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webOS rises from the ashes (again) as LuneOS: open source operating system for phones and tablets

The operating system that once powered devices like the Palm Pre and the HP TouchPad is getting another crack at life. A group of developers have taken the source code HP released a few years ago and turned it into something new(ish) called LuneOS. While the software is still very much a work in progress, […]

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Lilbits (8-29-2014): Hello Haswell-E

Intel may be getting ready to launch its Broadwell processor yet… but that doesn’t mean the company is done with Haswell chips. While the first processors based on 5th generation Intel Core technology will be low-power chips for notebooks and tablets, Intel’s latest 4th-gen Core chips are part of the new Haswell-E “Extreme Edition” processor […]

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Lilbits (8-18-2014): Chrome web apps going native(ish) on Android

Google is working on a new project called “Fizz” which is designed to make mobile web apps more like native apps. In other words, developers may eventually be able to send work even when you’re offline, send push notifications, or perform other actions just as if they were native apps. You won’t even need to have […]

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Lilbits (6-26-2014): Android L is here and the Moto 360 is coming

It’s been a Android kind of week, what with Google launching a developer preview of the next version of Android, introducing Android for cars and TVs, and selling the first smartwatches based on the Android Wear platform. Motorola’s smartwatch isn’t available just yet, but it’s one of the nicest looking smartwatches announced to date, and Motorola […]

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How to use TouchPad Toolbox to install Android, erase webOS on the HP TouchPad

It’s been nearly 3 years since HP launched and then quickly discontinued the HP TouchPad. But the 9.7 inch tablet continues to live on thanks to the efforts of independent developers. Hackers have been installing new builds of Android on the tablet for ages, and while the road has sometimes been bumpy, these days the aging […]