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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: Raspberry Pi Zero-like mini PCs compared, RP2040 microcontroller overclocked, and reducing the wait time for Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphones

The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 are incredibly small, cheap, and versatile single-board computers… but in a time of global supply chain shortages, they’re also kind of hard to get your hands on these days. But there are also a growing number of other tiny PCs competing in this space. And Bret Weber […]

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Now you can run Ubuntu on a VisionFive single-board PC with a RISC-V processor

StarFive’s VisionFive single-board computers are compact PCs powered by RISC-V processors. Aimed at developers, the first model launched last year with a dual-core processor, while a second-gen version with a quad-core chip and other upgrades is expected to be announced August 23, 2022. Aimed at developers that want to get their feet wet working with […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc A750 GPU benchmarked (by Intel), Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS released, Razer Phone ecosystem is dead(er)

Intel’s upcoming Arc A750 desktop graphics card will be the company’s most powerful discrete GPU to date. But what does that mean in terms of real-world performance? Last month Intel released a few internal benchmarks showing that the GPU was competitive with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3060 in a handful of games. Now the company has […]

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Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition laptop with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS now available for $1299 and up

The Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition is an unusual looking thin and light laptop that ships with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed rather than Windows. When the notebook first went on sale in April it shipped with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, but now Dell is shipping the laptop with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS instead. You can pick one […]

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Dell XPS 13 Plus Developer Edition will ship with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS in August (or you can install it yourself now)

The Dell XPS 13 Plus is a thin and light laptop with a 13.4 inch display and a 28-watt, 12th-gen Intel Core processor. It also features an updated design that gives the laptop a distinctive look. And like most recent Dell XPS 13 series notebooks, it’s available with a choice of Windows or Ubuntu Linux […]

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Lilbits: Your next Android phone could have ads on the lock screen, MacBook Air with M2 is almost here, and the GPU shortage is over (for now)

For the past few years it’s been hard to get your hands on a current-gen desktop graphics card without paying well above the asking price due to a combination of factors including supply chain shortages and growing demand from cryptocurrency miners. But prices have fallen recently and it’s easier to find cards in stock… just […]

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Hacker installs Ubuntu on a Google Nest Hub (2nd-gen) smart display

The 2nd-gen Google Nest Hub is a smart display with a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel touchscreen display, a built-in speaker, and a lightweight operating system designed to put Google Assistant front and center. But security expert Frédéric Basse found a security vulnerability that could be exploited to install other operating systems on the […]

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS brings GNOME 42 desktop, Raspberry Pi compatibility, and 5 years of support

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is now available. As a Long Term Support release of the popular GNU/Linux distribution, it’ll be officially supported for at least five years. That means Ubuntu 22.04 will continue receiving bug fixes, security patches, and other updates until April, 2027, making it a good choice for folks that don’t want to get […]

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Lilbits: What to know about Ubuntu 22.04 and Intel Alder Lake, and a Chromebook with AMD Ryzen 7 5800U

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is set to launch next week, but if you’re planning to run it on a computer with one of Intel’s new 12th-gen Core processors, one of the first things you might want to do is upgrade the Linux kernel. In other tech news from around the web, Amazon Kids+ has launched its […]