Surface Duo 2 leaks point to better cameras and an awkward design

Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo 2 looks like it will solve some of the biggest problems of the original. According to a YouTube video that shows still images of a near-final prototype, the new dual-screen Android device will have a vastly improved camera system. And according to a report from Windows Central, the Surface Duo 2 will […]

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 […]

Lilbits: HomePod Mini’s hidden hardware, the future of LG smartphones (or lack thereof)

A week ago we learned that Apple’s first smart speaker would be discontinued. The company is shifting its focus from the original $299 Siri-powered smart speaker to the new $99 HomePod mini which may not offer the same audio quality, but which is a heck of a lot more affordable at a time when rivals […]

Microsoft Surface Duo launches internationally next month (where it will cost way more than in the US)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is one of the most unusual smartphones released in 2020. It’s a Microsoft smartphone that runs Google’s Android operating system with some custom Microsoft apps pre-installed. It’s a foldable, but rather than a single foldable display it has two screens connected by a hinge. And it had specs that were already […]

Lilbits: Google acquires company that lets you turn Windows PCs into Chromebooks (and other recent tech news)

A company called Neverware has been offering software called CloudReady that lets you turn old computers into pseudo Chromebooks since 2015. But in order to do that, the company has been using software based on Chromium OS, the open source version of Chrome OS. Now Google has acquired the company and, among other things, that […]

Does a $200 price drop make Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface Duo any more attractive? (Now it’s $1200)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is both one of the most interesting devices Microsoft has released in years… and also possibly one of the hardest to justify buying. With a list price of $1400, it’s a first-generation dual-screen handheld that could eventually pave the way for a new type of computing device. But right now it […]

Microsoft Surface Duo is now available for $1400 (Innovative, buggy dual-screen phone for early adopters)

If you’ve had your eye on the Microsoft Surface Duo, the good news is that Microsoft’s dual-screen Android smartphone is now available and early reviews suggest the hardware is pretty decent. The bad news is those same reviews suggest the software is still pretty buggy, making the Surface Duo kind of inconvenient to use for […]

Lilbits: Surface Duo unboxing videos, Intel Tiger Lake leaks, and Windows Terminal updates

Intel told us a lot about it’s 11th-gen Core “Tiger Lake” architecture earlier this month… but the company didn’t actually say anything about specific chips. With Tiger Lake-powered computers set to be unveiled in the coming weeks though, details are starting to leak… and they paint a picture of a significant spec bump when compared […]