KDE team pulls the plug on the Vivaldi tablet, Improv board projects

Two attempts to bring the ethos of free software to hardware have met an end. The group of folks behind the KDE desktop environment have been trying for a few years to deliver a tablet with wouldn’t rely on proprietary software. More recently they unveiled the Improv Board, a small, cheap computer module designed to ship […]

Lilbits (7-22-2013): CyanogenMod Nemesis, NVIDIA Shield, KDE Vivaldi etc

Don’t like the version of Android that came with your phone or tablet? Don’t worry, there’s a good chance you can unlock the bootloader and replace it with custom firmware — and CyanogenMod makes some of the most popular, most stable custom ROMs around. So when the team posts a cryptic video about an upcoming […]

EOMA-68 PC-on-a-card goes dual-core, supports Debian Linux, has new accessories in the works

Rhombus Tech‘s EOMA-68 project involves cramming all the key components of a PC onto a small board out the size of an old-school PCMCIA card. Then you can slot that card into a desktop, laptop, or tablet dock to function as the brains of a computer, and when you want to replace or upgrade you […]

Vivaldi “Flying Squirrel” Linux tablet is making progress (still not ready to ship)

It’s been more than a year since KDE developer Aaron Seigo announced plans to build a tablet designed to run open Mer Linux and the KDE Plasma Active environment. The Vivaldi tablet project’s hit a few speed bumps since then, but this week the team has a mostly working prototype. The latest model is based […]