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With lighting: Project turns the Raspberry Pi into a NAS for 3.5-inch drives. (Image source: HarryTheB)

With lighting: Turn your Raspberry Pi into a NAS for 3.5-inch drives

Fancy making your Raspberry Pi into a NAS? Well, how about giving it a unique design too? If both tickle your fancy, then a new project posted on Hackaday.io is worth checking out. The flying saucer design event features a "cow ab...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 23 Feb 2020 23:38:00 +0100
HyperPixel: A High-resolution touch display for the Raspberry Pi (Image source: Pimoroni via Adafruit)

HyperPixel: A High-resolution touch display for the Raspberry Pi

With the HyperPixel 4.0 Square, Pimoroni has developed a comparatively high-resolution display, especially for single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi. The model supports capacitive input too has a resolution of 720 x 720 pix...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 23 Feb 2020 23:34:00 +0100
Adafruit Color TFT Bonnet: A versatile Raspberry Pi expansion board. (Image source: Adafruit)

Adafruit Color TFT Bonnet: A versatile expansion board that can turn a Raspberry Pi into a handheld games console

With the Color TFT Bonnet, Adafruit has created an expansion board that can make a Raspberry Pi into a miniature handheld games console. The Bonnet features a 1.3-inch colour IPS panel, a joystick and two pushbuttons.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:07:00 +0100
As of now, a Galaxy S20 pre-order is the only way to get hold of a Home Mini (Image source: Android Police)

Spooked by Alexa? Samsung says it has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini separately

In a conversation with a prospective Galaxy Home Mini buyer, a Samsung rep stated that the company has no plans to sell the Galaxy Home Mini on a standalone basis. This makes a Galaxy S20 pre-order the only way to get hold of the ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 18 Feb 2020 08:32:00 +0100
Adafruit Clue: An affordable Arduino-alternative that comes with an IPS display and several sensors (Image source: Adafruit)

Adafruit Clue: An affordable Arduino-alternative that comes with an IPS display and several sensors

Adafruit has announced the Adafruit Clue, a new developer board that has a built-in display, along with several sensors. The board supports Bluetooth LE too, along with 2 MB of internal flash storage.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:39:00 +0100
Tools available: Windows 10 runs on the Raspberry Pi 4, huge progress made with the Pi 3. (Image source: Symbolbild)

Tools available: Windows 10 runs on the Raspberry Pi 4, huge progress made with the Pi 3

While porting Windows 10 to the Raspberry Pi 3 has proven troublesome, the situation with its successor is much better. There is still little productive use for Microsoft's latest OS on the Raspberry Pi 4 yet, though.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 12:02:00 +0100
Ericsson has dropped out of MWC 2020. (Source: Ericsson)

Ericsson cancels its MWC 2020 showcase

The telecomms equipment maker Ericsson has become one of the latest in a growing group of companies that have decided against an appearance at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) this year. Like those others, it has cited prevention m...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:06:00 +0100
Raspberry Pi: New accessories bring battery operation or more security to the developer board. (Image source: Gumstix store)

Raspberry Pi: New accessories bring battery operation or more security to the developer board

Two new accessories for the Raspberry Pi are providing even possibilities for the already popular single-board computer. The Gumstix Raspberry Pi Battery Pack, as its name implies, allows a Raspberry Pi to be run off two AA batter...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:22:00 +0100
Arduino and Raspberry: An Overview Over Single-Board Computers

Arduino and Raspberry: An Overview Over Single-Board Computers

A wide variety of single-board computers is at your disposal, starting with ultra-compact portable developer boards up to powerful systems that can basically be considered to be miniature computers with various connectivity options. Let us take a closer look at what is available right now, and what you can do with it.
Silvio Werner, Thu, 06 Feb 2020 00:51:00 +0100
HardROCK64: A new and affordable Raspberry Pi alternative with a six-core processor and multiple ports. (Image source: Pine64)

HardROCK64: A new and affordable Raspberry Pi alternative with a six-core processor and multiple ports

With the HardROCK64, Pine64 has brought a new single-board computer (SBC) to the table to take on the Raspberry Pi. The new SBC features a 6-core processor, numerous connections, up to 4 GB of RAM and all for the princely sum of U...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 18:56:00 +0100
Sania Box: An add-on-board kit for experimenting with the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 4. (Image source: SaniaBOX)

Sania Box: An add-on-board kit for experimenting with the Raspberry Pi 3 or Pi 4

The Sania Box is an embedded computer kit designed for the Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 4, specifically to develop STEM skills for children. The box comes with numerous components and is intended to make it easier for children ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 18:49:00 +0100
Ntablet: A tablet that comes with an interchangeable processor and that should also appeal to Raspberry Pi hobbyists. (Image source: Ntablet)

Ntablet: A tablet that comes with an interchangeable processor and that should also appeal to Raspberry Pi hobbyists

