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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, December 12, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit aims to get boffins started with sci-fi era computing: It's a development kit Jim, just not as we know it" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "Ex-Microsoft Executive Larson-Green Joins Data-Analysis Startup Qualtrics" Bloomberg 7:39 AM
  • "Longtime Microsoft Exec Julie Larson-Green Joins Utah Unicorn Qualtrics As CXO" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Outings app aims to help travelers find their next destinations: Developed for both iOS and Android platforms, the app was designed by the Microsoft Garage Project." Search Engine Land 8:13 AM
  • "Intel doesn't want you to know about Gemini Lake Atoms" SemiAccurate 6:34 AM
  • "Best Intel Z370 Motherboards 2017: the 5 best Coffee Lake mobos/Intel's latest range of processors, dubbed Coffee Lake, refine the firm's existing technology to bring some exciting advancements to consumer computing." TrustedReviews 7:27 AM
  • "New Pentium Silver and Celeron processors launched for affordable low-power PC: New display tech found inside Silver and Celeron CPUs" TechSpot 7:28 AM
  • "Intel launches Gemini Lake Pentium Silver, Celeron parts" bit-tech 7:28 AM
  • "Intel unveils Celeron and Pentium Silver CPUs based on Gemini Lake architecture: Low-end architecture will power low-end Celeron and Pentium CPUs" Computing 7:28 AM
  • "Intel Pentium Silver CPUs introduced" Hexus 7:29 AM
  • "Intel's new chips: Low-power, lower-cost Gemini Lake CPUs for PCs, 2-in-1s, laptops" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Intel Corp. Expects to Sample 10-Nano FPGAs in 2018" The Motley Fool 1:41 PM
  • "AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin adds in-game overlay, mobile app, wider API support" PC Perspective 7:27 AM
  • "Dell spearheads global initiative to combat ocean plastics" edie 7:29 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13: The smallest 13-inch laptop is a joy to use" Telegraph 6:14 AM
  • "Dell's Precision 5720 all-in-one is more about fun and games than serious work" The Next Web 7:29 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming (Late 2017) review: Now with added Thunderbolt 3" Rock Paper Shotgun 12:07 PM
  • "HP Spectre 13 review: This stylish ultrabook conceals real power/HP's Spectre 13 makes some smart tradeoffs, betting that you'll be willing to accept an average display and battery life for excellent performance and light weight." PCWorld Australia 7:27 AM
  • "Oracle Earnings Preview: Cloud-Based Segments To Continue To Drive Growth" Forbes 1:41 PM
General Interest
  • "Watching this guy play piano with a bionic hand restores our faith in tech" Digital Trends 2:20 PM
  • "The children whose gaming turns to gambling: As many as half a million children and young people are gambling every week, according to a new survey." BBC 1:38 PM
  • "These five programming languages have flaws that expose apps to attack" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Huawei Mate 10/Pro could launch in the U.S. with AT&T and Verizon in January" Neowin 9:52 AM
  • "Samsung and Amazon will start streaming HDR10+ content tomorrow: Around 100 TV shows and movies will be available" The Verge 8:55 AM
  • "Nintendo has sold 10 million Switch consoles in nine months: It could beat first-year sales of the Wii, Nintendo's best-selling home console to date" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Leaked Samsung Galaxy S9 render shows a vertically-arranged camera sensor" Neowin 8:19 AM
  • "Honda and Toyota are still backing Hydrogen fuel-cell cars: A new venture aims to double the number of refuelling stations in Japan." Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "New Spider ransomware threatens to delete your files if you don't pay within 96 hours" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "PubG creator says games need 'better protection' from copycat titles" BBC 7:33 AM
  • "Google launches three experimental photo apps for iOS and Android: AI makes your photos into works of (sometimes dubious) art" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Netflix reminds everyone it's creeping on them" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
  • "Synaptics is rolling out embedded fingerprint scanner for 'Tier 1' flagship: And we think we know who..." The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "Three adds 11 more far flung destinations to its Go Roam free roaming offer: Vietnam, Peru and Chile on the list" The Inquirer 6:43 AM
  • "AWS just opened another cloud computing region in China" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Alleged 2018 Nokia 6 leaked in TENAA certification" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "Google: Southeast Asia's internet economy is growing faster than expected" TechCrunch 6:14 AM
  • "'Creepy' Netflix tweet on viewers' TV habits provokes privacy concerns" Telegraph 6:14 AM
  • "Japan turns to drones, earsplitting sound to force overtime staff to leave" ZDNet 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Introducing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition: Amped-Up, Intuitive, Connected Gaming from AMD" AMD 3:13 PM
  • "Cisco Survey Reveals Divide Between IoT Value and Trust" Cisco 3:13 PM
  • "Dell Inc. and Lonely Whale Convene Cross-Industry Group to Address Marine Litter" Dell 3:13 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's December Patch Tuesday a real yawner, so far" Computerworld 5:25 PM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana AI can connect to your Gmail: The digital assistant can now shout out your Google calendar appointments." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals: Save up to $600 on Gaming PCs and accessories" Neowin 6:40 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "A Google vs. Amazon Antitrust Lesson: Their content spat shows why AT&T's merger deserves approval." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 PM
