• Adam Doud

Microsoft + Blizzard = $$$

Updated: Jan 29




This week Microsoft blew the lid off the gaming industry by buying up Activision/Blizzard which is itself mired in controversy and unionization efforts. This is just a crazy deal overall and Digital Trends Gaming Editor Giovanni Colantonio is breaking it all down for us. What is Microsoft buying, why is Microsoft buying it, what could cause this whole thing to fall apart? Those are the big questions we tackle.


Plus, the Lenovo Tab P11 Plus is our tech yeah item of the week. It's an Android tablet that you should actually consider buying.



Watch Emirates' new daredevil ad shot by a drone (Digital Trends)

No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no….yowza!


Manslaughter charges follow Tesla driver's Autopilot red light run (Ars Technica)

Autopilot is a terrible product with a stupid name.


No one reads the terms of service. Lawmakers want to fix that with a new 'TLDR' bill. (Washington Post)

Yes, please!


YouTube Originals is shutting down for good (Android Police)

Turns out YouTube already had a ton of original content. Who knew?


Apple slashes trade-in values for Android phones (Android Police)

Maybe blue bubble envy alone is enough to get you to switch.


How does 5G pose a threat to the airline industry? (Android Central)

This breaks it all down, but long story short, it doesn't.


Elon Musk Might Send Starlink Satellite Internet to Tonga (Gizmodo)

Funny headline, but this is actually a really solid Starlink use-case.


Following Instagram, TikTok is reportedly looking into paid subscriptions (Android Central)

Now social media companies want paywalls…Great…


Hope for your hairline may be coming as biotech startups try to reverse balding | Fortune

<sigh>


Is Pluto a planet again?! Plus JWST updates | Night Sky News January 2022 - YouTube

Interesting thoughts here. Not sure I totally agree, but an interesting discussion.