Games have been one of the weaknesses of Chrome OS for years. Most Chromebooks have lower-power hardware combined with an OS built on web technology, so playing AAA titles found in Windows is simply not an option. Cloud games, such as Google’s own Stadia, offered a solution, but many players were eager to see how Steam would do after the Google Valve platform was in its early alpha phase.

News editor Nathan Ingram is testing things on one of the seven Chromebooks that can run on Steam, the ASUS Chromebook CX9 with Intel’s 11th generation Core i7. (Google says Steam requires a device with at least a Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM.) He explains that many games work like a dream; however, his attempts to play in 2018 God of Waroriginally released for PS4 and ported to Windows in January this year, it was clearly “completely impossible to play a slideshow.” God of WarThe specification requirements require either NVIDIA’s GTX 960 or AMD R9 290X graphics cards – this was no big shock.

While Google and Valve will improve the Steam experience from this early alpha version, it’s fair to say that Chrome OS will never be the place to play cutting-edge games. But Steam’s library is huge and has thousands of titles – most for offline play, something Stadia can’t offer.

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Lucasfilm and Disney + celebrated May 4, offering another look at the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series. There aren’t many new shots, but it does take a look at Darth Vader (Hayden Christenson) assembling, which is much more than a breathable cameo from the previous trailer.

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Many players also stayed around.

New York Times revealed that it added “tens of millions” of new users in the first quarter of 2022 thanks to the hit word game by Josh Wardle. This led to the company’s best quarter so far in adding subscribers to games, and “many” of these incoming players lingered to try out other games.

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The company will begin mass production of Universal Flash Storage 4.0 in the third quarter.

Samsung has introduced the latest iteration of its Universal Flash Storage product, which it says is much, much faster than its predecessor. UFS was created to allow SSD speeds for cameras, phones and other devices, but this version – called UFS 4.0 – can reach 23.2 Gbps per bandwidth. This is twice the speed of UFS 3.1, the memory used in Samsung’s Galaxy S22.

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It may be smaller than the Beam, with some high-end features.

Sonos’ budget soundtrack was briefly released online at Colombia’s Ktronix store. The list suggests that it will be called Sonos Ray and will be smaller than the already compact Beam Gen 2 with a length of only 22 inches (compared to 25.6 inches), if it is slightly taller and thinner. A previous leak hinted that Sonos could release it in early June. And while the Colombian price (around $ 323) is unlikely to reflect the exact price for the United States, that means that rumors of a $ 250 sticker are at least close to the mark.

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Graduation is traditionally a great time to give gifts, so if you know someone who is heading to the real world who could use an upgrade after four (or more!) Long years of higher education, we have many options – even if the gifted person is already aware of technology.

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