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Pixel camera app will support external mics from October 18th
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Google made much ado of the Pixel line's suitability to pro photography with its Annie Leibovitz partnership, but it couldn't really say the same for video when owners still have to use the built-in microphone with the official camera app. That won't…

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Microsoft Will End Support For Skype Classic In November
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Support for Skype Classic 7.0 was slated to end this month, but has been delayed due to customer complaints. Now, according to an announcement today, Microsoft is going to officially end support in November. TechCrunch reports: The company is killing Skype 7 support on the desktop on November 1, following suit for mobile and tablets […]

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Fedora 29 Beta Now Available For Download With Improved Raspberry Pi Support
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The Fedora Project announced Tuesday the beta availability of Fedora 29 — the latest version of the free and open-source Fedora OS. From a report: It features updated packages, improved support for Raspberry Pi, and more. “Highlighting Fedora 29 Beta is the addition of modularity across all Fedora editions. First delivered in Fedora 28 Server, […]

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VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro
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VMWare A new version of virtualization software VMWare Fusion hit Macs this week. VMWare Fusion 11 adds a new application menu and support for the 18-core CPU configuration in the latest iMac Pro and the Core i9 for the 15-inch MacBook Pro. The release appears to have been closely timed with the launch of macOS Mojave, […]

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Skype support coming to Alexa later this year
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Enlarge / Skype calling on Alexa hardware. (credit: Microsoft) Later this year you’ll be able to say “Alexa, call Mom on Skype” and have Amazon’s digital assistant do the right thing with Microsoft’s messaging network. Microsoft and Amazon have been working to integrate their technology. Earlier in the year, Cortana and Alexa gained the ability […]

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The Family raises $17.4 million to support European startups
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The Family has always been an ambitious startup accelerator. But it has always felt like the company never had enough money to grow as quickly as it wanted. The Family is raising a new $17.4 million funding round (€15 million). Private banking and asset management group LGT Capital Partners is leading the round, with HummingBird […]

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Google To Nix All Tech Support Provider Ads
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Google will restrict advertisements placed by third-party technical support providers, in an effort to stem a rising tide of abuse and fraud by scammers who offer to fix non-existent problems on consumers’ computers. Report says: The restriction for tech support ads comes after Google collaborated with law enforcement and government agencies to address abuse in […]

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Oracle Open-Sources GraphPipe to Support ML Development
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Oracle has open-sourced GraphPipe to enhance machine learning applications. The project’s goal is to improve deployment results for machine learning models, noted Project Leader Vish Abrams. That process includes creating an open standard. The company has a questionable relationship with open source developers, so its decision to open-source GraphPipe might not receive a flood of […]

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Microsoft Quietly Cuts Off Windows 7 Support For Older Intel Computers
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An anonymous reader shares a report: If your PC doesn’t run Streaming Single Instructions Multiple Data (SIMD) Extensions 2, you apparently won’t be getting any more Win7 patches. At least, that’s what I infer from some clandestine Knowledge Base documentation changes made in the past few days. Even though Microsoft says it’s supporting Win7 until […]

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