Lilbits 400: Google’s problematic auto-policing of the Play Store and Chrome Web Store

Google has a long history of using computers to do thing that… quite honestly could probably be done better by humans. But it’s easier to scale an algorithm than it is to hire more people. And that leads to situations where an algorithm makes an obviously wrong decision that stays in place until a human […]

Hackers are bringing Windows 10 to the Samsung Galaxy S8 (and other Snapdragon 835 phones)

Windows 10 is the first version of Microsoft’s desktop operating system that’s designed to run on devices with either x86 or ARM processors. But the ARM version is designed for tablets and notebooks rather than smartphones. That hasn’t stopped developers from porting Windows 10 on ARM to run on phones though. Last year developers figured […]

Samsung Galaxy Book S Win10 laptop with Snapdragon 8cx coming in February (pre-orders start today)

The Samsung Galaxy Book S is a 13.3 inch laptop that weighs 2.1 pounds, measures less than half an inch thick. It has a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint sensor, and built-in support for 4G LTE and GPS. It’s also the first notebook to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx processor, a 7 watt processor that’s the chip maker’s […]

Microsoft introduces two new ARM-powered, 4G-enabled laptops for education (starting at $299)

Microsoft is making a number of education-related announcements ahead of next week’s BETT education show in the UK. But one of the most surprising is the introduction of two new “Connected PCs” with Qualcom processors, built-in support for cellular networks, and prices that start as low as $299. That will make these the cheapest Windows […]

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 7c and 8c chips for cheaper always-connected laptops

The first Windows-on-ARM laptops basically shipped with a smartphone processor and offered underwhelming performance. But Qualcomm has been working on chips designed specifically for PCs that balance power consumption, performance, and connectivity. Last year the company unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx processor which is a 7 watt, octa-core processor that the company says is competitive with […]

Cheap Windows on ARM devices coming soon from Chinese PC makers

The first Windows 10 on ARM devices arrived to underwhelming reviews. Sure, they delivered on the promises of long battery life and always-connected capabilities thanks to their Qualcomm Snapdragon chips with integrated 4G LTE modems. But so far most Windows on ARM devices have been sluggish and expensive. Microsoft and Qualcomm are promising to tackle […]