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TechNN Archive: Friday, May 12, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Future Is About Much More Than PCs" Time 2:44 PM
  • "Did unpatched Microsoft exploit lead to massive NHS ransomware attack?" CRN UK 1:06 PM
  • "Microsoft calls for greater developer support" ComputerWeekly 1:03 PM
  • "7 Biggest Things You Missed From Microsoft Build 2017" Tom's Guide 12:58 PM
  • "The Windows Store is looking a lot like the future of Windows" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's Fall Creators Update: Windows 10's next update" IT PRO 9:38 AM
  • "After Windows 10 S, Microsoft Is Now Trying to Make Windows 10 IoT a Big Hit Too" Softpedia 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Timeline and Pick Up Where I Left Off reach beyond Windows" Ars Technica UK 9:33 AM
  • "Star Trek Bridge Crew Adding IBM Watson's VR Speech Sandbox" PC Magazine 9:28 AM
  • "IBM Watson Boldly Goes Into VR With New Star Trek Game" Fortune 9:26 AM
  • "HP laptops covertly log user keystrokes, researchers warn" Ars Technica UK 9:20 AM
  • "HP 'Keylogger' a Mistake, is Already Fixed" Thurrott 1:51 PM
  • "NEC, Dell EMC bring network virtualization to enterprise environments" Financial Newa 9:13 AM
  • "Dell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack" Bizcommunity 9:12 AM
  • "Samsung, Intel Back U.S. Regulator's Suit Against Qualcomm: Companies say Qualcomm used its dominant position in cellphone chips to force customers to accept unfair terms" [Paid Membership Required] 9:08 PM
  • "Intel catches a break in AVM patent troll case" The Inquirer 9:10 AM
  • "Intel releases the final round of Itanium CPUs" The Tech Report 9:10 AM
  • "US intel chiefs express doubts over Kaspersky security software" Hindu Business Line 9:10 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen CPUs are getting cheaper as retailers jostle for sales" TechRadar UK 9:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen price war breaks out online" V3 9:08 AM
  • "AMD Zen Enterprise Roadmap Shows 48-core CPUs in 2018" Guru3D 9:07 AM
  • "AMD Schedules Press Event for Computex, With Vega the Most Likely Topic" Digital Trends 1:39 PM
  • "Cisco reveals plans to buy AI biz MindMeld" IT PRO 8:51 AM
General Interest
  • "Las Vegas taps AI for cybersecurity help" TechCrunch 4:44 PM
  • "Extortionists Mount Global Cyber Attack With 'Ransomware'" Bloomberg Video 9:05 PM
  • "Hackers exploit stolen U.S. spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack" Reuters 9:01 PM
  • "Leaked NSA Malware Is Helping Hijack Computers Around The World" The Intercept 6:08 PM
  • "Don't fall for this computer virus scam! The U.S. government is cracking down on scammers that lure people: particularly elderly people: into spending hundreds of dollars on virus protection software they don't need." CNNMoney 2:53 PM
  • "NSA tools at center of ransomware attacks hitting UK hospitals: report" Mashable 1:41 PM
  • "How to make and send selfie stickers in Google Allo" PCWorld 12:19 PM
  • "Google Maps now uses Street View to show you exactly where to make turns" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "Google will create custom emoji from your selfies in Allo" BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "Google is using neural networks to turn your selfies into cartoon stickers" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Facebook cleans up News Feeds by reducing links to 'low quality', clickbait content" BetaNews 12:25 PM
  • "Facebook kicks off Mother's Day weekend with flower reactions, cards, stickers, masks and more" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Twitch promotes unity and diversity among its broadcasters" VentureBeat 12:21 PM
  • "Samsung returns to Tizen for the Z4, only its fourth smartphone to use the OS" VentureBeat 8:26 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics creates new contract chip manufacturing division" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Twitter CFO thinks WH press briefings via Twitter are a great idea!" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Sprint, SoftBank start early deal talks over T-Mobile: BBG" Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "Elon Musk's underground traffic tunnel looks like hyperspace" Engadget 12:30 PM
  • "Judge Denies Uber's Motion for Private Arbitration" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "U.S. judge calls for criminal probe into trade secrets theft raised in Uber case" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "Waymo lawsuit against Uber over trade secrets theft referred to criminal prosecutors" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Waymo's claims of trade secret theft could result in criminal case" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Hiring Managers Share Advice for New Collar Job Seekers" PRNewswire 9:26 AM
  • "IBM Blockchain Experts to speak at K(NO)W Identity Conference" PRNewswire 9:24 AM
  • "Customers Rapidly Adopting Oracle's New Security Cloud Services" PRNewswire 9:06 AM
  • "I finally believe in Microsoft's mixed reality vision: Using HoloLens and Acer headsets in a shared environment is fascinating." Engadget 2:54 PM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Surface Noise" Wired 2:49 PM
  • "Thinking About the Fluent Design System" Thurrott 2:24 PM
  • "Build 2017: Microsoft promises a turnkey globally distributed database service, Azure Cosmos DB" TechRepublic 1:09 PM
  • "Microsoft Touts Features of Windows 10 Fall Update at Build Conference" CIO Today 1:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's Outlook Mail app will soon get the Fluent Design treatment" OnMSFT 1:07 PM
  • "Want to know more about Microsoft's Fluent Design System? This Dev Center site will get you started" OnMSFT 1:05 PM
  • "Microsoft says Xbox is growing in profitability and monetizes far more than other gaming networks" MSPoweruser 1:04 PM
  • "Halo Studio Head Leaves To Work On Microsoft's Mixed Reality" Upload VR 1:00 PM
  • "Microsoft's new VR controllers will be great—until SteamVR 'Knuckles' arrive" Ars Technica UK 12:59 PM
