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The Mi TV Stick will apparently launch later this month. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Online event confirms Xiaomi Mi TV Stick; Android TV, 4K HDR and DTS-HD audio expected

Xiaomi has confirmed the Mi TV Stick during an online event. Expected to run Android TV and support 4K HDR along with DTS-HD audio, the Mi TV Stick may cost upwards of US$100.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 27 May 2020 13:44:00 +0200
The Redmi Smart X TV series will be available in three sizes. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi Smart X TV series launched: X50, X55 and X66 4K TVs with MEMC motion compensation for under ~US$280

Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Smart X TV series. Available in three sizes, the X50, X55 and X65 are all 4K TVs with MEMC motion compensation. Xiaomi has equipped all models with 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage. The Redmi Smart X ser...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 26 May 2020 23:28:00 +0200
Udoo X86 II: A powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi that supports Windows and Arduino. (Image source: Mouser)

Udoo X86 II: A powerful Raspberry Pi alternative that supports Windows 10 and is Arduino compatible

The Udoo X86 II is a new alternative to the popular Raspberry Pi. The single-board computer (SBC) has been designed using an Arduino Leonardo-compatible platform and has a quad-core X86 processor.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:28:00 +0200
A new electric screwdriver from Xiaomi will be released in India soon

Xiaomi likely to release a new electric screwdriver in India

Xiaomi India has teased the release of a new electric screwdriver in the market. It could likely be the successor to Xiaomi's Mijia Wiha screwdriver set, which was released over two years ago. Unfortunately, there is no release da...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 22 May 2020 10:30:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a NAS and a media center with free cloud storage. (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a NAS and a media center with free cloud storage

A new project can transform the humble Raspberry Pi into a media center in a rather simple manner. The Pi can access both locally stored data and data stored in the cloud.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 May 2020 15:43:00 +0200
Lilygo: A customisable smartwatch with touch, Wi-Fi and Arduino support that will set you back less than US$25. (Image source: Lilygo)

Lilygo: A customisable smartwatch with touch, Wi-Fi and Arduino support that will set you back less than US$25

Lilygo has presented its latest smartwatch, the TTGO T-Watch-2020. Highly customisable, the device has a 1.54-inch touch display, Wi-Fi and supports Arduino. The Lilygo TTGO T-Watch-2020 costs less than US$25, too.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 20 May 2020 00:23:00 +0200
The bounty of devices announced by Honor. (Image source: Honor)

Honor announces a plethora of smart devices, including Vision X1 series TVs and TWS Earbuds X1

Honor has announced a host of smart devices, including Vision X1 series TVs and TWS Earbuds X1. Complementing the MagicBook Pro 2020 and ViewPad 6, smart devices range from a vacuum to a kettle and an ultra-sonic toothbrush.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 19 May 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a smart home centre with IKEA TRÅDFRI and Home Assistant support. (Image source: Michael Becker)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a smart home centre with IKEA TRÅDFRI and Home Assistant support

A new project turns the Raspberry Pi into a control centre for smart home gadgets. The project supports both IKEA smart lighting and Home Assistant.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 May 2020 16:41:00 +0200
Powerful and well-equipped: New single-board computer with Ryzen processor and M.2 ports released. (Image source: Axiomtek)

Powerful and well-equipped: New single-board computer with Ryzen processor and M.2 ports released

The CAPA13R is a new and compact single-board computer based on an AMD Ryzen processor. Developed by Axiomtek, the CAPA13R has numerous ports and two M.2 slots.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 May 2020 16:35:00 +0200
Jetson Xavier NX: NVIDIA launches its powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi with AI acceleration. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Jetson Xavier NX: NVIDIA launches its powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi with AI acceleration

The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX is a particularly powerful single-board computer; well beyond the capabilities of Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. The board boasts special AI acceleration and is available to order for US$399.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 15 May 2020 19:45:00 +0200
The Mi TV Stick is essentially just a smaller Mi Box S. (Image source: Gearbest)

