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Lilbits (4-03-2014): Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigns

Mozilla appointed long-time programmer and team member Brendan Eich as CEO in March. Today he stepped down. While Eich has serious technical chops (he created JavaScript), his appointment was rather controversial thanks his donation of $1,000 to campaign in support of California Proposition 8 in 2008 (a measure to prohibit same-sex marriage in the state). […]

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Vivo Xplay3S ushers in the 2K smartphone display era (for some reason)

Chinese device maker Vivo has officially launched its first phone with a 6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display. Even with a relatively large screen for a smartphone, the Vivo Xplay3S manages to pack 490 pixels per inch. The phone may be one of the first with a 2K display resolution, but it likely won’t […]

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Lilbits (12-16-2013): Paranoid Android aims to make Google’s software better

Google might develop new versions of Android behind closed doors, but after (nearly) every build is launched, Google releases the source code. That’s prompted independent developers to pore of the code, looking for ways to fine tune Google’s mobile operating system. Paranoid Android is a custom version of Android based on Google’s source code. The […]

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You’ll be able to buy a 20 inch, 4K tablet in January (for $6000)

The Panasonic Toughpad 4K is a tablet aimed at a very select group: Folks interested in spending $6000 on a tablet. What you get for the money is kind of remarkable though. Panasonic’s tablet features a 20 inch, 3840 x 2560 pixel LCD display with wide viewing angles, support for 10-point multitouch input and optional […]

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Lilbits (11-7-2013): Internet Archive hit by fire, Nexus 5 hit by dissection tools

Backing up the data on your computer, phone, and other devices is a good way to make sure you don’t lose anything in the event of a fire or other disaster. The folks at the non-profit Internet Archive go a bit further by trying to make backups of everything they can — books, web pages, movies, […]