LG’s first OLED gaming monitor matches its smart TVs in price
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LG’s first OLED gaming monitor matches its smart TVs in price

LG has finally revealed the price for its LG UltraGear 48GQ900 OLED gaming monitor and made it available for pre-order, three months after its initial March announcement. The monitor appears to be available only in the U.K. at the moment, where it will sell exclusively at Overclockers UK for 1,400 pounds ($1,724). The peripheral stands Read more

This Razer Blade firmware update could improve GPU performance
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This Razer Blade firmware update could improve GPU performance

Razer is introducing two new configurations to its Blade 17 series gaming laptops for 2022, as well as bumping performance on some existing units through a firmware update. The new Razer Blade 17 models will now include options for up to Intel Core i9-12900H processors and Nvidia GeForce 3070 Ti GPUs.This hardware setup has never Read more

Microsoft could finally kill HDD boot drives for good
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Microsoft could finally kill HDD boot drives for good

Microsoft could have plans to scrap its use of hard disk drives (HDD) among its main storage components on PCs running Windows 11, according to a recent report by industry analyst firm Trendfocus, as reported by Tom’s Hardware. If Microsoft goes through with its plans, consumers could begin to see solid-state hard drives (SSD) instead, Read more

Steam survey hints at a GPU market recovery
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Steam survey hints at a GPU market recovery

Valve’s latest monthly report might give a clue that the PC industry is recovering from its component shortage that has dragged on for over two years. In its monthly user survey, Valve’s data shows that gamers accessing Steam were doing so from PCs running a higher number of Nvidia Ampere graphics cards. The RTX 3080 Read more

The Steam Deck’s docking station faces another setback
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The Steam Deck’s docking station faces another setback

Valve’s slow rollout of the Steam Deck has been part of its release strategy all along, but the delay of its docking station peripheral was a bit more unexpected. The long-awaited Steam Deck docking station had already been delayed for most of 2022 — and now, Valve has confirmed yet another setback in its release Read more

Google Meet will officially combine with Google Duo in late 2022
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Google Meet will officially combine with Google Duo in late 2022

Google has confirmed that it will be combining two of its major communications services later this year, Google Duo and Meet. More specifically, the more personal video chat system, Duo will meld into the more professional video system Meet and they will be branded under a single name, Google Meet. Google announced the upcoming changes on Read more

Zoom’s A.I. tech to detect emotion during calls upsets critics
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Zoom’s A.I. tech to detect emotion during calls upsets critics

Zoom has begun to develop A.I. technology which can reportedly scan the faces and speech of users in order to determine their emotions, which was first reported by Protocol. While this technology appears to still be in its early phases of development and implementation, several human rights groups project that it could be used for Read more

Microsoft Build to highlight Teams integration with metaverse
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Microsoft Build to highlight Teams integration with metaverse

Leaked details about the upcoming Microsoft Build 2022 developer conference have recently surfaced, indicating the company will discuss its plans for the metaverse and new Windows app development. Laurent Giret of Thurrott.com detailed that Microsoft will dedicate two sessions of its Build conference to the topics. One session is called “Microsoft Build Into Focus: Metaverse,” and Read more

Now this is a soundbar for PCs that actually makes sense
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Now this is a soundbar for PCs that actually makes sense

While soundbars have replaced traditional TV speakers in many living rooms, they still don’t make as much sense in a PC desktop setup. It’s a design challenge, as the standard design for a soundbar would shoot audio at your shoulders due to how close we typically sit to the monitor. But a YouTuber recently took Read more

The Surface Laptop Go 2 won’t differ much from the first
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The Surface Laptop Go 2 won’t differ much from the first

There could finally be a successor to the Surface Laptop Go announced in a matter of weeks, according to a report by Zac Bowden of Windows Central. If accurate, Microsoft might be planning to unveil the new hardware, possibly to be called the Surface Laptop Go 2, during the first half of this year, sources Read more