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Yes, You Can Use The Steam Deck As A Computer (Here’s How)

Yes, You Can Use The Steam Deck As A Computer (Here’s How)

It only does…everything?Gif: Kotaku The more time I spend with Valve’s Steam Deck, the more I’m fascinated by it. While it’s obviously rad for the incredibly rich selection of games it plays, I’ve found it’s actually a really solid mini-PC for work, creation, and just everyday PC-related tasks, so today I’ll show you how to …

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Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Does Google Think Gen Z Is the Answer to Its Green Text Woes?

Will Android and Apple ever play nice? Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo This week, along with a mass opening again folding Samsung devices and accessories, Google launched its own ad campaign in an attempt to rally the troops against Apple’s tyrannical reign over messaging. of Google #receive the message The campaign hopes to fan the flames of …

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How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

How to Use End-to-End Encryption in Facebook Messenger Right Now

Meta might not be a bastion of digital privacy (and may very well be an enemy of it), but times might be changing. The company announced on Thursday August 11th they are testing End-to-End Encryption (E2EE) for Facebook Messenger as the flaw, which means that all Messenger users would have their chats protected from prying …

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How to pick the best MacBook so you’re not overspending for what you don’t need

How to pick the best MacBook so you're not overspending for what you don't need

A new MacBook Air with M2 chip is displayed during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, on June 6, 2022. Pedro Dasilva | Reuters Apple has five MacBook computers to choose from, which can be a bit daunting if you’re looking for a new laptop come back-to-school season. There’s the new MacBook …

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Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16’s Safety Check Feature

Everyone Should Be Using iOS 16's Safety Check Feature

Photo: rafaprensa (Shutterstock) With iOS 16Apple is bringing even more privacy-focused features for your iPhone. we have already discussed lock modethat protects your data when you suspect you may be the target of a sophisticated cyber attack. Not exactly a universal use case, but another new feature, Safety Check can benefit anyone with an iPhone. …

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Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes ‘green bubbles’

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes 'green bubbles'

Android mascots line the demo area at the Google I/O Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Google, the developer of Android, is increasing pressure on Apple to adopt RCS, a next-generation standard for text messages. He argues that Apple’s RCS support would help prevent some of the problems …

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How To Actually Play Netflix’s Surprisingly Terrific Games

How To Actually Play Netflix’s Surprisingly Terrific Games

Image: digital sun Yes, Netflix has some great games, but nobody plays them. According to a recent reportHowever, less than 1 percent of people who subscribe to the streaming service actually take advantage of its free games. That stat is surely not helped by the process you have to go through to play, which, while …

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Parking in the Sun for 30 Minutes Could One Day Make Your Car’s Scratches Disappear

Parking in the Sun for 30 Minutes Could One Day Make Your Car's Scratches Disappear

“Self-healing surface of a model car after scratching when exposed to focused sunlight with a magnifying glass (top) or direct sunlight (bottom).”Image: Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT) Like a screen saver for your entire car, a new protective layer developed by researchers at Korea Chemical Technology Research Institute could actually go one step …

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Some Epson Printers Are Programmed to Stop Working After a Certain Amount of Use

Some Epson Printers Are Programmed to Stop Working After a Certain Amount of Use

Image: gizmodo Printers remain one of the most frustrating pieces of consumer electronics, but it turns out that thirst for expensive ink and sometimes chewing and choking on paper aren’t the biggest challenges when using an Epson printer. What some users have discoveredhardware could be programmed to just stop working one dayif used too often. …

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Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

Video game giants had a miserable second quarter as the pandemic gaming boom hits a wall

A gamer plays on Sony’s Playstation 5 console at his home in Seoul. Yelim Lee | AFP via Getty Images The giants of the video game world saw their sales fall in the second quarter, as the initial tailwinds of the Covid pandemic faded. In the three months ending in June, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo …

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