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TechNN Archive: Friday, August 11, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft hits back at Consumer Reports' claims its Surface range is not up to standard" Alphr 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft responds to Consumer Reports' Surface issues" PC Retail 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Mounts Its Defense of Surface Reliability" Thurrott 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft Disagrees With Consumer Reports' Findings" UberGizmo 9:42 AM
  • "Microsoft vs Consumer Reports: A closer look at Microsoft's Surface defence" MSPoweruser 9:41 AM
  • "Our Surface computers don't break after a couple of years, insists Microsoft" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Surface reliability isn't really that bad" Engadget 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft officially outs Windows 10 Pro for Workstations" The Inquirer 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India" CNBC 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils technology to speed up blockchain and its adoption" The Star: Malaysia 9:35 AM
  • "Kaspersky Lab Joy as Microsoft Relents on Third-Party AV" Info Security 9:40 AM
  • "Kaspersky and Microsoft Kiss and Make Up in Antitrust Dispute" Bleeping Computer 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft appeases Kaspersky with upcoming antivirus changes" gHacks 9:35 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Windows 10 Pro for Workstations to arrive with Creators Update" IT PRO 9:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 Pro for Workstations: If You Wanna Play, You Gotta Pay" Thurrott 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft announces a high-end edition of Windows 10 Pro" BetaNews 8:56 AM
  • "Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update" The Register 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Coco Framework Promises Speedy Blockchain Service" Silicon UK 9:45 AM
  • "HSBC uses IBM to automate the processing of 100 million document pages" ComputerWeekly 9:28 AM
  • "Certus establishes new business with IBM" CRN 9:28 AM
  • "SpaceX and HP Enterprise to send supercomputer to ISS next week" The Next Web 9:27 AM
  • "HPE, NASA TO launch a supercomputer into space" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "Computers in space are about to take a giant leap forward" Mashable 9:27 AM
  • "Report: HP is experimenting 'intensively' with Android for HP Elite X3 successor" MSPoweruser 9:26 AM
  • "After recent cut, HP raises price of Elite x3 Windows 10 Mobile flagship by 23% in the UK" Neowin 9:26 AM
  • "HP promises to 'future-proof resellers' with initiative" CRN UK 9:26 AM
  • "Why HPE is sending a supercomputer to the ISS on SpaceX's next rocket" TechCrunch 8:30 AM
  • "HPE, NASA to Send New Supercomputer Aboard SpaceX" eWeek 7:17 PM
  • "HPE, NASA TO launch a supercomputer into space" ZDNet 7:17 PM
  • "The Golden Age of Dell Computers" PC Magazine 9:23 AM
  • "Educator, manufacturer and instigator: How Dell sees its role in the future of VR" IT PRO 9:23 AM
  • "StarCraft. Intel's 100 robo-rides. Nvidia's license to print money. Your Friday AI roundup" The Register 9:19 AM
  • "Intel to discontinue Atom processor used by Microsoft's HoloLens in October" OnMSFT 9:20 AM
  • "AMD or Intel: Which is the right desktop processor for you?" ZDNet 9:05 AM
  • "Nvidia Welcomes Back AMD at Threadripper Launch" SegmentNext 9:17 AM
  • "AMD's 16-core Ryzen Threadripper desktop processors are now available for order" MSPoweruser 9:17 AM
  • "Ryzen Threadripper review: AMD's monster 1950X stomps on other CPUs" PCWorld 9:16 AM
  • "G.Skill Releases Beefy Memory Kits Optimized For AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Platform" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "AMD's Navi 7nm GPU Architecture To Reportedly Feature Dedicated AI Circuitry" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "New Graphics Driver Available from AMD - Get Radeon Pro 17.8 Beta" Softpedia 9:15 AM
  • "G.Skill Flare X series DDR4 RAM kits designed for AMD platforms" Hexus 9:15 AM
  • "AMD Reportedly Pushes RX Vega 56 Embargo Forward" ShacckNews 9:14 AM
  • "What are Radeon Packs for AMD's RX Vega graphics cards?" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 motherboards compared: Specs, prices, and features" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "What's your point, caller? Oracle fiddles with major database release cycle numbers" The Register 9:12 AM
General Interest
  • "Researchers create flexible battery that can run on salt water: They could be powered by body fluids like sweat or tears in the future." Engadget 5:50 PM
  • "Behind the Lens: Social media star puts Instagram's anti-troll technology to the test" CBS News 3:09 PM
  • "Google's native camera app now has selfie flash" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "Google CEO Pichai calls off staff diversity meeting after Googlers voice safety fears" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Today's Google Doodle teaches you to scratch and mix on turntables" Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "Google shows mad love to Hip-Hop culture with a dope interactive Doodle" BetaNews 8:56 AM
