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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, February 20, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0: Microsoft just killed push notification services" ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft urges Windows Phone diehards to move on as it kills notifications: Firm has also binned live tile updates and 'Find my phone'" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Reveals Windows 10 on ARM Limitations" PC Magazine 12:23 PM
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: It will be more limited and here's how, reveals Microsoft" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft adds 'Cohorts' to Windows Insider programme" bit-tech 7:08 AM
  • "Intel showcases in-house built discrete GPU prototype" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Intel showcases 14nm discrete GPU prototype" Hexus 7:04 AM
  • "Intel releases discrete GPU prototype details" bit-tech 7:04 AM
  • "Intel shows off discreet graphics chip prototype: Nvidia and AMD are likely looking on with a casual curiosity" The Inquirer 8:38 AM
  • "AMD Shareholder Alert: The Law Offices of Vincent Wong Notifies Investors of a Class Action Involving Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of March 19, 2018" AccessWire 2:35 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen Second Generation CPU Is 17% Faster In Leaked Benchmarks" Forbes 7:03 AM
  • "Crosshatching the Charts: SMI in Focus For Dell Technologies Inc Cl V" Freeburg Standard 7:01 AM
  • "HP expands labels and packaging portfolio: HP Inc. has expanded its labels and packaging portfolio with solutions to drive the printing and converting toward more flexible, productive and profitable digital printing of any application." Packaging News 7:02 AM
  • "IBM and Unity are teaming up to bring Watson's AI to VR and AR games" The Next Web 7:06 AM
  • "IBM study slams derivatives clearing, prime brokerage systems: The study explained outdated systems used by clearing banks a" Global Custodian 7:06 AM
  • "Oracle buys startup Zenedge in cloud security push" Cloud Pro 7:08 AM
  • "Teensy plastic shields are the big new thing in 2018's laptop crop: Webcam shields, security integration, USB-C and micro-desktops are the moderately hot spots for the PC industry" The Register 7:01 AM
  • "Samsung unveils world's largest SSD with whopping 30TB of storage: It's the most memory ever crammed into a 2.5-inch form factor — enough to store 5,700 full HD movies" The Verge 6:56 AM
  • "What The World's Top 10 Tech Firms Have In Common" Forbes 7:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Android P to prevent malicious apps from accessing your camera and microphone" BGR 9:08 PM
  • "Broadband speeds in the US are slower than in almost every other country" Business Insider 5:43 PM
  • "AT&T launches expanded IoT professional services" ZDNet 4:58 PM
  • "Tesla's cloud account got hacked, and was put to a very specific use" Mashable 1:54 PM
  • "Facebook's plan to unite AR, VR, and News Feed with 3D posts" TechCrunch 1:14 PM
  • "Ayyy-EYE! Google code 'predicts heart disease' by eyeballing retinas" The Register 8:55 PM
  • "Yes, Google and Apple Support PWAs Too" Thurrott 11:34 AM
  • "Construction begins on Jeff Bezos' $42 million 10,000-year clock: Who needs a Rolex when you can have one of these?" The Verge 10:41 AM
  • "Toyota's next EV motor could use 50 percent less rare earth metals: Its new magnet uses materials 20 times cheaper than EV mainstay neodymium." Engadget 10:19 AM
  • "Sony Slashes PSVR Prices As Low As $200" ExtremeTech 9:28 AM
  • "Modders turn Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux tablet: Whether or not it's easy is another matter." Engadget 9:20 AM
  • "Spotify's latest job listings show it's ramping up efforts to produce hardware: One job description states that Spotify is 'on its way to creating its first physical products'" The Verge 9:02 AM
  • "Google Pay begins rollout across the globe" Neowin 10:41 AM
  • "Google Pay is the new Android Pay: And Google Wallet is now called Google Pay Send, for some reason." Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Sony wants to bring AI taxi services to Japanese streets" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Google drops support for meta news keywords tag: After years of telling publishers to use the news meta keyword tag, Google said they stopped supporting it months ago." Search Engine Land 7:03 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Mega-leak reveals full specs days before launch/Samsung unlikely will have any surprises in store on Sunday" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "The Galaxy S9's remaining secrets were quietly spilled on Twitter" BGR 6:57 AM
  • "Samsung's screen-carrying drone will save you from ever holding your phone" BGR 6:46 AM
  • "The Amazon Prime credit card will start giving 5 percent back on Whole Foods purchases: And non-Prime members with the regular Amazon Rewards Visa card will earn 3 percent back." Recode 6:49 AM
  • "Amazon will reward Prime members for shopping at Whole Foods: Five percent return on purchases at both Amazon and Whole Foods." Engadget 6:47 AM
