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Lilbits: Windows 10, 21H1, Office 2021, and NVIDIA’s crypto mining GPUs

Microsoft has developed a habit of releasing two major Windows 10 updates per year, usually with the spring update including at least a few big new features and the fall update focusing more on under-the-hood things that you might not notice as much. This year the company is flipping things around. The spring update will […]

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Lilbits 6-11-2020: Game Streaming expansion

Google’s Stadia game streaming platform officially works with computers, Chromecast Ultra media streamers, and a limited number of recent Android phones. But now Google has added beta/experimental support for just about any recent Android device which could turn the device already in your pocket into a game console. Stadia for phones also now includes support for […]

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/e/ is selling Google-free Android phones (in Europe)

It’s hard to develop a new smartphone operating system from scratch. But forking one is another story. So when developer Gaël Duval wanted to create a smartphone operating system that emphasized privacy, he started with Android… and then stripped all the proprietary Google services he could. The result is a platform he calls /e/ which […]

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Deals of the Day (2-10-2017)

Sure, the biggest smartphone show of the year is coming up at the end of the month, and we can expect many of the major phone makers to show off new models. But that means it’s a good time to score a great deal on some of last year’s best phones. Case in point: Newegg is […]

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Deals of the Day (10-14-2016)

Samsung has pulled the plug on its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. But there are plenty of other options. Some analysts see an opening fro Google’s new Pixel XL smartphone, for example. But if you’re looking for something a little cheaper, you can pick up a Galaxy S7 for as little as $390 today. Or for […]

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Hack brings adoptable storage to Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones officially go on sale today, and not only do they have speedy new processors, new cameras, and bigger batteries than their predecessors. The new phones also bring back a feature that was missing from the Galaxy S6 series: removable storage. There’s just one catch: while the Galaxy […]

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Orphaned storage? Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 skip Android 6.0’s “adoptable storage”

Samsung and LG both announced their flagship smartphones for 2016 this week, and both the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 feature microSD card readers… which wasn’t a given. Samsung has long included support for removable storage in its smartphones, but last year’s Galaxy S6 did not have a microSD card slot. But it looks like both […]

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Samsung launches Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones

As expected, Samsung’s latest flagship smartphones come in two sizes: the Galaxy S7 is a 5.1 inch smartphone with premium specs and design, while the Galaxy S7 edge has a 5.5 inch display with curved edges. Both phones run Android 6.0 software, feature 2560 x 1440 pixel Super AMOLED displays, and sport dual-lens 12MP rear […]

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Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, and LG G5 details leak ahead of MWC

With less than a week to go until Mobile World Congress, it looks like some of the world’s biggest mobile companies are having a hard time keeping secrets. We’ll probably have to wait a few days for official confirmation, but a series of leaks is giving us a pretty good idea of what to expect […]

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WSJ: Samsung Galaxy S7 could have force touch, quick charging, retina scanner

Samsung’s next-gen flagship smartphone might have a pressure-sensitive touchscreen display similar to the one used in the Apple iPhone 6S. And the Samsung Galaxy S6 may also have a USB Type-C port with support for fast charging, much like the Google Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones. That’s according to a report from the Wall Street […]