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Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

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Activision's Los Angeles office in 2018 (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) With its recent acquisition of ZeniMax complete, Microsoft is scooping up another gaming heavyweight: Activision Blizzard. Microsoft says the $68.7 billion deal will make it the third-largest gaming company in the world after Sony and Tencent. The post Microsoft to Acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion...

Facebook Patented a Mechanical Eyeball

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Suspected uses for the eye are more benign than you may think—for now. The post Facebook Patented a Mechanical Eyeball appeared first on ExtremeTech .

AMD to Take on Intel’s XMP with Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profiles on AM5

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The maker of HWINFO seems to have leaked a pretty big reveal for AMD's next-gen platform. The post AMD to Take on Intel’s XMP with Ryzen Accelerated Memory Profiles on AM5 appeared first on ExtremeTech .

Google Accused of Defrauding Publishers, Advertisers and Pocketing the Revenue

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Previously-redacted details from a December 2020 lawsuit have finally bubbled up to the surface. The post Google Accused of Defrauding Publishers, Advertisers and Pocketing the Revenue appeared first on ExtremeTech .

Apple Allegedly Delaying its AR/VR Headset to 2023

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Overheating, software issues, and other snags have allegedly delayed Apple's entry into this burgeoning market. The post Apple Allegedly Delaying its AR/VR Headset to 2023 appeared first on ExtremeTech .

Scientists Were Watching This Star When It Went Supernova

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Artist's impression of a red supergiant just before its core-collapse supernova. Image via W. M. Keck Observatory/ Adam Makarenko. Researchers had been watching a red supergiant get brighter for months before it exploded, so they got to watch its core-collapse supernova from beginning to end -- for the first time in human history. What they saw challenges our whole narrative of how these stars ...

RTX 3090 Ti Production Allegedly Halted by Nvidia

17.January
The vague reasons given for the temporary pause will likely delay the card's release, not that anyone could buy one anyway. The post RTX 3090 Ti Production Allegedly Halted by Nvidia appeared first on ExtremeTech .

Humble Bundle Drops Linux and macOS, Gives Customers Mere Weeks to Save Their Games

17.January
Humble Bundle has announced a change to the subscription that some gamers won't like. It's simplifying its subscription offerings and rolling out a new launcher, but that launcher is Windows-only. The post Humble Bundle Drops Linux and macOS, Gives Customers Mere Weeks to Save Their Games appeared first on ExtremeTech .

Earth Isn’t ‘Super’ Because the Sun Had Rings

14.January
By modeling our solar system with a supercomputer, astrophysicist André Izidoro and his colleagues have shown that the early formation of rings around the sun influenced the size of the resulting planets. The post Earth Isn’t ‘Super’ Because the Sun Had Rings appeared first on ExtremeTech .

FTC May Proceed With Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook

14.January
If the FTC wins its case, Facebook could be forced to sell Instagram and WhatsApp. The post FTC May Proceed With Its Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook appeared first on ExtremeTech .
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