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Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft inviting applications for AI Idea Challenge Contest" MSPoweruser 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Remix3D has Been Flagged as an Advertisement, Blocked by Plug-ins" Thurrott 5:29 PM
  • "India PC market grows 28 per cent in Q2 2018, HP leads:¬†IDC: HP has maintained its leadership in the Indian PC market with a market share of 31.6 per cent in second quarter 2018." The Indian Express 8:00 AM
  • "What is Intel rapid storage technology? Why should you care about it? Intel Rapid storage technology is available for most modern computers with Intel CPU" Gizbot 8:03 AM
  • "Intel India trains 99,000 people in artificial intelligence" The Economic Times 8:00 AM
  • "IBM, Maersk launch blockchain-based shipping platform with 94 early adopters: After testing it earlier this year, the two companies announced scores of early adopters have agreed to pilot the distributed ledger technology, enabling them to track shipments in near-real time." Computerworld New Zealand 7:33 PM
  • "IBM just paved the way for cheap mind-controlled robotic limbs" NewsBytes 8:02 AM
  • "Dell EMC announces its newest integrated data protection appliance" Networks Asia 7:59 AM
  • "Lenovo Legion Y530 review: The intersection of work and play" Neowin 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft takes down Shopping Cart feature in Xbox Store to make improvements" Neowin 8/18
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 5 Is Official With Build 1809, What To Look For" HotHardware 8/18
  • "Several more features for the upcoming Sticky Notes v3.0 have now been revealed" Neowin 8/18
  • "Microsoft is working with vendors to minimize false positives detected by Windows Defender" Neowin 8/18
  • "With Q#, Microsoft is throwing programmers the keys to quantum" Digital Trends 8/18
  • "Microsoft removes some Remix 3D integration from production Paint 3D app" MSPoweruser 8/18
  • "Microsoft And Cisco Are Playing Catch Up With Adobe" Forbes 8/18
General Interest
  • "Sony explains why Android updates take so long: Not that it makes the wait any easier." Engadget 9:26 PM
  • "Uber's Vision of Self-Driving Cars Begins to Blur" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:00 PM
  • "The Kindle Voyage is no longer available from Amazon" TechCrunch 5:30 PM
  • "Soon you'll be able to watch high school football on Twitter" TechCrunch 1:37 PM
  • "Bots on Amazon's task service may be souring psych studies: Mechanical Turk may need more safeguards to be used as a scientific tool." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Netflix purges all user reviews like it said it would: Say goodbye to the reviews section: if you even knew it existed." Engadget 8/18
  • "Harry Potter wand teaches children to code: A magic wand designed to teach children how to code has been revealed by computer firm Kano" BBC 8/18
  • "Hubble just took a brand new photo that will make you feel completely insignificant" BGR 8/18
  • "Google's upcoming Pixelbook could feature 4K display, 8GB RAM, and Google Assistant button" Neowin 8/18
  • "Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices: It's not the best solution for privacy, says the EFF." Engadget 8/18
  • "Google Plans To Open Flagship Retail Store In Chicago To Showcase Its Hardware Products" HotHardware 8/17
  • "Android 9 Pie review: Google gets more thoughtful" Engadget 8/17
  • "Google Goggles is dead; long live Google Lens" The Verge 8/17
  • "Google gives its AI the reins over its data center cooling systems" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Ditch Windows and macOS with the lowest price ever on a Google Pixelbook" BGR 8/17
  • "Senators want Google and Facebook to block 3D-printed gun files" Engadget 8/17
  • "Google alters wording of controversial policy regarding user location tracking" Neowin 8/17
  • "Google updates Location History language after tracking backlash" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Google confirms it misleadingly tracks your location even with Location History disabled -- but it's not changing that" BetaNews 8/17
  • "Google Goggles is officially dead" Engadget 8/17
  • "Google might finally sell Pixel devices at retail stores" Engadget 8/17
  • "Google said to be releasing its own smart display this year" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Google is reportedly launching its own smart display later this year" The Verge 8/17
  • "Now you can send auto-expiring emails from Gmail on your mobile" BetaNews 8/17
  • "AI Weekly: Alexa and Cortana may be working together, but the smartphone is still king" VentureBeat 8/17
  • "Amazon's devices are discounted for back to school" The Verge 8/17
  • "The Morning After: Amazon might buy a movie theater chain" Engadget 8/17
  • "The 10 best Amazon Prime original series" TechHive 8/17
  • "Facebook's Kodi box ban is nothing new" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Facebook has a plan to protect the U.S. midterms. Is it enough?" Recode 8/17
  • "Samsung's new Odyssey+ headset could fix its muddled VR vision" VentureBeat 8/17
  • "Tesla shares tumble in early trading after another Elon Musk-powered PR blunder" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Elon Musk says 'the worst is over' for Tesla" Engadget 8/17
  • "Elon Musk's pity party: 'This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career'" VentureBeat 8/17
  • "Mozilla wipes 23 Firefox add-ons off the map for tracking user activity" ZDNet 8/17
  • "The Best Battery Packs For Carrying Everywhere And Charging Everything" The Verge 8/17
  • "Why GPS-dependent apps deplete your smartphone battery" The Verge 8/17
  • "The constant stress of the battery meter" The Verge 8/17
  • "This GTX 1080 Ti bundle is a great value for first-time PC builders" The Verge 8/17
  • "A Raspberry Pi-style computer you can build yourself: Blueberry Pi" ZDNet 8/17
  • "Three-quarters of corporate network breaches are via web applications" BetaNews 8/17
  • "Netflix releases its first trailer for Alfonso Cuarón's 'ROMA'" Engadget 8/17
