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Lilbits (1-16-2014): Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 incoming

The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 is a Windows tablet with a 12.5 inch, high-resolution display, an Intel Core M Broadwell processor, a keyboard dock for use in notebook mode, and a starting price of $699. Asus introduced the Chi T300 at the Consumer Electronics Show, and it’s not available for purchase yet. But documents […]

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Allwinner shows Android 5.0, Android TV on its chips

Allwinner Technology is giving an early look at Google’s latest Android software running on its chips. The company says Android 5.0 Lollipop will be available for tablets with Allwinner A33 quad-core and Allwinner A80 octa-core processors. Allwinner has also demonstrated Android TV running on a device with an A80 chip. It’s not surprising that Google’s […]

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Lilbits (11-20-2014): Encryption, Lollipop, and fart apps for TV

Shortly after Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop, folks started finding ways to gain root access on devices like the Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Yes, it’s generally pretty easy to unlock the bootloader on Nexus devices, but Google has stepped up security in Android 5.0 so rooting has been a bit tricky and up […]

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Surprise: The Google Nexus Player supports Ethernet (kinda)

The Google Nexus Player’s biggest strength is also it’s second biggest weakness (The first is a lack of available apps, but that could change if developers adopt the platform). The first box to ship with Android TV software is incredibly simple to use. Not only does it have a simple user interface, the box only […]

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Chainfire’s Sideload Launcher for Android TV lets you launch just about any app

Android TV is basically Android… with a user interface optimized for TVs. It’s designed to run TV-friendly apps such as YouTube, Google Play Movies, Netflix, and Hulu Plus and when you visit the Play Store you’ll only see apps that have been optimized for Android TV. But under the hood the operating system is much the […]

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Lilbits (10-21-2014): Next-gen DSL tech could bring new life to phone lines

Back in the dark ages the only way for most people to access the internet was with a slow dialup connection (or by visiting a college or other institution that actually had a faster T1 line). Then along came DSL, one of the first technologies to offer broadband speeds. But in recent years cable, fiber […]