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TechNN Archive: Sunday, March 5, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Tim Sweeney Claims Microsoft UWP Is 'Woefully Inadequate' And Malware Is Just 'An Excuse'" HotHardware 5:20 PM
  • "Microsoft explains the new Windows 10 mode that could make video games so much better" Business Insider 8:15 AM
  • "Windows 10 Cloud might not be able to run Windows Mixed Reality" MSPoweruser 8:15 AM
  • "Windows 98 emulation running on Raspberry Pi smartwatch" TechnoBuffalo 8:59 AM
  • "HPE's SGI scores AU$1.5m CSIRO supercomputing contract" ZDNet 9:09 PM
  • "IBM, Maersk aim to speed up shipping with blockchain technology" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Litebook launches $249 Linux laptop" ZDNet 5:28 PM
  • "IDC projects Windows Phone share to be big fat goose egg by 2021: Android, Apple iOS expected to maintain their shares over next few years" Network World 3/4
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update Launching for PCs First, Phones Getting It Thereafter" Softpedia 3/4
  • "No surprise: Microsoft confirms Windows 10 Mobile will not receive Creators Update at the same time as PCs" OnMSFT 3/4
  • "Bill Gates Concerned About Digital Isolationism" CIO Today 3/4
  • "Microsoft brings Wake-on-LAN support to Surface devices" Neowin 3/4
  • "Take a look at Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality in action" OnMSFT 3/4
  • "Xbox trivia - 22 things you never knew about Microsoft's consoles" Games Rader 3/4
  • "Google reveals HP's Chromebook for schools coming out in April" Engadget 3/4
  • "Intel VR boss: VR will revolutionize gaming for players and spectators" The Next Web 3/4
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Overclocked To 5.8GHz On LN2, Benchmark World Record Shredded At 5.4GHz" HotHardware 3/4
  • "Over 300 Plus Developers Are Working To Optimize AMD Ryzen's Performance On Their Games" Game Debate 3/4
  • "Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Shares Sold by State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System" Baseball News Source 3/4
General Interest
  • "People Are Worried About Dead Pixels on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Isn't" Gizmodo 3:16 PM
  • "Nintendo hides a small message to fans inside the Switch Pro Controller" Neowin 7:48 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger May Soon Get Reactions, Dislike Button" Redmond Pie 3/4
  • "Snapchat passes 500 million installs on Android" Android Police 3/4
  • "Nintendo Addresses Reports Of Widespread Switch Joy-Con Connectivity Problems" HotHardware 3/4
  • "As CRT Supplies Vanish the Classic Arcade Machine is Virtually Dead" Gizmodo 3/4
  • "Google Pixel 2 release confirmed for 2017, but it will remain expensive: Google's hardware chief has confirmed that there would be a new Pixel phone this year, but he didn't clarify exactly when it would be released." International Business Times 3/4
  • "Nintendo Switch sells out -- but new shipments hit retailers this weekend" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Amazon is Pulling Out All the Stops Against Apple and Google in the Voice Assistant Wars" TheStreet 3/3
  • "Scientists code a movie, PC software, and $50 Amazon gift card onto DNA" BGR 3/3
  • "Snapchat soars again on second day of trading" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Google and Coursera launch Cloud Platform training courses for businesses" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Google reveals another education-focused Chromebook, this time from HP" The Verge 3/3
  • "Imagine a world where every Android phone has the Google Pixel's camera" The Verge 3/3
  • "Google tweaks Photos with white balance correction as it eyes image archiving" PCWorld 3/3
  • "Google Pixel 2 rumor roundup: Camera, waterproofing, chipset, and more" PCWorld 3/3
  • "Google says to 'count on' a second-generation Pixel smartphone this year" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Google reveals another education-focused Chromebook, this time from HP" The Verge 3/3
  • "Facebook adds a travel-planning feature called 'City Guides'" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Amazon's private label Elements expands for first time in years with invite-only vitamins and supplements" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Virgin's newest company is Virgin Orbit, a small satellite specialist" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Jeff Bezos wants Blue Origin to be the Amazon of the Moon" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "The Associated Press' plan to put hyperlocal data in the hands of reporters" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Vizio's entry-level 4K TVs finally make HDR affordable" PCWorld 3/3
