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Lilbits: Apple is worth $2 trillion, hard drive failure rates, and the US vs. Huawei

It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Apple is basically a money-making machine these days thanks to a combination of sales of popular hardware and control of an ecosystem that allows the company to take a cut of sales of apps, games, music, videos, eBooks, and other content. But Apple became a […]

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Android TV is getting instant apps, improved keyboard, and other new features

Google’s Android TV software is, unsurprisingly, based on the same software that powers Android phones, tablets, and other devices. Not all the features you can use on phones are available on TVs… but Google has announced it’s bringing one of its mobile to its smart TV platform. Soon developers will be able to offer “instant […]

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Lilbits: Samsung leftovers, LibreOffice 7.0, and another PC with a 6W AMD Zen chip

Yesterday Liliputing reported that Lenovo has two new low-cost laptops for the education market that will be among the first to ship with 6-watt AMD processors based on the chip maker’s Zen architecture. But I forgot at the time that Lenovo also has a mini-desktop that will use the most powerful of those new chips. Lenovo […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi and PinePhone projects and making a game of conference calls

A lot of us are spending more time than ever on video conference calls these days… and one developer has found a way to alleviate the boredom. The B-REEL Meeting Intruders Chrome extension turns a Google Meet session into a game of Space Invaders, where you can zap each chat window… and if you do […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo’s AMD gaming laptops, T-Mobile’s Android TV streamer

The Lenovo Legion brand may be expanding to include smartphones soon. But Legion is first and foremost a name associated with Lenovo’s gaming PCs. And the company just introduced a whole bunch of new models powered by AMD Ryzen processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. The Lenovo Legion 5 is available with 15 or 17 inch displays, up […]

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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick coming soon for €40 (1080p Android TV streamer)

As expected, Xiaomi is launching its smallest Android TV device to date. The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is a pocketable gadget that you can plug into the HDMI port of any TV to turn it into a smart TV with support for Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, and other services. It comes with a Bluetooth remote control […]

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Google releases Android 11 preview for Android TV (and confirms a new dongle is on the way)

Android 11 is coming this fall to smartphones, tablets and other devices. And now it looks like an updated version of Android TV based on Android 11 is also on the horizon. Google has released the first Android 11 Developer Preview for Android TV. It’s designed to run on Google’s ADT-3 developer device and not […]

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Xiaomi Mi TV Stick pops up at online store Gearbest (but it’s not for sale yet)

A month after showing up on a leaked product roadmap, the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is making another appearance — this time at an online store. You can’t actually buy the Mi TV Stick yet. But Gearbest has a listing for the product, complete with pictures and specs. Like an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Roku Streaming […]