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TechNN Archive: Sunday, February 11, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is trying to kill passwords. It can't happen soon enough" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Testing Per-App Preview Programs for Windows 10" Thurrott 8:28 AM
  • "What Microsoft's Antitrust Case Teaches Us About Silicon Valley" Wired 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dying Breath Of Change As Windows 10 Mobile Retirement Confirmed" Forbes 6:21 PM
  • "Intel Corp. Reportedly Wins Entirety of 2018 Apple Inc. iPhone Modem Orders" The Motley Fool 6:21 PM
  • "HP took me on a zero-gravity flight to promote their space printer" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Tech companies are the new investment banks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:16 AM
  • "Amazon to release its own full delivery service this year, report: Internet giant takes on UPS and FedEx as it seeks full control over package delivery" V3 10:24 AM
  • "Amazon is ignoring a huge chunk of the population and a multimillion-dollar opportunity with its new grocery store of the future" Business Insider 10:39 AM
  • "Microsoft has a problem with Xbox that it can't buy its way out of" Business Insider 2/10
  • "Windows 10 is getting its own effortless Bluetooth pairing for devices" The Verge 2/10
  • "Intel's Olympic drone light show just set a world record and looked awesome" Digital Trends 2/10
  • "Amazon Might Be Getting Into the Delivery Business" Money 2/10
  • "No more Windows 10 passwords? Microsoft says Hello to palm-vein biometrics" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Fujitsu brings palm-scanning biometric security to Windows 10 laptops" TechRepublic 2/9
  • "Microsoft ditches passwords in latest build of Windows 10 S" The Inquirer 2/9
  • "Microsoft Says Users Love Surface More than the Apple MacBook" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Microsoft Releases KB4074595 to Fix Zero-Day Flash Player Flaw" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Latest Windows 10 Insider build makes it easier to control your GPUs" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Windows 10 Pro palm vein recognition coming courtesy of Fujitsu" SlashGear 2/9
  • "Microsoft and Fujitsu team up to offer new palm vein authentication system" Neowin 2/9
  • "Microsoft Announces Palm Vein Authentication for Windows 10" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Microsoft Adds Report Sharing, Favorites to Power BI" eWeek 2/9
  • "HP Omen 15 (2017) review: A good laptop that made some bad decisions" PCWorld 2/9
  • "Flog our big fat servers – Dell's plea to partners" ChannelEye 2/9
  • "Can we trust Intel Inside to mean secure computing?" ComputerWeekly 2/9
  • "Intel put on an Olympic light show with 1,218 drones" Engadget 2/9
  • "Intel's Winter Olympics light show featured a record-breaking 1,218 drones" The Verge 2/9
  • "Intel starts rolling out new Spectre firmware fixes, Skylake goes first" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Best motherboard 2018: The best AMD and Intel motherboards from £100" Expert Reviews 2/9
  • "Watch us unbox AMD's Raven Ridge APUs before we benchmark them to bits" PCGamesN 2/9
  • "ASUS BIOS List for AMD Ryzen 2000 - Make your Motherboard compatible with Raven Ridge APUs" Guru3D 2/9
  • "AMD Ryzen Processors Enjoys Added Support On ASUS Desktops" VRZone 2/9
  • "AMD Moves Into new California HQ Offices" Guru3D 2/9
  • "Cisco: Severe bug in our security appliances is now under attack" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Cisco to support NBC's Olympics production" RapidTVNews 2/9
  • "That mega-vulnerability Cisco dropped is now under exploit: Bug with maximum severity rating is generating plenty of interest among hackers." Ars Technica 2/9
  • "ThinkPad X1 Carbon Fire Hazard Recall Proves That Lenovo Has A Few Screws Loose" HotHardware 2/9
  • "ASRock Releases Ryzen 2000 Series Zen+ BIOS Updates For Its AM4 Motherboards" HotHardware 2/9
General Interest
  • "7 Exotic technologies that were once science fiction, but now exist in reality" Digital Trends 7:39 PM
  • "McAfee discovered 'malicious documents' targeting Winter Olympics ahead of opening ceremony 'hack'" ZDNet 6:22 PM
  • "Facial recognition software is biased towards white men, researcher finds" The Verge 2:09 PM
  • "Facebook tool can judge whether you are middle class" Telegraph 12:48 PM
  • "Alibaba, heat up offline-online competition in China" ZDNet 10:24 AM
  • "Why Amazon built its workers a mini rain forest inside three domes in downtown Seattle" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Is Google working on an iMessage competitor?" Digital Trends 8:38 AM
  • "Google 'Snow Games' Celebrate Day 2 of the Winter Olympics" Time 2/10
  • "KDE launches updated Slimbook II Linux laptops with faster Intel Core processors" ZDNet 2/10
  • "Esports officially arrives in Japan, home of game giants" Associated Press 2/10
  • "Equifax says more private data was stolen in 2017 breach than first revealed" ZDNet 2/10
  • "Google Trips will help plan your travel with the minimum of hassle" BetaNews 2/10
  • "Google Autocomplete Suggestions Are Still Racist, Sexist, and Science-Denying" Wired 2/10
  • "Winter Olympics organizers say a cyberattack took down their computer servers during opening ceremonies" Business Insider 2/10
  • "His 2020 Campaign Message: The Robots Are Coming" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/10
