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Lilbits: 1st-gen Chromecast reaches end of life, Surface Pro X camera bug… surfaces, and mini-laptop and single-board PC updates

The thing about buying stuff from AliExpress is that you can’t always trust the product descriptions. When I wrote about a $350 mini-laptop with an 8 inch display and an Intel N100 processor last week, I took the description at face value. But our source for the original story now tells us that the little […]

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Lilbits: PineBuds Pro, PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, and StarFive JH7110 RISC-V chip details

At least two upcoming single-board computers will be powered by StarFive’s new JH7110 processor featuring four RISC-V CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 graphics, the Star64 board from Pine64, and the VisionFive 2 from StarFive. Now more details about the chip’s full feature set are have been revealed. The StarFive JH7110 is a quad-core RISC-V processor […]

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Microsoft reveals Surface Pro 8, Surface X and Surface Go 3

Microsoft announced updates across its range of Surface devices today. While previous years have brought mostly modest evolutionary changes, this round of updates brought some major improvements and a few surprises, too. Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Let’s start with the Surface Pro 8. Microsoft says that it’s twice as fast the Surface Pro 7 thanks […]

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Lilbits: TCL’s foldable phone that wasn’t, Analogue Pocket Delayed (again) and the Cutest Console

The MINISFORUM Elitemini HX90 saga continues. After a couple of prominent YouTubers raised serious issues about the feature set and quality control of the little computer with a Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, MINISFORUM released a statement saying it accidentally sent those reviewers the wrong pre-release prototypes for testing. And in other recent tech news from […]

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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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Surface Pro X gets a minor spec bump with Microsoft SQ 2 processor option

The Microsoft Surface Pro X is a Windows 10 tablet powered by a custom ARM-based processor. First released about a year ago, the tablet is thin, light, offers long battery life, and is reportedly hampered a bit by software compatibility and performance issues. Now that Microsoft is bringing support for x64 emulation to Windows on […]

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Report: 2nd-gen Microsoft Surface Pro X coming this fall (with SQ2 processor)

The Microsoft Surface Pro X is a thin, light, and fanless Windows 10 tablet powered by a Microsoft SQ1 processor (which is a custom 7W chip made by Qualcomm for the tablet). It went on sale almost a year ago for $1000 and up, and arrived to somewhat mixed reviews. Now Microsoft is reportedly getting […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro X is the most repairable to date (which isn’t saying a lot)

The Microsoft Surface Pro X is the first tablet in the Surface Pro lineup to feature an ARM-based processor. And while that means it has integrated LTE and theoretically long battery life (which in fact varies depending on usage), early reviews suggest the $1,000+ tablet struggles with app compatibility issues. On the bright side, Microsoft […]

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Microsoft’s ARM-powered Surface Pro X is now available for $999 and up

The Microsoft Surface Pro X is a thin, light, and fanless tablet with built-in support for 4G LTE. It’s also the device to ship with a Microsoft SQ1 processor, which is basically a custom version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8cx. Microsoft unveiled the Surface Pro X just over a month ago, and now it’s available for […]

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Pre-orders open for the Surface Pro X, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Laptop 3

As promised, Microsoft has started taking pre-orders for three of the new Surface devices unveiled today. In doing so, the company has also revealed some more key specs. The Microsoft Surface Pro 7 tablet is up for pre-order for $749 and up and begins shipping October 22nd. You can also order the new ARM-powered, fanless, and […]