  • "Bitcoin's transaction fee crisis is over—for now: The median fee peaked at $34 in mid-December—now it's less than $1." Ars Technica 6:46 AM
  • "Swype is reportedly bidding the consumer keyboard biz farewell: No more future updates for Swype." Engadget 6:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Raymond James and Cisco to Host Service Provider Tech Talk" Cisco 4:33 PM
  • "Cisco Leadership In Automation Continues With New Network Automation Portfolio for Service Providers" Cisco 4:33 PM
  • "HP Introduces the World's Most Advanced Digital Labels and Packaging Portfolio" HP 4:33 PM
  • "HP Launches High-Definition Digital Press for Commercial Printing" HP 4:33 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Xbox Games With Gold For March 2018" UberGizmo 12:26 PM
  • "Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is now available for Windows 10 PCs" OnMSFT 12:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Wants Kinect to Die, But This Fan Has a Hack to Keep It Alive: Microsoft has discontinued production of adapters that make its advanced camera work on new Xbox models, so this guy created his own for $40." Motherboard 12:26 PM
  • "Windows 10 null character flaw keeps malware hidden from security scanning tools: The Windows 10 interface that allows apps to connect to antivirus software is truncating files, causing compromised code to come back clean." TechRepublic 12:26 PM
  • "Melinda and Bill Gates reveal the common-sense secret to successful relationships" Quartz 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms QHD rollout for Xbox One S and Xbox One X" TrustedReviews 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft patents haptic feedback tech for Surface Pen" TechRadar UK 7:07 AM
  • "FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources" Reuters 4:26 PM
  • "Hands on: Google's 'Reply' app uses AI for quick responses and automatic replies in your notifications [Video] 9to5Google 8:18 PM
  • "Loot boxes should face gambling regulation" VentureBeat 6:44 PM
  • "Fossil Q Neely Hybrid review: Small but mighty, the stylish Fossil Q Neely comes packed with tons of smart features" Digital Trends 5:43 PM
  • "7 Black Computer Tech Pioneers You Should Know" PC Magazine 4:27 PM
  • "Spotify plans to join the hardware race, but what can it offer?" Ars Technica 2:13 PM
  • "5-Way Mechanical Keyboard Roundup: Top Decks For Gamers And Enthusiasts" HotHardware 10:54 AM
  • "Adding Ports to a Portable Computer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:36 AM
  • "How to Break Your Amazon Prime Addiction" Gizmodo 8:35 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review: With its 2018 XPS 13, Dell has managed to make a laptop that only the most demanding users will be able to find tangible fault in. There are some cheaper rivals, but it successfully undercuts Microsoft's Surface range for value for money. Here is our review" Tech Advisor 7:01 AM
  • "The iPhone, the Pixel, and the tragic anxiety of having to choose: One man's descent into madness born out of having too many options" The Verge 6:57 AM
  • "The best Bluetooth and wireless speakers for 2018" Telegraph 6:57 AM
  • "Qualcomm deals blow to Broadcom's bid with sweetened NXP deal" Reuters 12:23 PM
  • "Nokia looks at options for its smartwatches and digital health business" ZDNet 11:34 AM
  • "Amazon plans to more than double its Pittsburgh engineering center with 125 additional jobs" GeekWire 10:03 AM
  • "Culture juggernaut Hypebeast takes a majority stake in The Berrics to make skating huge again (still)" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "Adecco snaps up online recruitment firm Vettery" ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Uber CEO eyes partnerships with Japan's taxi operators as part of expansion" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Homie raises $4M to help London's 'Generation Rent' find their next property" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "Exploring the Qualcomm/Broadcom merger" SemiAccurate 6:49 AM
  • "Maplin in talks with potential buyers" BBC 6:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 snap 6-day win streak; Walmart shares weigh: Walmart sees biggest one-day decline in three decades" MarketWatch 4:24 PM
  • "Dow Drops Over 250 Points to End Six-Session Winning Streak: The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all finished lower on Tuesday." TheStreet 4:24 PM
  • "Late-afternoon sell-off steers US stocks toward lower close" Associated Press 4:23 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Lose Steam After Six Sessions of Gains: Walmart plummets 10% after reporting slowing growth in online sales" [Paid Membership Required] 4:22 PM
  • "Asian stocks beat a retreat; Nikkei, Hong Kong stumble" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "European stocks struggle as HSBC, BHP Billiton updates disappoint: Euro losses accelerate on report European lawmakers are ready to break with EU negotiators' position on Brexit" MarketWatch 8:41 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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