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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel Is Developing A Desktop Gaming GPU To Fight Nvidia, AMD" Forbes 7:01 AM
  • "Intel Ice Lake Xeon 10nm Processor Leak Confirms 8-Channel Memory And LGA4189 Socket" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Intel FPGAs picked up by Dell EMC and Fujitsu" ZDNet 10:32 AM
  • "Intel FPGAs step toward mainstream in Dell, Fujitsu enterprise servers: Acceleration cards target financial, data analysis workloads" Network World 6:54 PM
  • "Dear Intel: What's Going On With 10-Nanometer?" The Motley Fool 7:54 AM
  • "Intel's Real Performance Is Lacklustre" Seeking Alpha 7:20 AM
  • "HP first-quarter PC shipments, market share rises while Apple's declines" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "New HP Pavilion Gaming is the highlight of the spring line: HP follows in Dell and Acer's bootprints, creating a new line of cheap-but-appealing gaming gear for nongamers under its Pavilion brand." CNET 7:15 AM
  • "HP debuts Pavilion Gaming Laptops with many choices for mainstream gamers" PCWorld 7:20 AM
  • "HP's Pavilion Gaming line offers entry-level desktops and laptops" The Verge 7:24 AM
  • "HP's latest Pavilion PCs are built for gamers on a budget: They promise the performance and style of gaming PCs without huge prices." Engadget 7:56 AM
  • "HP is jumping into the legal marijuana industry with a technology that could change the way people buy weed — and it's a first for Silicon Valley" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Did IBM underpay its sales staff? Three lawsuits say yes. A jury could decide." Durham Herald-Sun 9:32 AM
  • "Windows 10 on AMD? This new update plus Microsoft's patch block Spectre attacks" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Windows security: Microsoft patch for Outlook password leak bug 'not a full fix'/Attackers can make Outlook leak password hashes just by previewing an RTF-formatted email." ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft-owned Mixer's new partnership aims to simplify livestreaming as it battles Amazon's Twitch" GeekWire 7:21 PM
  • "Dell: Our laptops and PCs are great for cheating at PUBG/Dell launches its hardware in China on the 'plug-ins' it will run and the 'chicken dinners' you can therefore win with it" V3 8:02 AM
  • "Dell was the bright spot in a lousy winter for PC shipments: Most other companies struggled to sell computers." Engadget 8:51 PM
  • "AMD: We're already working on Zen 5 processor (and that's before Zen 2 has even appeared)" V3 8:03 AM
  • "AMD releases chip patches to address Spectre variant two: But you'll have to wait for BIOS updates from your hardware provider to get them." Engadget 8:54 AM
  • "AMD has a fix for Spectre variant II, but will motherboard makers support it?" Digital Trends 9:34 AM
  • "AMD Senior Marketing Director Chris Hook Leaving After Nearly 2 Decades Of Service" HotHardware 5:50 PM
  • "Cisco's encryption helps threat actors and defenders use AI" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Cisco shrinks Tetration for ESX and SaaS" The Register 7:06 AM
  • "Qualcomm launches its new vision intelligence platform for IoT devices" TechCrunch 7:24 AM
  • "Qualcomm launches systems-on-chips for vision intelligence, IoT" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new chips aim to give security cameras A.I. smarts" Digital Trends 9:59 AM
  • "Qualcomm Launches Intelligence Vision Chips For Powering Security Cameras, Robots, Smart Displays" HotHardware 5:49 PM
  • "Worldwide PC shipments effectively flat in Q1 2018" ZDNet 9:14 PM
General Interest
  • "This Random Number Generator Could Be the Most Random Ever" Gizmodo 6:17 PM
  • "Twitter replaces its gun emoji with a water gun" TechCrunch 3:59 PM
  • "AI software that helps doctors diagnose like specialists is approved by FDA" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Want to survive the technological revolution? Be an adapter: New report shows why it's important to manage the risks of newer technologies such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things." ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "A disused coal power station will reopen to solely power crypto" Engadget 11:04 AM
  • "Thousands of hacked websites are infecting visitors with malware" Ars Technica 8:04 AM
  • "Adobe patches critical vulnerabilities in Flash, InDesign" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "German spy chief says wouldn't trust Facebook with his data" Associated Press 7:20 AM
