• OpenAI Adopts Microsoft Azure for AI Research

    OpenAI Adopts Microsoft Azure for AI Research

    The alliance was announced on Tuesday, promising to use AI to "tackle some of the world's most challenging problems," Redmond's Harry Shum wrote in a blog entry.By working together, OpenAI will benefit from Microsoft's Azure cloud computing infrastructure which unlocks access to large-scale AI experiments.
  • Twitter Extends 'Mute' Option to Notifications

    Twitter Extends 'Mute' Option to Notifications

    First, it will extend the "mute" feature it rolled out in 2014 to notifications.Folks can block keywords, phrases, and entire conversations from reaching their notification tab, similar to the way Instagram lets users ban specific words in their comments section.
  • Anyone Can Use Skype Without An Account

    Anyone Can Use Skype Without An Account

    Microsoft is making it easier to use Skype anywhere in the world without downloading the app or entering a password.Simply join Skype as a Guest to quickly chat with friends or make a voice or video call to family "without any hassle," the company promised.
  • Lyft Replaces Glowstache With Amp Dashboard Light

    Lyft Replaces Glowstache With Amp Dashboard Light

    Come 2017, the company is shaving off its pink Glowstache, replacing it with a less hairy in-car connected device—Amp.The Beats Pill speaker-shaped accessory attaches to the vehicle's dashboard, making it visible through the windshield; commuters can identify their ride by matching an individual Amp's color to that displayed in their mobile app.
  • Google Play Music Serves Up Tunes With Machine Learning

    Google Play Music Serves Up Tunes With Machine Learning

    Using machine learning, Play Music will now create a unique experience based on individual listeners' taste, location, and activity—even the current weather.Users will also notice a new look: The revamped Google Play Music home screen features features favorite playlists, latest releases, and more tunes from popular artists—at the right time and place for you.
  • Samsung Eyes Car Market With $8B Harman Buy

    Samsung Eyes Car Market With $8B Harman Buy

    The deal will give Samsung a leg up in the connected car market: Harman's infotainment, telematics, and security systems are embedded in more than 30 million vehicles.But more than just automotive dividends, it provides Samsung with access to audio brands including JBL, Harman Kardon, and Bang & Olufsen, as well as Harman's 8,000 software designers and engineers working on Internet of Things devices.
  • Facebook Chat 'Rooms' Return in Messenger

    Facebook Chat 'Rooms' Return in Messenger

    Going forward, those in Australia and Canada will have access to Rooms inside Facebook Messenger.But social-networking app Room, which claimed to be the "first mobile application that enables you to create and join mini private" chat rooms, accused Facebook of stealing its idea.
  • ESET Internet Security 10

    ESET Internet Security 10

    Like ESET NOD32 Antivirus 10, this app's main window showcases an image of ESET's serene cyborg mascot.Kaspersky, Norton, BullGuard Internet Security, and quite a few others list all sites visited; ESET sticks to blocked sites.
  • Facebook to Stop Allowing Advertisers to Target by Race

    Facebook to Stop Allowing Advertisers to Target by Race

    Facebook is making changes to its advertising products after coming under fire last month for allegedly letting promoters discriminate based on race.The social network, in response to a recent ProPublica report, announced the rollout of new tools to detect and automatically disable "ethnic affinity" marketing.
  • Proposed Emoji Includes 'Face With Open Mouth Vomiting'

    Proposed Emoji Includes 'Face With Open Mouth Vomiting'

    The Unicode Consortium this week proposed a shortlist of 51 emoji for acceptance in Unicode 10, due in mid-2017.The additions cover many of the emotions running high after this week's presidential election: Unicode is mulling over "grinning face with crazy eyes," "face with open mouth vomiting," and "shocked face with exploding head.
  • After Trump Win, Russian Hackers Strike US Think Tanks

    After Trump Win, Russian Hackers Strike US Think Tanks

    A round of targeted phishing campaigns (attempts to obtain sensitive information by pretending to be a trustworthy entity) came less than six hours after Donald Trump was named President-elect of the US.According to cyber incident response firm Volexity, the hackers belong to a Russian gang best known for infiltrating computer networks at the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
  • Tim Cook on Trump Win: 'Move Forward Together'

    Tim Cook on Trump Win: 'Move Forward Together'

    In the wake of Donald Trump's election, Apple CEO Tim Cook this week sent an email to employees calling for a united front moving forward.Neither CEO mentioned Trump by name in their notes, nor did Mark Zuckerberg, who penned a public Facebook post about Election Day.
  • Siri Can Instruct PayPal to Empty Your Bank Account

    Siri Can Instruct PayPal to Empty Your Bank Account

    As Engadget explains, PayPal requires you to link Siri to your account and share your Contacts list.After that, saying "Hey Siri, send Bob $30 using PayPal" will be recognized as a valid command and Siri will bring up a confirmation screen showing the payment details.
  • F-Secure Anti-Virus (2017)

    F-Secure Anti-Virus (2017)

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  • Canadian Immigration Site Overwhelmed After Trump Victory

    Canadian Immigration Site Overwhelmed After Trump Victory

    On Tuesday night, as polling results rolled in, the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website was temporarily forced offline.Apparently, it was overwhelmed by Americans considering a move up north over a Donald Trump presidency.
  • Sony Drops Viacom Networks From PlayStation Vue

    Sony Drops Viacom Networks From PlayStation Vue

    Attention PlayStation Vue subscribers: Sony is dropping all Viacom-owned networks from its cloud-based TV service.Starting at 12:01 a.
  • The Best Encryption Software of 2016

    The Best Encryption Software of 2016

    Similar to the virtual drive solution, some products store your encrypted data in the cloud.It really depends on how you plan to use encryption.
  • Google Home Earns Top Marks for DIY Repairs

    Google Home Earns Top Marks for DIY Repairs

    Unveiled during May's I/O developer conference, Google Home streams video and audio between Cast-enabled gadgets, letting you play music, search the Web, or control smart home devices.05-pound Google Home comes in white, with magnetic, swappable bases available in different colors and materials.
  • Got a Job Listing? Put it on Facebook

    Got a Job Listing? Put it on Facebook

    A new Facebook feature aims to take on business social network LinkedIn.As TechCrunch reports, Facebook is experimenting with recruiting tools, including a "Jobs" tab, available to select Page administrators.
  • YouTube Now Supports HDR Video

    YouTube Now Supports HDR Video

    As of Monday, anyone with a supported device—like an HDR television with Chromecast Ultra or Samsung's 2016 lineup of SUHD and UHD TVs—can tap into HDR videos from YouTube stars like MysteryGuitarMan, Jacob + Katie Schwarz, and Abandon Visuals.You can check out their playlist of HDR content online, but any YouTuber can now upload HDR videos.