Google Pixel Buds A-Series Mini-Review

I’ve only had the Google Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds for a week, but I can already see that they’re excellent … and that they just don’t meet my needs. So I’ll be returning them, as soon as today. But don’t let that stop you: If you’re a Pixel fan, love…

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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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OG Quake, Quake II, and Quake III Arena Come to Xbox Game Pass

As part of its annual Quakeworld event this week, Microsoft/Bethesda/Id Software announced some big Quake-related updates that will be of particular interest to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. “The legendary first-person shooter that inspires today’s retro shooters is back!” Bethesda’s Parker Wilhelm announced. “Quake returns today with an enhanced re-release on…

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Google Announces New Timeline for Privacy Sandbox

This evening, Google announced a new and more detailed timeline for implementing its Privacy Sandbox, which includes FLoC and Fledge. “The Privacy Sandbox proposals are in various stages of development,” the Privacy Sandbox website notes. “This timeline reflects when we expect new technologies will be ready to support key use…

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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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Xbox Wants to Expand its Early Access Program

In the world of PC games, accessing titles before they are fully baked is a common occurrence. Steam has built up a workflow for developers through its Early Access model and Phil Spencer wants to bring a similar service to the Xbox platform. In an interview this week with The…

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Google is Moving Users to New Drive Sync Client

Google’s consumer and commercial customers will soon transition to a new Google Drive sync client for Windows and Mac. “Each year, people are creating more content and using more devices to access that content,” Google’s Scott Limbird writes. “So it’s more critical than ever to be able to keep files,…

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Microsoft Adds Monitors to its “Designed for Xbox” Program

Late last year, before the release of the Xbox Series S and X, Microsoft updated its “Designed for Xbox” program to focus on continuous compatibility across generations. And announced today, for the first time, they are adding monitors to the program. The key for these pieces of hardware is that…

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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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