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Microsoft Limits Cortana To Bing Search, Edge Browser
News  |  4/30/2016
Microsoft is restricting Cortana to work only with Bing and Edge, and eliminating the use of third-party browsers and search engines for its digital assistant.
10 Tools To Bring Virtual Reality To Life
Slideshows  |  4/22/2016
VR and AR systems have begun to ship. But before the headset comes content creation. Here's a look at 10 tools that will shape the virtual world.
10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Slideshows  |  4/21/2016
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
Skype Bots Now Reach Mac And Web
Commentary  |  4/20/2016
Skype users on Apple's Mac machines and the Web can now interact with bots from Microsoft.
As Ad Blockers Gain Traction, Targeted Messaging Falls Short
News  |  4/19/2016
An Accenture study finds that online ads are unpopular with most consumers, while ad-blocking tools are making it easier than ever to tune out unwanted messaging. How are you supposed to promote your brand?
9 Outlook Alternatives For iPhone, Android
Slideshows  |  4/19/2016
Microsoft Outlook is a popular mobile email app, but it's far from your only option. Here is a list of alternatives for iOS and Android if you want to try something new.
Samsung Knox Security Beats iOS, Android, Gartner Finds
News  |  4/18/2016
Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.
Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push
News  |  4/14/2016
The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.
Facebook F8: AI, Future Of Apps On Display
Slideshows  |  4/14/2016
At Facebook's F8 developers conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to talk bots and Messenger. Also on display were AI and a big dose of virtual reality. Here are some highlights from the event.
Facebook F8: The Bots Are Coming
News  |  4/13/2016
At Facebook's developer conference, CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced Messenger Platform, the Facebook Live API, and other tools for sharing and connecting.
Ad-Blocking Brave Browser Draws Fire From Newspapers
News  |  4/11/2016
The Brave browser, designed to replace bad ads with better ones, has the newspaper industry threatening legal action.
LinkedIn Donates Dr. Elephant, MapR's Drill 1.6: Big Data Roundup
News  |  4/10/2016
LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.
Facebook F8: Chatbots, AI Expected
News  |  4/9/2016
Facebook is expected to announce API tools for chatbots and live chat during its F8 conference next week.
Google, Facebook CAPTCHAs Beat By Bot
News  |  4/8/2016
Improvements in computer vision and machine learning are making it harder for companies to defend against automated attacks.
iOS 10 May Let iPhone, iPad Users Hide Stock Apps
News  |  4/7/2016
Apple is reportedly planning to offer iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users a choice of removing some of the default apps that come with its iOS, possibly as soon as iOS 10 is announced.
Facebook's AI Technology Describes Photos To Visually Impaired Users
News  |  4/5/2016
Visually impaired Facebook users will now find it easier to catch up with their friends' and family's photos with automatic alternative text for iOS. The new feature is based on the social network's AI technology.


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