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May 10, 2017, 11:35 AM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches Visual Studio 2017 for Mac out of preview  —  At Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference, its biggest Visual Studio news wasn't even for its own platform: Visual Studio 2017 for Mac has hit general availability (download here, requires OS X El Capitan 10.11 or higher).
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 …
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 …
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 …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Opera's desktop browser now features quick access to Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram  —  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.  All Opera users are going to receive the update automatically in the coming days.
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 …
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.
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.
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Steven Russolillo / Wall Street Journal:
Snap earnings preview: Q1 results expected to show slowing user growth and tougher competition, but revenue up 300% YoY to $158M  —  Snap's first earnings report as a public company is likely to leave investors wanting more  —  Young tech companies often generate excitement leading …

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