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TechNN Archive: Friday, March 10, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "The End Of Wintel: How The Most Powerful Alliance In Tech History Is Falling Apart" Forbes 11:40 AM
  • "Could Bill Gates' plan to tax robots really lead to a brighter future for all?" The Coversation 9:07 AM
  • "What's Microsoft after with Windows Server on ARM?" Computerworld 12:31 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface has a new rival, but it's not who you think it is" Express UK 9:05 AM
  • "How Microsoft Is Watching Its Bill" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:00 AM
  • "Qualcomm Collaborates with Microsoft to Accelerate Cloud Services" The Fast Mode 8:21 AM
  • "Pennsylvania Takes on IBM for Failing to Deliver Processing System" NBC TV 10 8:08 AM
  • "Pennsylvania sues IBM over jobless claims system upgrade: Lawsuit alleges the company failed to deliver on a contract to replace its system for processing unemployment claims, costing the state $170 million." CNET 1:28 PM
  • "IBM inches toward human-like accuracy for speech recognition: The company has reached a 5.5 percent word error rate that's nearly on par with humans." Engadget 10:00 PM
  • "Dell to release S2318NX, S2418NX and S2718NX IPS Displays with HDR" Guru3D 8:02 AM
  • "Xiaomi And Intel Unveil 'Smart Sportswear' Shoes" Click Online 8:01 AM
  • "Intel Talks About VR And The Future Of Esports" Vrfocus 8:00 AM
  • "Teclast X5 Pro's Low Price Point Makes it an Absolute Steal for a Core M3 Tablet PC" VR-Zone 7:59 AM
  • "Post CIA leak, Intel Security releases EFI rootkit detection tool" Tech Central 7:59 AM
  • "AMD's successor to Ryzen CPUs could launch in early 2018" TechRadar UK 7:56 AM
  • "4K gaming tested: AMD Ryzen and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for less than Intel's cheapest 8-core chip" PCWorld 7:56 AM
  • "How to use Ryzen Master, AMD's powerful new CPU overclocking tool" PCWorld 7:56 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Gets Delidded - And It Is a Tricky Thing to Do" Guru3D 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows Bug Is Holding Back AMD Ryzen" Guru3D 7:55 AM
  • "What's Next For AMD?" Forbes 7:55 AM
  • "AMD Previews Next Gen Opteron," VR World 7:54 AM
  • "Cisco and Apache issue Zero-Day flaw warnings" Tech Central 7:48 AM
  • "Cisco: First-gen internet is 'not fit for purpose' for IoT" ZDNet 10:08 PM
General Interest
  • "Malware found preinstalled on 38 Android phones used by 2 companies: Malicious apps were surreptitiously added somewhere along the supply chain." Ars Technica 5:31 PM
  • "Capital One launches Eno, gender-neutral virtual assistant" Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "Preinstalled malware targets Android users of two companies" Ars Technica 3:12 PM
  • "Google insists Hangouts for consumers isn't going away" Engadget 3:19 PM
  • "Google's secret weapon in cloud computing: people/While the company touted technology and service at Google Cloud Next this week, customers had other reasons for switching" Computerworld 2:31 PM
  • "Google's new reCAPTCHA automatically tells you're not a bot" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Google beta testing placeholders on Google Drive" BetaNews 12:28 PM
  • "Hear This, Windows Phone Users? Google Wants to Be 'A Great Windows Platform'" Softpedia 8:16 AM
  • "UK broadband giant BT agrees to legal separation from pipes-controller, Openreach" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Regulate Facebook and Google, British news industry demands" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "Facebook's video strategy nets 1,055% higher share rate than YouTube" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "That time Facebook went too far" TechCrunch 12:05 PM
  • "Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Tesla pledges to fix Australian state's power woes" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Elon Musk offers to fix South Australia's power crisis in 100 days — or it's free" VentureBeat 12:24 PM
  • "Tesla's Kauai solar storage facility offers a glimpse of the company's future" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "WikiLeaks offers tech companies exclusive access to CIA hacking tools" VentureBeat 12:25 PM
  • "Pocket's new iMessage app just made sharing stories via chat a whole lot easier" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Twitch to relaunch Curse, acquired last year, as the more social Twitch Desktop App" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "NFL's Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Verizon FiOS streaming no longer counts toward your data cap" Engadget 12:34 PM
Press Releases
  • "DSK Bank Turns to IBM Cloud to Improve Banking Experience for Customers" PRNewswire 8:06 AM
Microsoft
  • "PC Trouble? How to Check for Memory Problems in Windows" PC Magazine 9:03 AM
  • "How to assign permanent letters to drives in Windows" Windows Central 9:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 users complain about intrusive new OneDrive adverts" The Guardian 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Phone Could Launch in 2019 as iPhone 9 Rival - Rumors" Softpedia 8:55 AM
