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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 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"

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