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TechNN Archive: Friday, October 6, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Google: Windows 10 patches put Windows 7 users in danger" ZDNet 9:10 AM
  • "Analysts Think Microsoft Will Exit Surface Hardware Business In 2019" UberGizmo 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Losing the Browser War and It Doesn't Seem to Care" Softpedia 9:05 AM
  • "Why the Internet is worried that Microsoft's consumer services are doomed" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Behind-the-scenes with NFL sideline technology: Microsoft and Bose power team communication" GeekWire 3:21 PM
  • "Microsoft bringing back classic presence controls for Skype Preview" Neowin 8:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Hid A Tiny Halo Easter Egg Inside Every Xbox One X Console" HotHardware 5:25 PM
  • "Garry Kasparov, who battled IBM's supercomputer, reveals the REAL danger of AI" UK News Yahoo 8:57 AM
  • "IBM Should Cut Down On Outsourcing To India" Forbes 3:18 PM
  • "HP wants to stop peeping eyes with its new Spectre laptop" CNET 8:56 AM
  • "Dion Weisler of HP Inc. on the Three Waves of Innovation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:56 AM
  • "China approves HP's US$1.1b buy of Samsung's printer business with curbs" The Star: Malaysia 8:55 AM
  • "China approves HP's acquisition of Samsung's printing business with restrictive conditions" Global Times 8:55 AM
  • "Save up to £200 on new Dell and Alienware laptops at Amazon UK" Windows Central 8:52 AM
  • "Dell EMC will be 60 percent indirect channel" Channel Eye 8:52 AM
  • "Dell shows off its upcoming XPS 13 model in stark white" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Leaked Dell XPS 13 2018 is sure to divide opinions" MSPoweruser 8:52 AM
  • "Wildlife biologists use Intel drones to spy on polar bears" ZDNet 3:16 PM
  • "Intel readies Coffee Lake lineup" DigiTimes 8:50 AM
  • "Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors Will Be Hard To Get - Availability Dramatic" Guru3D 8:50 AM
  • "G.Skill Releases New DDR4 Specifications for Intel Coffee Lake Platform" Guru3D 8:50 AM
  • "AMD comes out swinging, says: We're the Buster Douglas of the tech industry!" The Register 8:49 AM
  • "Tales in Tech History: Oracle" Silicon UK 8:47 AM
  • "Don't take Oracle's cloud-superiority claims too seriously" InfoWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Oracle Unveils Cloud-Native, Smart Security Management Suite" Data Storage Today 8:46 AM
  • "Oracle eyes Indian artificial intelligence startups" The Hindu 8:46 AM
  • "A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones' Tyrion" The Register 8:45 AM
  • "Cisco Makes the Case for FDX Over FTTH" Light Reading 8:41 AM
  • "Telenor Group and Cisco's WG2 Platform to Help MNOs with Service Innovations" The Fast Mode 8:41 AM
General Interest
  • "Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service" Reuters 9:15 PM
  • "Report: Amazon seriously considering entering the pharmacy market, selling drugs online" GeekWire 3:35 PM
  • "Google Fiber Ditching TV Service in New Cities" PC Magazine 3:45 PM
  • "Google Home can help you find your phone when asked" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Google's quick-loading webpages are getting a better name" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Google creates an online exhibit for contemporary art" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "The Vergecast talks about everything from Google's fall hardware event" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "Pixel 2 could charge even faster: if you pay more: Google's new phone can reportedly gulp down 27W of pure power." CNET 1:06 PM
  • "Inside Google's new hardware" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Google Photos will limit Pixel 2 users' uploads after 2020" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Google's Clips camera is powered by a tailor-made AI chip" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Google is tryharding at phones right now, and I love it" The Verge 8:07 AM
  • "Google's 2017 Gadget Collection" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "The Pixel's missing headphone jack proves Apple was right" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "YouTube changes search algorithms after misinformation during Las Vegas shooting" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Amazon is opening a Tokyo pop-up bar to promote booze sales" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Facebook quietly releases desktop chat apps for the workplace" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "One month with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The S Pen rises above all else" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "GOPRO's Newest Hero Camera Is Boring And Important All At The Same Time" The Verge 12:24 PM
