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Microsoft's Windows has plenty of reason to be proud of its status as the desktop operating system of choice for personal computers, but Linux drives a massive portion of the processing that lies beneath the surface of the internet at large. Ultimately, it's to everyone's benefit if security holes are closed, so we... Read more...
Halo Infinite players have been deeply disappointed by the lack of new game content. 343 Industries has thankfully released an update about what players can expect over the next few months. There is now finally a 2022 Halo Infinite roadmap and it appears that co-op will be available later this year. The 2022... Read more...
Last week’s Patch Tuesday update included fixes for over 100 Windows security vulnerabilities. However, installing this update may prove difficult. Users are reporting that Windows 11 updates sometimes fail and throw the error code 0xc1900101. Unfortunately, this error code is incredibly unhelpful, as it doesn’t... Read more...
Advertisements are everywhere and video games are no exception. Unfortunately for Xbox players, ads may soon pop up at a more frequent pace than they have become accustomed to. Microsoft is considering adding in-game advertisements to free Xbox games. Microsoft is reportedly speaking with AdTech companies who would... Read more...
We're roughly half way into April and you know what that means—it's time to patch Windows with this month's Patch Tuesday update (KB5012599 for Windows 10 and KB5012592 for Windows 11), which is doled out on the second Tuesday of every month. This particular one happens to be cram-packed with fixes for over 100... Read more...
If you are missing some of the key features of Windows 10 on Windows 11, Microsoft says you are going to have to be patient. In one case, the company is saying you may be out of luck for good. Microsoft launched Windows 11 as being the most secure and best desktop OS for users. However, the touted operating system... Read more...
Windows 3.1 turned 30 years old this month and if you were around when it came out, don't forget to take your pain pills for your back. I'm reminding myself as much as anyone else—my roots in computing date back even further, to the era of the Commodore 64 and later MS-DOS, both of which preceded Windows 3.1 with its... Read more...
I don't find my Xbox Series X to be particularly loud, especially over the rumbles of my soundbar and subwoofer or gaming headset. However, navigating the user interface is a different story. Various sound effects adorn the Xbox Series X and if you'd rather not hear them, you now have access to an expanded set of mute controls. Finding Read more...
In February of this year, Russia invaded the nation of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the actions of Russia displaced many people from their homes, creating refugees, homeless, many injuries, missing people, and, sadly, the loss of life. These are somber, eye awakening events. However, in the eyes of adversity mankind has a... Read more...
Do you remember when Microsoft said Windows 10 is "...the last Windows?" We sure do. It is obvious now that the Redmond software giant has walked back on that claim, as it has since released Windows 11. And apparently, for Windows 11, yet another OS installation could be in your future. According to a recent post... Read more...
Halo Infinite started off strong but is now experiencing a bit of a slump. Players at first enjoyed the campaign. Nevertheless, they are hungering for more and there is nothing to sate their appeitite. Halo Infinite players are growing impatient for new content and developers have noted that their frustrations are... Read more...
The console shortage might not be completely over, but there are signs the situation is definitely improving. For example, last week we wrote about the Xbox Series X being in stock at Walmart, and there have been several inventory replenishes since then (including this morning, though it's out of stock again at the... Read more...
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, more and more people are starting to feel the pain. Risking everything, some Ukrainian citizens are fleeing their homes in hopes of staying alive and outrunning their aggressors. However, this movement of people seeking freedom and safety needs all the help it can get, so... Read more...
Microsoft has teamed up with Paramount Pictures to give away a custom Xbox Series S console themed after Sonic and Knuckles, and it looks pretty swank. The controllers, though? Well, you be the judge—it comes with two wireless Xbox controllers, both themed as well but not with a special paint job or graphics. Instead... Read more...
Internet Explorer is going into retirement this summer, and lest anyone may have forgotten or didn't take Microsoft seriously, the Redmond outfit is sending out a new wave of notices to Windows 10 users. Those who still don't take the hint may be surprised to see Microsoft Edge fire up when attempting to load Internet... Read more...
When you woke up this morning, you probably didn't expect the Xbox Series X to be yours for the taking, assuming you've been trying to hunt one down. The latest generation console have been nearly as elusive as Bigfoot. But lo and behold, it's actually in stock at its MSRP. Just as enticing, there's no annoying... Read more...
A ransomware gang known as LAPSUS$ has recently hit a number of big-name targets, including NVIDIA, Samsung, and Ubisoft, and the group may have now added Microsoft to that list. LAPSUS$ made waves at the end of February when news broke that NVIDIA had been hit by a cyber-attack. In an unexpected twist, LAPSUS$... Read more...
Ads in Windows 11 File Explorer? Not on our watch! Ads mistakenly appeared inside Windows 11 File Explorer and have since been disabled. Twitter user Florian B was testing out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22572 when they noticed an ad inside File Explorer. The ad was for Microsoft Editor and prompted the user to... Read more...
One of the best features of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S has arrived on PC and will eventually pay dividends to owners of fast storage devices. Microsoft's DirectStorage API, announced in 2020, is now shipping as a public software development kit (SDK) so game developers can get busy tapping into storage... Read more...
Valve is making relatively quick work of going through its entire Steam catalog and testing for compatibility with its Steam Deck handheld, then assigning a rating (Verified, Playable, Unsupported, and Unknown). The list of games verified to work with Steam Deck now spans nearly 1,300 titles. There are some notable... Read more...
While Microsoft already released Windows 11 back in October and has since been rolling it out to eligible devices, the “Windows as a service” model means that, like Windows 10, Windows 11 will continue to receive relatively frequent updates with substantial changes and new features. These updates first appear in... Read more...
Over the past week, Mykhailo Fedorov, the Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation, has been corresponding with tech companies, calling for them to halt operations in Russia and provide aid to Ukraine. Elon Musk responded directly to Fedorov on Twitter, announcing that Starlink internet... Read more...
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