Windows 11 Security Features Hit Game Performance

Microsoft has officially released Windows 11, not that you probably have it on your system yet. Unlike past years, Microsoft isn’t giving everyone the option of installing Windows 11 right away, but anyone buying prebuilt from this point forward is likely to encounter it. If you’re going to use that…

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Firefox 91 Circumvents Windows Browser Default Protections

Most people have probably used Microsoft’s Edge browser, but the majority of them are probably only doing so to download another browser. Microsoft doesn’t make it particularly easy to switch the defaults in Windows 10, and Windows 11 is set to make it even harder. Mozilla has apparently had enough.…

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SteelSeries Peripherals Can Bypass Windows Security, Too

Windows users around the world were looking warily at their Razer peripherals earlier this week. That’s when a security researcher noted the devices could be used to gain administrator privileges on Windows, and it turns out Razer is not alone. The same vulnerability exists in the SteelSeries ecosystem. Simply plugging…

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Why You Should (Or Shouldn’t) Root Your Android Device

Modern smartphones are marvels of technology. With more processing power than the desktop PCs of yesteryear, you can find any piece of information in the world, watch the latest episode of Ted Lasso, and snap photos that are worthy of framing. But that’s just the start — there’s a lot…

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Why Is Microsoft Launching Windows 11 Now?

An interesting facet of Windows 11 that we haven’t touched on yet at ExtremeTech is that from the consumer perspective, this isn’t the best time for Microsoft to launch a new OS. The relationship between Microsoft OS launches and upswings in consumer hardware adoption appears to be small, especially in…

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