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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft eyeing big office complex near its HQ campus, report says" GeekWire 5:28 PM
  • "Windows 10 Lean: Latest build offers first glimpse of Microsoft's new cut-down OS" ZDNet 7:02 AM
  • "Windows goes on a diet with yet another variant: Windows 10 Lean/Latest Insider build has a strange new SKU." Ars Technica 2:54 PM
  • "Microsoft May Plan a Return to Phones With New Windows 10 Lean" ExtremeTech 5:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update might be released today: But then again...." The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft kills off Skype for Business, Teams and Yammer apps for Windows Phone: Firm hammers yet another nail into Windows Phone's coffin" The Inquirer 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft can use Integrated Graphics for malware scanning with Intel's new Technology: Intel feature recently announced a new Threat Detection Technology that builds upon silicon-level functionality. This feature, called as Accelerated Memory Scanning, will be helping Microsoft in improving the detection and fixing of advanced cyber threats and exploits." TWCN Tech News 7:13 AM
  • "After Meltdown and Spectre, Intel CPUs Are Now Vulnerable to BranchScope Attacks UPDATED: BranchScope is a newly discovered side-channel attack" Softpedia 7:10 AM
  • "Intel Crimson Canyon NUC With Cannon Lake-U Processor And AMD Radeon 500 Graphics" Geeky Gadgets 7:11 AM
  • "AMD also releases low power Ryzen APUs" Fudzilla 7:11 AM
  • "EU court upholds decisions on validity of 'HP' marks" World IP Review 7:12 AM
  • "HP teams with Jabil, Forecast 3D to expand Multi Jet Fusion presence" ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "Dell launches Precision 2-in-1 among business PC refresh" ZDNet 10:04 AM
  • "Dell announces new Latitude 5000 laptops with hexa-core processors" Neowin 11:10 AM
  • "Dell's new Precision mobile workstations include a Core i9 and Nvidia Quadro graphics" Neowin 11:10 AM
  • "Dell's Precision Coffee Lake Mobile Workstations Offer NVIDIA Quadro And AMD Radeon Graphics Options" HotHardware 5:46 PM
  • "Dell Eyes AI, Security With Latest Mobile and Desktop Business PCs" eWeek 1:44 PM
  • "Dell refreshes its OptiPlex all-in-ones with 8th-gen processors and narrow bezels" Neowin 11:10 AM
  • "Oracle buys marketing tech company Grapeshot" ZDNet 3:46 PM
  • "Major custom ARM server core project canceled: A few details are hazy but at least one project is dead" SemiAccurate 7:02 AM
  • "China sexist adverts: Tech firms apologise after damning report" BBC 7:04 AM
  • "What Computers Could Have Inside Them In the Next 5 Years" ExtremeTech 10:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon Tips New 'Fire TV Cube' With Teaser Page" PC Magazine 9:09 PM
  • "MIT researchers invented a way to use water droplets as a computer interface" BGR 5:55 PM
  • "At Uber, Men Hold 82% of Tech Jobs While Women Make Small Gains" Bloomberg 12:00 PM
  • "Here's our best look yet at the LG G7: The G7 has a notched design, headphone jack, and physical Google Assistant button." Ars Technica 11:48 AM
  • "'Facebook in PR crisis mode', says academic at heart of row" BBC 9:47 AM
  • "Facebook 'delays smart speaker launch' in wake of Cambridge Analytica scandal: Social network is hoping you'll have forgotten all about it by then" The Inquirer 7:02 AM
  • "Facebook releases long-secret rules on how it polices the service" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Facebook publishes detailed internal guidelines for how it enforces content takedowns" VentureBeat 7:10 AM
  • "Facebook reveals its rules for deleting racist and violent posts" Telegraph 7:01 AM
  • "Google is Bringing Podcast Support to its Entire Ecosystem" Thurrott 7:09 AM
  • "YouTube removed 8.3 million videos in the last quarter of 2017: The platform published its first ever community guidelines enforcement report." Engadget 7:03 AM
  • "BBC iPlayer streams sport in 4K HDR for first time" BBC 7:26 AM
  • "Amazon expands Whole Foods grocery delivery to 3 additional cities" GeekWire 7:03 AM
  • "Amazon unveils new service to stow packages in locked cars outside of the home or workplace" GeekWire 7:10 AM
  • "You can now have your Amazon Prime deliveries left inside your car" BGR 7:54 AM
  • "Over 100 Target Stores to Get EV Chargers: Target joins Walmart by adding charging points to over 600 parking spaces." PC Magazine 7:23 AM
  • "Every Nintendo Switch Can Be Hacked, and Nintendo Can't Patch It" ExtremeTech 7:03 AM
  • "Hackers find an 'unpatchable' way to breach the Nintendo Switch: An NVIDIA Tegra X1 exploit unlocks the Switch's critical bootROM." Engadget 7:26 AM
  • "This startup's CEO wants to open-source self-driving car safety testing: Post Uber death, robo-taxi start-up will share safety documents, processes and code" Ars Technica 7:04 AM
  • "Segment launches new GDPR compliance tools" ZDNet 8:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Digital Health Market Report 2018-2022 - Key Players are Cerner, General Electric, IBM, Koninklijke Philips, and Siemens" PRNewswire 7:06 AM
