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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "HoloTouch Claims Microsoft Willfully Infringing Holographic, Human-Machine Interface Patents" IPWatchdog 10:14 AM
  • "Redditor claims that Microsoft copied his PUBG advertising concept" MSPoweruser 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Stole a PUBG Ad Concept From a Reddit User" GameRevolution 10:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro With LTE Now Available To Purchase Online" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Anyone can buy the Surface Pro with LTE on the Microsoft Store: Consumers can pick up the business model, which starts at $1,150." Engadget 5:01 PM
  • "2018 Could Be A Great Year For Microsoft's Xbox One X" Forbes 10:14 AM
  • "What It's Like To Compete With Microsoft" Forbes 9:14 AM
  • "Delaware Supreme Court Reverses Dell Appraisal Award: Emphasizes, But Does Not Require, Deference to Deal Price in Appropriate Circumstances" Lexology 10:08 AM
  • "BC woman sues HP after notebook computer catches fire" ThinkPol 10:06 AM
  • "Intel's Big 'Shift' in 2018: Another Big Disruption? Asks Rosenblatt" Barron's 9:46 AM
  • "Intel outlines changes in the architecture for upcoming Gemini Lake chips" Liliputing 10:09 AM
  • "Intel Is Having a Go at NVIDIA in Driverless Cars. Will It Work?" The Motley Fool 8:31 AM
  • "Intel debuts its initial FPGA integrated with high bandwidth memory built for acceleration" Computer Technology Review 10:09 AM
  • "3 Things to Watch with Intel Corporation Stock in 2018" InvestorPlace 8:31 AM
  • "AMD in 2017: Ryzen hits a blackjack while Vega goes bust" TechRadar UK 10:05 AM
  • "AMD 400 Series chipset appears in PCI-SIG listing" Hexus 10:04 AM
  • "How the smartest company in the world thinks about investing in startups: Nvidia is one of the best-performing companies of 2017, and it has a somewhat unique approach to investing." Business Insider 9:56 AM
  • "Quantum computing: Modular system announced/A modular type of quantum computer, which it is hoped will unlock the potential of this type of computing, is being developed by researchers at the University of Sussex." BBC 8:11 AM
  • "Lenovo's stand-alone Daydream VR headset finally appears on FCC site, with a name" Digital Trends 3:51 PM
  • "Why Oracle Is Plowing $1.2 Billion Into This Australian Cloud Company" The Motley Fool 11:26 AM
  • "Oracle: A Classic Case Of Cannibalization" Seeking Alpha 8:33 AM
  • "The year in crowdfunded PCs: Who succeeded? Who failed?" ZDNet 9:25 PM
General Interest
  • "WhatsApp ends support for BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone" Social Barrel 6:10 PM
  • "Report: Snapchat will push content outside its own app" Axios 3:51 PM
  • "Some Sonos and Bose speakers are being remotely hijacked: This exploit only affects a fraction of connected devices." Engadget 11:57 AM
  • "Retailers see increased declines in counterfeit fraud" Business Insider 11:51 AM
  • "True wireless charging is about to become a thing" Mashable 9:46 AM
  • "Cryptocurrency mining virus spreads across Facebook Messenger" Telegraph 9:11 AM
  • "Amazon reveals its biggest hit this holiday season, and it involves Alexa" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "Paedophiles are using YouTube to show off indecent images of children to other predators" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Teens Aren't Partying Anymore. They're on Social Media." Wired 8:05 AM
  • "After getting crushed by Google's AlphaGo, humanity's top Go player will try to beat Chinese AI" Mashable 11:30 AM
  • "Google says it will continue to allow other websites to opt out of web crawling after its agreement with the FTC expires" Business Insider 1:35 PM
  • "Google says it isn't going to start scraping sites now that its settlement with the feds has expired" Recode 11:29 AM
  • "Google says its AI-powered speech synthesis system almost indistinguishable from human speech" 9to5Google 7:57 AM
  • "Britain is having trouble recruiting new spies because Facebook and Google pay 'five times more'" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "The Great Data Breach Disasters of 2017" Gizmodo 7:50 AM
  • "Energous WattUp Wirelessly Charges Gadgets 3 Feet Away" PC Magazine 7:46 AM
  • "The Biggest Tech Fails of 2017: This year's fails have been all about an assault on you, your opinions, and your personal data." PC Magazine 7:45 AM
  • "Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: A solid mid-range GPS sports watch with wireless payment support" ZDNet 7:45 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "The Surface Pro with LTE is now available on the Microsoft Store for anyone to buy" The Verge 11:52 AM
  • "Surface Pro with LTE Now Available From the Online Microsoft Store" Thurrott 11:26 AM
  • "Microsoft announces significant price reduction of Azure HDInsight analytics service" MSPoweruser 10:14 AM
  • "Chime in: Is Microsoft's Windows Ink and Surface Pen strategy a failure?" Windows Central 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Plans Phone with Huge Screen" CCM 10:34 AM
  • "Did Microsoft India President hint at Surface Phone's existence? Not exactly, but one is certainly in works" WinCentral 10:33 AM
  • "Recently Filed Patent Reveals Microsoft Foldable Phone" ValueWalk 10:13 AM
  • "Carlsberg and Microsoft are tired of waiting for beer" Fast Company 10:12 AM
  • "WhatsApp may not work with older BlackBerry or Windows phones in 2018" Digital Trends 3:57 PM
  • "WhatsApp Bids Adieu to BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone 8.0" PC Magazine 9:46 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "The Library of Congress No Longer Wants All the Tweets" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:50 PM