  • "Qualcomm warns of customer losses, legal hazards to Broadcom buyout" Reuters 2/10
  • "Facial Recognition Is Accurate, if You're a White Guy" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/9
  • "Security firm Cygilant apologizes after social media meltdown" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Google Assistant one step closer to marrying Chrome OS, report says" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Google explores texting from your browser" Engadget 2/9
  • "Google say pets are driving car searches" The Verge 2/9
  • "Code suggests Google Assistant will come to all Chromebooks" Engadget 2/9
  • "Getty Images and Google declare a truce with new image licensing partnership" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Yeti: How a Google game console could take on Xbox, PlayStation, and Steam" PCWorld 2/9
  • "India hits Google with $21 million fine for search bias" BetaNews 2/9
  • "Google fined $21.1M for search bias in India" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "YouTube found 'no interference' from Russia during Brexit vote" Engadget 2/9
  • "YouTube temporarily cuts off Logan Paul's ad revenue" Engadget 2/9
  • "YouTube suspends ads on Logan Paul's channels after 'recent pattern' of behavior in videos" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Amazon will reportedly launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Amazon's answer to UPS is getting its first proper launch in LA" The Verge 2/9
  • "Amazon said to launch delivery service to compete with UPS and FedEx" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Facebook's plan to build community with hiring and $10M in grants" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Facebook picks up half-hour dramedy series starring Elizabeth Olsen" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Facebook is testing a 'downvote' option -- just don't call it a dislike button" BetaNews 2/9
  • "Facebook pledges up to $10 million in grants for new 'community leadership program'" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Samsung rolling out Android Oreo update for Galaxy S8" BetaNews 2/9
  • "Samsung leak shows off the Galaxy S9's new DeX Pad" Engadget 2/9
  • "Detroit begins enforcing its new Airbnb ban (updated)" Engadget 2/9
  • "Detroit just banned Airbnb without anyone knowing it" Detroit Curbed 2/9
  • "LG rumored to launch an upgraded V30s with an AI camera feature" The Verge 2/9
  • "Viacom to launch its own streaming service this year" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Disney's streaming service won't have R-rated films" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Disney's streaming originals may lean on familiar names" Engadget 2/9
  • "Qualcomm leaves the door open for potential Broadcom deal" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Under Armour's HOVR smart running shoes are more than just a gimmick" Engadget 2/9
  • "Salesforce to invest $2 billion in Canada business as U.S. tech firms head north" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Aurora will power Byton EV's autonomous driving features" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Uber's new CEO could probably win at 10 dimensional chess" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Uber settles with Waymo over allegations of stolen trade secrets" Engadget 2/9
  • "Uber reaches settlement with Alphabet's Waymo over alleged theft of trade secrets" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Uber settles lawsuit with Waymo" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Toyota invests $69M in Japanese Uber rival backed by the taxi industry" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Lyft partners with Black Girls Code to help develop a more diverse tech industry" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "The special data device SpaceX's Falcon Heavy sent to orbit is just the start" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Here's what it was like to be there when SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Whip the llama's ass with this Javascript WinAmp emulator" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "WhatsApp starts digital payment tests in India" Engadget 2/9
  • "Cylance brings enterprise-grade security to employees' homes" BetaNews 2/9
  • "SnapPower SwitchLight review: Better than any nightlight" TechHive 2/9
  • "WeTravel builds a payment platform for small travel businesses" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Hacker group manages to run Linux on a Nintendo Switch" TechCrunch 2/9
Press Releases
  • "How to Use Windows 10's Built-In Currency Converter" LAPTOP Magazine 12:48 PM
  • "How To Check If Windows 10 Shut Down Normally" AddictiveTips 2/10
  • "When Windows Is 100 Percent Stalled" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/9
  • "How to install and use the fantastic Kodi alternative that's gaining in popularity" BetaNews 2/9
  • "VLC 3.0 arrives for Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV, and Chrome OS" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "VLC 3.0 adds Chromecast support and more as the best free media player gets even better" PCWorld 2/9
  • "How to play DVDs in Windows 10 for free" PCWorld 2/9
  • "Hands on with Windows 10 build 17093 (Video)" OnMSFT 2/9
  • "How to Uninstall Broken Windows 10 Updates" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Best Places to Buy a Windows Mixed Reality Headset in 2018" Windows Central 2/9
  • "Windows 10 insiders get Game Bar improvements" Hexus 2/9
