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From appliances to robots, Alexa-supported devices were nearly everywhere at CES 1:47

More speakers, home automation products, and robots with support for Amazon's Alexa voice platform were announced at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month. We took a look at a few.
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Artificial intelligence can now predict heart failure, and that may save lives

Combining 3D models with eight years of patient health records, an AI system could learn which abnormalities signaled a patient's death, making predictions about five years into the future.
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Go play outside! ‘Steep’ makes you want to put down the controller and shred

Ubisoft’s open-world extreme winter sports game’s love for the mountains of its setting is contagious in a way few games are.
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Microsoft buys Maluuba’s AI technology to improve its reading comprehension

Microsoft purchased AI startup Maluuba to help its systems become as good at reading and comprehending written text as they are at listening to and understanding speech and recognizing images.
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Microsoft's Nadella talks about how artificial intelligence can be used for good

Microsoft CEO Nadella added his voice to the efforts underway to both ensure that AI is developed with society's concerns in mind and to help assuage those concerns as more and more people are exposed to AI in their daily lives.
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Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected users against pre-patched exploits

Microsoft said on Friday that Windows 10 Anniversary Update protected against two exploits before the vulnerabilities could be patched. Both attacks took place in late 2016 and have been fixed, but Anniversary Update minimized the threat.
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Raspberry Pi’s new Compute Module 3 is an even lower-cost single-board PC

While there is a place for single-board PCs like the Raspberry Pi with a full complement of ports and storage options, some applications can get by with even simpler versions. The Compute Module 3 is the perfect solution.
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How to convert a WMV movie to MP4, online or offline

WMV files may offer terrific quality and take up less space than an MP4, but they can't compete with the latter option when it comes to compatibility and features. Here's how to convert WMV files to MP4 using Windows or Mac OS X.
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Build your own Xbox One S laptop by following these step-by-step instructions

Illustrious console modder Ben Heck provided some details on how to make your own Xbox One S "laptop" in Episode 217 of Element14's video series, where he provides a step-by-step guide on making your own version.
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Microsoft's mighty morphing mobile device would be a great Surface phone

Microsoft's "Windows everywhere" mantra, with the complete PC experience available on everything from the smallest phone-like devices all the way up to the massive Surface Hub, would be well-served by the company's recent patent.
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How much RAM does your PC need? Probably less than you think

RAM is like the top of a desk. It's a space for laying out what you're currently working on. Limited desk space often leads laborious, inefficient work. But there are limits to the size of desk you can easily use.
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These 5 processors prove you can build an awesome PC on any budget

Looking to upgrade your current processor, or build a new PC from scratch? We've selected the best processors at a variety of price points, so you can enjoy maximum performance regardless of your budget.