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TechNN Archive: Saturday, March 31, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Myerson Departure Signals Windows Demotion In Favor Of The Cloud" HotHardware 4:55 PM
  • "Another ex-Windows Phone exec weights in on the OS's failure, blames OEMs and carriers" MSPoweruser 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft delivers dozens of computers to Ghana school that went viral" news24 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft announces public preview of Remote Desktop web client" MSPoweruser 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases New 'Meltdown' Security Patch" CDR Info 6:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 Version 1803 RTM Heads to the Slow Ring" Thurrott 1:10 PM
  • "HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) Review Check-In: Connectivity" Thurrott 1:10 PM
  • "Intel Patent Filing For Efficient Crypto-Mining Chip Could Reshape The GPU Landscape" Forbes 9:30 PM
  • "Inside the Intel lab that put a legit gaming desktop in the palm of your hand" Digital Trends 9:31 PM
  • "Hades Canyon NUC mini-PC features both Intel, AMD inside" ZDNet 8:34 AM
  • "AMD RTG Project Canis Flagship Leaked: An Intel & AMD Desktop GPU Joint Venture" WCCFTech 9:30 PM
  • "Red Hat looks beyond Linux" TechCrunch 1:45 PM
  • "Microsoft is ready for a world beyond Windows: Cloud and AI are Microsoft's future bets" The Verge 3/30
  • "The Future of Windows? (Premium)" Thurrott 3/30
  • "Microsoft chief breaks up Windows engineering team" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/30
  • "Microsoft's Windows head to leave company amid reorganisation" Reuters 3/30
  • "Microsoft releases update that fixes problematic Meltdown patch" BetaNews 3/30
  • "Microsoft AV Software Finally Beats the Big Boys" Tom's Guide 3/30
  • "IBM sees quantum computing going mainstream within five years" CNBC 3/30
  • "IBM Layoffs 2018: What We Know About the Job Cuts" InvestorPlace 3/30
  • "Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop: Meet the GTX 1060 Max-Q" Tom's Hardware 3/30
  • "Dell XPS 15 Two-in-One Features Kaby Lake-G CPUs With Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Coming Next Month" SegmentNext 3/30
  • "Intel Patent Describes Bitcoin Mining Hardware Accelerator With Incredible Power Efficiency" HotHardware 3/30
  • "Intel Releases Patent for New Cryptocurrency Mining Accelerator" Bitcoin Magazine 3/30
  • "Intel AMD Hybrid Kaby Lake-G Processor Proves Powerful In First Real-World Evaluations" Forbes 3/30
  • "AMD Says Cryptocurrency Sales Were A Small Factor" eTeknix 3/30
  • "AMD and Unity showcase a fully open source high performance GPU-accelerated ray tracing engine" DSOGaming 3/30
  • "AMD Ryzen Mobile won't score flagship design win" Fudzilla 3/30
  • "Nvidia Is Helping Adobe Retain Is Leadership" Seeking Alpha 3/30
  • "Nvidia Next Generation GPUs Are Already Being Sampled Without Anyone Finding Out" SegmentNext 3/30
  • "Looking to nab Nvidia's GeForce chips? You need cash and patience" The Register 3/30
  • "Everything you need to know about the Oracle lawsuit against Google" Mashable 3/30
  • "Oracle v Google could Chill Software Development" Hackaday 3/30
  • "Cisco Seeks To Solve Silicon Valley Homelessness Starting With $50 Investment" Forbes 3/30
  • "China cuts tax rates for chipmakers amid trade tensions" Reuters 3/30
  • "China's tech grab: Where Trump has a point on trade" Seattle Times 3/30
General Interest
  • "Report: Facebook Staff Suddenly Concerned About Privacy, Specifically Theirs" Gizmodo 5:51 PM
  • "New Google Maps mini-game makes finding Waldo easier than ever" The Next Web 11:38 AM
  • "AI predicts your lifespan using activity tracking apps" Engadget 3/30
  • "Evidence is mounting that Amazon's HQ2 will land in 'the bullseye of America's internet'" Business Insider 3/30
  • "Amazon's Alexa can now record shows on DirecTV and TiVo" VentureBeat 3/30
  • "AI-powered ambient computing is just getting started" VentureBeat 3/30
  • "You can officially buy an Android Go phone in the US" Ars Technica 3/30
  • "Huawei says it's still committed to the U.S., in spite of, well, everything" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Huawei is 'committed' to US market and 'earning trust,' says security concerns are from 'groundless suspicions'" 9to5Google 3/30
  • "Exclusive: Google employees organize to fight cyber bullying at work" Reuters 3/30
  • "Google Cloud's AI will try to predict outcomes of NCAA Final Four games" ZDNet 3/30
  • "Under Armour Admits Huge MyFitnessPal Data Hack" Forbes 3/30
  • "In-depth report on wireless radiation is bad news for 5G" BGR 3/30
  • "In the fight to protect your PC and privacy, Firefox is on the front line" Digital Trends 3/30
  • "Q&A Tech designers should be licensed, says Silicon Valley designer Mike Monteiro" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/30
  • "Zuckerberg Finds It's Not Easy to Tame Facebook's Growth Obsession" Wired 3/30
  • "Data-gatherers should be regulated like financial advisers" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3/30
  • "Facebook Employees in an Uproar Over Executive's Leaked Memo" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/30
  • "Mark Zuckerberg disavows controversial Facebook memo" CNNMoney 3/30
  • "Leaked Facebook memo: 'so what if the social network's growth leads to terrorism and death?'" BetaNews 3/30
  • "Here are the internal Facebook posts of employees discussing today's leaked memo: 'I've always thought our 'open but punitive' stance was particularly vulnerable to suicide bombers.'" The Verge 3/30
  • "Everything that's going wrong for Facebook right now" MoneyWatch 3/30
