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Lilbits: Linux phones and laptops, S-Pen for more phones, and an RK3566 single-board computer

Pine64, the company behind a line of geeky, inexpensive, and hackable smartphones, laptops, and single-board computers designed to run open source software tend to only publish one blog post each month. But it’s always a doozy, and the January update is no exception. Among other things, Pine64 unveiled that The next PinePhone Community Edition smartphone...

AYA Neo handheld gaming PC with Ryzen 4500U ships in April, crowdfunding begins in Feb for $699 and up

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming computer with an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Renoir processor, AMD Radeon Vega 6 graphics, and a 7 inch touchscreen display sandwiched between two game controllers. First announced last May, the Neo has been in development for much of the past year and it went up for pre-order in […] The post AYA Neo handheld gaming PC with Ryzen...

Daily Deals (1-15-2021)

Laptops with 11th-gen Intel Core chips are already widely available and models with AMD Ryzen 5000 processors should begin hitting the streets soon. And that means PC makers and online retailers are pricing some models with older (but still decent) chips to move. You can pick up a Lenovo 14 inch laptop with an Intel […] The post Daily Deals (1-15-2021)...

$50 Watchy hackable e-paper smartwatch goes on sale

Modern smartwatches can sell for hundreds of dollars and run proprietary software or for as little as $25 while running open source code. Watchy is closer to that latter category. It’s a smartwatch with a paper-like monochrome display and open source hardware and software. With a list price of $50, it’s an affordable option for […] The post $50 Watchy...

US labels Xiaomi a Communist Chinese military company, pushing US investors to divest

The United States Department of Defense has updated a list of companies it considers “Communist Chinese military companies,” and one of the most notable additions is Xiaomi, the world’s third-largest phone maker in terms of shipments. Thanks to an executive order signed by president Donald Trump in November, that means US investors to sell or […] The...

HP Launches ProBook x360 11 G7 for education (Intel Jasper Lake PC with classroom features)

HP’s newest laptop designed for use in classrooms features an 11.6 inch touchscreen display, a 360 degree hinge, cameras that face the front and back, and a sturdy MIL-STD-810H tested design with metal-reinforced corners, and a Gorilla Glass display and spill-resistant keyboard that can be wiped clean with “commonly used household wipes.” The HP ProBook...

GPD Win 3 Preview (handheld gaming PC with Intel Iris Xe graphics)

The GPD Win 3 is a handheld gaming device that looks a bit like a Nintendo Switch, with a 5.5 inch display in the center and game controllers on the left and right sides. But while the Switch is a console designed exclusively for gaming, the GPD Win 3 has the beating heart of a […] The post GPD Win 3 Preview (handheld gaming PC with Intel Iris Xe graphics)...

Lilbits: Open source graphics, Samsung takes on Tile, and Google gets Fit(bit)

More than a year after announcing plans to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion, Google has announced that the deal has closed. The announcement may be a little premature, but Google says that despite the company’s reputation for shutting down the companies it acquires and for monetizing everything with ads, there are no plans to sell […] The post Lilbits:...

Daily Deals (1-14-2021)

The Epic Games Store is giving away Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition for free this week. Lenovo is selling the Chromebook Duet for $250. And Woot has a good deal on some premium wireless noise-cancelling headphones. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Downloads Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition PC game for […] The post Daily...

Leaked Windows 10X builds paint a picture of a simplified Windows OS

When Microsoft first revealed it was working on a new operating system called Windows 10X, the company said it was designed for dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo tablet. But with the Neo delayed, Microsoft announced Windows 10X would first ship with single-screen devices. Now a leaked pre-released build of the operating system is making […] The...

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