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TechNN Archive: Sunday, April 29, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "How to disable Cortana in Windows 10" PC Gamer 12:47 PM
  • "Who needs Windows 10 Pro: 5 reasons to upgrade/Most of you should be happy with Windows 10 Home. But certain features make the upgrade worthwhile." PCWorld 2:24 PM
  • "Microsoft, Taiwan to partner on tech for mixed reality" Taipei Times 2:25 PM
  • "IBM: still failing after all these years" ZDNet 6:21 AM
  • "AMD's next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, 2920X, 2900X teased: AMD's next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X teased, should arrive as a Zen+ refresh" TweakTown 6:23 AM
  • "Ryzen Threadripper 2950X And Ryzen 5 2500X Zen+ CPUs Confirmed By AMD" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Former AMD Marketing Director Chris Hook Brings His Gaming Chops To Intel To Drive Discrete Graphics" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Intel Confirms Ocean Cove Next-Gen CPU Architecture Is In Development Via Job Listing" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Why the Heck Is Intel Struggling to Make Smaller, Faster CPUs?" Gizmodo UK 6:24 AM
  • "Intel's Next-Generation High Performance Ocean Cove CPU Core In The Works — Job Listing Reveals Intel Was On The Hunt For Senior CPU Microarchitects" WCCFTech 6:24 AM
  • "Microsoft attempts to spin its role in counterfeiting case" TechCrunch 4/28
  • "Microsoft defends conviction of e-waste recycler over piracy: It claims Eric Lundgren knowingly set out to mislead customers." Engadget 4/28
  • "What is OneDrive? OneDrive is Microsoft's popular cloud storage service, but is it right for you?" Digital Trends 4/28
  • "Intel and 10 nm (Premium)" [Free/Paid Registration Required] Thurrott 4/28
  • "Intel: The 15-Plus Year Breakout - Part 2" Seeking Alpha 4/28
General Interest
  • "Twitter sold data access to researcher in Cambridge Analytica scandal: It's not a breach of trust like with Facebook, but it's still notable." Engadget 9:02 PM
  • "Facebook working on device that sends messages through the skin" Telegraph 10:58 AM
  • "Facebook gives parents more control on Messenger Kids" Social Barrel 4/28
  • "Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online" BBC 4/28
  • "Huawei has been developing its own OS for smartphones, tablets, and PCs" Neowin 4/28
  • "Facebook adds features to donation tool and eliminates fee for personal causes" Neowin 4/28
  • "Nokia teases an event for April 27 with an image of the Nokia N8" Neowin 4/28
  • "Net Neutrality and Cambridge Analytica Scandal Fuel VPN Use" PC Magazine 4/27
  • "Google co-founder Sergey Brin warns over AI 'revolution': Annual letter says developments have brought 'new questions and responsibilities'" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "Why a Walmart VP had a 'religious conversion' to blockchain" Computerworld 4/27
  • "Checking out the new Gmail, Spectacles 2.0, and some recent tech rumors" The Verge 4/27
  • "Amazon is now offering smart security packages with installation" The Verge 4/27
  • "Yawn: Amazon cloud business just keeps rolling along" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Amazon will install a full smart home security system for you" Engadget 4/27
  • "Amazon Prime subscriptions increase to $119 in the US -- but you may avoid the price hike" BetaNews 4/27
  • "Facebook adds donation matching to its fundraising tools" Engadget 4/27
  • "Facebook's original video strategy: Cats + weddings = profit" Engadget 4/27
  • "Facebook now lets parents schedule 'sleep mode' in Messenger Kids app" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Facebook's Messenger Kids' app gains a 'sleep mode'" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Sony's business stabilizes with strong PS4 game sales" Engadget 4/27
  • "Tesla shareholder wants to remove Elon Musk from chairman position" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Nintendo Labo Toy Variety Kit review — fun and clutter come together" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Steam Spy switches algorithms to survive Valve's data shutdown" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "MIST paints your walls so you don't have to" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Aloe Bud is the adorable self-care app you've been waiting for" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "China's smartphone market sees its largest drop in five years" Engadget 4/27