  • "Facebook 'ugly truth' growth memo haunts firm: A Facebook executive's memo that claimed the 'ugly truth' was that anything it did to grow was justified has been made public, embarrassing the company." BBC 3/30
Press Releases
  • "Xbox One Preview update 1804.180328-1922 is heading to the Alpha ring" Neowin 6:18 PM
  • "Microsoft starts rolling out Azure Availability Zones for datacenter failure protection" ZDNet 3/30
  • "Microsoft to ban offensive language, content on Skype, Xbox" NewsBytes 3/30
  • "How to install and upgrade GPU drivers on Windows 10" Windows Central 3/30
  • "Microsoft simply can't afford to blow the opportunity that is Sea of Thieves" Windows Central 3/30
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: Act fast to delay this big upgrade" ZDNet 3/30
  • "Top Windows 10 questions: How to install, secure, upgrade, get it for free" ZDNet 3/30
  • "Niantic to settle Pokémon GO Fest lawsuit for over $1.5M" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "'Death from bullying cannot be the cost of doing business': US senator goes after Facebook and threatens regulation" Business Insider 3/30
  • "Any social media accounts to declare? US wants to travelers to tell" The Register 3/30
  • "Ajit Pai faces heat over proposal to take away poor people's broadband plans" Ars Technica 3/30
  • "Russian accused of massive U.S. hacking is extradited, pleads not guilty" Reuters 3/30
  • "Russian Accused of Hacking U.S. Tech Firms Is Extradited" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/30
  • "Cyberattacks wakeup call for local governments to prepare" Associated Press 3/30
  • "How Local Governments Can Prevent Cyberattacks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/30
  • "Huawei's P20 Pro rivals the best smartphone cameras out there: Some of its top features are hidden away, but the results speak for themselves." Engadget 5:49 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Greater than the sum of its parts" Neowin 9:25 AM
  • "AOC I1601FWUX review: A portable LCD display with a major flaw" Neowin 6:43 AM
  • "Ethics and responsibilities of AI: Should limits be placed on tech? - Video" ZDNet 3/30
  • "Logitech G560 review: Bathe yourself in color and sound with the Logitech G560 gaming speakers" Digital Trends 3/30
  • "The Information's 411 — Bez Blows Top" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3/30
  • "Dell's new XPS 13 laptop is a tiny beautiful workhorse" The Next Web 3/30
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-In-1 Review: An Ultra-Powerful, Premium Convertible Laptop" HotHardware 3/30
  • "Keeping Personal Appointments Private on Google Calendar" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3/30
  • "Facebook's mission changed, but its motives didn't" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Facebook's Oculus Go Looks Great, But Will People Buy It?" Tech.pinions 3/30
  • "IoT devices could be next customer data frontier" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Here's what Facebook employees are saying about that 'growth at any cost' memo" Mashable 3/30
  • "Equity podcast: DocuSign files, IPOs pile up, Dropbox soars and the markets gyrate" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Why People Should Learn About Cybersecurity In 2018" Forbes 3/30
  • "SoftBank's $100 billion mega-fund made it much harder for young tech startups to raise money — here's why" Business Insider 3/30
  • "How Facebook Can Better Fight Fake News: Make Money Off the People Who Promote It" TechCrunch 3/30
  • "Facial recognition tech moves from smartphones to the boardroom" Computerworld 3/30
  • "Report: Netflix is Considering Buying Luc Besson's Film Company" Gizmodo 8:34 PM
  • "Toshiba says unable to meet end-March deadline for chip unit sale" Reuters 3/30
  • "Japan Display to raise $518 million as search for partners drags on" Reuters 3/30
  • "Himax to fully acquire Emza" DigiTimes 3/30
Tech Stocks
  • "Asian shares track tech, consumer stocks' rally on Wall St" Associated Press 3/30
  • "Asia Stocks Rise; Many Markets Closed for Good Friday" [Paid Membership Required] 3/30
  • "Asian stocks rise as many markets close for holiday: Tech companies lead gains by Nikkei" MarketWatch 3/30
  • "European stocks rise as car makers rev higher, but still book quarterly decline: Sodexo shares sink on warning" MarketWatch 3/30

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InformationWeek (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "This South Dakota Summer Camp Is All About CybHER Security"
  • "Hasselblad Unveils Second-Gen X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera"
  • "YouTube Lets You Try on Makeup Using Augmented Reality"
  • "Amazon Air Adds Another 15 Cargo Aircraft"
  • "Where People Find News on Their Phones"
Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
  • "North Macedonia firm plugs vintage minis into electric age"
  • "Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla challengers"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "French photo startup Meero joins unicorn club after $230 million fundraising"
  • "Euroclear to press ahead with blockchain pilot for commercial paper"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Microsoft taps Windows 10 eye-tracking for new free games played with eyes alone"
  • "HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops"
  • "Python vs R and biggest salaries: Top data science job trends"
  • "MIT's neural network aims to create the perfect pizza"
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Want a dedicated Office key on your keyboard?"
  • "New decryption tool unlocks GandCrab ransomware"
  • "England's football teams have a new secret weapon: Better data"
  • "Blue Prism buys Thoughtonomy for £80 million, eyes RPA as a service"

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