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Lilbits: Qualcomm doesn’t want NVIDIA buying ARM, and Xiaomi’s next flagship could have 120X zoom and a second screen in the camera bump

After launching in China late last year, the Xiaomi Mi 11 launched globally this week. But while the phone’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, 108MP camera, and 120 Hz display might seem like premium features, a new Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has leaked, and it’s got some even more premium characteristics. among other things, there’s a camera […]

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Lilbits: IFTTT goes Pro, and Eero goes WiFi 6, and Bluetooth goes… vulnerable

For the past 10 years, IFTTT (If This, Then That) has been offering a free service that lets you connect cloud services using recipes. For example, I used it to dump my daily Fitbit stats into a Google Spreadsheet for a few years. But now IFTTT is going Pro, which means that after October 7th, […]

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Google’s smartwatch operating system will get faster this fall

Google’s smartphone and smart TV operating systems aren’t the only ones getting an update this fall. The company says an update is coming to Wear OS this fall, which will bring faster app startup times and support for Qualcomm’s latest chips for wearables. The Wear OS update will bring support for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 4100 […]

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Lilbits: Samsung leftovers, LibreOffice 7.0, and another PC with a 6W AMD Zen chip

Yesterday Liliputing reported that Lenovo has two new low-cost laptops for the education market that will be among the first to ship with 6-watt AMD processors based on the chip maker’s Zen architecture. But I forgot at the time that Lenovo also has a mini-desktop that will use the most powerful of those new chips. Lenovo […]

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LG Watch W7 is a $450 hybrid smartwatch with mechanical hands

LG’s latest smartwatch is the company’s first “hybrid” model which features mechanical hands combined with a digital display. The LG Watch W7 gets up to 100 days of battery life when used strictly in mechanical mode with the smart features disabled. Or you can use it as a smartwatch, but you’ll only get two days of battery […]

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Lilbits 331: Non-IFA news edition

The IFA show in Berlin technically begins on Thursday, but Intel, Acer, and Dell have already kicked things off with a series of announcements related to new processors and a whole bunch of new laptops. But not all the news this week is coming out of IFA. The Information reports that Amazon is getting ready […]

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TicWatch Pro smartwatch now available for $250 (Up to 30 days of battery life… if you don’t use the smart features)

Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro is a smartwatch with a 1.39 inch, 400 x 400 pixel OLED display, a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of storage. It runs Google’s Wear OS, support WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC, and has a 415 mAh battery that’s good for up to 2 days of battery life. […]

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Report: Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch to run Android Wear (or not)

Samsung’s first smartwatch was an Android Wear device called the Samsung Galaxy Gear. But that was way back in 2013. By the time Samsung’s second smartwatch came around in 2014, it was running Samsung’s own operating system based on the Tizen Linux distribution. Since then, Samsung has released a number of additional watches, and they’ve […]

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AsteroidOS 1.0 released: Open source smartwatch operating system (for Wear OS devices)

The smartwatch space has changed a lot in recent years. Pebble is dead. Fitbit makes smartwatches now (after acquiring Pebble’s assets). Google’s Android Wear is now called Wear OS since it supports iPhones as well as Android. And Apple and Samsung continue to dominate. I guess not everything has changed. But through it all, a […]