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Microsoft rebrands Bing Pulse and integrates with Skype, Azure and OneNote

Microsoft has announced that its audience polling tool Bing Pulse is to be rebranded as Pulse and integrated into a number of other Microsoft products, including Azure Media Services, Skype for Business, OneNote, Yammer and Power BI.<p>Bing Pulse lets users create polls pages using a Web-based …

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An algorithm can tell if your face is forgettable

Some faces are more memorable than others. The brain processes visual cues to decide if a face or an image will stay lodged in the memory bank. What if a network could be trained to imitate that response? You could potentially alter the visuals for a greater impact. A team of researchers at MIT's …

Adblock reveals how it charges companies to let ads through

Adblock Plus, one of the world’s most popular ad blockers, is pushing to separate its acceptable ads program from its core business and make it appear more independent.<p>Acceptable advertising is a controversial program in which sites can pay the company to allow their advertising through the filter, …

Philips Hue reverses course, will continue to work with third-party bulbs

After customers cried foul, Philips will roll back the software update blocking users from adding third-party smart bulbs to their Hue setups.<p>After upsetting some of its user base, Philips Hue is announcing that it will roll back a recent system software update that blocked customers from pairing …

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