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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 14, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft details more privacy tweaks coming in next Windows 10 update: At last, granular, by-the-app permissions" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft outlines new privacy features in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" Neowin 10:38 AM
  • "Fall Creators Update Feature Focus: My People" Thurrott 9:30 AM
  • "Microsoft Highlights a Coming Update to Office 365 Web Experience" Thurrott 12:09 PM
  • "Windows Mixed Reality PC Check app available now, does what it says on the tin" Neowin 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft: Edge In Use on Over 330 Million Active Devices Monthly; 18 New Extensions Added to Store" SuperSite for Windows 11:13 AM
  • "Azure confidential computing brings data in use encryption to the platform" Neowin 2:31 PM
  • "Microsoft says it has nothing to share on ARM64 support for UWP" Neowin 4:41 PM
  • "Xbox One's 'Intelligent Delivery' system will free up hard drive space: It organizes data into chunks that can be deleted if not needed." Engadget 9:35 PM
  • "Dell's $350 Windows Mixed Reality 'Visor' is now up for pre-order: It'll start shipping on October 17th." Engadget 9:30 AM
  • "Dell Visor Windows Mixed Reality Headset Now Live For Pre-Order" HotHardware 4:26 PM
  • "Dell's Windows Mixed Reality Visor is now available for pre-order" Neowin 11:49 AM
  • "Dell's VR-ready workstation is available in India from Rs 1,09,000 onwards" The Economic Times 9:37 AM
  • "Dell Precision 5720 all-in-one VR-ready desktop launched in India" TechRadar UK 9:37 AM
  • "Michael Dell's MSD Partners to Buy Ring Container Technologies" Bloomberg 9:36 AM
  • "HP unveils Z8 workstation with 3TB of RAM and 48TB of storage" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "HP unveils pocket-sized printer for selfie-loving millenials: HP unveils a pocket-sized printer 'Sprocket', priced at Rs8,999, that allows users to take 2x3 inch prints of photographs stored on their mobile phones" Live Mint 9:38 AM
  • "Exclusive: HP Sprocket Photo Printer listed on Amazon India for Rs. 8,999 ahead of official launch" Gadgets to Use 9:38 AM
  • "Taking a Look Under the Hood at Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co (HPE) Shares" Evergreen Caller 9:38 AM
  • "Intel Z270 Motherboard Round-Up: MSI, Gigabyte, And ASUS Offerings For Kaby Lake" HotHardware 11:26 AM
  • "IBM Quantum Computer Does Record-Breaking Chemistry" Gizmodo 10:51 AM
  • "IBM big iron for Linux" ZDNet 3:51 PM
  • "Oracle Stock Climbs After-Hours on Q1 Earnings, Revenue Beat: Oracle reported both a top and bottom line beat for its fiscal 2018 first-quarter financial results." TheStreet 6:07 PM
  • "Oracle tops Q1 estimates" ZDNet 8:59 PM
  • "Oracle's Larry Ellison takes aim at Amazon Web Services, promises a new 'self-driving' database" GeekWire 9:35 PM
General Interest
  • "YouTube TV is expanding to eight more cities: More than half the country now has access" The Verge 4:44 PM
  • "Looker announces version 5, doubles down on data platform play" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Reddit troll ban helped cut hateful speech" BBC 10:44 AM
  • "Hopper's new Flex Watch feature is for spontaneous travelers who don't care where they go: 1" The Verge 9:29 AM
  • "Facebook launches Crisis Response hub to help users during disasters and attacks: It contains Safety Check, Community Help, and new fundraising tools" The Verge 9:30 AM
  • "Facebook centralizes its crisis response tools in a new hub called Crisis Response" TechCrunch 9:15 AM
  • "Snapchat's Bitmoji avatars are now three-dimensional and animated" The Verge 9:30 AM
  • "Snapchat's new augmented reality feature brings your cartoon Bitmoji into the real world" Recode 9:15 AM
  • "Mozilla starts rolling out screenshot tool on Firefox Stable" Neowin 9:04 AM
  • "EFF makes big progress in latest Privacy Badger update" Neowin 9:03 AM
  • "Google Sued by 3 Female Ex-Employees Who Say It Pays Women Less Than Men" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:34 PM
  • "Malicious apps with >1 million downloads slip past Google defenses twice: Malware scanners fail to detect 50 apps that charged for fake services." Ars Technica 9:30 AM
  • "Google to launch mobile payment service in India - report" Reuters 12:20 PM
  • "Google is bringing video reviews to Google Maps" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Google Earth VR app gets support for Street View" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Google is Launching a Localized Mobile Payment Service: Google Tez" Wired 9:39 AM
  • "Google Will Announce New Pixel Lineup on October 4" Thurrott 9:30 AM
  • "Google is swapping Nexus 6P for Pixel XL devices as warranty replacements" Neowin 9:04 AM
  • "Google confirms 4 October launch date for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL: Unveiling of new Google Home and Chromebook devices also expected" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Segway's electric scooter offers a ride from your car to your desk: The CityGo was an Indiegogo success before Segway acquired it." Engadget 8:57 AM
  • "Polaroid's new $100 camera brings instant film back in style: The Impossible Project is dead, long live Polaroid Originals." Engadget 8:52 AM
