Lilbits: Intel’s 10nm Ice Lake Xeon server chips, Google’s wearables/hearables, and Lenovo’s next weird phone

Intel’s had a hard time ramping up production of 10nm chips, but after delivering two generations of laptop processors manufactured using a 10nm process, the company is finally introducing its first 10nm server chips. The new 3rd-gen Xeon Scalable processors feature Sunny Cove CPU cores based on the same technology as the 10th-gen “Ice Lake” […]

Lilbits: GMK’s 2.4 inch mini PC is now available, Android picks up new features, and Raspberry Pi OS gains performance enhancements

The GMK NucBox mini PC that I reviewed this summer is now available for purchase from GMK or Amazon, no crowdfunding campaign required. The unit I tested in August was a pre-release model and offered decent performance for a Windows PC in a 2.4″ x 2.4 ” x 1.7″ case. But I wasn’t able to […]

Nubia Watch with a flexible OLED display hits Kickstarter for $179 and up

Most smartwatches have screens that are circles or rectangles. The Nubia Watch has… something else. This unusual smartwatch has a 4 inch flexible AMOLED touchscreen display that curves over your wrist, allowing you to see more data at once, while also using the extra space for scrolling and other touch controls. It’s available for pre-order […]

Band Unlocker keeps the Microsoft Band useful long past its sell-by date

The problem with modern “smart” gadgets is that many of them become pretty dumb once they’re no longer supported by the manufacturer. So when Microsoft discontinued the Microsoft Band 2 wearable activity tracker a few years ago, it was helpful that the company continued offering support its companion website and mobile apps… until mid-2019. That effectively […]

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon Wear 4100 and 4100+ chips for smartwatches

Two years after releasing its last smartwatch chip, Qualcomm is bringing two new models to market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 and Snapdragon Wear 4100+ are faster, more efficient chips based on newer technologies. The new chips also support devices with cameras up to 16MP and offer optional support for 4G LTE. Qualcomm says we can expect […]