Neowin News Feed for: All https://www.neowin.net/ Neowin News Feed for: All en-us Neowin Ignition News editor@neowin.net (Managing Editor) developers@neowin.net (Neowin Developers) 5 Neowin.net https://www.neowin.net/images/pegasus/icon.png https://www.neowin.net Windows 11 build 22518 brings some Context Menu and Widget changes, breaks update on ARM64 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-build-22518-brings-some-context-menu-and-widget-changes-breaks-update-on-arm64/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/08/1629908664_windows_11_insider_preview_promo4_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>New Windows 11 Dev channel build brings Widgets changes, some Context Menu changes, and many more fixes and improvements. The build also breaks the update rollout process on Windows 11 ARM64 PCs. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-build-22518-brings-some-context-menu-and-widget-changes-breaks-update-on-arm64">Read more...</a> sen92sayan@gmail.com (Sayan Sen) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 19:50:28 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-build-22518-brings-some-context-menu-and-widget-changes-breaks-update-on-arm64 The White House wants to fund tech projects that help evade censorship and boost privacy https://www.neowin.net/news/the-white-house-wants-to-fund-tech-projects-that-help-evade-censorship-and-boost-privacy/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638989470_phone-camera-soldier_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>The White House is looking to dish out prize money to tech projects that can help activists living in authoritarian countries bypass censorship or help to boost their online privacy. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/the-white-house-wants-to-fund-tech-projects-that-help-evade-censorship-and-boost-privacy">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 19:42:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/the-white-house-wants-to-fund-tech-projects-that-help-evade-censorship-and-boost-privacy VideoProc Vlogger for Win/Mac — Free Download https://www.neowin.net/news/videoproc-vlogger-for-winmac--free-download/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638985281_videoproc-vlogger_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>With an intuitive interface, it&#039;s easy for beginners and professionals to create stunning videos with 4K/HD quality. 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Halo Infinite Campaign has finally released across PC and Xbox consoles. Fans can jump in right now to experience the open world adventure taking place in Zeta Halo. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-infinite-campaign-is-now-available-on-xbox-and-pc">Read more...</a> pulasthi.ariyasinghe@neowin.net (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 18:00:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-infinite-campaign-is-now-available-on-xbox-and-pc Linux Mint 20.3 beta being tested, is its release imminent? https://www.neowin.net/news/linux-mint-203-beta-being-tested-is-its-release-imminent/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/06/1624051937_linux-mint_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Linux Mint team is currently testing the beta ISO for Linux Mint 20.3. The beta period will last a few weeks before Linux Mint 20.3 is made available for everyone as a download and upgrade. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/linux-mint-203-beta-being-tested-is-its-release-imminent">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:40:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/linux-mint-203-beta-being-tested-is-its-release-imminent Amazon's Epic Daily Deal lets you save 30% off Anker Soundcore Q35 headphones https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon039s-epic-daily-deal-lets-you-save-30-off-anker-soundcore-q35-headphones/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/08/1630320759_81dxpss1hs._ac_sl1500__medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amazon&#039;s Epic Daily Deal on Anker headphones lets you save 30% off this year&#039;s Soundcore Q35, or you can pick up the previous generation Q30 (2020) headphones for even less at 33% off, today only. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon039s-epic-daily-deal-lets-you-save-30-off-anker-soundcore-q35-headphones">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:24:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/amazon039s-epic-daily-deal-lets-you-save-30-off-anker-soundcore-q35-headphones God of War requirements and PC exclusive features detailed https://www.neowin.net/news/god-of-war-requirements-and-pc-exclusive-features-detailed/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638981979_maxresdefault_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Santa Monica Studio today gave an update on the upcoming PC port of God of War, detailing system requirements for various hardware, DLSS and FSR implementations, the upgraded visuals, and more. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/god-of-war-requirements-and-pc-exclusive-features-detailed">Read more...