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Lilbits: 3dfx is back (but not really) and more JingPad A1 Linux tablet performance notes

Over the past week or so, a new Twitter account has been teasing the return of a classic name in computer graphics. But now that the new 3dfx has made it official, it’s clear that the new company has very little of the DNA of its predecessor other than rights to use the 3dfx name […]

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Lilbits: Lenovo P12 Pro, the end of Sprint’s 4G network, and an Android browser where tab groups are optional, not mandatory

The Lenovo Tab P11 Pro is an 11.5 inch Android tablet with the specs of a mid-range smartphone including a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, 128GB of storage, and at least 4GB of RAM. With a $340 starting price, it’s a good middle-ground between a cheap tablet like an Amazon Fire device and a premium model […]

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Lilbits: AYA Neo delayed (again), Samsung tablet leaked (again), and PlayStation movie & TV purchases and rentals are ending

The AYA Neo is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel touchscreen display surrounded by game controllers, an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U processor with Radeon Vega 6 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. After shipping the first small batch of devices to customers in China, AYA […]

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Lilbits: Cross platform edition (Stadia on iOS, Apple TV on Chromecast, HBO Max on Roku)

Apple doesn’t let developer submit apps to the App Store if they effectively include their own app store… and that means game streaming services like Stadia, Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Cloud Gaming need not apply. But there’s an alternate path to streaming games on iPhones and iPads: the web browser. Amazon’s Luna game streaming […]

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Lilbits: Atari VCS is ready to ship, iPhone 12 is coming soon, and more

I know, I’m surprised too. But it looks like three years after it was first announced, two years after its name was changed, and more than a year after it was first supposed to ship, the Atari VCS is actually a real thing that’s about to ship to backers of a crowdfunding campaign. Designed to […]

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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 […]

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HBO Max launches May 27 for $15 per month

The streaming wars are getting… more complicated again. HBO Max is launching in just over a month and for $15 per month subscribers will be able to access the entire HBO content library plus TV shows and movies from Warner Media and some original new content. HBO Max goes live on May 27th and it’ll […]

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Amazon Prime Video may finally let you sort by videos actually included in Prime

Sign up for Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, or most other services that stream movies and TV shows, and you can browse the content library, hit play, and start watching. Amazon Prime Video has always been a little different — because Prime Video isn’t all that Amazon offers. The company also rents and sells new releases […]

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Android video app MX Player is becoming a streaming video platform for the Indian market

There was a time when MX Player was one of the best apps for watching videos downloaded to an Android phone or tablet. But these days there are plenty of other options, including the excellent VLC media player from Videolan, which happens to be a free and open source application with versions available for most […]

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Hulu will let you download videos for offline viewing (ads and all)

Netflix lets you do it. Amazon Prime Video too. Now Hulu is the latest online video streaming service to announce it will let you download movies and TV shows so you can watch when you don’t have an internet connection (or just don’t want to use mobile data). There’s one thing that sets Hulu apart from […]