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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out More Patches for Meltdown, Spectre CPU Flaws" eWeek 12:38 PM
  • "Windows 10 preview build 17115 now available for Insiders in the Fast ring: The latest Windows Insider Preview build brings a new layout for the privacy settings setup screen and more." Windows Central 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17115 to the Fast ring - here's what's new" Neowin 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft sees rise in 'boomerang employees' since Nadella became CEO" SiliconRepublic 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft for Startups: $500 million commitment creates a win-win scenario for Azure/The Microsoft for Startups program will help cloud startups grow by providing access to Microsoft Partners and other benefits, as long as the companies commit to the Azure platform." TechRepublic 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft will integrate Azure Stack with Azure Government this year" TechCrunch 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft targets university students with new Azure for Students plan" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Cortana will soon be able to read your Outlook emails on iOS and Android: One of us... one of us..." The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 bug: Microsoft fixes issue that broke USB, built-in cameras, keyboards" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "You can now preorder Microsoft's Surface Pro with LTE" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Surface Pro with LTE is coming on May 1, and you can pre-order now" Neowin 10:41 AM
  • "Chrome on Windows ditches Microsoft's compiler, now uses Clang/Step 1: first, make Clang support Windows." Ars Technica 6:38 AM
  • "Intel Hades Canyon NUC gaming benchmarks leak" Hexus 7:14 AM
  • "Unloved Intel Corporation Has a Bright Future: Citi Research's Christopher Danely made a bold and isolated bullish call on INTC stock, and his argument holds water" InvestorPlace 7:14 AM
  • "AMD's eSports push improves performance in 'PUBG' and 'Dota 2': Its new ReSX drivers make popular eSports titles faster and more responsive." Engadget 6:38 AM
  • "AMD drivers - new Radeon software is your best bet for Final Fantasy 15, but bugs persist" PCGamesN 7:13 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.3.1 driver optimizes Final Fantasy XV, Vermintide 2, and more" Neowin 6:54 AM
  • "Dell's Latest AMD Inspiron Laptops Are Crippled Compared With Intel Versions" ExtremeTech 8:47 AM
  • "Dell and HP launching new Ryzen/Vega-powered laptops: The power of Raven Ridge" TechSpot 7:12 AM
General Interest
  • "Google switches Chrome from Microsoft's C++ compiler to Clang" TechSpot 8:55 PM
  • "Chrome 65 arrives with Material Design extensions page and new developer features" VentureBeat 8:55 PM
  • "Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes first $100B mogul on Forbes list" Associated Press 7:22 PM
  • "Powerful DDoS Attack Sets New Record at 1.7 Tbps" PC Magazine 5:01 PM
  • "Huawei is building an Alexa rival for the Huawei P20 and Mate 10 Pro: But don't get excited unless you speak Chinese" The Inquirer 10:46 AM
  • "Wacom's new Intuos tablets are perfect for the beginner doodler" The Verge 10:24 AM
  • "Dyson's new Pure Cool fans are better at both purifying and communicating" TechCrunch 10:05 AM
  • "Dyson's Cyclone V10 cordless vacuum spells the end for corded cleaning" TechCrunch 10:05 AM
  • "The X-ONE H1 is a new hybrid smartwatch for the fancy traveler" TechCrunch 9:22 AM
  • "Google is testing a 72 qubit computer to chase quantum supremacy: IBM's quantum computing efforts could be left in the dust" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Google's quantum computing breakthrough: Our new chip might soon outperform a supercomputer" ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Google adds Disney parks to Street View: Get up close to the famous castle without leaving your couch." Engadget 6:39 AM
  • "What's Uber and Lyft drivers' median hourly wage? $10 or lower, report finds: After expenses, a large portion of drivers earn less than minimum wage." Ars Technica 8:44 AM
  • "MoviePass Collects 'an Enormous Amount of Information' About Subscribers: Subscribers are being tracked well beyond the movie theater and MoviePass is going to monetize the data it collects." PC Magazine 7:35 AM
  • "US service provider hit by 'record-breaking' 1.7Tbps DDoS attack: Just five days after Github was whacked by massive 1.35Tbps attack" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Facebook faux pas asks users if grooming on social media is OK/Spoiler alert: It's not and you should alert the police if you spot such activity" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Reddit CEO admits deletion of 'a few hundred' Russian propaganda accounts" Neowin 7:03 AM
  • "Forget the Galaxy S9, Arm's new chips will deliver AI, 4K, and VR to mainstream mobile devices" BGR 6:39 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Galaxy S9 schooled by iPhone 7 in 'awkward' speed test/Flagship fails to match two-year-old iPhone in benchmarking tests" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Guns banned on dating app Bumble" BBC 6:38 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch bug sees users' play data reset to zero: Firm promises 'no data has been lost' as a result" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "The X-ONE H1 is a smartwatch that offers Morse code transcription of texts" Neowin 7:04 AM
  • "Self-Declared 'Health Ranger' Mike Adams Has Apparently Been Booted From YouTube" Gizmodo 7:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 3:30 PM
  • "Oracle Transforms Enterprise Data Management" Phone World 7:21 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Highlights Growth in Education" Thurrott 3:29 PM
