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TechNN Archive: Sunday, April 15, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft network engineer faces charges linked to Reveton ransomware: A Microsoft network engineer was charged with money laundering and conspiracy linked to Reveton ransomware." CSO 12:08 PM
  • "Why Windows 7 Is Still a Good Choice for Home Users: Windows 7 still has the biggest market share on the desktop" Softpedia 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 17643 Released For Skip Ahead Insiders: Sets, Edge, And Data Sense Improved" Tech Times 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Store removes Instagram app for Windows 10 Mobile" phoneArena 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft announce new program to Defend Democracy in upcoming mid-term US elections" MSPoweruser 8:03 AM
  • "MSI Upgrades Budget Laptops with Intel's CFL-H: Six-Core Notebooks Start at $1,099" AnandTech 8:02 AM
  • "HP Inc.: PC Data Foreshadows Another Strong Quarter" Seeking Alpha 8:45 AM
  • "IBM adept at transformation amidst market changes: APAC CEO" ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Oracle survey reveals consumer digital banking expectations" ZDNet 9:20 PM
  • "Acer prepping Chromebox CXI3 desktop lineup starting at $300" ZDNet 12:51 PM
  • "How much it costs to build a 4K gaming PC in South Africa" My Broadband 8:02 AM
  • "Fluent Design makes its way to the Microsoft Account portal" Neowin 4/14
  • "How To Enable The Ultimate Power Plan On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 4/14
  • "16 Cortana shortcuts, secrets, and power tips" ZDNet 4/14
  • "Is your Android phone a 'toxic hellstew' of vulnerabilities? There's an app to help you find out" ZDNet 4/14
General Interest
  • "Gmail is getting a redesign that includes a 'Confidential Mode'" ZDNet 7:50 PM
  • "Facebook Spent $20 Million on Relatable Guy Mark Zuckerberg's Bodyguards, Flights Since 2015" Gizmodo 4:59 PM
  • "It's time to give Firefox a fresh chance: Because everyone using Chrome for everything is a bad idea" The Verge 10:13 AM
  • "Ben Heck made a portable Raspberry Pi-based gaming device: The twist is that there's no HDMI." Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "Google enables Android Auto wireless for Pixel, Nexus devices" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "China's Weibo is purging violent and gay-themed content" Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Google AI experiment has you talking to books: The tech giant's other AI experiment is all about word association." Engadget 4/14
  • "Nintendo's new multi-screen patent isn't just crazy—it might already hide in Switch" Ars Technica 4/14
  • "Low-latency JPEG XS format is optimized for live streaming and VR: It will supposedly work well over 5G and wireless networks too." Engadget 4/14
  • "Sega Japan teases a mini Genesis coming later in 2018: 'MegaDrive Mini' hasn't been announced for the US or Europe." Engadget 4/14
  • "Elon Musk agrees robot glut slowed Model 3 production: Tesla's big issue is battery production, but this robot thing didn't help." Engadget 4/14
  • "Girl gamers told to 'get back in the kitchen'" BBC 4/13
  • "Drivers using mobile phones could be fined without even knowing they've been caught" News.com.au 4/13
  • "T-Mobile just quietly killed one of its best deals" BGR 4/13
  • "Google Enables Wireless Android Auto Support For Pixel And Nexus Phones" HotHardware 4/13
  • "Google's latest AI experiments let you talk to books and test word association skills" The Verge 4/13
  • "Google loses 'right to be forgotten' legal battle" CNNMoney 4/13
  • "Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case over man's past conviction" Engadget 4/13
  • "Gmail Confidential Mode Brings Self-Destructing Emails And Identity Verification For Recipients" HotHardware 4/13
  • "Google is testing self-destructing emails in new Gmail" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Gmail's redesign may use 'Confidential Mode' for added security" Engadget 4/13
  • "Is your smartphone lying to you about having the latest Android security updates?" BetaNews 4/13
  • "Android security: Your phone's patch level says you're up to date, but that may be a lie" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Acer launches its new Chromebox for $300" The Verge 4/13
