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RedMagic 8 Pro launches globally February 2 for $649 and up (gaming phone with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2)

Nubia’s latest RedMagic-branded gaming smartphone is going global. After launching in China in December, the RedMagic 8 Pro will be available worldwide starting February 2, 2023 with prices starting at $649 for a model with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. All versions of the phone feature a FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120 Hz […]

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Soon you’ll be able to dual boot Android and Windows on Surface Duo phones (unofficially)

The Microsoft Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 are dual-screen smartphones that ship with a bunch of Microsoft apps and services running on Google’s Android operating system. But some folks would rather run Windows on a Microsoft-made device like the Surface Duo, and thanks to the third-party developers behind the WOA Project, you’ve been able […]

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Kodi 20 “Nexus” media center adds support for AV1, multiple instances of add-ons, and more

The Kodi team has released the biggest update of their popular free and open source cross-platform media player in nearly two years. Among other things, Kodi 20.0 “Nexus” brings support for the AV1 video codec, support for HDR visuals on Windows PCs, and a bunch of other improvements. There’s also now support for running multiple instances […]

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CAMM could replace SODIMM memory in next-gen laptops

Most laptops released over the past two decades have used replaceable SODIMM sticks for memory although a growing number of thin and light systems in recent years have featured non-replaceable LPDDR memory soldered to the motherboard. But last year Dell introduced a new type of removable memory called CAMM that’s capable of higher capacity and […]

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Report: Apple to build its own microLED displays and wireless chips

Apple is reportedly planning to build more of the components used in its products in-house. The company has long relied on third-party manufacturers for chips, displays, and other components. But after transitioning most of its Mac line of computers from Intel processors to Apple Silicon, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports the company has its sights set […]

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MINISFORUM HX99G is now available (mini PC with Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6600M)

The MINISFORUM Neptune HX99G is a small desktop computer with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor with Zen 3+ CPU cores, Radeon RX 6600M discrete graphics based on RDNA 2 architecture, and support for up to 64GB of RAM. First unveiled in November, the HX99G is now available for pre-order for $839 and up and […]

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Why it makes sense for Apple to build touchscreen MacBooks

For years Apple has insisted that touchscreens are for smartphones and tablets, not laptops. But according to a report from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, Apple officials may have changed their views: the company is said to be working on MacBook Pro laptops with touchscreen OLED displays that could launch in a few years. While some folks […]

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iTunes for Windows is (almost) dead, as Apple Music, TV, and Devices apps hit the Microsoft Store

Apple pulled the plug on iTunes for Mac a few years ago, but the company has kept iTunes for Windows alive since it was the only officially supported way to sync your data between a PC and iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. But now Apple is getting ready to kill iTunes for Windows too. Apple […]

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System76 Pangolin Linux laptop with up to Ryzen 7 6800U and a 144 Hz display coming soon

The System76 Pangolin line of laptops are lightweight notebooks with 15.6 inch displays, AMD Ryzen processors. And like all System76 computers, they come with a GNU/Linux distribution pre-installed. When the Pangolin first launched a few years ago it initially shipped with an AMD Ryzen 4000U processor. Later that year System76 released an updated model with […]

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Lilbits: PC shipments fall in Q4, 2022, Apple may release MacBook Pro with OLED touchscreen, and Imagination launches a new ray-tracing GPU for mobile

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a weird impact on worldwide PC shipments. At the start of the pandemic, shipments fell due supply chain issues that began when Chinese factories shut down. Once production of PC components ramped up, computers flew off the shelves to meet strong demand from folks who were working from home. […]

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Acer Aspire 3 laptop with Intel Core i3-N305 now available for $480 and up

Intel’s Alder Lake-N line of processors are low-cost, low-power chips designed for entry-level laptops, tablets, and mini PCs. But Intel says the Intel Core i3-N305 processor, which is the highest-performance Alder Lake-N chip to date, offers the kind of performance you’d expect from a Core i3 processor… thus the name. Now one of the first […]