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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi supplies, Amazon Drive’s impending shutdown, separating Chrome from ChromeOS, and more

Amazon announced last year that it would pull the plug on its Amazon Drive cloud storage service at the end of 2023. But as the deadline approaches, the company has revealed that it won’t just delete all the files you may have uploaded to the service… instead it’ll move them over to Amazon Photos, a service […]

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ARM’s new chip designs promise performance and efficiency improvements (Cortex-X4, Cortex-A720, Cortex-A520, and Immortalis-G720)

ARM has unveiled new CPU and GPU designs that the company says will bring better performance to next-gen smartphones, tablets and laptops while. The new designs are also more energy efficient, which could lead to longer battery life… or at least better performance without taking a bigger toll on battery life. The ARM Total Compute […]

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Samsung and AMD extend deal to bring “console-level graphics” to mobile devices

Samsung plans to use AMD graphics architecture in next-gen Exynos chips for smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices. The two companies first announced a licensing deal in 2019 and released the first Samsung Exynos chip with an AMD GPU in 2022. So far that chip is the only Samsung processor to feature AMD graphics. But Samsung […]

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ADLINK Pocket AI is a NVIDIA RTX A500 eGPU small enough to fit in a pocket

External graphics docks that let you add discrete graphics to a laptop or desktop computer without opening the chassis have been around for a few years. But with a few exceptions, most eGPUs are big, power-hungry devices that look more like a desktop computer than an accessory. The new ADLINK Pocket AI could be the […]

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Lilbits: PC shipments fall in Q4, 2022, Apple may release MacBook Pro with OLED touchscreen, and Imagination launches a new ray-tracing GPU for mobile

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a weird impact on worldwide PC shipments. At the start of the pandemic, shipments fell due supply chain issues that began when Chinese factories shut down. Once production of PC components ramped up, computers flew off the shelves to meet strong demand from folks who were working from home. […]

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AMD Radeon RX 7000 brings RDNA 3 graphics to laptops

When AMD introduced its RDNA 3 graphics architecture last year, the company promised up to a 50% improvement in performance-per-watt. But the first RDNA 3 GPUs to arrive were designed for desktops. Now AMD is bringing its latest graphics architecture to mobile. The new AMD Ryzen 7040 “Phoenix” series mobile chips feature integrated RDNA 3 […]

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NVIDIA brings RTX 40 series graphics to laptops (higher performance, lower power consumption)

NVIDIA is overhauling its laptop graphics lineup with a new line of RTX 40 series mobile GPUs that the company says deliver better performance than the RTX 30 series while consuming less power. The company says every major PC maker plans to launch gaming and/or mobile workstation-class computers featuring the new GPUs in the coming […]

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Intel Arc driver update nearly doubles performance for DX9 games

Intel’s ARC A750 and A770 desktop graphics cards are designed to offer performance comparable to what you’d get from an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU at a more competitive price. And early review suggested they largely deliver on that promise… for newer games. But they struggled with some older titles. Now Intel has released a […]

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Lilbits: Kindle Scribe reviews, the NUC Pro’s new look, and Linux graphics on Apple Silicon

Amazon has dominated the eBook reader space for years, not necessarily because the company has the best hardware or software, but because its Kindle products are fairly cheap, good enough for most people, and tightly integrated with what’s probably the world’s best-known eBook store. So when Amazon introduced the Kindle Scribe this year, it turned […]

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AMD Mendocino benchmarks (Acer Aspire 3 with Ryzen 3 7320U)

AMD’s Mendocino processors for low-cost laptops generated a bit of buzz when they were announced earlier this year. In order to keep costs low while offering decent performance, AMD equips these chips with Zen 2 CPU cores (which debuted in 2019) and RDNA 2 graphics (from 2022). You know what else has Zen 2 CPU […]

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Lilbits: AMD’s first RDNA 3 GPUs, Netflix with ads, and goodnight Slingbox (maybe?)

AMD has unveiled the first graphics cards to feature the company’s new RDNA graphics architecture. The Radeon RX 7900 XT is a high-performance desktop GPU that will be available December 13th for $899, while the Radeon RX 7900 XTX is an even higher performance version that will sell for $999. The company says RDNA 3’s […]

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Lilbits: Intel Arc A750 and A770 reviews are in, Google Nest WiFi Pro launched, Amazon Glow canceled

Intel’s new Arc A700 series desktop graphics cards will finally be available starting next week. And it turns out they’re… apparently not bad? The first reviews are in, and while some testers say that Intel’s graphics drivers and/or support for some older games could be better, overall Intel seems to have delivered on its promise: […]