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‘I’m bored!’ Virtual summer camps to the rescue

With so many events closed this summer, it’s harder than ever to keep kids busy with positive activities. Plus, lots of parents wonder how they can juggle their jobs and home responsibilities with being a camp counselor and activities director to boot. With that in mind, the Windows Home and Family Resources Blog has compiled a collection of virtual summer camps for young people to enjoy involving the Smithsonian National Museum, Hour of Code Minecraft and lots more. You’ll also find activities tailored to a variety of age groups and a weekly schedule template......

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Now available: Jungle Awakens, Minecraft Dungeons’ first DLC pack

If you’ve been waiting for Minecraft Dungeons’ first DLC pack, it’s now available for Windows and Xbox One: Jungle Awakens. This update features everything from new missions and game mechanics, to never before seen mobs and items – as well as a unique challenge. You’ll get extra content for the Minecraft Dungeons base game – free of charge: a map to the Lower Temple, a new threat level per difficulty and new gear. Download by updating the game. To get the new DLC, you can either buy it separately for your platform or......

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New computers: why get one now and what to look for

What with the huge growth in video calling and the fact many of us spend a lot more time using our tech devices to stay connected, entertained and educated, yesterday’s computers often just don’t do the trick anymore. If you’re on the fence about whether now is the time to replace your computer and what features you should look for if you do, head over to the Windows Home and Family Resources Blog. There you’ll find three main reasons to upgrade, what processor to choose based on your needs and budget, the best......

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Check out ‘Simply Windows’ to find out how to get more organized using Microsoft Edge

The latest “Simply Windows” video is now available, focusing on tips for organizing your tabs in Microsoft Edge. If you’re new to Windows 10 or want to learn more about how to get the most out of it, this video series can help you get up to speed. And as writers in the series have had to work from home, like many people, they’re sharing their remote experiences in these newer episodes and answering questions from viewers. data-video-id=”f3c7-wuhp6c”> In episode 12, writer Maxx Ramos guides you through working with Microsoft Edge, specifically on......

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Spending more time in the kitchen? 7 ways to make tech your chef’s assistant

Many of us are finding ourselves in the kitchen a lot more these days. If you’d like to focus that time on upping your gourmet game, check out the ways your tech devices can help you plan healthy and delicious meals, cook them like a pro, plan your shopping trips efficiently and more. Read all about it on the Windows Home and Family Resources Blog – and bon appétit! News Article Courtesy Of Steve Clarke »...

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Now available: new State of Decay 2 Plunder Pack and Green Zone update

State of Decay 2 recently celebrated its two-year anniversary with new weapons, clothes, gameplay improvements and more. Now its fans can enjoy a new Plunder Pack and Green Zone updates. The new Plunder Pack adds Sea of Thieves-themed weapons, outfits, hats and one seriously salty vehicle to the game. The Green Zone is a more relaxed, accessible apocalypse; where enemies do less damage, maintaining the community becomes easier due to cheaper crafting and more resources from scavenging and your Stamina lasts longer. The update is available for all players, with State of Decay......

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19635

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20152 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel (Fast ring). You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected. If you want a complete look at what build is......

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Acer unveils new Swift 5 notebook, expands Predator portfolio and updates more gaming laptops

Looking for a new laptop for general use? Or updating your gaming system? Either way, Acer has new and refreshed options coming your way. Acer Swift 5 The new Swift 5 notebook is an ultraportable device with ultra-narrow bezels that allow for 90% screen-to-body ratio and next gen Intel Core processors with powerful integrated graphics based on Intel’s new Xe architecture and an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU – all under three pounds. This power makes it possible to seamlessly run multiple applications at once, and they load quickly thanks to 1 TB of high-speed PCle SSD storage on top of up to 16 GB LPDDRAX. Acer......

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Need help connecting to a monitor? Check out this ‘Simply Windows’ episode

The “Simply Windows” video focusing on tips for connecting to monitors is now available. If you’re new to Windows 10 or want to learn more about how to get the most out of it, this video series can help you get up to speed. And as writers in the series have had to work from home, like many people, they’re sharing their remote experiences in these newer episodes and answering questions from viewers. data-video-id=”JlN72hHl5Uc”> In episode 11, writer Doug Thomas guides you through connecting a secondary monitor to a laptop, going over which......

