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TechNN Archive: Monday, January 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Some AMD PCs won't boot properly after installing latest Windows 10 security patch" OnMSFT 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Intensifies Focus On White-Hot Hybrid Cloud Market With First Acquisition Of 2018" Forbes 10:11 AM
  • "Emergency Windows Meltdown patch locks some AMD PCs into endless loop" TechRepublic 10:11 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's Cosmos DB may displace AWS's cloud databases" InfoWorld 10:10 AM
  • "New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates And Meltdown & Spectre Fixes to Land Tomorrow" Softpedia 10:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Annoyances revisited" gHacks 10:08 AM
  • "It gets worse: Microsoft's Spectre-fixer bricks some AMD PCs" The Register 10:08 AM
  • "IBM's blockchain business: An exclusive inside look" FOXBusiness 10:00 AM
  • "IBM, Comcast Back New Blockchain Startup Fund" Coindesk 9:59 AM
  • "From IBM to Nickelodeon: Nova Scotia software firm capitalizes on connections" The Globe and Mail [Free Registration Required] 9:59 AM
  • "Skilling enterprises, start-up developers key to India's digital dream: IBM" The Indian Express 9:59 AM
  • "HP Pavilion Wave is the first PC with Alexa built-in" VentureBeat 9:23 AM
  • "HP launches new 15-inch Spectre x360 2-in-1 convertible laptop" VentureBeat 9:23 AM
  • "HP's updated Spectre x360 15 lets you pick your poison: Radeon or GeForce" PCWorld 9:05 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 2-in-1: First Convertible Powered By Intel 8th Gen Core With Radeon RX Vega Graphics" HotHardware 5:23 PM
  • "HP's new 15-inch Spectre x360 uses the hybrid Intel/AMD processor: Or there's an Nvidia option, if you prefer." Ars Technica 5:34 PM
  • "HP's updated Spectre x360 15 is one of the first laptops to get Intel's new AMD-powered chips" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "HP Unwraps ENVY x2 Tablet And Pavilion Wave Windows 10 PC With Amazon Alexa At Your Service" HotHardware 5:23 PM
  • "HP Goes BFGD With Omen X 65-inch 4K Display, Z 3D Camera, And Omen Game Stream Service" HotHardware 5:24 PM
  • "Nvidia teams up with Acer, Asus and HP to launch 65-inch gaming displays" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "HP's new Sprout hardware is a clip-on 3D webcam" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "McAfee launches protection against identity theft" BetaNews 9:26 AM
  • "McAfee expands beyond antivirus to identity theft protection" VentureBeat 9:15 AM
  • "AMD reveals Ryzen 2, Threadripper 2, 7nm Navi and more in CES blockbuster" PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "AMD drops prices on Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Threadripper, upping the value war with Intel" PCWorld 9:06 AM
  • "AMD's 2018 roadmap: Desktop APUs in February, second-generation Ryzen in April/AMD will fill important gaps in its processor line-up, but Vega's rollout will remain limited." Ars Technica 5:35 PM
  • "Intel Launches AMD Radeon-Powered CPUs" ExtremeTech 5:36 PM
  • "Intel to form new cybersecurity group amid chip flaw: report" Reuters 9:17 PM
  • "Intel unveils new NUC dubbed the 'world's smallest VR-ready computer'" V3 9:56 AM
  • "Intel unveils new Radeon Vega-powered NUC" TechSpot 9:56 AM
  • "Linux Founder Trashes Intel Over Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities" Softpedia 9:56 AM
  • "Intel Ready to Patch the Security Flaws Meltdown and Spectre" Virus Guides 9:54 AM
  • "Intel finally reveals Core i chips with AMD's Vega tech on-board" The Inquirer 9:52 AM
  • "Watch Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's CES keynote live right here" TechCrunch 8:24 PM
  • "Intel CEO's Stock Sale Called Unusual by Private Securities Specialists" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:52 AM
  • "Intel gets its game on with Radeon RX Vega M, VR NUC" SlashGear 9:51 AM
  • "Intel faces lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs" IT PRO 9:51 AM
  • "CES 2018: Intel and AMD Join Forces on Tiny New Chip" Gizmodo 9:50 AM
  • "Here Come the Intel-Powered Always-Connected PCs" Thurrott 5:51 PM
  • "Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 09, 2018" Nasdaq 9:45 AM
  • "How Cisco is helping cable operators compete with fiber ISPs" TechRepublic 9:44 AM
  • "CES: Cisco Demonstrates New Multi-Cloud Video Management" eWeek 9:43 AM
  • "Cisco probing networking gear as chip concerns continue" CRN UK 9:43 AM
General Interest
  • "Lenovo Introduces Its First Ever Always Connected PC" Thurrott 8:40 PM
  • "How to watch Sony's CES 2018 press conference streaming live tonight at 8 PM ET" BGR 7:44 PM
  • "CES 2018: Samsung launches modular TV called The Wall" BBC 6:53 PM
  • "The 4 biggest announcements from Samsung's CES 2018 keynote" BGR 5:48 PM
  • "AT&T walks away from deal to sell Huawei smartphones: WSJ" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Day before CES announcement, AT&T cancels deal to sell Huawei Mate 10 Pro in the U.S." 9to5Google 3:52 PM
