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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 […]

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Lilbits: Fortnite for Linux isn’t happening, Vivo NEX 5 specs leaked, MAME turns 25

When Valve’s Steam Deck begins shipping to customers later this month, the handheld gaming PC will be running a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. And that could give gaming on Linux a bit of a boost. While Valve’s game client has been able to run on Linux for years, as of last month just […]

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Lilbits: Unlocking the Galaxy Z Fold 3 doesn’t kill the cameras anymore (plus Firefox, Intel, and Plasma Mobile news)

Shortly after the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 launched this summer, hackers figured out how to unlock the foldable phone’s bootloader and root the device. But there was a catch: if you unlocked the bootloader, the phone’s cameras would stop working. So users had to choose between unlocked and rooted or… you know, fully functional […]

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Firefox for Android and iOS gets a new home page while Firefox 94 for desktops picks up performance, behavior tweaks

Mozilla is brining a new home page experience to the mobile version of its Firefox web browser. Now when you launch the browser or view a new tab you’ll be greeted by more personalized info. At the top of the screen you’ll find the usual list of “top sites” pinned to the top of the […]

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Lilbits: Firefox puts ads in the address bar, Microsoft agrees to Right to Repair, Nintendo Switch OLED launches this week

As the Right to Repair movement picks up steam, a group of Microsoft investors filed a resolution in June, asking the company to look at the social and environmental impact of making its Surface and Xbox hardware easier to repair. Now Microsoft has agreed to do just that, promising to commission an independent study and […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 6 launches October 19, Cyrcle Phone 2.0 hits Kickstarter, Firefox 93 is here

Google has been talking about its upcoming Pixel 6 phones for months, but the company hadn’t announced a launch date or pricing information… until now. Google has scheduled a Pixel Fall Launch Event for October 19th, when we’ll likely learn more about the first phones to ship with Google Tensor processors, the biggest camera upgrade […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 won’t run in virtual machines without TPM, Mozilla VPN picks up new features, and more

You don’t need a particularly powerful computer to run Windows 11. But you do need one with a relatively recent processor featuring a Trusted Platform Module because Microsoft is making TPM one of the minimum system requirements for security purposes. Until recently one way to get around that was by installing Windows 11 Preview builds […]