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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Did an Echo Call 911 During a Domestic Assault? Amazon Says No." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:07 PM
  • "Microsoft planning to connect 2 million Americans using white spaces: Reports" ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Microsoft outlines plan to help bring broadband internet to 2M rural Americans within 5 years" GeekWire 6:32 AM
  • "Microsoft will try to bring better broadband to two million rural Americans in the next five years: The company's so-called Rural Airband Initiative is an attempt to partner with local providers to boost wireless internet." Recode 6:37 AM
  • "Microsoft puts up $10B to bring broadband internet to millions of rural Americans: Microsoft recently detailed its Rural Airband Initiative, which collaborates with local providers to help two million Americans in remote areas get access to wireless internet over the next five years." TechRepublic 1:07 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to close the rural broadband gap by 2022" Engadget 2:31 PM
  • "Microsoft, Apple Protecting Users Against the Government, But Could Do Better: EFF publishes report on how companies handle data requests" Softpedia 6:55 AM
  • "Private vs public debate is over - Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella claims hybrid infrastructure is the ultimate winner from private versus public debate as Microsoft releases details of Azure on-prem products" CRN UK 6:51 AM
  • "Bangor University joins global trial by Microsoft: The new project will help teachers become 'digital citizens'" Daily Post 6:54 AM
  • "Ubuntu lands in the Windows 10 Store for Insiders: Just don't poo in the sandbox" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "Dell is selling the world's first wirelessly charging laptop for $1,750" The Verge 3:36 PM
  • "Intel Fires Back At Rivals With New Line of Server Chips: Chip giant rolls out Xeon Scalable Family, an updated line of 58 processors priced from roughly $200 to $10,000 each" [Paid Membership Required] 1:07 PM
  • "Intel launches its new precious metal Xeon platform: There's a new approach to market segmentation with the new Skylake-SP core." Ars Technica 1:05 PM
  • "Rumours suggest Intel is quietly killing off its Pentium G4560 CPU" Hexus 6:53 AM
  • "Intel Corporation's 'Purley' Server Platform May Be Missing Two Features: Two features that were originally planned for Intel's soon-to-be-launched data center platform don't appear to have made it into the final product." The Motley Fool 6:54 AM
  • "AMD's RX Vega Vs. Nvidia's GTX1080: The Great Rivalry Heats Up" Benzinga 6:46 PM
  • "AMD Vega Frontier Edition Failed to Match NVIDIA GTX1080Ti, Delivers Underwhelming Results with Only 23% Performance" Korea Portal 6:52 AM
  • "Oracle, Amazon, Google, and Salesforce finally agree on something: Heavies team up to form patent-reform lobbying supergroup" The Register 6:55 AM
  • "Cisco updates UCS servers, software for data-intensive workloads" ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "US tech firms team up to fight patent trolls" IT PRO 6:52 AM
  • "Samsung aims to surpass TSMC in 7nm foundry by next year" ZDNet 6:38 AM
General Interest
  • "Exclusive: This is the 2017 Google Pixel 'XL,' with low-bezel AMOLED display and squeezable frame" Android Police 6:45 PM
  • "Samsung North America names new CEO" ZDNet 5:39 PM
  • "The 2017 Google Pixel XL to be made by LG, feature larger display: Report" ZDNet 5:39 PM
  • "Did Amazon's Alexa Really Call The Cops During A Domestic Dispute?" BuzzFeed 3:37 PM
  • "Nearly 11 months after Android 7.0 was released, the HTC 10 finally gets updated on Telstra" Neowin 9:49 AM
  • "Sony PlayStation 5 Arriving in 2019, Linked to 4K TV Adoption: Analyst" ExtremeTech 9:39 AM
  • "GoPro is testing its 360 VR camera with select broadcasters: Get ready to watch UFC in 5K." Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Day 2017: The best back to school deals" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Citrix appoints second new CEO in under two years" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "New indie gaming service gives unlimited access for $10 a month" Indie Research 6:37 AM
  • "Google Unintentionally Highlights Torrent Sites in the US" Gadget 360 6:52 AM
  • "Google highlights pirate sites in search results: The internet giant still has some work to do in fighting bootleggers." Engadget 6:32 AM
  • "LG Q6 matches big FullVision displays to midrange phones: The Q6+, Q6 and Q6α bring several takes on the 'G6 mini' concept." Engadget 6:32 AM
  • "LG brings its bezel-less display to the smaller and more affordable Q6" The Verge 6:36 AM
  • "LG announces its Q6, Q6+, and Q6a smartphones" Neowin 6:38 AM
  • "LG Q6 official with FullVision 18:9 display and Snapdragon 435: Mid-range phone offers same 'bezel-less' design as the flagship G6" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Note Fan Edition is quite popular and is selling extremely well" Neowin 6:37 AM
