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Lilbits: Gaming on RISC-V, and OnePlus to make CPU throttling optional (instead of mandatory)

This week NVIDIA showed that its possible to build a gaming computer featuring an ARM processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics, hinting at the possibility of upcoming Chromebooks or Linux laptops featuring that sort of combination. But ARM may not be the only alternative CPU architecture that can be used for gaming. A developer has added […]

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Lilbits: OnePlus caught cheating at benchmarks, Choetech caught cheating on product reviews

Amazon’s crackdown on pay-to-play reviews (where companies basically bribe customers to leave positive reviews) seems to be continuing. The latest company caught up is Choetech, maker of a range of devices including charging accessories and USB hubs. The company’s Amazon storefront is still accessible, but there are no products available for purchase. Meanwhile, smartphone maker […]

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Apple acknowledges MacBook Pro CPU throttling, promises update to fix it

Apple’s most expensive new MacBook pro laptops are available with up to a 6-core Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro graphics. Unfortunately early testers have discovered that the laptop can overheat very quickly, causing the speed to drop so low that previous-gen MacBook Pro models are actually faster. That’s kind of disappointing for […]

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AT&T Stream Saver will throttle internet video streams to save data (optionally)

A year ago T-Mobile unveiled Binge On, a feature that allows subscribers to stream content from select internet video services without the data counting against your data cap. But in exchange for that feature, you have to let T-Mobile throttle your video quality to 480p. If you want HD streaming you can disable Binge On, but then […]