Reviewers Like the Steam Deck, but Good Luck Getting One

The Valve Steam Deck is now available, well, technically. The first units are shipping in the coming days, and reviews are out. You might feel more inclined to order one after reading the generally positive reviews, but don’t get your hopes up. The shipping queue is going to stretch into…

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AMD Cuts Prices on its 5000-Series Ryzen CPUs by Up to 25 Percent

After almost two years of writing articles about the chip shortage, scalper pricing, and supply chain issues, there’s finally a ray of sunshine in another otherwise gloomy forecast. AMD has lowered the pricing on its top-shelf 5000-series GPUs across the board. You should see the new pricing reflected any any…

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What the Nvidia Deal Collapse Means for ARM

Late on Monday, Nvidia’s $66B attempt to purchase ARM from Softbank collapsed. Regulators in the US, UK, and EU all raised concerns over the impact of allowing one of ARM’s customers to purchase the company. Had the deal gone through, Nvidia would have been at the center of a silicon…

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Nvidia Reportedly Ready to Give Up on Its Acquisition of ARM

Nvidia’s takeover of ARM Ltd. from Softbank isn’t going so well. Ever since the deal was first announced in September of 2020, the mega merger has run into a series of roadblocks, lawsuits, and disapproval from industry giants that has company insiders reportedly ready to throw up their hands and…

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Google Releases Very Limited Beta of Android Games on Windows

The smartphone wars were won by apps. That’s why we’re all using Android and iOS phones rather than Palm and BlackBerry. The number of apps on those platforms doesn’t matter as much these days — it’s more than enough. Now, some of Android’s enormous app catalog is destined for Windows.…

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