Gearbest confirms Xiaomi Mi TV Stick with 4K HDR and Android TV ahead of imminent release

Gearbest has confirmed that Xiaomi will be shortly releasing a Mi TV Stick. Building on the Mi Box S, the Mi TV Stick will support 4K HDR, DTS-HD audio, 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick will come preloaded...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 15 May 2020 12:19:00 +0200
NoiseFit Endure: An inexpensive smartwatch with 20 days battery life, IP68 certification and a heart rate sensor. (Image source: Noise)

The NoiseFit Endure, a smartwatch with 20 days battery life, IP68 certification and a heart rate sensor, is now shipping for INR 3,999 (~US$53)

With the NoiseFit Endure, you get an inexpensive smartwatch with not only 20 days of battery life, but also with IP68 certification and a heart rate sensor. The NoiseFit Endure also has a 1.28-inch circular LCD panel, over 100 wat...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 14 May 2020 18:54:00 +0200
Tinker Edge R: Asus presents a new and powerful Raspberry Pi alternative with AI support. (Image source: Asus)

Tinker Edge R: Asus presents a new and powerful Raspberry Pi alternative with AI support

Asus has launched a new alternative to the Raspberry Pi. Called the Tinker Edge R, the single-board computer is well suited for AI applications thanks to its powerful components.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 12 May 2020 17:01:00 +0200
GoPro released the Hero 8 Black last October. (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro Hero 8 or GoPro Max successor with dual-screens leaked ahead of probable Q3 2020 release

The first information about the next GoPro action camera has leaked. A successor to the GoPro Hero 8 or GoPro Max and, the unit will feature an updated UI, Bluetooth 4.2 and 802.11 ac Wi-Fi. The camera may even have dual-screens t...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 10 May 2020 21:16:00 +0200
Vivo's in-house chips could be a reality soon

Vivo reportedly working on an in-house chipset

A trademark application filed in September 2019 reveals that Vivo is reportedly working on an in-house chipset. It reveals very little about the specifics of the chipset, or even if it is intended for smartphones. It does, however...
Anil Satyanarayana, Sat, 09 May 2020 23:22:00 +0200
OKdo E1: An ultra-low-cost developer board. (Image source: OKdo)

OKdo E1: An ultra-low-cost developer board

With the E1, OKdo has introduced a new developer board that is as small as it is affordable. Based on the NXP LPC55S69JBD100 microcontroller, the board has a host of other features, making it ideal for industrial IoT or automation...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 06 May 2020 21:58:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Youpin EDON foldable fan. (Image source: Xiaomi via Gizmochina)

Xiaomi presents a foldable pedestal fan that is also a humidifier and an air purifier

Released via its Youpin platform, the Xiaomi EDON is an extendable floor fan that also serves as a humidifier and air purifier. The fan is wireless too and can be used set on the floor.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 06 May 2020 21:40:00 +0200
Wireless charging via NFC is now a thing

NFC-based wireless charging will make its way to future smartphones

It will soon be possible to charge appliances using your smartphone's NFC chip. The Global NFC Forum just approved a standard that allows for wireless charging at 1W via the medium. It is meant for devices such as smartwatches, wi...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 06 May 2020 20:02:00 +0200
The Sonos ARC, Five and Sub (3rd generation). (Image source: WinFuture & @rquandt)

Leaks confirm updated and new Sonos speakers to launch on June 10

Details and marketing images of new Sonos speakers have leaked. Featuring a new soundbar, the trio of speakers will start at £499 and will launch on June 10.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 06 May 2020 13:58:00 +0200
With PoE: New Raspberry Pi alternative also supports TPM 2.0, RS-232 DB9 and RS-485. (Image source: Banana Pi)

With PoE: New Raspberry Pi alternative also supports TPM 2.0, RS-232 DB9 and RS-485

A new alternative to the Raspberry Pi is now available. The Banana Pi BPI-F2P also allows the connection of external devices, but it has a different focus than the popular Raspberry Pi.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 01 May 2020 13:44:00 +0200
Over 10 million gamers used Xbox Game Pass last quarter (Image source: Microsoft)

Opinion | Almost 1.5 percent of the entire world was on Xbox Live last quarter, thanks to COVID-19: Will Project xCloud and PS Now make the PS5 and Xbox Series X redundant in a post-COVID world?

