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Ubuntu Touch 20.04 OTA-3 is now available. (Image via UBPorts)

Ubuntu Touch is alive and well with release of version 20.04 OTA-3, now available on PinePhone

Ubuntu Touch is still an option for smartphone users wanting to exit the duopoly of Google's Android OS and Apple's iOS. The latest release of Ubuntu Touch, dubbed "20.04 OTA 3," is available today for select handsets, including t...
Sam Medley, 08 Nov 2023 20:26
The Anbernic RG ARC-D and RG ARC-S feature Wi-Fi connectivity for multiplayer gaming. (Image source: Anbernic)

Anbernic RG ARC: Sega Saturn-inspired gaming handheld to launch later this week from US$69.99

Anbernic has confirmed pricing and availability for the RG ARC-D and RG ARC-S, a pair of gaming handhelds that owe their design to the Sega Saturn's original controller. The Anbernic RG ARC series will start at US$69.99 or US$89.9...
Alex Alderson, 07 Nov 2023 17:57
War Thunder 2.31 "Kings of Battle" update now available (Source: Own)

War Thunder 2.31 "Kings of Battle" rolls in with a trio of top-tier aircraft, a new ground location alongside 15 vehicles, new mechanics, and more

Today's update to War Thunder brings the game's current version up to 2.31. This generous refresh brings new iconic top-tier aircraft, namely USA's F-111A, China's JH-7A, and the German MiG-29G, 15 ground vehicles spread across al...
Codrut Nistor, 31 Oct 2023 19:42
Valve may be on the verge of releasing a new Steam Deck revision. (Image source: Edgar Almeida)

Certifications indicate imminent launch of refreshed Valve Steam Deck

More evidence of a refreshed Steam Deck has turned up online. Certified as Model 1030, the new Steam Deck will contain upgraded connectivity, among other possible upgrades. Valve insists that there will be no performance improveme...
Alex Alderson, 07 Oct 2023 12:34
War Thunder 2.29 "Sons of Attila" now available (Source: War Thunder)

War Thunder 2.29 "Sons of Attila" comes with Hungarian ground vehicles and helicopters, rank VI ships, and more

While the Hungarian ground vehicles and helicopters join the Italian tech trees, bluewater naval battles get rank VI ships, War Thunder's "Sons of Attila" update also comes with new military hardware for most nations in the game. ...
Codrut Nistor, 20 Sep 2023 17:57
The RGB30 combines a 4-inch display with a Rockchip RK3566 chipset. (Image source: Powkiddy)

Powkiddy RGB30: New compact gaming handheld revealed with Rockchip RK3566 and a 720p 1:1 display

The Powkiddy RGB30 is a new compact gaming handheld based around a Rockchip RK3566 chipset and a 4,100 mAh battery. Powkiddy has also included a 4-inch IPS display with a 720p resolution and a 1:1 aspect ratio, among other feature...
Alex Alderson, 20 Aug 2023 13:47
Firefox 116.0 now available (Source: Mozilla)

Firefox 116 drops Windows 7 and 8, as well as macOS 10.1

In addition to improved upload performance, multiple security fixes, and a volume slider in Picture-in-Picture mode, Firefox 116 drops support for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1, as well as macOS 10.12, 10.13, and 10.14. The users of these...
Codrut Nistor, 01 Aug 2023 19:06
The Keyboard 81 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Keyboard 81 Pro goes to retail to "Rewrite the Rules" of the mechanical typing experience

OnePlus has finally announced pricing for the "Winter Bonfire" version of its inaugural mechanical keyboard. The OEM asserts that the 81 Pro will revolutionize its market with custom double-shot key-caps and "three-segment" switch...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 26 Jul 2023 19:04
The new Mars in action. (Source: Dangbei)

Dangbei Mars launches as an "ultra-bright" FHD projector with "native" Netflix support

Dangbei has announced a new addition to its Mars line of laser projector. Not only will this variant be cheaper than its flagship Pro sibling thanks to a 1080p resolution, the OEM asserts that it can connect to Netflix out of the ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 21 Jun 2023 17:27
The new Opera One browser powered by AI. (Source: Opera)

AI-powered Opera One browser hits the market, features ChatGPT integration with live web results

