Daily Deals (8-04-2020)

Woot is selling a set of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ true wireless earbuds for $69, which is less than half the list price. Amazon is selling an Echo Dot smart speaker bundled with a 2-month Amazon Music Unlimited subscription for $17. And Best Buy has one of the best prices I’ve seen to date on a […]

The day the music dies: Google Play Music will go silent by October

Google is in the process of consolidating its music streaming services — a few months ago the company launched a tool that would allow Google Play Music users to migrate their data to YouTube Music. And now Google has announced that it will begin shutting down Google Play Music in September. That’s when the service […]

AMD brings Zen architecture to entry-level 6W laptop processors

Lenovo has two new low-cost laptops for the education market coming in September. Priced at $219 and up, they’re designed for students and schools that want to balance performance, all-day battery life, and low cost. They’re also powered by previously unannounced AMD chips. The Lenovo 100e 2nd-gen and Lenovo 300e 2nd-gen laptops feature some of AMD’s first […]

Lilbits: Raspberry Pi and PinePhone projects and making a game of conference calls

A lot of us are spending more time than ever on video conference calls these days… and one developer has found a way to alleviate the boredom. The B-REEL Meeting Intruders Chrome extension turns a Google Meet session into a game of Space Invaders, where you can zap each chat window… and if you do […]

Running Windows on Chromebooks is going to get easier (for some users and devices)

Chromebooks are, by definition, laptops that run Google’s Chrome OS operating system. But that doesn’t mean you’re limited to running web apps on a Chromebook. In recent years Google has added support for running Android apps and Linux apps. And soon you may be able to run Windows software as well. Heck, you’ll be able […]

MediaTek’s 5G smartphone chips coming soon, with 5G laptop chips coming in 2021

You can find plenty of budget smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks powered by MediaTek processors. The Taiwanese company supplies the chips used in Amazon’s Fire tablets, Sony’s PlayStation Classic game console, and a number of Lenovo Chromebooks. So far MediaTek’s most powerful chips have been tough to find outside of China, but that could change soon. […]

Daily Deals (8-3-2020)

HP and Lenovo are running back to school sales. Meh is selling a $20 backpack with a built-in power bank. And Misfit is selling its Vapor X smartwatch for as little as $15, which is up to $245 off the list price. You’ll have to pay $40 if you want a model with a wristband, […]