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Lilbits: Firefox for Android gets 450 new extensions, Asus ROG Phone 8 leaked, Plasma Mobile 6 previewed

A few weeks ago Mozilla announced that its Firefox web browser for Android would soon be gaining support for hundreds of additional extensions. Now the day has come. This is actually more of a return to form than a brand new feature. Mozilla first added support for browser extensions to its Android browser way back […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s Temporary Cloud Backup could make switching (Samsung) phones easier

Samsung has unveiled a new Temporary Cloud Backup feature for Galaxy S and Z series smartphones running One UI 6 that should make it a lot easier to backup and restore data when repairing or switching phones. Basically it offers unlimited cloud storage for your files… for a limited time. You can take up as […]

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Apple Vision Pro augmented reality headset promises a “spatial computing” experience (for those that can afford it)

Apple’s first augmented reality headset is coming early next year. Called Vision Pro, it’s a wearable computer with a large glass front, two high-quality micro OLED displays, 12 cameras, and five sensors that allows you to see apps overlaid on real-world environments. Among other things, it allows you to make calls, watch videos, or use […]

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Spacetop “augmented reality laptop” uses AR glasses to present a 100 inch virtual display (sort of)

I’ve been writing about compact laptop computers for more than fifteen years because I’m a firm believer that the best computers for on-the-go use are the ones that are small enough that you actually want to take them with you rather than leaving them on your desk. But I’ve also grown used to plugging my […]

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Apple’s Reality Pro headset will allegedly run thousands of apps at launch… for up to two hours at a time

Apple has reportedly been working on a mixed reality headset for years, and the company is expected to officially unveil it in June before taking orders for the $3,000 headset later this year. That will make it one of the most expensive virtual or augmented reality devices around, but it’s also expected to be one […]

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Brilliant Monocle is an open source augmented reality device that clips onto your glasses

Facebook’s parent company has been spending billions of dollars attempting to make its vision for the metaverse a thing. But you don’t need to buy into Meta’s vision to play in the virtual & augmented reality space. There are plenty of other companies cranking out VR and AR headsets… and if you’re looking for something […]

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Lilbits: Fedora 37, Qualcomm’s next-gen chip for AR glasses, and Amazon layoffs

Qualcomm’s new solution for AR smart glasses is said to bring big performance improvements while reducing power consumption. It’s also a multi-chip solution rather than a single chip, which allows different bits of silicon to be placed in different parts of a pair of glasses. So you can expect glasses powered by the chips to […]

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Lilbits: Google buys Raxium, Thunderbird is going mobile, and Zoom puts time limits on free 1:1 calls

Zoom became a household name shortly after the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, as folks flocked to the easy-to-use software for hosting group video calls. The company’s freemium model doesn’t hurt: calls up to 40 minutes are free, while you have to pay for a subscription for longer group video calls. Up until this […]

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Lilbits: Meta’s big bet on AR glasses, a stackable single-board PC, and adding discrete graphics to the Steam Deck

Facebook changed the name of its parent company to Meta last year as part of an attempt to refocus the future of the company that’s best known for social media apps that run on other company’s platforms, like Android and iOS. It’s not clear if or when the so-called metaverse will really take off, but […]

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Report: Google is making an augmented reality headset, won’t call it Google Glass

Google was one of the first big tech companies to make a play for the augmented reality space with the launch of Google Glass nearly a decade ago. But Glass never made much of a splash in the consumer space, and is now strictly an enterprise product. But now that virtual reality (VR) and augmented […]

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Project Ironman is an AR headset that may land on Verizon’s 5G network

A previously unrevealed AR headset has Surfaced on Twitter this morning. Dubbed Project Ironman, the device is reportedly being developed by Lenovo and Motorola as a flagship device for the Verizon 5G network. This doesn’t appear to be a totally new collaboration. Lenovo’s product page for the ThinkReality A3 specifically mentions tethering the glasses to […]