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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 7 updates stop working as Microsoft takes its eye off the ball" TechRadar UK 6:55 AM
  • "Windows 7 update causing 80248015 error: Windows 7 update does more damage than good, according to some users" Computing 6:58 AM
  • "Windows Update is borked for some Windows 7 users: Microsoft is yet to fix, but there's a workaround" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Revamping Its Silicon Valley Campus" Thurrott 1:23 PM
  • "Microsoft is reworking the Cortana Notebook UI in Windows 10" Windows Central 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft opens up its Windows 10 Whiteboard app for public preview" ZDNet 8:30 PM
  • "The Asus NovaGO and HP Envy x2 are the first Windows 10 on ARM laptops" OnMSFT 2:06 PM
  • "HP and Asus Reveal Windows 10 Always Connected PCs Powered by Snadpragon 835" Thurrott 2:36 PM
  • "HP, Asus announce first Windows 10 ARM PCs: 20 hour battery life, gigabit LTE/Microsoft claims that Snapdragon 835 systems offer the best of Windows 10 and the smartphone." Ars Technica 3:48 PM
  • "HP Envy x2 hands-on: A Snapdragon-powered, always-on PC/Is this the future of computers?" Engadget 3:10 PM
  • "Microsoft and Qualcomm unveil Always Connected PCs with built-in LTE and battery life measured in days" VentureBeat 2:07 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Windows 10 on ARM, with HP and ASUS promising 20+ hours of battery life" TechCrunch 4:01 PM
  • "Qualcomm Unveils Intel's Worst Nightmare, Always Connected Snapdragon Windows 10 Convertibles Launched" HotHardware 2:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Testing Cortana Notebook Redesign in Windows 10" Thurrott 6:41 AM
  • "HPE ProLiant Server Firmware Buffer Overflows in Intel Server Platform Service Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges" Security Tracker 6:48 AM
  • "PC makers begin disabling Intel Management Engine" ITProPortal 6:54 AM
  • "Dell now offers PCs with Intel Management Engine disabled" Hexus 6:48 AM
  • "AMD Epyc processors coming to Azure virtual machines: New virtual machine series exploits Epyc's strong I/O capabilities." Ars Technica 7:31 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review: The red team brings the fight to GTX 1080 - but is that enough?" Eurogamer 6:46 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 review: The entry-level Vega takes the fight to GTX 1070." Eurogamer 6:46 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 580/ RX 570 review: Just how much faster are the new second-gen Polaris cards?" Eurogamer 6:46 AM
  • "Intel's 2018 Roadmap Shows New High-End Cascade Lake-X Debuting Next Year" ExtremeTech 6:54 AM
  • "Intel and Hyper partner with the OpenStack Foundation to launch the Kata Containers project" TechCrunch 9:38 AM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake-S: Core i5 8400/ Core i5 8600K review/Mainstream CPU performance taken to the next level." Eurogamer 6:46 AM
  • "IBM's new Power9 chip was built for AI and machine learning" TechCrunch 9:28 AM
  • "IBM, Pivotal collaborate on tools for app development" ZDNet 3:16 PM
  • "IBM and University of Melbourne present seizure prediction system" ZDNet 8:30 PM
  • "Vivaldi now supports Linux running on ARM-based chips, including Raspberry Pi 3" Digital Trends 6:48 AM
General Interest
  • "Ericsson and T-Mobile attain gigabit LTE" ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Chrome 63 Goes Live with New Flags Page, Changes to Home UI, Improved Stability and Performance" WCCFTech 9:09 PM
  • "YouTube is gone from Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show again, as Google vs Amazon heats up" BGR 8:30 PM
  • "GigaRay is Lattice's 1Gbps 60GHz mmWave P2P solution: Last mile just got a big kick without cables" SemiAccurate 7:48 PM
  • "Instagram launches private archives for your Stories" Social Barrel 4:06 PM
  • "Nissan to trial robo-taxis in Japan" BBC 7:47 AM
  • "Android security alert: Google's latest bulletin warns of 47 bugs, 10 critical" ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "Google Is Hiring 10,000 Reviewers to Clean up YouTube" CNN Wire 6:45 AM
  • "Google will enlist 10,000 employees to moderate YouTube videos: The video platform will also have stricter criteria on which channels can earn from ads." Engadget 6:45 AM
