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Lilbits: More Intel NUC systems coming in 2022… and a new BlackBerry phone too?

This week the world mourned the death of classic BlackBerry phones… after first realizing that they weren’t already (entirely) dead. BlackBerry stopped making phones running BlackBerry OS software years ago, and has been phasing out support for the devices ever since. But the company announced it was pulling the plug on legacy services used by […]

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Lilbits: CES 2022 will likely be subdued as companies pull out over COVID-19 Omicron variant concerns

The 2022 Consumer Electronics Show is just two weeks away and, after doing a digital-only event last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consumer Technology Association has been planning for a hybrid event with in-person and online components. But with the Omicron variant of the virus now spreading more quickly than any that […]

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Lilbits: New Android and Windows 11 features, Pocket PC handheld, and the Honor 60 smartphone

It can be easy to forget that you granted an app permission to track your location or access your local storage if it’s an app you use infrequently. So Google introduced a feature with Android 12 that will automatically revoke permissions for apps you haven’t launched in a while. You can always grant permissions again […]

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Lilbits: Firefox puts ads in the address bar, Microsoft agrees to Right to Repair, Nintendo Switch OLED launches this week

As the Right to Repair movement picks up steam, a group of Microsoft investors filed a resolution in June, asking the company to look at the social and environmental impact of making its Surface and Xbox hardware easier to repair. Now Microsoft has agreed to do just that, promising to commission an independent study and […]

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Honor MagicBook V 14 has a 90 Hz 3:2 display, a 5MP webcam, and Intel Tiger Lake-H35

Honor hasn’t been making laptops for very long, but the company which spun off from Huawei last year is already making some interesting models. Case in point: the new Honor MagicBook V 14 is a laptop with a 14.2 inch, 2520 x 1680 pixel LTPS LCD display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 90 […]

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Honor Magic3 packs a Snapdragon 888 punch and some crazy camera options

Historically, Huawei spinoff brand Honor has been focused on building midrange hardware. The company seems to be heading in a slightly different direction now with the launch of the Magic3 series. The trio of phones that Honor just revealed are legitimate flagships. There are three different models in the Magic3 line-up: the base Magic3, the […]

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Honor 50 series smartphones have 120 Hz displays and 100+ megapixels cameras (and Google Mobile Services in some countries)

Chinese smartphone maker started out as a sub-brand of Huawei, but the company recently spun off to become a standalone company. And now it’s launching a new line of smartphones that will have something you can’t find on any recent Huawei models – the new Honor 50 series phones will be available with the Google Play […]

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Lilbits: Linux phones and laptops, gaming on the Surface Duo, and is Netflix the Netflix for games?

Every time a company launches a game subscription service that lets you play a library of games for a monthly fee, it invariably gets referred to as a Netflix-for-games model. Now it looks like the real Netflix for games could be… Netflix. The company is reportedly looking to hire an executive to head up a […]

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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch 4K, Qualcomm’s Switch knockoff, and Intel’s 7nm chips

Rumor has it that Nintendo plans to launch a new version of its popular Switch game console later this year. We’d previously heard that it could have a bigger, better screen and support for 4K video output to an external display. Now Bloomberg reports that Nintendo plans to use a new NVIDIA processor with improved […]