  • "Before and after photos show how Amazon has completely transformed Seattle in a decade" Business Insider 3:52 PM
  • "Sony's open-ear headphones make it sound like you're always in a mall" The Verge 3:43 PM
  • "Wi-Fi routers with 6Gbps speeds are now a reality" BGR 2:42 PM
  • "Alexa Coming to PCs, Starting with Acer, Asus Laptops" LAPTOP Magazine 2:41 PM
  • "Google brings its different payment platforms together under the Google Pay brand" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
  • "Google's updated Search Console gives you more detailed search performance and indexing data" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
  • "James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "When Google Chrome suddenly shrinks and looks wacky, Windows users may have a compatibility issue" Denver Post 10:09 AM
  • "Use Google Wifi to upgrade the Wi-Fi on older PCs and Macs" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "iHome unveils bedside alarm clock powered by Google Assistant" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
  • "iHome debuts a Google Assistant-powered clock radio, the iGV1" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Nougat now second most used version of Android in January distribution numbers" 9to5Google 3:27 PM
  • "Hundreds of fake Android apps have a hidden Coinhive miner" BetaNews 12:50 PM
  • "Facebook kills its 'M' AI assistant on January 19th" Engadget 12:53 PM
  • "Facebook is shutting down M, its personal assistant service that combined humans and AI" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "Facebook and Sony/ATV reach a licensing deal to let people post music videos" TechCrunch 12:36 PM
  • "Garmin Speak Plus mixes Amazon Alexa with a dash cam" Engadget 9:38 AM
  • "Amazon Alexa is coming to Windows 10 PCs" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "Smart home robot gives LG exec the silent treatment during CES keynote" TechCrunch 12:37 PM
  • "Our first look at Samsung's massive 146-inch 4K MicroLED TV" Engadget 12:53 PM
  • "GE made a giant Echo Show rival that lives above your stove" Engadget 12:52 PM
  • "Kohler wants to make your bathroom smarter with Konnect" TechCrunch 12:42 PM
  • "A new $99 toy drone has Intel and DJI flight technology" The Verge 12:45 PM
  • "GoPro confirms layoffs, exit from drone business" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "This credit card has a display and a cell phone connection" VentureBeat 9:13 AM
  • "NextVR adds six degrees of freedom to VR events, targets AR experiences next" VentureBeat 9:12 AM
  • "Anker is now selling its Android projector-Bluetooth speaker combo for $349" The Verge 9:01 AM
  • "Anker's gigantic portable battery is now smaller, lighter, and almost half the price" The Verge 9:01 AM
  • "Anker steps up its car game with the Alexa-enabled Roav Viva" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Anker puts Alexa in the car with the Roav Viva, but it's not worth your time" TechCrunch 8:33 AM
  • "Meet Nvidia's BFGDs: Massive 4K, 120Hz G-Sync HDR displays bigger than your TV" PCWorld 9:05 AM
  • "Nvidia reveals new AI platforms for smart assistants and AR in the car" TechCrunch 8:35 AM
  • "NextVR is making its VR recordings of live events feel much more realistic" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "MSI's new RGB-lit gaming monitors alert you to Discord messages and ability cooldowns" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Whirlpool plugs Alexa and Google Assistant into its appliances" Engadget 9:36 AM
  • "Whirlpool launches Yummly 2.0 app for your digital kitchen" VentureBeat 9:13 AM
  • "Whirlpool's new smart oven works with Alexa and Yummly to help you avoid burning down your kitchen" The Verge 8:44 AM
  • "Qi reigns as the standard for wireless charging after rival Powermat joins WPC" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "ASUS' new Lyra routers are seriously unconventional" Engadget 9:36 AM
  • "ASUS' latest laptop embraces eSports with help from a top team" Engadget 9:35 AM
  • "ASUS continues its glorious tradition of spaceship routers with the RT-AX88U" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "The ASUS Chromebox 3 is destined for businesses" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "ASUS can turn three screens into one seamless gaming display" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "ASUS' Tinker Board S is a powerful platform for DIY types" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "ASUS rounds out its all-in-one lineup with the Vivo AiO V272 and V222" Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "ASUS' latest ZenFone and its big battery will hit the US next month" Engadget 9:33 AM
  • "Asus' new ZenFone Max Plus smartphones feature Face Unlock" The Verge 8:57 AM
  • "Sennheiser's new HD 820 closed-back headphones will shake up the audiophile world" The Verge 8:58 AM
