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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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Disney+ will be a true Netflix competitor, with non-Disney shows streaming, too

Enlarge / Captain Marvel’s cinematic adventure will appear on Disney+, not Netflix. Marvel The more we learn about Disney’s new streaming TV and movie service, the more ambitious it sounds. Disney CEO Bob Iger told investors on the company’s quarterly earnings call that the service (called Disney+) will host TV shows and movies licensed from […]

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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 […]