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TechNN Archive: Thursday, March 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft explains how it will sell Windows 10 'S mode' now: Upgrading from 'S mode enabled' PCs to full Windows 10 will be free." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft admits Windows 10 S was confusing, new 'S Mode' upgrades will be free" The Verge 6:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 in S Mode coming in the spring; upgrades to full Windows are free" Neowin 6:54 AM
  • "Windows 10's next update will be called 'Spring Creators Update': Another creators update" The Verge 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Builds AI Into Windows 10 With Spring Update" Silicon UK 12:17 PM
  • "Microsoft is bringing more AI to Windows 10 with Window ML for developers: Coming to a Visual Studio near you" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft has totally dropped the ball on Cortana: Cortana has stagnated over the last couple of years. Sure, there are a few new features, but when was the last time Cortana was rolled out in new markets? Where is Cortana in home automation?" Windows Central 12:16 PM
  • "Windows security: Microsoft fights massive cryptocoin miner malware outbreak" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Defender prevents 'massive' coin mining attack" Neowin 9:42 AM
  • "Windows security allegedly compromised due to CFG bypass; Microsoft investigating" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "Intel announces Movidius Myriad X VPU for Windows Machine Learning platform" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "Intel to Discontinue Itanium 9500 'Poulson' CPUs" AnandTech 6:49 PM
  • "Benchmark leak points to AMD Ryzen 2 flagship running at 4.35GHz: AMD set to significantly raise the challenge to Intel with Zen+, according to benchmark leaks" Computing 7:03 AM
  • "Dell's Q4 posts revenue gains as PCs, servers, networking show strength" ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Q4 Loss Widens" Nasdaq 7:01 AM
  • "How Dell's 'IT Is Not Just For Geeks' initiative is fostering women in STEM: In an interview with ETCIO.in, Sheenam Ohrie, VP- Mobility and Search Engineering, Dell IT shares how Dell IT is bringing women leaders on board with the help of industry wide initiatives such as 'Women in Search of Excellence (WISE)', 'Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN)' and more." The Economic Times 7:01 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2018) review: We get down to the nitty gritty with Dell's latest compact XPS machine" The Inquirer 8:48 AM
  • "HP launches new EliteBook, ZBook mobile workstations in India: Price, Specifications and more" My Smart Price 7:03 AM
  • "HP: Paro By HP Studios" The Drum 7:04 AM
  • "IBM relationship 'absolutely horrible', claims new inside source at Aecom: Unhappiness with Aecom's $2.3bn outsourcing deal with IBM goes 'all the way up to the CEO', claims new inside source" Computing 7:15 AM
  • "IBM's Cash Flow Issues Are Still Weighing on Its Stock" TheStreet 6:49 PM
  • "Cisco adds analytics to its WAN offerings" ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "Oracle UK's profits have more than HALVED: Sales slide and tax repayments blamed" The Register 7:16 AM
  • "Red Hat slams into reverse on CPU fix for Spectre design blunder: Microcode mitigations trigger system wobbles, penguinistas warn" The Register 7:02 AM
  • "Amazon, Oracle, Microsoft jockey for Pentagon's cloud business: Pentagon outlined its plans for the procurement to IT vendors at an industry event in Northern Virginia on Wednesday" Reuters 7:17 AM
General Interest
  • "False stories travel faster than the truth on Twitter, study finds" CBS News 6:42 PM
  • "Snap Inc. lays off more than 120 engineers as it looks to be more efficient and one day turn a profit" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:42 PM
  • "Fibre optic cables could help make driving Norway's remote roads safer" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Snake joke slithers into New York Times story" BBC 8:47 AM
  • "Amazon may finally bring its full retail business to Brazil: It's currently only selling third-parties' items in the biggest retail market in Latin America." Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Facebook bumps up links to HTTPS to boost online security" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Google moves to build web standards based on AMP lessons" ZDNet 6:34 PM
  • "Google is making it easier to download all your Chrome passwords: Export them to another password manager with just a few clicks." Engadget 6:52 AM
  • "Android P will hear no evil, see no evil, support evil notches" The Register 8:10 PM
  • "Android P embraces the notch as it kills the Nexus" BGR 6:50 AM
  • "Android P dev preview released with 'notch' support and a focus on privacy: But it's bad news for owners of the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Oculus Rift headsets should work as normal again: Oculus has promised store credit for affected Rift owners." Engadget 6:52 AM
  • "Oculus Rift headsets go to Borksville as security certificate expires: An update has fixed the problem that left Oculus red-faced" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets suffer 15 hour outage" Telegraph 6:57 AM
  • "Rubik's robot solves puzzle in 0.38 seconds" BBC 6:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Disrupts Optical Transport with Innovative Modular Platforms" Cisco 8:48 PM
  • "On International Women's Day HP Invites Girls Everywhere to Tell Their Stories" HP 8:48 PM
  • "Mayo Clinic's clinical trial matching project sees higher enrollment in breast cancer trials through use of artificial intelligence" IBM 8:48 PM
Microsoft
  • "McAfee extends its cloud security solution to Microsoft Azure" ITP Technology 9:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces AI Platform for Windows Developers: Machine Learning On The Edge" AnandTech 6:49 PM
  • "How to create and use app passwords for your Microsoft account: Because not all Microsoft services support security codes for two-step verification." CNET 7:17 AM
  • "Packerland, Microsoft partner to bring rural Wisconsinites internet" Chippewa Herald 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft is retiring its Outlook Web App for Android and iOS" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft says AI and machine learning driven by open source and the cloud" ZDNet 6:55 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "California to introduce 'Right to Repair' legislation" ZDNet 8:47 PM
