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January 26, 2024
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CNET

Looking to Upgrade? Galaxy S24 Ultra Specs vs. S23 Ultra vs. iPhone 15 Pro Max

Samsung’s premium Galaxy S24 Ultra phone has arrived. Here’s how it stacks up against last year’s S23 Ultra and Apple’s flagship iPhone 15 Pro Max.

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CNET

OnePlus 12 Preorder Deals: Save Up to $800 When You Preorder the New OnePlus Flagship

The OnePlus 12R is the cheaper option in the lineup, starting at $500 for the 128GB model with 8GB of RAM. You can bump the specs up to 256GB of storage and 16GB or RAM for $100 more.

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The Verge

Microsoft lays off 1900 Activision Blizzard and Xbox employees

The cuts work out to roughly 8 percent of the overall Microsoft Gaming division that stands at around 22,000 employees in total. The Verge has obtained an internal memo from Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer that confirms the layoffs:.

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CNET

Apple Will Allow Installation of Rival App Stores On iPhones… But Only In Europe

Many consider Apple’s App Store to be the driving force behind the iPhone’s success. Without it, the iPhone was just another dumb phone trying to be smart. But access to apps via the company’s App Store opened up a whole world of opportunity.

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The Washington Post

How to get your kids (and yourself) to put down the phone

Four strategies to reset your family’s relationship with screen time from the surgeon general, parents and researchers who know what kids actually do online … An illustration by Zeloot of a parent and child wrestling over a cellphone.

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The New York Times

Microsoft Cuts 1900 Jobs in Its Video Game Division

The job cuts will be made at Activision Blizzard, the maker of hit games like Call of Duty and Guitar Hero, as well as Xbox, according to a staff memo from Phil Spencer, the head of Microsoft Gaming, that was obtained by The New York Times.

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CBS News

Pre-order a Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, get a $200 Amazon gift card

CBS Essentials is created independently of the CBS News editorial staff. We may receive commissions from some links to products on this page. Promotions are subject to availability and retailer terms.

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Scientific American

AI Audio Deepfakes Are Quickly Outpacing Detection

Experts have long warned of a future where artificial intelligence makes it impossible to tell digital fact from fiction. Now that future is here. A recent case of a recording that sounds like a high school principal making racist comments shows the …

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Fortune

Microsoft to lay off 1900 video-game workers including employees at its $69 billion purchase Activision Blizzard

In an email to staff reviewed by Bloomberg, Microsoft gaming chief Phil Spencer wrote that the cuts represented about 8% of Microsoft’s 22,000 gaming workers. The Verge first reported the news. Other video-game companies, including Riot Games, have also …

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CBS News

iRobot Roomba robot vacuums and mops are up to 50% off today so you can start spring cleaning early

Instead of spending hours cleaning your floors yourself, why not simplify and automate the process with a robot vacuum and robot mop this year? Amazon has a deal on iRobot Roomba robot vacuums and Braava mops right now that might actually get you …

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