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Sony Xperia 1 IV Gaming Edition has 16GB RAM and Xperia Stream clip-on accessory for cooling and streaming

The Sony Xperia 1 IV is a premium smartphone with a 6.5 inch, 3840 x 1644 pixel OLED display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, a 240 Hz touch sampling rate, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, and 512GB of storage. When Sony launched the phone earlier this year, it shipped with 12GB of […]

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Lilbits: Raspberry Pi OS updated, eero’s first routers reach end of life(ish), Sony mobile gaming accessories launching next week

Wireless routers make life a lot easier by allowing your phones, tablets, PCs, TVs, and all sorts of other devices to connect to the internet without running a series of Ethernet cables around your house. But since these routers are basically little computers that connect to the outside world, they’re subject to security threats just […]

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Lilbits: PineBuds Pro, PlayStation Studios Mobile Division, and StarFive JH7110 RISC-V chip details

At least two upcoming single-board computers will be powered by StarFive’s new JH7110 processor featuring four RISC-V CPU cores and Imagination BXE-4-32 graphics, the Star64 board from Pine64, and the VisionFive 2 from StarFive. Now more details about the chip’s full feature set are have been revealed. The StarFive JH7110 is a quad-core RISC-V processor […]

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Sony Xperia 1 IV smartphone has an optical zoom camera with 85-125mm continuous zoom

Plenty of modern smartphones have telephoto cameras that let you get closer to the action. But most have a fixed focal length, which means that you have only a few choices for zoom level before you start relying on digital zoom. The new Sony Xperia 1 IV is different. One of the three cameras on the […]

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Lilbits: PineNote, Sony LinkBuds, and Intel’s foundry business

Pine64 is a company which develops hardware aimed at open source software enthusiasts and then encourages independent developers to create the software that will run on it. So far that approach has generated results with a series of affordable laptops, smartphones, and a tablet. The company’s most recent product is a $399 E Ink tablet […]

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Sony Xperia 5 III is now available in the US for $1000 (Flagship phone specs and an adjustable telephoto camera)

The Sony Xperia 5 III is a flagship-class smartphone with a high quality display, a speedy processor, and three rear cameras featuring Sony Exmor image sensors. The telephoto camera also has an adjustable focal length, making the Sony Xperia 5 III one of the first smartphones with that feature. Sony introduced the phone last April, […]

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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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Sony’s $1800 Xperia PRO-I is a high-end camera that’s also a smartphone, I guess

Sony makes high-end cameras. Sony also makes smartphones. So it’s no surprise that the company also makes the cameras used in many smartphones, including Google’s highly-rated Pixel smartphones. Up until recently, Sony’s own phones weren’t really known for stand-out camera capabilities though. But earlier this year the company changed that by introducing the Sony Xperia […]