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Lilbits: Microsoft consolidates its PC accessory brands, Qualcomm unveils new upscaling tech for mobile devices, and reMarkable tablets adds support for typing… bold and italicized text

Today Nikkei Asia reported that Microsoft was cutting back on production of accessories like keyboards, mice, and pens for its Surface products. But Microsoft has issued a statement to several tech news sites indicating that what’s actually happening is that the company is consolidating its Microsoft and Surface-branded peripherals. The company has a long history […]

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MNT Pocket Reform crowdfunding campaign begins (mini-laptop with a modular, open design for $899 and up)

The MNT Pocket Reform is a tiny, Linux-friendly laptop computer with a 7 inch display, a modular design that makes it repairable and upgradeable and an open source design that also makes it customizable. First announced last year, the Pocket Reform is now up for pre-order for $899 and up through a crowdfunding campaign at […]

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MNT Pocket Reform open hardware mini-laptop hits Crowd Supply March 14 (crowdfunding)

The MNT Pocket Reform is a compact laptop with a 7 inch display, a mechanical keyboard, a modular design that lets you swap out the processor and other components, and an open hardware design that makes the whole thing customizable. Under development for the last year or so, the Pocket Reform is made by the […]

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Lilbits: MNT Pocket Reform modular mini-laptop to sell for around $900

The MNT Pocket Reform is a mini-laptop with a modular design that lets you pick your processor module. It features a 7 inch full HD display, an ortholinear 60-key keyboard with mechanical switches, a trackball, and an open hardware design. Made by the folks behind the 12.5 inch MNT Reform notebook, the MNT Pocket Reform […]

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Lilbits: Sony PS VR2 coming in Feb for $550, when Ryzen 9 isn’t faster than Ryzen 7, and goodbye Google Hangouts (again)

It’s been six years since Sony released the PlayStation VR accessory, bringing support for virtual reality games to PlayStation game consoles. At the time its $399 price tag was very competitive, and its specs weren’t too bad by 2016 standards. Now Sony is getting ready to launch a 2nd-gen model featuring a higher-quality display and […]

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Lilbits: A phone that charges in 9 minutes, Qualcomm v ARM, and why the Pixel 7 is 64-bit only (according to Google)

With most modern smartphone makers having access to the same processor, memory, storage, and display technology as their competitors, some companies have found other ways to stand out. For Google it’s photography. And for some Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo it’s fast charging. Case in point: does anyone need a mid-range phone with […]

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MNT Pocket Reform is 7 inch mini laptop with a modular, open hardware design (crowdfunding)

The makers of the MNT Reform began shipping their modular, open source laptop to backers last year following a successful crowdfunding campaign launched in 2020. Now they’re preparing to launch a brand new device. And this time, it’s… smaller. The MNT Pocket Reform is a 7 inch mini-laptop with an ortholinear keyboard, a modular (and […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s cheaper Surface Duo was canceled before it was ever announced

Developer Lukas Hartman is showing off a prototype of the printed circuit board for the upcoming MNT Pocket Reform mini laptop with a 7 inch display and a modular, open hardware design. And speaking of modular miniatures, the reTerminal is a Raspberry Pi-based device with a 5 inch touch display and a modular design… except […]