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  1. benoitb

    Pyra why ?

    Form factor, built to be maintainable as long as possible. What are the competitors, really ? GPD is the closest but build to make sure you buy the next one 2 years later.
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    Looking for ICP 2.5a firmware but all sites have been taken down

    URL update for my archive: I'm using it with a Raspberry Pi 3 now running Retropie and using the integrated bluetooth. Works well in HID joystick mode. This is a good device, good design from the start as it is still very useful...
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    Long time lurker, thinking about purchasing

    For Dropbox (and Microsoft Onedrive Enterprise) I use rclone on my raspberry pi server at home. It works kind of like rsync so you have a limitation of needing to decide when you push or pull to/from the cloud storage, it is not instant sync as the dropbox client. But it's FOSS and works really...
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    Mmm, this means I could actually use it as my work laptop. Now I would need to convince my IT department to let me get this rather than a Dell model.
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    Welcome to the updated site!

    I like the new look and it's still snappy. Very welcome change.
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    CPU Boards & Prices

    I've said it before but a nice approach would be to use the Raspberry Pi compute module that is upgraded from time to time independantly from the Pyra project. It's probably very hard to design around that hardware as well. When the Pyra was being designed I think there was only the 1st compute...
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    Raspberry Pi 4 released

    From the bench on medium it looks like wihtout any cooling it throttles between 1 and 1.5GHz. It looks very likely that this could run @100% it left at 1GHz.
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    Future of the CPU board?

    And the Switch runs the CPU @ 1GHz, even while having a fan. Not the max 1.9GHz or so that the Tegra theoreticaly supports.
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    What are you playing this weekend/these days?

    Well the Switch version is widescreen, HD, 60fps, no pop-in.
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    What are you playing this weekend/these days?

    Virtua Racing on the Switch. A wonderful port, better than previous conversions and even better than the arcade version.
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    SONY PS5 (PlayStation 5)

    Resolution increase is usefull for big screens (and VR since it's pretty much the biggest possible screen taking your whole field of vision). For example on my projector, the increase from 720p to 1080p is extremely noticeable. When I watch my camera stills on the big 1080p screen I really wish...
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    SONY PS5 (PlayStation 5)

    Me too, at these specs even at the end of 2020 I smell a 600€ price point.
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    Google Stadia

    In France it only takes about half of the stuff. Will or no will. If we decided to take 100% and redistribute for example at every 18yo person in the country, that would amount to a package of around 180K€ to get you started in life.
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    Google Stadia

    We don't blink while gaming. Or a rythm game like Project Diva, or a competitive fast paced game like Rocket League, etc... It's no wonder they use Assassin's Creed to demonstrate the service.
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    Google Stadia

    Very similar to the arcades back in the day actually. Being a bit mocking we could call it a return to the roots of video gaming.
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    Google Stadia

    My mind exactly. This may be useful for people willing to play games without the hardware investment and who don't care about technical perfection. Also travelling businessmen for example, pluging a chromecast to your hotel's TV sounds quite appealing if the experience is not too bad. Not for...
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    SONY PlayStation Vita (PS Vita)

    Especially so when played on a Vita :D
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    SONY PlayStation Vita (PS Vita)

    Love my Vita, I hacked it and installed a big micro SD card in a SD2Vita adapter. Now I can leave my cartridges at home making it even more portable and convenient on trips.
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    GPD MicroPC

    If you're not using special proprietary software that is only available on Windows, this could probably be very easily solved by using Linux. I believe your USB serial adapter will always be /dev/ttyUSB0 in Linux.
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    Nintendo Switch

    I played Rez Infinite on my Daydream. It was a good gaming experience but the phone heats up a lot and battery life is not good.