB of RAM, and plenty of ports and connectors including an M.2 slot for storage, a 40-pin GPIO connector, and two HDMI outputs and one HDMI input. First positioned as a router board when it was unveiled last […]

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Firefly Station P3 is a compact RK3588 desktop with up to 32GB of RAM and multi-display support

The Firefly Station P3 is a small desktop computer with support for up to to three 4K displays (or one 8K display), an HDMI input for video capture, and Gigabit Ethernet. It’s also an ARM-based computer powered by a Rockchip RK3588 processor with support for Android, Ubuntu, Debian, and other GNU/Linux distributions. Update: Firefly has temporarily […]

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PlanetPC XR is a Linux mini PC with a touchscreen display and ARM processor (crowdfunding)

Planet Computers makes smartphones that look like pocket computers thanks to their QWERTY keyboards that are (just barely) big enough for touch typing. And they function like pocket computers thanks to support for both Android and Linux software. Now the UK-based company is branching out by launching a line of compact desktop computers. The PlanetPC […]