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Lilbits: Handheld gaming PCs, iPhone 14’s repairability improvements, and Google Tensor G2 chip details

Valve has been ramping up production of its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC throughout the year, and while there were long wait times when the portable computer went on sale earlier this year, the wait times are getting shorter and shorter. Meanwhile other companies making handheld gaming computers are releasing new details about upcoming devices. […]

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Lilbits: Microsoft’s new 5G portable computing device, Honor Pad X8 tablet, and Avast buys a popular browser extension

A series of recent listings on the FCC website show that Microsoft has a new “portable computing device” on the way. Since the good stuff like pictures and user manuals are locked away behind confidentiality agreements, all we really know is that it supports WiFi 6E, Bluetooth, 4G LTE, and 5G wireless networking. Could it […]

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Lilbits: PineBuds Pro, PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, and StarFive JH7110 RISC-V chip details

At least two upcoming single-board computers will be powered by StarFive’s new JH7110 processor featuring four RISC-V CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 graphics, the Star64 board from Pine64, and the VisionFive 2 from StarFive. Now more details about the chip’s full feature set are have been revealed. The StarFive JH7110 is a quad-core RISC-V processor […]

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Star64 is a RISC-V single-board PC from Pine64

Open hardware company Pine64 has made a name for itself in recent years by offering low-cost, hacker-friendly hardware including smartphones, laptops, and single-board computers sporting ARM-based processors. But Pine64 has also dabbled in RISC-V architecture. The Pinecil line of smart soldering irons have a RISC-V chip. So does the Pinecone IoT dev board. Now the […]

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StarFive VisionFive 2 single-board PC with a quad-core RISC-V chip coming in November

Last year Chinese company StarFive launched a compact single-board computer called the VisionFive v1 that’s powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core RISC-V processor. Now the company has unveiled version two and it’s an upgrade in almost every way. The VisionFive 2 features a 1.5 GHz quad-core RISC-V processor, support for up to 8GB of RAM, and […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi Zero-like mini PCs compared, RP2040 microcontroller overclocked, and reducing the wait time for Purism’s Librem 5 Linux smartphones

The Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi Zero 2 are incredibly small, cheap, and versatile single-board computers… but in a time of global supply chain shortages, they’re also kind of hard to get your hands on these days. But there are also a growing number of other tiny PCs competing in this space. And Bret Weber […]

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Now you can run Ubuntu on a VisionFive single-board PC with a RISC-V processor

StarFive’s VisionFive single-board computers are compact PCs powered by RISC-V processors. Aimed at developers, the first model launched last year with a dual-core processor, while a second-gen version with a quad-core chip and other upgrades is expected to be announced August 23, 2022. Aimed at developers that want to get their feet wet working with […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo Legion Y700 Ultimate Edition gaming tablet, Winamp 5.9, and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Flip4

The Lenovo Legion Y700 is an Android tablet designed for gamers, with an 8.8 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel, 120 Hz LCD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage. It launched in China in February and started shipping globally (via third-party sellers) in April. Now Lenovo has introduced a new “Ultimate Edition” […]

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The first laptop with a RISC-V processor is coming

The first laptop powered by a processor that uses RISC-V architecture is up for pre-order. The “Roma” laptop comes from a collaboration between China’s DeepComputing and Xcalibyte. It’s expected to begin shipping toward the end of the fourth quarter of 2022. For now it appears to be aimed at developers looking to build and test […]