It seems like Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is trucking alongside, following a courtroom rejection of the FTC’s injunction try. This week, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Jordan Minor, a Senior Analyst at PCMag and writer of Video Sport of the 12 months, about this huge deal and what it means for the gaming business. Will additional consolidation find yourself being dangerous for customers (as we’ve been saying for some time), or will Microsoft really assist the beleaguered Activision? Additionally, we dive into our experiences with the most recent Apple betas: iOS 17, iPadOS 17, macOS Sonoma and watchOS 10.
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Microsoft is (principally) cleared to purchase Activision Blizzard for $69 billion – 00:56
Our previews of the iOS 17, iPad OS 17, macOS Sonoma, and WatchOS 10 betas – 21:55
Meta’s Threads hits 100m customers, Elon will not be joyful about it – 47:58
Microsoft confirms Chinese language hackers used 365 e-mail exploit to entry US authorities accounts – 51:32
Google’s Bard can now converse 40 languages – 52:29
Round Engadget: Sam Rutherford’s ROG ally overview and Katie Malone on why passkeys are abruptly in every single place – 1:01:46
Engaged on – 1:05:47
Popular culture picks – 1:07:06
Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Visitor: Jordan Minor
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O’Brien
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