  • "Zuckerberg won't give a straight answer on data downloads" TechCrunch 1:51 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg claims ignorance of so-called 'shadow profiles'" Mashable 1:49 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's personal Facebook profile was part of the Cambridge Analytica leak" The Verge 10:31 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's Own Data Disclosed After Senate Hearing: His Notes" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:47 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's personal notes hint that Facebook isn't ready for GDPR" Business Insider 7:18 AM
  • "The notes Mark Zuckerberg used for his congressional hearing show he was extensively coached for one of the biggest moments of his career" Business Insider 7:17 AM
  • "The Senate Fought Mark Zuckerberg, and Mark Zuckerberg Won" Slate 7:10 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg used a booster seat to testify before Congress" New York Post 7:09 AM
  • "Reddit has banned 944 accounts linked to the IRA Russian troll farm" TechCrunch 3:47 PM
  • "While Zuck squirmed, Reddit revealed it found and killed 944 Russian troll factory accounts" The Register 7:06 AM
  • "Imagine you're having a CT scan and malware alters the radiation levels – it's doable: WannaCry was a wake-up call for healthcare, but the sector is still terribly vulnerable to attack" The Register 7:05 AM
  • "Google Sheets gets macros: It's now easier to automate repetitive tasks in Google's spreadsheets tool." ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "Google Pixel phones will automatically send spam calls to voicemail: Shutting down spam before it even rings" The Verge 8:55 AM
  • "Google might be making a 4K Android TV dongle" The Next Web 8:01 AM
  • "Google wants to gobble up Nokia's airborne broadband biz – reports" The Register 7:05 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Brings Powerful PC Gaming Experiences to the Masses" GlobeNewswire 9:36 AM
  • "HP and ImageNet Partner to Accelerate A3 Innovation and Growth" GlobeNewswire 8:04 AM
  • "HP Empowers Partners to Transform Their Businesses with Smart Printing" GlobeNewswire 7:53 AM
  • "HP Revamps Pavilion PCs with Premium Features and Design" GlobeNewswire 7:53 AM
  • "HP Introduces Print, PC, Gaming, 3D and XaaS Momentum at Americas Executive Partner Event" GlobeNewswire 7:53 AM
  • "HP Reinvents Publishing Supply Chain with Print-to-Order Book Manufacturing Services" GlobeNewswire 7:53 AM
  • "Oracle Financial Services Global Survey Reveals Consumer Expectations for Digital Banking" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
  • "'The Loyalty Divide - Operator and Consumer Perspectives, Restaurant 2018' Reveals Operator Misconceptions of Consumer Loyalty Are Preventing Relevant Engagement" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
  • "Customer Experience Professionals Embrace Innovation with Oracle" PRNewswire 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Honors the Best of the Best Customer Experience Heroes" PRNewswire 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle Communications Helps Evolve IP Expand Services" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
  • "Oracle Utilities Establishes Strategic Relationship with American Electric Power (AEP)" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft introduces new EU GDPR parental consent validations for children's accounts" Neowin 3:57 PM
  • "Microsoft Partners C3 IoT to Propel Enterprise AI Deployment" Zacks 10:01 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Add 19 Original Xbox Games To Xbox One Backward Compatibility List This Month" Tech Times 8:53 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update delayed after Microsoft finds 'blocking bug'" The Inquirer 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Cancels Windows 10 Spring Update After Spotting Extensive Bug" Guru3D 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Removes Antivirus Registry Key Check for All Windows Versions" BleepingComputer 8:52 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump Signs FOSTA, Igniting Online Censorship Concerns: FOSTA will let law enforcement prosecute websites for facilitating sex trafficking crimes, but critics worry the new law will trigger internet platforms to censor user content." PC Magazine 3:53 PM
  • "Congress Is Unearthing Facebook's Terrible Power" Wired 1:48 PM
  • "UK hit by 49 cyberattacks from Russian groups in six months says Amber Rudd" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "FTC: You Can't Void a Warranty by Breaking a Seal/The FTC issues a wake-up call for any company demanding authorized parts or services be used to maintain a device warranty." PC Magazine 8:05 AM
  • "FTC makes clear 'warranty void if removed' stickers are illegal: Companies can't prevent you from getting your device fixed by a third party." Engadget 7:56 AM
  • "Second day of U.S. congressional hearings awaits Facebook CEO Zuckerberg" Reuters 7:05 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Russian Troll Army Isn't The Only One We Need To Worry About" Forbes 2:23 PM
