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MSI’s latest gaming laptop with Kaby Lake is a multitasking beast

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I’ve said before that gaming laptops are starting to make a lot of sense once again, but that’s only if the companies that manufacturer these products take advantage of breakthrough technologies from partners like AMD, Nvidia, and Intel. That brings us to the $1,800 MSI GT62VR, which straddles some of the lines that separate old gaming laptops from the new crop, but the end result is still a machine that never struggles to play modern games and should easily last for the next four to five years. What you’ll like It’s a multitasking beast MSI has packed in the latest chips from In... Read More
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Nvidia identifies the top 5 AI startups for social impact

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Nvidia is on a quest to find the best “social impact” artificial intelligence startups as part a program called Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories. We wrote about the first four candidates for the hottest emerging startup on Friday and the five most-disruptive startups on Sunday morning. ... Read More
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Nvidia selects 5 most-disruptive AI startups

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Nvidia is on a quest to find the most disruptive artificial intelligence startups. This quest is part of a larger contest dubbed Nvidia Inception, which is screening more than 600 entrants to cull the best AI startups in three big categories. We wrote about the first four candidates for the hottest emerging startup on Friday. And now we’re focusing on the next five candidates in the category dubbed the “most disruptive” startups. Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, host... Read More
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The reality of M&A for augmented and virtual reality

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Despite Facebook’s blockbuster $3 billion Oculus acquisition in 2014, augmented and virtual reality has been too early stage for large scale mergers and acquisitions (M&A) so far. But that’s set to change in the next year to 18 months, so let’s look at what could drive M&A deals going forward. Where Digi-Capital’s Augmented/Virtual Reality Report Q1 2017 and deals database tracked $1.5 billion investments in the last 12 months to Q1 2017, there was only $600 million of M&As in the same period. That dynamic of investments... Read More
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What happens when the Trump administration ignores AI

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There’s been a lot of talk recently about Donald Trump’s lack of concern with artificial intelligence. Trump has ignored mentioning AI in any economic context, instead focusing on ... Read More
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Microsoft is improving Windows 10 Mail and Calendar for Gmail users

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Microsoft today announced that it has begun to add features to its standard-issue Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 for Gmail account holders. Over the next few weeks, the enhanced apps will become available to people participating in the Windows Insider Program, and after that, all Windows 10 users will get them. Gmail support in Windows 10 Mail and Calendar is not new. What’s new are nice-to-have features that have only been accessible to Outlook.com account holders and Office 365 subscribers. For one thing, Gmail users will get to use the Focused Inbox, which is a way to prioritize certain emails that Microsoft picked up through its ... Read More
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14 AI startups will compete for $1.5 million from Nvidia

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Artificial intelligence is hot, and you can tell that because both giant companies and tiny startups are excited about it. Nvidia, which had $6.9 billion in revenues last year, is in touch with more than 2,000 AI startups around the world. And this week, the graphics chip maker and AI company took a step in figuring out which ones are the best. Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, hosted a Shark Tank style event called Nvidia Inception to find the best AI startup... Read More
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Why users have mixed feelings about Cortana

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Launching a new product feature is hard — remember Clippy from Microsoft Word? To follow Windows 8 with a successful new OS was of utmost importance for Microsoft, but when you’re the 800-pound gorilla in the market, you’ve got to take risks even when the stakes are high. Rolling out Cortana, an interactive digital assistant similar to Apple’s Siri, as part of Windows 10 was a move that could have backfired on Microsoft easily. Luckily fo... Read More
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Ad-Blocking Just Might Save the Ad Industry

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The Coalition for Better Ads, a consortium of ad, publishing, and tech companies, wants to save the advertising industry—by killing it. Or at least parts of it. Companies in the coalition will discuss, among other idea, pre-installation of a selective ad-blocker on web browsers as a means to effectively purge the internet of the most intrusive types of ads, such as those that automatically play sound, take-up too much of your screen, or force you to wait a certain amount of time before you can dismiss them.The idea was first reported Thursday by Th... Read More
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Gmail users will soon get Windows 10's best new mail and calendar features

