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Amazon Fire TV Stick specs compared (Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Stick 4K, Stick, and Stick Lite)

Amazon’s Fire TV line of devices now includes four different Fire TV Stick models with list prices ranging from $30 to $55. But under the hood it turns out that some models have remarkably similar hardware. In fact, the $30 Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite and $40 Fire TV Stick are basically identical. The only […]

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Lilbits: Remembering LG’s innovative phones, another smartphone Linux distro, and high-performance single-board computers

LG is getting out of the smartphone business and that’s probably a smart move for a company that’s been losing money in that space for the past six years. But it’s still sad to see the exit of a company that had been pushing the boundaries of smartphone weirdness with models like the dual-screen LG […]

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Lilbits: Computex and Cortana canceled (kinda), postmarketOS updated, and streaming Xbox games to smartphones

The global COVID-19 vaccination rollout is underway, but so is the spread of new, more contagious variants of disease. So it’s unclear when things will get back to “normal,” whatever that means. But one thing seems pretty clear at this point: June is probably too soon to hold an international trade show that typically brings […]

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Lilbits: Google Nest Audio, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite, and more

Google announced two new phones, a new media streamer, and a bunch of new software features today. But the company also finally released an update to the Google Home smart speaker that launched almost four years ago. The new Google Nest Audio is a $100 smart speaker that the company says offers louder sound, deeper […]

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Amazon introduces $30 Fire TV Stick Lite and new $40 Fire TV Stick

Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K continues to be the company’s most powerful media streamer. But if you’re looking for something a little cheaper than that $50 device, starting later this year there will be two options, where there used to be one. The new $40 Amazon Fire TV Stick is a 1080p model with support for HDR and […]

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Lilbits: Leak season (Pixel 5, Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite)

Amazon is holding a hardware event on September 24, when the company will most likely introduce new Echo smart speakers, new eero mesh WiFi routers, and a new entry-level Amazon Fire TV Stick. WinFuture obtained some marketing documents for the previously unannounced device, and it looks like the new model adds a live TV button, […]

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Daily Deals (6-24-2020)

A bunch of PC games are available for free today, including Injustice: Gods Among Us and Farming Simulator 14 and 16. An older LG flagship phone is available for $149… and while its dated specs might not make it the best smartphone you can buy, at that price it makes a pretty decent Android 8.1 […]

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Lilbits 6-18-2020: Maybe Chrome will be less of a memory hog

Google’s Chrome web browser is fast, versatile, and… a bit of a resource hog. But that could be about to change for Windows users. Microsoft announced that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update includes a change that could allow the Edge web browser to reduce memory consumption by as much as 27-percent. And the folks […]

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Daily Deals (4-14-2020)

Amazon is offering deep discounts on select Echo products including smart speakers and displays, but Amazon-owned Woot is offering even deeper discounts on select products — you can pick up a current-gen Echo Dot for just $25. Woot also has some of the best deals I’ve seen for refurbished Kindle Voyage eReaders. It’s admittedly an older […]

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Daily Deals (2-24-2020)

So you signed up for that CBS All Access 1-month free trial I told you about on Friday, but now you’re looking for an easy way to stream to your TV? You’re in luck, because Amazon is running a sale on Fire TV media streamers, which means you can pick one up for as little […]

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2nd-gen Amazon Fire TV Stick hack: Unlock the bootloader, install custom recovery

Amazon’s 2nd-gen Fire TV Stick (the 1080p model that has a list price of $40) is powered by a MediaTek processor, much like Amazon’s Fire tablets. So it should come as no surprise that the same exploit that hackers have been using to unlock the bootloaders and root the latest 7 inch and 8 inch […]