Netflix Offers its Streaming Tech to Airlines

From PC Mag: Netflix is doing a pretty good job of growing its user base in homes around the world, but apparently that isn't good enough. The streaming service wants to dominate the skies, too. More specifically, Netflix wants you streaming its content during flights.

Vimeo acquires Livestream and launches new streaming platform

From The Verge: Vimeo has added live-streaming tools to its video platform for the first time with the launch of Vimeo Live. Customers will be able to stream live from anywhere, and videos will be automatically archived when the events are finished. Each live stream video will feature a chat sidebar.

“Live streaming is the No. 1 request from our creator community this year, and we’re focused on bringing a new level of quality, convenience, and craft to this evolving medium,” Vimeo CEO Anjali Sud said in a statement.

Microsoft 365 recasts Windows 10 S laptops as inexpensive corporate machines

From PC World: Windows 10 S is no longer just for education. On Monday at its Ignite conference for corporate partners, Microsoft unveiled four new Windows 10 S laptops from Acer, HP, and Lenovo, together with a new shorthand for the services they'll provide: Microsoft 365.

Chinese government blocks WhatsApp chat service

From CNET: Chinese authorities have apparently squelched another service -- Facebook's WhatsApp text-messaging service.

The popular app -- more than a billion people use WhatsApp, at least until the China ban -- opens up an encrypted communication channel between two people. That encryption protects your privacy but also makes life hard for law enforcement, spies, and other forms of government snooping.

Microsoft Teams is replacing Skype for Business to put more pressure on Slack

From The Verge: Microsoft Teams isn’t even a year old, but it’s about to replace Skype for Business. At Microsoft’s Ignite conference in Orlando, Florida today, the software giant is revealing that it plans to kill off Skype for Business in favor of Microsoft Teams. Skype for Business took over from Lync, Microsoft’s previous business chat app, back in 2015. Microsoft’s original Teams launch made it look obvious that Skype for Business would eventually disappear, given the fact that Teams integrates most of Skype’s functionality already.

Confirmed: Radeon RX Vega won't get 4-way multi-GPU support in games

From PC World: On Thursday, AMD released Radeon Software 17.9.2, a driver that unlocks 2-way multi-GPU support in the company’s newly released Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. Great! But also weird. Previous Radeon generations supported up to 4-way CrossFire configurations. No more. In response to a PCWorld follow-up question, AMD confirmed that RX Vega will top out at 2-way configurations—at least in games.

Intel brings the cores with 8th gen Coffee Lake processors

From CNET: Gamers rejoice, Intel's latest desktop processors are around the corner -- and they're designed for you.

The company's eighth-generation desktop processors are for gamers, creators and overclockers, Intel said in a Sunday press release. The Intel Core i7-8700K is the pack's top dog, with the chipmaker calling the CPU its best gaming processor ever. Now you're playing with power.

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In Win 101 Review (Page 1 of 4)

There are many rites of passage in many places around the world. It can be seen in some cultures, or even companies, where they have a sort of ceremony for people who accomplish something new. In Canada, we have a ceremony for the engineering students when they graduate, which they are reasonably secretive about. Rites of passage can take many different forms. When I went to high school in South Africa, there was an initiation process for all the new students, which was similar to a rite of passage -- almost a sort of challenge you need to go through to be part of the school. I found the entire process laughable. It was almost like, "Yeah, you need to go through all these uncomfortable challenges so that you will be proud of the school you are a part of now." All the different stuff we were put through was meant to make us uncomfortable to somehow build up the team within the house. The school had nine houses and every student was placed into a house, kind of like Harry Potter. Each house leader put students through different tasks. Should the school not have done something good for the students to make them proud of the school? The entire process was simply ridiculous in my opinion. APH Networks does not have a rite of passage. However, in the past year, there has been a type of product everyone on staff have reviewed except for me. That class of product is a computer chassis with a tempered glass window. I have not been able to get my hands on an elegant looking glass paneled computer case until today. Today, we have the In Win 101 computer case, which offers a sharp modern look and lots of cooling options. Read on to find out about everything else this case has to offer!

Seasonic FOCUS Plus 850 Gold 850W (Page 1 of 4) | Reports

As you may know, I have been working over the past year as a software developer in the healthcare industry. In addition to working on imaging software, I recently started work on developing the automated testing framework. The previous person who had been investigating it left our company abruptly, so we had to scramble to make sure the knowledge transfer would happen. By the time we got around to looking at the code base, there was a decent foundation of the framework, but there were also deficiencies and incomplete work. To give some background, this testing framework is keyword based. This means there are special words used to automatically take actions or verify the results of actions. While there are built in keywords as well as third party ones, we also have to implement our own to work with our client. This is where our deficiencies lie. Personally speaking, automated testing has forced me to grow as a programmer, as it requires a different way of thinking when coding these tests. However, I think the hardest part has been the fact we lack a clear goal or milestone. While it is obvious we want to expand our library of keywords while increasing test coverage, I do not feel like there is a clear next step. The lack of knowing at least a tangible next step makes me feel like our wheels are spinning. Today in our hands is the Seasonic FOCUS Plus 850 Gold 850W. When the lineup was announced, it was meant to be a Seasonic unit for the masses. With a clear goal of performance with affordability, the focus is there. However, does this unit actually deliver on its promises? Let us read on to find out!


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