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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 07: Bill Gates speaks onstage at the TIME100 Summit 2022 at Jazz at Lincol...

Bill Gates doesn't think very highly of NFTs

During a recent interview, he made it clear that he's not the biggest fan of Bored Ape Yacht Club or cryptocurrency in general.

Closed Windows

RIP Internet Explorer, the early web’s favorite bad browser

Windows is officially letting its iconic (and notorious) web browser go to the great Recycle Bin in the sky.

Obituaries
The Surface Laptop Go 2 held open in one hand.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 is a webcam away from greatness

Starting at $599, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 is still a ridiculous amount of value compared to an M1 MacBook Air — unless you really need a great webcam.

Reviews

Xbox’s next 20 years is all about streaming Game Pass everywhere

Ahead of its summer games showcase, Microsoft is expanding Xbox features to new countries and platforms, and trying to find a way to offer the E3 experience at home.

Gaming

Xbox drops flashy Pride controller to complement its paltry LGBTQ+ donation

Microsoft shows off its commitment to Pride, but a $170,000 donation to LGBTQ+ groups seems like a missed opportunity.

Gamer pride?

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 is the same, but better

Microsoft is updating its cheaper Surface Laptop Go line with an "improved" HD webcam, 11th Gen Intel chips, and nice new green color.

Tech

Halo Infinite may be inching towards a new battle royale mode

In a new leak, scripts from a rumored game mode point toward what could be a bit of a departure from the usual Halo fare.

Gaming

Saudi Arabia buys 5% of Nintendo, because why not

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund, which has purchased small and large stakes in a number of tech companies, has purchased 1/20th of Nintendo.

Chunk by chunk

Raven Software’s QA team successfully unionizes in a near-unanimous vote

The Game Workers Alliance is the first of its kind among AAA gaming studios in the U.S.

EA's looking for a buyer, and NBC almost went for it

NBCUniversal pulled out of the deal at the last minute, a new report says.

Business Battlefield

Bethesda heavy hitters ‘Starfield’ and ‘Redfall’ delayed to 2023

Two highly anticipated Xbox exclusives, Starfield and Redfall, have been delayed to the first half of 2023 due to development issues.

Failure to launch

E3 might be dead, but Keighley says Summer Game Fest lives on

E3 is dead and buried in the minds of gamers for now, but Geoff Keighley wants you to know that his Summer Game Event is here to fill the gap.

Long live E3

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are teaming up to eliminate passwords

Good news for the people still using "Password123!"

No hassle

Microsoft teamed up with Volkswagen to use its HoloLens 2 for AR in cars

The two companies have partnered to get the mixed-reality headset to work inside a moving vehicle.

Tech

‘Halo Infinite’ season 2 includes an unlikely Microsoft tribute

Halo Infinite's new season is finally here, and it includes a tribute to long-deceased Microsoft Office assistant Clippy, as well as its new battle pass.

No Cortanas allowed

At last, Microsoft 3D Movie Maker is now open-source... Wait, what?

The former CEO of legendary British developer Argonaut Games has released the source for the BRender engine, which powered ‘Carmageddon’, ‘Croc’, and more.

Retro magic