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Elon Musk vs Twitter: the weird number at the heart of the drama

Elon Musk vs Twitter: the weird number at the heart of the drama

Listening to the lawyers representing Elon Musk and Twitter argue over which documents need to be provided as part of legal discovery today, I began to wonder if it is possible to measure anything at all. The arguments centered on a wonky count of user numbers: mDAUs, or “monetizable daily active users.” It’s a nonstandard …

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Everything You Need To Know About The Weird New Tiny Tina's Wonderlands Class

Everything You Need To Know About The Weird New Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Class

Screenshot: Gearbox For those who love the grind, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands is Borderlands heaven. For those who don’t, it’s a solid shooter that lacks the sharp hooks of a true-to-form live-service game. I imagine this dynamic will remain much the same in the wake of the game’s latest expansion, which adds the game’s first new …

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Let’s Talk About Stray’s Weird Bummer Of An Ending

Let’s Talk About Stray’s Weird Bummer Of An Ending

Screenshot: Annapurna / Kotaku Stray, a post-apocalyptic adventure game about a cat, is mostly excellent. Two of us at Kotaku recently powered through its puzzles, devouring its dense, mysteriously post-apocalyptic environments and generally enjoying living out the power-fantasy of role-playing a cat. Then we hit the credits. Obviously, we had to talk. Ari Notis: John, …

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Call it a 'crash,' call it a 'recession': The housing market is so weird right now that no one knows how to describe it

Call it a ‘crash,’ call it a ‘recession’: The housing market is so weird right now that no one knows how to describe it

A typical real-estate cycle has four phases: expansion, hypersupply, recession, and recovery. But hypersupply is missing from this current cycle, and experts can’t agree on what will come next. Some say it’ll be a correction, while others believe a dramatic downturn is in store. Loading Something is loading. Rising inflation and interest rates have cooled …

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How weird could things get if Twitter settles with Elon Musk?

How weird could things get if Twitter settles with Elon Musk?

As Elon Musk’s imbroglio with Twitter moves from the boardroom to the courtroom, one might expect that, under the watchful eye of Delaware’s Court of Chancery, things will take on a more predictable trajectory than they have so far. In theory, the lawsuit that the social media platform launched Tuesday to force Musk to follow …

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Microsoft’s weird Surface Duo 2 has surprisingly become my favorite device of the year

Microsoft’s weird Surface Duo 2 has surprisingly become my favorite device of the year

It’s exceedingly rare that a product actually gets better months after it was released. But Microsoft’s oft-forgotten Surface Duo 2, which launched back in October 2021 with a steep price tag and a laundry list of bugs and issues that made it very frustrating to use, has bucked that trend. In fact, the Duo 2 …

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Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: 50 MPH Chinese electric 'motorbike' for $600

Awesomely Weird Alibaba Electric Vehicle of the Week: 50 MPH Chinese electric ‘motorbike’ for $600

The wonderful thing about Alibaba is that you can find just about any type of vehicle under the sun, especially electric vehicles. Want to explore the seas? Have an electric boat. Want an entire backyard train set to drive your friends around your sprawling property? Here’s your own train. Storming a Normandy beach? How about …

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