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Corbin Davenport
Corbin Davenport

Corbin is a tech journalist and software developer. Check out what he's up to at corbin.io.

Steam now available as Snap package on Linux, with easier installation and sandboxing

The Steam game store has been available on desktop Linux for many years at this point, and with the addition of the Proton compatibility layer for Windows games, it has become an invaluable tool for gaming on Linux. Canonical, the developers of Ubuntu Linux, have now introduced a new way to use Steam on Ubuntu...

Epic Games starts another fight with Google, this time over Bandcamp

Epic Games has spent the past few years in lawsuits and appeals with Apple and Google, after the company tried to work around the revenue cuts that the App Store and Google Play Store take from in-app purchases. The ongoing legal action has primarily been about Fortnite, which is still absent from both stores, but...

LineageOS 19 adds support for Poco X3 and three other phones

LineageOS is one of the best custom ROMs available, bringing new versions of Android and a clean software experience to many different phones and tablets. LineageOS 19 officially arrived earlier this week, based on Android 12, and now more devices have been added to the roster. LineageOS 19 launched with a total of 41 supported phones...

Nvidia GeForce Now app is now native on Apple M1

GeForce Now is Nvidia's game streaming platform, built to play Windows-based PC games on the cloud across desktop and mobile platforms. Nvidia just released a new update for the GeForce Now service, which includes an M1-native Mac app. GeForce Now has been available in web browsers for a few months now (many of which are M1-native),...

Snap’s new ‘Pixy’ drone is built for Snapchat and costs $250

Snapchat is still one of the top social media services, and its owner Snap has tried more than once to capitalize on that with limited-run hardware accessories. Snap has sold 'Spectacles' over the years that integrate with Snapchat, and now a new product is on the way: Pixy. And if you recall, it's the same "cheerios"...

Google releases first Android Privacy Sandbox preview, based on Chrome’s Topics API

Google has been experimenting with new targeted advertising methods in the Chrome browser, intended to replace the cross-site browser cookies that have powered online advertising (and privacy violations) for decades. The company's latest attempt is the Topics API, which was introduced in January, and now Google is starting to expand it beyond the browser. Google released...

Bethesda Launcher can now transfer your games to Steam

Like most major game publishers, Bethesda Softworks (and its parent company, ZeniMax Media) created a PC game launcher for downloading and installing its games without the need for Steam. However, the application was never a popular choice with players, and the launcher was set to be discontinued after Bethesda was acquired by Microsoft. Now anyone...

Google working on screen resolution setting for Android 13

Google released the first Android 13 beta earlier this week, following months of Developer Preview builds. There are always a few new features in each release that Google didn't mention in the original announcement, and one of them seems to be a new screen resolution toggle in the system Settings app. Mishaal Rahman at Esper discovered...

You might see advertisements on YouTube Shorts soon

YouTube introduced 'Shorts' back in 2020, as a new video format and viewing experience intended to directly compete with TikTok and Instagram Reels. However, Shorts are mostly only helpful for creators as a way to draw people to their regular YouTube videos, because Shorts can't generate ad revenue. That is now starting to change, as...

Fitbit rolls out irregular heart rhythm notifications on select devices

Earlier this month, Google received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for heart rhythm detection to enable heart rhythm detection on its Fitbit wearable devices. The functionality is now rolling out, and now we know which devices it's available on. Fitbit devices can now monitor the changing blood volume in a person’s blood...

Apple has a beta firmware to fix the Studio Display’s bad webcam

Apple revealed its new high-end monitor during the company’s 'Peek Performance' event back in March, dubbed the Studio Display. The screen a 27-inch 5K display with a built-in Apple A13 Bionic chipset and webcam, but many initial reviews from buyers and the tech community criticized the low webcam quality. Apple promised to fix the issue,...

Samsung sale event includes discounts on Galaxy S22 series, Z Fold 3, and more

Samsung has promotional events all the time, in addition to the usual sales on individual products. The Galaxy S22 series just dropped to its lowest prices yet on Amazon, including new lows on the Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra, but now Samsung has a new wave of sales on more devices. The deals...