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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
The G-SHOCK MR-G x Bruce Lee watch. (Source: Casio)

Casio honors a legend with its Bruce Lee-themed limited edition G-SHOCK

Casio has announced the Bruce Lee Collaboration Model, a specially-designed version of its high-end G-SHOCK MR-G watch series. It features a band and case colored to match the martial arts cinema legend's hallmark tracksuit, as we...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 22 Feb 2020 16:50:00 +0100
PiNAS: Make your Raspberry Pi into an affordable two-drive NAS (Image source: AraymBox)

PiNAS: Make your Raspberry Pi into an affordable NAS

With the PiNAS, you can put a Raspberry Pi to use as an inexpensive network-attached storage (NAS). The PiNAS can accommodate at least two drives and should be easy to configure.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 16:23:00 +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
The Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 comes in five colors. (Image source: @nokishita_c)

Images of upcoming Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera leaked

Images of the new Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 camera have been leaked online ahead of the expected release date of the latest device in the series of instant still cameras. The Instax Mini 11 will be the successor to the Instax Mini 9...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:20:00 +0100
The BenQ ScreenBar Lite is an e-Reading lamp for laptops. (Image source: BenQ)

BenQ ScreenBar Lite Hands-On Review: An e-Reading lamp designed for laptops

BenQ has designed the ScreenBar Lite for people that do not like relying on their laptop backlights. The lamp is rather pricey at US$99.00 though, so is it worth it? Read on in this hands-on review to find out why we keep returnin...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 19 Feb 2020 21:42:00 +0100
The ViewSonic M1 Mini LED Pocket Projector. (Source: ViewSonic)

ViewSonic wins a 2020 IF Design Award for its latest mini projector

The ViewSonic M1 Mini LED Pocket Projector has won one of the IF Design Awards for 2020. It has been conferred due to its innovative and functional stand, which also doubles as a lens-protector when not in use. It also packs a bat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 17 Feb 2020 23:28:00 +0100
Huawei Band 4 and Band 4e Review – Using them together also makes sense

Huawei Band 4 and Band 4e Review – Using them together also makes sense

Training partner. While the Huawei Band 4 is the focus of our test, we are also taking a look at the Band 4e in parallel. While the smaller fitness tracker offers significantly less capabilities, it has one cool, extraordinary feature.
0.96" | 20 g
Inge Schwabe, Sat, 15 Feb 2020 10:42:00 +0100
Olympus is making big promises for its latest small and lightweight camera. (Image: Olympus)

Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III: New lightweight camera promises to offer the world's best image stabilisation

Olympus has released the third generation of the OM-D E-M1, its popular lightweight professional camera. The company is making big promises too, with the OM-D E-M1 Mark III apparently offering world's best image stabilisation. The...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:31:00 +0100
The Nikon D6 is the company's most powerful SLR camera to date. (Image source: Nikon)

Nikon D6: Setting new standards for autofocus performance

Even after the introduction of the Z series, Nikon continues to improve its SLR cameras. The company's latest attempt is the D6, a camera that it promises sets new performance standards. The Nikon D6 comes with a range of features...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:18:00 +0100
YHE BP Doctor: A new AMOLED smartwatch that measures blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate variability (Image source: YHE Official)

YHE BP Doctor: A new AMOLED smartwatch that measures blood pressure, oxygen saturation and heart rate variability

The YHE BP Doctor is a new smartwatch that can measure blood pressure, along with oxygen saturation levels and heart rate variability. All this functionality should make the YHE BP Doctor capable of providing important information...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 12 Feb 2020 23:25:00 +0100
Canon EOS 850D, also known as the Rebel T8i or Kiss X10i. (Image source: @nokishita_c)

Canon EOS 850D leaked images reveal flip-out screen and port selection

A full set of images of the upcoming Canon EOS 850D digital camera has been leaked. The camera, which will also be known as either the Rebel T8i or Kiss X10i depending on the market, features a flip-out screen and a 24.1 MP CMOS s...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:59:00 +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
Samsung continues to update the Gear S2, despite releasing it in October 2015. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Gear S2: New update improves battery life and UI

After over four years since its release, Samsung is still supplying the Gear S2 smartwatch with software updates. The latest set not only offers significant battery life improvements but also deliver an improved and clean-looking ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Feb 2020 16:17:00 +0100
The Galaxy Buds+ bring a number of improvements, along with a US$20 premium. (Source: Evan Blass)

Galaxy Buds+ to offer Game Mode for lower latency; extra microphone for improved call quality, more

Ever tried playing an online FPS on a wireless earbud? Latency galore. Samsung will attempt to cut down on latency by introducing a game mode on the upcoming Galaxy Buds+, along with a number of other major improvements over the c...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 06 Feb 2020 20:40:00 +0100
The Compal PivoBook. (Source: IF)

