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Recent articles by Ben:

The gaming PC that Rep. Ilhan Omar used to stream video games with AOC is almost certainly more powerful than yours

Rep. Ilhan Omar used a shockingly powerful gaming PC to stream "Among Us" with AOC on Tuesday night, drawing over 430,000 concurrent viewers. → Read More

'Final Fantasy' maker says COVID-19 has stopped game development

Despite soaring profits, the coronavirus pandemic has caused "time to stand still" for the Japanese gaming giant behind "Final Fantasy." → Read More

Microsoft's Xbox deal with GameStop includes a revenue share agreement that gets the ailing retailer a foot in digital retail

Through this revenue share agreement with Microsoft, GameStop is finally getting a stake in the digital marketplace. → Read More

I've been using the $500 next-gen Xbox Series X for 2 weeks, and it's made me excited for next-gen game consoles

The changes offered by the Xbox Series X are small, but they make the overall playing experience significantly better. → Read More

The next-gen Xbox gamepad is the best Microsoft has ever made

The next-gen Xbox consoles are getting a new gamepad that looks familiar, feels great, and represents the philosophy of Microsoft's gaming ambitions. → Read More

The iPhone games and gaming services that would most benefit from the new 5G iPhones are currently banned by Apple

Sorry, iPhone 12 buyers: You won't get the full experience of 5G while "Fortnite" and Xbox Game Pass are banned from the App Store, → Read More

For the first time ever, Apple's next iPhone won't include wired earbuds in the box

For the first time ever, Apple's next iPhone won't come with wired headphones included in the box — a nod to the explosive popularity of AirPods. → Read More

Apple just revealed the MagSafe charger, a brand new wireless charging pad for iPhone

Apple introduced a new product on Tuesday: the MagSafe wireless charging mat, and the MagSafe Duo, which are intended to charge iPhones. → Read More

Liberal political messages dominate on Instagram — a stark contrast to Facebook, where conservative political messaging rules

Content involving climate change, the Black Lives Matter movement, and other liberal political messaging is wildly popular on Instagram. → Read More

Microsoft will let their employees keep working from home

In response to COVID-19, many companies closed their offices and moved meetings online. Microsoft is the latest tech giant letting workers carry on working remotely. → Read More

Amazon spent 6 years and tens of millions of dollars making a huge new game that just got quietly killed

Amazon's game "Crucible" was the company's latest attempt to push into the lucrative video game industry, which it has repeatedly failed to do. → Read More

The PlayStation 5 will play 'the overwhelming majority' of PS4 games, and bring your digital library forward, Sony says

The "overwhelming majority" of PlayStation 4 games will run on PlayStation 5, and some are getting improved by the more powerful next-gen console. → Read More

Microsoft will reportedly allow employees to work from home permanently, the latest tech giant to do so

Microsoft employees will be allowed to work from home for less than half of their week — and could work from home entirely if approved. → Read More

Facebook isn't just banning political ads — it will also remove posts with 'content that seeks to intimidate voters'

In the run up to the 2020 US presidential election, Facebook is removing posts that call for poll watching and other voter intimidation tactics. → Read More

Apple Arcade violates the same App Store policies that are keeping Xbox Game Pass and Google Stadia off of iOS, says former App Store leader

Video game streaming services can't launch on the iPhone and iPad App Store, and the former App Store director said it's because of Apple Arcade. → Read More

A key selling point of the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles can't be used on the vast majority of TVs

The next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles are outrageously powerful, but you might need to buy a new TV to take full advantage of that power. → Read More

Nintendo's iconic 'Super Smash Bros.' is adding the main character from 'Minecraft' as a playable character

Microsoft and Nintendo are collaborating once again, this time to add "Minecraft" main character Steve to "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" on Switch. → Read More

Russia is responsible for most nation-state cyberattacks, followed by Iran, North Korea, and China, according to a new Microsoft report

The report measured Microsoft accounts that were "targeted or compromised by nation-state activities." → Read More

Apple is giving CEO Tim Cook over $38 million in stock to stay with the company through 2025

Apple CEO Tim Cook, a billionaire, was just granted nearly $40 million in Apple stock as incentive to stay with the company through 2025. → Read More

Microsoft's big bet on a 'Netflix of gaming' is paying off: The service now has over 15 million users

Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals in gaming, and the service has been a major success for Microsoft: Over 15 million people are paying for it. → Read More