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Lilbits: Open source keyboards, E Ink smartwatches, the fastest (least user friendly) PinePhone software

System76 has been selling Linux laptop and desktop computers since 2005, but up until recently most of the company’s computers were designed and manufactured by other companies and customized with small tweaks and Linux software by System76. A few years ago the company started manufacturing some of its own desktops, and notebooks may eventually follow. […]

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Dynabook Americas is the new name for what used to be Toshiba’s PC business in the United States

After scaling back its consumer PC offerings and focusing primarily on the enterprise market, Toshiba sold its PC business to Sharp last year. But that business continued to operate as a subsidiary called Toshiba Client Solutions… until now. Starting today, Toshiba America Client Solutions will be known as Dynabook Americas. That means the next time […]

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VAIO Z Mercedes Benz special edition notebook launches in Japan

Know how to make a laptop more expensive? Launch a partnership with a luxury car maker, slap a little extra branding on it and jack up the price. We’ve seen Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Porsche* edition computers in the past, and now Mercedes Benz is joining the club with the launch of the VAIO Z Mercedes Benz Collection […]

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Nokia Android phones and tablets are coming… but won’t be built by Nokia

Nokia-branded smartphones and tablets are coming. The company has announced that it will license its name and intellectual property to a new company called HMD global Oy, which will have the rights to build and sell products using the Nokia name for the next 10 years. HMD plans to produce Android smartphones and tablets, and […]