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Alibaba adds artificial intelligence capability to its cloud offerings

On Tuesday, the Chinese e-commerce giant announced DT PAI, a platform designed to comb through a client's data and analyze it for useful information.

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Philips Hue LED lighting gets a new dimmer control

Device can be mounted on the wall or detached and used as a handheld remote.

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Startup takes heat over online tool that checks Ashley Madison data

A startup accused of crude marketing centered around the Ashley Madison data breach said Monday it is changing its tactics amid criticism.

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Comcast plans for nationwide 1-gigabit cable service by 2018

Trials of the DOCSIS 3.1 service, which establishes a minimum of 1-gigabit-per-second downloads, will be launched later this year, according to a report.

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Microsoft tests SharePoint 2016 and enterprise cloud hybrid search

The beta software lets IT departments try out the latest features in SharePoint, while a new search feature lets users look up information across on-premises data and Office 365.

Investment group settles US complaint in Yahoo takeover attempt

Three investment companies have settled a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that they failed to disclose their larger intentions while acquiring Yahoo stock.

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Microsoft's MobileFusion app makes 3D scans, but it may never come to market

The MobileFusion app lets you scan 3D objects with your phone, but it's more a promise than reality.

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Google Classroom gains collaboration, class management features

Google is adding new features to Google Classroom, the company's software that helps teachers manage their class assignments online.

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Court: FTC can bring down the hammer on companies with sloppy cybersecurity

A U.S. appeals court has turned down hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide's challenge of the Federal Trade Commission's authority to enforce cybersecurity practices.

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Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones

Microsoft now lets anyone with an Android phone try out its app that brings the virtual assistant from Windows 10 to a non-Microsoft platform.

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How to create a local account in Windows 10

Want to create a local account to use on your PC for yourself or other people in your home? Here's how to do that.

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Study: HoloLens could replace PCs as the preferred workplace computer

Microsoft's HoloLens could become the preferred workplace computer as developers build apps for the augmented reality headset.

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Ask Cortana anything: Snarky answers to 59 burning questions

If nothing else, Windows 10's Cortana digital assistant proves she’s more fun than Siri and Google Now put together.