</a> pulasthi.ariyasinghe@neowin.net (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 17:08:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/god-of-war-requirements-and-pc-exclusive-features-detailed Google Stadia arrives on LG Smart TVs weeks after GeForce NOW https://www.neowin.net/news/google-stadia-arrives-on-lg-smart-tvs-weeks-after-geforce-now/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/02/1581934177_image_stadia_firebeacon.max-1000x1000_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>LG has announced that you can play Stadia games on its Smart TVs if they run webOS 5.0 or webOS 6.0. To begin playing, you&#039;ll just need a compatible controller and it&#039;s likely you already have one. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/google-stadia-arrives-on-lg-smart-tvs-weeks-after-geforce-now">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:52:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/google-stadia-arrives-on-lg-smart-tvs-weeks-after-geforce-now Stardock Fences 4 out now with new Peek feature https://www.neowin.net/news/stardock-fences-4-out-now-with-new-peek-feature/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/10/1634818950_fences4_product_hero_short_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Fences 4, which has been designed to work with Windows 10 and 11, introduces Peek, a new feature that will streamline your workflow while keeping your desktop organized. You can download it now. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/stardock-fences-4-out-now-with-new-peek-feature">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:00:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/stardock-fences-4-out-now-with-new-peek-feature Horizon Zero Dawn on PC now features Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR for boosting performance https://www.neowin.net/news/horizon-zero-dawn-on-pc-now-features-nvidia-dlss-and-amd-fsr-for-boosting-performance/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/01/1579206171_horiz_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Guerilla Games has released a brand-new update for the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn. This one carries the performance boosting upscaling technologies Nvidia DLSS and AMD FSR, among other changes. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/horizon-zero-dawn-on-pc-now-features-nvidia-dlss-and-amd-fsr-for-boosting-performance">Read more...</a> pulasthi.ariyasinghe@neowin.net (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 14:38:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/horizon-zero-dawn-on-pc-now-features-nvidia-dlss-and-amd-fsr-for-boosting-performance Microsoft announces tools to measure browser performance on Android and Linux https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-announces-tools-to-measure-browser-performance-on-android-and-linux/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638950619_graphical-user-interface-table-description-autom_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has introduced a new set of tools that can be used to measure system performance. The company has emphasized its utility as a way to measure browser performance on Android and Linux. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-announces-tools-to-measure-browser-performance-on-android-and-linux">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 08:12:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-announces-tools-to-measure-browser-performance-on-android-and-linux Microsoft releases new guidance and tools for responsible AI development https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-new-guidance-and-tools-for-responsible-ai-development/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2016/06/terminator-genisys-018_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has partnered with Boston Consulting Group on a whitepaper outlining the process for developing AI products responsible. It has also released a governance dashboard on the same topic. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-new-guidance-and-tools-for-responsible-ai-development">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:42:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-releases-new-guidance-and-tools-for-responsible-ai-development Microsoft is changing the way it bundles Python in Visual Studio https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-changing-the-way-it-bundles-python-in-visual-studio/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/06/1561145007_visualstudio1_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced a significant change to its Python bundling strategy in Visual Studio. Going forward, new versions of the IDE will support the current broadly available version of Python. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-changing-the-way-it-bundles-python-in-visual-studio">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Wed, 08 Dec 2021 07:04:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-is-changing-the-way-it-bundles-python-in-visual-studio Snapchat launches ‘523' to fund and nurture content creators for its ‘Discover' platform https://www.neowin.net/news/snapchat-launches-523039-to-fund-and-nurture-content-creators-for-its-discover039-platform/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2019/04/1554282426_snapchat_status_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Snap Inc. is offering $10K per month, 1:1 mentorship, and other support including sponsor contacts to small, minority-owned content companies and creatives for its &#039;Discover&#039; program. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/snapchat-launches-523039-to-fund-and-nurture-content-creators-for-its-discover039-platform">Read more...