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This Bluetooth speaker looks like a Walkman and your phone is the tape cassette

While a handful of companies are still making portable audio players, for the most part smartphones have replaced MP3 players these days. But before there were MP3 players, there were portable CD players, MiniDisc players, and the grandparent of them all – the Sony Walkman and similar portable cassette players. From time to time smartphone […]

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Ubuntu 21.04 “Hirsuite Hippo” released

The latest version of the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system has a new display server, a newer Linux kernel with improved hardware support, an updated theme, and support for joining Microsoft Active Directory domains, among many other changes. Ubuntu 21.04 “Hirsuite Hippo” is now available for download, and it’ll be officially supported for 9 months. […]

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Lilbits: Android 12, Pixel 5a 5G, Microsoft Cloud PC, and the controversial Eve V

Google confirmed this month that it has a Pixel 5a coming later this year, although it may only be available in select markets. But the company hasn’t provided any real details about the phone. Now that the company has released Android 12 Developer Preview 3 though, some folks have been busy digging through the software […]

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Daily Deals (4-21-2021)

Lenovo is running a “you pay what we pay” sale on select PCs, which means anyone can get the same discounts as Lenovo employees on select Windows and Chrome OS laptops and desktops. Already have a PC, but need to spruce up your wireless network? You can save money on mesh networking gear from Amazon […]

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Microsoft brings desktop Linux apps to Windows 10 Insiders, GUI and all

Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) has allowed users to install a Linux distribution and run command line applications since Windows 10 first launched in 2015. Initially aimed at developers who wanted to be able to use Linux tools without rebooting or loading a virtual machine, WSL has picked up a number of improvements and […]

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Bowers & Wilkins PI7 true wireless earbuds can work with non-Bluetooth devices (but they still cost too much)

Bowers & Wilkins makes premium audio hardware including speakers and headphones. The company’s latest product are a line of high-end true wireless earbuds with support for active noise cancellation. Priced at $250, the Bowers & Wilkins PI5 earbuds are about the same price as a pair of Apple AirPods Pro, which is to say expensive, […]

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Samsung Upcycling at Home turns old phones into new IoT devices (now in beta)

Some folks keep old smartphones in a drawer. Others turn them into artwork. But with most phones only designed to be used for a few years, an awful lot of them eventually end up as e-waste, causing environmental and health issues. Earlier this year Samsung revealed another option that could breathe new life into old […]