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BeagleV Starlight RISC-V single-board computer canceled, a new model may be coming in 2022

The BeagleV Starlight single-board computer was supported to be an affordable development platform for folks who wanted to get started with RISC-V architecture. Expected to sell for under $150, the BeagleV project was first announced in January and boards were expected to begin shipping in April. But the BeagleV Starlight never went into mass production, […]

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GPD Win Max 2021 handheld gaming PC with Intel or AMD up for pre-order through Indiegogo

The GPD Win Max 2021 is a handheld gaming PC that’s also a tiny laptop with an 8 inch display and a QWERTY keyboard that’s just (barely) big enough for touch typing. That keyboard helps set it apart from other recent devices in this category including the ONEXPLAYER and the upcoming Steam Deck. First announced […]

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Targus USB-C Phone Dock turns your phone into a desktop (Samsung DeX compatible)

Targus has introduced a new smartphone dock that not only lets you charge your phone, but which also lets you basically use your phone as a full-fledged desktop computer. The new Targus Universal USB-C Phone Dock has HDMI, Ethernet, audio, and USB ports, a built-in microSD card reader, and the dock is compatible wish Samsung […]

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Amazon’s old Kindle 3G devices will lose internet access in December

Mobile network operators are getting ready to shut down their 3G networks in order to free up resources for 5G. In the US, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon are all expected to pull the plug by the end of 2022. Odds are that most smartphone users have already migrated to 4G or newer devices, but there […]

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Qualcomm’s Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders is up for pre-order (for $1499)

This month Qualcomm announced it had partnered with Asus to launch a Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders featuring the latest state-of-the-art Qualcomm technologies. The phone will begin shipping at the end of August, and now you can pre-order one from the Asus web store… if you’ve got $1499 burning a hole in your pocket. That makes this […]

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Lilbits: LPDDR5X, Intel Tiger Lake-H for embedded devices, and new games for old Pebble watches

Low-power memory used in smartphones and some laptops could get a significant speed boost in the next year or so, thanks to the approval of a new LPDDR5X standard. Facebook is planning to launch a set of augmented reality glasses in partnership with Ray-Ban. And it looks like Intel has a bunch of Tiger Lake-H […]

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Playdate is up for pre-order, 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 after it’s finally available for pre-order for $179. The first batch of […]

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Beta for folks craving a more stable pre-release OS

Windows 11 is coming this fall, but Microsoft began releasing preview builds to members of the Windows Insider program since last month. Up until now previews were only available in the Dev Channel, but now folks looking for a little more stability from their pre-release, work-in-progress operating system can install the first Windows 11 Beta. […]

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Huawei launches P50 series smartphones with striking camera designs, but no 5G support

Huawei’s latest flagship-class smartphones continue the Chinese company’s track record of releasing devices with premium specs including some seriously impressive cameras and powerful processors. But the Huawei P50 and Huawei P50 Pro are noteworthy for a few other reasons as well. First, they have a new camera design consisting of two large circles on the back of […]

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Chuwi HiPad Pro is a 10.8″ tablet with Snapdragon 662 and 4G LTE

Chinese device maker Chuwi’s next Android tablet is a 10.8 inch model with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, support for a digital pen and a detachable keyboard, and a 4G LTE modem with support for dual-SIM, dual-standby. The Chuwi Hipad Pro will be available from the company’s AliExpress Store starting August 3 for about $300 and […]