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Microsoft adds Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs to Edge build 89

Enlarge / We’re not sure why Chromium-based Edge’s branding seems so thoroughly wet. Microsoft This week, Microsoft announced several more features trickling down to Edge Stable from its Beta insider channel. These features include Startup Boost, Sleeping Tabs, Vertical Tabs, and a more navigable History dialog. The company also announced some welcome interface tweaks to Bing—which […]

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Amazon’s cloud-computing outage on Wednesday was triggered by effort to boost system’s capacity

SEATTLE — The addition of new servers to Amazon’s dominant cloud-computing network triggered a cascading set of errors that took down large swaths of the Web on Wednesday, the company acknowledged. Amazon said in a lengthy and technical blog post Saturday morning that a massive computing network in Northern Virginia began to fail after it […]


ProBeat: PayPal will boost cryptocurrencies while undermining their ethos

The audio problem Learn how new cloud-based API solutions are solving imperfect, frustrating audio in video conferences. Access here PayPal is joining the cryptocurrency market “in the coming weeks.” The digital wallet company will let U.S. customers buy, sell, and hold Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, and Litecoin directly in their account. In early 2021, PayPal […]