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Lilbits: Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to Samsung Smart TVs, Meta scraps a smartwatch (and scales back its smart displays)

Last year Microsoft announced plans to develop a game streaming device that would allow you to play games on any screen without buying a full-fledged console or gaming PC. All you’d need is an internet connection and a game controller. But in May we learned that Microsoft may have discontinued work on that device… instead […]

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Microsoft will bring Xbox cloud gaming to smart TVs (as well as its own streaming devices)

The idea behind Microsoft’s Xbox cloud gaming service is that you can stream games from the internet, allowing you to play Xbox titles without, you know, an Xbox game console. Up until recently that’s meant you could stream games to an Android phone or tablet. But in April Microsoft began rolling out a web app […]

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Lilbits: Linux phones and laptops, gaming on the Surface Duo, and is Netflix the Netflix for games?

Every time a company launches a game subscription service that lets you play a library of games for a monthly fee, it invariably gets referred to as a Netflix-for-games model. Now it looks like the real Netflix for games could be… Netflix. The company is reportedly looking to hire an executive to head up a […]

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Lilbits: Computex and Cortana canceled (kinda), postmarketOS updated, and streaming Xbox games to smartphones

The global COVID-19 vaccination rollout is underway, but so is the spread of new, more contagious variants of disease. So it’s unclear when things will get back to “normal,” whatever that means. But one thing seems pretty clear at this point: June is probably too soon to hold an international trade show that typically brings […]

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Xbox Cloud Gaming coming to PC and iOS in 2021

Xbox Cloud Gaming debuted this year, allowing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers to stream PC games to supported Android smartphones. But the service, formerly known as Project xCloud, doesn’t currently support other platforms. That changes next year. Microsoft has announced that a Xbox Cloud Gaming beta is coming to Windows PCs in 2021. It’s also coming […]

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Lilbits: Cloud gaming, Windows 10X and using your phone as a desktop PC

Facebook is the latest company to get into the cloud gaming business… although the company’s offering is a little underwhelming when compared with Google’s Stadia, NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, or Microsoft’s xCloud/Game Pass Ultimae. So far you can stream free-to-play mobile games like Asphalt 9 or PGA Tour Golf Shootout without downloading them, but you won’t get […]

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Daily Deals (8-17-2020)

Amazon is offering discounts on most of its Fire and Echo-branded products, which means you can save up to $50 on a Fire HD 10 tablet, up to $25 on a Fire TV Stick 4K, and up to $75 on some Echo smart speakers. Meanwhile Monoprice is selling an 85W USB-C wall charger for $13, […]

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Cloud game streaming isn’t coming to iPhone or iPad anytime soon

Microsoft Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will be able to stream games from the cloud to an Android phone starting September 15th. But iPhones? Not so much. Like other game streaming services from Google and NVIDIA, Apple is blocking Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service from running on its devices. In a statement provided to Business Insider, […]

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Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service launches September 15

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is set to come out of beta September 15th, when it will be available as a new feature for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. That means current Xbox Game Pass subscribers won’t have to pay anything extra for game streaming, but it also means that new Project xCloud customers […]