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Google brings more features to Pixel Phones (including VPN and AI-enhanced calls for the Pixel 7)

Google is rolling out updates for Pixel phones that bring both the latest security patches, but also a bunch of new features… although some of the most useful new features are limited to the latest Pixel phones. For example, the latest Google Pixel Feature Drop allows Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro owners to use […]

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Lilbits: Bringing 32-bit apps to the Pixel 7 and a DIY pint-sized PC for some seriously retro computing

Google’s Android operating system has supported 64-bit processors for more than 9 years. But up until recently, every Android phone and tablet that shipped with a 64-bit chip could also run apps and games designed for 32-bit processors. That changed when Google began shipping the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, which are the […]

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Lilbits: A phone that charges in 9 minutes, Qualcomm v ARM, and why the Pixel 7 is 64-bit only (according to Google)

With most modern smartphone makers having access to the same processor, memory, storage, and display technology as their competitors, some companies have found other ways to stand out. For Google it’s photography. And for some Chinese phone makers like Xiaomi and Oppo it’s fast charging. Case in point: does anyone need a mid-range phone with […]

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Now you can use a Pebble smartwatch with a Pixel 7 (or other 64-bit only Android devices)

Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones are the first devices to ship with a 64-bit only version of Android. That means some older Android apps that are only designed to run on 32-bit processors won’t work with Google’s latest phones unless they’re updated by their developers. Among other things, that means folks who’ve […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 7 only runs 64-bit apps, Radxa Rock5 is shipping soon, and Netflix launches its ad-supported tier in November

Framework makes modular, repairable, and upgradeable laptops which can be a great choice for folks looking for customizable computers that can last a very long time. They’re not exactly the cheapest laptops around, but now there is a cheaper way to get your hands on one – Framework has begun selling certified, refurbished hardware, which means […]

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Lilbits: Signal drops SMS, Microsoft launches Surface Studio 2+, more Apple services coming to Windows, and Intel layoffs ahead?

Thanks to falling demand for PCs and increased competition from rival chip makers, it looks like Intel may be planning to layoff thousands of employees soon.  In addition to the introducing the new Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 today, Microsoft has unveiled a Surface Studio 2+ for creative professionals… but it’s a kind of […]

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Google launches Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro with Tensor G2 chips and upgraded selfie cameras for $599 and up

Google’s latest flagship phones look like modest upgrades on paper. The $599 Google Pixel 7 and $899 Pixel 7 Pro look very similar to the Pixel 6 series and many of the specs are similar. As expected, the new Google Tensor G2 processor, for example, brings only a modest boost in CPU performance. But Google […]

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Lilbits: More Pixel 7 leaks, DIY magnetic charger for the Framework Laptop, and Linux 6.0

The Framework Laptop is modular, repairable, and upgradeable. And thanks to an Expansion Card system, you can replace any of the four ports with another port, an SSD, or other accessories. You can also design your own, and one person decided to make a magnetic charging Expansion Card. One of the nifty things about the […]

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Lilbits: Intel wants to pair your PC and mobile devices, AMD Ryzen 7000 desktop chips available now (reviews are in), Intel Arc A770 GPU coming Oct 12 for $329

Intel’s most powerful desktop graphics card to date goes on sale in a few weeks. The company says you’ll be able to buy the Arc A770 on October 12, 2022 for $329. Expect performance that’s competitive with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060. Intel ARC A770 desktop GPUs will be available Oct 12 for $329. Review units […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch coming Oct 6, Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 on Oct 12th?

Apparently October is launch season for first-party devices from Google And Microsoft, with the latter scheduling a product launch event for October 12th (expect new Surface hardware), and the former holding an event on October 6th to officially launch the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and possibly other hardware. A new leak suggests […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 2022 Update, NVIDIA RTX 40 series, and a review of LG’s unreleased rollable phone

Microsoft is rolling out the latest big update to Windows 11, bringing changes to the Start Menu, taskbar, and Snap Layouts, among other things. There’s also finally support for native tabs in the File Explorer, and the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android is rolling out in more countries (with more Android apps available […]