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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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Next-gen Chromecast might have hit the FCC (Update: probably not)

A new “Wireless Streaming Device” from Google showed up at the FCC today, and there’s a good chance that means a next-gen Google Chromecast is coming soon. It could be a follow-up to last year’s Chromecast with Google TV, which passed through the FCC website in August, about a month before it was officially launched […]

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Lilbits Leaks: Walmart’s Android TV stick, Qualcomm’s next-mid-range laptop CPU, Samsung’s Galaxy A phones

Walmart’s working on a media streamer powered by Google’s Android TV software. The company hasn’t actually announced the new product yet, but an FCC listing spilled the beans. Meanwhile Evan Blass has spilled the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A72 smartphone, Windows Future has spilled a few beans about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon processor for mid-range […]

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Lilbits: Broadband access, electronics shopping moves online, and do expensive Chromebooks make sense?

Often when I write about Chromebooks, somebody chimes in with a comment about how they’re not “real” laptops, and people would be better off buying a Windows machine. When I write about a Chromebook that costs more than $400, someone will inevitably complain that it’s too much money to spend on a laptop with a […]

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Lilbits: Seven screen laptop, yet another smartphone laptop dock, and Android 12 details leaked (maybe)

More than a year ago I wrote about an extraordinarily odd laptop with seven displays called the Aurora 7. Designed by a UK company called Expanscape, at the time it was described as an engineering prototype, although the company said it was willing to sell models to contract buyers before the design was even finalized. […]

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Mysterious smart glasses hit the FCC (Likely Amazon or Facebook)

A pair of smart glasses with support for WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS passed through the FCC this week. They run software that’s based on Android 7. And as some folks have noticed from the line drawing of the label, they look a lot like Facebook’s Project Aria smart glasses when viewed in profile. But there’s […]

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Lilbits: Intellivision Amico, Rock Pi X, and PinePhone KDE Community Edition

The Intellivision Amico is a new game console with an old name. First announced in 2018, the new console is scheduled to ship in April and gets its name from a classic game system that was first released in 1979. Rather than focus on bleeding edge graphics, the Amico is designed for casual and party […]

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Microsoft Surface Duo passes through the FCC and Bluetooth SIG (dual-screen Android phone)

The Microsoft Surface Duo is a dual-screen Android phone that will be the first smartphone from the company since the Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL, which both ran the now-defunct Windows Phone operating system. First unveiled last October, rumor has it that the Surface Duo could go on sale this summer. And now it […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo’s AMD gaming laptops, T-Mobile’s Android TV streamer

The Lenovo Legion brand may be expanding to include smartphones soon. But Legion is first and foremost a name associated with Lenovo’s gaming PCs. And the company just introduced a whole bunch of new models powered by AMD Ryzen processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. The Lenovo Legion 5 is available with 15 or 17 inch displays, up […]