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The pursuit of internet privacy is something akin to an ever-evolving game of Whac-A-Mole, as new tracking techniques are revealed by researchers and addressed by privacy-preserving tools. Fortunately, there are a great many privacy tools available and under active development. DuckDuckGo offers a number of such... Read more...
Microsoft's Build 2022 event is underway, and while there have not been any surprise consumer hardware launches (not yet, anyway) like a tri-folding Surface or anything of that nature, the company did announce something special for developers.  Called Project Volterra, it's a mini PC and development platform designed... Read more...
When Windows 11 started its roll out, Microsoft announced that it would incorporate the ability to run Android mobile apps in a future update. It did not take long for Redmond to roll out the feature to Windows Insiders, though, and the Android Subsystem for Windows was born. Well, the next major update is almost... Read more...
Microsoft is thinking about adding "lightweight interactive content" the desktop in Windows 11, starting with a search bar that's been plopped towards the top and aligned in the center. Otherwise known as a widget, Microsoft apparently has several different ones in mind, some or all of which may or may not progress... Read more...
No one in computer security can catch a break lately, it seems, as yet another two major cybersecurity flaws have been found related to web servers. Named Sysrv-K by security researchers on Microsoft's Security Intelligence Twitter, te vulnerabilities install botnets, which will run a crypto-coin miner on infected... Read more...
On the 10th of May this year the patch Tuesday updates for Windows started rolling out. Unfortunately, as almost always seems to be the case, there are more and more problems piling up. Of course, the first issue people started reporting was related to servers who use Kerberos and Domain Controllers on server... Read more...
Many are aware by now, second Tuesday of every month is Patch Tuesday for Microsoft Windows. This is when Microsoft rolls out major and critical updates to its ubiquitous operating system, Windows. Much like many Patch Tuesdays before, there are problems with the latest one. Specifically, the patch has problems... Read more...
Microsoft and Volkswagen are teaming up together to create new uses for the Hololens 2 augmented-reality headset. The duo is looking to enable the AR headset to be able to train drivers and eventually create new experiences for autonomous vehicles. The joint project was announced via a blog post on Microsoft's... Read more...
For years Microsoft has been trying to bring the Xbox console experience more into the PC market. It heavily emphasizes that its operating system is the best for games and gaming. Well, controller gamers on PC rejoice, because Microsoft has seen you and there is a new game bar for PC. Currently in testing on... Read more...
Microsoft is teaming up with Epic Games to make Fortnite available to play for free through its Xbox Cloud Gaming service. In doing so, Fortnite essentially makes an epic return to iOS and Android devices after being banished from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store due to a philosophical dispute over each one's... Read more...
Admit it, you use the same password for multiple sites. Even if you don't, a lot of people do because it's just too darn difficult to juggle separate login credentials for a multitude of services and websites that you use or visit on a regular basis. Maybe you employ a password manager to keep track of everything, or... Read more...
Windows Updates are a great idea, most of the time. Other times they're an annoyance, like when they download and install in the background while you're trying to play a system-intensive game. Or, they are just outright broken for some people. The latter of those seems to be the case for some Windows 11 users... Read more...
AV Comparatives has posted the results of its latest performance impact test of over a dozen popular antivirus programs, and unfortunately for Microsoft, its Defender program that's built into Windows only narrowly avoided coming in dead last. On the bright side, though, Defender moved up from taking the last spot in... Read more...
Microsoft will be retiring Internet Explorer once and for all on June 15. However, Microsoft won’t be out of the web browser game with this retirement. The company has shifted its focus to maintaining and developing the Chromium-based Edge browser. Microsoft rolls out new Edge features fairly often, though some of... Read more...
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...
It's the end of an era, though not very long one. The Bethesda Launcher is shutting down. But what about all of those games you purchased exclusively through the Bethesda launcher? Worry not, because you can transfer them to Steam through a relatively straightforward proess. In February Bethesda announced the... Read more...
It has been almost 18 months since the initial release of the Xbox Series X in November 2020. Unfortunately for Microsoft, most of that time has shown that its new console hasn't been quite as desirable as the alternatives for at least ten of those months. Alternatives such as the Sony PlayStation 5, and Nintendo... 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...
When Microsoft added Windows Subsystem for Linux it was exciting for developers, but it also raised a question. "If Windows can run Linux, when will it run Android?" A logical inquiry of course, because Android is a Linux-based operating system. Unfortunately, now that Android Subsystem has been added, a bad egg has... 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...
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