What the Hell Happened to the Steam Hardware Survey?


The Steam Hardware Survey used to be a pretty good (if always imperfect) guide to what gamers were buying and using. Now it’s reporting radically different information with no explanation whatsoever.

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Latest Steam update adds full PS4 controller support, 4K in-home streaming

DualShock 4

Steam has released a new client update with formal PS4 controller support, 4K streaming in-home, and a number of other improvements. We discuss the details, along with a look at the upcoming Winter Sale and VR adoption trends over time.

The post Latest Steam update adds full PS4 controller support, 4K in-home streaming appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/241025-latest-steam-update-adds-full-ps4-controller-support-4k-home-streaming?source=Computing

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Kwikset Premis lock, Elgato outlet & light switch to launch with Apple HomeKit support

Article Image This year’s CES saw a burgeoning smart home device market pick up steam thanks in part to widely available infrastructure protocols like Apple’s iOS-based HomeKit, with device makers like Kwikset and Elgato eager to show off their latest compatible wares.

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Microsoft mulling Apple TV competitor in slimmed-down Xbox One, report says

Article Image Rumors of a “lightweight” Xbox One are gaining steam as 2016 approaches, with a report on Wednesday claiming Microsoft is experimenting with a gaming console hybrid device that could take on Apple TV.

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Valve promises updates, free games for Mac owners unable to use Steam Link or Controller

Article Image Valve will be providing updates and free games for the Steam Link and Steam Controller, in light of both products lacking expected Mac support, according to an email sent out to early buyers.

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Valve's $50 Steam Link streams games from Mac OS X to an HDTV

Article Image Valve is now accepting preorders for the upcoming Steam Link hardware accessory, a $50 set-top box that will stream 1080p gameplay from a nearby computer, including a Mac running Yosemite or later.

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Meerkat app set for 2016 election splash

Meerkat, the live video streaming app that has quickly been gaining steam after debuting earlier in March, is now finding popularity with potential candidates gearing up for the 2016 presidential election. The app, which links up with a user’s Twitter account, gives near-immediate (with about a 30-second delay) streaming access to video content. It makes it a natural fit for a politician looking to disseminate his or her message to a wide range of potential voters.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/25/meerkat-app-set-for-2016-election-splash/

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Discovery and Viacom reportedly in talks to join Apple's rumored online TV service

Rumors surrounding Apple’s purported subscription online television service are gathering steam, as a report on Tuesday claims Discovery and Viacom are in talks over partnership possibilities, joining other major content providers for what could be a disruptive product launch later this year.

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Alienware Alpha is the first Steam Machine … but it runs Windows, and comes with a normal Xbox 360 gamepad

Alienware Alpha console
Alienware has announced that its Steam Machine — the Alienware Alpha — will be available in November for $550. Curiously, though, the Alpha — which should be the first commercially available Steam Machine — won’t ship with Valve’s purpose-built Steam Controller. The Alpha also won’t ship with SteamOS. In fact, the Alienware Alpha is basically just a mid-spec Windows 8.1 PC that boots straight into Steam Big Picture Mode. Considering Steam Machines were meant to usher in a new era of Linux-based living room game consoles, with a magical gamepad that makes PC games playable from your couch, what exactly is Alienware playing at?

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/187903-alienware-alpha-is-the-first-steam-machine-but-it-runs-windows-and-comes-with-a-normal-xbox-360-gamepad

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Steam In-Home Streaming: At last, you can play PC games on the toilet (video review)

Steam In-Home Streaming: Dark Souls 2
After a few months of closed testing, Valve has released a public beta version of Steam with In-Home Streaming enabled. In-Home Streaming allows you to stream any game from a host PC to a client (a Mac laptop or wimpy Windows netbook, for example). This will eventually be a key feature that allows for cheap, low-power Steam Machines in the living room that can stream games from a more powerful gaming PC. Read on for our hands-on impressions, and a video demo of me streaming Dark Souls 2 to my laptop while sitting on the toilet.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/182996-steam-in-home-streaming-at-last-you-can-play-pc-games-on-the-toilet-video-review

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