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Xupermask is a high-tech $299 face mask from Will.i.am and Honeywell (for some reason)

Face masks have become a common, if sometimes controversial, sight over the course of COVID-19 pandemic. Single-use N95, KN95, and KF94 masks offer reasonably good protection, while reusable fabric masks may be less effective, but they can still help prevent the spread of the virus. And then there are the high-tech masks, like Razer’s Project […] The...

Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro laptop with Ryzen 5000H coming soon

The Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro is a thin and light 14 inch laptop that’s currently available with a choice of Intel Tiger Lake or AMD Ryzen 4000H “Renoir” processor options. But documents on the Lenovo website indicate that the AMD model is getting an upgrade. New models with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, Ryzen 7 […] The post Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 Pro laptop with Ryzen...

MNT Reform open, modular laptop begins shipping to backers

The MNT Reform modular, open hardware laptop that went up for pre-order last year through a crowdfunding campaign at Crowd Supply is now starting to ship to backers after running into several delays (it was originally supposed to ship in December). MNT says the first 25 units have shipped to backers in the EU and […] The post MNT Reform open, modular...

Lilbits: Apple’s iMessage lock-in strategy, Surface Laptop 4, and Verizon’s hotspot is TOO hot to handle

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised when something called a “hotspot” overheats, but Verizon has issued a recall on 2.5 million mobile hotspots that may pose a fire hazard after receiving 15 reports of devices overheating. Meanwhile, as Apple and Epic prepare to duke it out in court, Epic is building a case that Apple’s practices […] The post Lilbits:...

Daily Deals (4-09-2021)

Samsung and Lenovo tablets are on sale. You can save 30 percent when you buy a 2-pack of Amazon Fire HD Kids Edition tablets. And Best Buy is offering a 3-month subscription to TIDAL’s HiFi Family music streaming plan for just $2. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Tablets Lenovo Tab P11 Pro […] The post Daily Deals (4-09-2021) appeared first on...

Reports: Google Pixel 5a has been canceled (Update: no it’s not)

Following on the success of mid-range smartphones including the Google Pixel 3a and Google Pixel 4a, Google was widely expected to launch a Pixel 5a this year. Now several sources are claiming that the company has scrapped those plans in response to the global chip shortage, which has been affecting all parts of the hardware […] The post Reports: Google...

Linux Kernel 5.13 will include initial support for Apple M1 processors

Folks have been finding ways to run Linux on Macs with Apple M1 processors for about as long as there have been Macs with Apple Silicon by using virtual machines or other methods. But soon you may not have to resort to workarounds – an upcoming Linux Kernel will add initial support for running natively on […] The post Linux Kernel 5.13 will include...

HP launches Chromebook x360 14c with Intel Tiger Lake

The HP Chromebook x360 14c is a convertible laptop with a full HD touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, and premium features (by Chromebook standards) including speedy storage, an aluminum lid and keyboard deck, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint sensor. First launched last year with 10th-gen Intel “Comet Lake” processor options, HP is updating...

Punkt MP02 voice phone now supports encrypted Signal calls and text messages

The Punkt MP02 is a $349 cellphone with an emphasis on simplicity. It has a 2 inch black and white display, a numeric keypad, and an emphasis on phone calls and text messages. First released in 2018, the phone has some modern features that set it apart from old-school dumb phones, including support for 4G […] The post Punkt MP02 voice phone now supports...

Daily Deals (4-08-2021)

Amazon is running a 1-day sale on wireless speakers and headphones from Tribit, which makes today a decent day to pick up a set of earbuds for as little as $17, noise-cancelling headphones for $56, or a portable speaker for $20. Meanwhile, Newegg, Bose, and eBay have some deals of their own. The Epic Games […] The post Daily Deals (4-08-2021) appeared...

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