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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS updated, eero’s first routers reach end of life(ish), Sony mobile gaming accessories launching next week

Wireless routers make life a lot easier by allowing your phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, and all sorts of other devices to connect to the internet without running a series of Ethernet cables around your house. But since these routers are basically little computers that connect to the outside world, they’re subject to security threats just […]

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NanoPi R5S is a tiny router board or mini PC with RK3568 and 3 Ethernet ports for $59 and up

FriendlyELEC has been selling a line of single-board computers under the NanoPi brand name for years, with some models designed to let you build your own network-attached storage device, some designed for use as headless computer or routers, and others just designed to be dirt cheap. The company’s latest is the NanoPi R5S, a little […]

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This “Firewall Micro Appliance” is a fanless mini PC with 6 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports

Kingnovy’s “Firewall Micro Appliance” is a compact fanless computer designed to be used as a router or other internet appliance, thanks to the inclusion of six 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports. But it’s also a pretty versatile system for folks looking to build their own networking system, thanks to an Intel Gemini Lake Refresh processor, support […]

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Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro board lets you build an open source router with an RK3568 processor

The Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro is a single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3568 processor, 2GB of LPDDR4 memory, 16GB of eMMC storage. But what sets this little computer apart from most single-board PCs is that it’s designed for use as a router. It has five Gigabit Ethernet ports and connectors that you can use to add an […]

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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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Banana Pi BMP-M2S single-board PC has Amlogic A311D processor and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports

The upcoming Banana Pi BPI-M2S is a single-board computer that packs two Gigabit Ethernet ports, an HDMI port, USB-C and USB 2.0 ports, and several other connectors onto a board that measures just about 2.6″ x 2.6″. That makes the new board the same size as the BPI-M2 Pro, but the new model has a different […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s next tablets leaked, Qualcomm’s next chip too

Samsung launched two new Android tablets this week, but one is a budget model with entry-level specs, while the other is a cheaper alternative to last year’s Galaxy Tab S7. Wondering what to expect from the company’s next high-end tablet? Details point to a trio of models including an 11 inch version with a 120 […]

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Lilbits 6-11-2020: Game Streaming expansion

Google’s Stadia game streaming platform officially works with computers, Chromecast Ultra media streamers, and a limited number of recent Android phones. But now Google has added beta/experimental support for just about any recent Android device which could turn the device already in your pocket into a game console. Stadia for phones also now includes support for […]