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TechNN Archive: Saturday, March 10, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Design flaw in Microsoft's Control Flow Guard allows complete bypass" TechWorm 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Blocked More Than 400,000 Malicious Cryptojacking Attempts In One Day" CoinTelegraph 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Fixes Xbox One's Last Big 4K Blu-ray Player Picture Bugs" Forbes 8:15 AM
  • "Intel downplays report of interest in Broadcom" Reuters 8:10 AM
  • "Intel threatened by Qualcomm, eyes off Broadcom acquisition" TweakTown 8:16 AM
  • "NVIDIA's New GeForce Partner Program Under Criticism" Guru3D 8:13 AM
  • "Nvidia Inception highlights 4 AI startups for enterprise applications" VentureBeat 1:17 PM
  • "Republicans get on the anti-Big Tech bandwagon" Axios 8:10 AM
  • "Researchers develop 'SgxSpectre' security exploit that can crack Intel's SGX secure environment" Computing 3/9
  • "SgxSpectre: Boffins exploit CPU flaw to break into Intel's SGX secure environment" The Inquirer 3/9
  • "Intel finally dishes out stick-shaped Optane storage SSDs for mainstream PCs" Digital Trends 3/9
  • "Intel launches Optane 800P mainstream 3D XPoint drives" bit-tech 3/9
  • "Intel launches Optane SSD 800P with NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2 interface" Hexus 3/9
  • "Intel's turbo-charged Optane SSDs just got more affordable with the new 800P" ZDNet 3/9
  • "Intel announces 58GB and 118GB Optane 800P SSD" Guru3D 3/9
  • "Intel's new SSD is so fast and expensive that you'll need a second one for your actual storage" BGR 3/9
  • "Intel in the Semiconductor Industry: Key Revenue Drivers" Market Realist 3/9
  • "Intel, Facing Threat, Considers Deals That Could Include Bid for Broadcom: Tech giant working with advisers on evaluating deal and other possible acquisitions" [Paid Membership Required] 3/9
  • "WSJ: Intel considers deals including Broadcom acquisition; AVGO +6%" Seeking Alpha 3/9
  • "Report: Intel Considers Buying Broadcom: Intel is preparing to address a potential Broadcom-Qualcomm merger, viewing the tie-up as a major threat, according to The Wall Street Journal." PC Magazine 3/9
  • "We may see the Spring Creators Update arriving soon to Windows 10" Digital Trends 3/9
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4092077" Softpedia 3/9
  • "Data#3 scores whole of Australian government Microsoft licensing contract" ZDNet 3/9
  • "IBM WebSphere Portal Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Conduct Cross-Site Scripting Attacks" Security Tracker 3/9
  • "IBM Says 400 Projects On Its Blockchain Platform" RTTNews 3/9
  • "Mum? Dad? Can I have a 3D XPoint disk for my birthday?" The Register 3/9
  • "AMD's comeback means it's finally time to get excited about CPUs again" The Inquirer 3/9
  • "More AMD CPU Leaks Revealed: Ryzen 2nd Gen Details Plus AM4 And TR4 Socket Life Confirmed?" Forbes 3/9
  • "AMD Threadripper 3000 Series Castle Peak Will Be Coming Next Year, Will Take The Platform To 'The Next Level'" SegmentNext 3/9
  • "Cisco attacks SD-WAN with software from Viptela, Meraki acquisitions" Network World 3/9
  • "Why hybrid cloud bursting went nowhere" InfoWorld 3/9
General Interest
  • "YouTube, the Great Radicalizer" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:30 PM
  • "What Google is learning about user experience: 'We're living in the golden age of user experience.' But it takes an enterprise to deliver superior UX.." ZDNet 7:30 PM
  • "Google Maps celebrates Mario Day with a Mario Kart GPS Marker" iMore 4:38 PM
  • "Alexa now controls your FiOS TV set-top box" Engadget 4:37 PM
  • "Google claims it's going to build its proprietary AMP using Web standards" Ars Technica 12:28 PM
  • "Microsoft starts selling customised Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+" IANS 8:15 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9 now comes in a Microsoft flavor" SlashGear 8:15 AM
  • "This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain -- and it isn't good" Business Insider 8:07 AM
  • "Facebook: News Feed changes aren't to blame for failing news websites" Axios 8:07 AM
  • "Reddit Admits Russian Trolls Got Into Website During 2016 Election" Slashdot 8:07 AM