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Gmail users will soon get Windows 10's best new mail and calendar features - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windo... Read More
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Leaked document shows Microsoft is about to take on Chromebooks

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Steve Wozniak discusses how Apple is becoming Microsoft, commercial space travel, and more

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There would be no Apple without Steve Wozniak. Wozniak, who co-founded Apple over 40 years ago with the late Steve Jobs, remains a revered figure in Silicon Valley. Although he is no longer connected with Apple, he keeps busy making appearances at big tech conferences to inspire inventors, serves as chief scientist for... Read More
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Encrypted Chat Took Over. Let’s Encrypt Calls, Too

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As end-to-end encrypted messaging apps have exploded in popularity, several well-known services have added encrypted calls as well. Why not, right? If it works for text-based chat, voice seems like a natural extension. If only it were that easy.Encrypting calls has plenty of value, keeping conversations strictly between the two parties. They can circumvent government wiretaps, or criminal snooping. But a host of technical challenges with facilitating the calls themselves has slowed the spread of voice over internet protocol overall. Bandwidth is expensive. Firewalls and network filters make it harder to route data streams. Even basic call quality issues, like delays and echoes, prove difficult to fix. Adding encryption on top of a... Read More
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At Interpack, Adents to Demonstrate Pharmaceutical Serialization Software that Secures Supply Chain and Fights Counterfeiting

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Flexible, Scalable Solutions and Strategic Partnerships Showcased at Hall 6, Booth D10 PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 21, 2017– Adents, a leading provider of versatile and easily deployable serialization and track & trace software, will showcase its latest solutions to secure the pharmaceutical supply chain from May 4-10 at Interpack, the world’s largest packaging trade fair. Located... Read More
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Microsoft's ARM-powered laptops won't arrive until Q4

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Wunderlist users are not impressed with Microsoft’s replacement, To-Do

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Yesterday, while the tech world was paying attention to Facebook’s many F8 announcements, Microsoft launched its replacement for Wunderlist, the task management app it acquired in 2015. To-Do, as it’s called, is available in preview on the web, Windows, ... Read More
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March 2017 NPD: Zelda and Tom Clancy have a big month

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The launch of a new Nintendo console has revitalized spending for the gaming industry. Consumers in the United States dropped $1.36 billion on gaming-related hardware, software, and accessories last month. That’s up 24 percent year-over-year from $1.09 billion. Naturally, the Switch and Zelda were major contributors to that success. But Ubisoft also saw success with the introduction of a new Tom Clancy shooter series. March results Hardware: $485 million (up 91 percent from $235 million in March 2017) Console software: $612 million (up 5 percent from $585 million) PC software: $29 million (down 25 percent from $39 million) ... Read More
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Love or hate ’em, Apple’s Live Photos are coming to the web

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Get ready to see Live Photos in a lot more places. Today Apple announced the launch of LivePhotosKit JS, an application programming interface (API) that will make it possible for developers to add Live Photos into websites. Developers will be add it in just like any other image or video property as a DOM element, and they will be able to specify how the short videos should play, or let end users hover over a “LIVE” button in the top right corner of the Live Photo to make it play. This isn’t the first time it’s been possible to bring the content of a Live Photo onto the web. Last year Google introduced the ... Read More
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Microsoft will now release major Windows 10 updates every March and September

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Gigabyte's new Brix fanless computer is all heatsink

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Gigabyte's new Brix fanless computer is all heatsink - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddS... Read More
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The replacements

