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TechNN Archive: Friday, February 23, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Intel didn't warn US government about CPU security flaws until they were public" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Chipmakers didn't report Spectre and Meltdown to officials until we all knew about it" PC Retail 9:27 AM
  • "Intel explains Meltdown and Spectre strategy to US authorities" SiliconRepublic 9:26 AM
  • "Intel didn't tell CERTS, govs, about Meltdown and Spectre because they couldn't help fix it" The Register 9:26 AM
  • "Intel 'intentionally hid' Meltdown and Spectre from US cyber security officials" The Inquirer 9:27 AM
  • "Intel failed to warn US government about Meltdown and Spectre flaws before going public" BetaNews 9:05 AM
  • "Tech Giants Hit by Meltdown, Spectre Respond to Lawmakers" SecurityWeek 9:28 AM
  • "Intel in Hot Water for Hiding Meltdown & Spectre Bugs from Government Officials" WCCFTech 9:28 AM
  • "Intel Kept US Cyber Security Agencies In The Dark About Spectre And Meltdown" HotHardware 5:28 PM
  • "Did I do that? Intel is going to make a killing fixing its own Meltdown" Digital Trends 9:28 AM
  • "Build a budget AMD Ryzen PC for under $450" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "AMD faces customer and shareholder Spectre lawsuits" Hexus 9:20 AM
  • "A bit of intel on AMD's embedded EPYC and Ryzen processors" The Register 9:19 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel - Ryzen takes on Coffee Lake in the rumble in the motherboard" PCGamesN 9:18 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.2.3 driver brings massive improvements for Sea of Thieves" Neowin 9:18 AM
  • "AMD's New Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition Improves 'FFXII' Performance" Tom's Hardware 9:18 AM
  • "Running Windows 10? Here's how Microsoft plans to milk more profits out of its cash cow" ZDNet 12:44 PM
  • "Windows 10 'Redstone 5:' What to expect in Microsoft's next big OS update" Windows Central 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Allow Windows 10 S Users to Upgrade to Windows 10 Home for Free" Softpedia 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft, Xiaomi sign collaboration pact for AI, cloud computing services" ZDNet 1:16 PM
  • "Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware: They signed a non-binding memorandum to team up, though new products aren't guaranteed." Engadget 6:01 PM
  • "Microsoft and Xiaomi expand cooperation on AI, cloud support, hardware" Neowin 6:02 PM
  • "Windows 10 Creators Update and Anniversary Update get new patches" OnMSFT 9:17 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 15063.936, 14393.2097 - here's what's new" Neowin 6:02 PM
  • "Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4077525 Now Available for Version 1607" Softpedia 9:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4077528" Softpedia 9:43 AM
  • "Aecom IBM outsourcing deal: CIO Tom Peck didn't want it, it goes much higher than him, claim new sources" Computing 9:37 AM
  • "Five key takeaways from HP and HPE's Q1 figures" CRN UK 9:36 AM
  • "HP shares gain as it raises full year forecast after better-than-expected first quarter" Investor's Business Daily 9:36 AM
  • "HP Inc chief argues the case to upgrade from older, uglier PCs" ComputerWeekly 9:35 AM
  • "HP Profits From Hardware As PC, Printer Sales Soar" Silicon UK 9:35 AM
  • "HP Envy X2 2-in-1 Snapdragon 835 Windows 10 Convertible Now Available For Preorder" HotHardware 5:42 PM
  • "Intel's True VR Winter Olympics efforts are just the tip of the iceberg" Recombu 9:29 AM
  • "Platform as a Service (PaaS) Market Technology Growth by Top Global Leader-Salesforce, Google, Microsoft Corp., Amazon, IBM Cooperation, ActiveState Software, Red Hat, Oracle Corporation and Others" Industry Today 9:15 AM
  • "Cisco appoints new President for Asia Pacific and Japan" Deccan Hearald 9:14 AM
  • "Cloud migration: The pros and cons of a common platform" InfoWorld 9:06 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook removes VR shooting demo from conservative conference: VP of VR Hugo Barra said it made the change 'out of respect.'" Engadget 8:09 PM
  • "Dropbox saved almost $75 million over two years by building its own tech infrastructure" GeekWire 3:58 PM
  • "Self-driving cars with 'remote' drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV" Reuters 2:26 PM
  • "Google Assistant will (probably) speak your language this year" BetaNews 12:46 PM
  • "Google Lens is Rolling Out to Android, iOS" PC Magazine 3:37 PM
  • "Google Lens comes to iOS, Android's ARCore leaves beta" ZDNet 12:45 PM
  • "Google launches ARCore out of preview, will expand Lens to Android and iOS devices" VentureBeat 12:42 PM
