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Lilbits: Rocket Lake-S, Piunara Raspberry Pi CM4 carrier board, and Linux for old NVIDIA Tegra devices

You can buy a desktop (or even a laptop) computer with an Intel Rocket Lake-S processor starting today. But should you? The first round of reviews are in, and it seems like Intel managed to pull off some performance gains in single-core performance despite sticking with 14nm. But depending on what you’re asking your computer […]

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New Nintendo Switch offers 2+ hours of extra battery life

A week after introducing a new Nintendo Switch Lite handheld game console (without removable controllers or a TV docking station), Nintendo has unveiled an update to the original Nintendo Switch. It’s the same as the original in most respects, but according to the Nintendo website, the new model will get 4.5 to 9 hours of […]

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Nearly 15 million Nintendo Switches are now hackable (other NVIDIA Tegra X1 devices too)

Earlier this year hackers started to show evidence of an exploit that allowed you to load custom software on a Nintendo Switch game console. Theoretically that opens the door for homebrew applications, modified games, or even running an alternate operating system such as a GNU/Linux distribution on Nintendo’s latest game system. It could also make […]

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HP SlateBook 14 is an Android notebook with a Tegra chip

Google Android: It’s not just for phones… or tablets… or TV boxes… or watches anymore. HP is getting ready to launch a 14 inch notebook powered by Google’s Android operating system. It’s called the HP SlateBook 14 and as the name suggests, it’s 14 inch laptop with a touchscreen display. What makes it different from […]

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NVIDIA commits to (some) support for open source Tegra graphics

Chip maker NVIDIA and the open source community have a shaky relationship at the moment. Linux founder Linus Torvalds cause a bit of a stir recently by using a bit of foul language toward NVIDIA in a public forum. But now NVIDIA says it’s committed to open source, and the company has promised to release […]

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Nvidia Tegra chips will support new Miracast wireless display technology

The ability to beam content from a device to an HDTV or other large display is a coveted feature, especially now that media is spread out across tablets, smartphones, laptops and other portable devices. There are several different solutions, such as Intel’s WiDi, DLNA, Apple’s AirPlay and more, there is no universal standard yet. The […]

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NVIDIA introduces the Tegra 3 multi-core processor for tablets, phones

NVIDIA has officially introduced its next-generation mobile processor. The NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip is a 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 multi-core processor with 4 high performance CPU cores, 1 extra low power “companion” core, and 12 graphics cores. The new chips are headed to tablets and smartphones. The first Tegra 3 device will be the Asus […]

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NVIDIA Tegra 2 drivers for MeeGo Linux

NVIDIA’s dual core Tegra 2 dual core processor is at the heart of nearly every tablet running Google Android Honeycomb. It can also be found in a couple of Android smartphones and notebook or desktop-style computers. But pretty much every device that uses a Tegra 2 chip today runs Android. Tomorrow that could be different. […]

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Amazon tablets could have quad-core chips, dual mode (color and monochrome) displays

Amazon execs haven’t officially come out and said that the company is working on an Android tablet. But there’s growing evidence that a line of Amazon tablets could launch later this year. CEO Jeff Bezos told Consumer Reports to “stay tuned” for more details recently, which is pretty far from a denial. Last week Boy […]