  • "3 Star Trek Tech Inventions You Could See in Your Lifetime" The Motley Fool 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook launches AR effects tied to real-world tracking markers" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Broadcom promises on security, Qualcomm revamps board" Reuters 3/9
  • "Google Assistant now gives you more control over connected devices" Engadget 3/9
  • "Google now lets third-party products include custom Google Assistant commands" The Verge 3/9
  • "Google Maps marks Mario Day by adding a Super Mario Kart to your navigation" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "Mario can now guide your route in Google Maps" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Google makes it easier to create custom Assistant commands for devices" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Google Ups The Ante In Quantum Computing" Hackaday 3/9
  • "Waymo pilots self-driving cargo trucks for Google's Atlanta datacenters" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "Waymo and Google launch a self-driving truck pilot in Atlanta" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Qualcomm and Broadcom make moves as the merger saga continues" Engadget 3/9
  • "Battle of Broadcom claims its first victim: Paul Jacobs out as Qualcomm's executive chair" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "There's a shakeup on Qualcomm's board amid Broadcom's hostile takeover attempts" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Facebook inks deal with Warner Music for tunes in shared videos" Engadget 3/9
  • "Facebook and Warner Music ink recorded and published music deal for videos and messages" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Facebook has exclusive rights to 25 MLB games this season" Engadget 3/9
  • "Facebook has signed a deal to stream 25 afternoon MLB games" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Motorola is working on a VR headset for its phones" The Verge 3/9
  • "Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2s might have a camera notch in the top-right corner" The Verge 3/9
  • "Cougar Attack X3 (2018) review: An RGB keyboard for under $100? Believe it." PCWorld 3/9
  • "Twitter may open up verification to everyone" Engadget 3/9
  • "Want to get verified on Twitter? Jack Dorsey wants that for you too" BetaNews 3/9
  • "The DeanBeat: Atari's groundbreaking women speak across the decades" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "How Travis Cloyd became a VR film visionary" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "ProBeat: Yay headphone jacks, nay notches" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "Ad-blocker and privacy tool Ghostery goes open source, and has new ways to make money" BetaNews 3/9
  • "InfoSum's first product touts decentralized big data insights" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Watch 1000s of Boston Dynamics SpotMinis in this Planet Earth-style video" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "This eQuoo app games you to into learning useful psychological skills" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Keyo modernizes housing with rent auto-pay that boosts your credit" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Dropbox and Salesforce forge major integration pact" ZDNet 3/9
  • "Salesforce and Dropbox to boost joint customers' productivity" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "Dropbox announces deeper integration with Salesforce ahead of IPO" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Facebook-owned Onavo quietly launches Bolt App Lock, a data-tracking app that locks other apps" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "The Tapplock One is a fingerprint padlock with solid smarts" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "The Tasty OneTop smart cooker ruined my dinner party" Engadget 3/9
  • "British Airways brings its biometric identification gates to three more US airports" The Verge 3/9
  • "British Airways expands its biometric boarding gate trials in the US" Engadget 3/9
  • "'Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker' heads to Nintendo Switch and 3DS" Engadget 3/9
  • "'Undertale' marks the arrival of GameMaker Studio 2 for Switch" Engadget 3/9
