Lilbits: Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake Xeon server chips, Google’s wearables/hearables, and Lenovo’s next weird phone

Intel’s had a hard time ramping up production of 10nm chips, but after delivering two generations of laptop processors manufactured using a 10nm process, the company is finally introducing its first 10nm server chips. The new 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors feature Sunny Cove CPU cores based on the same technology as the 10th-gen “Ice Lake” […]

April update delivers GPU boost to Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G

Google’s Pixel smartphones come with a guaranteed two years of major Android operating system updates as well as three years of security updates, delivered monthly. But Google often sneaks a little something extra into those “security” updates including bug fixes and performance enhancements. The April update for the Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G […]

Lilbits: More chip shortage fallout, elementary OS turns 10, and the end of LG smartphones?

Another upcoming product has been delayed due to the ongoing chip shortage. This time it’s the Analogue Pocket, a handheld gaming device designed for retro gaming — it even uses cartridges from classic game consoles. Originally scheduled to ship in 2020, that date was pushed back to May 2021 due to global supply chain issues… […]

Lilbits: Facebook’s wristband, next-gen iPads, and Live Caption comes to Chrome

Facebook is working on a new wrist-worn device that uses sensors to detect the electrical motor nerve signals running from your brain to your fingers, allowing it to notice when you move your finger as little as one millimeter. And that could open the door for new ways to interact with virtual reality or augmented […]

Lilbits: Android 12 Developer Preview 2 brings new goodies

Just under a month after releasing the first Android 12 Developer Preview, Google is back for round two. According to Google’s release announcement, new features include the ability to resize and manage picture-in-picture windows and new tools for developers to ensure their apps play on phones with displays featuring rounded corners. But Android bloggers have […]

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 […]

Lilbits: Qualcomm’s current and next-gen laptop chips, Google Voice loses a key feature

Windows laptops with Qualcomm Snapdragon processors have been around for a few years… but they’ve offered generally underwhelming performance, especially now that Apple has shown that laptops with ARM-based processors can be much faster than equivalent models with x86 chips. But Qualcomm isn’t done making laptop processors. Details about an upcoming chip are starting to […]

Lilbits: Leaks (GPD Win Max 2, MS Surface Laptop 4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Lite?)

Every GPD Win handheld gaming PC to date has been powered by an Intel processor. The company started with low-power Intel Atom chips, but last year’s GPD Win Max shipped with a 25 watt Intel Core i5-1035G7 Ice Lake processor and this year’s GPD Win 3 is supports up to an Intel Core i7-1165G7 chip […]