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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Most PCs will get slower because of the chip flaw fix" CNNMoney 7:22 PM
  • "Intel CEO says firm will release 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' patches this month: Says some users may see 'larger impact' on PC performance" The Inquirer 7:01 AM
  • "Intel promises fix for chip flaw that left billions of devices vulnerable to hackers 'within a week'" Telegraph 8:23 AM
  • "Intel CEO Promises Fix for Serious Chip Security Flaw" Time 9:47 AM
  • "Intel shows off its new Loihi AI chip and a new 49-qubit quantum chip" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "Intel and Micron break up NAND partnership" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Intel shows off self-driving car stuffed with Mobileye tech: If you don't have a driverless car to showcase at CES, then go stand in the corner" The Inquirer 10:17 AM
  • "Intel brings out former NFL star Tony Romo at CES keynote to tout company's sports technology" GeekWire 7:01 AM
  • "Intel and Mobileye partner with China's SAIC on self-driving" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "Intel's quantum computing efforts take a major step forward: Intel now has 0.0049 percent of a viable quantum computer." Engadget 7:02 AM
  • "Intel launches motion capture studio in LA to bring cinematic VR to Hollywood studios" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "Here's why some AMD systems are failing to boot after installing Microsoft's patches" Neowin 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft stops distributing Meltdown/Spectre patches for AMD devices after fixes brick machines" GeekWire 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft says security patches slowing down PCs, servers" Reuters 2:49 PM
  • "Microsoft withdraws Spectre and Meltdown patch that's borking AMD machines: As we look forward to the 'Skyfall' and 'Casino Royale' vulnerabilities" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "AMD Slashes Ryzen CPU Prices to Take On Intel's Coffee Lake" ExtremeTech 7:01 AM
  • "Amazon Alexa Set to Become Power Business Tool on Windows 10 PCs" eWeek 7:01 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360: HP's latest Spectre X360 laptop uses new Kaby Lake-G processor" Expert Reviews 9:10 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 specs, release date, price: Features hybrid AMD-Intel processor" Christian Today 9:10 AM
  • "HP recalls laptops over fears they could overheat and catch fire" The Sun 9:10 AM
  • "HP issues laptop recall over battery blaze fears: Around 50,000 laptops recalled over faulty batteries" V3 9:10 AM
  • "Dell Goes for Professional Power, Portability With XPS 15 2-in-1" PC Magazine 1:06 PM
  • "CES 2018: Dell announces new XPS 15" ZDNet 1:10 PM
  • "IBM led on patents in 2017, Facebook broke into top 50 for the first time" TechCrunch 11:09 AM
  • "Cisco has created a Gigabit network for your car and Hyundai will be using it next year" Business Insider 2:59 PM
General Interest
  • "This phone's fingerprint sensor is its display" MrMobile 8:15 PM
  • "Huawei's Mate 10 Pro is coming to the US unlocked next month" TechCrunch 6:05 PM
  • "Gal Gadot is Huawei's secret weapon, as US distribution plans fall through" TechCrunch 6:05 PM
  • "Toyota, Lexus will add Amazon Alexa to some models in 2018" ZDNet 2:49 PM
  • "Eastman Kodak unveils cryptocurrency, stock doubles" Reuters 9:17 PM
  • "Kodak announces the KodakCoin blockchain cryptocurrency" ZDNet 2:49 PM
  • "Fossil Shows Off Slim and Sleek Smartwatch Lineup at CES: Skagen and Kate Spade debut touch-screen smartwatches while Misfit introduces a new hybrid analog." PC Magazine 1:06 PM
  • "Kate Spade gets into the smart watch game" TechCrunch 10:04 AM
  • "T-Mobile adds 5.7 million net customers in 2017, 1.9 million in Q4" ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "T-Mobile adds over 5 million customers in 2017" Reuters 8:53 AM
  • "YouTube finally responds to the uproar over Logan Paul's video of a dead body: 'Suicide is not a joke'" Business Insider 6:02 PM
  • "Google, Lenovo unveil standalone Daydream VR headset" ZDNet 2:49 PM
  • "Google Assistant Now Supports Over 1 Million Actions" Thurrott 8:22 AM
  • "SanDisk shows off the world's smallest 1TB USB-C flash drive at CES" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Nikon announces colossal $12,399 super-telephoto lens with built-in teleconverter" The Verge 8:23 AM
  • "BlackBerry Mobile commits to 'at least' two new phones in 2018: And both of the devices BlackBerry has in mind will have physical keyboards." Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "The Razer Phone will let you watch Netflix in HDR with Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 sound: Bright will remain a bad movie, however" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung forecasts record fourth-quarter profit, but still misses analysts' expectations" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "10 of the best upcoming gadgets of 2018: The top innovative new gadgets on this year's horizon" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "Meet the new smart home chip with a ridiculous 10-year battery life" BGR 7:01 AM
  • "CES 2018: Hands-on with HTC's untethered VR headset." BBC 7:02 AM
Press Releases
