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Surface Duo 2 specs are still a bit disappointing

Surface Duo 2 specs are still a bit disappointing

Not everyone is a fan of single-screen foldables like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Huawei Mate X2. While most will probably want a larger screen, the drawbacks of such a device have always been deal-breakers for many consumers. Some, however, are more interested in a slightly different take on that problem, using two separate screens in one. So far, only the Microsoft Surface Duo represents that niche segment, and it didn't do quite a good job of it. The Surface Duo 2 might just be around the corner, but based on leaks, it could still fail to impress when it comes to certain features.

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Windows 11 CPU specs tweaked, with new minimum explanation

Windows 11 CPU specs tweaked, with new minimum explanation

The latest version of PC Health Check changes the minimum system requirements for Windows 11. For some users, this will be good news. Microsoft expanded the number of processors that they've tested and confirmed will fit the basic requirements of an approved Windows 11 device. Technically you'll be able to install Windows 11 on an older device, but Microsoft isn't going to be there to fix what doesn't work if said device doesn't meet Microsoft's basic requirements.

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Halo Infinite is shaking up its battle pass and fans aren’t happy

Halo Infinite is shaking up its battle pass and fans aren’t happy

We already know that Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play when the game arrives this December. Just like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, 343 Industries will offer seasonal battle passes to Halo Infinite players, allowing them to level each one up and unlock new cosmetic items each season. However, today we're learning that Halo Infinite will handle battle pass progression differently than Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

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New Starfield teaser trailers introduce three in-game cities

New Starfield teaser trailers introduce three in-game cities

Outside of a lone teaser that debuted during E3 2021, we haven't seen a whole lot from Bethesda's Starfield yet. However, that's beginning to change, as today, Bethesda shared three quick teaser trailers that show off a few of the different locations we'll see in the game. We've seen concept art for these locations before, but we're learning a bit more about each one today.

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Huge Microsoft security vulnerability left thousands of companies’ data at risk

Huge Microsoft security vulnerability left thousands of companies’ data at risk

Microsoft has revealed another huge security vulnerability, with the software giant forced to notify thousands of Azure customers that their data had been freely accessible. The exploit left the databases of multiple big-name companies open to unauthorized read/write access, in what's being referred to as the "ChaosDB" vulnerability.

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Xbox Live Games with Gold for September 2021 taps two classic titles

Xbox Live Games with Gold for September 2021 taps two classic titles

With September nearly here, today Microsoft revealed the four games that will be up for grabs through Xbox Live Games with Gold. As always, these four games will be free to claim to anyone who has an active subscription to Xbox Live Gold, and players will have continued access to them for as long as they remain subscribed. The four free games for September cover many different genres, so there's a little something for everyone.

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Chromebooks will lose Microsoft Office Android apps support next month

Chromebooks will lose Microsoft Office Android apps support next month

Chrome OS has become a sort of "one OS to rule them all" in the past years. In addition to the usual native Chrome OS apps and web apps, it has also gained support for Linux and Android apps. With no small amount of work, it can even run Windows software to some extent. That, however, doesn't mean that the experience of apps from those other platforms is on par with full-blooded Chrome OS apps, and Microsoft seems to be using that to justify ending official support for the Android versions of its Microsoft Office and Outlook apps on Chrome OS starting September.

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns game didn’t spell it wrong, it’s just not Sons

Marvel’s Midnight Suns game didn’t spell it wrong, it’s just not Sons

This week the folks at 2K revealed a new came called Midnight Suns - made in the Marvel universe. This is all about Marvel's darkest side, so we're talking Ghost Rider, Wolverine, Iron Man, Dr. Strange, Blade, Hunter, Magik, Captain Marvel, and Nico Minoru. This is a mix of characters that'll likely just be the base at launch - there'll be more, too.

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Halo Infinite custom Xbox Series X and controller revealed

Halo Infinite custom Xbox Series X and controller revealed

Microsoft today dropped a bomb at Gamescom 2021's Opening Night Live event by announcing Halo Infinite's release date, but as it turns out, that wasn't the only major announcement the company had up its sleeve. Microsoft also confirmed that the Xbox Series X will be getting a limited edition makeover to celebrate Halo's 20th anniversary. For those who don't want to spend quite so much but still want to commemorate the occasion, there will also be a limited edition Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller.

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Halo Infinite release date set for December

Halo Infinite release date set for December

Just as the leaks suggested earlier today, Halo Infinite's release date was announced during Gamescom 2021's Opening Night Live event. Earlier this month, 343 Industries committed to Halo Infinite's holiday 2021 release window, and it looks like they'll stick to that promise, as Halo Infinite will be here before we enter the new year.

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Forza Horizon 5 detailed with opening gameplay video, cover cars, and new controller

Forza Horizon 5 detailed with opening gameplay video, cover cars, and new controller

While we went into today's Gamescom Xbox Showcase mostly in the dark, it was a foregone conclusion that we'd see more from Forza Horizon 5. Unquestionably one of the biggest Xbox releases of the year, Forza Horizon 5 was bound to be on tap, and on tap it was. We didn't just get to see new gameplay from Forza Horizon 5, but rather the first 8 minutes of the game.

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Xbox Cloud Streaming heads to Xbox One, Xbox Series X this year

Xbox Cloud Streaming heads to Xbox One, Xbox Series X this year

We've seen Xbox Cloud Gaming - a perk given to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers - spread to new platforms in recent months. After getting its start on Android devices, Xbox Cloud Streaming launched to Windows 10 and iOS thanks to browser-based web apps. Now, Microsoft has revealed when Xbox Cloud Streaming will be making its way to Xbox consoles.

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