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TechNN Archive: Saturday, November 11, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO tells iPad users to 'get a real computer'/Commentary: In India, Satya Nadella spots two journalists with iPads. He isn't entirely impressed." CNET 6:57 PM
  • "New Microsoft Word attacks infect PCs sans macros: Microsoft tells customers how to spot and block attacks." Morningstar 9:05 AM
  • "I spent a day working in Windows 10 Mixed Reality: Not recommended." Engadget 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft is Refunding People Who Pre-Ordered AOE: Definitive Edition" Gameranx 9:01 PM
  • "Gigabyte launches Aorus Z370 motherboards: New motherboard array based on the Intel Z370 chipset" ITP Technology 9:37 PM
  • "NVIDIA CEO Calls AMD Partnership With Intel For Radeon GPUs A Losing Strategy" HotHardware 5:54 PM
  • "China: 2018 could see online mobile payments rise" Neowin 6:26 PM
  • "IBM Ups Pressure on Rivals With Quantum Computer Prototype" Bloomberg 11/10
  • "IBM makes 20 qubit quantum computing machine available as a cloud service" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "IBM's processor pushes quantum computing closer to 'supremacy'" Engadget 11/10
  • "IBM Announces Two Fancy New Quantum Computers" Gizmodo 11/10
  • "IBM outlines 50 qubit quantum computing prototype" ZDNet 11/10
  • "IBM gives clients new control over data as GDPR approaches" ITProPortal 11/10
  • "IBM has freed itself from the tyranny of Helvetica" Quartz 11/10
  • "What do Microsoft's highly secure Windows 10 device standards tell us?" Sophos 11/10
  • "Here's How Microsoft and Google are Trying to Catch Amazon in the Cloud" Bloomberg 11/10
  • "A critical look at the Microsoft Courier" MSPoweruser 11/10
  • "Microsoft being sued, Some Windows phones possibly infringed on patents" OnMSFT 11/10
  • "HP's business laptop stands above the rest – All Hands on Tech" ITBusiness Canada 11/10
  • "Dell and HPE-backed Big Switch launches partner programme" CRN UK 11/10
  • "Recent Intel Chipsets Have A Built-In Hidden Computer, Running Minix With A Networking Stack And A Web Server" Techdirt 11/10
  • "Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X Now Available in 750GB Version for roughly 3000 Euro" Guru3D 11/10
  • "New Intel Graphics Driver adds 4K HDR streaming support" gHacks 11/10
  • "AMD and Intel: Frenemies aligned vs. Nvidia - Video" ZDNet 11/10
  • "How AMD Has Overcome Its Previous Issues" Forbes 11/10
  • "Intel Kaby Lake-G & AMD 4GB HBM GPU Pictured, Is This Vega 11?" WCCFTech 11/10
  • "Leak reveals the Intel and AMD lovechild in all its Kaby Lake G(lory)" Neowin 11/10
  • "Nvidia CEO believes AMD has suffered a 'great loss' and Intel is playing GPU catch-up" TechRadar UK 11/10
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X wins CES Best of Innovation award" PC Retail 11/10
  • "A deep dive into Cisco's intent-based networking" Network World 11/10
  • "OpenStack adoption grows into multi-cloud formations" ZDNet 8:51 PM
General Interest
  • "Google study shows how your account is most likely to be hijacked: It found phishing to be the biggest threat to your online security." Engadget 7:23 PM
  • "Android 8.1 Oreo Shrinks Inactive App Cache To Save Storage, Flags Battery Hog Apps" HotHardware 6:14 PM
  • "OnePlus 5T Leaks Ahead of Launch, and It Looks Great" Thurrott 9:36 AM
  • "In One Hour, Alibaba's Singles Day Sales Hit $10 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/10
  • "Eastman Kodak cuts 425 jobs, says licensing of hardware played a role" Digital Trends 11/10
  • "Google: Our hunt for hackers reveals phishing is far deadlier than data breaches" ZDNet 11/10
  • "Google 'strongly supports' disclosing buyers of online political ads" VentureBeat 11/10
  • "Google to help developers build automated driving modes by opening the API behind Pixel 2's Do-Not-Disturb" VentureBeat 11/10
  • "Gmail accounts make up 30 percent of marketing databases" BetaNews 11/10
  • "Pixel 2 bug prevents Google Assistant from working on Bluetooth headphones" The Verge 11/10
  • "The best smartphones you can buy right now" Engadget 11/10
  • "A dedicated AI chip is squandered on Huawei's Mate 10 Pro" Engadget 11/10
  • "Buying USB-C earbuds for my Pixel 2 was incredibly annoying and expensive" The Verge 11/10
  • "YouTube to target disturbing videos masquerading as kids' shows" Engadget 11/10
  • "This Cloud Company Took On Cisco And Citrix, Now Eyes Salesforce" Nasdaq 11/10
  • "Amazon is opening pop-up stores in Whole Foods for the holidays" Engadget 11/10
  • "Amazon expands its Influencer Program to include Twitter and Instagram, in addition to YouTube" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "Amazon is offering a $40 discount when you buy two of its new Cloud Cam" PCWorld 11/10
  • "Facebook relaunches Events as a Foursquare-like app called Local" The Verge 11/10
  • "Facebook explains bizarre revenge porn prevention program" Engadget 11/10
  • "Facebook explains its creepy-sounding anti-revenge porn plan" BetaNews 11/10
  • "Twitter expands display name length to 50 characters" Engadget 11/10
  • "Twitter more than doubles the length of user display names" BetaNews 11/10
  • "Twitter fixes another important problem with support for 50-character usernames" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "Kevin Chou transitions from mobile game leader to Overwatch esports team owner" VentureBeat 11/10
  • "Nvidia CEO: Gaming will be huge, but so will AI and data center businesses" VentureBeat 11/10
  • "GenZe has a commuter e-bike for a connected world" Engadget 11/10
  • "You should use a TV antenna, even if you have cable. Here's why" TechHive 11/10
  • "NordVPN is offering 3 years of VPN service for $99" PCWorld 11/10
