Neowin News Feed for: All Neowin News Feed for: All en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 The lowly Alder Lake Pentium G7400T gets overclocked to 5.8GHz setting World records <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel&#039;s locked Alder Lake-S Pentium G7400T was overclocked from 3.1, all the way up to 5.8GHz, a massive ~87% increase using BCLK tweaking. As such, the CPU has produced some impressive benchmarks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Wed, 26 Jan 2022 08:00:01 +0000 Every major Linux distro has been vulnerable for the last 12 years due to Polkit pkexec flaw <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An LPE security vulnerability under the ID CVE-2021-4034 was found by Linux security researchers at Qualys. The bug has been present for 12+ years and almost every major Linux distro is vulnerable. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Wed, 26 Jan 2022 05:26:01 +0000 New Windows 11 update KB5008353 fixes various taskbar issues, display bugs, and much more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released a non-security cumulative update for Windows 10 and Windows 11 under KB5009596 and KB5008353 respectively, which fixes a ton of problems like those related to taskbar, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Wed, 26 Jan 2022 03:50:01 +0000 PlayStation may get two main Call of Duty games and Warzone sequel despite Microsoft deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, a new report by The Wall Street Journal says that PlayStation may get two more main Call of Duty games, and a sequel to Warzone by 2023. After that, it&#039;s unclear what Microsoft will do. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Wed, 26 Jan 2022 00:56:01 +0000 Microsoft generated $51.7 billion revenue, $18.8 billion net income in Q2 2022 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, Microsoft posted its Q2 2022 quarterly revenue. The company generated $51.7 billion dollars in revenue, out of which $18.8 billion was net income. The Xbox division also set records. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Wed, 26 Jan 2022 00:12:02 +0000 Halo Infinite crosses 20 million players, biggest launch in franchise history <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite has crossed 20 million players since December 2021. According to the developer, this is the biggest launch for a Halo game in franchise history. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 23:17:05 +0000 Microsoft will soon start testing Windows 11-style Overlay Scrollbars in Chrome web browser <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows 11 has Overlay Scrollbars, and the feature will soon begin testing for Google Chrome web browser, confirmed a Microsoft Engineer. The feature is already being finetuned for Microsoft Edge. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 23:06:01 +0000 Blizzard Entertainment announces new survival game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, Blizzard Entertainment announced that it was working on a new survival game. The team is hiring a number of new developers for the project and wants community members to get involved. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 20:46:01 +0000 Epic Deal: MSI GS75 Stealth Gaming Laptop is $300 off for $1,349 until Feb 3 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The MSI GS75 has seen a few discounts, but it has never been cheaper. Includes Intel Core i7-10875H, 16GB RAM and a 240Hz display, it is still a very capable gaming laptop with RTX 2060 graphics. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 18:30:02 +0000 Twitter saw a record number of content takedown requests from governments last year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to Twitter&#039;s transparency report for January-June 2021, the platform faced a record number of account and content takedown requests from governments, with Japan leading the pack. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 18:13:55 +0000 Free download: Microsoft 365 Portable Genius ($18 value) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Whether you have used Office in the past or are new to its subscription successor, Microsoft 365 Portable Genius provides the expert guidance you need to work smarter in Microsoft 365. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sponsored) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 18:00:01 +0000 Logitech's Bracken Darrell says semiconductor shortage to continue this year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Logitech&#039;s CEO has said that he sees the semiconductor shortage continuing through the year. It echoes similar statements from other tech bosses but hopefully, things get back on track in 2023. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 17:36:01 +0000 Dying Light 2 post-launch roadmap revealed, promises free and paid content for years <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, Techland, the team behind the upcoming first-person zombie action game, Dying Light 2: Stay Human, revealed its post-launch roadmap that promises a slew of new content for years. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 16:10:02 +0000 Google has killed off FLoC, introduces Topics for ad tracking instead <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has announced that it has killed off FLoC, its privacy-preserving method of sharing your data with ad providers. Its replacement is &quot;Topics&quot; coming soon that will work locally on your device. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:52:01 +0000 Assassin's Creed and Star Wars receive major discounts in this week's Deals with Gold <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week, aside from the regularly-updated Deals with Gold, Xbox is holding a massive Lunar New Year Sale that heavily discounts a number of franchises like Assassin&#039;s Creed and Star Wars. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:28:01 +0000 Pay Less Than $5 for this Entire Mighty MBA Hacker Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Kickstart your business education online with 39+ hours of content on marketing, accounting, finance and more! At the time of writing you can bag this entire bundle (worth $2,189) for just under $5. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 15:00:01 +0000 EA announces three new Star Wars games in development under Respawn <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Star Projects to the tune of a sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, a first-person shooter game, and a strategy title are all coming out of EA. Respawn Entertainment is involved in all three projects. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 14:46:44 +0000 Google, Microsoft, and more to advise UK government on international data transfers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Representatives from Google, Microsoft, Mastercard, IBM, and more are meeting with the UK government today to advise on how to remove international data transfer barriers following Brexit. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:18:02 +0000 Nvidia is reportedly preparing to abandon its $40 billion Arm acquisition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Citing unnamed sources, a new report claims that Nvidia is considering dropping plans for its $40 billion Arm acquisition due to regulatory hurdles. Meanwhile, SoftBank is considering an Arm IPO. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 12:38:01 +0000 Overbearing Google Drive flagging innocent files as copyright infringement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Drive has been flagging innocent files as copyright infringement. Google has said that it will take a look at the issue to see if it can make the problem go away after the issue was replicated. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 12:20:01 +0000 Samsung launches new integrated circuit for payment card fingerprint authentication <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung has introduced its new S3B512C fingerprint security IC that&#039;s designed to be used for payment cards. The new IC adds an extra layer of security when making contactless card payments. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 11:18:01 +0000 Vodafone UK will begin 3G switch off from 2023 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Vodafone UK has decided to retire its 3G network beginning in 2023. To get people ready, the company is going to run a campaign to ensure that its customers are not left behind as 3G is turned off. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 10:44:01 +0000 Microsoft starts rolling out automatic music detection and noise suppression to Teams <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced some audio enhancements for Teams. Machine learning-based noise suppression is now enabled by default while automatic music detection will be rolled out in the coming months. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 05:56:01 +0000 Twist is an MIT-developed language that attempts to address bugs in Quantum Computing <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Researchers at MIT have developed &#039;Twist&#039;, a new programming language specifically for quantum computing. It could help eliminate bugs, &quot;purify&quot; data, and simplify data entanglement issues. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Tue, 25 Jan 2022 03:32:02 +0000 Microsoft Surface Duo is getting Android 11 update, and could go to Android 12L next <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After an extensive delay, Microsoft Surface Duo is finally getting Android 11. The dual-screen foldable device could be updated to Android 12L, which is a version optimized for tablets and foldables. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 21:00:01 +0000 DXVK gets God of War improvements ahead of Steam Deck launch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Ahead of next month&#039;s Steam Deck launch, DXVK gets a performance boost and support for DLSS in God of War. DXVK is the software that translates DirectX 9, 10, and 11 calls to the Vulkan API. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dean Howell) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:34:02 +0000 Microsoft's vision of unified ‘One Outlook', codenamed Project Monarch is delayed, but on the way <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Project Monarch would develop into a unified, version of MS Outlook that works identically on macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android. The One Outlook project could arrive this year as an Optional Update. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:18:01 +0000 Halo Infinite was Xbox's best-selling game in December 2021 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new report by The NPD Group revealed that Halo Infinite was Xbox&#039;s best-selling game of December 2021. However, it also managed to become the No. 2 title overall when you look at all platforms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 20:00:01 +0000 Here's how you can enable and disable the new Task Manager in Windows 11 build 22538 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Last week Windows Insiders were treated to two new builds of Windows 11 that fixed the new Volume flyout and added a load of fixes as 22H2 nears completion, there&#039;s a new hidden Task Manager too! <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 19:06:01 +0000 Meta introduces the world's fastest AI supercomputer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Meta has unveiled the AI Research SuperCluster. The new supercomputer will help the company to unlock the next generation in artificial intelligence which it hopes to use in AI apps for the metaverse. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:50:01 +0000 Elden Ring main quest can be completed in 30 hours, features numerous side missions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>During the Taipei Game Show 2022, Elden Ring producer Yasuhiro Kitao said that the game&#039;s main quest can be completed in 30 hours, but there will be plenty of other missions to keep you busy. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:36:01 +0000 Ubisoft won't update Watch Dogs: Legion anymore, stability issues remain <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After many months, Ubisoft has revealed that the September 2021 patch for Watch Dogs: Legion was its last. The game won&#039;t receive any new updates, but there are still serious problems on console. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:02:32 +0000 Improve Your Security Program with Kaizen & Security Risk Analysis OnDemand Webcast <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tim Rohrbaugh, CISO at Jetblue Airways shares the reasons security risk is fluid and the benefits to approaching security program improvement through small incrementation changes (I.e. Kaizen). <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 18:00:01 +0000 New Wordlinator Twitter bot aims to discourage Wordle bragging <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A Twitter bot called The Wordlinator has been replying to Wordle result tweets today with a comment providing the answer to tomorrow&#039;s Wordle puzzle in a bid to get people to stop &quot;bragging&quot;. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 17:16:01 +0000 Elden Ring goes gold, gets new footage at Taipei Game Show 2022 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, FromSoftware revealed that its long-awaited open-world game, Elden Ring, has gone gold and it&#039;s all set for its release in late February 2022. The announcement was coupled with new footage. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:18:01 +0000 Google is getting sued for misleading users about their location data <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google is getting sued by the Office of the Attorney General in Washington DC, Indiana, Texas, and Washington State for deceiving users about how it handles their location data and profits out of it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:02:01 +0000 Windows 11 22H2 is almost cooked suggests a leaked internal script for Insiders <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows 11 testing for version 22H2 is nearing completion as per a purportedly leaked internal script for Insiders. It reveals that by March, Microsoft plans to complete most of such testing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 15:32:01 +0000 Bag this full Programming Into the Future Bundle for under $15 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Angular 2, Node.js, Docker &amp; more in 30+ hours of training to keep your skills ahead of the curve, all for a fraction of the cost! 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