Neowin News Feed for: All Neowin News Feed for: All en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Apple fixes loophole on its website that allowed anyone to take edu discount <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apple now requires customers in the US to verify their educational status via UNiDAYS in order to qualify for discounts and other offers on eligible products like the Mac, iPad, and MacBook devices. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:36:01 +0000 Intel has placed an order for the next-gen High-NA EUV tools to fabricate 1.8nm chips <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel is the first chip maker that has placed an order for ASML&#039;s High-NA Twinscan EXE:5200 scanner that will allow the company to start using its 18A (1.8nm) fabrication tech starting 2025. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Karthik Mudaliar) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:20:01 +0000 EA wanted to acquire Activision Blizzard says Bobby Kotick <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today, an interview between embattled Activision Blizzard head Bobby Kotick and VentureBeat revealed that EA — the company behind Battlefield and FIFA — wanted to acquire Activision Blizzard. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:06:01 +0000 Free download: Machine Learning for dummies —2nd Edition ($18 value) <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Unlike most Machine Learning books, the fully updated 2nd Edition of Machine Learning For Dummies doesn&#039;t assume you have years of experience, and now you can get it absolutely free! <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sponsored) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 15:00:01 +0000 HaDEA proposes DNS4EU, a secure DNS for EU member states <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to their objective, they are seeking to deploy a “European DNS resolver service infrastructure” that serves “public, corporate and residential internet end-users in the EU”. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dean Howell) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:24:01 +0000 Microsoft's Activision deal wipes $20 Billion off Sony's valuation in a day <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Sony had a negative reaction to Microsoft&#039;s Activision Blizzard announcement as the company&#039;s stock fell more than 12% on the Tokyo stock exchange and wiped off Billions from the company&#039;s valuation. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anmol Mehrotra) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 14:08:01 +0000 AMD 22.1.2 driver supports R6 Extraction and four more RX 6000 series cards <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.1.2 driver release from AMD touts support for Ubisoft&#039;s Tom Clancy&#039;s Rainbow Six Extraction as well as the newly releasing RX 6000 series cards like the 6500 XT. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 10:00:01 +0000 Here are the memos from Nadella and Spencer about Activision acquisition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and CEO of Gaming Phil Spencer sent out some emails to staff following the announcement of the Activision acquisition. Find out what both of them had to say here. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 05:50:01 +0000 Google fixes white noise issue on Home and Nest that was causing people to lose sleep <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has fixed an issue with the ambient white noise produced by its Google Assistant smart display and speaker devices that was actually causing people to lose sleep for the past few days. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Wed, 19 Jan 2022 05:14:02 +0000 Activision Blizzard head Bobby Kotick to possibly depart after Microsoft deal finalizes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>According to a new report by The Wall Street Journal, embattled Activision Blizzard head Bobby Kotick will depart after the Microsoft acquisition goes through sometime in late 2022 or 2023. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:36:01 +0000 U.S. telcos relent and delay 5G deployment near airports to ease tensions with the FAA <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>AT&amp;T and Verizon have agreed to delay switching on some 5G towers near airports to ease the growing tension with the FAA as the agency is adamant the waves negatively impact sensitive equipment. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:20:01 +0000 Qualcomm announces major development in iSIM technology with "world-first" smartphone demonstration <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Qualcomm&#039;s partnership with a group of industry innovators is set to exhibit a working smartphone that will feature integrated SIM (iSIM) technology, leading towards commercialization of technology. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:04:01 +0000 Microsoft's new Windows 11 device portfolio is now available to order, starting at $249 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The new Windows 11 device portfolio for education includes the Surface Laptop SE, Windows 11 Pro EDU, and Windows 11 SE devices, and is available to order via education channels, starting at $249. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 20:46:01 +0000 Halo Infinite's new Cyber Showdown event begins alongside shop price reductions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Halo Infinite Multiplayer has been hit with a Neon-themed event, bringing the Attrition game mode with revives, new cosmetics to earn, and more. Cosmetic shop items have received price cuts too. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 19:10:01 +0000 Logitech announces $64.99 stylus for Chromebooks <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Logitech has announced a $64.99 Pen for students using Chromebooks in educational environments. The peripheral offers 15 days of use on a single charge and 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:16:02 +0000 Save 97% off this 2022 Complete Power Coder Bootcamp Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Building your own apps are just 8 courses away! Start your coding journey with 70 hours of content on SwiftUI, JavaScript, HTML, and more. Or check out the alternative Pay What You Want deal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 18:00:01 +0000 Hitman Trilogy, Death's Door, R6 Extraction, Danganronpa, and more hit Xbox Game Pass <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hit games like the Hitman Trilogy, Death&#039;s Door, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc as well as day one releases Rainbow Six Extraction and Windjammers populate Xbox Game Pass in the upcoming weeks. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:38:01 +0000 Typewise's honeycomb AI keyboard app secures CES Innovation Award once again <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Typewise&#039;s first product, its honeycomb AI keyboard app, features 70% larger keys, is powered by its AI auto-correction technology, and offers &quot;100% privacy&quot;. It&#039;s available on iOS and Android. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:22:01 +0000 Microsoft's acquisition of Activision: The good, the bad, and the ugly <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s acquisition of Activision Blizzard has positive and some potentially negative effects for gamers. Join us as we discuss some of them and let us know your thoughts on the topic! <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 17:02:01 +0000 Red Dead and Sonic go on sale in this week's Deals with Gold <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This week, a number of games and add-ons are on sale through Deals with Gold. Aside from the Countdown Add-on Sale, there&#039;s a Back Compat Sale going on that discounts titles like Red Dead Revolver. