Microsoft Reveals More Game Pass Titles for August

Microsoft has announced which titles are coming to Xbox Game Pass during the rest of the month. And there are some nice surprises in there. “There are lots of Xbox Game Pass games on the way,” Microsoft’s Megan Spurr writes. “Last week we announced Humankind is coming to PC on…

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Visual Studio Code Now Includes Built-In JavaScript Debugging

Extensibility is one of the key advantages of Visual Studio Code, but JavaScript debugging is so common that Microsoft now builds it into the code editor. “If you’re debugging JavaScript in Visual Studio Code you probably have used either the Chrome Debugger or the Microsoft Edge Debugger extension,” the Microsoft…

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Valve’s Steam Deck is a $400+ Portable Gaming PC

Anyone looking for a Nintendo Switch-like portable gaming PC will want to check out the Steam Deck, which will start shipping in late 2021 for $400 and up. It’s made by Valve, the company behind the Steam gaming service. “Steam Deck brings the Steam games and features you love to…

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 90

Mozilla Firefox 90 supports background updating, HTTPS-only exceptions, Print to PDF improvements, and private browsing improvements. Here’s a rundown of the new features and changes. Background updating. This Windows-only feature checks for, downloads, and installs updates in the background automatically when Firefox is not running. By default, it will check…

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Opera Optimizes Its Android Browser for Chromebooks

Opera is offering up an odd proposition: Sure, use a Chromebook. But use Opera instead of Chrome. The Android version of Opera. “Opera is now the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks,” Opera’s Stefan Stjernelund writes. “The Opera Browser brings many unique features previously unavailable on the Chrome OS…

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Xbox Series X Revisited

About seven months ago, I unplugged my Xbox One X and set it aside, replacing it with Microsoft’s powerful new Xbox Series X. As I wrote in my review for that latter console, the Series X is all about promise: Better performance, graphics, sound, and power management. But it’s also…

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