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Compal GEMINI gaming laptop has an expandable display (15.6 inch to 17.8 inches)

Gaming laptops are interesting beasts that have to balance portability with the performance you’d expect from a high-end gaming computer. One of the first compromises is usually the display — you may want a big-screen monitor for your gaming desktop, but anything larger than 15.6 inches tends to make for an unwieldy laptop. So it’s […]

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Gemini dual-screen laptop (or two tablets) returns to Indiegogo

The Gemini dual-screen laptop (which is really just two tablets) has returned to Indiegogo about a month after the campaign was paused and put under review. According to the folks behind this unusual dual-screen/dual-device product, Indiegogo has “finished reviewing our functional product and video,” but the team doesn’t note one other change — the company […]

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Gemini dual-screen laptop is really just two tablets (update: fraud allegation)

Lenovo’s Yoga Book line of dual-screen laptops challenge the idea of what makes a laptop computer by replacing the keyboard with a second screen (that you can also use to type). The Gemini from GST Communications goes a bit further… or maybe not far enough. The Chinese company has launched a crowdfunding campaign for a […]

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Taihe Gemini portable monitor is still up for pre-order (through a second crowdfunding campaign)

Taihe’s Kickstarter campaign for its Gemini portable monitor has ended, and the company plans to ship displays to backers in May. But if you didn’t place a pre-order during the first crowdfunding campaign, now you have another chance — Taihe has launched an Indiegogo InDemand page for the Gemini portable monitor. 1/31/2020 Update: Taihe has […]

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Taihe Gemini portable 1080p touchscreen monitor preview

The Taihe Gemini portable monitor has made quite a splash since going up for pre-order on Kickstarter in January, having raised over $1 million from more than 3,200 backers so far — despite the project’s modest goal of just $10,000. Update 2/19/2019: The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but you can now pre-order a Gemini through an […]

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Gemini portable FHD and 4K touchscreen displays coming soon for $159 and up

I’m a dual-screen guy when I’m working at home, where I connect my laptop to a 22 inch monitor and extend my desktop across both displays. But on the go, I tend to stick with just my laptop display. But this week a few companies are making me pause to reconsider that decision. The Lapscreen […]

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Gemini PDA handheld PC gets custom recovery & root

Now that the Gemini PDA is shipping to crowdfunding backers, we’re starting to get real-world reviews… and hacks. The handheld computer ships with Google Android, although it’s expected to support other operating systems including Debian, Ubuntu, and Sailfish OS in the future. Meanwhile, xda-developers forum member deadman96385 has ported TWRP 3.2.1 to run on the […]

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Rockchip launches two new chips for IoT devices (like smart speakers)

Chinese chip maker Rockchip makes the processors that power a lot of cheap Chinese tablets and TV boxes. But the company’s two latest processors are aimed at Internet of Things devices like smart speakers and displays. The Rockchip RK3308 and Rockchip “Gemini” processors are both quad-core, ARM Cortex-A35 chips. But the RK3308 is aimed at […]

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Gemini PDA is now shipping to Indiegogo backers (with a few issues)

The Gemini PDA is a handheld computer designed to run Android and Linux, function as a phone, and feature a keyboard inspired by the classic Psion series of palmtops. After running a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indieogogo last year, Planet Computers started showing off the nearly finished product at CES, and the company recently started […]

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Gemini PDA will ship with Android, but it also supports Debian, Ubuntu, Sailfish, and Postmarket OS (crowdfunding, work in progress)

The makers of the Gemini PDA plan to begin shipping the first units of their handheld computer to their crowdfunding campaign backers any day now. And while the folks at Planet Computer have been calling the Gemini PDA a dual OS device (with Android and Linux support) from the get go, it turns out the […]