  • "Youth Villages Ready to Scale with Mozzaz Digital Health Solution Built on Microsoft Azure Platform" PRNewswire 9:22 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft announces Xbox One version 1802, available for Insiders now" Neowin 7:34 AM
  • "Qualcomm is making Cortana smart speakers easier to build: Microsoft is way behind Alexa and Google Assistant, so this will help (a bit)." Engadget 7:02 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Lenovo to make $400 million one-off charge on U.S. tax reforms" Reuters 9:17 PM
  • "FTC and state of Nevada crack down on revenge porn site" TechCrunch 6:04 PM
  • "Google fired James Damore for a controversial gender memo—now he's suing: James Damore was fired over a memo questioning women's aptitude for programming." Ars Technica 8:17 AM
  • "Toy firm VTech fined $650,000 over data breach" BBC 7:02 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Amazon is still obliterating its biggest competition — and it's not even close" Business Insider 2:59 PM
  • "Honor 7X review: Honor's budget flagship impresses with its great cameras and generous battery" The Inquirer 9:40 AM
  • "The best Chromebooks to buy for 2018" Telegraph 8:23 AM
  • "Should Spectre, Meltdown Be the Death Knell for the x86 Standard?" ExtremeTech 8:18 AM
  • "What Are The Best Cheap Bluetooth Earbuds?" Lifehacker 7:01 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Will.i.am's company I.am+ scoops up wireless earbud maker Earin" Digital Trends 6:09 PM
  • "Wind Mobile Founder Lacavera to Take Blockchain Company Public" Bloomberg 8:32 AM
  • "Red Points takes $12M to help brands beat fakes" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Alkami raises $70 million for mobile banking software" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "Wonderschool gets $2.1M to bring its early childhood programs to New York City" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "ElliQ has raised $22 million for its social robot aimed at older adults" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "Venture capitalists poured $84 billion into startups in 2017, a massive tally not seen since the dot-com boom" GeekWire 7:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow industrials log a record, set sights on 26,000 as banks, health-care rally: Boeing adds more than nearly 60 points to Dow industrials" MarketWatch 6:07 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Jump to New Records: Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq scored new records for the sixth consecutive session." TheStreet 6:07 PM
  • "Markets close at records, after Dow dipped Monday Video" FOXBusiness Video 6:06 PM
  • "Banks, Health-Care Shares Push U.S. Stocks Higher: S&P 500 has best start to a year since 1964 as major indexes close at new records" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:06 PM
  • "Asian stocks continue their early-year rally: Hang Seng extends winning streak; BOJ reduces long bond purchases" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "European stocks rise for 5th session in a row, stay at highest since 2015: German data beats forecasts, helps maintain positive investing mood" MarketWatch 8:51 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 8:35 AM CDT)
  • "Amazon's HR Gaffe Demonstrates Important Points"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election"
  • "In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless"
  • "Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Tim Cook Demands Bloomberg Retract Chinese Spy Chip Story"
  • "US Charges Russian For Social Media Midterm Election Meddling"
  • "SteamVR Motion Smoothing Reduces Lag on Lower-End PCs"
  • "Apple Event Forces OnePlus to Move 6T Launch to Oct. 29"
  • "Huawei Confirms Plans for Foldable Phones"
  • "The 5G Laptop Won't Need Storage"
  • "Google Maps ETA Sharing Now Works on iOS, Third-Party Apps"
  • "Facebook Hires Former UK Deputy Prime Minister"
  • "Uber Embraces VoIP Calling"
  • "Meet the Professor Who Was There When the Internet Was Turned On" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Brazil election battle rages over Facebook's WhatsApp"
  • "U.S. CMS says 75,000 individuals' files accessed in data breach"
  • "Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source"
  • "Apple CEO urges Bloomberg to retract spy chip story"
  • "Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3"
  • "Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources"
  • "Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source"
  • "Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs"
  • "Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June"
  • "China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Best gifts: Coolest keyboards to give or receive"
  • "Best gifts: Top tech to make your home office smarter in the new year"
  • "Audio recording is now disabled by default in OpenBSD"
  • "Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract controversial chip story"
  • "Asus NovaGo ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop finally goes on sale in the UK"
  • "eBay might need PayPal more than it thought"
  • "Robotic indoor farms can grow food anywhere, anytime"
  • "Facebook leads app install market share, but Google is rising fast"


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