Microsoft has streamlined the process for Windows 10 users to run a virtual machine running Ubuntu. With the upcoming Windows 10 October 2018 Update, the operating system gets a new feature that makes it possible to quickly create and run an Ubuntu virtual machine.
Toshiba Memory and Western Digital have officially opened their new NAND flash memory factory, Fab 6, at Yokkaichi in Mie Prefecture, Japan. At the facility, the companies will produce 96-layer 3D NAND (BiCS4) memory. Mass production of BiCS4 memory started earlier this month already.
Google has added new functionality to its parental control app, Family Link. The new features are targeted at teenagers and the app can now also be used with Google Assistant. With Family Link, parents could limit Android usage of its children. With the app they can set time limits for usage of the device or for individual apps.
Google has launched the first beta of video playback using the AV1 codec on YouTube. Initially, the amount of videos encoded with AV1 will be limited, and only Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users will be able to playback the AV1 encoded videos.