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The Strawberry4Pi 2 can control your internet connected home devices with no coding required. (Image source: Strawberry4Pi)

Strawberry4Pi 2: A Raspberry Pi home automation HAT that has its own mobile app and costs less than US$30

The Strawberry4Pi 2 is an IoT HAT designed for the Raspberry Pi with a difference. The HAT costs just US$29 but comes pre-installed with its own OS and a mobile app that can control your internet connected devices. No coding requi...
Spot the difference: The RPi 3B and the Banana Pi BPI M4. (Image source: CNX Software)

Banana Pi BPI-M4, a Raspberry Pi clone that packs a more powerful SoC and costs just US$35

The Banana Pi BPI-M4 is a mouthful, but it packs a punch thanks to its quad-core Realtek RTD1395 SoC with ARM Mali-470 MP4 graphics, 1 GB of DDR4 RAM and 8 GB of eMMC flash storage. The developer board is a dead ringer for the Ras...
UP Xtreme: A Whiskey Lake-U powered SBC that starts at €249 (~US$282) (Image source: AAEON)

UP Xtreme: A Whiskey Lake-U powered developer board that starts at €249 (~US$282)

The UP Xtreme is no ordinary single board computer (SBC). The board comes with up to an Intel Core i7-8665U Whiskey Lake processor and a 16 GB RAM, along with a host of ports, connectors and sensors. The UP Xtreme is available to ...
The SolidRun i.MX 8M Mini SOM - Front. (Source: SolidRun)

SolidRun announces the i.MX 8M Mini SOM Dev Board with Gyrfalcon AI acceleration for next-gen Edge AI applications

SolidRun has announced the i.MX 8M, a new mini System on Module (SOM) board based on NXP ARM Cortex-A53 CPUs and the Gyrfalcon Lightspeeur 2803S AI accelerator for developing Edge AI applications. The Lightspeeur 2803S is a highly...
Qualcom, Samsung and Intel are all investors in RISC-V fabless US-based chip designing company SiFive. (Source: SiFive)

Qualcomm, Samsung and Intel revealed as investors in SiFive, an ARM alternative

RISC-V chip designer SiFive it has been revealed to have some pretty interesting investors. A recent filing shows that it has raised US$65.4 million in its latest funding round including a cash injection from Qualcomm that sees it...
Rock Pi 4: The RK3399 powered Raspberry Pi lookalike that starts at US$39. (Image source: ALLNET)

Rock Pi 4: A Rockchip RK3399 powered Raspberry Pi lookalike that starts at US$39

The Rock Pi 4 comes in two variants, the base model of which has 1 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. All versions have a similar layout to the Raspberry Pi and feature a hexa-core Rockchip RK3399 processor along with a 40-pin GPIO among other con...
NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Router Review

NETGEAR Nighthawk M1 Router Review

Mobile Router - The Nighthawk M1 is a little more expensive and larger than other mobile hotspots, but it offers a lot for the money. The device is simple to set-up, has fast LTE connectivity, numerous ports and can connect to up to 20 devices. Read on to find out how the Nighthawk M1 performs in our tests.
The Khadas VIM3 will initially sell for US$69.99 and US$99.99. (Image source: Khadas)

The Khadas VIM3, the Amlogic S922X powered Raspberry Pi competitor, is launching on June 24 for US$69.99

The single board computer comes with up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. The Khadas VIM3 will launch on June 24 and runs Android 9.0 Pie, LibreELEC or Ubuntu.
The Liva Z3 Plus can easily fit the palm of your hand. (Source: Liliputing)

Computex 2019 | ECS showcases Liva Z3 Plus mini PC with Intel Comet Lake CPUs

Not much is known about the upcoming Comet Lake CPUs from Intel. Leaked benchmarks point out that these models are to replace the existing Whiskey Lake chips, and will still use the 14 nm manufacturing process. ECS confirmed that ...
Xiaomi will unveil the Mi Band 4 in China, where it is expected to first go on sale. (Image source: SlashLeaks)

