Lilbits: Linux phones and laptops, S-Pen for more phones, and an RK3566 single-board computer

Pine64, the company behind a line of geeky, inexpensive, and hackable smartphones, laptops, and single-board computers designed to run open source software tend to only publish one blog post each month. But it’s always a doozy, and the January update is no exception. Among other things, Pine64 unveiled that The next PinePhone Community Edition smartphone […]

US labels Xiaomi a Communist Chinese military company, pushing US investors to divest

The United States Department of Defense has updated a list of companies it considers “Communist Chinese military companies,” and one of the most notable additions is Xiaomi, the world’s third-largest phone maker in terms of shipments. Thanks to an executive order signed by president Donald Trump in November, that means US investors to sell or […]

HP Launches ProBook x360 11 G7 for education (Intel Jasper Lake PC with classroom features)

HP’s newest laptop designed for use in classrooms features an 11.6 inch touchscreen display, a 360 degree hinge, cameras that face the front and back, and a sturdy MIL-STD-810H tested design with metal-reinforced corners, and a Gorilla Glass display and spill-resistant keyboard that can be wiped clean with “commonly used household wipes.” The HP ProBook x360 […]

Leaked Windows 10X builds paint a picture of a simplified Windows OS

When Microsoft first revealed it was working on a new operating system called Windows 10X, the company said it was designed for dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo tablet. But with the Neo delayed, Microsoft announced Windows 10X would first ship with single-screen devices. Now a leaked pre-released build of the operating system is making […]

Samsung’s under-glass camera may debut in laptops rather than smartphones

The first smartphone with under-glass cameras that snap photos and shoot video through the display arrived late last year and early reviews of the ZTE Axon 20 5G’s selfie camera are… mixed at best. But the technology holds a lot of promise since it could provide device makers a way to release products that don’t […]

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 smartphones have Exynos 2100, S-Pen (for S21) Ultra, but no SD card reader (or charger in the box)

Samsung’s 2021 flagship smartphone lineup includes three models powered by the company’s new Exynos 2100 processor. On paper, the chip looks very competitive with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 888 chip (which will also be used for Galaxy S21 series phones as sold in some regions). And the new Samsung Galaxy S21 5G also pack plenty of […]

Lilbits: A color E Ink phone, Intel’s new CEO, and more CES product launches

Chinese electronics company Hisense is one of the only companies in recent years to sell smartphones with E Ink displays. Until recently, that meant phones with black and white screens, but now that color E Ink is a thing, Hisense unveiled a color model last year, and a YouTuber has posted a new unboxing and […]