Hardware powered by Google’s Fuchsia OS could be coming soon (Nest Hub with Fuchsia 1.0 hits the Bluetooth SIG)

Google’s Android operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones. Google’s Chrome OS is gaining ground in the laptop space, particularly in the education market. But Google has also been developing another operating system called Fuchsia for the past few years. It just hasn’t been clear what the operating system is for (will it replace […]

Most of Amazon tablets and smart speakers are on sale (plus some other stuff)

Amazon is running a sale on all of its Fire tablets, most of its Echo smart speakers and displays, and a grab bag of other items including the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the Anker Nebula Fire TV Edition sound bar. You can save up to $60 off the list price of Amazon’s already-pretty-cheap […]

Libits: Huawei’s future revenue streams, Apple’s security updates, and Google’s new Nest Hub

Huawei continues to produce some of the most interesting hardware in the mobile space, but the company’s future remains uncertain as US trade restrictions affect Huawei’s ability to source necessary components for its products. So the company may be turning to another revenue stream: charging royalties for use of its patented intellectual property related to […]

Google introduces Kids Space for Android tablets (coming first to Lenovo’s new Smart Tab M10 HD)

Amazon has been selling Kids Edition versions of its budget tablets for the past few years, offering a rugged bumper case, a 2-year “worry-free” warranty, and a FreeTime Unlimited service that provides access to a kid-friendly library of more than 20,000 apps, games, eBooks and videos, among other things. Now Google is making a play […]

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 […]