Chrome may soon apply Windows Accent color to its UI elements

Google Chrome is not the most customization-friendly browser (we are looking at you, Vivaldi), but it offers a fair share of options to make the browsing experience a little more personal. You can apply various themes and switch between dark and light modes. It appears that in future updates, Chrome will offer its users more personalization options.

Microsoft launched a virtual museum to commemorate 20 years of Xbox

In 2021, Microsoft celebrates two decades of Xbox—one of the most iconic products from the software giant. To commemorate such a milestone, Microsoft launched a virtual museum of Xbox history. It allows everyone to learn the story of Xbox and dig deeper into four generations of Microsoft consoles, plus visit a separate section dedicated to Halo. The museum is available inside a 3D space you can access and walk through using any modern browser.

Edge Surf game gets limited-time skiing theme

Microsoft Edge Chromium has a hidden built-in game called Surf, where you can kill some time when the Internet is down. The company announced the game alongside the new logo for Edge back in early 2020. Now, on the eve of the 2021 holiday season, developers introduced a reskinned version of Edge Surf. Users can now swap a surfing board for a set of skis and hit the slopes in an attempt to set the highest score.

Super-Duper Secure Mode is now available in Edge Stable

After a couple of months of extensive testing and numerous improvements, Microsoft finally released Super-Duper Secure Mode (SDSM) for all users in the Stable channel. The feature arrived without much fanfare in the latest version of Microsoft Edge, which, by the time of writing, is 96.0.1054.29. To check your Microsoft Edge version, go to edge://settings/help.

Microsoft released a free Windows 11 developer-ready virtual machine

People who do not want to move their primary machines to Windows 11 can install the newest operating system from Microsoft on a virtual machine. That is the simplest and safest way to try Windows 11 without dealing with its inconveniences and bugs on a mission-critical computer.

November 2021 firmware update is available for Surface Duo 2

Earlier this month, Microsoft released November 2021 firmware update for the first-gen Surface Duo. As with many previous updates, this month's release contained nothing but general Android security patches without device-specific improvements or bug fixes. Now the same update is available for the second-gen Surface Duo, released in September 2021. And "the same" means literally the same—only Android security updates.