  • "How to disable the Microsoft Office Upload Center" gHacks 2/9
  • "SquareHome 2 is a Windows phone-like Android launcher you'll love" Windows Central 2/9
  • "The sad, abandoned state of Tablet Mode on Windows 10" MSPoweruser 2/9
  • "Microsoft Updates Skype, Outlook for Android" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Paging all Microsoft System Center users: your treadmill is here" The Register 2/9
  • "Microsoft announces Sea of Thieves gaming gear" Guru3D 2/9
  • "How to Turn Off Mail Notifications in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 2/9
  • "Microsoft to introduce option to delete collected diagnostic data" Guru3D 2/9
  • "Windows 10 Running on Windows Phone Prototype with Surface Pen Support" Softpedia 2/9
  • "Full Windows 10 Installed on a Raspberry Pi 3" Softpedia 2/9
  • "How to create custom Input & Error Messages In Excel" PCWorld 2/9
  • "This crafty tactic may let states get around the FCC on net neutrality" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 2/9
  • "Internet Association pressures Senate to reverse FCC's net neutrality repeal" Digital Trends 2/9
  • "Nebraska considers blockchain and cryptocurrency legislation" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Twitter may have forgotten to purge Kremlin Vine accounts" Engadget 2/9
  • "Governments eye their own blockchain cryptocurrencies" Computerworld 2/9
  • "8 people confess why they finally deleted social media" Mashable 6:22 PM
  • "I tried Prime Now, Amazon's 2-hour delivery service — and I discovered a glaring flaw" Business Insider 10:24 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 10 Pro vs. Mate 10 Porsche Design" phoneArena 8:47 AM
  • "There Are Ajit Pai 'Verizon Puppet' Jokes That the FCC Doesn't Want You To Read" Slashdot 8:25 AM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: How Do I Switch GPUs on my AMD Gaming Laptop?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:24 AM
  • "When culture eats software for breakfast, lunch and dinner" ZDNet 2/10
  • "What you may not understand about crypto's millionaires" VentureBeat 2/10
  • "Why Comparing Smartphone Specs is a Waste of Time" Gizmodo 2/10
  • "Think you know web browsers? Take this quiz and prove it." [Slideshow] Computerworld 2/10
  • "I tried 11 websites that let you file your taxes online for free — and there's something for everybody" Business Insider 2/10
  • "Huawei Mate 10 Pro First Impressions" Thurrott 2/9
  • "Net Neutrality: Why it's Vital for Digital Transformation" InformationWeek 2/9
  • "Smart Home is a Home that's always spying on you" Om Malik 2/9
  • "The rise of Logan Paul, the 22-year-old millionaire who has 20 million followers — and keeps royally upsetting YouTube" Business Insider 2/9
  • "Op-ed: YouTube cuts off Logan Paul's ads, but neither has learned their lesson" Ars Technica 2/9
  • "Researchers grew a fully mature human egg in a lab" Engadget 2/9
  • "New tech 'addictions' are mostly just old moral panic" Engadget 2/9
  • "Prediction #6 -- AI comes of age, this time asking the questions, too" BetaNews 2/9
  • "When it comes to technology we love, is it ever really obsolete?" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Cryakl ransomware decryption keys now available for free" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Crypto's go-to wallet forked as MyEtherWallet co-founder launches rival service" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Qualcomm, Broadcom plan to meet on February 14: sources" Reuters 8:47 PM
  • "NBN looks to buy 5G spectrum, hesitates on 100Mbps fixed-wireless: Morrow" ZDNet 8:47 PM
  • "Cardlytics up 3% following IPO, raised $70 million" TechCrunch 2/10
  • "Google, Getty Images strike multi-year licensing partnership" ZDNet 2/9
  • "Grove raises $2.1M to find the sweet spot between old-school financial advisors and chatbots" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Think3 is a new $1B fund that wants to buy up SaaS startups so founders can go out to build again" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Xiaomi's wearable device partner Huami raises $110M in NYSE IPO" TechCrunch 2/9
  • "Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's B Capital Group closes first fund at $360M" TechCrunch 2/9
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks turn positive but still poised for steep weekly drops: Energy, financials pace weekly losses" MarketWatch 2/9
  • "Dow Finishes With Gain of 330 Points, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Close Higher: Stocks went on a rollercoaster ride on Friday." TheStreet 2/9
  • "US stocks swing back to gains, Dow up 330 on turbulent day" Associated Press 2/9
  • "U.S. Stocks Rebound as Wild Week Ends: Gains put a positive end to one of the market's worst weeks in years" [Paid Membership Required] 2/9
  • "Asian markets skid after Wall Street sinks into correction territory: Asian stocks capped their worst week in years, with more heavy selling coming after a late slump pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 into correction territory." MarketWatch 2/9
  • "European stocks head for worst week in 2 years as global selloff continues: European stocks trimmed sharp losses in choppy Friday trade, after Wall Street surged at the open, partly rebounding after a plunge on Thursday that yanked both the S&P 500 index and Dow into correction territory." MarketWatch 2/9

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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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