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TechNN Archive: Saturday, March 11, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Here's Why the Best Is Yet to Come for Microsoft Corporation: Cloud growth, bold moves into new markets, and embracing former rivals could herald a new era of growth for the aging tech giant." The Motley Fool 4:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone Launch Delayed, May Debut In 2018 To Rival iPhone 9" Tech Times 8:59 AM
  • "IBM beats Microsoft's word error rate in speech recognition, achieves 5.5%" Neowin 8:57 AM
  • "IBM moves closer to human-like accuracy for speech recognition" PanArmenian Network 8:57 AM
  • "IBM seriously just turned an atom into the world's smallest hard drive" ScienceAlert 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Vega GPU Makes Cameo Appearance In CompuBench Besting GTX 1080" HotHardware 4:12 PM
  • "WikiLeaks Prods Government System for Sharing Cybersecrets With Companies" [Paid Membership Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Tech Companies Weigh Responses to WikiLeaks Exposure" TechNewsWorld 4:48 PM
  • "What the CIA WikiLeaks dump tells us: Encryption works" Associated Press 8:30 AM
  • "Anything you post can and will be used against you: Sure, the CIA can hack your TV, but public posts on Facebook could really hurt you" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "The End Of Wintel: How The Most Powerful Alliance In Tech History Is Falling Apart" Forbes 3/10
  • "Could Bill Gates' plan to tax robots really lead to a brighter future for all?" The Coversation 3/10
  • "What's Microsoft after with Windows Server on ARM?" Computerworld 3/10
  • "Microsoft Surface has a new rival, but it's not who you think it is" Express UK 3/10
  • "How Microsoft Is Watching Its Bill" [Paid Membership Required] 3/10
  • "Qualcomm Collaborates with Microsoft to Accelerate Cloud Services" The Fast Mode 3/10
  • "Pennsylvania Takes on IBM for Failing to Deliver Processing System" NBC TV 10 3/10
  • "Pennsylvania sues IBM over jobless claims system upgrade: Lawsuit alleges the company failed to deliver on a contract to replace its system for processing unemployment claims, costing the state $170 million." CNET 3/10
  • "IBM inches toward human-like accuracy for speech recognition: The company has reached a 5.5 percent word error rate that's nearly on par with humans." Engadget 3/10
  • "Dell to release S2318NX, S2418NX and S2718NX IPS Displays with HDR" Guru3D 3/10
  • "Xiaomi And Intel Unveil 'Smart Sportswear' Shoes" Click Online 3/10
  • "Intel Talks About VR And The Future Of Esports" Vrfocus 3/10
  • "Teclast X5 Pro's Low Price Point Makes it an Absolute Steal for a Core M3 Tablet PC" VR-Zone 3/10
  • "Post CIA leak, Intel Security releases EFI rootkit detection tool" Tech Central 3/10
  • "AMD's successor to Ryzen CPUs could launch in early 2018" TechRadar UK 3/10
  • "4K gaming tested: AMD Ryzen and GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for less than Intel's cheapest 8-core chip" PCWorld 3/10
  • "How to use Ryzen Master, AMD's powerful new CPU overclocking tool" PCWorld 3/10
  • "AMD Ryzen Gets Delidded - And It Is a Tricky Thing to Do" Guru3D 3/10
  • "Microsoft Windows Bug Is Holding Back AMD Ryzen" Guru3D 3/10
  • "What's Next For AMD?" Forbes 3/10
  • "AMD Previews Next Gen Opteron," VR World 3/10
  • "Cisco and Apache issue Zero-Day flaw warnings" Tech Central 3/10
  • "Cisco: First-gen internet is 'not fit for purpose' for IoT" ZDNet 3/10
General Interest
  • "Meta 2 brings cheaper AR, but with wires attached" Mashable 5:59 PM
  • "The smart jacket from Google and Levi's arrives this fall for $350" Engadget 4:49 PM
  • "Tech workers find communal living a solution for high rents" Reuters 12:10 PM
  • "KGI corroborates Galaxy S8 specs & April 21 release date, projects slower sales compared to Galaxy S7" 9to5Google 11:58 AM
  • "TAG Heuer teases its next Android Wear device ahead of March 14th unveiling" 9to5Google 9:52 AM
