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Lilbits: Samsung may be throttling Android app performance, Intel Core i7-12650HX leaked, Valve issues fix for Steam Deck stick drift

Every few years one or more phone makers seems to be caught throttling performance of certain Android apps and games, often to help phones get high scores in benchmarks even when they’re not representative of real-world performance. This time it’s Samsung’s turn. The company’s Game Optimizing Service has been discovered on Galaxy S22 phones, and […]

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Intel introduces Tiger Lake-H chips for higher-performance gaming laptops and mobile workstations

Intel is expanding its 11th-gen Core processor lineup with a new line of 45-watt chips designed for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. The new Intel Tiger Lake-H processors are 10nm chips with 6 to 8 CPU cores, support for turbo boost speeds as high as 5 GHz, and built-in support for technologies including Thunderbolt 4, […]

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Fujitsu launches Lifebook U9311 thin and light laptops with Intel Tiger Lake vPro chips

The new Fujitsu Lifebook U9311X is a convertible notebook with a 13.3 inch touchscreen display a 360 degree hinge, and support for up to an Intel Core i7-1185G7 processor with vPro technology. Aimed at business customers on the go (or for use around the house during the pandemic-induced work-from-home routines), the Lifebook U9311X measures just 0.62 inches […]

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Lilbits: A color E Ink phone, Intel’s new CEO, and more CES product launches

Chinese electronics company Hisense is one of the only companies in recent years to sell smartphones with E Ink displays. Until recently, that meant phones with black and white screens, but now that color E Ink is a thing, Hisense unveiled a color model last year, and a YouTuber has posted a new unboxing and […]

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Lilbits: More new Intel chips, PC shipments are up, and Qualcomm’s new in-screen fingerprint reader is bigger

In addition to launching new 35-watt Tiger Lake processors for gaming laptops and new 6-10 watt chips for low-cost, low-power notebooks for the education market, Intel had some other big announcements today. The company launched a new line of 11th-gen Tiger Lake chips with vPro technology for business-class security, management, and performance features. Intel also […]

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Lenovo introduces ThinkPad P14s and P15s laptops with up to a Core i7-10810U

A day after Intel launched a whole bunch of 10th-gen Core chips with Intel vPro features, Lenovo is introducing several desktop and notebook computers that will be powered by those processors. That includes a few previously announced laptops, plus two brand new laptops — the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s and ThinkPad P15s with support for up to an […]

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Lilbits 398: Google Pixel gossip, Wink subscriptions, and GPD Win Max hardware

Google’s Pixel phones are known for their stand-out cameras — but now it looks like the person responsible for the technology behind those cameras has left the company. Smart home company Wink has thrown a tiny lifeline to folks who were taken aback when the company gave 7-days notice that its products would start requiring […]

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Intel launches 10th-gen Core chips with vPro for business laptops, desktops, and workstations

Intel is launching a whole bunch of new 10th-gen Core “Comet Lake” processors with vPro features. Aimed at business customers, the new chips range from 15 watt, quad-core laptop processors to 125 watt, deca-core Xeon chips for desktop workstation PCs. For the most part the vPro features won’t matter much to end users, but they […]

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Intel NUC 8 Pro “Provo Canyon” is a mini PC with Whiskey Lake-U chips and vPro

Intel is adding yet another new model to is NUC line of mini computers. The new NUC 8 Pro, also known by the code name “Provo Canyon,” is a compact desktop computer available with up to a 15 watt Intel Core i7-8665U quad-core Whiskey Lake-U processor with vPro. Provo Canyon systems are up for pre-order from […]

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Lilbits 369: Windows 10 gets cozier with Android phones

Microsoft’s Your Phone app for Windows 10 keeps getting new features. At launch, it was basically a tool for sharing photos and websites between a smartphone and a PC. This year it gained support for mirroring an Android phone screen on your PC and then for displaying smartphone notifications on your computer. Now Microsoft has […]