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Lilbits: Fitbit 6, an “iPhone for AI,” Steam on Chromebooks, and Intel Meteor Lake is mobile-only

Intel plans to launch its 14th-gen processors based on “Meteor Lake” architecture in December, and they’re expected to be the first chips manufactured using the company’s new Intel 4 process, the first Intel consumer chips with an NPU (neural processing unit) for hardware-accelerated AI, and the first to be sold under the new Intel Core […]

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Microsoft ends free upgrades from Windows 7 or 8 to Windows 10 or 11

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 in 2015, the company promised that users running Windows 7 or Windows 8 would be able to upgrade to Windows 10 for free until July 29, 2016. And after that date came and went, many folks noticed that they could still upgrade without paying a penny. And when Windows 11 launched five […]

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MINISFORUM UM690S is a mini PC with Ryzen 9 6900HX and enhanced cooling

Last year MINISFORUM began selling the UM690 mini PC with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor support for up to 64GB of DDRR5 memory, and a 40 Gbps USB4 port. Now the company has introduced a new model with virtually identical specs. But the new MINISFORUM UM690S has one key upgrade: an improved cooling system that […]

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Raspberry Pi 5 offers 2X the performance, 2X the RAM, and a 1.7X price hike (starts at $60)

The new Raspberry Pi 5 is a single-board computer that’s a major upgrade over the Raspberry Pi 4 that launched four years ago in just about every way. But it’s still backward-compatible with many of accessories made for earlier devices. The new model has an updated processor that should deliver more than twice the performance of the […]

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The new $299 Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses might actually be useful thanks to AI integration

Facebook’s parent company Meta has been partnering with Ray-Ban to make smart glasses since 2021 (you know, before Facebook started calling itself Meta). But they’ve been a niche device that probably has limited appeal. That… may or may not be about to change. Meta has unveiled a new version called Ray-Ban Meta Smart Glasses that […]

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Meta Quest 3 headset goes up for pre-order for $500 and up, available starting Oct 10

The Meta Quest 3 is a mixed reality headset that Meta says offer twice the graphics performance, 30% more pixels, a thinner design, and better visuals than any Quest device to date. It’s also Meta’s first true mixed reality headset rather than just a virtual reality device thanks to a depth sensor and a pair of […]

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MINISFORUM V3 2-in-1 tablet is coming in 2024 with a 28W next-gen AMD Ryzen processor

MINISFORUM is best known for making small desktop computers, but earlier this month the Chinese PC maker announced plans to launch a 2-in-1 tablet called the MINISFORUM V3 that will have an AMD Ryzen processor next year. Now we have more details including some pictures and specs. The upcoming tablet is expected to be powered […]

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Lilbits: Google Podcasts and Gmail’s Basic HTML head to the Google Graveyard

Google announced this week that it’s pulling the plug on two services: Google Podcasts and the Basic HTML version of Gmail (which lets you read your email like it’s 2004). While some folks may have preferred the classic Gmail experience for its simple, lightweight design, Google says users have had more than a decade to […]