Microsoft introduces Windows 11 with Widgets, Snap Groups, Android app support, and tablet improvements

Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 11, the next major version of the company’s operating system for desktop, laptop, and tablet computers. It will be available as a free upgrade for compatible Windows 10 PCs by the 2021 holiday season. You can check to see if your computer is eligible by downloading the compatibility checker from […]

Lilbits: Intel Tiger Lake-H reviews, Optane memory H20 coming soon, and Photoshop comes to Windows on ARM

Intel’s 11th-gen, 45-watt laptop processors have arrived, and the embargo on reviews lifted today. The good news is that the new Intel chips really do offer some of the best performance of any x86 processor in this class… when it comes to single-threaded performance. But when it comes to multi-threaded performance, AMD’s Ryzen 5000H series […]

Microsoft Intelligent Speaker can generate real-time transcripts with speaker names during Teams meetings

Zoom’s earnings may have exceeded all expectations in 2020 as millions of people turned to video conferencing during the pandemic. But Zoom isn’t the only game in town, and one day meetings won’t be entirely virtual. So Microsoft is showing off a new Intelligent Speaker system designed for use in Microsoft Teams hybrid meetings where […]

Lilbits: Raspberry Pi and PinePhone projects and making a game of conference calls

A lot of us are spending more time than ever on video conference calls these days… and one developer has found a way to alleviate the boredom. The B-REEL Meeting Intruders Chrome extension turns a Google Meet session into a game of Space Invaders, where you can zap each chat window… and if you do […]

Lilbits 319: Chrome gets more secure, uses more RAM

Google’s Chrome web browser has always been something of a memory hog, which is to be expected from an application that runs a new process for each browser tab. Now Google has introduced something called “site isolation,” which means that not only does each tab have its own process, but each process can also now […]