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Houseparty says there’s no evidence it’s been hacked, despite claims

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People are complaining on social media that their PayPal, Netflix, and Spotify accounts were hacked and blaming Houseparty.But Houseparty said it had seen no evidence of a breach and advised people not to reuse the same usernames and passwords across different accounts.Houseparty has exploded in popularity as people use the app to make group video…

Microsoft Xbox Series X still ships with AA batteries for controller

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Austin Evans/YouTubeThe Xbox Series X will ship with cheap, outdated AA batteries instead of a rechargeable battery pack.The Xbox Series X is shipping with AA batteries for the controller. AA batteries work fine, at least before they die and you have to throw them out. But they feel dated, cheap, and out of place for…

Xbox Series X: 5 coolest details we just learned about the new console

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1. Fast-loading games due to SSD.”Xbox Series X will be our fastest, most powerful console ever and set a new bar for performance, speed and compatibility,” Xbox leader Phil Spencer declared in December when the console’s design and name were revealed at the 2019 Game Awards. Microsoft is making good on that promise in a…

Now is the worst time to buy a new Apple laptop

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Crystal Cox/Business InsiderApple is expected to launch a couple of new laptops in the coming months, including MacBook Pro and Air models that include the company’s recently redesigned keyboard.Apple may also release new laptops based on its own custom chips for the first time in late 2020 or early 2021, reports analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.If your…

Microsoft’s Xbox head says Amazon and Google are ‘the main competitors going forward’

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This holiday season, both Microsoft and Sony are planning to launch next-generation game consoles: the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5, respectively.Though the two consoles compete directly, Microsoft is intentionally moving its Xbox business away from direct competition with Sony. “When you talk about Nintendo and Sony, we have a ton of respect for…