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Lilbits: NVIDIA and AMD to make ARM chips for Windows PCs?

It was big news when Microsoft announced in 2016 that it was bringing its desktop Windows operating system to computers with ARM chips made by Qualcomm. But seven years later most Windows on ARM computers to date have offered underwhelming performance and/or high price tags (or both), making them niche devices at best. That could change […]

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Chromebooks canceled before release include models with Snapdragon 7c chips or NVIDIA graphics

The first “gaming Chromebooks” began to hit the streets last fall, with models from Asus, Acer, and Lenovo featuring high-end specs (by Chromebook standards) and features like RGB backlit keyboards. But those Chromebooks were primarily designed for light gaming or cloud gaming, because they lacked something we’ve come to expect from gaming PCs: discrete graphics. […]

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Lilbits: AI everywhere, aCropalypse and the Windows Snipping Tool, and NVIDIA’s new GPUs for mobile workstations

Google unveiled its answer to ChatGPT in February. Now it’s available for testing… by a select few folks in the US and UK who add their name to a waitlist. Meanwhile Microsoft’s Bing AI ChatBot still technically has a waitlist, but the company seems to be granting access immediately to anyone who signs up from a […]

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NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 16GB is now available (tiny system-on-a-module up to 100 TOPS AI performance)

The NVIDIA Jetson Orin NX 16GB module is a little computer that looks like a stick of RAM, but which offers up to 100 TOPS of AI performance for machine learning, computer vision, and other tasks. NVIDIA’s new system-on-a-module is now available for purchase.  But with a $699 price tag, it’s clear that the Orin NX 16GB […]

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Lilbits: RISC-V could become a first-class citizen for Android, Pixel 7a hands-on video leaked, and GeForce Now adds a RTX 4080 tier

RISC-V is an open, royalty-free chip architecture positioned as an alternative to the ARM and x86 chips that dominate the PC, mobile, server, and embedded spaces. And it’s been picking up steam in recent years. But a chip is only as good as the software that can run on it. So it’s interesting to see […]

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NVIDIA brings RTX 40 series graphics to laptops (higher performance, lower power consumption)

NVIDIA is overhauling its laptop graphics lineup with a new line of RTX 40 series mobile GPUs that the company says deliver better performance than the RTX 30 series while consuming less power. The company says every major PC maker plans to launch gaming and/or mobile workstation-class computers featuring the new GPUs in the coming […]

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad Pro 5 and Slim 5 laptops will come with next-gen AMD or Intel chips

Lenovo isn’t waiting until the Consumer Electronics Show in January to introduce its mid-2023 consumer laptop lineup. The company also isn’t waiting for Intel, AMD, or NVIDIA to officially introduce the chips that will power these laptops. The company has unveiled eight new laptops that will start shipping under the IdeaPad Pro 5 and IdeaPad […]

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Lilbits: Logitech G Cloud reviews, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB “unlaunched” and some wild cyberdeck builds

The Logitech G Cloud is a handheld gaming device designed for cloud gaming. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G processor, it has the guts of a mid-range tablet. But since it’s designed to stream games from the cloud, you don’t need a speedy processor for a good experience. Still, the $350 list price (and $300 pre-order […]

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Lilbits: The next Nintendo Switch could have 10X the graphics power, a DIY eReader with mechanical keys, and more on the new Fire HD 8’s processor upgrade

The Nintendo Switch is one of the most successful game consoles in history, but while Nintendo has released a few different versions of the Switch since the first model began shipping in 2017, every version has had the same NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor, which puts a bit of a bottleneck on the graphics capabilities of […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 2022 Update, NVIDIA RTX 40 series, and a review of LG’s unreleased rollable phone

Microsoft is rolling out the latest big update to Windows 11, bringing changes to the Start Menu, taskbar, and Snap Layouts, among other things. There’s also finally support for native tabs in the File Explorer, and the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android is rolling out in more countries (with more Android apps available […]

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NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano compute module brings up to 80x speed boost, coming in January for $199 and up

The NVIDIA Jetson Orin Nano is a computer-on-a-module that looks like a stick of RAM, but which is really a computer with an ARM-based processor, NVIDIA Ampere graphics, and the ability to perform up to 40 trillion operations per second for AI tasks. NVIDIA says the Jetson Orin Nano will be available in January with […]

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Lilbits: iPadOS 16 could be delayed to make sure Stage Manager multitasking actually works

While budget tablets like Amazon’s Fire line of devices are probably best used for media consumption, companies have been positioning higher-priced tablets as productivity machines for years. Microsoft’s Surface tablets were originally pitched as tablets that can replace your PC. And Apple keeps adding features to its iPad and iPad Pro lineup that blur the […]

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Lilbits: OnePlus Nord 2T, Moto G71, and GeForce NOW brings Fortnite to iOS (and Android, and anything with a web browser)

Fortnite was famously booted from the App Store and Google Play Store a few years ago when Epic Games intentionally flouted Apple and Google’s rules in order to kick off a legal challenge. While it’s still fairly easy to install Fortnite on an Android phone by sideloading it, the game has only recently returned to […]

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Lilbits: Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 leaked, Microsoft’s new adaptive accessories, Android 12 Beta, and more

During the first day of the 2022 Google I/O developer conference we learned that the Pixel 6a, Pixel 7, Pixel Watch and Pixel Buds Pro are all coming this year, with a Pixel Tablet expected to launch in 2023. That’s a lot of news for one day. But it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In […]