Microsoft's Satya Nadella said that record numbers of users logged onto Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Live, and Project xCloud over the past few months. With social distancing set to remain, this raises questions about the future of gaming...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 30 Apr 2020 16:03:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a tabletop weather forecast with an ePaper display. (Image source: Sridhar Rajagopal)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a tabletop weather forecast with an ePaper display

Combining a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ and off-the-shelf parts, the project requires no 3D printing or soldering. Suitable even for beginners, the resulting unit can deliver weather forecasts on its easy to read ePaper display.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 29 Apr 2020 22:41:00 +0200
LattePanda: Make your own portable retro games console running Windows 10. (Image: GreatScottLab)

LattePanda: Make your own portable retro games console running Windows 10

The GreatScottLab has turned a single-board computer into a particularly affordable Windows 10 tablet. The portable device features a large touchscreen and should be well suited for enjoying retro video games.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 27 Apr 2020 21:46:00 +0200
The DJI Mavic Air 2 is rumoured to retail for US$799. (Image source: WinFuture / @rquandt)

DJI Mavic Air 2: Official images of the new drone and accessories leak ahead of imminent release

Drone specialist DJI is on the verge of presenting version 2 of the Mavic Air. Ahead of its expected release, marketing renders and a complete specification sheet have leaked, leaving little to the imagination.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 27 Apr 2020 21:28:00 +0200
Upcoming Stadia games might use Project Chimera to ease development (Image source: Google)

A ten person team building Skyrim? Google's Project Chimera set to revolutionize Stadia game development through machine learning

A senior Google Stadia executive claimed that that the company's Project Chimera neural network system could be used by developers to craft detailed, open world titles at a fraction of the cost. While Stadia might not be long for ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 26 Apr 2020 14:15:00 +0200
Intel posts overall positive earnings for 1Q2020. (Source: Intel)

Intel releases its first-quarter financial results for 2020

Intel has revealed that it has made US$19.8 billion in revenue for the first 3 months of 2020 (or 1Q2020). This represents a 23% increase year-on-year (YoY). The vast majority of its "key business" divisions (PC-centric and data-c...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 25 Apr 2020 19:01:00 +0200
ODROID-C4: An inexpensive and powerful Raspberry Pi alternative that even supports PSP emulation. (Image source: Hardkernel)

ODROID-C4: An inexpensive and powerful Raspberry Pi alternative that even supports PSP emulation

Hardkernel has introduced a new single-board computer and a compelling alternative to the Raspberry Pi. The ODROID-C4 should convince with its affordable price and high computing power.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 23:05:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a compact weather station. (Image source: Hartmut Wendt)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a compact weather station

Based around a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a community project has transformed the popular single-board computer into a compact weather station. Comparatively easy and inexpensive to create, the system can be wall-mounted and features a ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 22:20:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: New operating system brings a Windows XP feel to the popular single-board computer and supports old video games. (Image source: PI LAB)

Raspberry Pi: New operating system brings a Windows XP feel to the popular single-board computer and supports old video games

A new operating system for the Raspberry Pi is available. This should trigger nostalgic feelings among numerous users and is visually reminiscent of Windows XP and also supports old software with various emulators.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 24 Apr 2020 19:40:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into an inexpensive thermal camera. (Image source: Martin Mander)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into an inexpensive thermal camera

