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TechNN Archive: Saturday, June 17, 2017
"Intel and Microsoft's latest investment binge shows AI land grab is intensifying" VentureBeat 7:22 AM
"Intel i9-7900X Benchmarks Reveal The Overclocking Headroom It Has To Offer" SegmentNext 7:22 AM
"iPad Pro clear example of Apple copying us, says Microsoft exec/Commentary: Surface General Manager Ryan Gavin insists that Apple is something of a follower." CNET 4:44 PM
"A teardown of Microsoft's new Surface laptop reveals that it's almost impossible to repair" The Verge 3:55 PM
"Google 'faces record EU anti-trust fine'" AFP 7:23 AM
"Google will have to change how it operates in Europe" Recode 12:34 PM
"Microsoft GM for Surface sees Apple as follower instead of leader with latest iPad Pro" Neowin 6/16
"Microsoft: It's Very Clear Apple Is Copying Us" Softpedia 6/16
"Microsoft Office desktop version is now on the Windows Store" SlashGear 6/16
"Microsoft Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation as Gold Member" eWeek 6/16
"BMW's Connected-Car Data Platform to Run in IBM's Cloud" The WHIR 6/16
"IBM Announces 'Garages' To Accelerate Development Of iOS Enterprise Apps" WCCFTech 6/16
"IBM VP Talks Fighting Cancer, Parking Tickets With Watson" PC Magazine 6/16
"AIG & IBM pilot blockchain smart contract" FSTech 6/16
"Want to Save Trees? Print More, HP Says" PC Magazine 6/16
"HP launches new supplier emissions target and cartridges made with plastic bottles" edie 6/16
"Intel and Microsoft join $15 million investment into CognitiveScale to give enterprises AI-powered insights from big data" VentureBeat 6/16
"Intel Skylake-X CPUs With Higher Core-count Not A Response To AMD Threadripper According To Intel's Frank Soqui" SegmentNext 6/16
"Intel details Xeon Scalable, Skylake-X mesh architecture" bit-tech 6/16
"Intel Skylake-X and Skylake-SP Mesh Architecture For XCC 'Extreme Core Count' CPUs Detailed – Features Higher Efficiency, Higher Bandwidth and Lower Latency" WCCFTech 6/16
"Intel 300-series chipsets to impact Realtek, ASMedia and Broadcom in 2018" DigiTimes 6/16
"Intel Steps Away From Ringbus - Skylake-X & SP Communicate through Mesh" Guru3D 6/16
"AMD Plans To Conquer Intel In The Server Space" Seeking Alpha 6/16
"AMD Vega Frontier Edition Price Leaked, Starting At $1,199 For The Air Cooled Variants" SegmentNext 6/16
"AMD Radeon Vega Frontier graphics cards make an appearance" ZDNet 6/16
"HP Says Printers Pose a Glaring Security Risk, but It Offers Solution" eWeek 6/16
"Valeo/Cisco team up on smart mobility services" Just Auto 6/16
"Amazon Expanded Its Empire—And Its Place in Society" Wired 10:11 AM
"Amazon's Whole Foods buy may usher in the store of the future: Big changes may someday be coming to Whole Foods, including delivery drones, no checkout lines and (gasp) lower prices." CNET 7:50 AM
"The fake cigarette that could steal your files: Experts warn e-cigs can be altered to turn them into hacking tools when charged by their USB ports" Daily Mail (UK) 7:32 AM
"How Amazon Buying Whole Foods Could Transform Grocery Shopping" Wired 7:10 AM
"Uber sends apology email to its NYC riders: Uber is sorry. No really this time." Engadget 6/16
"Atari CEO confirms that company is back in the console business with upcoming Ataribox" Neowin 6/16
"Google Said to Be Facing Record E.U. Fine by End of August" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/16
"How to launch Chrome faster with Native Lazy Tabs" PCWorld 6/16
"YouTube shows off VR-centric video analytics" TechCrunch 6/16
"Facebook Using AI to Wipe Out Terrorist Accounts" PC Magazine 6/16
"Amazon's new policy kills ad network that monetizes Echo Skills" Engadget 6/16
"Amazon's Jeff Bezos asks Twitter followers how he should donate his money" VentureBeat 6/16
