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6 Python libraries every programmer will love

Fast, safe database access; quick, clean Web frameworks, no-fuss cross-platform GUIs -- these libraries solve problems over the short term and the long haul


Volvo wants to use holograms to sell cars

Volvo is teaming up with Microsoft to use its HoloLens technology to show cars to prospective customers. HoloLens using augmented reality to add digital images to the real world.

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Facebook outfits React with Accessibility API

A new API extends React and React Native to people needing assistive technology

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Android Studio 2.0 zeroes in on improved workflow

A preview version of the IDE also highlights emulation and GPU profiling

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Move over, Linux -- JavaScript-powered NodeOS 1.0 approaches

NodeOS lowers the bar for developers using a base foundation of JavaScript, Node.js, and Npm

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Microsoft woos non-Windows developers with new tools

New Visual Studio Code beta and updates to Visual Studio bolster support for alternative languages and platforms

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Serious bug in widely used Java app library patched

The CSRF-style bug in Java Spring Social core library affected websites that allowed users to log in with credentials from LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, and Facebook, among others

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ECMAScript 2016 will add SIMD capabilities and async functions

Changes to the JavaScript spec upgrade will 'drastically change the way you write JavaScript code'

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Microsoft rolls out open source toolkit for machine learning

The newly-open sourced Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit features fast, parallelized, and easy-to-deploy machine learning algorithms


5 things we hate about Spark

Spark has dethroned MapReduce and changed big data forever, but that rapid ascent has been accompanied by persistent frustrations

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Google engineers craft a Dart framework for iOS and Android

The UI framework uses its own rendering engine to draw widgets

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Microsoft bolsters artificial intelligence with additions to Project Oxford

Developers will get access to advanced tools for face recognition, speech recognition, and more

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Google Go turns 6 as new release nears

The open source language celebrates its sixth birthday and looks to the release of version 1.6 in early 2016

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Add machine learning to your app with Microsoft Project Oxford

Want to play with advanced features like face recognition and language understanding? Microsoft makes these goodies available in the cloud for free

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Babel JavaScript compiler goes modular

Performance and API improvements round out a major revision for the ECMAScript 2015-compliant platform


MIT Media Lab celebrates 30 with Martha Stewart, magicians and visionaries

MIT's Media Lab celebrated its 30th anniversary with tech visionaries including Marvin Minsky, Alan Kay and Danny Hillis.

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Python crunches numbers faster with PyPy 4.0

Python's optimizing compiler adds support for SIMD instructions to accelerate math, in the first of several major-league performance boosts

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Microsoft taps open source LLVM compiler for cross-platform .Net

Microsoft looks beyond home-grown options in choosing a framework for .Net compiler

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