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Microsoft’s Project Springfield helps developers find and squash bugs

Microsoft today announced a first preview of Project Springfield at its Ignite conference in Atlanta. The cloud-based tool aims to help developers find bugs in their applications by combining fuzz testing, an automated way of testing code by throwing semi-random input at it, with artificial intelligence tools that allow the tool to ask smarter what-if [...]

By | 2016-09-27T12:18:13+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Latest News, Software|Comments Off on Microsoft’s Project Springfield helps developers find and squash bugs

Truecaller beefs up its spam call detection thanks to Apple’s CallKit Extension in iOS 10

Apps Apple iPhone Event 2016 iOS 10 Truecaller Truecaller beefs up its spam call detection thanks to Apple’s CallKit Extension in iOS 10 Posted 1 hour ago by Jon Russell (@jonrussell) Back in August, the FCC rounded up the biggest names in telecom to crack down on the nuisance that is spam calling and other [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:00+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Latest News, Software|Comments Off on Truecaller beefs up its spam call detection thanks to Apple’s CallKit Extension in iOS 10

A computer program that can replicate your handwriting

Handwriting is a skill that feels personal and unique to all of us. Everyone has a slightly different style -- a weird quirk or a seemingly illegible scrawl -- that's nearly impossible for a computer to replicate, especially as our own penmanship fluctuates from one line to the next. A team at University College London [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:04+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Latest News, Software|Comments Off on A computer program that can replicate your handwriting

Microsoft’s war against Chrome battery life now includes Windows 10 notifications

Microsoft decided to target Google's Chrome browser back in June with a new campaign designed to highlight how bad the browser is for your laptop battery life. While Microsoft's marketing effort was initially limited to a YouTube video and associated website, the software maker has started to take things a step further in its battery [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:10+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Electronics, Internet, Latest News, Software|Comments Off on Microsoft’s war against Chrome battery life now includes Windows 10 notifications

Pepper the robot is finally coming to the US (but only for a week)

Pepper, Japan's friendly neighbourhood robotic humanoid companion, is finally coming to the United States -- but just for a week. The robot will be greeting customers at B8ta, a tech store in San Francisco, California, from August 11 to 18, according to the store's Facebook page. Pepper made its debut in Japan, where it's been [...]

By | 2016-08-04T09:46:47+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Electronics, Gadgets, Software|Comments Off on Pepper the robot is finally coming to the US (but only for a week)

How to Protect Your Smartphone’s Data, and Avoid Being Hacked

The government hack of an iPhone used by a San Bernardino killer serves as a reminder that phones and other electronic devices aren't impenetrable vaults. While most people aren't targets of the NSA, FBI or a foreign government, hackers are looking to steal the financial and personal information of ordinary people. Your phone stores more [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:10+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Electronics, Software|Comments Off on How to Protect Your Smartphone’s Data, and Avoid Being Hacked

How to back up and upgrade your PS4’s hard drive

Running out of disk space on your PS4 with those monthly PlayStation Plus releases? Maybe those long load times are slowly eating away at your sanity. That tiny, slow drive that comes standard with the PS4 leads to nothing but heartbreak, but you do have options at your disposal. It’s easy to swap out the [...]

By | 2017-02-27T08:26:12+00:00 April 21st, 2016|Gadgets, Software|Comments Off on How to back up and upgrade your PS4’s hard drive

Windows PC users should uninstall QuickTime immediately

For years, Apple QuickTime has hovered between a nuisance install bundled with iTunes and a necessary application for various third-party software tools, some of which rely on QuickTime for audio or video playback. The US government and TrendMicro are both recommending that all Windows users uninstall QuickTime immediately thanks to critical vulnerabilities that Apple has [...]

By | 2016-04-21T09:50:59+00:00 April 19th, 2016|Software, Uncategorized|1 Comment