A new project has transformed the Raspberry Pi into a thermal imaging camera. Using the housing of a discarded microwave detector, the Apollo Pi Thermal Camera is based around a Raspberry Pi Zero W, a 1.3-inch display and a Therma...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Apr 2020 15:58:00 +0200
The 108MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright HM1 sensor. (Source: Samsung)

600MP for the masses? Samsung outlines its plans for the image sensors of the future

A Samsung executive has written a piece on where this OEM's image sensor technology is headed. It includes claims that it is working on new components with qualities that beat those of the human eye. This includes estimated resolu...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 21 Apr 2020 17:31:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer in a Fallout 4 desk terminal. (Image source: Power Up Props)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer in a Fallout 4 desk terminal

Based on the desk terminal from Fallout 4, the project features a 3.5-inch display and a 3D printed case. The result looks great, in our opinion.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 20:15:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Combine the power of up to seven Compute Modules with the Turing Pi Cluster Board. (Image source: Turing Pi)

Raspberry Pi: Combine the power of up to seven Compute Modules with the Turing Pi Cluster Board

The Turing Pi Cluster Board turns up to seven Raspberry Pi Compute Modules into a powerful cluster device. The board can not only be used for network storage, but also as a platform for video games.
Alex Alderson, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 19:16:00 +0200
A Raspberry Pi-powered work from home computer set up. (Source: Raspberry Pi)

Raspberry Pi sales surge on the back of COVID-19 crisis

There have been a lot of unexpected side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and we can add another to the list. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has revealed that March saw its second highest number of sales since...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Apr 2020 04:03:00 +0200
The new 212 LTE modem for IoT. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's latest NB-IoT chipset needs only 1 microamp of charge in sleep mode

Qualcomm has launched the 212 modem, a new chipset for NB2 bands that needs as little as 2.2 volts (V) to function. This may be advantageous for internet-of-things devices that need to keep going on ultra-low power in the long ter...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Apr 2020 22:43:00 +0200
The Mascobot is built around a Raspberry Pi. (Image source: Marco Mascorro)

Raspberry Pi: Popular single-board computer harnessed for open-source ventilator

Posted to GitHub, the Mascobot utilises a Raspberry Pi as part of an open-source ventilator. The project uses an Arduino and off the shelf parts, too. Testing is already underway, with human trials planned for the beginning of May...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:52:00 +0200
BreadBee: A tiny alternative to the Raspberry Pi Zero that supports Linux. (Image source: Daniel Palmer)

BreadBee: A tiny alternative to the Raspberry Pi Zero that supports Linux and costs just US$10

The BreadBee is a very compact single-board computer that runs Linux. Developed by Daniel Palmer, the BreadBee features 64 MB of RAM, an MStar MSC313E Cortex-A7 SoC, two multi-pin headers and an RJ45 Ethernet port.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Apr 2020 20:31:00 +0200
Qualcomm's 3D Sonic fingerprint sensor technology. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm and BOE announce a collaboration to bring 3D Sonic fingerprint sensing to more displays

BOE has announced that it will make more displays that support Qualcomm's 3D Sonic fingerprint sensor technology in the future. These panels will also be of more types and for more use-cases than ever before. This includes flexibl...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 15 Apr 2020 21:30:00 +0200
EMB-2237-AI: The Pico-ITX board features an NXP i.MX8M processor. (Image source: Estone Technology)

Estone Technology EMB-2237-AI, a Raspberry Pi-sized SBC for Edge AI applications

Based on the NXP i.MX8M processor, the EMB-2237-AI features an Audio DSP, up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 8 GB of storage, along with support for PoE or Google Coral M.2 AI modules. Slightly larger than a Raspberry Pi, the EMB-2237-A...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:24:00 +0200
The NanoCell 2020 series starts at US$599. (Image source: LG)

