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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 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"

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