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Microsoft Xbox Series X review: You’re going to want a Game Pass subscription

Microsoft Xbox Series X review: You’re going to want a Game Pass subscription

A lack of must-have exclusives continues to stall Microsoft’s momentum, despite the Xbox Series X being a hardware beast.
The back lid of the ARM-powered ThinkPad.

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s vs. MacBook Air M1: An ARM wrestle showdown

Lenovo ThinkPad X13s vs. MacBook Air M1: An ARM wrestle showdown

In this guide, we compare the MacBook Air M1 and the ThinkPad X13s. Does Lenovo have what it takes to take down the laptop king of ARM chips?
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Outlook on Mac is getting a great feature from MacOS Ventura

Outlook on Mac is getting a great feature from MacOS Ventura

Microsoft is beta testing the ability to "undo send" an email in Outlook for Mac, delivering a feature that's already in the MacOS Ventura mail app.
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Microsoft just turned the Edge browser into a gaming powerhouse

Microsoft just turned the Edge browser into a gaming powerhouse

Microsoft added new features for gamers to its popular Edge browser, including a new gaming feed and cloud gaming.
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Microsoft quits its creepy, emotion-reading A.I.

Microsoft quits its creepy, emotion-reading A.I.

Microsoft announced it will stop the distribution of its emotion-reading A.I. and heavily restrict its facial recognition software.
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How to block third-party trackers in your browser

How to block third-party trackers in your browser

Cookies get a lot of attention because they're used to track you across the web. Is this bad for privacy? Read about how to block third-party cookies.
Naraka Bladepoint character grabbing another on top of a rooftop.

FIFA 22 and Naraka: Bladepoint coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

FIFA 22 and Naraka: Bladepoint coming to Xbox Game Pass this month

Naraka Bladepoint is making its console debut with June's second batch of Xbox Game Pass drops, along with more titles.
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What is Microsoft DirectStorage? Next-gen game loading, explained

What is Microsoft DirectStorage? Next-gen game loading, explained

DirectStorage is making its way to PC so that game devs can take advantage of fast NVME SSDs. But what exactly does it do, and should you care?
A single skeletal statue surrounded by female statues with glowing red stomachs in a creepy temple.

Everything we know about Scorn

Everything we know about Scorn

The long-awaited horror game Scorn is finally within sight: Here's everything we know about this creepy title, what gameplay is like, and how long to wait.
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Xbox performance indicator tells you if your PC is good enough to run games

Xbox performance indicator tells you if your PC is good enough to run games

Microsoft has added a new game performance indicator on the PC Xbox app to give gamers an idea of how well games will perform on their PC.
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Overwatch 2 is going free-to-play. Here’s why

Overwatch 2 is going free-to-play. Here’s why

Overwatch 2's Director and Commercial Lead explain the Blizzard game's switch to free-to-play.
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Here’s how you can play Summer Game Fest demos on Xbox this month

Here’s how you can play Summer Game Fest demos on Xbox this month

Xbox is bringing Summer Game Fest home with more than 30 demos from the event.
Jotaro Kujo stands before a battle in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R improves an already great fighting game

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R improves an already great fighting game

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R is a gorgeous remaster of a great fighting game.
The Windows Security app in Windows 11.

Microsoft Defender finally feels like proper antivirus software for individuals

Microsoft Defender finally feels like proper antivirus software for individuals

Microsoft has launched Microsoft Defender for individuals as a new online security application for Microsoft 365 subscribers.
The spacer looks out over a vast horizon in The Outer Worlds 2 key art.

Everything we know about The Outer Worlds 2

Everything we know about The Outer Worlds 2

There isn't much to go on just yet, but we can make a few guesses on the details. For now, here's everything we know, and suspect, about The Outer Worlds 2.
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Update Windows now to patch this critical Microsoft Word exploit

Update Windows now to patch this critical Microsoft Word exploit

This zero-day vulnerability went from 'not a security issue' to an immediate safety update in less than three months.
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Internet Explorer’s slow death has finally come to an end

Internet Explorer’s slow death has finally come to an end

Microsoft announced its final retirement plans for the Internet Explorer browser on Wednesday, but the browser isn't gone just yet.
A screen capture from the Redfall gameplay reveal.

Redfall co-op comes with a significant caveat if you aren’t the host

Redfall co-op comes with a significant caveat if you aren’t the host

Redfall's co-op looks fun but won't give you credit for beating the mission if you're not the host.
People standing outside Nuka World.

