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Lilbits: MacBook Self Service repairs could get pricy, Apple will unveil the iPhone 14 on September 7th, and Google launches new Fitbit wearables

Earlier this year Apple introduced a Self Service Repair program that lets customers purchase genuine Apple parts, use official repair guides, and even rent the same equipment Apple uses to perform repairs. At launch, the company offered everything you needed to repair recent iPhones. Now Apple has expanded to cover MacBook laptops as well. But […]

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Lilbits: Debian and GNOME celebrate birthdays, AMD Zen 4 desktop chips coming soon, more Windows games can run on Linux via Proton 7.0-4

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, which is part of the reason Valve can set starting prices as low as $299. But if the Steam Deck could only play native Linux games, it wouldn’t be much use as a gaming PC. So Valve developed Proton, a tool […]

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Google’s $449 Pixel 6a is a smaller, cheaper Pixel 6

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagship phones have been among the company’s most successful to date. Google says it’s the fastest-selling Pixel device to date, already having sold more devices than the Pixel 4 and 5 combined. But for the past few years the company’s mid-range phones have really hit a sweet spot […]

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Lilbits: Nothing’s phone (1) coming this summer, NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin dev kit available now

The NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin is a single-board commuter designed for AI projects, featuring up to a 12-core ARM Cortex-A78 CPU and up to 2048-core NVIDIA Ampere graphics, 64GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. NVIDIA says to expect up to 275 TOPS of AI performance. First announced in November, a Jetson AGX […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck, Apple’s AR headset, a Linux-friendly video capture card and more

Valve has confirmed that its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC is on track to begin shipping in February, following a short delay. And Apple may be looking at a somewhat longer setback for the virtual reality/augmented reality glasses it’s reportedly been developing since 2015: originally expected to ship this year, they may not be ready […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 6 charging speed, a new Android PS2 emulator, and Nreal’s augmented reality glasses

There’s a new PlayStation 2 emulator for Android in the works, and while a public beta won’t be available for a few weeks, a few lucky folks have had time to test a pre-release alpha and share some pretty impressive performance on a range of hardware (obviously games will run best on high-end hardware, but […]

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Google brings grammar correction to Gboard keyboard for the Pixel 6

Grammarly recently announced a partnership with Samsung to bring grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary suggestions to the Samsung Keyboard app for Galaxy phones. Now Google says it’s bringing at least one of those features to the Gboard keyboard for Pixel 6 smartphones: grammar correction. According to Google, its new Gboard grammar correction will check for spelling […]

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Lilbits: Google Pixel 6 reviews, Kodi 19.3, and JioPhone Next

Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro reviews are starting to arrive, and they’re looking pretty good. The phones aren’t perfect, but they seem to largely deliver on Google’s promises, and with prices starting at $599, they’re more affordable many competitors, which make any flaws a lot easier to handle. In other recent tech news […]

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Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launch for $599 and $899, respectively

Google’s newest Pixel phones are the company’s most powerful to date, the first to feature Google’s own Tensor processors, the first to pack a completely upgraded camera system, and guaranteed security updates for at least five years. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are smartphones with flagship-class hardware and surprisingly affordable starting prices. […]