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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]