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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel digs deep to keep Moore's Law alive: Intel is changing the way it measures process technology advancements in a bid to hang on to Moore's Law" IDG News Service 9:42 PM
  • "Intel announces Optane modules for desktops" bit-tech 6:20 AM
  • "Intel unveils its affordable 'premium class' Optane Memory module" Neowin 7:10 AM
  • "Intel launches Optane 2280 PC cache in 16GB and 32GB options: M.2 compatible Optane 2280 will boost PC storage performance, claims Intel" V3 6:20 AM
  • "Intel brings Optane Memory storage to desktops with a caveat" SlashGear 6:20 AM
  • "Asus unleashes the power of Intel Optane with its newest motherboards" TechRadar UK 6:20 AM
  • "Intel launches 16GB and 32GB Optane Cache modules" Hexus 6:20 AM
  • "Intel's new Optane memory promises to supercharge your PC on the cheap" The Next Web 6:21 AM
  • "Intel Launches Optane Cache modules for Desktops" Guru3D 6:21 AM
  • "Intel's first Optane memory modules available next month: Intel says first PC memory modules based on its much-talked of high speed NAND flash alternative memory called 3D XPoint, will be commercially available next month." Electronics Weekly 6:20 AM
  • "Intel punts Optane 2280 for PC motherboard performance kick: Head turned by Ryzen? Turn it back to Intel with Optane" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "Intel's new tech makes hard drives feel as fast as an SSD" BGR 4:23 PM
  • "AMD 'Ryzen' Zen Architecture: Competitive Threat to Intel In The Server Chips Market" Droid Report 6:33 AM
  • "AMD Could Be Headed For Exciting Times With Vega Launch Just Around The Corner" Amigo Bulls 6:33 AM
  • "AMD claims imminent Radeon RX Vega 4GB cards will match Nvidia's 11GB GTX 1080 Ti: Oh, really?" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft 'responded in under 30 minutes' to email info request after London terror attack" Neowin 9:11 AM
  • "Microsoft: We've got 10 million Insiders testing Windows 10 to keep bugs at bay" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Exposed files on Microsoft's document-sharing site" BBC 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft beefs up Skype for Business as Amazon Chimes in: Corporate comms face-off" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update Hits RTM, Here's How To Download It" HotHardware 4:23 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) Receives Neutral Rating from Mizuho" Chaffey Breeze 6:16 AM
  • "Dell EMC's Cameron Chehreh: Modernizing Govt Tech Act Seeks to Help Agencies Fund IT Upgrades" Executive Biz 6:14 AM
  • "Cisco Spark Meets Customer Care: Cisco unveils a digital customer support solution for help desks and small teams, and Altocloud announces a Sales Communications Solution built on the Spark platform." No Jitter 6:21 AM
  • "UK pre-orders open for Porsche Design's £2,395 Windows 10 'convertible of your dreams'" Neowin 6:09 AM
  • "Transition to substrates for ICs below 10µm begins" EE Times Asia 5:58 AM
  • "Razer's 2017 Blade Pro boasts a new CPU and THX certifications: It's the same machine as before, now with upgraded internals and a technical stamp of approval." Engadget 10:51 AM
General Interest
  • "The future of food shopping? Amazon launches 'no checkout' grocery service" Telegraph 7:24 PM
  • "Google presents its open-source goodies to the world" ZDNet 9:34 PM
  • "Google launches new site to showcase its open source projects and processes" TechCrunch 3:27 PM
  • "Evidence That Robots Are Winning the Race for American Jobs" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:59 PM
  • "One of the most dangerous forms of ransomware has just evolved to be harder to spot" ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Comcast could chase cord-cutters with 'Xfinity Instant TV': Reuters says that soon, the cable company will offer streaming video to all of its internet customers." Engadget 12:27 PM
  • "Facebook launches stories to complete its all-out assault on Snapchat" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Facebook adds nearly everything Snapchat does to its main app" Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "Facebook copied Snapchat a fourth time, and now all its apps look the same: Facebook doesn't seem concerned with giving each of its core services a unique identity." Recode 8:43 AM
  • "Investor Bitcoin Offers New Package Options" News BTC 7:25 AM
  • "Adware rewrites phone details for legitimate security software on Google search" ZDNet 6:41 AM
