Microsoft takes down hacking network with potential to disrupt election

Microsoft obtained a court order to disrupt the largest botnet in the world. Angela Lang/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November. A group of tech companies dismantled a powerful hacking tool used by Russian attackers just three weeks before the US presidential election. On Monday, […]

New Microsoft Office won’t require you to pay for a subscription

A 2021 version of Microsoft Office won’t require a subscription. Microsoft Microsoft will release a new, flat-price version of its Office productivity software in 2021, moving away from the subscription service model it introduced earlier this year, according to...

Xbox Series S will launch at $299, Microsoft confirms

Brad Sams YouTuber Brad Sams on Monday leaked an image of the long-rumored Xbox Series S — a cheaper, less feature-heavy version of Xbox’s next-generation console the Xbox Series X — along with a price: $299. After a few hours of speculation,...