The new BBC micro:bit has a speaker, mic, and faster processor (tiny PC for students)

The BBC micro:bit is a tiny single-board computer designed to be distributed to students. First introduced five years ago, about five million micro:bit devices have been distributed to teachers and students around the world. Now the makers of the little computer have introduced a 2nd-gen model. The new BBC micro:bit features a much faster processor […]

$59 Jetson Nano 2GB is NVIDIA’s cheapest AI dev kit to date

NVIDIA’s been shipping Jetson-branded single-board computers featuring the company’s processors since 2014. But with prices ranging from $200 to $1099, those devices haven’t really had the same widespread appeal as lower-priced alternatives like the Raspberry Pi line of single-board computers. Last year NVIDIA brought the price down to $99 with the introduction of the NVIDIA […]

The $59 Rock Pi X is like a Windows-compatible Raspberry Pi with an x86 processor

Radxa has been selling small, cheap single-board computers under the Rock Pi brand for the past few years, but so far most have been powered by ARM-based processors. The Rock Pi X is different. It’s powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor based on x86 architecture. That means that you should be able to run […]

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 […]