Lilbits #404: Handheld gaming, jailbreaking, and open source audio editing

Another day, another project to build a handheld gaming computer — this time powered by an AMD Ryzen 4000U processor. The Aya handheld gaming PC is still just in the concept phase for now. But given the developments we’ve seen in this space over the past year or two, it’s entirely plausible that a portable […]

You can install Windows 10X on various computers (but you probably shouldn’t)

Windows 10X is Microsoft’s new operating system designed for dual-screen and foldable devices, although it also has some features that could make it an interesting new option for traditional tablets and laptops. While the operating system is still a work in progress, this week Microsoft released a set of Windows 10X development tools including a […]

Hackers get Fuchsia to run in Google’s Android Studio Emulator

Google has been working on an open source operating system called Fuchsia for years. It’s not entirely clear what it’s for, but some folks have speculated that it could one day replace Android and/or ChromeOS for smartphones, laptops, and tablets. Since it uses a custom kernel called Magenta instead of Linux, it would give Google […]

Retro Champ is a handheld game system that plays NES carts (not ROMs)

There’s no shortage of handheld gaming devices capable of running Nintendo games… but most of them do that thanks to an emulator and ROMs that you download from shady areas of the internet. I mean, theoretically it’s possible to rip games you own from the original NES game cartridges, but it’s not exactly easy to […]

Internet Archive lets you play thousands of C64 games in your browser

The Internet Archive has a new software collection that includes thousands of games and programs designed for the Commodore 64 computers. And they’re playable in a web browser. Sort of. According to Jason Scott, all of the programs uploaded have been “tested for at least booting properly,” but you may find some that don’t actually […]

BlueStacks 4 released with promise of speedier Android app performance on PCs

Android emulator BlueStacks is a program that makes it possible to run Android applications on a PC or Mac. The free utility first launched in 2011, but it’s been through a number of major updates over the years, and this week BlueStacks released a new version designed to offer better performance. BlueStacks 4 also brings […]