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Why Elon Musk Just Offered This Teen $5,000 To Delete His Twitter

Why Elon Musk Just Offered This Teen $5,000 To Delete His Twitter

When you're in the public eye as often as someone like Elon Musk, you aren't always going to like the kinds of things people pay attention to. Musk is finding himself in that situation this week, as he's contending with a Twitter bot that's tracking his flights. Every time Musk takes off from somewhere and lands in a new location, that Twitter bot reports it, and now it seems that Musk is willing to pay to silence the bot for good.

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Apple Q1 2022 winners & losers: iPhone up, iPad down in bumper holiday

Apple Q1 2022 winners & losers: iPhone up, iPad down in bumper holiday

Apple has released the earnings report for its first fiscal quarter of 2022, announcing yet another all-time record with revenue hitting $123.9 billion. The company credits a "very strong customer response" toward its latest and greatest products for the growth, noting its earnings ultimately jumped 11-percent compared to the previous year.

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Tesla Cybertruck delayed again plus Elon Musk squashes $25k EV rumors

Tesla Cybertruck delayed again plus Elon Musk squashes $25k EV rumors

Tesla closed out 2021 with a bumper year, besting Q4 estimates and pushing EV deliveries past 300,000, though Elon Musk tempered hopes for the arrival of the Cybertruck and more affordable models. Revenue in the year as a whole grew 71%, Tesla announced, describing 2021 as "a breakthrough year" for the automaker, but some of the most anticipated electric vehicles are still some way out.

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Bentley “Five in Five” EV plan detailed as luxe goes green by 2030

Bentley “Five in Five” EV plan detailed as luxe goes green by 2030

Bentley will launch a new electric model every year between 2025 and 2030, the luxury automaker has announced today, as it continues its Beyond 100 roadmap toward a fully-BEV range. Dubbed "five in five," the strategy will see a rapid evolution of the Bentley line-up, adding a fifth model to the current portfolio. It'll also mean an increase in workforce, with the current 4,000 employees expected to expand as BEV development accelerates.

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NVIDIA’s ARM acquisition may be dead in the water

NVIDIA’s ARM acquisition may be dead in the water

Way back in September 2020, NVIDIA announced its intention to purchase semiconductor manufacturer ARM for $40 billion. Fast forward almost a year-and-a-half later and now there's word that NVIDIA might be backing away from the acquisition. While neither company has confirmed the notion that NVIDIA is getting cold feet, it wouldn't be shocking considering that the acquisition has faced scrutiny and even lawsuits from regulatory agencies.

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Google Docs now lets you watermark your documents: Here’s how

Google Docs now lets you watermark your documents: Here’s how

Google Docs may be among the most feature-packed word processors out there, but until recently, it lacked the ability to do something as mundane as watermarking a document. That was until September 2021, when Google finally brought the ability to upload image watermarks. Even though this was better than having no option to watermark documents at all, people still longed for Google Docs to come up with the ability to create and add their own text-based watermark right from within the app.

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Let’s unpack Microsoft’s ‘desire’ to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

Let’s unpack Microsoft’s ‘desire’ to keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

Throughout the week, Microsoft's buyout of Activision Blizzard has been a constant talking point. There's been a lot of talk about Activision Blizzard games being exclusive to Xbox platforms once the acquisition completes and no concrete answers from Microsoft. While Xbox boss Phil Spencer has issued a new statement on the matter, what he had to say is anything but clear.

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Activision Blizzard vows its games won’t disappear from PlayStation

Activision Blizzard vows its games won’t disappear from PlayStation

In the wake of the news that Microsoft has entered an agreement to purchase Activision Blizzard, a lot of us undoubtedly have questions about what this acquisition means for players on other platforms. Specifically, we're guessing that PlayStation players are wondering what this means not only for the future of Activision Blizzard games on their platform of choice, but also what will happen to existing titles. While we're pretty sure we already know the answer to the first question, we now have a concrete answer to the second one.

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The real reason LG’s smartphone brand died off

The real reason LG’s smartphone brand died off

Once a major manufacturer of Android smartphones, LG disappointed fans when it announced it would exit the smartphone business, effective July 31, 2021. The announcement followed months of speculation that LG was looking to sell or offload its smartphone division.

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YouTube Originals doused: Creators remain key

YouTube Originals doused: Creators remain key

YouTube has effectively brought its Originals to an end, the company has announced. Though YouTube Originals won't be entirely eliminated, the company has revealed that it'll reduce its funding for this kind of programming to only two categories: YouTube Kids and Black Voices. That may not be a big deal going forward, however, as YouTube Shorts has ushered in a new era of creator-generated content for the platform.

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Why Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is such a big deal

Why Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is such a big deal

It's been a big Tuesday for the game industry. This morning, Microsoft announced that it has entered a deal to purchase Activision Blizzard, the largest third-party games publisher in the world. Microsoft is paying nearly $70 billion for Activision Blizzard, making the $7.5 billion it paid for ZeniMax Media and its subsidiaries a year ago look like a paltry sum.

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Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard buyout likely nixes CEO Bobby Kotick

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard buyout likely nixes CEO Bobby Kotick

Yesterday, Microsoft dropped a whopper of an announcement, revealing that it's paying nearly $70 billion to acquire Activision Blizzard. The acquisition comes at a controversial time for Activision Blizzard, as it finds itself in the middle of a sexual harassment and abuse scandal that has resulted in several high-profile departures. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has resisted calls for his resignation or firing throughout this scandal, which begs the question: Now that Microsoft is taking over, what happens to him?

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