  • "Samsung Dex to feature Daou Office" ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Bitcoin mining borkage sees mysterious user lose £145,000: Accidental transaction fee is thought to have come from an old script" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "The drone inspired by spiders" BBC 6:33 AM
  • "Gangnam Style is no longer the most-played video on YouTube" BBC 6:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell EMC-SAP launch 'GST in a Box' solution to help MSMEs digitally transform their businesses in 100 days" Knowledge News Network 6:50 AM
  • "Study by New York Genome Center and IBM Demonstrates Potential for AI and Whole Genome Sequencing to Scale Access to Precision Medicine" PRNewswire 3:36 PM
  • "The Surface Pro One Week Review: Making A Good Experience Even Better" Forbes 6:46 PM
  • "How to add a full set of free emojis to Microsoft Word" TechRepublic 1:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches a One Day Sale" Thurrott 12:21 PM
  • "Microsoft offers six free months to new Groove Music Pass subscribers who pay for one month" Neowin 6:37 AM
  • "Vizio files $100M lawsuit against LeEco" TechCrunch 6:47 PM
  • "Trump sued by blocked Twitter users" CNNMoney 8:29 PM
  • "Donald Trump Blocked These People On Twitter. Now They're Suing Him." BuzzFeed 3:37 PM
  • "Twitter users blocked by Trump sue, claim @realDonaldTrump is public forum" Ars Technica 1:06 PM
  • "AT&T is joining tomorrow's net neutrality protest, but it hates the FCC's net neutrality rules" The Verge 1:05 PM
  • "Kaspersky Lab Has Been Working With Russian Intelligence" Bloomberg 12:08 PM
  • "Senators warn the FCC to be ready for net neutrality comments: Crying about a DDOS attack during the 'Day of Action' protests won't cut it this time." Engadget 12:06 PM
  • "China will reportedly begin blocking VPNs next year: The move could severely limit users' access to the open web" The Verge 6:36 AM
  • "Apple Extends Free Repairs of First-Generation Apple Watches With Detached Back Covers" Daring Fireball 5:42 PM
  • "Gmail: Make the most of it with these secret tricks - Video" ZDNet 5:38 PM
  • "Facebook's Messenger ads are bad and must be destroyed" TechCrunch 3:34 PM
  • "HP Spectre x2 (2017) First Impressions: More Pro Than Surface Pro" Thurrott 12:19 PM
  • "IT pro toolbox tour" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Toshiba Portégé X30-D review: Thin and light, with plenty of connectivity" ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Steam Paints A Different Picture Of Intel, AMD, And Nvidia" Seeking Alpha 6:34 AM
  • "Google's latest venture fund will back AI startups: Gradient Ventures will give young AI firms the early boost they need." Engadget 9:02 PM
  • "Logitech picks up gaming hardware maker Astro for $85M" TechCrunch 5:41 PM
  • "Buoyant raises $10.5M Series A round as it looks to bring service meshes to the masses" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "Symantec Bolsters Mobile Security with Skycure Acquisition" eWeek 8:58 AM
  • "Toshiba talking with Western Digital, Foxconn about chip unit sale: sources" Reuters 7:04 AM
  • "Elon Musk confirms that he just bought back, the domain he owned in 1999" TechCrunch 6:37 AM
  • "HyTrust raises $36M and acquires DataGravity" TechCrunch 6:36 AM
  • "Agricool raises $9.1 million to grow fruits and vegetables in containers" TechCrunch 6:37 AM
  • "Intuition Robotics raises another $14 million, this time from Toyota Research Institute" TechCrunch 6:37 AM
  • "More funding for AI cybersecurity: Darktrace raises $75M at an $825M valuation" TechCrunch 6:37 AM
  • "Synapse expands Asia footprint with Vietnam centre" EE Times Asia 6:33 AM
  • "Faraday Future shelves electric car factory" BBC 6:33 AM
  • "VC firms invest $21.8B in 1,958 companies during Q2 as part of 'self-correction period'" GeekWire 6:31 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq extends win streak as stocks digest latest political drama: Extended controversies could further cloud the prospect of legislation seen as market-friendly" MarketWatch 5:17 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq End Higher as Wall Street Recovers From Trump Jr. Bombshell" TheStreet 5:17 PM
  • "Wall Street ends flat as politics drive stocks" Reuters 5:17 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Rebound After Midday Dip: Shares of energy companies rose with oil prices, giving some support to major stock indexes" [Paid Membership Required] 5:17 PM
  • "Asian markets end higher, driven by tech-stock gains" MarketWatch 7:13 AM
  • "European stocks stuck in tight ranges as traders wait for Yellen" MarketWatch 7:13 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?"
  • "Do You Take This Robot ..."
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Future Coders Get a Peek Behind the Curtain at Warner Bros. Studios"
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister"
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs"
  • "adidas Originals winter 2018 iPhone case collection: Iconic branding with style and protection"
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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