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TechNN Archive: Saturday, April 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Dismal Failure Needs To Be Fixed" Forbes 5:15 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Benchmark Leaks Reveal 4.3GHz Overclocking Potential On All Cores" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "NVIDIA Dropping Mainstream GPU Driver Support For 32-bit Operating Systems This Month" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft to funnel $5bn into IoT research over the next four years" SiliconRepublic 4/6
  • "Microsoft investigates causes of Europe-wide Office 365 outage" Computing 4/6
  • "Microsoft confirms Azure Active Directory issues around the world" MSPoweruser 4/6
  • "Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory go TITSUP*" The Register 4/6
  • "Windows 10's Mail app may display an Office 365 ad for some users" Digital Trends 4/6
  • "Microsoft ScaleUp launches its latest cohort in India to help startups grow their business" OnMSFT 4/6
  • "New Range of Microsoft Office 2016 Tests" ONREC 4/6
  • "Microsoft Announces Ransomware Protection for Personal Cloud Accounts" Softpedia 4/6
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Reaches Final Step Ahead of Public Launch" Softpedia 4/6
  • "Co-op says IT upgrade project going swell since axing IBM" The Register 4/6
  • "IBM lab designs molecule to kill drug-resistant superbugs" Medical Express 4/6
  • "IBM Partners With Nonprofit To Build Global Blockchain Network" Pymnts 4/6
  • "IBM Joins Sovrin Initiative to Build a Global Blockchain Identity Network" Finance Magnates 4/6
  • "HP unveils ZBook Studio x360, 'world's most powerful' laptop for professionals" TechRepublic 4/6
  • "HP's new monster ZBooks: Latest Intel Xeons, up to 32GB RAM, 4TB SSD" ZDNet 4/6
  • "HP's 'most powerful' ZBook convertible packs 8th-gen Intel Xeon CPUs" The Inquirer 4/6
  • "Businesses not ready for digital transformation, Dell says" The National 4/6
  • "Intel won't fix Spectre flaws in older chips" Sophos 4/6
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake-G mystery: Why Radeon Vega M may be more Polaris than Vega" PCWorld 4/6
  • "Intel Remote Keyboard app nixed after discovery of critical remote control vulnerability" BetaNews 4/6
  • "NUC, NUC! Who's there? Intel, warning you to kill a buggy keyboard app/No joke: another security SNAFU for Chipzilla, this time for a popular remote admin app" The Register 4/6
  • "Here are all the new Asus gaming laptops running with 8th-gen Intel CPUs" TechRadar UK 4/6
  • "Asus ZenBook Flip S review: A premium 2-in-1 laptop that has its moments" The Indian Express 4/6
  • "Asus ROG intros Zephyrus M laptop and Huracan desktop" Hexus 4/6
  • "ASUS To Create AREZ Branding For AMD Radeon Cards" WCCFTech 4/6
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 Series AIO Liquid Coolers Teased By AMD CEO Lisa Su" SegmentNext 4/6
  • "AMD Possibly Teasing Ryzen 2000 Series AIO Liquid Cooling Bundle – Launch Closing in For AMD's Next-Gen Mainstream Platform" WCCFTech 4/6
  • "'Extreme, unnecessary, overheated': US judge slams Oracle salvo in HPE Solaris squabble/Big, red and very, very angry" The Register 4/6
  • "Cisco's warning: Watch out for government hackers targeting your network" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Beware these 2 barriers to successful cloud migration" InfoWorld 4/6
General Interest
  • "Samsung Forecasts 56 Percent Spike In Profit On Strong Memory Demand" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Facebook suspends another data firm: AggregateIQ" Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ over data scandal" Reuters 8:08 AM
  • "YouTube Kids Will Finally Offer a Mode Where Actual Humans Actually Bother to Vet the Videos" Gizmodo 3:18 PM
  • "YouTube's new ad rules will drive creators to Twitch" The Next Web 7:50 AM
  • "Best Buy may also have had customer data exposed: The same breach that affected Sears and Delta customers could have also hit Best Buy." Engadget 4/6
  • "Mark Zuckerberg will testify at a joint Senate hearing on April 10th" Engadget 4/6
  • "Nearly two billion people have watched Facebook Live broadcasts" Engadget 4/6
  • "Myanmar group blasts Zuckerberg's claim on Facebook hate speech prevention" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Facebook data scandal also affects 2.7M EU citizens" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Facebook to release 'unsend' feature after executives secretly deleted sent messages" VentureBeat 4/6
