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  • Windows 11 tar, rar, 7z compression enters beta

    Windows 11 tar, rar, 7z compression enters beta

    Microsoft is one step closer to releasing native support for .tar, .rar, .7z, and other compression formats in Windows 11 as support hits the Windows Insider Beta channel. After announcing native support for more file compression formats a couple of months back, the feature is now one step closer to release, with build 22631.2199 being…

  • Beeper now supports RCS with Google Messages bridge

    Beeper now supports RCS with Google Messages bridge

    Beeper’s all-in-one chat app now supports Google’s RCS messaging with a fairly new Google Messages bridge being integrated into the app. This update places Beeper’s Android integration in a much better place with a similar experience to Messenger, WhatsApp, and iMessage. After updating to Beeper Desktop version 3.70.17, a new chat network appears under the…

  • Everything you need to build a Framework Laptop from scratch

    Everything you need to build a Framework Laptop from scratch

    Framework’s laptop is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to invest in a sustainable, repairable, and upgradable laptop knowing parts will remain available for it if something gets damaged or its time for an upgrade. Framework Laptop is available in two build versions, prebuilt and DIY. The only difference being the RAM, storage, and operating…

  • YouTube is testing another new video page layout in 2023

    YouTube is testing another new video page layout in 2023

    YouTube looks to be testing a new layout for its video page after we found watching videos on YouTube a little different to normal. The new UI mimics the homepage feed and moves the description and comments to the right side of the video. After refreshing the new video page, it reverts to the old…

  • ASUS ROG Ally, first look and specifications

    ASUS ROG Ally, first look and specifications

    ASUS teased its first handheld gaming machine earlier this month, the ASUS ROG Ally designed to take on the Steam Deck with a promise of better gaming performance thanks to custom AMD Ryzen silicon. What we know about ASUS ROG Ally Hardware The APU at the heart of the ROG Ally will be from AMD…

  • Framework External GPU: a preview of what’s to come

    Framework External GPU: a preview of what’s to come

    Framework is working on an external GPU enclosure as another way to reuse old Framework GPU models and give them a new life. When released, the Framework eGPU will join a number of other new products released by the company. Framework External GPU rundown During the recent video on LTT, Linus mentioned that Framework has…

  • Cooler Master Framework Mainboard case will cost $39

    Cooler Master Framework Mainboard case will cost $39

    Alongside new laptops Framework announced today Framework released the Cooler Master Framework Mainboard case for those using their laptop standalone from the rest of the body. Also read: Framework releases new AMD Ryzen, 16-inch, 13-inch laptops Taking a look at the very limited imagery we have on the new case we can tell a few…

  • Framework releases new AMD Ryzen, 16-inch, 13-inch laptops

    Framework releases new AMD Ryzen, 16-inch, 13-inch laptops

    Framework has announced a number of new products at its Next Level event today, including a new AMD Ryzen Laptop variant, and improved 13-inch model, a new 16-inch model, and a mainboard case. The company will also begin shipping to four new countries later this year. Framework Laptop 13-inch AMD Ryzen A feature that has…

  • Forget dbrand, make your Steam Deck transparent with JSAUX

    Forget dbrand, make your Steam Deck transparent with JSAUX

    Popular accessory maker, JSAUX has released a line of transparent backplates for the Steam Deck, giving you a glimpse into the internals of your Steam Deck and taking you back to the days of transparent technology. A quick look at a transparent Steam Deck As of now, the only way to get a ‘transparent’ look…

  • How to customise your Steam Deck Startup Movie

    How to customise your Steam Deck Startup Movie

    Valve’s Steam Deck has gained native support for custom Startup Movies available to purchase through the Points Ship. This is a nice update removing the need to go into desktop mode to change your startup animation. We first noticed this new section in the settings menu after installing the latest beta build. Our Steam Deck…

  • Aperture Desk Job shows the Steam Deck’s true potential

    Aperture Desk Job shows the Steam Deck’s true potential

    Aperture Desk Job from Valve is the ultimate representation of what a game built and optimised for the Steam Deck can be, utilising many of the Steam Deck’s features other games have not yet explored. Note: This does include spoilers to the short game. Be sure to play it before you continue reading. In-game desk…

  • Valve Steam Deck 2: Why it won’t be released soon

    Valve Steam Deck 2: Why it won’t be released soon

    Valve’s Steam Deck has taken the gaming world by storm, and the anticipation for its successor, the Steam Deck 2, is already high. However, Valve’s recent actions suggest that we may not see the Steam Deck 2 anytime soon. In this article, we’ll explore why Valve may not be releasing the Steam Deck 2 soon.…

  • Tutorial: Steam Deck VR with Meta Quest 2 or Quest 3

    Tutorial: Steam Deck VR with Meta Quest 2 or Quest 3

    Looking to play VR on your Steam Deck? You can now use the Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest 3 VR headset for a wire-free setup that’s fast, easy, and ideal for gaming or productivity. Follow our tutorial below. Update: This works with the Meta Quest 3. This tutorial is an updated version based on…

  • Buying a Steam Deck in Australia? Here’s what you need to know

    Buying a Steam Deck in Australia? Here’s what you need to know

    If you’re thinking of purchasing a Steam Deck in Australia, there are a few important things to keep in mind. Valve, the company behind Steam and the Steam Deck haven’t officially announced support for its handheld console in Australia, leaving many wondering why. Here are the key points you need to know before making your…

  • How to get the Steam Deck in Australia

    How to get the Steam Deck in Australia

    You can now get a Valve Steam Deck in Australia! While it’s not directly from Valve, this is the next best option for Aussie gamers and so far, users are getting what they’ve paid for. Let’s see how it’s possible. Buying a Steam Deck in Australia A common method to get a Steam Deck, and…