Gears & Gadgets

Android 11 Preview hands-on—Notification changes, dark mode options, and more

Left: The new “Conversations” notification section. Right: Long-pressing on the message notification and opening up a huge option panel. Ron Amadeo A bubble. Ron Amadeo The DND settings have been completely rearranged, with new settings broken down by “People,” “Apps,” and “Alarms.” Ron Amadeo The app screen doesn’t render for me (it’s blank) but here […]


Forza Horizon 4 gets Eliminator battle royale mode

The Eliminator is coming to Forza Horizon 4. While that might sound like a 1980s vehicle-based TV action series, it’s actually the game’s new free battle royale. This is part of Microsoft’s continued efforts to support the open-world driving game with regular content drops. The Eliminator launches December 12. In this last-car-driving mode, up to […]


Some Users Are Stuck in Windows 10 S Mode

UPDATE 2 p.m. ET: According to Neowin, Microsoft has rolled out of a fix. Affected users should open the Microsoft Store from the taskbar, and select More … > Downloads and updates > Get updates. Original Story:It used to be called Windows 10 S, but now it’s referred to as Windows 10 in S Mode, […]