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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Qualcomm's PC chips latest attempt to compete with Intel processors: In a bid to move beyond the mobile business, Qualcomm, with its new releases, wants to compete with Intel, claiming their chips work better on PCs." The Indian Express 8:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm's big bet on 'Always Connected' Windows PCs: Should Intel be worried?" Hindustan Times 8:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Microsoft announce Always Connected PCs that support 4G LTE, offer battery life of 20 hours" India Today 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft launches 'Always Connected' PCs from Asus & HP: 20 hour battery life, Snapdragon 835" Gizbot 8:46 AM
  • "'Always Connected' Windows PCs won't just use ARM chips as Intel, AMD join the fray: LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too." Ars Technica 5:54 PM
  • "Microsoft: This is what our revamped Silicon Valley campus will look like by 2020" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Puts 'Bursty' Azure Cloud Workloads Into Production" eWeek 9:36 PM
  • "Qualcomm joins hands with Microsoft, and AMD to power Always Connected PCs" CIOL 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Partners With Qualcomm For Always Connected Ryzen Mobile PCs With Snapdragon X16 LTE Modems" HotHardware 5:41 PM
  • "AMD Is Making a Laptop Platform with Qualcomm" Investopedia 9:40 AM
  • "AMD Partners With Qualcomm For Always Connected Ryzen Mobile PCs With Snapdragon X16 LTE Modems" HotHardware 8:51 AM
  • "AMD says end-users need to double-check RX 560 specs as retailers sell off cut-down cards" PCGamesN 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Has Cut the Performance of Some RX 560 GPUs" ExtremeTech 8:52 AM
  • "AMD nobbles its own GPU cards" Fudzilla 8:52 AM
  • "Ryzen Mobile vs Intel 8th Gen Core: AMD Levels the Playing Field" LAPTOP Magazine 3:23 PM
  • "Intel demos 5G facial-recognition payment technology" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition" Fudzilla 8:46 AM
  • "Intel Makes Its Case for Always Connected PCs (Premium)" Thurrott 12:55 PM
  • "Intel 2018 CPU Roadmap Leaked, No New Mainstream Processors Until 2019" Game Debate 8:45 AM
  • "Intel Management Engine pwned by buffer overflow" The Register 10:42 AM
  • "Intel (INTC) Presents at Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference (Transcript)" Seeking Alpha 8:51 PM
  • "Asus, HP Windows 10 ARM Laptops Powered By Snapdragon 835 Promise Over 20 Hours Of Battery Life" Tech Times 8:49 AM
  • "Dell EMC makes big hyperconverged systems push with new servers" Network World 8:48 AM
  • "Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge XR2 Rugged Server: 1U, 44 Cores, 512 GB RAM, 30 TB Storage" AnandTech 10:22 AM
  • "Inside Oracle's cloak-and-dagger political war with Google: Oracle has lobbied aggressively — and seeded negative stories about its search foe — as the two battle in court." Recode 10:34 AM
General Interest
  • "Google's AlphaZero Destroys Stockfish In 100-Game Match" Chess.com 8:29 PM
  • "Bitcoin surges above $13,000 to new high" BBC 7:01 PM
  • "'Malware-free' attacks mount in big breaches, CrowdStrike finds" Ars Technica 3:34 PM
  • "Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world's knowledge on the blockchain" The Next Web 11:06 AM
  • "Your Online Shopping Habit Is Fueling a Robotics Renaissance" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row" BBC 8:17 AM
  • "A popular virtual keyboard leaked the personal data of 31 million users" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Amazon punches, Google punches back over YouTube; consumers lose the fight" Digital Trends 3:27 PM
  • "Amazon launches subscription-based Prime service in Singapore" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Now you can 3D-print things that connect to Wi-Fi without batteries or electronics" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "These 3D-printed objects don't need batteries to connect to Wi-Fi" The Next Web 7:43 AM
  • "DeepMind's AI became a superhuman chess player in a few hours" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Google brings new AI, machine learning features to Sheets: With an infusion of AI, Sheets will now suggest a pivot table based a simple natural language query." ZDNet 11:20 AM
  • "Google shuts down the 'apps' section of the Chrome Web Store" Ars Technica 11:06 AM
  • "Chrome 63 rolling out to Mac, Windows, and Linux w/ Flags redesign, Site Certificate shortcut" 9to5Google 3:26 PM
  • "Chrome 63 arrives with new developer features and V8 speed improvements" VentureBeat 3:25 PM
  • "Google Chrome now supports 'Smart Text Selection' on Android Oreo devices" 9to5Google 9:41 AM
  • "Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access" BBC 8:17 AM
  • "Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Google yanks YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV in Amazon spat" BetaNews 7:41 AM
  • "Google pulls YouTube from Amazon TV boxes amid bitter feud" Telegraph 7:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Azure Becomes First Global Cloud Provider to Deploy AMD EPYC™" AMD 8:29 AM
  • "AMD and Qualcomm Technologies to Support Always Connected PCs on Ryzen™ Mobile Platforms" AMD 8:29 AM
  • "Cisco Teams Up With Table Tennis Stars Kasumi Ishikawa and Tomokazu Harimoto" Cisco 8:28 AM
  • "HP Pushes the Boundaries of Mobile Computing with New Premium 2-in-1" HP 8:28 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Tip: How to capture a screenshot" ZDNet 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils open source tools connecting Kubernetes to Azure" VentureBeat 11:25 AM
