Lilbits 387: Updates on the PinePhone, Ghost Canyon NUC, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Pine64 has been making Raspberry Pi-like single-board computers for a while, but over the past few years the company has become one of the most interesting players in the cheap Linux computer space. The company’s PinePhone is a $150 smartphone designed to run GNU/Linux software. The PineBook Pro is a $200 Linux laptop with specs […]

Facebook Messenger is now available as a desktop app for Windows or Mac

Zoom may be grabbing all the headlines lately (for better or worse), but it’s hardly the only option for making video calls over the internet. Microsoft has Skype. Google has Hangouts. And Facebook has Messenger — which is now available as a desktop app. You can now download Facebook Messenger from the Microsoft Store or […]

Facebook launches 3 new Portal video-calling devices with prices starting at $129

As promised earlier this year, Facebook is launching its Portal line of video-calling smart displays in more countries and adding support for WhatsApp video calls as well as Facebook Messenger. But the company is also launching three new Portal devices, all of which are cheaper than the original models Facebook launched last year. The new Portal […]

Facebook Portal smart display is going international, gaining WhatsApp support

Facebook’s Portal line of smart displays/video chat devices are getting support for new apps and features… and they’re going to new places. Less than a year after Facebook launched the 10 inch Portal and 15 inch Portal+ devices in the United States, the company says they’re heading to Canada in June and they’ll be available […]

Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is also coming May 31 for $399

Facebook is launching two new VR headsets. As mentioned earlier today, the Oculus Rift S is an updated headset that plugs into your PC and which features a higher-resolution display, inside-out position tracking, and a more comfortable design. And the Oculus Quest is a new standalone headset that doesn’t require a computer at all. They’re both […]

Oculus Rift S VR headset up for pre-order for $399 (ships in late May)

jThe Oculus Rift S is a virtual reality headset with a higher-resolution display than the original Oculus Rift, support for inside-out position tracking (so you don’t need to place sensors around the room), and a more comfortable design. First announced in March, the new headset is up for pre-order from the Microsoft Store for $399, […]

Oculus Rift S is a higher-res VR headset with inside-out tracking (for $399)

The Oculus Rift was arguably the headset that really kicked off the modern virtual reality boom. But it’s been nearly three years since the original Rift started shipping. Now the Facebook-owned Oculus has partnered with Lenovo to design a new model called the Oculus Rift S. It’s designed to be more comfortable. It supports inside-out […]

Lilbits 342: Facebook’s next device might be for your TV

Facebook’s probably on your phone. You might use it on your computer from time to time. And the company recently introduced a smart speaker/display/video calling gadget called Facebook Portal that puts Facebook in your living room, kitchen, or anywhere else in your house. So what’s next? According to a report from Cheddar, Facebook wants to […]

Lilbits 340: System76 to launch a new open source computer

It’s been more than a year since Linux computer company System76 announced plans to design and manufacture hardware in-house. Up until now, the company has primarily worked with OEM’s to add custom software to off-the-shelf laptop and desktop PC designs. Now the company says it plans to start taking pre-orders for a “new open-source computer” […]