Microsoft news recap: Minecraft Legends launches, working to reduce laptop power consumption, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Elon Musk responds to Microsoft dropping Twitter from its Ad platform by threatening a lawsuit

After Microsoft dropped Twitter from its Digital Marketing Center Smart Campaigns function, Elon Musk has threatened to sue Microsoft, claiming that it has illegally used Twitter data to training.

Microsoft is working on ways to reduce your laptop’s power consumption even when connected to a charger

A new feature is being tested for Windows 11 called Content Adaptive Backlight Control that aims to reduce laptop power consumption, even whilst plugged in. The feature adjusts brightness and contrast depending on the content on the screen to reduce energy usage.

You can now privately report vulnerabilities on GitHub

GitHub has introduced a new feature that allows vulnerabilities to be reported privately, in an effort to improve communication and assist with the reporting and resolving of vulnerabilities in public repositories.

Minecraft Legends releases as a day one Xbox Game Pass title today

This week saw the launch of Minecraft Legends, an action-strategy game based on Minecraft. The game released as a day one launch on Xbox Game Pass, and is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.