  • "Senators plan privacy legislation following Zuckerberg hearings" Engadget 4/13
  • "Facebook Takes the Punches While Rest of Silicon Valley Ducks" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/13
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's testimony helped Facebook's stock — but the price still has a long road to recovery" Recode 4/13
  • "Facebook users aren't changing their privacy settings, despite uproar" Engadget 4/13
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg owes lawmakers answers to these questions" Engadget 4/13
  • "Facebook isn't tapping your microphone" The Verge 4/13
  • "Users and advertisers are mostly unfazed by Facebook scandal" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Facebook Stories will add AR doodles and Boomerang GIFs" Engadget 4/13
  • "The best $1,000 projector" Engadget 4/13
  • "The Incredibles 2: all the commentary, trailers, and updates for Pixar's next superhero film" The Verge 4/13
  • "HBO's Silicon Valley gets renewed for a sixth season" The Verge 4/13
  • "Comcast will start bundling Netflix into its cable subscriptions" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Backpage CEO cuts plea deal and agrees to help keep the site offline" The Verge 4/13
  • "Broadcom launches $12 billion stock buyback program" ZDNet 4/13
  • "This new Oculus VR game is a cross between James Bond and The Fast and the Furious" The Verge 4/13
  • "The Roadie 2 tuner ups your guitar game" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Coinbase acquires decentralized app browser/wallet Cipher Browser" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Plex DVR review: Still the best option for power users" TechHive 4/13
  • "Next-gen TV to usher in viewer tracking and personalized ads along with 4K broadcasts" TechHive 4/13
  • "ZenMate VPN review: This simple VPN clears your mind of complexity" PCWorld 4/13
  • "How to stream PC games on Twitch" PCWorld 4/13
  • "Geckos inspire the grip of soft robot hands" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Tertill robot is like a Roomba for your garden" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Formula One's streaming service won't launch until next month" Engadget 4/13
  • "Mercedes eSprinter's range is meant for deliveries, not road trips" Engadget 4/13
  • "Volvo's first electric truck is built for city use" Engadget 4/13
  • "Volvo is building a line of electric commercial semi trucks" The Verge 4/13
  • "We need self-driving cars that can monitor our attention along with our emotions" The Verge 4/13
Press Releases
  • "Henkel to become first global reseller of HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers" WebWire 4/13
  • "2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ Processors: Ultimate Desktop CPUs for High-Performance Computing Available April 19 Worldwide" AMD 4/13
  • "Stock Review for Networking & Communication Devices Investors -- Cisco Systems, Extreme Networks, Finisar, and Juniper Networks" PRNewswire 4/13
Microsoft
  • "Copy & Paste Keyboard Shortcuts Coming to Windows 10 Console Bash Prompt" Bleeping Computer 4/13
  • "Microsoft demotes Windows 10 Redstone 4 build 17133 from RTM status" Windows Central 4/13
  • "New Windows 10 preview makes SIM-toting laptops better, Office 365 easier to use" TechRadar UK 4/13
  • "Enable the Ultimate Power Plan on Windows 10 Pro or Home" gHacks 4/13
  • "Microsoft Announces New Office for Windows Features" Softpedia 4/13
  • "Windows 10 update finally brings the feature every Microsoft fan MUST know about" Express UK 4/13
  • "How to Check and Reset File Associations in Windows 10" MakeUseOf 4/13
  • "How to download and and carry out a clean install of Windows 10" IT PRO 4/13
  • "10 spiffy new ways to show data with Excel" Computerworld 4/13
  • "Windows 10 later this year: Microsoft's new test build shows more of what's coming" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Surface Pro 4 update finally enables on-screen Surface Dial support" The Verge 4/13
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Just About Everyone with Bitcoin is Lying to the IRS" Gizmodo 6:09 PM
  • "Austin test uses blockchain to improve ID for the homeless: It could reduce poverty and improve services for those with no paper ID." Engadget 4/14
  • "Google ordered to comply with 'right to be forgotten' request after refusal" Neowin 4/14
  • "Russia bans Telegram after messaging app ignores court order" BGR 4/14
