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MSI celebrates 36th Anniversary with giveaways

It is MSI's 36th Anniversary this month and to celebrate the occasion, the company is running a number of promotions. If you recently picked up an MSI product, then you'll want to take a look at some of the competitions you are eligible to enter.  If you bought (or buy) …

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Netflix rebounds after ‘only’ losing 1 million subscribers in Q2

Despite the success of Stranger Things Season 4, there has been a lingering nervousness around Netflix's Q2 earnings report. In Q1, the streaming giant lost subscribers for the first time in a decade, putting an end to the non-stop growth Netflix had previously enjoyed. Over last quarter, Netflix did lost almost a million subscribers worldwide, which is actually much less than initially forecast. 

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Twitter is suing Elon Musk for pulling plug on buyout

After seemingly joking about it earlier this year, Elon Musk made a bid to acquire Twitter in April 2022, offering $43 billion for control of the company. Shortly after, Musk put the deal ‘on hold' while awaiting accurate information on the number of spam bot accounts on the platform. Now, …

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Valve engineer warns against Steam Deck SSD mod

Officially, Steam Deck only supports M.2 2230 SSDs, but modders have found a way to use 2242 form factor SSDs inside the portable console. This increases the variety of SSDs you can mount on the console and the storage, as 2242 SSDs tend to come with more. However, modding the console to support such SSDs will shorten its lifespan, according to a Valve engineer.

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Sony will reportedly launch ‘PS5 Pro Controller’ soon

While Microsoft has offered a more expensive ‘Elite' Xbox controller for years now, Sony has stuck to its standard controllers so far. According to reports this week, that will change soon, as apparently Sony is working on a “pro” controller.  The DualSense controller that ships with the PS5 was already …

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