Lilbits: Using desktop apps on Linux phones, a new Asus Android tablet, and Microsoft Edge cross-platform tools

Microsoft is giving you another reason to use its Edge web browser on both Windows and Android by making it easier to send browser tabs from one to the other (something Chrome and other browsers have had for a while). Asus is launching a new Android tablet in China (there’s no word on if or […]

$100 Kobo Nia has better specs than the $90 Amazon Kindle (and no ads)

The new Kobo Nia is an eReader that gives Amazon’s entry-level Kindle a run for its money. Priced at $100, the Kobo Nia costs $10 more than a Kindle. But it also has twice as much storage, a higher-resolution display, and Kobo also doesn’t put ads on the lock screen, which certainly helps level the playing field. You’d […]

Kobo Libra H20 is an illuminated, waterproof eReader for $170

Kobo’s latest premium eReader looks… a lot like Amazon’s top-of-the-line eReader. Like the Amazon Kindle Oasis, the new Kobo Libra H20 has an illuminated 7 inch E Ink display with adjustable color temperature. And like the Oasis, this is a waterproof eReader with a lopsided design (there are page turn buttons on one side. But there are […]

Kobo Forma targets the Kindle Oasis ($280 eReader with page turn buttons)

Kobo’s latest eBook reader is a premium device with an 8 inch, 1920 x 1440 pixel E Ink display, 8GB of storage, and a front light with adjustable color temperature. The Kobo Forma goes up for pre-order for $280 on October 16th and should be available in select stores a week later. The Kobo Forma also bears […]

Lilbits 340: System76 to launch a new open source computer

It’s been more than a year since Linux computer company System76 announced plans to design and manufacture hardware in-house. Up until now, the company has primarily worked with OEM’s to add custom software to off-the-shelf laptop and desktop PC designs. Now the company says it plans to start taking pre-orders for a “new open-source computer” […]