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TechNN Archive: Friday, January 12, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Intel advises customers not to download Spectre patch after reboot problems" BGR 4:02 PM
  • "Intel's fix for Meltdown and Spectre had a bug of its own" Neowin 6:53 AM
  • "Intel's Spectre patch is causing reboot problems for older processors: Sometimes the bug fix is worse than the bug" The Verge 4:42 PM
  • "Intel promises better transparency as Meltdown patches cause Broadwell/Haswell borkage: Brian Krzanich makes three-step 'security-first' pledge to the industry" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "Researcher finds another security flaw in Intel management firmware: Active Management Technology defaults allow anyone to take control of many PCs." Ars Technica 10:41 AM
  • "Intel AMT security loophole could allow hackers to seize control of laptops" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Intel AMT flaw lets attackers take control of laptops in 30 seconds: Pwned in 30 seconds" The Inquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Intel's patch for chip flaw is now causing reboot problems: Customers experiencing higher system reboots after applying security firmware update" CRN UK 7:57 AM
  • "Spectre puts the brakes on CPU need for speed" ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Meltdown-Spectre firmware glitch: Intel warns of risk of sudden reboots" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Intel's Response to Chip Meltdown Deepens Rift With Microsoft" Bloomberg 7:36 AM
  • "AMD releases 'just-in-case' firmware updates for its processors: Though in truth, they're hardly affected" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "AMD processors: Not as safe as you might have thought" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "AMD is deploying a patch for the second Spectre CPU vulnerability: It has admitted that its chips are susceptible to both Spectre variants." Engadget 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft is finally bringing end-to-end encryption to Skype: But it still looks awful" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Windows 10 of the future? Microsoft works on mind control for apps" ZDNet 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft opens the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update floodgates: 100 million people are already running the latest Windows version." Ars Technica 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft Upgrades Notification-Blocking Feature in Windows 10" eWeek 7:46 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Laptop Showcased At CES 2018" Geeky Gadgets 7:54 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) Insider Sells $380,371.00 in Stock" The Ledger Gazette 7:53 AM
  • "IBM may be prepping for massive changes at Global Technology Services group" TechCrunch 1:49 PM
  • "Lenovo Helps Usher In Era of Arm-based, Windows 'Always Connected PC'" eWeek 7:31 AM
  • "PC holiday shipments worldwide rise for the first time in six years" Neowin 1:17 PM
  • "PC Market Grows for the First Time Since 2011" ExtremeTech 6:25 PM
  • "Europe puts 1bn euros into supercomputer research" BBC 6:49 AM
  • "EU launches €1bn supercomputing project to rival China: But Brexit could mean that the UK misses out" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Europe enters race to build world-class supercomputers: EU scientists are tired of borrowing foreign hardware for high-level research." Engadget 8:56 AM
General Interest
  • "At CES, AA-Sized 'Forever Batteries' That Suck Power Out of the Air" ExtremeTech 12:33 PM
  • "Google executives stopped employees discussing diversity and hiring, claims former engineer/An exec allegedly told him: 'If the majority of your coworkers are Nazis, it is better if you don't know about it.'" The Verge 7:29 AM
  • "Engineer says he quit Google after order to stop pro-diversity posts: Diversity advocate says he was told to 'avoid posting on controversial topics.'" Ars Technica 9:39 AM
  • "Ex-Google Employee's Memo Says Executives Shut Down Pro-Diversity Discussions" Gizmodo 7:29 AM
  • "The weird and wonderful of CES 2018: A rundown of the weird but gloriously fantastic gadgets on display in Las Vegas" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "CES 2018: A look at the show's highlights" BBC 6:49 AM
  • "Snapchat's big redesign bashed in 83% of user reviews" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Snapchat redesign is a 'flop' with users" BBC 11:43 AM
  • "YouTube may review its most popular channels for offensive content: A series of scandals have led many to call for YouTube to vet its videos." Engadget 6:49 AM
  • "YouTube will manually vet its most popular channels for offensive content" Neowin 6:52 AM
  • "GM will make an autonomous car without steering wheel or pedals by 2019" The Verge 7:31 AM
  • "Samsung's most exciting phone in years is 'almost finished' but nowhere near ready to launch" BGR 9:16 AM