  • "Library of Congress will no longer archive all public tweets, citing longer character limits" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "Obama urges 'leaders' not to split society with online biases" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Huawei's China smartphone sales chief detained for suspected bribe-taking" Reuters 7:45 AM
  • "South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years jail for Samsung heir Lee in corruption case" Reuters 7:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands-on and first impressions of the OnePlus 5T" Neowin 9:05 PM
  • "How to Play Demanding Games on the Dell XPS 13" LAPTOP Magazine 3:51 PM
  • "4 U.S. tech hubs to watch in 2018" VentureBeat 2:02 PM
  • "Here's how technology is shaping the future of education" Business Insider 1:35 PM
  • "Data-hungry Bitcoin processing could be stealing your PC power .Now there's a blocker" ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "Huawei's $200 Honor 7X is the future of the smartphone industry" ZDNet 1:32 PM
  • "Stop reading what Facebook tells you to read" Mashable 11:52 AM
  • "Pixel 2: The year's best smartphone/I checked them all out and then paid cash money for Google Pixel 2's smartphone." Computerworld 11:51 AM
  • "Escaping a Malware Trap" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:29 AM
  • "The Verge 2017 tech report card: Amazon" The Verge 11:26 AM
  • "Alexa, more cowbell: 18 silly (but fun) Amazon Echo commands" ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Too many bogus patents get approved—here are three ways to fix that: Empirical research reveals three big problems with how patents are vetted." Ars Technica 9:11 AM
  • "How to Speed Up Your Old PC" Lifehacker 9:10 AM
  • "With autonomous vehicles it's not about the journey, it's about the destination" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
  • "The 6 most important phones of 2017: From wallet-busters to wallet-friendly." CNET 8:33 AM
  • "Best Raspberry Pi 3 kits: 8 options for beginners and experienced makers" PCWorld 8:11 AM
  • "How Blockchain Technology is Redefining Trust" Wired 8:06 AM
  • "The Best Tech Books of 2017: Part II" Wired 8:05 AM
  • "10 video games we can't wait to get our hands on in 2018" Mashable 7:48 AM
  • "How to recycle those unwanted gadgets - Video" CNET 7:47 AM
  • "Cougar Surpassion Gaming Mouse Includes Embedded LCD Screen: This gaming mouse has an impressive list of features for its $50 price tag." PC Magazine 7:45 AM
  • "Garmin Vivoactive 3 review: A solid mid-range GPS sports watch with wireless payment support" ZDNet 7:45 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Home Depot reportedly considers acquisition of shipping company XPO to fend off Amazon" GeekWire 11:51 AM
  • "LG teams up with HERE for self-driving telematics tech" TechCrunch 12:05 PM
  • "LG, Here partner to provide telematics for self-driving cars: LG wants to prepare automakers for the self-driving era." ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Internet Archive gets $1 million Bitcoin donation from philanthropic Pineapple Fund" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market closes with slight gains as energy retreat limits rise: Tesla falls after analyst cuts delivery forecasts" MarketWatch 3:54 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Higher After Late Rally: A late rally pushed all three indices into the green for the day." TheStreet 3:54 PM
  • "Wall Street edges up as tech snaps skid" Reuters 3:50 PM
  • "US stock indexes mostly lower in afternoon trading; oil dips" Associated Press 3:54 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Up, Led by Real Estate, Utilities: Real-estate and utility shares advance as government bond yields fall for a second consecutive day" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:53 PM
  • "Struggling shipbuilders drag down South Korea's Kospi: Australia hits another 10-year high, Taiwan stocks recover from Tuesday selloff" MarketWatch 8:38 AM
  • "European stocks seesaw as traders return from Christmas break: U.K.'s FTSE 100 on track for record" MarketWatch 8:37 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "6 Tech Trends for the Enterprise in 2019"
  • "Voice is Dead, Long Live Voice"
New York Times (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "The Facebook Movie Told Us What We Needed to Know About Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence"
  • "In 'Digital India,' Government Hands Out Free Phones to Win Votes"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "Here Are the Amazon Black Friday Deals You Can Get Now"
  • "The Best Walmart Black Friday Tech Deals"
Reuters (Checked 8:10 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Alphabet unit halts glucose-detecting contact lens project"
  • "Digital media company Technicolor explores options including sale: sources"
  • "Google Cloud names Thomas Kurian to replace CEO Diane Greene"
  • "U.S. regulator settles with tech startups over token sale violations"
  • "U.S. Senate bill vows to get tough on robocalls, up penalties"
  • "VW embarks on $50 billion electrification plan"
  • "Europe 5G network buildout to trigger deals, won't bust capex budgets"
  • "Tesla starts taking Model 3 orders in China"
  • "The egos disbanded? Bridging the great advertising divide"
  • "Volkswagen expects to be the most profitable maker of electric cars"
ZDNet (Updated 8:10 PM CST)
  • "NAB business customers trial Alipay"
  • "APAC firms look to edge for faster response but worry over data security"
  • "Cruising with Mate 20s and Pixel 3 XL, Moment lenses, OnePlus 6T (MobileTechRoundup show #450)"
  • "5G mobile: Why dialling down the hype is the smartest move"
  • "Indigo subsea cable system chooses NextDC datacentres"
  • "Alibaba's 11.11 Global Shopping Festival by the numbers"
  • "No need to keep encryption-busting capabilities secret: Internet Australia"
  • "Best tablet Black Friday deals: Apple iPad, Amazon Fire, and more"


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