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PineBuds are wireless earbuds with user-flashable firmware from open hardware maker Pine64 (coming in October?)

Pine64 has made a name for itself with a series of open hardware devices including Linux-friendly laptops, smartphones, tablets and single-board computers as well as other devices with user-flashable firmware including an inexpensive smartwatch and even a soldering iron. Now the company is taking aim at Bluetooth audio devices. The company plans to launch a […]

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QuartzPro64 is a single-board computer with RK3588 processor and 16GB RAM

Pine64 is introducing a new single-board computer (SBC) with a Rockchip RK3588 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage plus a lot of input/output options. The QuartzPro64 is Pine64’s most powerful SBC to date, but it’s also one of the largest at 180 x 180mm (about 7.1″ x 7.1″) and one of the […]

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Lilbits: PineNote, Sony LinkBuds, and Intel’s foundry business

Pine64 is a company which develops hardware aimed at open source software enthusiasts and then encourages independent developers to create the software that will run on it. So far that approach has generated results with a series of affordable laptops, smartphones, and a tablet. The company’s most recent product is a $399 E Ink tablet […]

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PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition is now available for $399 (Linux Smartphones)

The PinePhone Pro is a Linux-friendly smartphone with a 6 inch FHD+ display, a Rockchip RK3399S processor, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Priced at $399, it costs about twice as much as the original PinePhone, but it has better specs and should offer significantly better performance. Pine64 unveiled the PinePhone Pro last fall […]

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PinePhone keyboard now available (Wireless charging, fingerprint, and LoRa cases too)

The PinePhone is an inexpensive Linux-friendly smartphone with a $150 starting price. And now you can turn it into a tiny Linux laptop thanks to a $50 keyboard accessory. It’s one of four new PinePhone accessories that are now available from the Pine Store. In addition to being able to run mobile Linux distributions, the […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal to become default command prompt for Win11 (plus jailbreaking the PS4, using older Chromebooks and more)

For the most part you can use Windows without ever typing into the command line. That’s one of the key things that set Windows apart from its predecessor, MS-DOS. But power users may still find themselves firing up command line utilities like the Windows Command Prompt, Microsoft PowerShell, or the Windows Subsystem for Linux from […]

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$399 PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition Linux Smartphone will go on sale within weeks

The PinePhone Pro began shipping to developers earlier this month. And soon it’ll be available for anyone to purchase. Pine64 has announced that it will begin taking orders for the $399 Linux-friendly smartphone in late December or early January. First announced in October, the PinePhone Pro is a smartphone with a 6 inch HD+ display, […]

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Linux Smartphone News Roundup: PinePhone Keyboard, PinePhone eMMC speed hack, and more

Pine64 has been working on an official keyboard accessory for the PinePhone for most of the year. It’s gone through multiple hardware revisions in that time, but it’s finally almost ready to ship and you’ll be able to order for $50 starting next month. For that price, you can effectively turn Pine64’s Linux-friendly smartphone into a […]