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TechNN Archive: Thursday, October 5, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft will kill off its bork-ridden Surface line-up by 2019, apparently: Canalys CEO says firm will bin its loss-making laptop line" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher offers 'Continue on PC' option for Android phones: It's similar to the capability of Apple's Handoff feature." Engadget 11:13 AM
  • "How Microsoft is helping businesses with digital transformation despite tech talent shortage: By using tools and services designed for non programmers, businesses can continue to grow without the need for coding professionals." TechRepublic 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Snaps Up AltspaceVR to Put a Social Spin on Mixed Reality" eWeek 7:15 AM
  • "HP is ditching the last serious Windows phone" The Verge 5:14 PM
  • "HP put another nail in the coffin for Microsoft's Windows phones" Business Insider 6:05 PM
  • "HP is abandoning its Elite x3 plans because Microsoft screwed the pooch" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "HP launched Spectre 13 laptop, the world's thinnest with 10.4mm" Criticism News 7:38 AM
  • "New HP Spectre 13 laptop offers 8th gen Intel CPUs and 4K display" Gadgets Post 7:40 AM
  • "HP Spectre 13, Spectre x360 13 Laptops With 8th Generation Intel Processors Launched" Gadgets 360 7:40 AM
  • "HP unveils new innovations in its premium Spectre portfolio" Gizbot 7:40 AM
  • "HPE: Cloud Server WILL survive... we just need someone else to buy 'em/Not you, Microsoft. You had your chance" The Register 7:34 AM
  • "HP ditches the Elite X3, the last Windows Phone in town: It's all over bar the glitching" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Dell EMC's 2020 vision is a 60 per cent channel business: CCO Marius Hass says Dell EMC's $35bn channel business will take bigger share of overall sales over next three years" CRN UK 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Unveils New Approach to IoT Scaling, Security: The company's solution addresses critical issues of bringing large-scale IoT deployments online and securely managing devices and data." IOT Journal 10:32 AM
  • "Intel pushes FPGAs into the data center" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Intel's Latest Coffee Lake Processors Are Fast as Hell" Gizmodo 11:43 AM
  • "Intel's Coffee Lake processors are here to battle AMD's Ryzen, and they don't like second place" BGR 12:05 PM
  • "Splunk hits back Oracle's 'Ludicrous Larry' following OpenWorld gibe: Doug Merritt says there is 'no such thing as a wall-to-wall Oracle customer'" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Oracle Launches Enterprise-Grade Blockchain Cloud Service" eWeek 7:16 AM
  • "Slack and Oracle move to collaborate on business app chatbots: Users of Oracle's sales, HR and ERP applications will be able to retrieve information directly from the messaging app after Slack's latest chatbot partnership." Computerworld 7:46 AM
  • "Oracle bows to shareholders by cutting Larry Ellison's pay" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:51 PM
  • "Oracle 'the dinosaur' still a major tech player: The enterprise services giant is striding ahead in cloud technology, the next frontier in data storage" Irish Times 7:45 AM
  • "Oracle: Every cloud" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:04 PM
  • "Larry Ellison loves to rail against Amazon but this analyst says Microsoft is the real enemy" Business Insider 9:08 PM
  • "Lenovo reaches back in time with the new ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25" Windows Central 7:45 AM
  • "Lenovo's anniversary ThinkPad marries retro design and modern tech: It's a limited edition that will cost you $1899." Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "Lenovo celebrates 25 years of ThinkPad with limited edition laptop: Expect a TrackPoint button, multicoloured logo and, er Windows Hello" The Inquirer 9:34 AM
  • "Lenovo announces its ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Edition" Neowin 11:13 AM
  • "Seagate announces 12TB HDDs for desktop PCs and NAS" ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "As chip sales hit record levels innovation costs rise" ZDNet 8:04 PM
General Interest
  • "Mattel withdraws kid-focused 'smart hub' from market after complaints" Ars Technica 5:13 PM
  • "Gesture Control Wants to Move Us Away from Our Keyboards" ReadWrite 3:01 PM
  • "DeepMind launches ethics unit to deal with the big questions surrounding AI" The Inquirer 12:05 PM
  • "Your Netflix subscription is getting more expensive starting next month" BGR 11:15 AM
  • "Netflix raises its US monthly fee again, but only for two plans: The lowest tier stays the same, and the others are still competitive." Ars Technica 11:51 AM
  • "Sonos hits back at Apple's HomePod with Alexa-controlled Sonos One speaker: And Google Assistant support will be coming next year" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "SanDisk releases high-speed SD cards that can survive extreme temperatures: Do you really need it to work in sub-zero temperatures though?" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "Carbon-ion battery could mean rapid charging" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "Firefox officially gets end-of-support date on Windows XP and Vista" Neowin 7:07 AM
  • "Google Pixel Buds: is Babel fish dream of in-ear translation now a reality? AI-powered translation piped through wireless earbuds is another big step towards the removal of the language barrier" The Guardian 7:41 AM
  • "Watch Google's Pixel 2 event in under 15 minutes" Engadget 7:14 AM
  • "Google PIxel and Pixel XL now discounted by $100" Neowin 7:10 AM
  • "Google just discovered a treasure trove of new eyeballs for its ads" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "Discovery and Google team up on globe-spanning VR travel series: 'Discovery TRVLR' will transport you around the world to meet locals and sample cultures." Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "YouTube's ad crackdown frustrates video-makers" BBC 7:21 AM
  • "Amazon to open a pop-up bar in the prestigious Ginza district in Tokyo" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "Adidas will finally start selling shoes made by its robot factory: The first model made specifically for London will be out as soon as October 19th." Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "SAP vulnerabilities can take servers offline" ZDNet 6:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Boomi adds Boomi Flow to cloud integration platform" Telecompaper 7:33 AM
