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TechNN Archive: Monday, February 5, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft ditches standalone Windows 10 S in favour of 'S Mode': S, Sir? I can boogie" The Inquirer 6:34 AM
  • "Microsoft ditches Windows 10 S operating system months after launch" Telegraph 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft is about to kill off its weirdest Windows 10 experiment" ZDNet 9:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 S becoming a mode, not a version, as Microsoft shakes up its pricing: The Store-only version of Windows becomes an installation option instead." Ars Technica 3:47 PM
  • "Windows 10 on ARM: S versus Pro, emulation and 64-bit app support" ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "No, Windows 10 hasn't beaten Windows 7's market share. Not for sure, anyway: OS-detection services disagree on which Windows reigns" The Register 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft sells lower spec, cheaper Surface" Fudzilla 6:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop get cheaper" TechShout 6:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 users could have pay extra to unlock all features, new rumour suggests" Express UK 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft: A Tech Powerhouse That Will Hold In A Downturn" Seeking Alpha 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new features coming to Planner" Neowin 2:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Planner Gets New Schedule View, Filtering Abilities" Thurrott 4:22 PM
  • "Bing Speech API extends Text-to-Speech support to six new languages" Neowin 7:27 PM
  • "Intel's ominous future" The Week 6:38 AM
  • "Intel to be Exclusive Supplier of LTE Modems for Apple's New iPhones?" iClarified 6:34 AM
  • "Intel may be exclusive modem supplier for 2018 iPhones: Intel may be the exclusive supplier of modems to for the iPhones launched this year according to Ming-Chi Kuo (pictured) the Apple-watching securities analyst at KGI Securities." Electronics Weekly 6:38 AM
  • "Intel unveils smart glasses that you might want to wear: A low-powered laser beams images into your eye." Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "Intel's smart glasses actually look like what we actually wanted from Google Glass" BGR 10:59 AM
  • "Former Intel executive Renee James launches Ampere, a new Arm-based server chip company" GeekWire 7:23 AM
  • "Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
  • "She Was No. 2 at Intel. Now She's Taking Aim at the Chip Maker." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:00 AM
  • "Former Intel president's new company launches ARM-based server chip: Renee James' new chip company 'Ampere' will go head-to-head with Intel" The Inquirer 11:28 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper Cryptocurrency Mining: How To Pay For A CPU In Just Months" HotHardware 10:46 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Mulls Potential Merger With VMware; Pat Gelsinger Comments" GovConWire 6:37 AM
  • "HP's new Z4 Workstation comes with up to an 18-core Core i9" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "HP shows off a Windows Mixed Reality kit for professional VR devs: Firm also unveils Z4 desktop packing Intel's 18-core i9 CPU" The Inquirer 10:59 AM
  • "HP unveils Core X options for Z4 workstation, 'pro' MR headset" ZDNet 5:54 PM
  • "HP Launches New Windows Mixed Reality Headset As Part of Latest Commercial VR Push" Thurrott 12:42 PM
  • "HP has a new Windows Mixed Reality headset, and adds VR to Device as a Service" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "HP is making a bigger VR push for professionals: That starts with another headset." Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "HP launches 3D Multi Jet printers that aim to deliver fully functional, color parts with systems in $50,000 range" ZDNet 9:42 AM
  • "Alexa can now print bingo cards to your HP printer, because of course: Bingo! (Is a feature that you'll never use)" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "Oracle's cloud bravado masks its database despair: Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear's enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications" Techworld 6:41 AM
  • "Apple, Cisco team to offer cybersecurity insurance discounts" Seeking Alpha 7:21 AM
  • "Toshiba's new laptops are sleek, tough and secure with Intel's 8th-gen CPUs" TechRadar UK 6:37 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung launches dual camera solution for budget phones" ZDNet 9:28 PM
  • "Best Buy will stop CD sales as digital music continues to take over: Target might not be far behind." Engadget 5:02 PM
  • "Android Oreo passes 1% adoption after 5 months, Nougat finally takes first place" VentureBeat 3:19 PM
  • "New laser technology could improve how scientists study molecules: Researchers found a more efficient way to generate ultra-short bursts of light." Engadget 3:17 PM
  • "Alleged images of HTC's unannounced U12 surface showing off slim bezels" Neowin 3:08 PM
  • "Bee Token ICO participants lose $1 million to phishing scam" ZDNet 6:47 AM
  • "Here is everything that we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9/Ouch: Galaxy S9 may arrive with a significant price rise over the Galaxy S8" Digital Trends 6:53 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Galaxy S9, S9+ to cost '£100 more' than last year's S8/Flagship will likely be available from £789 in Blighty" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "Studies suggest cellphone radiation doesn't threaten humans: Not that they're providing definitive answers." Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Facebook executive has 'incurable' cancer" BBC 6:29 AM
