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Valve’s latest Steam Deck update promises less fan noise

On Thursday, Valve began rolling out SteamOS 3.2 for Steam Deck, addressing one of the more prominent issues people have had with the handheld since its release. According to the company, the update introduces an “all-new OS-controlled fan curve” Valve claims allows Steam Deck’s internal fan to quickly and smartly respond to heat. In turn, the company says that allows the component to more quietly go about its job, particularly “in low usage situations.”

“This has been tested extensively, and we're continuing to work on improvements – so please let us know what you think,” Valve said. Excessive fan noise is something many reviewers, including Engadget’s Jessica Conditt, mentioned in their Steam Deck reviews. In fact, when iFixit began selling replacement parts for the handheld early last week, it quickly sold out of Huaying fan units. Valve sourced fans for Steam Deck from two companies, with the ones from Huaying producing less noise, according to some owners.

SteamOS 3.2 also introduces an option to adjust the handheld’s display refresh rate while in-game. Valve recommends Steam Deck owners try setting their device to 40Hz for the sweet spot between responsiveness and battery life. It’s now also possible to push the volume of Steam Deck’s speakers even higher and the company has made formatting microSD cards faster. Check out the full changelog for SteamOS 3.2 on Valve’s website.

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Samsung promises to stop throttling your apps with an upcoming update

We’ve seen manufacturers get caught out boosting performance on their phones for benchmarking apps but Samsung has taken a different path and been found to be throttling the performance of more than ten thousand apps on its phones, including the new Galaxy S22 series. Now that the cat is out of the bag, Samsung has […]

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Are smartphone software update promises worth the paper they’re printed on?

From Google to Nokia, phone manufacturers promise years and years of software updates. But can you trust them?
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Fitbit Premium’s new Calm integration promises to help reduce stress and improve sleep

Fitbit brings new features to Premium subscribers including the Calm app, snore detection, and stress tracking.
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Microsoft promises to recover files deleted by Windows 10 bug

Microsoft has pledged to rescue those all-important personal files that its most recent Windows 10 update contrived to consume. The company was forced to halt the rollout of its October 2018 upgrades when users started complaining that their document…
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LG opens Software Upgrade Center, promises Oreo update for G6 in April

How many times have you bought a brand new phone and then waited for months for the manufacturer to issue a software update? Well, just a few weeks before LG unveils the G7 ThinQ at an event in New York on May 2nd, the Korean company has announced the opening of a Software Upgrade Center […]

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NASA satellite launch promises accurate week-long forecasts

NASA and NOAA know that multi-day weather forecasts can be crucial to tracking hurricanes and their aftermath, and they're about to significantly boost the reliability of those forecasts. They just launched JPSS-1 (Joint Polar Satellite System-1), t…
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BetterBack promises to alleviate your back pain, straighten out your posture

Meet the BetterBack, a posture strap that promises to help you “effortlessly sit in perfect posture, easing back pain (and preventing it),” and just maybe, help you straighten out to gain those extra vertical inches you’ve been looking for.

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Netgear Orbi promises to rid your home of WiFi dead zones

One of the most frustrating first world problems today is not being able to connect to your home WiFi network in spots that are farther away from your router. Netgear believes it can get rid of that problem with its latest product: a WiFi system call…
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The FitPal promises to be the most comprehensive heart rate wearable yet

Now that the FitBit has lost some of its credibility in the heart rate monitoring game, it looks like the doors have been opened for new competitors to stake their claim. It appears that FitPal is now leading the pack in this ongoing race.

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Add-on promises to stabilize video from nearly any camera

It's possible to stabilize your phone videos through Hyperlapse, and dedicated video editors can smooth out other shaky clips with enough time and effort. But what if you want a simple way to eliminate jitters no matter which camera you're using? S…
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