  • "Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' fails to lift virtual reality" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
  • "Crime-predicting A.I. isn't science fiction. It's about to roll out in India" Digital Trends 7:32 AM
  • "Don't break big tech, fix it" TechCrunch 7:24 AM
  • "How Facebook Lets Brands and Politicians Target You" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Willing to Share Your Data for the Greater Good? Facebook might be taking heat for a data leak this week, but the Open Humans Foundation is looking for some quantified selfers willing to share their data for a good cause." PC Magazine 3:53 PM
  • "Facebook and Cambridge Analytica: Is the genie out of the bottle?" [Video] ZDNet 3:53 PM
  • "Is Facebook (And Tech) Having A Standard Oil Moment?" Seeking Alpha 2:58 PM
  • "Facebook: DC folly/Regulating social media is harder than it looks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:32 PM
  • "Why Facebook Will Never Fully Solve Its Problems with AI" BuzzFeed 10:30 AM
  • "What You Don't Know About How Facebook Uses Your Data" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:39 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg being swarmed by cameras is the perfect metaphor for online privacy today: Dehumanizing, isn't it?" The Verge 8:36 AM
  • "Could we have more Transparency please, Mr Zuckerberg?" Tech.pinions 8:03 AM
  • "Zuckerberg Senate testimony shows politicians don't understand Facebook" BetaNews 8:03 AM
  • "This is how Facebook uses your data for ad targeting: You've got questions. We've got answers." Recode 8:01 AM
  • "Facebook snafu has provoked an unprecedented friendship crisis" Mashable 7:56 AM
  • "What Mark Zuckerberg didn't say" Axios 7:48 AM
  • "Facebook admits: Apps were given users' permission to go into their inboxes/Only the inbox owner had to consent to it, though... not the people they conversed with" The Register 7:33 AM
  • "Calm Down About Facebook: The Facebook controversy is a media creation developed as a means to kill the monster." PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "Can Facebook's new hires take on troll farms and data privacy? CEO Mark Zuckerberg promises the social network will hire 10,000 new security and content moderation employees this year. Can they make changes users want?" CNET 7:15 AM
  • "An open letter to that useless Facebook friend who shared your data" CNET 7:14 AM
  • "Entrepreneurs Are Big Losers If The Government Ham-Strings Facebook" Forbes 7:01 AM
  • "Online Reviews Are The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Small Businesses" Forbes 7:01 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sprint and T-Mobile restart merger talks" Axios 8:59 AM
  • "China's Ant ups fundraising target, valuation could hit $150 billion: sources" Reuters 8:47 AM
  • "Chinese online payments giant could be worth $150 billion" CNNMoney 8:01 AM
  • "UK-based vTime raises $7.6 million to get people to create memories inside VR" TechCrunch 7:24 AM
  • "Alibaba's Ant Financial is reportedly raising billions more at a valuation of at least $100B" TechCrunch 7:24 AM
  • "Instabridge, the Wi-Fi sharing community, scores $3M more funding for Asia expansion" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
  • "Analysis: Is now better time for Sprint and T-Mobile to renew merger talks?" USA Today 7:09 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends lower as geopolitical tensions move center stage: Oil prices jump to 3-year high" MarketWatch 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Lower Amid Rising U.S.-Russia Tensions: The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined on Wednesday after Donald Trump hinted the U.S. could intervene in the Syria crisis." TheStreet 3:50 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks close mostly lower on Wall Street" Associated Press 3:49 PM
  • "Banks and technology stocks fall; oil rises to 3-year high" Associated Press 3:49 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Slid Amid Geopolitical Tensions, Inflation Data: Combined trading volumes at the NYSE and Nasdaq were the lowest of the year, signaling cautiousness among investors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:49 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed, as trade-war worries don't appear over yet: Nikkei falls, but most other indexes post modest gains" MarketWatch 8:49 AM
  • "European stocks fall as Syria anxiety 'takes center stage': Deutsche Telekom shares jump as T-Mobile and Sprint again consider a merger" MarketWatch 8:48 AM



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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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