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 […]

Bloomberg: NVIDIA to buy ARM, deal could be announced within weeks

Four years after SoftBank acquired ARM for $32 billion, the company is apparently looking to sell. And NVIDIA wants to buy. Bloomberg reports that the two companies are in advanced talks and could “reach a deal in the next few weeks,” according to anonymous sources… although there’s still a chance that “negotiations could drag on […]

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 […]

NVIDIA launches Ampere GPU architecture (coming first to data centers)

NVIDIA may be best known to the general public (or at least the geeky set of the general public) for its PC graphics cards used for gaming, content creation, and cryptocurrency mining, among other things. But the first products based on the company’s new Ampere technology will be high-performance (and high-price) solutions aimed at products for […]

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 […]

The new Razer Blade 15 comes with up to a 300 Hz display, RTX 2080 Super, and Core i7-10875H

Razer’s most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop to date is coming in May for $1600 and up. The new Razer Blade 15 features a physical design that’s nearly identical to last year’s model (except for a small but significant keyboard layout change). But this year’s model features the latest CPU and GPU upgrades from Intel and NVIDIA, […]