Lilbits: Nothing buys Essential, tech company names are dumb, and the future of the PinePhone

Microsoft’s game streaming service is coming to the web — which means it’s coming to iOS without giving Apple a cut of revenue. Pine64 has announced the default GNU/Linux distribution and user interface that will ship with its PinePhone devices in the future. And the new company from the co-founder of OnePlus has bought the […]

GeForce Now game streaming comes to the Chrome browser, works with most PCs and Macs

It’s been about a year since NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service exited beta, and since then the developers have been adding support for new ways to play. In August GeForce Now came to Chromebooks. In November it came to iPhones and iPads thanks to a mobile web app. Now NVIDIA has announced beta support […]

Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to PC and iOS in 2021

Xbox Cloud Gaming debuted this year, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream PC games to supported Android smartphones. But the service, formerly known as Project xCloud, doesn’t currently support other platforms. That changes next year. Microsoft has announced that a Xbox Cloud Gaming beta is coming to Windows PCs in 2021. It’s also coming […]

Google and NVIDIA are bringing game streaming to iOS (via the web browser)

There are a growing number of ways to stream console-quality games to a smartphone or tablet… as long as they’re running Android. Google, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Amazon have all launched game streaming services in the past year, and Apple’s App Store policies have kept all of those companies from making iPhone or iPad apps available. […]

Lilbits: Internet at the speed of light

Delivering high-speed internet usually requires running cables across long distances. But that can get tricky when you’re trying to bring connectivity to a place where there isn’t already a lot of infrastructure for it… so recently we’ve seen solutions ranging from satellites to balloons. Now Google’s parent company Alphabet is partnering with internet service providers […]

Lilbits: Google’s antitrust woes, new Intel and AMD chips, and MS Edge for Linux (for some reason)

The US Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google, claiming the company abuses its dominance in the search and advertising spaces to… stay on top of the search and advertising spaces. Xda-developers has a pretty good write up of the allegations. The case is likely to play out in years rather than […]

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 […]