  • "Elon Musk working on Brain 2.0 technology, according to reports: Musk may be joining other Silicon Valley futurists in attempting to develop a brain-computer interface" V3 7:16 AM
  • "Elon Musk wants to merge your brain with AI, because of course: Good luck finding volunteers" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "The Galaxy S8 will be Samsung's biggest test ever" The Verge 9:37 AM
  • "Galaxy S8: Specs, release info, and everything else we know right now" BGR 9:37 AM
  • "Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 7 Is Coming Back As A Refurbished Device" Redmond Pie 4:16 PM
  • "Samsung May Bring Back Its Fire-Plagued Galaxy Note 7" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:37 AM
  • "The Galaxy Note 7 will not return to the US market" BGR 6:00 AM
  • "Seven months after Android 7.0 Nougat's release, HTC rolls out update to One A9 in Europe" Neowin 6:08 AM
  • "Google Home adds support for Logitech Harmony, August locks and more" TechCrunch 3:27 PM
  • "Google Home to be launched in UK in April" BBC 6:00 AM
  • "Google Home and WiFi launch in the UK on April 6th: Google unveils its vision for UK smart homes." Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "Google confirms UK release date and pricing for Google Home and Google WiFi: It looks OK, Google" The Inquirer 6:05 AM
  • "IKEA launches its own low-cost smart lighting range: It'll be available in UK stores from April." Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "Amazon's new Prime perk gets you the best seats in the house: From early access tickets to a seat in the exclusive Amazon lounges." Engadget 6:05 AM
  • "4 Most promising Wearable Fitness Trackers coming in 2017" Among Tech 5:59 AM
  • "There are over 770,000 registered drone owners in the US: That's over double the number of manned aircraft." Engadget 6:11 AM
  • "Vizio's latest 4K TVs are dirt cheap: No wonder everyone is fleeing the TV business." Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "Urbanears makes the jump from headphones to home audio with a pair of connected speakers" The Verge 8:52 AM
  • "Netgear's new Orbi router looks like an oversized air freshener" The Verge 9:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Cloud Servers Market 2017 – Dell, HP, IBM, Oracle, Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, NEC" openPR 6:14 AM
  • "Oracle's HCM World and Modern Finance Experience 2017 Deliver Foundation for Modern Business Success" PR Newswire 7:27 AM
Microsoft
  • "March Updates for Office 365 Include Excel Co-Authoring, Microsoft Teams, More" Thurrott 8:39 PM
  • "Microsoft Ignite 2017 registrations are now open" Neowin 8:08 PM
  • "Windows has a heart of trash" TechCrunch 4:45 PM
  • "Quick Tip: Accessing Command Prompt Directly from File Explorer in Windows 10" SuperSite for Windows 2:09 PM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Get the Creators Update as Quickly as Possible" Thurrott 6:07 AM
  • "Microsoft lets you download the Windows 10 Creators Update a little early" The Verge 6:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update is now available to install using Microsoft's Update Assistant" Neowin 6:08 AM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Read with Microsoft Edge" Thurrott 6:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Palantir Wins Protest Against Navy Over Contract Bid Request" Bloomberg 9:29 PM
  • "Doppler Labs is working with Senator Elizabeth Warren to deregulate the hearing aid industry" TechCrunch 2:14 PM
  • "LG sues US smartphone maker BLU over patent infringement" ZDNet 6:09 AM
  • "Victorian government distributes AU$5m to telehealth projects" ZDNet 6:09 AM
  • "Tesla refutes claims in racial harassment lawsuit filed by one of its workers" TechCrunch 6:08 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Logitech BRIO review: The best webcam you can buy" Neowin 4:56 PM
  • "Thinking About Android Studio on Chrome OS" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "DevOps hype? Sometimes a pizza really is just a pizza: Differentiating between commercial partners, coevolution and clutter" The Register 7:17 AM
  • "Best free anti-virus software of 2017: 7 of the best free tools to rid your computer of malicious software" V3 7:16 AM
  • "CIOs: The benefits, opportunities, and future" ZDNet 6:51 AM
  • "HP Elite x3: A 3-in-1 signpost for business users" ZDNet 6:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 5 vs. Dell XPS 15 (2017) Specs Review" The Christian Post 6:15 AM
