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Lilbits: PineTab Linux tablet coming in August, Jibo’s afterlife, and more

Pine64 began taking pre-orders for their PineTab 10.1 inch Linux tablet in June, and now the company says it expects to begin shipping the tablet to customers in mid-August. Microsoft’s Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone continues its march toward launch, this time with an appearance at the Bluetooth SIG website. And if you happened to take […]

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MicroSD cards get bigger, faster (1TB and 985 MB/s cards on the way)

A little over a year after the first 512GB microSDXC card was unveiled, SanDisk has introduced the first 1TB card. Micron has one too. The SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card should be available in April for $450 and it supports read speeds up to 160MB/s and write speeds up to 90MB/s. The 1TB Micron c200 […]

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SanDisk’s first A2 microSD cards are coming soon (4K/2K IOPS)

SD Cards with the A2 logo on them should support random read speeds that are twice as fast as cards with the A1 logo. There’s just one catch: while the A2 specification was introduced more than a year and a half ago, there weren’t actually any A2 cards available for purchase… until now. Western Digital […]

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Next-gen SD cards to support up to 128TB of storage, 985 MB/s speeds

The SD Association has revealed a few major updates that could bring faster, higher capacity SD cards. The new SD 7.0 specification includes new technologies that will enable support for SD cards with up to 128TB of storage and data transfer speeds as high as 985 megabytes per second. Right now the theoretical maximum amount […]

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Android apps on Chromebooks can finally access SD card storage

It’s been nearly two years since Google started rolling out a feature that lets you run Android apps on Chromebooks. And while Android support has come a long way, there’s one thing Android apps couldn’t do on Chromebooks… until now: access an SD card. But starting with the latest Chrome OS beta, it looks like […]

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How to use an SD card with Amazon’s Fire tablets

Every tablet Amazon Fire tablet released in the past few years has featured a microSD card slot, which is a nice thing to have if you’re using a tablet that may have as little as 8GB of built-in storage. You can pick up just about any Class 10 or UHS microSD card to add up […]

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Micron kills off Lexar flash drives, storage cards, and other products

Say goodbye to the Lexar brand of removable storage products. Parent company Micron Technology is “discontinuing its Lexar retail removable storage business.” That means you won’t see new Lexar-branded USB flash drives, SD cards, card readers, or other memory products. I suspect it’ll take a while before stores sell out of any remaining inventory though, […]