Lilbits: More Windows 11 details leaked and Amazon’s war on fraudulent product reviews

A day after folks started digging into a leaked build of Windows 11, more details about the next version of Windows are starting to emerge. First of all, despite some significant changes to the taskbar, start menu, and other UI elements, the operating system is largely the same as Windows 10 under the hood. Second, […]

Microsoft will bring Xbox cloud gaming to smart TVs (as well as its own streaming devices)

The idea behind Microsoft’s Xbox cloud gaming service is that you can stream games from the internet, allowing you to play Xbox titles without, you know, an Xbox game console. Up until recently that’s meant you could stream games to an Android phone or tablet. But in April Microsoft began rolling out a web app […]

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 […]

Lilbits: HomePod Mini’s hidden hardware, the future of LG smartphones (or lack thereof)

A week ago we learned that Apple’s first smart speaker would be discontinued. The company is shifting its focus from the original $299 Siri-powered smart speaker to the new $99 HomePod mini which may not offer the same audio quality, but which is a heck of a lot more affordable at a time when rivals […]

Shadow cloud gaming platform files for bankruptcy

Cloud gaming has gone mainstream in the past few years, with big players including Google, Amazon and Microsoft joining NVIDIA and other early innovators in the stream-PC-games-over-the-internet space. One of the more unusual companies operating in this space has been Shadow, a cloud gaming platform that launched internationally in 2018. Instead of letting you pay […]

Amazon enters the game streaming space with Luna cloud gaming service

Amazon is the latest company to make a play for cloud gaming. The company is launching a game streaming service called Luna, which allows users to stream games to phones, tablets, PCs or Amazon Fire TV devices. Luna leverages Amazon Web Services and, like rival services including Google Stadia, xBox Cloud Gaming, and NVIDIA GeForce […]

Shadow slashes game streaming price to $12 per month (rent a gaming PC in the cloud)

Shadow is one of the more unusual players in the game streaming space. Rather than charging you for the games you want to stream over the internet, Shadow charges you a monthly fee to basically rent a virtual gaming PC hosted in the cloud. That means you can buy and install just about any game […]

Canonical’s Anbox Cloud enables Android app and game streaming

While Canonical’s Ubuntu operating is one of the most popular desktop GNU/Linux distributions, the folks at Canonical have been pushing cloud services pretty hard in recent years (because that’s where the money is). The latest example? Canonical’s new Anbox Cloud solution, which lets developers host mobile apps in the cloud. Basically the idea is that […]