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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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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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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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Lilbits: AR Glasses, Ubuntu Touch, Sony WF-1000XM5 earbuds, and Android 4.4 KitKat is about to get less useful

It’s been nearly a decade since Google released Android 4.4 KitKat, which brought memory improvements, initial support for identifying the source of phone calls from unknown numbers, the introduction of the “OK Google” voice keyword, an immersive mode for apps and games, and other features… some of which have survived through the years in one […]

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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 latest flagship phones leave me wondering if anyone still buys Sony’s flagship phones

The Sony Xperia 1 V is an Android phone with a 6.5 inch, 3840 x 16444 pixel 120 Hz OLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage and a 5,000 mAh battery. It’s also the first phone to ship with Sony’s new “Xmor T for mobile” image sensor. […]

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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: Sony PS VR2 coming in Feb for $550, when Ryzen 9 isn’t faster than Ryzen 7, and goodbye Google Hangouts (again)

It’s been six years since Sony released the PlayStation VR accessory, bringing support for virtual reality games to PlayStation game consoles. At the time its $399 price tag was very competitive, and its specs weren’t too bad by 2016 standards. Now Sony is getting ready to launch a 2nd-gen model featuring a higher-quality display and […]

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Now you can jailbreak a PlayStation 5 (but you can’t run homebrew code yet)

News broke over the weekend that hackers had found a way to jailbreak the Sony PlayStation 5 video game console. This allows you to access hidden settings and features and load custom code including games and other software that aren’t officially supported. Now a utility has been released that anyone can use to jailbreak a […]