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  1. 13 June 2024

    Spotify Audiobook Inclusion: Royalty Concerns Spark NMPA's FTC Complaint.

    In a move that has sparked controversy within the industry, Spotify recently announced its decision to include audiobook content in all Premium subscription plans. The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) swiftly criticized this strategy and called for Federal Trade Commission intervention. They argue that by adding these features without providing an opt-out option, consumers are being forced into free ad-supported listening experiences instead of the paid premium service they signed up for - a claim Spotify vehemently denies.

  2. 08 June 2024

    Valorant Expands to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S with Limited Beta Test

    Valorant, the popular competitive hero shooter from Riot Games, is set to make its debut on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S as early as next week with a limited beta test. This exciting announcement was made during Summer Game Fest 2024, bringing much-anticipated news to console gamers. While the console versions of Valorant will feature cross-progression, they will not include crossplay, a decision Riot Games has made to maintain the game's competitive integrity.

  3. 08 June 2024

    AMD Ryzen AI CPUs Ditch Windows 10 for Windows 11

    AMD's latest announcement confirms that its Ryzen AI processors will not support Windows 10. With neural processing units (NPUs) capable of reaching up to 50 trillion operations per second (TOPS), the Ryzen AI lineup is designed for future applications, making the move away from Windows 10 logical. This development aligns with ongoing trends and raises questions about the broader implications for AMD's Zen 5 processors and the overall market.