Lilbits: Linux on Apple Silicon and the uncertain future of the LG Rollable smartphone

Apple launched the first Macs with Apple Silicon a few months ago, delivering a big boost in performance while also reducing power consumption. One downside of Apple’s switch from Intel processors to its own ARM-based custom chips though, is that you can no longer easily install Windows alongside macOS using Boot Camp, and for a […]

MediaTek’s 10-core CPU is official: Meet the Helio X20

MediaTek started talking about an upcoming deca-core mobile processor last month, and now it’s officially providing more information about this 10-core beast. The MediaTek Helio X20 doesn’t just have more processor cores than whatever’s in your current phone. As AnandTech notes,¬†also one of the first chips from MediaTek to feature a CDMA2000-compatible modem, which means […]

Lilbits (5-11-2015): Debunking edition (Windows 10 isn’t totally free for Insiders)

There’s a story making the rounds that Windows 10 will be available as a free update for folks running pre-release builds of the operating system as part of the Windows Insider program… and it’s true. It’s just not quite the whole truth. The story comes from a comment made on Twitter by the head of […]