  • "Google is bringing ARCore out of beta and launching Lens search on more phones" The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "Google Assistant is adding Routines and location-based reminders" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Google adopts a new approach to bring its AR service to China" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Google publicly launches ARCore 1.0 on 13 phones, will begin expanding Lens preview" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Google touts 21 Android phones it recommends for business use" Computerworld 9:07 AM
  • "What's new in Google's Dart language" InfoWorld 9:06 AM
  • "Google: First sub-$50 Android Go smartphones will be out next week" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Google Assistant to add over 30 languages and multilingual support by the end of 2018" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "Google takes Assistant worldwide with new languages and custom phone integrations" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Google Assistant will soon detect what language you're speaking in" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Google plans deeper Assistant integration with phones and wireless carriers" The Verge 8:40 AM
  • "Android's official augmented reality toolkit is available to the public" Engadget 12:50 PM
  • "Android Go phones will be available soon" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "In search of pixel perfection with the Analogue Super NT" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "Dreamscape Immersive's Alien Zoo takes guests to an interstellar Jurassic Park" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Symantec ends NRA membership deals after backlash" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "HTC confirms US layoffs and will combine its smartphone and VR divisions" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9: What to expect from Unpacked 2018" Engadget 12:51 PM
  • "Samsung revives Opera's data-saving app as a Galaxy exclusive" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "MWC 2018: Samsung's Galaxy S9 reveal and everything else you need to know" PCWorld 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung launches data-saving and privacy-protecting Samsung Max app for Android" BetaNews 9:05 AM
  • "Samsung rescues data-saving privacy app Opera Max and relaunches it as Samsung Max" VentureBeat 8:54 AM
  • "Samsung Max replaces Opera's data and privacy app in India and beyond" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Samsung saves Opera Max browser app from the deadpool" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Sony's new flagships ditch an aging design for full screens" Engadget 9:10 AM
  • "Meet Sony's first full screen smartphones: Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact" VentureBeat 8:52 AM
  • "Tesla wants to install charging stations at your office" Engadget 12:51 PM
  • "Tesla wants to install chargers at the office" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "UK tech brand Acorn taps nostalgia to sell a rebranded phone" Engadget 9:11 AM
  • "Pentax's full-frame K-1 Mark II has a ridiculous ISO range" Engadget 9:10 AM
  • "Twitter relaxes the rules for customer service DMs" Engadget 9:11 AM
  • "How Kayak stays ahead of the game with AI (VB Live)" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "TrackNet Tabs review: Security and location tracking in one very capable system" TechHive 8:49 AM
  • "How to charge your phone" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "Detective Pikachu still sounds like an adult man in this new clip" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "Autonomous buses, cars, drones: Norway's Telenor readies its big 5G pilot" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Roku's reckoning, Snap's huge CEO payout, Airbnb goes upscale and a big NYC acquisition" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Is Uber selling its Southeast Asia business to Grab?" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "The Nintendo Switch has me playing games I'd otherwise ignore" The Verge 8:40 AM
  • "New Audi tech will let you ditch your toll road tag" Engadget 9:12 AM
  • "Nissan's self-driving taxi is ready for passengers" Engadget 9:11 AM
  • "Nissan and DeNA will begin testing a self-driving taxi service in Japan next month" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "1Password bolts on a 'pwned password' check" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Mobelisk 'Going with the Flow' Introduces MaxWorkFlow Modules in HP Booth at Mobile World Congress 2018" PRNewswire 9:35 AM
  • "Xiaomi and Microsoft team up on AI, cloud computing, and PCs" VentureBeat 12:40 PM
