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Lilbits 6-22-2020: One GX mini laptop will support US 4G LTE wireless networks

The latest mini-laptop from One Netbook is a computer with a 7 inch display, a backlit keyboard, a big exhaust fan in the back, and a set of detachable game controllers that can be connected to the side of the system. The One GX is designed to be a handheld gaming computer, and later this […]

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Lilbits 403: Microsoft release GW-Basic source code, hackers get an early crack at iOS 14

Microsoft’s GW-BASIC is a programming language that was released in 1983 and bundled with MS-DOS on early PCs. It was the first programming language many students and developers learned in the 80s, and nearly four decades later, Microsoft has released the source code. Available from Github, the code is being released “for historical reference/interest purposes,” […]

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Lilbits 400: Google’s problematic auto-policing of the Play Store and Chrome Web Store

Google has a long history of using computers to do thing that… quite honestly could probably be done better by humans. But it’s easier to scale an algorithm than it is to hire more people. And that leads to situations where an algorithm makes an obviously wrong decision that stays in place until a human […]

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Walmart expands its budget Android tablet lineup with Onn Pro models

A little over a year after launching a handful of cheap Android tablets sold under the Onn brand, Walmart is expanding the onn product family with a few slightly less cheap models. The new models include a $99 Onn 8″ Tablet Pro and a $129 Onn 10″ Android Tablet Pro. Both models feature slightly better […]

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Walmart’s cheap Onn tablets are hackable (root, recovery & more)

This year Walmart launched a line of cheap Android tablets that sell for $50 to $100. While Walmart’s Onn tablets aren’t exactly high-performance devices, they do have one thing that helps set them apart from Amazon’s cheap line of Fire tablets — the Onn tablets run near-stock Android software with the Google Play Store and […]

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Walmart launches a line of cheap Android tablets (priced $100 or lower)

As the largest retailer in the United States, Walmart already sells a lot of tablets including iPads, Windows tablets, and Android devices. But now Walmart is starting to sell its own line of cheap Android tablets. You can pick up one of the retailer’s onn-branded tablets for around $100 or less from Walmart.com. As expected, […]

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Walmart to launch its own line of low-cost Android tablets

Big box retailer Walmart already sells everything from produce to furniture, as well as electronic devices. Some of its is even Walmart-exclusive hardware, like the relatively new OverPowered line of gaming PCs and gadgets and accessories sold under the Onn brand. Now it looks like Walmart is getting ready to introduce two new Android tablets […]

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Walmart eBooks launches (with a little help from Kobo)

As promised earlier this year, Walmart has officially entered the eBook space with the launch of Walmart eBooks. The move is clearly intended to compete with market-leader Amazon. Not only can shoppers choose from a library of 6 million eBooks, but Walmart is also offering an audiobook subscription service that lets you pay $10 per […]

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Walmart partners with Kobo to sell eBooks, audiobooks, and eReaders

Walmart is getting into the digital book business, but rather than building its own platform from the ground up, the company is partnering with Kobo, the eBook company which was acquired by Japanese retailer Rakuten in 2011. Kobo may not be as well known in the US and Amazon’s Kindle brand or even Barnes & […]

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$49 Google Home Mini smart speaker leaked (again) by Walmart

Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo Dot is coming soon. We first learned about the Google Home Mini from details that leaked in August and September. Now Walmart has pretty much confirmed what we knew, and added a few new details. The retailer posted a product page for Google’s new $49 smart speaker which has […]