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Lilbits: Apple’s walled garden, VoLTE for Ubuntu Touch, and an upcoming Apple display with an A13 chip?

It’s unclear whether it’ll actually come to market, but 9to5Mac reports that Apple is working on a new display with a built-in Apple A13 Bionic processor. Why does a display need the same processor that powers the iPhone 11? One possibility is that it will be a smart display that blends the capabilities of an […] The post Lilbits: Apple’s walled garden,...

GMK NucBox mini PC giveaway(s)

The GMK NucBox is a desktop computer that’s smaller than most, measuring just 2.4″ x 2.4″ x 1.7″. That makes it easy to hide behind a TV or monitor or under a desk, whether you plan to use it as a media player, file server, digital signage device, or anything else. GMK sent me a […] The post GMK NucBox mini PC giveaway(s) appeared first on Liliputing.

Daily Deals (7-23-2021)

Best Buy is running a Black Friday in July sale, with discounts on hundreds of products across a range of categories. Some of the best deals? Best Buy is matching Amazon Prime Day pricing for some Amazon tablets. That means you can pick up an Amazon Fire HD 8 for $45 or Fire HD 10 tablet […] The post Daily Deals (7-23-2021) appeared first on Liliputing.

Loongson launches 3A5000 processor, the first with LoongArch architecture

Chinese chip maker Loongson has been making processors based on MIPS architecture for more than a decade, but earlier this year the company announced plans to begin producing chips using its own LoongArch instruction set architecture (ISA). Now the first LoongArch chip has arrived. The Loongson 3A5000 is a 64-bit, quad-core chip with support for […]...

Microsoft promises a cleaner context menu in Windows 11

Windows 11 will bring big changes to the look and feel of Microsoft’s desktop operating system when it comes to the Start menu, taskbar, and window snapping, among other things. But it will also bring an overhaul to the context menus that appear when you right-click with a mouse or make a two-finger tap with […] The post Microsoft promises a cleaner...

Lilbits: Gaming on RISC-V, and OnePlus to make CPU throttling optional (instead of mandatory)

This week NVIDIA showed that its possible to build a gaming computer featuring an ARM processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics, hinting at the possibility of upcoming Chromebooks or Linux laptops featuring that sort of combination. But ARM may not be the only alternative CPU architecture that can be used for gaming. A developer has added […] The post Lilbits:...

Playdate pre-orders begin July 29th, ships in late 2021 (handheld gaming with a hand-crank)

It’s 2021 and some handheld gaming devices have OLED displays. Others are basically full-fledged PCs running Windows or Linux. And others… have a black and white display and a hand crank. The Playdate is an unusual gaming device first unveiled in 2019, and finally going up for pre-order July 29th, 2021 at 10:00AM Pacific (1:00PM […] The post Playdate...

Daily Deals (7-22-2021)

The Epic Games Store Summer Sale is on, with discounts as high as 80% on select titles. And it’s Thursday, which means the store is also giving away two new free PC games this week. Meanwhile if you need a discounted gaming laptop to go with your discounted PC games, there are some deals on […] The post Daily Deals (7-22-2021) appeared first on Liliputing.

OnePlus launches Nord 2 5G (not available in the US) OnePlus Buds Pro (available globally)

As expected, OnePlus is launching its first phone powered by a MediaTek processor rather than a Qualcomm Snapdragon chip. But the mid-range OnePlus Nord 2 5G doesn’t skimp on specs. The smartphone has a 6.4 inch AMOLED display with a 90 Hz refresh rate, UFS 3.1 storage, and 65 watt fast charging. The phone goes up […] The post OnePlus launches Nord...

Review roundup: Framework’s modular, upgradeable, repairable laptop

Laptop computers have gotten thinner, lighter, and more powerful over the years. They’ve also gotten harder to upgrade or repair, as most PC makers have sacrificed user-accessible components to get those thin and light designs. The Framework Laptop is something different. It’s reasonably compact for a notebook with a 13.5 inch display, but it’s designed...

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