  • "Google adds phishing protection to Gmail for iOS" BetaNews 8:55 AM
  • "After canceled town hall meeting, Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at girls' coding event" The Verge 8:35 AM
  • "Gmail for iOS will warn you about visiting phishing links" Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "Thanks, Samsung: Android's best mobile browser now available to all" ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman signs deal to develop TV for Amazon" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Amazon explores food delivery of 'fresh' meals that can be stockpiled without refrigeration" VentureBeat 12:36 PM
  • "Amazon said to be exploring refrigeration-free prepared meal tech" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is the most flexible connected video doorbell" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "GameMine offers subscription games tied to direct carrier billing" VentureBeat 12:37 PM
  • "'Battlefield 1' joins EA's on-demand gaming service" Engadget 9:03 AM
  • "Nintendo faces lawsuit over the Switch's detachable controllers" Engadget 9:03 AM
  • "Hackers are now using the exploit behind WannaCry to snoop on hotel Wi-Fi" ZDNet 12:41 PM
  • "Equity podcast: Benchmark sues Kalanick, and what's next for IPOs after Snap and Blue Apron's very bad day" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "Asus leaks four new phones on its own website" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "The next Moto X reportedly has a glass back, dual cameras, and midrange specs" The Verge 12:23 PM
  • "You'll need your phone to get into Miami Heat home games" Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "An eclipse chaser explains why the rare celestial event shouldn't be missed" The Verge 8:42 AM
  • "Netflix is in talks with Disney to keep streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars movies" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "AI on the high seas: Royal Caribbean sets a course for 'frictionless and immersive' vacations" ZDNet 9:06 AM
  • "Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Toyota, Intel, Ericsson, NTT form connected car big data consortium" ZDNet 9:20 AM
  • "Toyota, Intel and Ericsson in a self-driving consortium" Axios 9:20 AM
  • "Toyota, Ericssson, Intel, DoCoMo, Denso form auto big data consortium" Electronics Weekly 9:19 AM
  • "Toyota, Intel and others form big data group for automotive tech" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
  • "ProtonMail now wants businesses to use its encrypted email service" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "Cryptocurrency surge stirs Bitcoin bubble fears" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "Primephonic review: Classical music fans get a high-res streaming service to call their own" TechHive 8:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Intel and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Industry-First Enterprise Blockchain Service" WebWire 9:34 AM
  • "Intel and Microsoft Collaborate to Deliver Industry-First Enterprise Blockchain Service" WebWire 9:19 AM
  • "Spotlight on Oracle: Oracle Vendor Rating" Gartner 9:12 AM
  • "Luis Felipe Rivera of Pilatus Bank announces their partnership with Oracle on their Banking Digital Experience, and the importance of technology in private banking" PRWeb 9:11 AM
  • "Global Cloud Computing Market in Education Sector to Grow at a CAGR of 26% by 2021: Key Vendors are Adobe Systems, Blackboard, Cisco & Ellucian" PRNewswire 9:10 AM
Microsoft
  • "Xbox Wireless Adapter for the US delayed until 2018" Neowin 9:29 PM
  • "Microsoft teases 'fundamental change' to Xbox Achievements" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "Microsoft details how to install Office with Intune" Computerworld 9:43 AM
  • "Xbox One news: Microsoft to update THIS hugely popular feature" Express UK 9:43 AM
  • "How to Try Windows 10 S for Free With No Risk" MakeUseOf 9:41 AM
  • "Twitch vs YouTube Gaming vs Microsoft Mixer: which streaming service is for you?" TechRadar UK 9:40 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to redesign Xbox achievement system" Den of Geek! 9:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Officially Launches Xbox Live Creators Program with Self-Published Indie Games" WCCFTech 9:36 AM
  • "Recently Patched Flash Bug Can Leak Windows Credentials" Bleeping Computer 9:34 AM
  • "Planet Technologies Selected as the 2017 Microsoft State and Local Government Cloud Partner of the Year" PRWeb 9:36 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Qualcomm and Logicalis eye IoT opportunities in Brazil" ZDNet 12:41 PM
  • "4 policy changes Heartland entrepreneurs really want" VentureBeat 12:36 PM
  • "Former MI5 chief says UK government should not weaken encryption" BetaNews 8:55 AM
