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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft launches Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK, rebrands Windows Store as Microsoft Store" VentureBeat 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft may have price increases in store for Windows 10 Pro Workstation, Win 10 downgrade customers" ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft May Be Planning Price Increases for Windows 10" ExtremeTech 6:15 PM
  • "Microsoft Promotes Fall Creators Update to Developers" Thurrott 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft: No, We're Not Killing Surface" Thurrott 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft killing Surface line is just a 'tabloid rumor'" BetaNews 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft to stop developing Windows 10 Mobile" RTÉ 8:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Exec Says Windows 10 Mobile Hardware Is No Longer A Focus" Gears of Biz 8:17 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Is Finally Pulling the Plug on Windows Mobile" eWeek 3:21 PM
  • "Microsoft Ventures, Madrona and others launch $3.5M AI startup competition" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Microsoft buys 15 years worth of energy from GE's Irish wind farm: Both companies will measure all the power stored in the batteries and sent to the grid." Engadget 7:01 AM
  • "Dell outlines IoT strategy, plans to spend $1 billion on R&D over three years" ZDNet 3:02 PM
  • "HP Spectre 13, Spectre x360 13 laptops Launched: The new products feature the latest 8th generation Intel processors, longer battery life and enhanced displays in sleeker, more angular designs." Techtree 7:33 AM
  • "HP's VR backpack PC now available for order" MSPoweruser 7:34 AM
  • "Intel India Chief Says AI Will Not Cut Jobs, but Create Different Ones" Gadgets 360 8:05 AM
  • "Intel's next laptop processors could use AMD's Vega graphics" TechRadar UK 7:34 AM
  • "Intel created a superconducting test chip for quantum computing: It's a big step towards an actual, working quantum computer." Engadget 6:54 PM
  • "IBM unveils new programming model for building serverless applications" ZDNet 5:27 PM
  • "Nvidia says its new supercomputer will enable the highest level of automated driving" The Verge 7:22 AM
  • "Nvidia sets sights on the driverless revolution with Drive PX Pegasus: Nvidia expands its automotive platform for full autonomy." Ars Technica 9:51 AM
  • "Nvidia's new Pegasus AI computer is designed to drive autonomous taxis" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "Nvidia aims for level 5 vehicle autonomy with Pegasus" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Nvidia asks enterprises to join it in Holodeck VR environment: Nvidia is piling into immersive graphics just as Nokia is pulling out" Computerworld New Zealand 7:01 AM
  • "NVIDIA introduces a computer for level 5 autonomous cars: The chipmaker prepares automakers for the world of robotaxis." Engadget 7:00 AM
  • "European PC gaming market is growing, but UK carries the rear" PC Retail 7:29 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon says it will make Prime membership 'really valuable' for Whole Foods shoppers" GeekWire 8:34 PM
  • "A batch of SNES Classic Editions goes on sale tomorrow" TechCrunch 6:45 PM
  • "Equifax says 693,000 UK residents affected by hack" ZDNet 1:06 PM
  • "Google's Project Loon Gets Green Light to Deploy Over Puerto Rico" ExtremeTech 10:04 AM
  • "Google Patches Critical Dnsmasq Flaws That Could Impact Android Phones" eWeek 10:04 AM
  • "Fake Adblock Plus extension fools thousands of Chrome users" BetaNews 9:18 AM
  • "Virtual Zuck fails to connect" BBC 9:19 AM
  • "Roku blocks XTV channel and shows FBI warning to pirate" BetaNews 9:06 AM
  • "Enterprises expect AI investment to pay off in two years" BetaNews 8:49 AM
  • "Overdraft-fiddling hackers cost banks in Eastern Europe $100m: Mules open forged accounts, crooks clear them out from foreign ATMs" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "BlackBerry's new Motion will move you neither to tears of joy nor sadness: It's an Android with a few frills and BBM. Fine" The Register 8:22 AM
  • "TSMC: 3nm fab could cost more than $20bn/TSMC founder Morris Chang warns that keeping up with the Intels will cost a record amount" V3 8:20 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg uses Facebook to visit Puerto Rico as a VR cartoon buffoon" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "This $75 robot vacuum will clean out your house, not your wallet" BGR 7:28 AM
