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TechNN Archive: Friday, June 1, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "A Microsoft acquisition of GitHub, valued at $2 billion, said to be in the works" Neowin 8:02 PM
  • "Windows 10 Finally Overtakes Windows 7 in the Enterprise" Softpedia 9:21 AM
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Google join forces to create a universal standard for braille displays" Alphr 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17682" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "Companies can skip a Windows 10 upgrade, but they have to hurry" Computerworld 8:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana/Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it." Computerworld 8:01 PM
  • "Surface 3 gets its first firmware update in a year and a half" Neowin 9:21 PM
  • "Lenovo is working on a successor to its unique Yoga Book convertible" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "HP Gives Up on ARM for Intel on New Envy x2 Windows 10 Laptop" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "It's good to be the king: Dell gives HPE hell at top of server charts" The Register 9:09 AM
  • "HPE wades into Dell EMC's roadmap" Channel Eye 9:08 AM
  • "Dell Virtustream gains certified cloud provider status for Australia" IT PRO (UK) 9:08 AM
  • "Asus launches Chromebox 3 desktops with 8th gen Intel CPUs" Hexus 9:07 AM
  • "New Asus Chromebox 3 looks set to be a speedy micro PC for both work and play" TechRadar UK 9:07 AM
  • "Intel wants PCs to be more than just 'personal computers'" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Intel QLC based consumer SSD late this year, also Business SSDs up-to 20TB" Guru3D 9:05 AM
  • "VMware, AMD, GE, and the U.S. Air Force Are Coming to Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2018" Fortune 8:58 AM
  • "AMD stock gains after Stifel hikes price target" MarketWatch 8:58 AM
  • "Acer Announces AMD Gaming Lineup For Computex 2018" AnandTech 8:57 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 2300X And Ryzen 5 2500X Processor Details Leaked" CDR Info 8:57 AM
  • "AMD B450 Motherboards Will be Displayed at Computex" Guru3D 8:56 AM
  • "Spark, Cisco team up for 5G Innovation Hub; Vocus-Vodafone tie-up on the cards?" Telegeography 8:52 AM
General Interest
  • "Fitbit misled consumers with ACCC claiming another scalp" ZDNet 9:50 PM
  • "Google reportedly won't renew controversial drone imaging program: Google will apply its AI expertise to drone footage until 2019, then it will stop." Ars Technica 8:13 PM
  • "YouTube dominates social media use among teens as Facebook fades, survey finds" CBS/AP 3:01 PM
  • "Google is taking a Home-branded putt-putt course on a US tour" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "Google's Files Go storage management app lands in China" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Google's military AI drone program may be more lucrative than it said" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Google bug: Android users baffled by unexplained glitch" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Amazon joins list of blockchain-as-a-service providers" Computerworld 3:01 PM
  • "Amazon makes Prime Pantry its latest monthly subscription option" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa will know which skill you need, even if you don't" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Facebook nixes Trending section to prep for 'future news experiences'" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Facebook is killing off Trending as it tries to revamp newsfeeds" BetaNews 12:32 PM
  • "Facebook's ad rules are forcing news outlets to register as political advertisers" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "Facebook kills its 'Trending' section" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "LG's AI-infused G7 ThinQ is now available in the US" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Here's a leaked look at the Motorola One Power's iPhone X-like appearance" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Court rules that Samsung doesn't need to update older phones" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Walmart launches exclusive personal shopping service that you text" The Verge 12:28 PM
  • "Walmart launches exclusive personal shopping service that you text" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Alibaba's new autonomous robot delivers packages at a modest pace" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Spotify drops artist conduct policy following backlash" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Spotify backs off 'hateful conduct' policy amid backlash" TechCrunch 12:08 PM
  • "The best smart LED light bulbs" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Can Nikon and Canon ever catch up with Sony's mirrorless cameras?" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Ford GoBike and Citi Bike" TechCrunch 12:07 PM
  • "Toshiba wraps up sale of memory chip business to Bain Capital consortium" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Twitch celebrates Pride month with new emotes and activities" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "Home-selling startup Opendoor adds an engineering office in Atlanta" VentureBeat 12:30 PM
  • "The 2019 emoji candidates include that flamingo you've been looking for" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Fortnite is headed to the Nintendo Switch, according to new leaks" TechCrunch 12:09 PM
