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Lilbits (5-01-2013): HP Slate 7 reviewed, Apple still dominates tablet shipments

HP’s TouchPad tablet didn’t sell very many units at $499, but became the must-have tablet of 2011 when the company launched a fire sale and liquidated the tablet for prices as low as $99. So it’s not a huge surprise that HP’s decided to re-enter the tablet space this year with a budget model that’s supposed […]

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Lilbits (4-30-2013): The web turns 20, Google Glass tries to make it obsolete

It’s been 20 years since the first website went online. It’s a bit underwhelming by today’s standards, with nary an animated GIF in sight. But without that first page we probably wouldn’t have Amazon, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pandora, or any number of other companies that have come to be such a big part of our […]

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Lilbits (4-29-2013): Acer’s next Windows 8 tablet?

Intel’s next-generation Atom chips are expected to start shipping soon, and they’ll likely power the next-generation of low-cost Windows 8 tablets and convertibles. Rumor has it that one of the first could be an Acer tablet called the Acer WT5, a 10 inch tbalet with a 1080P display, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. […]

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Lilbits (4-25-2013): View Office docs in Chrome, meet Saucy Salamander

Google now lets you view Microsoft Office documents in the Chrome web browser (when install an extension), which means you can click a link from a web page and open a document without first downloading it. That’s something that’s been available to Chromebook users for a while, but it’s a new feature for the Chrome […]

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Lilbits (4-24-2013): The webOS phone that never was, FreedomPop expands its network

FreedomPop has an unusual business model. You can buy one of the company’s devices and use it to access the internet for no additional charge. FreedomPop offers up to 500MB of data on the Clearwire 4G WiMAX network for free. But WiMAX isn’t available everywhere, so now the company is branching out into 3G. The […]

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Lilbits (4-23-2013): LG Optimus G Pro, Kobo Aura HD reviewed

LG is set to hold a US launch event next week for the Optimus G Pro. It’s a smartphone with a 5.5 inch, 1080 pixel display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor. While the phone isn’t available in the US yet, the folks at Android Police snagged a Korean model and posted an early […]

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Lilbits (4-22-2013): Microsoft might bring back the Start Button

One of the most noticeable differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8 is that Microsoft’s newest operating system replaces the classic Start Menu with a new full-page Start Screen. The Start button is also gone. Instead you can bring up the Start Screen using gestures or by pulling your mouse cursor to the lower left […]

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Lilbits (4-19-2013): Yahoo’s upcoming is downgoing

Google has been shutting down services that aren’t widely used or which don’t match with the company’s current direction for the past few years. That’s how we lost Google Knol, Google Notebook, and Android App Inventor. And it’s why Google Reader is shutting down this summer. Now Yahoo seems to be following suit by announcing […]

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Lilbits (4-18-2013): ES File Explorer makeover, Google Games on the way

One of the best file browsers for Android finally looks like one of the best file browsers for Android. Google is apparently working on a social gaming service. A major Linux distribution is getting a major update. And Twitter and Yahoo have new apps. Here are some of the day’s top stories from around the […]