Elon Musk to Buy Twitter for $44 Billion

It’s official: Twitter announced today that it has agreed to a sale to billionaire Elon Musk for about $44 billion. Musk will take the firm private. “The Twitter Board conducted a thoughtful and comprehensive process to assess Elon’s proposal with a deliberate focus on value, certainty, and financing,” Twitter board…

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Microsoft Releases Edge Version 100

Two weeks after it landed in the Beta channel, Microsoft has released Edge version 100 to Stable, making it available to all users. There are several new features, none major: Lightweight PDF preview. When you open a PDF file from File Explorer or Microsoft Outlook, a lightweight new and Edge-based…

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Steam Alpha is Now Available on the Chrome OS Dev Channel

The alpha version of Steam for Chromebooks that Google announced last week is now available on the Chrome OS Dev Channel. As of today, only seven Chromebook models from Acer, Asus, HP, and Lenovo are supported, with Google planning to add more devices in the future. “Because many games have…

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Xbox Cloud Gaming Adds Steam Deck Support via Microsoft Edge

Xbox Cloud Gaming is now accessible on Valve’s Steam Deck via Microsoft’s Edge browser. The Redmond giant has released a new beta version of Microsoft Edge for the Linux-based SteamOS that now recognizes the Steam Deck as a gamepad.  “We worked closely with our friends at Valve to support xCloud…

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Windows 10 Can Now Be Installed on Valve’s Steam Deck

Valve has released the first Windows drivers for its new Steam Deck handheld gaming PC, which will allow early-enthusiast to replace Valve’s SteamOS with Windows 10. Despite its handheld form factor, the Steam Deck uses standard PC components making it possible to install Windows 10, though doing so now with…

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Microsoft Edge 99 Lands in the Stable Channel

Microsoft Edge 99 has started rolling out in the Stable Channel on Windows, macOS, and Linux. This is the latest major update before Edge and other Chromium-based browsers reach version 100, and there are growing concerns about compatibility problems that could be caused by the shift to a three-digit version…

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Activision Blizzard Details How Microsoft Acquisition Started

An Activision Blizzard legal filing details how Microsoft’s Phil Spencer contacted the firm in November 2021 to kick off acquisition talks. It’s a fascinating peek at how quickly the talks escalated. “For over 20 years, Activision Blizzard and Microsoft have maintained an ongoing commercial relationship,” the filing notes. “This relationship…

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PlayStation 5 Sales are Already Slowing

As part of its latest quarterly earnings report, Sony revealed that it sold 3.9 million PlayStation 5 consoles, for a total of 17.3 million. The firm had sold over 20 million PlayStation 4 consoles by this time in its history, but that console didn’t face the same component shortages. Sony…

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