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Lilbits: SiFive shakeup, more Qualcomm announcements, and new Macs on the way

Earlier this month SiFive introduced the new Performance P870 RISC-V processor and Intelligence X390 neural processing unit. Like many of the company’s products, these are basically designs that other companies can license for their own RISC-V chips, but they might be some of the last pre-designed processor cores of this type from SiFive. According to industry […]

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Lilbits: Kodi 21 Alpha released, Marvel Comics app is shutting down, and Asus ROG Ally prototypes revealed

It’d be easy to take one quick look at the Asus ROG Ally handheld gaming PC and conclude that it was heavily influenced by Valve’s Steam Deck… or maybe some of the many other handhelds launched in recent years by lesser known companies. But Asus says it’s actually been working on its handheld for the […]

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LibreELEC 11 is a lightweight GNU/Linux distro built around Kodi 20 media center

LibreELEC is a lightweight free and open source operating system designed to turn a computer into a media center. The GNU/Linux distribution provides “just enough” of an OS to run the Kodi media center application, which allows your PC to quickly boot straight to Kodi. This week the developers released LibreELEC 11 which brings an […]

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Kodi 20 “Nexus” media center adds support for AV1, multiple instances of add-ons, and more

The Kodi team has released the biggest update of their popular free and open source cross-platform media player in nearly two years. Among other things, Kodi 20.0 “Nexus” brings support for the AV1 video codec, support for HDR visuals on Windows PCs, and a bunch of other improvements. There’s also now support for running multiple instances […]

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Lilbits: Is this the Pixel Fold?

Google is widely believed to be working on its first smartphone with a foldable OLED display. While the company hasn’t officially confirmed anything, details have been leaking for more than a year, and it would certainly make sense – the company has put a lot of effort recently into making Android an operating system that […]

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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. […]