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TechNN Archive: Sunday, August 6, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Yes, Spotify is Coming to Xbox One" Thurrott 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft: Cross-platform play is here to stay" Neowin 7:36 AM
  • "Microsoft releases a new update for Remix 3D bringing new capabilities" Neowin 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 review: Is the upgrade from the Surface Pro 4 worth it?" Techaeris 11:07 AM
  • "ASUS Reportedly Building Radeon RX Vega 64 X2 Dual GPU Beast" HotHardware 6:44 PM
  • "Intel: Turning The Corner? We'll Soon Find Out" Seeking Alpha 8/5
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors And X399 Motherboard Pre-Orders Are Live!" HotHardware 8/5
  • "Patent suggests Microsoft worked on gesture and eye-tracking accessory for the Surface Pro" MSPoweruser 8/5
  • "Skype for Android Picks Up Dark Theme, More" Thurrott 8/5
  • "Microsoft Band 2 owners are experiencing syncing problems" MSPoweruser 8/5
  • "Microsoft reveals Spotify for Xbox One app" The Verge 8/5
  • "Microsoft now lets Xbox One users change their home console up to 5 times a year" MSPoweruser 8/5
  • "HP Windows headset dev kit hands-on: the appeal of first-party VR" VentureBeat 8/5
General Interest
  • "Google employee anti-diversity memo causes row" BBC 6:22 PM
  • "Amazon wants to build a network of mobile drone maintenance and delivery platforms: A new patent indicates that the 'intermodal vehicles' could be used to meet consumer demand" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "Harvard's tiny robotic arm can make endoscopic surgery safer: It can be scaled down for incredibly sensitive procedures in the brain or lungs." Engadget 7:19 AM
  • "Children consuming online time 'like junk food'" BBC 8/5
  • "Google just hired a diversity VP — just as it struggles with a sexist memo from an employee: Apparently, dudes can code — the ladies not so much." Recode 8/5
  • "Misogyny strikes again, this time at Google amidst pay gap investigation" Neowin 8/5
  • "Google adds Home speakers to its software preview program: The project was initially launched for Chromecast." Engadget 8/5
  • "Galaxy S9 to keep rear fingerprint sensor, Note 9 to debut under-display reader" SlashGear 8/5
  • "Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high" TechCrunch 8/5
  • "Facebook tries slipping more local politics into your News Feed: It wants you to be involved in the political process." Engadget 8/5
  • "WannaCry researcher denies creating banking malware at court hearing" ZDNet 8/4
  • "YouTube Music adds song and album downloads almost two years later" Engadget 8/4
  • "Mystery Bluetooth LE device from Google shows up in FCC filing" 9to5Google 8/4
  • "Google's 2017 Pixel forgoes increasingly common flagship features" VentureBeat 8/4
  • "Google's next Pixel might look a lot like the old one" The Verge 8/4
  • "Google to work with Indonesia to tackle content deemed offensive" Reuters 8/4
  • "Google Play will rank apps based on performance quality" ZDNet 8/4
  • "Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV" PCWorld 8/4
  • "YouTube Music now lets you save songs, albums, and playlists for offline listening" The Verge 8/4
  • "YouTube Red bought 10 episodes of a Karate Kid sequel series with the original stars" The Verge 8/4
  • "Your Android phone can become a real Game Boy with this gadget" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Smartwatches are relying on fashion brands to survive" Engadget 8/4
  • "Essential Phone moves closer to availability with Best Buy listing" The Verge 8/4
  • "Alexa can now find and play music for over 500 'activities'" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Amazon adds Alexa voice control to Prime Photos for Fire TV" Engadget 8/4
  • "Comcast's xFi upgrade makes it easier for parents to lock down their home's internet" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Lenovo smartphones will all feature stock Android from now on" BetaNews 8/4
  • "Facebook's translations are now powered completely by AI" The Verge 8/4
  • "LinkedIn built a Tinder for business advice" Engadget 8/4
  • "Raspberry Pi 3 Slim Is Only 7mm Thick" PC Magazine 8/4
  • "This year's best-value earphones are the $45 Final E2000" The Verge 8/4
  • "Coinbase and GDAX will offer Bitcoin Cash withdrawals after all" BetaNews 8/4
  • "Coinbase says it will support Bitcoin Cash after all — but it isn't committed to trading yet" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Elon Musk confirms plans to build his own Hyperloop and sends warning to competing startups" VentureBeat 8/4
  • "Elon Musk reportedly planning to build his own Hyperloop for tunnel system" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Uber knowingly leased recalled vehicles to its drivers in Singapore" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Uber knowingly rented out faulty cars, WSJ says; firm says it's fixed the problem" Reuters 8/4
Press Releases
  • "Media Alert: Intel FPGA-Accelerated Storage Technology to be Featured at Flash Memory Summit" WebWire 8/4
  • "Flash Memory Summit 2017 Features the Latest Live Flash Demos and Solutions" PRNewswire 8/4
  • "Microsoft Discussing With Sony to Bring the Better Together Minecraft Update to the PS4 - News" VGChartz 8/5
  • "Microsoft wants to end the tyranny of lawyers billing by the hour" Quartz 8/4
  • "Delphix partners with Azure to ease cloud migration" BetaNews 8/4
