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Lilbits: Microsoft’s new 5G portable computing device, Honor Pad X8 tablet, and Avast buys a popular browser extension

A series of recent listings on the FCC website show that Microsoft has a new “portable computing device” on the way. Since the good stuff like pictures and user manuals are locked away behind confidentiality agreements, all we really know is that it supports WiFi 6E, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, and 5G wireless networking. Could it […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s next flagships could have MediaTek inside, Amazon Music Unlimited price hike, and Google Chrome gets a Privacy Guide

Microsoft is inching closer to bringing tabs to File Explorer for Windows 11. After years of shipping flagship phones with Qualcomm Snapdragon or Samsung Exynos processors, Samsung may be looking to use MediaTek chips for its next-gen lineup. Google continues to try to walk the line between providing users with tools to manage their privacy… […]

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Google is killing its data-saving Lite mode in Chrome for Android

Google’s Chrome browser for Android has a Lite mode option designed to reduce your data usage by using Google’s servers to compress web content before sending it to your device. First introduced in 2014 as Data Saver mode, the name was changed to Lite mode a few years ago. Now Google says it’s retiring the […]

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You’ll be able to open multiple Chrome browser windows in Android 12

Google’s Chrome browser for Android makes it easy to open multiple web pages at once thanks to support for tabs. But the company has an annoying habit of changing the way tabs are arranged. And if you want to view multiple pages at the same time, you’re out of luck, since you can’t currently run […]

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Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Chrome, Firefox, Signal on Linux phones, Netflix will be the Netflix for games after all

Microsoft has released a new preview version of the Windows Terminal app that builds on the “quake mode” feature introduced earlier this year, allowing you to open a terminal from any screen using a hotkey. Now when you dismiss that window, it minimizes to the system tray by default. Other changes include an updated Settings […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 leaked, Nintendo Game & Watch Zelda Edition coming this fall

Microsoft is hosting an event on June 24 to discuss the future of Windows. And evidence was mounting that in addition to giving the operating system a new look, Microsoft was getting ready for a new name: Windows 11. Now a leaked build of the operating system is making the rounds, and websites including xda-developers, […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s next tablets leaked, Qualcomm’s next chip too

Samsung launched two new Android tablets this week, but one is a budget model with entry-level specs, while the other is a cheaper alternative to last year’s Galaxy Tab S7. Wondering what to expect from the company’s next high-end tablet? Details point to a trio of models including an 11 inch version with a 120 […]

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Google is bringing an experimental RSS “follow” feature to Chrome for Android (8 years after killing Google Reader)

It’s been eight years since Google annoyed a vast portion of the internet by killing off Google Reader, it’s web-based RSS reader. Now the company is embracing RSS again… kind of. Google has announced a new feature that will begin rolling out to some users of its Chrome Canary app for Android soon. When you […]

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Mighty is a web browser that’s… hosted in the cloud.

As the internet has become increasingly integrated into everyday life, the web browser has become one of the most important apps that runs on most computers, allowing you to stream video, play games, do online banking and accounting, edit documents, make video calls, and much more. But as we ask browsers to do more and […]

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Lillbits: Acer’s rugged laptop and tablet, B&O’s bookshelf speaker, and Dell divests VMWare

Acer launched its first rugged laptops and tablets under the Acer Enduro brand last summer, and now the company is updating the line with a new 4.1 pound, 14 inch laptop with an IP53 certification for water and dust resistance and a MIL-STD-810H tested design and a 10 inch rugged tablet with the same certifications. […]