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Lilbits: Windows on the Surface Duo 2, Fire TV on the Echo Show 15, and new Echo Dot smart speakers are also eero WiFi range extenders

It’s been four years since Microsoft updated its Surface Studio line of all-in-one desktop computers, but it looks like a new model could be coming soon. Amazon is adding new features to its Echo Show 15 and eero mesh WiFi router systems, and the company’s newest Echo Dot smart speakers also have eero capabilities baked […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck supports 4,500+ PC games, Samsung Galaxy Watch5 launched, and Microsoft makes porting x86 apps to Windows on ARM easier

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer that ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. But while most PC games are designed to run on Windows, many of them are also playable on the Steam Deck either because developers have ported them to the platform or because Valve’s Proton compatibility software allows […]

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Lilbits: Nobody is playing Netflix games, Fibit is killing its desktop sync apps, Moto Razr 2 and Kobo Clara 2E on the way

Fitbit is pulling the plug on its desktop apps, which means you may soon no longer be able to sync your steps and other activities with a PC or Mac. If you have a Fitbit watch, that means you’ll also no longer be able to transfer music to your wearable unless you’re using the Deezer […]

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Turn Amazon’s First TV Stick into an unofficial Android TV device with LineageOS 18.1

Amazon’s Fire TV devices run a custom version of Google’s Android software called Fire OS that feature Amazon’s app store, Amazon Prime Video, and other Amazon apps and services instead of Google’s. But hackers have found a way to replace Fire OS on Amazon’s 2020 Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite with an […]

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Lilbits: Steam for Chromebooks minimum specs revealed, Galaxy Book Pro 2 360 leaked, and handheld gaming PCs benchmarked

Google’s been working to bring Valve’s Steam game client to Chromebooks for the past few years, and it looks like the effort is, umm… picking up steam. A recent code commit suggested we could see Chromebooks with the RGB keyboards often found in gaming laptops. And now the folks at 9to5Google have spotted a list […]

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Lilbits: AMD Ryzen 6000 Mobile, Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 3 and other leaks on the eve of CES 2022

Many big tech companies and news outlets may have opted not to actually go to Las Vegas for the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show, but the show is still going on both in-person and virtually. So expect a flood of announcements over the next few days. Kicking things off, the Consumer Technology Association has announced a […]

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Lilbits: Installing Google Play on Amazon Fire tablets, Linux on Chromebooks, and more

Find yourself with a new Amazon Fire tablet this holiday season? Amazon’s tablets offer pretty good bang for the buck if you’re looking for a device for reading eBooks, doing some web surfing, or streaming videos. But they also ship with Amazon’s Fire OS, which is a fork of Google Android that includes Amazon’s Appstore […]

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Amazon Fire TV devices will get at least four years of security updates

As more of the devices we use every day are connected to the internet, the more important it becomes to ensure they’re running up-to-date software that patches any known security vulnerabilities. Phone makers have gotten better over the past few years at letting you know how long the smartphone you purchase today will continue to […]

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max brings WiFi 6 and faster performance to Amazon’s tiny media streamer

Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max is a media streamer that looks nearly identical to the 2018 Fire TV Stick 4K, but the new model has a faster processor, higher-performance graphics, and more RAM. It’s also the first Fire TV device to support WiFi 6. Add up those upgrades and Amazon says its newest media […]