Microsoft Edge is the firm's modern replacement for Internet Explorer, which became notorious for lagging behind competitors in the speed department. Being mean to Microsoft EdgeA lot of the discourse around Microsoft Edge revolves around how hard it is to fully remove it from your system. There are ways to disable Microsoft Edge and change your defaults to Chrome or Firefox, but Microsoft has this irritating tendency to force defaults back to Edge in between major updates. There are ways to force Microsoft Edge to never automatically reinstall too, but Microsoft tends to make the methods as obtuse as possible. Chrome and Microsoft Edge both have a lot of "convenience" features baked in, such as password syncing with associated platform accounts.
Gears of War movie(Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)Announced on November 7, 2022, Netflix revealed that its partnering with Xbox, Microsoft, and Gears of War developer The Coalition on adapting the storied franchise for TV. Fallout TV showA rumored photograph from the Fallout TV show set. pic.twitter.com/yUjKSQF4atJuly 16, 2022 See moreGrounded TV show(Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)In another win for Netflix, Microsoft announced that it's partnering with the streaming giant on a TV adaptation of Grounded. Doubtless, there are more Xbox TV shows on the way(Image credit: Windows Central)Microsoft has a vast treasure trove of intellectual property it could potentially adapt for both big and small screens. Without a doubt, the above listings aren't the only movie and TV shows Microsoft is in talks for development.2 months ago Windows Central
As a child of the 90s, I grew up enchanted by the blocky wonder of cartridge-based video games. As the old adage goes, “convenience is king.” Unfortunately, the principles I once championed are now being leveraged by video game publishers to justify charging players more and giving them less authority over their video game libraries. An ongoing debate(Image credit: Windows Central)The rise of digital storefronts and the associated all-but-ethereal video game possession have sparked heated debates with community members. Recent examples from monumental video game franchises showcase why your preferences might not matter in the coming years. (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)Improved options for players don't address the glaring problems regarding video game ownership.3 months ago Windows Central
— Zachary Boddy(Image credit: Bandai Namco) Elden Ring wins Best Art Direction 2022 at The Game Awards At The Game Awards 2022, FromSoftware's latest fantasy ARPG Elden Ring took home the Best Art Direction award. — Brendan Lowry(Image credit: PlayStation) God of War: Ragnarök wins Best Narrative Game 2022 at The Game Awards God of War: Ragnarök has officially won the Best Narrative Game award at The Game Awards 2022. — Samuel Tolbert(Image credit: Fortiche) Arcane wins Best Adaptation at The Game Awards Arcane, the animated show that adapts the immensely popular MOBA League of Legends, has won the Best Adaptation award at The Game Awards. — Zachary Boddy(Image credit: BlueTwelve Studio) Stray wins Best Debut Indie Game 2022 at The Game Awards Stray, the adorable cat adventure game from BlueTwelve Studio, has won the Best Debut Indie Game 2022 award at The Game Awards. — Brendan Lowry(Image credit: Riot Games, Inc.) Valorant wins Best Esports Game at The Game Awards Valorant, the sci-fi tactical shooter inspired by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, has won the Best Esports Game award at The Game Awards.1 month ago Windows Central
What you need to knowMicrosoft released Builds 22621.870 and 22623.870 to Insiders in the Beta Channel this week. Both builds improve the Microsoft Account experience in Settings and add new privacy options related to biometric data. Microsoft released two Beta Channel Insider builds of Windows 11 last night, bringing the grand total of Insiders updates this week to four. Both updates add new options for biometric data and the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. You have new choices for your biometric data.3 months ago Windows Central
This guide will walk you through the steps to get started with the Widgets experience on Windows 11. How to add and remove widgets on Windows 11On Windows 11, you can add, resize, re-arrange, and remove any of the available widgets to make the experience more personal. (Image credit: Future)You can only re-arrange your widgets, not the news feed widgets. To enable or disable the Taskbar widgets icon, use these steps:Open Settings. More resourcesFor more helpful articles, coverage, and answers to common questions about Windows 10 and Windows 11, visit the following resources:3 months ago Windows Central
If you're building a new PC or looking to upgrade your existing build, you may want to look into a new AMD CPU. The least expensive option is the AMD Ryzen 5 4500 going for just $79, which normally sells for around $129 or more. The most expensive option is the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X at $549, and that's a CPU that can sell for around $650 on any other day. Great AMD CPU deals:(opens in new tab) AMD Ryzen 5 4500 $129 $79 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) You can find this deal available at a few other retailers, too, including Newegg (opens in new tab). (opens in new tab) AMD Ryzen 7 5700X $299 $239 at Newegg (opens in new tab) This deal is also at Best Buy (opens in new tab) and Amazon (opens in new tab).3 months ago Windows Central
— Jez Corden(Image credit: MSI) MSI Katana GF66 gaming laptop $1,149.99 $849.99 at Amazon MSI's Katana GF66 budget gaming laptop is ever further budget with this neat Black Friday, Cyber Monday deal. (Image credit: Newegg) MSI GE76 gaming laptop $1,400 $1,099.99 at Newegg Here's another great gaming laptop that's part of Newegg's early Black Friday sale. (Image credit: Amazon) ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 gaming laptop $2,000 $1,799.99 at Amazon UPDATE: An additional $100 just shed off the asking price with this Black Friday gaming laptop deal. (Image credit: Best Buy) Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop $1,500 $999.99 at Best Buy Save a huge chunk off this powerful gaming laptop. (Image credit: Best Buy) MSI GF63 gaming laptop $630 $469.99 at Best Buy On average, you should expect to pay more for a gaming laptop.2 months ago Windows Central