Posts From Richard Devine

Richard Devine
Richard Devine

Editor at XDA, I've been covering tech for over a decade from mobile to gaming and everything in between. Direct enquiries to [email protected]

Corsair debuts its first gaming laptop, the Voyager, at Computex

Corsair is best known for PC gaming peripherals despite also having its own desktop machine. But now you can add a gaming laptop to the list of boxes ticked by Corsair, as the Voyager has debuted alongside AMD at Computex. Corsair has been on a buying spree in recent years, with the likes of Origin and...

How I would make Google Stadia even better for the future

Contrary to those shouting loudly on the internet, Google Stadia isn't dead. And as I've written previously, it's really rather good. In fact, the last post I published on Stadia provoked a lot of great discussion about the platform. There's plenty to love and enjoy, but there are legitimate concerns and areas that could be...

Google Stadia’s family selection is growing by six courtesy of Outright Games

The Google Stadia library of games is set to grow by six thanks to newly announced titles from Outright Games. Elden Ring, this is not, but for those out there with young players in their households, this is good news. Outright Games has been a pretty strong supporter of Stadia with a host of the...

Fortnite with touch controls now available to all iPhone and Android players on NVIDIA GeForce Now

The losers in Epic Games massive spat with Apple (and to a lesser extent, Google) were always the Fortnite players. But where there's a will, there's a way, and iPhone players especially can rejoice: Fortnite is back as a proper mobile game with touch controls. All thanks to a collaboration between Epic Games and NVIDIA...

How to setup and install WSL 2 on Windows 10 and 11

In case you hadn't heard, Microsoft loves Linux. That phrase draws its skeptics but then you look at the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and start to see the truth in it. WSL 2 allows you to install a Linux environment running a full Linux kernel inside Windows 11, or 10 if you're still using...

Samsung SmartThings starts testing for Matter with a new partner program

At Google I/O, there was a sizeable focus on smart home, and in particular, Matter. The upcoming standard developed between Google and a range of partner manufacturers in the space is set to officially launch in the latter stages of 2022. But preparations for it are well underway, and that includes at Samsung. SmartThings is...

Ecobee makes its new Smart Thermostat Premium and Enhanced official, starting at $200

In just the last few days, new Premium and Enhanced thermostats from Ecobee were leaked pretty much in full. Now, they're officially official, and we know a little more about the new smart home devices. Ecobee hasn't launched a new thermostat in around three years, so fans have every right to be excited. The two-fold approach...

Cities: Skylines joins Google Stadia, goes free with Pro

As much as some corners would say there are no games on Google Stadia, the platform is doing a pretty good job at bringing new titles on a regular basis. This week's edition of "This Week on Stadia" has a big hitter joining Pro, free trials to speak of and another Ubisoft game hitting the...

Sonos leaks continue with the upcoming Sub Mini pictured for the first time

The leaky bucket at Sonos is no closer to being fixed up as The Verge reports on yet another new product on the way. Following the leak and subsequent announcement of the Sonos Ray soundbar, the next on the slate is apparently the Sub Mini. As you might be able to guess, it's a subwoofer. And a...

New Ecobee Premium and Enhanced thermostat leaks, support for Alexa and Siri built-in

When you're looking for information on upcoming but as yet unannounced hardware, everyone knows you should head to Canadian Tire. No, really, of all the retailers to out a new product, here we are. As highlighted by ZatsNotFunny and a Reddit thread, Ecobee has a new Premium and Enhanced model thermostat on the way it...

Chromebooks are the perfect place to teach yourself about Linux

The best Chromebooks you can get today have come a long way from the early days. No longer is Chrome OS just a fancy browser running on a laptop. It has grown to incorporate Android and Linux and the platform is now a lot more capable than you might have thought. The second of those is...

How to listen to Apple Podcasts on the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo can be the center of your home entertainment. And that includes listening to podcasts as well as music or the audio from your Fire TV. Podcasts are a great alternative to digital radio stations and on the Amazon Echo, you have a number of options on where to get them from. If you...