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Unihertz Titan Slim packs a QWERTY keyboard but comes up short

Unihertz has never been opposed to taking risks with smartphone designs and its upcoming Titan Slim is no exception. While the phone has yet to hit Kickstarter a few early reviews are in… and they’re not too flattering. The Titan Slim looks like a pretty standard QWERTY update. Its elongated body bolts a physical keyboard […]

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Maui Shell Alpha released (convergent desktop environment for Linux phones and PCs)

The developers of the Linux-based NitruxOS (NXOS) have been working on a slick new convergent desktop environment called Maui Shell designed to look good and function well on just about any device no matter the screen size, which makes it an interesting option for phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers – or devices that are […]

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Roundy is a slick, low-cost way for makers to experiment with round displays (crowdfunding)

If you’ve been looking for a simple inexpensive way to prototype a project that utilizes a circular display, a new Kickstarter thing may offer the solution. Roundy is a 1.28 inch round LCD display connected to a small board powered by a low-power microcontroller. A Kickstarter campaign for Roundy just went live, and you can […]

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Lilygo TTGO T-Block devkit wears modular covers to handle different tasks

Shenzen-based Lilygo has added a slick new devkit to its product range, the TTGO T-Block. It’s a modular unit that lets makers add functionality by snapping different covers onto its diminutive base unit.   The T-Block host measures roughly 1.5 inches square. Like a number of Lilygo’s dev boards, the T-Block utilizes an ESP32 low-power […]

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Raspberry Pi wants you to beta test a slick new network installer

A new bootloader for Raspberry Pi boards has been released for beta testing. It brings one very slick new feature: the ability to install an operating system via your Internet connection. Up until now setting up a Raspberry Pi meant writing an image to an SD card or a USB stick. It’s not a particularly […]

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Fisher-Price adds Bluetooth to classic Chatter phone so you can embrace your inner child

Fisher Price has made tons of iconic toys for children over the years. One its most memorable, the Chatter phone, got a 21st-century reissue this year. The updated Chatter phone features Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to pair it with your smartphone to make and receive calls. This cheerful little device can even be used as […]

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Microsoft makes Windows 11 browser switches easier, adds buy now pay later to Edge

It was a week of ups and downs for Microsoft and Edge. First the company angered users by bolting buy now, pay later app Zip onto Edge. Then, just days later, Microsoft tweaked Windows 11 to make it easier for users to change their default web browser. If you’re asking why a web browser needs […]