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Lilbits: Samsung’s One UI comes to Wear OS watches, Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS (via the web)

Last month Samsung and Google announced plans to merge their smartwatch platforms into a single, unified platform bringing the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Now Samsung is giving us an idea of what next-gen Galaxy smartwatches running the new software will look like. Among other things, Samsung is promising updates to the […]

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Lilbits: Intel Beast Canyon NUC, an open source, configurable keyboard, and the down side of fast charging

Intel recently teased an upcoming NUC 11 Extreme compact, modular gaming desktop computer with 11th-gen Core processors, code-named “Beast Canyon.” But the company didn’t say which 11th-gen chips it would have. Now we know that at least some models will have a pretty powerful Tiger Lake chip. Xiaomi recently showed off a 200W fast charging system […]

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Xiaomi’s 200W fast charger fully charges smartphone batteries in 8 minutes

Xiaomi continues to push the boundaries of fast charging technology. The company is now demonstrating a 200W fast charging system that can fully charge a smartphone with a 4,000 mAh battery in just 8 minutes. Xiaomi is also showing off a new 120W wireless charging system that can take the same battery from 0 to […]

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Lilbits: Wireless Air Charging, E Ink color improvements, and VR is coming to the PS5

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced it’s licensing its VOOC fast charging technology for use in automobiles, third-party chargers, and other products. But the company is also demonstrating a new wireless charging technology called Wireless Air Charging that makes it easier to charge gadgets when you place them near a charging mat, and not necessarily in […]

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Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra has a 120 Hz display, 120W fast charging, and 120X AI zoom

The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra smartphone goes on sale in China on August 16 for about $760 and up. But I’m honestly not sure why Xiaomi didn’t call its latest flagship the Mi 120. After all, the phone’s most distinctive characteristics include a display with a 120 Hz screen refresh rate, support for 120W fast charging, […]

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Qualcomm introduces Quick Charge 3+ (faster charging via USB-A cables)

Qualcomm is rolling out an update to its Quick Charge technology that the company says will bring fast charging support to cheaper devices. Quick Charge 3+ is supposed to be just as fast as Quick Charge 4+, but it works with power adapters that use USB Type-A to Type-C cables, which are still more affordable […]

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Oppo Reno Ace has 90 Hz display, 65 watt fast charging

Chinese phone maker Oppo unveiled its new 65 watt fast-charging technology last month. Now the company is launching the first phone to make use of it. The Oppo Reno Ace is a smartphone with flagship specs including a 90 Hz display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, four rear cameras, and at least 8GB of RAM and 128GB […]

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Oppo unveils 65 watt SuperVOOC 2.0 fast-charging tech

Chinese phone maker Oppo is introducing three new fast charging technologies it plans to use in upcoming smartphones. VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 supports 30 watt fast charging. 30W Wireless VOOC Flash Charge is a pretty self-explanatory term. And then there’s 65W SuperVOOC Fast Charge 2.0, which is the company’s fastest wired charging technology to date. Oppo […]

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Xiaomi introduces 30W wireless fast charging (with 40W on the way)

Battery technology has’t advanced much in recent years, which means that if you want to make a smartphone with longer battery life you have a few options: stuff a huge battery inside, use energy-efficient components, or advise customers not to turn their phones on (you can get days of standby time this way!) Or… you […]