  • "Get set: Your internet bill is about to soar, thanks to Trump's FCC"Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 5:50 PM
  • "Trump signs bill banning Kaspersky Lab software from federal use" TechCrunch 5:28 PM
  • "Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software" Reuters 5:25 PM
  • "Facebook to overhaul Irish tax scheme" BBC 10:46 AM
  • "Tech firms could be held liable for extremism and abuse" BBC 8:52 AM
  • "Facebook and Twitter could be prosecuted for abuse on their platforms" Neowin 6:35 AM
  • "T-Mobile won't pay any tax until 2024, thanks to Trump" BGR 6:13 AM
  • "More Republicans in Congress criticize FCC's net neutrality plan" TechCrunch 2:17 PM
  • "Republican senator calls on Congress to pass law protecting net neutrality" The Verge 1:45 PM
  • "How Reddit and others 'broke the Internet' to support net neutrality today" Ars Technica 3:07 PM
  • "Web paragons urge a halt on FCC vote to strip back net neutrality: Berners-Lee not happy about anti-net neutrality" The Inquirer 6:43 AM
  • "Net Neutrality Protests Move Online, Yet Big Tech Is Quiet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:39 PM
  • "FCC commissioner trolls Ajit Pai with net neutrality 'suggested edits'" The Verge 10:33 AM
  • "Internet personalities tell FCC to cancel net neutrality vote" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "FCC Chair Ajit Pai Forges Ahead With Bullshit Plan to Turn the FTC Into His Fall Guy" Gizmodo 6:13 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to Fix Your Wi-Fi Network: Wi-Fi trouble? The tips and tricks in our troubleshooting guide will help solve your problems." TechHive 9:06 PM
  • "Individualism may make you better at catching a phish: Research" ZDNet 9:03 PM
  • "The net neutrality vote, explained" Mashable 6:26 PM
  • "What network neutrality madness has happened today? Take a big breath" The Register 5:25 PM
  • "Putting Nintendo Switch's 10 million sales in context" Ars Technica 11:49 AM
  • "Sonnet eGFX Breakaway Puck, First Take: A 'portable' eGPU for laptop users" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "The 10 Most Technically Impressive Games of 2017" ExtremeTech 9:51 AM
  • "'You are being programmed,' former Facebook executive warns" BBC 8:44 AM
  • "How Tate Modern rebuilt the Paris studio of a doomed artist, using VR" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Another Facebook Executive claims social network is tearing society apart (Lisa)" The Inquirer 7:20 AM
  • "AT&T Labs' Mazin Gilbert on AI, quantum computing, data collaboration and 5G" ZDNet 6:41 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Aspriation raises $47 million for its socially responsible banking services" TechCrunch 1:38 PM
  • "Descript gets $5M to make sound editing like a word document" TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "Homeis, a culture network for immigrants, launches and nabs $4m seed round led by Spark Capital" TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "Bitwise Investments raises $4M to launch its crypto index fund" TechCrunch 6:34 AM
  • "A venture firm focused on real estate, Navitas Capital, just raised $60 million" TechCrunch 6:09 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 hit intraday records as Fed policy meeting gets under way: 'Investors are less optimistic about the economy than the Fed,' analyst says" MarketWatch 3:15 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Score Fresh Records as Wall Street Eyes Fed Meeting: The Dow and S&P 500 notched new record highs on Tuesday for the third consecutive day." TheStreet 3:14 PM
  • "Dow, S&P add to record highs on eve of Fed decision" FOXBusiness 3:14 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise, Buoyed by Gains in Telecoms and Financial Firms: Investors are focusing on the GOP tax overhaul and a Fed meeting this week" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:14 PM
  • "Asian stocks end mostly lower, but rising oil prices help Australia's benchmark rise: Tech weigh on Asian indexes" MarketWatch 8:40 AM
  • "European stocks edge slightly higher, as oil shares charge up" MarketWatch 8:40 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Checked 12:25 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "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 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Generation Z Prefers YouTube Over Textbooks, Study Finds"
  • "Microsoft CEO Pushes Open Data Initiative, New Security at Ignite"
  • "This Robot Might Make Invasive Colonoscopies a Thing of the Past"
  • "SiriusXM to Acquire Pandora in $3.5 Billion Deal"
  • "Analyst: iPhone XR, Not XS, Will Be Apple's Big Win"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max Don't Survive Drops"
  • "Roku Unveils $40 Premiere 4K Media Streamer"
  • "MetroPCS Drops 'PCS,' Adds Google, Amazon Deals"
  • "Robots May Replace A Lot More Human Jobs By 2022"
  • "Deezer's AI Detects Mood, Makes Your Playlist Smarter"
Reuters (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
  • "Facebook picks chief of Hotstar streaming service as India head"
  • "Singapore fines Grab and Uber, imposes measures to open up market"
  • "SAP, Microsoft and Adobe announce data alliance"
  • "Apple, Salesforce team up to bring Siri to more business apps"
  • "Home modems, routers hit by U.S. China tariffs as 'smart' tech goods escape"
  • "T-Mobile revamps prepaid brand to spruce up image"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
ZDNet (Updated 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "Google Clips: An exclusive look at the smart camera's latest improvements"
  • "Apple MacOS Mojave zero-day privacy bypass vulnerability revealed"
  • "Microsoft starts rolling out Office 2019 for Windows and Mac"
  • "Apple completes Shazam purchase, takes app ad free"
  • "How to decide: Picking the 2018 iPhone that's right for you"
  • "Adwind Trojan circumvents antivirus software to infect your PC"
  • "Apple Watch's Walkie-Talkie is practically useless"
  • "Amazon's Hindi website shows how badly e-commerce needs India's non-English-speaking shoppers"


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