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Motorola Defy is a rugged smartphone (that’s not actually made by Motorola)

This year rugged phone maker Bullitt Group announced a partnership with Motorola to bring rugged Motorola-branded phones to market. Now the first one has arrived: the Motorola Defy is a waterproof, dustproof, drop-proof smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery, mid-range specs and a mid-range price tag. It goes on sale next week in select European and […]

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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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Cat S61 smartphone is the closest you can get to a tricorder (so far)

A few years after launching the first smartphone with a built-in thermal camera that could measure temperatures, Cat Phones is back with a new model sporting a better thermal camera, updated specs, and a bunch of new features. In addition to a FLIP thermal camera, the Cat S61 has a laser-assistant distance measuring system and a […]

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Kodak Ektra camera-centric phone is goes on sale (in Germany)

The Kodak Ektra is a smartphone that looks more like a camera than a phone from the back, thanks to the large lens, the camera-style grip, and the classic camera-like fake leather finish. Under the hood, the phone has the guts of an upper mid-range Android smartphone… including what seems to be a decent, but hardly […]

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Kodak smartphones and tablets coming in 2015 (for what it’s worth)

A line of Android phones and tablets bearing the Kodak name will launch in 2015, with the first Kodak smartphone launching at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. But while Kodak used to be a big name in camera and film technology, the company has fallen on hard times in recent years… and these new Android […]