Lilbits: What the FLoC?

Google plans to end support for third-party tracking cookies in the Chrome browser, which is ostensibly a response to users’ growing demands for privacy. But Google is first and foremost a company that makes its money by advertising… and these days that’s primarily targeted advertising. So the company plans to keep doing that. Instead of cookies […]

Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 now available for $1000 and up with Intel or AMD, 13.5 inch or 15 inch options

Microsoft’s 4th-gen Surface Laptop is here and, as expected, the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 comes in two sizes (13.5 inch or 15 inch) and supports a choice of 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” or AMD Ryzen 4000U “Renoir” processor options. The Surface Laptop 4 is available for order in the US, Canada, and Japan starting […]

Libits: Huawei’s future revenue streams, Apple’s security updates, and Google’s new Nest Hub

Huawei continues to produce some of the most interesting hardware in the mobile space, but the company’s future remains uncertain as US trade restrictions affect Huawei’s ability to source necessary components for its products. So the company may be turning to another revenue stream: charging royalties for use of its patented intellectual property related to […]

Samsung could launch a Windows PC with Exynos CPU and AMD graphics this year

Samsung released its first Windows laptop with an ARM processor last year, but like every other Windows on ARM device released to date it was powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. The company’s next Windows on ARM PC could be something very different though – according to a report from ZDNet Korea, Samsung is planning […]

Lenovo launches ThinkPad X13 and X13 Yoga laptops with Intel Tiger Lake or AMD Ryzen 5000 chips

Lenovo is refreshing its ThinkPad laptop lineup with a bunch of new models powered by a choice of 11th-gen Intel Core “Tiger Lake” or AMD Ryzen 5000 processors. If you’re in the market for a fairly compact model, the new lineup includes the Lenovo ThinkPad X13 series notebooks with 13.3 inch displays and thin and light designs. […]

Lilbits: Intel’s discrete graphics card, AMD’s Lucienne chips, and new Chrome OS features (and hardware)

Intel’s Iris Xe integrated graphics have brought big performance gains to thin and light laptops in the past year or two, even making handheld gaming machines like the GPD Win 3 possible. But Intel isn’t stopping at integrated graphics. The company released an Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete GPU for laptops last year, delivering a […]

The first Ryzen 5000H laptops are now shipping (and they’re really fast)

AMD unveiled the Ryzen 5000 Mobile processor lineup earlier this month, and now the company says the first laptops with 35+ watt Ryzen 5000 H series chips hit the streets starting today. Ahead of launch, the chip maker sent Asus ROG Flow X13 thin and light gaming laptops with Ryzen 9 5980HS processors to a […]