Neowin News Feed for: All Neowin News Feed for: All en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Giveaway — Oddworld: Soulstorm and Grim Dawn on Xbox <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>We recently did some hands-on gameplay with a few titles on the Xbox Series X, and we have a couple of keys to giveaway. All you have to do to qualify is follow @Neowinfeed and retweet. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:54:01 +0000 IDC: Smartwatches starting to displace wristbands as wearable shipments grow 9.9% in 3Q21 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The analyst firm IDC has said that smartwatches have begun to displace wristbands as the price gap between the two products closes. Customers want smartwatches as they are more capable devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:38:01 +0000 Save 70% off XSplit Presenter Premium lifetime subscription + Everyone Gets A Car <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With today&#039;s highlighted deal, why not add personality and flair to your next presentation! Works with all your favorite video call platforms. Or enter the alternative deal with Everyone Gets A Car. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:22:02 +0000 Microsoft's Azure Quantum to provide Rigetti quantum computers in the cloud next year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rigetti&#039;s superconducting quantum computer will be available on Microsoft&#039;s Azure Quantum cloud computing solution in the first quarter of 2022. Rigetti&#039;s solution boasts quicker execution times. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:16:01 +0000 WhatsApp adds the option to make ephemeral messages the default in new chats <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Meta has added an option to WhatsApp that allows you to make new chats use disappearing messages by default. It has also added more options about how long a message should be visible before vanishing. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:00:01 +0000 Ubisoft is giving away Anno 1404 History Edition this week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Another giveaway from Ubisoft has landed to celebrate the company&#039;s 35th anniversary. The latest drop is a copy of Anno 1404 History Edition, the remastered city-building and management game. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:26:01 +0000 Survey suggest EU citizens back a potential declaration on digital principles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The European Commission is seeking to introduce a declaration on digital principles following a Eurobarometer survey&#039;s publication showing widespread support for the creation of such a document. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:00:02 +0000 PSA: Do not install AMD Radeon 21.11.3 driver if you play Halo Infinite <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AMD had released a separate Radeon software graphics driver for Halo Infinite probably with good reason. The previous 21.11.3 driver seems to break Halo Infinite performance and should be avoided. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:22:01 +0000 Firefox 95 will include RLBox sandboxing for added security <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mozilla will include a new sandboxing technique called RLBox with Firefox 95 which is due out tomorrow. The technique makes sandboxing easier and more efficient which boosts the browser&#039;s security. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:00:01 +0000 KaiOS users can now send Ding top-up requests to overseas relatives <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The cross-border mobile top-up service, Ding, is now available on KaiOS. Users of the mobile OS can ping friends and family in other countries with a request to top-up their phones remotely. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:56:01 +0000 Surface Laptop Go December firmware promises improved Windows 11 battery life, and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has released a new firmware update for its Surface Laptop Go. The new firmware is said to improve battery life under Windows 11 thanks to the enablement of a new feature, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:28:01 +0000 Halo Infinite Campaign review: Stellar start to a new journey <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The open world of Zeta Halo is the Master Chief&#039;s latest playground in Halo Infinite as he goes up against the Banished forces. Here&#039;s our review of the highly anticipated campaign by 343 industries. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:02:01 +0000 Chorus on Xbox Series X: An amazing space shooter <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Chorus was one of the titles that was announced close to the Xbox Series X reveal. The game is finally available on Microsoft&#039;s platform, as well as other systems, but how does it hold up? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 07:14:01 +0000 Last chance to land 5 years of Ivacy VPN for $1 per month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At just $60 for the entire billing period, this Cyber Monday week treat yourself to a premium VPN service. Unblock geo-protected streaming services and regain your online privacy. Ends Dec 5th. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sun, 05 Dec 2021 22:38:01 +0000 Beware: Fake KMSPico Windows activator carries crypto wallet info stealing malware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A fake KMSPico Windows activator has been discovered by security company Red Canary. The malware is capable of stealing information from various crypto wallets, among other things, using a Cryptbot. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Sun, 05 Dec 2021 18:26:02 +0000 Get a 1-year subscription to TravelHacker Premium for only $23.40 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>See the world again! Uncover low airfare deals to pandemic-friendly destinations without booking months in advance. 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For example, a Redditor went on a rant about their experience almost as if Thanksgiving made them thankful for Windows 10. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Sun, 05 Dec 2021 15:52:01 +0000 Microsoft Weekly: Browser Wars, Office revamp, and Windows Ugly Sweater <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It&#039;s been an eventful week in the Microsoft-verse thanks to some Edge shenanigans, a festive Windows Ugly Sweater, and Dev Channel build 22509, which addresses many issues related to Windows 11. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:16:01 +0000 Get this 2022 All-in-One American Sign Language Bundle for just $10.50 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bridge missing communication gaps and learn the American Sign Language with 16 courses — The ABCs, common words, everyday phrases, and so much more. Save big with our 70% promo code. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 18:00:01 +0000 Oddworld: Soulstorm on Xbox Series X — A lackluster port <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Oddworld: Soulstorm was recently released on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The title makes the jump from PC and PlayStation systems, but how does it fare on Microsoft&#039;s devices? Read on to find out. