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How to clear the cache on Xbox Series X

How to clear the cache on Xbox Series X

Want to clear the cache on your Xbox Series X to help improve performance? Here's how the cache works, what it affects, and the ways to clear it on Series X.
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Windows 11 now stops brute force cyberattacks right in their tracks

Windows 11 now stops brute force cyberattacks right in their tracks

Windows 11 now blocks brute force attacks with an Account Lockout Policy. Windows will automatically lock down accounts after 10 failed login attempts.
Person holding Nintendo Switch, looking at the home screen.

The bestselling consoles of all time

The bestselling consoles of all time

Some video game consoles have sold tens of millions of units and launched features that forever changed gaming. Here are the bestselling consoles of all time.
Players running into the mouth of a Puma shaped cave in Minecraft.

Minecraft takes a firm stance on blockchain tech by banning NFTs

Minecraft takes a firm stance on blockchain tech by banning NFTs

Mojang isn't allowing Minecraft players to create and sell Minecraft NFTs or incorporate blockchain technology into Minecraft servers.
Xbox and Discord's logos.

You can use Discord on Xbox consoles starting today

You can use Discord on Xbox consoles starting today

Xbox One and Series X|S users are getting access to Discord chat straight from their consoles.

How to boot Windows 10 from a USB drive

How to boot Windows 10 from a USB drive

Did you know that you can run Windows directly off a USB drive? Here is a simple guide on how to download, create, and run Windows 10 from a USB flash drive.
A close-up of someone using Microsoft Teams on a laptop for a videoconference.

This new Microsoft Teams feature is like Snapchat for your office chats

This new Microsoft Teams feature is like Snapchat for your office chats

Announced at Inspire 2022, Microsoft Teams is getting new features, including Video Clip, which lets you send short videos to your colleagues.
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 rests on a staircase railing because: right angles.

This is the secret Surface Duo that Microsoft never released

This is the secret Surface Duo that Microsoft never released

An eBay listing revealed the secret Surface that never arrived. The device was supposed to launch as a cheaper alternative to the Surface Duo 2
Outlook web app on laptop.

Microsoft Outlook is back online, router to blame for outage

Microsoft Outlook is back online, router to blame for outage

After being down all morning due to an issue with a router, Microsoft says Outlook is back online for all users.
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Watch Dogs 2 headlines light July lineup for Xbox Game Pass

Watch Dogs 2 headlines light July lineup for Xbox Game Pass

Starting on July 19, Game Pass subscribers will get access to six titles, including As Dusk Falls as a day-one launch.
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Snapchat is coming to PC, but there’s a big catch

Snapchat is coming to PC, but there’s a big catch

Snap just announced Snapchat for Web, a new way to stay in touch with friends while using a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.
An As Dusk Falls character looks concerned in the diner at night.

As Dusk Falls review: Xbox’s atypical narrative adventure leaves a strong mark

As Dusk Falls review: Xbox’s atypical narrative adventure leaves a strong mark

As Dusk Falls' motion comic-like presentation and compelling crime drama narrative help it stand out in the narrative adventure game space.
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Microsoft explains why Xbox’s best feature still hasn’t come to PC

Microsoft explains why Xbox’s best feature still hasn’t come to PC

Since the launch of the Xbox Series X and Windows 11, one feature has been missing for PC gamers: Quick Resume. And unfortunately, it likely won't arrive soon.
Chrome OS Flex on a ASUS laptop.

How ChromeOS Flex turns old PCs into Chromebooks for free

How ChromeOS Flex turns old PCs into Chromebooks for free

Google's ChromeOS Flex is now out of beta and can help you repurpose your old computer to a Chromebook.
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How to download Windows 10 for free

How to download Windows 10 for free

As Microsoft removes support for Windows 7, Windows 10 will ensure that you're not open to security issues. Here's how to get Windows 10 for free.
Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating system logos are displayed on laptop screens.

Windows 11 is testing a major change to the taskbar

Windows 11 is testing a major change to the taskbar

Microsoft's latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build is looking for developers' opinions on designs for a new search option within the taskbar.
Stranger Things on Netflix.

Netflix taps Microsoft to run its upcoming advertising-based plan

Netflix taps Microsoft to run its upcoming advertising-based plan

Netflix will use Microsoft to serve up ads on its upcoming lower-priced tier.
A plaza in Escape Academy.