The Xiaomi Mi Band 4 is arriving on June 11

A new teaser confirms that Xiaomi will officially launch the Mi Band 4, its upcoming fitness band, on June 11. The successor to the popular Mi Band 3 will have a larger battery than its predecessor along with a larger, and OLED, d...
Small yet mighty: The Nionics ATTO atop of a Candian Quarter. (Image source: Nionics)

Nionics ATTO: The world's smallest Arduino board is available to pre-order for under US$12

The ATTO measures just 10.3 x 11.5 mm² and weighs 0.68 g. Nionics has equipped the board with an Atmel ATmega32U4 microcontroller, a micro USB port and a reset button. The company has pre-flashed the board with the Arduino Leonard...
HKCam: A Raspberry Pi-powered and open-source HomeKit security camera that costs under US$20 (Image source: Matthias Hochgatterer)

HKCam: A Raspberry Pi-powered and open-source HomeKit security camera that costs under US$20

Home security camera systems can be expensive. But where there is a Raspberry Pi, there is a way. All you need is a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a Raspberry Pi camera module, some free software and an enclosure that you can buy for as lit...
The DJI Manifold 2. (Source: DJI)

The Manifold 2: the on-board mini-supercomputer than can turn DJI drones into autobots

DJI has announced the Manifold 2, a line of tiny supercomputers that can be installed on certain drones from this manufacturer. These devices can upgrade the devices in quesiton into autonomic flying machines, or those that can be...
The Chatterbox has already reached nearly four times its funding goal. (Image source: Chatterbox)

The Chatterbox, a Raspberry Pi smart speaker that you can build and teach yourself

The Chatterbox is a DIY smart speaker that even children can build. The device has a chipboard case and is built around a Raspberry Pi 3B. The speaker can be taught new commands using the Chatterbox app too. The Chatterbox is curr...
The new Intel NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PCs are designed for casual gamers and smart home entertainment.  (Source: Intel)

Intel's NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PCs announced with Radeon GPUs and Whiskey Lake CPUs

Due to their small footprint, the new Intel NUC 8 Mainstream-G mini PCs have a limited number of upgradeable components. These models integrate Intel's 15 W i7-8565U and i5-8265U quad-core CPUs, but the 8 GB of LPDDR3-1866 RAM and...
Waveshare sells Raspberry Pi-compatible e-paper HATs in various sizes including a 9.7-inch version. (Image source: Waveshare)

Turn your Raspberry Pi into an e-reader with the Waveshare e-paper HAT, an expansion board that starts at US$15.99

Who needs an Amazon Kindle when you can build one yourself? The Waveshare e-paper HAT comes in numerous display sizes ranging from 1.54-inches to 9.7-inches. The HAT communicates with a Raspberry Pi via SPI, UART or USB depending ...
NODE Mini Server V2: The DIY home server based on a Raspberry Pi. (Image source: NODE)

NODE Mini Server V2: The DIY home server based on a Raspberry Pi

Ever fancied having a small home server? Well now you can with the NODE Mini Server V2. Caution: soldering skills required.
Maixduino: An sub-US$25 Arduino Uno-sized single board computer that supports AI workloads. (Image source: Seeedstudio)

Maixduino: A sub-US$25 Arduino Uno-sized single board computer that supports AI workloads

Sipeed has designed the Maixduino for use in AI and IoT applications. The single board computer (SBC) has the form factor of an Arduino Uno and comes with a 2.4-inch TFT display along with an OV2640 2 MP camera module. The Maixdui...
Arduino has launched its new Nano line of compact boards. (Source: Arduino)