Opera has unveiled its all-new browser, Opera One, which the company says has been rebuilt from the ground up for the new age of generative AI.
Sanjiv Sathiah, 20 Jun 2023 12:49
War Thunder 2.27 "La Royale" now available (Source: Own)

War Thunder 2.27 "La Royale" now available with the full French naval tree and more

The second major update to War Thunder, dubbed "La Royale" and released yesterday, comes with more than 50 new/updated vehicles, including 14 new ships for the French naval tree (in Closed Beta stage for now). There is also a firs...
Codrut Nistor, 15 Jun 2023 00:24
The BeepBerry starts at US$79.99. (Image source: SQFMI)

Beepberry launches as mini Linux computer with Raspberry Pi boards and a BlackBerry keyboard

SQFMI is now selling the BeepBerry, its latest open-source gadget. Based around a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a Raspberry Pi RP2040 microcontroller, the BeepBerry also has a BlackBerry Q20-derived keyboard and a 2.7-inch display.
Alex Alderson, 24 May 2023 18:48
System76 offers the new Lemur Pro with the Core i5-1335U or the Core i7-1355U. (Image source: System76)

Lemur Pro: System76 refreshes Linux laptop with Intel Raptor Lake-U series processors

SYstem76 is now selling Intel Raptor Lake-U series versions of the Lemur Pro, a 14.1-inch laptop running Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Available from US$1,149, the new Lemur Pro also has a large battery, modern I/O and a ...
Alex Alderson, 23 May 2023 13:35
Intel has begun detailing plans to develop 64-bit only chips. (Source: Intel)

Intel x86-S could bring a major 64-bit only revision to its chip architecture

Intel has outlined its plans to switch to 64-bit only CPU architecture in a new white paper it has published on its website. The chipmaker is seeking feedback on its architectural proposal which it hopes will lead to a more effici...
Sanjiv Sathiah, 21 May 2023 10:53
The Powkiddy X55 joins the company's ranks alongside the X28. (Image source: Powkiddy)

Powkiddy X55 arrives officially from US$89.99 with Rockchip RK3566 SoC

Powkiddy is now selling its X55 gaming handheld directly. While a third-party retailer priced the Powkiddy X55 at just under US$150, Powkiddy has listed the same device for over 40% less.
Alex Alderson, 09 May 2023 20:31
When it comes to keyboard input, Linux is streets ahead of Windows. (Image source: System76)

Linux vs Windows 11: 3 underrated and common features that make the open-source software superior

There are a number of benefits to using Linux-based operating systems, including improved customisation, a more stable system, and a more responsive system, but there are also a number of Linux features that often go under the rad...
Julian van der Merwe, 25 Apr 2023 06:02
The PineTab2 is ready to roll out on April 11. (Image via Pine64)

PineTab2 and PineTab-V Linux tablets will launch April 11

Pine64's latest tablets, the PineTab2 and PineTab-V, will officially launch on April 11 starting at US$159. The PineTab2 is a fully-fledged Linux tablet running on a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, while the PineTab-V is a highly experimenta...
Sam Medley, 03 Apr 2023 20:38
Krita is a great alternative to Paint.NET, Adobe's Photoshop, and GIMP. (Image source: Krita)

Krita is an awesome, free-to-use alternative to Paint.NET, Adobe's Photoshop, and GIMP

CheckSum Krita is a powerful piece of software that is suitable for creating jaw-dropping art masterpieces and for simpler image-editing projects alike. It comes in multiple flavours, portable and Linux included.
Sergey Tarasov, 31 Mar 2023 00:48
The Powkiddy Y6 is a tiny TV stick designed for retro console emulation. (All images via Powkiddy on AliExpress)

Powkiddy Y6 offers retro gaming in Chromecast-sized package

The Powkiddy Y6 is a tiny TV stick with hardware powerful enough to emulate dozens of retro consoles. The entire package is roughly the size of a Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick, meaning it can plug into the back of a TV...
Sam Medley, 27 Mar 2023 21:44
AI prompts in Opera Browser (Source: Own)

Opera and Opera GX get AI-powered tools

With yesterday's update, Opera Browser and Opera GX received a set of AI-powered tools. Now in a public testing stage, these features include sidebar access to ChatGPT and ChatSonic, as well as smart AI Prompts, which allow the us...
Codrut Nistor, 23 Mar 2023 10:47
This month's update brings numerous changes to the Steam Deck. (Image source: Alexander Andrews)

