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MNT Pocket Reform mini-laptop should begin shipping by late March (open hardware)

The MNT Pocket Reform is a small laptop computer with a 7 inch display, a modular keyboard with RGB backlighting, and a modular design that allows you to swap out the processor or other key components. First unveiled nearly two years ago, it went up for pre-order through a crowdfunding campaign in 2023, and after […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi’s new specs for add-ons, update on the MNT Pocket Reform, and GPU improvements for Google Pixel devices

The MNT Pocket Reform is the latest in a lien of open hardware products from MNT, the team that brought MNT Reform into the world a few years ago. As the name suggests, the new model is much smaller, but it still keeps the ethos of open source software and hardware and a modular, customizable […]

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MNT Reform CM4 modules will be available this fall (upgrade the modular laptop’s processor)

The MNT Reform is an unusual laptop with made open hardware and software principles in mind, and featuring a modular, customizable, and upgradeable design. When the MNT Reform began shipping a few years ago, it was only available with a single processor option. Since then the folks at MNT have been working on several additional […]

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MNT Reform Next will be a thinner, faster laptop (open hardware)

The MNT Reform line of laptops are modular machines designed around open hardware principles. Not only do they run open source software, but the hardware designs are all available for anyone that wants to 3D print their own case, redesign the printed circuit board, or make any other changes. But the models the company has […]

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Lilbits: Does anybody really want a $400 to $600 Android tablet?

The OnePlus Pad is an 11.6 inch Android tablet with a 2800 x 2000 pixel, 144 Hz display, a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor, and a $479 price tag before you add optional accessories like a keyboard and pen. It comes at a time when mid-range Android tablets are barely really a thing, with only Samsung […]

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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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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: Pixel Tablet leaks, Honor Pad 8 announced, and Honor foldable phones could go global

Google announced in May that it was working on a new Pixel Tablet, set to launch in 2023. And the company hasn’t said much about it since then. But folks have been digging through Android Open Source Project code, among other things to get an idea of what to expect. We already knew that it […]

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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: Google Play Store and the Windows Subsystem for Android, turning the Surface Go 2 into a Linux tablet, and more

The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is an optional Windows 11 feature that allows you to run Android apps within Microsoft’s desktop operating system. Out of the box, the feature is tied to the Amazon Appstore and only a limited number of apps are available for download. But shortly after Microsoft released the first preview […]

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Lilbits: Pixel Watch leak, a smartphone game controller with a cooling fan, and a pocket-sized modular laptop under development, and

The folks behind the Brave web browser announced this week that they’re adding a De-AMP feature that lets you circumvent pages that use Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages. Now privacy-centric search engine and web browser maker DuckDuckGo has announced it’s doing the same for its web browsers and browser extensions. In other tech news from around […]

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Crowdfunding begins for the MNT Reform modular, open hardware laptop

The MNT Reform is a laptop designed for folks who want to be able to understand, modify, and truly understand every aspect of their computer. It’s designed to run free and open source software, but the laptop is also open hardware — the design schematics, firmware, and most hardware components are available. And if you […]