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PlayStation is buying premium headphone brand Audeze

Sony Interactive Entertainment (i.e. Sony’s PlayStation division) is looking to make more waves in the audio space. It has struck a deal to buy premium headphone maker Audeze to help it “continue innovating when it comes to the audio experience of PlayStation games.” Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed. Audeze will continue to operate independently and develop products for multiple platforms while “benefiting from being a part of the PlayStation ecosystem,” SIE said. “Audeze is a premier brand for headphones, and this acquisition highlights Sony Interactive’s focus on innovation and providing the best audio experience to PlayStation players,” Hideaki

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The best password managers for 2023

You might’ve seen password managers in the news recently because of the breach affecting LastPass customers. We need to trust that all of our logins, banking credentials and other sensitive information has been neatly locked away, only accessible by us when we need it. But most tech is fallible, and the benefits of unique, strong passwords across your online presence outweigh the risks. Password managers remain a great way to securely store all of the credentials you need on a regular basis. We tested out nine of the best password managers available now to help you choose the right one

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Microsoft’s official Xbox wireless controllers drop to $44

If you’ve been looking to pick up a spare gamepad for your Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S or PC, it might be a good time to pull the trigger, as Microsoft’s official Xbox Wireless Controller is on sale for $44 at Amazon and Walmart. Microsoft itself has the device for a dollar more. While this isn’t an all-time low — we saw the controller go for $5 less over Black Friday, for instance — the Xbox pad has typically retailed in the $50 to $55 range in recent months. Note that this price applies to the white, black and

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CVS Health will begin manufacturing cheaper ‘biosimilar’ drugs

CVS Health is launching a new subsidiary unit, Cordavis, that will collaborate with drug manufacturers to produce biosimilar products, or medications that are near identical to an already approved and existing drug. This unit will commercialize and co-produce FDA-approved biosimilar products to U.S. markets, which will likely have a trickle-down effect on the way consumers buy drugs by increasing competition and driving down prices. This subsidiary will not reinvent the wheel with new drugs. All the biosimilar products produced will be highly similar to an already approved biologic medicine but will still undergo testing and approvals to ensure they are

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The best MacBook accessories for 2023

The right accessories can make an old MacBook feel new again, or level up your experience with a brand new laptop. For example, a good wireless mouse can be more comfortable on your longest work days than your MacBook’s trackpad, and it’s always handy to have a few extra chargers around. We at Engadget have tested out numerous MacBook accessories over the years, and the recommendations below are some of our favorites at the moment. Logitech Brio 500 Our current favorite webcam will up the video quality of all of the conference calls you take. The Logitech Brio 500 records

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Discord’s March data breach only affected 180 users, but it’s worth a security checkup

Discord started notifying users affected by a March data breach on Monday, about three months after the communications server went public about the attack in May. Of the 150 million monthly users that Discord reports to have, only 180 had sensitive information exposed in the attack, according to a data breach notification filed with the Office of the Maine Attorney General. That means if you’re a Discord user, you’re much more likely to be impacted by the Discord.io breach that impacted 760,000 users earlier this month, and ultimately led to the site shutting down.  Discord.io let Discord users make custom

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New robot searches for solar cell materials 14 times faster

Enlarge / RoboMapper in action. (credit: Aram Amassian) Earlier this year, two-layer solar cells broke records with 33 percent efficiency. The cells are made of a combination of silicon and a material called a perovskite. However, these tandem solar cells are still far from the theoretical limit of around 45 percent efficiency, and they degrade quickly under sun exposure, making their usefulness limited. The process of improving tandem solar cells involves the search for the perfect materials to layer on top of each other, with each capturing some of the sunlight the other is missing. One potential material for this

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Musk unhappy with Cybertruck’s poor quality, calls for Lego-like precision

Enlarge / A Cybertruck prototype, seen in 2022. (credit: Nic Coury/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Elon Musk is not impressed with the build quality of Tesla’s new Cybertruck. On Wednesday, the Tesla CEO told followers on social media that he “just drove the production candidate Cybertruck at Tesla Giga Texas,” as the angular pickup slowly moves from concept to something real people might be able to drive. But workers at the Tesla factory may be in for sleepless nights in the coming weeks and months, judging by a company-wide email first seen by the Cybertruck Owner’s Club. “Due to the nature

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Why we desperately need wild bees

Enlarge / The black and golden bumblebee, Bombus auricomus, is typically found in grasslands in the Great Plains and eastern states. (credit: alle12 via Getty) When ecologist Rachael Winfree first began studying bees 25 years ago, she happened upon a surprise: a species of plasterer bee in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, not seen in 50 years and suspected to have gone extinct. But when she called state wildlife officials to report the discovery, she was told they weren’t interested—they didn’t have the resources to monitor bees and other insects. This is a familiar scenario to scientists who study native

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Nicki Minaj Is Now In Call Of Duty With Some Epic Finishing Moves And Voice Lines

The Nicki Minaj Operator bundle is now available for purchase in Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare II, bringing the singer and actress to Call of Duty for the first time. The bundle includes Minaj as a playable Operator, as well as items themed around her and her favorite color: pink. These items include a special loading screen, the “Nicki Whip” vehicle skin, and “The Baddest” and “Super Freaky” weapon blueprints. She has a tracer pack, too, which makes bullets look pink. Her finishing moves involving leaping into the air and killing her enemies with her high heels and

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