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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch finally supports Bluetooth audio, Google Pixel 6 and Tensor chip details leak, and more

Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone is set to ship soon, as is the company’s Android 12 software. And while Google has already given us a pretty good idea of what the phone will look like, the company hasn’t said too much about special features… like the new Google Tensor processor that makes will make this the […]

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Apple’s $329 iPad now comes with twice as much storage and an A13 Bionic chip

Apple is refreshing its entry-level tablet with a new 10.2 inch iPad that sports a faster processor and an upgraded front-facing camera. The 9th-gen iPad is still exactly the same size and shape as last year’s model, but the good news is that means that cases, keyboards, and other accessories designed for the previous-gen version will work […]

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The new iPad mini has bigger screen, smaller bezels, faster processor, and 5G support

Apple’s smallest tablet is getting a big upgrade. The new iPad mini has a bigger screen and smaller bezels, better cameras, and an A15 Bionic processor that delivers a 40% boost in CPU performance and 80% faster graphics. It’s also the first iPad mini with a USB-C port and the first to feature optional support […]

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Apple California Dreaming iPad and iPhone launch event live blog

Apple is holding a “California Dreaming” launch event for new iPad and iPhone hardware. Here are some of the latest updates from the event. The newest updates are listed at the top of the page. Update: The event has now ended. Apple introduced the iPhone 13, a sleek new iPad mini, an updated entry-level iPad, […]

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Lilbits: Apple leaks, NVIDIA’s ARM CPUs, and PC shipments are (way) up

Every quarter a handful of analysts release reports letting us know if shipments of devices like PCs, smartphones, tablets, and smart home devices are rising, falling, or flat. Sometimes this data gives us a good idea of current and future trends. This year, I’m not really so sure what it tells us. With that in […]

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Lilbits: Facebook’s wristband, next-gen iPads, and Live Caption comes to Chrome

Facebook is working on a new wrist-worn device that uses sensors to detect the electrical motor nerve signals running from your brain to your fingers, allowing it to notice when you move your finger as little as one millimeter. And that could open the door for new ways to interact with virtual reality or augmented […]

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Apple launches 8th-gen iPad for $329

Apple’s newest entry-level iPad is a 10.2 inch tablet powered by an Apple A12 processor, which the company says makes the 8th-gen iPad 40-percent faster than the previous-gen model, while offering up to twice the graphics performance. The new model also supports optional accessories including the Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard, as well as […]

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Lilbits 6-23-2020: The ARMs race is on

This week Apple confirmed that it’s preparing to transition from Intel to ARM chips for upcoming Mac computers, and the upcoming macOS Big Sur will be the company’s first desktop operating system designed for Apple Silicon chips based on ARM architecture. Befitting a move so big, it’ll also be the first version of the Mac […]