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Lilbits: Apple’s new Mac Pro could have a 48-core CPU, Lenovo Tab M9 leaked, and Linux smartphone news

This summer Apple launched the M2 processor with up to 18% faster CPU performance, 35% faster graphics, and 40% faster AI performance than the Apple M1 chip. But that’s just what you get with the entry-level chip with 8 CPU cores and up to 16 CPU cores. Apple is also rumored to be working on […]

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Lilbits: The sad fate of the JingPad A1 Linux tablet, Tabs coming to File Explorer for Windows 11, and more

Apple has long dominated the tablet space, but that hasn’t stopped companies from releasing hundreds of Android, Windows, or Chrome OS tablets in recent years. The JingPad A1 was supposed to be something different: it shipped with JingOS, a Linux-based operating system optimized for touchscreen input but capable of running full-fledged desktop apps. At least […]

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Lilbits: New Surface hardware this fall, new video and PDF editing features for Chromebooks

MS Ignite is Microsoft’s annual conference for developers and IT pros, and the company has announced that this year’s version will take place October 12 – 14, and it’ll be the company’s first in-person conference since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. There may be some news in October for folks who aren’t developers or […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s cheaper Surface Duo was canceled before it was ever announced

Developer Lukas Hartman is showing off a prototype of the printed circuit board for the upcoming MNT Pocket Reform mini laptop with a 7 inch display and a modular, open hardware design. And speaking of modular miniatures, the reTerminal is a Raspberry Pi-based device with a 5 inch touch display and a modular design… except […]

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postmarketOS v22.06 brings easier upgrades, UI improvements to the mobile Linux distro

PostmarketOS is a Linux distribution optimized for smartphones and other devices with ARM-based processors. Initially designed as a project to breathe new life into old phones by giving them an operating system with long term support, the latest version of postmarketOS now officially supports 27 devices including phones, tablets, and single-board computers. It’s also now […]

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Lilbits: A laptop with Ryzen 9 5950X, Kodi 20 Alpha 1, and an iPhone with an E Ink display

Intel may have recently launched a line of 55-watt Alder Lake-HX series processors designed to give laptops some of the power of a desktop PC. But PC maker XMG went ahead and put an actual desktop processor in its Apex 15 Max laptop, which can be configured with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core, […]

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Lilbits: Pixel Watch leak, a smartphone game controller with a cooling fan, and a pocket-sized modular laptop under development, and

The folks behind the Brave web browser announced this week that they’re adding a De-AMP feature that lets you circumvent pages that use Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages. Now privacy-centric search engine and web browser maker DuckDuckGo has announced it’s doing the same for its web browsers and browser extensions. In other tech news from around […]

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Lilbits: Google IO 2022 announced, Android 13 DP2 released, and Mac Studio reviews are in

The Mac Studio is a compact desktop computer that looks a bit like a few Mac Minis stacked atop one another. But with a choice of Apple’s M1 Max or M1 Ultra processors, it has a lot more horsepower than any Mac Mini (or most other laptop or desktop computers, for that matter). The Mac […]

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Lilbits: Archiving Android apps, postmarketOS for the F(x)tec Pro1, and the Dirty Pipe Linux vulnerability

A serious vulnerability has been found in recent builds of the Linux kernel, allowing any local user to gain root access on an unpatched device… which could include a number of Android phones running Linux kernel 5.8 or later. In other recent tech news from around the web Google is building an Android feature that […]

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Lilbits: NYT buys Wordle, AYA NEO Next crowdfunding preview, Linux Smartphone news, and Samsung Galaxy S22 series leaks

AYA’s next handheld gaming PC will go up for pre-order through a crowdfunding campaign soon, and it’s expected to ship to backers in March as the first handheld with a Ryzen 5825U processor (but still featuring Radeon Vega 8 graphics rather than the newer RDNA 2 graphics featured in the rival Steam Deck which will […]