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TechNN Archive: Saturday, March 18, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 to start pushing crucial updates automatically over metered connections again" Neowin 7:05 AM
  • "Updating in Windows 10 Version 1703? You Win Some, You Lose Some" Thurrott 1:07 PM
  • "German police love Windows Phone as Hamburg purchase 900 Lumias" MSPoweruser 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft forces Windows 7, Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10" Business Standard 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant now available on Android (beta)" MSPoweruser 9:06 PM
  • "Rebranding of AMD Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570 Polaris Affects Launching of AMD Flagship Products" Droid Report 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega With 'Soul' & 'Brain' – Here's Everything We Know So Far" MobiPicker 7:17 AM
  • "Core i5 vs. i7: Which CPU Offers the Best Bang for the Buck" LAPTOP Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "IBM to hire 2,000 US veterans into 'new collar jobs' over the next four years" Neowin 5:46 PM
  • "In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Guides a High-Flying Uber" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:36 PM
  • "Should the Surface Phone really run full Windows 10?" Windows Central 3/17
  • "Will we get a new Windows 10 Mobile Insider build today? 'It's not looking that way'" OnMSFT 3/17
  • "Microsoft Is Making Those Annoying Windows Updates a Thing of the Past" The Motley Fool 3/17
  • "Microsoft designed these colorful toys to teach blind kids to code" The Next Web 3/17
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Build 15060, RTM Now Imminent" Softpedia 3/17
  • "Get ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update" Computerworld 3/17
  • "Microsoft ends updates for Windows 7/8.1 on new processors" Network World 3/17
  • "Microsoft might start blocking Windows 7/8.1 updates for 7th gen CPUs soon" OnMSFT 3/17
  • "Microsoft Bans Windows 7 from Updating on Kaby Lake and Ryzen Processors" Softpedia 3/17
  • "Microsoft to make Windows 10 compulsory for new Kaby Lake and Ryzen CPUs?" TechRadar UK 3/17
  • "Microsoft cuts price of HP's Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship in the UK - but not by much" Neowin 3/17
  • "IBM Watson to bring AI to brain bleed detection" Pharnaphorum 3/17
  • "Intel still beats Ryzen at games, but how much does it matter?" Ars Technica 3/17
  • "Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains" PhysOrg 3/17
  • "Intel launches first public bug bounty programme" bit-tech 3/17
  • "Intel is offering up to $30,000 for bugs in its hardware" HelpNetSecurity 3/17
  • "Upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU Images Leaked" SegmentNext 3/17
  • "Why does AMD Ryzen fall short of Intel in games, and will it improve?" Ars Technica UK 3/17
  • "Can AMD's Ryzen chips propel it into the premium league?" Live Mint 3/17
  • "AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April" DigiTimes 3/17
  • "Oracle Corp. (ORCL) Leaped To A New High After Q3 Profit Surpassed Expectations" RTTNews 3/17
  • "OracleVoice: Hurd: Oracle Poised To Overtake In Cloud Revenue" Forbes 3/17
  • "Oracle: Same Program, Same Station, Different Time" Seeking Alpha 3/17
  • "Despite shift toward enterprise apps, Oracle's still betting big on databases" VentureBeat 3/17
  • "Why Cisco Is Spending $3.7 Billion on AppDynamics" The Motley Fool 3/17
General Interest
  • "Android Wear 2.0 rolls out to Huawei Watch" Neowin 3:37 PM
  • "Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor" NPR 7:16 AM
  • "Samsung's Note 7 disaster won't stop people buying the Galaxy S8" BGR 7:06 AM
  • "Infrared light could someday deliver super-fast WiFi" Engadget 3/17
  • "Google's figured out how to store even more selfies on your phone" Mashable 3/17
  • "Google Voice finally lets you delete conversations" PCWorld 3/17
  • "Google Drive for Windows goes titsup after firm rolls out unfinished update" The Inquirer 3/17
  • "Google's new algorithm shrinks JPEG files by 35 percent" Engadget 3/17
  • "Google scrabbles to appease advertisers after drawing ire for inappropriate ad placements" BetaNews 3/17
  • "Google promises 'more robust' tools to help YouTube advertisers avoid controversial videos" VentureBeat 3/17
  • "Google Home stops spouting Disney ads after user outcry" PCWorld 3/17
  • "How to use a Chromebook: 10 must-know tips, tricks, and tools for beginners" PCWorld 3/17
  • "How to use the Skype Chrome extension to quickly add Skype call links to calendar entries" PCWorld 3/17
  • "Uber's self-driving car tests aren't going as well as planned" Engadget 3/17
  • "Amazon puts Alexa inside its main iPhone app" VentureBeat 3/17
