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Daily Deals (7-23-2021)

Best Buy is running a Black Friday in July sale, with discounts on hundreds of products across a range of categories. Some of the best deals? Best Buy is matching Amazon Prime Day pricing for some Amazon tablets. That means you can pick up an Amazon Fire HD 8 for $45 or Fire HD 10 tablet […]

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Loongson launches 3A5000 processor, the first with LoongArch architecture

Chinese chip maker Loongson has been making processors based on MIPS architecture for more than a decade, but earlier this year the company announced plans to begin producing chips using its own LoongArch instruction set architecture (ISA). Now the first LoongArch chip has arrived. The Loongson 3A5000 is a 64-bit, quad-core chip with support for […]

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Playdate pre-orders begin July 29th, 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 finally going up for pre-order July 29th, 2021 at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM […]

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Moto G100 and Moto G50 launch with 90Hz displays and big batteries

Motorola is expanding its line of mid-range Moto G series smartphones with two new phones. The Moto G100 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, making it the first Moto G phone with an 800 series chip. It also has a 90 Hz FHD+ display. The phone debuted in Europe and Latin America in March, and now […]

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Daily Deals (7-22-2021)

The Epic Games Store Summer Sale is on, with discounts as high as 80% on select titles. And it’s Thursday, which means the store is also giving away two new free PC games this week. Meanwhile if you need a discounted gaming laptop to go with your discounted PC games, there are some deals on […]

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Review roundup: Framework’s modular, upgradeable, repairable laptop

Laptop computers have gotten thinner, lighter, and more powerful over the years. They’ve also gotten harder to upgrade or repair, as most PC makers have sacrificed user-accessible components to get those thin and light designs. The Framework Laptop is something different. It’s reasonably compact for a notebook with a 13.5 inch display, but it’s designed to […]

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Intel Beast Canyon NUC available for pre-order with up to Core i9-11900KB

Intel’s Beast Canyon NUC is the latest in the company’s line of compact desktop computers designed for gaming or workstation-class computing. With an 8L chassis, it’s larger than most other members of the Intel NUC lineup, but it’s smaller than most gaming desktops – and it’s also the first Intel NUC to support full-length graphics cards. […]