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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...
Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, confirmed by the dev team on Reddit

Microsoft Edge will hit Linux sooner or later

Once considered something impossible, Microsoft Edge's availability for Linux is now in sight. According to the developer team behind it, Microsoft's browser is not ready for Linux yet, but there is no technical difficulty that ca...
Huawei's plans for its popular MateBook range of notebooks are in tatters. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei scraps planned MateBook launch as US sanctions bite

Huawei has indefinitely postponed the launch of its latest MateBooks confirming the rumors Notebookcheck exclusively reported on during Computex. At the time, we learnt that Huawei had cancelled an order for 16-inch notebook panel...
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 ...
Firefox could go Premium in the coming months, confirmed Chris Beard

Prepare your wallet: Firefox Premium might launch later this year

In a recent interview, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard confirmed that premium services are coming soon. A VPN service and cloud capabilities could be bundled in a premium browser for those interested in paying for such features. The VPN a...
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...
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 Smach Z originally started life as a Kickstarter campaign in 2015. (Image source: Smach)

Salt required: Smach claims it will showcase the Smach Z at E3 2019 next week

It has been a long time coming, but a final version of the Smach Z will apparently be at E3 2019. The conference, hosted at the LA Convention Center between June 11 and 13, will be the first opportunity to see the much delayed han...
War Thunder 1.89 "Imperial Navy" is finally available

War Thunder 1.89 "Imperial Navy" goes live with Japanese ships, two new locations, and more

War Thunder 1.89 "Imperial Navy" comes with a full naval tech tree for Japan, a first — premium, as usual — helicopter for the same nation, a few new ground vehicles — the long-awaited French Leclerc tank is one of them — and plan...
Huawei has been cut off from using official SD and microSD cards. (Source: SanDisk)

Huawei now cut off from official SD card support as well

The news for Huawei seems to be getting worse by the day, as if that was even possible. In the latest blow to the company, the SD Association has blocked the ability for Huawei to offer phones or devices featuring SD or microSD ca...
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.
GPD will release two versions of the Pocket 2 Max at launch. (Image source: GPD Game Consoles)

Updated | GPD P2 Max: Pricing for the 8.9-inch UMPC announced

GPD has announced the pricing for its upcoming P2 Max via Twitter. The company will launch two versions of the 8.9-inch mini laptop, both of which will run Windows 10 and will feature a trackpad, a fingerprint sensor and a webcam....
Firefox 67 rolls out today (Source: gHacks Technology News)

Firefox 67.0 rolls out with WebRender, performance improvements, and more

Although apparently not available in this moment, Firefox 67 is scheduled to arrive today all over the world. The new release of Mozilla's browser comes with private browsing mode extension controls, WebRender enabled for 5 percen...
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...
The finished RPi-based mini laptop project. (Image source: Igor Brkić)

Raspberry Pi 3B-based mini laptop impresses with its 4-inch touchscreen and gaming ability

A Raspberry Pi enthusiast has managed to use one of the single-board computers as the basis of a mini laptop that looks amazing. The pocket RPi notebook features stripped-down components so that it could be assembled into its neat...
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...
Spot the typo: The One Mix 3 will be available to pre-order from May 16. (Image source: One-Netbook)

The One-Netbook One Mix 3 is arriving sooner than expected - white SKU seemingly planned too

Set your alarms to next Thursday. One-Netbook has already revealed most of the specifications for its next device, the One Mix 3, and now it has confirmed when it will be making the mini laptop available to pre-order too. It is st...
Just when we thought nosecams were becoming a thing of the past... (Image source: PC Watch)

Updated | GPD Pocket 2 Max: The Chuwi and One Mix UMPC competitor with a Dell-style nosecam

The Pocket 2 Max is an 8.9-inch mini laptop that includes a Core m3-8100Y processor, up to 16 GB RAM and a removable PCIe NVMe SSD. Oh, and a dreaded nosecam too.
Update: New device photos and hands-on video added.
Linux kernel 5.1 update now live (Source: OMG! Ubuntu!)