Steam Deck receives DualSense Edge and Local Network Game Transfers support with new update

Valve has re-released a new Steam Deck Client update. According to the company, the update addresses several bugs present in its earlier release, as well as all changes and new features, including Local Network Game Transfers.
Alex Alderson, 21 Mar 2023 18:33
The Steam Deck is likely to persist with an IPS display until a next-generation model arrives. (Image source: Petar Vukobrat)

Valve discusses viability of Steam Deck OLED upgrade

While the Steam Deck outperforms its peers in many areas, its 800p IPS display falls short of most modern gaming handhelds. One of the programmers behind the Steam Deck has now commented on the difficulty of equipping the Steam De...
Alex Alderson, 16 Mar 2023 17:23
The BeaglePlay retails for under US$100. (Image source: BeagleBoard Foundation)

BeagleBoard BeaglePlay: New open-source SBC introduced for US$99

The BeagleBoard Foundation has started offering the BeaglePlay, a compact SBC equipped with a TI AM625 processor and 2 GB of RAM. The BeaglePlay retails for US$99 and comes with a custom Debian Linux build pre-installed, among oth...
Alex Alderson, 15 Mar 2023 14:49
Valve will not replace the Steam Deck anytime soon. (Image source: Edgar Almeida)

Valve outlines new Steam Deck gaming handheld timeline

Valve employees have hinted at the state of the Steam Deck platform going forwards. While many gaming handheld manufacturers release new models yearly, Valve will take a different approach. However, this means that the Steam Deck ...
Alex Alderson, 13 Mar 2023 15:51
War Thunder 2.25 ''Sky Guardians" update now available (Source: Own)

War Thunder 2.25 ''Sky Guardians" now available with new graphical effects, first French ships, and more

Unleashed earlier today, War Thunder 2.25 "Sky Guardians" comes with the first French ships and the super-heavy Char FCM 2C tank, 18 new and updated aircraft, new locations and missions, as well as updated visual effects. The size...
Codrut Nistor, 07 Mar 2023 16:54
Is this deal worth swooping on? (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Get a new ThinkPad for as little as US$249

Lenovo US has announced the start of its annual sale today (March 3, 2023), an event with savings of up to 75% on a range of ThinkPads, reducing one model in particular to just under US$250 in price. However, despite this attracti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 03 Mar 2023 18:57
The Auspicious Machine will orderable in late Q2 2023. (Image source: Auspicious)

Auspicious Machine launches as new Raspberry Pi gaming handheld with a BlackBerry twist

The Auspicious Machine is a Linux-based gaming handheld with a design that could be mistaken for a BlackBerry smartphone. Not only does the Auspicious Machine have a 4:3 aspect ratio display, but it also has a small keyboard. The ...
Alex Alderson, 02 Mar 2023 19:47
The PlanetPC XR mini PC packs many functionality features. (Image Source: Planet Computers)

Arm-powered PlanetPC XR mini PC offers tons of ports and a stylish control touchscreen

The Rockchip processors are not particularly powerful, but what really sets the PlanetPC XR mini PCs apart are the robust port selection and the integrated color touchscreen that allows access to many system settings.
Bogdan Solca, 28 Feb 2023 17:06
Gaming on a Chromebook - APEX Legends

Gaming on Chromebooks - Testing out Steam beta with many current games

Steam is now also available on Chromebooks. But the software is still in its beta stage. We installed Steam on an Asus Chromebook Flip CX5 to test out how well the program runs right now and found that some well-known games in our...
Marc Herter, 28 Feb 2023 14:16
The Volla Phone X23 is available in a single colourway. (Image source: Hallo Welt Systeme)

Volla Phone X23: New Google-free smartphone launches with Ubuntu Touch or Volla OS AOSP fork

The Volla Phone X23 is the latest Google-free smartphone from Hallo Welt Systeme. The Volla Phone X23 relies on a mid-range MediaTek Helio chipset and has a 5,000 mAh battery that supports wireless charging, among other features.
Alex Alderson, 15 Feb 2023 14:14
The Pangolin from System76 will use AMD's Ryzen 7 6800U APU. (Image via System76)

