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Lilbits: PineBuds open source earbuds could come in October, Pixel 6a available now, Intel is winding down its Optane Memory business

Open hardware maker Pine64 already has a wide range of products including smartphones, laptops, single-board computers, smartwatches, and even a smart soldering iron. And they’re all designed to run open source software. Next up? A pair of true wireless earbuds that allow users to flash their own firmware. First announced in April, the upcoming PineBuds […]

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Google Pixel 6a is available for pre-order for $449, ships July 28

The Google Pixel 6a is a smartphone with the same Google Tensor processor as Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. But with a $449 price tag, it’s a more affordable than those phones, which have starting prices of $599 and $899, respectively. In order to shave the price, Google did cut some corners. […]

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Google’s $449 Pixel 6a is a smaller, cheaper Pixel 6

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship phones have been among the company’s most successful to date. Google says it’s the fastest-selling Pixel device to date, already having sold more devices than the Pixel 4 and 5 combined. But for the past few years the company’s mid-range phones have really hit a sweet spot […]

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Lilbits: The latest Unihertz BlackBerry clone, why Pebble failed, and a dip in PC shipments

Unihertz plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign soon for a modern phone with some retro-inspired features including a BlackBerry-style physical keyboard. The upcoming Unihertz Titan Slim will be the latest in a line of unusual phones from Unihertz, which has made a habit of releasing niche smartphones aimed at fans of old-school features like […]

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Lilbits: Fitbit recalls its first smartwatch, Amazon closes its physical bookstores, and new Apple hardware is on the way

Apple has scheduled an event for March 8, where the company is likely to unveil new hardware that could include an updated iPhone SE and iPad Air and one or more new Mac computers sporting Apple Silicon chips. In other hardware news, Nothing plans to launch something soon: the company’s first smartphone. Google’s Pixel 6a […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 6a confirmed (sort of), USB-C charging comes to power tools, and Face ID works with face masks now

Google’s next smartphone is expected to be a cheaper version of the Pixel 6, featuring the same Google Tensor processor, but an older, less powerful camera system. Google hasn’t officially confirmed that the Pixel 6a is real yet… but it’s come pretty close with a mention of the unannounced phone spotted in a coloring book […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Pixel 6a could be a cheaper phone with a Tensor processor

With a $599 starting price, the Google Pixel 6 isn’t exactly a high-end smartphone by today’s standards. But soon there may be a cheaper option. Google’s next mid-range smartphone is expected to the Pixel 6a, and a few days ago we got our first look at it courtesy of some leaked renderings. Now the folks […]

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Pixel 6a could have a Pixel 6-inspired design (and a slightly smaller screen)

Google’s next mid-range phone could look a lot like the company’s latest flagships. 91mobiles and @OnLeaks have released a set of images that allegedly show the design of the upcoming Google Pixel 6a. The leaked images show a design that’s very similar to the recently release Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL, with a camera bar […]