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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi + LEGOS, Alibaba open sources its RISC-V chips, Mac Pro could have 40-core CPU and 128-core graphics

Raspberry Pi’s latest device is an add-on that lets you use a Raspberry Pi 4, Raspberry Pi Zero, or Raspberry Pi 400 as the brains of a LEGO robot. Alibaba has unveiled a high-performance 128-core server chip based on ARM technology… but the company has also announced it’s open sourcing the technology behind its low-power […]

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Report: Apple is gunning for Intel in the desktop processor space

The first Macs with Apple Silicon chips are here, and so far it seems like they’ve largely exceeded expectations in terms of performance and power efficiency. With a few notable exceptions, most software runs faster on the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Apple M1 chips than on previous-gen models with Intel processors. So […]

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Apple to launch iMac Pro this year, new Mac Pro… later

Apple may have become the company best known for iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks… but the company isn’t giving up on desktop computers, which make up about 20 percent of the company’s computer sales. Apple plans to launch a new iMac all-in-one desktops later this year, including the first “iMac Pro” for high-performance computing. And there’s […]

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Lilbits (6-10-2013): Halo multitasking goes open source, Apple unveils OS X Mavericks

Whether you’re a fan of Facebook Home or not, the company’s social home screen app did introduce a nifty concept called chat heads. The idea is that when you get a new message, it doesn’t hide out in a notification tray. Instead a bubble with your contact’s picture pops up, and you can tap it […]