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Lilbits: AMD Ryzen 6000 Mobile, Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 and other leaks on the eve of CES 2022

Many big tech companies and news outlets may have opted not to actually go to Las Vegas for the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, but the show is still going on both in-person and virtually. So expect a flood of announcements over the next few days. Kicking things off, the Consumer Technology Association has announced a […]

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Open source PinePhone modem firmware now supports audio, GPS, and power management

Most modern smartphones actually run two different operating systems – there’s the one you interact with directly and there’s the firmware running on the modem system-on-a-chip, which is basically like its own little computer. So even a phone like the PinePhone that’s designed to run free and open source (usually Linux-based) operating systems might ship […]

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Hackers develop open source firmware for the PinePhone modem, use it to make phone calls

The PinePhone is an inexpensive smartphone designed to run free and open source operating systems like Manjaro, postmarketOS, Mobian, or Ubuntu Touch. But the phone isn’t 100-percent open hardware: its modem ships relies on proprietary, closed-source firmware. A team of independent developers are working to provide an alternative – and it looks like they’re getting […]