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Microsoft buys Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion

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New bombshell in the video game industry by microsoft. The company surprised a year and a half ago when it announced the purchase of Bethesda for 7,500 million euros, keeping franchises such as Doom, Fallout or The Elders Scrolls. Now, the company has announced the cActivision Blizzard purchase.

ActivisionBlizzard It is one of the largest companies in the world of video games. Although it has been involved in some controversy due to the conduct of its bosses in the last year, the company has to its credit the rights to games such as Call of Duty, Warcraft, Candy Crush, Tony Hawk, Diablo, Overwatch, Spyro, Hearthstone, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot, and StarCraft.

Now, all those games will be under the protection of Microsoft, being a big blow on the table by the company, which can decide at any time to stop releasing its games for the Sony console. All Activision Blizzard Games they will be available on Xbox Game Pass Y PC GamePass, both the new ones and all those that Activision has in its catalog. Xbox Game Pass already has 25 million subscribers Worldwide.

The transaction has not yet been closed, so in the meantime Activision Blizzard and Microsoft Gaming will continue to operate independently. The purchase price is $68.7 billion, a huge number considering that, for example, Microsoft paid 26,000 million to buy LinkedIn in 2016. Activision is currently the third largest video game developer in the world in terms of revenue, behind only Tencent and Sony.

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Active noise cancellation, water resistance, wireless charging, and 12mm drivers for $32. mBlu Lifeme TWS headphones introduced

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Active noise cancellation water resistance wireless charging and 12mm drivers

The Meizu range has expanded with mBlu Lifeme TWS fully wireless headphones. The device stands out for its price-performance ratio.

Active noise cancellation, water resistance, wireless charging, and 12mm drivers for $32.  mBlu Lifeme TWS headphones introduced

The novelty costs only about 32 dollars. At the same time, there is active noise cancellation, which in itself is very unusual. But that’s not all. For example, autonomy is declared equal to 6.5 hours, which is quite good. Together with the case, it is already 30 hours.

The headphones are based on 12 mm drivers. This does not guarantee high-quality sound, but usually these headphones have smaller drivers.

There is also moisture protection (IPx4), low latency gaming mode (50ms), Flyme function with pairing with a smartphone immediately after opening the case cover, and even wireless charging.

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Radeon RX 6900 XT sells for $800 in the US – 20% off MSRP

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Radeon RX 6900 XT sells for 800 in the US

US online marketplace Newegg is offering the top-of-the-line Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card for $800, a whopping $200 below the recommended retail price. Six months ago, it was hard to imagine that prices would fall to such a level.

Radeon RX 6900 XT sells for $800 in the US - 20% off MSRP

And this is not about a reference video card, but about the partner ASRock OC Formula RX 6900 XT, overclocked and modified. There are three fans, three eight-pin connectors for additional power supply, two BIOS chips and a 21-phase power subsystem.

The video card is represented by the Open Box version. What does it mean? A user purchased a 3D map, opened the box, and then returned it for some reason. The manufacturer tested the video card, made sure it worked and put it up for sale at a discount. Naturally, the product is fully guaranteed.

Radeon RX 6900 XT sells for $800 in the US - 20% off MSRP

And if you want a brand new Radeon RX 6900 XT in a sealed box, Newegg offers the XFX Speedster MERC319 for $900 – $100 less than the recommended retail price. There are also two BIOS chips and a cooling system with three fans, but the power subsystem is simpler – 14 + 2 phases. The XFX Speedster MERC319 special offer is valid until June 1st.

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The cheapest Samsung smartphone with 5G will come to Europe even cheaper than in the US. Galaxy A13 5G prices revealed

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The cheapest Samsung smartphone with 5G will come to Europe

The Samsung Galaxy A13 5G smartphone, which has been on sale in the US for about six months, will soon enter the European market. And it looks like it will be even cheaper.

The cheapest Samsung smartphone with 5G will come to Europe even cheaper than in the US.  Galaxy A13 5G prices revealed

According to recent data, the basic version of the Galaxy A13 5G in Europe will cost 180 euros. For comparison, in the US, they ask for $ 250 for a smartphone. True, we are talking about different modifications. In the US, only the version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash memory is sold. And in Europe, this will cost 210 euros.

But there will also be a version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of flash memory, for which they will just ask for only 180 euros. There will also be a top-end with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory for 240 euros.

Recall that the Galaxy A13 5G is equipped with a 6.5-inch 90-Hz HD + screen, SoC Dimensity 700 and a 5000 mAh battery.

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