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Compare Amazon Fire TV device specs (Fire TV Cube vs Fire TV Stick models)

Amazon’s Fire TV line of devices now includes four different Fire TV Stick models with list prices ranging from $30 to $55. But under the hood it turns out that some models have remarkably similar hardware.   In fact, the $30 Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite and $40 Fire TV Stick are basically identical. The […]

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Amazon Fire TV Cube (3rd-gen) has a mic, speakers, WiFi 6E, HDMI input and a faster processor

Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube goes up for pre-order today for $140 and ships October 25. Like earlier models, it’s a media streamer with a built-in microphone, allowing you to use either a remote control or your voice to control media playback. But the new 3rd-gen Fire TV Cube has a faster processor than the […]

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Lilbits: Xiaomi Box 4K (2nd-gen) leaked, Pico 4 VR headset could be a Meta Quest 2 killer (but probably not)

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi is a giant in select markets including China and India, but the company has a more limited presence in United States, where Xiaomi doesn’t sell phones. But Xiaomi does sell media streamers and a handful of other devices in the US. So there’s a chance that the new 2nd-gen Xiaomi Box […]

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Chromecast with Google TV (HD) has an unlockable bootloader (Update: maybe not)

Google’s new Chromecast with Google TV (HD) looks virtually identical to the 4K model the company launched a few years ago. But it’s a more affordable device with a $30 price tag, a less powerful processor, and less RAM. It does have a few advantages over the $50 Chromecast with Google TV (4K) though. We […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch coming Oct 6, Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 on Oct 12th?

Apparently October is launch season for first-party devices from Google And Microsoft, with the latter scheduling a product launch event for October 12th (expect new Surface hardware), and the former holding an event on October 6th to officially launch the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and possibly other hardware. A new leak suggests […]

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Chromecast with Google TV (HD) arrives for $30 and marks the end of the old Chromecast lineup

Google’s Chromecast with Google TV is a media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port of your TV, connects to the internet, and lets you stream content from the internet while using a remote control for voice or button navigation. And now it’s available in two versions: the original 4K version, which sells for […]

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Lilbits: Google scraps its next Pixelbook, Apple releases iOS 16, Meta Quest Pro found in a hotel room

Most of the Chromebooks released over the past decade have been made by companies not named Google. But from time to time Google has decided to put out a laptop or tablet meant to showcase its vision for best-in-class hardware designed to match the company’s browser-centric operating system. It’s been a while since Google put […]

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Everything we know about the upcoming Chromecast HD with Google TV

There’s mounting evidence that Google is preparing to launch a Chromecast HD device which will be positioned as a cheaper alternative to the company’s Chromecast with Google TV. According to a series of recent leaks, the new model will top out at 1080p video streaming instead of 4K and have slightly less powerful hardware. But […]

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Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Max is a 4K media streamer with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage

The new Xiaomi Mi Box 4S Max is a 4K media streaming device that looks a lot like other models the company has released in recent years, but the new model stands out thanks to beefier internals. While most companies are still shipping media streamers with up to 2GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage, […]

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Lilbits: AMD’s 3D V-Cache arrives, the hackers keeping iPods alive, and a mobile OS that picks up where Firefox OS left off

The first chips featuring AMD’s new 3D V-Cache technology have arrived… for servers. AMD says its new EPYC 7003 Milan-X chips have up to three times as much L3 cache as previous-gen processors. And the same technology is coming soon to desktop processors, starting with the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor which should arrive in about […]