"Amazon's 5 biggest acquisitions of all time" VentureBeat 6/16
"Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon" TechCrunch 6/16
"14 wildly hot takes we need on this Whole Foods + Amazon thing" TechCrunch 6/16
"Amazon Patents Blocking Price Comparisons in its Stores" PC Magazine 6/16
"Samsung announces Bixby voice assistant preview" The Verge 6/16
"How Activision CEO aims to make blockbusters out of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII" VentureBeat 6/16
"U.S. Tech Stocks shaken, but market not stirred" Reuters 6/16
"Netflix now has more subscribers than cable TV in the U.S." VentureBeat 6/16
"Verizon just launched its first LTE-only flip phone" The Verge 6/16
"TCL P-Series Roku TV Review: The Best Budget 4K TV You Can Get" The Verge 6/16
"Alibaba is in talks to invest in Uber's Southeast Asia rival Grab" TechCrunch 6/16
"Angry Birds maker Rovio says IPO possible in future" Reuters 6/16
"Hands-on review: Canary Flex, a versatile outdoor security system for modern homeowners" ZDNet 6/16
"A very familiar-feeling Surface Pro" CNET 10:12 AM
"7 Reasons to Buy the Surface Laptop, 3 Reasons to Skip" LAPTOP Magazine 10:11 AM
"Microsoft released two brand-new laptops this week, both killer Apple rivals — here's how to choose between them" Business Insider 10:11 AM
"Does Windows 10 S really have better performance than Windows 10 Pro?" Windows Central 7:26 AM
"Microsoft vs. Sony vs. Nintendo: Who won E3 2017?" BGR 6/16
"2017 Surface Pro least repairable ever; Surface Laptop is made of glue: Compact design continues to be at odds with maintenance and repairability." Ars Technica 6/16
"The Xbox One X Is Literally No Threat To The PS4" Forbes 6/16
"Microsoft's Pix for iPhone: Now AI gives your photos an art makeover" ZDNet 6/16
"Microsoft explains Xbox One X's £449 price" MCV 6/16
"Windows Server will mirror Windows 10's biannual feature updates" TechRadar UK 6/16
"Microsoft Exec Says the Next Windows Phone Will Be Something You Can't Imagine" Softpedia 6/16
"Hands-on with Microsoft's Xbox One X: A powerful 4K console in a very tiny box" PCWorld Australia 6/16
"Microsoft's 'Divide And Conquer' AI Just Obliterated Ms. Pac-Man" Science Alert 6/16
"Hell Freezes Over: Windows Phone, iPhone Go Up in the US, Android Collapses" Softpedia 6/16
"Here's why the Xbox One X is so damned expensive" BetaNews 6/16
"Xbox One X PC Build: Can you do it for $500?" PCWorld 6/16
"Xbox One X's $500 Price Tag Includes No Profit Margin" PC Magazine 6/16
"Microsoft's new keyboard banishes passwords with a built-in fingerprint sensor" TechRadar UK 6/16
"Microsoft Modern Keyboard Adds Fingerprint Authentication For Windows Hello Logins" HotHardware 6/16
"Microsoft's new Modern Keyboard has a hidden fingerprint reader" The Verge 6/16
"All Windows 10 devices get fingerprint login with Microsoft's new keyboard" ZDNet 6/16
"Girl Scouts new cybersecurity badges will prep girls for careers in STEM" Mashable 10:48 AM
"Guilty verdict in text-assisted suicide sets a new precedent" Axios 7:06 AM
"All cellphones sold in Canada must be unlocked starting in December" The Verge 6/16
"Canada rules that all new cellphones must be unlocked" Engadget 6/16
"US funds tech giants' efforts to build next-gen supercomputers" Engadget 6/16
"WikiLeaks Vault 7: CherryBlossom files show CIA can hack D-Link, Belkin and Linksys routers into listening devices" BetaNews 6/16
"The CIA has lots of ways to hack your router" The Verge 6/16
"France aims to have 'driverless' high-speed TGV trains by 2023" The Verge 6/16
"Emmanuel Macron proves that he still cares about startups" TechCrunch 6/16
"Macron says France must be country that 'thinks and moves like a startup'" Reuters 6/16
"North Korea carried out the WannaCry ransomware attack, say security services" ZDNet 6/16