Escape Academy review: Escape room fun, minus the stakes

Escape Academy review: Escape room fun, minus the stakes

Escape Academy lovingly recreates the joys of real-world escape rooms, though it struggles to create stakes.
A team of Spartans gear up for battle in Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite’s co-op test didn’t launch yesterday, but it’s still coming soon

Halo Infinite’s co-op test didn’t launch yesterday, but it’s still coming soon

Halo Infinite's co-op test build may launch this week, but the date isn't set in stone.
Person sitting and using a Windows Surface computer with Windows 11.

I tried to ditch Windows for MacOS, but I keep coming back

I tried to ditch Windows for MacOS, but I keep coming back

I love using MacOS, but I’m just not ready to quit Windows. Here’s why Microsoft keeps me coming back for more, even when I want to ditch it for good.
A PS5 standing on a table, with purple lights around it.

The best video game consoles for 2022

The best video game consoles for 2022

Choosing the right gaming console can be difficult. Here, we compare the Series X, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and more in terms of games, power, and versatility.
Visitors are seen during the press day at the 2019 Gamescom gaming trade fair on August 20, 2019 in Cologne, Germany.

Gamescom 2022: Here are the publishers that are attending

Gamescom 2022: Here are the publishers that are attending

There will be plenty of games to go around at Gamescom 2022 as over 500 companies are participating in the show.
A man sits, using a laptop running the Windows 11 operating system.

3 ways to force quit on Windows to fix any frozen applications

3 ways to force quit on Windows to fix any frozen applications

Is Windows giving you some problems? Force quitting out of a program is always an option, and you can try it on your keyboard if your mouse isn't responding.
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Use Office? Your PC could be at risk due to this Microsoft change

Use Office? Your PC could be at risk due to this Microsoft change

Macros are no longer disabled by default in Microsoft Office apps, after Microsoft got feedback from customers, though this could be a security issue.

God of War Ragnarok isn’t the only great game 2022 has left

God of War Ragnarok isn’t the only great game 2022 has left

While there's a general stigma that gaming in 2022 already peaked, lots of promising games are on the way.
The Microsoft Edge browser is open on a Surface Book 2 in tablet mode.

Microsoft Edge gets hit with the same serious security bug that plagued Chrome

Microsoft Edge gets hit with the same serious security bug that plagued Chrome

Microsoft just released an Edge browser update that patches a dangerous flaw that could allow a cleverly designed attack to execute arbitrary code.
Windows 11 and Windows 10 operating system logos are displayed on laptop screens.

Windows 11 might pull ahead of Windows 10 in one key way

Windows 11 might pull ahead of Windows 10 in one key way

Computer builder Puget Systems revisited its Windows 10 versus Windows 11 test for computers and found that Windows 11 pulls ahead, with some caveats.
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How to use Microsoft Edge efficiency mode

How to use Microsoft Edge efficiency mode

Microsoft Edge efficiency mode reduces the browser's impact on system performance, saving battery life and CPU cycles. It's easy to turn on and off.
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You might be able to edit photos directly in Microsoft Edge soon

You might be able to edit photos directly in Microsoft Edge soon

The Microsoft Edge Canary tester browser has a new feature that allows users to edit images online before saving them.
The Blizzard Entertainment booth at Chinajoy China Digital Interactive Entertainment Expo.

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is under investigation again

Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquisition is under investigation again

The U.K.'s Competition and Markets Authority has launched an investigation into the $68.7 billion deal between Microsoft and Activision Blizzard.
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Update Google Chrome now to protect yourself from an urgent security bug

Update Google Chrome now to protect yourself from an urgent security bug

Google posted an urgent security update for its Chrome browser that fixes what's known as a zero-day bug. The problem affects Windows, Mac, and Android.
Majima coming out from under a sewer in Yakuza.

July Game Pass lineup brings great news if you love Peppa Pig and Yazuka

July Game Pass lineup brings great news if you love Peppa Pig and Yazuka

Xbox Game Pass is bringing games for all audiences this month with series like Yakuza and Peppa Pig.
Marcus Fenix and other COG members of Gears of War.

Microsoft will no longer offer Xbox 360 games via Games with Gold

Microsoft will no longer offer Xbox 360 games via Games with Gold

Microsoft will no longer offer Xbox 360 titles via Games with Gold starting later this year.
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I don’t need Starfield because I have The Outer Worlds

I don’t need Starfield because I have The Outer Worlds

Starfield has potential, but its red flags make me appreciate another sci-fi RPG even more: The Outer Worlds.