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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi + LEGOS, Alibaba open sources its RISC-V chips, Mac Pro could have 40-core CPU and 128-core graphics

Raspberry Pi’s latest device is an add-on that lets you use a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi Zero, or Raspberry Pi 400 as the brains of a LEGO robot. Alibaba has unveiled a high-performance 128-core server chip based on ARM technology… but the company has also announced it’s open sourcing the technology behind its low-power […]

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MacBook Pro upgrades bring M1 Pro and Max chips, ProMotion Displays (with camera notches) and the return of Fn keys

Apple’s new MacBook Pro laptops bring a big boost in CPU performance, an even bigger boost in graphics performance, the highest quality screens to date for an Apple laptop and the return of some features that Pro users have been missing. New MacBook Pro 14.2 inch and 16.2 inch laptops are available for pre-order today […]

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Live updates from Apple’s October 2021 “Unleashed” event

Apple is updating its MacBook Pro lineup with new models featuring more powerful Apple Silicon chips, adding a new 3rd-gen set of AirPods Pro to its lineup, and announcing a cheaper Apple Music plan. Here are the latest updates from Apple’s Unleashed event, in reverse chronological order. Update: For more details on Apple’s new laptops […]

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Lilbits: HTC Vive Flow, Apple’s Macs with M1X chips, Google v Epic, and more

That HTC Vive Flow virtual reality headset that we learned about earlier this week? Now we know what it looks like, thanks to a series of leaked images posted by Evan Blass. While we’ll have to wait until Thursday for an official announcement, the Vive Focus sure looks like HTC’s answer to the Oculus Quest […]

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Apple appeals the Epic Games ruling, asks for stay on order to (sightly) loosen App Store restrictions

Apple is appealing a court ruling from September that would have required it to allow iPhone and iPad app developers to accept in-app payments using third-party payment systems. Currently not only does Apple require developers to use Apple’ own in-app payment service, with Apple taking a 30% commission on all purchases, but the company prevents […]

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Lilbits: A DIY Spotify Box, Microsoft’s Surface Adaptive Kit for accessibility, Fairphone 4, and more

This week Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, a new Surface Duo 2 phone, and a new Surface Laptop Studio that are all scheduled to hit the streets soon. But the company also unveiled a new Surface Adaptive Kit that’s designed to make those devices, and many others, easier to use for people with disabilities. The […]

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Lilbits: 35W Alder Lake-T leaked, iOS 15 released, Android 12.1 is coming for foldables

Intel’s 12th-gen Core processors, code-named “Alder Lake” will combine high-performance CPU cores and high-efficiency cores in order to balance performance and power consumption. Details have a way of leaking though, and FanlessTech has posted a list of Alder Lake-T processors, which are expected to be 35-watt chips for low-power desktops. In other tech news from […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 won’t run in virtual machines without TPM, Mozilla VPN picks up new features, and more

You don’t need a particularly powerful computer to run Windows 11. But you do need one with a relatively recent processor featuring a Trusted Platform Module because Microsoft is making TPM one of the minimum system requirements for security purposes. Until recently one way to get around that was by installing Windows 11 Preview builds […]

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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch finally supports Bluetooth audio, Google Pixel 6 and Tensor chip details leak, and more

Google’s Pixel 6 smartphone is set to ship soon, as is the company’s Android 12 software. And while Google has already given us a pretty good idea of what the phone will look like, the company hasn’t said too much about special features… like the new Google Tensor processor that makes will make this the […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck, game streaming, and Google and Apple antitrust news and analysis

The Valve Steam Deck handheld gaming computer is set to begin shipping to customers in December. But it’s an unusual device for a bunch of reasons. It has a form factor that’s not quite like any other gaming computer, thanks to Valve’s built-in game controllers and trackpads. And it ships with the Linux-based Steam OS […]

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Apple’s $329 iPad now comes with twice as much storage and an A13 Bionic chip

Apple is refreshing its entry-level tablet with a new 10.2 inch iPad that sports a faster processor and an upgraded front-facing camera. The 9th-gen iPad is still exactly the same size and shape as last year’s model, but the good news is that means that cases, keyboards, and other accessories designed for the previous-gen version will work […]