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Steam Deck: Valve Is Doing its Best to Avoid Thumbstick Drift

1 month ago   |   By N4G

Valve is confident that the Steam Deck's joysticks won't suffer from drift, after a spate of problems for other manufacturers.
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Steam Deck Ship Dates Slip Into Q3 2022 as Pundits Debate Its Appeal

Steam Deck Ship Dates Slip Into Q3 2022 as Pundits Debate Its Appeal

1 month ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Valve only just opened reservations for its Steam Deck to anyone over the weekend, and the wait times are already up to six months long in some cases. As of this writing, the Steam Deck 64GB and 256GB models have an estimated availability date of Q2 2022, while the Steam Deck 512GB model is delayed until Q3 2022. This puts an amusing spin on the debate over whether the Steam Deck will succeed. Valve has clearly tapped an interest in the PC market. An ordering system loophole spotted by Ars Technica disclosed that roughly 110,000 people pre-ordered one of the two higher-end systems in the...
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Steam Deck: How SteamOS Bridges the Gap Between Console and PC

1 month ago   |   By IGN

Valve's newly announced Steam Deck has the tricky task of merging two very different worlds. It has the heart of a full blown PC, but the form factor of a handheld console primarily navigated by gamepad. The glue attempting to hold those together nicely is the Deck's new version of SteamOS, a Linux-based OS that bridges the gap with a slim, accessible UI for those who just want a hassle-free gaming device while leaving the door open for pretty much anything you can imagine beyond that. I got to play the Steam Deck and talk to some of the people at Valve who are making it, and one thing...
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Many Windows Central readers aren't sold on Valve's Steam Deck

Many Windows Central readers aren't sold on Valve's Steam Deck

1 month ago   |   By Windows Central

The results aren't overwhelmingly enthusiastic.
What you need to know
We ran a poll asking if readers will pre-order Valve's Steam Deck.
As of this post, nearly 45% of respondents voted that they're not pre-ordering it.
Over 25% voted to say they're waiting for more info on the product before deciding.
On Saturday, we ran our weekly poll to check in with the mood of Windows Central readers on the latest news. This time around, the hot topic was Valve's Steam Deck , otherwise known as the handheld system that's soon to bring major AAA Windows-powered games to the world of portable devices...
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AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

AC Podcast 535: OnePlus Nord 2 review; RCS Messaging

Harish, Alex, Jerry, and Ara check out the OnePlus Nord 2 and evaluate continued rumors of a foldable Pixel. They also chat about carrier adoption of the RCS messaging standard... Read more ...

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix

Streaming in Canada on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Crave, Disney+ and Netflix

Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms. Our ‘Streaming in Canada' column typically focuses... Read more ...

Asus Chromebooks go on sale today: check out price, specs, and offers

Asus Chromebooks go on sale today: check out price, specs, and offers

Asus' six Chromebooks -- C223, C423, C523 and Flip C214 -- will go on sale in India starting today. Prices start at Rs 17,999 一 check out all the details here. Read more ...

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple's next watch

Apple Watch Series 7: All there is to know about Apple's next watch

The Apple Watch has completely changed the wearable world. Sure, there were smartwatches before the Apple Watch, but none as impactful, influential, and well-implemented. The... Read more ...

Nobody likes dealing with phone calls, so here's how to block them all

Nobody likes dealing with phone calls, so here's how to block them all

The best Android phones can do just about anything these days - did you know they can even make phone calls, but you probably want to learn how to block incoming calls, right?... Read more ...

Amazon Canada has some Apple Watch Series 6 models for $60 off

Amazon Canada has some Apple Watch Series 6 models for $60 off

Some Apple Watch Series 6 models are on sale at Amazon Canada right now for up to $60 off. While the discount isn't huge, it's rare to see sales on current-gen Apple products... Read more ...

The latest Windows 11 build brings the Teams Chat app, but will you use it?

The latest Windows 11 build brings the Teams Chat app, but will you use it?

The new Chat app brings Microsoft Teams for consumers right to the Taskbar, but will you actually use it? Microsoft's latest build of Windows 11 , build 22000.100 , brings... Read more ...

Nokia Mobile updates its Security & OS update tracker with latest details

Nokia Mobile updates its Security & OS update tracker with latest details

The official Nokia Mobile Security + OS update tracker page for Nokia smartphones has been updated recently on July 23, 2021. The page update brings details about the... Read more ...

OnePlus rolls out Oxygen OS Open Beta 12 for OnePlus 8 series

OnePlus rolls out Oxygen OS Open Beta 12 for OnePlus 8 series

A new update is now rolling out if you participate in the Oxygen OS Beta program on either the OnePlus 8 or the OnePlus 8 Pro. Although Android 11 rolled out to these devices... Read more ...

New Gorilla Glass for camera lenses will improve smartphone photography

New Gorilla Glass for camera lenses will improve smartphone photography

Most people rely on their smartphones for photos and videos. Thanks to the various advancements from smartphone vendors each year, there's almost no point in getting a... Read more ...