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Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick launches in India for $53 (or less)

The latest media streamer-on-a-stick comes from Chinese smartphone maker Realme. As expected, the company has unveiled the Realme 4K Smart Google TV Stick, which plugs directly into the HDMI port of a TV, allowing you to stream 4K video. It will be available in India soon for Rs 3,999 (about $53), but customers will be […]

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Lilbits: Realme 4K Google TV stick, Black Shark 4S, and a Raspberry Pi-powered Game Boy Advance clone

Pine64, a company known for making Linux-friendly laptops, smartphones, tablets, and single-board computers, has also been branching out into new territory including smartwatches and E Ink tablets in recent years. Now the company is teasing an announcement for something new – but we’ll have to wait until October 15th to find out what it is. […]

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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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Unlock the Chromecast with Google TV bootloader to run LineageOS or Ubuntu (older models only)

The $50 Chromecast with Google TV is a dongle that hangs from the HDMI port of a TV, allowing you to stream video, listen to music, or play games using Google’s software. Want to use it for something more? A team of developers have just released a method for unlocking the bootloader. That makes it […]

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Lilbits: Cross platform edition (Stadia on iOS, Apple TV on Chromecast, HBO Max on Roku)

Apple doesn’t let developer submit apps to the App Store if they effectively include their own app store… and that means game streaming services like Stadia, Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming need not apply. But there’s an alternate path to streaming games on iPhones and iPads: the web browser. Amazon’s Luna game streaming […]

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Amazon pulls the plug on Instant Video for Google TV, older smart TV sets

Amazon’s Instant Video service lets you stream movies and TV shows to devices including smartphones, tablets, computers, and TVs. In order to watch on a TV though, you’ll need a smart TV that supports Amazon Instant Video or a TV box like a Roku or Amazon Fire TV. The list of supported hardware used to include […]

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Future of Google TV? Meet the Hisense VIDAA Smart TV and Pulse Pro box

Google TV is basically a custom version of Android designed to bring online media and third-party apps to a television, while also allowing you to access live and recorded TV from your service provider. But it hasn’t exactly been a runaway success. Google’s been offering the platform for a few years, but the existing Google […]

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Lilbits (10-11-2013): Is this the Nokia Lumia tablet?

Nokia’s holding an event in Abu Dhabi later this month where the company is expected to introduce its first tablet, among other things. While Nokia hasn’t officially unveiled the tablet yet, serial leaker @evleaks says it’ll come in black, white, red, and blue cyan colors, and he’s posted an image of the cyan model. Previous […]

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Sony’s smallest Google TV box costs $150, only works with Sony TVs

Sony’s BRAVIA Smart Stick is the smallest Google TV device to date. It looks more like a chunky, awkwardly-shaped USB flash drive than a set-top box. But the little device packs all the power of Google TV, letting you stream internet video, search your cable listings, and run select Android apps on your TV. Priced […]