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In the summer of 2014, Craig Diangelo thought he was on the path to an easy retirement. A veteran of the tech industry, Diangelo got his start as a COBOL programmer in the 1970s. Over the next four decades he learned dozens of new programming languages and kept up with the evolution of the sector from mainframe computers to PCs, from the early days of the web to the advent of cloud computing. He held a position as a senior advisor to the CTO at a major health insurance provider, then took a job as data storage specialist at regional utility Eversource Energy. He lived near his office in Berlin, Connecticut, made a six-figure salary, and was working toward a comfortable pension. And t... Read More
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Newzoo: Games will generate $109 billion in 2017

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The Earth continues to spend more money than ever on games. Consumers around the world will push spending on video games to $108.9 billion this year, according to industry-intelligence firm Newzoo. That’s up from $101.1 billion in 2016, which is Newzoo’s revised estimate for how much the gaming industry made last year across all of its various market segments. Gaming’s growth will continue to come from mobile and China along with the rest of Asia. PC, meanwhile, will see a decline as people spend less money on full-game downloads and browser-based casual experiences. “Mobile gaming will generate $46.1 billion this year, 42 percent of all global game revenues,... Read More
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Riverbed to acquire Xirrus WiFi for SD-WAN functionality

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Riverbed Technologies has announced the signing of a deal to acquire Xirrus, a cloud WiFi network provider, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition of Xirrus is intended to strengthen Riverbed’s existing software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) offering by combining unified cross-network connectivity with Xirrus’ enterprise-level WiFi functionality. In April 2016 Riverbed launched SteelConn... Read More
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Roger Siboni Named to MapR Board of Directors

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 20, 2017– MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the Converged Data Platform enabling organizations to create intelligent applications that fully integrate analytics with operational processes in real time, today announced that Roger Siboni has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Siboni’s extensive management experience includes serving as the Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, a member firm of KP... Read More
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You can now shout ‘hey Cortana’ to wake up the Surface Studio

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Microsoft reportedly to acquire Israeli cloud monitoring startup Cloudyn for around $60 million

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Microsoft is lining up a bid to buy Israeli cloud-monitoring and analytics startup Cloudyn in a deal thought to be worth around $60 million, according to a report (in Hebrew) in local Israeli business publication the Calcalis. Founded in 2012, Cloudyn’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform helps companies automate the process of monitoring their cloud costs, providing analytics and optimization tools. It’s all about improving cloud performance and efficiencies, with companies garnering real-time data across various operational and financial metrics. Cloudyn has raise... Read More
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Samsung’s Surface competitor, the Galaxy Book, starts at $629.99

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A (Palmer) Luckey’s Tale: Donald Trump, Chrono Trigger, and 100 grand

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Here’s probably the first time someone had to write “Chrono Trigger” and “Donald Trump” in the same sentence. A Californian limited-liability corporation called Wings of Time gave $100,000 to President Donald Trump’s inauguration fund in January, according to official records (and first reported by MotherJones and Washington Post reports). Super Nintendo fans may remember that Wings of Time was als... Read More

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Revert VM for Hyper-V

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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview build for people participating in the fast ring of the Windows Insider Program. Build 16179, which contains some bug fixes and one notable new feature, comes a week after build 16176. The big new thing is something called Revert VM for Hyper-V, which lets you run virtual machines (VMs) on top of Windows. “We’re introducing automatic checkpoints so that you’ll always be able to undo ... Read More
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AWS launches Redshift Spectrum, which lets users query data in S3

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At the AWS Summit in San Francisco today, public cloud infrastructure provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the launch of Redshift Spectrum, an extension of AWS’ Redshift managed data warehousing service that enables querying on data that sits inside of the longstanding AWS S3 storage service. The introduction of Redshift Spectrum will make certain types of queries on data more economical, because Redshift, which includes computing and storage capabilities, is a more complex and costly service especially for number crunching on lots of data. As an example, Amazon chief technology officer Werner Vogels provided an example query that would run on an exaby... Read More
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Microsoft To-Do is a new app that replaces Wunderlist

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Facebook Messenger bots work in groups now — just don’t expect them to chat

