Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

From InfoWorld: Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10, a content delivery expert said Monday.

"Windows 10 ... will easily be the largest day/week of traffic ever on the Internet," said Dan Rayburn, an analyst with Frost & Sullivan who also writes on his own StreamingMediaBlog.com, in a piece posted yesterday.

IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

From ComputerWorld: Sales of mobile management software will grow at a slower pace over the next few years but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019, according to IDC’s latest forecast.

The projected annual sales growth by multiple enterprise mobility management software (EMM) vendors globally will slide from last year's 27% growth rate to a projected annual increase of less than 10% in 2019, IDC said in this month's forecast.

Here comes the Galaxy Note 5: Samsung sends out invites for August event

From PC World: Samsung Electronics has announced a key event in August in New York, suggesting that the company may be attempting to launch new products ahead of Apple’s closely-watched annual iPhone event a month later.

The South Korean company announced Tuesday the “Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015” event on Aug. 13 at the Lincoln Center in New York, but did not provide further details. The company launched its flagship Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in March.

Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play, updates Moto G

From CNET: Motorola, a unit of Chinese consumer electronics giant Lenovo, unveiled the Moto X Style. In the US, it will be known as the Moto X Pure Edition, which will have universal LTE banding, allowing it to work in any carrier. It will cost $399 unlocked. The company also unveiled the Moto Play, which boasts a larger battery life, but smaller screen. Lastly, Motorola showed off a revamped version of the Moto G, its highest selling smartphone of all time, which is available today and cost $179.99.

Apple expands Watch sales into Best Buy

From ComputerWorld: Best Buy yesterday announced that it will begin selling the Apple Watch in 100 of its U.S. stores, about 10% of its total outlet count, starting Aug. 7.

The retailer will be the first national chain in the U.S. to sell the Apple Watch, not a surprise since it is one of Apple's largest domestic retail partners.

"We know our customers want it," said Jason Bonfig, Best Buy's senior category officer, in a statement.

Mozilla to launch new Firefox feature testing program

From InfoWorld: Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program next month that will let Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser, according to documents published by the open-source developer.

Dubbed "Idea Town" for now, the opt-in program is to kick off Aug. 11 with a teaser in the browser's new tab page inviting users to register, with additional elements added over the following three months until the testing infrastructure is complete and operational.

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

From PC World: Jumping into an increasingly competitive market, IBM has launched a cloud-based data warehouse service, which the company says offers a way for enterprises to analyze their operations while bypassing most of the headaches that come with running such a system in-house.

“You used to have to go through a number of steps to get to the data. That is changing. People now want immediate access to the data,” said Derek Schoettle[cq], IBM general manager for cloud data services.

Square files for IPO, say reports, in new wrinkle for Dorsey, Twitter

From CNET: Mobile-payments company Square, the other firm dreamed up by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has filed confidential paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell stock to the public, according to several major news outlets, which cited unnamed sources.

The reports add a new angle to the current situation for Dorsey and Twitter, where he's serving as interim CEO while maintaining his role as full-time head of Square.

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Noctua NH-C14S Review (Page 1 of 4)

I was talking to a friend recently, and I commented on how it was just "stupid hot" in Calgary. He responded by saying, "it cannot be stupid hot... unless you are referring to a person". Joking aside, heat can be harmful to humans. In the summer, it is very important people stay well hydrated, and alternate their times indoors and outdoors. The past few weeks in Calgary have been quite warm. Now I am not here to complain, especially when there are worse places with higher humidity and temperatures to deal with. Nonetheless for a person like myself who can sweat buckets, it can be uncomfortable. With modern conveniences like air conditioning at work and in the car, I can generally bear the day. But without air conditioning at home, my nights are the worst, as my room feels like an oven. Opening the window does not help, as the road nearby is quite noisy even late at night, and the best I can do is turn on the ventilation fan. I really think the main contributing factor to the heat in my room is from both the weather, and the fact there is a desktop computer in my room. Speaking of which, just like a person, computer hardware does not generally like heat. Many hardware manufacturers have tried to keep heat to a minimum, and Noctua is definitely no stranger in this regard. In fact, Noctua only offers air cooling solutions for computers, in CPU coolers and chassis fans. Today we have another processor cooler in the form of the Noctua NH-C14S, an improvement on the previously reviewed Noctua NH-C14. Where has this new cooler improved, and how does it do in terms of actual performance? Hopefully these mysteries will be revealed in today's review, so read on to find out!

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