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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 […]

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Now you can install Windows on the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone (updated)

It’s been a few years since Microsoft stopped developing Windows-based operating systems for smartphones and ended support for existing devices that shipped with Windows 10 Mobile. But if you want to run Windows on a Microsoft-made smartphone, now you can. Earlier this year developer Gustav Monce succeeded in installing Windows on the 1st-gen Microsoft Surface […]

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Lilbits: Dragonbox Pyra, ScummVM, and LibreOffice updates and Google’s Pixel 6 is a hit (by Pixel standards)

The DragonBox Pyra is a handheld computer designed to run Linux-based software and which includes a QWERTY keyboard and built-in game controllers allowing you to use it for work or play. At least that’s the idea… but getting your hands on one has been challenging. The Pyra has been in development for years and went […]

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Lilbits: Surface Duo’s Android 11 update is finally here, Google’s next Chromecast is coming… eventually, and dual booting Android & Windows on a OnePlus 6T

When the Microsoft Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone first launched the streets in September 2020, the phone shipped with Google Android 10 and some custom Microsoft software designed to make the operating system more dual-screen friendly. When Microsoft unveiled the Surface Duo 2 a year later, it was running Android 11. At the time, Microsoft said […]

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Lilbits: A DIY Spotify Box, Microsoft’s Surface Adaptive Kit for accessibility, Fairphone 4, and more

This week Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, a new Surface Duo 2 phone, and a new Surface Laptop Studio that are all scheduled to hit the streets soon. But the company also unveiled a new Surface Adaptive Kit that’s designed to make those devices, and many others, easier to use for people with disabilities. The […]

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Surface Duo 2: What we know so far about Microsoft’s 2nd-gen dual-screen phone (leaks)

Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo 2 looks like it will solve some of the biggest problems of the company’s first-gen dual-screen smartphone. The company is holding an event on September 22, and we’re expecting new Surface Pro, Surface Pro X, and Surface Go tablets as well as a new Surface Book. It’s also likely that Microsoft […]

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Lilbits: Leaks point to Surface Duo 2, Facebook watch, and a SiFive acquisition (maybe)

Chip designer SiFive is one of the leading companies producing processors based on the RISC-V instruction set, an open standard that’s designed as an alternative to proprietary chip architectures like x86 and ARM. But a new report suggests that several companies including Intel have expressed interest in buying and/or investing in the company, although nothing […]