Windows 11 Might Never Allow You to Move the Taskbar

(Photo: Start11 from Stardock) When Microsoft launched Windows 11 it proudly touted its redesigned taskbar and Start Menu. Not everyone was as excited about the new designs as Microsoft. The company moved the Start Menu to the middle of the display. It also anchored the taskbar to the bottom of…

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Steam Alpha Has Finally Arrived on Chromebooks

The first reports of Steam on Chrome OS surfaced about two years ago, but Google has been mostly mum on the topic. Not anymore, though. Get ready to hear a lot about Steam on Chromebooks, starting with the new Alpha version. Unfortunately, you probably don’t have the correct hardware to…

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Steam Deck Game Performance Is Worse on Windows

Valve’s Steam Deck has finally started shipping to those who pre-ordered the machine early. It will take a long time for everyone to get their handheld game machine, and maybe Windows will work well by the time they do. It doesn’t work particularly well right now, but Valve did just…

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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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Sony Reveals Audacious Next-Gen PSVR2 Specs and Details

In a somewhat surprising announcement at CES, Sony has spilled the beans on what’s in store for the Playstation 5’s next-gen Virtual Reality hardware, and it sounds like Sony is really swinging for the fences this time around. Dubbed Playstation VR2, or PSVR2 for short, the upcoming hardware marks a…

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New AI Helps Predict When NAS HDDs are About to Bite the Dust

It’s a fact of life that all hard drives, at some point, will shuffle off this mortal coil. As a mechanical device, it’s simply inevitable. Sure, there’s stuff like Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) to help warn you of potential problems, but have you ever tried to actually look…

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