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Xiaomi unveils Smart Glasses concept with a microLED display

Nearly a decade after the introduction of Google Glass, smart glasses still haven’t been widely adopted, but that hasn’t stopped companies from trying to make them a thing. Now Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has introduced a Smart Glasses concept with a built-in microLED display and enough processing power to function not only as a smartphone companion, but also as a standalone device.

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Intel Seamless Updates could pave the way for firmware updates without a reboot

Intel is developing technology that could reduce down time for some computers, by allowing the UEFI/BIOS firmware to be updated without the need for a reboot. As spotted by Phoronix, the feature is called “Intel Seamless Update,” and it’s likely aimed at servers first. But the technology could eventually find its way to consumer hardware. […]

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Lilbits: TCL’s foldable phone that wasn’t, Analogue Pocket Delayed (again) and the Cutest Console

The MINISFORUM Elitemini HX90 saga continues. After a couple of prominent YouTubers raised serious issues about the feature set and quality control of the little computer with a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, MINISFORUM released a statement saying it accidentally sent those reviewers the wrong pre-release prototypes for testing. And in other recent tech news from […]

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Buying a GPD Win Max 2021 upgrade board? You can repurpose the old board as a mini PC

The GPD Win Max 2021 handheld gaming PC looks nearly identical to the 2020 model, but it has an upgraded motherboard with newer, faster processor options. So GPD offered a motherboard-only upgrade option to crowdfunding backers. Now the company is also making it easy to repurpose your old motherboard as a standalone mini PC.

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Onyx BOOX Mira 13.3 inch portable E Ink monitor now available for $800

The Onyx BOOX Mira is a 13.3 inch portable monitor with a 2200 x 1650 pixel E Ink touchscreen display featuring a front-light with adjustable color temperature and adjustable screen refresh rates. First announced in May, the Mira is now available for purchase from the Onyx BOOX Shop. But with a $800 price tag, it’s […]

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Amazon rolls out a new UI for Kindle eReaders (biggest change in five years)

Amazon regularly pushes out software updates for its Kindle eReaders, but for the release notes are usually pretty boring, consisting of “performance improvements, bug fixes, and other general enhancements.” The latest update brings something new though: the biggest changes to the Kindle user interface in at least five years. It’s rolling out now to most […]

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MINISFORUM EliteMini HX90 is mini PC with Ryzen 9 5900HX (Update: but you might want to wait to buy one))

The latest compact computer from Chinese PC maker MINISFORUM is also the company’s most powerful to date at least on paper. Unfortunately after some early reviewers got their hands on the hardware, they found some major areas where the MINISFORUM EliteMini HX90 fails to live up to the company’s promises. The computer measures 7.7″ x […]

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Beelink LZX is a mini PC with a Zhaoxin processor (that you probably can’t buy)

Chinese PC maker Beelink’s latest small form-factor desktop computer looks… a lot like a bunch of the company’s other recent models. But under the hood there’s something different about the Beelink LZX: it’s powered by a Zhaoxin KX-6640MA processor. Zhaoxin is a Chinese chip maker that’s one of the only companies beside Intel and AMD making […]

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Google and Jio’s budget JioPhone Next is heading to India this fall

The JioPhone Next is a budget phone for the Indian market that will ship with Android Go software, but pack features usually reserved for higher-priced devices including “a great camera experience” and voice-first features. Originally expected to ship September 10th, it’s now been delayed, but could be widely available by November.