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ChromeOS 119 brings Steam gaming to Chromebooks (still beta, but no more hoops to jump through)

Google brought initial support for the Steam game client to Chromebooks way back in early 2022. But at the time it was only available for a handful of Chromebooks, and you had to be running a dev channel build of ChromeOS. Since then Google has made several updates, making Steam gaming available to more users… […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s Temporary Cloud Backup could make switching (Samsung) phones easier

Samsung has unveiled a new Temporary Cloud Backup feature for Galaxy S and Z series smartphones running One UI 6 that should make it a lot easier to backup and restore data when repairing or switching phones. Basically it offers unlimited cloud storage for your files… for a limited time. You can take up as […]

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Lilbits: Fitbit 6, an “iPhone for AI,” Steam on Chromebooks, and Intel Meteor Lake is mobile-only

Intel plans to launch its 14th-gen processors based on “Meteor Lake” architecture in December, and they’re expected to be the first chips manufactured using the company’s new Intel 4 process, the first Intel consumer chips with an NPU (neural processing unit) for hardware-accelerated AI, and the first to be sold under the new Intel Core […]

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Daily Deals (6-16-2023)

Best Buy is running a 3-day sale through Father’s Day, with discounts on hundreds of products including TVs, PCs, tablets, headphones, and appliances. Meanwhile the Epic Games Store is giving away two free games this week, and you can score discounts on PC games featuring DC comics characters, including the Injustice series, the Batman Arkham […]

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Lilbits: Digital Posters with 42 inch E Ink displays, Steam ends support for older Windows versions

Device makers have been using E Ink displays for eBook readers for two decades. But in recent years E Ink has been pushing into other areas including wearables, signage, and even architectural applications. Now the company is partnering with Sharp to bring “Digital Posters” to Japan. Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around […]

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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 on Chromebooks reaches beta status and adds support for more hardware

Google is bringing support for Steam gaming to more Chromebook users staring with the rollout of ChromeOS 108. When Steam for Chromebooks first launched earlier this year, it was only available for a handful of devices and users had to be willing to run Alpha software on potentially unstable Dev Channel builds of ChromeOS. But […]

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Lilbits: Virtualbox 7.0, MediaTek Dimensity 1080, and Steam gaming on Chromebooks

Oracle has released VirtualBox 7.0 and the latest version of the popular open source virtualization software brings a number of new features that should make it easier to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine, an updated 3D graphics stack, and support for full disk encryption of virtual machines. It’s also the first version of […]

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Lilbits: Windows 11 2022 Update, NVIDIA RTX 40 series, and a review of LG’s unreleased rollable phone

Microsoft is rolling out the latest big update to Windows 11, bringing changes to the Start Menu, taskbar, and Snap Layouts, among other things. There’s also finally support for native tabs in the File Explorer, and the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android is rolling out in more countries (with more Android apps available […]