Lilbits: A Tomagotchi for Hackers, Pixel 4a coming Aug 3, and iPhone 12 not coming in Sep

The Flipper Zero is an open source toy/hacker multitool designed to be a wireless button/controller, signal analyzer, RFID key card, or Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) security key, or universal remote control. It also gets its name from the animated dolphin character that “grows” as you use the device. The developers of the Flipper Zero call […]

Streaming updates: Spotify free comes to Alexa speakers, Sling TV works with Nest Hub

Just a few days after Amazon announced that its free, ad-supported music streaming services was now available on devices other than Echo smart speakers, rival Spotify has announced that its ad-supported music streams are now available on Echo speakers… along with just about anything else that supports the Alexa voice service, including Amazon Fire TV products. It’s […]

Facebook launches 3 new Portal video-calling devices with prices starting at $129

As promised earlier this year, Facebook is launching its Portal line of video-calling smart displays in more countries and adding support for WhatsApp video calls as well as Facebook Messenger. But the company is also launching three new Portal devices, all of which are cheaper than the original models Facebook launched last year. The new Portal […]

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab Android tablet hangs around, acts like a smart speaker

Lenovo is launching a new line of Android tablets that you can also use as Google Assistant-enabled smart speakers. The new $129 Lenovo Smart Tab M8 is the company’s latest 2-in-1 that comes with a docking station that you can use to charge the tablet and turn it into a stationary smart display/speaker. And the […]

Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab with Google Assistant coming soon?

Lenovo’s Android tablet lineup currently includes a “Lenovo Smart Tab” that becomes a smart speaker when you attach a dock, and a line of Yoga Tab multi-mode devices with rotating cameras and other components. Now it looks like the company is getting ready to combine those product categories. The upcoming Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab with Google Assistant […]