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October 17, 2020 

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Timestamps:
0:00 ENOUGH'S ENOUGH
0:11 Gamestop getting Xbox revenue
1:24 Quest 2 users locked out
2:28 Google's stupid Music strategy
3:26 VESSI FOOTWEAR
4:02 QUICK BITS
4:06 Intel CPU leaks
4:35 Google could sell Chrome
4:57 YouTube cracks down on QAnon
5:25 Xbox Elite Controller warranty extended
5:47 Doom on a graphing calculator powered by potatoes

NEWS SOURCES

WELCOME TO BOXSTOP
Microsoft to give GameStop a share of Xbox digital revenues
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/10/microsoft-will-give-gamestop-a-share-of-xboxs-digital-revenues/
https://www.slashgear.com/gamestops-new-deal-with-microsoft-includes-xbox-digital-revenue-sharing-15642849/
https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/372001/GameStops_Microsoft_partnership_reportedly_lands_it_a_cut_of_digital_Xbox_revenue.php

OOF! I GOT FACEBOOKED
Oculus Quest 2 Facebookening has its first casualties

Oculus Quest 2 buyers finding themselves banned when linking Facebook account


https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/15/21518194/oculus-quest-2-headset-facebook-account-suspension-problems


I USED TO PLAY MUSIC
Google Play Music is in the Endgame now

Google Play Music no longer works on Assistant speakers as full shutdown nears


meanwhile YouTube music gets an app on Apple Watch… but not on Wear OS
https://www.androidpolice.com/2020/10/15/youtube-music-proves-google-cares-more-about-apple-watch-than-its-own-wear-os-platform/
BUT you can hum to identify songs now
https://www.engadget.com/google-search-hum-to-search-song-ai-200947045.html

QUICK BITS

THAT ROCKET GOT TURBO?
Intel Rocket Lake-S can turbo up to 5.5GHz?
https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1258148-intel-rocket-lake-s-cpu-rumors-core-i9-chips-can-turbo-all-the-way-up-to-54-55-ghz-engineering-samples-already-reaching-53ghz/
And look, an Alder Lake-S CPU https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1257889-first-pictutres-of-intels-hybrid-design-alder-lake-cpus-lga1700-emerge-with-a-rectangular-package/

IT’S A VALUABLE METAL
Multiple govts are looking at forcing Google to sell off Chrome
https://hexus.net/business/news/internet/146200-google-may-forced-sell-chrome-browser/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/10/15/google-might-forced-sell-chrome-browser/

AT LEAST IT’S NOT ABOUT ALIENS
YouTube cracks down on QAnon content that targets individuals or groups
https://apnews.com/article/youtube-qanon-conspiracy-theories-ef03a889e68239de6692ce42666d97d8
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-youtube-content/youtube-cracks-down-on-qanon-banning-conspiracy-content-targeting-individuals-idUSKBN2702BQ

AND I WILL TRY… TO FIX YOU
Microsoft extends Elite controllers warranty to 1 year in response to complaints
https://www.windowscentral.com/microsoft-extends-xbox-elite-series-2-controller-warranty-class-action-looms
https://www.slashgear.com/xbox-elite-controller-series-2-owners-just-got-a-nice-warranty-surprise-15642753/

2020: DOOM ON EVERYTHING
Doom on potatoes
https://www.pcgamer.com/heres-doom-running-on-100-pounds-of-moldy-potatoes/

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