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TechNN Archive: Sunday, May 13, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Finally Agrees to Replace Surface Pro 4s With Horrible Screen Flickering That Can't Be Patched" Gizmodo 12:30 PM
  • "Windows 10 Always Connected PCs will probably never take off in a meaningful way" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "Intel Outs Z390 Coffee Lake Chipset In Support Documents, Computex Debut Likely" HotHardware 5:28 PM
  • "Dear Nvidia, Intel's Radeon Vega M-Equipped Processors Won Industry Support" Seeking Alpha 1:17 PM
  • "How 1-800-Flowers fixed your Mother's Day delivery with IBM's help" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Arm profits halve under Softbank ownship" Telegraph 2:28 PM
  • "Google's flashy A.I. demo overshadowed Microsoft's focus on work: The chief scientist of Salesforce said he was impressed with how Google squeezed many AI technologies into the demonstration of the Duplex robot calling technology." CNBC 5/12
  • "Google Project Zero targets Microsoft Edge Arbitrary Code Guard feature" MSPoweruser 5/12
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Flickering Screen Issue Solved: Free Replacements Will End 'Flickergate'" Tech Times 5/12
  • "This is What Microsoft Said About PWAs at Build 2018" Thurrott 5/12
  • "Hands-On with Redstone 5: The Early Days" Thurrott 5/12
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Your Phone Feature Will Mirror Any Smartphone On Your PC" HotHardware 5/12
  • "Some Intel SSDs may crash when updating to the Windows 10 April 2018 Update" OnMSFT 5/12
  • "Why it's a good thing Microsoft has given up on its own mobile OS" Pocketnow 5/12
General Interest
  • "Tesla's 'primary technical contact' with the feds just left for Waymo: Source tells WSJ the departure isn't connected to Tesla's Autopilot issues." Ars Technica 7:00 AM
  • "Valve's Steam Controller picks up beta support for Bluetooth LE connectivity" Neowin 6:59 AM
  • "Valve switches on Steam Controller's mobile connection in beta: The company is gearing up for the Steam Link phone apps' arrival." Engadget 6:59 AM
  • "Adobe CTO leads company's broad AI bet" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "Cryptocurrency has been great for GPU makers—that might change soon: The cryptocurrency boom helped GPU makers score another quarter of huge profits." Ars Technica 5/12
  • "Firm Lets Police Look Up Phone Location Data Without a Warrant: A Securus Technologies web portal lets cops plug in a phone number and pull up real-time location data, but no one's really monitoring their activity. Sen. Ron Wyden wants answers." PC Magazine 5/11
  • "Google will require some Android phone makers to roll out 'regular' security patches" The Verge 5/11
  • "Can Google Conquer the $53 Billion Smart Home Market?" Market Realist 5/11
  • "Google Clips gets better at capturing candids of hugs and kisses (which is not creepy, right?)" TechCrunch 5/11
  • "Google Updates: What we know about Google's 2018 Pixel hardware/Don't regret I/O being over. Rejoice because there'll be new toys in autumn" The Inquirer 5/11
  • "Google updates privacy policy so you can actually understand it: It's to comply with Europe's GDPR privacy law, not to be nice." Engadget 5/11
  • "Google's 'deceitful' AI assistant to identify itself as a robot during calls: Google Duplex, which simulates human speech with lifelike inflections, criticised as unethical" The Guardian 5/11
  • "Google to warn when humans chat with convincing bots" BBC 5/11
  • "Google will tell you when you're talking to its creepy human-like robots" BGR 5/11
  • "Google: Duplex phone calling AI will identify itself/You'll know if you're talking to AI: we think." Engadget 5/11
  • "Google is rumored to be working on a Pixel smartwatch: It would likely pack Qualcomm's new dedicated smartwatch chip." Engadget 5/11
  • "Google reportedly working on three smartwatches to be unveiled with Pixel 3 this fall" Neowin 5/11
  • "Google I/O 2018: Key takeaways on Duplex, AI, privacy, Android" ZDNet 5/11
  • "Galaxy Note 9 specs just leaked — and they're exactly what you expected" BGR 5/11
  • "Xiaomi is bringing its smart home devices to the US — but still no phones yet" TechCrunch 5/11
  • "OnePlus 6 release date, specs and price: CAD renders 'confirm' iPhone X notch, vertical dual cameras/Leak gives us our closest look at the OnePlus flagship so far" The Inquirer 5/11
Press Releases
  • "Global Revenue Management System for Travel Market 2018: Key Players — Microsoft, Ericsson, Redknee, Openet,¬†Hewlett-Packard" PR 5/11
  • "Oracle Names Charles W. Moorman Iv And William G. Parrett To The Board Of Directors" PRNewswire 5/11
Microsoft
  • "Everything we know (and don't know) about Apple's rumored iPhone SE 2" 9to5Mac 5/12