  • "Playable Ads arrive in preview form in the Windows Dev Center" Neowin 8:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 is bringing shitty ads to File Explorer, here's how to turn them off" The Next Web 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft put gross ads in Windows Explorer and I don't have the energy to be angry" Ars Technica UK 8:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its Social Network and Only One User Is Sad" Softpedia 8:20 AM
  • "Plex Cloud can now connect to Microsoft's OneDrive" OnMSFT 8:20 AM
  • "The Best Windows Phone Just Got Cheaper" Softpedia 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft can now 'stream' apps to Windows 10 devices" MSPoweruser 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft OneDrive Ads Are Showing Up On Windows 10's File Explorer And Users Aren't Happy" Tech Times 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft OneDrive Ads Are Showing Up On Windows 10's File Explorer And Users Aren't Happy" Tech Times 8:15 AM
  • "Like Ads? Good, Microsoft Is Bringing More of Them in Windows 10" Softpedia 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Leads in Burgeoning SaaS Market; Oracle and Google are on a Charge" Globe NewsWire 7:50 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "EU reassured on U.S. privacy directive: source" Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "DOOM'd! Quake god John Carmack lobs $22m sueball at ZeniMax" The Register 2:35 PM
  • "Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks" PCWorld 12:21 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why Alexa and Siri would make terrible companions" The Next Web 2:57 PM
  • "Here's the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it" Business Insider 2:31 PM
  • "Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest" Computerworld 12:30 PM
  • "PassivDom is an Zombie-proof 'autonomous 3D-printed mobile house'" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, First Take: An add-on laptop experience for your Windows 10 Mobile phablet" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "HP Elite x3 Bundle again drops to under $600 in US" GSMArena 8:04 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming review: Almost gets everything right, and gamers might not mind the one flaw" PC Advisor 8:02 AM
  • "Ten Things in Tech that Should be Easier" Tech.pinions 7:18 AM
  • "The CIA, WikiLeaks and Spy Versus Spy" I, Cringely 7:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends higher after solid jobs report but snaps weekly win streak: Oil logged 9% weekly decline" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "Wall Street Rises After Strong Jobs Report Signals March Rate Hike: A solid February jobs report reaffirms confidence in the economic recovery, sending U.S. stocks higher on Friday." TheStreet 4:09 PM
  • "Wall St Ends Up; Jobs Data Points to Economic Strength" Reuters 4:09 PM
  • "Stocks Rise Following February Jobs Report: S&P 500 notches first weekly decline since January" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Nikkei leaps amid global bond selloff: Japan financial stocks rose Friday, boosted by a global bond selloff after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the central bank was unlikely to introduce fresh stimulus measures." MarketWatch 7:18 AM
  • "European stocks trim gains into the close after report ECB discussed rate hike: European stocks pared gains in afternoon trade on Friday, closing only slightly higher after a report the European Central Bank has discussed whether it could raise interest rates before ending its program of monthly asset purchases." MarketWatch 11:46 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI and IoT: Tech's New BFFs"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72"
  • "Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Apple Finally Addresses MacBook Keyboard Issue With Free Repairs"
  • "Addicted to Facebook? You'll Soon Find Out"
  • "Tinder 'Picks' Highlights Your Most Promising Possible Matches"
  • "Report: Uber Driver Was Streaming 'The Voice' Before Fatal AV Crash"
  • "The Best Smart Coffee Makers"
  • "Vivitar: Not What it Used to Be"
  • "Amazon Workers: Don't Give Feds Our Facial-Recognition Tech"
  • "Deals: $199 Xbox One S Bundle, $160 Ecovacs Robot Vacuum"
  • "The AirSelfie 2 Wants to Be Your Personal Paparazzo"
  • "US Air Force Picks SpaceX for 2020 Satellite Launch" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:00 AM CDT)
  • "Xiaomi puts indefinite delay on CDRs in blow to China's plans for tech listings"
ZDNet (Checked 8:00 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Tumblr agrees to cooperate with South Korea in their fight against online pornography"
  • "Apple to replace some MacBook, MacBook Pro keyboards due to problems"
  • "Lost your car keys? Soon, your smartphone will unlock your vehicle"
  • "A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes"
  • "4G provision in Brazil sees mixed results"
  • "Microsoft employees ask the company to stop working with ICE"
  • "No coding skills? An AI low-code platform will guide you through the app creation process"
  • "Need to keep tabs on employees' phone activites? Save 20 percent on FoneMonitor"


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