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TechNN Archive: Thursday, June 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Many Microsoft employees are unsatisfied with their pay according to internal survey" Neowin 7:12 AM
  • "A drop in the ocean: Microsoft's undersea data centre" Neowin 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft CEO Assures GitHub Will Remain Open Platform After Purchase" eWeek 5:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's plan for GitHub: 'Make GitHub better at being GitHub'/Reddit AMA with Nat Friedman doesn't really reveal a whole lot." Ars Technica 6:15 PM
  • "New Windows 10 preview: You get better localization, privacy, Mixed Reality" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "Latest Windows preview suggests you'll be able to turn S Mode on and off" Ars Technica 1:46 PM
  • "Microsoft Gears Up for Collaborative, AI-Infused Visual Studio 2019" eWeek 3:38 PM
  • "Intel's showing off its own version of a dual-screen notebook PC" Neowin 8:07 AM
  • "Intel's Dual-Screen Tiger Rapids PC Concept Sets Groundwork For Adaptable Computing" HotHardware 4:20 PM
  • "Intel shows off brace of dual-screen PC prototypes at Computex: But it won't build the devices itself" The Inquirer 8:19 AM
  • "Intel's Tiger Rapids is the two-screen notebook I've always wanted: It's a concept for Intel, but the company hinted that one of its manufacturing partners is set to release something very similar by the end of the year." CNET 8:55 AM
  • "Intel: Our new display tech will give laptops smartphone-like 28-hour battery life" ZDNet 10:53 AM
  • "Intel explains what 1-watt displays will mean for your new notebook PC: Josh Newman of Intel explains Low Power Display Technology, and how much more battery life 1-watt panels will give new PCs." IDG.tv 8:55 AM
  • "Intel pretends to compete with AMD at the consumer level: AMD unveils a 32-core 64-thread consumer CPU at Computex 2018. Intel fakes it." iMore 8:07 AM
  • "Here's What You Should Know About Intel's 28-Core 5GHz Computex Demo" HotHardware 5:25 PM
  • "Intel wants to get you excited for PCs with 'Creator' machines: They might even tempt over a disgruntled Mac owner or two." Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "AMD Demos 7nm Vega for Machine Intelligence at Computex" ExtremeTech 8:54 AM
  • "Dell fuels Esports engagement in the Middle East" tahawultech.com 8:53 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review: Plus-sized reversible greatness" Expert Reviews 8:53 AM
  • "Alienware cut cords with their first wireless headset, plus a new mouse" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 8:15 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)FORM 10-Q | Quarterly Report" Seeking Alpha 5:26 PM
  • "Cisco fixes critical bug that exposed networks to hackers" ZDNet 8:35 AM
General Interest
  • "Mark Shuttleworth dishes on where Canonical and Ubuntu Linux are going next" ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "Netflix has a secret page to request shows and movies you probably didn't know about" BGR 5:58 PM
  • "Sprint Offers Crazy $15/Month Unlimited Data Plan In Latest Grab For Customers" HotHardware 4:14 PM
  • "Facebook alerts 14M to privacy bug that changed status composer to public" TechCrunch 3:47 PM
  • "Mozilla Announces $225,000 for Art and Advocacy Exploring Artificial Intelligence" Mozilla Blog 1:37 PM
  • "Google Renounces AI Weapons; Will Still Work With Military" Bloomberg 9:22 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL leak hints at a deep display notch: It might also have an all-glass design." Engadget 3:18 PM
  • "Google Cloud announces the Beta of single tenant instances" TechCrunch 1:11 PM
  • "New T-Mobile upgrade may boost your coverage—if you have the right phone: T-Mobile's 600MHz available in 32 states, filling LTE gaps outside big cities." Ars Technica 12:25 PM
  • "Symantec Integrates Web Isolation With Cloud-Based Network Security" eWeek 11:33 AM
  • "Amazon purges creepy CloudPets smart toys amid privacy concerns: Internet-connected toys look increasingly like a cyber-savvy creep's dream" The Inquirer 9:42 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire TV Cube squeezes an Echo into its set-top box: It's like the existing Fire TV plus a full-fledged Alexa experience" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Cryptocurrency theft malware is now an economy worth millions" ZDNet 8:36 AM
  • "That Russian malware that infected over 500,000 devices is even worse than we thought" BGR 8:20 AM
  • "Scientists created a psychopathic AI using Reddit images: Look what you've done now, Reddit." Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Google says over 8 million people use its free WiFi service at railway stations in India" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price: CAD render leak confirms it'll be a Note 8 clone/But it will pack a fatter 3,850mAh battery, allegedly" The Inquirer 8:07 AM
  • "Experimental drone uses AI to spot violence in crowds: Whether or not it works well in practice is another story." Engadget 7:50 AM
  • "Valve Says Game Devs Can Now Put Anything on Steam Unless It's Illegal or 'Trolling'" Gizmodo 7:58 AM
  • "MSI's 25-inch gaming display is absurdly fast: The Oculux NXG251 packs a 240Hz refresh rate and 0.5 millisecond response time." Engadget 8:20 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell collaborates with Microsoft for IOT solutions: Dell Technologies and Microsoft will make IoT easier for customers by delivering a secure solution that provides consistent infrastructure management from the edge to the cloud." Gizbot 8:53 AM
  • "The Alienware Elite Mouse (AW959) and Alienware Wireless Headset (AW988) offer familiar Alienware styling" Notebook Check 8:52 AM
  • "Dell and Tata ClassEdge collaborate to address the role of technology in education" Gizbot 8:52 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft is Adding Skip Ahead to the Xbox Insider Program Too" Thurrott 7:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Appears to Confirm My Video Game Theory (Premium)" Thurrott 3:20 PM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: Quickly create a virtual machine to test new features" ZDNet 8:35 AM
  • "LinkedIn debuts Your Commute, navigation and maps to evaluate jobs based on how far they are" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Walmart sues to bar former tax executive from joining Amazon" Reuters 9:22 PM
