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Openbook is (yet another) crowdfunded laptop dock for Android phones

Today’s smartphones do a lot of the things that yesterday’s laptop computers did. You can use a phone for email, web surfing, gaming, and web browsing, among other things. But some activities, like viewing and editing documents can be easier on a device with a large display and full-sized keyboard. Over the past few years […]

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Rock64 is a quad-core, 4K-ready single-board PC for $25 and up

Another day, another tiny computer that looks like a Raspberry Pi, but which has different hardware (and a less robust user/developer community). This time it’s a new single-board computer from Pine64 called the Rock64 Media Board Computer. The little PC sells for $25 and up, and it’s about the same size as a Raspberry Pi, […]

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Pinebook Linux laptop is ready to ship for $89 and up (plus shipping)

The Pinebook is a cheap, low-power laptop with an ARM-based processor. First unveiled in November, the Pinebook comes from the makers of the Pine A64 single-board computer and it uses the same processor as that tiny desktop. Now the company is getting ready to begin shipping laptops to customers. Prices start at $89 for a […]

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Pre-release Pinebook spotted in the wild ($89 Linux laptop)

Late last year Pine64 unveiled plans to release a cheap Linux laptop with a starting price of $89. While the Pinebook isn’t available for purchase yet, it looks like some developers have gotten their hands on pre-release versions of the laptop. As spotted by, some real-world photos have been posted to the Linux Sunxi […]

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Lilbits 313: Extensions coming soon to Microsoft Edge web browser

Microsoft introduces a brand new web browser with Windows 10. The Edge browser is fast, has a simple user interface, and support for some unusual features, such as writing “web notes” on the pages you visit. But one thing Edge doesn’t support? Third-party extensions. Microsoft has said it’s working on adding support for extensions that […]

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PINE64 single-board computer coming to Kickstarter soon for $15

A few years ago the idea of a fully-functional computer with a $35 price tag seemed crazy. These days you can find models that sell for as little as $5 or $9. But the Raspberry Pi Zero and CHIP aren’t particularly powerful. Neither is the PINE64… but it’s more powerful than most other devices that sell for […]