Posts From Richard Devine

Richard Devine
Richard Devine

Editor at XDA, I've been covering tech for over a decade from mobile to gaming and everything in between. Direct enquiries to [email protected]

Nvidia GeForce Now gets better in browsers with 1440p and 120 FPS streaming

The weekly Nvidia GeForce Now update is here and it's got an interesting focus. Ready for the back-to-school season, Nvidia is giving its browser-based game streaming a kick in the pants. Just right for those underpowered school PCs or for a way to "spice up a boring study session." Initially, it's limited to Chrome and Edge...

Intel withdraws native support for DirectX 9 from Arc and Xe graphics

Intel's long-awaited Arc GPUs are finally here but along with it some news for fans of older games. It looks like Intel will no longer be natively supporting DirectX 9 (DX9) on Arc and Xe dedicated GPUs and integrated graphics on 12th Gen processors. As reported by The Verge, Intel has quietly announced that it's switching from hardware...

Google Stadia launches Party Stream while improving its existing live streaming features

Google Stadia has been enjoying a good period in recent weeks, with a number of game reveals. But today the focus shifts a little from the games to the people playing them. Google has announced a new feature for Stadia it's calling Party Stream, along with improvements to the existing live streaming functionality. The new features...

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Alexa Review: The best smart speaker to put at the side of your bed

In a world where a smartphone is charging on every nightstand, the humble alarm clock is a bit of an antique. Or is it? Lenovo certainly doesn't think so with its now second attempt at a smart clock that's part smart speaker. The first one, the Smart Clock Essential, came with Google Assistant. The sequel...

I’ve tried many wireless earbuds, but I still return to AirPods

Throughout the course of my working day there is one constant: headphones. I'm either listening to music, a podcast, the news, or on a Google Meet call basically all day. And I also like to be able to move about without missing anything, so they have to be wireless. Since over-the-ear headphones can get tiring,...

Amazon’s latest acquisition adds the Roomba to its hardware portfolio

Amazon's continued quest for world domination has taken another step forward with the company announcing the acquisition of another hardware brand. Amazon, owners of smart home brands such as Eero, Blink, and Ring is adding iRobot to that list. If you don't know that name, you're perhaps more familiar with the company's iconic Roomba. In announcing...

Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered gets itself verified for Steam Deck

There was a time when it was unthinkable that Sony's smash hit, Marvel's Spider-Man, would ever be available on other platforms. Now we live in a world where very soon we'll be able to play it on a handheld game console. About a week before the long-awaited arrival on PC, developer Insomniac Games has shared...

The LucidSound LS100X is a new wireless Xbox headset with awesome battery life

Choosing the best gaming headset isn't for the faint at heart but with the new LS100X, LucidSound hopes to have found the winning formula. The brand has been making high-quality headsets for some time and its latest Xbox-flavored affair has one feature that we're particularly interested in. Wireless headsets for consoles are hardly new. But like...

Sony’s canceling a PS5 launch feature because we don’t appreciate each other enough

Hot off the back of the latest PS5 Beta which introduces a whole heap of new features, Sony is canceling something else. Its hyped launch feature, Accolades is being put out to pasture because it doesn't get used enough. Here's the official blurb, first spotted by Push Square:  In fall of 2022, the Accolades feature on PlayStation...

HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook Review: The new poster child of Google-powered laptops

The concept of a premium Chromebook is still outrageous to many. It's not hard to see why, with so much focus on budget devices from the companies making them. But the HP Elite Dragonfly Chromebook is as premium as it gets. No corners are cut, with nothing built down to a budget. This is a...

How to join the PS5 Beta program: Test Sony’s newest features before anyone else

While Xbox has its Insiders program, Sony fans aren't left out of the new feature testing thanks to the PS5 Beta program. Much like Xbox Insiders, members of the PS5 Beta get to experience the latest features before anyone else and provide valuable feedback. Sony generally pushes out fewer builds than you would find on Xbox,...

How to install macOS Ventura in a virtual machine on your Mac

Apple's next version of macOS, Ventura, is now available to the public to try out. But, the macOS Ventura beta isn't finished and so caution should always be applied. You probably don't want to go ahead and throw it on your main machine just yet. Especially not if it's the only one you have. That's where...