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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Supreme Court Hears U.S. vs. Microsoft Case" Bloomberg 8:00 PM
  • "Microsoft continues to call for new laws as justices hear its data-privacy arguments" ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft met with skepticism from some Supreme Court justices in overseas data case" GeekWire 5:22 PM
  • "Yes, Microsoft is doubling down on business applications" ZDNet 12:59 PM
  • "Microsoft announces additional support for Windows 10 IoT Core" Neowin 1:13 PM
  • "Microsoft offers private preview of Windows 10 IoT Core on NXP processors" ZDNet 8:21 AM
  • "Windows 10 build 17110 out in the Fast ring with features for enterprises" Neowin 2:49 PM
  • "Microsoft heads toward Windows 10 'Redstone 4' completion with test Build 17110" ZDNet 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft pushes out its Quantum dev kit to macOS and Linux: We could be on the brink of a quantum computing era" The Inquirer 8:46 AM
  • "1st major update to Microsoft's Quantum Development kit brings Mac and Linux support" OnMSFT 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft could opt to release a free version of Teams after all" ZDNet 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to charge money for some premium fonts" MSPoweruser 8:48 AM
  • "HP-Autonomy Fraud Trial Begins In US" Silicon UK 8:31 AM
  • "HP launches new Spectre x360 in India, prices start at Rs 1,15,290" 91 Mobiles 8:31 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 Launched in India, Prices Start at Rs 1,15,290" Tech PP 8:31 AM
  • "Is this why Facebook is such a toxic dump? HP, HPE sued for 'leaking chems' into office site: Stanford uni fumes at Palo Alto soil contamination cleanup bill" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "HP launches new Spectre x360 flagship convertibles, starts at Rs 1,15,290" Business Today 8:31 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT)- Bullish Movers Gaining Investors Attention" NASDAQ Times 8:35 AM
  • "Citi makes Intel a 'top pick' because of chipmaker's booming corporate sales" CNBC 8:35 AM
  • "Recent PCs have little to fear from Intel's Spectre microcode updates: Testing the side effects of Spectre-cide" The Tech Report 8:36 AM
  • "MSI Cubi N mini PC with Intel Gemini Lake chips coming soon" Liliputing 8:45 AM
  • "How Intel evolved from an invisible 'ingredient brand' to win over more millennials: At the IAB's Annual Leadership Meeting, CMO Steven Fund discussed how Intel sees success by integrating its technology into destination live events and working with celebs like Jim Parsons." Marketing Dive 8:45 AM
  • "IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning" TechCrunch 5:22 PM
  • "WD unveils 'fastest' 400GB microSD and demos its 1GB/s future: Something for now, something for later" The Inquirer 8:11 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook to Local Papers: Sorry We Almost Ruined You, Here's $3M/The $3 million accelerator program comes as Facebook faces criticism for sucking ad revenue away from the media industry." PC Magazine 9:22 PM
  • "The moon's getting a mobile data network" TechCrunch 2:41 PM
  • "Xiaomi Mi 7 flagship might support wireless charging" Neowin 12:54 PM
  • "Work continues on 5G, shame no one's sure what it's for yet: But the new standard has at last found a home among verticals" The Register 8:58 AM
  • "Google launches Flutter beta, a mobile UI framework for building native Android and iOS apps" VentureBeat 8:50 AM
  • "Sky Q is getting better personalisation features and Spotify: HDR support and apps that lets you watch Sky Q without a dish are coming, too." Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "The Adidas-branded Fitbit Ionic smartwatch arrives March 19 for $330" TechCrunch 8:21 AM
  • "Energy storage breakthrough could boost EV range and slash charge time: Researchers have developed a material more energy-dense than lithium-ion." Engadget 8:11 AM
  • "Spotify, HDR and improved voice control coming to Sky Q boxes this year: Mega-update will also bring better personalisation and a widescreen UI" The Inquirer 8:11 AM
  • "Facebook expands customer service tools in Messenger: The company is adding contact info to quick replies and an easier setup for its messaging platform." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Qualcomm announces a new tier for its Mobile Platforms, the Snapdragon 700" Neowin 10:38 AM
  • "Snapdragon 700 brings AI acceleration to lower-cost phones: Qualcomm wants to bridge the gap between high-end and budget devices." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "MWC 2018: ​Bixby 2.0 coming in Galaxy Note 9, says Samsung mobile boss" ZDNet 9:28 PM
  • "Samsung mulls changing the naming scheme for future Galaxy S devices" Neowin 8:10 AM
  • "Samsung exec shares more details about the upcoming foldable Galaxy X phone" BGR 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung confirms Bixby smart speaker coming in the second half of 2018" BGR 7:53 AM
  • "Android phone for children on show at MWC 2018" BBC 7:53 AM
  • "Huawei: US scared we are too competitive" BBC 7:53 AM
  • "The Morning After: Sony's new A7 III/And more news from MWC." Engadget 7:58 AM
  • "Sony's new A7 III is a $2,000 full-frame mirrorless camera that should terrify Canon and Nikon: The imaging giant's mirrorless camera lineup has never looked more intimidating" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Sony's New $2000 A7 III Might Mean My Panasonic GH5 Is Trash Now" Gizmodo 8:11 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Bundles Far Cry 5 with selected pre-built Radeon systems" Guru3D 8:32 AM