Dual-format laptop: The PivoBook's display can be rotated through 90 degrees

Compal has won an IF Design Award 2020 for its latest notebook, and for good reason. The PivoBook has a 14-inch OLED display that can be tilted into portrait mode without being removed from the rest of its form-factor, making it i...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 23:10:00 +0100
Smart thermostats play an increasingly important role in home energy use these days. (Source: eBay)

New research finds nearly 30% of US high-speed internet households would buy a smart thermostat

Thermostats are just another household items that have been made smart over the last number of years. They have developed to the point that they can implement automatic usage plans, including those remotely set or sent by an energ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 05 Feb 2020 22:14:00 +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
The Fujifilm X100V weighs around 478 g with battery and SD card. (Image source: @nokishita_c)

First leaked image of the Fujifilm X100V camera shows it to be a beauty

An image of the upcoming Fujifilm X100V camera has been leaked, and it should please the eye of many photographers. The specifications list for the device had already been revealed recently, and the image has been leaked just ahea...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 03 Feb 2020 09:46:00 +0100
The HyperJuice GaN charger. (Source: HYPER)

The HyperJuice is the "world's first" 100W USB type C charger with GaN

HYPER has put its new charger up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. Despite packing a maximum rate of 100 watts (W), it is described as even smaller than the MacBook Pro brick with the same kind of port. This is due to its gallium nit...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 01 Feb 2020 18:43:00 +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
Do not bet big on Comet Lake-H being 10 nm. (Image source: Intel)

Opinion | Comet Lake-H will be another 14 nm refresh, not a move to 10 nm, and here's why

Talk about Intel Comet Lake-H, and confirmation of certain SKUs arriving by the end of March, has prompted speculation about what dies Intel will use for the successors to the Coffee Lake-H Refresh architecture. While some have sp...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 20:58:00 +0100
Nintendo has confirmed that there will be no new Switch console, at least for the time being. (Image source: Nintendo)

Bad news about that Nintendo Switch Pro, folks

Nintendo has dealt a blow for those who were hoping to see the company release a new Nintendo Switch this year. While it does not preclude Nintendo from bringing a Pro SKU of the console to market in the near future, you can rule ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 20:31:00 +0100
Canon EOS R5 and R6 leaks do the rounds (Image source: Canon Rumors)

Canon EOS R5 and R6 leaks do the rounds

Rumours about Canon releasing new mirrorless full-frame cameras are bubbling under, with the Japanese company apparently set to release three EOS R devices. The EOS RS has taken the lead on rumours so far, but new leaks about the ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:32:00 +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
Caviar Cyberphone: An iPhone and Cybertruck mashup that costs US$18,000. (Image source: Caviar)

Caviar Cyberphone: An iPhone and Cybertruck mashup that costs over US$18,000

Caviar, a company known for offering elaborately-customised smartphones, has announced the Cyberphone, an US$18,000 version of the iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max. As its name suggests, Caviar has taken the design of the Tesla ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 17:05:00 +0100
The iPhone X can be cracked by Cellebrite's tool. (Source: Business Insider)

Cybersecurity experts: Android phones may now be more secure than iPhones

iPhones are way more secure than Androids, right? Apparently not. A new report with information from forensic experts heavily points towards the reverse being the case. Androids may now be more secure than iPhones, with a Huawei f...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 31 Jan 2020 06:52:00 +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
No luck for S20 buyers? (Source: Evan Blass)

Pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20+ or S20 Ultra and get a free pair of Galaxy Buds+

What appears to be official promotional material for the Samsung Galaxy S20 phones has surfaced, confirming the names and designs of the S20+, S20 Ultra, and Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Buds+ TWS earphones. Those will pre-order the ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 09:29:00 +0100
The Inkplate 6 could become any kind of display missing from a creator's life. (Source: CrowdSupply)

The Inkplate 6: a new platform for fans of Arduino programming, e-paper and custom design

The Inkplate 6 is a new product directed at those who like to make custom electronics from (nearly) scratch. It is a display that offers all the advantages of e-paper, as well as support for the hardware and software to customize ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 21:51:00 +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
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is one of the few games on the Nintendo Switch that utilises a stylus. (Image source: Nintendo)

Patent publication gives rise to the idea of a Joy-Con stylus attachment for the Nintendo Switch

While talk of the Nintendo Switch lately has been about a Pro version of the console, Nintendo may have an accessory or two up its sleeve too. A new patent publication demonstrates how the company could bring stylus functionality ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:48:00 +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 Leica M10-R digital camera could be released in 2020. (Image source: FCC)

