FCC designates Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE as national security threats

The US war on Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE continues. The latest move comes from the Federal Communications Commission, which has designated the two companies as national security threats. As a result, US telecommunications companies will be prohibited from using some federal funding to buy equipment from Huawei or ZTE. Specifically, the FCC provides […]

Daily Deals (6-30-2020)

Amazon is running a 1-day sale on SanDisk storage products, and B&H is matching those prices if you don’t feel like giving your money to Amazon. Meanwhile, Lenovo is offering its 4 inch smart clock with Google Assistant for $40 and selling a 13 inch ThinkPad laptop with an Intel Core i5 Comet Lake processor, […]

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ chips for smartwatches

Two years after releasing its last smartwatch chip, Qualcomm is bringing two new models to market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 and Snapdragon Wear 4100+ are faster, more efficient chips based on newer technologies. The new chips also support devices with cameras up to 16MP and offer optional support for 4G LTE. Qualcomm says we can expect […]

CutiePi Raspberry Pi-based tablet hits Kickstarter for $169 and up

The CutiPie is a tablet with a 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 5,000 mAh battery, and a carrying handle. It’s also a modular, open source device that’s powered by a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ Lite single-board computer. The tablet is designed to run Linux-based software and the hardware and software designs […]

OneGx1 benchmarks (7 inch mini laptop with Intel Core i5-10210Y)

One Netbook’s latest small computer 1.4 pound mini notebook called the OneGx1. It has a 7 inch touchscreen display, an Intel Core i5-10210Y Amber Lake processor, support for up to 16GB of RAM and 512GB of PCIe NVMe storage, optional support for 4G LTE or 5G connectivity, and an optional set of detachable game controllers. […]