Microsoft Edge: This new feature will give your browser a turbo boost

Microsoft is testing a new feature in Windows 10 that’s designed to boost the start-up time of its Chromium-based Edge browser.

Called ‘start-up boost’, the feature works by launching core Microsoft Edge processes in the background when Windows 10 is booted up. This allows Edge to start quicker when launched from the taskbar, desktop, or from hyperlinks within other apps — Word documents, for example.

These browser processes are kept running in the background at low priority when Edge is closed, keeping it in a ready state while having minimal impact on the device’s memory resources.

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Start-up boost will be an optional setting within the latest Microsoft Edge build — Edge 88. Users will be able to enable or disable the feature themselves; administrators can also toggle start-up boost on or off on a group-policy basis.


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Is the iPhone 12’s ‘Ceramic Shield’ display more durable?

One of the new features of the iPhone 12 is what Apple calls Ceramic Shield. It’s supposed to give the iPhone 12’s screen four times better drop performance.

But does it work?

There’s only one way to find out?

Anyone want to volunteer their new iPhone 12? No. Well, lucky for us, the folks at Allstate Protection Plans has carried out some drop tests for us.

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Ceramic Shield is a technology developed by glassmaker Corning that uses a high-temperature crystallization process to allow nano-ceramic crystals to form in the glass, boosting toughness.

Apple claims that Ceramic Shield is tougher than any other smartphone glass, and that this is the biggest jump in glass reliability the iPhone has seen.

So, what happens when you drop it?

Spoilers: It still breaks.

iPhone 12 and 12 Pro following drop-tests

The durability testing consisted of dropping

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Nokia chalks up new Finnish 5G win

Ramping up its current run of success in the 5G arena, Nokia has been selected by the Finnish Shared Network (SYV) as a supplier of 5G radio network equipment including deployment and managed services.

The modernised network is designed to enable SYV, a joint operation by DNA Oyj and Telia Finland Oyj,  to provide advanced 5G services in a cost-efficient manner across northern and eastern parts of Finland. The deal will see Nokia replace SYV’s current radio access network equipment and offer digital deployment for faster time to market. The global communications technology provider will also deliver managed services during the three-year roll-out.

The overhaul is primarily driven by 5G deployment and will enable SYV to future-proof its infrastructure for the next generation of digital services, while improving current 2G, 3G and 4G capabilities across the sites.

The project will involve upgrading radio access network (RAN) equipment across

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Ketos, a hybrid device- and cloud-based service for monitoring drinking water quality, raises $18M Series B led by Motley Fool Ventures (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:

Ketos, a hybrid device- and cloud-based service for monitoring drinking water quality, raises $18M Series B led by Motley Fool Ventures  —  Water analytics startup Ketos today announced it raised $18 million in funding.  The capital will be put toward further advancing the company’s cloud … … Read More