  • "Harvard Endowment Goes All-In on Apple, Microsoft and Google" Bloomberg 5/11
  • "Microsoft Releases Security Update" US-CERT 5/11
  • "Microsoft's folding phone/tablet concept has three screens -- one in the hinge" CNET 5/11
  • "Microsoft's obsession with Windows is ending, and I couldn't be happier/Commentary: It's all about AI and the web now." CNET 5/11
  • "Microsoft: web media standards will let broadcast industry 're-imagine TV'" Digital TV Europe 5/11
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 April Update is borking machines with Intel SSDs: Microsoft is blocking the update while it fixes the issue" The Inquirer 5/11
  • "You can now gift games on the Microsoft Store" PCGamesN 5/11
  • "All Xbox One games and Windows Store PC games can now be digitally gifted" VG 24/7 5/11
  • "Full SteamVR support doesn't fix Windows Mixed Reality's proof-of-concept feel: Windows Mixed Reality headsets are easy to set up, but frustrating to use." PCWorld 5/11
  • "Microsoft Windows team wants iMessage on Windows devices" AppleInsider 5/11
  • "Microsoft really wishes Apple would bring iMessage to Windows 10" BGR 5/11
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Cops can locate anyone's cell phone in real time without a warrant, all thanks to a privacy backdoor" BGR 11:54 AM
  • "Amazon Echo That Records Kids Draws Concern From U.S. Lawmakers" Gizmodo 11:20 AM
  • "Google offers an unusually clear view of how it manages user data ahead of GDPR: The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation is set to go into effect on May 25th" The Verge 5/11
  • "Man Charged With Hacking Into and Defacing Military and Government Websites" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/11
  • "Record $120m fine for nuisance robocalls" BBC 5/11
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Inbox zero and the search for the perfect email client: Does having thousands of unread messages drive you insane? You're not alone." Ars Technica 11:15 AM
  • ": Starting a robotics company out of school? Not so fast, suggest investors" TechCrunch 5/12
  • "Time to break open AI's black box, and keep it open" ZDNet 5/12
  • "Recommended Reading: Google Assistant's new bag of tricks/The best long-form writing on technology and more on the web." Engadget 5/12
  • "Here's Why Amazon Can't Fix Review Spam" Lifehacker 5/11
  • "Parody of Google Duplex phone call shows the true, terrifying future of AI" Mashable 5/11
  • "I hope Google won't nag me about my digital wellbeing" Engadget 5/11
  • "WD Black NVMe SSD Review: Affordable With Great Write Speeds" HotHardware 5/11
  • "The best portable power strips and surge protectors with USB charging: You'll be glad to have one when you find yourself at an airport with few wall chargers." Engadget 5/11
  • "Here's what Elon Musk's 2.7-mile tunnel in LA looks like: There are a lot of unanswered questions about the ambitious project." Ars Technica 5/11
  • "Remediating Fukushima—'When everything goes to hell, you go back to basics': It may take 40 years for the site to appear like 'a normal reactor at the end of its life." Ars Technica 5/11
  • "Google's robo-calling feature will lead to a global apocalypse in eight years: Says a time-traveller who doesn't want any Kia Ora" The Inquirer 5/11
  • "Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri can be fooled by 'silent' commands: AI assistants could be tricked into wiring money or manipulating IoT devices" The Inquirer 5/11
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Commonwealth Bank loses chief financial officer to Cayman Islands blockchain firm" ZDNet 9:13 PM
  • "CNBC: Alphabet considering Flipkart investment" CNBC 5/11
  • "Silver Lake makes a $3B offer to buy property portal Zoopla, the Zillow of the UK" TechCrunch 5/11
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow marks longest win streak in 6 months as stock gauges log sharp weekly gains: Nvidia falls after results" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "Dow Jumps 91 Points, Finishes Higher for Seventh Consecutive Session: The S&P 500 also rose on Friday, while the Nasdaq declined." TheStreet 5/11
  • "S&P 500 index has its best weekly gain since early March" Associated Press 5/11
  • "U.S. Stocks Post Biggest One-Week Gain Since March: Fears fade that inflation will prompt higher interest rates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/11
  • "Asian stock markets mostly rise as cooler U.S. inflation reading inspires 'risk-on' buying" MarketWatch 5/11
  • "U.K., Italian stocks secure higher close for Stoxx Europe 600: Trump to talk drug prices on Friday" MarketWatch 5/11



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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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