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TechNN Archive: Saturday, February 3, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 will only run on Windows 10, and will begin previews next quarter: Not surprisingly, Microsoft is making Office 2019 synonymous with Windows 10." PCWorld 9:21 PM
  • "Report: Microsoft will make Windows 10 S the default mode for five new Windows 10 versions/If Windows 10 S is the default Windows and gamers will have to pay more to upgrade to Pro, consumers are going to flip their lids." PCWorld 9:21 PM
  • "Exclusive: New Windows 10 Consumer SKU Roadmap Revealed" Thurrott 1:42 PM
  • "Windows 10 consumer SKUs to reportedly undergo changes" Neowin 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft to add new Windows 10 Home editions to its line-up" ZDNet 4:10 PM
  • "The next version of Windows 10 might be called the Spring Creators Update" Neowin 7:34 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book 2 just got $300 cheaper, but there's a catch" BGR 7:45 AM
  • "Build yourself a high-performance AMD Ryzen 7 PC" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "What Silicon Valley tech VCs get wrong about consumer investing" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Backblaze Hard Drive Reliability Report Shows HGST Drives Lead, Seagate Still Has Issues" HotHardware 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Azure revenue up 98% as it closes gap on AWS" IT PRO 2/2
  • "Clouds from Microsoft, Google, Alibaba all booming, but they still can't touch Amazon" TechRepublic 2/2
  • "Crypto-Mining Botnet Ensnares 500,000 Windows Machines" SecurityWeek 2/2
  • "Over 500,000 Windows Machines Infected with Monero Mining Software" Infosecurity 2/2
  • "Windows 10 surpasses 7 globally to become Microsoft's biggest OS" CRN UK 2/2
  • "Report: Windows 10 Surpassed Windows 7 In Global Desktop OS Market Share" SegmentNext 2/2
  • "No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft" The Register 2/2
  • "Microsoft cloud revenues push results to new high" ITProPortal 2/2
  • "Elekta strikes deal to build IBM Watson into cancer care software" Fierce Biotech 2/2
  • "Confirmed: Michael Dell really is thinking about going public again, maybe through a 'merger' with VMware" Business Insider 2/2
  • "Dell confirms that it's exploring IPO, VMware reverse merger" ZDNet 2/2
  • "Dell is 'evaluating' a direct IPO or reverse merger with VMware" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "Dell confirms it's considering combining with VMware and other options in SEC filing" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Dell explores IPO or potential merger with VMware" Reuters 2/2
  • "Report: Dell Mulling Reverse Merger With VMware, Special Committee Formed" CRN 2/2
  • "Dell, VMware decide to explore options including merger: Sources" The Economic Times 2/2
  • "Intel Reports Progress on Patch-Related Performance Issues" E-Commerce Times 2/2
  • "Intel spin-out could launch AR smart glasses this year" Engadget 2/2
  • "Intel rumored to be in talks to find a partner for its AR glasses business" BGR 2/2
  • "Intel tipped to release augmented reality specs this year" The Inquirer 2/2
  • "Tall, slim models are coming to take over dumpy SSD territory" The Register 2/2
  • "New Intel Coffee Lake 8600 - 8500 - 8300 Models Are Confirmed" Guru3D 2/2
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review: a high-end GPU waiting on a future it's trying to create" PCGamesN 2/2
  • "AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Graphics Version 18.2.1 Is Out" Softpedia 2/2
  • "Cisco - Get ready for the software-powered intelligent networks of tomorrow" ITProPortal 2/2
  • "Cisco To Reinvent Network For Digital Business" Bernama 2/2
  • "Cisco launches Kubernetes container platform" IT PRO 2/2
General Interest
  • "TiVo flips 'SkipMode' around for Super Bowl ad fans: GameSkip edits out everything football haters don't want to see." Engadget 8:20 PM
  • "Chrome OS 64 Updated With Features That Continue To Meld With Android For Larger Screen Devices" HotHardware 4:05 PM
  • "Elon Musk: I'll dub my flamethrower 'Not a Flamethrower' to thwart customs" Ars Technica 7:46 AM
  • "A critical Adobe Flash Player zero-day vulnerability is out in the wild... again" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "An Adobe Flash 0day is being actively exploited in the wild" Ars Technica 2/2
  • "Sprint eyes mobile 5G network launch for first half of 2019" ZDNet 2/2
  • "What you need to know about that big study on cell phones and cancer" ["Be smart: These rats were exposed to high levels of radiation over their entire bodies. This is not how humans are exposed to cell phone radiation. When asked in a press conference if he intends to change his cell phone use, or tell his children to do so, study author John Bucher said, unequivocally, 'no.'"] Axios 2/2
  • "Alexa can now control your HP printer" Engadget 2/2
  • "Here's why Alexa won't light up during Amazon's Super Bowl ad" The Next Web 2/2
  • "Google code reckons it's smarter than airlines, AI funding, and lots more" The Register 2/2
