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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Hyper-V Input Validation Flaw Lets Local Guest Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Host System Memory Information" Security Tracker 9:08 PM
  • "Microsoft 'cuts off' some customers over AI abuse fears: Firm regulates the way that customers can use its AI tech" The Inquirer 10:01 AM
  • "When will Microsoft end support for your version of Windows or Office?" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Microsoft set to release Spring Creators Update for Windows 10 today: As updates go, it's a bit meh" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "The Windows 10 spring update no longer lets you disable web search in Start" Neowin 5:33 PM
  • "Microsoft's Project Zanzibar blends digital and physical worlds to create something truly special" TechRadar UK 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft to Drive Skill Development With Azure Powered Solution" Dataquest 6:59 AM
  • "Intel Is Back In The Game With This Strategy Shift" Seeking Alpha 6:10 AM
  • "Intel's Hades Canyon NUC is a tiny gaming powerhouse: It's uncharted territory for mini-desktops." Engadget 9:17 AM
  • "Intel Kills Off Remote Keyboard App For iOS & Android Citing Vulnerabilities" UberGizmo 6:56 AM
  • "Investigation finds Intel Kaby Lake-G is more Polaris than Vega" Hexus 6:56 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake-G Radeons Might Use Hybrid Polaris-Vega Solution" ExtremeTech 2:18 PM
  • "How Intel's Core i9 processors will inject desktop-grade power into future laptops" TechRadar UK 5:38 PM
  • "Intel Working on New Discrete GPUs, Codenamed Arctic Sound" ExtremeTech 6:03 PM
  • "AMD rolls out CPU firmware and Windows 10 patches to protect against Spectre exploits: You get the updated firmware via motherboard BIOS updates. Maybe." PCWorld Australia 5:38 PM
  • "HP invests in British wireless charging start-up Chargifi" Telegraph 6:35 AM
  • "HP Chromebook x2 is the first detachable Chrome OS laptop-Android tablet" Android Community 6:55 AM
  • "IBM updates its skinny mainframe lineup" TechCrunch 6:36 AM
  • "IBM launches 'skinny' Z mainframe designed for 19-inch standard data center rack" ZDNet 6:41 AM
  • "IBM swings shrink ray from workforce to mainframes: New z-series model fits in 19-inch rack without special cooling" The Register 6:58 AM
  • "IBM Slims Down Pair of Mainframes for the Cloud" eWeek 2:54 PM
  • "IBM tweaks its z14 mainframe to make it a better physical fit for the data center: IBM is making rack-mounted versions - ZR1 and Rockhopper II - of its latest z14t mainframe, that are able to securely run containerized software." Network World 8:39 PM
  • "Cisco launches SaaS, virtual appliance versions of Tetration" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out Loyalty Cloud, other new CX products" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "When the Cloud Is Swamped, It's Edge Computing, AI to the Rescue: Powerful local processors can obviate the need for a device to have a cloud connection." PC Magazine 12:13 PM
General Interest
  • "Vizio's 2018 4K TV lineup starts at $350, features a new flagship quantum set" BGR 5:45 PM
  • "Mysterious Google-branded 4K Android TV dongle shows up at the FCC" Ars Technica 5:33 PM
  • "Slack engineers go head-to-head with Microsoft and Google" ZDNet 10:02 AM
  • "Amazon reshuffles its TV team in fight against Netflix" Engadget 9:46 AM
  • "YouTube's most popular video got hacked and defaced: Hackers gonna hack; this time for a laugh" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "YouTube Hackers Deface Despacito and Other Popular Vevo Videos" Gizmodo 10:01 AM
  • "Google Home, Home Mini Smart Speakers Launched in India: Price, Specifications" Gadgets 360 6:55 AM
  • "Amazon in 2017 spent almost twice as much on R&D as Microsoft and Apple — combined" BGR 6:50 AM
  • "Mozilla's 'State of the Internet' report reveals that the digital divide is getting bigger: Warns that the internet big boys must not be allowed 'custodian' status" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Myst creators launch Kickstarter to bring every game in the series to Windows 10: Most of the games are already available, but there are some collector's items." Ars Technica 6:47 AM
  • "You won't have to sign for credit card purchases much longer: They won't completely go away, but it's a start." Engadget 6:28 AM
  • "Web standard brings password-free sign-ins to virtually any site: Use your fingerprint reader or camera in a wide variety of browsers." Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Chrome, Edge and Firefox could soon be password-free thanks to WebAuthn standard: Time could be called on dodgy passwords and phishing attacks" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Indirect access: SAP offers a new way to pay/SAP's new licensing model charges per record, not per user" IDG News Services 6:28 AM
  • "Facebook's Largest Black Lives Matter Page Was Allegedly an Australian Scam" Gizmodo 6:33 AM
  • "Instagram tests its counterpart to Snapchat's friend codes: It wants you to find friends as easily as you do with its rival." Engadget 6:28 AM
  • "LG G7 ThinQ shown off in a variety of colors" Neowin 6:36 AM
