Lilbits: Amazon Sidewalk, Microsoft buys Bethesda, and game streaming on Linux

Amazon is diving deeper into the connected home space… by preparing to move just outside your home. Amazon Sidewalk will use a combination of wireless technologies to let your security cameras keep sending alerts even if your WiFi is out, or let your connected lights or other sensors work even if they’re beyond the range […]

MaaxBoard Mini is an i.MX8M powered single-board PC

NXP’s i.MX8M line of processors are popular with open source hardware makers thanks to NXP’s ample documentation for these ARM-based chips. While they’re not as powerful as the latest processors from Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, or Apple, they’ve shown up in devices like Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone and single-board computers like the PICO-PI-IMX8M. Now there’s […]

Banana Pi BPI-M5 is a single-board PC with Amlogic S905X3 quad-core Cortex-A55 processor

The folks at Banana Pi have been cranking out single-board computers for a few years that look like Raspberry Pi devices, but which sport different specs. The next model will be the Banana Pi BPI-M5, a little computer that measures about 3.6″ x 2.4″ and which supports Linux and Android operating systems. It’s a follow-up to […]

This $10 single-board computer is faster than a Raspberry Pi 3

When the first Raspberry Pi computer launched in 2012, there was nothing quite like it on the market: a $35 single-board computer designed for education, home use, or development projects. These days cheap mini PCs and development kits are plentiful. But I was still surprised to see the Iconikal Rockchip 3328 single-board computer selling for […]

Rock Pi 4 Model C is a $75 mini PC with support for NVMe storage and dual displays

The Radxa Rock Pi 4 is a single-board computer with a Rockchip RK3399 processor, Android and (some) Linux support, and support for up to a 4K display with a 60 Hz refresh rate. Previously available in Model A and Model B configurations, there’s now a new Rock Pi 4 Model C which has the same […]

Ignitial Tukhla will be a high-end, open hardware single board computer (developed by Olimex)

Open hardware company Olimex has announced its developing a “high end open source Linux board” for a French company called Ignitial. The upcoming Ignitial Tukhla will have an NXP iMX8 processor, support for up to 16GB of RAM, and plenty of options for storage, input, and output. What makes it an open hardware project is that […]

NanoPi NEO3 is a cheap, tiny single board computer for headless applications

July 11, 2020 update: The NanoPi NEO3 is now available for purchase for $20 and up. The upcoming NanoPi NEO3 is a tiny PC that measures just about 1.9″ x 1.9″ and  which features a 1.5 GHz Rockchip RK3328 ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core processor, support for up to 2GB of RAM, and a microSD card for storage. With Gigabit […]