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The Windows Photos app’s new Generative erase feature can remove unwanted items from a picture

Microsoft is rolling out its answer to Google’s Magic Eraser, which uses AI to let you remove unwanted people or objects from photos. The Windows version is called Generative erase, and rolling out to the Windows Photos app for members of the Windows Insider preview program. It should eventually make it way to stable versions […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft consolidates its PC accessory brands, Qualcomm unveils new upscaling tech for mobile devices, and reMarkable tablets adds support for typing… bold and italicized text

Today Nikkei Asia reported that Microsoft was cutting back on production of accessories like keyboards, mice, and pens for its Surface products. But Microsoft has issued a statement to several tech news sites indicating that what’s actually happening is that the company is consolidating its Microsoft and Surface-branded peripherals. The company has a long history […]

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Lilbits: iKoolCore R1 (tiny PC with four 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports), Mozilla’s plans for “trustworthy AI,” and Amazon Luna game streaming expands to more countries

Virtually every major tech company seems to be jumping into the AI space… despite mounting evidence that the current models aren’t very good at distinguishing fact from fiction and could lead to even more disinformation on the internet. But while those for-profit companies are busy treating the public like beta testers, Mozilla is launching an initiative that […]

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Microsoft’s redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 is now available to Insiders

Microsoft is giving the venerable Notepad application a fresh coat of paint for Windows 11. While the new version’s not quite ready for the general public yet, members of the Windows Insider program in the Dev Channel can try out a preview of the new Notepad. Notepad continues to be a rather simple app for […]

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Lilbits: Google’s Pixel 6a could be a cheaper phone with a Tensor processor

With a $599 starting price, the Google Pixel 6 isn’t exactly a high-end smartphone by today’s standards. But soon there may be a cheaper option. Google’s next mid-range smartphone is expected to the Pixel 6a, and a few days ago we got our first look at it courtesy of some leaked renderings. Now the folks […]

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Windows 11: Now you can install Windows Subsystem for Linux from the Microsoft Store

The Windows Subsystem for Linux has been allowing users to run Linux applications on Windows PCs since 2016, but for most of that time you’ve had to jump through some hoops to enable the feature. Now you can just download and install Windows Subsystem for Linux from the Microsoft Store… assuming you’re running Windows 11. […]

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How to install Windows 11 (if it’s not available from Windows Update yet)

Windows 11 is now available, which means that new PCs powered by the latest version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system have begun to ship and Microsoft has started pushing the update to eligible PCs through Windows Update. But the company is doing a phased rollout, which means that some users may not see an upgrade […]

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These features didn’t make the cut for Windows 11 (deprecations and removals)

The next version of Windows is coming later this year and, among other things, Windows 11 brings a fresh new look, widgets, support for running Android apps, performance improvements, and enhancements for tablets, multiple displays, and multitasking. But it also marks the end of the line for some Windows 10 features which won’t be included […]

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Leaked Windows 10X builds paint a picture of a simplified Windows OS

When Microsoft first revealed it was working on a new operating system called Windows 10X, the company said it was designed for dual-screen devices like the Surface Neo tablet. But with the Neo delayed, Microsoft announced Windows 10X would first ship with single-screen devices. Now a leaked pre-released build of the operating system is making […]

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Asus, HP, and Lenovo are building Win10 PCs with Snapdragon 835 chips

Qualcomm has announced that the first ARM-based mobile PCs running Windows 10 are on the way. Asus, HP, and Lenovo are the first device makers to confirm they’re working on ARM-based Windows 10 computers. And according to Qualcomm, all of those upcoming device will be fanless computers. Microsoft has been working on a version of Windows […]