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Lilbits: PineBuds Pro, PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, and StarFive JH7110 RISC-V chip details

At least two upcoming single-board computers will be powered by StarFive’s new JH7110 processor featuring four RISC-V CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 graphics, the Star64 board from Pine64, and the VisionFive 2 from StarFive. Now more details about the chip’s full feature set are have been revealed. The StarFive JH7110 is a quad-core RISC-V processor […]

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Lilbits: Turning a Casio F91W into a smartwatch, Microsoft brings Taskbar overflow back to Windows 11, and more

The Casio F-91W digital watch was first released in 1989, and it’s never gone away. You can still buy one for less than $20 and get a water resistant watch with up to 3 years of battery life. Want a little more out of this classic watch design? Just scoop out the insides and replace […]

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Qualcomm’s next smartwatch processor could be 2X faster while using half the power (Snapdragon W5+)

It’s been more than two years since Qualcomm has released a new chip designed for smartwatches, and that chip (the Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+) is starting to show its age. Now Qualcomm has unveiled a new Snapdragon W5 and W5+ processors that the company says should be up to twice as fast, while consuming half […]

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Lilbits: Apple Watch Series 8 and Samsung Galaxy Watch5 leaks, hacker reimagines Game Boy as a landscape device

Apple and Samsung are both set to launch new smartwatches later this year… and neither is doing a great job of keeping a lid on the top secret plans. Bloomberg reports that Apple will debut a new “extreme sports” model with a rugged design and bigger battery, while Samsung is allegedly planning to introduce a […]

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Lilbits: Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs, Meta scraps a smartwatch (and scales back its smart displays)

Last year Microsoft announced plans to develop a game streaming device that would allow you to play games on any screen without buying a full-fledged console or gaming PC. All you’d need is an internet connection and a game controller. But in May we learned that Microsoft may have discontinued work on that device… instead […]

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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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The $100 Moto Watch 100 is an affordable wearable with 2 weeks of battery life (but no 3rd-party apps)

Motorola was one of the first companies to launch a smartwatch powered by Google’s software for wearables. But the Moto 360 was released seven years ago, and a lot has happened since then. Apple entered and then began to dominate the smartwatch market. Motorola was acquired, sold, and divided up. And so the new Moto Watch […]

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Meta (formerly Facebook) may be making a smartwatch with a front-facing camera

Smartwatches have been a thing for nearly a decade at this point, letting users view notifications, control media playback, and occasionally even make phone calls Dick Tracy-style from their wrist. But one thing that hasn’t really taken off, despite the occasional attempt from one watch maker or another? Smartwatches with cameras. Now it looks like […]

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Samsung Exynos W920 is a 5nm chip for smartwatches

Most smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS software that have shipped in recent years have been powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear processors. But the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 that’s set to launch this week? It’ll be using Samsung’s brand new Exynos W920 processor instead. Samsung says the new chip offers up to 20% faster CPU performance than […]

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The $27 PineTime smartwatch runs open-source software and now it’s ready for non-developers

The PineTime is an inexpensive smartwatch designed to run open-source software and serve as a wearable companion to Linux smartphones (like the PinePhone), among other things. First introduced a few years ago, PineTime development kits began shipping in 2020 and coders began writing software for the platform. Now Pine64 is taking orders for a version of […]