  • "Replacing VR and AR with 'mixed reality' is good for Microsoft and bad for the rest of us" The Verge 12:59 PM
  • "Here's what your PC needs to run Windows 10's Mixed Reality VR" PCWorld 12:20 PM
  • "The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features" PCWorld 9:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Not Planning the Browser Feature That'd Make Edge a Chrome Killer" Softpedia 9:32 AM
  • "Windows Subsystem for Linux welcomes Suse and Fedora options" InfoWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Cheat sheet: The must-know Excel 2016 features" InfoWorld 8:30 AM
  • "Hands on with Microsoft's Story Remix, the new tool to make your photos pop" PCWorld 8:22 AM
  • "How to customize Game Bar keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10" PCWorld 8:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 on ARM Runs All Win32 Apps Unmodified" PC Magazine 7:48 AM
  • "Cortana Turned Into a Holographic Assistant" PC Magazine 7:48 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft reveals new look for its flagship OS" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Waymo's Case Against Uber and Anthony Levandowski Takes a Criminal Turn" Wired 9:14 PM
  • "Samsung joins the fray, supports FTC against Qualcomm: 'directly harmed' in two capacities" Foss Patents 5:43 PM
  • "Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to attend next week's Microsoft CEO Summit" OnMSFT 1:01 PM
  • "UK hospitals hit with massive ransomware attack" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "UK health service hit by ransomware, amid possible global attack on systems" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "US government is reviewing whether to use Kaspersky software, because Russia" BetaNews 12:25 PM
  • "Intelligence Officials Warn of Continued Russia Cyberthreats" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "A Robot Revolution, This Time in China" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Foreign business groups push for delay in controversial China cyber law" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Thailand gives Facebook until Tuesday to remove 'illegal' content" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "Germany adopts self-driving vehicles law" Reuters 7:43 AM
  • "How to Protect Yourself as Ransomware Attack Spreads Around the Globe" Consumer Reports 3:13 PM
  • "Snap earnings 'miss' shows misreading of analyst 'expectations'" Reuters 9:01 PM
  • "Snap: Forget Google and Twitter. Maybe It's More Like Apple/Following Snap's less than stellar earnings report, one analyst says: 'Snap reminds us of Apple in its younger days.'" Barron's 2:44 PM
  • "I, Cringely Trump's 2016 Big Data political arms race" I, Cringely 2:43 PM
  • "Snap's Silver Lining" Om Malik 1:39 PM
  • "Belgian scientists turn polluted air into hydrogen fuel" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "Self-driving cars could soon be cheaper and easier to build" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Robotic exo-shorts safely twist old folks out of falls" Engadget 12:33 PM
  • "The nasty new Jaff ransomware demands $3,700 payments" PCWorld 12:19 PM
  • "Here's how the laptop ban works on flights to the US" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Tablet (Broadwell) Laptop Review" TweakTown 9:13 AM
  • "D-Link would like you to forget about its lax security" Engadget 8:43 AM
  • "Is multi-cloud architecture just a fad? [Q&A] BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "SpotCam Sense Pro HD review: expanding the idea of home monitoring" PCWorld 8:23 AM
  • "Password managers: The good, the bad, and the ugly" PCWorld 8:22 AM
  • "How Avis Budget Group approaches innovation, business, IoT, smart cities" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Google Acquires Owlchemy Labs For VR Content" Seeking Alpha 2:54 PM
  • "Magic Leap Could Be Looking at an $8 Billion Valuation: Despite its critics, the secretive startup is raising more cash in its quest to be the Apple of augmented reality." Backchannel 2:26 PM
  • "Gorilla Glass maker Corning gets $200 million from Apple's US manufacturing investment fund" TechCrunch 12:10 PM
  • "UK startup Improbable raises $502 million to build huge virtual simulations" The Verge 8:20 AM
  • "On-demand delivery startup Jinn locates $10M in further funding" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "SoftBank investing $5 billion in China ride hailing firm Didi Chuxing" Reuters 7:45 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow post first weekly loss in nearly a month: J.C. Penney, latest retailer to disappoint, tumbles after results" MarketWatch 5:10 PM
  • "Wall Street Mixed as Rash of Weak Retail Earnings Continues" TheStreet 5:10 PM
  • "Wall Street Falls, Department Stores Take a Drubbing" Reuters 5:09 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Economic Data Disappoints: Inflation, retail sales data also weigh on the dollar and Treasury yields" [Paid Membership Required] 5:09 PM
  • "Asian markets pull back after weak earnings in U.S.: Stock markets across Asia closed broadly lower on Friday, tracking overnight weakness in Europe and the U.S. amid disappointing earnings reports." MarketWatch 7:19 AM
  • "European stocks log small gain as Vivendi, AstraZenera rally: Europe's benchmark stock index managed to squeeze out a small gain after a choppy session on Friday, with an advance for French media company Vivendi SA and U.K. drug giant AstraZeneca PLC helping to push the benchmark higher for the week." MarketWatch 11:28 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "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 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That's Changing."
  • "These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "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 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Hacker gets a whopping 14 years in prison for running Scan4You service"

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