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Google Pixel Watch may launch in 2022 to challenge Apple’s dominance

Google Pixel Watch rumors just won’t go away, but a new round claims that the company will finally put one up for sale in 2022. Currently referred to by its codename Rohan, the smartwatch may be the same device that was revealed to tech analyst Jon Prosser earlier this year. One reason that Google may […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Pixel 6a could be a cheaper phone with a Tensor processor

With a $599 starting price, the Google Pixel 6 isn’t exactly a high-end smartphone by today’s standards. But soon there may be a cheaper option. Google’s next mid-range smartphone is expected to the Pixel 6a, and a few days ago we got our first look at it courtesy of some leaked renderings. Now the folks […]

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Pixel 6a could have a Pixel 6-inspired design (and a slightly smaller screen)

Google’s next mid-range phone could look a lot like the company’s latest flagships. 91mobiles and @OnLeaks have released a set of images that allegedly show the design of the upcoming Google Pixel 6a. The leaked images show a design that’s very similar to the recently release Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 XL, with a camera bar […]

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Lilbits: Intel 4004 chip turns 50, MSI’s new mini PC, and Samsung is rolling out Android 12 (One UI 4)

Fifty years ago today, Intel released the first commercial single-chip microprocessor. Today’s chips are more than a little faster, but you’ve got to start somewhere. In other recent tech news from around the web, MSI gives us a first look at a previously unannounced mini PC, Samsung is starting to roll out Android 12 to […]

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Lilbits: Roku kills private channels (goodbye porn and piracy), Google makes 2-factor authentication mandatory for more users

Roku is changing the way it allows developers to beta test channels… and that change will effectively close a loophole that has allowed companies and individual users to provide unofficial “private” channels over the years. One of the most obvious casualties will be porn sites, but there are thousands of different private channels that will […]

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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: Google’s 2nd-gen Tensor chip, PinePhone Keyboard, and Amazon Kindle for $50

  Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. Amazon’s entry-level Kindle is on sale for $50 today, which is the lowest price to date for Amazon’s eReader with a front-lit E Ink display. And the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for […]

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JioPhone Next is an $87 smartphone with HDR photography, Google feature drops

The JioPhone Next is a low-cost smartphone for the Indian market developed by Reliance Jio and Google. First announced earlier this year, the phone goes on sale in India next week for 6,499 Rupees, or about $87. For the most part the phone has the sort of specs you’d expect from a budget device. But […]

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Google brings grammar correction to Gboard keyboard for the Pixel 6

Grammarly recently announced a partnership with Samsung to bring grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary suggestions to the Samsung Keyboard app for Galaxy phones. Now Google says it’s bringing at least one of those features to the Gboard keyboard for Pixel 6 smartphones: grammar correction. According to Google, its new Gboard grammar correction will check for spelling […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 reviews, Kodi 19.3, and JioPhone Next

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are starting to arrive, and they’re looking pretty good. The phones aren’t perfect, but they seem to largely deliver on Google’s promises, and with prices starting at $599, they’re more affordable many competitors, which make any flaws a lot easier to handle. In other recent tech news […]