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Lilbits (5-29-2013): The Windows Start Button returns (probably)

One of the more controversial moves Microsoft made with the launch of Windows 8 was the removal of a dedicated Start Button. It’s still sort of there… but it only pops up when you hover your mouse over the lower left edge of the screen in desktop mode. Some folks have been unhappy about that […]

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Lilbits (5-28-2013): Acer Bulgari tablet with Retina-like display?

Higher-than-1080p displays are becoming almost commonplace in Android and iOS tablets and even some Windows notebooks. But what about Windows tablets? It looks like they might be next. There’s a rumor that Acer is getting ready to launch a Windows 8 tablet with an 11.6 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, an Intel Haswell processor, […]

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Lilbits (5-24-2013): Gmail app redesign, Galaxy S4 bootloader bypass, Pinguy 13.04

The developers of Pinguy Linux have released version 13.04, which is based on Ubuntu 13.04. But it includes a number of features that you don’t get from a standard Ubuntu installation. Meanwhile, a hacker has figured out a way to bypass the bootloader and install custom firmware on the AT&T and Verizon models of the […]

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Lilbits (5-22-2013): Crowd-funding the AGENT smartwatch, Earl tablet

It’s an interesting time to be a watchmaker. Big companies like Motorola have been bringing smartwatches to market, and smaller companies like Pebble have raised a lot of buzz for wristwatches with ePaper displays, customizable software, and more. Heck, one of the main characters on a prime time TV show is a clockmaker. Anyway, there’s […]

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Lilbits (5-21-2013): Xbox One takes on the living room

Microsoft unveiled its next-generation video game console today. But the Xbox One isn’t just a gaming device. It’s basically the company’s take on what a living room computer should be. It supports TV, video calls over Skype, multi-tasking with support for running two windows side-by-side, voice input, and a user interface that bears a more […]

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Lilbits (5-20-2013): 1TB of Flickr photo storage for free

Google’s not the only company offering new photo features to users. Yahoo is overhauling Flickr with a major update today, including up to 1TB of free photo storage for all users. Here are some of the top news stories from around the web today. Yahoo revamps Flickr, 1TB of free photo storage for everyone Yahoo […]

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Lilbits (5-17-2013): Linux Mint 15, Ubuntu on Glass, end of the Kindle Keyboard?

Linux Mint is an easy-to-use operating system that’s based on Ubuntu Linux. It comes pre-loaded with support for Flash, Java, and a range of media codecs that you’d have to install yourself with Ubuntu. While Linux Mint supports a range of desktop environments, the default user interface also looks a lot more like the classic […]

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Lilbits (5-14-2013): The future of BlackBerry tablets

BlackBerry made a few big announcements during the kick-off to the BlackBerry Live conference today. There are over 120,000 apps available for BlackBerry 10. BBM is coming to Android and iOS. And the BlackBerry Q5 phone is coming soon to emerging markets. But what about tablets? It’s been a few years since the launch of […]

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Lilbits (5-13-2013) Toshiba Kirabook, Xiaomi laptop, Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini

The Toshiba Kirabook is the first Windows ultrabook to feature a display that rivals the ones found on the MacBook Pro with Retina and Google Chromebook Pixel. But according to one of the first reviews of the Kirabook, that screen might be a mixed blessing on a Windows laptop. Here are some of the day’s […]