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Microsoft Edge is becoming the browser you didn’t know you needed

Enlarge / Edge’s “Inspirational” web page structure—which mainly simply means “slap a fairly wallpaper on it”—is not our favourite for day-to-day use. Makes for a pleasant screenshot, although. Jim Salter It is no secret that we have been keen about Microsoft’s new, Chromium-based Edge browser for some time now. However …

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DirectX 12 Ultimate brings Xbox Series X features to PC gaming

DirectX ray tracing turned accessible in early 2018. DX12 Final brings new options that weren’t accessible in DXR1.0. Nvidia Variable price shading (VRS) permits video games to focus extra element on parts of scenes that want it and fewer on background (or quickly transferring) parts the place the dearth will …

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Facebook’s new design turns your PC into an enormous phone

Enlarge / The brand new design does no less than embody a darkish mode. I typically desire shiny layouts, however when you’ve got a foul behavior of Facebooking in mattress late at evening, that is much less prone to forestall sleepiness. Jim Salter Someday final evening, Fb’s new design format …

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Windows Subsystem for Linux is making inroads with developers

Enlarge / Tux is beginning to look surprisingly comfy in a Home windows surroundings. Larry Ewing, Jim Salter Final week, Microsoft and Canonical (the corporate behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution) had been scheduled to host a developer convention targeted on the Home windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) at Microsoft’s Redmond …

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AMD’s 7nm Ryzen 4000 laptop processors are finally here

Regardless of AMD’s presently abysmal laptop computer marketshare, the corporate claims lots of historic firsts over the previous 10 years. AMD AMD’s U-series are lower-power profile, built-in graphics components. H-series are discrete CPU with increased TDP. Professional sequence is not obtainable but, nevertheless it targets enterprise with extra security measures. …

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Microsoft Teams went down for two hours as Europe logged in

Enlarge / This morning’s Groups outage wasn’t fully restricted to the European area whose site visitors prompted it. Downdetector This morning, Microsoft Groups was unavailable for a lot of customers for roughly two hours. This is not the primary high-profile Groups outage this yr. Final month, Groups was down for a number …

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Ubuntu 20.04’s zsys adds ZFS snapshots to package management

Enlarge / This can be a Fossa. It seems to be focusing. (Cryptoprocta ferox is a small, catlike carnivore native to Madagascar.) Mathias Appel Final October, an experimental ZFS installer confirmed up in Eoan Ermine, the second interim Ubuntu launch of 2019. Subsequent month, Focal Fossa—Ubuntu’s subsequent LTS (Lengthy Time …

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Let’s Encrypt changes course on certificate revocation

Enlarge / Certificates revocation is not usually dealt with with boltcutters. Jan Kaláb CC BY-SA 2.0 Earlier this week, Let’s Encrypt introduced that it might revoke roughly three million—2.6 %—of its at the moment lively certificates. Final evening, nonetheless, the group introduced that it might delay the revocation of a lot of …

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