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TechNN Archive: Saturday, February 17, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft outlines the limitations of Windows on ARM devices" Neowin 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals that Windows 10 on ARM is Windows Lite after all and this is why" MSPoweruser 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Finally Documents the Limitations of Windows 10 on ARM" Thurrott 7:47 AM
  • "Google exposes security flaw in Microsoft Edge" Neowin 6:58 AM
  • "Google Discloses Microsoft Edge Security Feature Bypass" Bleeping Computer 1:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana Assistant Gains IFTTT Integration, Supports More Smart Home Products" Gadgets 360 7:06 AM
  • "Top Windows 10 questions: How to install, secure, upgrade, get it for free" ZDNet 11:26 AM
  • "What to expect from Windows 10's Spring 2018 Update (Version 1803/RS4)" MSPoweruser 9:29 PM
  • "Intel 10nm Cannonlake Core i5-8269U Spotted — Quad Core With Mutli-Threading, 2.60 GHz Base Clock and 6 MB Cache" WCCFTech 7:17 PM
  • "Intel Investigation Initiated by Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Intel Corporation - INTC" Benzinga 7:06 AM
  • "AMD Offers Loaner CPUs In 'Boot Kits' For Motherboard Updates Supporting New Ryzen APUs" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Dell EMC squashes pair of VMAX virtual appliance bugs" Infosurhoy 7:05 AM
  • "Oracle bets big on data centres to win the cloud war against Amazon" Your Story 7:07 AM
  • "Spectre and Meltdown are now a legal pain for Intel — the chip maker faces 35 lawsuits over the attacks" Business Insider 2/16
  • "Intel currently facing 32 class-action lawsuits for Spectre and Meltdown" Engadget 2/16
  • "Intel facing 32 lawsuits over Meltdown and Spectre CPU security flaws" The Verge 2/16
  • "Intel is making gaming easier for people without graphics cards" Engadget 2/16
  • "Intel Reverses Itself, Says All Skylake-X CPUs Have 2 AVX-512 Units" ExtremeTech 2/16
  • "Intel 10nm Ice Lake-U Mobility Processor Spotted – Features Gen 11 Graphics With 48 EUs, Cannonlake Core i3-8121U Dual Core Also Revealed" WCCFTech 2/16
  • "Intel pledges $250,000 to bug bounty hunts" ITProPortal 2/16
  • "Intel's New Graphics Drivers Optimize Games For You" LAPTOP Magazine 2/16
  • "Intel's new graphics drivers automatically optimize game settings" The Verge 2/16
  • "US intel chiefs warn their citizens off Chinese phones" Tech Wire Asia 2/16
  • "Intel Launches 2.5' U2 and M2 8TB enterprise SSDs" Guru3D 2/16
  • "Intel offers to pay for Spectre-like side channel vulnerabilities" HelpNetSecurity 2/16
  • "Microsoft, Amazon named and shamed in green datacentres report" CRN UK 2/16
  • "Microsoft sues to put electronics recycler in prison for copying Windows recovery discs" TechRepublic 2/16
  • "Microsoft re-launches $500m start-up program" ITProPortal 2/16
  • "Microsoft is turning to the blockchain to help prove your identity online" Alphr 2/16
  • "US Air Force Says It'll Quarantine Every PC Without Windows 10" Softpedia 2/16
  • "If you don't like what IBM is pitching, blame Watson: It's generating sales 'solutions' now" The Register 2/16
  • "Siemens Teams With Airbus to IBM in Cyberattack Defense Plan" Bloomberg 2/16
  • "HP just announced it will start reselling Apple products" TechRadar UK 2/16
  • "HP expands Device-as-a-Service to include Apple" Tech Central 2/16
  • "HP sauces up Device as a Service offerings" Channel Eye 2/16
  • "Penzance HP team point out flaws in Steamship AW169 plans" HeliHub 2/16
  • "HP extends DaaS offerings for partners" PC Retail 2/16
  • "Forza 7 updated with new features, Dell Gaming Car Pack launched" OnMSFT 2/16
  • "Dell EMC plugs critical bugs in VMAX enterprise storage offerings" HelpNetSecurity 2/16
  • "AMD Raven Ridge APU + Vega Dedicated GPU CrossFire Possible? Here Is What You Need To Know" SegmentNext 2/16
  • "AMD Vega GPU or no, the Ryzen 3 2200G is a great budget gaming CPU on its own" PCGamesN 2/16
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400G delidded and temperature tested" Hexus 2/16
  • "AMD Ryzen 2400G And 2200G Are Able To Run PUBG At 60 FPS At 1080p If You Turn Down The Settings" SegmentNext 2/16
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 CrossFire review: more niche than ever before" Hardware.Info 2/16
  • "Who should buy a Ryzen APU, and who shouldn't" PCWorld 2/16
  • "Tech Data brings Oracle cloud credits to Europe" Comms Dealer 2/16
  • "Oracle acquires Zenedge for cloud-based network security" Converge! 2/16
  • "Cisco launches cloud-based endpoint protection for MSSPs" BetaNews 2/16
  • "Cisco CEO: 'We are still only on the front end' of a new version of the network" ITworld 2/16
  • "Judges dismisses majority of Cisco's 'insane' IP defence against Arista" The Register 2/16
  • "Rethinking cloud ROI: Come for cost savings but stay for agility" InfoWorld 2/16
  • "Apple v. Samsung: Advocacy groups, patent experts concerned about legal uncertainty surrounding design patent damages" Foss Patents 2/16
