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Nvidia chief downplays challenge from Google’s AI chip

Nvidia's chief executive says he's not phased by Google's new chip for machine learning, even though Nvidia has staked part of its future on building chips for AI.

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Flaw in popular WordPress plug-in Jetpack puts over a million websites at risk

Owners of WordPress-based websites should update the Jetpack plug-in as soon as possible because of a serious flaw that could expose their users to attacks.

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New products of the week 5.30.16

Our roundup of intriguing new products from companies such as Actiance and Black Duck Software.

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Asus unveils Zenbo, a cute robot for the home priced at $599

Asus has just unveiled what’s likely to be the most talked about product at this week’s Computex trade show in Taipei, a cute talking robot for the home priced at US$599.

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Iran orders messaging apps to store data of local users in the country

Iran has ordered messaging apps to transfer data and activity records of Iranian users to local servers within one year, a move that will give the country a greater ability to monitor and censor the online activity of its people.

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Staring at your phone? The next ARM chips are just for you

ARM, the company behind the architecture of most mobile processors, created its next-generation chip designs for sustained high performance and longer battery life.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella follows Apple’s Tim Cook to India

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella is visiting India, reflecting the growing importance of the country as a market for multinational technology companies.

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Chinese users blast Microsoft's assertive Windows 10 upgrade op

Chinese users have joined the chorus of those upset by Microsoft's recent aggressive push to get them to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Your current phone probably won't work with Google's Daydream VR

Even though the Nexus 6P is the recommended test device, not even that will make the cut when it comes time to certify Daydream-ready phones.

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Facebook begins aiming ads at non-users

Facebook is expanding its ad network past its own borders, encompassing Internet users who don't even use the social network.

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Shared malware code links SWIFT-related breaches at banks and North Korean hackers

Malware links suggest that North Korean hackers might be behind recent attacks against several Asian banks, including the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh central bank earlier this year.

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Skype 7.0 for Android rolls out a tablet-friendly redesign

Skype has fully embraced Google's Material Design aesthetic and is easier to navigate in landscape mode.

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Windows 10 books big growth spurt

Windows 10 in the last two weeks has posted its largest growth spurt since August 2015, according to data from an analytics vendor.

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Senate proposal to require encryption workarounds may be dead

A proposal in the U.S. Senate to require smartphone OS developers and other tech vendors to break their own encryption at the request of law enforcement may be dead on arrival.

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New JavaScript spam wave distributes Locky ransomware

Over the past week, computers throughout Europe have been hit by a massive email spam campaign carrying malicious JavaScript attachments that install the Locky ransomware program.

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U.S. CIO aims to cut legacy spending, proposes IT modernization

With three-quarters of all government IT spending going to support legacy systems, administration is seeking to borrow a page from private sector with a dedicated modernization fund.

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Pepperoni spices up iOS and Android app dev

The tool provides a blueprint for building mobile apps with Facebook's React Native JavaScript library

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Wayfair takes augmented reality, Project Tango to the enterprise

Wayfair Inc., an e-commerce company that sells home furnishings, is working on an app based on Google's Project Tango technology that would put augmented reality squarely in the enterprise.

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