  • "Huawei's P20 Pro is harder to repair than the iPhone X, claims iFixit: But its camera might be even better than we first thought" The Inquirer 6:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Mentions It is Already Working on Zen 5" Guru3D 6:56 AM
  • "Mobile Cloud Market 2018 by Global Industry (Amazon Web Services, Oracle, Eucalyptus Systems, Apple,, Akamai Technologies, Microsoft Corporation, Rackspace and Others), Development and Analysis For Future Prospects" satPRnews 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Office Apps Now Work With the Files App on iOS" Thurrott 5:06 PM
  • "Music Producer Takes Microsoft Surface Into The Clouds For Australian First Performance at 3,000ft" PCWorld Australia 7:00 AM
  • "PUBG Xbox One update has crucial bug fixes, optimizations and a new free crate" Neowin 6:40 AM
  • "Zuckerberg: Facebook is in 'arms race' with Russia" BBC 8:23 PM
  • "Senators urge Zuckerberg to avoid 'nightmare' for Facebook users: The Facebook CEO testifies before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committees." Engadget 5:06 PM
  • "How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg's Senate Testimony Live on YouTube, Facebook, and VR" Gizmodo 6:41 AM
  • "Facebook Hit with Class-Action Lawsuit Following User Data Theft" eWeek 6:30 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg to appear before Congress" BBC 6:10 AM
  • "Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook's response to Myanmar conflict: The Facebook CEO sent activists a personal email apologizing for 'misspeaking'." Engadget 6:32 AM
  • "Federal Court Awards California Woman $6.45 Million in Revenge Porn Lawsuit" Gizmodo 6:41 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9+ Review Part 1: Design, Hardware, and Specs" Thurrott 3:46 PM
  • "A brief history of Facebook's privacy hostility ahead of Zuckerberg's testimony" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Dell Latitude 7390 2-In-1 Review: A Convertible Built For Business" HotHardware 12:03 PM
  • "The way we regulate self-driving cars is broken—here's how to fix it: The first driverless cars will be rented, not sold—that has major implications." Ars Technica 7:18 AM
  • "Huawei Matebook X Pro review: No longer just a MacBook clone/Huawei's strategic choices make this new laptop much better than the original." Ars Technica 6:52 AM
  • "How to check if your Facebook information was shared with Cambridge Analytica: A simple link to check" The Verge 6:47 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad T480s unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 6:41 AM
  • "Untethered: Wireless power transmission will make robots hard to stop" ZDNet 6:40 AM
  • "Extinction review: Shadow of the colossal disappointment/Giant-slaying sim is outshone by its better, more polished influences." Ars Technica 6:28 AM
  • "Conductive Ventures launches $100 million enterprise fund" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Walmart partners with Postmates on grocery delivery" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Google and Netflix team up to launch a new open source canary analysis tool" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Instapage raises $15M to make landing pages smarter" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Uber acquires electric bike-sharing firm Jump" ZDNet 7:13 AM
  • "TPH raises a Seed round to ride the vintage clothing wave" TechCrunch 6:40 AM
  • "Fleetsmith secures $7.7M investment to manage Apple devices" TechCrunch 6:41 AM
  • "Interiors marketplace eporta raises $8M, led by Canvas Ventures" TechCrunch 6:36 AM
  • "Alan raises $28.3 million for its health insurance of the future" TechCrunch 6:36 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "'Curbing our enthusiasm' — big bank takes a knife to its S&P 500 target" MarketWatch 7:15 AM
  • "Dow Surges as China's Xi Helps Ease Trade Tensions; Facebook Shares Jump: Stocks surge after Chinese President Xi Jinping pledges to open more sectors to foreign companies." TheStreet 5:34 PM
  • "Economy in 'good shape;' inflation remains a risk: Plosser" FOXBusiness 10:03 AM
  • "Market Close Report: NASDAQ Composite Index closes above 7000; up 143.96 points at 7,094.30" Nasdaq 5:35 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge After China's Xi Eases Trade Fears: Tech Stocks also outperform as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before Congress" [Paid Membership Required] 5:36 PM
  • "Asian markets rise following Xi's pledge to open Chinese markets" MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "Europe stocks hit multiweek highs after China dials back on trade rhetoric" MarketWatch 7:16 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?"
  • "Do You Take This Robot ..."
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Future Coders Get a Peek Behind the Curtain at Warner Bros. Studios"
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister"
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs"
  • "adidas Originals winter 2018 iPhone case collection: Iconic branding with style and protection"
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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