Ntablet has announced its eponymous open-source tablet, a device that supports Android and Linux. The Ntablet can be connected to external sensors and actuators, while it even has a replaceable processor.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 04 Feb 2020 23:34:00 +0100
Three True Wireless Headsets in Comparison: more expensive is not necessarily better

Three True Wireless Headsets in Comparison: more expensive is not necessarily better

Battle of the buds! Three current TWS headphones in comparison. While Huawei's FreeBuds 3 and Samsung's Galaxy Buds are two popular contestants from the mid-range price range, Redmi's AirDots are noticeably cheaper. The latter turned out to be a welcome surprise.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 22:29:00 +0100
A prototype of the LibreRouter LR1. (Image source: LibreRouter)

LibreRouter: An open-source router that offers GPIO pins in a Raspberry Pi form factor

The LibreRouter is a new router based on OpenWrt and LibreMesh. The device should offer better configuration options than its peers, in part because it is an open-source project.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:23:00 +0100
KDDI is the latest carrier to pick the 9205 modem up. (Source: KDDI)

The Japanese carrier KDDI picks up Qualcomm's latest LTE IoT modem

Qualcomm has announced that it has broken into the Japanese IoT market. The carrier KDDI has approved the 9205 modem for this platform. Therefore, its network for high-volume, low-power electronics can now transfer data at 4G/LTE ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 30 Jan 2020 19:10:00 +0100
Tinker Edge T: ASUS' new Raspberry Pi-alternative focusses on AI development (Image source: ASUS)

Tinker Edge T: ASUS' new Raspberry Pi-alternative focusses on AI development

ASUS has officially unveiled its next single-board computer (SBC), the Tinker Edge T. The new model should convince SBC fans with its Google Edge TPU and could be used as an alternative to a Raspberry Pi.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 20:38:00 +0100
Smart TVs will continue to grow as a market until 2025. (Source: Wikipedia)

Smart TV shipments may grow by about 57 million until 2025

Smart TVs are already popular purchases, and may become more so in the future due to their role as smart-home hubs. The latest analysis of their market has found that their shipments may number about 266 million over the next 5 ye...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 20:36:00 +0100
Wearables may play more of a role in health and medicine over the next 5 years. (Source: Pigsback)

The fitness tracker market may reach US$5 billion in 5 years

The latest report on the health- and fitness-tracker market shows that it may achieve a valuation of as much as US$5 billion by 2025. This may be driven by the increasing number of applications and functions for these devices. The...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 19:50:00 +0100
The unlikely alliance between Matrox and Nvidia is bringing a custom embedded Quadro GPU supporting four 4K commercial wall displays. (Image source: Matrox)

Matrox is back... collaborating with Nvidia?

Is Matrox going to follow Intel's example to rise against Nvidia and AMD in the gaming GPU market? Probably not, as the Canadians are still focusing on professional and enterprise GPU solutions, but it is interesting to see the Ca...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:22:00 +0100
Jetson Nano: NVIDIA's developer board and powerful Raspberry Pi competitor gets a new version. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Jetson Nano: NVIDIA's developer board and powerful Raspberry Pi competitor gets a new version

NVIDIA has released a new version of the Jetson Nano, its powerful developer board. The new model variant comes with an additional connection, with NVIDIA making software improvements for the board too.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:53:00 +0100
NanoPi R2S: A Raspberry Pi alternative that incorporates two Gigabit Ethernet ports. (Image source: FriendlyARM)

NanoPi R2S: A Raspberry Pi alternative that integrates two Gigabit Ethernet ports

With the NanoPi R2S, FriendlyElec is building on the successes of its burgeoning NanoPi brand. The new single-board computer has two Ethernet ports and is based on a Rockchip SoC.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:43:00 +0100
The new Microsoft Edge is now available for download. (Image via Microsoft)

Life on the Edge: Microsoft's new Chromium-based version of the Edge browser is here

The new, Chromium-based version of Microsoft's Edge browser is now available for download. While the browser is similar to other Chromium browsers, there are a few sync features that are missing. Microsoft plans to update Windows ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:16:00 +0100
All images via Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT: A fanless mini PC that can't take the heat

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT is a rugged but silent mini PC suited for IT deployments and enterprise use. Unfortunately, the little desktop's performance suffers under load, primarily because of thermal throttling.
Sam Medley, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 04:48:00 +0100
Extreme events like the bushfires are likely to become more common (Image source: BBC)

Google's AI "precipitation nowcasting" can forecast extreme weather in near-realtime

Google researchers unveiled their AI-based "precipitation nowcasting" solution, which can predict rainfall at a 1km resolution, 6 hours ahead of time, with just 5-10 minutes of calculation. The new approach could mean better crisi...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100
FireFox voice gives you Siri-like control over the FireFox browser (Image source: Wikipedia)

