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Lexus Faulty Navigation System Results to National Blackout Among Owners

By Jenn Loro - Jun 09, 2016 11:23 AM EDT

Car owners took to the social media to complain after a faulty software update caused a widespread blackout of Lexus cars’ infotainment and navigation systems. Meanwhile, some drivers found a way to fix the problem by doing hard reset by unplugging the car battery cables for 10 minutes before plugging them back.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors and Release Date: Laptop May Feature 4K Display

By Jenn Loro - Jun 07, 2016 01:52 PM EDT

Latest update on Microsoft’s 2-in-1 device suggests a 4K display with screen resolution of 3840 X 2160 pixels. However, the hybrid device is unlikely to be rolled out this year as the release date is moved to late March next year

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Microsoft Surface Pro 5 Rumors and Release Date: New Model May Arrive June or October This Year

By Jenn Loro - May 28, 2016 09:42 AM EDT

New reports swirling across tech rumor land suggest tentative release schedules for the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 sometime in June or October this year. The forthcoming hybrid flagship from Redmond-based software giant will reportedly come out with a new Windows software codenamed Redstone.

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Doom 2016 News And Rumors: Single-Shooter Game Expected to Be Bloodier than Ever!

By Jenn Loro - May 23, 2016 01:30 PM EDT

The 2016 reboot of id Software 1993 classic Doom is a revisit to the original birther of modern FPS genre. Faithful to its original gospel, the new Doom combines the gore and brutality of the game at its finest heightened with the integration of new technology and modern tweaks.

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NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1080 Review: What Gamers Should Know

By Jenn Loro - May 20, 2016 09:48 AM EDT

Leading graphics card designer and pioneer, NVIDIA, has recently created the world’s fastest video graphics card for high-end and extremely fast-paced gaming- the Geforce GTX 1080. The revolutionary graphics card is slated for May 27 launch date for $599 with Founders Edition for $699.

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Google to End Support for Flash in Chrome This Year

By Jenn Loro - May 18, 2016 11:33 AM EDT

Google is switching to HTML5 wherever possible following its decision to end support for Adobe’s Flash software. The software makes multimedia rich content run on a particular web page but a number of security holes make Flash vulnerable to exploitation by hackers.

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WhatsApp Messaging Encryption Reportedly Sabotaged By John MacAfee, A Hoax

By Jenn Loro - May 18, 2016 10:23 AM EDT

Cybersecurity and anti-virus pioneer John McAfee has reportedly tried to mislead reporters into believing that he had sabotaged Facebook-owned WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption. Apparently, this isn’t the first time that the self-styled libertarian gained media attention for such outlandish claims like when he told the FBI that he’ll help them hack into the San Bernardino attacker’s iPhone.

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Difficulty Parsing Language? Check Out Google's New AI

By Jenn Loro - May 17, 2016 11:40 AM EDT

In its effort to improve AI’s ability to learn and understand the ambiguity and complexities of human language, Google has open-sourced Parsey McParseface powered by SyntaxNet. These two pieces of NLU programming is free for use, distribution, and modification by other developers to hasten the development of human-like computers.

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Microsoft's Sunrise Not Rising Again After August 31

By Jenn Loro - May 14, 2016 11:27 AM EDT

Microsoft’s calendar and organizer app, Sunrise, will be shutting down on August 31 despite its growing popularity among calendar-conscious users. The plan comes at a time when the software giant wants to integrate all of its calendar-related apps and services under its Outlook app.

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Swarm Intelligence Found To Accurately Predict Winners Of Kentucky Derby

By R. Siva Kumar - May 12, 2016 12:38 PM EDT

Artificial Intelligence company Unanimous used a software platform called UNU to correctly predict the top four winners of the Kentucky Derby.

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Techie Installs Windows 95 In Apple Watch

By Jenn Loro - May 02, 2016 01:48 PM EDT

A techie has successfully installed Windows 95 on an Apple Watch recently by tweaking Apple’s development software in unconventional ways. The result seems an impressively functional Apple Watch running, albeit slow, on a twenty-year-old operating system from Microsoft Windows.

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WhatsApp Invades Brazil

By Jenn Loro - Apr 19, 2016 10:41 AM EDT

WhatsApp has recently become Brazil’s primary means of communicating among mobile users. Meanwhile, WhatsApp just announced the addition of encryption to ensure the protection of privacy of its users.

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Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Wii U Release Remains in Limbo

By Jenn Loro - Mar 23, 2016 06:55 AM EDT

Nintendo remains tight-lipped on The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past release date as rumors predict a Wii U and NX crossover platform release at E3 2016 in June. Meanwhile, this year may be Wii U’s last year of production as Nintendo terminates the production of the flagship console in favor of its new gaming platform NX due to dismal sale performance.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprises Launched Machine Learning Feature

By Jenn Loro - Mar 15, 2016 07:30 AM EDT

Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) has just announced the commercial roll-out of Haven OnDemand- a cloud-based platform that helps developers, startups, and enterprises process complex big data on their own- after two years of beta trials.

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Microsoft Developing Windows Defender To Delete Misleading Programs

By Jenn Loro - Feb 28, 2016 03:42 PM EST

Microsoft’s enhanced anti-malware program, Windows Defender, now takes aim at deceptively malicious cleanup and optimization software

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