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Lilbits: Lenovo’s next ThinkPad X1 foldable, Asus Zenfone 9, and turning the Game Boy Camera into a modern mirrorless camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold was one of the first tablets with a foldable display that lets you position it like a laptop, hold it like a book, or fold it in half. But it was also one of the only computers to ever ship with an Intel Lakefield processor, known for its unimpressive performance. […]

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Lilbits: Apple Watch Series 8 and Samsung Galaxy Watch5 leaks, hacker reimagines Game Boy as a landscape device

Apple and Samsung are both set to launch new smartwatches later this year… and neither is doing a great job of keeping a lid on the top secret plans. Bloomberg reports that Apple will debut a new “extreme sports” model with a rugged design and bigger battery, while Samsung is allegedly planning to introduce a […]

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Lilbits: Game Boy Color could have been an email device, more Lenovo laptop leaks

Over the past week or so Lenovo’s Chinese division has teased a few upcoming products including a Lenovo Legion Y700 tablet designed for gaming and a Lenovo Legion Y7000P gaming laptop. But thanks to a series of leaks, we also have a look at some of the company’s upcoming global products including the latest ThinkBook […]

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Lilbits: WiFi Game Boy Cartridge, Framework modular laptop in Europe, and more

Folks have been hacking the Game Boy for decades, but surprisingly up until now one thing that nobody seems to have done is create a WiFi Game Boy cartridge that allows Nintendo’s original handheld game console to connect to the internet wirelessly. Well, now we can scratch that off the list, because a hacker created […]

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DIY solar powered Game Boy Pocket never needs to be plugged in (if there’s sunlight)

When the Game Boy Pocket was released in 1996, it was a smaller, lighter alternative to the original Game Boy with an improved (but still greyscale) display). But it still offered similar battery life (about 10 hours), while running on just two AAA batteries (rather than four AA batteries). But over the past few decades, […]

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Using a Game Boy Camera in 2021: Transfer crappy photos to your phone, use it as a webcam

The Game Boy Camera is a digital camera released in 1998 as an accessory for Nintendo Game Boy handheld game consoles. It allowed users to snap low-resolution, pixelated black and white images. You can save up to 30 images at a time, but the only way to get the images off the  Game Boy was […]

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Lilbits: Chip shortage, Pebble smartwatch afterlife, and mining Bitcoin with a Game Boy

The global chip shortage is leading to product delays and price increases for a wide range of products including automobiles, game consoles, and single board computers. And it could continue through much of 2021, and possibly into next year or beyond. There are a number of factors contributing to the shortage – rising demand for […]

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Lilbits: New tricks for old gadgets (Twitter for PalmOS, videos for Game Boys)

Mobile devices have come a long way in the past two decades. There are billions of smartphones in the world that people use to keep in touch, watch cat videos, and argue on social media. They’re basically pocket-sized computers. And while we had pocket-sized computers twenty years ago, they were much slower and much more […]

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Play Game Boy cartridges on your TV with RetroN Sq (up for pre-order now, ships in March)

The RetroN Sq started as a joke. In 2017 gaming accessory maker Hyperkin tweeted a drawing of a device that would let you play games from Game Boy cartridges on a TV. But that tweet came out ahead of April Fools’ Day and the company initially had no plans to release a real product with […]

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Lilbits: Game Boy’s long lost WorkBoy accessory revealed at last

The Game Boy changed the way people play video games when it was first released in 1989. It wasn’t the first handheld gaming device, but it hit a sweet spot thanks to a combination of portability, playability, and a great selection of games. But it was almost more than a game console – in the […]