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Lilbits: iKoolCore R1 (tiny PC with four 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports), Mozilla’s plans for “trustworthy AI,” and Amazon Luna game streaming expands to more countries

Virtually every major tech company seems to be jumping into the AI space… despite mounting evidence that the current models aren’t very good at distinguishing fact from fiction and could lead to even more disinformation on the internet. But while those for-profit companies are busy treating the public like beta testers, Mozilla is launching an initiative that […]

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Steam now lets you copy games from PC to PC (or Steam Deck) over a local network

Valve’s Steam gaming platform allows you to download and install games you’ve purchased on multiple computers. But up until now doing that required connecting to the internet and waiting while your system downloads installation and update files. Now Valve has introduced a new Local Network Game Transfer feature that lets you copy games from one […]

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Steam Deck hardware upgrades will likely be on a console-like timeline rather than PC-like

Gaming PCs tend to get more powerful every year, with new desktop and laptop systems arriving annually with the latest chips from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. But Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo game consoles tend to get upgrades every five years or so. This allows companies to sell the same hardware for a longer time, while game […]

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Lilbits: 1Password embraces Passkeys, Android apps are getting faster on Windows PCs, and Alder Lake-N tested

Password managers make modern life a lot easier by allowing you to generate unique and secure passwords for all of your different accounts and services without the need to remember strings of characters like 2m*%u882vb4&G$G2. But recent events have made it clear that there’s still at least one major point of vulnerability: the password you […]

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Lilbits: Android security vulnerability, encrypted group chat for Google Messages, and Apple’s extended reality OS

A serious vulnerability was disclosed this week that could allow malware complete access to Android phones when you install an app that looks completely legitimate. Google and affected device makers have taken steps to mitigate the issue, which some folks have apparently known about for years.  But it’s a good time to remember that there’s […]

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Lilbits: Kindle Scribe reviews, the NUC Pro’s new look, and Linux graphics on Apple Silicon

Amazon has dominated the eBook reader space for years, not necessarily because the company has the best hardware or software, but because its Kindle products are fairly cheap, good enough for most people, and tightly integrated with what’s probably the world’s best-known eBook store. So when Amazon introduced the Kindle Scribe this year, it turned […]

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Lilbits: Is the Logitech G Cloud overpriced (and bad)? Seamless updates coming to Samsung phones, and more

The Logitech G Cloud is a handheld gaming device made for cloud gaming. It’s basically an Android tablet with a 7 inch display, but thanks to built-in game controllers it’s clearly built for gaming. And thanks to its mid-range processor, it’s clearly not meant for native gaming, but for streaming games from cloud services like Xbox […]

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Lilbits: Linux on the Star64 RISC-V single-board computer, Game Boy cartridges on the Steam Deck, and fitness tracking on the Pixel Watch (is not optional)

The Star64 is a single-board computer with a StarFive JH7100 processor featuring four 1.5 GHz SiFive FU740 CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 graphics. When Pine64 first unveiled the board this summer, the company said that efforts were underway to port GNU/Linux distributions including Debian and Fedora to run on the hardware. Now Pine64 notes that […]

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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’s Tensor G2 chip revealed (powers the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, and Pixel Tablet)

Google debuted its first-gen Tensor processor with the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro last year. While the chip didn’t have the fastest CPU or graphics around, it was able to offer decent all-around performance for flagship phones with reasonably affordable price tags. But its secret sauce was the TPU, or tensor processing unit […]

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The Steam Deck is now available without a reservation

Valve began taking pre-orders for the Steam Deck in July, 2021. But the company didn’t begin shipping the handheld game console to customers until February, 2022. And for much of this year, there’s been a wait list. If you placed an order for a Steam Deck, you’d have to wait months for it to arrive. […]

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Lilbits: Handheld gaming PCs, iPhone 14’s repairability improvements, and Google Tensor G2 chip details

Valve has been ramping up production of its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC throughout the year, and while there were long wait times when the portable computer went on sale earlier this year, the wait times are getting shorter and shorter. Meanwhile other companies making handheld gaming computers are releasing new details about upcoming devices. […]