Ivan’s first brush with tech was as a little baby mashing the keys of his dad’s ZX Spectrum. He got his first PC in 1993 and has been an avid gamer and tech nerd ever since. After earning cool-sounding and possibly useful degrees in music and management, he worked as an itinerant English professor, piano teacher, translator, and proofreader. He kept writing and talking tech along the way. His favorite subjects include video games, software, and new gadgets.
How to Turn RTX on
You’ve got yourself the best RTX 2060 money can buy, and the RGB setup is as flashy as it can be. But what happens if you’re new to all this, and you don’t even know how to turn RTX on? Do you even need to do anything to activate all those fancy new ray-tracing effects in your games? We’l
Global Smartphone Wholesale Revenue To Grow 13% in 2021
According to recently published research by Strategy Analytics, global smartphone wholesale revenue is projected to grow 13% during 2021. This would represent the highest growth rate experienced by the sector in the last six years, spelling a bright future for the pandemic-stricken industry. The
CDPR Remains Committed to Fixing Cyberpunk 2077
Polish game developer CD PROJEKT RED has no plans to give up on Cyberpunk 2077, chief executive officer Adam Kicinski said in an interview with Reuters.  “I don’t see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077. We are convinced that we can bring the game to such a state that we can be proud of it an
IOS 14 Adoption Rate Crosses 90% Threshold
According to the analytics firm Mixpanel, more than 90% of active iPhones use the latest version of Apple’s operating system, greatly outclassing Android 11’s adoption rate. IOS devices have always had higher adoption rates than Android, mainly because Apple is the sole manufacturer of iOS de
Apex Legends Lands on Nintendo Switch, Supports Cross-Play
The popular battle royale Apex Legends has arrived on Nintendo’s handheld Switch console, as announced on the game’s official Twitter account.  It offers cross-play with PC and other consoles, but not cross-progression at the moment. You can find the game on Nintendo’s online marketplace,
Microsoft Officially Acquires Bethesda, Confirms Future PC and Xbox Exclusives
Microsoft’s $7.5-billion acquisition of Bethesda has finally received a green light from the European Commission. This places eight gaming studios under the ZeniMax Media banner - Bethesda and ZeniMax Online Studios, id Software, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog, and Roundhouse
Upgraded Nintendo Switch With OLED Screen Coming This Year, Report Says
Nintendo is reportedly planning to release a new Switch console model with a larger OLED display and support for 4K graphics by the 2021 holiday season. Bloomberg broke the story, releasing details about the new and more powerful model, which is expected to feature a 7.2 inch 720p OLED screen mad
The Sinking City Removed From Steam Again
Valve has removed The Sinking City from its digital storefront Steam after receiving a DMCA from the game’s developer Frogwares. Frogwares alleges that producer Nacon bought a copy of the Cthulhu-inspired video game, changed the content to include Nacon logos, and reuploaded it to Steam without
Viking Wonder Valheim Sells Over Five Million Copies During First Month on Steam
The widely popular Viking survival simulation Valheim sold more than five million copies on Steam’s digital marketplace since its launch on February 2. It also secured a spot among the top five most played games on Steam with more than 500,000 concurrent players at one point in February. Develo