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A TensorFlow Docker container running an ML training script inside WSL 2 along with Task Manager showing GPU activity.

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20150 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel (Fast ring). Starting with build, we are back to releasing builds from the RS_PRERELEASE branch. You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the......

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19635

We continue to improve Windows 10, accelerating innovation with investments in quality, new features, and the overall update experience that are all designed to keep you protected and productive. Today, I am excited to introduce our next feature update, Windows 10, version 20H2, which is targeted for release later in the second half of this year, and provide an overview of our plans for this next release. Windows 10, version 20H2 will be delivered in an optimized way for anyone running the Windows 10 May 2020 Update (also referred to as Windows 10,......

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Windows Update Settings page showing “Seeker” experience for 20H2.

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are announcing Windows 10 version 20H2 as the next feature update for Windows 10. The 20H2 feature update will be a scoped set of features and include the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium. As part of today’s announcement, we’re also releasing 20H2 Build 19042.330 to the Beta Channel (Slow ring). This build includes the following fixes from KB4557957 as well as the new Microsoft Edge. After updating to today’s build, Microsoft Edge will be updated to the new Microsoft Edge based on Chromium. We are releasing Build 19042.330 to......

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#MicrosoftPride: Open dialogue, donations to LGBTQI+ nonprofits, actions for equity and visibility

  Put together by employees across all continents, Pride at Microsoft is a grassroots and global phenomenon. “For us, Pride is an opportunity to reflect on our past and galvanize action,” writes Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer and executive vice president of the worldwide Consumer Business. “We believe now more than ever we need to encourage open dialogue because it helps us create momentum, build empathy and change history. Yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protects LGBTQI+ people in the workplace from discrimination — but also serves as a reminder that the journey......

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Create the perfect presentation for Pop this Father’s Day

Sometimes a tie is exactly what Dad wants for Father’s Day, but not very often. Plus, it isn’t likely to convey to your father how much he means to you – Dad jokes and all. But a PowerPoint presentation that you personalize with photos and videos of your times together, all set to a recording of one of his favorite songs? That might just make him really happy and serve as something you both can enjoy for years to come. Head over to the Windows Home and Family Resources Blog to download the......

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Lenovo Flex 5G PC to be available in the US starting June 18

To empower mass adoption of ultra-fast, low-latency laptop connectivity, Lenovo is partnering with Verizon, EE, Sunrise and CMCC. These mobile network operators are committed to making 5G computing a reality for consumers around the world. These collaborations follow the unveiling earlier this year of the Lenovo Yoga 5G (known as Lenovo Flex 5G in the U.S.) — the world’s first 5G PC in market [1]. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx 5G compute platform, this convertible laptop with Windows 10 delivers high-speed 5G network connectivity (through a 5G service provider) – up to......

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HP reimagines OMEN 15 laptop and introduces Pavilion Gaming 16

The HP OMEN 15 arrives with its smallest footprint yet with a frame that’s 8% shorter and 11% thinner, featuring a redesigned chassis. A new 180-degree flat hinge design for increased stability supports a 15.6-inch diagonal display with options up to FHD 300 Hz or OLED. HP OMEN 15 It also includes the industry’s first applied IR thermopile sensor in a gaming laptop [1] to push this laptop towards desktop-level CPU performance. Speaking of power, it comes with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series processors. You can also experience AMD’s CPU debut on an OMEN laptop with up......

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19635

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19645 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected. If you want a complete look at what build is in which......

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19635

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19640 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected. If you want a complete look at what build is in which......

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Let tech help you manage your well-being with these 10 tips

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a great time to focus on reducing stress and anxiety, especially as we all face challenges working, learning and connecting in new ways. Head over to the Windows Home and Family Resources blog for 10 tech tips to help you juggle all your responsibilities as you take care of yourself and your loved ones. News Article Courtesy Of Steve Clarke »...

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19635

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19635 to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re on the Fast ring. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected. If you want a complete look at what build is in which......

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