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TechNN Archive: Saturday, May 26, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Is Making a Tool to Track Down Biased AI, But That's Just Half The Problem" Science Alert 9:41 PM
  • "Surface Pro gets updated with reliability improvements" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "Latest Surface Pro Updated to Improve Reliability" Thurrott 9:49 AM
  • "The latest Acer Nitro monitors feature AMD FreeSync" Thumbsticks 7:30 AM
  • "Samsung adds FreeSync support to select 4K TVs: Tear-free, smoother action for AMD GPU and Xbox One owners" Eurogamer 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: The whole world is now a computer" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Satya Nadella aims to make Microsoft the most ubiquitous AI platform for businesses" Campaign Live 5/25
  • "The one 'fascinating' mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day" Quartz 5/25
  • "This Windows 10 April 2018 Update Bug Removing Colors Should Be a Feature" Softpedia 5/25
  • "Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17677" Softpedia 5/25
  • "Microsoft is developing a tool to help engineers catch bias in algorithms" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Chevy, IBM offer NASCAR, Indy drivers head start" FOXBusiness 5/25
  • "IBM to invest in tech to predict floods, cyclones in India" PTI 5/25
  • "IBM Researchers Explain Machine Learning Models By Exploring What Isn't There" Forbes 5/25
  • "IBM banned USB drives. Is it the future of security or a knee-jerk reaction?" Digital Trends 5/25
  • "Crédit Mutuel selects IBM's Watson to manage risk and compliance issues" The Paypers 5/25
  • "HP Envy x2 (Snapdragon 835) review:" CNET 5/25
  • "HP Spectre 15 x360 2018 review: Made better by standard 4K, great battery life" Ars Technica 5/25
  • "Dell's Precision 3530 Mobile Workstation Ships with Linux,Three Others Soon" Digital Trends 5/25
  • "Dell Launches New Precision Mobile Workstation Line-Up Powered by Ubuntu Linux" Softpedia 5/25
  • "15in MacBook Pro vs Dell XPS 15 head-to-head review" IT PRO 5/25
  • "Intel's rumored octa-core Coffee Lake-S CPU gets even faster" TechRadar UK 5/25
  • "Intel's future silicon may not be Spectre-proof after all" bit-tech 5/25
  • "Intel India, Israel Consulate tie up to drive innovation among start-ups" Hindu Business Line 5/25
  • "Will Intel's Deep Neural Processor Be Too Late?" EE Times 5/25
  • "Budget King: Intel Pentium Gold G5400 review" Hardware.Info 5/25
  • "Leading DRAM Makers Release Modules Validated with AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs" AnandTech 5/25
  • "Raja Koduri Left AMD Because He Did Not See A Future There Competing With Nvidia" SegmentNext 5/25
  • "Cisco Systems: Russian cyber-attack likely" Energy Global 5/25
  • "Q&A: Cisco's Theresa Bui on the company's Kinetic IoT platform" Network World 5/25
  • "Cisco admins: Hold that IOS XR update while you get new firmware" The Register 5/25
  • "When being cloud-native is a bad idea" InfoWorld 5/25
General Interest
  • "Ad Blocker Ghostery Celebrates GDPR Day by Revealing Hundreds of User Email Addresses" Gizmodo 5/25
  • "Nintendo Trademark App Drives Speculation Around N64 Mini-Console" Benzinga 5/25
  • "Hillary Clinton says she wants to be the CEO of Facebook: Look out, Mark Zuckerberg." CNET 5/25
  • "Fatmap wants to be the Google Maps for the great outdoors" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Google Pay now supports Suica cards in Japan - Video" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Google's Duo and Cisco's Webex Teams among the VoIP apps pulled from the China App Store" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Google and LG Display have made the highest resolution VR screen yet" Engadget 5/25
  • "Amazon moves 130 jobs out of Seattle to Phoenix" FOXBusiness 5/25
  • "Amazon drives another real estate record in Seattle" GeekWire 5/25
  • "Orlando confirms it's testing Amazon's facial recognition in public" Engadget 5/25
  • "Amazon Echo secretly records couple's conversation... and then sends it on to a contact" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Facebook is building chips to analyze and filter live video" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over 'forced consent'" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Facebook has an official Pepe the Frog policy" The Verge 5/25
