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Lilbits: This DIY “ITX Laptop” is ridiculous (in the best way possible)

There’s no shortage of DIY projects where people have attempted to build their own laptops. But the ITX Laptop from SFF.NETWORK users APU_enthusiast may be one of the most unusual I’ve ever seen. Basically it’s portable desktop with an ITX (170 x 170mm) motherboard featuring an Intel Processor N100 Alder Lake-N chip, and a chunky […]

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Lilbits: Android 15 Dev Preview 2, MediaTek chips with NVIDIA graphics, and Spellcheck for Notepad

Google has released the second developer preview of Android 15. As usual, since the company is initially targeting developers, the announcement is primarily focused on changes that app and game makers need to know. But also, as usual, observers have started to dig in and find other changes. Mishaal Rahman has posted some of his findings […]

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HP Spectre x360 premium thin and light laptops now available with Intel Meteor Lake and 9MP webcams

The HP Spectre x360 line of premium thin and light convertible laptops are getting a few significant upgrades this year. The new HP Spectre x360 14 has a 2.8K OLED display, support for up to an Intel Core Ultra 7 155H processor, and a 9MP webcam with support for Windows Studio Effects, among other things, while the upgraded HP […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft previews Windows 11 Energy Saver mode, Freewrite Traveler Ghost Edition launches (digital typewriter with a transparent case)

The Freewrite Traveler is a portable writing machine that first launched about 5 years ago. It’s basically a digital typewriter designed for distraction-free writing. It doesn’t have a web browser, a color display, or apps. It lets you type documents on a full-sized keyboard while looking at an E Ink display, and back up those […]

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Lilbits: Ryzen Z1 mini PC previewed, Meteor Lake laptops leaked, and some Google apps are losing support for older Android versions

Google is ending support for two of its key Android apps on devices running older versions of Android… sort of. Starting early next year the latest versions of the Google Chrome and Google Calendar apps will require Android 8.0 or newer. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use Chrome or Google Calendar on phones running […]

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Android 14 may let you use your smartphone as a webcam for your PC

Most modern laptops ship with webcams… and most of them aren’t all that good. It’s still common to see PC makers announce new laptops with 720p cameras. Microsoft just introduced one today. So, while you could shop around for a model with a 1080p or higher-resolution camera (there are more than their used to be), many […]

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MINISFORUM MC560 mini PC has a built-in 2.5K camera and speakers for web conferencing

Chinese PC maker MINISFORUM’s line of compact desktop computers range from low-cost systems meant for basic home or office use to higher-spec models that could be used for gaming or content creation, among other things. But the upcoming MINISFORUM Mars MC560 is something a little different. Like many of the company’s little computers, it packs […]

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StarFighter Linux Linux laptop goes up for pre-order with Intel or AMD and QHD or 4K display options

Linux PC maker Star Labs is taking pre-orders for a new thin, light, and powerful laptop called the StarFighter. Not only does it ship with your choice of Linux distributions pre-installed, but it’s also extraordinarily customizable. You can opt for Intel or AMD processor options. The webcam is detachable. You get a choice of display panels. […]

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Star Labs StarFighter is a 3.1 pound Linux laptop with a 16 inch 4K display and Intel or AMD processor options

Linux PC maker Star Labs has announced that it’s next laptop will be a powerhouse that also has a few nifty privacy and security features. The StarFighter laptop has a 16 inch, 4K display, support for up to an Intel Core i9-12900H or AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor, up to 64GB of RAM, and up […]