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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi-powered storage server, Android 12’s new Internet tile, and Palm’s new earbuds

A company called KubeSail is introducing a compact network-attached storage device called the PiBox 2 mini which, as the name suggests, is powered by Raspberry Pi hardware. Up for pre-order through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign for $250 and up with an expected ship date of March, 2022, it’s designed to work with up to two […]

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Lilbits: Nothing introduces something, first look at the JingPad A1 Linux tablet

A startup called Nothing has generated way more buzz this year than you’d expect from a company that’s never released a product yet. But Nothing was founded by Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, a company that knows a thing or two about generating press (not always good press, but at least people were talking). Now […]

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OnePlus launches Nord 2 5G (not available in the US) OnePlus Buds Pro (available globally)

As expected, OnePlus is launching its first phone powered by a MediaTek processor rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. But the mid-range OnePlus Nord 2 5G doesn’t skimp on specs. The smartphone has a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, UFS 3.1 storage, and 65 watt fast charging. The phone goes up […]

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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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Bowers & Wilkins PI7 true wireless earbuds can work with non-Bluetooth devices (but they still cost too much)

Bowers & Wilkins makes premium audio hardware including speakers and headphones. The company’s latest product are a line of high-end true wireless earbuds with support for active noise cancellation. Priced at $250, the Bowers & Wilkins PI5 earbuds are about the same price as a pair of Apple AirPods Pro, which is to say expensive, […]

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Amazon’s 2nd-gen Echo Buds are smaller, cheaper, and bring active noise cancellation

Amazon is updating its true wireless earbuds with a new version that’s smaller, a little more affordable, and offers better noise cancellation. The new 2nd-gen Amazon Echo Buds will sell for $120 when they ship on May 13, but they’re up for pre-order now for $100. Both of those prices are lower than the $130 […]

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Something from Nothing: the new brand teases semi-transparent wireless earbuds

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s new company is called Nothing. And in recent months the company has been grabbing headlines by raising money from investors, acquiring the assets of Android founder Andy Rubin’s defunct Essential Products, and announcing it would be working with design company Teenage Engineering. One thing Nothing hasn’t done yet? Released any products. […]

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Lilbits: Leak season (Pixel 5, Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite)

Amazon is holding a hardware event on September 24, when the company will most likely introduce new Echo smart speakers, new eero mesh WiFi routers, and a new entry-level Amazon Fire TV Stick. WinFuture obtained some marketing documents for the previously unannounced device, and it looks like the new model adds a live TV button, […]

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Skullcandy’s new true wireless earbuds have Tile tracking built-in

It’s easy enough to misplace a set of wired or wireless earbuds… but these days it’s twice as easy thanks to the rise of true wireless earbuds. So it makes sense for companies to build location-tracking technology into their earbuds. And that’s what Skullcandy did for its latest products. The company has announced four new set […]

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Lilbits 400: Google’s problematic auto-policing of the Play Store and Chrome Web Store

Google has a long history of using computers to do thing that… quite honestly could probably be done better by humans. But it’s easier to scale an algorithm than it is to hire more people. And that leads to situations where an algorithm makes an obviously wrong decision that stays in place until a human […]