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Lilbits (8-19-2013): Ubuntu Edge on the edge of failure

Canonical’s goal to build a smartphone that could act like a desktop PC when you connected a mouse, keyboard, and monitor always seemed like a bit of a longshot. The company wanted to raise $32 million through crowd-funding site Indiegogo. That’s more than anyone’s ever raised for a crowd-funded project to date, and it’s for […]

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Lilbits (5-20-2013): 1TB of Flickr photo storage for free

Google’s not the only company offering new photo features to users. Yahoo is overhauling Flickr with a major update today, including up to 1TB of free photo storage for all users. Here are some of the top news stories from around the web today. Yahoo revamps Flickr, 1TB of free photo storage for everyone Yahoo […]

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Lilbits (5-13-2013) Toshiba Kirabook, Xiaomi laptop, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The Toshiba Kirabook is the first Windows ultrabook to feature a display that rivals the ones found on the MacBook Pro with Retina and Google Chromebook Pixel. But according to one of the first reviews of the Kirabook, that screen might be a mixed blessing on a Windows laptop. Here are some of the day’s […]

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Raspberry Pi becomes the tiniest video game arcade cabinet you’ve ever seen

The Raspberry Pi may not be the most powerful computer around, but it’s fast enough to handle classic arcade-style video games. It’s also smaller than a pack of cards. So it was just a matter of time until someone made an arcade cabinet out of a Raspberry Pi… a tiny, tiny arcade cabinet. SpritMods took […]

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Nikon Coolpix S800c camera runs Android 2.3

Nikon has unveiled a new point-and-shoot camera with a 16 megapixel sensor, 10x optical zoom, and a NIKKOR lens with focal lengths from 4.5mm to 45mm. Oh, yeah, the camera also runs Google Android. The Nikon Coolpix S800c is up for pre-order from B&H for $350. On the back of the camera you’ll find a […]

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SeedTronic Seedbook has displays on the front and back

Most convertible tablet-style laptops have one screen. When it’s facing the keyboard you can use the device like a laptop. But you can also rotate the display to face away from the keyboard and close the lid to use the computer like a tablet. Then there’s the SeedTronic Seedbook. This laptop has two displays, one […]

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Deals of the Day (4-13-2012)

The Sony SmartWatch is a wrist-bound mini computer with a 1.3 inch OLED display. You can pair it with an Android phone to check your email, control music playback, access text messages or social media updates, or perform other actions without taking your phone out of your pocket. Sony just launched the SmartWatch in the […]

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Now you can build your own tricorder… sort of

Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek told a tale of a future society where scientific exploration and curiosity were highly valued, racial and ethnic disputes on Earth were a thing of the past (although getting along with aliens is a bit more challenging), and wearing a red shirt is never a good idea. But one Star Trek […]

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Qualcomm Mirasol displays could compete with OLED screens in the tablet space

Qualcomm has been showing off its Mirasol display technology for the last few years. The low power screens don’t require a backlight, instead relying on ambient lighting like an E Ink screen. That reduces power consumption and makes it possible to view the screens in direct sunlight. But unlike most E Ink displays, Mirasol screens […]