The Linux kernel update 5.1 comes with live patching, multiple performance and security improvements

The new Linux kernel update integrates support for using persistent storage as regular system memory, a new Linux Security Module (LSM), live patching, as well as multiple minor tweaks and fixes. All these will be included in the ...
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...
The PineBook Pro from Pine64 has a PCIe x4 to M.2 NVMe SSD slot. (Image source: Pine64)

Pine64's 14-inch Linux laptop PineBook Pro will offer a Rockchip RK3399 SoC and 4 GB RAM for US$200

Pine64, a Chinese company known for its single-board computers, has delivered a video update of the upcoming Pinebook Pro laptop. The manufacturer seems to be working out some teething problems with the 14-inch device, but it is s...
Intel Ice Lake Gen11 GPU Linux drivers are now feature-complete. (Source: Fossbytes)

Open-source Linux drivers for the Intel Gen11 GPU are now feature-complete

The open-source OpenGL and Vulkan Linux drivers for the upcoming Intel Gen11 GPU are now considered to be complete according to code updates spotted by Phoronix. The drivers will be a part of the Linux 5.2 kernel and are said to b...
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...
Logo via IBM.

THINK: A brief history of ThinkPads, from IBM to Lenovo

The ThinkPad line is one of the most renowned device families in the laptop world. Ever since its inception under IBM in 1992, the ThinkPad brand has seen its fair share of successes and failures. In this overview, we will take a brief look at the history of the storied brand.
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...
Moto G6 Play kernel source code for Android Pie is now freely available on GitHub

Moto G6 Play kernel source code for Android Pie is now freely available on GitHub

Motorola has just released the kernel source code for Android 9 Pie for the Moto G6 Play. This release should make it much easier for modders and developers to create Android Pie-based custom ROMs for the handset, extending its li...
Samsung has expanded the number of devices that can support its Linux on DeX beta. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung updates Linux on DeX with additional device support

Samsung has expanded the list of devices supporting its Linux on DeX project. Originally supported only on Galaxy Note 9 and Tab S4 devices, it is now supported on the Galaxy S9, S9+ and the Galaxy S10 range along with the Tab S5e...
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...
The new Helios lineup is bulkier since it integrates desktop-grade components. (Source: Entroware)

Entroware launches desktop-grade Helios laptop lineup with Ubuntu Linux

The newly-introduced Helios lineup can easily replace a high-end desktop, as it comes with desktop-grade components like Intel's Core i5-9600K / i7-9700K / i9-9900K CPUs coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and up to 12 TB of...
Image via Atari

Atari VCS to use AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC, still has no firm release date

Atari announced this week that the Atari VCS would switch to an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 APU, officially ditching the Bristol Ridge A10 it had planned to use last year. While the R1000 will bring better performance and support for...
The ASRock iBOX fanless barebone features a Realtek LAN chipset and an Intel LAN chipset. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock launches iBOX mini desktop computer with Whiskey Lake-U processor options

ASRock has revealed its new mini desktop PC that features chips from Intel’s Whiskey Lake-U series. Along with the modern processor, the ASRock iBOX has a fanless design with fins covering the surface of the desktop to assist with...
Google could be prepping a more compact variant of the Pixel Slate. (Source: 9to5Google)

Google hints at successor to the Pixel Slate

Despite word of layoffs at Google’s hardware division, it appears that a successor or stablemate for the Pixel Slate is still in the works. A slideshow presented at the Cloud Next 19 conference in San Francisco hints that a smalle...
Opera 60 Reborn 3 with new design and features (Source: Own)

Opera Reborn 3 now available with Web 3, faster built-in VPN, improved ad blocking, and more

Opera Reborn 3 — also known as Opera 60 — comes as the first desktop browser with Web 3 support, also featuring an improved built-in VPN, support for Windows 10 dark mode, a built-in Crypto Wallet, various interface changes, and m...
AMD has enjoyed a popularity increase in March's Steam survey. (Source: MakeUseOf)

