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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, May 15, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update runs into more SSD woes, this time with Toshiba models" TechRadar UK 6:07 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks Windows 10 April 2018 update to some Intel SSDs" Ars Technica 5:51 PM
  • "Microsoft Makes Bid for IoT Devices with Linux and CASB" IT Pro Today 8:41 PM
  • "Microsoft continues its quest for the HoloLens grail" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "HPE buys networking startup Plexxi" ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise acquires Plexxi" Seeking Alpha 9:55 AM
  • "HP's new 'all-in-one' PC to come pre-installed with Alexa" Business Standard 6:20 AM
  • "HP's new Envy PC is the first all-in-one with Alexa baked-in: 'Alexa, where to I put this massive desktop?'" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "HP announces updated HP ENVY Portfolio  powered by Windows 10" Win Central 6:21 AM
  • "HP adds a bunch of new notebooks to its Envy and Elite lineup" PC Magazine 6:20 AM
  • "HP Launches State-of-the-Art Large Format Photo Printers" The Financial 6:21 AM
  • "HPE Announces HPE SimpliVity Support for Microsoft Hyper-V and SimpliVity Workspaces for Citrix: The new offerings expand customer hypervisor options and simplify and enhance the ability to provide high-performance virtual applications and desktops." Computerworld India 6:22 AM
  • "Israeli minister says Intel board approves Israel expansion" Reuters 6:07 AM
  • "U.S. Chipmaker Intel Submits Plans for $5 Billion Israel Expansion" Reuters 6:49 AM
  • "The Intel Z390 chipset now (almost) official with Wireless AC, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB 3.1 Gen 2 in tow" Notebook Check 6:50 AM
  • "Opinion: New AMD chip goes after $10 billion market that Intel dominates" MarketWatch 6:07 AM
  • "AMD's new APUs mix Ryzen Pro CPUs with Vega graphics on a single chip: The chips are targeted at professional mobile and desktop kit" The Inquirer 6:30 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Pro now comes with built-in Radeon Vega graphics" SlashGear 6:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPU release dates, specs and price: Dell, HP and Lenovo introduce Ryzen Pro systems/Dell, HP and Lenovo show off new Ryzen Pro mobile and desktop systems - but new Ryzen Pro parts remain based on first-gen Ryzen" V3 6:21 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2 7nm and Navi Roadmap Confirmed" TechQuila 6:17 AM
  • "MSI unveils MECH 2 Series AMD Polaris graphics cards" Hexus 6:17 AM
  • "IBM execs urge US lawmakers not to adopt GDPR: Firm wants congressman to develop a less onerous 'third way' for data privacy" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "IBM Executives Press U.S. Lawmakers Not to Adopt EU Privacy Law" IT Pro Today 1:52 PM
  • "Google Is Now Under Investigation After Oracle Accused It of Secretly Tracking Android Users" Fortune 6:18 AM
  • "Oracle Accuses Google of Secretly Tracking Users" Investopedia 2:43 PM
  • "Cisco Buys Accompany, Threatens Microsoft's LinkedIn Dominance" Zacks 6:15 PM
  • "Cisco earnings: Focus is on new networking-as-a-service model/New Catalyst 9000 network switch requires something new: a software contract" MarketWatch 6:46 PM
  • "Silicon Wafer Shipments Hit Record Level" EE Times Asia 6:06 AM
General Interest
  • "Yes, HTC is working on a 'blockchain phone'" TechCrunch 5:51 PM
  • "Verizon names LA as second city for 5G" CNET 6:16 PM
  • "Verizon once had big plans to compete with Amazon's cloud juggernaut — now it's a big Amazon cloud customer" Business Insider 1:40 PM
  • "Kaspersky Is Moving Some of Its Operation From Russia to Switzerland to Win Back Trust" Gizmodo 11:17 AM
  • "Adobe sends out second wave of security updates for critical vulnerabilities" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Mining malware hides in Facebook tags and messages - Video" ZDNet 5:56 PM
  • "Facebook's AI makes little headway in the fight against hate speech" The Next Web 8:01 PM
  • "Facebook transparency report still ignores company's biggest problems" Mashable 6:40 PM
  • "Facebook data leak exposed 'intimate' details of three million users: 'myPersonality' app stored data on unsecured website for four years" The Inquirer 6:26 AM
  • "Facebook suspends 200 apps over data misuse investigation: Facebook has so far suspended around 200 apps in the first stage of its review into apps that had access to large quantities of user data, in a response to a scandal around political consultancy Cambridge Analytica." Reuters 6:26 AM
  • "O2 apologises for racist hate mail sent with Sim cards" BBC 6:27 AM
  • "AI And The Third Wave Of Silicon Processors" Forbes 6:17 AM
  • "Google is delaying a Chrome audio update that broke countless web games" The Verge 6:40 PM
  • "Google WiFi now shows which devices are struggling to connect" Engadget 5:48 PM
  • "Google Wifi can now test network performance for each device on a network" 9to5Google 1:51 PM
  • "Google One is Google's latest rebrand of its cloud data offering: The 2TB offer is particularly tempting" The Inquirer 6:18 AM