Arduino launchs new Nano board range

Open source hardware maker Arduino has launched its new Nano line of computing boards. In all there are four new products that are targeted at compact projects for enthusiasts ranging in price from just US$9.90 through to just US$...
NVIDIA has squeezed 472 GFLOPS of performance into the tiny Jetson Nano Developer Kit. (Image source: NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, a powerful SBC smaller than a Raspberry Pi, is now shipping worldwide for US$99

The Jetson Nano Developer Kit is one mighty single-board computer (SBC). The device can churn out up to 472 GFLOPS of performance, despite its compact form factor, thanks to its quad-core CPU and 128 CUDA core GPU performance. The...
The ToyBrick RK3399 Pro, a Raspberry Pi-sized SBC that outperforms the NVIDIA Jetson Nano (Image source: Rockchip)

The ToyBrick RK3399 Pro, a Raspberry Pi-sized SBC that outperforms the NVIDIA Jetson Nano

The ToyBrick RK3399 Pro is a developer board that is powered by an RK399Pro SoC, which integrates an ARM Mali-T860MP4 GPU and an RK1808 NPU that can achieve up to 3.0 TOPS. The board can dual-boot Android and Linux out of the box ...
The VIM3 will come in three versions including two entry-level models. (Image source: Khadas)

The Khadas VIM3 is a new hexa-core Raspberry Pi competitor that supports PCIe NVMe drives

Khadas has announced its new single board computer, the VIM3. The company has based the board on the powerful Amlogic S922X SoC and will equip it with up to 4 GB of RAM along with 32 GB of eMMC storage. The VIM3 supports Wi-Fi 5 a...
The Atomic Pi now costs US$35.95 via ameriDroid. (Image source: Digital Loggers)

The Atomic Pi, a US$35 alternative to the Raspberry Pi, is available to order worldwide again

Have you been unable to source an Atomic Pi? Well, it is now available to order worldwide once again. The Raspberry Pi alternative comes with an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. Orders f...
RPi Relay Board: A Raspberry Pi smart home expansion board that costs just US$18.99 (Image source: Waveshare)

RPi Relay Board: A Raspberry Pi smart home expansion board that costs just US$18.99

The RPI Relay Board allows the Raspberry Pi to control high current and voltage devices like home appliances. The expansion board supports up to 5A/250V AC or 5A/30V DC and comes with extensive development resources such as sample...
Google Fuchsia OS is indeed a thing, but may not be the future after all. (Source: Dignited)

Fuchsia OS officially exists, but not as you may think

Google's head and director of its Android and Chrome division took part in a media outlet's podcast during the I/O event this year. In the course of the interview in question, the two executives confirmed openly for the first time...
Hisense has launched its UHD 4K 2019 Android TV range. (Source: Hisense)

Hisense rolls out its 2019 UHD 4K Android TV line

Hisense's all-new Android TV line up for 2019 has started to reach stores in the US, and as usual, the range is attractively priced for the features on offer. There are two new model ranges, the H8F series and the H9F series, that...
The Samsung Galaxy Home was supposed to launch in April, but is MIA. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Home delayed, still coming 1H 2019

Samsung’s Galaxy Home smart speaker has missed its April launch date. The company, however, says that the device will still ship in the first half of the year but hasn’t offered any explanation for the delay.
The Bosstouch PM156 has several video outputs including DisplayPort. (Image source: Seeed Studio)

Bosstouch PM156: The 15.6-inch IPS 1080p portable touchscreen that supports Raspberry Pi

The Bosstouch PM156 is more than your average portable display. The 15.6-inch 1080p touchscreen includes three video outputs and operates at 85 Hz. The PM156 is available to pre-order on Seeed Studio for US$169 and will ship on Ma...
Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs certification program (Source: Intel)

Intel unveils Project Athena Open Labs certification program to boost QA standards for Intel-powered laptops

IHVs for laptop PCs can submit their products to Intel for compliance assessment, quality assurance, and performance tests. If they pass, then major OEMs like Acer, Huawei, Asus, or Dell will be more likely to source these optimiz...
Samsung Exynos i T100 IoT chip (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung intros the Exynos i T100 single-chip IoT solution