Live photos of the Leica M10-R digital camera released

Images of the Leica M10-R camera have been discovered on the website of the FCC (United States Federal Communications Commission). It has been speculated that the camera featured in the new photographs is actually a prototype vers...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:29:00 +0100
Samsara's new kind of carry-on. (Source: Samsara)

A new carry-on suitcase also packs a Wi-Fi hotspot, a power-bank and GPS

Samsara is a company that harnesses the trend towards tech-enhanced luggage. Its latest product is of the newly-expanded 23-inch carry-on size. It is the first from its OEM to have its own Wi-Fi hotspot. The suitcase also supports...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:17:00 +0100
The GameCube Joy-Cons provide the ultimate Super Smash Bros. experience. (Image source: Shank Mods)

A modder has crossed Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and a GameCube WaveBird controller with amazing results

Ever fancied a wireless and a detachable set of GameCube controllers for the Nintendo Switch? Well, one modder did and they have posted their results online. An incredible amount of attention to detail has been paid to creating th...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:59:00 +0100
The Doogee S95 Pro and its 2 new modules. (Source: Doogee)

Doogee launches the S95 Pro, a "modular" phone aimed at fans of rugged devices

The Doogee S95 Pro is a new phone with 8GB of RAM, a triple rear camera, an IP68 certification and a 5150mAh battery. This capacity can be extended with a 3500mAh power-pack for the device that fits onto its back via a magnetic in...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 12 Jan 2020 18:09:00 +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
Ossia is at CES 2020 to announce a new product. (Source: Ossia)

CES 2020 | Ossia is ready to bring truly wireless power to the home with its latest Cota product

Ossia has brought its new Cota HOME device to CES this year. It is a residential-grade transmitter for its truly-wireless system in which energy is "beamed" to compatible devices in lieu of cables of any kind. The OEM is confident...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:08:00 +0100
Image via LG

CES 2020 | LG announces eight "Real 8K" TVs

LG today announced eight new 8K-certified TVs. The televisions are defined as "Real 8K" sets according to the Consumer Technology Association's definition of 8K. The two OLED and six LCD TVs can display 8K content at 60 fps and ha...
Sam Medley, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 06:10:00 +0100
All images via Dell

CES 2020 | Dell announces massive 86-inch 4K interactive touch monitor

The Dell 86 4K Interactive Touch Monitor is a monster 85.6-inch touch display targeted at boardrooms and collaborative workspaces. The monitor supports 20-point multitouch, allowing multiple people to work at the board at once. It...
Sam Medley, Thu, 02 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0100
XONE 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock Hands-On Review

XONE 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Dock Hands-On Review

AirPower on the cheap. Ocean Digital is looking to do with the XONE what Apple failed to do with the AirPower. But how does the Chinese company's 3-in-1 wireless charger shape up? The XONE comes with modular accessories too, but t...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:17:00 +0100
Airpods Pro may soon be manufactured in Vietnam (Image source: Apple)

AirPods Pro suppliers reportedly expanding production in Vietnam

Apple suppliers Goertek and Luxshare are reportedly seeking financing to invest in Vietnamese AirPods Pro manufacturing. In the context of the ongoing US-China trade war and rising wages in China, this marks another instance of pr...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 20:19:00 +0100
Sony's tiny image sensors are one of the company's biggest assets. (Image via Sony)

Sony's imaging business is booming, cannot keep up with demand

Sony's image sensor business is in high demand. Even running its factories 24/7 cannot keep up with demand. Sony's semiconductor business expects to generate over US $9 billion in revenue this year, about $8.15 billion of which co...
Sam Medley, Thu, 26 Dec 2019 18:21:00 +0100
A future generation of this speaker may also offer wireless charging. (Source: HonorBuy)

Xiaomi makes a Bluetooth speaker that is also a wireless charger

If a hands-free speaker with the ability to deliver the kind of charging to match is all you want for the holidays, it seems Xiaomi (nearly) has you covered. It has just certified a device called the Mi Wireless Charger Bluetooth ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 25 Dec 2019 18:07:00 +0100
Amazfit's CES 2020 teaser. (Source: Huami)

Amazfit will unveil its first set of earphones at CES 2020

The wearables brand Amazfit is increasingly well-known for its smartwatches. However, it intends to break into new categories of wearable in 2020. They will include the company's first pair of earphones, as well as another teased ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 19:22:00 +0100
A GoPro HERO8 Black with a Light Mod. (Source: GoPro)

GoPro launches the Light Mod for the HERO8 Black

GoPro has released a new product that is compatible with its pre-existing mounts. However, it is not an action-cam: it is instead a mini LED floodlight intended to be used with one of them, the HERO8 Black. It can also clip onto t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 20:19:00 +0100

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