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Computer Industry
  • "Intel Sandy & Ivy Bridge Microcode patches Available for Older Windows 10 Builds" Guru3D 6:46 AM
  • "Ryzen 7 2700X Review: A worthy rival to Intel's 8th gen CPUs" TrustedReviews 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft brings new PWAs to the Microsoft Store" MSPoweruser 6:47 AM
  • "The Mini PC is a 5-inch Windows 10 touchscreen device small enough to slip into a pocket" Stuff Magazine 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Weekly: Players steady, updates heavy, misc things ready" Neowin 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making a Tool to Track Down Biased AI, But That's Just Half The Problem" Science Alert 5/26
  • "Surface Pro gets updated with reliability improvements" Neowin 5/26
  • "Latest Surface Pro Updated to Improve Reliability" Thurrott 5/26
  • "The latest Acer Nitro monitors feature AMD FreeSync" Thumbsticks 5/26
  • "Samsung adds FreeSync support to select 4K TVs: Tear-free, smoother action for AMD GPU and Xbox One owners" Eurogamer 5/26
General Interest
  • "Ad Blocker Ghostery Celebrates GDPR Day by Revealing Hundreds of User Email Addresses" Gizmodo 5/25
  • "Nintendo Trademark App Drives Speculation Around N64 Mini-Console" Benzinga 5/25
  • "Hillary Clinton says she wants to be the CEO of Facebook: Look out, Mark Zuckerberg." CNET 5/25
  • "Fatmap wants to be the Google Maps for the great outdoors" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Google Pay now supports Suica cards in Japan - Video" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Google's Duo and Cisco's Webex Teams among the VoIP apps pulled from the China App Store" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet" Engadget 5/25
  • "Amazon moves 130 jobs out of Seattle to Phoenix" FOXBusiness 5/25
  • "Amazon drives another real estate record in Seattle" GeekWire 5/25
  • "Orlando confirms it's testing Amazon's facial recognition in public" Engadget 5/25
  • "Amazon Echo secretly records couple's conversation... and then sends it on to a contact" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Facebook is building chips to analyze and filter live video" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over 'forced consent'" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Facebook has an official Pepe the Frog policy" The Verge 5/25
  • "Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more" Engadget 5/25
  • "PayPal now offers payments in Gmail, Google Pay, YouTube and more" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is 'exactly wrong' about AI" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Tesla settles with vehicle owners over delayed Autopilot updates" The Verge 5/25
  • "Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot claims for $5M" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Spotify to walk back its policy on hateful content" The Verge 5/25
  • "Spotify is reportedly rethinking its 'hateful conduct' policy" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Samsung's 2018 TVs now support FreeSync for smoother gaming" The Verge 5/25
  • "Pioneer debuts three new wireless CarPlay systems" The Verge 5/25
  • "ProBeat: 3 issues Slack needs to fix" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Another T-Mobile bug gave anyone access to your sensitive info" Engadget 5/25
  • "HTC adds some bells and whistles to the Vive Focus ahead of Western rollout" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Gravy's new mobile game show is 'Price is Right' mixed with QVC" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Essential Phone 2: Did Android founder Andy Rubin just cancel his next phone?" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Snips announces an ICO and its own voice assistant device" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Finally, a power bank specifically designed for GoPro Hero users" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Boba Fett 'Star Wars' movie is in the works" Engadget 5/25
  • "CryptoKitties sued for trade secret theft over Stephen Curry collectibles" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "HyperX Cloud Flight review: A solid wireless headset joins the venerable Cloud line" PCWorld 5/25
  • "Two more men charged over the fatal Call of Duty swatting incident" The Verge 5/25
  • "Lime, Bird and Spin have to temporarily remove scooters from SF" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage" TechCrunch 5/25
Press Releases
  • "Info-Tech Research Group Names Microsoft Endpoint Protection, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection as Endpoint Protection Gold Medalists" PRWeb 5/25
  • "ISG Smartalks™ Webinar to Reveal Best Practices for Maximizing Value in Cisco Negotiations" PRNewswire 5/25
Microsoft
  • "Avast Shares Steps to Fix Broken Windows 10 April 2018 Update Machines" WCCFTech 5/25
  • "Decoding Windows Error Messages" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/25
  • "Microsoft: Here's why Windows Defender AV isn't ranked higher in new antivirus tests" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Microsoft Won't Hold Back At E3 2018, Says Aaron Greenberg" SegmentNext 5/25
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update Includes New Features for Browser Extensions" Softpedia 5/25