"Behind Amazon's success is an extreme tolerance for failure" New York Times 8:18 PM
"Help Me, Laptop: I Need a Notebook for a 10-year-old" LAPTOP Magazine 12:34 PM
"How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts" The Verge 11:30 AM
"How to Browse the Web and Leave No Trace" Gizmodo 11:30 AM
"The pitfalls and potential of inexpensive 3D scanning solutions: Ars puts five home 3D scanning options to the ultimate test—scanning kids and clay cats." Ars Technica 10:12 AM
"Facebook should use Facebook if it wants answers to hard questions" VentureBeat 10:11 AM
"The best Ultrabooks of 2017: top thin and light laptops reviewed" TechRadar UK 7:22 AM
"Deep Dive: Amazon/Whole Foods special" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:10 AM
"How Amazon's Whole Foods purchase could solve its grocery supply chain puzzle" ZDNet 7:03 AM
"How Amazon Will Democratize Whole Foods" Forbes 6/16
"Amazon Against All" Forbes 6/16
"Jeff Bezos is the smartest guy in business" CNNMoney 6/16
"One in three consumers has a separate email account for marketing messages" BetaNews 6/16
"Digital transformation about to face business reality vs. investment tug of war" ZDNet 6/16
"12 great Father's Day gifts: Unique, geeky, affordable and sure to thrill" ZDNet 6/16
"Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7 billion, wielding online might in brick-and-mortar world" Reuters 8:48 PM
"Amazon's Buyout of Whole Foods to Speed Up Its Move Into Grocery Sales" eWeek 6/16
"Amazon to acquire organic supermarket chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion" VentureBeat 6/16
"Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion" The Verge 6/16
"Other grocery stocks plummet as Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7B" TechCrunch 6/16
"Chinese bike-sharing startup Mobike raises $600 million to push into 200 cities globally by the end of 2017" VentureBeat 6/16
"Samsung quietly acquired VR app studio VRB, sources say for $5.5M" TechCrunch 6/16
"Dow bags a record led by energy rebound, amid Amazon-Whole Foods deal: Amazon makes a $13.7 billion bid for Whole Foods" MarketWatch 6/16
"Grocery Stocks Fall, Nasdaq Tumbles for Third Day After Amazon-Whole Foods Deal" TheStreet 6/16
"Amazon, Whole Foods shares rally as deal pressures broader market" FOXBusiness 6/16
"Retail Stocks Slide in Wake of Amazon's Deal for Whole Foods: Shares of retailers fell Friday after Amazon.com said it would buy Whole Foods Market, potentially squeezing their competitors." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/16
"Asian markets perk up as stronger dollar boosts exports: Equity markets across Asia moved higher on Friday, shrugging off technology-led declines overnight in the U.S., as a stronger U.S. dollar boosted export stocks in the region." MarketWatch 6/16
"FTSE 100 breaks 4-day losing run, but grocers drop after Amazon deal: U.K. stocks on Friday broke a four-day losing streak, boosted by the index's oil and gas shares as crude prices rebounded from a seven-month low." MarketWatch 6/16
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"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"
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"Twitter Stays on an Upswing, With Its Second Straight Quarter of Profit"
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"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"
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"In LA, Future Scientists Get Their Geek On"
"Russian VPN Usage Skyrockets Amidst Telegram Ban"
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"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"
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"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"