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Lilbits: Newt open source IoT display, Xiaomi’s phone with a 4K display, and Amazon’s whack-a-mole with banned brands

Amazon may have given hundreds of Chinese brands the boot from its storefront, but many of them have found ways to sneak back with a little name change (or sometimes not even that). A new programmable, wireless 2.7 inch IoT display is coming soon to crowdfunding site Crowd Supply. And new phones from Xiaomi and […]

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Lilbits: Intel Beast Canyon NUC, an open source, configurable keyboard, and the down side of fast charging

Intel recently teased an upcoming NUC 11 Extreme compact, modular gaming desktop computer with 11th-gen Core processors, code-named “Beast Canyon.” But the company didn’t say which 11th-gen chips it would have. Now we know that at least some models will have a pretty powerful Tiger Lake chip. Xiaomi recently showed off a 200W fast charging system […]

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Lilbits: Windows, Linux, and Intel news

This week Microsoft released Windows Insider Preview Build 21343 which introduces new icons for File Explorer and brings improvements for the Windows Sandbox and Microsoft Defender Application Guard. It turns out there are also a few features Microsoft didn’t mention – including an option to restart currently running apps after you sign out and sign […]

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Lilbits: Open source graphics, Samsung takes on Tile, and Google gets Fit(bit)

More than a year after announcing plans to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion, Google has announced that the deal has closed. The announcement may be a little premature, but Google says that despite the company’s reputation for shutting down the companies it acquires and for monetizing everything with ads, there are no plans to sell […]

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Panfrost is an open source graphics driver for ARM Mali graphics

Developers have been working on an open source graphics driver for ARM’s Mali GPUs for the past few years, and now the Panfrost lead developer Alyssa Rosenzweig says the project has managed to bring support for OpenGL ES 2.0 to GPUs based on ARM’s Bifrost architecture (as well as some OpenGL ES 2.1 features). In […]