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Lilbits 5-29-2020: Amazon Echo Look stops looking this summer, editing audio in the cloud, and more

Another day, another “smart” gadget that’s about to become dumb. This time it’s Amazon’s Echo Look, an Alexa-enabled device that the company positioned as a “style assistant” when it first launched three years ago. This summer, it’ll stop giving fashion advice as Amazon kills off its Echo Look app and service, leaving customers with a […]

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Meizu 16s is a Snapdragon 855-powered, notch-free flagship for $475 and up (in China)

Chinese phone maker Meizu’s latest flagship sports a 6.2 inch OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, and dual rear cameras (48MP + 20MP 3x telephoto). But the most impressive thing about the Meizu 16s may be something that it doesn’t have — a notch. Bucking the latest flagship trends, the Meizu 16s has screen bezels. […]

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Lilbits 352: Smach Z finally shows off working prototypes

The Smach Z handheld gaming PC has been in development for years, and while the company has shown off early prototypes to the public a few times, up until recently they haven’t been fully functional. But this year the folks at Smach started posting a series of videos showing the little computer playing real games. […]

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Meizu Zero crowdfunding campaign flops, the button-free phone remains a concept (for now)

After unveiling one of the first smartphones with no physical buttons and no ports earlier this year, Meizu launched a crowdfunding campaign for the Meizu Zero in January. For a pledge of $1299 you could be one of the first to get the unusual phone, which was expected to ship in April. But now the […]

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Meizu 16 and 16 Pro launch with slim bezels, in-display fingerprint sensors

Just a few months after launching the Meizu 15 line of smartphones, Chinese device maker Meizu is back with the Meizu 16 and Meizu 16 Plus. The new phones have faster processors and a new design featuring an 18:9 (or 2:1) aspect ratio display. There’s no more home button or physical fingerprint reader anymore. Instead […]

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Meizu’s first Android Go smartphone probably isn’t coming to the US

So there’s good new and bad news for folks that like the way Chinese phone maker Meizu designs its smartphones, but don’t like the Flyme OS user interface that the company slaps on top of Android. The good news is that Meizu plans to launch an Android Go edition smartphone, which means it’ll have entry-level […]

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Meizu 15, 15 Plus, and 15 Lite smartphones launch in China

Chinese phone maker Meizu has unveiled a new family of Meizu 15 smartphones. They come in normal, plus, and lite varieties and they go on sale in China starting later this month. They’re expected to head to other markets in Asia and Europe later. The Meizu 15, Meizu 15 Plus, and Meizu 15 Lite buck some of the latest […]

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Meizu launches M6s smartphone with Exynos 7872 and a fingerprint reader on the side

Chinese phone maker Meizu’s latest Android handset launches this week for about $150 and up. But like many of the company’s other smartphones, the Meizu M6s punches above its weight class. For about $150 you get a phone with 3GB of RAM, a 2:1 (18:9) aspect ratio display, 16MP rear and 8MP front cameras, and […]