System76 teases beefy Pangolin Linux laptop update with Ryzen 7 6800U

System76 teased a new version of its Pangolin laptop. The new Pangolin will come with an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M graphics, a 144 Hz FHD screen, and quite a bit of connectivity.
Sam Medley, 14 Jan 2023 16:49
Civilization VI (Source: Firaxis Games / 2K Games)

Deal | Sid Meier's Civilization VI 90% off on Steam until January 17

Available since late October 2016, Sid Meier's Civilization VI has received a rich set of expansion packs and updates. Even now, the game remains in active development. Those interested can grab it for an impressive 90% discount t...
Codrut Nistor, 07 Jan 2023 17:29
The new Genoio 900 debuts. (Source: MediaTek)

CES 2023 | MediaTek Genio 700 unveiled as new IoT platform with dual display and USB 3.2 Gen1 support

MediaTek has introduced a new addition to the Genio family of internet of things- (IoT) specific platform at CES 2023. The 700 is an octa-core chip rated to support FHD and 4K displays - both at the same time if necessary, in fact...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 02 Jan 2023 17:57
War Thunder 2.23 "Apex Predators" update now available (Source: Own)

War Thunder 2.23 "Apex Predators" arrives as the year's last update to bring the F-16A, MiG-29, and much more

Dubbed "Apex Predators" and labeled 2.23, War Thunder's final update of the year introduces three iconic rank VIII 4th generation fighters, namely the F-16, the MiG-29, and the Tornado. Other changes include new and updated ground...
Codrut Nistor, 20 Dec 2022 12:32
OnePlus pitches its mechanical keyboard idea. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus first-gen mechanical keyboard production teased during global anniversary celebration

OnePlus has unveiled plans for a move into PC accessories today (December 17, 2022) as part of its ninth anniversary event. The well-known mobile device brand has outlined plans to make its own mechanical keyboard, complete with i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 17 Dec 2022 16:55
The PineTab2 is a Linux tablet powered by the Rockchip RK3566. (Image via Pine64)

Pine64 announces PineTab2 Linux tablet powered by Rockchip RK3566

Pine64, the makers of inexpensive Linux gadgets like the Pinebook Pro and PinePhone, today announced the PineTab2. The tablet will use a Rockchip SoC and run Linux. It will ship sometime in February after the Chinese New Year.
Sam Medley, 16 Dec 2022 04:25
The Sky Z7 R2 Server Edition. (Source: Eurocom)

Eurocom Sky Z7 R2 Server Edition touted as an IT pro's ideal supercomputer companion in a laptop form-factor

Eurocom asserts that the latest version of its Sky Z7 R2 crams the entire requirements of an entire "mobile server" into an 8.4lb package. This is because it is actually in the form of an Intel Z590-compatible laptop with up to 12...
Deirdre O'Donnell, 07 Dec 2022 18:17
Mastodon panel in Vivaldi 5.6 (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 5.6 now available with Mastodon integration

Vivaldi 5.6 arrived earlier today with the integration of Mastodon in the side panel, as well as its instance, namely Vivaldi Social. This update of Vivaldi Browser is only available on the desktop for now. is a new defaul...
Codrut Nistor, 07 Dec 2022 16:43
The Asus Chromebook C425 is a 14-inch Intel-powered Chromebook on sale now for US$129. (Image via Best Buy)

Deal | Save 61% on 14-inch Asus Chromebook C425 with Intel Amber Lake Y CPU

The Asus Chromebook C425 is a 14-inch Chromebook with an Intel Core m3-8100Y, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of storage. This hardware puts it in the mid-range of the Chromebook world. At US$129, it'll be hard to find a better Chromebook ...
Sam Medley, 06 Dec 2022 07:03
The Fydetab Duo comes with a detachable keyboard and a case, among other accessories. (Image source: Fyde Innovations)

Fydetab Duo launches for £489 with January 2023 shipment aim

Fyde Innovations has brought the Fydetab Duo to Indiegogo, where it starts at £489. Having already exceeded its campaign goal, Fyde Innovations aims to start shipping the Fydetab Duo globally from January 2023.
Alex Alderson, 01 Dec 2022 19:10
Gaming laptops such as the Alienware x15 R2 may one day be able to take advantage of dynamic MUX switching while running Linux