  • "Google builds out its data center estate, with added solar power" ZDNet 2/2
  • "Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs has a plan to bring order to the mobility chaos in our cities" The Verge 2/2
  • "Chrome OS update comes with Spectre fix and new screenshot shortcut" Engadget 2/2
  • "Google Chrome: Beware these malicious extensions that record everything you do" ZDNet 2/2
  • "Five Chromebook hacks that give your laptop surprising new talents" PCWorld 2/2
  • "YouTube will address 'egregious' acts by creators in new policies" Engadget 2/2
  • "YouTube working on stricter policies to punish creators who do 'significant harm' to the community" The Verge 2/2
  • "Brave YouTuber installs literal fast and slow lanes for traffic outside the FCC's headquarters" The Verge 2/2
  • "YouTube's live TV service is now available for Apple TV devices" The Verge 2/2
  • "YouTube labels news videos that have received government funding" Engadget 2/2
  • "YouTube will start labeling videos from state-funded broadcasters" The Verge 2/2
  • "To fight propaganda, YouTube will now label state-funded news broadcasts in the U.S." TechCrunch 2/2
  • "YouTube's CEO promises stronger enforcement in the wake of controversies" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Sprint commits to launching mobile 5G nationwide in 2019, raising prices" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "DJI Mavic Air review: Aerial photography's next small thing" Engadget 2/2
  • "GoPro's holiday season was even worse than the company predicted" The Verge 2/2
  • "As Sony CEO Kaz Hirai steps down, the future of some products is in question" Ars Technica 2/2
  • "Sony CEO completes quest to make the company successful again" Engadget 2/2
  • "Sony CEO Kaz Hirai will step aside on April 1st" Engadget 2/2
  • "Kaz Hirai steps down as Sony CEO, Kenichiro Yoshida named as replacement" The Verge 2/2
  • "How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang without cable" TechHive 2/2
  • "Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot" Engadget 2/2
  • "8 lesser-known videoconferencing options for work" Computerworld 2/2
  • "Spotify will now show songwriter and producer credits for each track" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "Spotify debuts a new Songwriter Credits feature on desktop" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Plextor M9Pe NVMe SSD review: Far faster than SATA and almost as affordable" PCWorld 2/2
  • "Firefox 59 will stop websites snooping on where you've just been" ZDNet 2/2
  • "Tencent will launch Arena of Valor's World Cup tournament" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "Razer announces a 'gold' Razer Phone that's gold in logo only" The Verge 2/2
  • "BMW's C evolution squeezes EV technology into a scooter" Engadget 2/2
  • "Ford's Chariot ride-sharing vans come to London" Engadget 2/2
  • "Airbus completes first test of its autonomous air taxi Vahana" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "A successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch gives NASA new options" The Verge 2/2
  • "People are digging the new 3D replay tech in PUBG" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Fashion subscription service Le Tote ventures into China's competitive luxury retail market" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Slite looks to build a new smarter notes tool for internal teams" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Polish hackers create an indoor location system for disabled students" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "The Lucnt SRL1 is a smart bike light for smarter people" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Die With Me is a chat app for sharing your phone's last gasp" TechCrunch 2/2
Press Releases
  • "IBM Research AI at the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence" IBM 2/2
  • "VMware Issues Statement on Dell Technologies SEC filing" Globe Newswire 2/2
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Offers Cheaper Surface Laptops With Lesser Specs" PC Magazine 2/2
  • "Microsoft starts selling a $799 Surface Laptop" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Microsoft adds new, lower-cost Surface models to its line-up" ZDNet 2/2
  • "Microsoft offers cheaper Surface laptops with lower specs" Engadget 2/2
  • "Do you still partition your drive? Paragon Partition Manager 16 Free makes partitioning a breeze" BetaNews 2/2
  • "Wake-On-LAN on Windows: The Best Feature You're Not Using" MakeUseOf 2/2
  • "How to Create a System Image to Back Up Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" Softpedia 2/2
  • "'Flickergate' issue hits Microsoft's Surface Pro 4" bit-tech 2/2
  • "Microsoft confirms Office 2019 will be for Windows 10 only" The Inquirer 2/2
  • "Microsoft extends Windows 10 support and makes Office 2019 a Windows 10 exclusive" BetaNews 2/2
  • "Office 2019 compatible only with Windows 10, Microsoft says" Inquirer.Net 2/2
  • "Microsoft Extends Support for Two Windows 10 Versions" Softpedia 2/2
  • "Microsoft is working on new features for its To-Do app" Neowin 2/2
