Lilbits (3-31-2015): Firefox 37 released

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Mozilla releases new versions of the Firefox web browser roughly every 6 weeks, so not every new build has a lot of shiny new features. But with the launch of Firefox 37, the team did make a few interesting changes. There are a number of security improvements, support for native HTML5 playback of YouTube videos […]

Google now lets developers bring any Android app to Chrome OS


Google started working with a handful of developers to bring Android apps to Chrome OS last year. But 6 months later, there are still only a handful of Android apps in the Chrome Web Store. That could change very soon, because Google is now letting any Android developer port their apps or games to run on […]

Deals of the Day (3-31-2015)

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Dell’s Inspiron 13 7000 Series is a line of 2-in-1 laptops with 13.3 inch touchscreen displays that can rotate 360 degrees until the notebook becomes a tablet. Prices normally start at $600, but if you want a model with a full HD screen, a Broadwell processor, and 8GB of RAm you’ll typically have to pay […]

NVIDIA’s next Shield portable to feature Tegra X1 (probably)

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Recently we spotted evidence that NVIDIA is getting ready to launch a new version of its Shield Portable handheld game console with new features including 802.11ac WiFi and Android 5.0 software. It seemed like a safe bet at the time that the new model would also get a faster processor than the Tegra 4 chip […]

Asus Chromebit is a $100 Chrome OS computer-on-a-stick

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Google’s Chrome OS is a browser-based operating system that’s been used for Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and Chromebases which are basically laptops, desktops, and all-in-one desktops designed to run Google’s software. Now meet the Asus Chromebit. The Asus Chromebit is a tiny computer-on-a-stick that you can plug into a monitor or TV to turn it into a Chrome […]

Chromebooks with Rockchip processors are priced at $149 and up

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Google and several computer makers are introducing a new line of Chrome OS laptops featuring Rockchip RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 quad-core processors and low price tags. In fact, Haier and Hisense are each launching new Chromebooks with starting prices of $149. These aren’t the first Chrome OS laptops to feature ARM-based processors. Samsung launched a line […]

Play Pac-Man in Google Maps

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Ever notice how the street grids of major cities can look a bit like the map of a video game? No? Well, apparently somebody at Google did… because the company just added a Pac-Man layer to Google Maps. Load up a map for a location with plenty of streets, tap the Pac-Man button and you […]

Alcatel OneTouch Watch available for pre-order for $150

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Alcatel OneTouch introduced its first smartwatch at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, promising it’d be available this quarter for $150. Right on schedule, the Alcatel OneTouch Watch goes up for pre-order today. It’s a rather stylish-looking watch with a 1.22 inch, 240 x 204 pixel round display and support for 2 to 5 days […]

Meet the first Intel Braswell low-power processors


Intel is expanding its line of low-power processors for tablets, notebooks, and energy efficient laptops with the introduction of the first chips based on its “Braswell” platform. CPU World has details about four of the first members of the Braswell family, including Celeron and Pentium chips with 6 watt or lower TDPs. Braswell chips should offer […]

Microsoft launches Surface 3 Windows tablet for $499

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Microsoft is updating its entry-level line of Surface tablets with a new model powered by an Intel Atom processor and the full Windows software experience complete with support for desktop and “Windows Apps.” The new Surface 3 replaces Microsoft’s line of Windows RT tablets, but it has the same starting price of $499. The Surface […]

Xiaomi launches the $97 Redmi 2A smartphone

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Chinese device maker Xiaomi has been selling low-cost smartphones with decent specs for the past few years. But now the company has unveiled its cheapest phone to date. The Xiaomi Redmi 2A is a $97 smartphone that will be available in China this April. The phone features a 4.7 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, a […]

Project Spartan browser arrives in latest Windows 10 preview build

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Microsoft plans to include a new web browser with Windows 10 when the operating system launches this summer. Code-named Project Spartan, it uses a different rendering engine than Internet Explorer, has a user interface designed to work across phones, tablets, and desktops, and includes better support for web standards thanks, in part, to involvement of […]