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Apple's small Silk Labs purchase pushes AI to the edge

Apple’s AI push into on-device machine learning continues with its acquisition of Silk Labs.

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Heads up: A ‘critical’ Win7/Server 2008 patch coming in February/March that’s really critical

Microsoft is changing its method for electronically signing patches from an old approach known as SHA-1 to the much more secure SHA-2. If you want to continue to get Win7, Server 2008 and WSUS security patches, you need to install a...

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ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app

The encrypted email service provider, born out of CERN in Europe, has unveiled a VPN app for iOS devices.

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Microsoft yanks two buggy Office patches but keeps pushing one that crashes

On Friday afternoon, Microsoft pulled KB 4461522 and KB 2863821, two non-security patches that trigger Entry Point errors in various Office 2010 products. Security patch KB 4461529 is still being distributed, in spite of acknowledged...

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Indeed.com: Blockchain job interest (and postings) dip as bitcoin loses steam

Data from job-search site Indeed shows interest in those with blockchain development skills, including the creation of cryptocurrencies, has waned as bitcoin's value – and the hype around it – has fallen over the past year.

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Firefox adds in-browser notification of breached sites

Mozilla added the alert system to its browser as a way or warning users who visit a site that's reported a data breach.

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Kudos to Microsoft: Resurrecting the Release Preview ring for Win10 1809 brings 17763.165 to heel

Somebody at Microsoft deserves a medal. There’s a new, test version of the next Win10 1809 cumulative update floating around – KB 4469342 – and it’s being distributed through the Insider Release Preview ring. That is precisely where...

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Tech event calendar 2018-19: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Amid calls for a Windows bug status dashboard, Microsoft belatedly agrees to build one

The move, expected to roll out in 2019, comes in the aftermath of the company's botched rollout of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.

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Microsoft launches blockchain development kit

Microsoft's new software development kit aims to allow businesses to create distributed ledger technology for specific use cases and to aid integration of the technology with existing data and legacy systems.

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Blockchain 2019: How crypto will convert cash, property into digital assets

While they're still nascent, new start-ups are launching that allow users to convert cash, property and digital assets into cryptocurrency that can be tracked and kept in a blockchain immutable record. But there are also some tall...

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Hey, LG: How's that 'Software Upgrade Center' going?

LG promised big things with the launch of its "Software Upgrade Center" in April. Seven months later, it's time to check in — and hold the company accountable.

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How to upgrade to the version of Win10 Pro that YOU want

With Win10 version 1809 knocking on your door, and version 1703 knocking on heaven’s door, you may be pleasantly surprised to know that you have some choice in which version of Win10 Pro you’ll get next. There's a trick, and this...

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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With Windows 10 1809 re-release, Microsoft decides not to cheat on promised support

By acting as if the Windows 10 rollout delay had not happened, Microsoft ensured that users will generally get the support timeline they expect.

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Cisco’s Webex Teams gets BroadCloud Calling integration

The move delivers an 'enterprise-grade' cloud-based PBX phone system for companies and was one of several announcements at this week's Cisco BroadSoft Connections event.

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Patch Tuesday problems include even more reported bugs with Win10 version 1809

November Patch Tuesday largely looks like other Patch Tuesdays, but there are troubling reports of server problems, WSUS stumbles, new SSUs lurking in the manual-install background, and (even more!) bugs in the toxic Win10 version...

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Did IBM overhype Watson Health's AI promise?

IBM's Watson Health division has been under fire for not delivering on its promise to use AI to enable smarter, more personalized medicine. But IBM officials maintain that hospitals are seeing benefits.

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