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Yesterday at its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook launched Messenger Platform 2.0, and discovery was the main theme, with the addition of new features like chat extensions and bot recommendations by Facebook’s intelligent assistant M. With chat extensions, bots finally gained the ability to interact with people in a group settings. Bots can now be shared in a single chat threa... Read More
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Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

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Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Revenue also edged downward, reflecting continued contraction in the newspaper industry and a stronger U.S. dollar that reduced the value of overseas sales. Net income last year shrank to $1.6 million from $183.6 million in 2015, a 99 percent decline. The 2015 profit figure was bolstered by a one-time, $165 million tax benefit. AP’s 2014 net income of $140.9 million was also boosted by a large non-recurring gain from the sale of a stake in a sports data company. In 2013, net income at the AP — a nonprofit news cooperative — was $3.3 million. Although AP’s... Read More
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Origin Chronos review: the monster gaming PC that isn’t monstrous

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CVE-2016-5309

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Awaiting Analysis This vulnerability is currently awaiting analysis. Description The RAR file parser component in the AntiVirus Decomposer engine in Symantec Advanced Threat Protection: Network (ATP); Symantec Email Security.Cloud; Symantec Data Center Security: Server; Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for Windows before 12.1.6 MP5; Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for Mac; Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) for Linux before 12.1.6 MP6; Symantec Endpoint Protection for Small Business... Read More
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Baidu launches Project Apollo autonomous driving platform, will test on urban roads by 2018

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Chinese search engine operator Baidu today announced the launch of Project Apollo, an autonomous driving platform that will include both software and hardware. Baidu will expose tools for obstacle perception, trajectory planning, vehicle control, and even operating systems, according to a statement. the first technology in July. It’s looking to see cars start using the technology on urban roads toward the end of the year and then see it used on highways and open city roads by 2020. This builds on Baidu’s efforts to build and test its own autonomous vehicle. The company has been testing out vehicles in both China and the U.S. Additionally, Baidu has been getting DuerOS — which draws its name and essence from Baidu’s... Read More

Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 preview lets you preserve battery life with throttling

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Microsoft today announced that its most recent Windows 10 preview build lets you test out new battery-saving technology. Not only does your Windows 10 PC run certain programs more efficiently; you can also now use a slider to run your system at the recommended level, in a way that will preserve its battery life, or in a way that will provide better or the best possible performance. Microsoft first dropped the slider into a Windows 10 preview ... Read More

Why is Nintendo killing the NES Classic Edition? GamesBeat Decides

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Nintendo is sending out the last shipments of the NES Classic Edition this month, and then it is discontinuing that throwback mini-console. On this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast, host Jeffrey Grubb and co-host Mike Minotti try to figure out why the hell Nintendo would stop making its retro gaming machine that comes with 30 classic games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Maybe the publisher has future plans involving either a ne... Read More
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You can now sign into a Microsoft Account without a password

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Facebook’s Slack competitor opens the floodgates for bots

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Facebook is releasing a host of updates for its enterprise team solution so users can adapt it into their workflow. The company announced that today it’s now supporting file-sharing, eDiscovery and compliance, expanding its live video capabilities to include professional cameras, and perhaps most significantly, opening up the doors to third-party bot makers. Since officially launching in 2016, Workplace is targeting the business world, similar to Slack, Cisco Spark, Yammer, and other team collaboration services. Highlighting interest among companies, Facebook revealed that more than 14,000 organizations are using Workplace —... Read More

Backblaze drops B2 data transfer charge, now costs 2 cents per GB

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Backblaze might not be as well known as Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the cloud storage business, but it’s trying to change that. Today the company, which is best known for remote backup, is announcing cuts to one part of the price of its B2 cloud storage service, which became available in public beta in late 2015. Now it will cost 2 cents to transfer each GB of data out of Backblaze, down from 5 cents per GB. This is in addition to the price you have to pay to store the data in Backblaze. The company was already undercutting... Read More
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SparkLabs launches tech accelerator in Beijing

