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This handheld Linux terminal is made from discontinued classroom hardware

The Smart Response XE is a simple handheld device that was designed for use in classroom settings (teachers could send questions to students over a local wireless network and then collect responses). It was discontinued years ago, but hardware and software hackers have been picking up user devices on eBay and finding new uses for […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 will support an S-Pen, no new Galaxy Note this year

Samsung is holding an event on August 11th, when the company will unveil its next-gen foldable smartphones, widely expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 (the latest phone with a screen that unfolds to become the size of a small tablet) and the Galaxy Z Flip3 (the latest Samsung flip-phone with a flexible display […]

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KDE Connect now supports Windows as well as Linux and macOS (link your phone to your PC)

KDE Connect is a free tool that lets you pair a smartphone with a PC to do things like share links and files between devices, view phone notifications on your PC, use your phone as a remote control for presentations or to control media playback on your computer (or use your PC to control media […]

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NVIDIA brings RTX graphics to ARM, shows ray-tracing on MediaTek-powered hardware

Chromebooks and Linux laptops with ARM-based processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics could be on the horizon. NVIDIA has released a demonstration showing PC games running on computer with a MediaTek Kompanio 1200 (MT8195) processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics. While PC makers haven’t announce plans to release hardware with those features yet, NVIDIA’s demo presents some […]

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Kobo Clara HD becomes an E Ink Linux tablet with the help of postmarketOS

The Kobo Clara HD is an eReader with a 6 inch E Ink display and Kobo’s software designed for reading eBooks. But thanks to a new work-in-progress port of postmarketOS for the device, you can now use the Kobo Clara HD as a Linux tablet with an E Ink display. That could make this device, which […]

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COSMIC desktop environment makes its debut with release of Pop!_OS 21.04 Linux distribution

System76 has been selling Linux computers for more than 15 years. For a long time that meant the company’s hardware came with Ubuntu pre-installed. But a few years ago System76 began offering users a choice of Ubuntu or the company’s own Ubuntu fork called Pop!_OS. Now System76 is taking things a step further and releasing […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s One UI comes to Wear OS watches, Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS (via the web)

Last month Samsung and Google announced plans to merge their smartwatch platforms into a single, unified platform bringing the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Now Samsung is giving us an idea of what next-gen Galaxy smartwatches running the new software will look like. Among other things, Samsung is promising updates to the […]

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Tuxedo Stellaris 15 is a Linux gaming laptop with Intel or AMD processors, NVIDIA graphics

Linux PC company Tuxedo Computers is taking orders for a new gaming laptop called the Tuxedo Stellaris 15 Gen 3. It’s a 4.9 pound notebook with up to a 2560 x 1440 pixel display featuring a high refresh rate, support for up to a 150-watt NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. It’s also available with three […]

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Lilbits: More Windows 11 details leaked and Amazon’s war on fraudulent product reviews

A day after folks started digging into a leaked build of Windows 11, more details about the next version of Windows are starting to emerge. First of all, despite some significant changes to the taskbar, start menu, and other UI elements, the operating system is largely the same as Windows 10 under the hood. Second, […]

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Lilbits: PinePhone keyboard, Beats Studio Buds, and a mini PC with discrete graphics support

The upcoming PinePhone keyboard accessory will basically let you use the Linux-powered smartphone as a tiny Linux laptop. Just pop off the back cover, snap the phone into the new keyboard case accessory and you’ll get a QWERTY keyboard, a nice big battery, and a new way to use the PinePhone. While the keyboard isn’t […]

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Manjaro Cutefish Edition is a community spin with a macOS-like design for this Linux distro

Cutefish is a new(ish) desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions that includes Apple-inspired design elements including a dock, icons, and color theme. While the developers seem to have plans to release an operating system called CutefishOS that’s based on Arch Linux soon, the easiest way to take the software for a spin at the moment is […]