  • "NASA canceled our first step toward returning humans to the moon" Engadget 4/27
  • "NASA and ESA want to bring Mars soil samples back to Earth" Engadget 4/27
  • "SpaceX price hikes will make ISS cargo missions more costly" Engadget 4/27
  • "Pinterest made its app more accessible to the visually impaired" Engadget 4/27
  • "Nest Hello review: A premium doorbell for the paranoid homeowner" Engadget 4/27
  • "Ambi Climate 2 review: An intelligent alternative for controlling a room air conditioner" TechHive 4/27
  • "K-Swiss makes a sneaker for the Immortals esports group" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "BlaBlaCar acquires French urban carpooling startup Less" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "France's BlaBlaCar acquires carpool startup Less in ongoing ridesharing consolidation" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Here's when Ford will stop making most of its cars" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Nintendo's E3 plans are all about 'Super Smash Bros.' for Switch" Engadget 4/27
  • "Battle royale smash-hit Fortnite's next move could be super" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Grab these free and cheap Avengers comics, movies, and cases just for time for 'Infinity War'" PCWorld 4/27
  • "In 'Shadow of the Tomb Raider,' Lara Croft has the skills to survive" Engadget 4/27
  • "Shadow of the Tomb Raider will take on the Mayan apocalypse" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Shadow of the Tomb Raider preview: Hunting in the dark" PCWorld 4/27
  • "Nintendo is releasing a mobile RPG this summer" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Women alleging sexual assault by Uber drivers ask to be freed from forced arbitration" TechCrunch 4/27
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft responds to e-waste recycler's jail sentence: 'he was counterfeiting Windows software'" The Verge 4/27
  • "Windows 10 Spring Update: Everything you need to know" Pocket-lint 4/27
  • "Free Up Space on Your Hard Drive Automatically With Windows 10's Storage Sense Feature" Lifehacker 4/27
  • "Microsoft debuts Office 2019 as a Preview for business customers" OnMSFT 4/27
  • "How's Xbox Doing? Here Are The Big Takeaways From Microsoft Earnings" GameSpot 4/27
  • "How to download and install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update right now" TechRadar UK 4/27
  • "Windows 10 April Update Coming April 30: How to Get It" LAPTOP Magazine 4/27
  • "Why you should actually install the new Windows 10 update" Yahoo Finance 4/27
  • "Use Windows 10? Update it, then try these 5 tips to boost your productivity" USA Today 4/27
  • "Windows Phones are back in the Microsoft Store as Alcatel IDOL 4S goes on sale" MSPoweruser 4/27
  • "Windows 10's most boring update is actually its best" Mashable 4/27
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update: Everything you need to know" CNET 4/27
  • "Microsoft is also replacing its gun emoji with a water pistol" Engadget 4/27
  • "Microsoft's latest idea? How foldable two-screen mobile could use 'hinge gestures'" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Razer launches 'Abyssus Essential' optical gaming mouse" BetaNews 4/27
  • "Razer Hyperflux review: A wireless mouse that has no battery inside—believe it!" PCWorld 4/27
  • "Microsoft Office 2019 client app preview now available to business users" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Microsoft releases Office 2019 preview" The Verge 4/27
  • "What's new in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update is coming on April 30" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April 2018 Update arrives on Monday" The Verge 4/27
  • "The next major Windows 10 update is launching on Monday" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Just don't call it the Spring Creators Update" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser now lets you mute tabs" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Dutch Authorities Seize Revenge Porn Site Anon-IB, Arrest Three Men" Gizmodo 7:30 PM
  • "France seizes from man who's had it since '94, so he sues/Jean-Noël Frydman: 'If it happened to me, it can happen to anyone.'" Ars Technica 9:36 AM