  • "Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "General Motors' Maven launches monthly car plan" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Toyota's new autonomous test car 2.0 is a tricked out Lexus" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "The best portable hard drive" Engadget 3/3
  • "Alibaba's arch rival spins out its financial services business" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "LeEco slashes India headcount but denies it will exit the country" TechCrunch 3/3
Press Releases
  • "Google adds Exchange Tasks to Gmail for Android" Social Barrel 3/4
  • "Revamped IDC Storage Tracker anoints Dell as external storage top dog" The Register 3/3
  • "Dell Technologies Remains Top Enterprise Storage Supplier Despite Revenue Decline" 24/7 Wall St. 3/3
  • "Tech Deals: Get a new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop for only $882, plus other great bargains" BetaNews 3/3
  • "A Machine Learning Landscape: Where AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, Qualcomm And Xilinx AI Engines Live" Forbes 3/3
  • "Intel demonstrates range of 5G power and versatility" New Europe 3/3
  • "SuperBlade® Servers come in open rack scale design." ThomasNet News 3/3
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 3/3
  • "20 Years of Visual Studio: Visual Basic" Thurrott 3/4
  • "Microsoft reduced Windows update sizes by 35 percent" Engadget 3/3
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with only bug fixes and improvements" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "The Microsoft Store is selling a 1TB Xbox One with 'The Division' for $229" PCWorld 3/3
  • "A developer has built a Raspberry Pi wristwatch powered by Windows 98" Neowin 3/3
  • "Microsoft Jumps Into The Game VR Fray, Announces Mixed Reality For Project Scorpio And Xbox One" Tech Times 3/3
  • "How does Game Mode speed up games in Windows 10 Creators Update?" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Windows: How to Remove the 'Show Desktop' Button on Windows 10" MakeUseOf 3/3
  • "Microsoft Keeps Hurting Windows Phone as MirrorLink Integration Likely Dropped" Softpedia 3/3
  • "Microsoft's Unified Update Platform means smaller Windows 10 build downloads after Creators Update" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft promises updates will soon be smaller and easier to delay" TechRepublic 3/3
  • "Official Windows 10 Creators Update (Redstone 2) Wallpaper Possibly Revealed" Softpedia 3/3
  • "0patch creates a 0-day patch for Windows gdi32.dll vulnerability before Microsoft" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Tata Communications in enterprise deal for Microsoft Office 365" Capacity Media 3/3
  • "Microsoft Explains How It'll Boost Game FPS in Windows 10" Softpedia 3/3
  • "Microsoft's Xbox One just got a new tower defence video game" OnMSFT 3/3
  • "Microsoft to start shipping Mixed Reality handset this month" Business Standard 3/3
  • "Do Windows phone owners have a harder time dating? Some users think so" OnMSFT 3/3
  • "'Committed to Windows Phone': Windows 10 Mobile Slow Ring Updated After 105 Days" Softpedia 3/3
  • "Microsoft shuts down Skype WiFi, days after launching Skype Lite in India; here's why" Financial Express 3/3
  • "Microsoft To Discontinue Skype Wi-Fi App By End March, Here's Why" Tech Times 3/3
  • "To keep Tor hack source code secret, DOJ dismisses child porn case/DOJ: 'Disclosure is not currently an option.'" Ars Technica 5:49 PM
  • "Samsung Bribery Scandal Threatens South Korea Success Story" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/4
  • "Uber uses 'secret program' Greyball to hide from regulators" BBC 3/4
  • "How Uber used secret weapon Greyball to avoid undercover regulators" Telegraph 3/4
  • "Uber creeped on riders' social media accounts to evade investigators: report" Mashable 3/3
  • "Feds are using Palantir's tech to root out immigrants" Engadget 3/3
  • "Supreme Court discusses sex offender's social media ban" Engadget 3/3
  • "H-1B reform bill unites political opposites" Computerworld 3/3
  • "FCC seeks comment on whether it should continue halting internet subsidies for the poor" The Verge 3/3