  • "Best Computing Product of 2017: Product of the Year Awards" [Microsoft Surface Pro] Digital Trends 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft launches low-code IoT cloud service out of beta, adds new Azure instances and more" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Yahoo's Insanely Bad Deal to Pay Mozilla $375 Million a Year for Nothing Is Headed to Court" Gizmodo 10:21 AM
  • "Mozilla and Yahoo sue each other over default search engine deal" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Mozilla countersues Yahoo Holdings and Oath" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Yahoo sues Mozilla for breach of contract -- so Mozilla counter sues Yahoo" BetaNews 7:41 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Keeping Data Secure When Your Laptop Is in the Shop" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:55 AM
  • "The War Between Alphabet Inc and Amazon.com, Inc. Is More Brutal Now" InvestorPlace 10:22 AM
  • "Chromebooks in 2018: Ready for take-off? Chromebooks account for a small percentage of the PC market, but shipments are on the rise. Will the trend continue, or will Microsoft's Windows 10 S ecosystem halt the advance of Chrome OS?" ZDNet 10:01 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: An excellent Windows laptop for port-loving people" Stuff Magazine 8:48 AM
  • "HP Envy x2 (2017) hands-on: A ridiculously thin laptop powered by the Snapdragon 835" TrustedReviews 8:49 AM
  • "HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected" Pocket-lint 8:46 AM
  • "How the FCC's Net Neutrality Plan Breaks With 50 Years of History" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Inside Baidu's Bid to Lead the AI Revolution" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "The best note-taking apps for Android/Note-takers, take note: Whether you want gobs of features or uber-simplicity, these are the best apps for collecting and managing info on Android." Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Phonelike PCs failed before. Here's why they'll succeed now: Windows RT was an ill-fated attempt to make computers more power-efficient like smartphones. Microsoft and Qualcomm are giving the idea a second go." CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Connected cars: What happens to your data after you leave your rental car behind?" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "The real victim of the stupid Amazon vs. Google feud is you" BGR 8:00 AM
  • "Can 10,000 moderators keep YouTube free of objectionable content?" The Next Web 7:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Ikea, Sonos Collaborating on Smart Home Music Products" PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home" TechCrunch 12:55 PM
  • "Disqus has been acquired by marketing firm Zeta Global" BetaNews 9:40 AM
  • "Health2Sync raises $6M to expand its diabetes tracking and management service in Asia" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Viola FinTech is a new $100M Israel-based VC fund targeting fintech startups around the world" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Fetch Robotics raises $25 million to automate warehouses" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "T-Mobile authorizes $1.5B stock repurchase, COO says 'formula is really working'" GeekWire 8:11 AM
  • "T-Mobile board approves up to $1.5 billion buyback program" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Broadcom Goes Hostile in Bid for Qualcomm" Investopedia 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 falls for fourth straight session as energy weakness offsets tech recovery/More private-sector jobs added in November than expected: ADP" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Decline, but Nasdaq Finishes Higher as Tech Recovers: The Nasdaq rises as big-cap tech stocks finish higher." TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Global Rally Stalls: S&P 500 falls for the fourth straight session, its longest losing streak since March" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei slides the most in 8 months as tech selloff continues across Asia: Nikkei down as yen gains; Australia's top mining companies slump" MarketWatch 8:53 AM
  • "European stocks on course for 2nd losing session, with tech knocked down: Anheuser-Busch shares downgraded" MarketWatch 8:53 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
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New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Slashes Spending, and May Add to Its Troubles"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Here's How Traffic Jams Might Lower Your Electricity Bill: Piezoelectric crystals create electricity when vibrated or put under pressure, so California is embedding them in roadways to see if they can effectively harvest the energy of passing cars."
Reuters (Checked 8:50 PM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "India's Infosys says CFO Ranganath has tendered resignation"
  • "Indonesia's Go-Jek close to profits in all segments, except transport: CEO"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "CBA confirms NetBank and CommBank glitch after Visa suffers card issue"
  • "NBN should shift fixed-wireless areas to FttC: Aussie Broadband"
  • "AirTrunk raises AU$850m for Australian datacentre expansion"
  • "Fair Work Ombudsman hits Brisbane tech firm with AU$125k fine for unfair dismissal"
  • "Chinese startup's 'self-made' web browser built on Google Chrome"
  • "Business as usual for Coles after weekend IT 'glitch'"
  • "GOAT uses machine learning, computer vision to verify your top dollar sneakers are authentic"
  • "How GOAT uses machine learning, cloud to get you the greatest sneakers"


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