Microsoft Edge in Chromium goes beta, and Microsoft says it's ready for everyday use

Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019
Microsoft Edge in Chromium goes beta, and Microsoft says it's ready for everyday use

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser has reached beta status, meaning that Microsoft feels like the new version of Edge is available for everyday use for Windows and MacOS.

The new Edge beta channel allows users to download major new builds every six weeks, joining the weekly developers-only channel as well as the nightly "canary" builds. Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser shares the same core rendering engine as Google Chrome, though Microsoft has implemented some features differently. 

Microsoft is preparing to phase out the EdgeHTML-based version of Edge in favor of the new Chromium version, which is designed to allow users access to Chrome extensions and plug-ins, and attract more users to the browser. The beta channel will be the last official channel before launch, which will happen at some future, undisclosed time. It's also the most stable channel, while more features (and more bugs!) are available in the Canary and Developer channels.

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Nvidia's massive Gamescom Game Ready driver improves performance, latency and sharpness

Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019
Nvidia's massive Gamescom Game Ready driver improves performance, latency and sharpness

Nvidia wants everyone to know that those nifty graphics features AMD and Intel have been touting are cute, but watch this. On Tuesday at Gamescom, Nvidia dropped the Gamescom Game Ready driver, a massive update that:

  • Increases frame rates by as much as 23 percent in some games
  • Decreases the mouse click-to-reaction latency in games
  • Adds integer scaling
  • Lets you personalize image sharpening

The bread and butter of the driver are performance improvements for Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon, Strange Brigade and World War Z. Performance improvements vary by game, resolution and GPU, but the the buffs seem fairly decent, with most of the improvements in the double-digit range.

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Apple Card FAQ: Interest rates, rewards, sign-up and everything else you need to know

Posted on Tuesday August 20, 2019
Apple Card FAQ: Interest rates, rewards, sign-up and everything else you need to know

Here's everything you need to now about Apple's new credit card.

 

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