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Steam Deck OLED has a bigger, brighter display, faster WiFi, and longer battery life

Valve is shaking up its Steam Deck line of handheld gaming PCs. Prices still range from $399 to $649, but Valve is doing away with the old entry-level model that had 64GB of eMMC storage, which means that prices now start at $399 for a model with a 256GB SSD. But the bigger change? If […]

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Lilbits: Samsung’s Temporary Cloud Backup could make switching (Samsung) phones easier

Samsung has unveiled a new Temporary Cloud Backup feature for Galaxy S and Z series smartphones running One UI 6 that should make it a lot easier to backup and restore data when repairing or switching phones. Basically it offers unlimited cloud storage for your files… for a limited time. You can take up as […]

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Lilbits: Thunderobot’s new mini gaming PC, GNOME 45, and the Steam Deck 2 (isn’t coming soon)

There’s no shortage of mini PCs on the market these days, but most are designed to prioritize compact size over processing power. Chinese PC maker Thunderobot’s new Thor Mix mini gaming PC stands out thanks to its discrete GPU and game console-like design. Unveiled in China last month, it’s now available in that country for […]

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Lilbits: Valve’s next device, Google’s Pixel and Pixel Watch 2 sneak peeks, and Framework’s upcoming SD card expansion module

Framework’s laptops are modular and repairable, which means you can open up the case and replace the mainboard, speakers, display, or any other important bits. But it also means you can choose the ports you want and position them where you’d like them, thanks to the company’s Expansion Card system. But while Framework offers expansion […]

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Compare handheld gaming PC specs (Asus, AYA, GPD, Lenovo, ONEXPLAYER, and Valve)

There are a growing number of handheld gaming PCs on the market, and the list keeps growing. While the Valve Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ally, and Lenovo Legion Go grab a lot of headlines these days, they’re not exactly the only games in town – not by a long shot. In fact, there are so […]

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Valve now sells refurbished Steam Decks for $319 and up

Valve’s Steam Deck is already one of the most affordable (and certainly one of the most popular) handheld gaming PCs, with prices starting at $399 for an entry-level model and going up to $649 for a top-of-the-line configuration. Now handheld gamers on a budge have even cheaper options soon: Valve is now selling refurbished Steam […]

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Lilbits: More games for the Steam Deck (and other Linux PCs), more Pixel Tablet leaks

Valve’s Steam Deck ships with the Linux-based SteamOS operating system pre-installed, but it can run a lot of Windows games thanks to Valve’s Proton software, which translates many Windows system calls to Linux. The tool is based on the long-running Wine project, but places an emphasis on gaming. Today Valve released one of the biggest updates […]

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Lilbits: Digital Posters with 42 inch E Ink displays, Steam ends support for older Windows versions

Device makers have been using E Ink displays for eBook readers for two decades. But in recent years E Ink has been pushing into other areas including wearables, signage, and even architectural applications. Now the company is partnering with Sharp to bring “Digital Posters” to Japan. Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around […]

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Steam now lets you copy games from PC to PC (or Steam Deck) over a local network

Valve’s Steam gaming platform allows you to download and install games you’ve purchased on multiple computers. But up until now doing that required connecting to the internet and waiting while your system downloads installation and update files. Now Valve has introduced a new Local Network Game Transfer feature that lets you copy games from one […]

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Steam Deck hardware upgrades will likely be on a console-like timeline rather than PC-like

Gaming PCs tend to get more powerful every year, with new desktop and laptop systems arriving annually with the latest chips from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. But Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo game consoles tend to get upgrades every five years or so. This allows companies to sell the same hardware for a longer time, while game […]