  • "Mavenir, Dell EMC to deliver expanded cloud-native NFV solutions" Financial News 8:35 AM
  • "Oracle and Universal Tennis Team Up to Fuel Growth of UTR: Oracle Partners with Universal Tennis to help fuel the growth and innovation of the Universal Tennis Rating System, with UTR Powered by Oracle" PRNewswire 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft enhances four more Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One X" Neowin 3:49 PM
  • "Sea of Thieves Xbox One S bundle launches on March 20" Neowin 12:54 PM
  • "Parallels Toolbox is a Swiss Army knife for Windows 10: Parallels Toolbox brings together some of the most popular tools for productivity and wraps them nicely into one convenient space." Windows Central 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils Xbox One S Sea of Thieves Bundle" Thurrott 8:53 AM
  • "How to update Microsoft Surface Dock firmware: Microsoft's Surface Dock occasionally receives firmware updates, and you can manually download and install them using the Surface Dock Updater. Here's how." Windows Central 8:46 AM
  • "Microsoft's Slack competitor might get a free version soon" The Verge 8:09 AM
  • "Bitcoin 'creator' slapped with $10 billion lawsuit: Craig Wright is being sued by the estate of his former business partner." Engadget 9:38 AM
  • "China to Crack Down on Cryptocurrency Trading Loophole" Bloomberg 8:33 AM
  • "German court rules Google isn't required to vet websites: It would be virtually impossible to catch everything that breaks the rules." Engadget 10:31 AM
  • "Google has received 2.4 million URL removal requests under EU 'right to be forgotten' laws: The company is releasing more data about delisting requests" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "ASUS' ZenFone 5 stretches the limits of the term 'AI': Too bad no one can agree on a definition." Engadget 3:48 PM
  • "An easy way to see if Google thinks your webpages are keyword relevant: Contributor Eric Enge shows us how to determine if a webpage is relevant for the keywords it targets and what do to when it falls flat." Search Engine Land 12:18 PM
  • "Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop" Gizmodo 9:38 AM
  • "Nokia 7 Plus hands-on review: It's tough to find much wrong with the gorgeous Nokia 7 Plus" Digital Trends 8:57 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 VR kit needs software to make it shine: Well, the hardware is there..." Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "How to turn your Android device into a 'Microsoft Phone'" OnMSFT 8:48 AM
  • "How to Meditate With Amazon Echo and Alexa: With just a few words, Alexa can guide you on your path to inner peace." PC Magazine 8:33 AM
  • "The most affordable and reliable external hard drives for 2018" Telegraph 8:10 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 vs. iPhone X vs. Pixel 2: how the flagship phones stack up/The 2018 smartphone wars have begun" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on: This will be one of 2017"s hottest phones" BGR 7:58 AM
  • "Amazon has acquired Ring to bolster its home security products" The Verge 4:12 PM
  • "Seneca Systems raises $3.5 million to help make local governments more efficient" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Teen debit card Current raises $1 million more from Fifth Third Capital" TechCrunch 9:39 AM
  • "Comcast battles Rupert Murdoch's Fox in $31B bid for Britain's Sky TV" USA Today 9:11 AM
  • "Comcast tables £22.1bn bid for Sky: Bidding war expected as US cable giant tries to gate-crash 21st Century Fox bid to take full control of Sky plc" V3 8:56 AM
  • "Comcast offers £22bn to snatch Sky from Rupert Murdoch: Battle of the tycoons" The Register 8:59 AM
  • "Splunk to acquire security automation and orchestration platform Phantom for $350 million" VentureBeat 8:50 AM
  • "CyberX Raises $18 Million in Series B Funding to Combat Rising Threats to IIoT and Critical Infrastructure, Bringing Total Funding to $30 Million" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "Bossa Studios turns to AI for emergent stories within online games" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "Citadel, World-Leading Drone Defense Company, Closes $12 Million Series A Investment From Lightspeed Venture Partners" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
  • "Samsung, PTC Go in Together on New IoT Initiatives" eWeek 8:11 AM
  • "Niche raises $6.6 million to help with your school search" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • " and United Way announce Philanthropy Cloud to match corporations with nonprofits" VentureBeat 8:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Square Beats Earnings Estimates But Shares Fall: The payment processing company exceeded earnings expectations for the fourth quarter but its stock was falling after-hours." TheStreet 5:29 PM
  • "Africa's banks are doing what U.S. banks aren't: Winning" USA Today 5:30 PM
  • "Dow rallies 399 points on sinking Treasury yields" FOXBusiness 8:41 AM
  • "Did Low-Volatility Strategies Fail Investors?" Seeking Alpha 5:32 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Sell Off After Powell's Remarks: Fed chairman's testimony indicates the central bank remains on track to gradually raise interest rates" [Paid Membership Required] 5:31 PM
  • "Asian stocks turn lower, with China losses out in front" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "European stocks drift lower ahead of Powell hearing, but Sky rallies" MarketWatch 8:43 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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