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Mudita Pure minimalist E Ink phone is coming soon and its OS was just open sourced

The Mudita Pure is a simple phone with a 2.84 inch E Ink display, a number pad, and an emphasis on the “phone” part of smartphone, although it also supports a handful of apps including a calendar, calculator, notes, alarm clock, music player, and voice recorder. Under development for the past few years, the phone […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi + LEGOS, Alibaba open sources its RISC-V chips, Mac Pro could have 40-core CPU and 128-core graphics

Raspberry Pi’s latest device is an add-on that lets you use a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi Zero, or Raspberry Pi 400 as the brains of a LEGO robot. Alibaba has unveiled a high-performance 128-core server chip based on ARM technology… but the company has also announced it’s open sourcing the technology behind its low-power […]

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Lilbits: KDE Plasma 5.23, OpenBSD 7.0, Windows 11, and yet another mini-laptop

Ubuntu 21.10 isn’t the only new release of a free and open source operating system today. The OpenBSD team have also released version 7.0 of their Unix-like operating system based on BSD rather than Linux. And while operating systems are cool and everything, they’re not much use these days without a proper desktop environment, and […]

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Lilbits: Newt open source IoT display, Xiaomi’s phone with a 4K display, and Amazon’s whack-a-mole with banned brands

Amazon may have given hundreds of Chinese brands the boot from its storefront, but many of them have found ways to sneak back with a little name change (or sometimes not even that). A new programmable, wireless 2.7 inch IoT display is coming soon to crowdfunding site Crowd Supply. And new phones from Xiaomi and […]

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OpenShot 2.6.0 video editor adds AI, Computer Vision, and Audio effects

OpenShot is a free and open source, cross-platform video editor available for Linux, Mac, and Windows computers. Under development for more than a decade, the latest version brings a lot of new features. Some of the most noteworthy changes in OpenShot 2.6.0 are the new audio and video effects, some of which make use of computer […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s walled garden, VoLTE for Ubuntu Touch, and an upcoming Apple display with an A13 chip?

It’s unclear whether it’ll actually come to market, but 9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on a new display with a built-in Apple A13 Bionic processor. Why does a display need the same processor that powers the iPhone 11? One possibility is that it will be a smart display that blends the capabilities of an […]

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Lilbits: Next-gen iPad mini leaked, next-gen Samsung everything leaked too

Apple’s next iPad mini could have a bigger screen, slimmer bezels, and a much faster processor. Samsung’s next-gen foldable smartphones could debut in August, along with new smartwatches (running Wear OS rather than Tizen), and wireless earbuds. Leak season is upon us. Oh, who am I kidding, every season is leak season. But the sources […]

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Lilbits: Intel Beast Canyon NUC, an open source, configurable keyboard, and the down side of fast charging

Intel recently teased an upcoming NUC 11 Extreme compact, modular gaming desktop computer with 11th-gen Core processors, code-named “Beast Canyon.” But the company didn’t say which 11th-gen chips it would have. Now we know that at least some models will have a pretty powerful Tiger Lake chip. Xiaomi recently showed off a 200W fast charging system […]

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System76 Launch is a configurable keyboard with open source firmware and hardware

Linux PC company System76 has been selling laptop and desktop computers with Linux software for over a decade. But until a few years ago the company did that by installing custom software on OEM hardware. In 2018 System76 began manufacturing some of its own desktop computers in-house. And now the company is launching a new […]