Stefan Etienne, The Verge

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Sterling, VA, United States

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Past articles by Stefan:

How to play Steam games in any room of your house

Here’s a handy guide on how to use Steam Link in-home and Anywhere streaming. Valve has invested years of development into their in-home streaming solution, and it shows — it’s one of the best. → Read More

How to upgrade your Nintendo Switch storage and migrate your games

Nintendo knows that you’re going to fill up your Switch’s storage if you haven’t already. Here’s a guide on how to replace your microSD card, transfer files, and how to move games from internal storage to the microSD card. → Read More

How to use a two-factor security key

Hardware security keys can offer an extra layer of security to password-protected online accounts and, in turn, your identity. They’re also not hard to install. Here’s how to set them up for your Google account, Facebook, and Twitter. → Read More

How to control the lighting of your Logitech peripherals

If you are a fan of RGB lighting, then here’s how to control the LED technology, which Logitech calls LightSync, in your peripherals. → Read More

15 game streaming services you can try before Google Stadia arrives

Streaming games from remote internet servers could be the future of the video game industry — or part of that future, anyhow. If you’d like to try streaming games to your PC, Mac, PS4, or Android device, you can try one of a variety of cloud gaming and in-home streaming options today, and some of them are free. → Read More

Apple’s latest macOS software update may have made your new MacBook Air brighter

You need macOS 10.14.4 to see the changes, but 2018 MacBook Air owners will be pleased to find that their Retina displays now have 400 nit max brightness, instead of 300, prior to the update that came out on March 25th, 2019. → Read More

Razer’s new Core X Chroma graphics enclosure offers multicolor lighting and Gigabit Ethernet

This is the Razer Chroma X, a new eGPU that supports graphics cards up to 700 watts and can charge USB-C laptops up to 100W. It costs $399, includes Razer’s signature Chroma lighting, and even has four spare USB Type-A ports. → Read More

Forza Street is a new free-to-play racing game coming to Android, iOS, and PC

It’s a new type of Forza from Microsoft, featuring a garage of cars that you use to gain another garage of cars. It’s compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows as a free-to-play title. → Read More

Huawei phones can download VLC again after being blacklisted by app developers

VLC is allowing Huawei phones to download its app again, after blacklisting the Chinese brand’s devices. Prior to today’s resolution, the issue was that newer Huawei phones automatically deleted background processes, including VLC’s. → Read More

How to control the lighting of your Razer peripherals

How to control any new Razer peripheral that’s compatible with Chroma, Razer’s LED-syncing technology that supports a total of 16.8 million colors. → Read More

Sony will now automatically replace offensive PlayStation Network IDs

Sony is attempting to clean up the PSN by going after offensive usernames that are in poor taste. These usernames will be reverted to a temporary ID, from which point the user can change their ID to something within the terms of service. Or if they want, they can sport the temp ID. → Read More

Twitter is changing how you engage with tweets in its experimental app

Twitter has updated its twttr prototype, the invite-only app that radically changes how the social media network appears and operates on your phone. Some of the added features come from recent Twitter proper updates, such as a better dark mode and the new author page. → Read More

Google Assistant now works with Google Calendar, but only for G Suite business users

Among the many additions made to G Suite today, Google Assistant is coming to the G Suite Calendar app. It’ll be useful for those times when you wish you could use Assistant, but you couldn’t because you were using a corporate account. → Read More

Most Pixel buyers are jumping ship from Samsung, study shows

The Google Pixel 3 was successful at making other Android device users switch, but it still struggles with converting iPhone users. → Read More

The RTX 2060 is the sweet spot for price and performance in gaming laptops right now

You don’t need to spend top dollar for top performance — at least, that’s what Acer is pushing with the Predator Triton 500 gaming laptop. It has an RTX 2060 chip that is capable of DLSS and RTX, and it can push games past 60 fps on a 144Hz screen. → Read More

Microsoft’s new 50-person group video chat feature for Skype exits beta

Skype’s 50-person chat feature has been in testing since March, but has now exited beta status. Using the stable version of the app, you can now Skype with up to fifty participants — for whatever reason. → Read More

How to beam Steam games to any room of your house

Here’s a handy guide on how to use Steam Link in-home and Anywhere streaming. Valve has invested years of development into their in-home streaming solution and it shows — it’s one of the best. However, their Anywhere streaming feature is in beta and as such, kind of needs some work. → Read More

Lego’s Spike Prime brings new programmable bricks to the table

The new Lego Spike Prime set teaches middle schoolers to program in Scratch while also introducing them to the introductory stages of robotics and Lego Technic building. It’s an impressive starter kit for young minds who want to level up their Lego. → Read More

Microsoft stops selling ebooks and will refund customers for previous purchases

Microsoft is releasing some somber news for book lovers: the Microsoft Store will no longer sell ebooks. It will remove all digital books from its platform in July 2019. Users who purchased books from the Microsoft Store will receive refunds. → Read More

Valve’s Index VR headset product page went up early with a June 15th launch date

The Valve Index is slowly coming to fruition in the form of leaks and controlled teaser pages. Today, Valve’s product page for the upcoming VR headset went live a little too early, including some specs and a clearer image of the headset. → Read More