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TechNN Archive: Sunday, December 17, 2017
"Will AI Take Over The World" Forbes 8:30 AM
"Microsoft and SAP partner for digital transformation in the cloud" ITP Technology 8:38 AM
"Windows 10 included a password manager complete with massive password-stealing potential" BetaNews 12:43 PM
"Windows 10 Bundled Password Manager Found To Have Gaping Security Hole" HotHardware 8:26 PM
"Windows 10 Password Manager Brings Back Critical Security Vulnerability Spotted Last Year" Tech Times 8:38 AM
"Microsoft Artificial Intelligence helping Indian farmers increase crop yields" IANS 8:38 AM
"Microsoft intern's claims highlight struggle to combat sex bias" The Star: Malaysia 8:38 AM
"How a custom Microsoft app is helping the Caribbean rebuild after hurricanes" GeekWire 12:38 PM
"Intel Document Details 1.5TB And 960GB Optane SSD 900P Solid State Drives" HotHardware 8:27 PM
"Oracle Clinches A$1.56 Billion Deal to Buy Australia's Aconex" Bloomberg 9:33 PM
"Oracle to Buy Australian Software Maker Aconex: Aconex's board said it would unanimously recommend the offer to shareholders" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:35 PM
"Oracle Corp to buy Australia's Aconex for $1.19 billion" Reuters 9:34 PM
"Oracle - Time To Deliver Following Past Promises" Seeking Alpha 8:39 AM
"A New Breed Drives the Deal-Making Frenzy at Computer Chip Firms" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:37 PM
"IBM Predicts Ransomware Attacks Against IoT in 2018" iHLS 12/16
"Microsoft takes path less traveled to build a quantum computer" Bloomberg 12/16
"For 8 days Windows bundled a password manager with a critical plugin flaw: Plugin for Win 10 version of Keeper had bug allowing sites to steal passwords." Ars Technica 12/16
"Windows 10 included password manager with huge security hole" Engadget 12/16
"Hello, concept-tech! Microsoft just filed a patent for a foldable dual-screen notebook" IANS 12/16
"Microsoft files patent for foldable dual-screen notebook" IANS 12/16
"Microsoft powers Seahawks sports science; Trail Blazers' new esports team; and more sports tech news" GeekWire 12/16
"Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: When the Heart Rules the Mind" Thurrott 12/16
"Microsoft Surface Phone's App Ecosystem Commences Development? Company Developing Dedicated Phone Apps Reveal Linked Phone Number References" WCCFTech 12/16
"iTunes Not Coming To The Microsoft Store Yet: Sorry, Windows 10 S Users" Tech Times 12/16
"Larry Ellison's Net Worth Drops $2 Billion As Oracle Sees Disappointing Quarter" Forbes 12/16
"India witnessed infusion of AI across industries" BGR India 12/16
"Sophisticated 'Triton' malware shuts down industrial plant in hacker attack" Digital Trends 9:34 PM
"Hackers shut down plant by targeting its safety system" Engadget 1:41 PM
"Google Inbox will let you unsubscribe from mailing lists you've been ignoring" Digital Trends 1:42 PM
"Google Assistant gains 'Hey, Google' support on a range of Android devices" BetaNews 11:59 AM
"Awesome tech you can't buy yet: Tiny phones, trippy LED masks, and more" Digital Trends 8:35 AM
"Holiday gift ideas from Techno Claus" CBS News 8:31 AM
"Smart display button puts GIFs on your shirt" Engadget 6:51 AM
"Why the time is ripe for citizen developers: Recent survey finds enterprises encourage or look the other way as non-IT applications flourish." ZDNet 12/16
"YouTube advertising crackdown puts some creators out of work" Washington Post 12/16
"Cell phones and cancer fears: California issues guidance despite lack of data" Ars Technica 12/16
"Tech That Will (Probably) Die in 2018: These apps, companies, and devices have flown too close to the sun. The tech grim reaper is coming for them, and he is without mercy." PC Magazine 12/16
"Patreon scraps plans to introduce new charges, and apologizes to users" BetaNews 12/16
"Facebook adds Snooze button to silence irritating friends, pages and groups" BetaNews 12/16
