Why Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean

Source: Why Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the second phase of Project Natick, a research experiment that aims to understand the benefits and challenges of deploying large-scale data centers under water. In this second phase, the team sank a tank the size of a shipping container with numerous server racks off the coast of the Orkney islands and plans to keep it there for a few years to see if this is a viable way of deploying data centers in the future. Computers and water famously don’t mix, ...

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EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use – by Education Next

Source: EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use – by Education Next EdStat: According to the 2017 EdNext Poll, 69 Percent of Respondents Support the Idea of Schools Providing Students with Laptops for Classroom Use The use of technology in schools continues to advance, and significant opposition to it has receded. According to our 2017 Poll, 69 percent of respondents support the idea of schools in their community providing students with laptop computers for classroom use. Approval is higher among parents, at 77 percent, ...

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What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity?

Source: What do Meltdown, Spectre, and RyzenFall Mean for the Future of Cybersecurity? Andrew Lohn Contributor Andrew Lohn is an engineer at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation. The security community is still reeling from the discoveries of the Meltdown and Spectre computer vulnerabilities and now it seems that a rash of new hardware vulnerabilities called MasterKey, RyzenFall, Fallout, and Chimera have been found in the past few months too. Unlike most previous threats, all these vulnerabilities attack a computer’s hardware, rather than its software. This second release of attacks may be early indications that Meltdown and Spectre have opened a ...

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Microsoft’s Edge browser now lets you mute tabs

Source: Microsoft’s Edge browser now lets you mute tabs Unlike other browser vendors, Microsoft remains committed to a relatively slow update cycle that sees the company launch major new versions of Edge in sync with the bi-annual Windows 10 updates. It doesn’t look like that’s changing anytime soon, even as the Edge mobile browser is seeing far more regular updates now. Since today is the day Microsoft announced the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, which will be available for download on Monday, it’s also announcing a new version of Edge, too. No surprise there. Like Windows 10, the Edge update ...

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Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls

Source: Skype targets podcasters and live streamers with a new feature for recording video calls Microsoft is hoping to capitalize on the popularity of podcasts and videos to make Skype more appealing to content creators. The company is now testing a new “Skype for Content Creators” mode for its desktop app that will allow creators to place and record calls using Skype software, which can either be streamed live or imported into other apps for further editing before posting. The feature is currently in “preview” – Microsoft’s term for software that’s being tested with select users ahead of a broader, ...

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