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Microsoft Word AI 'to improve writing'

  A new feature in Microsoft's Word aims to help improve writing beyond the usual grammar fixes. Using artificial intelligence, Ideas will suggest rewrites for clunky sentences as well as changes to make sure language is gender …

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Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows

  Fears of a massive global computer virus outbreak have prompted Microsoft to issue security updates for very old versions of its Windows software. One patch is for Windows XP, which debuted in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting in …

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Microsoft and Sony strike games streaming deal

  Microsoft and Sony have formed a partnership on video games streaming, despite being fierce competitors. It is expected Sony will use Microsoft’s Azure cloud service to host its upcoming PlayStation streaming service. …

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Google restricts Huawei's use of Android

  Google has cut phone maker Huawei off from some updates to the Android operating system, dealing a blow to the Chinese firm. New Huawei smartphones will also lose access to popular Google apps. The move comes after the Trump …

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Wireworld Unveils Updated Flat Ethernet Cables

  Wireworld Cable Technology, the Florida-based maker of high-performance AV cables, has announced updated second-generation versions of its patented flat Ethernet cables. Ranging in price from $15 to $600 a meter, the new Series 8 cables …

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‘Wizard of Oz’ 80th Anniversary 4K Blu-ray in Works

  To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of one of the most beloved movies of all time, Warner Bros. staged a series of screenings of the Wizard of Oz in theaters around the country earlier this year. Now word on the street has it that a 4K …

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McIntosh and Arcam Get AirPlay 2 Via DTS Play-Fi

  DTS today announced that its Play-Fi multiroom streaming platform now supports AirPlay 2 in products from McIntosh and Arcam. McIntosh’s all-in-one RS200 music system and Arcam’s rPlay wireless music receiver are the first Play-Fi products …

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Sonos Gets Google Assistant (Finally)

  Sonos today announced a long-awaited software update that adds Google Assistant voice control to its Sonos One wireless smart speaker and Sonos Beam wireless soundbar — both Sound & Vision Top Picks. Announced a year-and-a-half ago …

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1More Brings High Style to $100 Wireless Earbuds

  China-based headphone specialist 1More today introduced a compact set of wireless earbuds that offers high style, noise-canceling for improved phone communication, and expert sound tuning at the "disruptive price” of $100. The True …

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