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Sony PlayStation Portal handheld teardown reveals a Qualcomm SG4150P chip and 16,6 Wh battery

The PlayStation Portal is a handheld gaming device with an 8 inch full HD display squeezed between two halves of a Sony DualSense controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, and stereo speakers. Available now for $200, the PlayStation Portal is designed for one thing only: streaming games from a PlayStation 5 console. You can’t officially […]

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Sunbird’s iMessage for Android app is on “pause” due to “security concerns”

Last week smartphone maker Nothing made waves by announcing plans to launch Nothing Chats, an app that promised to let users of its Android phones tap into Apple’s iMessage service. The promise was that users could use iMessage features like group chats, live typing indicators, and voice notes… and messages would show up on Apple […]

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Black Friday smartphone sales make (some) foldables seem affordable

Smartphones with foldable AMOLED displays have been around for a few years, but the technology is still rare enough that foldable phones tend to cost a lot more than models with more traditional displays. But things are starting to change… a little. Last month Motorola launched the most affordable foldable to date, with prices starting at $699. […]

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Framework Outlet shop lets you pick up older Framework Laptops, Mainboards, and other gear at discounts

Framework has been making modular, repairable, and upgradeable laptops for a few years. And while the company’s hardware isn’t exactly cheap, it offers the promise of letting you keep using your laptop for longer by only replacing the parts you need. The company also does offer a way to save money: buy previous-gen hardware. Every […]

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Mini PCs with 12-watt Intel N97 Alder Lake-N chips now available for around $200 or less

The Intel Alder Lake line of processors are low-cost, low-power chips that debuted earlier this year as a solution for budget laptops, tablets, and mini PCs. And over the course of 2023 we’ve seen a lot of cheap mini PCs with 6-watt Intel N100 or 15-watt Intel N95 chips. But we haven’t seen a lot of […]

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HIGOLE GOLE 2 Pro is a cheap mini PC with a 5.5 inch touchscreen display, 16GB of RAM and Intel Jasper Lake

The GOLE 2 Pro is a pocket-sized device with a touchscreen display, 5.5 inch touchscreen display. But it’s not a smartphone. Instead, it’s a PC with full-sized ports, an x86 processor, and support for desktop operating systems including Windows 11 or Ubuntu. Powered by a 10-watt Intel Celeron 5105 quad-core processor and featuring 16GB of RAM and […]

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AYA Neo Slide hits Indiegogo for $700 and up (Ryzen 7840U handheld gaming PC with a keyboard and slide-up display)

The AYA Neo Slide is a handheld gaming PC with a 6 inch, 1080p display, an AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor and at least 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. It’s also one of only a few devices in this category to feature a physical keyboard. AYA says the Neo Slide should begin shipping in […]

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Nothing Chats app brings iMessage support to the Nothing Phone (2) (Update: Nothing has removed the app from Google Play because it lacks support for encrypted messaging)

The company behind the Nothing line of phones is preparing to launch an app that will solve the “green bubble” problem for Android users sending messages to their iPhone-using contacts. First unveiled November 14, 2023, Nothing Chats is a free app that basically lets your text messages show up as green bubbles in iMessage chats, […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 promises big boosts in graphics and AI performance

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7 series processors are designed for upper mid-range smartphones, delivering a more cost-efficient alternative to the company’s flagship Snapdragon 8 series chips. But the latest Snapdragon 7 chip should bring significant performance gains over last year’s version. The new Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor is expected to deliver up to a 15% boost in […]

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Lilbits: HandBrake 1.7 released, Copilot for Windows 10 is coming, and older NOOK devices will lose features in 2024

Barnes & Noble has announced that it’s pulling the plug on some key features for the NOOK Simple Touch, NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, and NOOK GlowLight eReaders. By the middle of next year you’ll no longer be able to buy eBooks on those devices, register a device with a account, or sign in […]