"Google kills augmented reality project Tango to focus on ARCore" Digital Trends 12/16
"Google Thinks I'm Dead: (I know otherwise.)" New York Times [Free Registration Required] 12/16
"Uber says data breach compromised 380K users in Singapore" ZDNet 12/16
"Facebook Squashes 19-Year-Old Bug, and More Security News This Week" Wired 12/16
"Google Chrome beta delivers mute tool for autoplay videos: Among other improvements, like a better pop-up blocker." Engadget 12/15
"Don't keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns" TechCrunch 12/15
"Google Inbox adds a new unsubscribe card to help clear out the emails you never read" The Verge 12/15
"Alphabet tries internet lasers instead of balloons for India" Engadget 12/15
"Alphabet's X uses light beams from rooftop boxes to bring internet to Indian homes" VentureBeat 12/15
"Google releases YouTube VR for Steam" The Verge 12/15
"Google is using light beam tech to connect rural India to the internet" TechCrunch 12/15
"YouTube debuts 360-video app on Steam VR" Engadget 12/15
"Alexa can now play the top songs in a city and similar tracks" TechCrunch 12/15
"Using AWS for data protection -- where barriers can also be benefits" BetaNews 12/15
"How the 'Grinch bots' stole Christmas" Engadget 12/15
"Facebook Releases Snooze Button To Mute Your Obnoxious Friends And Family" HotHardware 12/15
"Facebook adds more viewing options to its 360 app for Gear VR" Engadget 12/15
"Facebook's 'snooze' button mutes a friend for 30 days" Engadget 12/15
"Facebook launches snooze button so you can hide annoying friends for 30 days" VentureBeat 12/15
"Facebook's new Snooze button can mute annoying friends for 30 days" The Verge 12/15
"Facebook says 'passively consuming' the News Feed will make you feel worse about yourself" The Verge 12/15
"Facebook adds a Snooze button for muting people, groups and Pages for 30 days" TechCrunch 12/15
"LinkedIn ignored security flaw from researcher who hacked Zuckerberg's Facebook wall" The Verge 12/15
"Samsung Announces New Notebook 9 Pen and Three New Notebook 9 (2018) Laptops" AnandTech 12/15
"Adobe had a record quarter, but still has substantial untapped potential" TechCrunch 12/15
"RIP, AOL Instant Messenger" Engadget 12/15
"The best robotics kits for beginners" Engadget 12/15
"Canary's security cameras will soon detect people" Engadget 12/15
"The first phone with an in-screen fingerprint sensor will come from Vivo" The Verge 12/15
"Microsoft Rewards 9-Year-Old's Selflessness With Xbox One X" PC Magazine 9:34 PM
"Microsoft gifts boy who gave up his Xbox One to help the homeless a new one" MSPoweruser 8:37 AM
"How to Disable (or Enable) Grayscale Mode in Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 8:31 AM
"References to the mythical Microsoft Surface Phone creep up once again" GSMArena 12/16
"Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000): Microsoft's Cortana is lagging far behind Amazon's Alexa when it comes to available skills, and doesn't look to catch up any time soon." ZDNet 12/15
"iTunes won't be in the Microsoft Store this year: Sorry, Windows 10 S users. Apple confirms that iTunes won't make it into the Microsoft Store this year, as Microsoft and Apple originally promised." ZDNet 12/15
"iTunes for Microsoft Store Delayed to 2018" Thurrott 12/15
"PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds sells 1 million Xbox One copies in 3 days" VentureBeat 12/15
"Microsoft is bundling PUBG with the Xbox One X" The Verge 12/15
"PUBG Now Included Free With Xbox One X Purchases For A Limited Time" HotHardware 12/15
"Microsoft Surface Pro 4 review" IT PRO 12/15
"How to disable Windows 10 fast startup (and why you'd want to)" Windows Central 12/15
"Another major smartphone OEM set to release an ARM on Windows 10 laptop" MSPoweruser 12/15
"Can Microsoft's Whiteboard App for Windows 10 Devices Help Your Team Collaborate?" Small Biz Trends 12/15
"Microsoft Azure Bot Service Opens To Developers" Silicon UK 12/15
