Lilbits: Dark Sky goes dark, Pixel 5a, PowerToys v0.20 and game & video streaming updates

The end is here for the Dark Sky app for Android. There’s a new version of Microsoft’s PowerToys app for Windows. Google is already working on the Pixel 5a, even though the Pixel 4a hasn’t officially been announced yet. Microsoft may be in talks to buy TikTok. And Netflix is finally building functionality into its […]

Lilbits 6-11-2020: Game Streaming expansion

Google’s Stadia game streaming platform officially works with computers, Chromecast Ultra media streamers, and a limited number of recent Android phones. But now Google has added beta/experimental support for just about any recent Android device which could turn the device already in your pocket into a game console. Stadia for phones also now includes support for […]

NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service is now opt-in for developers (so fewer games should disappear unexpectedly)

NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming platform operates under a rather simple premise — play the games you already own on any supported device by streaming it from a remote server. That means you can play PC games on an Android Phone, NVIDIA Shield TV, or entry-level computer without the need to invest in expensive gaming […]

More game publishers pull titles from NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming platform

NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service exited beta in February, allowing subscribers to access a library of games in the cloud and stream to any supported device (including computers, smartphones, or NVIDIA Shield devices). A week later, Activision Blizzard announced it was pulling its games from the service. Now a bunch of other publishers have […]

Activision Blizzard pulls games from GeForce Now as game streaming wars begin

You know how you have to subscribe to umpteen different video streaming services if you want to watch Man in the High Castle, Stranger Things, Star Trek: Picard, Avenue 5, and Doctor Who? It looks like game streaming services could go the same way. Just a week after announcing the public launch of its GeForce Now game streaming service, following […]

NVIDIA GeForce game streaming service exits beta with freemium pricing

Late last year Google launched its Stadia game streaming service, Microsoft kicked off a preview of its Project xCloud. But NVIDIA’s been beta testing a game streaming service since 2013. Now it’s finally out of beta and available for users in North America and Europe. NVIDIA’s GeForce Now game streaming service is a little different from […]

Lilbits 317: More 2-in-1 Chromebooks

Microsoft isn’t the only company with a new tablet powered by a 6 watt, dual-core Pentium 4415Y processor based on 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” architecture. Chrome Unboxed spotted evidence suggesting that HP will offer a version of its Chromebook x2 2-in-1 device with the low-power chip, possibly offering a cheaper option than the $600 […]

NVIDIA GeForce NOW: Stream games over the internet for $8 per month (Shield only)

NVIDIA is officially launching its game streaming service that lets you play PC games on an NVIDIA Shield Android device without downloading them first. GeForce NOW is a subscription-based service available in North America, the European Union and Japan for $7.99 per month, although the first three months are free. GeForce NOW launches October 1st with […]