  • "New law forces Google to suspend political ads in Washington state: Google says its systems are not yet able to comply with the disclosure rules." Ars Technica 10:29 AM
  • "Google could face a massive EU Android competition fine in July: The company could be made to unbundle Android from its search business." Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Amazon $1.2m gadget scam couple jailed" BBC 8:21 AM
  • "ZTE will pay $1 billion fine to beat US export ban: The company will have to change its board within the next 30 days, too" Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "MalwareTech says 4 new criminal charges are 'bullsh*t'" Ars Technica 7:51 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Training a neural network in phase-change memory beats GPUs: Specialized hardware that trains in-memory is both fast and energy-efficient." Ars Technica 3:21 PM
  • "The Best Multiroom Wireless Speaker System" The Wirecutter 11:46 AM
  • "Instagram Reportedly Wants to Be YouTube Now" Gizmodo 10:54 AM
  • "Two Hours with Sony's New RX100 VI Made Me Miss My Point and Shoot" Gizmodo 8:59 AM
  • "Android P Preview 3 hands-on—Here's all 157 new emoji, some UI tweaks: It's not a huge release, but we dutifully document the new emoji and other changes." Ars Technica 12:56 PM
  • "Hands-On with Android P Beta 2" Thurrott 8:58 AM
  • "These are the competitive pressures driving automakers to accelerate new tech adoption" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire TV Cube is like a Fire TV blended with an Echo Dot: Amazon wants Alexa to control your cable box and smart home gear all at once." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "Best laptops 2018: Huawei MateBook Pro X, Google Pixelbook and more/Which laptop do you buy? We round up the best of the year so far" The Inquirer 7:58 AM
  • "I wish I could buy Intel's cute little E Ink dual-screen PC: Part e-reader, part 8-inch tablet, the Tiger Rapids prototype is super nifty." Engadget 7:59 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Ride hailing firm Gett to raise $350 million: media" Reuters 8:36 AM
  • "Evernote is spinning out its Chinese business and it plans to take it public" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "CloudNC scores £9M Series A led by Atomico to bring AI to manufacturing" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Starship Technologies raises $25 million to expand robot delivery services" VentureBeat 8:11 AM
  • "Marshmallow picks up $1.2M seed to provide car insurance to immigrants and expats" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Laka raises $1.5M seed to take its 'crowd insurance' model beyond bicycles" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Zebra Medical Vision gets $30M Series C to create AI-based tools for radiologists" TechCrunch 8:10 AM
  • "Gett raises $80M led by VW at a $1.4B valuation, says it will be profitable by Q1 of next year" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
  • "Self-driving robot delivery startup Starship Technologies raises $25 million" TechCrunch 8:08 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq end lower to break four-day winning streak" MarketWatch 5:28 PM
  • "Trump's Trade Policies Already Costly as G7 Meeting Starts in Canada: Investors would be more than $1 trillion richer now if the President had been able to restrain some of his vituperative rhetoric about trade this year." TheStreet 5:28 PM
  • "Jamie Dimon, Warren Buffett want CEOs to stop issuing profit guidance to analysts" USA Today 8:40 AM
  • "Dow boosted by energy stocks, McDonald's" FOXBusiness 5:29 PM
  • "What Happened in the Stock Market Today" Motley Fool 5:29 PM
  • "Energy Sector Leads Dow Industrials Higher: Rising shares of oil-and-gas companies help offset selling across the tech sector" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:31 PM
  • "Asian markets surge forward after Dow's rally" MarketWatch 8:41 AM
  • "European stocks rise, as banks get an ECB wind-down boost" MarketWatch 8:42 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Key Characteristics of Digitally Mature Organizations"
  • "The CIO's Role in the Supporting a New Revenue Recognition Standard"
New York Times (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Amazon's New York Home Qualifies as 'Distressed' Under Federal Tax Law"
  • "A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk"
  • "The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville"
  • "May A.I. Help You?"
  • "20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them?"
  • "Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later"
PC Magazine (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "This USC Professor Explains How Biotech Can Enhance Humans"
  • "Corsair Keyboards and Mice Now Support Xbox One"
  • "Sony Wants a Second Screen to Expand VR Experiences"
  • "Ford, Walmart Team for Autonomous Grocery Deliveries"
  • "Access to Entertainment Drives Most VPN Use"
Reuters (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "A matter of volume: threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple"
  • "Tencent profit beats on investment gain, no progress on China gaming"
  • "VW to convert three German plants to build electric cars"
  • "Altice USA CEO calls for fixed-wireless consolidation in the U.S."
  • "Exclusive: Snap reveals U.S. subpoenas on IPO disclosures"
  • "Netflix tests cheaper mobile-only plan in Malaysia"
  • "Uber sees opportunity for minibus service in Kenyan capital"
  • "Ford, Walmart to collaborate on designing automated-vehicle delivery"
  • "Bain Capital Ventures closes $1 billion fund amid venture fund-raising frenzy"
  • "NATO looks to startups, disruptive tech to conquer emerging threats"
ZDNet (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Workday customers starting to run on AWS"
  • "Singapore moots creation of template sandboxes to ease fintech approval process"
  • "Inside a medical marijuana dispensary"
  • "Singapore, China to collaborate on fintech initiatives"
  • "Windows 10 Pro users confused after mystery bug messed with their licenses"
  • "Guilty of your roots: Why Kaspersky believes tech nationalism is on our doorstep"
  • "Order amongst chaos: automation best practice in a serverless world"
  • "Researchers discover seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks"


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