"Microsoft Seeing AI App For The Blind Launches In 35 Countries, Can Now Decipher Handwriting And More" Tech Times 12/15
"The best free alternative to Windows Movie Maker" TechRadar UK 12/15
"The best free alternative to Microsoft Word" TechRadar UK 12/15
"Microsoft Considers Adding Python as an Official Scripting Language to Excel" Bleeping Computer 12/15
"Microsoft infuses Office 365 with AI capabilities" IT PRO 12/15
"Windows Phone Beats iPhone and Android to Get New WhatsApp Private Reply Feature" Softpedia 12/15
"New WhatsApp feature comes first to Windows Phone beta app" MSPoweruser 12/15
"Microsoft Makes Text in Photos Stored in the Cloud Searchable" Softpedia 12/15
"Microsoft's Surface Phone Could Be a Dream Coming True If This Patent Is Used" Softpedia 12/15
"Microsoft Disables DDE Feature in Word to Prevent Further Malware Attacks" BleepingComputer 12/15
"Here's How to Get Your Gmail Account Linked with Cortana on a Windows 10 Device" DeviceMAG 12/15
"Windows 10 Tip: How to disable unwanted startup programs" ZDNet 12/15
"How Microsoft's wading into 'fake news' with Bing's opinion-based search results" PCWorld 12/15
"Xbox party chat is coming to Android and iOS" The Verge 12/15
"This might be Microsoft's secret Surface notepad" The Verge 12/15
"QuerySurge is Now in the Microsoft Azure Cloud" PRWeb 12/15
"FCC's Pai pushes laissez-faire approach to internet, media consolidation" Seattle Times 9:35 PM
"Former cell phone company executive convicted of text message scam" Reuters 12:42 PM
"Sen. Brian Schatz: Net neutrality isn't dead/The fight to preserve net neutrality protections repealed earlier this week by a Republican-led FCC has only just begun, says the Democrat from Hawaii." CNET 12/16
"Watch Out, North Korea Wants Your Bitcoin" PC Magazine 12/15
"U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing" Reuters 12/15
"Japanese company will pay part of workers' salaries in Bitcoin" Engadget 12/15
"The true extent of Russian meddling in Brexit remains murky" Engadget 12/15
"Tax reform will be great for growth: Fmr. Microsoft CEO" FOXBusiness 12/15
"Trojan malware attacks by North Korean hackers are attempting to steal Bitcoin" ZDNet 12/15
"India's import tax hike on electronics could hurt Apple most" VentureBeat 12/15
"The FCC's 'Harlem Shake' video may violate copyright law" Engadget 12/15
"ProBeat: Net neutrality is not dead" VentureBeat 12/15
"Ajit Pai just handed Republicans a bag of shit" The Verge 12/15
"The FCC just killed net neutrality" The Verge 12/15
"Crunch Report | FCC Kills Net Neutrality" TechCrunch 12/15
"Pied Piper's decentralized internet is planned for Dubai, courtesy of startup Moeco" TechCrunch 12/15
"Firefox is on a slippery slope" OSNews 2:21 PM
"Lenovo Yoga 920 vs. HP Spectre x360: Why the Yoga Wins" LAPTOP Magazine 12:42 PM
"Ars Technica System Guide: December 2017" Ars Technica 12:42 PM
"Is Spending Time on Social Media Bad for Us? Yes, Sometimes" 24/7 Wall St. 6:47 AM
"The technology industry needs to think more seriously about device addiction" TechCrunch 12/16
"The paradox of cloud data: it saves money, but can be costly, too" ZDNet 12/16
"Why is Facebook admitting that social networks can be bad for our health?" Recode 12/16
"Help Me, Laptop: Should I Buy an Alienware 17 or Razer Blade Pro?" LAPTOP Magazine 12/16
"Everyone's missing the other part of the net neutrality debate — Big Tech is poised to become even more powerful" Business Insider 12/16
"Google's smart jacket proves it's the only tech company that truly understands wearables" Business Insider 12/16
"Huawei Mate 10 Pro Review – Competitive Flagship Smartphone" vrzone 12/16
"The father of virtual reality sounds off on the changing culture of Silicon Valley, the impending #MeToo backlash, and why he left Google for Microsoft" Business Insider 12/16
"Janet Yellen says bitcoin is a highly speculative asset — but the Fed played a key role in its rise" Business Insider 12/16
