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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Computer Industry
  • "Surface Phone Buzz Builds as Lumia Brand Fades" eWeek 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft launches Actiongram on HoloLens with a tiny George Takei: Now, anybody with HoloLens can make mixed reality video" Engadget 6:10 AM
  • "Internet Explorer will soon start blocking outdated versions of Adobe Flash on Windows 7" Windows Central 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Outlook's mobile app just added Sunrise's best features" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Patches Browser Vulnerability Exploited in Attacks" SecurityWeek 1:53 PM
  • "The Future Of Microsoft Health Is Foggy" Thurrott 9:13 PM
  • "Windows 10 Anniversary Update rollout will take 3 months: Real-world testing is being used to drive the pace of deployment." Ars Technica 8:41 PM
  • "Microsoft's big win over Salesforce: HP signs up to six-year cloud CRM deal" ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "HPE unveils partner programme improvements to drive growth" ComputerWeekly 6:26 AM
  • "HP selects Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to transform sales and partner engagement" Neowin 6:15 AM
  • "Can HP print money with $1bn Samsung deal? Or has it lost the ability to innovate?" Computing 6:26 AM
  • "HP is buying Samsung's printer business for $1 billion" Fast Company 6:27 AM
  • "HP picks up Samsung's printing business for £790m" bit-tech 6:26 AM
  • "Waters named HPE boss on his 40th b'day: For absence of doubt, we mean birthday" The Register 6:26 AM
  • "Dell, HPE CEOs Debate the Merits of Their Strategies" TechWeekEurope 6:24 AM
  • "Dell sold EMC's content management division to OpenText" ITProPortal 6:25 AM
  • "After technology sector's biggest deal ever, Dell offloads unit for $1.6bn" The National 6:25 AM
  • "Dell EMC merger will result in 2000 to 3000 layoffs" Inferse 6:24 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition — Linus Torvalds' Favorite Programming Laptop" fossBytes 6:24 AM
  • "AMD Zen CPUs & 'X370' AM4 Motherboards to Hit Store shelves in February 2017" MobiPicker 6:27 AM
  • "A Look at the First IBM Health Corps Grant Recipients" eWeek 9:00 PM
  • "Nvidia's new Pascal GPUs can give smart answers: Nvidia's new Tesla P4 and P40 GPUs are targeted at deep learning" IDG News Service 6:09 AM
  • "Nvidia's updated Drive PX 2 computer will drive autonomous cabs: Nvidia's new Drive PX 2 is designed for automated highway and point-to-point driving by autonomous cars" IDG News Service 6:09 AM
  • "India's tech capital, companies shut down after violent protests" Reuters 6:23 AM
General Interest
  • "Sony Rolls Out Featured-Packed PlayStation 4 System 4.00 Update" HotHardware 5:35 PM
  • "Hackers found 47 new vulnerabilities in 23 IoT devices at DEF CON: The results from this year's IoT hacking contest are in and it's not a pretty picture" Computerworld New Zealand 1:54 PM
  • "Audible Channels is Now Free for Amazon Prime Members" Thurrott 11:58 AM
  • "Sony Promises VR Music Video, Other Entertainment Content: The head of Sony Corp.'s video game division says the Japanese electronics and entertainment company is readying not just games but also music, movies and other kinds of entertainment for its Virtual Reality headgear, set to go on sale next month." U.S. News & World Report 9:56 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger chief admits bot launch was 'overhyped': And they 'weren't good enough' to begin with, he adds." Engadget 9:56 AM
  • "Samsung loses $26 billion of market value after Note 7 recall: Its stock prices fall to the lowest point in months." Engadget 6:20 AM
  • "Canada recalls Galaxy Note7, says over 70 cases reported in the US: About 21,953 of the recalled smartphones were sold in Canada" Computerworld New Zealand 6:09 AM
  • "Over 70 Galaxy Note 7 phones have overheated in the US alone: Some of them even made the news." Engadget 6:11 AM
  • "Samsung Blames Small Battery Flaw for Prompting Note 7 Recall" Bloomberg 6:57 AM
  • "Samsung software patch for Note 7 caps charge at 60 percent" The Verge 9:55 AM
  • "Galaxy Note7 Users Searching for Ways to Safely Dispose of Their Units" eWeek 6:12 AM
  • "Twitter introducing longer tweets on September 19th" Neowin 6:15 AM
  • "Amazon accidentally outs new, cheaper Echo Dot on Twitter: But it's deleted the tweet as quickly as it came out." Engadget 6:11 AM
  • "Amazon just announced a cheaper Echo Dot on Twitter. Then it deleted the tweet." Recode 6:18 AM
  • "LinkedIn Launches a 'Lite' Version for Mobile Browsing in India" Time 6:19 AM
  • "Ford demonstrates its self-driving car" BBC 6:00 AM
  • "The Chevy Bolt will have a 238-mile range: Say goodbye to range anxiety." Engadget 6:11 AM
  • "Volvo Teams Up With Autoliv to Create Autonomous Driving Software" eWeek 6:12 AM
  • "IOGear Launches Three Affordable Gaming Mice" Tom's Hardware 8:07 PM
Press Releases
  • "Purple and Cisco Launch Better Together Campaign" PR Newswire 6:29 AM
  • "You can now bring Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters to life with Microsoft HoloLens" Neowin 6:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Flow now available for everyone" Medium 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft celebrates Star Trek's 50th Anniversary with Rewards offer" Neowin 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Pro 4 ad comes complete with MacBook shaming and silly music" BGR 6:00 AM
