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TechNN Archive: Sunday, March 19, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 will push some updates over limited data plans: The Creators Update could lead to a larger internet bill in some cases." Engadget 7:01 AM
  • "Get the Windows 10 Creators Update before everyone else" MSPoweruser 12:28 PM
  • "Surface Pro 5 will Include AMD Ryzen, Windows 10 Creators and More" MobiPicker 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Detailed – Radeon RX 580 To Feature Polaris 20 XTX, RX 560 To Use Polaris 21 and RX 550 To Use Polaris 12 GPUs" WCCFTech 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega Challenges Nividia GTX 1080 Ti ; Specs, Features, Release Date" Sports World News 7:17 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 500 Series To Be Powered By Polaris 21, 20 And 12 GPUs Built On 14nm FinFET LPP" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Does AMD have a Quad Channel 16 Core / 32 Thread CPU in the works?" Guru3D 7:18 AM
  • "Intel's Skylake-EP Xeon E5 2699 v5 Monster Flagship With 32 Cores / 64 Threads Gets Performance Leaked" WCCFTech 7:18 AM
  • "Intel officially introduces Xpoint with the DC P4800X SSD" SemiAccurate 9:02 PM
  • "New Intel Technology Bridges Gap Between Speedy Conventional Memory, Longer-Term Storage: Company looks to gain from data explosion with new drives" [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Intel's first Optane SSD: 375GB that you can also use as RAM/3D XPoint finally has (limited) commercial availability." Ars Technica 1:01 PM
  • "Intel Unveils New-Generation Optane SSD for Storage and RAM" eWeek 5:50 PM
  • "Intel's first hyper-fast 3D drive is meant for servers: The Optane SSD can serve as memory or storage depending on your needs." Engadget 3:53 PM
  • "Intel's Deal For Mobileye Doesn't Look Good" Seeking Alpha 12:28 PM
  • "Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X With 3D Xpoint Memory Debuts Ultra-Low Latency Storage, New Memory Tier" HotHardware 12:28 PM
  • "Optane SSD fast enough to be used as memory extender: Intel" ZDNet 3:16 PM
  • "Is Oracle's cloud growth a worry for Indian IT firms?" Business Standard 11:29 AM
  • "Oracle swipes at AWS, Microsoft and Salesforce as cloud revenue hits $1bn" Click Lancashire 11:59 AM
  • "IBM intros cognitive assistant to tackle enterprise device sprawl" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "List of Laptop and Tablet Recalls - 2017 and Earlier" LAPTOP Magazine 7:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 to start pushing crucial updates automatically over metered connections again" Neowin 3/18
  • "Updating in Windows 10 Version 1703? You Win Some, You Lose Some" Thurrott 3/18
  • "German police love Windows Phone as Hamburg purchase 900 Lumias" MSPoweruser 3/18
  • "Microsoft forces Windows 7, Windows 8 users to upgrade to Windows 10" Business Standard 3/18
  • "Microsoft Personal Shopping Assistant now available on Android (beta)" MSPoweruser 3/18
  • "Rebranding of AMD Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570 Polaris Affects Launching of AMD Flagship Products" Droid Report 3/18
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega With 'Soul' & 'Brain' – Here's Everything We Know So Far" MobiPicker 3/18
  • "Core i5 vs. i7: Which CPU Offers the Best Bang for the Buck" LAPTOP Magazine 3/18
  • "IBM to hire 2,000 US veterans into 'new collar jobs' over the next four years" Neowin 3/18
  • "In Silicon Valley, a Voice of Caution Guides a High-Flying Uber" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/18
General Interest
  • "Uber president quits in response to controversies: This wasn't the company he thought he joined." Engadget 7:03 PM
  • "Linux Kernel 4.9.16 LTS Has Various MIPS and PowerPC Changes, Updated Drivers: All users of the Linux 4.9 LTS kernel series need to update" Softpedia 6:27 PM
  • "Elon Musk's lab forced bots to create their own language" BGR 9:12 AM
  • "Leak appears to show Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the fastest mobile device on the market" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8: A rumor roundup" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Android Wear 2.0 rolls out to Huawei Watch" Neowin 3/18
  • "Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor" NPR 3/18
  • "Samsung's Note 7 disaster won't stop people buying the Galaxy S8" BGR 3/18
  • "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
  • "Wanda and IBM Sign Agreement to Bring IBM Cloud to China Through New Wanda Cloud Company" PR Newswire 10:54 AM
  • "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
  • "Xbox One Insider Preview build 15058 is now available in the Beta ring" Neowin 3:53 PM
  • "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 3/18
  • "Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower plans stolen from car" ZDNet 3/18
  • "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
  • "Why You Should Buy Your Own Router Instead of Renting it From Comcast" Among Tech 7:03 AM
  • "Endless Mission One review: A tiny desktop on a mission" CNET 3/18
  • "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
  • "Dell Boomi completes ManyWho acquisition" iTWire 7:16 AM
  • "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 3/18
  • " 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 8:05 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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