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Lilbits 333: Windows on Snapdragon 850 is (almost) here

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 850 processor in June, promising it would offer up to a 30 percent performance improvement for Windows-on-ARM laptops and tablets when compared with the Snapdragon 835 chip. Based on my experience with the Asus NovaGo and its Snapdragon 835 processor, Windows on ARM needs all the performance boosting it can get. […]

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Snap’s new Spectacles are slimmer, waterproof, support still photography (and video)

As expected, Snap is updating its wearable camera. The new Snap Spectacles are now available for $150 and the company has updated the design, making the new version slimmer and lighter. Snap’s new Spectacles are also waterproof and feature support for snapping still photos. The original Snap Spectacles only supported video (you can still shoot short videos […]

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Yup, Snap is working on another “wearable video camera”

Last month news broke that the makers of Snapchat were planning to give this whole wearable gadget thing another try. After failing to make Snap Spectacles more than a passing fad in 2016, the company is allegedly working on 2nd and 3rd-gen hardware with some improvements and new features. A new listing on the FCC […]

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Report: Snapchat plans to give Spectacles another try or two (wearable cameras)

Snap Spectacles generated a lot of buzz when they launched in 2016, but word on the street is that Snap may have overestimated demand and been left with hundreds of thousands of unsold units. But it looks like the company thinks hardware could be a good complement to its primary product, Snapchat. According to a […]

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Report: You aren’t the only one who didn’t buy Snap Spectacles

Snap’s first foray into hardware made a but of a splash last year, and recently the company says it sold more than 150 thousand Snap Spectacles. But there’s one small problem: Snap may have hundreds of thousands of unsold units lying around, suggesting that the company vastly overestimated demand for the product. The Information reports that […]

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Ubuntu’s “snap” packages now work with many other Linux distros

When Canonical launched Ubuntu 16.04 in April, one of the biggest changes was support for a new way to install applications. But snaps aren’t just for Ubuntu anymore. Canonical has announced that it’s collaborating with the developers of a number of other popular Linux distributions, and that Snaps now work naively in Arch Linux and Debian […]