  • "'Proton' battery uses cheap carbon instead of lithium" Engadget 3/9
  • "Capital One's virtual credit cards could help you avoid fraud" Engadget 3/9
  • "Qarnot's wall-mounted heater doubles as a crypto-mining rig" Engadget 3/9
  • "These hackers put together a prosthetic Nerf gun" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Judge says Uber breached contract with drivers involving 'Safe Rides' fee" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "YC-backed Playbook wants students to make plans online, hang out offline" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "This shoemaker in Barcelona sees a crypto future for artisans" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "'Wave' ring is the latest to turn your hands into MIDI controllers" Engadget 3/9
  • "Lyft will test its autonomous cars in a former military base" Engadget 3/9
  • "Volkswagen's head of electric mobility says China will drive autonomy roll-out" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Porsche's electrification to lead to most powerful 911 to date, says CEO" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Toyota, Accenture tackle traffic woes with AI taxi fleet system" ZDNet 3/9
  • "Grab launches a bike-sharing service in Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 3/9
Press Releases
  • "Galileo Performance Explorer Validated as a Ready for IBM Storage Solution" PRWeb 3/9
  • "HP Inc. Announces Cash Tender Offer for Up to $1.75 Billion of Debt Securities" Globe Newswire 3/9
  • "$6.14 Billion Enterprise AI Market - Global Forecast to 2022 with IBM, Microsoft, AWS, Intel, Google, SAP, Sentient Technologies, Oracle, HPE (US) and Wipro Dominating" Globe Newswire 3/9
  • "Report: Former Microsoft CFO a favorite to become President Trump's next top economic adviser" GeekWire 7:43 PM
  • "Xbox One X and Xbox One S will soon support AMD FreeSync displays" The Verge 5:49 PM
  • "Trump eyeing former Microsoft CFO to replace Gary Cohn" Axios 4:38 PM
  • "Microsoft Fixes Xbox One's Last Big 4K Blu-ray Player Picture Bugs" Forbes 12:24 PM
  • "This is Microsoft's Haptic Revolver" MSPoweruser 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft is selling customized Samsung Galaxy S9 phones" Engadget 3/9
  • "Microsoft Pix can scan business cards to your contacts, find people on LinkedIn" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Xbox Live could be adding game mod support on Xbox One and Windows 10" Neowin 3/9
  • "Guide Dogs creates app with Microsoft to help people with sight loss navigate cities" ThirdSector 3/9
  • "Sea of Thieves Final Beta Now Live On Xbox One And Windows 10" WCCFTech 3/9
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 4 news, features and release date" TechRadar UK 3/9
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: everything you need to know" The Guardian 3/9
  • "Windows Defender Protected 500,000 PCs From Massive Mining Malware Attack This Week According To Microsoft" SegmentNext 3/9
  • "Windows Mixed Reality set to get a range of improvements" TechRadar UK 3/9
  • "Microsoft are adding support for Xbox Live game mods" PCGamesN 3/9
  • "How to Clear Recent Documents History in Microsoft Word" MakeUseOf 3/9
  • "Microsoft Looking To Add Support for Xbox Live Game Mods" WCCFTech 3/9
  • "Subway Surfers for Windows Phones Officially Discontinued" Softpedia 3/9
  • "Microsoft is killing off its Outlook Web App for Android and iOS" IT PRO 3/9
  • "Windows as a Service: A security disaster waiting to happen?" ITProPortal 3/9
  • "Microsoft Research's nightmarish CLAW controller makes virtual reality more real" MSPoweruser 3/9
  • "Cortana vulnerability allows hackers to bypass Windows 10 passwords to install malware" IT PRO 3/9
  • "Cortana flaw lets hackers install malware on locked Windows machines" The Inquirer 3/9
  • "Windows 10 flaw allowed attackers to open malicious websites... even if your PC was locked" Hot F0or Security 3/9
  • "Windows: How to Back Up and Restore the BCD File in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 3/9
  • "Microsoft Translator gets six new text-to-speech languages" Neowin 3/9
  • "Chrome is adding support for native notifications on Windows 10" Neowin 3/9
  • "Google Chrome Browser to Feature Native Windows 10 Notifications" Softpedia 3/9