  • "Facebook Messenger will add an 'unsend' feature after secretly deleting Zuckerberg's messages" The Verge 4/6
  • "Facebook plans to let everyone unsend messages, will stop Zuckerberg until then: Comment" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Facebook is struggling with the EU's stricter privacy laws" Engadget 4/6
  • "Facebook wiped Zuckerberg's conversations from people's inboxes" Engadget 4/6
  • "Facebook's mea culpa tour, Cambridge Analytica and GDPR: The data game is changing before our eyes" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Facebook secretly deleted messages Mark Zuckerberg sent on Messenger" The Verge 4/6
  • "Facebook retracted Zuckerberg's messages from recipients' inboxes: Comment" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Zuckerberg will also testify before the Senate" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Facebook, AggregateIQ now being jointly probed by Canada, B.C. data watchdogs" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Facebook's ad policies are hurting women's health startups" VentureBeat 4/6
  • "Google Chrome adds a new emoji right-click shortcut" The Verge 4/6
  • "YouTube's live TV service now streams in Firefox" Engadget 4/6
  • "Discover the best apps and games with Google's Android Excellence April 2018 update" BetaNews 4/6
  • "Blind software engineer taps into his 'superpowers' to write and fix code at Amazon" GeekWire 4/6
  • "Amazon rolls out remote access to its FreeTime parental controls" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Samsung Electronics projects record Q1 profits as analysts predict chip slowdown" VentureBeat 4/6
  • "Samsung, now the world's largest chipmaker, forecasts record Q1 profit" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Bloomberg: Samsung's chip biz is still its top earner in Q1 2018" Engadget 4/6
  • "Twitter might wreck third-party apps in June" The Verge 4/6
  • "The Weather Channel will bring mixed-reality disasters to broadcasts" Engadget 4/6
  • "The C64 Mini review: Nostalgia's not enough" Engadget 4/6
  • "Walmart to roll out over 500 more Pickup Towers to U.S. stores this year" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Albertsons will offer Plated's meal kits across hundreds of stores this year" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head" Engadget 4/6
  • "GE Smart Lighting review: ZigBee or Z-Wave? In-wall or plug-in?" TechHive 4/6
  • "Notion home monitoring (2nd Edition) review: Modest upgrades advance a winning formula" TechHive 4/6
  • "Plex's VR movie app comes to the Gear VR" The Verge 4/6
  • "An idiot's review of the Huawei P20 Pro: Its camera is, like, totally mind-blowingly awesome" VentureBeat 4/6
  • "LG forecasts record Q1 profit despite its struggling smartphone division" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Grab delays shuttering Uber app as Singapore probes merger deal" TechCrunch 4/6
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "The Windows 10 touch keyboard might support stickers in RS5" MSPoweruser 9:33 PM
  • "Avoid Windows 10 crapware: How to get rid of Candy Crush and all the rest" ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "I miss Windows Phone: Microsoft's mobile OS had great features" The Verge 8:21 AM
  • "Yes Chrome is scanning your Windows PC, but it might be a bug" Engadget 8:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Store to Offer LTE Data Plans for eSIM PCs" PC Magazine 4/6
  • "Microsoft's new Cortana chief plans to put her smarts in more places" PCWorld 4/6
  • "This over-the-top gaming PC is an engineering marvel" The Verge 4/6
  • "Windows Store loses another Universal app as USAA Bank ends support" MSPoweruser 4/6
  • "How Microsoft Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Fight Climate Change" Nasdaq 4/6
  • "Microsoft: We've fixed Office 365 sign-in problem" ZDNet 4/6
  • "How to install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3" Windows Central 4/6
  • "How to use an Xbox One controller as a mouse to control your Windows 10 PC" Windows Central 4/6
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: How to delay it" TechRepublic 4/6
  • "iMac Pro vs Microsoft Surface Studio: the premium all-in-ones go head-to-head" T3 4/6
  • "How to Fill Text Color With an Image in Microsoft PowerPoint" MakeUseOf 4/6
  • "How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake With the Lid Closed" MakeUseOf 4/6
  • "Evernote's Windows 10 app gets a big update" MSPoweruser 4/6
  • "Block Windows 10 Updates with StopUpdates10" gHacks 4/6
