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Lilbits: Open source Linux graphics drivers for Apple Silicon, and Winamp plays NFTs now for some reason

One of the key things that makes a Mac computer a Mac is clearly that it ships with Apple’s macOS software. But back when the company was still making Macs with Intel processors it was fairly easy to install a different operating system – Apple even offered its own Boot Camp solution for dual booting […]

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Lilbits: NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin, Raspberry Pi 4 gets a speed boost, Samsung announces LPDDR5X memory

NVIDIA’s next single-board computer will offer 6X the processing power of its predecessor, while keeping the same small size and form factor. Just don’t expect the new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin  it to have a Raspberry Pi-like affordable price tag. NVIDIA positions its Jetson modules as development platforms for robotics, autonomous machines, and other embedded […]

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Lilbits 368: Huawei can’t seem to catch a break

In the days since the US put Huawei on an “entities list” and prohibited US companies from doing business with the Chinese tech company, the implications have kept piling up. A number of companies based outside the US have ceased working with Huawei, including UK-based chip designer Arm since the company uses some technology developed in […]

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Tor Browser goes mobile: browse anonymously on Android

Using incognito or private browsing mode when surfing the web will prevent your device from saving your history. But it won’t stop internet service providers, websites, or other entities from tracking you as you use the web. That’s where Tor Browser comes in. By routing your data through a network of thousands of independent servers, […]

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Tor Browser 8.0 released, makes anonymous web browsing easier

Tor is a tool that allows users to access the internet anonymously by routing data through a network of thousands of relay servers run by volunteers, making it harder for governments, businesses, or anyone else to track individual users. It can be used by political dissidents to shield their communications from oppressive governments, by criminals […]

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Lilbits 301: Nintendo Wii games on the NVIDIA Shield Android game console

There’s been rumors that Nintendo’s next game console could have an Android-based operating system, although that’s something the company has denied. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play Nintendo games on an Android device. A few years ago the developers of the Dolphin GameCube and Wii emulator released the first build of Dolphin for Android. […]

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HTTPS Everywhere makes Firefox for Android more secure

HTTPS Everywhere is a plugin for web browsers that does its best to force a secure, HTTPS connection whenever possible. It’s been available for desktop browsers including Firefox, Opera, and Chrome for a while. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced that HTTPS Everywhere is going mobile. You can download and install the plugin using […]

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Lilbits (11-21-2013): Safeplug anonymizes your internet use for $49

There are a number of ways to protect your privacy while surfing the web. A popular, but moderately complicated option is to use Tor software which anonymizes your data to keep internet services from tracking your data. Now the folks behind the Pogoplug home server and cloud storage service are offering an easy way to […]