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Lilbits: Windows 365 Cloud PC pricing revealed, Logitech launches earbuds for video conferencing, and more Pixel 6 details

When Microsoft introduced Windows 365 a few weeks ago, the combined described it as a system that would let users pay a monthly fee for access to Cloud PCs that basically put your Windows computer in the cloud so you can access your apps and services from any device, even an iPhone or Android device. […]

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HP Pavilion Aero 13 is a 2.2 pound Ryzen 5000U laptop for $750 and up (now available)

HP is introducing what the company says is its lightest consumer laptop, weighing less than 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) and featuring a magnesium-aluminum chassis and narrow bezels around all sides of the display for a compact design. The new HP Pavilion Aero 13 is also a reasonably affordable laptop. It’s available now for $750 and up. […]

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Pocketbook’s 9.7 inch InkPad Lite eReader coming this fall (likely for under $300)

Amazon stopped selling Kindle eReaders with 9.7 inch displays years ago, instead focusing on the 6 inch Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite and 7 inch Kindle Oasis. But while Amazon dominates the eReader space, there are other companies continue to produce eReaders in a range of sizes. And one of those companies is bringing back the […]

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Run Android 11 on Walmart’s cheap Android TV devices with LineageOS

Hackers recently figured out how to unlock the bootloader on Google’s $50 Chromecast with Google TV device, opening the door to replacing the default software with custom ROMs. But the Chromecast isn’t the only low-cost, 4K-ready media streamer around. Last year Dynalink launched an Android TV media streamer that sells for $50. And earlier this […]

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SwiftKey lets you sync your Android clipboard with a Windows PC

The latest beta version of SwiftKey for Android adds one major new feature to this keyboard app: the ability to sync clipboard data between an Android phone and a Windows PC. When enabled, this will let you copy text on your Android phone and then paste it on your Windows computer with a Windows+V keyboard […]

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Realme MagDart is a 50W magnetic, wireless smartphone charger

As expected, Chinese phone maker is launching a wireless charging system for smartphones that connects to the back of a phone via magnets. Realme’s MagDart system is basically the company’s answer to Apple’s MagSafe charging for iPhones. And like Apple, Realme will offer accessories including wireless charging pads, stands, and battery packs. One key difference though? Apple’s […]

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Sxmo 1.5.0 released with networking, screen lock, and UI improvements

The latest version of Sxmo adds a few new features including support for configuring a WiFi hotspot from your phone’s Network Menu and support for a proximity lock that automatically locks or unlocks the display based on proximity (so the screen doesn’t come on when your phone is in your pocket, for example). Sxmo 1.5.0 […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 with Tensor processor, Steam Deck, and upgrading the GPD Win Max

The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are coming this fall and they’ll feature a brand new design with a large camera bar across the back of the phones and upgraded camera hardware including new sensors and lenses. But the biggest chance, Google says, is under the hood. Google’s Pixel 6 series phones will […]

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Thunderbolt 5 could support 80 Gbps data transfer speeds (leaks)

Computers with Thunderbolt 4 functionality just started shipping last year, but it looks like Intel is already planning for Thunderbolt 5. And it looks like the next-gen standard could support data speeds up to 80 Gbps while retaining the same USB-C connector. That would make Thunderbolt 5 twice as fast as Thunderbolt 4. But it’s […]

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Google to block sign-ins for Android 2.3 and lower

Google’s Android operating system has changed quite a bit since the first Android-powered phones began shipping in 2008. And maintaining support for old versions of Android gets increasingly difficult over time. So it’s unsurprising that a few years ago Google announced it would be largely ending support for devices running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread or lower […]

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Unlock the Chromecast with Google TV bootloader to run LineageOS or Ubuntu (older models only)

The $50 Chromecast with Google TV is a dongle that hangs from the HDMI port of a TV, allowing you to stream video, listen to music, or play games using Google’s software. Want to use it for something more? A team of developers have just released a method for unlocking the bootloader. That makes it […]