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SparkLabs has launched its first tech startup accelerator office in China with SparkLabs Beijing. SparkLabs operates a network of accelerators in Asia, including one in South Korea. The company has now signed a partnership in China with Guoan Academy, a subsidiary of Citic Guoan Group. Citic Group is a state-run financial institution in China with $514 billion in assets. The advisers for SparkLabs Beijing include Peter Guber, executive chairman of the Golden State Warriors; Justin Kan, founder of Zero-F and founder of Twitch; Lili Cheng,... Read More
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Steve Ballmer’s new project: find out how the government spends your money

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Sneaky Exploit Allows Phishing Attacks From Sites That Look Secure

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Phishing attacks can make even crusading technovangelists paranoid. One wrong click can put you out a ton of cash, or cause a corporate breach. And they evolve constantly. Case in point: A cunning new exploit makes malicious phishing websites appear to have the same URL as known and trusted destinations. You know by now to check your browser while visiting a site to be sure it sports the little green padlock indicating TLS encryption. S... Read More
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Microsoft launches Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on Steam

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War is breaking out of the confines of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will hit the Xbox Store, Windows Store, and the Steam PC gaming service on Thursday, April 20, according to developer 343 Industries. Previously, you could only play this version if you owned the Ultimate Edition version of Halo Wars 2, which debuted for PC and Xbox One in February. By breaking out this version of the original game, Microsoft is giving a wider audience the opportunity to try the upgraded visuals and native support for Windows and Xbox One. This is also the most recent sign... Read More
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How Cortana will help you reach inbox zero

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Rumors surrounding Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant started swirling long before the launch of Windows 10. Who could resist the idea of meeting their favorite translucent blue lady from Halo? Now that Windows 10 and its Halo-derived answer to Siri are both available to consumers, the question must be asked: Is Cortana any good? In short, yes. While early iterations of Cortana were little more than voice-activated search interfaces, the production build of Cortana has the ability to perform useful tasks like managing calendar items and taking notes. She even offers som... Read More
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Turtle Beach’s Ear Force 520 and 420X bring simple wireless audio to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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The built-in headphone jack on the bottom of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers have eliminated some of reasons you’d want a wireless gaming headset for those systems, but I still prefer that option because cords are the worst. Turtle Beach is still making wireless headphones for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and they are affordable and impressive for the price. The Ear Force 520 is $130 and it works with both the PC, PS4, and PS3. The Ear Force 420X is $150, and it is compatible with the PC and Xbox One. That makes these options more than half the cost of the competing ... Read More
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Origin's new 15-inch gaming laptop starts at $999

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US stocks climb, led by tech and consumer companies

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Technology and consumer-focused stocks are leading indexes higher in midday trading as investors return from a long holiday weekend. Facebook rose 1 percent and Microsoft rose 0.7 percent Monday, while Amazon.com gained 1.2 percent. Medical device maker Alere soared 16 percent after it agreed to new terms for a sale to Abbott Laboratories. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index gained 10 points, or 0.5 percent, to 2,339. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 99 points, or 0.5 percent, to 20,551. The Nasdaq composite increased 28 points, or 0.5 percent, to 5,833. Bond prices didn’t move much. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.24 percent. ... Read More
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Hackers reveal how the NSA exploited weaknesses in software to breach the global money transfer system

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(Reuters) — Documents and computer files released by hackers provide a blueprint for how the U.S. National Security Agency likely used weaknesses in commercially available software to gain access to the global system for transferring money between banks, a review of the data showed. On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating NSA had accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system through service providers in the Middle East and Latin America. That release was the latest in a series of disclosures by the group in recent months. Matt Suiche, founder of cybersecurity firm Comae Technologies, wrote in a blog post that screen shots indicated some SWIFT affiliates were using W... Read More
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Microsoft’s rumored CloudBook could be your next cheap computer

