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Lilbits: Android 15 Beta 2, Accessibility for Android and iOS, and more emulators in the App Store

On the second day of Google IO 2024, Google released a new beta of Android 15 and announced a bunch of new features coming to Android for mobile devices and TVs. But today’s news isn’t all about Google: Apple also unveiled upcoming accessibility features for iOS, iPadOS, and visionOS. And after a slightly rocky start, […]

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Lilbits: Google I/O Day one is all about AI, Netflix apps for Windows to disable downloads

Google kicked off its annual Google I/O developer conference today with a two hour keynote where pretty much the only thing the company talked about was AI. But there were a lot of AI features to talk about. In the short term, the Circle to Search feature that’s now available on 100 million Android devices now helps […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 9, Moto Razr (2024), and Dell’s 3-year roadmap leaked

Apparently leak season is upon us. Details about Google’s next-gen flagship phones have been trickling out for a while, but now Russian website Rozetked has published what are alleged to be the first public hands-on pictures of the upcoming Google Pixel 9, Pixel 9 Pro, and Pixel 9 Pro XL. Meanwhile, SmartPrix has details about […]

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Lilbits: Nintendo’s next game console, AYANEO AG01 GPU Dock, and Raspberry Pi Connect

Since launching the Nintendo Switch in 2017, Nintendo has released a few variations of the popular hybrid game console including a Nintendo Switch Lite (which has built-in controllers rather than detachable ones) and the Switch OLED (which has a better display). But the underlying hardware hasn’t changed much in the past seven years. Now Nintendo […]

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Google Pixel 8a leaks paint a picture of a cheaper Pixel 8 with only a few small compromises

The upcoming Google Pixel 8a is expected to launch soon as a cheaper alternative to the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro that hit the streets last fall. With prices expected to start at around $499, the phone has the same processor, memory, and storage as the Pixel 8, which starts at $699. The screen […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4S now comes with up to 8GB RAM, modular laptop maker Framework to expand into new categories

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4S is a SODIMM-style version of the Compute Module 4. It has the same processor as the standard model, but the form factor restricts the I/O capabilities, so it’s not quite as versatile. And when it first launched in 2022, the Raspberry PI CM4S was only available with 1GB of […]

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Google launches Find My Device network (find Android phones and other gadgets via a crowdsourced network)

Google’s new Find My Device network is designed to help you find a misplace or stolen phone or other supported gadgets. The company has long offered the ability to show your phone’s last known position on a map, make your phone ring so it’s easier to locate in the couch cushions or bottom of your […]

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Lilbits: The tiniest “Steam Deck,” Android’s desktop mode gets (a little) better, and would you pay for Google’s AI search features?

AI is the buzziest buzzword in tech right now… although since it’s an abbreviation for two words, maybe it’s a buzzphrase? Anyway, chip makers are slapping so-called Neural Processing Units into their silicon destined for smartphones, tablets, and PCs. Mobile and desktop operating systems are backing AI features into their software.  And search, social media, […]

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Lilbits: Another Linux laptop update, another Rockchip processor, another Pixel 9 leak

Google’s Pixel 9 series smartphones aren’t expected to launch until this fall, but details about the next-gen flagships started to leak earlier this year with a series of pictures that allegedly showed the Google Pixel 9 and Pixel 9 Pro. But according to a new report, those pictures actually showed the Pixel 9 Pro and Pixel […]