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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, February 6, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is reportedly ditching Windows 10 S already" KitGuru 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft might soon replace Windows 10 S with 'S Mode': Microsoft announced Windows 10 S OS as a lightweight, more secure and streamlined version of the full OS for better performance on devices with underpowered specifications." digit 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft is about to kill off its weirdest Windows 10 experiment" ZDNet 11:07 AM
  • "Microsoft adds the successful PlayFab game development platform to Azure: Gaming and game development generate billions of dollars in revenue. Microsoft recently acquired PlayFab to shore up Azure's game development infrastructure." TechRepublic 8:38 AM
  • "Argus raises Microsoft target to 22% upside" Seeking Alpha 10:09 AM
  • "Intel's Vaunt smart glasses won't make you look like a glasshole: Intel inside your eye... kinda" The Inquirer 7:03 AM
  • "The Morning After: Intel attempts smartglasses/But you wouldn't recognize them." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "The Intel Vaunt Smart Glasses Takes Simple Approach To Fix All Google Glass Issues" Tech Times 7:23 AM
  • "Less Is More For Intel Vaunt Smart Glasses" Geek 7:38 AM
  • "Ex-Chipzilla exec Arms firm to SoC it to Intel in the data centre: Ampere Computing serving against reigning champ" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "Former Intel president Renée James announces Arm-based chip start-up" bit-tech 7:23 AM
  • "Server vendors board the Xeon SP party bus: Who'll get all the hotties? Who'll mope in the corner thinking about EPYC?" The Register 7:23 AM
  • "AMD EPYC powers new Dell EMC PowerEdge servers" ZDNet 10:28 AM
  • "AMD Seeks to Ramp Up GPU Production, but Warns of Memory Shortages" TechFrag 7:20 AM
  • "Andreessen won't seek board reelection at HPE" Seeking Alpha 10:09 AM
  • "Dell 'XPS 13" laptop launched in India" Web Iindia 7:18 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 laptop launched in India, price starts at Rs 94,790" BGR India 7:18 AM
  • "Blog Exposure - VMware Responds to Dell's SEC Filing Hinting at Possible IPO. Merger with Vmware, or Other Possibilities" Digital Journal 7:18 AM
  • "IBM: About those agreed voluntary redundancies ... we were just kidding/It's enough to send staff on 'mental wellbeing days'. Done that? Talk about Big Blue!" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "Why Oracle's cloud bravado masks a deep database despair: Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear's enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications" New Zealand Reseller News 7:41 AM
  • "Cisco: You need to patch our security devices again for dangerous ASA VPN bug" ZDNet 7:46 AM
General Interest
  • "Alphabet names former Time Warner Cable executive to lead internet unit" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "BBC launches first augmented reality app for Civilisations" BBC 6:56 PM
  • "Alphabet hires Time Warner Cable executive to lead Access and Google Fiber" The Verge 6:56 PM
  • "Cryonics: Your body preserved for future revival?" BBC 11:31 AM
  • "PS4 Pro will make more games look better on older TVs: There are a bunch of new features coming to all PS4s in an upcoming update, too." Engadget 11:23 AM
  • "Mozilla's Raspberry Pi gateway helps connect up your smart home" ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "Google adds AR objects to its GIF-making Android app" Engadget 3:29 PM
  • "Former Facebook and Google employees fight tech 'addiction'" BBC 8:03 AM
  • "Official Galaxy S9 cases just leaked, confirming Samsung's new design" BGR 7:59 AM
  • "Nougat is now most popular Android operating system: It only took 18 months." CNET 12:42 PM
  • "Android updates: Nougat finally overtakes Marshmallow but Oreo still languishes" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "A Backlash Is Mounting in Cities Bidding for Amazon's HQ2" Bloomberg 7:45 AM
  • "Amazon passes Samsung for 2nd place in worldwide tablet shipments, sees 50% growth in 2017" GeekWire 7:15 AM
  • "Tablet sales have plummeted for the 13th quarter in a row: IDC claims slates have been 'relegated to simple media consumption devices'" The Inquirer 7:15 AM
  • "Huawei launches the Honor 9 Lite quad-lens smartphone globally" VentureBeat 7:17 AM
  • "Fashion startup stops using AI tailor after it fails to size up customers correctly: Customers were supposed to send in photos of their shirts and receive perfectly-fitted replicas. It didn't work" The Verge 7:12 AM
  • "ADB.Miner worm is rapidly spreading across Android devices" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Google opens up Pixel Visual Core camera tech to WhatsApp, Snapchat and more" The Inquirer 7:03 AM
  • "Bitcoin falls below $6,000" BBC 6:56 AM
  • "Best Buy will reportedly no longer sell CDs in its stores come July 1" Neowin 7:03 AM