  • "Australian House of Reps to accept online petitions" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "E.U. Rules Look to Unify Digital Market, but U.S. Sees Protectionism" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:01 PM
  • "Netflix urges FCC to go after ISPs using data caps" Neowin 6:15 AM
  • "Chicago bagman who helped DOJ in red light camera case gets 6 months" Ars Technica 6:00 AM
  • "Hands on from the back seat of Ford's self-driving car: It really works" ExtremeTech 12:10 PM
  • "The Toshiba OCZ VX500 (256GB, 512GB, 1024GB) SSD Review" AnandTech 9:55 AM
  • "Missiles to Legos: 10 reasons to run Linux instead of Windows" ZDNet 6:56 AM
  • "7 Ways IT Pros Can Boost Data Analytics Skills: Whether you are an IT pro looking to add data analytics and data science skills to your repertoire, or you are looking to make a career change from IT to the data analytics field, here are seven tips that can give you a head start." InformationWeek 6:57 AM
  • "This Company Wants to Resurrect a Revolutionary Video Game Idea" Time 6:20 AM
  • "Never mind the latency, feel the width: inside Huawei's China HQ: Sleep, science and storm surges with one of the biggest companies in the world" The Inquirer 6:13 AM
  • "Japan's Renesas pushes into autos with $3.2 billion Intersil buy" Reuters 9:03 PM
  • "Security Startup Cato Networks Raises $30M to Expand Globally" eWeek 1:54 PM
  • "Sourcery raised $5 million to help restaurants and food vendors deal with each other, and not lost receipts or invoices" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "GitLab secures $20 million Series B" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Point raises $8.4 million to buy a stake in your home" TechCrunch 6:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Trade Sharply Lower as Crude Oil Slumps: Stocks hold sharply lower by midday Tuesday, receding from a relief rally a day earlier, as oil prices slump." TheStreet 12:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks End Sharply Lower Amid Energy-sector Slump, Fed Uncertainty" FOXBusiness 5:26 PM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite index closes at 5,155.26 down -56.63 points" Nasdaq 5:27 PM
  • "Stock slide gains speed as oil plunges and Dow off 200+" USA Today 1:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop as Oil Slides: Stocks and bonds have been volatile as investors focus intensely on central-bank actions" [Paid Membership Required] 5:27 PM
  • "Asian markets pare early gains as Fed worries persist" MarketWatch 7:06 AM
  • "European stocks close at lowest level in 2 weeks, amid U.S. interest-rate worry" MarketWatch 7:06 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:05 PM; no changes since 7:45 AM CST)
  • "5 Things I Learned While Trying to Understand Today's Cloud Pricing"
New York Times (Checked 8:05 PM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "To Give A.I. the Gift of Gab, Silicon Valley Needs to Offend You"
  • "In an Era of 'Smart' Things, Sometimes Dumb Stuff Is Better"
  • "Limiting the Influence of Tech When You Report on It"
  • "Bahrain Activist Gets 5-Year Sentence for 'Insulting' Tweets"
  • "Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy"
  • "How to Monitor Fake News"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "Airbnb Plus Will Make Sure Your Rental Isn't a Dump"
  • "Net Neutrality Ends in April, Unless Congress Acts"
  • "Almost Half of Parents Say Their Kid Is Addicted to Tech"
  • "Bad News for AT&T Customers: Huawei's Mate 10 Pro Is Super Fast"
  • "Save 50 Percent on Quad-Core Dell Inspiron 3650 Desktop PC"
  • "SpaceX Launches Demo Satellites for High-Speed Internet"
  • "Need Help Starting a Podcast? Try Anchor 3.0"
  • "Mattel's New CTO Wants All Kids to Be Inspired by Tech Toys"
  • "Land Rover Unveils Rugged Explore Smartphone"
  • "Blizzard Releases Major Warcraft III Patch, Remaster Imminent?" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "Uber will aggressively invest in Southeast Asia, won't let SoftBank rule it: CEO"
  • "Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth"
  • "GoDaddy revenue tops estimates as customer base expands"
  • "States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality"
  • "HP Inc results beat estimates, raises 2018 profit forecast"
  • "Palantir ordered to open books to investor seeking U.S. fraud probe"
  • "Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public"
  • "Investors take flight after Angry Birds maker warns on profit"
  • "Snap chief earns $638 million in 2017, third-highest CEO payout ever"
  • "Mexico's Televisa to create content for Amazon Prime"
ZDNet (Updated 8:05 PM CST)
  • "NextDC reports large jump in half-year revenue and pre-tax profits"
  • "3D Systems launches NextDent 5100, adds materials in bid to speed up digital dentistry"
  • "3D Systems wants dentists to 3D-print your dentures with NextDent 5100"
  • "WeChat red packet senders total 768m over Chinese New Year"
  • "Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager"
  • "Google adds businesses to RCS messaging platform"
  • "HPE delivers Q1 earnings beat, shares up after hours"
  • "Nokia working on drones framework for Australia"

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