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In a few weeks, at its education-oriented software and hardware event in New York, Microsoft could unveil a sub-premium laptop — something more robust than a Surface but not as fancy as a Surface Book. And rather than run good old Windows 10, the new product could run something called Windows 10 Cloud, which reportedly will only be able to run apps that you can find in the Windows Store, unless you change a certain peference in Settings. The idea is this will keep your device more secure. However that does mean you won’t be able to use certain apps that aren’t in the Store, like... Read More
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Look to Toronto, not India, for tech talent

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Throughout the ’90s, software development executives have considered offshore development as part of their cost management strategy to keep spending down. They did this by outsourcing many functions and projects to Ukraine, India, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, or Russia. On Friday morning last week, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that it had already reached its congressionally mandated threshold of 85,000 visas for the new fiscal year, so we could see a massive bump in offshoring. After nearly two decades of expansion, software makers have learned a lot of lessons on what works and what doesn’t in offshore software development. When it comes to outsourcing, India pione... Read More

Internet Archive now lets you emulate early Macintosh software

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The Internet Archive, aka archive.org, has done something insanely great for Mac fans. Today the nonprofit organization announced the availability of more than 40 emulators of early Macintosh applications. In other words, you’ll be able to run software from the eighties on your regular computer. You can even download the programs if you’d like. It’s great. There’s are lower-level programs like MacWrite, several Microsoft programs including Flight Simulator, games like ... Read More
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Apprenticeships could solve tech’s diversity problem

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In case you missed it, Howard University and Google recently announced that they were partnering to attract more African American students to study computer science, targeting a segment of the tech population that is notoriously underrepresented (along with women). The Google/Howard partnership is a small step (albeit an important one) with a specific goal — to bring more people of color into the tech workforce. The industry is truly missing out on a lot of great talent. However, the fact is that only by changing the way we recruit, inspire, and educate (tr... Read More
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Voximplant makes it easy to put voice and video communication in AR/VR apps

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Voximplant believes that virtual reality and augmented reality get better when you use them to communicate. So the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is releasing its Unity-based software development kit to make it easy for developers of AR/VR apps to add real-time voice and video communication. Developers using the Unity game engine will be able to integrate voice and video communications with one click. The first of its kind, Voximplant’s Unity SDK enables developers to enhance existing Unity virtual reality and augmented reality apps and games by easily adding real-time voice and video communication between users. “Experiences between users in VR/AR apps and games ... Read More
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Global blockchain innovation: U.S. lags, Europe and China lead

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No one can predict the future of blockchain in the same way we could not predict the future of the Internet in the early ’90s. But it is clear this technology is going to have a significant impact. From corporations to startups and governments to organizations, the race is on to tap into the concept of distributed and decentralized trust in order to reduce friction and build more honest, transparent, and efficient frameworks for business and governance. The U.S. has been somewhat quiet on the blockchain startup front, which has more to do with regulatory issues than a lack of companies that can innovate, and that has resulted in an absence of blockchain buzz in Silicon Valley. Kraken and Coin... Read More
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Microsoft says users are protected from alleged NSA malware

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The French headquarters of Microsoft Corp. in Issy-les-Moulineaux, outside Paris, Saturday April 15, 2017. Microsoft says the recent dump of purported National Security Agency spying tools doesn't affect up-to-date users of Windows, puncturing claims that the digital arsenal was poised to create chaos across the internet. (AP Photo/Raphael Satter) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- Up-to-date Microsoft customers are safe from the purported National Security Agency spyin... Read More
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A Chip Revolution Will Bring Better VR Sooner Than You Think

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David Kosslyn and Ian Thompson are the founders of a virtual reality company called Angle Technologies. Two years into this stealth project, backed by $8 million in funding, they won’t say much about the virtual world they’re building—at least not publicly. But they will say that they’re building it in a way that alters the relationship between computer hardware and software. When a PC or a game console runs this virtual world, the GPU chips play an unexpectedly large role, taking so much of the burden off the main processor.GPU is short for graphics processing unit. These chips were originally designed as a better way of rendering graphics for games an... Read More
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Brands see visual intelligence as key part of AI strategy

