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Lilbits 7-10-2020: More OneGx1 mini laptop performance notes

It’s been nearly two weeks since I published a preview of the upcoming One Netbook OneGx1 mini laptop with the design of a gaming PC and optional support for 4G and/or 5G networks. But I’ve continued running tests since that article was published, and so now I’ve upgraded the article from “preview” to “review” status. […] The post Lilbits 7-10-2020:...

Linuxfx: an Ubuntu-based operating system that looks like Windows 10

One of the things that keeps GNU/Linux-based distributions interesting is the fact that you can often customize the look and feel of the operating system by changing desktop environments or themes. You can even make a Linux distribution that looks like Windows. And I don’t think I’ve seen one that does that quite as well […] The post Linuxfx: an Ubuntu-based...

Check Google’s Auto Update policy before buying older Chromebooks

It’s been nine years since the first Chromebook went on sale. And it’s been four years since Google released any software updates for that device. When Chrome OS was brand new, Google promised to deliver operating systems for at least 4 years from the release date of each Chromebook. Eventually the company extended that to […] The post Check Google’s...

Daily Deals (7-10-2020)

Best Buy is selling a set of Sony true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation for $80, which is one of the best prices I’ve seen for a set of earbuds with those features. And if you’re looking for some videos to watch on your phone while testing out those earbuds, the Microsoft Store is […] The post Daily Deals (7-10-2020) appeared first on...

Google’s 2020 smartphone lineup: Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5

It’s been clear for months that Google plans to launch a Google Pixel 4a smartphone this year. After a series of leaks, the only question is when the Pixel 4a will be released. But we haven’t heard as much about Google’s other phones coming this year. Now the folks at 9to5Google have uncovered evidence suggesting at least […] The post Google’s 2020...

PC shipments are up thanks to work and school from home trends

Smartphone shipments may have tanked due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but it looks like PC makers have seen an uptick. IDC, Gartner, and Canalys all released reports this week that shows PC shipments were up during the second quarter of 2020 when compared with the same period a year ago. Each of the research […] The post PC shipments are up thanks...

Chinese CPU maker Zhaoxin is adding discrete GPUs to its lineup

Chinese chip maker Zhaoxin has been producing x86 computer processors for the past few years, and now the company is looking to expand into the graphics processor space. As noted by CnTechPost, Zhaoxin released a video recently that included a peek at the company’s product roadmap, which includes a “standalone GPU.” The upcoming graphics processor […]...

Lilbits 7-9-2020: Wink will require subscriptions later this month

Up until recently one of the key selling points for using Wink’s smart home products was that you didn’t also need to sign up for a subscription service to use them. But a Wink hub, motion sensor, or other products and you could just use them. Then Wink announced in May that it was going […] The post Lilbits 7-9-2020: Wink will require subscriptions...

Tablo’s new over-the-air DVRs are now available for $170 and up

The price of cord cutting may be going up for some folks with internet TV services YouTube TV and Fubo TV have both announcing price hikes in the past few weeks. But there’s another option — just hook up an antenna and watch over-the-air TV. And if you want to record broadcast TV programs to […] The post Tablo’s new over-the-air DVRs are now available...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ rumored to be a 12.4 inch tablet with Snapdragon 865+

Samsung is one of the few companies that’s still cranking out premium Android tablets, and this year the company is expected to launch two new models. The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is expected to sport an 11 inch display, while the Galaxy Tab S7+ could be a 12.4 inch tablet. And according to a report from SamMobile, […] The post Samsung Galaxy...

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