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Microsoft offers fix for Windows 11 gaming performance issues

Microsoft is offering Windows 11 users a preview of an update that fixes some gaming performance problems. The software maker originally warned of issues with lower than expected performance in some games earlier this month, after some Windows 11 users that had upgraded to the latest 2022 Update (22H2) noticed problems. “Some games and apps…

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The Steam Deck arrives in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan on December 17th

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld will start shipping to Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Taiwan on December 17th. Reservations for the handheld PC-meets-console opened up through Komodo in August, and customers who preordered will start receiving requests to finalize orders starting December 1st. The first Steam Deck units in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and…

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Elon Musk is delaying Twitter’s paid verification to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut

Twitter’s revamped Blue subscription might not be available as an in-app purchase on iOS when it eventually relaunches so that it can dodge Apple’s 30 percent cut of App Store purchases, according to Platformer. When the new Blue was briefly available earlier this month, you could only purchase it through Twitter’s iOS app. But while…

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LG and MSI are taking on Samsung’s Odyssey G9 with giant curved OLED gaming monitors

Not quite as wide or high-res as the 49-inch Samsung Odyssey G9.Image: LG First off, it’s an OLED, with the incredible colors and inky blacks that the organically backlit pixel technology brings. (Both the Odyssey G9 and Neo G9 could struggle with local dimming in the dark regions of games, so here’s hoping.) Second, that…

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Good luck getting a new iPhone 14 Pro before the holidays

Workers at the massive Foxconn facility have reportedly been forced to live on-site in an attempt to contain a covid outbreak. Protests ensued, with workers citing withheld pay and poor conditions, spurring Foxconn to offer some newly recruited employees $1,400 to leave the facility. When the strict lockdown measures went into effect earlier this month,…

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It feels like incredible customer service might be bad for the environment

It’s a good day when you get a free replacement for something broken. For me, it was a new controller. My old controller had its right joystick snap off in my bag. Despite the protruding nub snapping off, the analog mechanism still worked — so I reached out to the manufacturer for a replacement stick,…

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Amazon built the most realistic version of SimCity we’ve ever seen

Amazon has a new AWS service, AWS SimSpace Weaver, that lets users build massive simulations that look like real-world SimCity maps. The idea of this new service is that users can take advantage of Amazon’s massive AWS resources to run simulations that scale across multiple servers without running into computing or memory limitations, which could…

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Kensington made a new wireless version of its SlimBlade trackball mouse

Kensington’s new version of its SlimBlade trackball mouse has a big improvement over the original model: wireless connectivity. With the SlimBlade Pro, which Kensington announced on Tuesday, you’ll be able to connect the trackball to your PC or Mac via Bluetooth or with a 2.4GHz wireless dongle (via 9to5Mac). Kensington claims the SlimBlade Pro will…

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How to find your Apple Music Replay

I am a devoted Apple Music user, and you will pry the service out of my cold, dead hands. Still, I’ve spent the past few Decembers incredibly jealous of the sea of Spotify rewinds that populated my friends’ social media profiles. Sure, Apple has always had ways to see your most-played songs over given periods…

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Polestar CEO doesn’t want the company’s first e-bike to be a “marketing stunt”

Polestar is making its own e-bike. In a recent interview with The Verge, Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath confirmed that the company was working on a battery-powered two-wheeler along with Sweden’s Allebike, with which it had previously worked on a Polestar-branded nonelectric mountain bike. But that said, Ingenlath said he is cognizant of how it looks…

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