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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

ARM’s PlasticARM is a flexible microprocessor made from plastic rather than silicon

Most microprocessors are made using silicon. And most are rigid, which means that if you want to put them in flexible devices like folding phones or wearables, they’ll need to be placed in a section that doesn’t bend. ARM has just unveiled a new PlasticARM chip that bucks both trends. It’s a natively flexible processor made […]

Valve Steam Deck UI will replace Steam’s Big Picture mode (eventually)

Valve’s upcoming Steam Deck handheld gaming PC will ship with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS with a user interface designed to put gaming front and center, making the little computer feel more like a game console. But that new UI isn’t just for the Steam Deck. According to Valve, it will also be […]

Asus Chromebook Flip CX5400 is a premium, fanless convertible with Intel Core i7-1160G7

Chromebooks have a reputation for being cheap laptops with entry-level specs. But we’ve seen premium models with high-end features from time to time, and the new Asus Chromebook Flip CX5400 certainly falls into the latter category. It’s a 14 inch convertible Chromebook with an Intel Core i7-1160G7 low-power processors, 16GB of RAM, 512GB of speedy PCIe […]

Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Chrome, Firefox, Signal on Linux phones, Netflix will be the Netflix for games after all

Microsoft has released a new preview version of the Windows Terminal app that builds on the “quake mode” feature introduced earlier this year, allowing you to open a terminal from any screen using a hotkey. Now when you dismiss that window, it minimizes to the system tray by default. Other changes include an updated Settings […]