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AMD introduces Ryzen and Athlon chips for Chromebooks

Last year AMD introduced its first chips designed for Chromebooks, and within a few months a handful of PC makers began selling Chrome OS laptops powered by the inexpensive, low-power processors. Now AMD is taking aim at higher-performance Chromebooks. The company has introduced a new line of Ryzen and Athlon chips for Chromebooks. And unlike […]

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Lilbits: Amazon Sidewalk, Microsoft buys Bethesda, and game streaming on Linux

Amazon is diving deeper into the connected home space… by preparing to move just outside your home. Amazon Sidewalk will use a combination of wireless technologies to let your security cameras keep sending alerts even if your WiFi is out, or let your connected lights or other sensors work even if they’re beyond the range […]

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Daily Deals (9-21-2020)

Amazon is running a sale on select Echo smart speakers and displays, as well as some Amazon Fire tablets. The current-gen (and partially hackable) Amazon Fire HD 8 is on sale for $70, which is $20 below the list price. But QVC has Amazon beat. Customers who are new to QVC can pick up an […]

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Onyx launches two new E Ink tablets with 13.3 inch and 10.3 inch displays

Amazon may not make eReaders with screens larger than 7 inches, but a handful of other companies continue to do so – they just tend to be expensive, especially when they also pack features like pen support and lights with adjustable color temperature. The latest examples? Onyx has two new eReaders with large E Ink […]

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MaaxBoard Mini is an i.MX8M powered single-board PC

NXP’s i.MX8M line of processors are popular with open source hardware makers thanks to NXP’s ample documentation for these ARM-based chips. While they’re not as powerful as the latest processors from Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, or Apple, they’ve shown up in devices like Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone and single-board computers like the PICO-PI-IMX8M. Now there’s […]