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Lilbits (4-17-2014): Unlock your Chromebook with your phone (eventually)

Tired of typing a password to unlock your laptop the old fashioned way? It looks like Google is planning to provide an “Easy Unlock” function for Chromebooks. Here’s how it works: with Easy Unlock enabled, the Chromebook will search to see if your phone is nearby. If it is, the phone basically acts like your […]

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Xiaomi launches MIUI software for tablets, prepping to launch its own tablet?

Chinese device and software company has been making a custom version of Android called MIUI for smartphones since before the company even began selling its own phones. These days Xiaomi might be better known for the high-quality, low-cost phones it sells in China (and a few other places). Now Xiaomi is taking its first steps […]

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Xiaomi 9.2 inch budget tablet in the works?

Chinese device maker Xiaomi appears to be working on an Android tablet with a 9.2 inch display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Specs for the unannounced device showed up at the GFXBench website recently, wand a photo of the tablet is also starting to make the rounds. The tablet appears to feature a 1280 […]

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Lilbits (7-24-2013): Google day edition

In case you missed it, today was a big day for Google news. The company unveiled its new Nexus 7 tablet, which we kind of already knew everything about anyway. But Google also introduced a $35 device called Chromecast which you can plug into a TV and use to stream videos, music, and web content […]