The Exynos i T100, Samsung's latest IoT solution is now official as a 28 nm chip that targets short-range devices that automate and control environments within homes or businesses. Its list of features and capabilities includes BL...
Grove AI HAT: A powerful and compact Raspberry Pi HAT for edge computing workloads that costs less than US$25 (Image source: Seeed Studio)

Grove AI HAT: A powerful and compact Raspberry Pi HAT for edge computing workloads that costs less than US$25

The Grove AI HAT is designed to assist the Raspberry PI with running edge computing workloads. The board has a Sipeed MAix M1 module that integrates a Kendryte K210 dual-core processor along with numerous connectors, ports and sen...
Morpheus can randomize parts of its code 20 times per second, making it virtually impervious even to the most advanced electronic hacking tools. (Source: New Atlas)

Unhackable Morpheus CPU architecture announced by University of Michigan

The Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities proved that most of the CPUs made by Intel and AMD in the past 10 years are susceptible to code-based attacks and the current security model of bugs and patches needs to change at a fundame...
FriendlyElec NanoPi NEO 4: A compact and hexa-core powered Raspberry Pi alternative that costs just US$50. (Image source: FriendlyARM)

FriendlyElec NanoPi NEO 4: A compact and hexa-core powered Raspberry Pi alternative that costs just US$50

The NanoPi NEO 4 is an affordable and compact Raspberry Pi alternative that FriendlyElec equips with a six-core processor and 1 GB RAM. The board has numerous ports and sensors including HDMI 2.0 and USB Type-C too. The NanoPi NEO...
Practically professional: The SmarchWatch. Not available in stores. (Image source: Samson March)

The SmarchWatch: An open-source smartwatch that you can build yourself

Are you a fan of open source? Do you like making things? If so, then the SmarchWatch, a homebrew smartwatch, could be the ideal project for you. You will need a 3D printer and plenty of patience though.
Anki, the company behind cute little robits like Vector has gone out of business. (Source: Anki)

Robotics startup Anki goes under

Anki, the startup which attempted to make robotics mainstream through tiny, but relatively expensive, toys has folded. Based in San Francisco, CEO Boris Sofman broke the news to emotional staff that all 200 have been laid off with...
Atomic Pi: A Raspberry-Pi alternative with an Intel processor that costs less than US$35 (Image source: Digital Loggers)

Updated | Atomic Pi: A Raspberry-Pi alternative with an Intel processor that costs less than US$35

The Atomic Pi is an affordable Raspberry Pi alternative equipped with an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of eMMC flash storage. The developer board has numerous expansion connectors, ports and sensors too. Th...
Mozilla to replace Firefox on Android with new browser, dubbed "Fenix"

Mozilla to replace Firefox on Android with new browser, dubbed "Fenix"

Firefox for Android will begin to fizzle out later this year. Mozilla is moving their ailing mobile browser into an extended-support update scheme in order to focus on a new mobile browser: Fenix. Firefox for Android will continue...
The Soundesk wireless speaker table. (Source: Coolgeek)

The start-up Coolgeek has made a coffee table that is also a speaker

Need an original twist on the common-or-garden wireless speaker? The start-up Coolgeek might have you covered with their new Soundesk product. It is a round glass coffee table with a conical aluminum stand - that also houses a 360...
Rockchip's 8nm octa-core RK3588 set to debut in Q1 of 2020

Rockchip's 8nm octa-core RK3588 set to debut in Q1 of 2020

Rockchip announced a new 8-core mobile SoC yesterday. The RK3588 will feature four ARM Cortex-A55 cores and four ARM Cortex-A76 cores and will be manufactured on an 8nm process. Rockchip claims that the new manufacturing process w...
The Compulab Airtop3 utilizes dedicated thermal zones for cooling. (Source: Compulab)

