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Month: January 2022 (Page 1 of 12)

Gaming Chromebooks Could Be On the Way, Here’s Why

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It looks like Google is hard at work on gaming Chromebooks, as there are quite a few signs that indicate that these devices are coming. Here’s why we think Google is making Chromebooks designed for PC gaming.

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What Is TeamSpeak and How Do You Use It?

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TeamSpeak is a straightforward application for Internet voice communications. It’s popular among gamers but not strictly for in-game communications. If you’re looking for alternatives to your voice conferencing application, this guide explains what TeamSpeak is and how to use it.

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What Is TeamSpeak?

TeamSpeak is a voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP) application for desktop and mobile. Its primary function is to let users chat on a channel, much like when using a conferencing application, such as Zoom, Google Meet, and the… Read more15037276.gif

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Chromebooks may borrow the Pixel’s battery-preservation trick

Chromebooks may borrow the Pixel’s battery-preservation trick

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You can never have enough battery life, but keeping your device’s battery at a constant 100 percent can degrade its life span. Many laptops already use artificial intelligence to control how a device uses its battery, and Chromebooks are now apparently heading down that road as well.

As spotted by 9to5Google this week, a new code change in the Chromium Gerrit references “adaptive charging” coming to Chromebooks. The change’s description says the feature uses machine learning to “minimize the amount of time the device spends at full battery to preserve battery lifetime.”

This system would be similar to features we’ve seen on higher-end Windows laptops. For example, HP’s upcoming Elite Dragonfly 3 laptop will use intelligent charging, which, as the vendor puts it, “learns work patterns to optimize power consumption.” It’s unclear how exactly the developing Chrome OS feature would work, though. It appears that Google will allow the feature to be toggled off, and a notification will let you know when it’s on.

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/01/chromebooks-may-borrow-the-pixels-battery-preservation-trick/
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Valve’s Steam Deck Finally Has an Official Release Date

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PC gamers patiently waiting to get their hands on Valve’s portable gaming PC won’t have to wait much longer, as the company announced that it’s making the Steam Deck available to order on February 25, 2022.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/782262/valves-steam-deck-finally-has-an-official-release-date/
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The weird way we discovered longitude

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Whenever I hop on a plane, I try to remember how lucky I am to be alive. I don’t mean that in some “counting my blessings for surviving the trip” way either. By a roll of fate’s dice, I could’ve been born in an era without planes. — Read the rest

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Chevrolet’s 2023 Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition is unexpectedly subtle

Chevy Corvette Z06 50th Anniversary EditionChevrolet is celebrating Corvette’s 70th birthday in 2023. However, the celebrations start today after Chevy announced a Corvette 70th Anniversary Edition package for the C8 Stingray and incoming Corvette Z06. The commemorative package is available in two unique colors (Carbon Flash Metallic with black stripes and White Pearl Metallic Tri-Coat with gray striping) and includes a bevy of unique celebratory … Continue reading

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Fabs stretched thin as chip shortage shrinks inventories to just 5 days

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US chip supplies are close to the breaking point as a new survey reveals diminished inventories and overstretched fabs.

The numbers put the chip shortage in stark relief. In 2021, companies that purchase semiconductors had less than five days of inventory on hand as opposed to the 40 days of inventory they had in 2019, according to a survey of more than 150 companies conducted by the US Department of Commerce. At the same time, demand was up 17 percent. Many of the companies surveyed said that demand exceeded their internal forecasts.

“We aren’t even close to being out of the woods as it relates to the supply problems with semiconductors,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said on a press call Tuesday. “The semiconductor supply chain is very fragile, and it’s going to remain that way until we can increase chip production in the United States.”

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Source: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2022/01/fabs-stretched-thin-as-chip-shortage-shrinks-inventories-to-just-5-days/
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