  • "Paypal lets you spend money in Gmail, YouTube and more" Engadget 5/25
  • "PayPal now offers payments in Gmail, Google Pay, YouTube and more" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Eric Schmidt says Elon Musk is 'exactly wrong' about AI" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Tesla settles with vehicle owners over delayed Autopilot updates" The Verge 5/25
  • "Tesla settles class action suit over Autopilot claims for $5M" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Take a look at your Twitter timeline 10 years ago" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Spotify to walk back its policy on hateful content" The Verge 5/25
  • "Spotify is reportedly rethinking its 'hateful conduct' policy" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Samsung's 2018 TVs now support FreeSync for smoother gaming" The Verge 5/25
  • "Pioneer debuts three new wireless CarPlay systems" The Verge 5/25
  • "ProBeat: 3 issues Slack needs to fix" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Another T-Mobile bug gave anyone access to your sensitive info" Engadget 5/25
  • "HTC adds some bells and whistles to the Vive Focus ahead of Western rollout" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Gravy's new mobile game show is 'Price is Right' mixed with QVC" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Essential Phone 2: Did Android founder Andy Rubin just cancel his next phone?" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Snips announces an ICO and its own voice assistant device" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Finally, a power bank specifically designed for GoPro Hero users" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Boba Fett 'Star Wars' movie is in the works" Engadget 5/25
  • "CryptoKitties sued for trade secret theft over Stephen Curry collectibles" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "HyperX Cloud Flight review: A solid wireless headset joins the venerable Cloud line" PCWorld 5/25
  • "Two more men charged over the fatal Call of Duty swatting incident" The Verge 5/25
  • "Lime, Bird and Spin have to temporarily remove scooters from SF" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Dot lets you invest in property without the hassle of a traditional mortgage" TechCrunch 5/25
Press Releases
  • "Info-Tech Research Group Names Microsoft Endpoint Protection, Kaspersky Endpoint Security and Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection as Endpoint Protection Gold Medalists" PRWeb 5/25
  • "ISG Smartalks™ Webinar to Reveal Best Practices for Maximizing Value in Cisco Negotiations" PRNewswire 5/25
  • "Avast Shares Steps to Fix Broken Windows 10 April 2018 Update Machines" WCCFTech 5/25
  • "Decoding Windows Error Messages" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/25
  • "Microsoft: Here's why Windows Defender AV isn't ranked higher in new antivirus tests" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Microsoft Won't Hold Back At E3 2018, Says Aaron Greenberg" SegmentNext 5/25
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update Includes New Features for Browser Extensions" Softpedia 5/25
  • "How to transfer your contacts and data from Windows Phone to Android" The Indian Express 5/25
  • "Microsoft patches Windows 10 for Intel SSD Issues" Hexus 5/25
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Microsoft, um, joins sprint to perfect chatty machine" ZDNet 5/25
  • "How to enable Reddit dark mode" The Verge 5/25
  • "PNY announces 512GB Elite microSDXC card" BetaNews 5/25
  • "Kaspersky Total Security 2019 cleans misbehaving apps and browser extensions" BetaNews 5/25
  • "The Acer Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop that's overclockable in all the right places" PCWorld 5/25
  • "Justice Department And FBI Say Reboot Your Router ASAP To Thwart Botnet Attack" HotHardware 6:53 PM
  • "FBI urges router owners to perform a reboot to stop VPNFilter malware" Neowin 9:42 AM
  • "U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide" Reuters 5/25
  • "Trump administration reaches deal with ZTE" Axios 5/25
  • "T-Mobile's getting lobbying help from Trump allies in deal for Sprint" Associated Press 5/25
  • "Notorious Kansas swatter charged in net neutrality bomb threat" Engadget 5/25
