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Microsoft opens up its 'million dollar' bug-finder

Project Springfield, which includes Microsoft's in-house testing technology for Windows and Office apps, uses whitebox fuzzing technology to sniff out flaws that could lead to crashes

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New Microsoft tool shows how Windows 10 might affect devices

The Windows Upgrade Analytics Service analyzes app compatibility and helps to automate deployment

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FBI reports more attempts to hack voter registration system

There have also been 'scanning activities,' which could be preludes to attacks

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Java microservices group seeks less Oracle control

The MicroProfile.io group plans to set up a foundation to govern Java microservices without a single dominant vendor

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Tech leaders form educational nonprofit for AI

The nonprofit will publish its research and recommended practices under an open source license

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AMD has its eyes on Las Vegas with Polaris GPUs

The internet of things market is becoming too big to ignore for AMD and Qualcomm. The companies this week announced CPUs and GPUs adapted from PCs and mobile devices for use in IoT devices.

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Splunk adds machine learning that's both easy and open

The machine learning features in the latest version of Splunk's enterprise data search platform add useful data analysis features, not simply black boxes

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Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

The effort taps big data analytics and machine learning for advanced threat detection

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End of the road: BlackBerry stops making smartphones

Local manufacturers will still be able to license the BlackBerry name for their own phones

6 things wrong with the Windows Insider program

Microsoft's Insider Program has fallen off the rails, but a few simple fixes would go a long way

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Financial sector expands use of blockchain databases

Survey shows 65 percent expect to use blockchain distributed database software within three years

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Analysts laud and lance new Microsoft browser armor

Reviews call Microsoft's new security model for its Edge browser both a terrific idea and a band-aid that doesn't address Windows' real problems

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Plat.One acquisition marks start of $2B IoT investment plan for SAP

SAP's five-year plan aims to extend the company's reach into the internet of things

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Oracle denied new trial in copyright dispute with Google over Java

Oracle had claimed that some evidence was withheld by Google in its lawsuit over the use of Java code in Android

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Simple, JVM-friendly Golo may aid IoT developers

With concurrency and runtime improvements, the JVM language becomes more attractive for IoT development

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Mediatek's developer board features a 10-core chip and Android Marshmallow

The Mediatek X20 Development Board, now shipping for $199, could be used as an Android PC

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Kubernetes 1.4 makes container orchestration bigger -- and simpler

The new version of Google's container-orchestration system adds cross-cloud and state-management features, while also simplifying setup

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New Ethernet standard brings 5X the speed without cable changes

IEEE P802.3bz defines 2.5Gbase-T and 5Gbase-T, boosting the current top end speed of traditional Ethernet five-times

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