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Lilbits: AMD’s 3D V-Cache arrives, the hackers keeping iPods alive, and a mobile OS that picks up where Firefox OS left off

The first chips featuring AMD’s new 3D V-Cache technology have arrived… for servers. AMD says its new EPYC 7003 Milan-X chips have up to three times as much L3 cache as previous-gen processors. And the same technology is coming soon to desktop processors, starting with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor which should arrive in about […]

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Apple gives the iPod touch an A10 Fusion chip, keeps the $199 starting price

Apple’s new iPod touch looks… just like the old iPod touch. But under the hood it’s a lot more powerful. The company hasn’t raised the price though. You can still pick up an entry-level iPod touch for $199. It’s just that now you’ll get a model with 32GB of storage and an Apple A10 Fusion […]

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Apple kills iPod nano and shuffle, increases iPod touch storage (and drops price)

Apple is reshuffling its portable media player lineup… by dropping the iPod shuffle and iPad nano. This morning MacRumors noticed that Apple had removed those two devices from its website and store, and Apple released a statement to The Verge confirming that the company is “simplifying” its iPod family. Basically the last iPod standing is […]

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Apple refreshes iPod touch lineup: new colors, better specs

After a three-year break, Apple’s flagship music device, the iPod, has finally gotten a bit of love. Today, the company quietly updated its online retail store to feature a new lineup of the nano, shuffle, and touch, complete with new colors and a few upgrades under the hood. The sixth-generation iPod touch, has been upgraded […]

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Lilbits (7-23-2013): Supercomputers on the cheap

Want to build a so-called “supercomputer,” but don’t want to spend a ridiculous amount of money? No problem. Now there’s an option that costs just $99. Sort of. Adapteva’s Parallella is a $99 system-on-a-board that features an ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, HDMI, and Ubuntu Linux. Sounds kind of neat for a […]

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Cowon D3 Plenue is an Android 2.1 powered portable media player

It’s not quite the Samsung Galaxy Player, but Cowon’s new D3 Plenue is still an interesting personal media player. With Android 2.1 under the hood, a 3.7 inch 800×480 AMOLED display, 802.11B/G wireless, Bluetooth, accelerometer, storage capacities of 8, 16, and 32GB, and Cowon’s tendency to offer very competitive pricing, the D3 will certainly be […]