#90 MySpace Deleted All Your Stuff

Wait… MySpace is still around? Yup, and to make matters worse, this news is over a year old but only just now hitting the mainstream. Reports are suggesting that songs, photos, videos and more from the first 12 years of MySpace existence are corrupted beyond repair and lost to the void.

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#17 Valve Changes Everything

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Valve’s Steam Link Launches In Beta On Android

Avid players who have Steam accounts could now play their collection of Steam titles using their smartphone. If you are a player, you could now download Steam Link beta via Google Play. This is possible after Valve announced earlier this month that its streaming game service would be available both for iOS and Android.

 

Steam Link is now on Android

 

 

To use Steam Link, what you need is a a 5GHz Wi-Fi router. Based on Valve’s recommendation, you need to connect your computer to a router through an ethernet cable. After this, you need to connect your Android-powered phone using the 5GHz channel of your Wi-Fi network.

Apart from this, you also need to sit close to the router, according to Valve, so that you can maximize the 5GHz networks. By doing so, this means you can use a much higher frequencies, as opposed to the standard 2.4GHz networks.

 

Regarding the controller options, you can actually use any type of Bluetooth controller that’s compatible with Android or the Steam Controller. Aside from mobile devices, the Steam Link is also available on Android TV. With this, Valve is recommending that you connect your compatible device over the Ethernet as well.

 

Valve added that the app should also support 4K at 60fps. However, the company stressed that the quality bar is full-HD (1080p) at 60fps for most environments, and this depends on PC, router and mobile hardware, and how your network is set up.

 

The company also revealed its plan to rollout Steam Link on Apple’s App Store. Valve said that the such rollout is still pending as Apple is currently reviewing the process for approval.

 

Launched in 2015, Steam Link is actually a standalone device designed to bring Steam titles from PC to the living room.

Play PC Games On Your Phone Through Steam Link

The Steam Link for Android and iOS is set to be released next week.

Steam is primarily intended as way to download and play games on a computer. Eventually, Valve made it possible to stream games to a TV over a local network.

Now, PC games will be playable on mobile phones and tablets soon thanks to the Steam Link App. Available for iOS and Android, the free app is set to be released next week.

According to Valve, the developer of the Steam, Steam Link allows gamers to stream PC games from their Steam library to their devices. The phone or tablet has to be connected to a 5 GHz wireless network or a wired Ethernet connection. The app also supports Apple TV, Android TV, Steam Controller and MFi controllers.

The Steam Link app is not actually new. It was already available as a service attached to a set-top box through Samsung smart TVs. This time however, it will be available to everyone who has access to a mobile device for free.

Valve also announced a second app set to be released “later this summer”. Called the Steam Video app, it allows you watch the movies and shows sold by Steam on your iOS or Android device. This can be done over both WiFi or LTE. Additionally, users are also able to download videos to watch offline.