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TechNN Archive: Sunday, June 11, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Xbox E3 press conference: start time, live stream, and schedule/Tune in to get a glimpse of the future of Xbox" The Verge 10:24 AM
  • "25 most important announcements from the Xbox E3 2017 press conference" BGR 9:27 PM
  • "Microsoft ignores VR at its Xbox One X launch event" TechCrunch 9:27 PM
  • "The Xbox One S will be $50 cheaper from tomorrow: The console will cost just $199." Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft cuts $50 off the Xbox One S ahead of Project Scorpio reveal at E3 2017 [Update] Neowin 7:48 AM
  • "On the Eve of E3, Xbox One S is Now on Sale" Thurrott 8:01 AM
  • "Xbox Project Scorpio Expectations? I Have a Few" Thurrott 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft's Project Scorpio could cost $499: It's about what you'd expect, but that still makes it a pricey system." Engadget 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Xbox One X for November release" Seeking Alpha 6:15 PM
  • "Xbox Scorpio is now Xbox One X—launches November 7 for $499: Alongside 4K console Microsoft promised 22 exclusive games will launch on Xbox." Ars Technica 7:12 PM
  • "E3 2017: First look at Microsoft's new console" BBC 7:35 PM
  • "Minecraft to receive its first top-engine visual overhaul since 2010 debut: 'Super-Duper Graphics Pack' retains blockiness, goes crazy with particles, shadows." Ars Technica 7:28 PM
  • "Xbox expanding backwards compatibility program to original Xbox games: ACTUAL Xbox 'one' on Xbox One! Crimson Skies confirmed now, launching later this year." Ars Technica 7:31 PM
  • "Microsoft is looking to revamp Cortana to be more conversational" Neowin 8:01 AM
  • "Why Intel Wants To Stop Microsoft's Emulation Of X86 Win32 Apps On Snapdragon 835" Seeking Alpha 1:45 PM
  • "Intel 28-Core Xeon Platinum 8176 Dual-Socket Server Rocks Cinebench Benchmark With 112 Threads" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Malware downloader infects your PC without a mouse click: The downloader installs a banking Trojan into your PC the moment your mouse pointer hovers over it." Engadget 2:08 PM
  • "American military backs an entirely new kind of processor: It could spot the first signs of a cyberattack or a disease outbreak." Engadget 8:39 PM
  • "Microsoft trademarks 'DirectReality' ahead of E3" Neowin 6/10
  • "Microsoft Previews Major Improvements Coming to Edge" Thurrott 6/10
  • "Windows 10 Product Key And Activation: How To Find It And How It Works" Redmond Pie 6/10
  • "Microsoft's Cortana can now help you compare prices when shopping online" Social Barrel 6/10
  • "Intel Celebrates 39 Years Of X86 By Circling The Wagons" Seeking Alpha 6/10
General Interest
  • "Chevy Bolt EV goes on sale nationally a month early: Coming to a dealer near you in August." Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "HTC's new $99 Deluxe Audio Strap for the Vive is apparently disintegrating after normal use" Neowin 7:47 AM
  • "Watch EA's E3 2017 press conference in 8 minutes" The Verge 6/10
  • "E3 2017: the latest news from the biggest gaming event of the year/Announcements, news, commentary, and gameplay" The Verge 6/10
  • "EA at E3 2017: the 5 biggest announcements/Star Wars, Need for Speed, and some big surprises" The Verge 6/10
  • "Samsung refreshes its J series phones" Neowin 6/10
  • "Linux Malware Infects Raspberry Pi Devices Making Them CryptoCurrency Mining Zombies" HotHardware 6/10
  • "Google releases reCAPTCHA API for Android devices" Neowin 6/10
  • "Futurist Ray Kurzweil told audience he wouldn't buy bitcoin" Neowin 6/10
  • "Chrome OS is ready to use printers without the cloud: Printing is boring when it works, and now Chrome OS works with more printers." Engadget 6/10
  • "How the internet of things is changing the way we drive" The Next Web 6/9
  • "GameStop confirms extensive credit card data breach" Engadget 6/9
  • "Google, you better up your tablet game before Apple takes you down" BetaNews 6/9
