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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit brings a major speed boost, Toshiba’s impending split up, and a possible GrapheneOS smartphone

Most recent Raspberry Pi single-board computers have 64-bit processors, but up until recently the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s custom Linux distribution designed for the small, inexpensive PCs was only available in a 32-bit version. But last week saw the official release of Raspberry Pi OS 64-bit, which is compatible with the Raspberry PI 3 and newer […]

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Lilbits: Developing for the Steam Deck, Android 12 for the Raspberry Pi, Windows 11 Android app compatibility

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC that will ship with a Linux-based operating system. Thanks to Valve’s Proton software, many Windows games will run without any modifications. But developers who want to ensure their games are compatible may want to get their hands on a dev kit before the Steam Deck begins shipping […]

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Dynabook Satellite Pro laptops coming to the US for $500 and up

Dynabook, the company that acquired Toshiba’s laptop business, is bringing back the Satellite brand for mid-range notebooks. The company says new Dynabook Satellite Pro series notebooks will be available in the US with prices starting at $500. The Dynabook Satellite Pro C40 is a 3.42 pound laptop with a 14 inch, 1080p display, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB […]

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Lilbits: Toshiba ends notebook business, Snapdragon chip vulnerability, and jailbreaker infighting

Toshiba was one of the first companies to release a portable computer that could reasonably be called a laptop. But that was 35 years ago. The company formally exited the personal computer space a few years ago when Toshiba sold its laptop business to Sharp, which formed a new subsidiary called Dynabook. But Toshiba still […]

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Dynabook’s 2020 laptop lineup includes a 1.9 pound, 6-core laptop with a 13 inch display

2019 was the year when Dynabook started making new laptops under its new name after Toshiba sold its PC business to Sharp, which operates the group as a subsidiary and eventually gave it the new brand name. Now the company is preparing to launch its next generation of Dynabook laptops — including a premium thin […]

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Dynabook unveils three new thin and light laptops (under 3 pounds each)

Dynabook is launching its first new laptops since changing its name from Toshiba Client Solutions earlier this year. All three weigh less than three pounds and feature Intel Whiskey Lake processors when the begin shipping in August. The new Dynabook Portégé X30 is the company’s most compact notebook with a 13.3 inch display to date, measuring […]

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Dynabook Americas is the new name for what used to be Toshiba’s PC business in the United States

After scaling back its consumer PC offerings and focusing primarily on the enterprise market, Toshiba sold its PC business to Sharp last year. But that business continued to operate as a subsidiary called Toshiba Client Solutions… until now. Starting today, Toshiba America Client Solutions will be known as Dynabook Americas. That means the next time […]

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Toshiba begins sampling UFS 3.0 storage (faster storage for smartphones)

Smartphone processors keep getting faster, the cameras keep getting better, and the batteries are… still there. But there’s another piece of hardware that can affect performance of smartphones and other mobile devices: the storage technology. Early phones shipped with eMMC flash storage (and some cheaper models still do). More recently phone makers started adopting UFS […]

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Toshiba unveils low-latency 3D XL-Flash storage to take on Intel Optane

Intel’s Optane memory is a new type of solid state storage that offers high speeds… and which also comes at a high cost compared to NAND Flash SSDs. So competitors including Samsung and Toshiba figure there’s room to compete by introducing new types of NAND-based storage solutions that are offer high performance by NAND standards, […]