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Google Sheets Explore: A work in progress

I take Google Sheets' new natural-language queries for a test drive. Here's what I found.

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Android malware that can infiltrate corporate networks is spreading

An Android Trojan is spreading across app stores, including Google Play, and has the capability of stealing sensitive files from corporate networks.

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Facebook at Work launching Oct. 10

It's both a mobile app and a desktop service; the launch event will happen in London.

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By 2020, your Wi-Fi-connected car will pay for parking, gas

The number of Internet-connected cars will increase from 6.9 million per year in 2015 to 61 million per year in 2020, for a cumulative total of 220 million vehicles, according to a new Gartner report.

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Replacement Note7s pose no safety concerns, Samsung says

Replacement Galaxy Note7 smartphones are safe, Samsung said in attempting to reassure customers this week after reports that consumers in South Korea, China and the U.S. said the replacement devices were running too hot.

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Firefox blocks websites with vulnerable encryption keys

The popular Firefox browser will block access to HTTPS servers that use weak Diffie-Hellman keys.

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Microsoft combines Cortana, Bing, with Microsoft Research to accelerate new features

Microsoft moved Cortana and Bing into a new organization that combines the two product groups with Microsoft Research. Both products could benefit from closer proximity to the company's most advanced technologies.

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How Microsoft Cortana will run your entire office by 2020

Cortana is going to start helping us all stay more productive.

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Ransomware spreads through weak remote desktop credentials

Stolen or weak remote desktop credentials are routinely used to infect point-of-sale systems with malware, but recently they've also become a common distribution method for crypto-ransomware.

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Four state AGs sue to block U.S. decision to cede key internet role

A judge in Texas has fixed for Friday the hearing in a suit filed by four state attorneys general against a decision by the U.S. government to transfer some key internet technical functions to a multistakeholder body.

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The reasoning behind Microsoft's new A.I. and Research Group

Microsoft wants to bring artificial intelligence to everyone, and is reorganizing the company with a focus on A.I. Here's why.

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Chip-card rollout a year later: Slow and, mostly, sure

It will be another two years, at least, before chip cards become ubiquitous among U.S. retailers.

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Paris motor show turns on to electric cars

The soft whirring of electric cars was barely audible amid the pounding music and the babble of voices at the Paris motor show on Thursday, but we'll be hearing a whole lot more of it in the years to come.

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Researchers make progress toward computer video recognition

Researchers are trying to make video recognition a reality, and are using some image recognition techniques to make that happen.

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Google rebrands Apps for Work as G Suite, adds intelligent features

Google rebranded and enhanced its productivity suite Thursday with new intelligent capabilities that will help it better compete with Microsoft Office 365.

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Salesforce tries to block Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition

Microsoft made a splash earlier this year when it announced the largest acquisition in its history, signing an agreement to buy LinkedIn for $26.2 billion. But now, Salesforce is trying to convince the European Union to block the...

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Bounty for iOS jailbreak exploit jumps to $1.5 million

The value for zero-day exploits targeting Apple's iOS software is jumping. On Thursday, a company called Zerodium began offering as much as $1.5 million for them.

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Trump says Google Search biased against him

Just two days after his first debate with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump told an audience at a political rally in Wisconsin that Google is biased against him and suppressing search results.

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