  • "Google just slashed the price on its massive storage plans with Google One upgrade" Mashable 6:19 AM
  • "Gmail's native Offline mode is making its way to users' accounts: It can make your plane ride more productive and less boring." Engadget 6:26 AM
  • "Alexa can unlock Yale's smart deadbolt locks: Let guests in without lifting a finger." Engadget 6:27 AM
  • "Snapchat's six-second unskippable ads have arrived: The experimental ads will appear in the platform's professionally produced Shows." Engadget 6:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Debuts Breakthrough Latex Printer at FESPA" HP 5:59 PM
  • "HP Inspires FESPA Attendees to Say Yes" HP 5:58 PM
  • "HP Launches State-of-the-Art Large Format Photo Printers" HP 5:58 PM
  • "HP Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Earnings on May 29, 2018" HP 5:58 PM
  • "HP and DiSTI Join Forces to Reinvent Enterprise Training Using Virtual Reality" HP 5:58 PM
  • "Intel and Huawei Top Reputation Institute's 2018 China RepTrak® 100 — China's Largest Corporate Reputation Stud" Globe Newswire 6:50 AM
  • "New Oracle Billing and Revenue Management Features Help Cloud, Telco Providers Monetize Emerging Services" Oracle 5:58 PM
  • "Microsoft's Office of the Future Seems to Be Missing Something: Where's the voice control?" Slate 6:46 PM
  • "Microsoft's Big Ideas Are Sick, But When Does Reality Catch Up With the Tech?" Gizmodo 2:38 PM
  • "It Looks Like Microsoft is Developing an Accessibility-Focused Xbox One Controller" Kotaku 6:51 AM
  • "Windows 10 on ARM can run on the Nokia Lumia 950 XL: It has repercussions beyond itself" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "White House Eliminates Cybersecurity Coordinator Role" New York Post [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:35 PM
  • "U.S. investigating Cambridge Analytica: New York Times" Reuters 9:35 PM
  • "Justice Department and F.B.I. Are Investigating Cambridge Analytica" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:45 PM
  • "Trump's controversial ZTE order came days after the Chinese government provided millions to a Trump Organization-tied project" Business Insider 6:15 PM
  • "Homeland Security unveils new cyber security strategy amid threats" Reuters 12:06 PM
  • "Sharing of school pupils' data put on hold" BBC 8:03 AM
  • "Google employee protest: Now 'Googlers are quitting' over Pentagon drone project" ZDNet 6:48 AM
  • "Supreme Court declines to hear 'podcasting patent' case, handing win to EFF: Back in 2015, Personal Audio's claimed patent was invalidated by a federal court." Ars Technica 6:48 AM
  • "Uber Eliminates Forced Arbitration for Sex Misconduct Claims" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:45 AM
  • "This bipartisan bill finally gets encryption right" BGR 6:27 AM
  • "Seattle's new 'Amazon tax' should serve as a model for all major cities" The Next Web 5:49 PM
  • "Analysis: the Seattle-Amazon tax fight is a lose-lose for everyone" CNNMoney 5:04 PM
  • "Opinion: Google, please make Pixel 3 stand out from these notched abominations" 9to5Google 4:32 PM
  • "I stopped using my phone for 2 hours before bed, and it had a more powerful effect than I expected" Business Insider 3:43 PM
  • "Are Wearables Actually Having a Positive Impact on Health and Wellness?" ReadWrite 2:47 PM
  • "Is Facebook Doing Enough to Stop Bad Content? You Be the Judge" PC Magazine 1:40 PM
  • "Facebook Gives Us the First Real Look at Its Cesspool of Terrorist Propaganda and Hate Speech" Gizmodo 1:39 PM
  • "Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5680 Review: Attractive, Affordable PC Gaming" HotHardware 12:07 PM
  • "Will the Galaxy S10 be Samsung's first 5G phone?" BGR 8:43 AM
  • "Adding AI and ML to Speech-to-Text and Language Translations Are Game Changers" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:55 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet Pro 7720 review: An excellent A3-capable MFP" Expert Reviews 6:20 AM
  • "'Welcome to the Jungle' raises another $8.4 million" TechCrunch 6:45 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow's win streak comes to a halt as stocks see biggest skid in 3 weeks: A popular measure of volatility saw its biggest spike in five weeks" MarketWatch 4:53 PM
  • "Dow Drops Nearly 200 Points, Ending the Index's 8-Day Rally: Stocks fall on Tuesday as investors await the beginning of the next round of trade talks between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 4:53 PM
  • "Tech and health care lead US stocks lower; bond yields rise" Associated Press 4:52 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks are mostly lower; bond yields rise" Associated Press 1:42 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Snap Winning Streak: Home Depot weighs on blue chips after quarterly sales miss expectations" [Paid Membership Required] 4:52 PM
  • "Asian stocks largely pull lower on weakness in tech shares: Chinese markets are opening up, but some investors are skeptical" MarketWatch 8:45 AM
  • "European stocks waver with data, earnings deluge in focus: Iliad tanks after disappointing earnings" MarketWatch 8:44 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"

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