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Opera is the first browser to support emoji-only URLS (that are also NFTs)

The first website went live more than three decades ago, and while we’ve seen a lot of changes to the web since then, one thing has remained largely constant: you get to websites either by typing a string of letters and numbers into your web browser or by clicking a bookmark or link. But the […]

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Lilbits: Asus ROG Phone’s light show, GPD Win 3, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is free for small workloads

The Asus ROG Phone line of smartphones are designed for gamers… and they tend to pack features that only a gamer could love or need like multiple USB ports, ultrasonic “airtrigger” buttons, and support for clip-on accessories including game controllers, desktop docks, and cooling fans. Last year’s ROG Phone 3 had all of those features, […]

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Lilbits 358: Ryzen-powered “Zork” Chromebook on the way (if it’s not eaten by a grue)

Acer and HP unveiled the first Chromebooks powered by AMD processors this year and they’re… cheap laptops with cheap, low-power processors. If you’d been holding out for a Chromebook with a more powerful AMD Ryzen processor, it looks like you might not have to wait forever. Kevin Tofel from About Chromebooks spotted references in Chromium […]

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Lilbits 323: What’s inside the Surface Go?

Microsoft began shipping the Surface Go tablet this week, and it’s the smallest, cheapest, and lowest-performance device in the company’s current line of Surface products. It’s also the first Surface tablet with a USB Type-C port and the thinnest Surface device to date. But it’s what’s inside that counts… and the folks at iFixit tore […]

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Cryptocurrencies: HTC’s blockchain phone coming this fall, Opera builds Cypto Wallet into mobile browser

A couple of months ago HTC announced that it was working on a blockchain smartphone called the HTC Exodus. Now the company has posted a website for the phone, and while it’s short on details, HTC says it’ll offer an “early access” version of the phone in the third quarter of 2018. With dedicated hardware […]

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Opera launches Opera Touch mobile browser, updates its desktop browser

Opera’s been killing off some of its mobile apps recently. Opera Max died last summer. Opera VPN will leave this world next week. But the company still continues to focus on its core products: web browsers. Today Opera is releasing a major update to its desktop web browser, and a brand new mobile browser called […]