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Vivo Pad is an 11 inch Android tablet with a 120 Hz display and Snapdragon 870

Chinese phone maker Vivo has introduced its first tablet. The Vivo Pad is a mid-range device powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and featuring an 11 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. First announced in China in April, the tablet is now available globally. You can pick up […]

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Vivo X Fold is a $1400 smartphone with an 8 inch, 120Hz foldable display

Chinese phone maker Vivo is the latest to enter the foldable market with the launch of the Vivo X Fold. It’s a mobile device with a tablet-sized with a 8.03 inch, 2200 x 1800 pixel, 120 Hz AMOLED display that folds in half like a book and a secondary 6.53 inch cover display that lets […]

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Lilbits: What Europe’s antitrust crackdown on big tech could mean for users around the globe

The European Union is poised to adopt new antitrust rules for the biggest tech companies that could have widespread consequences for online advertising, app stores, and interoperability of messaging apps. Imagine being able to install a third-party app store on an iPhone, for example, or use Signal to send messages to your contacts who only […]

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Lilbits: Kodi 19.4 released, Vivo’s first foldable leaked, and screenless MacBooks as DIY Mac Minis

Chinese phone maker Vivo could be preparing to launch its first foldable phone… which would be more exciting if Vivo wasn’t the umpteenth company to do so. Valve’s Steam Deck handheld game console appears to still be in hot demand: the company has shifted ship dates for new orders back to Q3, 2022 which means […]

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Lilbits: Fortnite for Linux isn’t happening, Vivo NEX 5 specs leaked, MAME turns 25

When Valve’s Steam Deck begins shipping to customers later this month, the handheld gaming PC will be running a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. And that could give gaming on Linux a bit of a boost. While Valve’s game client has been able to run on Linux for years, as of last month just […]

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Vivo X70 Pro+ is the first phone with a Vivo V1 imaging chip

The Vivo X70 Pro+ is a flagship phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ processor, support for up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, and a 6.78 inch, 3200 x 1440 pixel AMOLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate. But the phone’s camera features are what really set it apart: In addition to packing four […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft breaks Windows 11 with an ad, Apple is doing something with RISC-V

Windows 11 begins rolling out to the public on October 5th, but folks in the Windows Insider program have been beta testing preview builds for months, and Microsoft is continually rolling out new features to insiders. One of the latest… basically broke the operating system. What Microsoft describes as “an issue with a server-side deployment” […]

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Vivo patents a smartphone with a flying drone camera system built in

Smartphone makers have been using camera features to help set their devices apart for years. Some phones take stellar shots from one or two cameras. Others have a bunch of cameras to cover everything from wide-angle to telephoto photography. Now it looks like Chinese phone maker Vivo is considering something different. Very different. The company […]

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Lilbits: A handheld PC for IT pros, a shady Nintendo Switch emulator, and more

Chinese PC maker One Netbook specialized in tiny laptops, and this year the company has been branching out into a few new niche categories. The OneGx line of computers are designed for gamers. And the company has an new device on the way that’s designed for engineers and IT pros. It has a 7 inch […]

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iQOO Neo3 is a $380 flagship (Snapdragon 865, 144 Hz display)

Chinese phone brand iQOO has a (short) history of releasing smartphones with flagship specs and mid-range prices. But at a time when even Motorola is pricing its flagships at $1000 and up, it’s a little surprising to see that the new iQOO Neo3 starts at just $380. That’s despite having premium features including a Qualcomm Snapdragon […]

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Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone has a gimbal camera, button-free design, and 60W fast charging

As expected, Vivo’s latest concept device is the first smartphone to feature what the company is calling a Gimbal Camera. That means the Vivo Apex 2020 has a rear camera with a gimbal-like design that the company says offers twice the performance of most smartphone-class optical image stabilization systems. But that’s not the only thing unusual […]

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Vivo X30 smartphone to sport 60x zoom

Most smartphones have some sort of digital zoom feature, and for the most part they’re not very good. So over the last few years we’ve seen a number of phone makers add telephoto lenses that let you get around 2X to 5X closer to the action using an optical zoom-like feature. And then there’s the […]