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If you’ve been following tech news over the last few years, odds are you’ve encountered some news that came from Evan Blass… also known by his Twitter handle @evleaks. Blass used to blog for Engadget and PocketNow, but for the past two years he’s been best known for breaking news by reporting on leaks about upcoming phones and tablets… and I can’t think of any single person who’s got a better track record of leaking news days, weeks, or even months ahead of official product announcements.

Now Evan’s retiring from the leaking business. He says it’s been tough to make a living from from Twitter or his recently-launched website and he’s looking for something more stable to help pay his expenses… which include medical bills due to his ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis.

He’s had a big impact on the tech news world in the past few years, and things won’t be quite the same without him.


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5 replies on “Lilbits (8-04-2014): @Evleaks retires”

  1. To bad the noise level has kept me away from sites like Engadget.

  2. Anyone find out where the name Kodi came from? I’d really like to know how they came to choose it since it doesn’t seem to be related to multimedia at first glance.

    1. I thought XBMC was bad but it was at least relevant. The fact that they didn’t explain the background of where Kodi came from makes me think they didn’t have any good reason to choose it. Maybe it was just the first term that came up that they could trademark.

  3. s802 isn’t convincing enough to switch from rk3188 unless it has better linux support

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