Lilbits: Computing convergence, another streaming platform, and DDR5

It’s been 7 years since Canonical failed to raise meet its crowdfunding goals for the Ubuntu Edge smartphone that was supposed to be a phone you could also use as a desktop computer thanks to “convergence,” which is a fancy way of saying you could plug in a keyboard, mouse, and display and use it like […]

2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV can be rooted (again)

It’s been a few years since hackers discovered how to root Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV the first time. But Amazon patched the vulnerability used to gain root access with a software update, starting a bit of a cat and mouse game (another root method was later discovered and then lost due to another over-the-air software […]

Amazon Fire TV Game Controller doesn’t support newest Fire TVs anymore

Good news for folks looking to play games on their Amazon Fire TV devices: the Amazon Fire TV Game Controller in on sale for $20, marked down from $50. That’s the lowest price ever on this wireless game controller. Bad news for folks that have recent Fire TV devices: Amazon’s official game controller only works […]

Daily Deals (8-17-2018)

Best Buy and Amazon are both running big sales today. Best Buy is offering deals on dozens of laptops, tablets, TVs, and other devices as part of a 2-day anniversary sale. And Amazon is offering deep discounts on a bunch of Amazon devices today… including the best price to date for the 4K HDR-ready, pendant-style […]