  • "Microsoft and Xiaomi to collaborate on AI, cloud computing and hardware" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "Windows 10 updates could be installed much more quickly in the future" TechRadar UK 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Working to Make Windows Update Faster (Because It Really Should Be)" Softpedia 9:42 AM
  • "Xbox One news: MAJOR update teased by Microsoft" Express UK 9:47 AM
  • "How to move Windows 10 default user folders to another drive" Windows Central 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone's Possible Locking System Spotted Online" Softpedia 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft patents locking mechanism fueling more Surface Phone rumors" Neowin 9:44 AM
  • "You Will Need Over 155 GB HDD Space To Play Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition At 4K" SegmentNext 9:43 AM
  • "Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet launches on Microsoft's Xbox One consoles" OnMSFT 9:43 AM
  • "Microsoft and Friends Promise 5G Windows Laptops by End-2019" Softpedia 9:42 AM
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: HP Surface-like 2-in-1 is up for pre-order but will cost you $1,000" ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "10 great PC games that recovered from disastrous launches" PCWorld 8:49 AM
  • "Deal: Dell Inspiron 13 2-in-1 PC with 8th gen Intel Core i5 and 8GB RAM available for $549" MSPoweruser 9:29 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook 13 review:" CNET 9:28 AM
  • "Origin EON17-X review: This monster gaming laptop challenges high-end desktop PCs" PCWorld 8:48 AM
  • "India takes first 5G step after its 4G service is ranked world's slowest" VentureBeat 12:41 PM
  • "U.S. urges Australia not to trust Huawei and China with its 5G network" VentureBeat 12:40 PM
  • "Paul Ryan moves to replace election security official" Engadget 9:13 AM
  • "Ajit, get your gun: NRA awards FCC head a firearm for his 'courage'" Ars Technica 3:00 PM
  • "The NRA Just Awarded FCC Chair Ajit Pai With a Gun for His 'Courage'" Gizmodo 1:54 PM
  • "I absolutely love this gorgeous new smartwatch from Skagen — except it's missing one major feature every smartwatch should have in 2018" Business Insider 1:16 PM
  • "VPN services 2018: The ultimate guide to protecting your data on the internet" ZDNet 12:43 PM
  • "Ledger is working on new native apps for its cryptocurrency hardware wallet" TechCrunch 12:26 PM
  • "HP OMEN Gaming Laptops" Oh Gizmo! 9:35 AM
  • "Bros, in these taxing times, PC culture has had a major effect on HP" The Register 9:34 AM
  • "Users review test data management tools" InfoWorld 9:07 AM
  • "Creating a culture of change" BetaNews 9:05 AM
  • "Businesses face rising costs from DDoS attacks" BetaNews 9:05 AM
  • "Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million" Reuters 3:30 PM
  • "Dropbox files for a $500 million IPO" CNNMoney 3:30 PM
  • "Dropbox files for an IPO" Axios 3:04 PM
  • "Split raises $17 million to help companies test new software features with targeted groups" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "Momo buys Tantan, China's Tinder, for $600M as Chinese social networks consolidate" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow jumps nearly 300 points as stock market rises near intraday high: 10-year yield continues to ease at 2.87%" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Nearly 350 Points Higher; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Rise: The Dow soared on Friday." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Dow surges 348 points, closes week in positive territory" FOXBusiness 3:55 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally to End Week: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 erase their losses for the week" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian equities advance for further recovery: But major Asian benchmark on course for losing February" MarketWatch 8:35 AM
  • "European stocks swing to positive for the week, tracking U.S. stocks higher: European stocks ended a bouncy session slightly higher on Friday, tracking gains for U.S. stocks as traders waded through a stream of corporate updates." MarketWatch 11:52 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?"
  • "Do You Take This Robot ..."
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Future Coders Get a Peek Behind the Curtain at Warner Bros. Studios"
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister"
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs"
  • "adidas Originals winter 2018 iPhone case collection: Iconic branding with style and protection"
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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