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Lilbits: Signal adds support for usernames (instead of phone numbers), Asus launches new AMD and Intel laptops, Firefox makes it easier to find that tab you’re looking for

Secure communication platform Signal offers end-to-end encryption to help ensure that nobody can read your messages without permission. But up until recently the app hasn’t exactly offered anonymity to folks using it to communicate with one another: because your account has always been tied to a phone number. Now the company has announced it will […]

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Lilbits: Layoffs at Mozilla, Android 15 Dev Preview coming soon, and Playdate is finally “in stock”

The Playdate handheld gaming device with a 1-bit display and a hang crank on the side is a cute and quirky device that’s very different from some other handhelds. But it’s also been a lot harder to actually get your hands on. Playdate began taking pre-orders in mid-2021 and finally began shipping the handheld almost a year later. […]

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Lilbits: Firefox for Android gets 450 new extensions, Asus ROG Phone 8 leaked, Plasma Mobile 6 previewed

A few weeks ago Mozilla announced that its Firefox web browser for Android would soon be gaining support for hundreds of additional extensions. Now the day has come. This is actually more of a return to form than a brand new feature. Mozilla first added support for browser extensions to its Android browser way back […]

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Firefox for Android is adding support for 400+ add-ons

Desktop web browsers have long supported add-ons and extensions that change the user interface, add features, or otherwise change the behavior of the browser. But it’s more rare to find a mobile browser with support for third-party add-ons. Firefox is one of the exceptions. Firefox for Android first added support for add-ons in 2011, but […]

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Firefox 118 brings browser-based website translation (no cloud servers required… for a handful of supported languages)

Web browsers have had tools that let you translate websites for years. But they typically rely on cloud-based translation services like Google Translate or Microsoft’s Bing Translator. The latest version of Mozilla’s Firefox web browser does things differently. Firefox 118 brings support for Fullpage Translation, which can translate websites entirely in your browser. In other […]

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Lilbits: Firefox for Android finally gets pull-to-refresh, Google brings app auto-archiving to Android

Firefox 112 is out today, and while desktop users won’t see much new (there’s optional support for revealing passwords with a right-click), Firefox mobile users with an Android device will get one major (and long overdue) update: you can pull down from the top of the screen to refresh a website so you can see […]

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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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Lilbits: It’s Pixel leak season (Pixel 7a, Pixel 8 Pro, and Pixel Fold)

Yesterday we saw hands-on photos of the Google Pixel 7a, a mid-range phone that Google hasn’t even announced yet. Today we’ve got a whole bunch of additional Pixel leaks. WinFuture reports that the Pixel 7a and the long-awaited Google Pixel Fold could go on sale in Europe as soon as the second week of June […]

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Lilbits: Meta Quest VR headset gets a $100 price hike in August, Pixel 7 camera details leaked, and Dell Mobile Connect… disconnects

Facebook is making a big bet on the “Metaverse” by changing the name of its parent company to Meta and going on a hiring spree, for better or worse. But the company doesn’t expect those moves to pay off for years. In the meantime, the company does continue to offer the most popular VR headset around, […]

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Lilbits: Apple leaks ahead of WWDC (iPads to work more like laptops, Macs with M2) and gaming performance of Intel’s Celeron 7305 and Pentium 8505

Chinese PC makers AYA and AYN have both announced plans to offer budget handheld gaming computers that undercut Valve’s Steam Deck on price by using AMD Mendocino or Intel’s entry-level Alder Lake-U processors. While we don’t know much about the performance of AMD’s chip yet, YouTuber Taki Udon has already begun running gaming tests on […]

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Firefox 100 arrives with caption & subtitle support for picture-in-picture videos, new mobile features

Eighteen years after Firefox 1.0 hit the streets, the folks at Mozilla have released version 100 of the open source, cross-platform web browser. The latest release marks a numerical milestone, but it doesn’t bring a particularly large amount of changes or new features. There are a few goodies though. First up, the Firefox picture-in-picture video […]