  • "Google Maps displays Pride parade routes for 35 cities around the world" VentureBeat 6/9
  • "How to master Google Photos" The Verge 6/9
  • "Alphabet Sells Boston Dynamics to Softbank" PC Magazine 6/9
  • "Are there folders in Gmail? (Plus answers to other popular Google searches)" ZDNet 6/9
  • "This Android malware features a 'dangerous' new attack" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Amazon kills off its $60 unlimited annual cloud storage deal" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Samsung's new top-end curved gaming monitors are sporting HDR, QLED and AMD FreeSync 2" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Samsung's Notebook 9 Pro Sports an Embedded S Pen" PC Magazine 6/9
  • "What Alibaba can teach us about digital transformation" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Born-again BlackBerry: Canadian icon hopes to ride trucks to growth" Reuters 6/9
  • "Bain in talks with Japan fund on bid for Toshiba chip unit: sources" Reuters 6/9
  • "Toshiba says Western Digital meeting didn't dispel concerns over chip proposal" Reuters 6/9
  • "Nokia cuts 170 jobs in Finland" Reuters 6/9
  • "Delphi, the Auto Parts Supplier, Embarks on a High-Tech Overhaul" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/9
  • "Uber in another crisis as exec accused of improperly obtaining rape victim's medical records" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Sources: Yahoo CISO Bob Lord out after AOL-Yahoo merger" TechCrunch 6/9
Press Releases
  • "IBM Wins VMware 2016 Global Partner Innovation Award for 'Integrate Public Clouds'" PRNewswire 6/9
  • "Why this Brydge keyboard can be the perfect match for the Microsoft Surface Pro - Video" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Microsoft Previews Major Improvements Coming to Edge" Thurrott 6/9
  • "Microsoft Brings Cortana Shopping Tips to Edge" Thurrott 6/9
  • "Cortana can be your frugal online shopping assistant: As long as you're using Microsoft Edge, that is." Engadget 6/9
  • "How To Fix Missing Desktop Icons On Windows" AddictiveTips 6/9
  • "Microsoft Azure now supports OpenBSD" BetaNews 6/9
  • "The 11 most intriguing Fall Creators Update features in Windows 10 Build 16215" PCWorld 6/9
  • "Cortana can now do price comparisons when you're shopping online" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Microsoft Unlocks Extra Memory for Scorpio Games" PC Magazine 6/9
  • "How Expensive Is Too Expensive For Microsoft's Xbox Scorpio?" Forbes 6/9
  • "Be a productivity pro with this ultimate Microsoft Office certification training for just $39" The Next Web 6/9
  • "Microsoft is working on a Google Assistant-like conversational UI for Cortana" Windows Central 6/9
  • "Nintendo and Microsoft will take on Sony during gaming's biggest week" CNNMoney 6/9
  • "New Windows 10 update brings boost to Game Mode and a fresh look" TechRadar UK 6/9
  • "How to Use Different Wallpapers for Each Monitor in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 6/9
  • "Microsoft Praises Windows Defender, Kaspersky Trashes It" Softpedia 6/9
  • "How Microsoft Brings the Full Windows 10 Desktop to Windows Phones with CShell" Softpedia 6/9
  • "Microsoft wants to improve Windows Defender with AI acquisition" TechRadar UK 6/9
  • "Microsoft To Buy Cybersecurity Firm Hexadite" Nasdaq 6/9
  • "Windows 10's Default Browser Receives Major Update in Latest Preview Build" Softpedia 6/9
  • "Microsoft Releases Boring Windows 10 Mobile Build as Major Overhaul imminent" Softpedia 6/9
  • "Seagate Offers 4TB Game Drive for Xbox Game Pass" PC Magazine 6/9
  • "Now that it owns SlideShare, Microsoft is closing its own file-sharing service" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Microsoft to shut down its file-sharing site December 15" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Microsoft is shutting down its file sharing service" BetaNews 6/9
