Lilbits: Internet at the speed of light

Delivering high-speed internet usually requires running cables across long distances. But that can get tricky when you’re trying to bring connectivity to a place where there isn’t already a lot of infrastructure for it… so recently we’ve seen solutions ranging from satellites to balloons. Now Google’s parent company Alphabet is partnering with internet service providers […]

Beelink GT-R mini PC with Manjaro Linux and AMD Ryzen coming soon

The Beelink GT-R is a small desktop computer with a 35-watt AMD RYzen 5 3350H processor, Radeon Vega 8 graphics, support for WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, a built-in fingerprint sensor, and a decent selection of ports. First unveiled in July, the BeeLink GT-R is available for purchase from GeeekBuying for $300 and up and comes […]

Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition coming soon for $149 and up (Linux smartphone)

Most smartphones are designed to ship with a single operating system, usually Android or iOS. But the PinePhone is a smartphone designed to support a wide range of GNU/Linux distributions — so far there are 17 different operating systems listed on the PinePhone Software Releases wiki. But if you’d rather not have to load your […]