  • "Uber to raise prices of UberPool and stop shared rides from Heathrow Airport" Telegraph 9:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Chromebook Market 2017: Dell, Acer, HP, Lenovo, Asus, Samsung, Toshiba, LG" PR 9:37 AM
  • "Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Hot Wheels bundle now available for purchase" Neowin 1:04 PM
  • "Microsoft adds six more games to Xbox One Backward Compatibility" Neowin 12:37 PM
  • "Xbox One will soon capture your epic plays in full HD: You'll also be able to save your recordings to an external hard drive." Engadget 10:59 AM
  • "Minecraft comes to the New Nintendo 3DS and 2DS" Neowin 9:04 AM
  • "Minecraft Comes to the Nintendo 3DS" Thurrott 9:02 AM
  • "Linux containers slide into the Windows Server beta" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "A NASA engineer and 10 others are taking the US government to court" Neowin 9:03 AM
  • "Yelp Says Google Still Using Its Content in Violation of FTC Agreement" eWeek 8:57 AM
  • "Trump blocks Chinese takeover of US chip company: Lattice Semiconductor was trumped at the altar" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "How to make money the Instagram way" BBC 8:39 PM
  • "Here's how much social media stars get paid to post ads: Surprise! The biggest celebrities aren't always the highest paid." Recode 10:36 AM
  • "The best wireless headphones for business and travel: 2017" ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Will Brexit let Paris overtake London as Europe's Silicon Valley?" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "DoorDash acquires delivery and logistics startup Rickshaw" TechCrunch 12:37 PM
  • "Snappr raises $2M to grow its on-demand photography service" TechCrunch 12:20 PM
  • "Clinch raises $3M for personalized video ads" TechCrunch 9:52 AM
  • "Western Digital is no longer frontrunner in race to buy Toshiba's memory biz: Unless it can raise its offer" The Inquirer 9:25 AM
  • "RealtyShares raises $28 million for commercial real estate investing" TechCrunch 9:16 AM
  • "HouseCanary raises $31 million to value residential real estate" TechCrunch 9:15 AM
  • "MissionU raises $8.5M to build an alternative one-year education program" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
  • "Samsung launches $300M autonomous driving fund, puts $90M into TTTech" TechCrunch 9:03 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow Posts Fresh Record, Third in a Row, but S&P 500 and Nasdaq Fall: The Dow rises but the rest of the market falters Thursday. Here's where stocks are trading at market close." TheStreet 6:00 PM
  • "What is wealthy? Tax reform plan could tap high earners to pay more" FOXBusiness 6:00 PM
  • "China orders bitcoin exchanges to shut down, report says" Associated Press 12:22 PM
  • "US FTC opens probe into massive Equifax hack" Reuters 12:23 PM
  • "U.S. ETF/ETP Assets Hit Record $3.088 Trillion" Nasdaq 6:00 PM
  • "Midday Update: Market Averages Mixed After Inflation Data Surprises to the Upside" MT Newswires 12:23 PM
  • "Dow Clinches Third Straight Record Close: Investors' expectations for an interest-rate increase jump after data show U.S. consumer prices rose last month by the most since January" [Paid Membership Required] 6:01 PM
  • "Asian markets slump after disappointing data on China's growth" MarketWatch 9:23 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw after hawkish BOE message, weak China data" MarketWatch 9:24 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Checked 12:25 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Generation Z Prefers YouTube Over Textbooks, Study Finds"
  • "Microsoft CEO Pushes Open Data Initiative, New Security at Ignite"
  • "This Robot Might Make Invasive Colonoscopies a Thing of the Past"
  • "SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal"
  • "Analyst: iPhone XR, Not XS, Will Be Apple's Big Win"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max Don't Survive Drops"
  • "Roku Unveils $40 Premiere 4K Media Streamer"
  • "MetroPCS Drops 'PCS,' Adds Google, Amazon Deals"
  • "Robots May Replace A Lot More Human Jobs By 2022"
  • "Deezer's AI Detects Mood, Makes Your Playlist Smarter"
Reuters (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
  • "Facebook picks chief of Hotstar streaming service as India head"
  • "Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market"
  • "SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance"
  • "Apple, Salesforce team up to bring Siri to more business apps"
  • "Home modems, routers hit by U.S. China tariffs as 'smart' tech goods escape"
  • "T-Mobile revamps prepaid brand to spruce up image"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
ZDNet (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Google Clips: An exclusive look at the smart camera's latest improvements"
  • "Apple MacOS Mojave zero-day privacy bypass vulnerability revealed"
  • "Microsoft starts rolling out Office 2019 for Windows and Mac"
  • "Apple completes Shazam purchase, takes app ad free"
  • "How to decide: Picking the 2018 iPhone that's right for you"
  • "Adwind Trojan circumvents antivirus software to infect your PC"
  • "Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie is practically useless"
  • "Amazon's Hindi website shows how badly e-commerce needs India's non-English-speaking shoppers"

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