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Firefox 54 Finally Supports Multithreading, May Beat Chrome on RAM Usage

After eight years of work, Mozilla just took the wraps off its multi-threaded rendering engine and declared it ready for the general public to use. The new Firefox 54 is capable of using multiple threads simultaneously — a major step forward for the browser. In a new Medium post, Mozilla’s Ryan Pollack discusses how the multithreaded engine works and what advantages and differences Mozilla brings to the table compared with Google Chrome. The post is written to be easily understood, and starts off by explaining the difference between a process ...

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Firefox 54 Finally Supports Multithreading, May Beat Chrome on RAM Usage

After eight years of work, Mozilla just took the wraps off its multi-threaded rendering engine and declared it ready for the general public to use. The new Firefox 54 is capable of using multiple threads simultaneously — a major step forward for the browser. In a new Medium post, Mozilla’s Ryan Pollack discusses how the multithreaded engine works and what advantages and differences Mozilla brings to the table compared with Google Chrome. The post is written to be easily understood, and starts off by explaining the difference between a process ...

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It's time to finally believe in Takuma Sato

7:41 PM ET INDIANAPOLIS — The 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 went exactly as the motorsports experts predicted. They said a veteran driver would win. They said a driver from the five-man Andretti Autosport stable would wear the wreath. They said a Honda-powered machine would push its driver into the winner’s circle. They said a racer with Formula One pedigree would sip the milk. Helio Castroneves’ bid for a fourth Indianapolis 500 trophy was spoiled Sunday by Takuma Sato, who took the lead with five laps remaining and held ...

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VW’s Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open

Ever since news surfaced that VW had engaged in massive fraud and criminal misrepresentation of its TDI “Clean Diesel” products, there have been questions about how the company did what it did. It’s one thing to see the effects of the software code in action, and repeated real-world driving tests in a huge range of conditions across multiple vehicles confirmed the problem long ago — but that’s not the same as knowing where the code is or how it works. According to the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Star Trek: Discovery’s First Real Trailer Finally Drops

It’s been well over 18 months since CBS first announced that it would bring a new Star Trek TV show to television, and we’ve still only gotten bits and pieces of information about the first new Trek property on the small screen in over a decade. The show, Star Trek: Discovery, has been through several retoolings, including the addition (and departure) of Brian Fuller. Now, the first “real” trailer for the TV show has finally leaked — and while it answers some questions about the show’s premise and characters, it ...

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Apple will finally sell 'made in India' iPhones

Apple is having a money moment After a long wait, Apple is about to start selling iPhones made in India. Production is beginning at the company’s plant in Bangalore, and Apple plans to start selling the smartphones in India within the next two weeks, the company said in a statement emailed to CNNMoney. Apple(AAPL, Tech30) has chosen the four-inch iPhone SE for the initial rollout, a “small number” of which are being assembled at its new plant in India’s tech capital. “We’ll begin shipping to domestic customers this month,” Apple ...

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Itanium’s Last Hurrah: Intel Releases the Itanium 9700 Series as the CPU Finally, Officially Dies

Today, Intel released its last updates to the Itanium family, the Itanium 9700 series. These new cores, codenamed Kittson, will be the last Itanium processors Intel manufacturers. Kittson is the first update to Poulson, which debuted a new Itanium architecture back in 2012, but it includes no additional features or capabilities — just higher clock speeds in some cases. We’ve aligned the chart from Intel’s CPU database (available at ark.intel.com) to show the upgrades to the higher-end eight-core CPUs, and this is it for the CPU The Register once nicknamed ...

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Microsoft finally reveals exactly what telemetry Windows 10 collects about your PC

Ever since Microsoft launched Windows 10, privacy advocates and concerned users have loudly argued that the firm needed to improve and clarify its privacy policies. To date, the company has mostly ignored those requests, though Windows 10’s recent Creators Update did move the ball forward in some meaningful ways. But as of today, the company is doing more to explain how, where, and when it collects data, as well as explaining how that information is used. First, everyone who updates to the Creators Update will be presented with a privacy ...

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