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First Halo Infinite ranked and competitive multiplayer details revealed

First Halo Infinite ranked and competitive multiplayer details revealed

It's a big day for FPS fans. Not only did we get our first details about Battlefield 2042's Hazard Zone mode earlier today, but now the folks at 343 Industries have shared the first details about ranked and competitive multiplayer in Halo Infinite. So far, players have mostly been exposed to the more casual side of Halo Infinite's multiplayer, but today we're learning of some key decisions 343 has made for Halo Infinite's more competitive game modes.

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Unsupported Windows 11 PCs might still get updates after all

Unsupported Windows 11 PCs might still get updates after all

Microsoft has been pretty uncompromising about the minimum requirements for Windows 11, even if it means leaving many completely capable Windows 10 PCs out in the cold. Despite the still ongoing confusion, Windows 11's security and CPU requirements are set in stone, at least as far as "officially supported" machines are concerned. Microsoft, however, isn't moving to block unsupported installations and might even continue supporting these "non-compatible" Windows 11 with critical updates during the operating system's lifetime.

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Windows 11 TPM 2.0 benefit against attacks demonstrated by Microsoft

Windows 11 TPM 2.0 benefit against attacks demonstrated by Microsoft

Unlike with Windows 10, Windows 11's upgrade woes started even before it landed on any hardware, including those of testers. The operating system's list of requirements left many users, both experts and novices, scratching their heads in confusion. While Microsoft finally did clarify the bare minimum it considers fit for Windows 11, there remain a few misgivings about some of those, particularly the ones related to security. Microsoft, however, is adamant about how critical TPM and its friends are to Windows 11 security and is only too happy to demonstrate why.

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Air Constellations shows new ways for multiple devices to work together

Air Constellations shows new ways for multiple devices to work together

Microsoft Research is showing off a new system highlighting cross-device interaction using multiple spatially aware armatures. The system is known as Air Constellations and consists of device armatures that look like fancy microphone stands with hardware in the base. The video showing off the system shows the ability to move devices with magnetic attachments between armatures easily.

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Minecraft Live 2021 mob vote: Glare!

Minecraft Live 2021 mob vote: Glare!

Minecraft Live 2021 has a mob vote that'll affect the entire future of the game - from the vote's result on forward. The event will play host to a variety of product and software reveals - but we all know the most IMPORTANT part is in the vote. What more awesome way is there to keep longtime fans of a game happy than to give them the opportunity to choose what'll be released in the game next?

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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gets two custom Xbox Series X consoles, but you can’t buy them

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched last week to much fanfare from the platform fighter crowd. The game, which certainly seems to take a page out of the Super Smash Bros. playbook, has gained a lot of attention for its familiar cast of characters and features focused on competitive play. Now Microsoft has made two limited edition Xbox Series X consoles to celebrate the launch of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, but unfortunately, you won't be able to buy them.

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Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

Galaxy Book Windows 11 update highlights ties with Samsung phones

With the launch of Windows 11, a few PC makers have raised their hands to call attention to new PCs that will be shipping with Microsoft's latest OS out of the box. Other OEMs, however, might not have the same resources to push out completely new laptops and desktops and are content just to announce that existing products will be eligible for the free upgrade. Of course, Samsung is also taking the opportunity to remind its customers that they can already enjoy integration with their mobile phones even before Windows 11 gets that promised native support for Android apps.

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Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Xbox 20th Anniversary drops continue: Transparent controller, Stereo Headset

Today Microsoft revealed two new pieces of gaming equipment that celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox. Today's launch is just one of a collection of products that'll either be available in giveaways or contests - or appearing as consumer products ready for purchase later this year. Both the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Wireless Controller and the 20th Anniversary Special Edition Xbox Stereo Headset will be available for purchase by the public.

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5 Windows 11 tips and shortcuts I’ve found useful so far

5 Windows 11 tips and shortcuts I’ve found useful so far

In the weeks we've been using Windows 11 and the short time we've had the final build, we've found some shortcuts and essential features that are worth sharing. Today's quick peek at Windows 11 shows a set of elements in Windows 11 that I've been using daily - and which I've found surprisingly absent when I open my older computer (with Windows 10). For starters - an easy one - right-clicking the start button.

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Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Microsoft Edge is getting a built-in spelling and grammar check

Despite the name, web browsers are used for more than just consuming content on the Internet these days. They have almost become like operating systems themselves, and people are using them to get work done, particularly those that involve office documents. Given that use case, it only seems reasonable that browsers start getting better document processing tools, and Microsoft Edge is coming to the rescue by integrating its writing assistance tool, so you won't have to sign up for a separate service for that.

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Adidas Xbox 20th Forum Tech sneakers honor the elder console

Adidas Xbox 20th Forum Tech sneakers honor the elder console

In the trailer you're about to see, Microsoft launched a new pair of sneakers with Adidas. These sneakers are a "partnership 20 years in the playing", looking back on the past couple of decades of the existence of Microsoft's one and only gaming console. This first consumer release is just that - the first - there'll be more revealed "over the next few months" as well.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is the most versatile professional notebook computer I've ever used. After using this device for only a relatively short period of time, it's clear that Microsoft made peace with the idea that they could, and would, create a multi-tiered laptop machine with a transforming body that remained elegant as it performed all tasks. Now, if this machine continues to perform well after we've used it in work mode for a few more weeks, we'll have a real winner on our hands.

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