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Asher Madan) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:04:01 +0000 Anker Life P2 Mini earbuds receive 33% discount in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Anker Life P2 Mini wireless earbuds are now available on Amazon UK for just £23.99. They have received a 33% discount on their normal price but you&#039;ll have to be quick if you want a pair. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:16:01 +0000 Save 19% off this 2-Pack NETGEAR AX4200 Orbi Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>This whole home mesh system by NETGEAR offers WiFi coverage of up to 5,000 square feet and 40+ devices and you can save almost $65 off this 2-Pack AX4200 Orbi Tri-Band Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 15:00:02 +0000 Microsoft's Xbox and PC Game Pass now have over 25 million subscribers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that it has crossed the 25 million subscribers milestone when it comes to Xbox and PC Game Pass members. Activision Blizzard games are also on their way to the service. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:42:01 +0000 Ads may be coming to KDE, the popular Linux desktop <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>While it&#039;s doubtful you&#039;ll see ads in KDE&#039;s core applications, it would be possible for distributions that wish to further monetize their work to fork these applications, placing ads in them. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dean Howell) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:26:01 +0000 GPU-Z wrongly thinks RX 6500 XT is a PCIe x16 card despite really being x4, fix coming soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>TechPowerUp, the GPU-Z GPU utility toolmaker, has put out a PSA explaining that the software&#039;s current versions are misidentifying the Radeon RX 6500 XT&#039;s PCIe width as x16 instead of x4. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:10:01 +0000 Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a surprise announcement, Microsoft has revealed that it is buying Activision Blizzard in an all-cash deal worth $68.7 billion. Activision has been in a lot of hot water recently due to lawsuits. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:35:25 +0000 Xiaomi launches common security standards for its IoT devices <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Xiaomi has introduced new guidelines which aim to help it and other companies deliver secure and private Internet of Things devices. The document is now available through Mi Security&#039;s GitHub. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 08:20:01 +0000 WhatsApp Desktop is getting a Windows 11 makeover <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It appears that the WhatsApp Desktop app available via the Microsoft Store is about to get a Windows 11 makeover soon. The development team has reportedly transitioned to WinUI 2.6 for this purpose. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:26:01 +0000 OOB updates for several Windows versions released, fixes VPN connection issues and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Out-of-band updates for several Windows versions including Windows 11, have been released which are meant to fix problems related to VPN connections, Domain Controllers, Hyper-V, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 06:02:02 +0000 Samsung announces the Exynos 2200 SoC with AMD's RDNA 2-based Xclipse 920 GPU <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Just a week after abandoning the launch at the last second, Samsung has finally announced the Exynos 2200 SoC that features an octa-core design and a brand new GPU based on AMD&#039;s RDNA 2 technology. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anmol Mehrotra) Tue, 18 Jan 2022 05:10:01 +0000 Singapore bans cryptocurrency ads and promotion to public claiming it's high-risk investment <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Monetary Authority of Singapore has effectively banned all promotions of cryptocurrencies and services that deal in digital tokens. The regulator claims they are &quot;high-risk&quot; investments. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 19:48:01 +0000 This 2022 Complete Linux Programming Certification Bundle is just $29.99 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Enter the world of programming and snag a new job in the IT field with 18 hours of content on Linux, Including Network and PAM Administration. Or check out the alternative Pay What You Want deal. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 18:00:01 +0000 Raspberry Pi Direct launched for RP2040 discounted bulk purchases <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Raspberry Pi has launched its new Raspberry Pi Direct store that allows for the bulk purchase of RP2040 microcontrollers with a huge 30% discount. Most should continue to shop with Approved Resellers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 17:28:01 +0000 Intel Z790 and B760 motherboards for 13th gen Raptor Lake CPUs already listed on EEC <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel&#039;s 13th gen Core processors are built on the upcoming Raptor Lake architecture and motherboard maker Biostar has already listed next-gen Z790 and B760 chipset mainboards for EEC certification. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 15:38:01 +0000 Amazon UK won't scrap the use of Visa credit cards after all <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon UK will continue allowing Visa credit cards after January 19 after reaching an agreement with Visa. Despite this, Amazon said it will give advance notice if it ever decides to pull support. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:36:02 +0000 Safari API bug can leak your personal data and enable online tracking <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Security researchers have publicly detailed a Safari API bug which can potentially leak your personal data and unique identifiers to every website you visit with Safari. A fix is still not available. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 08:16:01 +0000 Third-party widgets could soon arrive on Windows 11, suggests leak <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>It looks like third-party widgets are indeed coming to Windows 11 according to a new leak. The leak shows purported details regarding publishing, registering, and integration of third-party widgets. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Mon, 17 Jan 2022 06:06:02 +0000 Save 98% off this 2022 Windows PowerShell Certification Bundle <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Understand functions, write script, and automate tasks to increase your daily productivity with this 18-hour comprehensive course bundle, or check out the alternative deal on a 4K projector instead. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Neowin Deals) Sun, 16 Jan 2022 18:00:01 +0000 Windows 10 Build 19044.1499 (KB5009596) in Release Preview Channel contains a ton of fixes <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On Friday Windows Insiders on Windows 10 21H2 were treated to a new build in the Release Preview Channel that also contained a bunch of fixes, as did the one for Windows 11. There&#039;s no known issues. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Steven Parker) Sun, 16 Jan 2022 12:46:01 +0000 TWIRL 48: Atlas V rocket to carry U.S. Space Force mission <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Next week is set to be another quiet week in rocket launches. SpaceX will launch more Starlink satellites and ULA will launch some military surveillance satellites for the U.S. Space Force. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Sun, 16 Jan 2022 12:28:01 +0000