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Use the Xbox app to record

your screen in Windows 10
Windows 10's Xbox app records video games and just about everything else.

Windows 10 has a native feature that lets you record a

video clip -- of up to 2 hours -- of your screen. But you
may not have noticed this feature, because it's hidden
away inside the Xbox app.

Called Game DVR, this feature is designed to record

by Sarah Jacobsson video game footage (you know, for your future
Purewal YouTube/Twitch stardom). But it doesn't just work for
October 15, 2015 10:08 AM PDT games. In fact, it works in just about any app, including
your Internet browser and even Microsoft Word. Because Sarah Jacobsson Purewal/CNET
sometimes you want to record yourself typing up an
article about the Game DVR feature, I guess.

As a screen recording app, Game DVR is pretty limited. For example, you can't record your entire
screen (so it's not useful for making tutorials on how to use it), you can only record one
window/app at a time. But it's still pretty handy if you need to grab a video clip within an app, so
here's how to activate and use it:

Step 1: If you haven't used the Xbox app yet, you'll need to rst open it to set it up. To do this,
open the Start menu and go to All apps > Xbox.

It's a game, I swear.

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Step 2: Once the Xbox app is set up, you can open the Game bar inside any app or program by
hitting the keyboard shortcut: Win key + G. The rst time you open the Game bar inside an app or
program, you will see a pop-up message asking if you want to open the Game bar. Click Yes this
is a game. Do this even if it's not a game -- it will work with any app, including Internet browsers. 1/7
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The big red circle starts recording, while the
camera icon lets you take a screenshot.
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Step 3: In the Game bar, hit the big red button to start recording a video of the app. This will only
record the app window -- it will not record your full screen, nor will it record mouse movements.
To stop the recording, open up the Game bar with Win key + G and hit the big red stop button.

The Game DVR options are pretty limited.

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Step 4: You can nd your new video clip in the Xbox app. Either click the Xbox button on the Space station
Game bar, or open the Xbox app from the Start menu. On the left side of the Xbox app window, supercomput
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you'll see a series of icons. Click the icon that looks like an Xbox controller in front of a lm strip
(the sixth icon from the top) to open the Game DVR menu. Here, you'll see a list of your recorded
clips, along with some limited editing features such as the ability to trim a clip or rename it. How Microso
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Step 5: The Game bar is pretty limited when it comes to screen recording, but you can adjust
some video recording settings in the Game bar's settings menu and in the Xbox app. To open the
Game bar's settings menu, open the Game bar and click the settings (gear) icon. Here, you'll be
able to adjust background recording time, set the maximum length of clips (30 minutes, 1 hour or
2 hours), and have the Game bar remember the program as a game (this is turned on by default).
For more advanced settings, such as the ability to set your own keyboard shortcuts to control the
Game bar, click Go to the Xbox app to see more settings.

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and people of color in the tech industry.

T iffany Smith couldn't stop dgeting.

The 27-year-old had own halfway across the country from Chicago to pitch a room full
of venture capitalists in Oakland, California, about her startup: a website connecting ex-inmates
to construction and other blue-collar jobs.

Smith's examiners included Freada Kapor Klein, 64, and her husband, Mitch Kapor (pronounced
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Taking a deep breath, Smith -- a graduate student of the Kellogg School of Management at
Northwestern University -- talked about how her site, Tiltas (Lithuanian for "bridge") can help
those needing a second, maybe even a third, chance in life.

"We have some men and women re-entering their communities who don't even know how to use
a smartphone," Smith says after delivering her pitch. "I thought, 'Why can't we leverage this to our
advantage? What do we have to lose?'" 3/7
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The Kapor Center's billboard outside its Oakland, California, headquarters sums up the
organization's mission: helping women and minorities play bigger roles in the tech industry.
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Her argument was convincing enough for her to come away with $50,000 in seed funding. Smith
now joins a rareed club: the less than 1 percent of African-American entrepreneurs in tech and
the 8 percent of female entrepreneurs who have received VC funding. Tiltas launched in May.

