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Is Nuclear Power Green? Tackling Some Myths About Atom

Arkadiusz Strzala, 17 August 2022, 12:01

Contrary to gut reaction, nuclear power is quite ecological and safe. It emits virtually no greenhouse gases and takes up little space in relation to energy yielded. Yet, due to a number of factors, lobbying included, nuclear power still gets bad rap.

Xbox Series S Games Will Run Better; MS Rolls Out Fixes

Przemyslaw Dygas, 05 August 2022, 14:09

Microsoft has released a new set of developer tools for the Xbox Series S. They will enable developers to make better use of the console's capabilities.

PS5 Keeps Selling, but Interest in Games Wanes

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 July 2022, 13:42

Interest in the PlayStation 5 is not waning, but the financial results of Sony's gaming segment must be considered disappointing.

PS5 Firmware 22.01-05.50.00.08-00.00.00.0.1 Available for Download

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 July 2022, 11:49

The PlayStation 5 has received another systems update, although Sony has not seen fit to share the official list of fixes introduced by the new firmware.

Discord on Xbox - Microsoft is Testing Voice Chat

Arkadiusz Strzala, 21 July 2022, 12:38

The Xbox console will get the ability to make voice calls via the Discord network. A trial version of the software is now available through the Xbox Insider program.

Valve Warns Not to Play on Steam Deck During Heat Periods

Kamil Cuber, 20 July 2022, 12:03

One of Steam Deck's social media profiles posted a warning against overheating the device during hot weather.

New PS5 Firmware is Here; ALLM Support Added

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 07 July 2022, 17:09

PS5 has received an important update. The new feature it introduces is support for TVs that support ALLM technology. In addition, the update improves system performance.

This Windows is Still Alive and Gaining Popularity

Arkadiusz Strzala, 04 July 2022, 15:07

Steam's hardware surveys can sometimes be a source of intriguing information. It turns out that Windows 7 saw an increase in popularity in June.

More Powerful Steam Deck Competitor Announced

Nicek, 01 July 2022, 11:32

Chinese company AYANEO wants to stir up the portable gaming console market. Its new product has already made history before its launch.

Weaker Steam Deck; Valve Changes Specs

Przemyslaw Dygas, 30 June 2022, 12:32

Valve has changed the specifications of Steam Deck. The device may have a weaker SSD version than originally expected.

How Many Camels are You Worth? Calculator Conquers TikTok

Bart Swiatek, 07 June 2022, 15:03

A calculator that enables us to count how many camels we could get when trying to sell our partner has recently become extremely popularOn TikTok.

PS5 Pro in 2023 or 2024, Suggests TCL Conference

Eklerek, 25 May 2022, 22:10

More reports may point to a release date for the PlayStation 5 Pro, a more powerful version of the PS5 console. The TCL conference mentioned either 2023 or 2024.

Steam Deck Spare Parts Price Leaked

Patryk Michas, 23 May 2022, 13:47

There has been a data leak at the iFixit online store. We learned how much we will have to pay for replacing Steam Deck components.

PS5 Firmware 22.01-05.10 Available for Download

Adrian Werner, 12 May 2022, 15:01

PlayStation 5 received a fimware update today. It improves the performance of Sony's console.

Nvidia Pays Multimillion-dollar Fine Over Cryptocurrencies

Patryk Michas, 07 May 2022, 16:02

Nvidia has been fined a sizeable amount of money. The reason is cryptocurrencies, or more precisely, the lack of disclosure of reliable information about their impact on the company's revenues.

PS5 Starts to Lose to Xbox Series X in Sales

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 04 May 2022, 14:12

This year's console sales figures show that Microsoft is coming out on top. PlayStation 5 is slowly losing its leadership position.

PS5 With Better Image Quality; List of Games Supporting VRR

Patryk Michas, 26 April 2022, 11:22

The PlayStation 5 will get a new feature that will improve the quality of displayed games. The update will hit the console this week.

Ads in Free Xbox Games?

Krzysiek Kalwasinski, 19 April 2022, 18:33

Microsoft is said to be working on tools that will enable developers of F2P games to allocate ad space in their titles.

