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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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"What's at Stake in the Discussions Between Comcast, Charter and Sprint"
"Daily Report: New Chapter in Europe vs. American Tech Behemoths"
"Turmoil Continues at Pandora Media as Its Chief Executive Resigns"
"Shopping Without Instagram: It's Full of Surprises"
"Pearl Automation, Founded by Apple Veterans, Shuts Down"
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"Russia Announces Crackdown on Telegram App"
"Report: Nvidia, AMD Planning GPUs for Mining Cryptocurrency"
"The Definitive List of Google Search Easter Eggs"
"Amazon Offers Prime Members More Discounted Phones"
"Pinterest Adds Two-Factor Authentication"
"Request an Uber Ride For Someone Else"
"Can a Hack Give You a Heart Attack?"
"Only Xbox One X Owners Will Download 4K Assets"
"Google Officially Bids Adieu to Gchat"
"Facebook Messenger's Virtual Assistant M Learns New Tricks" ...
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"Facebook hits 2 billion-user mark, doubling in size since 2012"
"Toshiba to meet shareholders with no chip unit deal signed"
"Toshiba says chip unit pact delayed as talks with preferred bidder ongoing"
"Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link"
"Cyber attacks have long-lasting business impact: Lloyd's of London"
"Drive.ai raises $50 million in funding; Andrew Ng joins board"
"SpaceX plans expansion of rocket refurbishing facilities in Florida"
"Factbox: Companies hit by global ransomware attack on June 27"
"Maersk says global IT breakdown caused by cyber attack"
"Bitcoin exchange operator tied to hacks gets five-and-a-half years U.S. prison"
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"South Australia goes with EscapeNet as ISP for 10Gbps Adelaide network"
"Government looking to digital identification for Australian SMEs"
"ASX-listed IoT company Buddy wants to be Fitbit for buildings"
"Microsoft update fixes deadly Skype flaw"
"Facebook reaches 2 billion monthly active users"
"Verizon: Multi-vendor interoperability key for 5G"
"MIT develops drone swarms that can drive"
"Cisco announces Kinetic IoT operations platform"