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Logitech and Tencent plan to launch a cloud gaming handheld

There’s no shortage of handheld gaming devices these days, ranging from smartphones to consoles to full-fledged gaming PCs. But thanks to the rise of cloud gaming, you might not need a high-power handheld to play PC and console-quality games, as long as you’ve got a good internet connection. So Logitech and Tencent have announced plans for […]

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BlueStacks X game streaming service puts 200+ mobile games in the cloud

BlueStacks was one of the first applications that made it possible to play Android games on a PC when the software first launched in 2011. But now that Microsoft is bringing native support for Android apps and games to Windows 11, you might be wondering what’s next for Bluestacks. Cloud gaming, apparently. The company has […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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: 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]