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TechNN Archive: Thursday, December 7, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft rolls out Windows Template Studio 1.5" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "That once secret Microsoft Outings app is now live on iOS and Android" OnMSFT 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft dashes last hope for Windows 10 Mobile fans" MSPoweruser 7:34 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings OneDrive's New Look Out of Beta on Android" Thurrott 11:31 AM
  • "Surface Pro with Advanced LTE gets its first firmware updates" Neowin 12:21 PM
  • "Windows is gaining on iOS in the education market" ZDNet 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft Whiteboard adds 'digital canvas' collaboration to Windows 10: The launch of the company's Whiteboard public preview for Surface devices is a 'step in the right direction' for a more modern and natural style of collaboration, analyst says." Computerworld New Zealand 6:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's new foldable device patent shows interesting camera tech" Neowin 5:52 PM
  • "Microsoft's Foldable Phone Shows Up Again in New Patents" Thurrott 5:52 PM
  • "Microsoft introduces Simplygon Cloud 3D object optimization for AR and VR" TechCrunch 5:52 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals Simplygon Cloud to aid Mixed Reality development" Neowin 5:52 PM
  • "Dell Technologies' PC, servers, networking revenue strong in Q3" ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (2017) review: A slick 2-in-1 that needs more juice" CNET 7:26 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 (2017) Review: A Beautiful And Impressively Quiet Convertible" HotHardware 11:31 AM
  • "IEDM 2017: Intel unveils 10nm technology" ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Intel ME Flaws Not Perfectly Fixed: Gives Attackers 'God Mode' on a Vulnerable Machine" WCCFTech 11:36 AM
  • "Kata Containers Project launches to secure container infrastructure" ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "The hottest A.I. event of the year shows start-ups in a frantic race against Intel and Google" CNBC 10:26 AM
  • "Oracle Earnings Preview: A '90s 'Original Gangster' Has Tough Transition From Legacy Dbase Business To Cloud" Seeking Alpha 7:34 AM
  • "Cisco Systems To Present At Barclays Conference; Webcast At 2:00 PM ET" Nasdaq 12:08 PM
  • "Raspberry Pi-powered 'Pip' smashes $30,000 Kickstarter target: Device is a Nintendo Switch for aspiring coders and hackers" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Snapdragon 845 specs show a chip ARMed for VR and AI performance: Harder, faster, better, stronger and in time for Samsung's Galaxy S9" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "TSMC Aims for a $20 Billion Investment for 3nm Chip Production — Looking to Secure Partners Early" WCCFTech 10:50 AM
  • "'Seismic shift' in H-1B visa program could mean trouble for tech" GeekWire 3:01 PM
General Interest
  • "Net neutrality protests happening at Verizon stores nationwide today" BGR 7:23 PM
  • "Sony sold 2 million PSVR units in just over a year: The company also surpassed 70 million PS4 consoles sold." Engadget 2:45 PM
  • "The PS4 has sold 70 million units, while PSVR tops 2 million" The Verge 5:53 PM
  • "Priyanka Chopra sparks Twitter search for most unread emails" BBC 2:01 PM
  • "Facebook's Year in Review hasn't realized that social media isn't fun anymore: Do we need another reminder that 2017 was rough?" The Verge 10:16 AM
  • "Instagram experiments with a standalone messaging app: A more direct way to get to your private messages." Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Google removes all apps from Chrome Store: Says nobody used them anyway" The Inquirer 7:20 AM
  • "Patreon's new service fee spurs concern that creators will lose patrons" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "Bitcoin hits $15,000: Will anything stop this rocket to the Moon?" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Steam stops accepting payments in bitcoins" BBC 7:20 AM
  • "Steam drops Bitcoin support as cryptocurrency surges to record levels" BGR 7:20 AM
  • "Undisclosed amount of bitcoin stolen in NiceHash breach" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "Bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash loses tens of millions of dollars following hack" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "Bitcoin exchange NiceHash hacked, $68 million stolen" ZDNet 6:24 AM
  • "Juniper launches network automation bots" ZDNet 6:23 AM
  • "Chrome for business isolates websites for added security: Google recommends enabling it for an intranet." Engadget 6:17 AM
  • "LG launches Signature phone at higher price than iPhone X" ZDNet 6:17 AM
  • "Xiaomi's Redmi 5 phones have 18:9 displays and start at $120" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 price, release date and specs: Snadragon 845 reveal hints at improved battery life, faster LTE/Qualcomm's new chip also promises a 25-30 per cent boost in performance" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "HTC's standalone Vive Focus launches in China for $600: There's also a new white option for this standalone VR headset." Engadget 7:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Technologies Inc Class V to Host Earnings Call" Digital Journal 7:27 AM
