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Mozilla to use machine learning to find code bugs before they ship

[embedded content] Ubisoft’s Commit-Assistant In a bid to cut the number of coding errors made in its Firefox browser, Mozilla is deploying Clever-Commit, a machine-learning-driven coding assistant developed in conjunction with game developer Ubisoft. Clever-Commit analyzes code changes as developers commit them to the Firefox codebase. It compares them to all the code it has […]

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Google wants a VP of Wearables, might finally take smartwatches seriously

Enlarge / The new Wear OS. Google Think you can save Android Wear? A new Google job listing (first spotted by Android Police) shows an opening for “Vice President, Hardware Engineering, Wearables” on the Google Hardware team. The person would “work collaboratively with the Senior Leadership team for Google Hardware and will be responsible for the design, development, […]

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Bose Frames

Watch out, Ray-Ban, there’s a new competitor in town, and it’s…Bose? It’s difficult to determine whether to classify the $ 199.95 Bose Frames as Bluetooth earphones or headphones, as they make no contact with your actual ear. But there’s no mistaking the fact that they’re also a pair of sunglasses. And surprisingly, they succeed on […]

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Emoji 12.0 brings us waffles, more diversity, suggestive “finger pinch” glyph

Say hello to the “finger pinch” emoji. Please use this responsibly. Emojipedia Lots of representation for people with disabilities. We’ve got a hearing aid, deaf people service dogs, probing canes, lots of wheelchairs, and bionic arms and legs. Emojipedia “People holding hands” in all 70 gender and skin color combinations. Emojipedia Here is a yawning […]

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Angela Ahrendts, leader of Apple’s retail efforts, will depart the company in April

Apple Senior Vice President Angela Ahrendts presents at an Apple event in October of 2018. Valentina Palladino Deirdre O’Brien, soon to be Apple’s Senior Vice President of Retail + People. Apple Apple retail chief Angela Ahrendts will vacate her position and depart the company in April. A press release on Apple’s website says Ahrendts is […]