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Microsoft’s Surface Duo gets a Windows-style refresh with Android 12L

Microsoft’s Surface Duo gets a Windows-style refresh with Android 12L

Micosoft gives its Surface Duo and Duo 2 a Windows 11-style makeover as it begins the release of Android 12L to both foldables.
The Surface Duo 2 in the tent mode.

Why I’m using the Microsoft Surface Duo in 2022, and why you should too

Why I’m using the Microsoft Surface Duo in 2022, and why you should too

The Microsoft Surface Duo remains a terrible phone, but in 2022, it's a surprisingly great companion device.
A gaming laptop with the ReSpec brand over it.

Are Windows 11 security features killing your gaming performance? You might be surprised

Are Windows 11 security features killing your gaming performance? You might be surprised

Windows 11's security features kill your gaming performance, right? Microsoft brought this year-old issue back up, and we think it is high time to revisit it.
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How to use Microsoft Teams

How to use Microsoft Teams

Looking for a one-stop shop for your team's communication, file-sharing, and videoconferencing needs? Learn more about Microsoft Teams' free accounts today!
No Man's Sky warp drive

No Man’s Sky 4.0’s difficulty options make the space game feel new again

No Man’s Sky 4.0’s difficulty options make the space game feel new again

No Man's Sky 4.0 brought with it a number of new changes, none of which were as important to its gameplay as the new difficulty slider menu.
The new PC Manager app on a Windows 11 desktop

Is Microsoft’s new PC cleaner just an Edge ad in disguise?

Is Microsoft’s new PC cleaner just an Edge ad in disguise?

Microsoft really wants you to use the Edge browser, so much so that it has tied it to PC optimization in a new settings app.
A depiction of a hacker breaking into a system via the use of code.

Microsoft data breach exposed sensitive data of 65,000 companies

Microsoft data breach exposed sensitive data of 65,000 companies

Microsoft is in a disagreement with a security research firm regarding how a recent breach of its servers has been handled.
Robin fights the mob in Gotham Knights.

Gotham Knights review: strong story rescues underpowered Bat adventure

Gotham Knights review: strong story rescues underpowered Bat adventure

Gotham Knights takes a bold narrative swing by killing off Batman, but its strong multiplayer is held back by performance and gameplay issues.
Amicia and Hugo look at the sanctuary

A Plague Tale: Requiem: How to save Tramontane the lost goat

A Plague Tale: Requiem: How to save Tramontane the lost goat

Tramontane the goat has gone missing, and it's your job to save her. Here's how to complete this short and sweet side quest in A Plague Tale: Requiem.
Hugo throws pinecones into the river

A Plague Tale: Requiem: Perfect Shot trophy and achievement guide

A Plague Tale: Requiem: Perfect Shot trophy and achievement guide

Defend Hugo's kingdom from enemy, uh, pinecones with your sling. Prove your sling skills with this easy-to-earn achievement in A Plague Tale: Requiem.
Xbox Series UI

Microsoft is looking to create its own mobile app store, according to filings

Microsoft is looking to create its own mobile app store, according to filings

While Microsoft's merger with Activision Blizzard is being investigated, filings show that the company may be looking to bring the Xbox Store to mobile devices.
A pile of bodies sits on a floor in Soma.

Xbox Game Pass welcomes in Halloween with some spooky new additions

Xbox Game Pass welcomes in Halloween with some spooky new additions

Amnesia, Soma, and more are coming to Xbox Game Pass just in time for Halloween.
A customized Xbox Elite Series 2 controller made in Design Lab.

You can now customize your Xbox Elite Series 2 controller with Design Lab

You can now customize your Xbox Elite Series 2 controller with Design Lab

Move over DualSense Edge: You can now customize the colors of an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 in the Xbox Design Lab.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) with Clock front

The best smart speakers for 2022

The best smart speakers for 2022

Smart speakers are super popular right now, in part because of Amazon and Google's very low prices. But before you buy, check out these best smart speakers.
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen helps protect users against websites that engage in phishing and malware campaigns.

Microsoft Edge now warns when your typos can lead to being phished

Microsoft Edge now warns when your typos can lead to being phished

Microsoft has added a new feature to its Defender SmartScreen service to protect users from landing on typo webpages that might be phishing scams.
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A Plague Tale: Requiem — Old Protector trophy and achievement guide

A Plague Tale: Requiem — Old Protector trophy and achievement guide

To earn the Old Protector trophy or achievement, make sure you examine everything to get this one knocked out. Here are a few tips for how to complete it.
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A Plague Tale: Requiem review: gorgeous sequel has some growing pains

A Plague Tale: Requiem review: gorgeous sequel has some growing pains

A Plague Tale: Requiem builds on everything that made its predecessor a surprise hit, though its forced meditations on violence ring hollow.
The siblings in A Plague Tale: Requiem walk together.

