Lilbits: Facebook’s wristband, next-gen iPads, and Live Caption comes to Chrome

Facebook is working on a new wrist-worn device that uses sensors to detect the electrical motor nerve signals running from your brain to your fingers, allowing it to notice when you move your finger as little as one millimeter. And that could open the door for new ways to interact with virtual reality or augmented […]

Kodi 19 “Matrix” released with media playback, metadata, and UI improvements (cross-platform, open source media center software)

Kodi is an open source media center application available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. The software provides a way to manage and play all of your music and video files as well as photos in an application that’s designed to work well on everything from a small smartphone display to a big-screen TV. […]

Hardkernel launches ODROID-N2 Media Center Edition starting at $65

Hardkernel released the Amlogic S922X- powered ODROID-N2 dev board back in February of this year. Now the company has teamed up with the developers at CoreELEC to offer up a plug-and-play set top box built around the N2. The board itself hasn’t changed. It features the same hexa-core processor with four 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A73 […]

LibreELEC 9.0 released: Linux distro built around Kodi media center

Popular media center software Kodi is an open source, cross-platform application for music, movies, photos, online media, and other content. The software runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, but if you have a device that you pretty much only want to use for Kodi, there’s LibreELEC — a GNU/Linux-based operating system designed to put Kodi […]

Kodi 18 “Leia” released (cross-platform, open source media center)

The developers of the popular Kodi media center application have released version 18. As usual, Kodi is available as a free download for all supported platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Among other things, Kodi 18 “Leia” adds support for external DRM handlers (allowing you to stream some protected content), integration with game […]

Kodi 18 “Leia” release candidate is available (media center software)

Kodi is a popular, open source media center application that runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS. It’s been nearly two years since the last stable update, but now Kodi 18 “Leia” is almost ready to go. The first release candidate was pushed out this week, and it’s available for download for all supported […]