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Lilbits: Steam Deck supports 4,500+ PC games, Samsung Galaxy Watch5 launched, and Microsoft makes porting x86 apps to Windows on ARM easier

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer that ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. But while most PC games are designed to run on Windows, many of them are also playable on the Steam Deck either because developers have ported them to the platform or because Valve’s Proton compatibility software allows […]

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Steam Deck handheld gaming PC expands to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

When the Steam Deck first launched earlier this year, it was only available for purchase in the US, Canada, UK, and European Union. But now Valve has announced that the handheld gaming PC is coming to more regions, starting with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Customers in those countries can now reserve a […]

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Valve is shipping Steam Decks faster than expected, will fill all existing orders by end of 2022

Valve’s Steam Deck is a powerful, versatile, and affordable handheld gaming PC… that’s been hard to get your hands on since it first began shipping in February. But that’s starting to change. Valve has been ramping up production in recent months and the company says that’s allowed it to ship units to customers faster than […]

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Lilbits: Say goodbye to Google Hangouts, hello to a bunch of new Apple gear (and increased Steam Deck shipments)

The Valve Steam Deck is one of the most popular handheld gaming PCs to date, and certainly the highest profile model thanks to an affordable price tag, robust software ecosystem, and the fact that it comes from the company behind the popular Steam game client (plus popular games like Portal, Dota, and Half-Life). One problem? It’s […]

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Compare handheld gaming PC specs (Anbernic, AYN, AYA, GPD, ONEXPLAYER, and Valve)

There are a growing number of handheld gaming PCs on the market, and the list keeps growing. While Valve’s Steam Deck grabs a lot of headlines these days, it’s not exactly the only game in town. In fact, there are so many different models available or set to launch in the coming year that it […]

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Steam Deck spare parts and repair guides are now available from iFixit

The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC that crams the guts of a laptop computer into a compact design that’s meant to be held in your hands. But despite the tight fit, Valve promised earlier this year that the Steam Deck would be user-repairable. And now the company is delivering on that promise. Spare […]

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Lilbits: Apple’s Self Service Repair isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

Apple launched its Self Service Repair program in April in what appeared to be a major win for the right to repair movement. Folks who want to buy a replacement screen, battery, or other components without taking their phone to a repair shop can now do that. But actually fixing a phone by yourself? That’s […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck software update, beginning of the end for the Pixel 3a, and Audacity in the Microsoft Store

Valve’s latest beta software update for the Steam Deck brings experimental support for controlling the screen refresh rate in games and allows the Linux-based operating system to control the fan speed as well as when the fan activates in the first place, which can cut down on unwanted noise in some circumstances. Unfortunately there’s also […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck Dock updated ahead of launch, Google kills call recording on Android (again), and more

Valve’s Steam Deck is a gaming PC designed to be held in your hands. But if you want to use it for desktop-style gaming, you can always connect an external display, keyboard, mouse, or other hardware. And the company plans to begin selling an official Steam Deck Dock later this spring that will make it […]

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Lilbits: Another AMD handheld gaming PC, Volla Phone 22 (with Android or Ubuntu), and Asus Tinker Edge R single-board computer

The ONEXPLAYER Mini is a handheld gaming PC with a 7 inch display, built-in game controllers, and a choice of processors – a model with an 11th-gen Intel processor launched in January, and a new model with a 12th-gen Intel chip is coming soon. Last month One Netbook introduced a version with an AMD Ryzen […]