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Google Killing Hangouts to Make Way for Google Chat

Google Killing 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 urging Hangouts holdouts to migrate to the new messaging package, called Chat. Starting today, if you’re still using Hangouts on your mobile device, you’ll see an in-app screen prompting you to switch to Chat in Gmail …

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Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

Atari turns 50, and the godfather of video games talks about how to change the world

“Schopenhauer always spoke of 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 of your own.” That’s the advice from Atari founder and mass-market video game creator Nolan Bushnell to the …

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Valve Designer Warns Steam Deck SSD Mod Will Shorten Its Life

Valve Designer Warns Steam Deck SSD Mod Will Shorten Its Life

Valve’s Steam Deck is a cool little handheld PC you probably don’t want to modify too much. However, if the creative juices start flowing and you feel the need to play with themValve’s UX designer Lawrence Yang at least advises against a mod that increases the literal size of the Deck’s SSD. The reason? Tampering …

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How to Use Apple Notes to Have Secret Chats With Others

How to Use Apple Notes to Have Secret Chats With Others

Photo: Ekaterina_Minaeva (Shutterstock) Apple’s Notes app might not be the first option that comes to mind when you want to keep a conversation hidden from others. But by using its collaboration features to invite others to a “chat” and then deleting the messages when you’re done, you can erase all evidence of your chat. Sure, …

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RIP Bernie Stolar, Former Sega, Atari & PlayStation Executive

RIP Bernie Stolar, Former Sega, Atari & PlayStation Executive

Stolar photographed during the Dreamcast launchPhoto: Associated Press (access point) Bernie Stolar, one of the most important video game executives of the 1990s, has died at the age of 75. GamesBeat reports. Stolar started working in the video game business in 1980, first founding a slot machine company before moving to Atari, where he did …

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