  • "Snapdragon-powered Windows PCs are getting 64-bit app support" The Next Web 4/6
  • "Windows 10 on ARM 64-bit apps will finally be coming soon" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Best gaming laptop 2018: The nine best gaming laptops you NEED to buy today" Expert Reviews 4/6
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Homeland Security To Compile A Database Of Journalists, Bloggers And Influencers" HuffPost 7:14 PM
  • "Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media" Engadget 5:15 PM
  • "U.S. senator warns of possibility of breaking up Facebook over privacy concerns" Digital Trends 4:50 PM
  • "Global cyberattack targets 200,000 network switches" Engadget 3:54 PM
  • "Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens" Reuters 11:42 AM
  • "Russia is getting closer to banning Telegram" Engadget 4/6
  • "US Congressmen ask FCC to combat unauthorized Stingray use" Engadget 4/6
  • "The high-stakes battle for the Pentagon's winner-take-all cloud contract" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Hyperloop TT's expansion continues with a Brazil tech center" Engadget 4/6
  • "How GDPR impacts your software testing" InfoWorld 4/6
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Alexa's creepy laugh is just the beginning of bigger problems in our IoT future" The Next Web 11:47 AM
  • "Is Amazon Holding Back Inflation?" Forbes 11:47 AM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: How Do I Add a 2nd (or 3rd) Display?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:59 AM
  • "Podcast: Facebook, Intel CPUs, YouTube" Tech.pinions 7:50 AM
  • "On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Why Mark Zuckerberg's 15-Year Apology Tour Hasn't Fixed Facebook" Wired 4/6
  • "The (Near) Future of PCs" Wired 4/6
  • "President Trump Keeps Attacking Amazon. See How His Tweets Have Hurt Other Companies" Time 4/6
  • "Boeing's first crewed space flight may be more than just a test" Engadget 4/6
  • "Retired at 24: The life of a pro 'Call of Duty' player" Engadget 4/6
  • "Watch Virgin Galactic's new SpaceshipTwo take flight" Engadget 4/6
  • "Open source isn't the community you think it is" InfoWorld 4/6
  • "Coinbase unveils fund for early-stage cryptocurrency startups" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Crypto exchange Coincheck, still recovering from $400M hack, sold to online brokerage" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "PlayingViral helps marketers grabs millennials' attention with quick, interactive surveys" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2018) 9370 review: The sexiest 13.3in Windows 10 laptop" Expert Reviews 4/6
  • "HP EX920 1 TB M.2. SSD review" Guru3D 4/6
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "HyperBlock acquires CryptoGlobal, creates cryptocurrency mining mammoth" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Selina raises $95M to create a boutique travel lodging experience built around communities" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Making policing more responsive, Spidr Tech raises $2.5 million" TechCrunch 4/6
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends sharply lower on renewed trade war fears: U.S. economy adds 103,000 jobs in March" MarketWatch 4/6
  • "Dow Secures 3-Day Winning Streak For First Time Since Late February: Stocks rise Thursday as worries about a full-blown trade war between the U.S. and China ease with the focus now turning to negotiations." TheStreet 4/6
  • "Stocks dive as US proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 620" Associated Press 4/6
  • "Markets Right Now: Renewed trade tensions send stocks lower" Associated Press 4/6
  • "Stocks Drop on Growing Trade Concerns: Weaker-than-expected March jobs report unable to reverse losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "Hong Kong bucks wobbly Asian markets after Trump's latest broadside against China: Asian stock markets regained some ground after opening lower Friday, as optimism faded that the U.S. and China would work to resolve their trade spat following President Donald Trump's latest salvo." MarketWatch 4/6
  • "European markets tip lower as trade worries resurface to rattle investors: European stocks fell across the board on Friday, on the heels of the best one-day gain in nearly two years, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened China with additional tariffs." MarketWatch 4/6



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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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