For the past few years it’s been hard to get your hands on a current-gen desktop graphics card without paying well above the asking price due to a combination of factors including supply chain shortages and growing demand from cryptocurrency miners. But prices have fallen recently and it’s easier to find cards in stock… just in time for next-gen models to hit the streets later this year and make your brand new GPU look dated.

In other tech news from around the web, a company that puts ads on the lock screens of Android phones in Asia wants in on the US market, Microsoft has released an update to the Windows Terminal app, and Apple’s new MacBook Air goes on sale Friday (and ships a week from Friday).

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4 replies on “Lilbits: Your next Android phone could have ads on the lock screen, MacBook Air with M2 is almost here, and the GPU shortage is over (for now)”

  1. I read news every day on my Android tablet in the Google News app. One of the Topics I follow is “Android”. This Liliputing article showed up in the feed today. First time I recall seeing the site in the app.

  2. That’s WAY worse than just ads. That’s psychological warfare. I can’t stand “media and current affairs content,” everything I ever see is racist, stupid, and designed to make people hate each other as much as possible, even the ones who TRY to “get with the program” hate each other. You can’t get bombarded with that every day without going at least slightly insane, even if you were the healthiest, most stable person around before.
    And MAN do I despise the language TechCrunch is using to describe this! “prompting them to engage deeply with content” what a bunch of baloney! Yeah, writing more self-righteous posts on social media and unfriending anyone who still gets bothered enough to disagree with you and you haven’t unfriended already, and/or wanting the government to punch someone for you again, yeah that’s deep engagement with the content. If I could I actually would “deeply engage with the content”, a foot deep into every sever hosting that garbage, with a crowbar.

    This is another reason why I’m just going to have to keep using Custom ROMs and Linux phones and everyone else should too. It’s worth it.

    1. It’s even worse for people on limited data packages with this trash consuming that limited resource with full screen video that you can’t control.

  3. GPU prices here in Canada are almost recovered, but not completely.

    Today the cheapest 3070 that I can find in Canada is from Memory Express, for $759 CAD. MSRP should be around $650 CAD ($499 USD). They were hovering around $1100 months ago.

    But unfortunately the majority of retailers are still selling them for over $1000. Supply is still poor enough that I think they’re still going to sell at those prices.

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