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Let's Quit Complaining About $70 Xbox Series X, PS5 Games

  • The thing is, players have already been paying far more than $70 for games.
  • Games, especially in the AAA space, are only getting more expensive to develop.
  • Hell, microtransactions exist to fund these more expensive games.
  • They’re the reason a title like Rocket League can go on for years without forcing players to spend more.
  • To assume all next-generation titles will hit $70 is jumping the gun, too.
  • We shouldn’t be surprised that greedy publishers like 2K are raising prices, but Uncharted 5, Spider-Man 2, and Gears of War 6 are guaranteed to provide detailed, immersive experiences that would be a steal at $60.
  • Whereas a AAA single-player title will hit $70, a next-gen Crash Bandicoot might be $40 or $50.
  • Former Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Shawn Layden said it himself – AAA game development in its current state is simply unsustainable.

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A few good tech deals happening this July 4th weekend

  • Further ReadingFinal Fantasy VII Remake spoiler-free review: Our kind of Cloud gamingIf you don’t mind buying used, GameStop’s Independence Day sale lets you buy three pre-owned games for the price of two.
  • Just note that it’s likely the next watch on Apple’s chopping block; we don’t know when exactly it’ll be phased out, but Apple plans to cut off the Series 2 from major OS updates starting this year.
  • Further ReadingGuidemaster: The most useful gadgets to have in your bag while travelingBest Buy has the lowest price we’ve seen on this recommended portable Bluetooth speaker, which we highlight in our guide to the best travel-friendly tech.
  • Viewed purely as a wireless home speaker, it’s a much easier sell at this discounted price of $200—which is tied for the lowest we’ve seen—especially for those who already use Apple Music and an iOS device.

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Which firms profit most from America’s health-care system (2018)

  • The most controversial source of excess spending, though, is rent-seeking by health-care firms.
  • Although it does not explain the vast bulk of America’s overspending, the sums are big by any other standard, with health-care firms making excess profits of $65bn a year.
  • People and employers pay insurance companies, which pay opaque aggregators known as pharmacy-benefit managers and preferred provider organisers.
  • But this still makes health care the second biggest of the giant rent-seeking industries that have come to dominate parts of the economy.
  • The excess profits of the health-care firms are equivalent to $200 per American per year, compared with $69 for the telecoms and cable TV industry and $25 captured by the airline oligopoly.
  • Health-insurance companies generate abnormally high returns, but so do the wholesalers, the benefit managers and the pharmacies.

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Tesla stock topped $1,200. Here's how it could hit $2,000

  • Wedbush analyst Dan Ives said in a report earlier this week that solid demand for Tesla's Model 3 from Chinese consumers could help boost the stock.
  • Ives noted that demand for Tesla's newer Model Y SUV is starting to ramp up in China, too.
  • Still, at a price of $2,000 a share, Tesla would have a market value of about $370 billion.
  • The average price target for all Tesla analysts is just $710.47 a share.
  • Tesla bears point out that the company has yet to prove it can be consistently profitable, which is the main reason the stock is not in the S&P 500 yet -- despite its huge market value.
  • The lack of a COO is worrisome to some analysts, especially since Musk has many other business interests that occupy his time, such as SpaceX and his tunnel firm the Boring Company.

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BMW's feature subscription service is probably dumb as a plank and shows the company never learns

  • Yesterday, Bavarian automaker BMW announced that it’s going to start offering some vehicle features as paid for options as part of its in-car “connected” services.
  • In short, BMW’s subscription idea means that you’ll no doubt end up paying a premium price tag for that premium BMW (because the hardware is already fitted) you’ve been fawning over for years, only to find out most of the hardware it’s equipped with isn’t activated.
  • Adding optional extras on lease vehicles can disproportionately increase the monthly fee, but being able to add features only when you need them might help keep costs down.
  • Ultimately, whether this will be a success depends on the finer details, like how much the original price of the hardware equipped car is affected; if it’s substantially cheaper, that’s a good start.

