Lilbits (12-20-2013): Goodbye Winamp (maybe)

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After 15 years, Winamp might be shutting down soon. In the late 90s, the music player was pretty much the go-to MP3 player folks used to handle their ripped CDs and Napster downloads. But the app was eventually acquired by AOL and over the past decade it’s largely faded into obscurity. AOL announced plans to […]

Lilbits (11-01-2013): Rockstar patent suit

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Google and some of the top makers of Android smartphones are now facing lawsuits over the technology used in their devices. A few years ago a coalition of companies including Microsoft, Apple, and RIM (now known as BlackBerry) spend $4.5 billion to acquire patents from Nortel, a company that had gone out of business. Then […]

Lilbits (9-12-2013): The Windows tablets of fall, 2013

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Companies including Acer, Asus, Dell and Toshiba have already started to announce plans to launch Windows 8.1 tablets featuring Intel Bay Trail processors in the coming months. But that could just be the tip of the iceberg. WinSuperSite’s Paul Thurrott has a roundup of Windows tablets due out this fall, and it includes the models […]

GameStick $80 game console set to ship in September

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The GameStick is a tiny video game console that fits on a stick not much larger than a USB thumb drive. Just plug it into the HDMI port on your TV, and you can run Android games on your TV using the included Bluetooth game controller. You can also store the stick in the controller […]

GameStick pushed back a month, first units should ship in August

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PlayJam has announced that the first GameStick Android gaming devices will ship in August. Update: Make that October 29th. That’s a month behind the latest schedule, but the company still plans to ship units first to backers of the GameStick Kickstarter campaign and collect user feedback about the user interface before shipping the retail units […]

This is what the GameStick dev kits look like (video)

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PlayJam started shipping GameStick developer kits this month to folks who backed the project’s Kickstarter campaign. The GameStick is a tiny video game console that’s looks like a USB flash drive. it also comes with a wireless game controller that has a slot built-in that you can slid the stick into when you’re not using […]

GameStick dev units now shipping, early backer units delayed to June

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PlayJam’s GameStick is a video game console designed around an Android TV stick and a wireless game controller. It’s available for pre-order for $79 and expected to ship in late June. The company had originally planned to ship units to backers of the successful Kickstarter campaign that helped fund the project in April. But now […]

GameStick dev kit for Android game console shipping in March

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The makers of the GameStick video game console have announced that they’ll be shipping the first dev kits to game makers later this month. The GameStick is a small device with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor, Android-based operating system, and an HDMI port that lets you plug the stick into a TV to play games on […]