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Dell.com Resets All Customer Passwords After Cyber-Attack

Dell said on Wednesday that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on November 14, five days after it discovered and stopped hackers who were attempting to steal customer data. The computer maker did not tell customers about the attack when it forced the password resets, according to a person familiar […]

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Amazon Offers Free Machine Learning Courses to General Consumers

US e-commerce giant Amazon announced Monday that it is offering, for the first time, the same Machine Learning (ML) courses used to train its own engineers. The courses, which will be available through its Amazon Web Services (AWS), include more than 45 hours of 30 self-service, self-paced digital courses that are provided free for developers, data scientists, […]

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Spotify’s Palestinian Launch Puts Local Artists on the Map

Palestinian musicians are fast reaping dividends from their presence on Spotify, which launched its Internet streaming service in the Middle East and North Africa last week. “The Arab hub provides a unique platform that brings the full spectrum of Arab culture and creativity, past and present,” said Suhel Nafar, a musician from the Israeli city […]

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Google, Microsoft, Qualcomm Working on Chrome for Windows 10 on ARM: Report

Samsung and Lenovo both have unveiled Snapdragon 850 laptops recently, and in order to make these Qualcomm Snapdragon laptops compatible with all Windows apps, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 15.9 last week. This offers developers an SDK and tools for creating 64-bit ARM (ARM64) apps. The Microsoft Store also began accepting submissions for apps built for […]

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Airbnb to Remove Listings in Israel’s West Bank Settlements

Home-renting company Airbnb said on Monday it would remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a move Israel called a “wretched capitulation” to boycotters and Palestinians hailed as a step towards peace. The decision, affecting some 200 listings, would take effect in the coming days, Airbnb said. Israel captured the West Bank in a […]

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Bitcoin Falls Below $5,000 for First Time Since 2017

The value of Bitcoin slipped Monday below $5,000 (EUR 4,366 or about Rs. 3.57 lakhs) for the first time since October 2017 as a broad selloff gathered steam on the opaque cryptocurrency market. Data compiled by the Coinbase digital exchange showed the world’s most popular virtual currency losing 12.5 percent of its value from Friday […]

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YouTube Premium, Music Premium Now Live in 7 New Nations

YouTube Premium, the paid streaming subscription service, and YouTube Music Premium is being rolled out to seven new countries, taking the services to 25 and 21 global markets, respectively. Initially launched in June and formerly known as “YouTube Red”, YouTube Premium gives users access to advertisement-free video streaming. The new countries are Chile, Colombia, Japan, […]

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Microsoft Acquires Conversational AI, Bot Development Firm Xoxco

Microsoft has announced to acquire a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) and bot development company Xoxco for an undisclosed sum. Texas-based Xoxco has been paving the way in conversational AI since 2013 and was responsible for the creation of Howdy, the first commercially available bot for Slack that helps schedule meetings. “It also developed Botkit which provides the […]

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India Witnessing Cyber-Attacks From Russia, US, China: F-Secure

India has been the target of over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from five countries including China, Russia and the US while more than 73,000 attacks were initiated from India between January and June this year, says a Finnish cybersecurity company. According to F-Secure’s honeypot data, Russia, the US, China, the Netherlands and Germany targeted India […]

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Microsoft’s Head of Cortana, Javier Soltero, Quits

Microsoft’s Head of digital Assistant Cortana is leaving the company by the end of the year, as Cortana has moved from the Artificial Intelligence (AI) research division into the Experiences and Devices group. First reported by ZDNet on Tuesday, Javier Soltero, Vice President of Cortana, confirmed his departure in a tweet posted to his personal account. “I’ve made the decision […]