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Sony’s $200 PlayStation Portal handheld game streaming device hacked to run native code (like a PSP emulator)

The Sony PlayStation Portal is a handheld device that looks like a portable game console, but it’s not positioned as a standalone device. Instead, Sony markets the Portal as a PlayStation 5 companion that lets you stream PS5 games from your console. That’s all you can do with it… officially. But unofficially? A small group of […]

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Lilbits: A real PlayStation handheld on the way? And goodbye Google Cache, hello Linux laptop with Raptor Lake Refresh

Last year Sony launched its first PlayStation-branded handheld gaming device since killing off the PlayStation Vita. But the new PlayStation Portal isn’t a standalone game console – it’s basically a remote control for a PS5, allowing users to stream games over a network connection. Meanwhile the Nintendo Switch, Valve Steam Deck, and countless other handhelds […]

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Lilbits: Humane Ai Pin ships in March, AYA Neo Slide ships now, Planet Computers tries again

After launching a line of handheld computers including the Gemini PDA, Cosmo Communicator, and Astro Slide, Planet Computers announced something different earlier this year: a line of small Linux desktop computers with touchscreen display panels on the front and ARM-based processors on the inside. A crowdfunding campaign for the PlanetPC XR1 and XR2 was a […]

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Sony brings PlayStation Remote Play to Chromecast with Google TV 4K and other Android TV platforms

Google may have killed off its Stadia game streaming service, but if you have one of Google’s Chromecast with Google TV (4K) media streamers, you can still use it to stream games from the cloud using NVIDIA’s GeForce Now, Netflix game streaming (beta), and a handful of less well-known services. Now Sony has announced one […]

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Sony’s $200 PlayStation Portal is up for pre-order, ships Nov 15 (Handheld for PS5 Remote Play streaming)

Sony’s PlayStation Remote Play feature lets you stream games from your console to other devices including phones, tablets, laptops, or other consoles in order to play games without being tethered to your PS5. Now Sony has announced it’ll launch the first mobile device designed specifically for Remote Play. The Sony PlayStation Portal is a handheld […]

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Sony’s Project Q is an 8 inch handheld that streams games from your PS5

Sony is working on a new handheld gaming device… sort of. The company’s next handheld won’t be a next-gen PSP or PS Vita, because it’s not really a standalone product at all. Code-named Project Q, the new device is basically a PS5 companion that will let you interact with your games from anywhere in your […]

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Sony’s next PlayStation handheld may a PS5 streaming companion rather than a standalone console

Sony hasn’t offered a handheld game console since the company discontinued the PlayStation Vita in 2019. It was already looking pretty long in the tooth at that point, having been first been released seven years earlier. Now there are reports that Sony could planning to launch a new handheld. But it’s not exactly a direct […]

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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 […]