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Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview for PCs with a quick history menu in Edge

Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs, the second build of 2016. The release adds a new Microsoft Edge feature and fixes a slew of bugs. Windows 10 is a service. As we wrote in our deep dive on how Microsoft is still building Windows 10, this means Windows Insiders are getting […]

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Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Google today announced that it’s bringing a deep learning course to massively open online course (MOOC) provider Udacity. Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence. Generally speaking, it involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data — like pictures — and then getting them to make inferences about new data based […]

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Chrome Browser to Blaze With Brotli

Google Chrome users will get faster Web access soon through the Brotli open source compression algorithm, which has been rolled out to the M49 release of Chrome. That’s in Canary — which is designed for devs — so it’s not clear when Brotli will surface in the browser. It gives 20 to 26 percent higher compression ratios over its Zopfli algorithm and provides faster page loads, the company said.

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Microsoft launches Office Insider program for Mac, new PowerPoint features and inking tools for iOS

Microsoft today launched a slew of Microsoft Office improvements as part of its monthly update for the productivity suite. January brings the launch of the Office Insider program for Mac, new inking tools for iPad and iPad Pro, and new PowerPoint features to iOS. In November 2015, Microsoft launched Office Insider, an ongoing preview program […]

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BitTorrent Sync gets support for running a Windows service, SD cards on Android, and encrypted folders

BitTorrent today updated its file synchronization app to version 2.3, adding a handful of new features for free and Pro users. You can download the latest release now from getsync.com. BitTorrent’s goal with Sync is simple: Move large amounts of data directly and efficiently between devices without leaning on a cloud service. After first introducing […]

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Facebook open-sources Transform, a tool that cuts 360-degree video file size by 25%

At its Video @Scale conference at company headquarters today, Facebook is announcing that it’s open-sourcing Transform, a piece of software it uses to stream users’ 360-degree videos in an efficient way. At Facebook’s size, the company must do what it can to deliver content to many users quickly and cut down on file storage space when […]

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