LG NanoCell 2020 TVs: Up to 8K, 86-inches and priced from US$599

The 2020-editions of LG NanoCell TVs range from 49-inches to 86-inches and come in 4K or 8K flavours. With some editions available to purchase now, LG will start offering 8K models from next month. Varying between US$599 and US$4,...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 22:05:00 +0200
The Vision X65 is Huawei's first OLED TV. (Image source: Huawei via JD.com & GSMArena)

Huawei launches the Vision X65, a 65-inch OLED Smart TV with gesture controls and a bezel-less design

Teased earlier this week, Huawei has now unveiled the Vision X65. Featuring a 65-inch OLED panel, fourteen hidden speakers and gesture controls, the Vision X65 certainly looks futuristic.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:14:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into an ad blocker. Image source: Estefannie Explains It All)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into an ad blocker

The simple project should take all over ten minutes to set-up and turns a Raspberry Pi into your very own ad blocker. There is more to it than just blocking ads though, as it also gives you an oversight of your whole network among...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:44:00 +0200
The X65 will be Huawei's first OLED TV. (Image source: MyDrivers)

Huawei teases the Smart TV X65, a 65-inch OLED TV with under-display speakers, a pop-up camera and a secret feature

Supposedly launching tomorrow, the Smart TV X65 will be Huawei's first OLED TV. Running on Hongmeng OS and featuring fourteen under-display speakers along with a 24 MP pop-up camera, the X65 will certainly be unique. Huawei has te...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:16:00 +0200
POCO has plans to release a set of TWS earbuds. (Image source: POCO)

POCO puts TWS earbuds into development

Following in the footsteps of Xiaomi and countless other Android OEMs, POCO has confirmed that it is developing a set of TWS earbuds. Understandably, the news has got POCO fans excited.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:09:00 +0200
Turn your Raspberry Pi into a handheld computer with the MutantC v2. (Image source: GitLab)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a handheld computer with a slide-out keyboard and display

A new project turns the Raspberry Pi into a completely portable PC with a display and a slide-out keyboard. Reminiscent of the HTC Dream, Sony VAIO UX or T-Mobile Sidekick, the MutantC_V2 also incorporates a built-in battery.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:39:00 +0200
The Piputer, a compact mini PC. (Image source: u/remag293)

Raspberry Pi: Turn the popular single-board computer into a compact handheld with a battery, keyboard and display

A community project has turned the Raspberry Pi into a surprisingly practical mini PC. Called the Piputer, the project integrates a battery, keyboard and display.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:34:00 +0200
PIM486 Enviro: HAT for Raspberry Pi turns the single-board computer into a smart home sensor with a display. (Image source: Pimoroni)

PIM486 Enviro: HAT for Raspberry Pi turns the single-board computer into a smart home sensor with a display

The Pimoroni PIM486 Enviro is an expansion board for the Raspberry Pi, which has numerous sensors and its own LCD monitor. The HAT ships worldwide.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 21:29:00 +0200
The smartwatch market may continue to grow until 2024. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

The smartwatch market could break 100 million units shipped by 2024: new market research

The market for smartwatches is associated with an estimated 43.87 million unit shipments in 2018. However, this number is now thought to reach a possible total of 108.91 million by 2024. This growth may be driven by an increased d...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:05:00 +0200
The new Blink Mini has plenty of features for just US$35. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon launches Blink Mini camera with motion detection for just US$35

Amazon has launched the Blink Mini, it’s latest home security camera. The diminutive device integrates seamlessly with Amazon’s other Blink products as well as its Alex line of voice-controlled devices.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:57:00 +0200
A look at the project in action. (Image source: Kutluhan Aktar)

Raspberry Pi: New project brings adjustable air quality detector to the popular single-board computer

Fancy turning your Raspberry Pi into an air quality detector with a GUI? Well, now you can with a new project. Utilising an MQ-135 air quality sensor, the project promises to deliver accurate readings, which can be interpreted wit...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 02 Apr 2020 22:20:00 +0200

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