Posted inNews

NVIDIA’s $40 billion ARM purchase hits another roadblock as the FTC files suit

The Federal Trade Commission is suing to prevent NVIDIA from acquiring ARM for $40 billion. NVIDIA and Softbank agreed to the deal in September of 2020, but regulators in the U.K., EU, China and now the U.S. have all raised concerns. NVIDIA had originally hoped to close the deal in 2022, but that seems to […]

Posted inNews

Lilbits: NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin, Raspberry Pi 4 gets a speed boost, Samsung announces LPDDR5X memory

NVIDIA’s next single-board computer will offer 6X the processing power of its predecessor, while keeping the same small size and form factor. Just don’t expect the new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin  it to have a Raspberry Pi-like affordable price tag. NVIDIA positions its Jetson modules as development platforms for robotics, autonomous machines, and other embedded […]

Posted inNews

NVIDIA GeForce Now game streaming adds RTX 3080 power for 1440p gaming at 120 fps

The promise of game streaming is that you don’t need to invest in a high-end gaming PC because you can basically just rent time on high-end hardware and stream games to your underpowered devices over the internet. Now that NVIDIA is upgrading its GeForce Now game streaming service with an RTX 3080 option, that’s probably […]

Posted inNews

Turing Pi 2 mini ITX cluster board is powered by up to 4 Raspberry Pi or NVIDIA Jetson compute modules

Turing Pi makes computer boards that let you build your own ARM-based cluster computer that you can use as a home server, host for cloud apps, or development platform for distributed computing applications. Last year the company released a model that lets you build a cluster using older Raspberry Pi Compute Modules. That model currently […]

Posted inNews

NVIDIA brings RTX graphics to ARM, shows ray-tracing on MediaTek-powered hardware

Chromebooks and Linux laptops with ARM-based processors and NVIDIA RTX graphics could be on the horizon. NVIDIA has released a demonstration showing PC games running on computer with a MediaTek Kompanio 1200 (MT8195) processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics. While PC makers haven’t announce plans to release hardware with those features yet, NVIDIA’s demo presents some […]

Posted inNews

Lilbits: Prime Day preview, Windows 10’s new look, and gaming on small PCs

Microsoft has been working on a major overhaul of the Windows 10 user interface code-named “Sun Valley” for some time, and now the company is almost ready to show it off. Microsoft has scheduled an event for June 24th when the company is expected to reveal changings coming to Windows 10 that are expected to […]

Posted inNews

Lilbits: Remembering the Eee PC, meeting the Fitbit Luxe, and saying goodbye to FTP in Firefox

The year was 2007. Asus had already released the first Eee PC mini-laptop with a 7 inch display and a custom Linux distribution in Taiwan, and now it was available for purchase in the United States. Living in New York City at the time, I was able to run down to the (now defunct) J&R […]

Posted inNews

Lillbits: Acer’s rugged laptop and tablet, B&O’s bookshelf speaker, and Dell divests VMWare

Acer launched its first rugged laptops and tablets under the Acer Enduro brand last summer, and now the company is updating the line with a new 4.1 pound, 14 inch laptop with an IP53 certification for water and dust resistance and a MIL-STD-810H tested design and a 10 inch rugged tablet with the same certifications. […]

Posted inNews

Lilbits: Samsung’s new Galaxy laptops leaked, new Oculus Quest 2 tricks, and RCS is doomed (or at least stagnant)

Samsung has scheduled a “Galaxy Unpacked” event for later this month, promising that the “most powerful” Samsung Galaxy device is coming. While the Galaxy brand is probably most commonly associated with smartphones and tablets, all signs point to this being a laptop launch. And Evan Blass has spilled the beans on specs, photos, and details […]

Posted inNews

Lilbits: Apple leaks, NVIDIA’s ARM CPUs, and PC shipments are (way) up

Every quarter a handful of analysts release reports letting us know if shipments of devices like PCs, smartphones, tablets, and smart home devices are rising, falling, or flat. Sometimes this data gives us a good idea of current and future trends. This year, I’m not really so sure what it tells us. With that in […]

Posted inNews

NVIDIA graphics could come to Chromebooks and PCs with MediaTek processors

NVIDIA may be in the process of acquiring ARM and launching several new ARM-based processors for data centers and autonomous vehicles. But the company is also partnering with other chip makers to bring NVIDIA graphics to new places – including supercomputers, edge hardware, and personal computers featuring ARM-based processors. From a consumer standpoint, one of […]