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Daily Deals (1-21-2021)

The Epic Games Store is giving away Galactic Civilization III for free this week. You can pick up an Acer Swift 3 laptop with a Ryzen 5 4500U processor for $432 with the coupon code PLAYCR20 (it’s refurbished, but comes with a 2-year warranty). Meanwhile, there are some good deals on power banks, wall chargers, […]

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Tucows Downloads is retiring after hosting freeware and shareware for nearly 3 decades

Once upon a time when the web was young and trustworthy sites for downloading Windows software were hard to find, TUCOWS emerged and quickly became a top destination for folks looking for the latest versions of freeware and shareware applications, eventually adding support for Linux, Mac and a handful of other operating systems. Nearly 3 […]

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Pimoroni introduces PicoSystem portable game system (and other gear) powered by Raspberry Pi’s RP2040 chips

The new PicoSystem handheld game system from Pimoroni is a tiny gaming device with a 240 x 240 pixel IPS LCD display, four buttons, a D-Pad, a Lipo battery, and USB-C port for power. It’s also powered by Raspberry Pi’s new RP2040 microcontroller and supports a software library for coders who want to create their own […]

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Beeper puts 15 different chat protocols into one app (even brings iMessage to Android… kind of)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got seven different chat or instant messaging apps on my phone because some people I communicate with regularly use WhatsApp, others use SMS, Discord, Hangouts, and so on. A new app called Beeper is designed to let me (and you) delete some or all of those apps and […]

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Raspberry Pi launches custom RP2040 microcontroller and $4 Raspberry Pi Pico board (plus 3rd-party hardware)

Nearly a decade after debuting its first $35 single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is launching a new Raspberry Pi Pico that sells for just $4. It’s so small and so cheap that you get one free when you buy a copy of the February 2021 edition of HackSpace magazine. But the Raspberry Pi Pico isn’t […]

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Lilbits: Asus ROG Phone’s light show, GPD Win 3, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is free for small workloads

The Asus ROG Phone line of smartphones are designed for gamers… and they tend to pack features that only a gamer could love or need like multiple USB ports, ultrasonic “airtrigger” buttons, and support for clip-on accessories including game controllers, desktop docks, and cooling fans. Last year’s ROG Phone 3 had all of those features, […]

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ZimaBoard is a hackable single-board server with Intel Apollo Lake (crowdfunding)

Folks have been using inexpensive single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi to create DIY home servers for about as long as inexpensive SBCs have been a thing. But the ZimaBoard is one of the first I’ve seen that’s custom made to be used as a DIY, hackable server. The ZimaBoard is a small, fanless computer […]

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One Mix 4 is a 10.1 inch mini laptop with up to a Core i7-1160G7 processor

As revealed last month, the next mini-laptop from One Netbook will be a little less mini than usual. The upcoming One Mix 4 is a laptop with a 10.1 inch touchscreen display and a 360-degree hinge that lets you use the computer in laptop, tablet, tent, or stand modes. Now the company has revealed a few more […]

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Daily Deals (1-20-2021)

Lenovo is selling the Chromebook Duet 2-in-1 tablet for $250. Motorola is selling the Moto G7 Plus smartphone for $120. And Best Buy is offering a Lenovo Smart Clock Essential smart display bundled with a four pack of smart bulbs for just $30. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Computers Lenovo Chromebook Duet […]

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If LG stops making smartphones, who will push the boundaries with weird devices like the LG Wing and LG Rollable?

It’s been years since LG was considered a top tier player in the smartphone space, but the company continues to crank out a handful of new flagship and mid-range Android phones year after year. Now the company is considering downsizing its smartphone business, selling it off, or killing it outright. And while any of those […]