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Reports: Apple’s AR headset could launch in 2022, AR could replace iPhones within a decade

Smartphones may have changed the way people interact with technology more than any device since the introduction of laptops, or possibly even personal computers. But Apple is already said to be working on a product category that it thinks could eventually replace smartphones: augmented reality. The company’s first augmented reality (AR) device is expected to […]

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Apple’s Self Service Repair will make at-home repairs easier

Apple doesn’t have a great track record with making it easy to perform DIY repairs on the company’s hardware, usually insisting that you take your gear to an Apple Store or authorized repair shop instead. But starting next year, the company plans to begin offering tools, parts, and documentation for customers that want to repair […]

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Lilbits: CutiePi Linux tablet, NXP i.MX 93 chips, Twitter Blue, and YouTube’s Dislike button

The CutiePi tablet with a built-in handle, a Raspberry Pi for brains, and Linux-based software is nearing release. Twitter is charging people willing to pay for an Undo Tweet button (and a few other perks). Google hopes YouTube might be a friendlier place if it hides the number of times the dislike button has been […]

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Now you can buy or build your own iPhone with a USB-C port (kind of, but not really)

Last month engineering student Ken Pillonel introduced the world to what may be the first fully functional iPhone featuring a USB-C port, after replacing the Lightning port on an iPhone X with a USB-C port. Now Pillonel has released open source instructions and files for folks that want to try this at home, as well […]

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You can hide the MacBook Pro notch with a virtual bezel (on a per-app basis)

Apple’s new MacBook Pro 14 and 16 are some of the most powerful laptops available, thanks to the new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors. But they also have a controversial design – while Apple shrunk the display bezels for its latest MacBook Pro laptops, the company also introduced a camera notch. Not only does […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi + LEGOS, Alibaba open sources its RISC-V chips, Mac Pro could have 40-core CPU and 128-core graphics

Raspberry Pi’s latest device is an add-on that lets you use a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi Zero, or Raspberry Pi 400 as the brains of a LEGO robot. Alibaba has unveiled a high-performance 128-core server chip based on ARM technology… but the company has also announced it’s open sourcing the technology behind its low-power […]

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MacBook Pro upgrades bring M1 Pro and Max chips, ProMotion Displays (with camera notches) and the return of Fn keys

Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops bring a big boost in CPU performance, an even bigger boost in graphics performance, the highest quality screens to date for an Apple laptop and the return of some features that Pro users have been missing. New MacBook Pro 14.2 inch and 16.2 inch laptops are available for pre-order today […]

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Live updates from Apple’s October 2021 “Unleashed” event

Apple is updating its MacBook Pro lineup with new models featuring more powerful Apple Silicon chips, adding a new 3rd-gen set of AirPods Pro to its lineup, and announcing a cheaper Apple Music plan. Here are the latest updates from Apple’s Unleashed event, in reverse chronological order. Update: For more details on Apple’s new laptops […]

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Lilbits: HTC Vive Flow, Apple’s Macs with M1X chips, Google v Epic, and more

That HTC Vive Flow virtual reality headset that we learned about earlier this week? Now we know what it looks like, thanks to a series of leaked images posted by Evan Blass. While we’ll have to wait until Thursday for an official announcement, the Vive Focus sure looks like HTC’s answer to the Oculus Quest […]

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Apple appeals the Epic Games ruling, asks for stay on order to (sightly) loosen App Store restrictions

Apple is appealing a court ruling from September that would have required it to allow iPhone and iPad app developers to accept in-app payments using third-party payment systems. Currently not only does Apple require developers to use Apple’ own in-app payment service, with Apple taking a 30% commission on all purchases, but the company prevents […]

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Lilbits: A DIY Spotify Box, Microsoft’s Surface Adaptive Kit for accessibility, Fairphone 4, and more

This week Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, a new Surface Duo 2 phone, and a new Surface Laptop Studio that are all scheduled to hit the streets soon. But the company also unveiled a new Surface Adaptive Kit that’s designed to make those devices, and many others, easier to use for people with disabilities. The […]