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TechNN Archive: Thursday, November 9, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel hires Apple and AMD veteran to lead development of its own graphics chips: Raja Koduri jumps ship to the blue team, becoming the chief architect of Intel's new Core and Visual Computing Group" The Verge 7:38 AM
  • "Intel Developing Its Own GPU With The Help Of AMD's Graphics Chief" Tech Times 8:24 AM
  • "Intel Hires Former AMD Exec Raja Koduri To Spearhead High-End Graphics Group" HotHardware 7:14 AM
  • "Intel Corporation Sets Broad GPU Vision, Hires AMD's GPU Chief" ValueWalk 8:39 AM
  • "Raja Koduri left AMD to head up Intel's new GPU division... and take the fight to Nvidia" PCGamesN 8:40 AM
  • "Intel hires AMD's RTG boss Raja Koduri to work on high-end discrete graphics: Chipmaker confirms it's taking another stab at developing GPUs" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Intel Gets Ambitious in PC Graphics with Hiring of Former AMD Exec" PC Magazine 8:49 PM
  • "Intel to build discrete GPUs, hires AMD's top graphics guy to do it: Intel is making a third attempt to muscle in on Nvidia and AMD's turf." Ars Technica 1:58 PM
  • "AMD, Nvidia shares drop after Intel hires AMD's ex-graphics head, starts high-end graphics business" CNBC 8:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 Insiders using AMD processors won't receive latest preview build: But it's not going to become a habit" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft's version of AirDrop is available to Windows Insiders: It's called Near Share and works via Bluetooth." Engadget 7:07 PM
  • "Windows 10 Insider Build shows off AirDrop-style sharing feature, mutable tabs,┬ámore" TechSpot 8:48 AM
  • "You Can Now Pre-Order Surface Book 2" Thurrott 7:37 AM
  • "Microsoft is offering personal butlers, so you can play more Xbox One X" Windows Central 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft looks to secure clouds with Project Cerberus" Banking Tech 8:47 AM
  • "Windows Movie Maker Scam spreads massively due to high Google ranking" We Live Security 8:47 AM
  • "Windows 10 will cut off devices with older CPUs: OEMs get final say on whether your PC is update-worthy" Tech Central 8:48 AM
  • "IBM's Quest To Design The 'New Helvetica': The company's first typeface, called IBM Plex, is free for anyone to use." Fast Company Design 8:38 AM
  • "Qualcomm Eyes Intel With Centriq 2400 Arm Server Chip" eWeek 2:55 PM
  • "Qualcomm Centriq 2400 Server Chip Takes On Intel Xeon In Cloudflare Benchmark Gauntlet" HotHardware 4:41 PM
General Interest
  • "Ford tests exoskeleton to ease strain on factory workers: The non-powered support gear helps with the 4,600 overhead tasks employees perform daily." Engadget 9:12 PM
  • "'Stranger Things' fans crash science museum's website in rush to buy purple hoodie worn by Dustin" GeekWire 2:47 PM
  • "Twitter pauses account verifications after critics slam it for verifying Charlottesville rally organizer" TechCrunch 1:19 PM
  • "Twitter pauses verification process after controversy over Charlottesville organizer" The Verge 1:19 PM
  • "Twitter halts 'broken' verified-profile system" BBC 1:19 PM
  • "Amazon Web Services Adds New Services to Bolster Cloud Security" eWeek 11:48 AM
  • "Linux has a whole crock of USB vulnerabilities: And the majority aren't patched yet" The Inquirer 11:05 AM
  • "Hulu is the first big streaming service coming to the Nintendo Switch" The Verge 10:41 AM
  • "After leak, Google's new file manager for Android, Files Go, launches into public beta" TechCrunch 10:30 AM
  • "Former Facebook President Admits It's 'Exploiting a Vulnerability in Human Psychology'" Gizmodo 10:06 AM
  • "Yahoo still doesn't know how it got hacked: Ex-CEO Mayer says the firm 'doesn't understand how the act was perpetrated'" The Inquirer 9:55 AM
  • "Bitcoin compromise collapses, leaving future growth in doubt: Bitcoiners don't trust elites—even Bitcoin elites." Ars Technica 9:05 AM
  • "Facebook Marketplace revamps housing category to take on Craigslist: Hundreds of thousands of housing rentals are now on searchable on Facebook" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Facebook Marketplace can help you find a new place to rent" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Research says Snapchat use with influencers down 33 percent" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Logitech Will Brick Its Harmony Link in March 2018, Ends Service and Support" ExtremeTech 7:59 AM
  • "Humans to vet Facebook revenge porn photos" BBC 7:56 AM
  • "Driverless car involved in crash in first hour of first day" Telegraph 7:42 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 10 Pro reportedly coming to AT&T" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "Chrome is Being Updated to Block More Web Annoyances" Thurrott 7:37 AM
  • "Bitcoin hits all time high as controversial 'hard fork' called off" Telegraph 7:33 AM
  • "Pixel 2 XL handsets now affected by display flashes upon unlock" Neowin 7:14 AM
  • "Walmart announces Black Friday 2017 plans: Everything you need to know" BGR 7:03 AM
  • "Snoopy is your latest coding teacher: The holiday-themed game is designed for kids but you'll want in on it, too." Engadget 8:13 AM
Press Releases
  • "Former IBM Cloud Executive Joins Nasuni as Chief Product Officer" PRWeb 8:39 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Surface Precision Mouse is available for pre-order" Neowin 3:11 PM
  • "Windows Mixed Reality adds SteamVR games on November 15th: All you need is Microsoft's OS and one of its approved headsets." Engadget 2:43 PM