  • "Internet giant Mail.Ru could play pivotal part in boosting voter turnout in Russian presidential election" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "FBI says Islamic State used eBay and PayPal to channel money to the US" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "China's top social networks face investigation for hosting porn and illicit content" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "An AI 'nose' can remember different scents" Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "Phishing is the top threat faced by organizations" BetaNews 12:43 PM
  • "Manufacturers are cybercriminals' biggest target" BetaNews 12:42 PM
  • "Synchronous ledger technology (aka blockchain): The companies to watch" ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Don't ruin streaming by turning it into cable" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "AI on the high seas: Royal Caribbean sets a course for 'frictionless and immersive' vacations" ZDNet 9:06 AM
  • "The ISS is getting a ruggedized computer upgrade" Engadget 9:01 AM
  • "How to prevent the hacked AI apocalypse" InfoWorld 8:57 AM
  • "The top five cloud security myths debunked" BetaNews 8:55 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SoundCloud saved for the time being with new investment, new CEO and COO appointed" Neowin 9:28 PM
  • "Facebook acquires a German computer vision startup: Fayteq's technology lets users track, remove and add objects in videos." Engadget 8:21 PM
  • "SoundCloud saved by emergency funding as CEO steps aside" TechCrunch 12:12 PM
  • "FlySpaces, an Airbnb for office space in Southeast Asia, raises $2.1M" TechCrunch 8:31 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks recover from North Korea shock but post weekly loss: Snap, Nvidia shares drop after results" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks Make Comeback, but Haven't Fully Recovered From North Korea Selloff" TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Wall St rises on inflation data but on track for weekly losses" Reuters 1:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Decline: U.S. stocks rose Friday but still notched their biggest weekly loss in months, as investors were shaken by disappointing earnings results and an escalation of threats between the U.S. and North Korea." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Asian stocks extend selloff in face of North Korean crisis: Asian stocks dropped Friday as investors continued to pare their riskier positions following strong year-to-date gains and the rise in geopolitical tensions this week." MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "European stocks face worst week in 9 months on U.S.-North Korea tensions: European stocks were shoved lower Friday, heading for their worst weekly loss in nine months, as the war of words between the U.S. and North Korea prompted investors to back away from assets perceived as risky." MarketWatch 7:28 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:50 PM CDT)
  • "10 Best US Cities for Tech Jobs in 2017"
  • "Why I Gave My Engineering Team a Chance for a Do-Over"
  • "Insurance Struggles with Lead Gen & Data Analytics"
New York Times (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:50 PM CDT)
  • "YouTube Removes Videos Showing Atrocities in Syria"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Feds Back Off Request for Trump Protest Site Visitor Data"
  • "Western Digital My Book Duo Offers 'Colossal' 20TB of Storage"
  • "Get a Dell XPS Tower Desktop for Just $479.99"
  • "Save Big on Managed VPS Hosting From Liquid Web"
  • "CrashPlan Ending Cloud Backup for Consumers"
  • "Report: Verizon Smartphone Video Streams Capped at 720p"
  • "Teens Still Hate Facebook, Love Snapchat, Instagram"
  • "HP's Omen X Laptop Is Designed to Be Overclocked"
  • "Samsung's Bixby Voice Assistant Now Available Worldwide"
  • "Essential Shows Off Selective Focus, 360 Camera" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Robot makers slow to address danger risk: researchers"
  • "Salesforce.com profit beats estimates, shares drop after hours"
  • "Toshiba prioritizes talks with Western Digital on chips business: Nikkei"
  • "Google touts Titan security chip to market cloud services"
  • "GoDaddy's CEO Blake Irving to retire"
  • "Ford, China's Zotye Auto plan JV to build electric vehicles"
  • "Verizon launches cheaper unlimited plan to compete with rivals"
  • "Austria, carmakers agree to update software of 600,000 diesel cars"
  • "Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain"
  • "TD Ameritrade launches Facebook chatbot"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Startups and SMEs to receive bigger chunk of government IT spend"
  • "DOJ amends request for data from anti-Trump site"
  • "Facebook isn't sure how much money it earns from Australia, and the ATO is fine with it"
  • "The enterprise must secure against the IoT: Fortinet"
  • "Gatwick's airport app is taking off... and should inspire others to follow its example"
  • "GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving to step down"
  • "Intuit's Q4 gets QuickBooks Online boost, names new CFO"
  • "Video: Galaxy Note 8 faces stiff competition"


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