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Lilbits: A 1-bit camera for the PlayDate, and Sipeed is designing a RISC-V laptop and tablet, but not a smartphone

When Sipeed launched the Lichee Pi 4A dev board with a RISC-V processor earlier this year, the company also revealed that the system-on-a-module powering the board could be used in other form factors, and that a tablet, router, and cluster board were already under development. Sipeed also said it was developing a Lichee Phone that […]

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Amazon Appstore on Windows 11 is now open to all Android app developers (making it easier to install more Android apps on Windows)

Windows 11 includes an optional feature that lets you run Android apps on Windows PCs. The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) first debuted as a preview in the fall of 2021,  and became generally available a year later, meaning that you didn’t need to run a beta or dev channel build of Windows to use […]

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Android apps on Windows 11 is getting access to Windows folders like Documents and Pictures

The Windows Subsystem for Android is an optional Windows 11 feature that lets you run some Android apps on a Windows computer without installing third-party tools or virtual machines. The idea is that once installed, Android apps work just like Windows apps. In practice things have been a bit clunkier than that, partly because those […]

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Lilbits: A 6-screen “portable” workstation, update for Android apps on Windows, and HBO Max and Discovery+ merge to become… Max

Mediaworkstation’s new a-X2P is a beast of a portable computer that supports up to six 24-inch displays, up to two AMD Epyc processors for a total of up to 192 cores and 384 threads, up to two GPUs, 6TB of RAM, 5 storage devices, and dual 10 GbE network ports. It also weighs at least […]

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Lilbits: aCropalypse now, GNOME 44, and Dynabook’s Raptor Lake laptops

A few days ago we learned that Google’s app for editing screenshots on Android phones had a vulnerability that makes it possible to recover the full image even after users had cropped a picture… which poses a potential privacy risk if you used the app to edit out personal information. Then we learned that the […]

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Lilbits: 1Password embraces Passkeys, Android apps are getting faster on Windows PCs, and Alder Lake-N tested

Password managers make modern life a lot easier by allowing you to generate unique and secure passwords for all of your different accounts and services without the need to remember strings of characters like 2m*%u882vb4&G$G2. But recent events have made it clear that there’s still at least one major point of vulnerability: the password you […]

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Hackers port the Windows Subsystem for Android to Windows 10

The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is an optional feature that allows you to run Android apps on Windows PCs. Officially, it’s only available for Windows 11. But third-party developers have figured out how to install the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 10 as well. Just keep in mind that these methods are not […]

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Microsoft rolls out Android 13 update to Windows Subsystem for Android preview testers

The Windows Subsystem for Android allows you to run some Android apps on Windows 11 computers. First launched as a preview in 2021, Microsoft removed the “preview” label a few months ago. But WSA is still under very active development, and Microsoft has just released an update for beta testers that brings a bunch of […]

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Lilbits: Prototype of an unreleased Xiaomi foldable spotted

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi has released a couple of foldable phones in the past few years. But the company has been showing off prototypes for even longer… including for some models that never make it to market. A few years ago Xiaomi filed for a patent on a foldable that bends outward rather than inward, […]

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Windows Subsystem for Android is no longer just a preview

The Windows Subsystem for Android is an optional feature that lets you run some Android apps on Windows 11 PCs. First launched a year ago as preview feature for Windows Insiders, Android app support eventually made its way to stable builds of Windows – but it was still considered a “preview,” which is another way […]

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Lilbits: Khadas Edge2 and VIM1S mini PCs, Asus Expertbook B6 Flip mobile workstation, and using an portable E Ink display

The Asus ExpertBook line of business-class laptops now has its first mobile workstation-class machine. Microsoft has rolled out an update for the Windows Subsystem for Android that makes it easier to resize Android apps properly on a Windows 11 PC. And single-board PC maker Khadas has posted a teaser for several upcoming devices set to […]

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Lilbits: Unbox Therapy’s hands-on with pre-release Pixel 7, Netflix could do cloud gaming, and RS Components no longer makes or sells Raspberry Pi hardware

Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro smartphones are expected to hit the streets this fall, and the company already gave us an idea of what they’d look like in May. But pre-release versions of the phone have been showing up in the wild for months, and now popular tech YouTuber Unbox Therapy has posted… an […]

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Lilbits: Apple leaks ahead of WWDC (iPads to work more like laptops, Macs with M2) and gaming performance of Intel’s Celeron 7305 and Pentium 8505

Chinese PC makers AYA and AYN have both announced plans to offer budget handheld gaming computers that undercut Valve’s Steam Deck on price by using AMD Mendocino or Intel’s entry-level Alder Lake-U processors. While we don’t know much about the performance of AMD’s chip yet, YouTuber Taki Udon has already begun running gaming tests on […]