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Best AirPods deals July 2020

  • Surprisingly, they’re no stranger to the occasional price cut — even the more expensive AirPods Pro that offer noise cancellation and better sound than the standard second-generation model is commonly around $20 off its usual price.
  • We’ll run through all three of the current models below, including the second-generation AirPods, the more expensive second-generation AirPods that include a wireless charging case, and finally, the AirPods Pro. You can currently find the best price on Apple’s most affordable AirPods at several retailers, like Best Buy, Amazon, B&H Photo, Target, and Walmart.
  • Apple’s high-end truly wireless earbuds, the AirPods Pro, are frequently available for less than their $249 retail price.
  • Compared to the options above, the AirPods Pro have better sound quality, noise cancellation, and coming at some point is Apple’s new spatial audio feature.

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Luxury handbags are the best-performing investment asset class - Business Insider

  • Fortunately for bag lovers, a new report from Art Market Research (AMR) proves that the very thing designed to hold your money can actually make you more of it.
  • The burgeoning category of collectible luxury handbags outperformed art, classic cars and even rare whiskey to claim number one position as an "investment of passion" this year.
  • Indeed, by looking at AMR's list of the top 10 most expensive Hermès bags sold at auction, it's clear there's money to be made.
  • The number one spot belongs to a Himalaya Birkin with 18k white gold and diamond hardware, which sold for an auction record price of $300,168 in 2016.
  • The research also showed that the Birkin bag had an increase in value of 42% over the past year, whereas Banksy's artworks on average only increased 23%.

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Luxury handbags are the best-performing investment asset class - Business Insider

  • Fortunately for bag lovers, a new report from Art Market Research (AMR) proves that the very thing designed to hold your money can actually make you more of it.
  • The burgeoning category of collectible luxury handbags outperformed art, classic cars and even rare whiskey to claim number one position as an "investment of passion" this year.
  • Indeed, by looking at AMR's list of the top 10 most expensive Hermès bags sold at auction, it's clear there's money to be made.
  • The number one spot belongs to a Himalaya Birkin with 18k white gold and diamond hardware, which sold for an auction record price of $300,168 in 2016.
  • The research also showed that the Birkin bag had an increase in value of 42% over the past year, whereas Banksy's artworks on average only increased 23%.

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Trump and Peter Thiel-backed startup team up for virtual border wall - Business Insider

  • The Trump administration is teaming up with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey's military contracting firm Anduril Technologies to build a virtual border wall for monitoring illegal passage into the US.
  • As first reported by The Washington Post, the "wall" will use cameras, thermal imaging, and a network of 200 solar-powered surveillance towers to detect signs of movement in remote and rural locations, and artificial intelligence will be able to distinguish humans from animals and other objects.
  • According to the Post, Democrats have long pushed for the use of smart tech for border-crossing detection in lieu of Trumps' costly physical wall.
  • Anduril was founded by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey in 2017 after selling the virtual reality company to Facebook for $3 billion three years before.
  • Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Trump advisor Peter Thiel's Founders Fund was one of Anduril's early investors.

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Trump and Peter Thiel-backed startup team up for virtual border wall - Business Insider

  • The Trump administration is teaming up with Oculus founder Palmer Luckey's military contracting firm Anduril Technologies to build a virtual border wall for monitoring illegal passage into the US.
  • As first reported by The Washington Post, the "wall" will use cameras, thermal imaging, and a network of 200 solar-powered surveillance towers to detect signs of movement in remote and rural locations, and artificial intelligence will be able to distinguish humans from animals and other objects.
  • According to the Post, Democrats have long pushed for the use of smart tech for border-crossing detection in lieu of Trumps' costly physical wall.
  • Anduril was founded by Oculus founder Palmer Luckey in 2017 after selling the virtual reality company to Facebook for $3 billion three years before.
  • Silicon Valley venture capitalist and Trump advisor Peter Thiel's Founders Fund was one of Anduril's early investors.

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