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Concorde Replacement Edges Closer With Boom’s XB-1 Unveiling

Boom Supersonic has taken a big step toward putting a Concorde-like supersonic passenger plane into commercial service with the unveiling of a prototype.

Colorado-based Boom pulled the wraps off the sleek-looking aircraft at a special event at Centennial Airport in Denver on Wednesday, October 7.

Officially known as the XB-1 but nicknamed the Baby Boom, the jet is 21.6 meters long with a 6.4-meter wingspan, making it a third of the size of the planned Overture aircraft that the company is planning to build.

Featuring a carbon-composite airframe and powered by three General Electric-designed J85-15 engines, the XB-1 is expected to take its first flight in 2021 in tests that will help Boom refine the design of Overture.

The XB-1 only has space for the pilot, but Overture will seat up to 75 passengers while flying at speeds of Mach-2.2 — almost 1,700 mph, or more than twice the speed

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Here’s how Edge’s new sleeping tabs will save your laptop battery life



a person sitting in front of a laptop: Developer holding her head in her hands using laptop. 


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Developer holding her head in her hands using laptop. 


Microsoft has detailed a new feature coming to its Chromium-based Edge browser that should improve CPU performance, reduce memory use and extend a computer’s battery life. 

Microsoft reports that early internal testing of sleeping tabs gave a median memory use reduction of 26% for Edge. It also found that normal background tabs use 29% more CPU on Edge than a sleeping tab. Microsoft’s data is based on CPU and memory tests it ran on around 13,000 devices. 

Microsoft’s sleeping tabs builds on Chromium’s ‘freezing’ technology, which Google rolled out with Chrome 79 in December behind the experimental flag chrome://flags/#proactive-tab-freeze. 

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In Chrome tab freezing works by unloading all tabs that have been inactive for more than five minutes. This frees up CPU and RAM system resources for other tabs or other locally-running apps.

“Freezing pauses a tab’s

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Microsoft: Here’s how Edge’s new sleeping tabs will save your laptop battery life

Microsoft has detailed a new feature coming to its Chromium-based Edge browser that should improve CPU performance, reduce memory use and extend a computer’s battery life. 

Microsoft reports that early internal testing of sleeping tabs gave a median memory use reduction of 26% for Edge. It also found that normal background tabs use 29% more CPU on Edge than a sleeping tab. Microsoft’s data is based on CPU and memory tests it ran on around 13,000 devices. 

Microsoft’s sleeping tabs builds on Chromium’s ‘freezing’ technology, which Google rolled out with Chrome 79 in December behind the experimental flag chrome://flags/#proactive-tab-freeze. 

In Chrome tab freezing works by unloading all tabs that have been inactive for more than five minutes. This frees up CPU and RAM system resources for other tabs or other locally-running apps.

“Freezing pauses a tab’s script timers to minimize resource usage. A sleeping tab resumes automatically when clicked, which

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Oracle Edges Out Microsoft As Preferred TikTok Buyer-Reports

Oracle Corp.  (ORCL) – Get Report looks set to emerge as the preferred buyer of TikTok’s U.S. assets, multiple media reports suggested Sunday, after the video-sharing app’s China-based parent rejected a competing offer from Microsoft Corp.  (MSFT) – Get Report.

ByteDance informed Microsoft of its decision earlier Sunday, the Redmond, Washington-based tech giant said in a statement, paving the way for an Oracle-led consortium to pick up the U.S. assets, both Bloomberg and Reuters have reported. Walmart  (WMT) – Get Report and Microsoft were considered front-runners for the TikTok franchise, after the world’s largest retailer joined the tech giant’s pursuit in late August, just days after software group Oracle indicated it was also interested in the valuable American operations. 

However, both President Donald Trump, who ordered the sale of TikTok’s U.S. business last month under the guise of national security concerns, and the

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US STOCKS-Wall Street edges higher on tech boost

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* Energy stocks drop as oil slides

* Weekly jobless claims stuck at higher levels

* FAANGS stocks mixed

* Indexes up: Dow 0.04%, S&P 0.09%, Nasdaq 0.45% (Adds comment, details; updates prices)

By Medha Singh and Devik Jain

Sept 10 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 edged higher in volatile trading on Thursday as investors cautiously bought heavyweight tech-related stocks after a recent selloff while awaiting more coronavirus fiscal aid amid growing evidence of a choppy economic rebound.

Amazon.com rose 1.3% and Tesla Inc jumped 6%, supporting the Nasdaq’s advance. Stay-at-home winners Apple Inc, Microsoft Corp and Netflix Inc were marginally lower.

The NYSE FANG+TM Index, which includes the core FAANG stocks, was up 1.1%.

“It’s going to be a battle for the next couple of days from investors who are trying to

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Microsoft Edges Lower Amid TikTok Sale Deadline Concerns

Microsoft Corp  (MSFT) – Get Report and Walmart Inc.  (WMT) – Get Report shares edged higher Thursday amid reports that TikTok, the China-based video sharing app, may not meet a deadline put in place by the Trump administration to sell its U.S. assets.

President Donald Trump ordered last month that TikTok sell its U.S. operations, which could be valued anywhere between $30 billion and $50 billion, amid concerns that its China-based owner ByteDance, as well as its data collection methods, posed a risk to national security.

Walmart and Microsoft were considered front-runners for the TikTok franchise, after the world’s largest retailer joined the tech giant’s pursuit in late August, just days after software group Oracle Corp.  (ORCL) – Get Report indicated it was also interested in the valuable American operations. 

The Wall Street Journal, however, reported late Wednesday that ByteDance is negotiating a series

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Techs lead stock sell-off, dollar edges up

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks fell on Thursday from a record high in its biggest one-day decline in nearly three months as the technology sector sold off, while the dollar continued its bounce from more than two-year lows.

FILE PHOTO: The Wall Street sign is pictured at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 9, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

The S&P technology sector, up more than 35% on the year as the best-performing of the 11 major sectors through Wednesday, dropped 5.83% as investors fled expensive stocks that have pushed major averages higher. The group contains some of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

Investors have been concerned about the narrowing leadership of the market rally that pushed the S&P 500 up 60% from its March 23 low through Wednesday, with gains on Wall Street largely

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