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Ever since neural networks began their renewed renaissance in 2012, computer vision has been a ripe field of study and innovation for AI researchers and a fruitful area of applied AI for enterprises. Deep learning enables incredible feats of machine vision, such as classifying image subjects at human parity and dynamically generating completely new imagery. Brands have quickly recognized this technology as a commercial asset. Clarifai, a leading computer vision company with a popular visual intelligence API, was recently used to a... Read More
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Magic Leap reportedly acquires FuzzyCube Software game studio

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Despite supposed leaks and legal battles, mixed reality outlet Magic Leap’s  technology remains under wraps, but the company looks like it’s getting serious about creating content for it. Business Insider is reporting that Magic Leap has acquired Texas-based FuzzyCube Software, a mobile developer that’s worked on apps such as Temple Run 2 and Epic Loot... Read More
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India’s e-commerce battle is not Indian anymore

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India is the fastest growing e-commerce market in the world, according to a report published by Forrester. The same report claims the online retail market in India is poised to reach $64 billion by 2021, with a 31.2 percent compound annual growth rate over five years. In the Asia Pacific region, mobile commerce is expected to account for 78.1 percent of online sales in 2021, amounting to $1.1 trillion. Considering that mobile will be the predominant driver for online commerce, the future looks promising for the Indian market, where the number of mobile Internet users is expected to reach 650 million by 2020 and ... Read More
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The best deals on Microsoft Surface Pro 4, Dell Inspiron 13, and more

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Security News This Week: Nasty Microsoft Word ‘Booby Trap’ Loaded PCs With Malware

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It feels like all weeks in security news are overstuffed lately, and this one’s no exception. It started with a bang, or more of a blare, as all of Dallas’s dozens of tornado sirens were hacked to sound off at once. And it ended with a boom, as the US dropped the Moab (‘Mother of All Bombs,’ colloquially), a 22,600 pound bomb, for the first time. And plenty happened in between, too!The FBI took down a Russian spam king and his massive botnet, so your inbox might have ... Read More
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HP Spectre x360 15-inch (2017) review: Fantastic 4K UHD display and performance

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HP has come out with a refreshed 15.6-inch Spectre x360 laptop, one with speed and performance that essentially replaces the desktop and will appeal to any creator. With a retail price of $1,500, the 2017 edition certainly delivers, with a quality entertainment center and a touch surface to let your imagination go wild. Armed with a 4K touch display, a 3840×2160 resolution, a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake chip (i7-7500U processor), fast charging, and a larger battery, HP has made its 15.6-inch Spectre on par with the ... Read More
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Microsoft has already patched the NSA's leaked Windows hacks

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Following Apple, Microsoft may finally bring tabs to Windows apps like File Explorer

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Months after Apple made it possible to open multiple versions of apps like the Finder in a single window, Microsoft has begun testing out tabs in Windows apps such as File Explorer, according to a new report. Microsoft’s so-called Tabbed Shell feature will work in any Windows app, Windows Central reported today, citing unnamed sources. The blog posted its own mockups for File Explorer and Word to show how the feature might work. Microsoft declined to comment on the feature, but if you go into the Feedback Hub for Windows Insid... Read More
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EA’s Peter Moore says a fond adios to the game industry

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When Peter Moore put the launch dates for Halo 2 and Grand Theft Auto IV on his biceps, I thought he was in for good. But it was not to be. Today was the final day for Electronic Arts executive in an industry he’s been a part of since the late 1990s. Moore resigned his post as chief competition officer at EA to become the CEO at the Liverpool Football Club in England. In doing so, he will return to his first love — sports — in running the operations of a Premier League soccer team. “Today is my final day in the video game industry,” Moore wrote on Facebook. “These are the words that I have dreaded writing for weeks now, following the announcement of my appointment as CEO of Liverpool FC. I am leaving behind tho... Read More