  • "Nintendo doubles Switch production plans after strong demand: WSJ" The Verge 3/17
  • "WSJ: Nintendo is selling way more Switches than it expected" Engadget 3/17
  • "GameStop will have more Nintendo Switch systems for sale starting March 22" TechCrunch 3/17
  • "Netflix is swapping star ratings for thumbs up and thumbs down" Engadget 3/17
  • "MuleSoft prices IPO above expected range at $17 per share" TechCrunch 3/17
  • "This space heater for fingers probably won't burn your hands off" The Verge 3/17
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Teams rolls out to Office 365 customers worldwide" Network.Com 3/17
  • "ProVu-Cisco set dates for two more launch events" Comms-Dealer 3/17
  • "Opportunity International and Cisco Collaborate with Goal to Improve the Lives of 20 Million People and Create Three Million Jobs by 2020" Network.Com 3/17
  • "Microsoft and Alphabet Are Catching Up to Amazon in the Cloud" The Motley Fool 3/17
  • "You can now turn off colourful contact icons or profile pictures on the Outlook Mail app in Windows 10" MSPoweruser 3/17
  • "How to move Windows 10 from your old hard drive to SSD" IT PRO 3/17
  • "Windows 10's Creators Update tweaks a workaround for mandatory updates" PCWorld 3/17
  • "So Long, Vista! Microsoft Finally Kills the OS – No More Security Updates or Hot Fixes" WCCFTech 3/17
  • "GroupMe Windows app updated with support for copy and pasting files via the clipboard" MSPoweruser 3/17
  • "WINDOWS GAMING: Can Windows 10 Game Mode Boost Performance? We Tested It!" MakeUseOf 3/17
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 release date could be just DAYS away" Express UK 3/17
  • "Teams shows Microsoft's strengths – and its weaknesses" Alphr 3/17
  • "How to force a Windows 'Blue Screen of Death' — and why you might want to" Windows Central 3/17
  • "Easy Fix for Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4013429 Issues" Softpedia 3/17
  • "Microsoft Launches a Sports Bot for Facebook" Softpedia 3/17
  • "How to Install Windows 10 Build 15060 If It Fails with Error 8024a112" Softpedia 3/17
  • "Microsoft and Sony set sights on the Netflix model" GamesIndustry 3/17
  • "Live game chat transcription launches for Halo Wars 2 on Xbox One and Windows 10" Neowin 3/17
  • "Microsoft Could Launch a $1,000 Windows 10 Laptop" Softpedia 3/17
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 coming soon as a simple, cheaper clamshell laptop" Pocketnow 3/17
  • "Lyft agrees to pay $27 million to settle driver classification lawsuit: However, even with the deal, they remain independent contractors." Ars Technica 8:18 AM
  • "Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower plans stolen from car" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "New Jersey pastor, Florida programer convicted of bitcoin exchange scheme" Reuters 3/17
  • "Google Resists Warrant for Data in Minnesota Fraud Case" PC Magazine 3/17
  • "Google Employees Have to Waive Right to Sue on Pornography" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3/17
  • "UK government pulls YouTube ads over hate speech concerns" Engadget 3/17
  • "EU orders Facebook and Google to prevent consumer scams" Engadget 3/17
  • "Pakistan risks privacy concerns by asking Facebook and Twitter to identify users suspected of blasphemy" BetaNews 3/17
  • "Germany to use voice analysis software to help determine where refugees come from" The Verge 3/17
  • "South Korea court reassigns Samsung chief's case amid questions about judge's connections" Reuters 3/17
  • "Social media firms given a month to fix consumer rights issues in Europe" TechCrunch 3/17
  • "EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter" Reuters 3/17
  • "UK to question Google after adverts appear alongside extremist videos" Reuters 3/17
  • "Canada cracks down on recreational drone use" ZDNet 3/17
  • "FBI arrests alleged attacker who tweeted seizure-inducing strobe at Kurt Eichenwald" The Verge 3/17
  • "Federal judge OKs $27 million driver settlement in Lyft lawsuit" VentureBeat 3/17
  • "LG Gram 15 Review" Thurrott 10:32 AM
  • "Endless Mission One review: A tiny desktop on a mission" CNET 7:18 AM
  • "Your Future Password Is... Your Entire Body" Backchannel 3/17
  • "Storm Stella leads to spike in malware infections" BetaNews 3/17
  • "What hacking RSA access points teaches us about enterprise VPNs" BetaNews 3/17
  • "Cyber security spending to reach $90bn in 2017" BetaNews 3/17
  • "How big data is being used and what's holding it back" BetaNews 3/17
  • "SpaceX is pushing hard to bring the internet to space" The Verge 3/17
  • "Tizeti is bringing wireless internet to urban Africa" TechCrunch 3/17
  • "Bill Gates: Cutting Foreign Aid Makes America Less Safe" Time 3/17
  • "Augmented and virtual reality to see aggressive growth by 2021" Computerworld 3/17
