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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warns of 'destructive cyberattacks,' issues new Windows XP patches" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Is Microsoft cheating on Intel with ARM?" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Re-Releasing The Worst Videogame Controller Ever Made: A cruel and unusual punishment" Esquire UK 6:18 AM
  • "Why the needless Microsoft Xbox One X could destroy the games industry: 4K, teraflops and all the rest are no replacement for decent games - when is the arms race going to end?" V3 6:25 AM
  • "What Microsoft got right and wrong at E3 2017: A lot hinges on the Xbox One X" The Verge 10:03 AM
  • "How to disable Windows 10's 'USB selective suspend' setting" Windows Central 6:21 AM
  • "Windows Insiders Can Now Test OneDrive Files on Demand" Thurrott 12:01 PM
  • "Microsoft makes test build of its OneDrive Placeholders replacement available to Windows 10 Insiders" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft UK launches Xbox Design Lab controller customisation" bit-tech 6:21 AM
  • "Charles Taylor Hires Microsoft's Tamer Ozmen As Non-Executive Director" London South East 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft wins Supreme Court case about scratched Xbox 360 discs" BetaNews 6:21 AM
  • "Hands on with OneDrive On-Demand Sync for Windows 10" Windows Central 6:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Itself Removes Another Windows Phone AppThis time it's LinkedIn and users need to turn to browsers" Softpedia 6:22 AM
  • "Dell-Backed Virtustream to Head Off Against Amazon, Microsoft Cloud" Investopedia 4:33 PM
  • "Michael Dell's Cloud Plan Includes a Big Dose of This Company" Fortune 6:11 AM
  • "Dell EMC and GirlCrew's Supper Club to encourage more women-led start-ups" SiliconRepublic 6:11 AM
  • "Alienware unveils AMD Threadripper tower, plus new monitors and peripherals: At E3, Dell builds out the Alienware line with stylised peripherals." Ars Technica UK 6:12 AM
  • "Alienware upgrades Area 51 PC for 8K applications and 'mega-tasking'" TrustedReviews 6:13 AM
  • "Alienware Area-51 with AMD Threadripper or Intel Core-X" Hexus 6:15 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper will be exclusive to Alienware until end of 2017" The Inquirer 12:02 PM
  • "Dell has AMD Threadripper exclusivity until December (with exceptions)" Seeking Alpha 12:02 PM
  • "HPE hatches HPE Next – a radical overhaul plan so it won't be HPE Last" The Register 1:39 PM
  • "HP's 3D Printing Reach to Span Asia-Pacific Region" Engineering.com 6:12 AM
  • "Good news surprises AMD" Orlando Sentinel [Free Registration Required] 6:13 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Crimson Relive Edition Software Top Up Performance For 'Prey' & 'Dirt 4'" The Science Times 6:13 AM
  • "Intel Is Helping Amazon Build Its Alexa Artificial Intelligence Kingdom" Seeking Alpha 7:24 AM
  • "Intel slows i9 release dates" Fudzilla 6:13 AM
  • "Intel announces Core-X series CPU availability" Hexus 6:15 AM
  • "Intel sees fierce competition in manufacturing process" DigiTimes 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Sued Over Handset SoCs" EE Times 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Servers: The ARM Onslaught Is Coming" Seeking Alpha 6:14 AM
  • "Intel Announces X299, Skylake-X, and Kaby Lake-X Release Schedule: Pre-Orders June 19th, Availability June 26th" AnandTech 6:15 AM
  • "Intel Sued for Allegedly Defective, Exploding Phones" ExtremeTech 12:02 PM
  • "IBM and Hortonworks go steady with OEM deal" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Hyperconverged hybrid cloud is the new blue: IBM and Cisco give their VersaStacks multi-cloud capabilities and a VDI special" The Register 6:26 AM
  • "Oracle Brazil appoints new head" ZDNet 6:22 AM
General Interest
  • "David Bonderman Resigns From Uber Board After Sexist Remark" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:05 PM
  • "Best Buy's new weapon against Amazon: A try-before-you-buy option" Recode 8:39 PM
