You’ll finally be able to manage your Microsoft Office account in Windows 11 – but there’s a catch

Microsoft is making it easier to update your Office subscription by allowing you to manage your account right on the Windows 11 Settings app. The new feature is coming in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126, which can be found on the Dev Channel. You’ll be able to check all the supported Microsoft 365 Office apps that are licensed to your account by going to the Accounts tab in the Settings menu. There you can read product details by clicking View Details and even purchase them if you’d like a…

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Stranger Things 4 finally gave Netflix some extraordinarily good news

Netflix finally got some good news, courtesy of fan-favorite Stanger Things Season 4. The fourth outing of the retro scarer, specifically, Stranger Things 4, Volume 1, rustled up a record-breaking 286.79M hours viewed in its first weekend, according to Netflix’s own internal measurement systems. People may be leaving the world’s biggest streaming services, but millions clearly hung around to watch Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike Wheeler (Finn Wolfhard), Will Byers (Noah Schnapp), Dustin Henderson (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas Sinclair (Caleb McLaughlin) and the rest of the Hawkins gang confront a whole…

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China’s answer to GitHub is under fire for censorship

Thanks to the notorious Great Firewall, Chinese companies have been given license to build all kinds of services that rival Western firms, from Facebook to Google to Office.  According to a report from MIT Technology Review, China’s answer to GitHub, called Gitee, is suspected by developers of censoring open-source code, most likely at the direction of the government.  Earlier in May 2022, Chinese developers found their open-source code had been blocked off pending a review, something that was set to become the norm. Gitee released a statement in effect saying…

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Microsoft Outlook update solves a problem that should never have existed

Microsoft is preparing an update for its Outlook email service that will solve an unnecessary headache for iOS users. As explained in a new entry to the company’s product roadmap, Outlook for iOS will soon allow users to choose whether to share images as attachments or embed them in the message body. Historically, the only available option has been to embed images within messages, with obvious effects on readability, especially when attempting to send multiple photos at once. Microsoft Outlook update Microsoft Outlook has for many years been a central…

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What is SSH access? Everything you need to know

SSH (Secure Shell) is a network protocol that enables secure communication between two devices, often used to access remote servers as well as to transfer files or execute commands. SSH was originally developed by Tatu Ylonen in 1995 to replace Telnet, a network protocol that allowed users to connect to remote computers, most often to test connectivity or to remotely administer a server.  Today, SSH has become the standard for remote access for many organizations, and is used by system administrators to manage servers remotely or to securely connect to…

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Google is cracking down hard on deepfakes

Earlier this month, Google decided to add deepfake training to its list of forbidden projects on its Colaboratory service. The change was first spotted by DFL developer going on Discord by the name ‘chervonij’. When he tried to train his deepfake models on the platform, he got an error message, saying  “You may be executing code that is disallowed, and this may restrict your ability to use Colab in the future. Please note the prohibited actions specified in our FAQ.” Google appears to have made the change under the radar,…

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Bad news Intel and AMD – Nvidia RTX 4090 could go on sale in August

Nvidia’s RTX 4090 graphics card could be on sale as soon as August, if the latest speculation on the next-gen Lovelace GPUs is correct, with the RTX 4080 and 4070 following on across the next two months. VideoCardz brings word from two separate sources on specific months for the release timeframes of Lovelace products, after we heard about the likely staggered launch order in another rumor earlier today. This new info matches that earlier theorizing in terms of the order, but insists that the RTX 4090 will hit shelves in…

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Cortana’s voice actor Jen Taylor ‘shed tears’ during Halo Infinite’s emotional moments

Halo Infinite brought an emotional end to Master Chief’s current storyline last year, but it turns out it wasn’t just fans who were moved by the game’s narrative.   In an exclusive interview with TechRadar Gaming, we spoke to several staff members at CounterPunch – a Virtuos Studio. For the unfamiliar, CounterPunch worked as a support studio alongside 343 Industries during Halo Infinite‘s development, stepping in to help on the game once motion capture and cinematic development were finished.  Asking if CounterPunch had any development insights they could share, the…

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Elden Ring director reveals his favorite boss and open-world inspiration

Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki has revealed which of the action RPG’s many bosses is his favorite, as well as his thoughts on a few of the game’s other characters and design principles. Speaking about Elden Ring in an interview published on Xbox Wire ( translated by IGN), Miyazaki was asked which of the game’s bosses was his favorite. Although he had some difficulty choosing, he picked one of the game’s most recognizable, late-game foes. “It’s tough to decide”, Miyazaki said, “but I’d have to say Radahn. As an individual…

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The Hunger Games prequel The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes casts its two stars

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to megahit franchise The Hunger Games, has cast its two stars.  The prequel, which is taken from Suzanne Collins’ novel of the same name, is set many years before the adventures of Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen and centers on young Coriolanus Snow, who would go on to become the tyrannical president of Panem.  Production on the prequel is already underway, so much so that producers Lionsgate felt confident enough to present some footage at this summer’s CinemaCon, but the film’s two stars…

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