  • "Amazon files lawsuits over counterfeit Vera Bradley purses and Otterbox phone cases" GeekWire 6:49 PM
  • "Russian Embassy in Britain Trolls Twitter by Being Pedantic About Poisoned Spy" Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "Does Parliament or Google decide when your criminal past is forgotten? Right To Be Forgotten trial reaches halfway mark" The Register 7:03 AM
  • "EU plans crowdfunding 'passports' to boost fintech" Reuters 6:59 AM
  • "Hackers invited to Vatican City to tackle social issues" ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "Cybersecurity and Brexit: What does it mean for the fight against hackers?" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "New documents show FBI paid Best Buy's Geek Squad staff to act as informants" BGR 6:49 AM
  • "Google Putting AI Technology to Work Evaluating Military Drone Images" eWeek 6:52 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why the Pixel 3 will probably have a notch just like the iPhone X" BGR 8:10 PM
  • "Android OS updates: Why the latest doesn't mean the greatest" ZDNet 7:03 PM
  • "Commentary: There's Still Time to Stop the Tech Monopoly Takeover" Fortune 6:49 PM
  • "The Intel Optane SSD 800p Review: Almost The Right Size" AnandTech 6:49 PM
  • "Intel Optane SSD 800P Review: A Speedy M.2 Solid State Drive With 3D XPoint For The Masses" HotHardware 11:39 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review: A Fantastic, Fast Android Phone With A Killer Camera" HotHardware 8:21 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: The Best Android Phone Don't Need No Honkin' Notch" Gizmodo 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 review: A tale of cameras and controversy" BGR 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus review: Excellent, not monumental/There's nothing wrong with that, though." Engadget 7:36 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 Review: Predictably Great, Predictably Flawed/The Galaxy S9 is all of the good and all of the bad we've come to expect from Samsung" The Verge 7:20 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 review: The best Android phone gets better" Telegraph 7:20 AM
  • "No Women Speakers at Your Conference? That's Your Fault: Here's how to make women feel more welcome at your conference, onstage and in the crowd." PC Magazine 7:09 AM
  • "Here's how 3D printing makes the robots that make everything else" ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "The smart dress with a 'sixth sense'" BBC 6:50 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Starsky Robotics raises a $16.5 million Series A for its self-driving trucks" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Starsky Robotics raises $16.5 million for driverless trucks" VentureBeat 6:59 AM
  • "India's Prime Venture Partners closes new $60M fund for seed investments" TechCrunch 6:57 AM
  • "Banking platform solarisBank closes €56.6M Series B from BBVA, Visa, Lakestar, and others" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Atom Tickets raises $60M Series C for its movie booking app" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Carsome raises $19M for its used-car sales platform in Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick forms investment fund: But what kind of culture will he cultivate?" Engadget 6:52 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends higher as Trump signs tariffs, but spares Canada, Mexico: Trump signs proclamation to impose hefty tariffs on imported steel, aluminum" MarketWatch 6:29 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher After Trump Unveils Tariff Plan: Stocks moved higher on Thursday." TheStreet 6:29 PM
  • "Stocks rise as Trump signs tariffs, but trade fears ease" Associated Press 6:28 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Trump Suggests Flexibility in Tariffs: Volatility expected to remain elevated as trade plan's details trickle out" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:28 PM
  • "Asian stocks bounce back, though worries remain post-Cohn: Hang Seng leads rebound, Nikkei rises as yen pulls back" MarketWatch 8:47 AM
  • "European stocks trim gains after ECB removes easing bias from forward guidance: Casino shares slide after earnings" MarketWatch 8:46 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Device-as-a-Service Will Power the Access Economy"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "News Site to Investigate Big Tech, Helped by Craigslist Founder"
  • "Want to See What's Up Amazon's Sleeve? Take a Tour of Seattle"
  • "App-Only Banks Rise in Europe and Aim at Traditional Lenders"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages"
  • "Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist"
  • "18 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying"
  • "PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech"
  • "Instagram's IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos"
  • "Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse"
  • "Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More"
  • "PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games"
  • "China Blocks Twitch"
  • "Canon vs. Nikon vs. the Rest: Choosing the Right Camera System" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Key companies to attend White House quantum computing meeting"
  • "Global spending on digital marketing nears $100 billion: study"
  • "Global advertising expenditure to grow 4.5 percent in 2018: Zenith"
  • "Dell revisits IPO option amid tracking stock deal pushback -sources"
  • "Siemens CEO pushes plans to boost Iraqi power infrastructure"
  • "Asian firms shuffle production around the region as China tariffs hit"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "CSIRO directs space agency away from humans and towards commercialisation"
  • "Telstra unveils Connected Workplace"
  • "Startup Kindred brings sliver of hope for AI in robotics"
  • "Amazon to open more robotics fulfillment centers before the holidays"
  • "New iPhones get lukewarm reception in China"
  • "ANZ kicks off smartphone and wearable-based cash withdrawals at ATMs"
  • "Firefox bug crashes your browser and sometimes your PC"
  • "The race to ruin the internet is upon us"


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