She might not have succeeded with other VCs.

That's because the Kapor Center for Social Impact -- along with its Kapor Capital investing arm
and Level Playing Field Institute -- has the singular mission of making it easier for women and
underrepresented people of color to start their own companies, receive funding and pursue
classes and careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Since 2013, Kapor
Capital has invested in more than 130 early-stage startups, most of which tackle such issues as
diversity, education, nutrition and community outreach. On top of that, the Kapors themselves
constantly pressure big-name tech companies like Apple, Google and Uber to diversify their
workforce with more women and minorities.

"The entire tech ecosystem in Silicon Valley needs to be redesigned and overhauled so that the
level eld is genuinely level," says Mitch Kapor, known to people of a certain age for his work
developing the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet in the early '80s and co-founding the Electronic Frontier
Foundation in 1990.

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The couple have also been outspoken about the tech industry's infamous "bro culture." That
includes Uber, where former engineer Susan Fowler described a workplace culture that was
riddled with sexual harassment, gender bias, and unprofessionalism, and 500 Startups, where
CEO Dave McClure resigned after admitting he'd made sexual advances to women in the

"This is not just a case of a few bad actors," the Kapors wrote in a statement after McClure's
resignation. "This is a culture that has been allowed to fester and to rot by enablers who refused
to intervene when they witnessed inexcusable behavior or went to great lengths to avoid seeing

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Two years ago, during President Barack Obama's White House Demo Day, the Kapors pledged
$40 million to help women and minorities become tech entrepreneurs.

Last fall, more than 100 Latino entrepreneurs spent an entire weekend brainstorming for Kapor
Capital's Startup Weekend Oakland - Latinx Tech Edition. The goal: to come up with ideas for tech
that would have a positive impact on the Latino community. Projects ranged from connecting
social media-savvy college students with small businesses to using virtual reality to reduce
unconscious bias.

It's not just for the sake of doing good. It's also good business sense. That's because Hispanic
consumers, who now make up nearly 18 percent of the US population, are expected to "drive the
majority of all US growth for the foreseeable future," according to a report published last year by

The winning pitch came from Prezta (a variation on the Spanish word "prestar," which means to
lend). The six-person team detailed the legal terms of loans, as well as the repayment and
renegotiation plans. "I'm so happy that we were able to expand on my idea," says Juliana Suarez,
who came up with the concept. "I think we can make it work."


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The group is now working on an app their website describes as "an easy and secure way to
borrow from family and friends." In the meantime, they're also getting mentoring sessions with the
Kapor investment team, 50 free hours of workspace at a nearby tech hub and partial scholarships
to attend a tech academy this summer.

That's pretty much what other tech incubators and VCs do, who also provide mentoring and
workspace to portfolio companies. The Kapor Center differs, however, by getting Hispanics,
African-Americans and girls interested in tech while they're still young.

"The Kapors are trailblazers in tech," says the Rev. Jesse Jackson, president and founder of the
Rainbow PUSH Coalition. "They are forging a broad ecosystem aimed at empowering diverse

Bright minds
That's where the center's Level Playing Field Institute -- which runs Summer Math and Science
Honor Academy, or SMASH -- comes in. Here, high school students spend ve weeks studying
science, technology, engineering and math courses at University of California campuses in
Berkeley, Davis and Los Angeles as well as Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. Last year,
SMASH expanded to Morehouse College, a historically black men's liberal arts school in Atlanta.

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"Bright minds of color can succeed," says Kapor Klein. "We believe so much can happen by being
in the same space and having these tough conversations with those who aren't accustomed to it.
It needs to happen if we are going to have a tech workplace that mirrors society."

But change doesn't come easily.

Smith, for example, admits that it's one thing to win a startup competition, but quite another to
convince businesses to take a chance on ex-convicts.

"It's tough to get people to buy into what I'm saying," she says. "I'm still working to build this thing
into what I want it to be. It's hard, but it will be worth it."

With the backing of the Kapors, at least, she has a chance of success.

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