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Lilbits: AYA Neo Next, Handbrake 1.5, Razer’s misleading face mask marketing, and printer DRM

Shortly after announcing the AYA Neo Next handheld gaming PC that would be powered by Ryzen 5000U series processors, the folks at AYA clarified that most models would ship with AMD’s recently introduced Ryzen 7 5825U chips rather than the older Ryzen 7 5800U… even though review units that have already been sent out have […]

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Lilbits 393: The priciest webcam

Webcams are in short supply these days thanks the coronavirus pandemic. But you may already have a perfectly good camera that you can use for your next Zoom meeting or Facebook Messenger call. There are apps that will let you use an iPhone or Android device as a webcam for your computer. And some DSLR […]

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Canon’s IVY REC camera-on-a-clip hits retail next week for $130

The Canon IVY REC is basically a smartphone camera without a smartphone. The company crammed a small camera module into a stick the size of a USB flash drive and started taking pre-orders this summer through an Indiegogo campaign. Now Canon has announced that the IVY REC will go on sale through retail channels this […]

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Lilbits 373: Huawei gets (some sort of) a reprieve

After placing Huawei on an “Entity List” earlier this year and prohibiting US companies from selling products to the Chinese electronics giant, the Trump administration is easing restrictions… or something. After meeting with Chinese president Xi Jinping a few weeks ago, US president Donald Trump announced the US would “remove some curbs on Huawei” and […]

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Canon IVY REC is a USB flash drive-sized camera (crowdfunding)

Smartphone cameras have gotten pretty good in recent years, to the point where they’ve largely replaced point-and-shoot cameras for many folks. While there’s still a market for professional-quality DSLR and mirrorless cameras, camera companies like Canon are looking for other ways to engage non-professional photographers. Enter the Canon IVY REC, a tiny, portable camera that uses […]

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Lilbits (9-24-2013): Making it easier to print from your phone

Phones and tablets are gaining more desktop-like features all the time. Not only can you use a device that slides into your pocket to make phone calls, snap photos, and surf the web, but you can also use it to edit office documents, manage your finances, and much more. There are even ways to make […]