  • "Microsoft to help expand rural broadband in 6 states" ABCNews 9:09 PM
  • "Microsoft to help expand rural broadband in 6 states" Associated Press 7:14 PM
  • "Here's Why Microsoft Stock Gained Today" Zacks 4:24 PM
  • "The coming Cortana-powered Harman Kardon speaker may cost $200" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Surprise! Microsoft Edge is Coming to Android and iOS" Thurrott 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser arrives on iOS and Android in beta" The Verge 10:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Android launcher lets you connect your phone and PC" The Verge 10:38 AM
  • "How to delay the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update while still getting security patches" Windows Central 7:45 AM
  • "What's new in Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Xbox One and Windows 10" Windows Central 7:44 AM
  • "It's official: Trump administration turns NASA back toward the Moon/'It means establishing a renewed American presence on the Moon.'" Ars Technica 8:38 AM
  • "Drink-drive rules 'need updating for autonomous car era'" BBC 8:25 AM
  • "Russia is hacking the phones of NATO soldiers: But is it a major security threat, or an intimidation tactic?" Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "Google Thought of Everything with Clips Lifelogging Cam. Except 'Why?'" Digital Trends 6:51 PM
  • "New Dell XPS 13 First Look: Just Plain Prettier" LAPTOP Magazine 5:50 PM
  • "What the Heck Is Google's Plan for Android Wear?" Gizmodo 5:14 PM
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Google's New Hardware" Wired 4:39 PM
  • "Hackers drawn to Switch due to Nintendo decision to discourage hacking: Fans look to hackers for save backup feature that Nintendo blocked to thwart hackers." Ars Technica 11:55 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook: When is Chrome OS getting real Android apps so I can do real work?" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Why Google's Pixel 2 phones don't have headphone jacks" Business Insider 3:05 PM
  • "Google's Search For The Sweet Spot" Stratechery 9:31 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook hands-on: Stunning hardware with the usual limited OS/It's a shame it only runs Chrome OS, though..." Ars Technica 8:39 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K Review: A 6-Core Chip That Punches Far Above Its Weight" ExtremeTech 10:36 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K And Core i5-8400 6-Core CPU Review: Coffee Lake Has Arrived" HotHardware 8:07 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8700K review: The best gaming CPU you can buy/It even beats an eight-core Ryzen in many content creation apps—but boy does it run hot." Ars Technica 8:33 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad 25 Anniversary Edition Laptop Preview: Ode To A Mobile Workhorse" HotHardware 7:47 AM
  • "The Pixel's missing headphone jack proves Apple was right: We might not like it, but Apple's prediction that we could live without headphone jacks is proving correct" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "Should You Buy a New Google Home Speaker?" Lifehacker 7:16 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL hands-on review: Handset feels like a flagship worthy of taking on the Galaxy S8" The Inquirer 7:19 AM
  • "Learning technologies could reduce automation's economic threat" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Can Alphabet put 'AI first' while considering the ethical implications?" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "10 best smartphones: Can Google's Pixel 2 challenge rival flagships?" ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "Will the Pixel 2's dual speaker system beat the iPhone 8?" BGR 6:45 AM
  • "Facebook invests $1 billion in Virginia" CNNMoney 7:54 PM
  • "Cardiologs raises $6.4M to bring image recognition to EKG analysis" TechCrunch 10:39 AM
  • "Stellar Labs Raises $26.3 Million Series A Funding" VentureBeat 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs a record—along with S&P 500, Nasdaq, Russell 2000—as budget bill passes: Netflix jumps after raising subscription fees" MarketWatch 4:37 PM
  • "Stocks Hold at Session Highs as Wall Street Looks to September Jobs Report: Stocks held at session highs by mid-afternoon Thursday, Oct. 5. Benchmark indexes were trading above record levels set a day earlier in a bid to extend a winning streak that has stretched over several sessions." TheStreet 4:37 PM
  • "Wall St extends record run on tax overhaul optimism, solid data" Reuters 4:36 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Run of Record Highs; VIX at New Low: Nine of the index's 11 major sectors climb to help the S&P 500 notch its sixth consecutive high" [Paid Membership Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Nikkei swings to slight gains as other Asian markets close mixed" MarketWatch 7:25 AM
  • "European stocks trade mixed as investors absorb Catalonia developments" MarketWatch 7:25 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s"
  • "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 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "The Best iPhone XS Cases"
  • "This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads"
  • "Twitter Urges Users to #BeAVoter"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "How Data Science at Netflix Turned Hollywood on its Head"
  • "10 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try"
  • "CineStill TCS-1000 Brings Sous Vide Tech to Film Development"
  • "Autonomous Vehicles Won't Be Speed Demons at First"
  • "Lab Report Shows iPhone XS Max Screen Is Terrific"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
  • "Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain"
  • "Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy"
  • "UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News"
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
  • "Expandable ads are hacker's new backdoor into commercial websites"
  • "Maker Faire New York 2018 shows the play's the thing"
  • "Walmart implements IBM's blockchain for food traceability"
  • "Enter to win* a fully-equipped hybrid for pros!"
  • "Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop service"
  • "US ISP RCN stores customer passwords in cleartext"
  • "Slack buys Astro, eyes tighter email integration on its platform"

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