Windows 11 Doesn't Let You Move Taskbar

Arkadiusz Strzala, 12 April 2022, 14:47

The taskbar in Windows 11 is extremely stubborn and cannot be moved from the bottom edge of the screen. Moreover, Microsoft is not going to talk sense into it in the near future.

Unnoticeable Changes to Xbox Series X, or Microsoft School of Upgrades

, 12 April 2022, 14:09

Hardware changes in consoles are a pretty normal occurrence. In the case of Xbox Series X, the upgrade is expected to save money - both for gamers and Microsoft.

Intel Leaves Russia, Refuses to Bow to Threats

Arkadiusz Strzala, 06 April 2022, 13:54

Intel made the decision to halt cooperation with Russia. However, the company has not bowed to Russian threats and has joined the global boycott of the invasion of Ukraine.

Waiting For Your Steam Deck? There's Good News About Shipping

Arkadiusz Strzala, 05 April 2022, 13:53

Prospective Steam Deck owners must prepare for a long wait. However, Valve promises to ramp up the production and send more frequent emails to those who have reserved the device.

Windows 11 Disappoints Microsoft; Still Few Users

Dawid Wanat, 04 April 2022, 13:28

Microsoft's latest system is not as popular as the Redmond giant would like it to be. Windows 11 slowed down with user growth in March, reveals report from AdDuplex.

Xbox Technology Will Speed Up PC Gaming

Arkadiusz Strzala, 30 March 2022, 12:37

DirectStorage known from Xbox consoles could speed up PCs as well. Up to 40% less CPU load and faster loading games are possible. The API has some requirements, though.

RTX 3090 Ti Launches Today; MSRP Revealed

Michael Zegar, 29 March 2022, 21:12

Today the RTX 3090 Ti made its debut on the market. Fortunately, the official price of the card is less than $2000 (albeing slightly). Interestingly, Asus recommends a 1000W power supply for its custom model.

RTX 3000 GPUs From Asus to Be Up to 25% Cheaper

Arkadiusz Strzala, 29 March 2022, 13:04

Asus announces price cuts for its Nvidia GPU models. GPUs from the RTX 3000 family may become cheaper by up to 25% later in the spring. The beginning of price reductions was announced for April 1.

Next-gen SSDs May Require Active Cooling

Dawid Wanat, 29 March 2022, 12:55

SSDs are getting faster with each generation. However, as performance increases, so does the amount of heat they emit, which may necessitate the use of active cooling.

RTX 3090 Ti Will Require Powerful Cooling

Nicek, 28 March 2022, 12:42

Nvidia GeForce 3090 Ti will be the most powerful GPU on the market. At the same time, it is supposed to be one of the largest chips. This is evidenced by photos recently made available on the web.

20 Years Ago Steam Was Officially Revealed - 'Special Software' Changed PCs

Milosz Szubert, 24 March 2022, 21:01

Tuesday marked exactly 20 years since the first announcement of Valve's Steam. It's a good time to reminisce about how this digital distribution platform was talked about back then.

Xbox Games Will Run Better With AMD's FSR 2.0 Technology

Arkadiusz Strzala, 24 March 2022, 14:35

AMD announces that the FSR 2.0 technology is coming to Xbox Series X/S consoles. It will be made available on devkits and appear in games. For gamers, this means better performance and higher resolutions.

RTX 3090 Ti Price Leaked

Nicek, 21 March 2022, 13:41

There is just over a week left until the release of the RTX 3090 Ti. After the recent GPU price drops, one could look with hope towards the pricing of this GPU. However, the offer from one Canadian retailer leaves none of that hope.

Steam Deck Targeted by Scalpers Again, Prices Hit $2.5K

Jacob Blazewicz, 18 March 2022, 14:46

Scalpers do not forgive gamers. In addition to PlayStation 5 and GPU, „ambitious” sellers are also buying up Steam Decks, which they then try to sell for absurdly high amounts of money.

Mobile Phones Up by 35%, Computers Up by 80%, Prices in Russia Soar

Martin Strzyzewski, 17 March 2022, 14:55

The ongoing war in Ukraine has a number of consequences. One of them is a drastic change in the Russian electronics market, where you can already see very serious problems for consumers.

