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  • "Windows 10 updates: We're now using AI to push 1803 users to 1903, says Microsoft/Microsoft starts using machine learning to shift devices running April 2018 Update and earlier to the latest version." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft taps Windows 10 eye-tracking for new free games played with eyes alone: Microsoft continues its big accessibility push." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft is beginning to auto-update Windows 10 version 1803 to version 1903" Neowin 1:32 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15 Owners Complain of Battery Drain, Overheating" LAPTOP Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops: With the 13.3-inch EliteBook 735 G6 and the 14-inch EliteBook 745 G6, HP continues to provide an alternative to Intel for enterprise notebooks. The new laptops can be equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 3700U processor and will start at a little more than $900." ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 coming with 2nd generation Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U options" Notebook Check 7:32 AM
  • "HP Enterprise to Move Toward Subscription Model, Chasing Amazon" Bloomberg 7:29 AM
  • "Leaked Benchmark Reveals AMD EPYC 7452 Dominates Intel Xeon" Business Times 7:30 AM
  • "Intel's Performance Maximizer will give Core CPUs a kick up the butt: Overclocking tool will squeeze more power out of Intel CPUs" The Inquirer 9:55 AM
  • "Intel one-click Performance Maximizer app now available" Hexus 7:32 AM
  • "Intel launches Performance Maximiser overclocking tool" bit-tech 7:32 AM
  • "Intel Performance Maximizer Available For Download" CDR Info 7:31 AM
  • "Intel's Performance Maximizer tool overclocks CPUs with one click: But only for certain 9th generation Core CPUs." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-10510U and Core i5-10210U disappoint on Geekbench with lower scores than the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 5 3500U" Notebook Check 7:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm and Intel are quietly lobbying against Trump's Huawei ban: U.S. chipmakers stand to lose billions in case the Huawei ban is not reconsidered." Android Central 7:31 AM
  • "Oracle patches another actively-exploited WebLogic zero-day: New wave of attacks against Oracle WebLogic servers using a brand new zero-day detected over the weekend." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle issues emergency update to patch actively exploited WebLogic flaw: Oracle's WebLogic Java appserver hit with the third in a series of exploited RCEs." Ars Technica 2:56 PM
  • "IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "IBM's Pangea III is the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer: It'll the help French sniff out more gas and oil" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Google brings Dialogflow support to Hangouts Chat: Google said on Wednesday that it's bringing expanded bot support to its team-based messaging platform Hangouts Chat." ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "YouTube may restrict kids' videos to its dedicated app: It could also disable autoplay for child-oriented clips." Engadget 10:56 AM
  • "Amazon refreshes $250 high-end Kindle Oasis with adjustable reading light" GeekWire 8:04 AM
  • "The new Kindle Oasis adjusts its screen color to the time of day: The price still starts at $250 for 8 GB or $280 for 32 GB." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "YouTube Lets You Try on Makeup Using Augmented Reality: Makeup tutorials are extremely popular on YouTube, so Google used augmented reality to let you virtually try (and hopefully buy) products as you watch." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Canonical won't release the next version of Ubuntu in 32-bit: See that 10 year old computer? Yeah, that's not your friend." The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Google Says It Didn't Scrape Data from Genius" Thurrott 7:24 AM
  • "Google's new Chrome extension makes it easy to report suspicious sites: Chrome 75 will now also let you know if you're loading a website with a deceptive URL." Engadget 7:11 AM
  • "JLL creates 'smart office' AI voice assistant: The real estate firm partnered with Google to compete with a range of conversational AI assistants entering the workplace, from Alexa to Cortana." Computerworld 7:12 AM