  • "Hagens Berman: Class Action Reveals Widespread Overpricing Scheme Affecting Purchasers of Smartphones, Computers and Other Electronics/Attorneys alert consumers to rampant overpricing of smartphones, laptops, desktops, tablets and other devices" Business Wire 4/27
  • "House Democrats want to step up the fight against robocalls" Engadget 4/27
  • "House Judiciary Committee hearing on social media called a 'hoax'" Engadget 4/27
  • "UK's abandoned tin mines could be reopened to help build EVs" Engadget 4/27
  • "U.S. could scrutinize Corporate America's connections with Chinese companies around AI" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "The EU is banning outdoor use of pesticides that harm bees" The Verge 4/27
  • "UK mass surveillance regime dealt another blow in court" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Huawei MateBook X Pro review: A laptop you absolutely have to try" BGR 5:42 PM
  • "Huawei P20 Pro review: You've got the best seats in the house" Neowin 7:58 AM
  • "How To Extend Your Prime Membership For $99 Right Now Before $119 Price Increase Kicks In" Redmond Pie 4/28
  • "Charterstone: Hot new 'legacy' boardgame takes time to find its way/A solid game is in here—if you can get to it." Ars Technica 4/28
  • "Cramer Remix: Microsoft and Intel could rule the world again" CNBC 4/27
  • "I'm Sorry To Report Instagram Is Bad Now" BuzzFeed 4/27
  • "Google's Mysterious AI Ethics Board Should Be As Transparent As Axon's" Forbes 4/27
  • "A Sprint–T-Mobile Merger Will Test How Well Sucking Up to Trump Works as a Business Strategy" Slate 4/27
  • "HP ZBook x2 G4 Detachable Workstation review: A hybrid for creatives Review" ZDNet 4/27
  • "Social media has a censorship problem of its own making" Engadget 4/27
  • "Serverless computing explained: Freedom for devs at last" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "These new BI tools bridge the gap between analytics and modern applications" InfoWorld 4/27
  • "DocuSign pops 30% and Smartsheet 23% in their debuts on Nasdaq and NYSE" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "EcoFlow raises $4M from unconventional investors to grow its mobile power business" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Square's buying spree continues with Weebly acquisition, hints at global expansion" VentureBeat 4/27
  • "DocuSign raises $629 million after pricing IPO" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Maverick, a social network for young women, launches with $2.7M in funding" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "Bangladesh's version of Go-Jek raises over $10M in a round led by Go-Jek" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "T-Mobile is reportedly much closer to a merger deal with Sprint" TechCrunch 4/27
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint said to be close to a $26 billion merger" The Verge 4/27
  • "Sprint tumbles on report of possible T-Mobile deal price" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint finalizing merger terms: sources" Reuters 4/27
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint may announce a merger as soon as next week" BGR 4/27
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks post weekly losses in lackluster session as strong results fail to excite bulls: First-quarter GDP tops forecasts but slows from previous quarter" MarketWatch 4/27
  • "Dow Drops Slightly, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Post Small Gains: Stocks ended mixed on Friday, with the Nasdaq up slightly after tech giants, Microsoft and Intel posted stellar earnings on Thursday." TheStreet 4/27
  • "Stocks finish mixed as Amazon leads retail rally; Exxon dips" Associated Press 4/27
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Weekly Loss: Corporate results have put firms in the S&P 500 on track to post earnings growth of 23% for the latest quarter" [Paid Membership Required] 4/27
  • "Asian stocks extend gains on easing concerns about geopolitical risks: Asian stocks extended gains Friday, as investor concerns over geopolitical risks eased." MarketWatch 4/27
  • "European stocks lock in weekly gains as euro weakens: German and U.K. stocks led advances in European equity trade Friday, amid weakness in the euro and the pound against the dollar. For the week, the pan-Europe benchmark posted a gain amid a raft of corporate quarterly results." MarketWatch 4/27

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  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
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