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May 10, 2017, 12:05 PM

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Microsoft:
Live stream of Microsoft's Build 2017 keynote from Seattle  —  Join us starting May 10 at 8 a.m. PT to learn more about what's on the horizon for Microsoft.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says 500M devices are now running Windows 10, up from 400M in September 2016  —  Microsoft is announcing today that 500 million active machines are now running Windows 10.  The latest statistic comes almost 8 months after the company revealed 400 million devices were running Windows 10.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft debuts Azure Batch AI Training for training neural networks using Azure, available in private preview  —  At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced the launch of Azure Batch AI Training.  While that's a mouthful, the name pretty much tells you what it is …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
What to expect from this week's Microsoft Build 2017: Cortana speakers and skills, more bots and Edge extensions, Windows 10 update, but no new Surface hardware  —  Microsoft is hosting its annual Build developers conference in Seattle this year.  The first keynote kicks off on Wednesday …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft shows off Presentation Translator, which translates PowerPoint slides in real-time, now available in closed preview  —  A lot of what Microsoft is showing at its Build conference this week is squarely aimed at developers.  But in the barrage of news about Azure, Visual Studio and .NET …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple acquires Beddit iPhone-connected sleep monitoring system, according to updated privacy policy  —  Apple recently acquired Beddit Sleep Monitor, an app and sleep system designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone, according to an updated privacy policy posted …
Brandon Vigliarolo / TechRepublic:
Stratasys demos new 3D printing tech, a modular wall of cloud-controlled 3D printers linked together, continuously producing in assembly-line fashion  —  Stratasys' latest innovation is designed to continuously produce parts with minimal human interaction, making larger runs, prototyping, and lowering costs easier than ever before.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Opera rolls out major update to desktop browser that now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram from an optional sidebar  —  Opera has been working on a complete redesign of its desktop browser for a few months.  Codenamed “Reborn”, the browser is now available as a stable release.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it will now rank sites with “disruptive, shocking or malicious ads” lower in News Feed  —  Facebook will bury links to low-quality websites and refuse to carry ads pointing to them in a News Feed algorithm changeannounced today.  Facebook defines a ‘low-quality site’ as one …
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
Microsoft patches remote code-execution vulnerability discovered in its malware protection engine which is used in nearly every version of Windows  —  PCs can be compromised when Defender scans an e-mail or IM; patch has been issued.  —  Microsoft on Monday patched a severe code-execution vulnerability …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom, which has rear-facing wide angle, optical zoom cameras, and a 5,000 mAh battery, goes on sale starting at $329  —  2.3X optical zoom, and a 5,000mAh battery  —  Asus' ZenFone 3 Zoom, a follow-up to 2015's original ZenFone Zoom, is now available with a starting retail price of $329.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:

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