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Amazon’s Vega OS is already running on some Echo Show devices (goodbye Android?)

Amazon has been using a fork of Android called Fire OS to power its Fire tablets, Fire TV devices, and smart screens for years. But we recently learned that the company is developing its own operating system, code-named Vega, which could eventually replace Android on some or all of those devices. Well, surprise! It turns […]

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Lilbits: Google acquires company that lets you turn Windows PCs into Chromebooks (and other recent tech news)

A company called Neverware has been offering software called CloudReady that lets you turn old computers into pseudo Chromebooks since 2015. But in order to do that, the company has been using software based on Chromium OS, the open source version of Chrome OS. Now Google has acquired the company and, among other things, that […]

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The new $249 Amazon Echo Show 10 has a rotating screen (and support for Netflix)

If the original Amazon Echo Show looked like Amazon slapped a screen into a chunky box, the company’s newest smart display looks more like a smart speaker with a 10 inch tablet slapped on the front. What’s most interesting about the new model though, is that the front is determined by where you are – […]

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Daily Deals (8-20-2020)

Another week, another set of free games from the Epic Games Store. This time you can snag Enter the Gungeon and God’s Trigger. While neither of those titles requires a particularly powerful PC, if you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, or desktop the Microsoft Store is running a sale. And Best Buy is […]

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Lilbits 342: Facebook’s next device might be for your TV

Facebook’s probably on your phone. You might use it on your computer from time to time. And the company recently introduced a smart speaker/display/video calling gadget called Facebook Portal that puts Facebook in your living room, kitchen, or anywhere else in your house. So what’s next? According to a report from Cheddar, Facebook wants to […]

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Amazon’s new Echo Show has a 10 inch screen, better audio, and a web browser

Amazon is taking pre-orders for a 2nd gen Echo Show smart display. The new model has a bigger touchscreen display and new features, but still has the same $230 list price as its predecessors. Of course, these days you can often find the original Echo Show on sale for $100 off, so that still might […]

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Daily Deals (7-30-2018)

Didn’t get a chance to pick up an Amazon Echo Show when it was on sale for $130 on Prime Day? Now you’ve got another chance: Best Buy is selling the Echo Show for the same price. That’s $100 off the list price and $60 less than Amazon is currently charging for refurbished models. Of […]

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Deals of the Day (7-03-2018)

Amazon has announced that its annual Prime Day sale is scheduled for July 16th this year, but the company is starting some sales a bit early. Starting today you can pick up an Amazon Echo Show for $130 ($100 off the list price), get a 4-month subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited for $1 (new subscribers […]