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Lilbits: GitLab could delete inactive projects (Update: or not), Google’s messed up messaging strategy, and Purism’s priciest Librem 5 Linux smartphone now ships more quickly

GitLab is a software development, hosting and deployment company that’s proven popular with open source software developers and which currently hosts many popular projects. But according to a report from The Register, some of those projects could disappear soon. Update: GitLab has announced that rather than deleting older, inactive projects from users on the company’s […]

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Lilbits: Android gaming on Windows PCs, classic gaming with ScummVM, and Google Pixel phones’ disappearing features

The Windows Subsystem (WSA) for Android allows you to run some Android apps on Windows 11 PCs, but historically some apps have worked better than others. Now Microsoft is rolling out an update to WSA that could make it a little easier to play games by allowing you to use a keyboard for games that […]

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Lilbits: PineBuds open source earbuds could come in October, Pixel 6a available now, Intel is winding down its Optane Memory business

Open hardware maker Pine64 already has a wide range of products including smartphones, laptops, single-board computers, smartwatches, and even a smart soldering iron. And they’re all designed to run open source software. Next up? A pair of true wireless earbuds that allow users to flash their own firmware. First announced in April, the upcoming PineBuds […]

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Lilbits: Google apps get a tablet makeover, AYA Neo 2 handheld gaming PC coming in October

Android tablets have been around for almost as long as Android phones at this point, but Google’s long treated the platform as something of an afterthought. But with a growing number of foldables that work as both phones and tablets (and with a new Pixel tablet coming next year), the company has promised to update many of its […]

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Lilbits: Google introduces audio switching for wireless headphones, promises to bring app permissions back to the Play Store

Google’s new Data Safety information is now live in the Google Play Store, which means developers have to submit information about how their apps collect, use, and protect information about you. But ahead of launch, some users noticed that Google had also removed a Play Store feature that showed which permissions were used by apps, which […]

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Google Pixel 6a is available for pre-order for $449, ships July 28

The Google Pixel 6a is a smartphone with the same Google Tensor processor as Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones. But with a $449 price tag, it’s a more affordable than those phones, which have starting prices of $599 and $899, respectively. In order to shave the price, Google did cut some corners. […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4 leaked just as global smartphone shipments are falling

Samsung’s next foldables are on their way… and a series of leaks give us a pretty good idea of what they’ll look like. Unsurprisingly, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 will look like a small tablet that folds in half like a book to give you a pocket-sized smartphone, while the Galaxy Z Flip4 will […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc 750 GPU preview, Steam Deck replacement fans and batteries now available, and Amazon Prime Air drone delivery expands to Texas

After launching a very limited trial in California last month, Amazon is expanding its delivery-by-drone service to residents of a city in Texas where more than 100 thousand people live. Intel has provided a performance preview of its upcoming Intel Arc A750 desktop GPU, claiming it can outperform NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060. Meanwhile the chip maker […]

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Chrome OS Flex is out of beta, turns old PCs into a Chromebooks

Chrome OS has been around for more than a decade and in that time hundreds of laptops (and a handful of desktops) have shipped with Google’s lightweight, secure, browser-based operating system. But up until recently if you’ve wanted to install Chrome OS on a computer you already had, then you needed to either rely on […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo’s next ThinkPad X1 foldable, Asus Zenfone 9, and turning the Game Boy Camera into a modern mirrorless camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold was one of the first tablets with a foldable display that lets you position it like a laptop, hold it like a book, or fold it in half. But it was also one of the only computers to ever ship with an Intel Lakefield processor, known for its unimpressive performance. […]