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LinkStar H68K-V2 is an updated version of the $99 pocket-sized 4-port router with Android, OpenWrt, and Armbian support

The LinkStar H68K-V2 is a 4-port router with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, two 2.5 GbE ports, and support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. It’s also a tiny device that measures just 80 x 60 x 40mm (3.15″ x 2.36″ x 1.57″). Available for $99 from Seeed Studio, the pocket-sized router is an updated version of […]

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Volla Tablet is a Google-free Android tablet that also supports Ubuntu Touch (crowdfunding)

The Volla Tablet is a 12.3 inch tablet with a 2560 x 1600 pixel display, a MediaTek Helio G99 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and support for optional accessories including a backlit keyboard cover and a digital pen. But what really makes it stand out from most tablets is the software: Volla will offer […]

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Google launches Find My Device network (find Android phones and other gadgets via a crowdsourced network)

Google’s new Find My Device network is designed to help you find a misplace or stolen phone or other supported gadgets. The company has long offered the ability to show your phone’s last known position on a map, make your phone ring so it’s easier to locate in the couch cushions or bottom of your […]

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Lilbits: The tiniest “Steam Deck,” Android’s desktop mode gets (a little) better, and would you pay for Google’s AI search features?

AI is the buzziest buzzword in tech right now… although since it’s an abbreviation for two words, maybe it’s a buzzphrase? Anyway, chip makers are slapping so-called Neural Processing Units into their silicon destined for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Mobile and desktop operating systems are backing AI features into their software.  And search, social media, […]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2024) launches March 28 with Android 14, S-Pen, and an updated processor

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is a mid-range Android tablet with a 10.4 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixel display and a Samsung S-Pen for pressure-sensitive input. Since first launching in 2020, the tablet has been the most affordable Samsung device with S-Pen support. No Samsung is giving the tablet the second spec bump in […]

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Lilbits: Android 15 Dev Preview 2, MediaTek chips with NVIDIA graphics, and Spellcheck for Notepad

Google has released the second developer preview of Android 15. As usual, since the company is initially targeting developers, the announcement is primarily focused on changes that app and game makers need to know. But also, as usual, observers have started to dig in and find other changes. Mishaal Rahman has posted some of his findings […]

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Beeper’s new “Universal Chat” app for Android is here, but iMessage isn’t included

Beeper is a mobile chat app that’s made a name for itself by offering a “universal” approach to chat, allowing you to communicate with people who are using apps other than Beeper. Most notably, the company has tried several different approaches to letting folks with Android phones communicate with iPhone users by tapping into Apple’s […]

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Lenovo Legion Tab is an Android gaming tablet (that already launched in China last summer)

The Lenovo Legion Tab is an Android tablet with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display featuring a 144 Hz refresh rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, 12GB of LPDDR5x RAM, and 256GB of storage. Aimed at mobile gamers, the tablet will be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia beginning this […]

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Google Pixel 8 now supports display output (if you’re running Android 13 QPR3 Beta)

Google’s Pixel 8 smartphone is the company’s first phone that you can plug into an external display since the Nexus 5, which was released more than ten years ago. Or at least, it will be very soon. Before the Pixel 8 launched, Kamila Wojciechowska spotted clues that it would support USB DisplayPort Alt Mode, allowing […]