FireFox Voice gives you full-browser voice control and Siri-like natural language features

Mozilla adds natural language voice processing to FireFox with the new FireFox Voice feature. Currently limited to desktop, FireFox voice gives you near-total control over the FireFox browser using just your voice and natural lang...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:51:00 +0100
Your Tesla could soon talk to nearby people (Image source: Wikipedia)

Elon Musk claims that Teslas will soon be able to talk to people nearby

The tech billionaire tweeted a picture of a Model 3 Tesla driving by as its speakers play a brief audio clip that says "Well don’t just stand there staring, hop in." The clip hints at Musk's plan to turn all Teslas into a giant fl...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:09:00 +0100
AnyConnect has developed the Smarter Camera platform. (Source: AnyConnect)

CES 2020 | Asus and AnyConnect partner up to push Smarter Cameras to the Edge

The Smarter Camera platform is an AI-powered solution for the future of industries such as security, logistics and retail. It has been developed by the company AnyConnect, which has just announced a partnership with Asus to delive...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 22:18:00 +0100
openEuler Linux taking off, source code available for download (Source: openEuler)

Huawei's CentOS-based openEuler goes live — source code available as well

With the arrival of the source code on Gitee, Huawei's CentOS-based openEuler Linux distro is taking one step forward. However, this notable effort by the Chinese tech giant is currently sabotaged by its unfinished website and doc...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:59:00 +0100
Image via Neon.life

CES 2020 | Samsung's NEONs are basically just deepfake-esque digital assistants

Have you ever met an artificial? You will soon be able to, thanks to STAR Lab's project NEON. Despite the marketing claims of intelligent, artificial life, NEON looks more akin to a deepfake video tethered to an Internet-connected...
Sam Medley, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 22:40:00 +0100
Image via Lenovo

CES 2020 | The Lenovo Yoga 5G is the world's first 5G PC

Lenovo's new Yoga 5G, which the company showed off at CES today, is the world's first 5G PC. The convertible sports Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8cx platform. Thanks to its nine individual antennas, the Yoga 5G can connect to 5G netw...
Sam Medley, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 20:30:00 +0100
Smart hubs might pose greater privacy and security risks than anticipate (Image source: SiriusXM)

Update | Xiaomi Mijia connected to Nest Hub seemingly streams footage from random peoples' houses to other Nest users

A Redditor reported that, after connecting his Xiaomi Mijia security camera to Google Nest Hub, his security feed started showing random images from other peoples' houses. Google swiftly disabled Xiaomi Nest Hub integrations after...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 20:40:00 +0100
Mr. Smashy's hacking module (Image source: @THESMASHY)

Pi Zero-based WiFi hacking module created

A security developer on Twitter recently released a tutorial on how to create a WiFi hacking gadget using a Raspberry Pi Zero W. The module runs Raspbian Buster, under the hacker-friendly re4son kernel.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 17:10:00 +0100
Star Trek's subspace communication could be a reality, thanks to quantum entanglement. (Image via Away Mission)

Scientists used quantum entanglement to instantly transfer data between two chips

In a paper recently published in Nature magazine, researchers claim to have transferred data using the measurement of the states of quantum particles that are connected via quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement is the physica...
Sam Medley, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 05:08:00 +0100
What is Neon? Your guess is as good as ours. (Image via neon.life)

So long Bixby, hello Neon: Samsung's latest A.I. project teased for CES 2020

Samsung is generating quite a buzz with a mysterious new project. Dubbed Neon, the unknown product is focused around A.I., asking us if we've "ever met an 'ARTIFICIAL.'" While there is little information outside of some press mate...
Sam Medley, Fri, 27 Dec 2019 04:03:00 +0100
OPPO believes the 5G era has begun in earnest. (Source: EE)

50 carriers worldwide have 5G services by now

50 carriers in 27 different locations had set up 5G networks by October 2019, whereas over 300 others in about 109 additional markets may be preparing to do so. This is in accordance with some of the latest research on 5G deployme...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 22 Dec 2019 19:08:00 +0100
Apple allegedly plans to beam data straight to iPhones (Image source: NASA)

Apple's rumored 2025 plan: beam data to iPhones from satellites

Reports indicate that Apple is keen on investing in satellite technology. If the company’s under-wraps satellite project succeeds, data transfer to iDevices could be possible without the internet. In an era of increased digital su...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 08:19:00 +0100
Image via Typhoon Studios

Google acquires indie game developer Typhoon to bolster Stadia

Google announced yesterday that it has acquired Typhoon, an independent game developer. Typhoon's first game, Journey to the Savage Planet, is due out January 28, 2020. While Google has not given much detail surrounding the acquis...
Sam Medley, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 05:29:00 +0100
Image via Ring

