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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition, Oppo’s in-house chips, and Hyper’s big new batteries

This week Google officially launched the first smartphones powered by its own Google Tensor processors, and Apple unveiled new MacBook Pro laptops powered by the company’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. There seems to be a growing trend of device makers designing their own processors rather than using off-the-shelf chips from Intel, AMD, […]

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Lilbits: Nothing introduces something, first look at the JingPad A1 Linux tablet

A startup called Nothing has generated way more buzz this year than you’d expect from a company that’s never released a product yet. But Nothing was founded by Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, a company that knows a thing or two about generating press (not always good press, but at least people were talking). Now […]

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Lilbits: Firefox 90, Apple’s MagSafe Battery for the iPhone 12, and using the Raspberry Pi 4 as a tiny server

The latest version of Firefox for Windows can download and install updates in the background, enabling you to update by just restarting the browser when you’re ready. A day after posting a video showing a GNU/Linux distribution running on the Kobo Clara HD eReader, developer Martijn Braam reports that display graphics issues have been largely […]

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PiSugar S brings battery power to Raspberry Pi devices for less than $30

The Raspberry Pi line of computers are small, energy-efficient, and inexpensive. That makes them easy to use in places where you might not be able to fit a larger desktop computer. But if you want to use them for mobile projects, you need to add a battery. PiSugar Kitchen’s new PiSugar S and PiSugar S Pro […]

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ReVolt brings USB power to gadgets designed for alkaline batteries (crowdfunding)

Have an old Game Boy, portable cassette or CD player, or other gadgets designed to run on alkaline batteries, but hate buying disposable batteries? One solution is to switch to rechargeables. Another? Switch to USB power. Of course, that second option is easier said than done. But a new Kickstarter campaign aims to make it […]

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Purism upgrades the Librem 5 Linux phone battery to 4,500 mAh ahead of shipping

Mass production of Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphone is underway and the company expects to begin shipping phones to customers later this month or in early December. While Purism had already shipped a small quantity of pre-production units to early backers, the phones about to head out the door are part of the company’s “Evergreen” […]

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Energizer P18K smartphone with 18,000 mAh battery hits Indiegogo

Tired of carrying around a portable battery pack because your smartphone battery isn’t big enough to make it through the day? Last month Avenir Technology unveiled the Energizer Power Max P18K, a device that’s more battery than phone, at least in terms of volume. The phone features a 6.2 inch, 2280 x 1080 pixel LCD […]

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Energizer P18K Pop smartphone sports an 18,000 mAh battery… and it’s ridiculously thick

Earlier this month the company that produces phones sold under the Energizer brand name announced plans to show off a phone with a massive battery at MWC. It’s called the Energizer Power Max P18K and it sports a 6.2 inch display and the company says it offers “weeks of battery life on a single charge” […]

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Windows 10 build 17639 RS5 brings Sets updates, Bluetooth battery percentage

One of my favorite things Google added to recent versions of Android is the ability to see the battery level of connected Bluetooth devices from the Quick Settings drop-down. While I’m a big fan of using Bluetooth headphones on in order to avoid getting tangled up in wires, it can be kind of a pain […]

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Amazon issues recall for 6 different AmazonBasics portable power banks (fire hazard)

Amazon sells a wide range of cheap, but generally decent products under its AmazonBasics brand. You can find AmazonBasics luggage, Bluetooth speakers, cell phone cases, and computer keyboards, just to name a few categories. But one product type you probably won’t find on Amazon.com today? An AmazonBasics portable power bank. Working with the US Consumer […]

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Energizer Power Max P16K Pro promises all-week battery life (in a huge phone)

As expected, the Energizer Power Max P16K Pro smartphone with a massive 16,000 mAh battery is on display at Mobile World Congress this week. Unfortunately it’s just an early prototype at this point, so the folks at GSM Arena, Mashable, and TechRadar who got a look at it weren’t able to turn the phone on. […]

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Energizer Power Max P16K Pro smartphone packs a 16,000 mAh battery

Mobile chip makers have gotten a lot better at balancing power and performance recently, so that it’s not unusual to find a phone with a 3,000 mAh battery (give or take) that offers all-day battery life. But what if you’d rather have all-week battery life? There are a handful of phones with 4,000 mAh or […]