Y’all seem to like these Lilbits roundups I’ve been posting for the last few days, so I’m going to try to make a habit of keeping them going at least a few times per week.
So without further ado, here are some stories from around the web that may be of interest to Liliputing readers.
- Chrome 27 Beta for Android, desktop brings faster content loading, new HTML5 forms, file sync API for apps, more
Google’s released a new beta of Chrome for desktop and Android devices, and it offers 5 percent faster content loading, new HTML5 input forms, and other improvements. [Chromium Blog]
- Today’s best smartphone/tablet GPUs are about as fast as a PC graphics card from 2006
Ever wonder how today’s smartphone and tablet graphics capabilities stack up against state-of-the-art desktop GPUs from a few years ago? Now that there are cross-platform benchmarking tools we can check… sort of. [AnandTech]
- Asus plans to reveal… something at Milano Design Week 2013 next week (video teaser)
Asus makes an art of posting YouTube videos that don’t really tell you anything about the products the company will eventually launch. But at least this one show’s us when to expect something new: during Milano Design Week. [TabletBlog.de]
- Gaming with the Chromebook Pixel (using Ubuntu Linux and Steam) – Video
The Chromebook Pixel is sort of a punching bag for a lot of people who can’t understand why anyone would spend more than $1200 on a notebook that runs an OS centered on a web browser. But it’s actually much more than that (if you care to install Ubuntu). Here’s how it handles as a Linux gaming machine. [GigaOm]
- Unofficial Linux kernel for TI-Nspire graphing calculators
Is there anything that you can’t install a Linux kernel on these days? Don’t expect to run Steam on your graphing calculator anytime soon, but now it should be a bit easier to shoehorn homebrew code onto some recent calculators. [Phoronix]
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