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TechNN Archive: Thursday, April 12, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "PC shipments slump for the 14th consecutive quarter, surprising no one: The PC isn't dead, it's just resting" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "Global PC market's slump continues; HP and Lenovo lead, Dell grows fastest" Gadgets Now 7:08 AM
  • "Dell And HP Posts Sales Gains As Overall PC Shipments Flat During Q1 2018" HotHardware 5:50 PM
  • "Global PC shipments continue to fall, but Dell shows encouraging growth: The market isn't looking very healthy" TechSpot 7:09 AM
  • "Good News! The PC Market Flat-Lined in Q1 (Premium)" [Free/Paid Registration required] Thurrott 9:33 AM
  • "PCs were more and less expensive in Q1 as shipments stalled: HP and Lenovo are kings of the ever-shrinking hills, but Dell's made a move" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "'I felt so alone': What women at Microsoft face, and why many leave" Seattle Times 9:58 AM
  • "3 Ways Microsoft's Ceo Satya Nadella Uses His Passion For Cricket To Shape His Leadership" CMI 8:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Public Rollout Reportedly Stalled Due To Major Bug" HotHardware 5:51 PM
  • "Microsoft to announce Build session schedule the week of April 23" Neowin 8:56 PM
  • "Office Apps Now Work With Sets in Windows 10 Redstone 5" Thurrott 9:42 PM
  • "Dell comes to the rescue as IDC and Gartner show a drop in overall PC shipments" MSPoweruser 7:09 AM
  • "Dell Accidentally Recommends an 8th Gen Intel CPU When Cheating in PUBG" ExtremeTech 5:09 PM
  • "2 in 1 Laptops Market- increasing demand with Industry Professionals: Dell, Apple, Samsung, Sony" The Financial 7:09 AM
  • "AMD pushes out fix for CPUs affected by Spectre Variant 2: Microcode updates cover products dating as far back as 2011" The Inquirer 6:36 AM
  • "AMD's RX 500X graphics cards specs show they're actually just OEM rebrands" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 6:59 AM
  • "AMD's New RX 500X GPUs are OEM Rebrands, Not New Cards" ExtremeTech 10:56 AM
  • "AMD fortifies years' worth of processors with Spectre mitigating fix" KitGuru 7:29 AM
  • "Intel Core-B Processors: 8th Gen BGA with 65W TDP" AnandTech 7:30 AM
  • "Home>Laptops: The Dell Latitude 13 7390 2-in-1 Review" AnandTech 7:09 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review: A superb small-format laptop, with one drawback" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "HP's new Windows 10 laptops: Pavilion x360s get faster processors, thinner bezels" ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "IBM, Slimfast Pull Advertising On Laura Ingraham's Fox Show" Hot Air 9:11 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon celebrates its Ring acquisition with $100 smart doorbells: There's currently a two-week wait for shipping." Engadget 5:09 PM
  • "Android OEMs are allegedly lying about missed security patches: Devices have missed important updates but users weren't told, claim researchers" The Inquirer 3:23 PM
  • "Nintendo is looking for startups to build new Switch accessories" The Verge 1:52 PM
  • "ESPN is launching ESPN+, its $5 streaming service that is not ESPN" Recode 12:14 PM
  • "Tesla blames driver in last month's fatal crash with Autopilot engaged/Tesla: Deadly crash happened because driver was 'not paying attention.'" Ars Technica 8:15 AM
  • "Instagram will soon let users download copies of their photos and videos" BGR 7:40 AM
  • "Google is putting the Pixel and Pixel XL out to pasture: End of support starts October 2018, so best to get the second-gen handsets" The Inquirer 12:13 PM
  • "Leaked Images Suggest Gmail's Redesign Is Going to Be Very Attractive [Updated] Gizmodo 12:13 PM
  • "This is the new Gmail design: A new sidebar includes Google Calendar alongside messages" The Verge 6:58 AM
  • "Gmail is on the cusp of its biggest revamp in years" The Inquirer 6:58 AM
  • "Facebook is the least-trusted tech company by a country mile" BGR 6:35 AM
  • "Google Earth EXPOSES 'haunting secrets' of Salisbury Cathedral" Daily Star UK 7:29 AM
  • "Racism allowed on Reddit, says chief" BBC 6:35 AM
  • "Robot-built, 3D-printed homes are more than a novelty" ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "TED 2018: Technology reveals fear and other emotions" BBC 6:35 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 release date, specs and price: Official teaser shows off handset's 'refined' design/Firm is promising 'more immersion' in a slimmed-down chassis" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price: Leak points to bigger screen and beefed-up battery/Flagship phablet could debut as early as July" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 owners are complaining about a big problem with the phone's best feature" BGR 9:56 AM
  • "Fornite game servers down for emergency maintenance: Fornite users complain about ongoing outage" V3 7:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle's Moat Unveils New Invalid Traffic Detection Capabilities, Achieves Rigorous MRC Accreditation for SIVT of Desktop and Mobile Web Traffic: Moat's Advanced Functionality Uses Insights from Oracle's Proprietary Data Assets to Help Identify Bots & Other Invalid Traffic" PRNewswire 7:52 AM
  • "Oracle Introduces Scalable Loyalty Platform to Empower Customer Experience Management" Market Tech Advisor 8:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Mixer streams now support Lightstream Studio effects: The partnership helps streamers make their broadcasts look more polished." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Four popular news apps suspended in China" ZDNet 9:53 PM
  • "FTC tightens reins around Uber following 2016 breach: Ride-hailing service waited a year to disclose hack that stole data of 25 million." Ars Technica 3:28 PM
  • "Facebook says it will stop fighting a major California privacy initiative" The Verge 2:59 PM
  • "Facebook stops fighting proposed California privacy law: The company will no longer fight against the consumer privacy ballot." Engadget 10:09 AM
  • "Irish court asks EU court in Facebook case: Do our laws adequately protect us? Activist: 'US law requires Facebook to help the NSA... and EU law prohibits just that.'" Ars Technica 10:08 AM
  • "UK launched cyber-attack on Islamic State" BBC 7:53 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's dreaded homework assignments" BBC 7:51 AM
  • "Home secretary urges UK businesses to up their game against cyber crime: Expect businesses to take equivalent precautions digitally" V3 7:51 AM
  • "Hacker Needed Just 2 Weeks to Add Save Backups to Nintendo Switch" ExtremeTech 9:33 AM
  • "The best place to print photos online: Seven top photo labs" Digital Trends 7:52 AM
  • "Zaius raises $30M to help marketers unify their customer data" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine" BBC 6:35 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks rise in latest volatile session, Trump tweets Syria attack may not be imminent" MarketWatch 12:04 PM
  • "Rally Climbs on Earnings: Cramer's 'Mad Money' Recap (Thursday 4/12/18)" TheStreet 5:53 PM
  • "Technology, industrials and banks lead rally as stocks rise" FOXBusiness 5:54 PM
  • "US Stocks-Wall St gains on earnings optimism, waning Syria jitters" Nasdaq 5:55 PM
  • "Stocks Bounce Back, Led by Banks: With earnings season approaching, BlackRock's results raise investor optimism for strong quarterly numbers from financial firms" [Paid Membership Required] 5:55 PM
  • "Asian markets drop amid global uncertainty" MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "European stocks drop as Syria tensions keep traders on edge" MarketWatch 7:38 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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