  • "Google DeepMind's Untrendy Play to Make the Blockchain Actually Useful" Wired 8:45 AM
  • "Facebook adds speech recognition to Oculus Rift, Gear VR" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Tech Support Reps Give Wrong Answers Nearly Half the Time" LAPTOP Magazine 8:32 AM
  • "Malware found preinstalled on 38 Android phones used by 2 companies: Malicious apps were surreptitiously added somewhere along the supply chain." Ars Technica 3/10
  • "Capital One launches Eno, gender-neutral virtual assistant" Reuters 3/10
  • "Preinstalled malware targets Android users of two companies" Ars Technica 3/10
  • "Google insists Hangouts for consumers isn't going away" Engadget 3/10
  • "Google's secret weapon in cloud computing: people/While the company touted technology and service at Google Cloud Next this week, customers had other reasons for switching" Computerworld 3/10
  • "Google's new reCAPTCHA automatically tells you're not a bot" Engadget 3/10
  • "Google beta testing placeholders on Google Drive" BetaNews 3/10
  • "Hear This, Windows Phone Users? Google Wants to Be 'A Great Windows Platform'" Softpedia 3/10
  • "UK broadband giant BT agrees to legal separation from pipes-controller, Openreach" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "Regulate Facebook and Google, British news industry demands" VentureBeat 3/10
  • "Facebook's video strategy nets 1,055% higher share rate than YouTube" VentureBeat 3/10
  • "That time Facebook went too far" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "Facebook scores a deal to live stream Major League Soccer matches" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "Tesla pledges to fix Australian state's power woes" Engadget 3/10
  • "Elon Musk offers to fix South Australia's power crisis in 100 days — or it's free" VentureBeat 3/10
  • "Tesla's Kauai solar storage facility offers a glimpse of the company's future" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "WikiLeaks offers tech companies exclusive access to CIA hacking tools" VentureBeat 3/10
  • "Pocket's new iMessage app just made sharing stories via chat a whole lot easier" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "Twitch to relaunch Curse, acquired last year, as the more social Twitch Desktop App" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "NFL's Drew Brees backs Waitr to make takeout easy in anytown USA" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "Verizon FiOS streaming no longer counts toward your data cap" Engadget 3/10
Press Releases
  • "DSK Bank Turns to IBM Cloud to Improve Banking Experience for Customers" PRNewswire 3/10
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update Nears Finish Line With Insider Preview Build 15055" HotHardware 4:12 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book with Performance Base Review" Thurrott 12:42 PM
  • "How to Turn Your Windows PC Into a Mobile Hotspot" LAPTOP Magazine 10:09 AM
  • "Xbox Scorpio news: Microsoft reveal exclusive Xbox One games plan as PS4 Pro gets boost" Express UK 8:59 AM
  • "PC Trouble? How to Check for Memory Problems in Windows" PC Magazine 3/10
  • "How to assign permanent letters to drives in Windows" Windows Central 3/10
  • "Windows 10 users complain about intrusive new OneDrive adverts" The Guardian 3/10
  • "Microsoft's Surface Phone Could Launch in 2019 as iPhone 9 Rival - Rumors" Softpedia 3/10
  • "Playable Ads arrive in preview form in the Windows Dev Center" Neowin 3/10
  • "Windows 10 is bringing shitty ads to File Explorer, here's how to turn them off" The Next Web 3/10
  • "Microsoft put gross ads in Windows Explorer and I don't have the energy to be angry" Ars Technica UK 3/10
  • "Microsoft Is Shutting Down Its Social Network and Only One User Is Sad" Softpedia 3/10
  • "Plex Cloud can now connect to Microsoft's OneDrive" OnMSFT 3/10
  • "The Best Windows Phone Just Got Cheaper" Softpedia 3/10
  • "Microsoft can now 'stream' apps to Windows 10 devices" MSPoweruser 3/10
