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Lilbits: Fortnite is free to stream on Xbox Cloud Gaming, AMD brings Zen 3 to Chromebooks, and more

AMD has unveiled a line of new chips for Chromebooks that basically put some of last year’s best laptop processors into Chrome OS notebooks like the new Acer Chromebook Spin 514 and HP Elite c645. In other recent tech news from around the web, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming platform is bringing 4K support to […]

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Lilbits: Fortnite for Linux isn’t happening, Vivo NEX 5 specs leaked, MAME turns 25

When Valve’s Steam Deck begins shipping to customers later this month, the handheld gaming PC will be running a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. And that could give gaming on Linux a bit of a boost. While Valve’s game client has been able to run on Linux for years, as of last month just […]

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Fortnite returns to iOS… via GeForce Now game streaming closed beta

Epic Games launched a mobile version of Fortnite for the iPhone in 2018. But it’s been unavailable since 2020 when Apple removed the game from the App Store after Epic deliberately violated App Store rules for in-app payments and kicked off a long-running legal battle. But now Fortnite is coming back to iOS devices. Sort […]

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Lilbits: A DIY Spotify Box, Microsoft’s Surface Adaptive Kit for accessibility, Fairphone 4, and more

This week Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, a new Surface Duo 2 phone, and a new Surface Laptop Studio that are all scheduled to hit the streets soon. But the company also unveiled a new Surface Adaptive Kit that’s designed to make those devices, and many others, easier to use for people with disabilities. The […]

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Epic v Apple: US Judge rules Apple cannot force developers to use its in-app payments (but Epic still wants more)

Just over a year after Epic Games sued Apple over its App Store policies that forced developers to use Apple’s in-app payment system, among other things, US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has issued a ruling in the case While the judge did not find Apple to be a monopoly overall, she did find […]

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Lilbits: A handheld Nintendo Wii, a $200 OnePlus smartphone, and TuneIn drops out (one of its Pro features)

Some folks like to play classic console games by using emulators on smartphones, tablets, or handheld game systems with modern hardware. And then there’s the community of Nintendo Wii hackers who literally cut Nintendo’s 2006 game console down to size and stuff the components inside of custom cases. We’ve seen projects that put a Wii […]

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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch 4K coming next year, Samsung Galaxy Z 2 Fold next month

Last year Nintendo released a smaller, cheaper, and slightly less capable version of its popular Switch game console. Now rumor has it that the company will make a move in the other direction next year, by launching a pricier, more powerful version of the Nintendo Switch that adds support for 4K displays. We probably won’t […]

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How to install Fortnite on Android (now that it’s gone from the Play Store)

The developer of the wildly popular battle royale game Fortnite launched their own battle against Apple and Google this week. In a well-orchestrated series of moves, Epic intentionally broke the rules of the App Store and Google Play, which resulted in Fortnite being kicked out of both stores… and in response Epic file lawsuits against […]

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Lilbits: Apple “Prime,” Intel Alder Lake-S, and an Epic game of chicken

When Epic first brought its incredibly popular video game Fortnite to smartphones two years ago, the company sidestepped the App Store and Google Play by offering its own Android app launcher. Eventually Epic made its game available in the official Android and iOS app stores, but company officials were never happy about having to split […]

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Google reports vulnerability in Fortnite installer for Android, Epic issues patch

You know how Epic Games decided to bring their popular game Fortnite to Android, but not to distribute it via the Google Play Store? Yeah, it turns out there was a pretty big security vulnerability in the installer, or at least the version that was made available through the Samsung Galaxy Apps store. Google discovered […]