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TechNN Archive: Thursday, December 28, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft in 2017: Windows 10, company layoffs are the big stories" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Rings Death Knell For Computer Passwords With Windows Hello As The Secure Solution" HotHardware 11:45 AM
  • "Microsoft: It's time to kill the password" Neowin 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft asserts that 'It's time to kill the password'" Hexus 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft says it's time to kill the traditional passwords system" Windows Latest 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft asserts that 'It's time to kill the password'" Hexus 10:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Accused of Copying Xbox One PUBG Ad Concept" PC Magazine 6:43 PM
  • "The company that cares: How Microsoft helped make the world a better place in 2017" OnMSFT 10:05 AM
  • "Another Microsoft patent points to a dual-screen 'Surface Phone,' this one deals with haptics" OnMSFT 10:05 AM
  • "Amazon and Microsoft Employees Caught Buying Sex Workers Through Their Work E-Mails" The Christian Post 8:37 AM
  • "Intel are going to have to be brave to beat AMD in 2018" PC Games N 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Core i5-8600K Review" bit-tech 8:35 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Heiress Alexa Dell's Giant Engagement Ring Can Be Seen from Outer Space" People 10:33 AM
General Interest
  • "7 Big Google Predictions for 2018" RealMoney 9:25 PM
  • "YouTube on Fire TV? Things just got trickier: At the moment, Fire TV users looking to watch something on YouTube will have to detour to a web browser." CNET 2:09 PM
  • "Amazon updates Fire TV's YouTube app to redirect users to a web browser instead" TechCrunch 10:41 AM
  • "Google again showing third-party reviews in local results: Program has been in place since 2016 and involves direct, opt-in integration." Search Engine Land 10:33 AM
  • "New PS4 Exploit Opens the Door to Jailbreaking" ExtremeTech 10:23 AM
  • "Exmo Bitcoin exchange chief executive kidnapped in Kiev" BBC 10:04 AM
  • "Snapchat now has a 2017 in review memories feature: Snapchat copies Facebook for once" The Verge 9:47 AM
  • "'Half-Life 3' fan venture 'Project Borealis' is taking shape: Developers say the project is moving ahead smoothly." Engadget 9:28 AM
  • "Google's most-searched in 2017 were Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer; but whose year was it really? Google's annual list of most-searched people included many men, but the reasons for their making the list really has another story to tell - that this year has actually been of the survivors, the women, the victims who have spoken up and supported each other." The Indian Express 8:34 AM
  • "LG G6 is getting an Android 8.0 Oreo beta in China" Neowin 8:21 AM
  • "Olympic organizers may use facial recognition to manage guests: They reportedly want to scan the faces of athletes, officials and journalists." Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "LG now has smart speakers for Alexa or Google Assistant: Helping you avoid ecosystem lock-in" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "LG unveils its first smart speaker with Google Assistant: The ThinQ speaker promises high-res music with some intelligence." Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "John McAfee Claims Twitter Account Hacked" PC Magazine 6:44 PM
  • "John McAfee says his Twitter account was hacked" BBC 8:07 AM
  • "Some Galaxy Note8 devices failing to boot up from zero battery" Neowin 8:21 AM
  • "Some Galaxy Note 8 devices are unable to charge" BGR 8:08 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch secret golf game wiped" BBC 8:08 AM
  • "Thousands of websites are quietly fighting ad blocking: Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't happening." Engadget 8:19 AM
Press Releases
  • "The global data masking market size is expected to grow to USD 767.0 million by 2022: Dynamic business natures and explosion of business data volumes are expected to drive the data masking market growth" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: Plush, Premium Design In A Competitive Category" HotHardware 11:40 AM
  • "AdDuplex: Fall Creators Update now on over half of Windows 10 PCs" Neowin 11:32 AM
  • "Select Surface Pro, Surface Laptop models on sale on US Microsoft Store, more broadly on Amazon" OnMSFT 10:34 AM
  • "Chime in: What's your biggest Windows 10 pet peeve?" Windows Central 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft releases a minor update for Store app" MSPoweruser 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Accused of Copying Xbox One PUBG Ad Concept: The concept advert appeared in updated form without credit on the official Xbox Twitter account." PC Magazine 8:37 AM
  • "FCC extends waiver for video game accessibility for the last time" Engadget 6:49 PM