  • "Follow the NBA Finals in high-resolution VR" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' takes the series to ancient Greece" Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Decade-old remote code execution vulnerability patched in Valve Steam client" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Ticketfly yanks website offline to recover from cyberattack" ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Count your bees with this Raspberry Pi project" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
  • "Bitcoin exchange abandons Poland even as the government invites it to a working group" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft is working on a Brain Computer interface, but for a good reason" MSPoweruser 9:24 AM
  • "Windows 10 April 2018 Update Bug Hides Some Taskbar Icons" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Officially Announces Windows Community Toolkit 3.0" Softpedia 9:22 AM
  • "Latest Insider update for Office for Windows 10 Mobile devices brings a new feature" MSPoweruser 9:22 AM
  • "Microsoft is repositioning Cortana as a productivity assistant rather than a personal one" Neowin 9:21 AM
  • "Microsoft celebrates one year of Xbox Game Pass" Neowin 9:21 AM
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft updates parental controls and allows for location tracking through Android Launcher" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's Android launcher now lets you track your kid's location and app usage" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Google Is Said to Not Renew Pentagon Contract That Upset Employees" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:05 PM
  • "Report: Google to End Involvement in Pentagon AI Project" PC Magazine 4:05 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. may soon claim up to $1.7 billion penalty from China's ZTE - sources" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "Signs of sophisticated cell-phone spying found near White House, say U.S. officials" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 1:34 PM
  • "UK parliament lining up restrictions for drone users" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "B&O Play Beoplay Earset review: discomfort by design" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "The all-screen phone everyone's going crazy over... isn't an all-screen phone" BGR 9:55 AM
  • "The Map Platform and the Map First UI" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9:19 AM
  • "Best ultraportable laptops for business 2018" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Logitech G513 review: Attractive outside, new Romer-G switch inside" PCWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners" TechHive 8:27 AM
  • "LG G7 ThinQ review: Big brains, bigger yawns" PCWorld 8:26 AM
  • "What an Always Connected PC is, and what to expect if you buy one" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Asus NovaGo review: The promise and the problems with the Always Connected PC" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "Lenovo Readying Sequel to Weirdest Laptop Ever" LAPTOP Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "4 reasons my love affair with Amazon is fizzling" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Here's how quickly Facebook rebuilt its profile on me" CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Lyft is reportedly close to buying the company behind Citi Bike" Engadget 8:38 PM
  • "Microsoft has been talking about buying GitHub, a startup at the center of the software world last valued at $2 billion" Business Insider 3:07 PM
  • "SV Angel says it won't be raising another fund from outside investors" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends over 200 points higher after stronger-than-expected jobs report: U.S. economy adds 223,000 jobs in May" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Jumps Over 200 Points Following Solid U.S. Jobs Report: Stocks rise Friday as Wall Street assesses a stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report for May." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks higher as unemployment falls to an 18-year low: The U.S. economy added 223,000 workers in May, surpassing the 188,000 analysts polled by Thomson Reuters were expecting. The unemployment rate fell to 3.8%, an 18-year low and down from April's 3.9%. Wage inflation inched higher, to 0.3%." FOXBusiness 11:43 AM
  • "Stocks turn higher amid strong US data, trade concerns" Associated Press 8:57 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Gain After Strong Jobs Report: Dow industrials recoup most of their losses for the week; worries about eurozone stability ease" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets end mixed, as MSCI's inclusion fails to make a splash in China: Nikkei up as automakers make gains" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "FTSE 100 follows Europe's lead higher as Italy forms a new government: U.K. stocks bounced up Friday as the broader European equity market found cheer from the formation of a new government in Italy, but London's blue-chips benchmark was headed for a lackluster weekly performance." MarketWatch 11:40 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 7:30 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
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New York Times (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
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PC Magazine (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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