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TechNN Archive: Sunday, April 1, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft quantum computing scientists have captured a Majorana quasiparticle" Neowin 7:37 AM
  • "Intel Provides An Opportunity To Make Some Bucks" Seeking Alpha 7:19 AM
  • "Biostar Outs B360 And H310 Motherboards Prior To Massive Coffee Lake Processor Launch On April 2" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "The 25th-anniversary ThinkPad: Every laptop should add some retro appeal/Review: A seven-row keyboard? Matte screen? TrackPoint? The all-business black body? Swoon" Ars Technica 8:19 AM
  • "What Is MicroLED and When Can You Get It?" Tom's Guide 12:27 PM
  • "Microsoft's Myerson Departure Signals Windows Demotion In Favor Of The Cloud" HotHardware 3/31
  • "Another ex-Windows Phone exec weights in on the OS's failure, blames OEMs and carriers" MSPoweruser 3/31
  • "Microsoft delivers dozens of computers to Ghana school that went viral" news24 3/31
  • "Microsoft announces public preview of Remote Desktop web client" MSPoweruser 3/31
  • "Microsoft Releases New 'Meltdown' Security Patch" CDR Info 3/31
  • "Windows 10 Version 1803 RTM Heads to the Slow Ring" Thurrott 3/31
  • "HP Envy x2 (Qualcomm) Review Check-In: Connectivity" Thurrott 3/31
  • "Intel Patent Filing For Efficient Crypto-Mining Chip Could Reshape The GPU Landscape" Forbes 3/31
  • "Inside the Intel lab that put a legit gaming desktop in the palm of your hand" Digital Trends 3/31
  • "Hades Canyon NUC mini-PC features both Intel, AMD inside" ZDNet 3/31
  • "AMD RTG Project Canis Flagship Leaked: An Intel & AMD Desktop GPU Joint Venture" WCCFTech 3/31
General Interest
  • "An actual gaming Easter egg was unlocked on an Atari Jaguar cartridge today" Ars Technica 5:53 PM
  • "One of Silicon Valley's Fanciest Hotels Is Closed This Week, Likely For Saudi Crown Prince's Tech Tour" Gizmodo 4:09 PM
  • "Cloudflare launches 1.1.1.1 DNS service that will speed up your internet" The Verge 1:23 PM
  • "Everything coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Now in April: With Westworld and Lost in Space on deck, it's a good month for genre" The Verge 10:11 AM
  • "Snapchat throws shade at Facebook with Russian bot filter" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "PS4's revamped video section focuses on shows over apps: You can even see your YouTube recommendations on the home screen." Engadget 7:16 AM
  • "Report: Facebook Staff Suddenly Concerned About Privacy, Specifically Theirs" Gizmodo 3/31
  • "New Google Maps mini-game makes finding Waldo easier than ever" The Next Web 3/31
  • "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
Microsoft
  • "Xbox One Preview update 1804.180328-1922 is heading to the Alpha ring" Neowin 3/31
  • "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
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Niantic settles 'Pokémon Go' festival lawsuit for $1.5 million: It's further compensation for the disastrous Chicago event." Engadget 7:26 PM
  • "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
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Machine learning as a service: Can privacy be taught?" ZDNet 9:01 PM
  • "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 3/31
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9+ review: Greater than the sum of its parts" Neowin 3/31
  • "AOC I1601FWUX review: A portable LCD display with a major flaw" Neowin 3/31
  • "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
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Report: Netflix is Considering Buying Luc Besson's Film Company" Gizmodo 3/31
  • "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" WSJ.com [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 (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s"
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
PC Magazine (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "The Best iPhone XS Cases"
  • "This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads"
  • "Twitter Urges Users to #BeAVoter"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "How Data Science at Netflix Turned Hollywood on its Head"
  • "10 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try"
  • "CineStill TCS-1000 Brings Sous Vide Tech to Film Development"
  • "Autonomous Vehicles Won't Be Speed Demons at First"
  • "Lab Report Shows iPhone XS Max Screen Is Terrific"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
  • "Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain"
  • "Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy"
  • "UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News"
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
  • "Expandable ads are hacker's new backdoor into commercial websites"
  • "Maker Faire New York 2018 shows the play's the thing"
  • "Walmart implements IBM's blockchain for food traceability"
  • "Enter to win* a fully-equipped hybrid for pros!"
  • "Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop service"
  • "US ISP RCN stores customer passwords in cleartext"
  • "Slack buys Astro, eyes tighter email integration on its platform"


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