Neowin News Feed for: All Neowin News Feed for: All en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Upcoming Intel Arc Alchemist (DG2) discrete GPU lineup with specs apparently leaks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The full lineup of Intel Arc Alchemist (DG2) GPUs for the notebooks has leaked. As confirmed earlier, the SKUs and their EUs have stayed the same but now we have details regarding the memory system. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 10:38:01 +0000 Deals: This popular IPX8 wireless bluetooth 5.0 earphone is up to 45% off <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The TOZO T10 is currently selling for up to 45% discount with a coupon on Amazon US and UK. The T10 is a very popular truly wireless earbud as it provides great sound at an affordable price. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 24 Jan 2022 08:22:02 +0000 Get 3 years of HotSpot Shield VPN Premium at 80% off for just $89.99 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The &quot;World&#039;s Fastest VPN&quot; that provides military-grade encryption while giving you access to sites and streaming content over 115+ locations all around the world can be yours at 80% off. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Sun, 23 Jan 2022 15:00:01 +0000 Apple backtracks on insisting identity verification for availing discounts on its Edu webstore <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple had just plugged a loophole that allowed anyone in the US to avail a discount, usually reserved for students, teachers, or anyone from the Education sector. However, the company has reversed it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 21:36:02 +0000 Bobby Kotick ends employee meeting quickly, fails to address Activision Blizzard culture <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, current Activision Blizzard head Bobby Kotick ended a recent employee meeting quickly and failed to address how he&#039;ll improve the company&#039;s culture. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 19:06:02 +0000 Microsoft Weekly: Activision acquisition, forced updates, and Google Play on Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you&#039;ve been reading Neowin for the past few days, you know that it&#039;s been a busy week in the Microsoft-verse due to a major acquisition, and a new program from Google. Find out more in our recap! <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:16:01 +0000 Save 15% off a lifetime subscription to Orai Personal Ai Speech Coach <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sound more confident, save valuable time in meetings, and leave a better impression on your customers with 4-week modules and instant speech feedback, or check out the alternative deal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 15:00:01 +0000 TWIRL 49: SpaceX due to launch an Italian radar surveillance satellite aboard a Falcon 9 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In the next week, SpaceX is set to launch a satellite for the Italian Space Agency and launch even more Starlink satellites. We also discuss a launch due to take place at the end of this week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 14:14:01 +0000 Weekend PC Game Deals: Fill up on indies and try out strategies <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This weekend&#039;s PC game deals include a freebie for puzzle game fans from the Epic Games Store, a 10-game bundle from Humble for working your brain, a host of free events, and much more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 09:30:01 +0000 Premium currency will be earnable in Season 2 of Halo Infinite Multiplayer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>343 Industries will offer Credits in the Season 2 Battle Pass of Halo Infinite, enabling earnable premium currency. More Shop updates are hitting the game next week as part of the value overhaul too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Sat, 22 Jan 2022 07:56:02 +0000 FAA starts clearing US planes for landing after reaching truce with telcos about 5G towers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After telecom companies Verizon and AT&amp;T agreed to delay deployment of 5G towers near airports, the FAA has started to rapidly clear airplanes for landing as the C-band won&#039;t hamper altimeters. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 22:36:01 +0000 Nvidia RTX 3050 is here to save budget gamers as it's purportedly really bad at mining <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Nvidia&#039;s upcoming budget gaming GPU, the $249 RTX 3050, could be a great graphics card for gamers. That&#039;s because early alleged Ethereum mining numbers for the GPU suggest it is pretty poor at it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 19:32:01 +0000 The lifeblood of the internet - digital ads - set to see revenue reach $460 billion by 2024 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Statista has predicted that digital ad revenues will increase from $356 billion to $460 billion by 2024. The growth will be down to growing internet use and a growth in digital platforms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:48:01 +0000 New Windows 11 build 22538.1010 (KB5010882) released to test Dev channel servicing pipeline <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released Windows 11 build 22538.1010 (KB5010882) to Insiders in the Dev Channel. It does not add anything new and is a cumulative update to test the servicing pipeline. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:18:52 +0000 Why Cloud Must Be a Part of Your Data/Analytics Strategy - Free OnDemand WebCast <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The VP of Data Platforms at WarnerMedia shares how cloud makes it possible to try out and iterate quickly with different solutions and allows access to highly scalable compute and storage on demand. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sponsored) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 18:00:02 +0000 Meta shut down over 50 networks on its platforms last year for "corrupting public debate" <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Meta&#039;s 2021 Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior report shares that 52 CIB networks from 34 countries were removed last year. Three CIB networks from Iran, Mexico, and Turkey were removed in December. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:42:01 +0000 Microsoft will force update your PCs to Windows 10 21H2 to train its own ML Update model <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has begun the forced rollout of Windows 10 21H2 update to Windows 10 20H2 devices in order to help train its Machine Learning-assisted intelligent Windows Update rollout model. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 15:26:01 +0000 Get One Year of LastPass Premium or Family at 30% off <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>See how easy password management can be! LastPass lets you save unlimited passwords on all devices with strong encryption. 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The company will spend $20 billion and create 20,000 direct and indirect jobs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 11:42:01 +0000 Google Drive now displays warning banners to alert users of suspicious files <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Drive can now display warning banners to alert users of potentially malicious files. The new resource is available to all Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and Business users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 09:44:01 +0000 Narrow Taskbar on Windows 11 build 22538 may be a hint for new changes, new Task Manager too <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The latest Windows 11 Dev build 22538 has some interesting changes to the Taskbar whereupon it responds well to resizing. The build also reveals hidden Task Manager changes for upcoming releases. