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Google kills Hangouts to make way for Google Chat

Google Chat is officially the dominant chat app on the Google Workspaces platform. Photo† Florence Ion / Gizmodo Google is officially requests Hangouts holdouts to migrate to the new messaging suite called Chat. Starting today, if you’re still using Hangouts on your mobile device, you’ll see an in-app screen prompting you to go to Chat …

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Atari turns 50 and the godfather of video games tells how we can change the world

†Schopenhauer always talked about creative destruction. New innovations often destroy old dominance. And that’s what you want to do, because you’re not going to beat Microsoft at their game. But you can beat them in a game you own.’† That’s the advice from Atari founder and mass-market video game maker Nolan Bushnell to current CEO …

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Valve Designer Warns Steam Deck SSD Mod Will Shorten Its Lifespan

Valve’s Steam Deck is a cool one portable pc you probably don’t want to change too much. However, if the creative juices start flowing and you feel the need to tinker with it, Valve user experience designer Lawrence Yang recommends at least a mod that increases the literal size of the Deck’s SSD. The reason? …

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Goodbye Zachtronics, developers of very cool puzzle video games

Zachtronics will be released on July 5th Last call BBS, a collection of stylish little puzzle games wrapped in a retro PC gaming vibe. After 11 years in business (and even longer outside of commercial releases), a time when the studio has developed a cult following almost unrivaled in indie gaming, this will be the …

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How to use Google Password Manager encryption on the device

Photo† KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP †Getty Images† Ultimately, Google and other big technology companies want renounce passwords fully, but until that day comes, a Google Password Manager feature called on-device encryption might be your best bet to protect your precious codes. Although it came out quietly before this springas you can now easily access Google Password Manager …

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