  • "What's driving Middle East's rush to social media?" ZDNet 5/25
  • "Major US news websites are going down in Europe as GDPR goes into effect" The Verge 5/25
  • "Some US websites are blocked in the EU as GDPR day arrives" BetaNews 5/25
  • "GDPR's silver lining: Data-driven AI and innovation in the enterprise" ZDNet 5/25
  • "GDPR claims its first victims: U.S. newspapers" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "Data privacy activist Max Schrems takes aim at 'forced consent' in wake of GDPR" VentureBeat 5/25
  • "How To Install Cinnamon And Nemo On Ubuntu" AddictiveTips 2:36 PM
  • "US space startup Rocket Lab sets new date for first commercial launch" The Verge 5/25
  • "Column: Hey Alexa, come clean about how much you're really recording us" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 5/25
  • "The fiction of 'digital wellness'—and the truth of digital dependence" InfoWorld 5/25
  • "Amazon Key took over my door for 3 months. It wasn't as creepy as I expected: Not only did Amazon Key keep my front porch blissfully free of boxes, the in-home deliveries didn't even freak me out." CNET 5/25
  • "The OnePlus 6 shows you don't need to splash out for an iPhone or Samsung to get a good phone" Quartz 5/25
  • "People are outraged by this school shooter game for all the wrong reasons" The Next Web 5/25
  • "Riminder raises $2.3 million for its AI recruitment service" TechCrunch 5/25
  • "Kaltura acquires interactive video startup Rapt Media" TechCrunch 5/25
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end lower as oil wallops energy sector, but tech shares buck the trend: Energy sector sees weakness on report of possible higher oil production" MarketWatch 5/25
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Decline, Energy Shares Fall as U.S. Crude Oil Slides 4%: Stocks finished mixed on Friday." TheStreet 5/25
  • "Stocks dip as oil prices and energy companies fall sharply" Associated Press 5/25
  • "Markets Right Now: Oil prices, energy companies fall sharply" Associated Press 5/25
  • "U.S. Stocks Stall as Oil Falls and Global Worries Mount: Investors are grappling with a growing array of global political risks" [Paid Membership Required] 5/25
  • "Asian markets cautious after Trump cancels North Korea summit: Japanese auto makers continue to fall; energy stocks weigh in Hong Kong" MarketWatch 5/25
  • "European stocks rebound into weekend after North Korea's response to canceled summit: Spanish stocks tumble after vote of no confidence in PM" MarketWatch 5/25

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InformationWeek (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "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 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "PayPal Cuts Off Alex Jones's Infowars, Joining Other Tech Giants"
  • "Jeff Bezos Cites a Big Number, but Few Details, in Plan for Low-Income Montessori Preschools"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "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 8:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai denies efforts to tweak search results: Axios"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
  • "FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal"
  • "As new iPhones go on sale, studies reveal chips from Intel and Toshiba"
  • "Dissected new iPhones reveal Intel, Micron, Toshiba parts"
  • "Farfetch tops price range in IPO in boon to luxury market"
  • "Comcast and Fox take $34 billion battle for Britain's Sky to the wire"
  • "Chinese police arrest 21 over data theft at Alibaba's delivery arm: Xinhua"
  • "Uber in talks to buy food delivery firm Deliveroo: Bloomberg"
  • "The artist as an algorithm: robot-made Rembrandt for sale"
ZDNet (Checked 8:30 PM; no changes since 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Twitter notifies users about API bug that shared DMs with wrong devs"
  • "iPhone XS Max first impressions: It's big, but not too big"
  • "iOS 12: Haven't updated yet?"
  • "New Virobot ransomware will also log keystrokes, add PC to a spam botnet"
  • "iPhone XS and XS Max reveals some battery surprises"
  • "How advanced persistent threats are creating new vulnerabilities"
  • "Windows 10 Mobile's last gasp? Wileyfox revives its dead Windows 10 phone"
  • "Thousands of WordPress sites backdoored with malicious code"

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