Microsoft is testing 1080p Xbox Game Pass streaming

  • February 27, 2021
The 720p resolution for Xbox Game Pass cloud streaming (aka xCloud) is decent on a phone, but that's clearly not going to cut it when the service comes to PCs and iPads. Thankfully, a resolution bump appears to be in order. Windows Central and T…

Xbox Live outage cut off players for over six hours

  • February 25, 2021
Just as the folks at Sony preview the future with their latest State of Play event, Xbox players are unable to login at all, as the online service is suffering a major outage. The latest update from 5 PM ET indicates Microsoft is working on the issue…

Microsoft starts testing a Kids Mode in its Edge browser

  • February 16, 2021
Microsoft has started testing a Kids Mode in its Edge browser to help protect children while they're navigating the web. The company, which created the mode primarily for kids aged 5-12, is rolling it out to Edge Insiders testers on the Dev and C…

IBM plans to produce net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2030

  • February 16, 2021
IBM’s operations won’t produce greenhouse emissions by the end of the decade. That’s the goal of the company’s latest climate pledge, in which, unlike some other companies, it emphasized the importance of preventing emissions before they occur. By 20…

‘Forza Horizon 4’ is coming to Steam on March 9

  • February 8, 2021
The Forza franchise is speeding onto Steam for the first time next month. Xbox Game Studios will release Forza Horizon 4 on the platform on March 9th. While this doesn’t mark the game’s debut on PC (you can buy it through the Xbox app or play it with…

Microsoft increases Xbox Live Gold prices for new members

  • January 22, 2021
Microsoft continues sending not-so-subtle signals that it would really, really like you to drop Xbox Live Gold in favor of Game Pass. The company has raised prices for new Xbox Live Gold memberships across the board, with the changes becoming more no…