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Google is working on a new messaging app that will employ artificial intelligence to bring some of the company's data smarts to a chat bot service in the software, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.
Plus Valve will give you three free trading cards per day. Still no Daily and Flash sales, though.
The collaboration and voice chat app Talko announced Monday that it has sold to Microsoft, which will be rolling its technology and team members into Skype.
"The Road to Eternity," originally available only to Kickstarter backers, can now be yours for a dollar.
The next-generation open source graphics API Vulkan won't be ready before 2015 is out, but the Vulkan Working Group says the first version is almost done.
Users will get a more modern software hub in place of the neglected and deteriorating Software Center.
Plus: You got your AT-AT in my Fallout 4! This is your gaming news for the week of December 14 - 18.
With VLC for Chrome OS, Google's broswer-based operating system gets top-notch local media playback.
A French consumer association, steamed up at the way major online game platforms prohibit the resale of games, is seeking to make an example of Valve Software, operator of the Steam platform.
Looking back over the forces that shaped enterprise software over the course of this year, a few promise to have a particularly enduring impact.
Evernote will shut down Clearly, Pebble app, and some Skitch versions in January, directs users to alternatives.
Data sovereignty has become a hot-button issue ever since the EU's top court struck down the Safe Harbor agreement in October, and for many users of file-synchronization and sharing services, it poses a considerable problem. OwnCloud CEO Markus Rex sees it as more of an opportunity.
Microsoft will offer Chinese government users a special version of Windows 10 as part of a new joint venture, the company announced late Wednesday.
Streaming your local media library no longer requires a Plex Pass subscription.