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The first laptop with a RISC-V processor goes on sale (in limited quantities)

The ROMA Laptop is the first notebook computer powered by a RISC-V processor. First announced this summer, it’s now available for purchase from Alibaba for $1,499 and up. Sort of. At this point the manufacturer only plans to ship around 100 units by the end of the year and up to 1,000 more in the […]

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All phones sold in the EU will need USB-C ports by late 2024

Most modern Android smartphones feature USB-C ports, but soon that might be a requirement for all phones sold in Europe… including iPhones. After announcing a provisional agreement in June  to create “a single charging solution for certain electronic devices,” the European Union has finalized that agreement. That means that by the fall of 2024, new […]

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Simple Phone is a €399 Google-free Android phone with Simple Mobile Apps (and a 4-year-old processor)

The developer behind the Simple Mobile Tools suite of open source Android apps are now taking pre-orders for their first phone. As promised, the Simple Phone is a phone that emphasizes privacy by shipping with a de-Googled version of Android called SimpleOS. It comes with Simple Mobile’s phone dialer, calendar, clock, contacts, music player, and […]

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XMG Apex 15 Max laptop can now be configured with a AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D desktop gaming processor

The XMG Apex 15 Max is one of the few laptops with support for desktop processors. Earlier this year XMG announced that the system could be configured with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X desktop processor configured to run at 88 watts. Now the company has added support for AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, […]

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ECS LIVA Q3H is a tiny PC with Intel Jasper Lake, HDMI input and output

The ECS Live Q line of computers are palm-sized desktop PCs designed for simple applications such as digital signage or video conferencing. But they’re basically full-fledged PCs capable of running Windows, Linux, or other software. The latest addition is the ECS LIVA Q3H, a compact computer powered by a low-power Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor. […]

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Samsung roadmap: 2nm chips by 2025 and 1.4nm by 2027

Chip manufacturers have been racing for years to shrink their process node technology in an effort to improve performance, efficiency, and cost of processors made at their foundries. Earlier this year Samsung announced it had already begun manufacturing chips using a 3nm process node. Now the company is laying out its plans for the next […]

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Lilbits: More Pixel 7 leaks, DIY magnetic charger for the Framework Laptop, and Linux 6.0

The Framework Laptop is modular, repairable, and upgradeable. And thanks to an Expansion Card system, you can replace any of the four ports with another port, an SSD, or other accessories. You can also design your own, and one person decided to make a magnetic charging Expansion Card. One of the nifty things about the […]

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Now you can jailbreak a PlayStation 5 (but you can’t run homebrew code yet)

News broke over the weekend that hackers had found a way to jailbreak the Sony PlayStation 5 video game console. This allows you to access hidden settings and features and load custom code including games and other software that aren’t officially supported. Now a utility has been released that anyone can use to jailbreak a […]