  • "Review: Dell Inspirion 7000 gaming laptop" Melbourne Age 6:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Cognoa raises $11.6m to advance diagnosis of autism through machine learning" ZDNet 8:44 PM
  • "Chinese internet giant Tencent buys 5% of Tesla" TechCrunch 10:25 AM
  • "Wrench raises $4 million to bring auto repairs to your door" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Logistics startup Turvo emerges from stealth with $25 million in Series A funding" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Didi Chuxing, China's Ride-Hailing Giant, Holds Talks With SoftBank" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:02 AM
  • "Google and pals plough $27m into tiery-eyed storage startup Avere: Adding better public cloud facilities to users' hybrid world" The Register 6:18 AM
  • "Canon acquires London-based printing tech startup Kite" TechCrunch 6:08 AM
  • "Amazon wins bidding for Souq.com, announces deal to acquire Middle East e-commerce giant" GeekWire 7:10 AM
  • "Amazon confirms acquisition of Souq, marking its move into the Middle East" TechCrunch 6:08 AM
  • "Amazon is buying the 'Amazon of the Middle East': If the rumors are true, it spent around $650 million to buy Souq.com." Engadget 6:02 AM
  • "Square finally opens for business in the UK, its first market in Europe" TechCrunch 6:08 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey brings Square payments to UK" BBC 6:00 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow at risk of longest losing streak since 1978" CNNMoney 9:40 AM
  • "Dow Snaps Eight-Session Losing Streak With Triple-Digit Gains as Crude Jumps: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ends an eight-session losing streak with a triple-digit gain, clawing back from some of the heavy losses seen over the past week." TheStreet 5:04 PM
  • "Coal Miners Rejoice as Trump Unwinds Obama-Era Rules" FOXBusiness 5:04 PM
  • "NASDAQ Composite Index closes up 11.64 points for the week, rising for the 3rd straight day" Nasdaq 5:05 PM
  • "New SEC rule to hasten securities trade settlement" USA Today 5:05 PM
  • "Dow Ends Losing Streak: Stocks rally after upbeat U.S. economic data; energy, financial companies among biggest gainers" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "China Evergrande 2016 profit falls 51%" MarketWatch 6:54 AM
  • "U.K. stocks struggle to recover from slide; pound resilient before Brexit trigger" MarketWatch 6:54 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "The 'Opsec Fail' That Helped Unmask a North Korean State Hacker"
  • "Device-as-a-Service Will Power the Access Economy Commentary"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants"
  • "Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages"
  • "Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist"
  • "18 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying"
  • "PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech"
  • "Instagram's IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos"
  • "Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse"
  • "Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More"
  • "PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games"
  • "China Blocks Twitch"
  • "Canon vs. Nikon vs. the Rest: Choosing the Right Camera System" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
  • "FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal"
  • "As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba"
  • "Dissected new iPhones reveal Intel, Micron, Toshiba parts"
  • "Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market"
  • "Comcast and Fox take $34 billion battle for Britain's Sky to the wire"
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
  • "Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo: Bloomberg"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
ZDNet (Checked 8:30 PM; no changes since 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs"
  • "iPhone XS Max first impressions: It's big, but not too big"
  • "iOS 12: Haven't updated yet?"
  • "New Virobot ransomware will also log keystrokes, add PC to a spam botnet"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises"
  • "How advanced persistent threats are creating new vulnerabilities"
  • "Windows 10 Mobile's last gasp? Wileyfox revives its dead Windows 10 phone"
  • "Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code"


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