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Lilbits: The latest Unihertz BlackBerry clone, why Pebble failed, and a dip in PC shipments

Unihertz plans to launch a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign soon for a modern phone with some retro-inspired features including a BlackBerry-style physical keyboard. The upcoming Unihertz Titan Slim will be the latest in a line of unusual phones from Unihertz, which has made a habit of releasing niche smartphones aimed at fans of old-school features like […]

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Daily Deals (6-16-2021)

Amazon continues to offer pre-Prime Day deals on a number of products including Echo smart speakers and displays, Luna game controllers, and digital media including Prime Video Channels and Kindle eBooks. Meanwhile B&H is running sales on select Microsoft Surface products including the Surface Go laptop and Surface Duo dual-screen smartphone. And the Google Store […]

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Lilbits: Google kills its MP3 store, Apple launches a smaller smart speaker

Last month Google introduced its $100 Nest Audio smart speaker and Amazon introduced a whole bunch of new Echo smart speakers. Today it was Apple’s turn. Two and a half years after the company released the original HomePod speaker with Siri support, the company has unveiled the HomePod mini which is smaller, cheaper, and serves […]

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is a smaller, cheaper laptop for $550 and up

The Microsoft Surface line of devices have historically offered premium designs and specs for premium prices. But a few years ago Microsoft launched its version of a budget tablet with the introduction of the $399 Surface Go tablet. Now the company is taking a similar approach with laptops. The new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go incorporates many […]

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Lilbits: Surface Laptop “Go,” Volla Phone, and Gateway’s cheap laptop that doesn’t stink

Rumor has it that Microsoft has at least two more Surface devices set to launch this year — a new entry-level 12.5 inch Surface Laptop with a lower starting price than any current model, and a 2nd-gen Surface Pro X tablet powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 processor. Now we can add another […]