Chinese chip maker Loongson has designed its own CPU instruction set architecture (ISA)

Chinese chip maker Loongson used to make processors based on MIPS architecture, but MIPS isn’t what it used to be and the company that developed the technology has even pivoted to making chips using the RISC-V instruction set. Now Loongson is trying something new: rather than adopt RISC-V, ARM, or x86 architecture, the company has […]

Xiaomi InkPalm 5 is a $91 eReader with a 5.2 inch electronic paper display

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi may be best known globally for its smartphones, laptops, and media streamers, but the company makes a wide range of other products ranging from WiFi routers to smart washing machines. In its home country, Xiaomi also sells a line of eBook readers featuring electronic paper displays. And the latest is a […]

Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro with Intel Tiger Lake-H35, NVIDIA graphics, and high-res displays coming in April

Xiaomi is launching two new laptops in April that feature 11th-gen Intel Core 35-watt processors, NVIDIA’s entry-level GeForce MX450 graphics, high-resolution displays and thin and light designs that look… familiar. The Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 14 inch is a 3.3 pound laptop with a 2.5K LCD display featuring a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 120 Hz […]

Chuwi CoreBook Xe laptop with Intel Xe Max graphics coming in April for $699

Chinese PC maker Chuwi will release its first laptop featuring Intel Iris Xe MAX discrete graphics next month. The upcoming Chuwi CoreBook Xe will be available April 20 for $699 and it’s a notebook with a 15.6 inch full HD display, a 10th-gen Intel Comet Lake U-series processor, and Intel’s discrete graphics, which Chuwi says offers performance […]

Tablets with Intel Jasper Lake chips are on the way

Intel’s Jasper Lake processors are inexpensive, low-power chips with featuring the company’s 10nm Tremont CPU core architecture. Officially unveiled in January, they’re expected to arrive soon in laptops like the next-gen Acer Chromebook Spin 511 and 512. But it looks like they’re also headed to tablets. Chinese PC maker Chuwi is starting to show off […]

Lilbits: Windows Terminal, Mageia 8, Oppo Find X3 Pro, and a modular electronic blocks kit for STEM education

Elecrow, the company behind the CrowPi educational laptop powered by a Raspberry Pi, have launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a more ambitious STEM education product called Crowbits. They’re sets of electronic modules including controllers, power supplies, input and output devices, and sensors. These blocks can be snapped together magnetically to create various projects including […]