  • "Global Enterprise Data Storage Market 2018-2022 - Increased Adoption of Cloud Applications is Driving the Market" PRNewswire 7:07 AM
  • "Accenture Recognized with 15 Regional Oracle Excellence Awards" Business Wire 7:15 AM
Microsoft
  • "The Problem with Windows 10 on ARM (Premium)" [Free/Paid Registration Required] Thurrott 7:26 AM
  • "Once again there are no Windows phones available at the Microsoft Store" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft is still working on a new Control Center for Windows 10 RS5" MSPoweruser 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Says Its Offline Translator App Is Better than Google's: Microsoft Translator now offering AI offline translation" Softpedia 7:14 AM
  • "Bill Gates Backs Company that Plans to Video Record Everything on Earth, All the Time" The Epoch Times 7:14 AM
  • "How to Delete a Stubborn Folder in Windows" Lifehacker 7:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Accused Of Wilful Patent Infringement Related To Graphical Lighting And Shadowing Methods" WCCFTech 7:15 AM
  • "Pandora Premium arrives on Xbox One: Stream your favorite music while you're gaming." Engadget 9:47 AM
  • "Microsoft teams up with Skype competitor Discord to help Xbox gamers connect with friends" GeekWire 2:07 PM
  • "Avoid Windows 10 crapware: How to get rid of Candy Crush and all the rest" ZDNet 10:04 AM
  • "Leaking Windows 8: The Story Behind the 'Security' Wallpaper" Thurrott 11:48 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. Supreme Court upholds legality of patent review process" Reuters 12:00 PM
  • "UK gov demands TSB explains its 'IT meltdown': Nicky Morgan MP wants to get the FCA involved" The Inquirer 11:49 AM
  • "Ajit Pai hasn't finalized net neutrality repeal—here's a theory on why" Ars Technica 11:48 AM
  • "1 Million US Children Affected by Identity Theft Last Year, Infuriating Study Finds" Gizmodo 10:04 AM
  • "Icelandic bitcoin heist suspect arrested in Amsterdam after leaving prison: Suspect claims he has never been presented with any evidence of his accused crime." Ars Technica 7:04 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Dawn of the smart surveillance cameras" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "Samsung SSD 970 Pro And 970 EVO Review: Faster, More Endurance Than 960" HotHardware 9:12 AM
  • "3 Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed, but Are Worth Buying" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:19 AM
  • "How Cloud Computing Is Impacting Disaster Recovery Planning: IT executives know that the cloud is changing everything, but they might forget that they have to update their disaster recovery plan accordingly." InformationWeek 7:16 AM
  • "Cambridge Analytica's Whistleblower: Regulate Privacy Like Car Safety Standards" Bloomberg 7:16 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Infosys Buy Calls Mount Even as TCS Enters $100 Billion Club" Bloomberg 9:36 PM
  • "Kidbox raises $15.3 million for its personalized children's clothing box" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "BuildingConnected lands $15 million for its service linking contractors and developers" TechCrunch 11:49 AM
  • "Enterprise firm Mitel to be acquired for $2B by Rackspace investor Searchlight" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Despite IPO surge, Hong Kong investors aren't tech savvy, warns Razer CEO" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Culture Trip raises $80 million to hyper-grow its travel content site" VentureBeat 7:10 AM
  • "Belgium's Cowboy raises $3M led by Index to launch a smarter e-bike" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "With Netflix planning to spend $8 billion on content this year, company plans to raise $1.5 billion in debt" BGR 7:03 AM
  • "Netflix Raises $1.9 Billion in Debt Financing, Its Biggest Round Ever" Variety 7:27 AM
  • "Culture Trip picks up $80M for its millennial-focused travel site" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close sharply lower as rising bond yields spook investors" MarketWatch 5:50 PM
  • "Three Big Factors That Rocked the Stock Market Tuesday: The Dow suffered as much as a 600-point drop in Tuesday trading. Here's what sent markets lower." TheStreet 5:50 PM
  • "Markets fall sharply as tech, industrial stocks pull Dow down as much as 600 points" USA Today 5:50 PM
  • "Dow plummets 425 points as interest rates surge" FOXBusiness 5:51 PM
  • "What Happened in the Stock Market Today" Motley Fool 5:51 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide on Caterpillar Warning, Rising Bond Yields: Government bond yields briefly topped 3% for first time in more than four years" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:52 PM
  • "China stocks get a lift after government talks reforms" MarketWatch 7:34 AM
  • "European stocks hold at 2-month highs as energy names rally" MarketWatch 7:35 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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