  • "Sennheiser's new lightweight Bluetooth earbuds are just $99" The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "House of Marley and Sol Republic launch new wireless headphones" The Verge 8:45 AM
  • "Ring acquires smart LED light company Mr. Beams" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
  • "Ring debuts new indoor/outdoor security cameras and LED lighting" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
  • "Petcube's new update will allow your pet to video call you" The Verge 8:55 AM
  • "Pet cameras from Petcube can take pet selfies, let Fido 'call' home" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Tile's item-finding technology gets built into Bose earbuds" Engadget 9:36 AM
  • "Tile is putting its location-tracking tech in all kinds of gadgets" The Verge 8:54 AM
  • "Lost-item finder Tile will work with Bose headphones and other new partners" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Nima announces a $289 portable peanut allergy tester" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Garmin's Speak Plus brings Alexa to your car and doubles as a dash cam" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "Garmin's latest smartwatch can play music during your run" Engadget 9:38 AM
  • "Garmin's new Forerunner 645 is the first Garmin GPS watch to store music" The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "Garmin's new Speak Plus includes a dashboard camera" The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "The Garmin Vivofit 4 is an $80 Fitbit killer" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Insta360's new Nano S camera shoots 360-degree videos in 4K" The Verge 8:50 AM
  • "This mesh router is also an Alexa-equipped speaker" The Verge 8:49 AM
  • "The Onewheel+ XR has double the range of last year's model" The Verge 8:48 AM
  • "Asus ROG's new Bezel-free Kit uses light refraction to make monitor edges disappear" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Starry Internet and Marvell want to bust open the ISP industry" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "D-Link adds battery-powered and LTE cameras to its home security line" Engadget 9:37 AM
  • "D-Link's latest COVR whole-home Wi-Fi systems look a lot more like whole-home Wi-Fi systems" PCWorld 9:04 AM
  • "D-Link is the latest company to get an early start on 802.11ax routers" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "You can now apply photo filters to your games with this tool from Nvidia" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Canary's new $99 indoor security camera is its cheapest yet" The Verge 8:45 AM
  • "Security camera Canary adds package detection and a new skill for Amazon Alexa" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Canary's $99 View camera cuts out the extra features" TechCrunch 8:23 AM
  • "Ripple, a Tinder spinoff backed by Match, launches app for professional networking" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Kittyhawk adds automated multi-waypoint flights to its drone-control software" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Here's all the far-out futuristic transportation stuff we're excited to see at CES" The Verge 8:51 AM
  • "Toyota teams up with Uber, Amazon, Pizza Hut and more on mobility services" TechCrunch 12:39 PM
  • "Toyota launches dedicated mobility services concept vehicle" TechCrunch 12:37 PM
  • "Here wants to help ride-hailing services find new passengers" Engadget 9:35 AM
  • "Uber taps Nvidia for its self-driving vehicle fleet" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Baidu and ZF tap Nvidia Drive for self-driving compute tech" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Nvidia is creating 65-inch 4K HDR gaming displays with 120Hz G-Sync" The Verge 9:03 AM
  • "Ambarella unveils vision processors for autonomous drones and self-driving cars" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
  • "Nvidia adds Uber and VW to its roster of self-driving tech customers" The Verge 9:01 AM
  • "Self-driving startup Aurora will work with Nvidia on autonomous driving" TechCrunch 8:35 AM
  • "VW taps Nvidia to build AI into its new electric microbus and beyond" TechCrunch 8:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "FlashGrid Enables High Availability for Oracle E-Business Suite in AWS Cloud" PRWeb 9:45 AM
  • "Aria Solutions Launches API-based Velocity Softphone for CISCO" PRWeb 9:44 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Xbox was the last great CES reveal" Engadget 12:54 PM
  • "Windows 10 users with Creators Update can now use Cortana to control Spotify" OnMSFT 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana strategy is currently uncertain" MSPoweruser 10:12 AM
  • "How to temporarily disable an account on Windows 10" Windows Central 10:11 AM
  • "Microsoft uses AI systems to spot immune system diseases" ITProPortal 10:10 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Meltdown and Spectre Updates for Windows Phones" Softpedia 10:08 AM