Microsft Tests Ads in Windows 11 File Explorer

Arkadiusz Strzala, 15 March 2022, 13:23

One user of the Windows Insider program noticed an ad in the Windows 11 file explorer window. Fortunately, this is just testing - I don't think anyone outside of Microsoft thinks this would a good idea.

Sony May Have Quietly Upgraded DualSense Controllers

Hubert Sledziewski, 14 March 2022, 14:58

The new color versions of the DualSense controller for PlayStation 5 may have receive some major improvements. Interestingly, Sony has not officially announced this.

Valorant Cheats Will Steal Your Passwords

Dawid Wanat, 14 March 2022, 14:39

Security analysts have detected a password-stealing program in cheats for Valorant. Scammers exploit players willing to cheat in games by placing malware in the file.

Electronics Shortages Could Return After Lockdown in Shenzhen

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 March 2022, 13:57

Foxconn's Shenzhen factories have stopped working due to a lockdown. This does not bode well for the availability of electronics and their prices.

Windows Drivers for Steam Deck Now Available

Arkadiusz Strzala, 11 March 2022, 13:22

Steam Deck can now install Windows 10. Valve has released the official drivers for Microsoft's system, unfortunately they have a few limitations.

PlayStation and Other Sony Products Pulled From Sale in Russia

Jacob Blazewicz, 10 March 2022, 10:13

Sony is the latest console giant to limit or suspend sales of its products in Russia amid the war in Ukraine.

Intel Delays Launch of Its GPUs

Nicek, 09 March 2022, 14:15

Intel Arc GPUs are supposed to be gaming competition for Nvidia and AMD products. Unfortunately, gamers will have to be patient, because the American manufacturer has decided to delay their release.

RTX 4090 Could be Twice as Powerful as RTX 3090

Dawid Wanat, 09 March 2022, 13:07

According to leaks, the RTX 4090 will not only require increased power consumption, but also feature a big performance boost over its predecessor.

PlayStation 5 Gets Another Firmware Update; Overall Performance Improvement

Arkadiusz Strzala, 08 March 2022, 17:08

Sony is rolling out another firmware update for the PS5 - it's now available for download. The description of changes is as extensive and comprehensive as the previous patches.

New Steam Deck Buyers Won't Get Their Device Until October at the Earliest

Dawid Wanat, 08 March 2022, 14:04

Valve is pushing back the deadline for Steam Deck reservations. New reservers will receive the hardware after Q3 2022.

MSI Wants to Sell Gaming PCs Without GPU

Nicek, 07 March 2022, 13:10

Tragic situation on the GPU market and their absurd prices force manufacturers of ready-made computer sets to take a different approach to the topic. MSI introduces gaming PCs without GPUs.

Microsoft Pulls Its Products From Sale in Russia

Jacob Blazewicz, 04 March 2022, 20:10

Microsoft is not stopping at actively supporting Ukraine in the fight against cyber attacks and helping refugees. The company has stopped selling new products and services across Russia.

Some Steam Deck Owners Report Stick Drift [UPDATED]

Dawid Wanat, 02 March 2022, 10:10

Steam Deck has only been available for a short time, but some people are already reporting problems with drifting sticks.

Steam Deck 2 Confirmed; Valve Reveals Future Plans

Dawid Wanat, 25 February 2022, 14:09

Tonight, the first emails will be sent to people who have reserved a Steam Deck. As it also turns out, Valve is already drawing up plans for a successor to the portable PC.

Here's How PS VR2 Will Look Like

Michael Zegar, 22 February 2022, 20:19

The final looks of the PlayStation VR2 helmet and the new Sense controllers have been revealed. We also learned a bit about the device's ventilation system, adjustable lenses, and how the goggles connect to the PS5.

Nvidia Earned a Record Amount of Money on Gamers

Dawid Wanat, 21 February 2022, 13:56

Nvidia reported record gaming revenue. The Data Center and Professional Visualization division also delivered outstanding results.

Steam Deck Parts Will be Easy to Buy

Arkadiusz Strzala, 16 February 2022, 15:48

Steam Deck owners will be able to do many repairs on their own. Valve, through a partnership with iFixit, will make it easy to purchase parts and provide instructions.