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Lilbits: Surface with Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 leaked, Indiegogo tries to build confidence, and Precursor could ship soon

Qualcomm introduced its Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 processor in December, promising an enormous 85% performance boost over the company’s previous-gen chip for Windows laptops and tablets. So far no devices with the processor have officially launched. But leaked benchmarks for an unannounced Lenovo device suggested that the chip really might deliver on that promise, at […]

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GPD Pocket 3 modular mini-laptop hits Indiegogo InDemand following crowdfunding campaign

The GPD Pocket 3 is a mini-laptop computer with an 8 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen display, a convertible tablet-style design that allows you to use it as a laptop or tablet, and a modular port system that allows you to swap out one of the computer’s USB ports for one of several optional […]

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Indiegogo to begin vetting crowdfunding campaigns to screen out fraud, partners with GoFundMe on best practices

Over the past decade or so, crowdfunding campaigns have allowed artists to raise money to complete their albums, books and movies while allowing developers to bring interesting gadgets to market. But there have also been a number of high-profile crowdfunding fails, sometimes due to overly ambitious projects from inexperienced creators, and sometimes from outright fraud. […]

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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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Chuwi MiniBook 8 inch mini-laptop preview

The Chuwi MiniBook is a convertible mini-laptop with an 8 inch touchscreen display and a 360 degree hinge, a backlit keyboard, and a fingerprint sensor. It’s the first mini-laptop from Chuwi, a Chinese company that’s been selling cheap tablets, notebooks, and compact desktop computers for a few years. The folks at Chuwi sent me a […]

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Shady Pebble smartwatch clone hits Indiegogo (Updated)

Before the Apple, Samsung, and Google got into the smartwatch game, there was Pebble. The startup made affordable watches with electronic paper displays, the ability to display smartphone notifications, and an app store that was filled with third-party apps. Activity tracker company Fitbit acquired Pebble a few years ago and used some of the company’s […]

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Chuwi AeroBook 13″ laptop with Intel Core m3 hits Indiegogo for $399 and up

The Chuwi AeroBook is a thin and light laptop with a 13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an Intel Core m3-6Y30 processor, 8GB of RAM, and at least 128GB of storage. It’s the latest in a line of low-cost laptops from Chinese device maker Chuwi and it’s expected to retail for about $499 when […]

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Indiegogo’s will only charge crowdfunding backers when an item ships (for some campaigns)

Crowdfunding site Indiegogo plans to roll out a new option for some campaigns next year that means if you back a project that fails to ship a product, you’ll get a refund for any money you paid. It’s called “guaranteed shipping,” and it’s not something you’ll see for every campaign. After all, the whole point of […]