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Intel’s NUC 13 Extreme (Raptor Canyon) will be the largest yet, with support for larger graphics cards

The Intel NUC line of computers are often associated with the small form-factor desktops that have been sold under that brand for much of the past decade. But NUC actually stands for “Next Unit of Computing” and represents Intel’s version of next-gen PC technology. So maybe we shouldn’t be surprised that the company’s upcoming NUC 13 […]

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Intel’s Horse Creek dev board features SiFive P550 RISC-V processor and 8GB RAM

The Intel “Horse Creek” developer board is compact computer board featuring 8GB of DDR5 memory, a PCIe 5.0 slot and SD card reader for storage, and support for Linux-based software. But while this is an Intel product, the heart of the system is a SiFive Performance P550 quad-core processor based on RISC-V architecture rather than […]

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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: […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft is bringing the Task Manager right-click shortcut back to the Windows 11 taskbar

Microsoft made a bunch of changes to the Windows user interface when the company launched Windows 11 last year. And some of those changes, which were designed to simplify the UI, actually made it harder to perform some actions. Now Microsoft is starting to roll back one of the more annoying changes. Starting with the latest […]

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Samsung shows off a working 17 inch slideable display

Phones with foldable displays have been around for a few years, and laptops and tablets with foldable screens are starting to arrive. But Samsung is starting to show off something a little different: a tablet with a slideable display. During the Intel Innovate 2022 day one keynote, Samsung Display CEO JS Choi demonstrated a prototype […]

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Intel launches 13th-gen “Raptor Lake” chips for desktops

Intel’s 13th-gen Core desktop processors based on the company’s “Raptor Lake” architecture are official. The first six chips in the series are coming October 20th, 2022 with prices ranging from $294 for a 14-core, 20-thread processor with no integrated graphics to $589 for 24-core, 32-thread chip with Intel UHD 770 graphics. Intel says the new […]

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Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast “Serpent Canyon” mini PC up for pre-order with Intel Alder Lake + Arc graphics

The Intel NUC 12 Enthusiast is a compact desktop computer that packs a lot of horsepower into its small body. Also known by the code name “Serpent Canyon,” the computer features a 45-watt Intel Core i7-12700H processor and Intel Arc A770M discrete graphics. We first started hearing about the Serpent Canyon system earlier this summer, […]

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Intel to retire Celeron and Pentium brands for 2023 notebook chips

Intel is rebranding its entry-level laptop chips. Starting with the company’s 2023 processor lineup, you won’t find any more chips with Celeron or Pentium branding. And that’s probably a smart move, as the current line of processors marketed under those names is a bit of a confusing mess. What’s a bit strange is what’s coming […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft goes big on widgets for Windows 11, Zoom may launch email and calendar apps

What’s old is new again. Nearly two decades ago, Microsoft introduced support for widgets (called gadgets) that displayed snippets of information in a sidebar for Windows Vista. It became an optional feature with Windows 7, and it was discontinued by the time Windows 8 arrived. But Windows 11? It’s got widgets again, this time stuffed […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck’s evolutionary history, Windows Terminal themes, and 80 Gbps Thunderbolt connections

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC with a custom AMD processor featuring RDNA 2 graphics and a 7 inch touchscreen display sandwiched between game controllers and touchpads. But before the specs and design were finalized, Valve built a lot of different prototypes. And the company showed them off as part of a launch […]