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Bungie is deleting a bunch of classic Halo data soon

Bungie is deleting a bunch of classic Halo data soon

We are quickly approaching the end of an era for some classic Halo games. Bungie has revealed that it will soon be taking down stats pages for a lot of classic Halo games, so if you have anything you want to save from way back when, now is the time to do it. It actually isn't as bad as it sounds at first blush because the website Bungie is taking offline hasn't been updated in nearly a decade, but some of those who played the Bungie-made Halo games when they were new may appreciate the opportunity to save their data anyway.

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Windows 10 bug corrupts with simple command

Windows 10 bug corrupts with simple command

There's a Windows 10 bug out there in the wild today that can corrupt your computer with the greatest of ease. With a issue has to do with directing Windows 10 to open a file - or extracting a ZIP file, or opening an HTML file - and the list goes on. At the moment, this vulnerability remains live and in-effect for the masses. Microsoft is aware of the issue and is apparently working on a fix right this minute.

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Apple Music, Podcast apps might be coming to Microsoft Store

Apple Music, Podcast apps might be coming to Microsoft Store

It has been less than two years since Apple retired the venerable iTunes, both the brand and the app. But while Apple itself has already moved on with its separate apps, those on Windows are still living in the past with an old version of iTunes. That, however, may soon be a thing of the past, too, if these rumors of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts coming to Windows have meat to them.

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Windows 10X, Windows 10 Sun Valley Start Menus couldn’t be more different

Windows 10X, Windows 10 Sun Valley Start Menus couldn’t be more different

By the end of the year, there might be two versions of Windows being installed on PCs. One is the much-delayed Windows 10X which will drop by single-screen computers first before exploring dual-screen contraptions if it ever lasts that long. Microsoft, however, won't be exactly be dropping the traditional Windows 10 and might be giving it a substantial visual refresh. Needless to say, neither might resemble the Windows 10 you know today right from the start, literally.

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OtterBox prepares Xbox controller for battle (and remote streaming)

OtterBox prepares Xbox controller for battle (and remote streaming)

This week OtterBox tricked out the Xbox Wireless Controller experience. If you've got a new Xbox Wireless Controller, OtterBox has for you an Easy Grip Controller Shell, a Mobile Gaming Clip, a Gaming Carry Case, an Easy Grip Gaming Case, and a Gaming Glass Privacy Guard for your associated phone. This full package is made for the Xbox gamer that also plays remotely via their smartphone, in style and with protection.

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The newest Xbox Series X controller is extremely red

The newest Xbox Series X controller is extremely red

With the Xbox Series X|S came a new Xbox Wireless Controller, and given that it's only a couple of months old, it doesn't have anywhere near the number of color or design options that the Xbox One controller has. Undoubtedly, Microsoft will be releasing new Xbox Wireless Controller variants over time, and today, one of the first was revealed. Microsoft has announced that the Xbox Wireless Controller will soon be available in Pulse Red.

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Surface Pro 7+ revealed with solid upgrades that you (probably) can’t have

Surface Pro 7+ revealed with solid upgrades that you (probably) can’t have

Microsoft served up something of a surprise this morning by announcing the Surface Pro 7+. This new device has a lot of similarities with the previously-released Surface Pro 7, but Microsoft has made a few key upgrades with the Surface Pro 7+. Unfortunately, we regular consumers aren't going to be able to pick one of these up right away, as Microsoft has two distinct markets in mind for the Surface Pro 7+ and we're in neither of them.

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Surface Pro 8 price leak reveals an important lineup change

Surface Pro 8 price leak reveals an important lineup change

It's CES 2021 this week, kicking off a flood of new product announcements both during the event as well as long after it. One of those that may be happening this month is Microsoft's debut of its next-gen Surface products, namely its pro tablets and laptops. Leaks about the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Laptop 4 haven't exactly been encouraging but this latest leak shows at least one change that could be a bit of a positive.

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Windows 10 bug causes PC to force reboot, fix on the way

Windows 10 bug causes PC to force reboot, fix on the way

It's been a while since we've heard reports of disastrous Windows bugs caused by updates, hopefully, because Microsoft has finally gotten better at the quality of those updates. That's not to say, however, that there are no less disastrous but still serious bugs that are making some Windows users' lives less pleasant. One, in particular, is apparently scaring those users because of an ominous reboot warning. Fortunately, Microsoft was already on the case has a fix ready to roll out.

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Windows 10 Insider Build 21286 arrives with a useful new update for the taskbar

Windows 10 Insider Build 21286 arrives with a useful new update for the taskbar

Microsoft today announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21286, which adds a collection of new features for all Insiders in the Dev Channel to test out. Chief among these new features is a new button on the taskbar that's taking up residence right alongside the system tray. This button will show weather information at a glance, and when clicked, it will pull up a new window that features a "feed of dynamic content."

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Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Xbox Series X controller disconnection fix promised to come soon

Getting your hands on the new-gen consoles has almost been like an epic quest for some players. The last thing they need is to find out that an important part of that new console experience turns out to be broken, even if just for them and a few others. Unfortunately, that is exactly what a good number of owners of the Xbox Series X have been complaining about after they discover their wireless controllers suddenly disconnecting without reason. Microsoft has now committed to fixing it but you'll have to wait for that day to come.

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Minecraft Earth end date suggests LEGO won the real war

Minecraft Earth end date suggests LEGO won the real war

This week the augmented reality game Minecraft Earth was announced as headed for the graveyard. On June 30, 2021, the game will officially end support, and no more Minecraft blocks will appear in any players' augmented reality as such. Does this mean that Minecraft interest is dying too, or that this game didn't capture the Minecraft spirit?

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