  • "Kali Linux Comes to Windows 10's WSL" Thurrott 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Surface Laptop in Oman" Al Bawaba 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen just found a lost WW2 aircraft carrier" Fast Company 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest platform for fan engagement, Inside Xbox, debuts on March 10" Neowin 7:03 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google assisting the Pentagon in developing AI for its drones" The Register 7:22 PM
  • "U.S. sees national security risk from Broadcom's Qualcomm deal" Reuters 5:01 PM
  • "Qualcomm in talks to settle patent dispute with Huawei: WSJ" Reuters 5:01 PM
  • "Pentagon Drone Program Is Using Google AI" Bloomberg 12:37 PM
  • "Satellite links to optimise European airspace" BBC 10:41 AM
  • "Washington state has passed laws protecting net neutrality: It's the first state law to be enforceable against ISPs" The Verge 9:53 AM
  • "UK gov to review driving laws in bid to prepare for self-driving cars: Review will 'ensure UK is one of the best places' to test autonomous vehicles" The Inquirer 9:09 AM
  • "Drone-tracking system paves way for UK deliveries from air" BBC 8:52 AM
  • "UK Ministry of Justice using data to gain control of prisons" ZDNet 6:39 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Dell's XPS 13 (2018) is easily one of the best laptops you can buy" Yahoo! Finance 8:56 PM
  • "A brief history of Dropbox" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Deepfakes: The face-swapping software explained" BBC 10:40 AM
  • "The Goal for Android P Should be to Make Android Suck Less (Premium)" Thurrott 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro LTE Review: The True Mobile Computer Is Here/The cellular-connected laptop for consumers has arrived" The Verge 6:41 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Grabr gets $8M to connect travelers with space with those longing for products abroad" TechCrunch 10:24 AM
  • "Justworks raises $40M to build a simpler business operations suite" TechCrunch 10:02 AM
  • "Justworks raises $40 million to grow its HR, payroll, and benefits platform" VentureBeat 9:54 AM
  • "Snyk snares $7 million Series A to help developers deliver open source components securely" TechCrunch 9:50 AM
  • "WeWork acquires SEO marketing business Conductor" ZDNet 12:34 PM
  • "WeWork acquires SEO and marketing intelligence platform Conductor" VentureBeat 9:29 AM
  • "Degreed gets $42M to help build a tool to help employees learn the right skills" TechCrunch 9:19 AM
  • "Amazon's $15B buying spree: Tech giant's acquisition activity reaches new heights" GeekWire 9:09 AM
  • "Google is selling Zagat to a restaurant review company" Fast Company 7:13 AM
  • "WHOOP raises $25 million to tell everyone from athletes to execs about their health" TechCrunch 6:53 AM
  • "UiPath confirms $153M at $1.1B valuation from Accel, CapitalG and KP for its 'software robots'" TechCrunch 6:42 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks close modestly higher as trade-war jitters linger: Geopolitical tensions ease as two Koreas agree to hold summit" MarketWatch 5:01 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Post Small Gains After Day of Choppy Trading: The Dow finished slightly higher after a day of wild stock market swings." TheStreet 5:01 PM
  • "S&P 500, Dow Jones Dive Late As Trump Advisor Gary Cohn Resigns Amid Steel Tariff Move" Investor's Business Daily 5:00 PM
  • "Global stocks rise amid doubts about US steel tariffs" Associated Press 8:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Tariff Plans Face Pushback: Investors' concerns of a trade war ease as senior Republicans express opposition to tariffs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:45 PM
  • "Asian markets jump back to life after days of declines: Nikkei up more than 2% after falling 6% over 4 days" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "European stocks march higher as fears of trade wars abate: Italian stocks rebound, with FTSE MIB up over 1%" MarketWatch 8:46 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 11:50 AM CDT)
  • "AI and IoT: Tech's New BFFs"
New York Times (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 4:15 PM CDT)
  • "James Gips, Who Extended Computer Use to the Disabled, Dies at 72"
  • "Want to Feel Happier? Your Phone Can Help. (Maybe.)"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Apple Finally Addresses MacBook Keyboard Issue With Free Repairs"
  • "Addicted to Facebook? You'll Soon Find Out"
  • "Tinder 'Picks' Highlights Your Most Promising Possible Matches"
  • "Report: Uber Driver Was Streaming 'The Voice' Before Fatal AV Crash"
  • "The Best Smart Coffee Makers"
  • "Vivitar: Not What it Used to Be"
  • "Amazon Workers: Don't Give Feds Our Facial-Recognition Tech"
  • "Deals: $199 Xbox One S Bundle, $160 Ecovacs Robot Vacuum"
  • "The AirSelfie 2 Wants to Be Your Personal Paparazzo"
  • "US Air Force Picks SpaceX for 2020 Satellite Launch" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "China's ZTE expected to take last step to lift ban: U.S. official"
  • "Bitfinex chief strategy officer departs"
  • "Tesla recycling machine catches fire at Fremont, California campus"
  • "Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data"
  • "Exclusive: Tesla to close a dozen solar facilities in nine states - documents"
  • "Uber car's 'safety' driver streamed TV show before fatal crash: police"
  • "Lime launches electric scooters in Paris, targets Europe"
  • "Japan watchdog orders improvements at cryptocurrency exchanges"
  • "Taiwan's Foxconn calls Sino-U.S. trade spat a 'tech war'"
  • "YouTube pushes memberships, merchandise as alternatives to ads"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Tumblr agrees to cooperate with South Korea in their fight against online pornography"
  • "Apple to replace some MacBook, MacBook Pro keyboards due to problems"
  • "Lost your car keys? Soon, your smartphone will unlock your vehicle"
  • "A hacker figured out how to brute force iPhone passcodes"
  • "4G provision in Brazil sees mixed results"
  • "Microsoft employees ask the company to stop working with ICE"
  • "No coding skills? An AI low-code platform will guide you through the app creation process"
  • "Need to keep tabs on employees' phone activites? Save 20 percent on FoneMonitor"


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