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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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The goal of HP's radical The Machine: Reshaping computing around memory

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is exhibiting a key element of The Machine, its testbed for making computing memory-centric, at the Cebit trade show.

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Tomorrow's browser games may get a performance boost from DirectX and Vulkan

One of the big problems in gaming is incompatibility. A game written for Windows and DirectX won't work on Macs or Android devices. Vulkan games work on Android, but not on Apple devices, which has its own Metal API.

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AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

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How much are vendor security assurances worth after the CIA leaks?

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other software vendors are working to identify and patch the vulnerabilities described in the CIA leak, but ultimately this doesn't change the status quo of software security.

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Microsoft's .NET Core slowly marches onto Raspberry Pi 3

Microsoft's .NET Core is now making its way to Raspberry Pi developer boards, and an official .NET 2.0 Core is coming from the software company later this year.

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Hackers exploit Apache Struts vulnerability to compromise corporate web servers

Attackers are widely exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Apache Struts that allows them to remotely execute malicious code on web servers.

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Microsoft's Visual Studio 2017 hits general availability

Microsoft’s tools for developers hit another milestone Tuesday, when the company made Visual Studio 2017 generally available. As the name implies, this is the next major release of Microsoft’s integrated development environment.

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CA to acquire security testing firm Veracode for $614M

CA Technologies is acquiring application security testing company Veracode for US$614 million in cash, in a bid to broaden its development and testing offering for enterprises and app developers.

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HackerOne offers bug bounty service for free to open-source projects

HackerOne, the company behind one of the most popular vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platforms, has decided to make its professional service available to open-source projects for free.

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Slack bug paved the way for a hack that can steal user access

One bug in Slack, the popular work chat application, was enough for a security researcher to design a hack that could trick its users into handing over access.

Robocar is the first AI race car

Software engineers may be the new race car drivers with the debut of the first AI operated race car

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Roborace: When software engineers are the heroes

It's rare that software engineers are lauded as the heroes of anything, but Roborace CEO Denis Sverdlov wants to change that.

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SHA-1 collision can break SVN code repositories

The recently announced SHA-1 collision attack has the potential to break code repositories that use the Subversion (SVN) revision control system.

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Java and Python FTP attacks can punch holes through firewalls

The Java and Python runtimes fail to properly validate FTP URLs, which can potentially allow attackers to punch holes through firewalls to access local networks.