  • "Microsoft drops Bitcoin support" BetaNews 9:27 AM
  • "Meltdown patches are slowing down games such as Fortnite" BetaNews 9:27 AM
  • "Warning: Microsoft's Meltdown and Spectre patch is bricking some AMD PCs" BetaNews 9:28 AM
  • "Windows Meltdown-Spectre update: Now some AMD PC owners post crash reports" ZDNet 9:25 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Ex-Google employee behind anti-diversity memo sues for discrimination" Engadget 3:29 PM
  • "James Damore sues Google for discriminating against white men: The fired engineer says the tech giant uses 'illegal hiring quotas' to fill its staff with women and minority candidates." CNET 3:28 PM
  • "Nebraska becomes first red state to introduce pro-net neutrality legislation" The Hill 3:44 PM
  • "The effort to block the FCC's repeal of net neutrality just hit an important milestone" Business Insider 3:44 PM
  • "US Senators force vote on Ctrl-Z'ing America's net neutrality death: Comes just days after final details published by FCC" The Register 2:41 PM
  • "Supremes asked to mull legality of Silicon Valley privacy 'slush funds'" The Register 2:41 PM
  • "China is reportedly moving to clamp down on bitcoin miners" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Concerns raised over new ethics regime for UK public sector data processing" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Alert fatigue can allow cyber threats to slip through the net" BetaNews 12:50 PM
  • "Telegram plans multi-billion dollar ICO for chat cryptocurrency" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Collibra snags $58 M Series D led by Iconiq and Battery Ventures to simplify data governance" TechCrunch 12:42 PM
  • "Voatz raises $2.2 million to make elections tamper-proof" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
  • "E-commerce startup citiesocial raises $2.75M led by Alibaba's fund for Taiwanese entrepreneurs" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records; Dow snaps multiday streak: GoPro pares loss after reports that it has hired J.P. Morgan to find a buyer" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "S&P 500 and Nasdaq Jump to New Records; Dow Finishes Lower: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished at record highs for the fifth straight day." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "S&P, Nasdaq inch to record highs" FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks erase morning losses, continuing strong start to year" Associated Press 2:44 PM
  • "S&P 500 Extends Record Run: Dow industrials slip 0.1%, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq close at new highs" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets continue rally; Taiwan stocks jump to 28-year high: Asian equities moved broadly higher early Monday, extending last week's global stock rally, even as some local markets underwent a bout of morning weakness." MarketWatch 7:51 AM
  • "European stocks finish at 2½-year high: European stocks on Monday closed at a 2½-year high partially buoyed by gains in German shares despite downbeat data from Europe's largest economy." MarketWatch 12:16 PM



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New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants"
  • "Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages"
  • "Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist"
  • "18 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying"
  • "PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech"
  • "Instagram's IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos"
  • "Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse"
  • "Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More"
  • "PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games"
  • "China Blocks Twitch"
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Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
  • "FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal"
  • "As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba"
  • "Dissected new iPhones reveal Intel, Micron, Toshiba parts"
  • "Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market"
  • "Comcast and Fox take $34 billion battle for Britain's Sky to the wire"
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
  • "Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo: Bloomberg"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
ZDNet (Checked 8:30 PM; no changes since 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs"
  • "iPhone XS Max first impressions: It's big, but not too big"
  • "iOS 12: Haven't updated yet?"
  • "New Virobot ransomware will also log keystrokes, add PC to a spam botnet"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises"
  • "How advanced persistent threats are creating new vulnerabilities"
  • "Windows 10 Mobile's last gasp? Wileyfox revives its dead Windows 10 phone"
  • "Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code"


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