  • "Russia lost a $45m satellite because of a launchpad mix-up: Whoops." Engadget 10:04 AM
  • "Crypto prices suffer as Korean government announces new regs, potential ban" TechCrunch 10:46 AM
  • "Bitcoin price tumbles after South Korea joins cryptocurrency crackdown" Telegraph 8:30 AM
  • "After Net Neutrality Vote, Fake Comments Are Still Flooding Federal Websites" Gizmodo 8:18 AM
  • "WeChat accounts could double as state IDs in China: The pilot program is expected to roll out nationally next month." Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Workplace robots could increase inequality, warns IPPR" BBC 8:08 AM
  • "Tony Fadell Q&A: Post-Nest life in Paris, investing in deep tech, and his global search for inspiration" VentureBeat 10:37 AM
  • "GamesBeat reporter Stephanie Chan's best indie games of 2017" Indie Research 10:37 AM
  • "The Verge 2017 tech report card: Twitter/Trump's first year as POTUS was a tough one for Twitter" The Verge 9:47 AM
  • "Review: Google Pixelbook/Is this the best Chromebook that money can buy?" V3 9:30 AM
  • "People who know how the news is made resist conspiratorial thinking: It's not clear why, but it even works for partisan conspiracies." Ars Technica 9:28 AM
  • "Google Alphabet's Schmidt: Here's why we can't keep fake news out of search results" ZDNet 8:44 AM
  • "7 Vintage Computer Designs That Give Me Nightmares: In my recurring dream, I'm trapped in an elevator with this troublesome hardware." PC Magazine 8:45 AM
  • "'The Greatest Showman': P.T. Barnum was once as big as Bill Gates—and his centuries-old advice on success is still relevant" CNBC 8:39 AM
  • "How to Play Demanding Games on the Dell XPS 13" LAPTOP Magazine 8:35 AM
  • "Some Things About Tech Were Good in 2017. No, Really." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:30 AM
  • "Kara Swisher reviews the media, 2017 edition: Swisher returns to Recode Media with Peter Kafka to talk about how journalism and tech are doing in the first year of Donald Trump's presidency." Recode 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung Gear Sport review: Smartwatch and activity tracker with enterprise-focused functionality" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "The 17 Most Popular Products of 2017, As Purchased By You" Lifehacker 8:19 AM
  • "Best health tech 2018: The top gadgets to keep you fit and healthy next year" The Inquirer 8:18 AM
  • "License expired: The Ars Technica 2018 Deathwatch/Companies, tech, and trends least likely to succeed in 2018, as chosen by Ars editors." Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "Uber Sells Stake to SoftBank, Valuing Ride-Hailing Giant at $48 Billion" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:15 PM
  • "Billionaire Ambani Bails Out Brother by Buying Wireless Assets" Bloomberg 11:59 AM
  • "Amazon hopes for major expansion of its online ad business: It would challenge Facebook and Google on their own turf." Engadget 8:19 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow sets fresh record as rise in bank, energy stocks propel market: Jobless claims are little changed for the week at 245,000" MarketWatch 6:17 PM
  • "US stocks close higher in light trading; New high for Dow" Associated Press 6:16 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Up Ahead of Year's Final Trading Day: Shares of financial firms among strongest performers" [Paid Membership Required] 6:16 PM
  • "Tech stocks lead recovery in Asian markets" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks set for a winning 2017, but euro's rise was a challenge" MarketWatch 8:48 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "IBM Takes Watson AI to AWS, Google, Azure"
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "In Bid to Conquer Oscars, Netflix Mobilizes Savvy Campaigner and Huge Budget"
  • "Northern Virginia Is Keeping Amazon's 25,000 Jobs, and Wants You to Know It"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:50 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "18,000 Android Apps Found Violating Ad Tracking Rules"
  • "Twitter: Instead of Tweet Edits, How About 'Clarifications'?"
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Facebook needs independent ethical oversight: UK lawmakers"
  • "UK concludes it can mitigate risk from Huawei equipment use in 5G: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CST)
  • "Spark extends Cat-M1 IoT network across New Zealand"
  • "Australian political parties also hit by state actor in parliamentary network attack: PM"
  • "NBN half-year revenue jumps to AU$1.3b as CEO confident of positive cash flow by FY22"
  • "Singapore health ministry refutes suggestions of HIV data leak coverup"
  • "LG to launch 'attachable dual-screen' with G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ"
  • "Ericsson to build 50 Optus 5G sites"
  • "Your smartphone is going to look a lot stranger next time around"
  • "Didi Chuxing to reportedly sack 15 percent of workforce after 2018 huge lossses"

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