Windows 10’s notifications now supported by Google Chrome


Google is updating Chrome for Windows to support the native notification center inside Windows 10. Google has been testing the new support for months, and it means Chrome notifications will now go directly to the Windows 10 Action Center (notification center) by default. Google is currently rolling this out to around 50 percent of Chrome 68 users, and it will be the default for the majority of users in the coming days.

Chrome’s notifications will now adhere to Windows 10’s Focus Assist feature which is designed to mute notifications when you’re running a game or in a do-not-disturb mode. While it’s taken a while to get native Windows 10 notification support for Chrome, Windows users will now need to wait on Google to support Microsoft’s latest Timeline feature.

NASA’s latest spacecraft to travel through the Sun

A car-sized NASA spacecraft is set to embark on its journey to the centre of our Solar System, where it will mingle with the scorching hot atmosphere of our Sun. The vehicle is the Parker Solar Probe, and it’s destined to get within 4 million miles of our parent star, which is closer than any other human-made artefact has reached before. From this vantage point, the probe is poised to solve mysteries about the Sun and its atmosphere that have plagued scientists for over half a century.

NASA has been able to create a vehicle with a state-of-the-art heat shield and other crucial cooling systems, following which the spacecraft will stay at room temperature in some of the hottest places in the Solar System.