  • "The best Super Bowl selfie came from a kid who was on the phone while Justin Timberlake performed" BGR 6:29 AM
  • "Ketnipz: Teenage cartoonist takes Instagram by storm" BBC 6:28 AM
  • "Panavision's latest cinema camera has an 8K RED sensor: The legendary movie camera company has embraced its rival's tech." Engadget 6:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Leidos Joins Forces with IBM, Unisys, and Verizon to Pursue the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete Service Management, Integration and Transport Program: Integrated team will provide trusted, verifiable, and invested expertise necessary to develop and transition a modernized network for global Naval operations" PRNewswire 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Office is worse for productivity than Candy Crush?" The Memo 6:41 AM
  • "The best Twitter clients for Windows 2018: schedule and manage your tweets" TechRadar UK 6:40 AM
  • "Dubai's Abraaj denies it misused Bill Gates money: Reports from New York suggest that investors in a $1bn healthcare fund have hired forensic accountants to find out" Arabian Busiiness 6:40 AM
  • "Closer regulation of Bitcoin is needed, federal agencies say" BGR 8:06 PM
  • "Amazon settles tax optimization dispute with French authorities" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "US military explores using sea life to spot threats: Why build expensive hardware when organisms can do the job?" Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Samsung's Jay Y. Lee Set Free in Unexpected Court Reversal" Bloomberg 6:44 AM
  • "Disgraced Samsung boss walks free from prison: Jay Y. Lee was meant to spend five years in prison, instead he is on probation for the next four." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong released from prison on appeal: Prison term cut to 2.5 years, 4 years of probation" The Verge 6:33 AM
  • "Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Lee is out of jail after his bribery sentence is suspended" TechCrunch 6:34 AM
  • "Samsung heir freed from S Korea jail" BBC 6:28 AM
  • "Lenovo Miix 520 review: Best Windows 10 tablet for everyone?" ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "Firefox Quantum vs Chrome: Are the tides shifting?" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "The best smartphones for 2018" Telegraph 8:14 AM
  • "What we can expect from future cryptocurrency regulation worldwide" ZDNet 6:34 AM
  • "Lightmatter aims to reinvent AI-specific chips with photonic computing and $11M in funding" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "Lino is launching to be a crypto YouTube with $20 million from China's most famous seed investor" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "Zebra Fuel raises $2.5M to deliver fuel direct to your vehicle" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "PayPal Could Use a Friend Right Now" Bloomberg 6:44 AM
  • "Leshi Internet says it must repay $890 million in debts by the end of 2018" TechCrunch 6:35 AM
  • "Broadcom Pressures Qualcomm to Negotiate After Raising Bid" Bloomberg 1:16 PM
  • "Broadcom desperately throws more money at Qualcomm takeover bid: Chipping away with record-breaking offers could yield a taciturn yes to buyout bids" The Inquirer 6:34 AM
  • "Broadcom hopes to woo Qualcomm with a higher takeover bid: When in doubt, offer more money." Engadget 6:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow Tumbles 1,175 Points, Largest Single-Day Point Loss Ever: Stocks dive on Monday following a selloff that led Wall Street to its worst weekly performance in two years on Friday." TheStreet 3:51 PM
  • "Dow plunge briefly tops 1500 points as stock rout intensifies" USA Today 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks plunge as job growth augurs inflation, rising interest rates" FOXBusiness 3:52 PM
  • "The Swiss Stock Market Continues To Sell-Off" RTT News 11:41 AM
  • "Dow Tumbles Over 1,100 Points in Biggest Point-Drop Ever: The sharp drop was part of a global selloff as indexes around the world gave up their gains for 2018" [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Losses After Selloff Prompted by Inflation Concerns: Tech Stocks rise, with Apple rebounding after a disappointing report on iPhone sales" [Paid Membership Required] 11:42 AM
  • "European stocks wallow in sea of red as global selloff picks up steam" MarketWatch 6:51 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
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"
PC Magazine (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "The Best iPhone XS Cases"
  • "This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads"
  • "Twitter Urges Users to #BeAVoter"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "How Data Science at Netflix Turned Hollywood on its Head"
  • "10 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try"
  • "CineStill TCS-1000 Brings Sous Vide Tech to Film Development"
  • "Autonomous Vehicles Won't Be Speed Demons at First"
  • "Lab Report Shows iPhone XS Max Screen Is Terrific"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
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"
  • "Enter to win* a fully-equipped hybrid for pros!"
  • "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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