  • "Microsoft Loves Android: Samsung Galaxy S9 'Microsoft Edition' Announced" Softpedia 3/9
  • "7 of the coolest custom Xbox One systems Microsoft has made" Digital Trends 3/9
  • "Microsoft Windows Defender fights off massive currency miner attack" BetaNews 3/9
  • "JavaScript rules but Microsoft programming languages are on the rise" ZDNet 3/9
  • "Frostpunk's brutal tale of survival begins on April 24" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "The best co-op PC games to play with your friends" PCWorld 3/9
  • "Microsoft is now selling its own edition of Samsung's Galaxy S9" The Verge 3/9
  • "China eyes 'black tech' to boost security as parliament meets" Reuters 8:12 AM
  • "FCC's Ajit Pai is Surrounded By a 'Set of People With a Very Traditional Mindset', Says Sir Tim Berners-Lee" Slashdot 3/9
  • "Ex-DOJ officials worry about political motives in AT&T merger suit" Axios 3/9
  • "Return of the JEDI: Why the cloud industry is closely eyeing a big Pentagon cloud contract" GeekWire 3/9
  • "Comcast gets FCC's help in $3.5 million battle against small cable company" Ars Technica 3/9
  • "Japan tells netizens to stop confusing the olds with internet slang" Engadget 3/9
  • "Senate set to approve bill that would make credit freezes free" Engadget 3/9
  • "Italy, Portugal, and Australia plan 5G spectrum auctions ahead of 2019 rollouts" VentureBeat 3/9
  • "Judge: Trump should mute rather than block critics on Twitter" BetaNews 3/9
  • "What Google is learning about user experience: 'We're living in the golden age of user experience.' But it takes an enterprise to deliver superior UX.." ZDNet 1:17 PM
  • "There's Always a Bigger Fish (Premium)" Thurrott 12:28 PM
  • "How to Use Your Amazon Echo to Get in Shape" PC Magazine 8:12 AM
  • "Why autonomous cars won't be autonomous" Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: My PC Knows My Credit Card Number!" LAPTOP Magazine 8:06 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9+ Teardown" iFixit 3/9
  • "Google Is Trying Too Hard (or Not Hard Enough) to Diversify" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/9
  • "Another new survey underscores that skilled workers can pretty much live wherever they want" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Dell XPS 15 review 2017: Is Dell's portable powerhouse still the perfect Windows 10 laptop?" Alphr 3/9
  • "Intel 800P Optane SSD review: Bleeding-edge pain without bleeding-edge gain" PCWorld 3/9
  • "Ruby (finally) gains in popularity, but Go plateaus" InfoWorld 3/9
  • "How to choose the right NoSQL database" InfoWorld 3/9
  • "How to build a data driven culture in your business" ZDNet 3/9
  • "Internet tycoon challenges Deutsche Telekom to team up on German broadband" Reuters 7:30 PM
  • "Kickstarter Patrons shifts the focus to deep pocket funders" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Bird is raising $100 million to become the Uber of electric scooters" TechCrunch 3/9
  • "Mad Paws, Australia's Wag, raises $5M led by airline giant Qantas" TechCrunch 3/9
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes above 25,000 while Nasdaq finishes at a record as stocks rally/WSJ: Goldman's CEO Blankfein could retire as early as the end of 2018" MarketWatch 3/9
  • "Dow Soars 440 Points as Strong Jobs Report Fuels Wall Street's Rally: Stocks jumped on Friday after the U.S. added 313,000 new jobs in February, well above estimates." TheStreet 3/9
  • "US stocks soar on strong jobs report; inflation fears ease" Associated Press 3/9
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain on Solid Jobs Report: Data eases investors' concerns about the potential for a rapid acceleration of inflation" [Paid Membership Required] 3/9
  • "Asian stocks log gains, with Korea rallying on news of Trump-Kim meeting: But steel stocks hurt by U.S. tariff announcement" MarketWatch 3/9
  • "European stocks end higher after U.S. jobs data blast past forecasts: Most European stocks ended a choppy session higher on Friday, getting a boost from the U.S. where the main indexes rallied after better-than-expected labor market data." MarketWatch 3/9

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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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