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Lilbits: Firefox puts ads in the address bar, Microsoft agrees to Right to Repair, Nintendo Switch OLED launches this week

As the Right to Repair movement picks up steam, a group of Microsoft investors filed a resolution in June, asking the company to look at the social and environmental impact of making its Surface and Xbox hardware easier to repair. Now Microsoft has agreed to do just that, promising to commission an independent study and […]

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Lilbits: Amazon’s Echo plans leaked, SiFive HiFive RISC-V dev board benchmarked, and more

Amazon is holding an event on September 28, 2021 when the company is expected to announce new hardware including updates to its Echo line of smart speakers and displays. According to a new report from Bloomberg, some of those devices could be a 15 inch smart display designed to be mounted to a wall and/or […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 leaked, Nintendo Game & Watch Zelda Edition coming this fall

Microsoft is hosting an event on June 24 to discuss the future of Windows. And evidence was mounting that in addition to giving the operating system a new look, Microsoft was getting ready for a new name: Windows 11. Now a leaked build of the operating system is making the rounds, and websites including xda-developers, […]

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Lilbits: Nintendo Switch Pro, Qualcomm gaming handheld, and a portable E Ink display

The long-rumored Nintendo Switch Pro could finally ship this fall. Qualcomm may also launch a handheld gaming device powered by one of its ARM-based processors. And these reports come on the heels of leaks this week suggesting that Valve could launch a handheld gaming computer later this year. Competition in the handheld gaming space could […]

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Nintendo Switch with 7 inch OLED display and 4K output could launch this year

Since launching in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has become one of the best-selling game consoles of all time. But while the Switch has an innovative design that lets you use the same device for handheld and TV gaming and a pretty solid set of games, it was never the most powerful console on the block. […]

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Hackers add TV output to the Nintendo DS Lite using a hidden feature of the handheld game console

Released in 2006, the Nintendo DS Lite is a handheld game console with two displays but no official support for sending video to a TV or external display. Unofficially though? A group of hackers have found a way to do just that. What’s interesting about the Nintendo DS-TV-Out Restoration Project from the folks at Lost […]

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Lilbits: Facebook smart glasses, GPD Win 3, and Linux smartphone news

Facebook’s first set of smart glasses may arrive this year and, despite the company’s investments in virtual reality (Facebook owns Oculus) and augmented reality, they’re not expected to be AR glasses. Honestly, so far they sound more like Snap spectacles than anything else… but maybe that’s just because Bloomberg’s article on the upcoming wearables is […]

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Nintendo Game & Watch hacking scene brings Pokémon, CHIP-8 and more to the $50 handheld

The Nintendo Super Mario Bros Game & Watch is a $50 handheld game console designed to run just three games. But Nintendo’s latest retro console has proven to be hackable… at least by folks with the necessary skills and hardware. Launched this fall as an homage to Nintendo handhelds from the 80s, the new Game […]

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Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros hacked on day one (Yes, it plays DOOM)

Nintendo’s latest retro game console is a handheld game system designed to run just a few games. The Super Mario Bros Game & Watch is a modern take on the original Game & Watch line of single-game handhelds that were released in Japan 40 years ago. First announced in September, the new model sells for […]

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Nintendo is launching a Super Mario handheld game console for $50 this fall

Super Mario Bros turns 35 this year, and Nintendo is introducing a bunch of new products to celebrate… including a handheld game console with the game pre-installed. The new Super Mario Bros Game & Watch is modeled after Nintendo’s first handhelds, which were single-game device released in the 1980s before the Game Boy was introduced. But […]