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Ben Gilbert

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  • Tech Insider
  • Engadget

Recent articles by Ben:

Why Microsoft paid untold millions to bring the world's most well-known gamer, Ninja, to its own streaming platform

Microsoft's exclusivity deal with Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is a smarter move than you might think. → Read More

This could be our first look at Apple’s next AirPods, which are rumored to support noise-canceling

An image that Apple published in the a beta version of iOS 13 appears to depict a new version of Apple's AirPods with a totally new design. → Read More

Mark Zuckerberg says he's ready to 'go to the mat' with federal regulators over threats to break up Facebook

"If someone's going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight," Zuckerberg said in leaked audio from July. → Read More

Facebook now blocks people from sharing links to notorious piracy site The Pirate Bay

Facebook no longer allows its billions of users to share links to world's most well-known piracy website, The Pirate Bay. → Read More

The Impossible burger has 1 major flaw to overcome: It's nearly triple the price of normal ground beef

If Impossible Foods truly wants to compete with mass produced, easy-to-use ground beef, it needs to bring down the price dramatically. → Read More

Apple will reportedly bring its feature-length films to theaters before its own streaming service

Apple's new TV Plus streaming service is expected to launch in November — a direct competitor to services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. → Read More

Amazon is launching a high-end Echo smart speaker to take on Apple’s HomePod and the Google Home Max

Amazon just unveiled a new, high-end Echo speaker that seems intended to take on other expensive smart speakers from Apple and Google. → Read More

Cofounder Rebekah Neumann is reportedly giving up her roles at WeWork, as her husband Adam Neumann steps down as CEO

Rebekah Neumann, co-founder of WeWork and wife of Adam Neumann, will relinquish her roles and titles at WeWork as the company prepares to go public. → Read More

Nintendo just launched a less expensive, smaller version of the wildly popular Nintendo Switch — take a look

We got our hands on the Nintendo Switch Lite — the new, handheld-only variant of Nintendo's wildly popular Switch console. → Read More

Billionaire Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison calls embattled WeWork 'almost worthless'

Oracle's billionaire cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison says WeWork is "almost worthless" in a scathing indictment of the company's business model. → Read More

Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg would lose billions under Elizabeth Warren's tax plan

Senator Elizabeth Warren's tax plan requires billionaires to pay a small percentage of their net worth on an annual basis. → Read More

GameStop's new CEO and CFO reveal their plan to repair the company's decimated stock price after a brutal year in which hundreds of millions of dollars in value were wiped out

GameStop's stock price dropped from around $16 to around $4 between January 2019 and August 2019. → Read More

The world's biggest video game retailer, GameStop, has a major problem: It has way too many stores

If you're at a GameStop, there are likely to be another two GameStop locations within five miles. It's untenable. → Read More

'Minecraft' has been quietly dominating for over 10 years, and now has 112 million players every month

Every month, over 112 million people play Microsoft's biggest game: "Minecraft." In fact, the game has been hugely popular for years. → Read More

Apple just tricked everyone into thinking the new iPhone costs $300 less than last year's iPhone — it doesn't

It might sound like the new iPhone 11 is a big discount when it's compared to the iPhone XS — but the real comparison is the iPhone XR. → Read More

Apple's new subscription gaming service launches September 19 and costs $5 per month

Apple's new subscription gaming service, Apple Arcade, is scheduled to arrive on September 19 — and the first month is free. → Read More

The cheapest iPhone you can buy now is the iPhone 8 starting at $450

Apple's least expensive iPhone is now the iPhone 8, starting at just $450. Its most expensive? The maxed-out iPhone 11 Pro Max at $1,449. → Read More

You've been calling the X button on the PlayStation controller the wrong name for decades

The X button on the PlayStation gamepad has been a staple since the controller was originally introduced in the mid-'90s. What do you call it? → Read More

Nintendo just teased a mysterious new device for the Nintendo Switch that will be revealed next week

It looks like Nintendo is about to announce a spiritual successor to its hit exercise software, "Wii Fit." → Read More

Nintendo is finally bringing Super Nintendo games to the Switch. Check out the full list of the first 20 games arriving Thursday.

The long wait is over: Nintendo has finally added Super Nintendo games to the Nintendo Switch, and they're available now. → Read More