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Lilbits: HTC’s affordable VR headset, another way to install Windows 11, and even more Pixel 6 leaks

Just when you thought there was nothing left to leak, even more Google Pixel 6 information is making the rounds: Google may launch “Pixel Pass” along with the phone, giving customers a chance to bundle their monthly phone payments with other Google services including YouTube Premium, Google One Storage, and Google Play Pass. An extended […]

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Lilbits: Intel Alder Lake hybrid CPUs and Xe-HPG graphics explained

This year’s Intel Architecture Day included a deep dive into some of the big changes Intel has announced for the next few years, including next-gen processors that combing high-performance and energy-efficient CPU cores onto a single chip and discrete graphics solutions designed to compete with AMD and NVIDIA in the gaming space. Intel’s 12th-gen “Alder […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 inches closer, MediaTek’s new smartphone chips, and Linux smartphone news

Microsoft has rolled out another preview build of Windows 11, and while it’s mostly bug fixes, there are a few design tweaks and a new entertainment widget (which is basically just an ad for movies in the Microsoft Store). Meanwhile, MediaTek has unveiled two new smartphone processors with an emphasis on high-quality camera and display […]

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Google’s 1st-gen Nest Hub now runs Fuchsia, the OS that might unify all of Google’s products one day

Google has been developing a new operating system called Fuchsia for at least five years, but up until recently the company hasn’t actually used it on any commercially available hardware. Now 9to5Google reports that Google has begun pushing Fuchsia to a real device that people already own. A new software update rolling out to the […]

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Hardware powered by Google’s Fuchsia OS could be coming soon (Nest Hub with Fuchsia 1.0 hits the Bluetooth SIG)

Google’s Android operating system powers most of the world’s smartphones. Google’s Chrome OS is gaining ground in the laptop space, particularly in the education market. But Google has also been developing another operating system called Fuchsia for the past few years. It just hasn’t been clear what the operating system is for (will it replace […]

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Lilbits: Nothing buys Essential, tech company names are dumb, and the future of the PinePhone

Microsoft’s game streaming service is coming to the web — which means it’s coming to iOS without giving Apple a cut of revenue. Pine64 has announced the default GNU/Linux distribution and user interface that will ship with its PinePhone devices in the future. And the new company from the co-founder of OnePlus has bought the […]

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Google’s Fuchsia OS is an open source project that now accepts community code contributions

Google already has two popular operating systems: Android for phones and tablets, and Chrome OS for laptops, desktops, and… some other tablets. But for the past few years the company has also been working on a new operating system called Fuchsia. Development has been semi-public, with Google publishing the source code online. But now Google […]

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Hackers get Fuchsia to run in Google’s Android Studio Emulator

Google has been working on an open source operating system called Fuchsia for years. It’s not entirely clear what it’s for, but some folks have speculated that it could one day replace Android and/or ChromeOS for smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Since it uses a custom kernel called Magenta instead of Linux, it would give Google […]

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Google Home Hub uses different software than other Google Assistant smart displays

When JBL and Lenovo launched smart displays powered by Google Assistant this summer, the companies tapped into a platform Google announced at the start of the year. But when Google launched its own smart display this week, the company didn’t follow suit. The Google Home Hub is a $149 smart display with a 7 inch […]

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Report: Google’s Fuchsia could eventually replace Android and Chrome OS

Google has been working on a new operating system called Fuchsia for a few years. That’s not a huge surprise. The company has been posting source code online for a while, and outsiders have been digging into it to see what makes Fuchsia tick. But it’s never been entirely clear just what Google plans to […]