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Lilbits: Apple leaks, NVIDIA’s ARM CPUs, and PC shipments are (way) up

Every quarter a handful of analysts release reports letting us know if shipments of devices like PCs, smartphones, tablets, and smart home devices are rising, falling, or flat. Sometimes this data gives us a good idea of current and future trends. This year, I’m not really so sure what it tells us. With that in […]

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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: Wireless Air Charging, E Ink color improvements, and VR is coming to the PS5

Chinese phone maker Oppo has announced it’s licensing its VOOC fast charging technology for use in automobiles, third-party chargers, and other products. But the company is also demonstrating a new wireless charging technology called Wireless Air Charging that makes it easier to charge gadgets when you place them near a charging mat, and not necessarily in […]

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Lilbits 386: Cheating at benchmarks

Benchmark utilities are designed to let you run the same exact test on multiple phones, PCs, or other devices so you can get an apples-to-apples comparison and see how they stack up against one another in terms of CPU, graphics, memory, and storage performance, among other things. At least that’s the idea. In practice, some […]

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Full Sony PlayStation 5 specs unveiled

Sony’s next-gen game console will have across-the-board performance enhancements thanks to upgraded processor, memory, and storage specs. In an online press event today, Sony provided detailed specs for the upcoming Sony PlayStation 5 The game console will be powered by an 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor with custom RDNA 2 graphics offering 10.28 TFLOPs of […]

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PS4 Remote Play adds iOS support, streams console games to iPhones

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Remote Play lets console owners stream games to another device, letting you play games using a Mac or PC, an Android phone (as long as it’s made by Sony), or a (recently discontinued) PlayStation Vita. Now you can also use Remote Play with an iPhone or iPad. Sony recently rolled out a […]

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Sony PlayStation Classic coming in December for $100 (with 20 PS1 games pre-loaded)

Sony is following in Nintendo’s footsteps and launching a tiny replica of a classic game console with a bunch of games pre-installed. The PlayStation Classic is set to hit the streets on December 3rd, and it’s already up for pre-order for $100 from Best Buy and GameStop. The retro console looks like a shrunken version […]

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Sony pulls plug on PlayStation Now game streaming for some platforms this summer

Sony’s PlayStation Now is a game streaming service that launched in 2014, allowing you to stream some PS3 games over the internet to PlayStation game consoles or some other devices including select handheld devices and smart TVs. Last year the company also added support for streaming PS3 games to a Windows 10 computer. Now Sony […]

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Sony to bring a half dozen PlayStation games to mobile next year

Nintendo isn’t the only game console company getting into the mobile space. Earlier this year Sony announced it was forming a new group called ForwardWorks aimed at bringing PlayStation content to mobile devices. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that Sony’s PlayStation division “plans to release five or six smartphone games” by March, 2018. There’s […]

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PlayStation VR launches next week, early reviews are positive

Sony’s first foray into virtual reality is almost here. The PlayStation VR will be available in stores starting October 13th for $400 (or $500 for a VR Launch Bundle with a camera and motion controllers for folks that don’t already have them). That price doesn’t include the cost of a PlayStation 4 game console, but […]

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PlayStation Vita jailbreak lets you run emulators, other homebrew software (PlayStation TV too)

Nearly four years after Sony launched the PlayStation Vita handheld game console, a team of hackers have released a simple method for jailbreaking the device. All you need to do to jailbreak your device is visit the HENkaku website using the PlayStation Vita web browser and tap the install button. HENkaku will take advantage of a […]