Fake news & real journalism: A conversation with Snopes editor Brook Binkowski (LPX Show)

Fake news has been in the news a lot recently. In the months leading up to the 2016 election Buzzfeed and others were pointing to the growing trend of “hyper partisan” fictional news stories spreading on social media. In the days after the election, Facebook and Google announced they’d be banning fake news sites from […]

FreeDOS keeps classic computing alive (LPX Show interview)

It’s been more than two decades since Microsoft started to move away from MS-DOS with the launch of Windows 95. But a generation of computers users grew up with DOS in the 80s and 90s and there are thousands of programs and games developed for the platform. Many are still worth running. Some classic games […]

Funeral for an Atom: LPX Show mourns passing of Intel’s low-power chip

The first Intel Atom processor launched in 2008, at a time when small, inexpensive laptops were just starting to take off. Now it looks like the last Intel Atom chips may have been the Cherry Trail series processors that launched in 2015. Intel recently announced plans to scrap Cherry Trail’s replacement, formerly code-named Broxton, as well […]

On the LPX Show: The FCC’s plan to “Unlock the Box”

The Federal Communications Commission is accepting public comment on a plan that chairman Tom Wheeler calls “Unlock the Box.” At first glance, the proposal seems like a clear-cut win for consumers and startups: it would require cable, satellite, and other TV providers to make their content available in a format that would let you ditch […]

How do you listen to podcasts?

Podcasting has been around for more than a decade, but it’s really taken off in recent years with the success of shows like Serial, the launch of new podcast networks including Gimlet, Panoply, and Radiotopia, and many independent productions. I’ve been a fan of (some) podcasts for a long time, but I’ve been thinking a lot […]

On the LPX Show: A closer look at Remix OS

I’ve been covering Remix OS since Jide first introduced the operating system in early 2015. It’s an operating system that takes Google’s Android and turns it into a desktop operating system with a taskbar, desktop, and multi-window support and it’s come a long way in the year or so since it first launched. Originally available […]

Intel Compute Stick with Atom x5 now available

Intel’s second-generation Compute Stick is now available for about $150. The tiny computer features a slightly faster processor, an extra USB port, and significantly better wireless performance the model I reviewed in 2015. First announced in January, the new Compute Stick features an Atom x5-Z8300 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth […]

LPX Show is available in iTunes, Stitcher, anywhere you get podcasts

The LPX Show podcast is now even easier to find. The show features interviews with the people behind the technology we use… or will use. The first episode, for example, features interviews with the creators of a dual-OS phone and an upgradeable laptop project. When I released episode one earlier this week, you could listen to […]

Podcasts coming to Google Play this month (already available for some users)

A few months ago Google announced that it would be rolling out support for podcasts in Google Play Music. Now it looks like the wait is almost over. In fact, it’s already over for some users. Last night popular podcaster Bill Simmons seems to have spilled the beans in a now-deleted Twitter post, saying that Google […]

Introducing the LPX show (podcast)

Liliputing has been publishing mobile tech news, tips, and reviews since 2008. But something you may not know about me is that I’ve also been a radio reporter, host, and producer since long before I’d heard the word blog. Since Liliputing is more than a full time job, I haven’t had much time to dabble in […]