  • "YouTube Kids app still showing disturbing videos" BBC 6:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Lenovo recalls some ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops for potential fire risk" ZDNet 6:58 PM
  • "Laptop Computer 2018 Global Market Key Players — Acer, Apple, Dell, Asus, HP, Lenovo — Analysis and Forecast to 2025" PR 7:19 AM
Microsoft
  • "Here's Microsoft's Response To Backlash From Retailers After Xbox Game Pass Changes" Tech Times 7:39 AM
  • "Get A Month Of Xbox Game Pass For Signing Up To Microsoft Rewards" True Achievements 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft is launching a PUBG Xbox One S bundle" Neowin 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft to Launch Xbox One S PUBG Bundle" Thurrott 10:43 AM
  • "How to Reset Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Start Menu and Clear All Tiles" Softpedia 7:41 AM
  • "Bill Gates teams with physicist and oil magnate on climate" Climate Wire 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft will never force app installs on Windows PCs in Finland" Windows Latest 8:38 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "France's new texting-while-driving law gets you even if the engine is off" BGR 9:11 PM
  • "What we can expect from future cryptocurrency regulation worldwide" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "China launches salvo against 'network navy' of trolls who spread fake news: More than 200 arrests, thousands of accounts and websites seized for 'illegal speculation.'" Ars Technica 11:32 AM
  • "Waymo vs Uber: As the case opens, a convoy of allegations/Let the car-bunkle begin" The Inquirer 9:43 AM
  • "Julian Assange Loses Bid to Have Warrant Dropped, Will Still Be Arrested If He Leaves Embassy in London" Gizmodo 8:48 AM
  • "Seattle officials allege Facebook violated political ad laws, seek spending data from tech giant" GeekWire 7:14 AM
  • "Seattle says Facebook broke one of its campaign advertising laws" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
  • "NYPD starts replacing cops' Windows Phones with iPhones: It started with Manhattan: Brooklyn and Queens are next." Engadget 6:54 AM
  • "Lawmakers call on US to extend conditions of Comcast-NBC merger: Not that they're likely to be heard in the current climate." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Alleged hacker Lauri Love 'relieved' by court ruling" BBC 6:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The reMarkable E Ink Tablet Is Way Too Good For Its Software (and Price)" Gizmodo 1:04 PM
  • "Opinion: Intel's Vaunt smart glasses are more like Project Jacquard than Google Glass" 9to5Google 8:41 AM
  • "'Mobile is a thing you do, not something you consume': power of mobile as a storytelling medium" The Drum 7:19 AM
  • "Review: The Kube speaker is overpriced and underwhelming" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Samsung Elec to begin investing in new memory chip line in South Korea: Yonhap" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "Mixmax raises $10.35M to improve email" TechCrunch 10:16 AM
  • "Rubrik Acquires Datos IO for New-Gen Cloud DB Management" eWeek 8:37 AM
  • "Mirror raises $13 million for virtual fitness classes" TechCrunch 8:35 AM
  • "Slab raises $2.2M to build tools for an internal employee information nexus" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "8th Wall raises $8 million for AR platform that works across most smartphones" VentureBeat 7:17 AM
  • "Augmented reality developer tools startup 8th Wall raises $8 million" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Univfy raises $6 million to better predict IVF success rates using machine learning" VentureBeat 7:17 AM
  • "Battery Ventures ups the ante, raising $1.25 billion across two new funds" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
  • "Badi bags $10M to build out its room rentals platform in Europe" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks snap selling spree to close higher in volatile trading: Global selloff continues with most major stock markets finishing in the red" MarketWatch 5:12 PM
  • "Dow Finishes With Gain of 567 Points; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Close Higher: The Dow bounces back." TheStreet 5:12 PM
  • "Dow turns 567 point loss into 567 point gain as stocks rally" Associated Press 5:12 PM
  • "Dow Swings Sharply, Finishes 2.3% Higher: Dow industrials change direction 29 times before finishing 567 points higher" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:11 PM
  • "Nikkei tumbles nearly 5% as Asia stocks carry on with global selloff" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "European stocks close at 5-month low after Wall Street carnage: Stoxx 600 falls for 7th straight session" MarketWatch 12:30 PM



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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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