General Interest
  • "To Stir Discord in 2016, Russians Turned Most Often to Facebook" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:25 PM
  • "Science Reveals Hidden Secrets in Picasso Works" Gizmodo 1:48 PM
  • "Good news: Chrome debuts automatic blocking of annoying ads/Starting this week, Chrome took aim at some of the Internet's most intrusive ads." Ars Technica 10:08 AM
  • "Google wants to make it easier for 911 operators to locate mobile callers" BGR 6:58 AM
  • "Atari will use cryptocurrency to bolster its online gambling business" Engadget 2/16
  • "Google spending $2.5 billion to expand operations across the US" Engadget 2/16
  • "Google Pixel 2 users report warming phones and shortened battery life" Engadget 2/16
  • "Google removes 'View Image' button from image search" Engadget 2/16
  • "Google is making it easier for 911 to find you in an emergency" Engadget 2/16
  • "Google exposes how malicious sites can exploit Microsoft Edge" ZDNet 2/16
  • "ProBeat: Google can be proud of poor Pixel shipments, Essential should give up" VentureBeat 2/16
  • "28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient" Computerworld 2/16
  • "Google image search: Here's why the View Image button just vanished" ZDNet 2/16
  • "Essential made an Amazon-exclusive version of its phone with Alexa preinstalled" The Verge 2/16
  • "Qualcomm to Broadcom: Thanks for the meeting, but regulatory risk is too high for a deal" ZDNet 2/16
  • "AT&T offers roadmap for U.S. cities that want early 5G service" VentureBeat 2/16
  • "Verizon introduces 500MB prepaid plan for $30" The Verge 2/16
  • "Does raising your arm to the sky improve your cell reception?" The Verge 2/16
  • "Atari to launch cryptocurrency token for use in casinos, gaming platforms" ZDNet 2/16
  • "Embedding a tweet could be copyright infringement, says new court ruling" The Verge 2/16
  • "Embedding a tweet could violate copyright" Engadget 2/16
  • "Netflix's 40% stock run has it challenging Disney's valuation" VentureBeat 2/16
  • "ICO startups band together to create $100M+ grant fund for Ethereum projects" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Clever Ethereum honeypot lets coins come in but won't let them back out" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Coinbase responds to rampant overcharges: 'We have identified a solution'" The Verge 2/16
  • "Coinbase promises refunds after repeatedly charging crypto fees" Engadget 2/16
  • "Coinbase blames Visa for glitch that overcharged users" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Ikea shares early look at its portable party collection with Teenage Engineering" The Verge 2/16
  • "This Stranger Things-style adventure game is an overwhelming blast of nostalgia" The Verge 2/16
  • "VPN Unlimited review: Good speeds, but what's with that map?" PCWorld 2/16
  • "Elon Musk promises Model 3 safety changes after crash report" Engadget 2/16
  • "Yandex shows off the first tests of self-driving cars on Moscow roads" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Vergecast: Waymo v. Uber, all software is broken, and the web still lives" The Verge 2/16
  • "Uber is reportedly preparing to sell its Southeast Asian business to Grab" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Uber changed the way it reports violent incidents in London in effort to appease city officials" The Verge 2/16
  • "Uber hopes to win back London with a 24/7 helpline" Engadget 2/16
  • "Officials probe first possible drone-related aircraft crash in the US" Engadget 2/16
  • "A machine literally shocks you into taking 'good' photos" Engadget 2/16
  • "Evodesk XE Pro sit/stand desk review: A smart addition to any home office" TechHive 2/16
  • "Streaming service Fandor has a new COO and a new Chief Product Engineering Officer" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Bang & Olufsen will help you turn classic speakers into smart ones" The Verge 2/16
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is what Microsoft promised" VentureBeat 9:29 PM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana is finally on IFTTT" Engadget 2/16
  • "Looking back on 5 years of Surface with the product guru who brought it to life" Digital Trends 2/16
  • "Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS" ZDNet 2/16
  • "Best cheap laptop 2018: The five BEST budget Windows 10 laptops you can buy" Expert Reviews 2/16
  • "Email made easy: How to set up email on Windows 10" BT 2/16
  • "Xbox One 1440p Support For Xbox One S and Xbox One X To Arrive 'Very Soon', Microsoft Engineer Confirms" WCCFTech 2/16
  • "How to fix Windows Mixed Reality software download errors" Windows Central 2/16
  • "3 Microsoft Word Formatting Tricks You Should Really Know" MakeUseOf 2/16
  • "Microsoft rolls out Visual Studio Preview version 15.6 Preview 5" Neowin 2/16
  • "Microsoft Thinking of Putting a Touch-Sensitive Retention Clip on Surface Pen" Softpedia 2/16
  • "Microsoft's To-Do app update fixes bugs and now remembers your name on Android" Neowin 2/16