A Plague Tale: Requiem — Perfect Throw trophy and achievement guide

A Plague Tale: Requiem — Perfect Throw trophy and achievement guide

There's nothing wrong with taking a moment for fun during your harrowing journey. Here's how to find the crown game and earn a quick and easy achievement.
a view of the strange new windows from ignite 2022

Did Microsoft accidentally leak the next version of Windows?

Did Microsoft accidentally leak the next version of Windows?

There was a Windows desktop with a floating taskbar along the bottom and a toolbar along the top, and a floating search box in the center of the screen. 
Person using a gaming monitor.

Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft’s DirectStorage may improve loading times by 200%, but don’t get too excited

Microsoft has introduced GPU decompression to DirectStorage 1.1, resulting in up to three times faster loading in games. There's a catch, though.
A fleshy monster looms in a dark room in Scorn.

Scorn review: Bold psychological horror game is only half-formed

Scorn review: Bold psychological horror game is only half-formed

Scorn pays tribute to H. R. Giger with harrowing visuals that'll haunt your nightmares, but the horror game is better watched than played.
A tv shows the new Xbox Game Pass that comes to Samsung Gaming Hub soon.

New Xbox service lets players submit accessibility feedback to developers

New Xbox service lets players submit accessibility feedback to developers

Microsoft Gaming Accessibility Testing Service will allow players with disabilities to send feedback directly to developers.
The lid of the Surface Laptop 5.

Why Microsoft Surface still doesn’t have a true answer to the MacBook Air

Why Microsoft Surface still doesn’t have a true answer to the MacBook Air

Microsoft's new Surface Laptop 5 makes improvements, but still feels a step behind the M1 MacBook Air.
Microsoft Edge gaming updates on screen in a room.

Xbox Game Pass now runs on more PCs and Surface devices

Xbox Game Pass now runs on more PCs and Surface devices

Microsoft continues its expansion of the Xbox Game Pass by updating the Xbox app to run natively on Arms-powered PCs and devices, like the new Surface Pro 9.
The Surface Laptop 5 on a table outside.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 hands-on review: gain some, lose some

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 hands-on review: gain some, lose some

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 adds Intel's 12th-gen CPUs and drops AMD's Ryzen processors while maintaining excellent build quality and aesthetics.
The blue edition of the Surface Pro 9.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 hands-on review: different on the inside

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 hands-on review: different on the inside

The Microsoft Surface Pro 9 retains the excellent design and aesthetic of its predecessor, with an upgrade to Intel 12th-gen CPUs and a new 5G ARM option.
Microsoft Surface Pro 9 front view showing tablet and videoconferencing.

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Surface Pro 8: here’s how they stack up

Microsoft Surface Pro 9 vs. Surface Pro 8: here’s how they stack up

Microsoft's Surface Pro 9 is the latest iteration of the popular line, bringing some interesting changes to the Surface Pro 8.
The Surface Laptop 5 in new Sage color.

The Surface Laptop 5 ditches AMD for a simpler lineup

The Surface Laptop 5 ditches AMD for a simpler lineup

Microsoft has announced the Surface Laptop 5 at its annual hardware event, and there's one major change this year.
Using a Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 sitting on a couch with a dog.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 vs. Surface Laptop 4: Is the upgrade worth it?

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 vs. Surface Laptop 4: Is the upgrade worth it?

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 has finally been unveiled, but is it a good upgrade from the Microsoft Surface Laptop 4?
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Microsoft Adaptive Accessories will be available October 25

Microsoft Adaptive Accessories will be available October 25

Microsoft's Adaptive Accessories, which include the Xbox Adaptive Controller, will be available starting October 25.
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The Surface Pro 9 embraces ARM chips and a splash of fresh color

The Surface Pro 9 embraces ARM chips and a splash of fresh color

Microsoft has announced the new Surface Pro 9, which now comes with an option for an ARM processor.
All the new Surface products on pedestals.

Microsoft Surface event 2022: Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and more

Microsoft Surface event 2022: Surface Pro 9, Surface Laptop 5, and more

Microsoft’s Surface event put the focus squarely on its laptops, but other products got plenty of airtime too. Here’s everything that the company announced.
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Microsoft’s new Designer app offers DALL-E-like AI art creation for all

Microsoft’s new Designer app offers DALL-E-like AI art creation for all

Microsoft Designer is a new AI-powered new creator tool that lets the technology do most of the work in developing a creative project.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ sitting flat on a table.

Microsoft is finally refreshing the Surface Studio 2 (four years later)

Microsoft is finally refreshing the Surface Studio 2 (four years later)

Microsoft is finally refreshing the Surface Studio 2 with the aptly named Surface Studio 2+. Its specs show it's behind out of the gate, though.