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Google to block sign-ins for Android 2.3 and lower

Google’s Android operating system has changed quite a bit since the first Android-powered phones began shipping in 2008. And maintaining support for old versions of Android gets increasingly difficult over time. So it’s unsurprising that a few years ago Google announced it would be largely ending support for devices running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or lower […]

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BeagleV Starlight RISC-V single-board computer canceled, a new model may be coming in 2022

The BeagleV Starlight single-board computer was supported to be an affordable development platform for folks who wanted to get started with RISC-V architecture. Expected to sell for under $150, the BeagleV project was first announced in January and boards were expected to begin shipping in April. But the BeagleV Starlight never went into mass production, […]

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GPD Win Max 2021 handheld gaming PC with Intel or AMD up for pre-order through Indiegogo

The GPD Win Max 2021 is a handheld gaming PC that’s also a tiny laptop with an 8 inch display and a QWERTY keyboard that’s just (barely) big enough for touch typing. That keyboard helps set it apart from other recent devices in this category including the ONEXPLAYER and the upcoming Steam Deck. First announced […]

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Targus USB-C Phone Dock turns your phone into a desktop (Samsung DeX compatible)

Targus has introduced a new smartphone dock that not only lets you charge your phone, but which also lets you basically use your phone as a full-fledged desktop computer. The new Targus Universal USB-C Phone Dock has HDMI, Ethernet, audio, and USB ports, a built-in microSD card reader, and the dock is compatible wish Samsung […]

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Amazon’s old Kindle 3G devices will lose internet access in December

Mobile network operators are getting ready to shut down their 3G networks in order to free up resources for 5G. In the US, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all expected to pull the plug by the end of 2022. Odds are that most smartphone users have already migrated to 4G or newer devices, but there […]

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Lilbits: LPDDR5X, Intel Tiger Lake-H for embedded devices, and new games for old Pebble watches

Low-power memory used in smartphones and some laptops could get a significant speed boost in the next year or so, thanks to the approval of a new LPDDR5X standard. Facebook is planning to launch a set of augmented reality glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban. And it looks like Intel has a bunch of Tiger Lake-H […]

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Playdate is up for pre-order, ships in late 2021 (handheld gaming with a hand-crank)

It’s 2021 and some handheld gaming devices have OLED displays. Others are basically full-fledged PCs running Windows or Linux. And others… have a black and white display and a hand crank. The Playdate is an unusual gaming device first unveiled in 2019, and after it’s finally available for pre-order for $179. The first batch of […]

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Daily Deals (7-29-2021)

Amazon is running a sale on PNY storage products including USB flash drives and microSD cards. But if you’re looking for something a little speedier, Newegg has Samsung T7 portable SSDs on sale for as little as $60, which is one of the best prices I’ve seen for portable SSDs with data transfer speeds up […]