</a> (Alap Naik Desai) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:44:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/snapchat-launches-523039-to-fund-and-nurture-content-creators-for-its-discover039-platform Google takes action against Windows-targeting Glupteba botnet https://www.neowin.net/news/google-takes-action-against-windows-targeting-glupteba-botnet/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/01/1611767819_google_logo_red_1_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Google says it is working with partners to disrupt the resilient Glupteba botnet. It is also taking legal action against the suspected botnet operators to put a permanent stop to the botnet. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/google-takes-action-against-windows-targeting-glupteba-botnet">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:40:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/google-takes-action-against-windows-targeting-glupteba-botnet Let there be dark! Microsoft announces new redesigned Notepad for Windows 11 https://www.neowin.net/news/let-there-be-dark-microsoft-announces-new-redesigned-notepad-for-windows-11/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638901362_new_notepad_win_11_dark_mode_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced a newly revamped Notepad app for Windows 11. The new Notepad features dark mode, rounded corners, plus some new features too. Currently, it&#039;s rolling out to the Dev channel. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/let-there-be-dark-microsoft-announces-new-redesigned-notepad-for-windows-11">Read more...</a> sen92sayan@gmail.com (Sayan Sen) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 19:08:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/let-there-be-dark-microsoft-announces-new-redesigned-notepad-for-windows-11 Latest Telegram update brings Protected Content to Groups and Channels https://www.neowin.net/news/latest-telegram-update-brings-protected-content-to-groups-and-channels/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638898358_telegram-protected-messages_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>There&#039;s a new Telegram update that brings a large number of features. Some headline features in this update are protected messages in groups and channels and better device management. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/latest-telegram-update-brings-protected-content-to-groups-and-channels">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:16:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/latest-telegram-update-brings-protected-content-to-groups-and-channels Get this Essential 2022 Movavi Multimedia Bundle for only $79 https://www.neowin.net/news/get-this-essential-2022-movavi-multimedia-bundle-for-only-79/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638879889_movavi_video_editor_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Kickstart your creativity and love for visuals! 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The GPU is producing efficiency levels of close to 400kH/J. The card can also game decently. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/nvidia039s-new-rtx-2060-12gb-seems-like-the-perfect-christmas-present-for-miners">Read more...</a> sen92sayan@gmail.com (Sayan Sen) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 16:50:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/nvidia039s-new-rtx-2060-12gb-seems-like-the-perfect-christmas-present-for-miners Mozilla launches Firefox 95 with RLBox and Site Isolation for added security https://www.neowin.net/news/mozilla-launches-firefox-95-with-rlbox-and-site-isolation-for-added-security/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/06/1622544241_firefox_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Firefox 95 is out with improved security and performance. On the security-front, Firefox 95 is hardened with RLBox to protect against vulnerabilities and Site Isolation is on for everyone too. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/mozilla-launches-firefox-95-with-rlbox-and-site-isolation-for-added-security">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:56:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/mozilla-launches-firefox-95-with-rlbox-and-site-isolation-for-added-security Echo Dot with Clock + Smart bulb is 53% off for just $34.99 today https://www.neowin.net/news/echo-dot-with-clock--smart-bulb-is-53-off-for-just-3499-today/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638886548_echo_dot_clock_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Amazon is continuing the trend of offering great discounts on its own devices, and you can score an Echo Dot (4th gen) with Clock and Smart bulb for only $35 today, that&#039;s more than half off the cost. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/echo-dot-with-clock--smart-bulb-is-53-off-for-just-3499-today">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:38:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/echo-dot-with-clock--smart-bulb-is-53-off-for-just-3499-today BioShock and Far Cry receive major discounts in this week's Deals with Gold https://www.neowin.net/news/bioshock-and-far-cry-receive-major-discounts-in-this-week039s-deals-with-gold/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2014/11/far-cry-4-03_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>The Xbox Black Friday Sale just ended and Microsoft revealed new weekly Deals with Gold discounts. You can purchase popular games from the BioShock and Far Cry franchises for substantially less. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/bioshock-and-far-cry-receive-major-discounts-in-this-week039s-deals-with-gold">Read more...</a> ashermadan@me.com (Asher Madan) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:08:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/bioshock-and-far-cry-receive-major-discounts-in-this-week039s-deals-with-gold Native support for OneDrive sync on Windows on ARM and Apple Silicon is now in preview https://www.neowin.net/news/native-support-for-onedrive-sync-on-windows-on-arm-and-apple-silicon-is-now-in-preview/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/07/1593958148_onedrive_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has rolled out native support for the OneDrive sync client on Windows on ARM and Apple Silicon devices. That said, the capability is only available as a public preview for now. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/native-support-for-onedrive-sync-on-windows-on-arm-and-apple-silicon-is-now-in-preview">Read more...</a> usama.jawad@neowin.net (Usama Jawad) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 14:06:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/native-support-for-onedrive-sync-on-windows-on-arm-and-apple-silicon-is-now-in-preview Meta announces Instagram improvements to boost teen safety https://www.neowin.net/news/meta-announces-instagram-improvements-to-boost-teen-safety/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2020/11/1605643681_untitled_design_(3)_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Meta has announced a raft of new features for Instagram designed to make the platform safer for teenagers to use, including Take A Break. Parents will also see how long kids are on Instagram. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/meta-announces-instagram-improvements-to-boost-teen-safety">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 13:24:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/meta-announces-instagram-improvements-to-boost-teen-safety Virgin Media O2's entire broadband network now supports gigabit speeds https://www.neowin.net/news/virgin-media-o2039s-entire-broadband-network-now-supports-gigabit-speeds/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/08/1628598509_virgin-media-o2_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Virgin Media O2 is now supporting gigabit broadband across its whole network which means it has achieved a government goal four years early after just two years of work. It has more upgrades coming. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/virgin-media-o2039s-entire-broadband-network-now-supports-gigabit-speeds">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 12:14:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/virgin-media-o2039s-entire-broadband-network-now-supports-gigabit-speeds Windows 11 crippling NVMe SSD speeds according to multiple user reports https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-crippling-nvme-ssd-speeds-according-to-multiple-user-reports/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/08/1629793348_sn550_with_snail_medium.jpg" alt="" /></div>Windows 11 could be causing some performance problems for NVMe SSDs according to user feedback and reports online. The issues vary from reduced random writes to increased access times, among others. <a href="https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-crippling-nvme-ssd-speeds-according-to-multiple-user-reports">Read more...</a> sen92sayan@gmail.com (Sayan Sen) Tue, 07 Dec 2021 09:10:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/windows-11-crippling-nvme-ssd-speeds-according-to-multiple-user-reports Giveaway — Oddworld: Soulstorm and Grim Dawn on Xbox https://www.neowin.net/news/giveaway--oddworld-soulstorm-and-grim-dawn-on-xbox/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638800568_neowin_giveaway_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/giveaway--oddworld-soulstorm-and-grim-dawn-on-xbox">Read more...</a> steven.parker@neowin.net (Steven Parker) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:54:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/giveaway--oddworld-soulstorm-and-grim-dawn-on-xbox IDC: Smartwatches starting to displace wristbands as wearable shipments grow 9.9% in 3Q21 https://www.neowin.net/news/idc-smartwatches-starting-to-displace-wristbands-as-wearable-shipments-grow-99-in-3q21/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/03/1615831721_pexels-pixabay-267394_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/idc-smartwatches-starting-to-displace-wristbands-as-wearable-shipments-grow-99-in-3q21">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:38:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/idc-smartwatches-starting-to-displace-wristbands-as-wearable-shipments-grow-99-in-3q21 Save 70% off XSplit Presenter Premium lifetime subscription + Everyone Gets A Car https://www.neowin.net/news/save-70-off-xsplit-presenter-premium-lifetime-subscription--everyone-gets-a-car/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638787835_product_323835_product_shots1_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/save-70-off-xsplit-presenter-premium-lifetime-subscription--everyone-gets-a-car">Read more...