Linux gaming laptops may finally get Nvidia Advanced Optimus support in near future

Linux laptops have so far lost out to their Windows counterparts with regard to features such as Nvidia's Advanced Optimus. Now, Nvidia is proposing a new user-space API for the Linux kernel that allows for dynamic multiplexer (MU...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 11 Nov 2022 17:27
Anbernic sells the RG353M in two colours and three memory configurations. (Image source: Anbernic)

Anbernic RG353M: New gaming handheld arrives with Android and Linux dual boot support

Anbernic has introduced the RG353M, a gaming handheld that builds on the company's other 'RG353' devices. Built around a landscape display, the RG353M has a Rockchip RK3566 SoC, 2 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and an HDMI port, among other fea...
Alex Alderson, 07 Nov 2022 19:57
The GPD Win 4 should launch in at least two memory configurations. (Image source: GPD)

GPD Win 4: Company confirms launch window as crowdfunding campaign listing arrives

GPD has outlined when it will start selling the Win 4, its latest compact gaming handheld. Equipped with a 6-inch display and AMD's powerful Ryzen 7 6800U APU, the GPD Win 4 will also be available with up to 32 GB of LPDDR5 RAM an...
Alex Alderson, 06 Nov 2022 15:41
Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu" desktop (Source: Ubuntu Blog)

Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu" now available for download

With a short support period that ends in July 2023, Ubuntu 22.10 "Kinetic Kudu" comes with the new 5.19 Linux kernel, various updated applications and subsystems, and much more. In addition to the regular release, these community ...
Codrut Nistor, 20 Oct 2022 22:41
The Juno Tablet is available with three Linux distributions and up to 1 TB of storage. (Image source: Juno Computers)

Juno Tablet: Juno Computers presents Linux tablet with Intel Celeron N5100 for £449

Juno Tablets has introduced the Juno Tablet, which ships with Linux, an Intel Jasper Lake processor and a 10.1-inch display. Available from £449 with 256 GB of storage, the Juno Tablet also comes in 512 GB and 1 TB flavours, all w...
Alex Alderson, 18 Oct 2022 16:44
(Image SOurce: Fyde)

Budget-oriented Fydetab Duo convertible with ARM-based processor coming soon

Offered by the FydeOS developing team, the 12.35-inch FydeTab Duo convertible will be equipped with a Rockchip 3588S ARM-based SoC complemented by 8 GB of LPDDR4X and up to 128 GB eMMC storage. It is scheduled to soon go up for pr...
Bogdan Solca, 07 Oct 2022 16:55
AMD Ryzen 7000 series architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs are faster in Linux with Spectre V2 mitigations enabled

While most processors on the market are faster when disabling security tweaks/patches for certain bugs such as Spectre or Meltdown, it was recently discovered that the AMD Ryzen 7000 family does better when the Spectre V2 mitigati...
Codrut Nistor, 05 Oct 2022 13:55
Star Labs StarFighter Linux laptop (Source: Star Labs)

Star Labs unveils AMD/Intel-powered StarFighter Linux laptop

Available with both Intel and AMD processors, the StarFighter Linux laptop from Star Labs will be up for pre-orders in less than three weeks. Sadly, with prices from US$900 to US$3,000, interesting hardware specs overall, and quit...
Codrut Nistor, 28 Sep 2022 15:22
The Anbernic RG353V and RG353VS both rely on Rockchip RK3566 chipsets. (Image source: Anbernic)

Anbernic RG353V gaming handheld released alongside RG353VS with Android support and HDMI output

Anbernic has introduced the RG353V and RG353VS, two vertical retro gaming handhelds with 3.5-inch displays. Starting from US£89.99, the RG353V series costs up to US$142.99 with 256 GB of eMMC flash storage.
Alex Alderson, 26 Sep 2022 23:39
Mozilla Firefox is now 20 years old (Source: Mozilla)

Mozilla Firefox celebrates its 20th anniversary, will continue to support current content blockers

Although its market share is no longer what it used to be, Firefox became two decades old yesterday and it's not going away anytime soon. The first 0.1 release arrived on September 23, 2002 as Phoenix. Version 1.0 followed more than two years later, on November 9, 2004, which is often considered the browser's birthday.
Codrut Nistor, 25 Sep 2022 14:04


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