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with serial device support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux

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Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs — this is the second build since finalizing the Creators Update. The Windows Subsystem for Linux has gained serial device support but there are no other new features beyond that. Windows 10 is a service, meaning it was ... Read More
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Microsoft is fighting about browser battery life with Google again

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Peter Moore says farewell to the game biz

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Today is Peter Moore’s last day in the game industry. He signed off with a farewell letter and video, stating that he’d had a great time, claiming little credit for the work he’s done these past two decades. I've interviewed lots of game industry execs over the years. Peter Moore was one of the more entertaining. Like most business people who talk to the media, he usually had a script to follow, but unlike most, he was happy to abandon the PR lines when he felt the urge. He seemed to actually enjoy the back-and forth of interviewing. He's a keen sports fan and a competitive person, and he br... Read More
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Windows 7 and 8.1 won’t update if you install the latest Intel and AMD chips

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If you rocking a Kaby Lake or Ryzen chip in your PC, it’s probably time to upgrade to Windows 10. Microsoft will no longer push updates to your PC if you are running Windows 7 or 8.1 with the latest chips from Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm (as ... Read More
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A beginner’s guide to start that Ryzen build you were planning

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Apple vs Google vs Microsoft: who will get to the future of PCs first?

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Microsoft says U.S. more than doubled its FISA requests

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(Reuters) – Microsoft said on Thursday it had received at least a thousand surveillance requests from the U.S. government that sought user content for foreign intelligence purposes during the first half of 2016. The amount, shared in Microsoft’s biannual transparency report, was more than double what the company said it received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the preceding six-month interval, and was the highest the company has listed since 2011, when it began tracking such government surveillance orders. The scope of spying authority granted to U.S. intelligence agencies under FISA has come under renewed scrutiny in recent weeks, sparked in part by evolving, unsubstantiated asser... Read More
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March 2017 NPD: Nintendo Switch sales surpass 906,000 in the U.S.

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Nintendo introduced a new console last month, and it was a big hit in the United States. The Switch was a huge hit in the United States in March, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. That means the hybrid handheld/home gaming device outsold Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4. We knew Switch sold well after its March 3 debut. Nintendo revealed in a statement to GamesBeat that the Switch sold more units over in a two-day launch window than any of its previous devices including the megahit Wii. ... Read More
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Skype gets an updated Xbox One app with some new features

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Microsoft might soon let you return digital Xbox and Windows game purchases

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Stocks indexes waver in pre-holiday trade

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U.S. stock indexes are wavering between small gains and losses in midday trading as investors size up earnings from several major banks and new economic data. Technology stocks led the gainers Thursday, while energy companies were down the most. Microsoft rose 0.6 percent, while Exxon Mobil fell 0.9 percent. Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase rose after reporting solid earnings. Pier 1 Imports plunged 10 percent after reporting disappointing sales. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1 point to 2,346. The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 20,591. The Nasdaq composite rose 12 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,849. More stocks fell than rose on the New York Stock Exchange. ... Read More
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HP's refreshed Pavilion x360 line adds pen support and new Intel processors

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SBU Research Team Develops Private Digital Assistance App

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Researchers from the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University developed a digital assistant app that does not compromise privacy and answers the question, how can we provide personalized news recommendations without sharing sensitive data with the provider? Digital personal assistants have the ability to gear the content of an app or service to your specific likes and dislikes, such as Google News. However, they need a lot of sensitive data about you to be effective. Assistant Professors Aruna Balasubramanian and Niranjan Balasubramanian, along with former graduate students Shashank Jain (Microsoft) and Vivek Tiwari (LinkedIn), developed an app that can deliver personalized recommendations for news articles without... Read More
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Microsoft to unveil its Project Scorpio Xbox console at E3

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