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Lilbits: Facebook abandons facial recognition, Linux 5.15 released, Netflix games, Microsoft Edge for Linux, and more

Facebook is giving up on using face recognition in its app a decade after introducing the feature, and in the coming weeks Facebook’s parent company Meta says it will delete facial recognition templates for a billion different people. In other recent tech news from around the web, we have a deep-dive into performance of the […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 5a, Kindle vulnerability patched, and Super Duper Secure Mode for Microsoft Edge

Google has already confirmed that it will launch Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones this fall, and they’ll be the company’s first phones to feature a new Google Tensor system-on-a-chip rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. But they’ll also be expensive phones designed to compete with other flagships. The company isn’t giving up on the […]

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Lilbits: Using desktop apps on Linux phones, a new Asus Android tablet, and Microsoft Edge cross-platform tools

Microsoft is giving you another reason to use its Edge web browser on both Windows and Android by making it easier to send browser tabs from one to the other (something Chrome and other browsers have had for a while). Asus is launching a new Android tablet in China (there’s no word on if or […]

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Microsoft Edge 89 brings faster startup, reduced resource consumption, vertical tabs

The latest version of Microsoft’s Edge web browser is designed to launch as much as 41-percent more quickly thanks to a new “Startup boost” feature. At the same time, Microsoft is also reducing resource consumption by implementing support for “sleeping tabs,” allowing browser tabs to use less CPU and memory resources when they’re in the […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft Edge gets more interesting, Chromebooks outsell Macs, and a 31.2 inch color E Ink display

Now that Microsoft’s Edge web browser is based on Google’s open source Chromium project, it behaves a lot like Google’s Chrome browser… and for the most part that’s left me wondering why you’d use Edge instead of Chrome. Microsoft has been adding features that help set its browser apart, but up until now I haven’t […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy S21 leaks, MS Edge for Macs with M1, and the US blacklists China’s biggest chip manufacturer

The trade war continues. We have our first real look at a GPD Win 3 handheld gaming PC prototype (up until now we’ve only seen renders). And three different GNU/Linux distributions released new builds of their operating systems for the PinePhone this week. Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web. U.S. […]

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Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, and Linux GUI apps are coming to Windows

Microsoft’s relationship with Linux has changed a lot in recent years. The company includes a Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that lets developers and power users run a Linux terminal within Windows, and Microsoft has become a major contributor to many open source projects. The latest versions of Microsoft’s Edge web browser are built on […]

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Microsoft is adding Pinterest to Edge, whether you want it or not (but at least you can sync extensions now)

During this week’s MS Build developer conference, Microsoft described a bunch of new features coming to its Edge web browser. Among other things, that means new tools for developers, improved support for Progressive Web Apps, and new data synchronization and customization options for IT professionals. The company is also adding built-in Pinterest integration to the […]

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Motorola returns to the flagship market with $1000 Edge+ smartphone (and mid-range Edge)

After focusing on entry-level and mid-range smartphones for the past few years, Motorola is returning to the flagship space with the Motorola Edge+. It’s a phone with a 6.7 inch OLED display featuring a 90 Hz refresh rate, 12GB of LPDDR5 memory, 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, and three rear cameras […]

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Microsoft Edge browser is getting vertical tabs, password monitor, and other new features

Earlier this year Microsoft began rolling out the new version of its Edge web browser that’s based on Google’s open source Chromium browser. And honestly, in a lot of ways the new Edge feels like Chrome with a fresh coat of paint on top. But Microsoft has been developing new tools that help set it […]

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Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge web browser begins rolling out today

For the past year or so, Microsoft has been working on a new version of its Edge web browser. At first glance it looks a lot like the browser that’s been shipping with Windows 10 since 2015. But under the hood the new version of Edge is based on Google’s Chromium (the open source version […]

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Zotac introduces ZBOX Edge mini PCs (fanless or with active cooling)

Zotac is adding a new, slimmer set of computers to its ZBOX line of mini-desktops. The Zotac ZBOX Edge MI643 is a compact desktop that’s just 1.12 inches high, and which houses a 15 watt Intel Comet Lake processor, while the new Zotac ZBOX Edge CI341 is a fanless model with a 6 watt Intel Gemini Lake […]