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Lilbits: Google Pixel Watch 2, Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, and Galaxy Buds FE

In addition to a new pair of Galaxy Tab S9 FE series tablets, Samsung has introduced two other “Fan Edition” series devices for folks looking for cheaper alternatives to the company’s flagship devices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S23 FE is a smartphone with some premium display and camera capabilities, among other things, but a $599 […]

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Daily Deals (5-19-2023)

Tomorrow is National Streaming Day, a fake holiday made up by Roku to celebrate the anniversary of their first device, which launched on May 20, 2008. To celebrate this year, the company is offering discounts on more than 30 streaming services. You can score 99 cent subscriptions to Peacock, Starz, Paramount+, AMC+, BET+, MGM+, Britbox, […]

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Lilbits: Signal drops SMS, Microsoft launches Surface Studio 2+, more Apple services coming to Windows, and Intel layoffs ahead?

Thanks to falling demand for PCs and increased competition from rival chip makers, it looks like Intel may be planning to layoff thousands of employees soon.  In addition to the introducing the new Surface Pro 9 and Surface Laptop 5 today, Microsoft has unveiled a Surface Studio 2+ for creative professionals… but it’s a kind of […]

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Lilbits: DIY Raspberry Pi phone, Windows on the Steam Deck, and iPhone 14’s roller coaster detection

Valve has released a driver update that should allow Windows to run more smoothly on the Steam Deck (you still need to install Windows yourself, since it ships with the Linux-based Steam OS though). Roku may be preparing to launch a line of smart home products (that are actually rebranded Wyze products). And it turns […]

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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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Lilbits: Roku kills private channels (goodbye porn and piracy), Google makes 2-factor authentication mandatory for more users

Roku is changing the way it allows developers to beta test channels… and that change will effectively close a loophole that has allowed companies and individual users to provide unofficial “private” channels over the years. One of the most obvious casualties will be porn sites, but there are thousands of different private channels that will […]

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Lilbits: Google’s 2nd-gen Tensor chip, PinePhone Keyboard, and Amazon Kindle for $50

  Disclosure: Some links on this page are monetized by the Skimlinks, Amazon, Rakuten Advertising, and eBay, affiliate programs. Amazon’s entry-level Kindle is on sale for $50 today, which is the lowest price to date for Amazon’s eReader with a front-lit E Ink display. And the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for […]

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The $50 Roku Streaming Stick 4K is a faster, more feature-packed streaming stick

Roku’s most powerful streaming stick for the past four years has been… a model released four years ago. But now the company has launched an upgraded model with a faster processor, faster wireless, and support for additional video capabilities. The new Roku Streaming Stick 4K is up for pre-order for $50. There’s also a Roku Streaming […]

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RootMyRoku lets you hack a Roku and install unofficial channels

Roku devices support hundreds of “channels,” allowing you to stream music and videos from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, HBO, Spotify, and many other sources. But if you want even more control over your device, it’s now possible to jailbreak or root many recent Roku devices. The new RootMyRoku software is a “persistent root jailbreak” that […]

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Roku’s new hardware includes the $40 Roku Express 4K+ with HDR10+ support

Roku is rolling out a major software update to bring network, speed, and input enhancements to supported hardware. The company is also launching new hardware that can take full advantage of the features in Roku OS 10. The new Roku Express 4K+ is an inexpensive media streamer that supports 4K HDR and HDR10+ content. it’s up for […]