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Lilbits: Windows on the Surface Duo 2, Fire TV on the Echo Show 15, and new Echo Dot smart speakers are also eero WiFi range extenders

It’s been four years since Microsoft updated its Surface Studio line of all-in-one desktop computers, but it looks like a new model could be coming soon. Amazon is adding new features to its Echo Show 15 and eero mesh WiFi router systems, and the company’s newest Echo Dot smart speakers also have eero capabilities baked […]

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Star Labs StarFighter Linux is a 3.1 pound laptop with a 16 inch 4K display and Intel or AMD processor options

Linux PC maker Star Labs has announced that it’s next laptop will be a powerhouse that also has a few nifty privacy and security features. The upcoming StarFighter laptop has a 16 inch, 4K display, support for up to an Intel Core i9-12900H or AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and […]

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Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 Linux laptop now comes with Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3050 Ti, and 2800 x 1800 pixel display

The Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14 is a thin and light laptop with a 14 inch high-resolution display, plenty of configuration options. Tuxedo Computers offers the laptop with a choice of several different Ubuntu-based GNU/Linux distributions pre-installed. Last year the company introduced a model with up to a 2880 x 1800 pixel display and up to an […]

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StarBook Mk VI is a Linux laptop with up to Core i7-1260P or Ryzen 7 5800U

The latest version of the StarBook Linux laptop from UK-based Star Labs is a 14 inch notebook that’s available with a choice of Intel and AMD processor options. But what sets the new StarBook Mk VI apart from the Mk V model that launched earlier this year is that customers who opt for an Intel processor will now […]

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Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition laptop with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS now available for $1299 and up

The Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition is an unusual looking thin and light laptop that ships with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed rather than Windows. When the notebook first went on sale in April it shipped with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, but now Dell is shipping the laptop with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS instead. You can pick one […]

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System76 Galago Pro 14 inch Linux laptop now available with 12th-gen Intel chips for $999 and up

The System76 Galago Pro is a thin and light laptop that weighs about 3.2 pounds, measures 0.72 inches thick, and ships with a choice of Linux distributions including Ubuntu or Pop!_OS. It’s also the latest laptop from Linux PC company System76 to feature 12th-gen Intel Core processors. The new model is now available for $999 […]

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Lilbits: Google introduces audio switching for wireless headphones, promises to bring app permissions back to the Play Store

Google’s new Data Safety information is now live in the Google Play Store, which means developers have to submit information about how their apps collect, use, and protect information about you. But ahead of launch, some users noticed that Google had also removed a Play Store feature that showed which permissions were used by apps, which […]

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Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition will ship with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in August (or you can install it yourself now)

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is a thin and light laptop with a 13.4 inch display and a 28-watt, 12th-gen Intel Core processor. It also features an updated design that gives the laptop a distinctive look. And like most recent Dell XPS 13 series notebooks, it’s available with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu Linux […]

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Slimbook Executive is a lightweight Linux laptop with Intel Core i7-12700H

Spanish PC maker Slimbook’s latest Linux-friendly laptop is a thin and light model that packs a lot of horsepower into a compact chassis. The new Slimbook Executive comes with a choice of 14 or 16 inch high-resolution, 90 Hz displays and both models are powered by a 45-watt Intel Core i7-12700H processor. The larger model also features […]

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Lilbits: Linux laptops and handhelds, iOS 16 beta, and Microsoft Store policy change blocks sales of some open source apps

The thing about free and open source apps is that anyone can take the source code and make their own version of an app with few (or no) changes. Many open source licenses even allow you to redistribute your version of an app. So it’s unsurprising that app stores are sometimes litters with unofficial versions […]