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Lilbits: Windows 11’s new Start, Pixel 6 specs leaked, and Google leaves Jelly Bean behind

The upcoming Pixel 6 and 6 Pro are expected to be the first Google smartphones to ship with a Google-designed processor. According to the latest rumor, they could also be Google’s first phones that come with a promise of 5 years of software updates. Meanwhile, Microsoft is continuing to refine Windows 11 ahead of launch. […]

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Lilbits: High-res, high-refresh laptop displays, GIMP turns 25, and a 3D printed smartphone keyboard

Laptops with 4K displays have been around for a few years at this point, and notebooks with screen refresh rates up to 300 Hz are a thing now too. But you know what we haven’t seen much of yet? Laptops with high-res displays and high-refresh rates. Enter a new line of laptops from Eluktronics, which […]

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Lilbits 7-07-2020: Xiaomi Mi TV Stick gets FCC certification, Google Loon goes live in Kenya

The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is expected to be one of the smallest Android TV devices to date, packing the guts of a powerful media streamer into a small stick that plugs into the HDMI port of your television. In May Xiaomi confirmed it was planning to bring the Mi TV Stick to market this […]

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Google’s Nest WiFi combines mesh networking, smart speaker tech

Google’s latest routers aren’t just routers. Or rather, if you buy a standalone Nest WiFi for $149, what you get is an AC2200 MU-MIMO router that Google says offers 25-percent better coverage than the older Google WiFi. But if you buy a 2-pack or 3-pack you get that same router plus an access point (or two) with […]

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Linksys WRT routers to continue supporting open source firmware (update: Asus too)

The Federal Communications Commission recently adopted rules that required makers of WiFi routers to prohibit users to change some parameters of their devices. And some device makers have decided that the simplest way to comply with those rules is to prevent users from replacing their router’s firmware with third-party alternatives such as OpenWRT or DD-WRT. […]

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Starry Station $349 WiFi router looks a lot less fancy on the inside

Starry recently announced plans to offer a high-speed internet service in the United States by delivering wireless broadband signals using millimeter wave band active phased array technology. But the company’s first consumer product will be an expensive WiFi router called the Starry Station. It’s expected to sell for $350 and features a touchscreen display that can […]