"Will augmented reality make lying obsolete? Honestly, the biggest culture-changing application for augmented reality will be always-on lie detection." Computerworld 12/16
"Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband" Wired 12/16
"CNET UK podcast 533: The year that was 2017" CNET 12/16
"Review: Nest's new $499 home security system is simple to install and made me feel a lot safer" Business Insider 12/16
"What do made-for-AI processors really do?" Engadget 12/15
"Bosch Connected Control BCC100 Wi-Fi thermostat review: Pretty to look at, easy to program" TechHive 12/15
"The best video editing software: Reviews, buying advice, and more" PCWorld 12/15
"Why hashtags are bad for your health/Commentary: You can now follow hashtags on Instagram like they were people. But don't do it, I implore you. (You'll thank me later.)" CNET 12/15
"Want to really understand how bitcoin works? Here's a gentle primer: Ars goes deep on the breakthrough online payment network." Ars Technica 12/15
"Right and Left React to the F.C.C.'s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12/15
"Net Neutrality is gone. Welcome to the Biased Net - Video" ZDNet 12/15
"How to check if your identity was stolen to help kill net neutrality" BGR 12/15
"Do you really have a choice of internet providers? Depends on where you live." Recode 12/15
"ProBeat: Net neutrality is not dead" VentureBeat 12/15
"The Internet Is Free Again: Killing Obama-era rules will remove the FCC as political gatekeeper." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/15
"Robots will soon be able to taste and smell your bad cooking" ZDNet 12/15
"The secret to being a great spy agency in the 21st century: Incubating startups" ZDNet 12/15
"Moonlambos sells Lamborghinis for Bitcoin to help gilded cryptocurrency generation spend its windfall" VentureBeat 12/15
"China's Tencent, JD.com invest $863 million in online retailer Vipshop" Reuters 9:37 PM
"Equinix to acquire Metronode for AU$1b" ZDNet 9:37 PM
"Optus signs managed services deal with Hoyts" ZDNet 9:37 PM
"Scoop: Amazon in talks to buy cybersecurity startup Sqrrl" Axios 3:08 PM
"With $10M in new funding, Huddly launches its smart GO camera for video conferencing" TechCrunch 12/15
"Live-streaming app Spotlite raises $10 million from Sequoia Capital to help singers make money" TechCrunch 12/15
"Dog-walking app Wag may be raising a huge round of funding" TechCrunch 12/15
"Loot, the digital current account aimed at students and millennials, banks £2.2M Series A" TechCrunch 12/15
"Australia's Airwallex raises $6M to grow its cross-border payment business" TechCrunch 12/15
"Go-Jek buys three startups to advance its mobile payment business" TechCrunch 12/15
"Bitcoin approaches $20K, but is the bubble about to burst?" Digital Trends 9:34 PM
"Stock market logs another round of records on tax-cut optimism: Rally in technology shares send Nasdaq to all-time high" MarketWatch 12/15
"Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Jump to Records as GOP Hammers Out Tax Bill: The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all finished the week with gains." TheStreet 12/15
"Wall Street hits record highs as GOP tax bill nears goal line" FOXBusiness 12/15
"U.S. Stocks Climb as Hopes Grow for Passage of Tax Overhaul: Dow industrials rise 0.6% to another new high; S&P 500 gains 0.9%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12/15
"Asian stocks track Wall Street declines, but Korea's Kospi rebounds: Stock markets in Asia continued to weaken on Friday after declines in the U.S. and European sessions, but South Korea's stock benchmark rebounded after Thursday's sharp end-of-session losses." MarketWatch 12/15
"European stocks suffer third day of losses as H&M closes 13% lower: Stocks across Europe ended mostly lower on Friday, as retail and bank shares slumped into negative territory, and yanked the regional benchmark lower for a third straight session." MarketWatch 12/15
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