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The mad scientists at Linus Tech Tips installed a water cooler on a Galaxy S10

Phones are getting more powerful all the time, but there's only so much you can do to cool that beefy hardware in a smartphone form factor. Over on the Linus Tech Tips YouTube channel, they decided to look into the mysterious world of water-cooled smartphones. Yes, that's a thing. If you've ever fancied adding a water cooler to your smartphone, here's how you do it.

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All the games on Google Stadia (updated continuously)

Google's cloud gaming service, Stadia, begins trialing in November — you'll need to buy a $130 Founder's Edition kit to get access — and is expected to expand to the general audience sometime in 2020. So far, 30 games have been announced for the early roster and we expect more of them to pop up as we go along this year. It can be a little hard to keep track of things, so we've got you covered with a handy list of all the titles that have been announced for Stadia.

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Google shutting down YouTube Gaming app on May 30

Late last year, Google announced that it was shutting down the standalone YouTube Gaming app as it migrated the features to the main application. We had a shutdown date of March of this year, but that Google seems to have missed that mark. Now, the company is saying the app will shut down on May 30, just a few short days away.

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YouTube Premium users getting $2 in free, monthly Super Chat credit

YouTube Premium subscribers have started receiving $2 in free Super Chat credits to support their favorite creator during a livestream. The company has confirmed that it is beta testing monthly Super Chat gifts.

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Forza Street, a free-to-play racing game, is coming to Android later this year

The Forza video game series is widely known as an Xbox exclusive, but that's about to change with Turn 10's latest release, Forza Street. Xbox has just announced that Forza Street is available on Windows 10 today, and that it'll come to Android and iOS later in the year.

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Watch Google's GDC 2019 keynote livestream here

If you fancy yourself a betting man, you're probably taking the odds on Google's chances of announcing a new game-streaming service today. After hearing whispers about it for weeks, it's sure looking likely that we're about to get all the details as part of Google's GDC 2019 keynote address. That presentation is just about to get started, and you can watch it right here.

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Facebook app gets a new Gaming tab in the navigation bar

Facebook, in a further attempt to compete with the likes of Twitch and YouTube, has added a dedicated Gaming tab to the navigation bar in the main app. In doing so, the company is hoping to help you find games and streamers to watch, whether you want to play something new with your friends or catch up on the last esports match.

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Steam Link Anywhere brings full on-the-go PC game streaming to Android

Valve announced some big news for Steam users today, introducing the new Steam Link Anywhere service. Building off of its namesake, Anywhere takes streaming your personal library to the next level by allowing you to play on a client device outside of your local network (which was one of the weakest points of Steam Link when it launched for Android). To coincide with the announcement of the Anywhere beta, Valve has updated the Steam Link Android app to support it.

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New Google ad tech uses machine learning to only harass game players who aren't likely to spend on IAPs

In this day and age, it's easy to be cynical about the games industry, advertising, and the general state of a lot of consumer technology. Google has magnanimously decided to help Android game developers increase monetization opportunities by offering means to re-capture wayward players and keep paying ones happy in ad-free bliss. How, you might ask? Two ways: using ads to draw people back into a game and by using machine learning to only serve advertisements to those deemed less likely to buy in-app purchases.

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Games industry veteran Jade Raymond joins Google as new VP

Rumors have circulated for months about Google's ambitions for gaming — specifically, cloud gaming. The company briefly ran Project Stream last year, which allowed users to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey through Chrome. Google is reportedly working on a subscription-based gaming service, and might buy game studios to make it more attractive. The company might now have someone to spearhead its gaming effort — Jade Raymond.

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