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Past articles by Sean:

Nvidia is still making billions in Q4 2023 despite a giant drop in PC demand

$1.4 billion in profit might be half as much as last quarter, but the company’s still making major money. That’s what Nvidia reported in its Q4 2023 earnings. → Read More

I wouldn’t trade my $400 Steam Deck for this $1,300 Ayaneo 2

The flashy Ayaneo 2 has Valve’s Steam Deck beat on specs with AMD’s 6800U, Hall Effect sticks and triggers, a bigger battery, and a high-res screen. Sadly, you can’t play with a spec sheet. → Read More

Gran Turismo 7 VR hands-on: it might make you a PSVR 2 believer

Sony’s just-released PlayStation VR2 has an intriguing title in the newly VR-enabled Gran Turismo 7 racing game. We gave it a spin after its VR patch arrived earlier this week. → Read More

How Microsoft’s Nvidia deal works for gamers — with or without Activision

Microsoft has signed a 10-year agreement with Nvidia to bring all of its games to the GeForce Now cloud gaming service. Here’s what to expect based on a conversation with Nvidia VP Phil Eisler. → Read More

Official: Twitter will now charge for SMS two-factor authentication

Only Twitter Blue subscribers will get the privilege of using the least secure form of two-factor authentication. If you don’t start paying for Twitter Blue, Twitter will simply turn off your SMS 2FA after March 20th. → Read More

Microsoft’s Bing AI plotted its revenge and offered me furry porn

We prompted Microsoft Bing to split its chat AI into ten different “personalities” which told us wild things, although we’re pretty sure it’s just a big AI hallucination. → Read More

Framework now sells 2TB Steam Deck upgrade drives

Framework, maker of the modular Framework Laptop and purveyors of its modular parts, is now offering a 2TB Steam Deck SSD even though it doesn’t work with its laptop. → Read More

Nintendo softens the $70 Zelda blow — for subscribers, anyhow.

As Wario64 notes, the Nintendo Switch’s first $70 game is eligible for Nintendo’s “Switch Game Vouchers,” which give Nintendo Switch Online subscribers two full-priced Switch games for $100 flat. Normally, that works out to $20 off a pair of $60 games — but here, it’s more like “buy Zelda, get another game half-off.” The vouchers expire 12 months after purchase. → Read More

Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games are coming to Nintendo Switch Online today

Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to play Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games later today. You’ll be able to play the multiplayer ones with your friends wirelessly — no Link Cable required. → Read More

The new Microsoft Bing will sometimes misrepresent the info it finds

Microsoft’s new GPT-powered Bing will provide some “unexpected and inaccurate” answers, the company warns. Microsoft just announced its “AI copilot” alongside a new version of its Edge browser. → Read More

Hot Wheels: Rift Rally is a mixed reality R/C car for PS4, PS5, and iPhone

Velan Studios, makers of Mario Kart Live and formerly Skylanders and Guitar Hero toys, is introducing a Hot Wheels R/C car with a mixed reality camera this March. → Read More

Lego returns to The Lord of the Rings with a $500 Rivendell set

Rivendell, the elven sanctuary from The Lord of the Rings, is now a $500 Lego set. It features all nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring, Elrond and Arwen, Bilbo Baggins, and more. → Read More

Qualcomm predicts ‘broadening demand weakness’ for phones

Qualcomm thinks the world won’t be buying very many Qualcomm phones in the first half of this year. The company says it sees “broadening demand weakness among handsets and IoT products.” → Read More

Google’s fastest-growing business is insuring companies against their workers’ health

The Information is reporting that Verily more than doubled its revenue to become the biggest Alphabet subsidiary after Google proper — and that health insurance business Granular is the biggest contributor to that growth. → Read More

Amazon’s delivery drones served fewer than 10 houses in their first month

Amazon does not contest that fewer than 10 households have used Amazon Prime Air so far, or that it’s laid off 50 percent of the staff at its test sites in California and Texas. → Read More

After years of rejections, The Legend of Zelda might finally become a Lego set

An unusual leak suggests that Lego might be finally making a Legend of Zelda set based on the Great Deku Tree that’s home to the Master Sword in Breath of the Wild. → Read More

Meta is inexplicably shutting down one of the best Oculus games

Echo VR, one of the flagship games that Facebook used to launch the Oculus Quest, is getting killed off this August. → Read More

AMD thinks the PC sales slump will end after one more rough quarter

People aren’t buying as many computers, but AMD thinks that should improve before the year is out. “The first quarter should be the bottom for us in PCs,” AMD CEO Lisa Su said today on the company’s Q4 2022 earnings call. → Read More

Anker finally comes clean about its Eufy security cameras

Anker’s Eufy, one of the few security camera brands promising to always end-to-end encrypt your footage, admits it didn’t do so on the web. Anker originally ignored our questions, but now we’re getting answers. → Read More

The Nintendo Switch showed us we deserve more from joysticks

The joysticks on the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons were surprisingly low-profile when they came out. But years later, they’ve become a symbol for the problems that can plague traditional designs. → Read More