  • "Google Releases a Stripped-down Version of Android for Entry-Level Devices" Thurrott 6:42 AM
  • "Android Oreo for low-powered phones launches today: The first Oreo Go devices will be available early next year." Engadget 6:39 AM
  • "Google's lightweight OS Android Go launches as Android Oreo (Go Edition)" TechCrunch 6:24 AM
  • "Google's Files Go is now available globally: The company also announced new apps and features tailored for India" The Verge 6:42 AM
  • "Google releases 'Android Go' to OEMs, along with a suite of low-end Google apps: Google's stripped-down version of Android is ready for OEMs." Ars Technica 6:40 AM
  • "Google releases its Android file storage manager to all: The Airdrop-like Files Go! file-sharing system is out of beta." Engadget 6:39 AM
  • "Purported Galaxy S9 specs sheet listed in sketchy leak" BGR 7:56 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 price, release date and specs: Samsung's 512GB eUFS chip tipped to debut in S9, S9+/Firm starts production of 'world's first' 512GB eUFS chip" The Inquirer 6:38 AM
  • "BBC will bring Blue Planet II to iPlayer in 4K and HDR" Neowin 6:24 AM
  • "BBC to release 'Blue Planet II' on iPlayer in 4K and HDR: It's the first time a full BBC show has been available to stream in 4K." Engadget 6:40 AM
  • "Amazon adds 'Homemade' artisan products to Prime Now 2-hour delivery service as it battles Etsy" GeekWire 6:39 AM
Press Releases
  • "ESET unites with Microsoft and law enforcement agencies to disrupt Gamarue botnets" PR Newswire 6:55 AM
  • "10 Useful Windows 10 Features You Probably Never Use But Should" Gizmodo 10:41 AM
  • "Why What Bill Gates Said About the Internet in 1996 Is Truer Than Ever Today" Entrepreneur 6:58 AM
  • "Windows Phone Heading for Extinction in Most Countries" Softpedia 6:58 AM
  • "The SEC's Cyber Unit Launches Its First Fraud Case, Targeting PlexCoin's ICO" Gizmodo 6:39 AM
  • "SemiAccurate dives deep into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845" SemiAccurate 8:29 PM
  • "Dell UltraSharp 27 Premier Color UltraHD 4K Monitor Review: HDR And Superior Accuracy" HotHardware 12:00 PM
  • "Are Exoskeletons The Future Of Physical Labor? Ford and others are experimenting with wearable robotics" The Verge 9:43 AM
  • "A brief history of Bitcoin hacks and frauds: Bitcoins have been a juicy target for hackers since 2011." Ars Technica 7:47 AM
  • "Google's new lightweight Android: Oreo Go is out now, so who's it aimed at?" ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "HP's Elite X2 is an awesome 2-in-1 laptop and tablet: HP's range of top-end computers continues to excel with the Elite X2, a powerful yet lightweight convertible laptop/tablet with stylus." 6:44 AM
  • "Digital ethicist James Williams talks about the rise of bad social media" TechCrunch 6:42 AM
  • "Taking London's New Electric Taxi For A Ride: The TX taxi is now picking up passengers" The Verge 6:42 AM
  • "Watch Disrupt Berlin Day 2 LIVE right here!" TechCrunch 6:23 AM
  • "Intuit acquires time-tracking service TSheets for $340M" TechCrunch 11:01 AM
  • "Kespry lands $33M Series C as industrial drone business use cases continue to expand" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Boom partners with Japan Airlines on supersonic commercial flight" TechCrunch 6:42 AM
  • "Feeling blue? Biotech startup raises $13M to create 'natural' color pigments using algae" GeekWire 6:39 AM
  • "Steve Case's $150M Rise of the Rest seed fund launches with an impressive roster of investors" TechCrunch 6:23 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Tech rebound boosts S&P 500, Nasdaq, but Dow struggles" MarketWatch 1:26 PM
  • "An Overdue Tech Correction Doesn't Change the Big Picture: The Nasdaq is still up big in 2017 and the catalysts that have fueled these gains are still generally in place." TheStreet 7:49 PM
  • "U.S. trade deficit in October rises to $48.7 billion on record imports" USA Today 11:26 AM
  • "How investors are adjusting their portfolios for tax reform" FOXBusiness 11:26 AM
  • "Asia stocks pressured by Wall Street losses, dollar sags" Reuters 7:50 PM
  • "Major Asia-Pacific Equity Markets Are Slightly Lower" [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 PM
  • "Tech-stock selloff weighs on Asian markets" MarketWatch 7:05 AM
  • "European stocks hampered by losses for tech shares" MarketWatch 7:05 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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