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Lilbits: Pixel Watch leaked (again), improving Linux performance on modern AMD chips, and Linux for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Google is holding an event on October 6th when the company is expected to unveil the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, as well as the company’s first Pixel Watch. Officially Google hasn’t said when you’ll actually be able to get your hands on one. Unofficially though? They appear to be already shipping to […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 2022 Update, NVIDIA RTX 40 series, and a review of LG’s unreleased rollable phone

Microsoft is rolling out the latest big update to Windows 11, bringing changes to the Start Menu, taskbar, and Snap Layouts, among other things. There’s also finally support for native tabs in the File Explorer, and the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android is rolling out in more countries (with more Android apps available […]

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Chromebook shipments are falling fast (but they’re still higher than at the start of the pandemic)

The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected PC shipments in unusual ways. Toward the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, shipments of PCs, smartphones, and all sorts of other tech products slowed due to supply chain shortages (which still haven’t entirely gone away yet). But as many people around the world found themselves working from […]

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Lilbits: New Surface hardware this fall, new video and PDF editing features for Chromebooks

MS Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference for developers and IT pros, and the company has announced that this year’s version will take place October 12 – 14, and it’ll be the company’s first in-person conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. There may be some news in October for folks who aren’t developers or […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s cheaper Surface Duo was canceled before it was ever announced

Developer Lukas Hartman is showing off a prototype of the printed circuit board for the upcoming MNT Pocket Reform mini laptop with a 7 inch display and a modular, open hardware design. And speaking of modular miniatures, the reTerminal is a Raspberry Pi-based device with a 5 inch touch display and a modular design… except […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Cursive app comes to more Chromebooks, Steam Deck update lowers the fan noise

Google’s long-rumored Pixel Notepad foldable smartphone is now rumored to be delayed and will now launch in 2023 at the earliest. While some folks are clamoring for small Android phones, it turns out some companies are still making them… just not very good ones. Google’s Cursive app for handwriting recognition is coming to all Chromebooks […]

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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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Lilbits: Fortnite is free to stream on Xbox Cloud Gaming, AMD brings Zen 3 to Chromebooks, and more

AMD has unveiled a line of new chips for Chromebooks that basically put some of last year’s best laptop processors into Chrome OS notebooks like the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and HP Elite c645. In other recent tech news from around the web, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming platform is bringing 4K support to […]

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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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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 […]