Compulab reveals Airtop3 IoT edge server that can passively cool a combination of i9-9900K and Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card

Compulab has announced its Airtop3 device that comes with up to an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU and Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 graphics card. The ruggedized IoT edge server is passively cooled and has been designed for industrial use. Nume...
Hero to villain: Security researcher responsible for stopping WannaCry pleads guilty to malicious hacking charges

Hero to villain: Security researcher responsible for stopping WannaCry pleads guilty to malicious hacking charges

The security analyst responsible for dismantling the WannaCry malware that crippled tens of thousands of computer systems (including many used in government services) pleaded guilty to two counts of writing malware used in banking...
Cryptic clues: Xiaomi to launch a double-sided TV on April 23?

Cryptic clues: Xiaomi to launch a double-sided TV on April 23?

Xiaomi looks set to add a new product to its ever expanding line-up on April 23. It is not a new smartphone this time though and is seemingly a TV instead. According to Xiaomi's General Manager of its Mi TV division, this new Smar...
ASRock's iBOX-R1000 is the first mini PC to integrate AMD's Ryzen R1000-series embedded CPUs. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock presents iBOX-R1000 mini PC with AMD Ryzen embedded CPUs

The iBOX-R1000 from ASRock is the first mini PC to integrate the new Ryzen R1606G / R1505G embedded dual-core CPUs with Vega 3 iGPUs. It comes with up to 32 GB DDR4-2400 RAM and supports one 2.5-inch SATA SSD / HDD. This mini PC i...
Voice-controlled smart speakers are getting more and more popular. (Source: Entrepreneur)

36% of US households with high-speed internet own at least one smart speaker by now

A new report released by Parks Associates has found that 36% of US households with broadband-level internet connections also owned at least 1 voice-controlled smart speaker in early 2019. This data suggests that these connected de...
Amazon's fleet of 3,236 low-orbit satellites would be increasing the total number of orbital satellites by more than 60%.  (Source: Proactive Investors)

Amazon's "Project Kuiper" to provide worldwide broadband connections via 3,236 new satellites

Amazon seems to be determined to enter the ISP business with an impressive fleet of 3,236 satellites, as the company is ready to file the necessary files to the FCC and correspondent regulators across the world. Currently codename...
The first 5 nm chips are expected to launch in early 2020. (Source: overclock3d.net)

TSMC initiates risk production for its 5 nm node, reveals performance details

Initially scheduled for mid-2019, risk production for the upcoming 5 nm manufacturing process was already initiated at the end of March. TSMC also finalized the 5 nm design infrastructure and it is currently testing this process t...
The Raspberry Pi keyboard and mouse come in two colours (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

Raspberry Pi: Official keyboard and mouse are now available

The extremely popular single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi, now has a set of official peripherals. Specifically, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a wired keyboard and mouse, which come in two colours. The peripherals ca...
Google leaked its apparently upcoming Nest Hub Max device. (Source: Android Police/Google)

Google leaks its Nest Hub Max smart home device

Google has accidentally leaked a new product in its Google Home range. The Nest Hub Max, which was spotted by Android Police, was featured in the Connected Home section of the tech giant’s website. The information about the Nest H...
Project R.O.N could feature 3D projection mapping similar to those holograms we see in sci-fi movies. (Source: Shutterstock)

Nvidia's Project R.O.N combines Alexa-like AI assistance with holograms

It might not be that surprising to learn that Nvidia is willing to enter the AI-powered smart home device market, since the company already has a division focused on self-driving car technologies. However, Project R.O.N. is also s...
Operation Shadowhammer

Operation ShadowHammer: Tens of thousands of computers had a security backdoor installed via Asus' Live Update Utility

Kaspersky Labs earlier today wrote about an attack they discovered in January that compromised Asus' Live Update Utility. The attack affected 57,000 Kaspersky customers and may have hit as many as 500,000 computers around the worl...

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