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January 18, 2022

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PCMag.com

Logitech Pen Review

The Logitech Pen is a simple, effective digital stylus, expertly crafted for students and educators to use with USI-certified Chromebooks. MSRP $64.99. PCMag editors select and review products independently. If you buy through affiliate links, …

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The Verge

Windows 11 SE laptops arrive to take on Chromebooks in schools

It’s designed to really take on Chromebooks in education, and is optimized for Microsoft Edge, Office, and Microsoft’s cloud-based services. Windows 11 SE isn’t limited to just Microsoft apps though, with both Zoom and Chrome part of an authorized …

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The Verge

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

Microsoft plans to add many of Activision’s games to Xbox Game Pass once the deal closes. With the acquisition of Activision, Microsoft will soon publish franchises like Warcraft, Diablo, Overwatch, Call of Duty, and Candy Crush.

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Mac Rumors

Microsoft Releases Office for Mac Update With Full Apple Silicon Support in Excel

Microsoft has released a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite that includes an updated Excel app with 100% native support for Apple silicon machines. microsoft 365. According to the release notes accompanying version 16.57, Excel will …

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TechCrunch

Score another win for Istanbul gaming startups: Dream Games raises $255M at a $2.75B valuation

This Series C is being led by Index Ventures, with Makers Fund, IVP, funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, Kora and Balderton Capital also participating. The funding will be used both to continue investing in and developing Royal Match, and to work on …

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Macworld

The iPhone 13’s noise cancellation is gone and not coming back

The feature could previously be found in the Audio/Video Accessibility settings and it’s usually turned on by default. Its purpose is to “reduce ambient background noise on phone calls when you’re holding the receiver …

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The Verge

Garmin revamps its outdoorsy Fenix 7 and Epix smartwatches

That’s because Garmin decided to wait until today to separately announce its revamped multisport GPS smartwatches. On top of an updated flagship Fenix 7 lineup, Garmin is also launching the Epix — a rugged outdoors smartwatch with an always-on color …

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Mac Rumors

iPhone SE With Larger 5.7-Inch Display Rumored to Launch as Early as 2023

Apple is planning to release a fourth-generation iPhone SE with a larger 5.7-inch display as early as 2023, according to display industry consultant Ross Young, who has proven to be a reliable source of information for future Apple products.

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PCMag.com

Square Enix Wants $90 for Cloud Versions of Kingdom Hearts on Switch

Square Enix announced that the entire Kingdom Hearts series of games will be released for Switch on Feb. 10. However, that’s where the good news ends. As VGC reports, rather than offering versions of the Kingdom Hearts games that run on the Switch …

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Polygon

Crossfire: Legion aims to be a ‘classic RTS,’ but instead just feels dated

Crossfire, the multiplayer first-person shooter, is massive in Asia — particularly in China and South Korea. It boasts 8 million concurrent players and 690 million registered users, according to Smilegate, along with numerous multimedia spinoffs.

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