  • "Original Content podcast: Marvel's 'Runaways' looks like an all-around good time" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "ESPN Plus standalone service will start streaming in spring 2018" Engadget 11/10
  • "ESPN's new streaming service will launch in the spring and be called 'ESPN Plus'" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "PayPal takes on crowdfunding with Money Pools, where groups chip in to raise money and buy things" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "Daimler's electric school bus will have a 100 mile range" Engadget 11/10
  • "Tesla's newest driving mode is 'chill'" Engadget 11/10
  • "Uber loses U.K. appeal on workers' rights" VentureBeat 11/10
  • "Crunch Report | Uber eyes 2019 IPO" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "Roku is probably getting into intelligent home audio" The Verge 11/10
  • "Best power banks of 2017: The top USB portable chargers for your phone" PCWorld 11/10
  • "Audeze makes beloved headphones simpler and cheaper with new LCD2 Classic model" The Verge 11/10
  • "Audeze's $2,995 LCD-MX4 are audiophile headphones you can power with your laptop" The Verge 11/10
Press Releases
  • "IBM Announces Advances to IBM Quantum Systems & Ecosystem" PRNewswire 11/10
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft details all Xbox hardware offerings for the holidays" OnMSFT 11/10
  • "Windows 10 build 17035 and 17025 for PC: Everything you need to know" Windows Central 11/10
  • "Windows Mixed Reality users to get SteamVR apps next week" V3 11/10
  • "How to Hide Files, Folders, and Drives in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 11/10
  • "How to easily make slow motion videos with the Windows 10 Photos app" MSPoweruser 11/10
  • "What are shielded virtual machines and how to set them up in Windows Server" CSO 11/10
  • "Windows Mixed Reality SteamVR support to launch next week" bit-tech 11/10
  • "Xbox One joins Windows 10 Mobile & PC with a Store update" OnMSFT 11/10
Government/Law/Politics
  • "DOJ: Man fired laser at police helicopter, tried to drive away then crashed/Michael Alvarez was arrested in someone's backyard 'after a short foot pursuit.'" Ars Technica 8:20 AM
  • "Tech companies are cheering on a bill that guts internet protections" The Verge 11/10
  • "How enterprises should use the cloud in China" InfoWorld 11/10
  • "Wikileaks drama alert: CIA forged digital certs imitating Kaspersky Lab" The Register 11/10
  • "WikiLeaks: CIA source code leak shows agency impersonating Kaspersky" BetaNews 11/10
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "DRmare for Windows converts iTunes video so you can watch on any device: If you want to watch your iTunes videos on any device, including non-Apple gadgets, you have to jump through some hoops, but the DRmare Windows app streamlines that process." iMore 4:35 PM
  • "Google Pixelbook: Day Two Awkwardness" Thurrott 11:10 AM
  • "/Viewsnight: 'If it's censorship you want, don't leave it to Facebook'" BBC 8:20 AM
  • "Best 2-in-1s of 2017 - Laptop/Tablet Hybrids - Laptop Mag" LAPTOP Magazine 11/10
  • "Deutsche Bank is using climate change data to predict investment risk" Engadget 11/10
  • "Almost half of consumers are in the dark about AI" BetaNews 11/10
  • "Midwest entrepreneurs shouldn't be afraid to think big" VentureBeat 11/10
  • "NASA is saving big bucks by partnering with commercial companies like SpaceX" The Verge 11/10
  • "It's time to stop trusting Google search already" The Verge 11/10
  • "Buying USB-C earbuds for my Pixel 2 was incredibly annoying and expensive" The Verge 11/10
  • "This AI startup wants to solve the hard problem of robots picking things up" The Verge 11/10
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "These are the US startups that Russian investors are backing" TechCrunch 3:43 PM
  • "A lip-syncing app teens are obsessed with just got bought for $1 billion — here's how to use Musical.ly" Business Insider 11/10
  • "Razer to raise upwards of $504 million in Hong Kong IPO" TechCrunch 11/10
  • "Ambitious new media firm ByteDance is no longer a secret outside of China" TechCrunch 11/10
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow's 8-week rally comes to an end as tax-delay concerns persist: Disney, J.C. Penney rally after results; health care sector stumbles" MarketWatch 11/10
  • "Dow Snags First Weekly Loss Since September as Tax Woes Pile High: Stocks finished the trading week mixed, with the Dow and S&P 500 lower and the Nasdaq slightly higher." TheStreet 11/10
  • "US stocks on two-day losing streak as health stocks fall" Associated Press 11/10
  • "Dow Snaps Eight-Week Winning Streak: Tax reform proposed by Senate Republicans differs from the House plan, raising worries on prospects for a bill" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/10
  • "European stocks suffer worst week in 3 months, hurt by earnings and stronger euro: European stocks fell Friday, marking their worst weekly drop in three months by rounding it off with a disappointing outlook from Cartier parent Richemont and lingering concerns about tax-cut legislation in the U.S." MarketWatch 11/10



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PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 4:45 PM CST)
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  • "The Best Video Streaming Services of 2017"
  • "Car Companies as We Know Them Are an Endangered Species"
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  • "12 Signal App Tips for Secure Chats"
  • "The Best iPhone 7 Cases"
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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"
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