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Valve shared that the USB-C docking station built for the Steam Deck handheld PC gaming console has been delayed again due to part shortages and factory closures. It missed the late-February launch window of the console. Valve shared yesterday that its official docking station made to pipe the Steam Deck’s visuals to a TV or monitor (and connect a couple of USB peripherals) has been delayed yet again. The dock missed its initial launch window of shipping alongside

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A Steam Deck software update is turning fan noise way down

Valve’s SteamOS 3.2 update is intended to make the Steam Deck’s fan quieter, especially in low usage situations, and in a few minutes of testing, I’ve already noticed a difference. Valve’s latest SteamOS update is a big one for Steam Deck fans — and I am literally talking about the fan in the handheld gaming PC. One frequent complaint about the Steam Deck is its at-times loud and high-pitched fan whine even while playing

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iFixit’s Steam Deck repair guides and parts are live (but the best pieces are MIA)

iFixit is selling official parts for practically every piece of the Steam Deck, and now most of them are live for you to buy alongside detailed repair guides. Need to fix your Valve Steam Deck handheld gaming PC? iFixit is selling official parts for practically every piece of the console — and after accidentally putting those components up for sale on Friday, it’s now pushed most of the collection

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iFixit will sell nearly every part of the Steam Deck — including the entire motherboard

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC may be setting the best right-to-repair example yet — it now looks like almost every part will be sold separately at iFixit. The era of fixing your own gadgets has nearly arrived, and Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC may be setting the best example yet — not only does it offer a repair-friendly design, but it now looks like almost every part will be sold

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Steam Deck rivals OneXPlayer, Aya, and GPD are planning their revenge with AMD’s 6800U

All of the Steam Deck’s chief rivals — GPD, Aya, and OneXPlayer — have now confirmed they’re building handhelds around AMD’s Ryzen 6000U chips. That could finally give them a sizeable advantage over Valve’s system. The Steam Deck just spent five weeks at number one on Valve’s top seller list — on top of the five weeks it spent at number two. As one of the most affordable gaming PCs ever made, the $400-plus machine has clearly captured the attention of

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The Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide have specs that could challenge the Steam Deck

Up-and-coming handheld gaming company Aya Neo has introduced the Aya Neo 2 and Neo Slide, both of which come with an upgraded Ryzen 7 6800U chip and a Radeon 680M iGPU. Handheld maker Aya Neo is adding the Aya Neo 2 and Aya Neo Slide to its lineup of portable PC gaming devices, both of which are set to come with an upgraded Ryzen 7 6800U chip and a Radeon 680M integrated GPU with RDNA 2 graphics, according to a

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The Steam Deck finally has Windows audio drivers

Two and a half months after our Steam Deck review, Valve has finally provided the drivers you’ll need for the speakers and 3.5mm headphone jack if you choose to install Windows on the gaming portable. Two and a half months after our Steam Deck review, Valve has finally provided the drivers you’ll need for audio if you choose to install Windows on the gaming portable. Before today, you would have had to pair Bluetooth headphones or plug in USB-C

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A new Steam Deck update adds one of the most-requested features

A new Steam Deck update now comes with per-game performance settings, letting you flick a single switch in the Quick Access menu to set a custom performance profile for each of your games. The coolest feature of the Steam Deck — bar none, if you ask me — is how the portable gaming PC lets you get the absolute most from its AMD RDNA 2 graphics and 40 watt-hour battery. As of the last update, you could lower the screen’s refresh

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Valve says you shouldn’t fix the Steam Deck’s noisy fan this way

We’re finally addressing the single biggest issue with the Steam Deck: its noisy fan. Valve has a software update that makes it quieter, and electrical tape might make it less noisy. The Steam Deck started shipping two months ago today, and it’s gotten quite a bit better since, but this week might be the best yet — because we’re finally addressing the single biggest issue with the $400 portable PC. Yes, I’m talking about

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Federal appeals court pauses FDA ban on Juul’s e-cigarettes

A court has ruled that Juul can keep selling its products while the company prepares an emergency motion to stay the FDA’s recent order preventing sales of the Juul device and Juul pods. Juul can continue selling its e-cigarettes despite the Food and Drug Administration ordering a ban Thursday, according to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (via TechCrunch). In its order, the court says it’s issuing the

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Snoop Dogg and Eminem’s Bored Ape music video is here to try and sell us on tokens

To close out the ApeFest 2022 event, Snoop Dogg and Eminem present a new song and video, which features animations with their associated Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT characters, called From The D 2 The LBC. The last couple of weeks have had a lot of bad news for some in the “web3” space, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at announcements in and around the recently-ended NFT.NYC and ApeFest 2022 events. The Bored Ape Yacht Club’s (BAYC) annual

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