Microsoft is now submerging servers into liquid baths

Microsoft is starting to submerge its servers in liquid to improve their performance and energy efficiency. A rack of servers is now being used for production loads in what looks like a liquid bath. This immersion process has existed in the industry for a few years now, but Microsoft claims it’s “the first cloud providerContinue reading “Microsoft is now submerging servers into liquid baths”

Musk: Starlink will hit 300Mbps and expand to “most of Earth” this year

Starlink broadband speeds will double to 300Mbps “later this year,” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter yesterday. SpaceX has been telling users to expect speeds of 50Mbps to 150Mbps since the beta began a few months ago. Musk also wrote that “latency will drop to ~20ms later this year.” This is no surprise, as SpaceX promisedContinue reading “Musk: Starlink will hit 300Mbps and expand to “most of Earth” this year”

9 things you didn’t know you could do with Microsoft OneNote to improve your productivity

When it comes to digital note-taking apps, Microsoft OneNote checks all the boxes. It’s reliable and fairly intuitive, and works seamlessly across devices, no matter if you’re a Windows user, a Mac user, or both. In a nutshell, OneNote works like a physical notebook with cloud-based perks. Beyond being able to organize and capture digital notes, youContinue reading “9 things you didn’t know you could do with Microsoft OneNote to improve your productivity”

Starlink vs. 5G: Which Could Be the Better Home Internet Service?

Reports indicate that Americans are clearly interested in both SpaceX’s Starlink and 5G broadband as potential home internet services. But so far it’s unclear which option has more appeal compared to traditional cable broadband. Some reports show Americans are more interested in Starlink, while others indicate most people are unsure if they would use one over the other,Continue reading “Starlink vs. 5G: Which Could Be the Better Home Internet Service?”

Cloudflare introduces free digital waiting rooms for any organizations distributing COVID-19 vaccines

Web infrastructure company Cloudflare is releasing a new tool today that aims to provide a way for health agencies and organizations globally tasked with rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to maintain a fair, equitable and transparent digital queue – completely free of charge. The company’s ‘Project Fair Shot’ initiative will make its new Cloudflare Waiting Room offering freeContinue reading “Cloudflare introduces free digital waiting rooms for any organizations distributing COVID-19 vaccines”

AWS brings the Mac mini to its cloud

AWS today opened its re:Invent conference with a surprise announcement: the company is bringing the Mac mini to its cloud. These new EC2 Mac instances, as AWS calls them, are now generally available. They won’t come cheap, though. The target audience here — and the only one AWS is targeting for now — is developers whoContinue reading “AWS brings the Mac mini to its cloud”