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Lilbits: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 leaked, Microsoft’s new adaptive accessories, Android 12 Beta, and more

During the first day of the 2022 Google I/O developer conference we learned that the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro are all coming this year, with a Pixel Tablet expected to launch in 2023. That’s a lot of news for one day. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In […]

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HP’s newest business Chromebooks come with Intel or AMD inside

The new HP Elite c640 G3 Chromebook is a business-class Chromebook with a 14 inch display, enterprise security features, a 5MP webcam, AI-based noise reduction capabilities, support for WiFi 6E and optional support for 4G LTE. And so is the new HP Elite c645 G2 Chromebook. The difference is that the first model is powered by a […]

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Chrome OS 100 brings a new Launcher, text editing by voice, and camera-to-GIF recording

Google’s Chrome OS debuted nearly 11 years ago as a browser-centric operating system designed for laptop and desktop computers. Since then the operating system has become more powerful and versatile with support for Android and Linux apps, Steam games, and many usability improvements. Thanks to a rather aggressive release schedule, Google rolled out Chrome OS […]

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Lilbits: Another Celeron N5105 mini PC, variable refresh rates for Chrome OS, and all handheld gaming PCs now face Steam Deck comparisons

Ever since Valve announced it was developing a handheld gaming PC, it’s been hard to resist comparing other handhelds from companies like GPD, One Netbook, and AYA to the Steam Deck. Now that the Steam Deck has actually begun shipping and the first reviews are in, those comparisons have become inevitable. And it’s obvious why: the […]

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Google announces Steam Alpha for Chrome OS, bringing the game client to Chromebooks

We’ve known it was coming for a while, but now Google has officially confirmed it’s bringing support for the Steam game client to Chromebooks. In a blink and you’ll miss it moment during the company’s Game Developer Summit keynote, Google announced that it will soon launch an alpha of Steam for Chrome OS, available on […]

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Lilbits: Samsung may be throttling Android app performance, Intel Core i7-12650HX leaked, Valve issues fix for Steam Deck stick drift

Every few years one or more phone makers seems to be caught throttling performance of certain Android apps and games, often to help phones get high scores in benchmarks even when they’re not representative of real-world performance. This time it’s Samsung’s turn. The company’s Game Optimizing Service has been discovered on Galaxy S22 phones, and […]

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Lilbits: Steam for Chromebooks minimum specs revealed, Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 leaked, and handheld gaming PCs benchmarked

Google’s been working to bring Valve’s Steam game client to Chromebooks for the past few years, and it looks like the effort is, umm… picking up steam. A recent code commit suggested we could see Chromebooks with the RGB keyboards often found in gaming laptops. And now the folks at 9to5Google have spotted a list […]

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Turn an old Mac or PC into a Chromebook with Chrome OS Flex

Google’s Chrome OS is a lightweight, secure operating system that was originally built around Google’s Chrome web browser, but which has become more versatile over the years with a built-in file manager, media player and other tools… and optional support for running Android and Linux apps. Most folks who use Chrome OS probably bought a […]

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Lilbits: Fortnite for Linux isn’t happening, Vivo NEX 5 specs leaked, MAME turns 25

When Valve’s Steam Deck begins shipping to customers later this month, the handheld gaming PC will be running a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. And that could give gaming on Linux a bit of a boost. While Valve’s game client has been able to run on Linux for years, as of last month just […]