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Logitech’s G Pro Direct Drive Wheel and Load Cell Pedals Are the Real Deal, And Really Pricey

Logitech’s G Pro Direct Drive Wheel and Load Cell Pedals Are the Real Deal, And Really Pricey

Photo: Adam Ismail Fifteen years ago, you’d have told anyone getting into sim racing to just buy a Logitech wheel. That’s what I did; that’s what my friends did. But a lot can change in a decade and a half, and while Logitech’s bread-and-butter G29 and G923 wheels are still an excellent choice for casual …

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Microsoft Prepares to Go to Battle With FTC Over Activision Deal

Microsoft Prepares to Go to Battle With FTC Over Activision Deal

Microsoft corporation MSFT -1.73% has signaled that it plans to contest the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit to block its $75 billion deal for Activision ATVI -0.38% Blizzard Inc., and is expected to argue that it is an underdog in game development. The personal computing company has been publicizing its position for months, saying the acquisition …

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FTC’s Move to Block Microsoft’s Deal for Activision Blizzard Came Despite Charm Offensive

FTC’s Move to Block Microsoft’s Deal for Activision Blizzard Came Despite Charm Offensive

Microsoft corporation MSFT -0.80% had been working for nearly a year to calm regulators’ concerns about the acquisition of video game developer Activision Blizzard Inc., ATVI 0.54% But the Federal Trade Commission’s lawsuit to block the deal raised questions about the company’s commitment not to shut out rivals. This week, the FTC took one of …

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WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Plans New Encryption System to Ward Off Hackers and Protect iCloud Data

WSJ News Exclusive | Apple Plans New Encryption System to Ward Off Hackers and Protect iCloud Data

Apple Inc. AAPL -1.38% plans to significantly expand its data encryption practices, a step that is likely to lead to tensions with law enforcement and governments around the world as the company continues to build new privacy protections for millions of iPhone users. The expanded end-to-end encryption system, an optional feature called Advanced Data Protection, …

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Microsoft Announces Bizarre Pledge To Bring Call of Duty To Nintendo Consoles

Microsoft Announces Bizarre Pledge To Bring Call of Duty To Nintendo Consoles

Image: Activision | Kotaku (Zack) Obligations It might be one of the most popular series on the planet, but it’s not exactly the kind of game you think of when you envision the Nintendo Switch. So in a way, it’s very strange to see Microsoft come out tonight to announce a “10-year commitment” to launch …

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Delete These Malware Apps From Your Android ASAP

Delete These Malware Apps From Your Android ASAP

Photo: Next Study (Shutterstock) It’s unfortunate how often we hear about apps containing malware on the Google platform (It’s not like they’re alone with a malware problem.). Every time we learn about new Trojans, it’s a reminder to be diligent when downloading new apps. This time, the newly discovered applications have more than two million …

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