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Lilbits (11-08-2013): Windows Phone gets big(ger) with the Lumia 1520

Nokia’s biggest Windows Phone device to date is set to hit the streets this month. AT&T is taking pre-orders for the Nokia Lumia 1520, which costs $200 when you sign up for a 2-year contract, or $585 when you do not. The phone sports a 6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, making it the […]

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GameStick dock hits the FCC, expands capabilities of PlayJam’s tiny game console

PlayJam’s GameStick is a $80 device that looks like a chunky USB flash drive, but which is designed to let you play Android games on a TV. It’s small enough to actually fit inside the wireless game controller that comes with the GameStick when you’re not using it. But that means there’s not a lot […]

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GameStick $79 Android game console hits the FCC, launching in October

PlayJam’s GameStick is a small box that you can plug straight into your television’s HDMI port in order to run games on the big screen. It’s powered by an Amlogic ARM Cortex-A9 processor and runs a Google Android-based operating system, and the GameStick also comes with a wireless game controller (with a slot where you […]

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Lilbits (9-12-2013): The Windows tablets of fall, 2013

Companies including Acer, Asus, Dell and Toshiba have already started to announce plans to launch Windows 8.1 tablets featuring Intel Bay Trail processors in the coming months. But that could just be the tip of the iceberg. WinSuperSite’s Paul Thurrott has a roundup of Windows tablets due out this fall, and it includes the models […]

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GameStick pushed back a month, first units should ship in August

PlayJam has announced that the first GameStick Android gaming devices will ship in August. Update: Make that October 29th. That’s a month behind the latest schedule, but the company still plans to ship units first to backers of the GameStick Kickstarter campaign and collect user feedback about the user interface before shipping the retail units […]

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Lilbits (4-30-2013): The web turns 20, Google Glass tries to make it obsolete

It’s been 20 years since the first website went online. It’s a bit underwhelming by today’s standards, with nary an animated GIF in sight. But without that first page we probably wouldn’t have Amazon, Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pandora, or any number of other companies that have come to be such a big part of our […]

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This is what the GameStick dev kits look like (video)

PlayJam started shipping GameStick developer kits this month to folks who backed the project’s Kickstarter campaign. The GameStick is a tiny video game console that’s looks like a USB flash drive. it also comes with a wireless game controller that has a slot built-in that you can slid the stick into when you’re not using […]

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GameStick dev units now shipping, early backer units delayed to June

PlayJam’s GameStick is a video game console designed around an Android TV stick and a wireless game controller. It’s available for pre-order for $79 and expected to ship in late June. The company had originally planned to ship units to backers of the successful Kickstarter campaign that helped fund the project in April. But now […]

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$79 GameStick video game console becomes a media center with XBMC support

The GameStick is an upcoming device which lets you turn your TV into a video game console by sticking a $79 stick into the HDMI port to run Android video games which you can control using a wireless gamepad. But like many other game consoles, you’ll also be able to use the GameStick as a […]