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Something from Nothing: the new brand teases semi-transparent wireless earbuds

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s new company is called Nothing. And in recent months the company has been grabbing headlines by raising money from investors, acquiring the assets of Android founder Andy Rubin’s defunct Essential Products, and announcing it would be working with design company Teenage Engineering. One thing Nothing hasn’t done yet? Released any products. […]

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Lilbits: Nothing buys Essential, tech company names are dumb, and the future of the PinePhone

Microsoft’s game streaming service is coming to the web — which means it’s coming to iOS without giving Apple a cut of revenue. Pine64 has announced the default GNU/Linux distribution and user interface that will ship with its PinePhone devices in the future. And the new company from the co-founder of OnePlus has bought the […]

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Lilbits: A new Linux-based tablet OS, and the latest Bond villain is… product placement?

A Chinese company has been teasing a new Linux-based operating system designed for tablets for the past few weeks, promising to release JingOS, “the world’s first iPadOS-style Linux distro” on January 31. But it looks like the operating system may not only be for tablets – the company’s latest tease shows the operating system running […]

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Lilbits: Google kills its MP3 store, Apple launches a smaller smart speaker

Last month Google introduced its $100 Nest Audio smart speaker and Amazon introduced a whole bunch of new Echo smart speakers. Today it was Apple’s turn. Two and a half years after the company released the original HomePod speaker with Siri support, the company has unveiled the HomePod mini which is smaller, cheaper, and serves […]

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OnePlus apologizes for poorly executed OnePlus 2 launch

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei publically apologized for the company’s mishandling of the launch of its second-generation smartphone. Similar to last year’s well-reviewed, but initially hard-to-get OnePlus One smartphone, the new¬†OnePlus 2 has been difficult to order and, according to Pei, has only started shipping “in meaningful quantities this week.” After broken promises and more delays, […]