  • "Best Buy reportedly plans to launch a rental service with used gadgets" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Sony Touts the Strength of the PS4 Ecosystem" Thurrott 12:20 PM
  • "Everything Sony announced at E3 2017" BGR 6:03 AM
  • "E3 2017: PlayStation in one minute" BBC 6:03 AM
  • "Google cloud browned out after automation snag struck" The Register 8:36 PM
  • "Google Maps updates it Local Guides program with a new points system and more levels" TechCrunch 7:27 AM
  • "Pixel 2 XL has reportedly been canceled for an even bigger Google phone" BGR 7:27 AM
  • "Seagate's new PS4 hard drive tacks on 2TB of extra storage: More space for games in a super-portable package." Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "Bitcoin exchanges buckle after traffic load" Neowin 6:32 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi sours thanks to mining malware: Change your default user name or Linux.MulDrop.14 will send your Pi down the crypto-mines" The Register 6:26 AM
  • "Hundreds stranded at Manchester Airport due to IT 'glitch': Thomas Cook most impacted with 12 delays" The Register 6:25 AM
  • "Waymo bids its self-driving bubble cars farewell" Engadget 6:16 AM
  • "Linux Mint team release KDE and Xfce Sonya betas" Neowin 6:10 AM
  • "The safe Galaxy Note 7 may be released early next month" BGR 6:03 AM
  • "AR brings South Korea's heritage sites to life" EE Times Asia 6:02 AM
  • "Logitech's Circle 2 security camera can transform to fit in different places" The Verge 6:09 AM
Press Releases
  • "Healthcare Analytics 2017 Global Key Players – SAS, IBM, Oracle, Tableau Software, Cerner Corporation, Metric Insights Market Analysis and Forecast to 2022" OpenPR 6:17 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Announces Quarterly Dividend" PRNewswire 9:03 PM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop" MCT 7:41 PM
  • "Reviews: Microsoft's Surface Laptop is a winner ... but Windows 10 S is less of a hit" GeekWire 7:35 PM
  • "Why Microsoft should acquire Docker to better compete against Kubernetes" TechRepublic 3:14 PM
  • "Win XP patched to avert new outbreaks spawned by NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers" Ars Technica 3:13 PM
  • "Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop: Instant Gratification" Wired 10:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: Pretty but Not Essential/You're going to either love or hate its most distinct feature: a cloth-covered interior" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop review: the best-looking Windows laptop" Telegraph 6:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop With Windows 10 Pro Review" The Verge 6:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: Worth The Wait" The Verge 6:09 AM
  • "Review: Microsoft's Surface Laptop" ZDNet 6:06 AM
  • "The Surface Laptop is the pinnacle of design: But Windows 10 S is still too limited for most." Engadget 6:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox One X console is nothing but marketing hype: 4K, teraflops and all the rest are no replacement for decent games" The Inquirer 6:07 AM
  • "PlayStation not on board with cross-play Minecraft: Minecraft Editions will be replaced by Minecraft" Polygon 5:58 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "France and the UK consider fining social media companies over terrorist content: Joint anti-terror campaign could add more pressure to companies like Facebook and Twitter" The Verge 8:50 AM
  • "Brits still face shock bills following EU roaming ban: Which? warns that confusion could lead to unexpected charges" The Inquirer 6:07 AM
  • "Man sentenced to death for 'blasphemy' on Facebook: First recorded case of social media blasphemy conviction in Pakistan" The Inquirer 6:07 AM
  • "Facing limits of remote hacking, Army cybers up the battlefield: Army prepares for a less friendly electronic battlespace, embeds cyber in units." Ars Technica 6:03 AM
  • "History by lawsuit: After Gawker's demise, the 'inventor of e-mail' targets Techdirt/'I defined e-mail! And you guys have got to give me that credit.'" Ars Technica 6:03 AM
