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Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft’s OS history

By engadget, gear, Internet, leak, Microsoft, News, operating system, personal computing, Security, Software, Source Code, windows, windows server, Windows XP

Microsoft is no stranger to Windows source code leaks, but a new incident might just provide insights into its history. Bleeping Computer and ZDNet report that a 4chan user has posted what’s believed to be source code for Windows XP Service Pa…

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Sega’s Football Manager heads back to Xbox this fall

By engadget, epic games store, football manager, football manager 2021, gaming, gear, Microsoft, News, PC Gaming, sega, steam, video games, xbox one, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

When it comes out on November 24th, Football Manager 2021 will the first entry in the popular simulation series to make its way to Xbox consoles in more than a decade. Sega plans to release the game on Xbox One, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X…

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Xbox Family Sharing App arrives on iOS and Android today

By engadget, family sharing, gaming, gear, Microsoft, News, parental controls, screen time, windows, xbox, xbox family sharing app, xbox one, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

Since the pandemic began, gaming has offered a way for people to stay connected, but even Microsoft knows that too much of a good thing can be harmful and that “gaming should be part of a balanced life.” With that in mind, it’s rolling out the…

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Microsoft’s Project HSD is all about holographic storage for the cloud

By Cloud Computing, disk drives, engadget, gear, holographic storage, holographs, Microsoft, News, project hsd, storage, tomorrow

Microsoft is looking beyond flash storage and hard drives to handle the seemingly unstoppable demand for cloud storage. Yesterday at its Ignite conference, the company announced Project HSD (via ZDNet), a new research initiative that’s explori…

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Microsoft’s Bethesda deal: Great for Game Pass, troubling for exclusives

By arkane studios, bethesda, engadget, Game Pass, gaming, gear, id, Microsoft, News, xbox, xbox series s, Xbox Series X, zenimax media

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media is huge news in many ways. It brings renowned studios like Bethesda, id and Arkane into the Xbox family, along with popular franchises including Doom, The Elder Scrolls and Fallout. It make…

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Microsoft details its plan to become ‘water positive’ by 2030

By 0, Climate Change, engadget, environment, goal, Microsoft, News, plan, pledge, recycling, reduction, restoration, reuse, tomorrow, water, water basins, water positive, wetlands

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced plans to become carbon negative by 2030. But the company isn’t just looking at its emissions. Today, it unveiled its plan to be “water positive” by 2030, too. By that, Microsoft means it will replenish mo…

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Xbox remote play is open to everyone on Android devices

By android, app, engadget, game streaming, gaming, Microsoft, Mobile, News, ui, user interface, userinterface, xbox, xbox app, xbox one, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

Microsoft has rolled out a new Android Xbox app, which will allow all Xbox One owners (and Series X/S players in the future) to stream games from their console to their phone or tablet. Until now, only Xbox Insiders had access to the feature. …

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Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers

By arcandestudios, arcane, arcane studios, bethesda, engadget, Game Pass, game pass ultimate, gamepass, gamepassultimate, gaming, id software, idsoftware, Microsoft, News, xbox, xbox game pass, xbox game pass ultimate, xboxgamepass, xboxgamepassultimate, zenimax media, zenimaxmedia

Tucked away in its blockbuster announcement that it’s buying Bethesda Softworks, id Software and Arkane Studios parent company ZeniMax Media, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass now has more than 15 million subscribers. That means it has ad…

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Homeland Security warns of a ‘critical’ security flaw in Windows servers

By engadget, exploit, gear, Homeland Security, Internet, Microsoft, News, Security, vulnerability, windows, windows server, zerologon

The US government has a major server security headache on its hands. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has delivered a rare emergency directive (via TechCrunch) urging government agencies to install a …

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The PlayStation 5 vs. the Xbox Series X and Series S

By comparison, engadget, feature, gaming, gear, Microsoft, playstation 5, playstation 5 digital edition, playstation 5 event, playstation5event, ps5, Sony, thebuyersguide, xbox, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

We finally have a price and release date for both models of the PlayStation 5, so it’s time to take another look at how the new Sony console generation measures up to the competition. Last week we found out about the cheaper, lower-specced Xbo…

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Twitch chat successfully barrel-rolled a ‘Flight Simulator’ plane

By barrel roll, dreamliner, engadget, flight, flight simulator, gaming, landed, Microsoft, News, plane, rami ismail, Twitch, twitch chat, twitch plays

Somehow, the chaotic hivemind that is Twitch chat managed to takeoff, fly and land a plane in Microsoft’s Flight Simulator. The Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner took off from Košice International Airport in Slovakia, flew for about an hour, performed …

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The iPad Air vs. the competition: Does this new 10.9-inch tablet measure up?

By Amazon, amazon fire hd 10, apple, applewatch2020, comparison, engadget, feature, galaxy tab s7, gear, iPad, iPad Air, Microsoft, surface go 2, thebuyersguide

With so many adults and kids working at home, new iPads really couldn’t have come soon enough. And Apple more than delivered today with the announcement of the 8th-generation iPad and the latest iPad Air. There are plenty of great visual impro…

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Recommended Reading: Microsoft’s Panos Panay on the Surface Duo

By california, cameras, cyberattack, election, Elections, engadget, gear, Microsoft, misinformation, News, panos panay, photography, politics, presidential election, ransomware, recommended reading, recreading, smartphone cameras, surface duo, US, wildfires

Exclusive Q&A: Panos Panay on how the Surface Duo transforms Microsoft againRaymond Wong, InputYou’ve likely read our review by now, but Input caught up with Microsoft’s chief product officer to discuss the company’s new folding device…

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Podcast: Surface Duo review, Xbox Series S and Apple’s upcoming event

By apple, engadget, engadget podcast, engadgetpodcast, gear, Microsoft, News, Podcast, surface duo, the engadget podcast, theengadgetpodcast, windows, xbox, xbox series s, Xbox Series X

The Surface Duo reviews are in and the verdict is a resounding meh. Devindra and Cherlynn talk about what excited them about Microsoft’s dual-screen debut, and explain why using it in the real world was frustrating. Then, UK bureau chief Mat S…

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Microsoft Teams will bring fans into NFL stadiums virtually

By coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, entertainment, football, Microsoft, microsoft teams, microsoftteams, National Football League, nationalfootballleague, News, NFL, virtual fans

Just like the NBA, the NFL will use Microsoft Teams to bring fans into stadiums (albeit virtually) when the season starts tonight. A mosaic of virtual spectators will be displayed on LED screens in stadiums and on broadcasts during key games.E…

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Microsoft Surface Duo review: An exciting, expensive, erratic affair

By android, dual screen, engadget, galaxy z fold 2, gear, Microsoft, microsoft surface duo, Mobile, review, Samsung, samsung galaxy z fold 2, smartphone, surface duo

A new class of devices is rising — a type of device that wants to be both a phone and a tablet. The Surface Duo is one of the more exciting attempts to straddle that divide. Instead of going for a foldable screen like Samsung, Motorola or Hua…

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