After a spat of questionable decisions recently by Microsoft regarding its Edge browser, Microsoft has finally done something we can all agree is the right thing to do: it’s reversing the changes it made to the default browser settings in Windows 11 to make the process easier instead of more difficult. Imagine that.
In a new test build of Windows 11, users can now change their default browser, along with all associated file extensions, with a single click. The change in OS options was flagged by Rafael Rivera, and spotted by The Verge. Previously Microsoft allowed you to switch [...]
Microsoft is among those vying for a piece of the burgeoning cloud gaming ecosystem. Google has Stadia, Amazon has Luna, and Microsoft’s contribution is Xbox Cloud Gaming, previously known as xCloud. Microsoft has been pushing to add full touch controls to as many Xbox games as possible, and that approach seems to be paying off. According to a new Xbox blog post, some 20 percent of Xbox Cloud subscribers are only using touch controls to play games, foregoing controllers altogether.
The blog post in question is aimed at developers to get them interested in adding touch controls to [...]
The question of whether or not Nvidia will be allowed to buy ARM got more complicated this week. The Federal Trade Commission has filed suit against Nvidia, alleging that the company’s plan to purchase ARM will harm the competitive market for microprocessors.
The FTC complaint argues that allowing Nvidia to purchase ARM would give the company both “means and incentive” to stifle the development of various technologies.
“The FTC is suing to block the largest semiconductor chip merger in history to prevent a chip conglomerate from stifling the innovation pipeline for next-generation technologies,” said FTC Bureau of Competition [...]
Google Chrome owns the lion’s share of the browser market, and it’s been that way for years. It’s hard for anyone to carve out a niche when Google is on top, but maybe Microsoft’s lack of success has a little something to do with its own questionable decisions. In the latest installment of “Microsoft begs you not to download Chrome,” the company has added cheeky pop-up alerts that appear if you search for Google’s browser in Edge.
The pop-ups aren’t appearing in everyone’s browsers, but [...]
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