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Asus Zenfone 9 packs a 5.9 inch 120 Hz display, Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and advanced camera features

The new Asus Zenfone 9 is a phone that packs a lot of the features you’d expect from a modern flagship… and some you wouldn’t. It has a 120 Hz FHD+ AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, and support for up to 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. But there are […]

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Star64 is a RISC-V single-board PC from Pine64

Open hardware company Pine64 has made a name for itself in recent years by offering low-cost, hacker-friendly hardware including smartphones, laptops, and single-board computers sporting ARM-based processors. But Pine64 has also dabbled in RISC-V architecture. The Pinecil line of smart soldering irons have a RISC-V chip. So does the Pinecone IoT dev board. Now the […]

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Lilbits: New Surface hardware this fall, new video and PDF editing features for Chromebooks

MS Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference for developers and IT pros, and the company has announced that this year’s version will take place October 12 – 14, and it’ll be the company’s first in-person conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. There may be some news in October for folks who aren’t developers or […]

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Bigme inkNote Color hits Kickstarter (Android tablet with a 10.3 inch color E Ink display)

Most consumer devices with E Ink displays are designed for reading eBooks and other documents, but a growing number blur the lines between an eReader and a tablet thanks to features like support for pen input. And now that color E Ink displays are a thing, that line is getting even blurrier. The latest example? […]

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Huawei’s new MatePad Pro tablet has an 11 inch 120 Hz OLED display

The new Huawei MatePad Pro is a thin and light tablet with an 11 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel OLED display featuring a 120 Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color, and up to 600 nits brightness. Weighing 449 grams (15.8 ounces) and measuring 5.9mm (0.23 inches) thick, it’s one of the thinnest and lightest tablets to feature […]

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Beelink U59 Pro is a mini PC with Celeron N5105 for $209 and up

The Beelink U59 Pro is a compact desktop computer that measures 4.9″ x 4.4′ x 1.7″ and features support for up to three displays thanks to dual HDMI ports and a USB Type-C jack. If the computer looks familiar, that’s because it’s nearly identical to the Beelink U59 that launched last year. But Beelink equips […]

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Lilbits: Meta Quest VR headset gets a $100 price hike in August, Pixel 7 camera details leaked, and Dell Mobile Connect… disconnects

Facebook is making a big bet on the “Metaverse” by changing the name of its parent company to Meta and going on a hiring spree, for better or worse. But the company doesn’t expect those moves to pay off for years. In the meantime, the company does continue to offer the most popular VR headset around, […]

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F(x)tec Pro1-X smartphone with a physical keyboard begins shipping (a few years late)

The F(x)tec Pro1-X is a smartphone with mid-range specs that manages to stand out in a market that’s probably oversaturated thanks to a few distinctive features. It’s one of the only modern smartphones with a slide-out keyboard for thumb typing on physical keys. And it’s designed to support multiple operating systems including Android 11, Ubuntu […]