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Lilbits: MSI’s AMD-powered gaming laptops, Windows 11’s new keyboard shortcuts

Lenovo introduced its first Chromebooks powered by 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake processors in January, but now you can finally buy one – Best Buy is selling a 13″ Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 convertible Chromebook with a Pentium Gold 7505 quad-core processor for $419. If you’re in the market for something that packs a little (okay, […]

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Lilbits: PinePhone keyboard, Beats Studio Buds, and a mini PC with discrete graphics support

The upcoming PinePhone keyboard accessory will basically let you use the Linux-powered smartphone as a tiny Linux laptop. Just pop off the back cover, snap the phone into the new keyboard case accessory and you’ll get a QWERTY keyboard, a nice big battery, and a new way to use the PinePhone. While the keyboard isn’t […]

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Lilbits: Cyberdecks, Chromebooks, Kindle jailbreaks, and Linux phones

William Gibson coined the word cyberdeck in his 1984 novel Neuromancer to describe a kind of mobile device that one could use to connect to cyberspace. These days most of us just use phones or PCs… but there’s a thriving community of folks making their own cyberdecks by combining modern tech with retro-futuristic aesthetics. One […]

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Waveshare’s Raspberry Pi 400 kits bundle a touchscreen display with the computer-in-a-keyboard

The Raspberry Pi 400 is a computer stuffed inside a keyboard, featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 processor, 4GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a starting price of $70 for the computer alone or $100 for a computer + mouse, power supply, and microSD card with Raspberry Pi’s Linux-based operating system pre-installed. One thing that’s not […]

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Lilbits: Deeper dives into Intel’s discrete GPU, Raspberry Pi’s PC-in-a-keyboard

Over the weekend Intel officially introduced its new discrete graphics solution for laptops. The first notebook with an Intel Iris Xe MAX GPU is now available for purchase, and at least two more are on the way in the coming months. But the GPU is based on the same Intel Iris Xe technology Intel uses […]

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Raspberry Pi 400 is a PC-in-a-keyboard for $70 and up

Raspberry Pi has been selling tiny, inexpensive computers and accessories since 2012. But while Raspberry Pi hardware has become popular with enthusiasts and home users, the organization’s single-board computers were originally targeted at students, educators, and makers. The new Raspberry Pi 400 is something different: a full-fledged computer stuffed inside a keyboard. It’s basically a modern take […]