Monthly Archives: July 2021

New Steam Deck reservations now showing ‘expected order availability’ in Q2 and Q3 2022

If you’re looking to reserve a Steam Deck and haven’t managed to secure a reservation yet, it looks like you’ll be waiting a while to actually get your device. According to Steam’s store site on Sunday, the $399 64GB Steam Deck and the $529 256GB version both have “expected order availability” dates of of Q2 […]

Biden says platforms like Facebook are ‘killing people’ with COVID-19 misinformation

The White House escalated its fight against vaccine misinformation on Friday, with President Biden directly criticizing Facebook and other platforms for allowing vaccine misinformation to spread — and consequently raising the ongoing death toll from the deadly pandemic. Asked for a message to platforms like Facebook, Biden replied, “They’re killing people … the only pandemic […]

Elgato announces new Stream Deck the same day Valve announces new Steam Deck

Elgato’s Stream Deck is a popular tool for live-streamers, letting them set shortcuts and controls they can access with the push of a button, and the company announced a new model on Thursday, the Stream Deck MK. 2. This version brings a host of welcome improvements, including a detachable stand, interchangeable faceplates, and a removable […]

Facebook is giving up on brain-typing as an AR glasses interface

A Facebook-backed initiative aiming to let people type by thinking has concluded with new findings published today. Project Steno was a multi-year collaboration between Facebook and the University of California San Francisco’s Chang Lab, aiming to create a system that translates brain activity into words. A new research paper, published in The New England Journal […]

The Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con drift problem, explained

Nintendo Switch owners have been experiencing problems with the console’s removable Joy-Con controllers for years now, with users reporting weird joystick drifting problems that cause false inputs and have been steadily growing over time as original Switch machines grow older. Ever since a report by Kotaku from July 2019 shined a light on the Joy-Con […]