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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel's Bold Plan to Reinvent Computer Memory (and Keep It a Secret)" Wired 6:48 AM
  • "The Israeli Economy's Got Intel Inside" Bloomberg 6:57 AM
  • "Intel becomes NCAA's VR live partner" Telecompaper 9:55 AM
  • "AMD's Success Is Not The Death Of Intel" Nasdaq 9:55 AM
  • "AMD has a fix coming for Ryzen bug that hard-locks PCs" ExtremeTech 9:56 AM
  • "Ryzen 7 Chips Are Locking Up PCs, AMD Knows Why" PC Magazine 6:53 AM
  • "ARM introduces new architecture for artificial intelligence and machine learning" BetaNews 7:17 AM
  • "Why you should not get excited over Windows Server on ARM: There is a long string of failures behind these efforts." Computerworld 9:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Web Services Hit With Another Outage" Investopedia 11:58 AM
  • "The Army just bought 10,000 rugged Windows 10 tablets" The Verge 10:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Appeal Against Xbox 360 Class Action Lawsuit Gets US Supreme Court Support" NDTV Gadgets 9:18 AM
  • "Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners' suit" Associated Press 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft completes modified version of Windows 10 for Chinese government" BetaNews 7:17 AM
  • "IBM-Wanda Deal Brings US Firm's Cloud Computing Services to China" Yibada 10:15 AM
  • "Titan Using IBM Cloud, Watson Technology To Up Customer Base" NDTV 10:16 AM
  • "IBM's Watson Beat AI Program Makes Music With Phony PPL" Digital Trends 7:08 AM
  • "Twitter starts using IBM's Watson technology to help identify bullies who tweet" GeekWire 10:15 AM
  • "Cisco's 'Spark' board is basically a giant iPad, but it makes sense" Mashable 7:09 AM
  • "PC vendors to hike prices in 3Q17" DigiTimes 6:48 AM
  • "PC sales decrease in Brazil" ZDNet 6:08 PM
General Interest
  • "Nubia Z11: An Android flagship for the cost-conscious" ZDNet 9:17 PM
  • "Medium launches memberships for $5 per month: You don't really get anything yet" The Verge 5:34 PM
  • "Nest security cameras can be knocked out via Bluetooth" Engadget 11:59 AM
  • "This $100M email scam tripped up two big US tech companies" CNET 11:32 AM
  • "LinkedIn tries to hook more users with business news section" Reuters 9:04 AM
  • "LinkedIn Wants to Hook Users With 'Trending Storylines'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:04 AM
  • "Samsung leak gives us our first look at the desktop dock for Galaxy S8" The Next Web 7:25 AM
  • "Twitter shuts 377,000 more 'terrorism' accounts" BBC 7:25 AM
  • "Mythic launches a chip to enable computer vision and voice control on any device" TechCrunch 7:00 AM
  • "Using a satnav switches off part of your brain: Perhaps that explains why some users end up in rivers or driving through churches." ZDNet 6:53 AM
  • "Verizon, AT&T suspend ads from Google over offensive videos" Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "AT&T and Verizon halt Google ads over extremist videos" CNNMoney 3:53 PM
  • "Google Broadens Ad Placement Policy Changes in Wake of Complaints" eWeek 7:41 PM
  • "Google Duo adds supports for audio-only calls because why not" TechCrunch 11:31 AM
  • "Google Maps' location-sharing feature is one you might actually use" Engadget 9:28 AM
  • "Google Maps Adds Location Sharing, Quietly Drools Over Your Data" Wired 9:28 AM
  • "Google doubles down on the news part of its 'News & Weather' app" Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "Google: Hacked sites rose by a third in 2016/And most website managers didn't find out about it, either." ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "UK digital-tech sector growing twice as fast as economy" BBC 6:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Completes Acquisition of AppDynamics" Marketwired 7:21 AM
  • "IBM and Dublin City University Water Institute Collaborate to Advance Internet of Things Research for Water Management" PRNewswire 3:11 PM
  • "Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud" PRNewswire 7:21 AM
  • "Oracle Retail 2025 Study Reveals Consumer Attitudes on Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on Future Retail Experiences" PRNewswire 7:21 AM
  • "Oracle Health Sciences Data Management Workbench Now Available in the Cloud" PRNewswire 7:21 AM
  • "Oracle Utilities Launches a New Asset Performance Management (APM) Solution in the Cloud" PRNewswire 7:21 AM
Microsoft
