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TCL Fold ‘n’ Roll concept phone unfolds AND unrolls to become a tablet (plus some new TCL phones you can actually buy)

Smartphones with foldable displays have been around for a few years, but they aren’t the only option for delivering a phone that can become a tablet. Oppo and LG have shown that rollable displays can also work (even if the LG Rollable will never see the light of day). But TCL is asking…. why not […]

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Linux PC maker System76 introduces the COSMIC desktop environment, coming to Pop!_OS 21.04

System76 has been selling Linux laptops and computers since 2005. A few years ago the company introduced its own Linux distribution called Pop!_OS, and now when customers buy a System76 computer they can choose between Pop!_OS and Ubuntu Linux. There hasn’t always been a huge difference though, since Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu. But now […]

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Lilbits: What the FLoC?

Google plans to end support for third-party tracking cookies in the Chrome browser, which is ostensibly a response to users’ growing demands for privacy. But Google is first and foremost a company that makes its money by advertising… and these days that’s primarily targeted advertising. So the company plans to keep doing that. Instead of cookies […]

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Daily Deals (4-13-2021)

Dell is selling an Inspiron 14 5000 laptop with a full HD display, a Core i7-1165G7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage for $756. Or you can snag an Inspiron 14 7000 with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a Core i5-1135G7 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $702. Meanwhile, […]

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Roku’s new hardware includes the $40 Roku Express 4K+ with HDR10+ support

Roku is rolling out a major software update to bring network, speed, and input enhancements to supported hardware. The company is also launching new hardware that can take full advantage of the features in Roku OS 10. The new Roku Express 4K+ is an inexpensive media streamer that supports 4K HDR and HDR10+ content. it’s up for […]

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Low-cost single-board computers with RISC-V chips are coming soon

The first single-board computers powered by an Allwinner Xuantie-C906 processor could be set to ship soon. The chip isn’t exactly a speed demon, but it is expected to be one of the most affordable processors based on RISC-V open chip architecture. Earlier this year Pine64 announced it was developing a single-board computer (SBC) featuring the […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 now available for $1000 and up with Intel or AMD, 13.5 inch or 15 inch options

Microsoft’s 4th-gen Surface Laptop is here and, as expected, the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 comes in two sizes (13.5 inch or 15 inch) and supports a choice of 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” or AMD Ryzen 4000U “Renoir” processor options. The Surface Laptop 4 is available for order in the US, Canada, and Japan starting […]

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Dell’s new Inspiron 14 2-in-1 convertible laptop with Intel or AMD coming in May for $729 and up

The latest Dell Inspiron 14 2-in-1 convertible laptops are coming in May and they’ll be available with a choice of Intel or AMD processors. The new Dell Inspiron 14 5410 2-in-1 is powered by 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” processor options, while the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1 packs an AMD Ryzen 5000U processor, but note that […]

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Dell introduces Inspiron 16 Plus with Tiger Lake-H and NVIDIA graphics

Dell is expanding its Inspiron laptop lineup with a new 16 inch model sporting a 3072 x 1920 x pixel display, a relatively compact design  thanks to slim bezels around the display, and support for 11th-gen Intel Core H processor options and NVIDIA GTX or RTX 30 series graphics. The new Dell Inspiron 16 Plus will […]