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Lilbits: Intel Beast Canyon NUC, an open source, configurable keyboard, and the down side of fast charging

Intel recently teased an upcoming NUC 11 Extreme compact, modular gaming desktop computer with 11th-gen Core processors, code-named “Beast Canyon.” But the company didn’t say which 11th-gen chips it would have. Now we know that at least some models will have a pretty powerful Tiger Lake chip. Xiaomi recently showed off a 200W fast charging system […]

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Vulkan cross-platform graphics API is ready to go

Vulkan is a new graphics technology from the makers of OpenGL. It’s designed to be more efficient than its predecessors by offering developers direct access to graphics hardware… although that also makes it more complicated to use than OpenGL, which is why the Khronos Group will continue to develop that software as well. After about […]

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Makers of OpenGL standard unveil Vulkan: Efficient-next gen graphics tech

Khronos Group has launched a technical preview of the technology that will replaces OpenGL. Like OpenGL, Vulkan is an open standard API that developers can use to tap into the capabilities of graphics chips. But Khronos says the new tools offer improved efficiency and gives applications direct control of GPU operations. That could lead to better performance […]

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Archos 5 tablet update adds OpenGL support for 3D gaming

The Archos 5 Internet tablet is a pretty good portable media player and a halfway decent web browsing device. But up until recently it wasn’t exactly the best Android product around for playing video games. But now Archos has pushed out a software update that adds support for OpenGL, which means that the Archos 5 […]