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Lilbits: Android 15 Dev Preview 2, MediaTek chips with NVIDIA graphics, and Spellcheck for Notepad

Google has released the second developer preview of Android 15. As usual, since the company is initially targeting developers, the announcement is primarily focused on changes that app and game makers need to know. But also, as usual, observers have started to dig in and find other changes. Mishaal Rahman has posted some of his findings […]

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Lilbits: GNOME 46, the rise of AI PCs, and a clever DIY Framework Laptop Expansion Card

The Framework Laptop 13 and Framework Laptop 16 both feature a modular Expansion Card system that lets you decide which ports you want the laptop to have, and where they’re positioned (with some limitations). But the company has also open sourced a reference design for Expansion Cards, which allows anyone to design their own. And […]

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Lilbits: More Pixel 8a leaks, Plex exits virtual reality, and the Hackintosh scene’s impending doom

The operating system that runs on Apple’s Mac computers is only designed to run… on Apple’s Mac computers. But when Apple switched from using PowerPC processors to Intel chips, a Hackintosh scene arose, with users figuring out how to install Apple software on non-Apple hardware. But the writing has been on the wall since Apple […]

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Lilbits: More Raspberry Pi 5 HATs, Apple reinstates Epic Games’ developer account (days after terminating it)

Raspberry Pi’s single-board computers have supported expansion boards called HATs (Hardware Attached on Top) for more than a decade. But those boards have typically had to rely on the 40-pin headers to communicate with the board. The Raspberry Pi 5 is the model that also has a PCIe connector, and in recent months we’ve seen […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 8a could cost more than the Pixel 7a, and Surface Pro 10 could have an OLED display

Details about the Google Pixel 8a have been leaking for months, but launch day could be coming soon, as WinFuture has found product listings at some retail websites… including some references to the price tag, which indicate that Google’s next mid-range phone will be pricier than its last. In other recent tech news from around […]

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Lilbits: Google Messages blocks RCS on rooted phones, HDMI Forum blocks AMD’s open source high-res/refresh rate drivers

Google has spent the last few years pushing RCS as the future of instant messaging, thanks to support for features that are missing from SMS such as typing notifications, read receipts, high-res photo sharing, and support for sending messages over WiFi as well as cellular networks. But… many Google Messages users recently noticed that they […]

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Lilbits: Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Galaxy Smart Ring, Humane Ai Pin, and Honor Magic 6 Pro

Amazon recently rolled out an update to Fire TV devices that blocks a feature that allowed advanced users to do things like use third-party home screen and launcher apps without the need to root their TVs or media streaming boxes. But it also ended up breaking a number of other popular apps. Meanwhile the update […]

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Lilbits: Bluesky now supports federation, Windows 11 prepares for WiFi 7

A few weeks after emerging from invite-only status, social network Bluesky has taken another major step toward doing the thing that makes it more than just a Twitter X clone: it’s opened the doors for federation. In a nutshell, that means the Bluesky network isn’t just going to be hosted on Bluesky’s servers anymore. Anyone […]

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Lilbits: Intel Foundry’s new roadmap, Google Pixel Fold 2, and the OnePlus Watch 2

Intel had a rough few years a while back, when the company struggled to meet its original goals for moving from 14nm to 10nm and wound up shipping multiple generations of processors manufactured on a 14nm node while competitors were moving to smaller and more efficient processes. But Intel says its Foundry business is back […]

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Lilbits: Signal adds support for usernames (instead of phone numbers), Asus launches new AMD and Intel laptops, Firefox makes it easier to find that tab you’re looking for

Secure communication platform Signal offers end-to-end encryption to help ensure that nobody can read your messages without permission. But up until recently the app hasn’t exactly offered anonymity to folks using it to communicate with one another: because your account has always been tied to a phone number. Now the company has announced it will […]