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TechNN Archive: Thursday, March 16, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 available on 11 April from $169: Chipmaker offers performance rather than price cuts to lure users away from Intel" The Inquirer 6:13 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 threatens Intel's grip on the mainstream PC market" ZDNet 6:16 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 580, 570 Release Date Could Be Delayed | Specs, Price, And Other Updates" MobiPicker 7:03 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs Announced From $169, How To Tune A Ryzen System And Why Temperatures Are Wrong" Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 series is here to challenge Intel's Core i5 processors" The Verge 7:10 PM
  • "AMD unveils Ryzen 5, promising availability from 11 April at prices from $169 to $249: Ryzen 5 1600X blows Intel's Core i5 7600K out of the water, claims AMD (at least in Cinebench)" Computing 7:03 AM
  • "AMD announces, details its new Ryzen 5 mainstream CPU family" ExtremeTech 6:35 AM
  • "AMD's Zen goes mainstream with Ryzen 5: 4 cores, 8 threads, from $169/AMD takes the next step in its quest to deliver more cores to more people." Ars Technica 6:35 AM
  • "AMD claims its Ryzen 5 is better value than Intel's Core i5: For the same price it offers 'tremendously more' power, it says." Engadget 6:50 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon memory business is slowing down: AMD's non-critical Radeon memory business could be on the verge of shutting down, though the company hasn't exited the business yet" IDG News Service 1:38 PM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.3.2" AnandTech 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft new Surface Book enters mass production" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's silence over unprecedented patch delay doesn't smell right: Canceling Patch Tuesday at the last minute warrants an explanation, not platitudes." Ars Technica 6:34 PM
  • "Microsoft announces a Bug Bounty Program for Office Insiders, offering up to $15,000" Neowin 6:17 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft launch new bug bounty programs" ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Intel Offers Up to $30,000 for Hardware Vulnerabilities" SecurityWeek 7:05 AM
  • "Intel launches its first bug bounty program as Microsoft reveals a new one: Only the crumbliest, flakiest software tastes like money" The Inquirer 6:21 PM
  • "Intel CEO: 'We Think Of Ourselves As Israeli Company As Much As US Company'" Israellycool 7:19 AM
  • "Intel wants to be a tech 'enabler' for the fashion industry: Its goal is to help brands and designers make cutting-edge wearables." Engadget 6:33 PM
  • "Intel And Mobileye: Desperation For Growth Or Strategic Masterstroke?" Seeking Alpha 12:19 PM
  • "Intel And Mobileye: Strategic Sense, Financial Nonsense" Seeking Alpha 6:22 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Aiming At Mainstream PC Market: What It Means For Intel?" Tech Times 7:05 AM
  • "Dell Offers Discount For Students on Notebooks, Desktops" News 18 6:54 AM
  • "Dell launches Exam Season offer, gives students discount on computers and laptops: Customers can also avail easy financing options at zero per cent interest on select Inspiron products, launched by Dell in partnership with Bajaj Finance Ltd." 6:55 AM
  • "Macquarie Telecom to host Dell's Virtustream public cloud in Australia" CRN 6:55 AM
  • "HP launches 3D Open Materials and Applications Lab to accelerate partner product development: HP gave behind-the-scenes tours of the facility, based in Corvallis, Oregon, to members of the press and tech analysts this week." tct Mag 6:58 AM
  • "HP opens lab for testing new 3D-printing materials" ZDNet 8:10 PM
  • "IBM in pact with MIT Pune to pilot cognitive assistant Chintu" Infotechlead 7:17 AM
  • "IBM Watson introduces powered robot 'Chintu'" Dataquest 7:18 AM
  • "IBM in Association with Maharashtra Institute of Technology Launches Robot 'Chintu': Chintu will assist senior citizens in conducting everyday tasks such as reading the newspaper / book, provide mood based entertainment services for song and dance and generate reminders on their daily medication." BW Disrupt 7:19 AM
  • "IBM's Dan Chenok: Govt Should Invest in Modern Tech to Transform Service Delivery" ExecutiveBiz 7:17 AM
  • "Maersk And IBM Are Bringing Blockchain To The Global Shipping Industry" 7:18 AM
  • "A Breakthrough in Technology Comes as IBM Build an Atomic Hard Drive" TrendinTech 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle CTO Ellison fixated on AWS, infrastructure as a service but why?" ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "Oracle Is At A Material Inflection Point" Benzinga 7:21 AM
General Interest
  • "Optus outage causing Optus-Telstra SMS failure" ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "Adobe beats Q1 estimates" ZDNet 6:43 PM
  • "Qualcomm doesn't want you to call its Snapdragon processors 'processors' anymore" TechCrunch 6:21 PM
  • "Qualcomm doesn't want you to call its Snapdragon processors, er, processors" The Inquirer 12:55 PM
  • "The Galaxy S8 might go on sale even sooner than we thought" BGR 11:04 AM
  • "The Galaxy S8 may use your face for secure mobile payments: Samsung's next phone could combine facial, iris and fingerprint recognition." Engadget 10:30 AM
  • "Leak shows a stunning Galaxy S8 in a stolen Jet Black finish" BGR 11:25 AM
  • "Twitter to open up livestreaming API so companies can bypass Periscope: Media companies will have another live-streaming option soon enough." Ars Technica 8:29 AM
  • "Google DeepMind AI starts thinking more like a human: Unless that human is Homer Simpson" The Inquirer 2:26 PM
  • "Google's Family Link app introduces child-safe Google accounts" TechRadar UK 7:00 AM
