Microsoft Releases Final Seasonal Update for Halo: MCC

Microsoft’s 343 Industries announced that Season 8 for Halo: The Master Chief Collection (MCC) is now available. It’s billed as the final seasonal update for the game collection, though we can other updates and enhancements in the coming year too. “Whether you feel most at home on Installation 04 or…

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Quake Gets a Big Update for Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5

Microsoft’s Bethesda announced a major update to the recent Quake remaster that targets next-gen consoles like Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5. “We are excited to launch Quake [natively] on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PlayStation 5,” Bethesda’s Joshua Boyle writes. “Anyone who purchased Quake on Xbox One…

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Microsoft Blames Russia for Most Nation-State Cyberattacks

In a new report, Microsoft states that Russia is responsible for more nation-state cyberattacks than all other nations combined. “During the past year, 58 percent of all cyberattacks observed by Microsoft from nation-states have come from Russia,” Microsoft corporate vice president Tom Burt writes. “And attacks from Russian nation-state actors…

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Google Pushes Sustainability in Maps, Nest, and Flights

Google has unveiled a new push in its sustainability initiative and has updated services like Maps, Nest, and Flights to support these efforts. “Today we’re sharing several new ways people can use Google’s products to make sustainable choices,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai writes in the announcement post. “Among them, we’re…

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Microsoft Brings New Phone Features to Teams

Microsoft Teams is getting several new phone-related features for Microsoft 365 commercial customers, which the firm says builds towards its vision for the future of calling. “One-to-one calls are a critical way to get work done [and] nearly 80 million users in over 180 countries rely on Microsoft Teams Phone…

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Apple TV+ Has Fewer Than 20 Million Subscribers

Apple told a show business union that its Apple TV+ service has fewer than 20 million subscribers, much less than the competition. It’s the first time that the firm has commented on the size of its audience, though it happened through a third party. The revelation became public because Apple,…

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Roku Announces New 4K Streaming Sticks and Set-Top Box

Not to be outdone by Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick 4K Max, Roku has announced new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Streaming Stick 4K+ models, plus a new Roku Ultra LT set-top box. “The Roku Streaming Stick has been a fan favorite for years and we’ve redesigned it in the…

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Google Pixel Buds A-Series First Impressions

After experiencing identical audio problems with two different sets of Samsung Galaxy Buds+ earbuds, it is time for me to move on. It feels weird to even discuss this, but I actually use three different sets of headphones for various purposes. I use Google Pixel USB-C Earbuds when I walk…

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Amazon Announces Fire TV Smart TVs, Fire TV Stick 4K Max

Amazon announced a new lineup of five Fire TV-branded smart TVs, plus a new Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming stick. “Smart TVs have been around for decades, and while the viewing experience has certainly improved in that time, people still don’t really use them for much outside of basic…

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