  • "Mozilla urges Firefox users to patch against critical zero-day vulnerability: The flaw is being exploited out in the wild" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 release date, price and specs: Samsung reportedly plots 7 August unveiling/'Flashy' event will take place in Brooklyn, New York" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 to launch on August 7th in New York" BGR 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note10 will reportedly launch on August 7" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Hasselblad Unveils Second-Gen X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera: The X1D II 50C doesn't change the image sensor from the first model, but improves the viewfinder, general speed, and other issues that held the first model back." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy" Globe Newswire 7:29 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Announces More Xbox Game Pass Titles for June" Thurrott 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Want a dedicated Office key on your keyboard? Microsoft considers Office key for shortcuts to Office 365 apps in research it's conducting among users." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Here's what's new in Edge Dev version 77.0.189.3" Neowin 1:37 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Bill Demands Facebook, Twitter Be Vetted for Political Bias: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) calls for top internet companies to undergo external audits to vet whether their content moderation systems are free of political bias." PC Magazine 3:03 PM
  • "Boris Johnson fails to back-up showy 'full-fibre by 2025' pledge: BoJo says 'no no' to UK gov's 'unambitious' 2033 goal" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project" BBC 7:12 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Best gaming laptop 2019: The fastest and most portable gaming laptops you can buy" Expert Reviews 7:31 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review: Dell's new 2-in-1 Latitude is the best business laptop — if you can afford it" Digital Trends 7:28 AM
  • "Should we dislike the 'Like' button?" BBC 7:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Blue Prism buys Thoughtonomy for £80 million, eyes RPA as a service: Thoughtonomy gives Blue Prism and as-a-service platform to target mid-sized enterprises with its automation software." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Postman raises $50 million to grow its API development platform" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
  • "Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises $21.5m in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
  • "Meero raises $230 million for its on-demand photo platform" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks struggle for direction ahead of crucial Fed decision: All eyes on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell" MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "Stocks Edge Up as Cautious Wall Street Awaits Fed Decision on Interest Rates: Stocks edge up as cautious investors await the Federal Reserve's decision on interest rates later in Wednesday's session." TheStreet 11:48 AM
  • "US equity futures trade cautiously higher ahead of Fed decision" FOXBusiness 7:42 AM
  • "Stocks Edge Higher Ahead of Fed Decision: S&P 500 sits near a record; Asian indexes rallied on hopes for U.S.-China trade progress" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:48 AM
  • "Asian markets surge on renewed hopes of trade deal: Hang Seng, Shenzhen indexes up more than 2% after Trump says he'll meet with Xi at G-20" MarketWatch 7:42 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security"
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "F.T.C. Said to Be Investigating YouTube Over Child Privacy Claims"
  • "Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want?"
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Bill Demands Facebook, Twitter Be Vetted for Political Bias"
  • "Deals: Anker Accessories, Overpowered Gaming Desktop"
  • "The Real Reason I Don't Have a Security Camera"
  • "1,000 Best Buy Stores Can Repair Your Apple Device"
  • "Amazon Launching New Kindle Oasis eReader July 24"
  • "Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: Your Biggest Questions Answered"
  • "Intel's New Tool Overclocks 9th-Gen Chips With a Mouse Click"
  • "Can Anything Protect Us From Deepfakes?"
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Everything We Know So Far"
  • "Amazon Buys Bebo to Expand Twitch's eSports Platform"
Reuters (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Senate panel to examine Facebook digital currency project"
  • "U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources"
  • "Oil group Total hopes new supercomputer will help it find oil faster and more cheaply"
  • "Apple says iPhones can now be fixed at all U.S. Best Buy stores"
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
ZDNet (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "iOS 13: A stronger battery, subscription reminders, and other features"
  • "IPVanish review: VPN delivers a wealth of options and browsing controls"
  • "Brazil ignores US pressure to reject Huawei"
  • "Open Invention Network, the Linux-based patent non-aggression community, exceeds 3,000 licensees"
  • "Can Microsoft's mixed reality tech propel Airbus' plane manufacturing?"
  • "Financial services sector in need of a technology modernization"
  • "Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on Aug. 7: Report"
  • "Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle"





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