  • "The 5 Biggest Problems With Microsoft Edge" MakeUseOf 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft And LinkedIn Just Made Resume Writing A Lot Less Tedious With 'Resume Assistant' For Word" Tech Times 8:40 AM
  • "SteamVR is Coming to Windows Mixed Reality Next Week" Thurrott 7:37 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Universities to be warned over false course adverts" BBC 9:22 PM
  • "Coinbase Likely to Lose Fight to Block IRS Customer Probe" Bloomberg 8:53 PM
  • "Google asked the U.S. government to consider new rules of the road for online political ads: The FEC is weighing new rules in light of Russia's 2016 election meddling." Recode 4:38 PM
  • "The DOJ, AT&T, and the Time Warner Merger: What We Know Thus Far" ExtremeTech 2:54 PM
  • "Sen. Al Franken slams Facebook and Google's control of the press: They have 'unprecedented power' over how Americans get information, he said." Engadget 10:03 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Artificial intelligence: It's about to cause a major upheaval in jobs" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "Amazon Echo (2017) review: More of the same, only better" ZDNet 10:00 AM
  • "Wi-Fi problems? You can boost signals with this $35 tinfoil 3D-printed reflector" ZDNet 9:10 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL: Day Three Notes" Thurrott 9:05 AM
  • "Infected with malware? Check your Windows registry: Auditing your registry can turn up telltale signs on malware infection. Here's how to monitor the registry keys that matter using Microsoft's Sysinternals Autoruns." CSO 8:40 AM
  • "Doom on the Nintendo Switch is surprisingly great: As long as you're playing in handheld mode" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (late 2017) review" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "The Second Generation HP Spectre 13 Hands On: Offers Improved Design and Hardware" lowyat.net 8:19 AM
  • "Fossil Q Activist Review: Watch First, Smart Second/Hybrid smartwatches are good now" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "The Many Ways Amazon and Others Could Storm the Gates of Finance" Bloomberg 8:01 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "GoDaddy forms payment integrations with Square" ZDNet 6:34 PM
  • "Tesla buys automation company to mitigate production delays: Perbix has been supplying Tesla with automated production parts for three years." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified 'digital contraception'" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Snap Inc reveals $40 million loss on silly Spectacles" Neowin 7:21 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Disney Shares Reverse After-Hour Losses on News of New 'Star Wars' Trilogy: Plans for a fourth 'Star Wars' trilogy more than easing investor concerns about its TV business." TheStreet 5:52 PM
  • "Equifax data breach hacks away at credit-monitoring firm's third-quarter profit" USA Today 5:52 PM
  • "How 1-year Trump rally stacks up against other presidents" Associated Press 5:53 PM
  • "Midday Update: Wall Street Unhinged by Delay in Corp Tax Cut" MT Newswires 11:59 AM
  • "Stocks Drop on Concerns Over GOP Tax Overhaul: Major indexes pared declines in the second half of the trading day, after the Dow industrials had fallen as many as 253 points" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:54 PM
  • "Nikkei tops 23,000 for first time since 1992, pulls back at close" MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "Halfords profit hit by weaker pound" MarketWatch 8:33 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
  • "Share the Cost of Secure Application Development"
New York Times (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "Hacks That Help: Using Tech to Fight Child Exploitation"
  • "What Was the Two-Way Pager?"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
  • "The Best Black Friday Tablet Deals"
  • "The Best Black Friday TV Deals"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services of 2017"
  • "Car Companies as We Know Them Are an Endangered Species"
  • "The Best Black Friday Laptop and Desktop PC Deals"
  • "12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats"
  • "The Best iPhone 7 Cases"
  • "Apple Black Friday Sale: Buy a Gadget, Get a Gift Card"
  • "Gamers, Please STFU and Enjoy Your Hobby"
  • "The Best Black Friday Smartphone Deals" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon"
  • "Uber to disclose price on SoftBank deal early next week: sources"
  • "Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in U.S."
  • "Brands pull YouTube ads over images of children"
  • "CEO of Brazil's Oi resigns as restructuring vote nears: shareholder"
  • "Macy's suffers credit card processing slowdown on Black Friday"
  • "New Nissan engine bids to extend life for internal combustion"
  • "Exclusive: Paddy Power Betfair, William Hill hold deal talks with CrownBet"
  • "Portugal's Sonae to expand cybersecurity business with deals"
  • "Uber seeks to appeal UK workers' rights decision at Supreme Court"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Imgur confirms email addresses, passwords stolen in 2014 hack"
  • "Serverless but not stress-free: enterprise computing moves outside the enterprise"
  • "Brazil to introduce electronic patient records"
  • "Black Friday, Thanksgiving online retail traffic skews toward mobile"
  • "Best gifts: IT pro toolbox"
  • "Best gifts: iPhone accessories for under $25"
  • "Best gifts: Top iPhone X/iPhone 8 accessories from $6 to $200"
  • "Best gifts: Internet of (Things) you can't live without"


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