  • "Apple, IBM, Amazon, and Others Team Up to Support a Transgender High School Student" Fortune 3/3
  • "Why GitHub wants to get involved in Australia's innovation ecosystem" ZDNet 9:29 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch VS. Xbox One: Which should you buy?" iMore 3:14 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch vs PlayStation 4: Which should you buy?" iMore 3:14 PM
  • "'Artificial Intelligence' Has Become Meaningless: It's often just a fancy name for a computer program." The Atlantic 11:26 AM
  • "Why newspaper subscriptions are on the rise" TechCrunch 3/4
  • "Check out what powers the Nintendo Switch as it gets dissected" Neowin 3/4
  • "Donkey Kong's failing liver: What the death of the CRT display technology means for classic arcade machines" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Did you know? Amazon does film production – and it treats those workers like dirt, too*" The Register 3/3
  • "How hackers turned a Cape Cod fishing guide's site into a host for e-commerce fraud" TechCrunch 3/3
  • "Comment: An on-watch Play Store is pointless if you never use smartwatch apps" 9to5Google 3/3
  • "Op-ed: The Internet belongs to the people, not powerful corporate interests" Ars Technica 3/3
  • "Opinion: MWC 2017 was a marvelous fair filled with underwhelming phones" 9to5Google 3/3
  • "Shake, rattle and roll: We test 3 rugged tablets (with video)" Computerworld 3/3
  • "Should enterprises dump legacy software?" BetaNews 3/3
  • "Password managers may not be as secure as you think" BetaNews 3/3
  • "How would a 'robot tax' work?" BetaNews 3/3
  • "BlackBerry is no longer a phone company" VentureBeat 3/3
  • "Is a dumbphone that also charges your smartphone brilliant or idiotic?" The Verge 3/3
  • "Bill Gates explains how he defines success -- and it has nothing to do with money or power" Business Insider 3/3
  • "The advice that Bill Gates would give his teenage self" Web Forum 3/3
  • "OpenRent, the UK online letting agent, picks up £4.4M from Rocket Internet's GFC" TechCrunch 3/3
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market books weekly gains as Yellen says March rate hike 'likely appropriate: Dow barely clings to 21,000 level" MarketWatch 3/3
  • "Wall Street Takes Fed Hawks in Stride as March Chances Rise: Wall Street took increased chances of a March rate hike in stride on Friday, paring losses to trade at the flatline." TheStreet 3/3
  • "Stocks inch upward after Yellen remarks point to March rate hike" Associated Press 3/3
  • "Wall Street Steadies After Yellen Signals Rate Hike This Month" Reuters 3/3
  • "Stocks Steady as Investors Brace for Next Rate Increase: The S&P 500 notched its sixth consecutive week of gains on growing optimism about the U.S. economy." [Paid Membership Required] 3/3
  • "Asian markets dragged down by falling commodity prices: A sharp decline in commodity prices and a selloff in U.S. Treasurys weighed on global sentiment, sending key Asia-Pacific markets lower early Friday." MarketWatch 3/3
  • "European stocks decline as investors step cautiously ahead of Yellen: European stocks drove lower Friday, with caution setting in as investors waited to hear what Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen may say about a possible interest rate increase." MarketWatch 3/3

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019"
  • "Voice is Dead, Long Live Voice"
New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence"
  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "Here Are the Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now"
  • "The Best Walmart Black Friday Tech Deals"
Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
  • "The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide"
  • "Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars"
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "NAB business customers trial Alipay"
  • "APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security"
  • "Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)"
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move"
  • "Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres"
  • "Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival by the numbers"
  • "No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia"
  • "Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more"

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