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 […]

Lilbits: Chip shortage, PlayStation Portable emulator, and Google Photos

There’s a semiconductor shortage that’s affecting the supply of chips for a wide range of products including laptop and desktop computers, game consoles, and automobiles, just to name a few product categories. Like so many things that have happened in the past year, you can largely blame this on COVID-19, which has led to changes […]

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 […]

MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and 1200 chips coming to flagship phones with up to 200MP cameras

MediaTek is launching two new mobile processors aimed at flagship smartphones. The new MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and Dimensity 1200 chips are the company’s follow-up to the Dimensity 1000, with several key upgrades that should bring better performance and efficiency. Where the Dimensity 1000 was a 7nm chip with four ARM Cortex-A77 CPU performance cores and four Cortex-A55 […]

Qualcomm expands its Snapdragon 800 series with Snapdragon 870, which falls between the SD865+ and SD888)

Many of this year’s Android flagship phones will ship with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor that was announced in December. But it looks like some near flagships may ship with a different chip. Qualcomm has introduced the Snapdragon 870 processor. It’s basically a slightly faster version of last year’s Snapdragon 865+ and Snapdragon 865. While it lacks […]

AMD launches Ryzen 5000 Mobile chips for ultralight and gaming laptops

Just a few months after launching the first Ryzen 5000 desktop processors based on Zen 3 architecture, AMD is bringing Zen 3 to laptops with the launch of two new lines of Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors. As usual, the new chips are divided into 15 watt U-series processors for thin and light laptops and higher-power […]