  • "FIFA 18's best new feature is the Nintendo Switch version" The Verge 12:23 PM
  • "The best USB-C adapters, cables, and hubs" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "BlackBerry's water-resistant Motion revealed in leak" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Netflix shares rise as company announces subscription price hike" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "AIM is shutting down on December 15 after 20 years" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
  • "AIM is on its deathbed, but Emily is Away lives on to help you mourn" The Verge 12:21 PM
  • "AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Logitech's Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Splice is making it much easier to buy expensive music production plugins" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "The Sonos One is a safe first step towards the company's voice assistant future" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "PledgeMusic exposed accounts by letting anyone log in without a password" ZDNet 12:31 PM
  • "Focal Clear review: One of the finest headphones money can buy (and you'll need lots of it)" PCWorld 8:11 AM
  • "Adblock Plus owner Eyeo hikes fees for micropayments service Flattr" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "Sphero SPRK+: A fun, programmable robot for all ages [Review] BetaNews 12:33 PM
  • "Sphero's R2-Q5 'Star Wars' droid is basically a goth R2-D2" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Taxify takes on Uber in Paris with lower prices and commissions" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "GM'S Design Chief Is Primed For The Transportation Revolution" The Verge 12:23 PM
Press Releases
  • "The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Named Official Weather Partner of NASCAR" IBM 3:22 PM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Cortana Smart Home Controls Arrive For Harman Kardon Invoke AI Smart Speaker" HotHardware 5:04 PM
  • "Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win7, 8 out in the cold" The Register 2:58 PM
  • "There's a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "Windows Firewall Control 5 released, extends protection offered by built-in firewall" BetaNews 12:33 PM
  • "Microsoft starts letting Windows 10 users control smart home devices from their PC" The Verge 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android" Hexus 9:10 AM
  • "Windows Mixed Reality HMDs predicted to outsell Oculus Rift and HTC Vive" Neowin 9:09 AM
  • "With Windows Mixed Reality and Xbox Play Anywhere, do you really need a console?" Windows Central 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft has Manufactured Every Xbox One X With a Masterchief Riding a 'Scorpio' Image" WCCFTech 9:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher For Android Puts Bing in The Driving Seat" Know Your Mobile 9:08 AM
  • "The Untold Tale Of How Porsche's Supercar Got Into Microsoft's New Game" Fast Company 9:07 AM
  • "SuperData: Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets will outsell Oculus two-to-one in Q4" MCV 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Mobile Arrives On iOS And Android" Silicon UK 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft will bring Skype redesign to the Linux operating system" V3 9:06 AM
  • "Windows Mixed Reality hands-on: previewing a future" SlashGear 9:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Microsoft Edge is coming to Android and iOS" IT PRO 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft announces support for Java in Azure Functions" Computing 9:06 AM
  • "WINDOWS: How to Get the Old Volume Control Back on Windows 10" MakeUseOf 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces Major New Features for Office on the iPhone" Softpedia 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms new ink effects and custom pens are coming to Office for iOS" phoneArena 9:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 Initial Setup Script review" gHacks 9:04 AM
  • "Windows 10 Mobile loses another big champion: HP drops its flagship Elite X3" ZDNet 8:56 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "About 150 of the political ads Facebook sold to Russia showed up on Instagram" Recode 4:00 PM
  • "America's cash-free future is just around the corner" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Puerto Rico governor will discuss Tesla solar systems with Elon Musk" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Report: Russian hackers stole NSA files after identifying them using Kaspersky software" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "EU to implement electronic ID for residents to accelerate adoption of e-government services" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "Someone hacked the White House chief of staff's personal phone" The Verge 8:03 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Pixel 2 can automatically switch into do not disturb mode when you're driving" The Verge 3:18 PM
