Lilbits: Intel wants to buy GlobalFoundries, people want to buy Steam Decks (but can’t due to website problems)

Intel may be planning to buy one of the world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturers. Xiaomi overtook Apple to become the world’s second biggest smartphone company (in terms of shipments) last quarter, behind Samsung. And Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming computer is now up for pre-order for $399 and up… if you can get your order to […]

Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X has a 3.5K OLED display, Intel Tiger Lake-H35 processor

Chinese device maker Xiaomi’s latest laptop is the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro X, which features a 15.6 inch, 3456 x 2160 pixel OLED display, an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti GPU, and support for up to an Intel Core i7-11370H octa-core, 35-watt processor. All of that comes together in a laptop that measures about 0.73 inches […]

Lilbits: Intel Beast Canyon NUC, an open source, configurable keyboard, and the down side of fast charging

Intel recently teased an upcoming NUC 11 Extreme compact, modular gaming desktop computer with 11th-gen Core processors, code-named “Beast Canyon.” But the company didn’t say which 11th-gen chips it would have. Now we know that at least some models will have a pretty powerful Tiger Lake chip. Xiaomi recently showed off a 200W fast charging system […]

US to remove Xiaomi from blacklist, allowing cash to continue flowing

Days before the end of the Trump administration, the US Department of Defense put Chinese electronics company Xiaomi on a list of “Communist Chinese military companies.” The move could have had major financial implications for Xiaomi if it had taken full effect. But now the Biden Administration Defense Department says it will remove Xiaomi from […]

Xiaomi InkPalm 5 is a $91 eReader with a 5.2 inch electronic paper display

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi may be best known globally for its smartphones, laptops, and media streamers, but the company makes a wide range of other products ranging from WiFi routers to smart washing machines. In its home country, Xiaomi also sells a line of eBook readers featuring electronic paper displays. And the latest is a […]

Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro with Intel Tiger Lake-H35, NVIDIA graphics, and high-res displays coming in April

Xiaomi is launching two new laptops in April that feature 11th-gen Intel Core 35-watt processors, NVIDIA’s entry-level GeForce MX450 graphics, high-resolution displays and thin and light designs that look… familiar. The Xiaomi Mi Laptop Pro 14 inch is a 3.3 pound laptop with a 2.5K LCD display featuring a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 120 Hz […]

Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 has a bigger screen, SpO2 sensor and $35 starting price ($53 outside of China)

Xiaomi’s latest activity tracker has a 1.56 inch AMOLED touchscreen display that’s about 50-percent larger than the one used in the company’s previous model. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 also adds support for Sp02 measurement in addition to the usual heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and step counting features. It also continues to be […]

Xiaomi Mi 11 smartphones have 120 Hz displays, Snapdragon 888, and the Ultra has a 1.1 inch rear display

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi’s latest flagship phones feature Qualcomm’s fastest smartphone processor, speedy LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage, and AMOLED displays with 120 Hz refresh rates. The Xiaomi Mi 11i also has a triple camera system made up of a 108MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 5MP telemacro camera, while the Xiaomi […]