Fallout 5 is happening, but not until after The Elder Scrolls 6

Fallout 5 is happening, but not until after The Elder Scrolls 6

Bethesda's Todd Howard confirmed that Fallout 5 will be the next project after The Elder Scrolls 6, the latter which is in preproduction right now.
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D socketed in a motherboard.

The Ryzen TPM stuttering bug is finally fixed on Windows 11

The Ryzen TPM stuttering bug is finally fixed on Windows 11

AMD and its motherboard partners are rolling out BIOS updates that fix Ryzen's TPM stuttering bug, though not all boards have the fix yet.
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Microsoft Teams may liven up meetings with casual game integration

Microsoft Teams may liven up meetings with casual game integration

Microsoft is working to bring casual games over to Microsoft Teams, including classics like Solitaire and Wordament.
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Everything announced at Xbox Games Showcase Extended

Everything announced at Xbox Games Showcase Extended

This is what we learned about Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda's upcoming PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S titles during Xbox Games Showcase Extended.
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Why nearly 50% of Windows 10 users still cling to Internet Explorer

Why nearly 50% of Windows 10 users still cling to Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is on the brink of retirement, but new research shows that up to 47% of Windows 10 devices still have Explorer set as their browser.
A player stands in Metro City's Times Square equivalent in Street Fighter 6 World Tour.

Street Fighter 6 director reveals World Tour mode’s true purpose

Street Fighter 6 director reveals World Tour mode’s true purpose

World Tour in Street Fighter 6 is Capcom's secret weapon to get people to fall in love with fighting games.
Attendees walk past the Microsoft logo during the Web Summit in Lisbon.

Microsoft will recognize Activision Blizzard unions under labor neutrality agreement

Microsoft will recognize Activision Blizzard unions under labor neutrality agreement

Microsoft and CWA have reached a breakthrough labor neutrality agreement that would make Microsoft recognize any union formed by Activision Blizzard employees.
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Xbox’s 2022 lineup feels as desolate as it did in 2017

Xbox’s 2022 lineup feels as desolate as it did in 2017

Following the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Xbox's 2022 lineup is reminiscent of its lackluster slate of games in 2017.
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How to download Windows 11 22H2 early, and a comprehensive look at everything that’s new

How to download Windows 11 22H2 early, and a comprehensive look at everything that’s new

The first featured update to Windows 11 is coming, so here's how you can download Windows 11 Version 22H2, and everything that's new.
Hideo Kojima in an office during the Xbox Bethesda Showcase 2022.

Kojima reassures fans that he still has a good relationship with Sony

Kojima reassures fans that he still has a good relationship with Sony

Despite working announcing a partnership with Microsoft, Kojima states he remains close to Sony as well.
A character stands below a ship in Starfield.

Blockbuster Starfield trailer shows off ship combat, 1,000 explorable planets

Blockbuster Starfield trailer shows off ship combat, 1,000 explorable planets

The new Starfield trailer shows gameplay, character customization, ship creation, and how big the game actually is with over 100 solar systems to explore.
Joker from Persona 5 Royal.

These three Persona classics are headed to Xbox and PC

These three Persona classics are headed to Xbox and PC

Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal will all come to Xbox and PC within the next 12 months.
Sam Bridges gives a peace sign in Death Stranding: Director's Cut.

Hideo Kojima’s next game is coming to Xbox. Here’s what it might be

Hideo Kojima’s next game is coming to Xbox. Here’s what it might be

After much speculation and an all-too-obvious leak cover-up, Kojima's newest game is formally unveiled.
Junker Queen holding a shotgun and axe in Overwatch 2.

Overwatch 2 is coming this year and it’ll be free-to-play

Overwatch 2 is coming this year and it’ll be free-to-play

At long last Overwatch has a confirmed release date along with a free-to-play launch confirmation.
Promo art for the vampire shooter Redfall.

Redfall gets its first gameplay trailer and it’s a blast

Redfall gets its first gameplay trailer and it’s a blast

Redfall got more shine at Xbox's Games Showcase, including a release window for 2022.
Cars racing in Forza Motorsport reboot.

Forza Motorsport is getting a reboot, but it’s not coming this year

Forza Motorsport is getting a reboot, but it’s not coming this year

Microsoft finally showed off the Forza Motorsport reboot again, giving us a gorgeous new trailer and a release date for the upcoming racer.