  • "Now that it owns SlideShare, Microsoft is closing its own file-sharing service" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Want ransomware-proof Windows? Use Windows 10 S, says Microsoft" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Turks Click Away, but Wikipedia Is Gone" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/10
  • "Augmented reality lawsuit provides augmented view of 1st Amendment: 'They're passing two dimensional laws in a three dimensional world.'" Ars Technica 6/10
  • "AR startup Meta sues former head of optics over trade secrets theft" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "European Commission opens investigation into Qualcomm, NXP deal" ZDNet 6/9
  • "EU wants to make it easier for police to obtain user data" Engadget 6/9
  • "NSA cites privacy concerns for u-turn over revealing the number of Americans it spies on" BetaNews 6/9
  • "Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Thailand jails man for 35 years for Facebook posts that insulted its royal family" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "More than a decade later, how do original YouTube stars feel about the site? For original YouTubers, their online haven became a media behemoth—but they keep vlogging." Ars Technica 9:22 AM
  • "HTC U Ultra review: A premium device that struggles to find a place" Neowin 8:01 AM
  • "Razer Core Review: Turn Your MacBook Killing Razer Blade Stealth Into The Ultimate Gaming Machine" Forbes 6/10
  • "BBC iPlayer: tips, tricks and other useful features/Want to get more out of your streaming? We've got you covered." Engadget 6/10
  • "What to expect at this year's E3" Engadget 6/9
  • "How streaming TV services are coping with ISP data caps" TechHive 6/9
  • "Hear from top robotics educators at TC Sessions: Robotics" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Why We Should Be Worried About Tiny Robot Spies" PC Magazine 6/9
  • "Uber considers sidelining its CEO: The ridesharing outfit is rethinking its leadership at a major meeting." Engadget 2:08 PM
  • "Alibaba to open cloud data centres in Indonesia, India" ZDNet 6/10
  • "Western Digital to raise Toshiba chip offer in last-ditch bid: source" Reuters 6/10
  • "AI's $37 billion market is creating new industries" VentureBeat 6/9
  • "Houzz to raise $400 million at $4 billion valuation" VentureBeat 6/9
  • "Pandora raises $480M from SiriusXM, sells Ticketfly to Eventbrite for $200M" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Lerer Hippeau Ventures raises $28M fund for follow-on investments" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "Unpacking Pinterest's $150M Series Whatever" TechCrunch 6/9
  • "SoftBank to buy robotics businesses from Alphabet Inc" Reuters 6/9
  • "Digital Realty to buy DuPont Fabros in $7.6 billion deal" Reuters 6/9
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq tumbles on tech selloff while Dow climbs to record close: Apple posts biggest daily drop since 16 months" MarketWatch 6/9
  • "Nasdaq Swept Away From Records on Brutal Surprise Tech Selloff" TheStreet 6/9
  • "Dow closes at fresh high, tech selloff shoves Nasdaq from record" FOXBusiness 6/9
  • "Tech Shares Fall After Big Rally: A series of downbeat research notes about the tech giants and climbing valuations spark selloff" [Paid Membership Required] 6/9
  • "Op-Ed: Why this monster tech stock could be the Intel of the A.I. age" CNBC 6/9
  • "Nikkei returns to 20,000 as Asian markets warily eye U.K. election: Asian stocks started Friday trading mixed, in a wait-and-see mode as exit polls suggested the U.K.'s governing Conservative party failed to keep its parliamentary majority in Thursday's general election there." MarketWatch 6/9
  • "European stocks rise, take lead from U.K. after surprise election result: Major European stock benchmarks rose Friday, as U.K. stocks gained on a slide in the pound after the U.K.'s general election left the British government with a hung parliament." MarketWatch 6/9

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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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