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Google is using AI to compress images better than JPEG

Next the company plans to take on WebP with its neural network approach

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The other Office 365 is available for your school

For collaborative classroom use by teachers and students, Microsoft has a special edition of Office 365

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62% off MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac - Deal Alert

If you’re a movie buff, MovieSherlock Pro Video Downloader for Mac is about to be your new best friend. The software lets you download videos from nearly any website, including both YouTube and Hulu.

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Microsoft upgrades Mac Office to 64-bit for all customers

Finally gets parity with the Windows edition on the bit front

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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

The company will award redeemable points for 'active' hours spent in Windows 10's default browser

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Office, Outlook, Slack, Handoff: The digital workplace reborn

Office and Outlook have been reinvented, collaboration tools like Slack are finally useful, and devices are evolving for new digital workflows

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It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.

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U.S. intelligence to share supply chain threat reports with industry

Focus is expected to be on bad actors to pre-empt attacks, not just signatures in existing attacks

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Good news for Microsoft Office: Renamed HTML files now open in Excel

Microsoft fixes a bug it surreptitiously introduced last month that affected Excel 2010, 2013, and 2016, including Office 365 versions

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Getting started with Swift Playgrounds

Kids and adults can learn to code with Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app coming to iOS 10. Made by Apple engineers, it teaches the Swift programming language, but it’s fun like a puzzle game.

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White House software code-sharing policy gains steam

Government departments will share custom code, and some will be released to the public as open source software

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Why does the iOS 10 lock screen reveal so much?

In iOS 10, you now have an unprecedented access to your apps and services right from the lock screen. But is this convenience worth compromising our privacy?

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Bedrock Linux gathers disparate distros under one umbrella

Want the power of Gentoo, the packages of Arch, and the display manager of Ubuntu in one distribution? An experimental distro could make that possible, though not necessarily easy

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Widespread computer outage delays Delta Air Lines flights

A power outage in Atlanta affected Delta's computer systems and operations worldwide, leading to the flight delays

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Best Deals of the Week, August 1-5 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 1st. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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HoloLens points the way to the augmented reality future

Virtual reality is fine for games, but the true game-changer will be the interaction between the real and virtual worlds

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Classified! LibreOffice 5.2 adds document access control

As LibreOffice deepens its government and corporate base, the open source office suite adds features like classified document handling

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The Ultimate PC Bundle - Save Hundreds on 10 Top-Rated Apps Ft. Scrivener & CCleaner Pro - Deal Alert

The web is an incredible place, filled with a slew of programs and apps designed to help you get the most out of your PC. But which ones do you pick? Fortunately, the Ultimate PC Bundle is here, and it has curated 10 top-rated...

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