December 7, 2016
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Microsoft Updates CNTK Artificial Intelligence Tools
The deep learning toolkit makes it easier for developers to harness the power of AI.

AI Correctly Predicts 79% of Human Rights Verdicts
The artificial intelligence technology is unlikely to replace human judges.

DoD Expands Hack the Pentagon Program
The pilot program identified more than a hundred serious bugs.

Microsoft's Cloud Reaches $13 Billion Annual Run Rate
The company's Q1 earnings beat expectations.

LeEco Launches in the U.S.
The Chinese company makes smartphones, smart TVs, VR headsets and even Android bikes.

Disney Launches an Open Source Program
Developers can now use and contribute to Disney's computer animation technology.

Microsoft Speech Recognition Achieves Human Parity
The AI technology is as good as humans at transcribing speech.

Microsoft Visual Studio to End Support for UML
The company says no one is using the legacy modeling language.

Microsoft's P Language Could Spur IoT Development
The company has released the programming language under an open source license.

Linux Foundation Launches JavaScript Foundation
The new organization will oversee jQuery, Appium, Node-RED and many other projects.

Report: Cloud Developer Population Tops 5.4 Million
Cloud development environments are particularly popular in the Asia-Pacific region.

Gitless Attempts to Make Git Easier to Use
A new open source project tries to address some common criticisms of the popular version …

Facebook Unveils Yarn JavaScript Package Manager
The open source tool is a replacement for npm.

Go Language Jumps in Popularity
The Google-backed language is on track to become Tiobe's Programming Language of the Year.

Huawei Invests $1 Million into AI Partnership with UC Berkeley
The two organizations will focus on deep learning, reinforcement learning, machine …

IoT Standards Groups Merge
The AllSeen Alliance will become part of the Open Connectivity Foundation.

Report: 85% of Developers Have VR Projects or Will Soon
Those surveyed believe virtual reality will transform entertainment, education and media.

French Developer Sues Apple Over App Store Rules
Nexedi says that iOS needs better support for HTML5.

Gartner: Device Shipments Declining
Sales of PCs, smartphones and tablets are falling as markets mature.

The NBA Holds a Hackathon
Teams of developers were challenged to find new ways to crunch stats.

Samsung Buys AI Startup Viv
Viv was founded by the team behind Siri.

Google Releases a Flood of New Hardware
Smartphones, VR hardware, an IoT home automation hub and more.

Hackers Release Source Code for IoT Botnet
The Mirai botnet was recently used to launch an enormous DDoS attack on KrebsOnSecurity.

Report: Europe Set to Fine Google in Android Antitrust Case
Antitrust regulators say Google must stop requiring mobile manufacturers and carriers to …

Google Delays Android Wear 2.0 Until Next Year
In the meantime, it has released a third developer preview.

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