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Lilbits: Windows on the Surface Duo 2, Fire TV on the Echo Show 15, and new Echo Dot smart speakers are also eero WiFi range extenders

It’s been four years since Microsoft updated its Surface Studio line of all-in-one desktop computers, but it looks like a new model could be coming soon. Amazon is adding new features to its Echo Show 15 and eero mesh WiFi router systems, and the company’s newest Echo Dot smart speakers also have eero capabilities baked […]

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Lilbits: Samsung brings Android 12L to the Galaxy Tab 8 series, HMD introduces the Nokia T21 tablet

Samsung is one of the few companies making premium Android tablets these days… and the company’s been at it for years, even when Google seemed to have largely given up on the space. But now that Google has remembered that tablets are a thing and started releasing versions of Android optimized for large screens, Samsung […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft might require SSD boot drives on Windows 11 PCs, Android 13 reaches platform stability

SSDs have a number of advantages over hard drives. They’re almost always faster. They have no moving parts, which also makes them quieter, more energy efficient, and more durable – if you drop a laptop with an SSD, the storage is a lot less likely to break. So it’s not surprising that most PC makers […]

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Faster Surface Duo 2 packs better cameras and a slick new notification display

The Surface Duo was an intriguing device, but it wasn’t without its shortcomings. At its Surface event today, Microsoft was ready to show off how it addressed them in the Surface Duo 2. Perhaps the biggest knock on the Surface Duo was its underwhelming cameras. This time around Microsoft opted for a more premium triple-lens […]

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Surface Duo 2: What we know so far about Microsoft’s 2nd-gen dual-screen phone (leaks)

Microsoft’s upcoming Surface Duo 2 looks like it will solve some of the biggest problems of the company’s first-gen dual-screen smartphone. The company is holding an event on September 22, and we’re expecting new Surface Pro, Surface Pro X, and Surface Go tablets as well as a new Surface Book. It’s also likely that Microsoft […]

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Lilbits: Leaks point to Surface Duo 2, Facebook watch, and a SiFive acquisition (maybe)

Chip designer SiFive is one of the leading companies producing processors based on the RISC-V instruction set, an open standard that’s designed as an alternative to proprietary chip architectures like x86 and ARM. But a new report suggests that several companies including Intel have expressed interest in buying and/or investing in the company, although nothing […]

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Lilbits Leaks: Walmart’s Android TV stick, Qualcomm’s next-mid-range laptop CPU, Samsung’s Galaxy A phones

Walmart’s working on a media streamer powered by Google’s Android TV software. The company hasn’t actually announced the new product yet, but an FCC listing spilled the beans. Meanwhile Evan Blass has spilled the beans on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy A72 smartphone, Windows Future has spilled a few beans about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon processor for mid-range […]