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NexDock lets you use your phone a laptop (crowdfunding)

The NexDock looks like a thin and light laptop: it has a 14 inch display, a keyboard and a touchpad. But it’s actually more like the shell of a notebook. It’s actually powered by your smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. As long as your portable device has a video out port, you can plug […]

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Crowdfunded Ubik Uno smartphone is ready to ship

The Ubik Uno is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch display, slim bezels, an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM, a 3,100 mAh battery, and a 20 megapixel camera. The developers of the phone ran a Kickstarter campaign last summer, and now they say the Uno is ready to ship… which is probably why I spotted […]

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Jolla to ship about 540 more tablets, refund other orders (within a year)

Jolla says it’s getting ready to ship out more tablets to backers of a crowdfunding campaign for the first tablet to ship with the Sailfish operating system. Unfortunately these will also be the last Jolla tablets to ship. The company ran into financial and manufacturing difficulties in 2015, and in a blog post Jolla says it’s […]

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JaguarBoard: $65 single-board computer with a Bay Trail chip

Since the launch of the original Raspberry Pi, there’s been no shortage of cheap, single-board computers aimed at makers and developers. Many take a page out of the Raspberry Pi playbook by offering low-power ARM-based chips, while a few models sport Intel processors. The JaguarBoard is a new model that falls into the latter camp. […]

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MJ Technology wants to crowdfund Ubuntu tablets with Atom x7 CPU

There’s no shortage of Windows, Android, and iOS tablets on the market. But if you want a tablet that runs Ubuntu Linux, your best bet right now is probably to buy an existing tablet and install the OS yourself. A startup called MJ Technology wants to change that, and the company has announced that it […]

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Jolla to crowdfunding backers: Not everyone will get a tablet

Finnish mobile company Jolla had a rough year in 2015, and the company decided to stop producing its own hardware in order to focus on its Sailfish OS software. But what about folks who’ve already given the company money to buy hardware that hasn’t been delivered? After launching a smartphone in 2013, Jolla launched a […]

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Stikbox hides your selfie stick in plain sight

The Stikbox is a smartphone case with the added bonus of having a selfie stick built right in. The company behind this convenient invention is seeking about $50,000 in crowdfunding on Kickstarter to put it into mass production. The iPhone fitted case is a simple hard shell cover that is relatively thin. That is, until […]

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LattePanda is an Arduino-friendly $79 Windows 10 mini PC (crowdfunding)

Single-board computers are getting so cheap that you can pick up a CHIP or Raspberry Pi Zero for under $10. But you’ll have to pay a little more if you want a model that can run Windows. That doesn’t mean you’ll have to pay For example, Newegg sells the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop for $99. Want […]

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EchoBox Explorer X1 is a HiFi audio streamer that looks like a flask (crowdfunding)

Have a smartphone? Then you probably already have a portable audio player that you can use to listen to MP3s or stream music from Spotify, Google, Apple, or YouTube, among other services. But some audio enthusiasts are less than satisfied with the sound quality offered by most smartphones, which why we’e seen fancy, expensive dedicated […]

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PuzzlePhone crowdfunding campaign begins

Circular Devices is on track to launch one of the first modular smartphones. The team has been showing off concepts for the upcoming phone for much of 2015, and now the Puzzlephone crowdfunding campaign is now live on Indiegogo. The PuzzlePhone allows the user to replace the “Spine” (the screen), the “Brain” (the storage), and the “Heart” […]