AMD manages to take a nibble out of Intel's share in Steam processor survey

AMD has taken a bite out of Intel’s overall share in Steam’s monthly survey in the PC processor usage category. The red team was up to 18.1% for March, rising 0.5% from 17.6% for February. AMD took share away from Intel for system...
Firefox featured extensions as of April 2019, Firefox Recommended Extensions program coming soon (Source: Own)

Firefox Recommended Extensions program coming this summer

Although Mozilla is reviewing the extensions available in the official add-ons store for Firefox, the process is now working using the "publish first/review later" approach. However, the Recommended Extensions program comes with a...
Purism partners with Private Internet Access to develop a tracker-free VPN for PureOS and Librem 5 smartphone

Purism partners with Private Internet Access to develop a tracker-free VPN for PureOS and Librem 5 smartphone

In a new partnership announced today, Purism and Private Internet Access (PIA) have announced that the companies will develop a specialized VPN service for the Librem 13 and Librem 15 laptops as well as the Librem 5 smartphone. Th...
Android on Linux natively?

Run Android apps on a Linux Desktop with SPURV

SPURV is a new project by Collabora, an open source software development and integration company. SPURV can run a full instance of Android in a container, allowing the mobile OS to directly access system hardware and run apps nati...
AAEON's UP Xtreme can be configured with up to an i7-8565U CPU. (Source: AAEON/UP)

AAEON reveals the UP Xtreme single-board computer with Whiskey Lake processors

AAEON has added a new single-board computer (SBC) to the UP product family: the UP Xtreme. As is befitting the hyperbolic name, the board can operate with a CPU from Intel’s 8th Generation Whiskey Lake series. The board also has t...
Facebook is banning all pages related to white nationalism and white separatism. (Source: Facebook)

Facebook announces banning of all white nationalist and white separatist groups

Facebook has announced that it is finally cracking down on white nationalism and white separatism on both Facebook and Instagram. The move follows live streaming of an attack on two New Zealand mosques which was also shared repeat...
Vivaldi 2.4 update now available with user profiles & more (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.4 comes with customizable toolbars, multiple user profiles, and more

Vivaldi 2.4 comes with no less than 42 bug fixes, as well as 9 new features. The most important changes are the ability to remove buttons from the Navigation Toolbar and move them between the Navigation and Status bars, as well as...
The developer kit version of the Nvidia Jetson Nano costs just US$99. (Source: Nvidia)

Machine learning from US$99: Nvidia unveils tiny Jetson Nano AI computer

Nvidia has launched the Jetson Nano, a small computer that offers machine-learning capabilities at an entry-level price. The developer kit costs US$99 while a production-ready module will cost US$129. The Jetson Nano module offers...
War Thunder 1.87 "Locked On!" update now available March 12 2019 new top-tier vehicles

War Thunder 1.87 "Locked On!" update goes live with new top-tier military hardware

War Thunder 1.87 "Locked On!" is a massive update to Gaijin Entertainment's popular vehicular combat title and — just like its predecessors — has a suggestive name. The game now features French helicopters, new cruisers, rank VII ...
Overwatch fans rejoice. NZXT has you covered with its H500 Overwatch Edition. (Image source: NZXT)

NZXT and Blizzard have collaborated on an Overwatch edition of the H500 mid-tower case

The H500 Overwatch Edition retails for US$149.99 and features the game's black, white and orange colouring. There is a backlit Overwatch logo too and a tempered glass panel to show off your build.
The upgraded System76 Oryx Pro laptop comes in 16.1-inch and 17.3-inch sizes. (Source: System76)

System76 upgrades its Oryx Pro laptop with Nvidia RTX 20-series GPUs and 8th Gen Intel Core CPU

System76 has revised its Oryx Pro laptop, bringing Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs and an 8th Gen Intel Core chip into the mix. The champions of open-source software are offering potential buyers the chance to choose from an RTX...
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 Convertible Review

4K Chromebook. Chromebooks are known for their affordability and ease of use. Lenovo is changing the paradigm with the Yoga Chromebook C630, a relatively expensive Chrome OS device that brings 4K to Chromebooks. The C630 packs a lot of power, but some compromises on usability and price ultimately hold the device back.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg


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