InkPlate 10 is an open hardware E Ink display made from recycled eReader parts (crowdfunding)

The makers of the InkPlate 6 are back with a new open hardware, WiFi-enabled E Ink display. The new InkPlate 10 is a bigger, higher resolution, and faster display with a few new features. But e-radionica’s new InkPlate is still a low-power, programmable electronic paper display that can be used to build your own eReader, digital […]

Lilbits: LG’s big, light laptops leaked, and the HTC HD2 gets new life (again)

There are plenty of thin and light laptops on the market these days. But for years it’s been hard to beat the LG Gram lineup if you want really lightweight notebooks with big displays. The current lineup includes a 17 inch notebook that weighs less than 3 pounds, a 2.5 pound model with a 15.6 […]

Lilbits: Open mobile hardware, Surface Pro 8 leak, and Apple’s ARM-based Macs

In September hardware hacker bunnie Huang unveiled a new open mobile hardware device called Precursor. Now it’s up for pre-order through a crowdfunding campaign at Crowd Supply. The early bird $450 rewards are sold out, but you can reserve one for a pledge of $512 or more and if everything goes according to plan, a […]

Amazon stops selling apps and games for older Kindles

Once upon a time you could play Scrabble, do crossword puzzles, and run other third-party apps and games on Amazon Kindle eReaders. But Amazon stopped offering the feature in 2014 when the company launched the Kindle Voyage. Every new model since then has lacked support for so-called “Kindle Active Content.” Still, if you had an […]

Lilbits 6-22-2020: One GX mini laptop will support US 4G LTE wireless networks

The latest mini-laptop from One Netbook is a computer with a 7 inch display, a backlit keyboard, a big exhaust fan in the back, and a set of detachable game controllers that can be connected to the side of the system. The One GX is designed to be a handheld gaming computer, and later this […]

Amazon Kindle updates: new colors and more storage (maybe)

This month Amazon added two new color options for the Kindle Paperwhite: in addition to buying the company’s 6 inch eReader with a high-resolution display in black or blue, you can now get sage or plum color options. But that might not be the only change in the Kindle lineup. Some customers who purchase the […]

Daily Deals (3-30-2020)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been trying to catch up on some reading while I’m stuck at home over the weekends anyway — and if you’re looking for something new to read, there are plenty of options in today’s roundup. Amazon is offering a $5 credit that you can use on Kindle eBooks […]

Inkplate 6 is a versatile E Ink display made from recycled Kindle screens (crowdfunding)

Folks have been hacking Amazon Kindle devices for years, using them as E Ink monitors or thermometers, among other things. But the Inkplate 6 project goes a few steps further by recycling the E Ink screens from old Kindles and transforming them into versatile, programmable displays with WiFi and Bluetooth support. The creators of the project […]

Amazon is killing Kindle MatchBook (cheap eBooks for print titles you’ve purchased)

Amazon’s Kindle MatchBook is a service that lets authors offer cheap Kindle eBooks to customers that have already purchased a physical copy of their book from Amazon. For customers, this means that you could buy a paperback or hardcover book from Amazon and pay an extra $1-3 to read it on your Kindle… assuming you […]