  • "Opinion: Pixel 2 and 2 XL's numerous design discrepancies feel like a weird step back to the Nexus days" 9to5Google 12:44 PM
  • "Michigan's manufacturing past is fueling its tech future" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Boeing buys Aurora, an autonomous drone company" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "This sneaky phishing attack hijacks your chats to spread malware" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "Towards a unifying data theory and practice: Combining operations, analytics, and streaming" ZDNet 12:32 PM
  • "New York Comic Con 2017: all the news from the pop culture party for fans" The Verge 12:22 PM
  • "Dell 27" S2718H Monitor Review & A Taste Of FreeSync" The Sixth Axis 8:51 AM
  • "FDA approves first Zika test for blood donations" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "The cloud computing wars have forgotten the enterprise" InfoWorld 8:16 AM
  • "IT departments and users are out of step on password security" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "Core i7-8700K Review: Intel's response to Ryzen is faster and cheaper than ever" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "HP Omen 17 (2017) review: You get a lot of gaming laptop for the money" PCWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Hurricane Nate will hit the Gulf Coast this weekend" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Bad news for bees: three-quarters of all honey on Earth has pesticides in it" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "NASA will put humans on the Moon again, Mike Pence tells space council" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Here's how to find a learn to code event for EU Code Week" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SpecialEffect raises $391,470 for gamers with physical disabilities" VentureBeat 12:29 PM
  • "Sourcegraph raises $20M to bring more live collaboration to coding" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Secret Escapes raises $111 million to grow its luxury holiday marketplace through acquisitions" VentureBeat 8:13 AM
  • "Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end streak of records after jobs report; indexes post weekly gains: Dow, S&P 500 rise for a fourth straight week" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Jobs Shock Leads Stocks Lower, While Energy Sells Off and Crude Slumps: Stocks are lower on Friday, Oct. 6, after the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report shows its first contraction in seven years." TheStreet 12:56 PM
  • "S&P 500 breaks record run on jobs data, drug chain drop" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "S&P 500 Slips but Logs Another Weekly Gain: Major indexes, bond prices edge lower after unexpected drop in monthly jobs report" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Hang Seng, Nikkei reach multi-year highs as Asian stocks rise: Hong Kong index is up 29% this year" MarketWatch 8:44 AM
  • "European stocks slip with U.S. jobs data in view; Spanish banks resume selloff: Euro falls ahead of nonfarm payrolls report from U.S." MarketWatch 8:44 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Five Emerging Requirements Impacting Hybrid Cloud Strategies"
  • "IT Versus the Organization"
  • "The Hidden Costs of Open Source Security Software"
  • "Enhance Lead Qualification in SaaS"
New York Times (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "DNA Tattoos Are the Final Frontier of Love"
PC Magazine (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Report: Apple to Buy Shazam"
  • "Coinbase Warns Customers About Bitcoin Investing Risks"
  • "Control Hilton Hotel Room Gadgets With Your Smartphone"
  • "Microsoft Fixes Serious Flaw in Windows Defender"
  • "Talk to Santa Via Amazon Alexa, Google Home"
  • "2018 OLED iPhones Expected to Use Bigger L-Shaped Batteries"
  • "San Francisco Cracks Down on Delivery Robots"
  • "PS4 Sales Surpass 70.6 Million"
  • "Report: New YouTube Music Service Launching in March"
Reuters (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role"
  • "Factbox: Cboe, CME to launch bitcoin futures contracts"
  • "After bitcoin's wild week, traders brace for futures launch"
ZDNet (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "AI is more than automation on steroids, it amplifies human innovation"
  • "Samsung's $26 billion bet"
  • "As Alibaba ramps up, Amazon loses the plot in Asia"
  • "The Atlantic warns of backlash against more diversity in tech"
  • "Apple close to acquiring Shazam: Report"
  • "Jony Ive is back to managing design at Apple"
  • "Google pauses removal of apps that want to use accessibility services"
  • "Amazon Echo availability expands to 80 more countries"


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