  • "Few Surprises as Intel, GloFo Detail Process Technologies" EE Times 7:33 AM
Microsoft
  • "12 Days of Deals: Microsoft discounts 68 games on Xbox One and Xbox 360" Neowin 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft updates OneDrive for Android with new look, adding a tab bar" Neowin 7:17 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Australian government unveils open data framework for cities" ZDNet 9:39 PM
  • "Mozilla And Yahoo Sue Each Other Over A Search Engine Deal" Social Barrel 6:24 AM
  • "Uber paid 20-year-old man to hide hack, destroy data" ZDNet 6:24 AM
  • "Uber paid off a 20-year-old Florida man to destroy hacked data: A new report claims the hacker behind the 2016 data brach got help from another individual." Engadget 7:18 AM
  • "San Francisco to restrict goods delivery robots" BBC 6:17 AM
  • "Australian stock exchange to move to blockchain" BBC 6:05 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why Has Bitcoin's Price Gone Up So Fast?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:29 PM
  • "CVS, Amazon and the 'mass freak-out': How tech is reshaping the healthcare industry" GeekWire 3:54 PM
  • "What's the Best Processor for PC Gaming?" ExtremeTech 2:01 PM
  • "Always Connected PC opens a window for Qualcomm" ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Chrome 63 vs Windows 10 Edge: Google steps up rivalry with site isolation security" ZDNet 7:24 AM
  • "Vine Might Be Coming Back — Are You Ready For Vine 2.0?" Social Barrel 7:17 AM
  • "Don't buy the first-gen Qualcomm-powered Windows 10 laptops" BGR 6:23 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SoftBank invests $450m in real estate tech company Compass" ZDNet 9:17 PM
  • "Sharp wants a 'Japan alliance' to boost OLED TV competition: The company wants to join forces with rival Japan Display." Engadget 3:01 PM
  • "Spark Capital leads $3.3m round into Boston-based, on-demand life sciences marketplace Clora" TechCrunch 10:25 AM
  • "Facebook co-founder's B Capital leads $10M investment in Indian payment startup Mswipe" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "WorldRemit nabs $40M at a $670M valuation to boost its money transfer business" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "Ford recruits Alibaba to help break into China's electric vehicle industry" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Chattermill raises £600K to use 'deep learning' to help companies make sense of customer feedback" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "Honda is working with Chinese AI unicorn SenseTime on self-driving car tech" TechCrunch 6:24 AM
  • "Naspers, Innova Capital invest $82 million more for Movile's iFood delivery business" TechCrunch 6:24 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "General Electric's Jobs Cuts Show Focus on Cost Savings for 2018: GE shares rose slightly after announcing job cuts as part of its restructuring plan." TheStreet 5:54 PM
  • "Bitcoin tops 16,000, and its $270B market value tops Home Depot" USA Today 12:07 PM
  • "Wall Street rising: Facebook, Alphabet, Lululemon gain" FOXBusiness 5:55 PM
  • "What Happened in the Stock Market Today" Motley Fool 5:55 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Boeing, Industrial Shares Rise: Shares of tech companies extend gains through a third consecutive session" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:57 PM
  • "Nikkei jumps as other Asian markets try to recover from Wednesday selloff" MarketWatch 7:31 AM
  • "European stocks rise as betting shares catch a bid" MarketWatch 7:31 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:50 AM; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI-Built Deepfake Videos Did Not Alter the Election"
  • "Why Data Scientists Should Make a Commitment to Diversity"
New York Times (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf"
  • "Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here's how to limit the snooping."
  • "Reporters tested apps made for both Android and iOS, evaluated app code and examined the companies receiving the data."
PC Magazine (Checked 7:50 AM; no changes since Sunday)
  • "22 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10"
  • "28 Must-Have Tech Gifts Under $50"
  • "14 Great Gifts for Cord Cutters"
  • "Tech That Will (Probably) Die in 2019"
Reuters (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon"
  • "Australian watchdog wants a regulator for dominant Google, Facebook"
ZDNet (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft confirms that Chrome extensions will run on new Edge browser"
  • "Google's massive expansion plan: Its own village with up to 8,000 homes"
  • "The challenges of creating a VR space"
  • "The NHS was just banned from buying any more fax machines ever"
  • "These hackers are using Android surveillance malware to target opponents of the Syrian government"
  • "Why working with Intel is helping Delair's drones fly into new markets"
  • "National honors for a wearable that detects opioid overdose"
  • "Pictures: Inside Lenovo's new Beijing campus"


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