Tag: category-/Computers & Electronics/Software

GitHub acquires Semmle to help developers spot code exploits

Microsoft-owned GitHub today announced that it’s acquired Semmle, a San Francisco startup developing an engineering analytics solution for software development process management. The terms of the purchase weren’t disclosed, but GitHub says it’ll make Semmle’s code analysis engine available across public and enterprise repositories through its GitHub Actions tool. GitHub also revealed this morning that it’s […]

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Microsoft Teams now supports Oracle digital assistant

Oracle’s digital assistant is now available in Microsoft Teams, the cloud hosting and services provider announced today. Oracle’s AI assistant got several other updates today, including the ability to interact via voice commands, enterprise-grade security for voice recordings, and the ability to respond to more complex voice commands. The news was announced today at Oracle’s […]

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The competitive advantage of intelligent digital workspaces (VB Live)

Presented by Nutanix Xi Frame The cloud is making IT more agile, but at the same time, more and more complex. Learn how intelligent digital workspaces and tools like desktop-as-a-service can simplify user work syles without adding complexity, lower costs and make your users more productive when you join this VB Live event! Register here […]

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Apple details Overton AI development tool, whose models have processed ‘billions’ of queries

Building, monitoring, and improving machine learning systems is no walk in the park, no matter the circumstances. Data scientists and engineers have to monitor fine-grained quality and diagnose errors in sophisticated apps, not to mention field contradictory or incomplete corpora. To ease the development burden somewhat, Apple developed Overton, a framework intended to automate AI […]

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Applied Intuition raises $40 million for autonomous vehicle simulation tools

Simulators are invaluable tools in the arsenal of companies developing autonomous vehicles (AVs). They’re used by Waymo, GM’s Cruise, Zoox, and countless others to validate systems’ scalability and safety, not to mention train the machine learning algorithms underlying their real-world cars. But not every company has the resources to build their own software simulator from […]

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Apple will add HomePod multi-user, radio, and noise features after iOS 13

Apple’s smart speaker HomePod hasn’t exactly taken off with consumers since it launched in February 2018, so relatively few people will be disappointed to learn that Apple has pushed back some of its anticipated software updates to two separate dates after the release of iOS 13. According to an updated HomePod product page, some new […]

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iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max: What Apple changed

At Apple’s Innovation Only event in Cupertino today, the company announced its iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, successors to the iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max. Apple’s 13th-generation phones are now official. Preorders for the new iPhones begin September 13, and the devices will start shipping September 20. Before […]

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Apple cuts iPhone 8 and iPhone XR prices by $150, kills iPhone 7 and iPhone XS

Apple announced its new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max today. Like in past years, that means discounts for older models and discontinuations. Apple has lowered the starting price of its iPhone 8 and iPhone XR models by $150. The iPhone 8 and iPhone XR now start at $449 and $599, […]

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Apple announces iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with three cameras

After 12 years of offering only “iPhones,” Apple is today officially splitting its smartphone lineup into two categories akin to the Mac and iPad: iPhone and iPhone Pro. While the iPhone 11 replaces the aluminum iPhone XR, Apple is transitioning the steel-bodied iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max into iPhone 11 Pro models differentiated largely […]

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Apple reveals iPhone 11 with dual cameras

Months after the first details began to leak, eventually confirming virtually everything but its name, the iPhone 11 became official today at Apple’s annual September event, “by innovation only.” As expected, the new phone directly follows and replaces last year’s iPhone XR as the company’s mainstream model, leaving room for the iPhone XS and XS […]

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Google launches Dart 2.5 with intelligent code completion, Flutter 1.9 with iOS 13 and macOS Catalina support

Google today released Dart 2.5 and Flutter 1.9. Dart 2.5 adds stronger support for calling C code and intelligent code completion, which leverages machine learning to help developers complete their code or identify the API they should use. Flutter 1.9 lets developers build for mobile and web apps from the same codebase. The new version […]

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Adobe reimagines customer journey as layers of data in a Photoshop image

Adobe is releasing a new Photoshop-inspired product to analyze customer journeys. According to the company, customers using the tool are achieving a 5 times lift in usable insights. There’s probably a good reason for that: Customer journeys are notoriously hard to track, measure, understand, and capitalize on with smart, timely marketing messages. Thus, any improvement […]

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Apple revises algorithm that let it dominate App Store search results

Apple’s App Store has been giving the company’s own apps an embarrassingly large promotional advantage versus third parties, researchers discovered, and key Apple executives say it “wasn’t a mistake.” But as a new report confirms today, the Store’s search algorithm was quietly changed amidst international antitrust investigations, allegedly to help other developers. Back in July, the […]

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Vim raises $24 million to match patients with top health care providers

San Francisco, California- and Tel Aviv-based Vim, a startup developing a platform for health plan-provider collaboration, today announced that it’s raised $24 million in series B funding led by Optum Ventures, with participation from Premera Blue Cross, Great Point Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. The fresh capital follows a $10.6 million venture series in September 2016 […]

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Vivaldi web browser finally arrives on mobile

Vivaldi, the desktop browser company founded by Opera cofounder Jon von Tetzchner, is now offering its browser on mobile devices for the first time. The Norwegian startup, which launched its browser for desktop machines back in 2016, announced plans for an Android app earlier this year. In the intervening months, Vivaldi has been testing the […]

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Microsoft’s Vision AI Developer Kit is now generally available

In May 2018 during its annual Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft announced a partnership with Qualcomm to develop what it described as a developer kit for computer vision applications. It bore fruit in the Vision AI Developer Kit, a hardware base built on Qualcomm’s Vision Intelligence Platform designed to run AI models locally and […]

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Google Cloud Text-to-Speech now has 187 voices and 95 WaveNet voices

Back in February, Google announced a series of updates to its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) AI text-to-speech and speech-to-text services that introduced multichannel recognition, device profiles, and additional languages synthesized by an AI system — WaveNet — pioneered by Google parent company Alphabet’s DeepMind. Building on those enhancements, the Mountain View company today expanded the […]

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Chrome OS gets first Chromebook Enterprise devices, faster Admin Console, and managed Linux environments

Google today announced a slew of Chrome Enterprise updates, including a faster Google Admin console and managed Linux environments. The company also unveiled the first Chromebook Enterprise laptops: Dell’s Latitude 5300 for $819 and Latitude 5400 for $699. In August 2017, Google launched Chrome Enterprise for $50 per managed Chromebook per year. The subscription gives […]

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Microsoft widens its efforts to support DirectX 12 games on Windows 7

DirectX 12 works on Windows 7, but that wasn’t always the case. Microsoft originally only supported the newest graphics API on Windows 10 and Windows 8. But the company expanded that to Windows 7 earlier this year. This enables developers to take advantage of the technology on the older OS. The importance of DirectX 12 […]

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VMware acquires Pivotal and Carbon Black for nearly $5 billion

VMware said on Thursday it bought two software companies in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, looking to expand the range of products and services it offers to its corporate clients. In a deal brokered by Dell Technologies, VMware bought Pivotal Software for $2.7 billion. Dell is a controlling stakeholder in both companies. Separately, […]

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