Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

Amazon introduces Halo Band fitness tracker and service

Amazon has already taken baby steps into the wearable gadget space with its Alexa-enabled Echo Buds true wireless earbuds and Echo Frames eyeglass frames. Now the company is coming after Apple and Google/Fitbit with a new health & fitness wearable called the Amazon Halo Band. It’s a $100 wristband that’s designed to track your physical activities (including […]

Fitbit Charge 4 coming April 13th for $150 (First Fitbit device since Google acquired the company)

The new Fitbit Charge 4 is an activity tracker that also supports mobile payments, smartphone notifications, Spotify controls, and GPS — making it the first Fibit device that can use satellite navigation to provide real-time distance and pace details even if you leave your phone behind when you’re out for a run or bike ride. […]

Google is buying Fitbit for $2.1 billion, promises Google-made wearables

The rumors were true. Google has announced plans to acquire Fitbit in a deal valued at $2.1 billion. Fitbit is a 12-year-old company that currently dominates the wearable activity tracker space, but which has struggled to move beyond fitness devices. Google, meanwhile, has been developing software for wearables for the past five years… but the […]

Fitbit launches Versa 2 smartwatch with Alexa support + optional Fitbit subscription service

Fitbit’s latest smartwatch is a $200 model with support for voice controls, courtesy of Amazon Alexa. The Fitbit Versa 2 is up for pre-order today and it should begin shipping in September. There’s also a $230 Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition model that features a woven wristband and comes with a 3-month free trial to […]

Withings returns to wearables with the Steel HR Sport hybrid smartwatch

French company Withings used to make a line of fitness trackers and health-related devices, before dipping its toes in the smartwatch space with a line of wristwatches that had activity-tracking features and support for displaying smartphone notifications. Then Withings was acquired by Nokia… which didn’t really do all that much with the company’s assets. Earlier […]