Neowin News Feed for: All Neowin News Feed for: All en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 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. 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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 Didi Chuxing set to de-list from NYSE and list in Hong Kong <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Didi Chuxing has said it will de-list from the New York Stock Exchange and will instead list in Hong Kong. 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Prison Architect and Godfall Challenger Edition will be on offer next week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vishal Laul) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 16:16:01 +0000 Meta to nudge more highly targeted people to join Facebook Protect <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Meta has said that it hopes to make Facebook Protect available to highly targeted users in 50 countries by the end of the year. Facebook Protect adds extra security layers such as 2FA. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:44:01 +0000 Intel fulfills its promise, releases Windows 11 driver for long-dead Kaby Lake G with Vega M <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel released a Kaby Lake G driver version 30.0.13025.1000 last week and the new driver brings the much-awaited support for Windows 11 on these processors with onboard Radeon Vega M graphics. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 15:28:01 +0000 Meta throws its support behind anti-revenge porn initiative <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Meta has supported the launch of, a website that brings the tech industry together to help stem the flow of non-consensual intimate images online using hash technology. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:56:02 +0000 Visual revamp for Office desktop apps on Windows now available for more users <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has rolled out the revamp for its Office desktop apps to more Windows users. The update is now available to all Windows 11 users and some Windows 10 users. It contains dark mode and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Usama Jawad) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 14:40:02 +0000 Sea of Thieves Season Five is live with loot burying, cannon rowboats, and much more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Soon after the unveiling, Rare has now pushed out the 2.4.0 update to Sea of Thieves, which is carrying the Season Five content including festive fireworks, a custom quest creation mechanic, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 13:38:02 +0000 Tesla launches Cyberquad for Kids, it's available in the U.S. for $1,900 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tesla has added the Cyberquad for Kids to its online shop. The all-terrain vehicle will cost you $1,900 if you decide to buy. Be warned, that if you place an order, it might not arrive for Christmas. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 13:22:01 +0000 Meta expands use of AWS to support new acquisitions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Meta and AWS&#039; strategic partnership will help support the former&#039;s new acquisitions and accelerate Artificial Intelligence R&amp;D. PyTorch, the Machine Learning Framework by Meta will be enhanced in AWS. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Kaarthic Vydya) Thu, 02 Dec 2021 09:24:01 +0000