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Lilbits 345: Hanging up on Google Hangouts (eventually)

A few months ago we learned that Google was planning to retire the communication service known as Google Hangouts… while transitioning some of the key features to its Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet services. It’s still not entirely clear what this will mean or when it will happen for personal users. But Google has announced […]

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Intel’s low-power Edison PC module now shipping for developers, hobbyists

Intel is now shipping the tiny Edison PC module the company first unveiled in January. It’s a small, low-power device that basically has the guts of a simple computer. Edison is powered by a 500 MHz Intel Atom Silvermont dual-core processor and feature 1GB of RAM and 4GB of eMMC flash storage as well as […]

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Lilbits (7-16-2014): Amazon Prime video for Android imminent?

Want to watch Amazon Instant Video on your smartphone or tablet? Then you’d better have a Kindle Fire, a Fire Phone, or an iOS device: there’s no Amazon Instant Video or Prime Video app available for Android or other platforms… yet. But PC Advisor reports that at least in the UK, an Android app is […]

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Intel’s first chips for wearable will be Atom, not Quark

Intel introduced a new family of tiny, low-power chips aimed at wearable devices and other pieces of the “internet of things” in September, 2013. But apparently the Intel Quark system-on-a-chip and Edison platform for wearable devices isn’t quite ready to go, so Intel has announced its expanding its wearable platform to include Intel Atom chips. […]

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Intel Galileo is an Arduino-compatible board with an Intel Quark processor

Intel is taking aim at the DIY, maker, and education markets with a new Arduino-compatible developer board powered by the company’s new low-power Quark X1000 system-on-a-chip. The Intel Galileo board works with Arduino shields, and supports Arduino programming software, which opens the door to all sorts of dev kits and DIY projects. Most Arduino-compatible devices […]