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Enlarge / A colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of an Ebola virus virion. (Cynthia Goldsmith) The most recent Windows patch, released April 9, seems to have done something (still to be determined) that’s causing problems with anti-malware software. Over the last few days, Microsoft has been adding more and more antivirus scanners to its list …

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These screens will pop up when users open the Play Store. Google Chrome will also give users the option to pick an alternate search engine. Google Last year the European Commission ruled that Google had illegally used Android to dominate search. Last month the European Commission gave Google feedback that bundling Chrome with the OS …

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Enlarge / Multi-threading. Not content with having a Windows-based Internet of Things platform (Windows 10 IoT) and a Linux-based Internet of Things platform (Azure Sphere), Microsoft has added a third option. The company has announced that it has bought Express Logic and its ThreadX real-time operating system for an undisclosed sum. Real-time operating systems (RTOSes) …

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Enlarge / Along with video chatting through Facebook Messenger, both Portal devices have built-in Amazon Alexa. Facebook is working on developing an AI voice assistant similar in functionality to Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, according to a report from CNBC and a later statement from a Facebook representative. The CNBC report, which cites “several …

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We at Ars have a unique work situation: instead of congregating in a stuffy office among the maze of stuffy offices in a high-rise in a big city, each of us works from the comfort of our home. Some of us have been doing so for decades, while others have only a few work-from-home years …

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Microsoft First announced last year, Microsoft’s second-generation Surface Hub now has a price and release schedule—and a couple of new siblings, too. Surface Hub is Microsoft’s hardware dedicated to collaboration within meetings. It combines several roles, most notably digital whiteboarding and video conferencing, with Teams, Skype, and OneNote built into a single combined, integrated package. …

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Steve Kovach of CNBC had his Galaxy Fold die right along the display crease. The Verge’s Galaxy Fold review unit had something press against the back side of the screen, killing several rows of pixels. A tweet from Mark Gurman: “The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two …

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Enlarge / A 5G Intel logo is seen during the Mobile World Congress on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona. Miquel Benitez/Getty Images Intel says it is canceling a line of smartphone 5G chips that had been slated for 2020 launches. The announcement comes on the same day Apple announced a wide-ranging settlement with Qualcomm over …