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 […]

Chromebooks as a gaming platform? Steam support in the works, Stadia support is already here

Chromebooks may often be dismissed as cheap laptops that run a browser-based operating system. But thanks to support for Android and Linux apps, that’s not exactly true… and even if it were, there’s a lot you can do in a web browser. Case in point — when Google’s Stadia game streaming platform launched last year, […]

Valve discontinues the Steam Controller (with a $5 closeout sale)

Valve’s Steam Controller is a wireless handheld game controller designed for PC gaming… including PC games that you’d normally play with a mouse and keyboard. While it doesn’t have QWERTY keys, it does have two trackpads that you can use in lieu of a mouse, trackball, joystick, or steering wheel. First announced in 2013 and […]

Steam Remote Play Together lets you play local multiplayer games online

Valve’s Steam game client has a Remote Play feature that lets you stream games from a home PC over the internet to play just about anywhere. Now Valve has added a new Remote Play Together service that builds upon that game streaming technology to let you play local multiplayer games over an internet connection. Valve says a group […]

Daily Deals (6-26-2019)

Steam’s summer sale is underway, which means you can score deep discounts on hundreds of PC games between now and July 9th. Final Fantasy XV and Monster Hunter: World are half price. Darksiders III is two thirds off. And Portal 2 is just 99 cents. Here are some of the day’s best deals. Digital media […]

Canonical (sort of) backtracks: Ubuntu will continue to support (some) 32-bit software

A few days after announcing it would effectively drop support for 32-bit software in future versions of the Ubuntu operating system, Canonical has decided to “change our plan and build selected 32-bit i386 packages.” The company’s original decision sparked some backlash when it became clear that some existing apps and games would no longer run […]

Ubuntu is dropping support for 32-bit apps and games, so Steam is dropping support for Ubuntu

Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system is one of the biggest names in desktop GNU/Linux. But if you plan to play PC games on Linux, you might want to start looking around for a different Linux distro. Ubuntu developer Steve Langasek announced last week that starting with Ubuntu 19:10, which comes out in October, Canonical would no […]