Lilbits: Free internet for 10 million US households, more new laptops, and more

Before the T-Mobile/Sprint merger was approved, T-Mobile made a lot of promises — including one that would bring free internet to students in 10 million households across the United States. Now that the merger is complete, T-Mobile is following up on that and explaining how its Project 10Million will make mobile hotspots available for schools […]

Lilbits: A handheld Nintendo Wii, a $200 OnePlus smartphone, and TuneIn drops out (one of its Pro features)

Some folks like to play classic console games by using emulators on smartphones, tablets, or handheld game systems with modern hardware. And then there’s the community of Nintendo Wii hackers who literally cut Nintendo’s 2006 game console down to size and stuff the components inside of custom cases. We’ve seen projects that put a Wii […]

OnePlus Nord 5G is an affordable near-flagship phone for €399 and up

OnePlus has been promising for weeks that the company’s next phone would be an affordable device with excellent specs. And it looks like the OnePlus Nord 5G largely delivers on that promise. The phone has a 6.44 inch, 2400 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, at least 8GB of RAM and […]

OnePlus Nord is a 5G phone for under $500 (First batch sold out even though that’s all we know)

OnePlus is a company that initially made its name by offering flagship-class smartphones at mid-range prices. But over the years the company has gradually increased the prices for its flagship phones to justify their growing feature set. This year’s OnePlus 8 Pro has a starting price of $899, and while the OnePlus 8 is a little […]

Lilbits 401: Killer networking

Intel has acquired Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer WiFi and Ethernet line of networking hardware. As AnandTech notes, the two companies had been working closely together in recent years, making the move somewhat unsurprising. In other Intel news, some leaked benchmarks paint a promising picture of the company’s upcoming Tiger Lake processors with […]

Lilbits 399: Huawei’s chips, OnePlus x-ray cam, and Facebook gets GIPHY

Earlier this week the US government extended its order prohibiting US companies from using telecommunications equipment from Huawei or ZTE by another year. Now the Trump Administration has introduced a new executive order that could make things even more difficult for Huawei. US companies were already blocked from selling equipment and intellectual property to the […]

OnePlus 8 is a cheaper, smaller flagship (with a 6.55 inch, 90Hz display)

The new OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone announced today is a 6.78 inch phone with a 120 Hz display and flagship class specs. But the folks at OnePlus say the new OnePlus 8 is also a flagship phone. It’s just a smaller phone (with slightly less impressive specs). The new OnePlus 8 has a 6.55 inch AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon […]