- Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard, the makers of WoW, CoD, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, among other gaming hits.
- Microsoft's $68.7 billion acquisition is the biggest in the company's history.
- Sony shares stumble as the firm cedes $20 billion in value overnight
- Windows 11 SE devices are rolling out for the education market, starting as cheap as $219.
- Surface Laptop SE is now available for schools to purchase.
- PC sales, in a third consecutive year of growth, increased 16% in 2021.
- Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22538 announced and released to the Dev channel.
- New updates roll out for Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones.
- Game Pass titles for January include Death's Door and Nobody Saves the World
Tips & Picks:
Tip of the week: Programming Windows articles and projects
App pick of the week: .NETpad
Enterprise pick of the week: Microsoft fixes yet another botched Patch Tuesday update
Codename pick of the week: Nickel
Beer pick of the week: Shacksbury The Vermonter Cider
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