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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi’s new specs for add-ons, update on the MNT Pocket Reform, and GPU improvements for Google Pixel devices

The MNT Pocket Reform is the latest in a lien of open hardware products from MNT, the team that brought MNT Reform into the world a few years ago. As the name suggests, the new model is much smaller, but it still keeps the ethos of open source software and hardware and a modular, customizable […]

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Walmart’s new Google TV stick costs just $15 (but you should buy the $20 model instead)

Walmart’s new onn Full HD Streaming Device is a $15 stick that plugs into an HDMI port of your TV, allowing you to stream video from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Disney+ and most other popular streaming services. The device is the cheapest gadget to run Google TV software, and it may be one of the cheapest […]

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Lilbits: Amlogic’s new chip could power next-gen TV boxes, and MS Paint is getting… good?

Microsoft is adding a bunch of new features to Paint, a graphics editing app that had been pretty barebones up until recently. The company is also rolling out experimental new updates to the Windows Subsystem for Linux. And the first performance notes about a new Amlogic processor that could power next-gen Google and Android TV […]

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Walmart’s 4K Google TV box is official (it’s like a Chromecast with Google TV for less than half the price)

Walmart’s onn media streamers have been around for a few years, and they’ve earned a reputation for offering tremendous bang for the buck. Now the company has launched a new model that basically offers the same experience as a Chromecast with Google TV for less than half the price. The new onn Google TV 4K […]

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Walmart’s new Onn media streamer delivers Google TV in 4K for $20

Walmart’s new Onn Google TV 4K Streaming Box is pretty much what it says on the tin: a 4K media streamer that runs Google TV software based on Android 12. What’s somewhat remarkable about that is that this is also one of the cheapest 4K media streamers around, with a list price that’s just under $20. […]

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Lilbits: Firefox for Android finally gets pull-to-refresh, Google brings app auto-archiving to Android

Firefox 112 is out today, and while desktop users won’t see much new (there’s optional support for revealing passwords with a right-click), Firefox mobile users with an Android device will get one major (and long overdue) update: you can pull down from the top of the screen to refresh a website so you can see […]

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Lilbits: Bringing 32-bit apps to the Pixel 7 and a DIY pint-sized PC for some seriously retro computing

Google’s Android operating system has supported 64-bit processors for more than 9 years. But up until recently, every Android phone and tablet that shipped with a 64-bit chip could also run apps and games designed for 32-bit processors. That changed when Google began shipping the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, which are the […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s new Mac Pro could have a 48-core CPU, Lenovo Tab M9 leaked, and Linux smartphone news

This summer Apple launched the M2 processor with up to 18% faster CPU performance, 35% faster graphics, and 40% faster AI performance than the Apple M1 chip. But that’s just what you get with the entry-level chip with 8 CPU cores and up to 16 CPU cores. Apple is also rumored to be working on […]

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Chromecast with Google TV (HD) has an unlockable bootloader (Update: maybe not)

Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) looks virtually identical to the 4K model the company launched a few years ago. But it’s a more affordable device with a $30 price tag, a less powerful processor, and less RAM. It does have a few advantages over the $50 Chromecast with Google TV (4K) though. We […]

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Lilbits: Picture-in-Picture coming to Android TV, Steam Deck gains per-app performance profiles, and more

Android 13 is coming to phones and tablets this fall… but also to Android TV devices. Among other things, Android 13 for smart TVs will bring support for picture-in-picture mode, allowing you to keep watching video from one app or service while interacting with another or while browsing for the next thing you want to […]