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How Amazon's AI-powered store might work its magic

Amazon Go is billed as a checkout-free store powered by AI and machine learning. Here's what might be going on behind the shelves

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New PHP release brings another speed boost

Version 7.1.0 of the language also backs nullable types

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Lift language opens the door to cross-platform parallelism

A project sponsored in part by Google aims to allow algorithms to be optimized to get the most out of whatever hardware it runs on

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Python up, C still down in language popularity

The two languages take divergent paths in the Tiobe and PyPL popularity indexes, with Python getting a spike thanks to AI while C founders due to lack of major support

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Google releases Android 7.1.1 images for Pixel and Nexus devices

Manually update your smartphone with the latest security, stability, and speed improvements

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Chrome bug triggered errors on websites using Symantec SSL certificates

The bug affected Chrome on all platforms, as well as the WebView component on Android

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IT job growth in 2016 was at a three-year low

The total number of IT jobs created this year is shaping up to be less than half of what it was in the boom year of 2014

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Flash is down but not out in the latest version of Chrome

Don't believe reports that Chrome 55, released over the weekend, 'kills' Flash. But it is a significant step in the ongoing battle against Flash

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4 likely future twists for Python

What does the future hold for Python, aside from new versions of the language? Let's check the crystal ball

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Slim, speedy Svelte framework puts JavaScript on a diet

The framework removes abstractions in order to produce vanilla JavaScript that runs much faster, particularly on mobile devices

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Researchers find a way bypass the iOS activation lock

The researchers crashed the lock screen by inserting long strings in the Wi-Fi configuration settings

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Google goes 'fuzzy' to combat insecure software

Google's new OSS-Fuzz initiative tests key open source software projects at scale, so you won't have to

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Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking

Man-in-the-middle attackers could exploit an AirDroid flaw to execute malicious code on devices

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How to find out if your iPhone 6s is eligible for free battery replacement

Certain Apple iPhone 6s devices shutting down even though battery life indicator shows 30 percent

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AWS looks to take the drudge work out of data analysis

At re:Invent, company unveils AWS Glue, a new service designed to be a fully managed data catalog and ETL system

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What happens when a country cracks down on fake news? Ask China

Year after year, China has arrested internet users for posting fake online rumors

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NetSuite goes global under Oracle's flag

The cloud-based software company can now serve more countries and integrate its products with Oracle services

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Mysteries of the GPU in Apple's iPhone 7 are unlocked

Apple's GPU in the A10 Fusion chip used in the iPhone 7 is based on the same architecture used in the A9 chip, with tweaks for the speed boost

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