  • "Kim Dotcom can't get back millions worth of assets US seized, feds say: Because Dotcom is a fugitive, he can't challenge asset forfeiture, feds say." Ars Technica 6:04 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Sprint's free year of unlimited data: what's the catch? No, it's not a joke, but it is a limited promotion. Here's how you can get access to the deal." CNET 4:33 PM
  • "Uber Needs New Senior Management to Achieve Stability, Maturity" eWeek 6:38 AM
  • "WiMiUS L1 4K action camera review" BetaNews 6:39 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Hello's sleep-tracking Kickstarter hit collapses" BBC 6:24 AM
  • "Mrs. Wordsmith raises £2M to scale its innovative edtech platform" TechCrunch 6:10 AM
  • "Clutter raises $64 million to store what won't fit in your closet" TechCrunch 6:10 AM
  • "Thriva raises £1.5M from angels, Seedcamp, 500 and LCIF to scale blood testing" TechCrunch 6:10 AM
  • "SoftBank partners with ZTE on 5G trials" ZDNet 6:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 close at records as Tech Stocks rebound: Fed's two-day monetary policy meeting under way" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Wall Street Back to Records as Tech Selloff Becomes History" TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "Tech Stocks, coming off records highs, tumble for a second day" USA Today 4:03 PM
  • "Tech recovery sends Wall St to records with Fed next" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Boosted by Recovering Technology Shares: A recovery in the shares of technology companies helped lift U.S. stock indexes Tuesday." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Asian markets shake off Wall Street's woes, post gains" MarketWatch 6:34 AM
  • "European stocks rise as techs move toward recouping losses" MarketWatch 6:34 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 12:05 PM; no changes since8:15 AM CDT)
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New York Times (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
  • "Taking Photos Won't Take You Out of the Moment, Study Suggests" PC Magazine (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
    • "You Can Now Post Videos Right to Reddit"
    • "Comcast's Cell Service Now Available Nationwide"
    • "Pokemon Gold & Silver Boxed Copies Don't Contain a Cartridge"
    • "Facebook Takes Aim at Video Clickbait"
    • "The 22 Best Opening Credits From TV's Modern Age"
    • "How to Make a Pinhole Camera to Watch the Solar Eclipse"
    • "Limited Edition Call of Duty: WWII Loot Crate Announced"
    • "Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 May Double as a Breathalyzer"
    Reuters (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
    • "Nestle defends 'Kit Kat' campaign against Atari 'Breakout' lawsuit"
    • "Top fund investors pumped brakes on fast-rising Tesla: filings"
    • "Infosys CEO resigns after long-running feud with founders"
    • "Former Uber CEO says investor lawsuit a 'public and personal attack'"
    • "AT&T considers sale of home security business: sources"
    • "China Unicom's $12 billion ownership-reforms plan mired in confusion"
    • "Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk"
    • "TIMELINE: Infosys CEO Sikka resigns, bruised by disputes with founders"
    • "China's Lenovo warns of cost challenges as it sinks to Q1 loss"
    • "U.S. digital rights group slams tech firms for barring neo-Nazis"
    ZDNet (Updated 12:05 PM CDT)
    • "Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka resigns"
    • "Google to unveil Android O on Aug. 21 via livestream"
    • "Snoppa M1, First Take: Crowdfunded smartphone stabiliser off to a shaky start"
    • "FAQ: How to install, reinstall, upgrade and activate Windows 10"
    • "Windows 10 security: After Kaspersky fight, Microsoft talks up its case for Defender"
    • "Russian hacking campaign targets G20 attendees with booby-trapped invites"
    • "Asus debuts iPhone 7 Plus-style dual cameras in lower cost ZenFone 4s"
    • "Tracing the 2017 Solar Eclipse (Video)"


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