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone Could Launch This Year with Windows Polaris - Report" Softpedia 2/2
  • "Microsoft establishes Cortana Intelligence Institute to work on next-gen capabilities for Cortana" MSPoweruser 2/2
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 Launches Later This Year, Will Run Only on Windows 10" Softpedia 2/2
  • "How to set up a mobile hotspot with Windows 10" TechRepublic 2/2
  • "Microsoft extends Windows 10 support and makes Office 2019 a Windows 10 exclusive" BetaNews 2/2
  • "Windows 10 vs Windows 7: Has Microsoft's newest OS just reached a turning point?" ZDNet 2/2
  • "Windows 10's antivirus will start removing PC 'optimizer' scareware next month" The Verge 2/2
  • "Microsoft's new Surface Laptop is cheaper and slower at $799" The Verge 2/2
  • "Microsoft drops Surface Book 2 price to $1,199 with less storage" The Verge 2/2
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Why cops won't need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car" Ars Technica 7:45 AM
  • "Republicans and Democrats team up for net neutrality in Washington state" Seattle Times 2/2
  • "YouTube to Call Out Government-Funded News Videos" PC Magazine 2/2
  • "AT&T merger judge says 'no big issues' in trial preparations" Reuters 2/2
  • "FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund" TechCrunch 2/2
  • "Fewer than a fifth of enterprises have a notification plan in place for data breaches" BetaNews 2/2
  • "GDPR: These are the organisations which are least prepared" ZDNet 2/2
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How Facebook stole the news business" TechCrunch 2:36 PM
  • "Steadicam Volt's cinematic smartphone stabilizer is a little fiddly: The setup takes time to learn, but the results are more natural than other options." Engadget 10:59 AM
  • "The best eBook readers and Kindles you can buy" Telegraph 7:47 AM
  • "Video cards are so expensive, you're better off buying an entire desktop PC" Digital Trends 2/2
  • "Technology can't save football players' brains" Engadget 2/2
  • "How 5G will impact the future of farming and John Deere's digital transformation" ZDNet 2/2
  • "Bitcoin falls under $8,000 -- crypto market down to $360bn" BetaNews 2/2
  • "Bitcoin value drops below $8,500" The Verge 2/2
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Mnubo raises $16.5M Series B from Munich Re/HSB Ventures, White Star Capital, McRock Capital and other investors" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "Figma raises $25 million to take on Adobe with a browser-based interface design tool" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "Startup Europe 2017: More funding, fewer exits offer mixed picture of entrepreneurial progress" VentureBeat 2/2
  • "Science, the L.A.-based incubator, just closed on $75 million for its first real venture fund" TechCrunch 2/2
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 on track for worst weekly decline in 2 years: Dow drops more than 400 points" MarketWatch 2/2
  • "Dow Gets Walloped, Falls 450 Points as Bond Yields Spike: Stocks plunge and Treasury yields spike after the U.S. adds 200,000 jobs to payrolls in January and wages increase." TheStreet 2/2
  • "Tech companies lead stocks sharply lower in morning trading" Associated Press 2/2
  • "Dow Set for Its Biggest Weekly Fall in Two Years: Blue-chip index falls sharply as disappointing earnings reports and a selloff in government bonds weigh on markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/2
  • "Earnings worries weigh on Asian markets; China suffers worst week since 2016: Stock indexes in Japan and South Korea suffered earnings-related hits Friday, with Samsung Electronics falling more than 4% after rival Apple's latest quarterly financial results." MarketWatch 2/2
  • "DAX drops below 13,000 after Deutsche Bank logs a hefty loss: European stocks dropped for a fifth straight session on Friday, with the German market leading the charge south after Deutsche Bank posted a bigger-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter." MarketWatch 2/2



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New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s"
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
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Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
  • "Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain"
  • "Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy"
  • "UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News"
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
  • "Expandable ads are hacker's new backdoor into commercial websites"
  • "Maker Faire New York 2018 shows the play's the thing"
  • "Walmart implements IBM's blockchain for food traceability"
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  • "Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop service"
  • "US ISP RCN stores customer passwords in cleartext"
  • "Slack buys Astro, eyes tighter email integration on its platform"


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