</a> editor@neowin.net (Neowin Deals) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 18:22:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/save-70-off-xsplit-presenter-premium-lifetime-subscription--everyone-gets-a-car Microsoft's Azure Quantum to provide Rigetti quantum computers in the cloud next year https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft039s-azure-quantum-to-provide-rigetti-quantum-computers-in-the-cloud-next-year/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638809905_rigetti-computer_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft039s-azure-quantum-to-provide-rigetti-quantum-computers-in-the-cloud-next-year">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:16:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft039s-azure-quantum-to-provide-rigetti-quantum-computers-in-the-cloud-next-year WhatsApp adds the option to make ephemeral messages the default in new chats https://www.neowin.net/news/whatsapp-adds-the-option-to-make-ephemeral-messages-the-default-in-new-chats/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638807130_whatsapp-disappearing-messages_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/whatsapp-adds-the-option-to-make-ephemeral-messages-the-default-in-new-chats">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 17:00:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/whatsapp-adds-the-option-to-make-ephemeral-messages-the-default-in-new-chats Ubisoft is giving away Anno 1404 History Edition this week https://www.neowin.net/news/ubisoft-is-giving-away-anno-1404-history-edition-this-week/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638806383_anno_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/ubisoft-is-giving-away-anno-1404-history-edition-this-week">Read more...</a> pulasthi.ariyasinghe@neowin.net (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:26:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/ubisoft-is-giving-away-anno-1404-history-edition-this-week Survey suggest EU citizens back a potential declaration on digital principles https://www.neowin.net/news/survey-suggest-eu-citizens-back-a-potential-declaration-on-digital-principles/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2018/11/1541523504_eu_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/survey-suggest-eu-citizens-back-a-potential-declaration-on-digital-principles">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 16:00:02 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/survey-suggest-eu-citizens-back-a-potential-declaration-on-digital-principles PSA: Do not install AMD Radeon 21.11.3 driver if you play Halo Infinite https://www.neowin.net/news/psa-do-not-install-amd-radeon-21113-driver-if-you-play-halo-infinite/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/03/1615531789_screenshot_(113)_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/psa-do-not-install-amd-radeon-21113-driver-if-you-play-halo-infinite">Read more...</a> sen92sayan@gmail.com (Sayan Sen) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:22:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/psa-do-not-install-amd-radeon-21113-driver-if-you-play-halo-infinite Firefox 95 will include RLBox sandboxing for added security https://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-95-will-include-rlbox-sandboxing-for-added-security/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/02/1614094569_firefox_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-95-will-include-rlbox-sandboxing-for-added-security">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 15:00:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/firefox-95-will-include-rlbox-sandboxing-for-added-security KaiOS users can now send Ding top-up requests to overseas relatives https://www.neowin.net/news/kaios-users-can-now-send-ding-top-up-requests-to-overseas-relatives/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638797653_top-up-request-app_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/kaios-users-can-now-send-ding-top-up-requests-to-overseas-relatives">Read more...</a> paul.hill@neowin.net (Paul Hill) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 13:56:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/kaios-users-can-now-send-ding-top-up-requests-to-overseas-relatives Surface Laptop Go December firmware promises improved Windows 11 battery life, and more https://www.neowin.net/news/surface-laptop-go-december-firmware-promises-improved-windows-11-battery-life-and-more/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638775168_surface_laptop_(source-_neowin)_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/surface-laptop-go-december-firmware-promises-improved-windows-11-battery-life-and-more">Read more...</a> sen92sayan@gmail.com (Sayan Sen) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:28:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/surface-laptop-go-december-firmware-promises-improved-windows-11-battery-life-and-more Halo Infinite Campaign review: Stellar start to a new journey https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-infinite-campaign-review-stellar-start-to-a-new-journey/ <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="https://cdn.neow.in/news/images/uploaded/2021/12/1638648302_halo_infinite_-_insider_2021.12.01-23.05_1_medium.jpg" 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="https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-infinite-campaign-review-stellar-start-to-a-new-journey">Read more...</a> pulasthi.ariyasinghe@neowin.net (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:02:01 +0000 https://www.neowin.net/news/halo-infinite-campaign-review-stellar-start-to-a-new-journey