  • "Google introduces new parental control software for Android devices: Family Link helps parents monitor kids online" ABC Action News 7:01 AM
  • "Warning: Dangerous new Gmail phishing attack can easily steal your Google login" BGR 7:02 AM
  • "Swatch Takes on Google, Apple With Operating System for Watches" Bloomberg 7:01 AM
  • "Adblock Plus Names 'Acceptable Ads' Committee, but Some Members Don't Seem Enthusiastic" Advertising Age 6:56 AM
  • "British camping site in row with Google over search tool block it claims is costing millions" Telegraph 6:18 AM
  • "Manchester college swaps out disk for rackful of hybrid flash: Single hybrid array replaces 8 disk boxes" The Register 6:53 AM
  • "Toshiba Portégé X20 now available in NZ: The Portégé is Toshiba's first notebook compatible with the new Toshiba Thunderbolt 3 dock" Computerworld New Zealand 6:35 AM
  • "Huawei P10 and P10 Plus release date, price and specs: Vodafone starts taking P10 pre-orders from £42 per month" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "ZTE's Axon 7 gets updated to Android 7.1.1 in the US" Neowin 6:17 AM
  • "Abta website hit by cyber attack" BBC 6:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP reaches milestone of 500 Series 4 Indigo Presses sold" Graphic Arts 6:58 AM
  • "Android for the Windows Guy: Microsoft Outlook Alternatives" Thurrott 6:22 PM
  • "Windows END of SUPPORT: What to do if you're still using Microsoft's most hated operating? MICROSOFT has confirmed it will be ending support for its much-criticised Windows Vista operating system, but what should you do if you have Vista running on your computer at home?" Express UK 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is killing Windows Vista: Here's what you should do" CNBC 7:46 AM
  • "Updategate: Latest Windows 10 build suggests background downloads are back" The Inquirer 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's game chat transcribes your trash talk: Game Chat Transcription converts players' speech to text and vice versa." Engadget 12:08 PM
  • "Microsoft is adding game chat transcription to Xbox One and Windows 10" The Verge 6:18 AM
  • "Microsoft challenges PhD students to make an AI game within Minecraft: Project Malmo could help pay off your student loan" The Inquirer 6:13 AM
  • "EU launches new tool for whistleblowers to report antitrust violations and cartels" The Verge 10:48 AM
  • "Google DeepMind's NHS data deal slammed over lack of 'transparency': Paper says firms have failed to inform patients about about use of personal info" The Inquirer 10:46 AM
  • "Google's DeepMind made 'inexcusable' errors handling UK health data, says report: New academic study examines a deal between the UK's National Health Service and Google's AI subsidiary" The Verge 7:02 AM
  • "Google's Deepmind NHS deal 'inexcusable', says academic paper: Cambridge paper has 'significant factual and analytical errors' retort pair" The Register 7:01 AM
  • "US faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach: Wednesday's indictment is more about naming and shaming Russia over suspected state-sponsored hacking, experts said" IDG News Service 6:39 AM
  • "Canberra coughs up AU$730m for Defence Technologies Fund" ZDNet 6:17 AM
  • "Is robotics a solution to the growing needs of the elderly?" BBC 8:21 PM
  • "WordStar: A writer's word processor/Even today, some authors still use DOS word processing software from the 1990s." Ars Technica 9:58 AM
  • "I used YouTube Red for months—here's why I cancelled my subscription: Another $10-per-month service that isn't totally worth it yet." Ars Technica 8:50 AM
  • "Turning the Nintendo Switch's Wi-Fi off can reportedly improve its frame rate" ExtremeTech 7:15 AM
  • "HTC U Ultra review: This gorgeous device is just too big, shiny and expensive" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "Elite x3: Most powerful Windows Phone in the market today: It is for business folks who place fast and easy access to productivity tools despite limitations" Gulf News 6:59 AM
  • "How Russian hackers breached your Yahoo Mail account" BGR 6:31 AM
  • "Tesla to raise over $1 billion to help offset risk for Model 3 production" TechCrunch 11:03 AM
  • "Google makes AI talent play with Kaggle buy: In acquiring the crowdsourcing platform for predictive modeling and machine learning competitions, Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists in a notoriously talent-strapped market. The company says the deal will help it democratize AI." CIO 7:01 AM
  • "World Bank's IFC investment firm invests $2M in Southeast Asian fund SeedPlus" TechCrunch 6:18 AM
  • "Makeblock raises $30 million for robot-building kits for kids" TechCrunch 6:18 AM
  • "SproutX closes AU$10m agtech fund with backing from Artesian and Hostplus" ZDNet 6:16 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks shine; Indian billionaire on buying spree; Election results" CNNMoney 7:26 AM
  • "Stocks Come Off Lows, Biogen Drags on Health Care Sector: Stocks come off of lows by early afternoon Thursday as a selloff in health care challenges optimism over the Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates." TheStreet 12:17 PM
  • "Trump's Budget Puts Health Stocks Under Pressure" FOXBusiness 12:17 PM
  • "US STOCKS-Wall St edges down as healthcare stocks hit by budget plan" Nasdaq 12:17 PM
  • "The Fed raises interest rates for 3rd time in 15 months" USA Today 7:29 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pulled Lower By Energy and Health-Care Sectors: Move lower follows Wednesday rally after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates" [Paid Membership Required] 12:18 PM
  • "Asian markets roar to life after Fed hikes rates" MarketWatch 7:29 AM
  • "European stocks rally after Dutch election, surge for miners" MarketWatch 7:30 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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