Several Ring home cameras breached, recycled passwords likely to blame

Multiple families have reported their Ring cameras have been accessed by unknown third parties. The bad actors were able to access the video feeds and speakers of the cameras to frighten members of the affected households, includi...
Sam Medley, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 05:35:00 +0100
Google has imaged the places where 98% of earth's population lives. (Image via Google Earth)

Google has imaged 98% of the inhabited Earth

Google announced on Friday that it has imaged over 10 million miles of roads and paths in Street View. Additionally, Google Earth has now imaged over 36 million square miles of the earth's surface, which covers 98% of the inhabite...
Sam Medley, Mon, 16 Dec 2019 01:22:00 +0100
Visible light communication can enable local networks using everyday fittings. (Source: Medium)

The visible light communication market may exceed US$100 billion in value by 2024

Visible light communication is a form of wireless technology that uses radiation in the visible to infra-red light spectrum to transmit data. It is seen as an increasingly robust and reliable way of doing so, and needs not much mo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 20:10:00 +0100
AVM Fritz! WLAN Repeater 600, 1200, 1750E, 2000 and 3000 Review

AVM Fritz! WLAN Repeater 600, 1200, 1750E, 2000 and 3000 Review

Please Repeat! With the Fritz! WLAN Repeater family, AVM offers a range of small devices for quickly and easily extending the range of Wi-Fi networks. In this review, we shall consider the four new repeaters and one from the older series and clarify which are suitable for certain uses.
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 13 Dec 2019 13:16:00 +0100
eSIMs may have a bright future. (Source: Medium)

The eSIM market is now thought to be worth US$700 million by the end of 2019

The eSIM market is thought to be capable of growing rapidly in terms of shipment volumes until 2025. New research on the same subject now shows that its value will exceed US$700 million by the end of the year. This may be driven b...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 22:37:00 +0100
The new Runn treadmill tracker. (Source: North Pole Engineering)

The Runn is a new sensor that beams treadmill performance to a smartphone

Those who use treadmills might want to keep track of their speed, incline and other metrics as they work out. The Runn is a new gadget that captures this data and sends it right to a compatible fitness app. It is up for pre-order ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:16:00 +0100
A theoretical light computer. (Image via ElectricalFundBlog.com)

Researchers develop first electro-optical processor, bridging the gap between electrical- and light-based computers

Researchers at Oxford University have developed a new device that can transmit, encode, and decode information either through light or electrons. The new device should bridge the gap between traditional computers and new light com...
Sam Medley, Sat, 30 Nov 2019 17:21:00 +0100
The Reolink Argus 2. (Source: Reolink)

Deal | Get about 30% off Reolink's best-rated, PoE or wireless security cameras

Reolink has announced its Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. It includes 31% off the Argus 2, which has been named the best 2019 home security camera (outdoor) by PCMag. There is also 25% off the 355-degree-panning E1 Pro Wi-Fi camer...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:39:00 +0100
The new heartbeatz Apple Watch heart rate bridge. (Source: North Pole Engineering)

A new gadget can transfer Apple Watch heart-rate tracking to workout machines

North Pole Engineering has launched heartbeatz, a new device that acts as a bridge between an Apple Watch and any exercise bike or treadmill with ANT+. This enables the machine in question to display heart rate information directl...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 26 Nov 2019 17:56:00 +0100
Image via Google (w/ edits)

Google Stadia upscales games to 4K rather than rendering them natively at 4K as advertised

According to multiple outlets, some games on Google's Stadia streaming service are not rendered natively at 4K, like Google advertised them to be. Rather, some titles are rendered at lower resolutions and then upscaled to 4K once ...
Sam Medley, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:08:00 +0100
Some more Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem specs. (Source: Qualcomm)

AT&T approves Qualcomm’s new 9205 LTE modem for its IoT bands

AT&T now maintains specific bands for internet of things (IoT) devices and other low-power 4G/LTE applications. To this end, the carrier has just validated the new 9205 modem for these kinds of networks and ecosystems. This Qualco...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 19:42:00 +0100
PrinCube: The world's smallest mobile colour printer that can print on all surfaces. (Image source: TheGodThings)

PrinCube: The world's smallest mobile colour printer has raised over US$3.2 million in crowdfunding

TheGodThings claims that the PrinCube is the smallest mobile colour printer on the market. Better still, the device can print on all surfaces and fits in the palm of your hand. The PrinCube costs US$109 and ships next month.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:37:00 +0100
LattePanda Delta 432: An SBC that packs a punch. (Image source: DFRobot)

LattePanda: The Intel-powered Raspberry Pi competitor is now available to purchase globally

The LattePanda is now available to purchase worldwide. The powerful single-board computer (SBC) incorporates an Intel Celeron N4100 processor, 4 GB of LPDRR4 RAM and 32 GB of eMMC 5.0 flash storage. The SBC supports USB Power Deli...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:33:00 +0100

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