  • "37,000 Chrome users downloaded a fake Adblock Plus extension: It was available alongside the real one on Chrome's official web store." Engadget 7:01 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 price, release date and specs: Samsung to get first dibs on Snapdragon 845 CPUs/Other OEMs will allegedly get access 'at a later date'" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Names IBM as Strategic HR BPO Provider: Oracle recognizes IBM as a strategic HR BPO provider on the Oracle HCM Cloud platform" PRNewswire 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft just bought all the electricity from this wind farm for 15 years to power cloud computing" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Patches Office Zero-Day Used to Deliver Malware" SecurityWeek 2:45 PM
  • "Microsoft offers another look at upcoming OneDrive design refresh" Windows Central 2:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 Review: Still Setting The Bar For 2-In-1 Devices" HotHardware 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Ventures launches global AI startup competition with top VC firms" GeekWire 8:18 AM
  • "Xbox One X update: Microsoft has BAD NEWS for early adopters" Express UK 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft is now rolling out Cortana inside of Skype" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook and Twitter could face 'online abuse' tax" BBC 6:53 PM
  • "Supposedly Non-Existent VPN Logs Help FBI Catch Internet Stalker" ExtremeTech 3:15 PM
  • "North Korea 'hackers steal US-South Korea war plans'" BBC 9:52 AM
  • "Citing safety, NASA panel advises building a new, costly mobile launcher: Advisers have concerns about 'launch readiness' of space agency employees." Ars Technica 9:53 AM
  • "Criminals stole millions from E. Europe banks with ATM 'overdraft' hack: Crime ring opened minimal accounts with banks, then boosted their withdrawal limits." Ars Technica 9:45 AM
  • "ZTE's foldable dual-display Axon M smartphone passes through FCC" Neowin 7:10 AM
  • "This is how good PS3 games were meant to look: 4K emulation upscaling takes full advantage of high-res textures." Ars Technica 2:05 PM
  • "Ada Lovelace Day: What else Ada did for us" The Inquirer 12:20 PM
  • "How to Change Google Assistant to a Male Voice" Lifehacker 10:03 AM
  • "Tim O'Reilly on why the future probably won't be all that terrible: Economies as AI, humans as gut bacteria for tech, and how the Luddites got it wrong." Ars Technica 9:45 AM
  • "Long Live The Black Box! How Thinkpads Have Thrived For 25 Years" Digital Trends 8:21 AM
  • "Organisations must treat their network as a utility: The demand for bandwidth just keeps growing, and organisations need to be flexible in their provisioning" V3 8:20 AM
  • "Arccos 360 review: Can an AI caddie improve your golf game?" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Four Cores for Ultrabooks: Core i7-8550U Review/8th-Gen Intel Core (Kaby Lake-R) for Low-Power Laptops" TechSpot 7:34 AM
  • "Robots are coming to work. Are they safe?" ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Disney and Fox Join Forces With Other Studios for New Download Service" Bloomberg 1:10 PM
  • "Petuum secures $93M Series B to push AI into the mainstream" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Standard Cognition gets $5M to build a machine vision-powered checkout" TechCrunch 11:42 AM
  • "Mapbox raises $164 million investment from SoftBank, others to grow its location platform for developers" VentureBeat 11:34 AM
  • "Mapbox raises $164M to expand its location platform to cars, VR, AR and Asia" TechCrunch 11:34 AM
  • "Verve scores $18.5M to reward you for selling tickets to friends" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Nokia is killing off its Ozo virtual reality camera and cutting 310 jobs: Nokia says the change is due to the slower-than-expected development of the VR market" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "Nokia pulls out of OZO VR hardware, lays off 310, steps up in health and patents" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
  • "Nokia cuts jobs after killing its $60,000 OZO VR camera" Neowin 7:10 AM
  • "Vertex Ventures closes new $210M fund for Southeast Asia and India" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow Notches New Record as Walmart Sparks Consumer Rally: The Dow sees more records as Walmart sparks rally in retail and consumer names." TheStreet 4:58 PM
  • "Walmart is doubling down on grocery in its race against Amazon" USA Today 4:58 PM
  • "Walmart touts online sales growth amid Amazon ecommerce battle" FOXBusiness 4:59 PM
  • "US Stocks Snapshot-Dow hits record high, Wal-Mart shares gain" Reuters 4:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Resume Their Climb, Led by Consumer Staples: Shares of Wal-Mart rally after the retailer says it will keep U.S. store openings to a minimum to focus more on e-commerce" [Paid Membership Required] 5:00 PM
  • "South Korea stocks surge, leading Asian market gains" MarketWatch 7:53 AM
  • "Spain's IBEX slides more than 1% on looming risk of Catalan independence" MarketWatch 7:53 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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