  • "New leak lists the Galaxy S9's key specs" BGR 7:44 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 confirmed for June launch with Snapdragon 845 SoC: Firm also says it plans to begin talks with US carriers this year" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "Telstra CEO: 2018 will be big for 5G" ZDNet 6:52 AM
Press Releases
  • "Stock Review for Networking & Communication Devices Investors—Finisar, Cisco Systems, Super Micro Computer, and Extreme Networks" PRNewswire 8:16 AM
  • "The Sams Report: Microsoft and Apple Sitting in a Tree" Thurrott 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Powershell Core arrives for Windows, Mac and Linux" The Inquirer 8:41 AM
  • "Latest Windows 10 Redstone 4 Update Packs Essential Edge Updates, Upgraded Quiet Hours" Thurrott 7:40 AM
  • "China shuts Marriott's website over Tibet and Taiwan error" BBC 9:50 AM
  • "U.S. EPA awards Samsung two sustainability awards" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "New bill bans US government agencies using contractors with Huawei or ZTE tech" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "The US government is cashing in on the Bitcoin hype" BGR 6:49 AM
  • "Verizon says tax cut won't increase network investment" BGR 6:49 AM
  • "You Need a VPN, and Here's Why: A virtual private network, or VPN, can help secure your web traffic and protect your anonymity online from snoops, spies, and anyone who wants to steal or monetize your data." PC Magazine 9:01 PM
  • "I built the ultimate tech travel-kit for cheap" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "The mysterious microcode: Intel is issuing updates for all its CPUs from the last five years but you might not benefit" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 11:39 AM
  • "Hands on with Acer's newly announced PCs at CES 2018" Neowin 10:00 AM
  • "GamesBeat picks the top 20 standout indie games of 2017" Indie Research 9:52 AM
  • "'Don't Be Evil'? Google Is Becoming A Police State: Google employees are creating their own enclave of mandatory wokeness, but they're not content to keep this ideological policing within their own walls." The Federalist 7:56 AM
  • "We've tried a little gaming on Dell's gorgeous new XPS 15 2-in-1 and we want more" PC Games N 7:53 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook 13 hands-on review: We get or mitts on Asus's latest 8th-gen Core-powered lappy" The Inquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2018) hands-on review: We inspect Lenovo's fresh 8th-gen Core-powered lappy at CES 2018" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "The best PCs, gadgets, and wearables of CES 2018: CES was dominated by smart assistants, but we found diamonds in the rough" Ars Technica 9:47 AM
  • "CES 2018: Were robots more than a gimmick at the tech show?" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Facebook's News Feed changes: A look at the likely consequences" ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg just reminded us that Facebook is bad and needs to change" BGR 6:49 AM
  • "Zuckerberg promises Facebook will become more about people and less about 'content': We Like and Share his enthusiasm" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "Facebook refocusing your news feed towards friends and family" Neowin 6:53 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi: Hands-On with the Pi Server tool" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "NEC Brazil head steps down" ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "What the TCS and Nielsen $2.5 billion outsourcing deal means for Indian IT" ZDNet 6:52 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks Close Out the Week With New Records as Earnings Season Begins With a Bang: The three major stock indexes finished at record highs on Friday." TheStreet 5:56 PM
  • "J.P. Morgan profit dinged by tax charge, but strong loan growth shows strong consumer" USA Today 11:46 AM
  • "Market Close Report: Historical high reached as NASDAQ Composite Index closes at 7,261.06." Nasdaq 6:00 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Set New Closing Records: Investors focus on quarterly results from some of the country's biggest banks" [Paid Membership Required] 6:00 PM
  • "Hong Kong stocks mark 14th straight win as Asian markets rebound" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "Eurozone economy grows faster than seen" MarketWatch 7:47 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Amazon's HR Gaffe Demonstrates Important Points"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 AM CDT)
  • "Republicans Find a Facebook Workaround: Their Own Apps"
  • "2018 Digital Misinformation Roundup"
  • "How the Blockchain Could Break Big Tech's Hold on A.I."
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 AM CDT)
  • "TRIPP Wants to Be Your Daily Rest and Relaxation Fix"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 AM CDT)
  • "Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 AM CDT)
  • "Machine learning now the top skill sought by developers"
  • "Google ponders the shortcomings of machine learning"

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