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Lilbits: Windows on the Surface Duo 2, Fire TV on the Echo Show 15, and new Echo Dot smart speakers are also eero WiFi range extenders

It’s been four years since Microsoft updated its Surface Studio line of all-in-one desktop computers, but it looks like a new model could be coming soon. Amazon is adding new features to its Echo Show 15 and eero mesh WiFi router systems, and the company’s newest Echo Dot smart speakers also have eero capabilities baked […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS updated, eero’s first routers reach end of life(ish), Sony mobile gaming accessories launching next week

Wireless routers make life a lot easier by allowing your phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, and all sorts of other devices to connect to the internet without running a series of Ethernet cables around your house. But since these routers are basically little computers that connect to the outside world, they’re subject to security threats just […]

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Amazon launches eero Pro 6E and eero 6+ mesh WiFi routers, eero 6 gets a price cut

As expected, Amazon is bringing support for WiFi 6E to its eero line of mesh WiFi routers, starting with the new eero Pro 6E which can leverage 6 GHz network bands for reduced congestion and stronger connections between routers. Amazon is positioning its new top-of-the-line mesh routers as solutions that offer Gigabit+ WiFi speeds across large […]

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Lilbits: Checking in on Amazon’s Astro robot and Echo smart speakers could become a WiFi range extenders

Amazon’s next-gen eero mesh WiFi routers are expected to bring new features including support for WiFi 6E on at least some models. But they could also bring tighter integration with other Amazon hardware: Steve Moser reports that they’ll allow you to use an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot as a WiFi range extender. In other recent tech […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck, Apple’s AR headset, a Linux-friendly video capture card and more

Valve has confirmed that its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is on track to begin shipping in February, following a short delay. And Apple may be looking at a somewhat longer setback for the virtual reality/augmented reality glasses it’s reportedly been developing since 2015: originally expected to ship this year, they may not be ready […]

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Lilbits: IFTTT goes Pro, and Eero goes WiFi 6, and Bluetooth goes… vulnerable

For the past 10 years, IFTTT (If This, Then That) has been offering a free service that lets you connect cloud services using recipes. For example, I used it to dump my daily Fitbit stats into a Google Spreadsheet for a few years. But now IFTTT is going Pro, which means that after October 7th, […]

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Daily Deals (9-06-2019)

Eero was one of the first players in the mesh WiFi space, and while there’s a lot of competition these days, the company (now owned by Amazon) continues to offer a line of well-regarded whole-home WiFi solutions. They ain’t cheap though. List prices start at $299 for a 2-piece system. Amazon’s currently running a sale […]