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Microsoft reverses Xbox Live price hike, will add free multiplayer for some games

1023cd70-235b-11eb-bfed-de50436e7721In one of the first positive Friday night news dumps I can remember, Microsoft has not only reversed course on its poorly-received plan to raise the price for Xbox Live, it’s adding a treat. Soon, for free-to-play games (like Fortnite, Apex Legends o…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/xbox-live-price-free-fortnite-051641500.html
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Google says it will disable Search in Australia if it’s forced to pay for news

0b600020-21cb-11ea-a757-ef777aee03d0Google has been at odds with the Australian government ever since the latter started working on a mandatory code of conduct that would require Facebook, Google and others to pay news outlets for using their content. Now, according to The Sydney Morni…

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Intel’s PC business is up 33 percent thanks to cheap notebooks

a85cc840-5c3f-11eb-bfeb-10234ab4073eWe already know that 2020 was a huge year for PC shipments, now Intel is confirming that report with explosive fourth quarter earnings results. The chipmaker says its PC business was up 33 percent compared to last year, with notebook revenue in parti…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/intel-q4-earnings-pc-revenues-notebooks-232707825.html
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Otter launches live transcription for Google Meet

ab63d810-5bce-11eb-bfff-ba8c913cffbdOtter, which uses AI to offer a low-cost transcription service, is bringing its smarts to Google Meet, letting users access live notes and captions. All a user needs to do is install a Chrome extension, which will open up a live notes panel which wil…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/otter-ai-live-transcriptions-google-meet-140000095.html
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Opera now has a game engine to go with its gamer-focused browser

c78ce6b0-5b30-11eb-bf7e-1b94f2a79c6bIt’s not often that a browser company acquires a game development platform. But that’s exactly what Opera has done with YoYo Games, a British team best known for GameMaker Studio 2. The latter is a hugely popular platform for novice game developers w…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/opera-buys-gamemaker-studio-2-developer-yoyo-games-160045897.html
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Lenovo’s new Titanium Yoga laptop will feature Sensel’s force-sensing tech

4f1208b0-5a44-11eb-9fbf-f2db85d1a15cTo date, Sensel’s force-sensing technology has only been found in its own Morph product, but at CES 2021, the company showed off a touchpad that might appear in other company’s laptops. Now, Sensel has announced that the first product to use its tech…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/sensel-force-sensing-tech-lenovo-laptop-130004184.html
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Telegram took down ‘hundreds’ of calls for violence from public US channels

0a1059f0-ef1b-11e9-bbef-716b7a2e5cd0With just two days before Wednesday’s presidential inauguration, Telegram said it has spent much of the last two weeks monitoring the situation in the US and subsequently taking enforcement action. In a post to his public channel spotted by The Verge…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/telegram-us-calls-for-violence-230100510.html
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How Twitter will transition presidential accounts after Inauguration Day

46f02f20-5753-11eb-bffd-04e7451001f9Twitter has revealed more details about how it will transition official White House accounts when President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn into office on January 20th. The institutional accounts that will be transfer…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/twitter-official-white-house-accounts-transition-inauguration-day-171643245.html
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Amazon built a customized Alexa assistant that’s coming to cars

d015c8f0-2459-11eb-bffe-cbdc8ee125b2Amazon is opening up its AI tech to automakers and other third-companies with a new product called Alexa Custom Assistant. It will allow brands to build their own custom intelligent assistants that “co-exist” with Alexa, according to Amazon. That wil…

Source: https://www.engadget.com/amazon-alexa-custom-assistant-for-cars-130006593.html
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