  • "Skype for Windows 10 is now a fully-fledged app with some cool new features" TechRadar UK 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's LinkedIn wants you to sound like a genius when you walk into your next meeting" Business Insider 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's new deals on Surface Book and Pro 4 will save you up to £345" TechRadar UK 9:22 AM
  • "Adobe and Microsoft release joint Experience Cloud, Azure services" ITBusiness Canada 9:19 AM
  • "Office 365 Education users can now enjoy Microsoft Teams" OnMSFT 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's SwiftKey update frustrates Android users" OnMSFT 9:19 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: A dive into Windows 10 Creators Edition and the future of OSes" Computerworld 6:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trudeau Picks Clean-Tech, Agri-Food, AI to Drive New Economy" Bloomberg 9:12 PM
  • "Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy: Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer data and obtain consumers' consent before mining and selling it."Wired 1:11 PM
  • "Canada might follow the U.S. and U.K. with flight 'laptop ban'" Mashable 11:59 AM
  • "Plusnet fined whopping £880,000 for billing thousands of ex-customers" V3 7:14 AM
  • "'Sex assault' streamed on Facebook Live" BBC 6:47 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Mobileye acquisition is proof that AI needs guidelines" VentureBeat 2:23 PM
  • "Wikileaks finds a business model" I, Cringely 2:12 PM
  • "Comment: Notification snoozing may be my favorite new feature in Android O" 9to5Google 12:51 PM
  • "Two And A Half Geeks: Intel Optane SSD, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, AMD Ryzen And Naples, Maingear Vybe, And More!" HotHardware 11:56 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkCenter X1 review: Sleek Design and Optimum performance" Gizbot 10:14 AM
  • "Is Android security turning a corner? A new Year In Review shows some tactics starting to pay off" The Verge 9:29 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's new Chicago store, which only sells books that got at least 4.5 stars online" Business Insider 9:28 AM
  • "I tried Samsung's Android answer to the iPad Pro — here's what it's like" Business Insider 8:55 AM
  • "The hidden impact of DNS on internet users" BetaNews 7:17 AM
  • "Capsule Review: Logitech MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo" AnandTech 7:13 AM
  • "The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Performance Preview" AnandTech 7:13 AM
  • "Right-to-Repair Laws Argue That You Bought That Gadget, and Dammit, You Should Be Able to Fix It" Wired 6:47 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Twitch and esports event group DreamHack renew their partnership for 2017" VentureBeat 11:31 AM
  • "Chrono.gg secures $1 million funding for its PC digital distribution platform" VentureBeat 11:31 AM
  • "Mythic raises $8.8 million to put AI on a chip" VentureBeat 7:18 AM
  • "Elvie pulls in $6M Series A to build a global female health tech brand" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Hotel booking platform HotelTonight raises $37 million" Reuters 6:53 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs five-day losing streak as broader market edges higher: Investors take U.K. terrorist attack in stride" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rebounds With Small Gains, Weathering Deadly London Terror Attack: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both rebounded on Wednesday, while the Dow slipped slightly." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stock market falls 1.2%, ending longest streak of calm since 1995: Stocks ended at session lows and with the worst losses of the year as the shine of the Trump rally wore thin. The S&P 500 declined by more than 1% for the first time in more than 100 sessions. The financial sector was one of the worst performers on doubts over whether President Trump can pass regulatory reform." USA Today 3:57 PM
  • "Choppy Day on Wall Street; All Eyes on Trump and Health Care"  3:57 PM 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Steady After Selloff as Tech Shares Rally: Government bond yields and the dollar slide as doubts linger about the president's agenda" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Nikkei falls 2% as 'Trump trade' doubts hit Asia markets: Bank stocks slump in Australia" MarketWatch 9:01 AM
  • "Bank stocks lead selloff in Europe on 'Trump trade' worries" MarketWatch 9:01 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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