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Threads logo seen displayed on a smartphone with Meta logo seen in the background. On 4 August 2023 in Brussels, Belgium. Jonathan Raa / Nurphoto (Photo by Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Meta is testing messaging capabilities for Threads, but don’t call them DMs

It still relies on the Instagram inbox.

Meta is starting to test messaging features for Threads that rely on Instagram’s inbox but allow new messages to be initiated from the Threads app.

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Karissa Bell
Karissa Bell
2 hours ago
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Epic wants to blow the Google Play Store wide open

The company isn't holding back in its demands after winning an antitrust case against Google.

After winning an antitrust case against Google, Epic Games has revealed what it wants as a result. In short, it's looking to blow the Play Store wide open.

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Kris Holt
Kris Holt
3 hours ago
Possibility Space

Indie game studio Possibility Space shuts down, CEO blames leaks to reporter

It's the second studio in the past month to be closed by CEO Jeff Strain.

Possibility Space, an independent game studio with employees distributed across the globe, was abruptly shut down today.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
3 hours ago

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The best tablets

The best tablets for 2024

We’ve got tablet picks for every ecosystem along with some more affordable options too.

You might want a tablet to be your main portable device, or to replace your laptop entirely. These are the best slabs you can get right now.

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Sam Rutherford
Sam Rutherford
14 hours ago
The best laptops

The best laptops for 2024

There's no shortage of sleek and powerful laptops and Chromebooks out there. These are our top picks.

Picking your next laptop can be a daunting task. The Engadget team has tested and reviewed dozens of laptops and these are our favorites.

The best gaming laptops

The best gaming laptops for 2024

We reviewed dozens of portable PCs — these are our favorite gaming laptops.

There's never been a better time to buy a gaming laptop. These are our top picks that we've tested and reviewed that will fit all kinds of use cases and budgets.

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Devindra Hardawar
Devindra Hardawar
04.11.2024
The best cheap Windows laptops

The best cheap Windows laptops for 2024

These top Windows laptops are all under $700.

Here's a list of the best cheap Windows laptops you can buy, as reviewed by Engadget editors.

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Valentina Palladino
Valentina Palladino
04.11.2024

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