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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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" [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 (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "6 Actions That Made GDPR Real in 2019"
  • "Going Up? Otis Elevator Hits Digital Transformation Button"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Two Police Officers Are Fired Over Facebook Post Saying Ocasio-Cortez 'Needs a Round'"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Bug That Forced Apple to Disable Walkie-Talkie App is Now Fixed"
  • "Report: Huawei Allegedly Built North Korea's 3G Network9"
  • "Microsoft Invests $1 Billion to Create a World-Saving AI"
  • "Save Big on Dell Laptops, Desktops"
  • "Asus ROG II Smartphone Has Some Insanely High-End Specs"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "Hack Reveals Russian Plan to Deanonymize Tor Traffic"
  • "These Human-Like 'Synths' Will Make You Do a Double Take"
  • "Report: Apple Watch Switching to MicroLED in 2020"
  • "Nintendo Facing Joy-Con 'Drifting' Class Action Lawsuit" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Trump meets with tech CEOs on Huawei"
  • "Trump agrees to prompt responses to license requests for Huawei sales"
  • "Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet take center stage on Wall Street"
  • "Britain delays decision on Huawei's role in 5G networks"
  • "FTC to announce $5 billion settlement with Facebook as early as this week: sources"
  • "Equifax to pay $700 million over 2017 data breach, compensate consumers"
  • "Factbox: Biggest U.S. data breach settlements before Equifax"
  • "Trump expected to drop in on White House tech meeting with Broadcom, Intel CEOs: sources"
  • "Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network: Washington Post"
  • "Trump: 'We will have to find out' about Huawei's relationship with North Korea"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Megaport ramps up revenue for FY19 but outgoings continue to outstrip"
  • "Orlando scraps Amazon Rekognition pilot program"
  • "AFP wants a system to collect social and political info to aid police operations"
  • "IBM given AU$95.5m to deliver initial design for Defence ERP program"
  • "Brazil readies digital ID launch"
  • "Telco complaints drop partially, reverses first quarter increase"
  • "Square launches robotic Photo Studio service for online sellers"
  • "Microsoft to pay $25m to DOJ and SEC in Hungary bribery and kickback case"

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