  • "Microsoft OneDrive Ads Are Showing Up On Windows 10's File Explorer And Users Aren't Happy" Tech Times 3/10
  • "Microsoft OneDrive Ads Are Showing Up On Windows 10's File Explorer And Users Aren't Happy" Tech Times 3/10
  • "Like Ads? Good, Microsoft Is Bringing More of Them in Windows 10" Softpedia 3/10
  • "Microsoft Leads in Burgeoning SaaS Market; Oracle and Google are on a Charge" Globe NewsWire 3/10
  • "Proposed state tax on sale of personal data faces a fight from business groups" GeekWire 12:42 PM
  • "U.S. regulators reject Bitcoin ETF, digital currency plunges" Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "Judge dismisses lawsuit accusing Oculus of using confidential info" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "EU reassured on U.S. privacy directive: source" Reuters 3/10
  • "DOOM'd! Quake god John Carmack lobs $22m sueball at ZeniMax" The Register 3/10
  • "Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks" PCWorld 3/10
  • "What Are The Consequences Of Cybersecurity Attacks for Marketing Leaders?" Forbes 9:30 PM
  • "Machine learning will be a game-changer for esports" VentureBeat 9:30 PM
  • "LG G6 vs. LG G5: What's new?" CNET 9:30 PM
  • "State Of Cloud Analytics In The Enterprise" Forbes 5:22 PM
  • "Samsung Notebook Odyssey Takes On Overwatch Gamers At PAX East 2017 (Hands-On)" HotHardware 4:12 PM
  • "If Trump Fans Love Freedom, They Should Love Net Neutrality" Wired 8:46 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 5480 - Full Review and Benchmarks" LAPTOP Magazine 8:35 AM
  • "How to use the Amazon Echo and Alexa" Telegraph 8:33 AM
  • "Why Alexa and Siri would make terrible companions" The Next Web 3/10
  • "Here's the best way to clean your computer or laptop without damaging it" Business Insider 3/10
  • "Desktop 3D printers: The latest and the greatest" Computerworld 3/10
  • "PassivDom is an Zombie-proof 'autonomous 3D-printed mobile house'" TechCrunch 3/10
  • "HP Elite x3 Lap Dock, First Take: An add-on laptop experience for your Windows 10 Mobile phablet" ZDNet 3/10
  • "HP Elite x3 Bundle again drops to under $600 in US" GSMArena 3/10
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming review: Almost gets everything right, and gamers might not mind the one flaw" PC Advisor 3/10
  • "Ten Things in Tech that Should be Easier" Tech.pinions 3/10
  • "The CIA, WikiLeaks and Spy Versus Spy" I, Cringely 3/10
  • "SoundCloud needs more money, or it may sell at a fire-sale price" Recode 11:57 AM
  • "Samsung completes $8 billion Harman acquisition" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Samsung completes its biggest acquisition ever: The $8 billion buy snapped up the parent company of Harman Kardon." Engadget 8:30 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends higher after solid jobs report but snaps weekly win streak: Oil logged 9% weekly decline" MarketWatch 3/10
  • "Wall Street Rises After Strong Jobs Report Signals March Rate Hike: A solid February jobs report reaffirms confidence in the economic recovery, sending U.S. stocks higher on Friday." TheStreet 3/10
  • "Wall St Ends Up; Jobs Data Points to Economic Strength" Reuters 3/10
  • "Stocks Rise Following February Jobs Report: S&P 500 notches first weekly decline since January" [Paid Membership Required] 3/10
  • "Nikkei leaps amid global bond selloff: Japan financial stocks rose Friday, boosted by a global bond selloff after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted the central bank was unlikely to introduce fresh stimulus measures." MarketWatch 3/10
  • "European stocks trim gains into the close after report ECB discussed rate hike: European stocks pared gains in afternoon trade on Friday, closing only slightly higher after a report the European Central Bank has discussed whether it could raise interest rates before ending its program of monthly asset purchases." MarketWatch 3/10

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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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