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Lilbits: A laptop with Ryzen 9 5950X, Kodi 20 Alpha 1, and an iPhone with an E Ink display

Intel may have recently launched a line of 55-watt Alder Lake-HX series processors designed to give laptops some of the power of a desktop PC. But PC maker XMG went ahead and put an actual desktop processor in its Apex 15 Max laptop, which can be configured with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core, […]

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Lilbits: Kodi 19.4 released, Vivo’s first foldable leaked, and screenless MacBooks as DIY Mac Minis

Chinese phone maker Vivo could be preparing to launch its first foldable phone… which would be more exciting if Vivo wasn’t the umpteenth company to do so. Valve’s Steam Deck handheld game console appears to still be in hot demand: the company has shifted ship dates for new orders back to Q3, 2022 which means […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 reviews, Kodi 19.3, and JioPhone Next

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are starting to arrive, and they’re looking pretty good. The phones aren’t perfect, but they seem to largely deliver on Google’s promises, and with prices starting at $599, they’re more affordable many competitors, which make any flaws a lot easier to handle. In other recent tech news […]

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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 will support an S-Pen, no new Galaxy Note this year

Samsung is holding an event on August 11th, when the company will unveil its next-gen foldable smartphones, widely expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 (the latest phone with a screen that unfolds to become the size of a small tablet) and the Galaxy Z Flip3 (the latest Samsung flip-phone with a flexible display […]

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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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Kodi 19 “Matrix” released with media playback, metadata, and UI improvements (cross-platform, open source media center software)

Kodi is an open source media center application available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The software provides a way to manage and play all of your music and video files as well as photos in an application that’s designed to work well on everything from a small smartphone display to a big-screen TV. […]

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Lilbits: iPhone 12, Windows 10, and Google Workspace

Apple usually introduces new iPhones in September, but this year the company used its September event to unveil an 8th-gen iPad and a 4th-gen iPad Air (which is the first device to ship with an Apple A14 Bionic processor). But there was no iPhone in sight. It looks like we don’t have long to wait […]

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Lilbits: Toshiba ends notebook business, Snapdragon chip vulnerability, and jailbreaker infighting

Toshiba was one of the first companies to release a portable computer that could reasonably be called a laptop. But that was 35 years ago. The company formally exited the personal computer space a few years ago when Toshiba sold its laptop business to Sharp, which formed a new subsidiary called Dynabook. But Toshiba still […]