  • "Workplace collaboration survey finds employees want a more interactive approach to solving business problems" BetaNews 3/17
  • "Netgear Arlo Pro review: A great home security camera you can use indoors or out" PCWorld 3/17
  • "Cornell University's radical radio chip uses software filtering to work anywhere" PCWorld 3/17
  • "The best graphics cards for PC gaming" PCWorld 3/17
  • "How WebAssembly can transform how we use apps and the web" PCWorld 3/17
  • "Popslate, the company putting an E Ink display on your iPhone, is shutting down: The company indicated that it would not issue refunds to backers" The Verge 11:40 AM
  • " bought ModCloth, which makes a strange kind of sense" Mashable 3/17
  • "Tesla raised $1.2 billion via share and convertible debt sale" TechCrunch 3/17
  • "Piwik raises $2 million to truly liberate your analytics" TechCrunch 3/17
  • "Singapore's Homage, a service for in-home care for the elderly, raises $1.2M" TechCrunch 3/17
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market slides at close but holds on to weekly gains: Financials retreat as 10-year Treasury yield ticks lower" MarketWatch 3/17
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Decline as Health Care Losses Counter Gains: Wall Street ends a jampacked week little changed as a selloff in health care stocks counters broad gains elsewhere." TheStreet 3/17
  • "Investors see red on St. Patrick's Day" USA Today 3/17
  • "Wall Street Flat as Banks Weigh; Adobe Rallies" Reuters 3/17
  • "U.S. Stocks, Government Bonds Notch Weekly Gains: Utilities sector also rising, boosting S&P 500 energy shares" [Paid Membership Required] 3/17
  • "Asian markets largely retreat ahead of G-20 meeting: Investors in Asia turned cautious Friday ahead of a meeting of finance chiefs from the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies, where U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is widely expected to pressure countries to boost the value of their currencies." MarketWatch 3/17
  • "European stocks dip ahead of potential trade tension at G-20 gathering: European stocks moved slightly lower Friday, but hovered around their highest levels in more than a year, with investors turning attention to the meeting of Group of 20 finance officials in Germany." MarketWatch 3/17

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:40 PM; no changes since 12:20 PM CDT)
  • "AI Challenge: Achieving Artificial Empathy"
  • "How to Market IT Modernization to Your Business"
New York Times (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "How Fake Mark Zuckerbergs Scam Facebook Users Out of Their Cash"
  • "YouTube Kids, Criticized for Content, Introduces New Parental Controls"
  • "How a News Junkie Stays Plugged In: Newsletters and Her Kids"
  • "Facebook's Privacy Scandal Appears to Have Little Effect on Its Bottom Line"
  • "What Amazon's New Headquarters Could Mean for Rents"
  • "Twitter Stays on an Upswing, With Its Second Straight Quarter of Profit"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Belgium: Paid Loot Boxes in Games Like Overwatch Are Illegal"
  • "Everything Leaving Netflix in May"
  • "Police Shut Down Major DDoS-for-Hire Service"
  • "T-Mobile: 5G Won't Start Out Much Faster Than 4G"
  • "The Best Refurbished Laptop Deals"
  • "In LA, Future Scientists Get Their Geek On"
  • "Russian VPN Usage Skyrockets Amidst Telegram Ban"
  • "Hotel Rooms Worldwide Can Be Unlocked With This Hack"
  • "Snapchat Adds 'Snappables' Interactive AR Lenses"
  • "5 New Gmail Features to Check Out Now" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "Samsung Elec flags mobile weakness as chips power record first profit"
  • "Facebook's rise in profits, users shows resilience after scandals"
  • "Qualcomm chip sales indicate some smartphone strength"
  • "Britain pumps cash into artificial intelligence before Brexit"
  • "PayPal quarterly profit beats estimates, shares rise"
  • "AMD profit gets boost from chips for crypto mining, gaming"
  • "Trump, top aides talk trade with Apple CEO Cook at White House"
  • "Brazil prosecutors say Windows 10 settings violate local laws"
  • "Facebook will not testify at U.S. House hearing on social media"
  • "NYSE glitch forces Amazon and Alphabet traders elsewhere"
ZDNet (Updated 8:40 PM CDT)
  • "How to make the most of the new Gmail"
  • "ServiceNow beats estimates, acquires VendorHawk"
  • "Microsoft's Build 2018 session highlights: Microsoft 365, Graph interface, MSIX packaging, more"
  • "Qualcomm's Q2 better than expected, Apple dispute weighs as does NXP uncertainty"
  • "PayPal adds 8 million new active users in Q1"
  • "AT&T adds customers as the courtroom decides Time Warner deal"
  • "AMD Q1 rides Ryzen, Radeon, EPYC wave, ups outlook"
  • "Facebook tops earnings targets despite data privacy scandal"

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