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 17:04:02 +0000 Apple AirTags are being exploited to steal cars in Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a report from the York police, car thieves in Canada are reportedly using AirTags in their heists. They are being leveraged to track cars so they can be stolen under conducive conditions. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 13:50:01 +0000 Edge Dev for Android finally enables authentication for auto-filling passwords <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has enabled the authentication for autofill toggle on Edge Dev for Android, bringing it a step closer to being made available for all people who choose to run Microsoft Edge on Android. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 10:34:01 +0000 Bitcoin just fell 10% reaching $43,000 weeks after analysts predict a bull run <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bitcoin has tumbled more than 10% this morning hitting $43,000. This comes just weeks after Bitcoin hit a new high of $69,000. El Salvador&#039;s President also tweeted to say the country bought more BTC. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 09:46:01 +0000 Weekend PC Game Deals: A bundled up Dark Knight collection and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This weekend&#039;s PC game deals include a couple of more freebies as usual from the Epic Games Store, a bundle filled with Batman games from all over, a free event from Ubisoft, and much more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 09:30:01 +0000 State Department iPhones compromised by NSO Group spyware <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>NSO Group software has allegedly been used against U.S. State Department employees based in or related to Uganda. It&#039;s not clear yet who was responsible for deploying the software though. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 08:04:01 +0000 Reuters: Big tech will still be able to bypass new global tax law <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>An investigation by Reuters has found that companies could continue to reduce their tax burdens even after a rule from the OECD designed to stop the use of such schemes comes into effect. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 07:16:01 +0000 TWIRL 42: Russia set to send two space tourists to the space station <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The next week in space launches certainly looks interesting with a manned mission from Roscosmos carrying tourists to the ISS and a manned mission from Blue Origin carrying Alan Shepard&#039;s daughter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sat, 04 Dec 2021 07:00:01 +0000 Last chance to take advantage of up to 70% off on Neowin Deals <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Until Dec 5, save an additional 70% off already discounted Online eLearning courses, 40% off on all Apps &amp; Software and 20% off on physical items like drones and the Pixels TRIO screens. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 23:00:01 +0000 Sony reportedly readying an Xbox Game Pass competitor service <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a new report from Bloomberg, Sony is working on combining the current PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now services into a new product similar to Microsoft&#039;s Xbox Game Pass service. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 19:14:01 +0000 Facebook is making it easier for you to get paid back for group dinners <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Facebook is adding a new feature on Messenger called &quot;Split Payments&quot; that does exactly what it&#039;s named - it splits payments between friends or group members for dinners, household or even rent. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:42:01 +0000 Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.51.1 to fix FancyZones and outdated plugins <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two major bugs got fixed which saw FancyZones failing to start on both Windows 10 and 11, as well as a bug where older plugins failed to update properly and therefore wouldn&#039;t start. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:26:01 +0000 Here are the top 10 changes that Windows 11 needs, according to the public <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows 11 became generally available a couple of months ago, and people have a lot of suggestions regarding how it can be improved. In this piece, we have highlighted the top 10 most requested items. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:09:16 +0000 Get this VPN + Mobile Pixels TRIO (2 screens) bundle for just $311.40 with promo code <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Expand your browsing capability and freedom as well as your laptop&#039;s display anywhere with a lifetime VPN subscription and a pair of Plug n&#039; Play dual screens and save an additional 40% off. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 18:00:01 +0000 AMD Radeon 21.12.1 driver brings major Halo Infinite performance gains <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1 driver, offering major frame rate improvements to Halo Infinite. It should apply to both the multiplayer and upcoming campaign segments. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 16:14:01 +0000 Uber is paying $9 million to California as part of its sexual assault report settlement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has fined Uber $9 million against its failure to respond regarding the request for information about sexual assaults and harassment of Uber passengers <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:58:01 +0000 Apple taps Prince William to close season 2 of Time to Walk <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple has revealed Prince William will be the guest in the final episode of Time to Walk&#039;s second season. His 38-minute episode will focus on mental health including what sparked his interest in it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 15:02:02 +0000 A welcome change on Windows 11, choosing a default browser gets a bit easier with build 22509 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the recent Windows 11 Dev Channel Insider build 22509, Microsoft introduced a new &quot;Set default&quot; option that makes it less tedious to select the default web browser for various file types. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 09:08:01 +0000 FTC files a lawsuit to stop Nvidia's acquisition of ARM <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The FTC has filed a lawsuit to prevent Nvidia from completing its acquisition of ARM. The regulator believes that the acquisition will give Nvidia monopoly and is not ideal for the competition. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anmol Mehrotra) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:08:01 +0000 Google Search adds tools that make it easier to find a doctor <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has rolled out a few new features to help users connect with more appropriate healthcare professionals. Users can now see which languages offices use and which support Medicare. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Fri, 03 Dec 2021 05:44:01 +0000