  • "How to transfer your contacts and data from Windows Phone to Android" The Indian Express 5/25
  • "Microsoft patches Windows 10 for Intel SSD Issues" Hexus 5/25
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Microsoft, um, joins sprint to perfect chatty machine" ZDNet 5/25
  • "How to enable Reddit dark mode" The Verge 5/25
  • "PNY announces 512GB Elite microSDXC card" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Kaspersky Total Security 2019 cleans misbehaving apps and browser extensions" BetaNews 5/25
  • "The Acer Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop that's overclockable in all the right places" PCWorld 5/25
Government/Law/Politics
  • "F.B.I.'s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:53 AM
  • "Justice Department And FBI Say Reboot Your Router ASAP To Thwart Botnet Attack" HotHardware 5/26
  • "FBI urges router owners to perform a reboot to stop VPNFilter malware" Neowin 5/26
  • "U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide" Reuters 5/25
  • "Trump administration reaches deal with ZTE" Axios 5/25
  • "T-Mobile's getting lobbying help from Trump allies in deal for Sprint" Associated Press 5/25
  • "Notorious Kansas swatter charged in net neutrality bomb threat" Engadget 5/25
  • "What's driving Middle East's rush to social media?" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Major US news websites are going down in Europe as GDPR goes into effect" The Verge 5/25
  • "Some US websites are blocked in the EU as GDPR day arrives" BetaNews 5/25
  • "GDPR's silver lining: Data-driven AI and innovation in the enterprise" ZDNet 5/25
  • "GDPR claims its first victims: U.S. newspapers" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at 'forced consent' in wake of GDPR" VentureBeat 5/25
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How To Install Cinnamon And Nemo On Ubuntu" AddictiveTips 5/26
  • "US space startup Rocket Lab sets new date for first commercial launch" The Verge 5/25
  • "Column: Hey Alexa, come clean about how much you're really recording us" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 5/25
  • "The fiction of 'digital wellness'—and the truth of digital dependence" InfoWorld 5/25
  • "Amazon Key took over my door for 3 months. It wasn't as creepy as I expected: Not only did Amazon Key keep my front porch blissfully free of boxes, the in-home deliveries didn't even freak me out." CNET 5/25
  • "The OnePlus 6 shows you don't need to splash out for an iPhone or Samsung to get a good phone" Quartz 5/25
  • "People are outraged by this school shooter game for all the wrong reasons" The Next Web 5/25
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon leads $12M investment in India-based digital insurance startup Acko" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Riminder raises $2.3 million for its AI recruitment service" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Kaltura acquires interactive video startup Rapt Media" TechCrunch 5/25
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end lower as oil wallops energy sector, but tech shares buck the trend: Energy sector sees weakness on report of possible higher oil production" MarketWatch 5/25
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Decline, Energy Shares Fall as U.S. Crude Oil Slides 4%: Stocks finished mixed on Friday." TheStreet 5/25
  • "Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply" Associated Press 5/25
  • "Markets Right Now: Oil prices, energy companies fall sharply" Associated Press 5/25
  • "U.S. Stocks Stall as Oil Falls and Global Worries Mount: Investors are grappling with a growing array of global political risks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/25
  • "Asian markets cautious after Trump cancels North Korea summit: Japanese auto makers continue to fall; energy stocks weigh in Hong Kong" MarketWatch 5/25
  • "European stocks rebound into weekend after North Korea's response to canceled summit: Spanish stocks tumble after vote of no confidence in PM" MarketWatch 5/25



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InformationWeek (Checked 6:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "9 Traits of Emerging Disruptors"
  • "GDPR and the End of the World"
New York Times (Updated 6:45 AM CDT)
  • "As Google Feeds Cats, Owl Lovers Cry Foul"
PC Magazine (Checked 6:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Battlefield V Faces Controversy Over Including Women Soldiers"
  • "Overwatch is Free to Play This Weekend"
  • "Low-Cost Android Devices Found Secretly Installing Adware"
  • "With ZTE in Trouble, Coolpad Sees an Opportunity"
  • "It's Hard to Escape Google"
  • "With Volkswagen Deal, Apple's Self-Driving Car Dreams Shrink"
  • "StumbleUpon Shutting Down After 16 Years"
  • "How to Silence Notifications With Windows 10's Focus Assist"
  • "Report: Apple Knew iPhone 6 Would Bend Before Launch"
  • "Apple Won't Allow Steam Link on the App Store" ...
(Updated 6:45 AM CDT)
  • "Qualcomm to meet China regulators in push to clear $44 billion NXP deal: sources"
  • "Tencent chairman pledges to advance China chip industry after ZTE 'wake-up' call: reports"
ZDNet (Updated 6:45 AM CDT)
  • "Monsanto closes first startup deal in Brazil"





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