  • "How to make Windows 10 more secure by using a standard user account" Windows Central 8/4
  • "Scan a Windows PC for Long Path issues" gHacks 8/4
  • "New Surface Pro 4 driver restores Windows Hello — and this time it's documented" Computerworld 8/4
  • "Living with Windows 10 S: Store Apps or Web Apps?" Thurrott 8/4
  • "Microsoft Fixes Windows Hello Issue in Surface Pro 4" Thurrott 8/4
  • "Microsoft Azure Diary: UK Data Centres Get Virtualisation Boost" Silicon UK 8/4
  • "CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build" The Register 8/4
  • "Microsoft Spoils the iPhone With Another Exclusive OneDrive Update" Softpedia 8/4
  • "Spotify is coming to the Xbox One" The Verge 8/4
  • "UK issues stricter security guidelines for connected cars: It wants to know vehicles have basic protections against hackers." Engadget 5:25 PM
  • "Israel Will Ban Al Jazeera and Censor Its Cable and Satellite Transmissions, Comms Ministry Says" Gizmodo 3:52 PM
  • "Chicago police see less violent crime after using predictive code: The data suggests technology really does help." Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "Parents claim Disney gobbled up kids' info through mobile games" The Register 8/4
  • "FBI warns on IP addresses: The FBI sent out a flash notice in late July warning of a broad persistent cyberattack campaign backed by a group with assets based in Iran targeting U.S., Middle Eastern, and European networks." Federal Computer Week 8/4
  • "Ajit Pai's anti-net neutrality plan gets the facts and law wrong, lawmakers say: FCC accused of prioritizing 'raw dollars' over small businesses and consumers." Ars Technica 8/4
  • "FCC back at full strength after Senate appoints two new members" Engadget 8/4
  • "WikiLeaks: CIA's Dumbo project can hack webcams and corrupt recordings" BetaNews 8/4
  • "China Holds 3-Hour Website Take-Down Drill" PC Magazine 8/4
  • "Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated after political faux pas" Reuters 8/4
  • "Jump Drive review: An addictive, lightning-quick sci-fi card game/Race for the Galaxy's newest sibling is an easy pick-up." Ars Technica 8/5
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2017) Review: Outstanding but Pricey Windows Convertible" TabletPCReview 8/5
  • "The Best Windows 10 Tablets for Entertainment and Productivity on the Go" Popular Mechanics 8/5
  • "This monster gaming PC shows us what it takes to barely play games at 16K" Neowin 8/5
  • "Why are Apple and Microsoft against users having the right to repair their broken devices? - Video" ZDNet 8/4
  • "Recover from ransomware with Paragon's Backup & Recovery 16 Free" BetaNews 8/4
  • "Impressions: What We Think Of The HP Windows VR Headset Dev Kit" Upload VR 8/4
  • "HP Spectre X2 Review: More Imitation Than Innovation" The Verge 8/4
  • "Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 Review & Rating" PC Magazine 8/4
  • "Your next craft beer might be named by a neural network" Engadget 8/4
  • "Dark energy tests prove science is right about the universe" Engadget 8/4
  • "Artificial skin transplants could be used to treat diabetes" Engadget 8/4
  • "Splashproof and waterproof phones" ZDNet 8/4
  • "Now Cerber ransomware wants to steal your Bitcoin wallets and passwords too" ZDNet 8/4
  • "Westpac sinks AU$40m into Zipmoney" ZDNet 9:34 PM
  • "Toyota tackles Silicon Valley threat with Mazda deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/4
  • "UK outsourcing market spend reaches £5.2 billion in 2017" BetaNews 8/4
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends at record for 8th straight day, powered by jobs report: Payrolls not seen changing the outlook for Fed action" MarketWatch 8/4
  • "Dow on Path to 8th Straight Record Close After Solid Jobs Number" TheStreet 8/4
  • "Dow chalks up eighth record close in a row" Reuters 8/4
  • "U.S. Stocks End the Week Higher: Investors encouraged by Friday's strong jobs report" [Paid Membership Required] 8/4
  • "Dollar has best day since January after strong jobs report: The U.S. dollar spiked on Friday, rebounding off a near-15-month low on Friday after the closely watched U.S. jobs report topped expectations, which was seen as clearing a path for the Federal Reserve to tighten its balance sheet." MarketWatch 8/4
  • "European stocks hold steady, with U.S. jobs update in focus: European stocks ebbed slightly lower Friday, as losses for Swiss Re AG and British home builders hit the regional index, as investors focused on the U.S. monthly jobs report due later." MarketWatch 8/4

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 8:10 AM CDT)
  • "US Intel Officials Share Their National Cybersecurity Concerns"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can't Serve"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Trying to Conceive? 8 High-Tech Fertility Monitors to Try"
  • "22 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching"
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Alibaba, Tencent in talks over stake in WPP's Chinese unit: Sky News"
  • "Amazon, Toyota, Alcoa and others working to counter Trump's tariff plans"
  • "Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase forms political action committee"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "The value of superior UX? Priceless, but awfully hard to measure"
  • "SingHealth sends text messages to patients affected by data breach"
  • "Key takeaways from Singapore healthcare data breach"

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