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Lilbits: Ventana announces the most powerful RISC-V chip to date, and Google postpones Manifest V2 phase-out

A California-based company called Ventana has introduced what they’re describing as the highest-performance processor based on RISC-V architecture to date. The company says it’s a “data center class” processor with single-core performance that’s competitive with high-end ARM and x86 chips. In other recent tech news from around the web, Apple has released iOS 16.2, Mozilla […]

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MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip brings faster performance, lower power consumption, and new technologies for next-gen smartphones

The MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip is the first smartphone processor to feature an ARM Cortex-X3 CPU core, the first to feature ARM Immortalis-G715 graphics, the first to support WiFi 7 technology, and the first to support LPDDR5X 8533 Mbps memory. In the short term though, the most important things to know about the new chip are […]

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Lilbits: Google buys Raxium, Thunderbird is going mobile, and Zoom puts time limits on free 1:1 calls

Zoom became a household name shortly after the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic, as folks flocked to the easy-to-use software for hosting group video calls. The company’s freemium model doesn’t hurt: calls up to 40 minutes are free, while you have to pay for a subscription for longer group video calls. Up until this […]

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Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 with WiFi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 promises faster speeds, lower latency

Qualcomm says its new wireless solution with support for the emerging WiFi 7 standard could arrive in the second half of 2022. The Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 subsystem makes use of new technologies in the latest version of the WiFi standard to deliver peak speeds up to 5.8 Gbps and less than 2 milliseconds of sustained […]

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MediaTek begins demonstrating WiFi 7 (a spec that hasn’t been finalized yet)

It’s only been a few years since WiFi 6 technology was finalized and the first routers and mobile devices with support for 802.11ax started to hit the market. And now Taiwanese chip maker Mediatek says it’s already demonstrating WiFi 7 hardware to customers and industry partners. WiFi 7 is still a work in progress and […]