  • "Microsoft Photos on Windows 10 Mobile gets rolled back with update" Neowin 2/16
  • "Grab the Tokyo Ghoul anime's first season for free on Xbox One & Windows 10" OnMSFT 2/16
  • "Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Mobile Build 15254.249 to Insiders on the Fast Ring" MSPoweruser 2/16
  • "ICYMI: Microsoft Now Offers a New 'Ultimate Performance' Mode on Windows 10" WCCFTech 2/16
  • "Microsoft Now Lets Users Try Early Versions of Windows 10 Apps" Softpedia 2/16
  • "Windows 10: This Microsoft mobile app wirelessly transfers pics from Android, iOS" ZDNet 2/16
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook faces big challenge to prevent future U.S. election meddling" Reuters 2/16
  • "Labor board says Google could fire James Damore for anti-diversity memo" The Verge 2/16
  • "Google's firing of engineer James Damore did not break labor law, NLRB lawyer concludes" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/16
  • "US indicts 13 Russian nationals for alleged election tampering" Engadget 2/16
  • "US special counsel indicts 13 members of Russia's election meddling troll farm" ZDNet 2/16
  • "Robert Mueller charges Russian 'troll farm' with election interference" The Verge 2/16
  • "Brazil makes progress on IPv6 adoption" ZDNet 2/16
  • "Ontario's Provincial Police reveal a Tesla Model X pursuit vehicle prototype" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "White House also blames Russia for NotPetya attacks" Engadget 2/16
  • "White House joins UK government in blaming Russia for NotPetya" BetaNews 2/16
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "An IoT-driven economy requires technology-empowered firstline workers" ZDNet 8:37 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 9370 (early 2018) Review: Best Windows 10 Laptop Gets Better" Forbes 2:40 PM
  • "Cyber security in (big) numbers" BetaNews 2/16
  • "Smart city index reveals who's falling behind (London and NYC are laggy)" ZDNet 2/16
  • "AI-powered customer engagement isn't optional anymore (VB Live)" VentureBeat 2/16
  • "How the private space industry could take over lower Earth orbit — and make money off it" The Verge 2/16
  • "Barnes & Noble is killing itself" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Authorities deactivate transit pass implanted in biohacker's hand" Engadget 2/16
  • "A quick-and-dirty way to predict human behavior" InfoWorld 2/16
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Uber Is Reportedly Going to Sell Its Southeast Asian Division to Competitor Grab" Gizmodo 11:26 AM
  • "Telegram has raised an initial $850M for its billion-dollar ICO" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
  • "Bynder acquires digital asset management service Webdam from Shutterstock for $49.1M" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "H-E-B acquires Texas-based on-demand company Favor" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Online estate agency Home Made raises £850K seed at £4.3M post-money valuation" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Walmart reportedly in talks to buy more than 40% of India's Flipkart" VentureBeat 2/16
  • "The Rise of the Rest seed fund announces its first group of investments" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "India's Zoomcar raises $40M led by automotive giant Mahindra & Mahindra" TechCrunch 2/16
  • "Bynder acquires digital asset management service Webdam from Shutterstock for $49.1M" TechCrunch 2/16
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 book 6th straight gain as stocks post best week in years; Nasdaq lags: Stocks ended well off Friday highs as news on Mueller indictments briefly rattled Wall Street" MarketWatch 2/16
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Finish Higher for Sixth Straight Day of Gains: The Dow and S&P 500 regained momentum and closed higher on Friday after a federal grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities accused of interfering with U.S. elections." TheStreet 2/16
  • "Dow posts biggest weekly rally since 2016" FOXBusiness 2/16
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Gains After Mueller Probe Indictment: Despite afternoon selloff, S&P 500 still notches its best week since 2013" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2/16
  • "Nikkei rises as Kuroda renominated to lead Bank of Japan: Stocks in Japan and New Zealand gained Friday, while a number of major markets were closed for the Lunar New Year holiday, as investors regained confidence in equities after sharp slides last week." MarketWatch 2/16
  • "European stocks post best week since 2016 as global appetite for risk ramps up: European stocks finished Friday's session in rally mode, posting their biggest weekly win in more than a year alongside on ongoing recovery in equities on Wall Street." MarketWatch 2/16



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  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
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