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Lilbits: Samsung Galaxy Tab S8, Steam Deck, Pixel Drop, foldables and rollables

Samsung’s flagship tablet lineup may grow a little larger in 2022, with the company allegedly planning to launch at least three different versions of the Galaxy Tab S8… including the first model with a camera notch. In other tech news from around the web, Valve has provided a sneak peek at the packaging for the […]

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Google Pixel Watch may launch in 2022 to challenge Apple’s dominance

Google Pixel Watch rumors just won’t go away, but a new round claims that the company will finally put one up for sale in 2022. Currently referred to by its codename Rohan, the smartwatch may be the same device that was revealed to tech analyst Jon Prosser earlier this year. One reason that Google may […]

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The $100 Moto Watch 100 is an affordable wearable with 2 weeks of battery life (but no 3rd-party apps)

Motorola was one of the first companies to launch a smartwatch powered by Google’s software for wearables. But the Moto 360 was released seven years ago, and a lot has happened since then. Apple entered and then began to dominate the smartwatch market. Motorola was acquired, sold, and divided up. And so the new Moto Watch […]

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Anker Soundcore Frames coming in November for $200 (eyeglasses with speakers)

Anker is a brand that’s been cranking out affordable-but-decent smartphone accessories including chargers, power banks, earbuds, and Bluetooth speakers for years. Now the company’s moving into the new, but emerging market of “audio eyeware.” The Anker Soundcore Frames are a set of eyeglasses with speakers built into the frames. They’re expected to be available in November […]

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Xiaomi unveils Smart Glasses concept with a microLED display

Nearly a decade after the introduction of Google Glass, smart glasses still haven’t been widely adopted, but that hasn’t stopped companies from trying to make them a thing. Now Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has introduced a Smart Glasses concept with a built-in microLED display and enough processing power to function not only as a smartphone companion, but also as a standalone device.

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Ray-Ban Stories are smart glasses with built-in cameras, speakers… and Facebook for $299 and up

Smart Glasses have a somewhat storied history. Google Glass was largely a flop, outside of the enterprise market. Snapchat Spectacles generated a lot of buzz at first, but it’s fallen off in recent years (and they look funny). But Facebook and Ray-Ban are hoping things will be different with their new Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses. […]

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Samsung Exynos W920 is a 5nm chip for smartwatches

Most smartwatches running Google’s Wear OS software that have shipped in recent years have been powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear processors. But the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 that’s set to launch this week? It’ll be using Samsung’s brand new Exynos W920 processor instead. Samsung says the new chip offers up to 20% faster CPU performance than […]

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Razer’s high-tech face mask, now called Razer Zephyr, is coming in Q4, 2021

Razer is primarily known for its gaming hardware, but from time to time the company branches out into other areas like fitness trackers, watches, or smart eyewear. Next up? A wearable air purifier. After showing off a concept for a high-tech face mask during CES in January, Razer announced in March that it would bring […]

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The $27 PineTime smartwatch runs open-source software and now it’s ready for non-developers

The PineTime is an inexpensive smartwatch designed to run open-source software and serve as a wearable companion to Linux smartphones (like the PinePhone), among other things. First introduced a few years ago, PineTime development kits began shipping in 2020 and coders began writing software for the platform. Now Pine64 is taking orders for a version of […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 on handhelds, Fitbit’s ring, and OS X 10.7 and 10.8 are now free to download

When software updates roll out for Windows, Android, iOS, or macOS these days, you’re probably used to getting it for free. But once upon a time companies used to charge for those sorts of updates. In fact, Apple didn’t start offering free updates to Mac users until OS X 10.9 Mavericks was released in 2013. […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s One UI comes to Wear OS watches, Xbox Cloud Gaming comes to Windows 10 and iOS (via the web)

Last month Samsung and Google announced plans to merge their smartwatch platforms into a single, unified platform bringing the best of Google’s Wear OS and Samsung’s Tizen. Now Samsung is giving us an idea of what next-gen Galaxy smartwatches running the new software will look like. Among other things, Samsung is promising updates to the […]

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Google and Samsung merge Wear OS and Tizen into a single platform

Samsung’s first smartwatch ran Google’s Android Wear software. But the following year Samsung switched to using its own software based on the Tizen operating system, which has powered Samsung smartwatches ever since. Now Samsung and Google are combining elements of their wearable operating systems to create what they’re calling a “single, unified platform” that will […]