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 08:38:01 +0000 Phil Spencer wants to revive dormant Activision Blizzard franchises like Hexen <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a new interview with The Washington Post, head of Microsoft Gaming Phil Spencer said that he wants to revive dormant Activision Blizzard franchises like Hexen and StarCraft once the deal finalizes. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Fri, 21 Jan 2022 00:36:01 +0000 World Bank president criticizes Microsoft for Activision Blizzard deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a rather unorthodox move, World Bank President David Malpass criticized Microsoft over the scale of its Activision Blizzard acquisition. It seems like he wants corporations to invest elsewhere. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:28:01 +0000 Google Docs will now allow users to add a page break before paragraphs in mobile <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the latest Workspace update, Google Doc&#039;s new feature for mobile users is available on both, Android and iOS, and for all Google Workspace customers along with G Suite Basic and Business users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 23:04:01 +0000 Google Workspace now offers an enhanced editing experience in Google Chat on the web <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google Workspace&#039;s update offers users a new editing experience in Google Chat on the web. The new update is now available to all Google Workspace users along with G Suite Basic and Business users. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:44:01 +0000 Web apps can now use protocol handlers in Microsoft Edge <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft says that web apps will now be capable of using protocol handlers. This feature comes with support for Windows, Linux, and Mac, and is available in other Chromium-based browsers as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:30:01 +0000 Russia's Central Bank proposes ban on cryptocurrencies, claims threat to financial stability <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Russia&#039;s Central Bank has proposed banning cryptocurrency mining, trading, exchanging, and investments claiming that Digital Payment Tokens threaten financial stability, and citizens&#039; wellbeing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 22:14:01 +0000 Microsoft to honor existing Call of Duty agreements with PlayStation, says Phil Spencer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, head of Microsoft Gaming, Phil Spencer, confirmed that the company would honor existing agreements with Sony to put Call of Duty games on PlayStation. However, the post was worded carefully. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 21:58:01 +0000 Arm announces the first silicon offering support for the Morello prototype architecture <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Morello prototype architecture is now available for testing on Arm-based SoC and demonstrator board to assess if it is a viable security architecture that could benefit both consumers and businesses. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 20:10:02 +0000 Microsoft testing if Edge v100 will break the internet, by adding two new flags <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft Edge will hit v100 this year, and so will other popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Microsoft is now testing if v100 will cause some websites to misbehave. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 19:56:01 +0000 Meta introduces data2vec, the first self-supervised algorithm for speech, vision, and text <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Meta&#039;s &quot;first high-performance self-supervised algorithm&quot;, data2vec, for speech, vision, and text will allow machines to learn about their surroundings without depending on labeled data. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:26:01 +0000 Download the free SUSE Guide to Edge Computing in a Cloud Native World <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Download the free overview of SUSE&#039;s approach to a fully-managed edge solution that is Kubernetes-ready, an infrastructure layer built for the Edge, with near-zero maintenance, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sponsored) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 18:00:01 +0000 Messenger Kids' Pledge Planets to teach children digital citizenship skills <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Messenger Kids&#039; new interactive, in-app activity, Pledge Planets will help children learn and practice digital citizenship skills through various games based on different social situations. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:20:01 +0000 Twitter forced to share details about hate speech control after losing case in France <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Twitter has been ordered to disclose the details and documentation about the manpower that it utilizes to combat hate speech in France after losing a court case against six plaintiffs in the country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 17:04:01 +0000 Relicta is free to claim on the Epic Games Store this week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Epic Games Store&#039;s latest free game offer is a copy of Relicta, an indie puzzler that offers gravity and magnetism manipulation powers. The freebie is available to claim through the week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 16:04:01 +0000 Instagram is adding support for subscriptions in the US <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Instagram is now testing out support for subscriptions for a bunch of creators in the US. It is said to expand to more creators in the coming months. The price ranges from $0.99 to $99 a month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:24:01 +0000 Pay only $29.99 for this 2022 Web Development for Beginners Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>30 hours of content on CSS, C++, Angular 8, C#, and more! Master the coding basics, programming languages, and the most used WebDev platforms. Or check out the Pay What You Want deal instead. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 15:00:01 +0000 Sony reminds Microsoft of contractual obligations to make Activision games cross-platform <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony has officially called on Microsoft to honour contracts and keep delivering Activision titles to other platforms aside from Xbox, including its own wildly popular PlayStation platforms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 14:00:04 +0000 Android users should install the Apple AirTag anti-stalking app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Android users could be stalked by criminals more easily because they do not know about the Apple Tracker Detect app that alerts them that they&#039;re unknowingly carrying a stalker&#039;s AirTag with them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 20 Jan 2022 11:00:02 +0000