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Faster Surface Duo 2 packs better cameras and a slick new notification display

The Surface Duo was an intriguing device, but it wasn’t without its shortcomings. At its Surface event today, Microsoft was ready to show off how it addressed them in the Surface Duo 2. Perhaps the biggest knock on the Surface Duo was its underwhelming cameras. This time around Microsoft opted for a more premium triple-lens […]

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Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 8, Surface X and Surface Go 3

Microsoft announced updates across its range of Surface devices today. While previous years have brought mostly modest evolutionary changes, this round of updates brought some major improvements and a few surprises, too. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Let’s start with the Surface Pro 8. Microsoft says that it’s twice as fast the Surface Pro 7 thanks […]

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Topjoy Butterfly tablets with DES Slurry ePaper displays hit Kickstarter, ship in November (crowdfunding)

Topjoy, makers of the Falcon mini laptop, are back with some new devices to share. This time around they’ve stuck to the winged creature theme with the Butterfly tablets. It’s a fitting choice, given the fact that butterflies generally have colorful, paper-like wings and the Butterfly tablets feature color ePaper displays. First unveiled in August, […]

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AMD-based “Industrial Pi” board and fanless PC are first to receive Ubuntu IoT hardware certification

Embedded motherboard maker DFI has secured itself a “first.” The company’s GHF51 board and EC90A-GH fanless PC stand alone as the first to have passed Canonical’s Ubuntu IoT hardware certification process. The EC90A-GH appears to simply add a heatsink case and port and connectivity options to the GHF51. Both are built around the AMD Ryzen […]

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Intel NUC X15 laptop packs an NVIDIA GPU and a 240Hz display

Intel releases a whole range of compact NUC desktop PCs every year. They even offer larger more “extreme” NUCs aimed at gamers. Laptops from Intel are much more rare… and a gaming laptop is almost unheard of. That’s exactly what the new NUC X15 “King County” Laptop Kit is, however. Think NUC 11 Extreme, but […]

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Lilbits: the Pixel 6 won’t ship with a charger in the box and Samsung ditches in-app ads

When the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro arrive, they’ll be the first to ship with Google’s own Tensor processor. What they won’t be shipping with is a USB charger. The recently-launched Pixel 5a, it seems, will be the last in the line to package a charger. Google mentions a couple of reasons for the […]

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Redmi 10 is a big upgrade to a very solid budget-friendly phone

Xiaomi offshoot Redmi had a winner on its hands last year with the Redmi 9. The budget-friendly phone punched above its weight and a potential publishing slip-up may have revealed that its successor will carry on that tradition. The phone showed up briefly in a post on the Xiaomi blog earlier this week before the […]

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SerenityOS offers a Unix-like experience with 90s computing vibes

Microsoft is busily working away on Windows 11 and its redesigned, modern interface. Andreas Kling, meanwhile, is building the wonderfully retro Unix-like SerenityOS from the kernel on up. Maybe Fluent has really struck a chord with you. If, however, you feel like Windows interfaces peaked with Windows 2000, you’ll love the aesthetic in SerenityOS. Kling […]

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Google Pixel 5a packs a bigger battery and IP67 water resistance for just $449

The Pixel 5a finally checked in at the FCC last month, and today Google’s pre-order page is live! Early impressions of the Pixel 5a are that it’s not a huge change from the Pixel 4a 5G, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The Pixel 4a 5G was already a very good budget phone. Google […]