  • "After bashing Amazon deals, Trump orders investigation of U.S. Postal Service" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Trump orders Postal Service review after blasting Amazon deal" The Verge 4/13
  • "Telegram banned in Russia following court ruling" Engadget 4/13
  • "Telegram messenger to be blocked in Russia following court ruling" VentureBeat 4/13
  • "Russia orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app" The Verge 4/13
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "LG V30S ThinQ review: A solid but pointless phone/LG could probably trim some fat, starting with this." Engadget 4/14
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X280 review: Compact, portable, and powerful" Neowin 4/14
  • "More than 44 percent of businesses fall victim to email account takeovers" BetaNews 4/13
  • "How SAP uses anthropologists to build better software" ZDNet 4/13
  • "Deep Learning: The interest is more than latent" ZDNet 4/13
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Zillow surprises investors by buying up homes" TechCrunch 4/14
  • "Walmart is in advanced talks to acquire Amazon's India rival Flipkart — but it may have to strike a deal with eBay first" Recode 4/13
  • "PullRequest pulls in $8M Series A just months after scoring seed round" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Here are the 12 startups in Techstars NYC's Winter 2018 class: Comment" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Zuora's IPO is another step in golden age of enterprise SaaS" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "SpaceX's valuation approaches $25 billion, growing Elon Musk's fortune to $21.3 billion" VentureBeat 4/13
  • "Sensu raises $10M to build a robust monitoring system for all your different operations" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "VCs are hungry for Instacart, big money for bikes and a slew of enterprise IPOs" TechCrunch 4/13
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends solid week on a sour note as bank shares slump after earnings: Global tensions hover as investors watch trade tensions, Syria" MarketWatch 4/13
  • "Stocks Decline as JPMorgan Leads Big U.S. Banks Lower: Stocks finish lower even after earnings beats from JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup." TheStreet 4/13
  • "Dow slips 123 points but stocks post weekly gains" FOXBusiness 4/13
  • "Global stocks mostly up as trade, Syria uncertainties ease" Associated Press 4/13
  • "U.S. Stocks Wobble but Post Weekly Gains: Energy shares rise as oil prices rally on worries over Mideast tensions" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/13
  • "Asian markets wobble after China posts surprise trade deficit: Asia-Pacific stock markets gave up some of their early gains Friday after China reported a surprise trade deficit for March." MarketWatch 4/13
  • "European stocks end higher, rise for 3rd straight week, as Syria tensions remain in focus: European stocks edged higher on Friday, with the benchmark index scoring a third straight week of gains, as investors watched for developments in the Syria situation and in the trade spat between the U.S. and China." MarketWatch 4/13



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "The 'Opsec Fail' That Helped Unmask a North Korean State Hacker"
  • "Device-as-a-Service Will Power the Access Economy Commentary"
New York Times (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "For Hackers, Anonymity Was Once Critical. That's Changing."
  • "These Robots Run, Dance and Flip. But Are They a Business?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:45 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Twitter Bug May Have Exposed Direct Messages"
  • "Data on Millions from Unwiped Servers Sold Over Craigslist"
  • "18 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying"
  • "PayPal Bans Infowars Over Hate Speech"
  • "Instagram's IGTV Recommended Exploitative Child Videos"
  • "Tap Demos Its Wearable Keyboard and Mouse"
  • "Hands On With Amazon's New Echo Dot, Plus, Input, and More"
  • "PS Now Subscribers Can Now Download Games"
  • "China Blocks Twitch"
  • "Canon vs. Nikon vs. the Rest: Choosing the Right Camera System" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Hacker gets a whopping 14 years in prison for running Scan4You service"


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