  • "Angry Birds maker Rovio says revenue plunged 17% in Q2 but games showed signs of recovery" VentureBeat 8/17
  • "Clash Royale's new pro league could make it the first big mobile e-sport" The Verge 8/17
  • "Coinbase now supports buying and selling Ethereum Classic" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Smart home systems: DIY vs. hiring a professional" TechHive 8/17
  • "Fnatic Streak RGB review: A gaming keyboard that punches well above its price" PCWorld 8/17
Press Releases
  • "Travelport and IBM launch industry-first AI travel platform to intelligently manage corporate travel spend" WebWire 8/17
  • "New EPIC-KBS9 Motherboard is Designed to Handle Multiple Peripherals" ThomasNet News 8/17
  • "CORRECTING and REPLACING Ping An Set to Reveal Smart City Project" VentureBeat 8/17
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure Management Groups" InfoQ 8/17
  • "The 5 Best Windows 10 Sound Equalizers to Improve Your PC Audio" MakeUseOf 8/17
  • "Windows 10 updates: Expect slimmed-down, full-quality versions, says Microsoft" ZDNet 8/17
  • "Windows 10 updates are about to get smaller and less painful" TechRepublic 8/17
  • "Windows malware: How to stop your files being wrongly tagged as malicious by Windows Defender ATP" ZDNet 8/17
  • "Playing Windows Games On Linux Is About To Get Much Easier" Forbes 8/17
  • "Microsoft, Apollo Hospitals build AI-powered platform to predict cardiovascular disease risk score" Financial Express 8/17
  • "Steam Machines might be able to run Windows games soon" SlashGear 8/17
  • "How to fix common problems with apps on Windows 10" Windows Central 8/17
  • "Microsoft Your Phone, First Take: Nice idea, but implementation needs to improve" ZDNet 8/17
  • "Windows 10 Linux Distribution Overload? We have just the thing" The Register 8/17
  • "Microsoft Launcher beta updated with Cortana SMS dictation and new features" MSPoweruser 8/17
  • "Microsoft Launcher beta 4.13 is out with new Read text message aloud feature for Cortana" OnMSFT 8/17
  • "Set a custom Recycle Bin size on Windows" gHacks 8/17
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 8/17
  • "Mouse and stylus roundup: Microsoft Surface Precision Mouse, Azio Atom and Adonit Droid" ZDNet 8/17
  • "Windows malware: How to stop your files being wrongly tagged as malicious by Windows Defender ATP" ZDNet 8/17
  • "How to transform your laptop into a gaming powerhouse with an external graphics card" PCWorld 8/17
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Egypt signs censorship-focused cybercrime bill into law: Merely visiting a 'threatening' site could lead to prison time." Engadget 5:41 PM
  • "HUD complaint accuses Facebook ads of violating Fair Housing Act" TechCrunch 10:41 AM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. government seeks Facebook help to wiretap Messenger - sources" Reuters 8/18
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "A review of Monitor-IO, a little gadget that wants to talk about your Internet: Is this an IRL butter-spreading bot who's entire existence is doing an insignificant task?" Ars Technica 11:38 AM
  • "Buyer's remorse: Phones, tablets and more tech purchases we regret" ZDNet 8/18
  • "Top 10 must-have tools for repairing PCs, smartphones, and other gadgets" ZDNet 8/18
  • "When body cams had bullets" Engadget 8/17
  • "Science confirms that women's pockets suck for smartphones" The Verge 8/17
  • "Machine learning: How to create a recommendation engine" InfoWorld 8/17
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "AirTrunk raises AU$850m for Australian datacentre expansion" ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "A new foreign investment bill will impact venture capital and the US startup ecosystem" TechCrunch 8/17
  • "Threads raises $20M for its luxury goods 'boutique' that exists only in messaging apps" TechCrunch 8/17
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs highest close since February on optimism over trade talks: Tesla sinks following Elon Musk's soul-baring interview" MarketWatch 8/17
  • "Dow Trades Higher, Nasdaq Regains Footing as Chipmakers Fall: Stocks closed higher across the board Friday, following a jump of nearly 400 points for the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the previous session." TheStreet 8/17
  • "Blue Chips Rise as Fears Over Turkish Lira Crisis Ease: Dow industrials move higher a day after their biggest jump in four months" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/17
  • "U.K. stocks end slightly higher, but post biggest weekly drop since March: The U.K.'s main stock index ended the session slightly higher on Friday, but the benchmark posted its biggest weekly percentage drop in months as investors found few reasons to be confident into the weekend with a number of major political uncertainties up in the air." MarketWatch 8/17



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
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New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Here's How Traffic Jams Might Lower Your Electricity Bill: Piezoelectric crystals create electricity when vibrated or put under pressure, so California is embedding them in roadways to see if they can effectively harvest the energy of passing cars."
Reuters (Checked 8:50 PM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "India's Infosys says CFO Ranganath has tendered resignation"
  • "Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "CBA confirms NetBank and CommBank glitch after Visa suffers card issue"
  • "NBN should shift fixed-wireless areas to FttC: Aussie Broadband"
  • "AirTrunk raises AU$850m for Australian datacentre expansion"
  • "Fair Work Ombudsman hits Brisbane tech firm with AU$125k fine for unfair dismissal"
  • "Chinese startup's 'self-made' web browser built on Google Chrome"
  • "Business as usual for Coles after weekend IT 'glitch'"
  • "GOAT uses machine learning, computer vision to verify your top dollar sneakers are authentic"
  • "How GOAT uses machine learning, cloud to get you the greatest sneakers"





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