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Steam Deck’s Greatness Makes It Hard To Go Back To The Switch

Photo: Kotaku / Valve / Nintendo / Antonio Guillem (Shutterstock) Recently, I’ve been playing Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope on the Nintendo Switch. The original Mario + Rabbids was one of my favorite Switch games. So far this new entry is even better, adding more chaos and depth to the previous game’s already-great tactical …

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Meta AI Bot Contributes to Fake Research Online

Photo: Andrea Verdelli (Getty Images) Meta paused its artificial intelligence (AI)bot last week, only two days after it went live to the public. The bot, called Galactica, was trained “on 106 billion tokens of open-access scientific text and data. This includes papers, textbooks, scientific websites, encyclopedias, reference material, knowledge bases, and more,” the company told …

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OG Splinter Cell Goes Free As Ubisoft Shares Remake Concept Art

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell turns 20 this month, and in recognition of the anniversary, Ubisoft has uploaded a 20-minute-long YouTube video with various developers talking about their experience behind the multi-vision goggles of stealthy assassin Sam Fisher. Additionally, the Toronto studio currently helming the remake announced last year has shared a handful of high-def “early …

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Apple Sued Over iPhone Privacy Settings After Gizmodo Story

Photo: LOIC VENANCE / Contributor (Getty Images) Apple is facing a class action lawsuit for allegedly harvesting iPhone user data even when the company’s own privacy settings promise not to. The following, filed Thursday in California federal court, comes days after Gizmodo exclusively reported on research into how multiple iPhone apps send Apple analytics data, …

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How To Turn Your Phone Into a ‘Minimalist’ Phone

You can buy minimalist phones like the Light Phone II.Photo: Light Phone II The smartphones that we carry around with us everywhere are fantastic little devices, capable of entertaining and informing and communicating with the rest of the world—but they can be incredibly distracting too. If you’ve decided that your phone is sucking up too …

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Publisher Releasing A Whole Damn Book On Millennial LAN Parties

If you are old enough to remember LAN parties in their heyday, you will remember how complex (and amazing) they were. If you are not, you’ve probably heard old people speak about them reverently, in hushed tones, making them seem almost mythical. While people of course still hold them—sometimes in huge numbers!—the advent of online …

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