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TechNN Archive: Sunday, June 10, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "How to watch Microsoft's Xbox E3 2018 press conference: Expect some news about Halo, Forza, Gears of War, and maybe a hardware surprise or two" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft bought five studios to fix its Xbox game problem: The company acquired the studios behind 'Forza Horizon' and 'State of Decay.'" Engadget 4:33 PM
  • "Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference focused on the games, even if they're not Xbox exclusive" CNET 10:41 PM
  • "Microsoft teases Halo Infinite at E3 2018: Short trailer shows off newly announced 'Slipspace Engine.'" Ars Technica 4:36 PM
  • "Microsoft announces 'Halo Infinite'" TechCrunch 4:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Xbox 'Scarlet' And New Game Streaming Service" Thurrott 7:24 PM
  • "Microsoft is working on its own game streaming service: Play full-quality games on 'any' device." Engadget 6:22 PM
  • "The Elite Microsoft Hacker Team That Keeps Windows PCs Safe" Wired 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft adding ability to remotely install apps to any of your Windows 10 PCs from the Microsoft Store website" OnMSFT 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft to let you remote install Windows 10 apps directly from the Store website" Neowin 8:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 news recap: solar-powered Surface Pen patent, Video Editor app gets added to Windows 10, and more" OnMSFT 8:23 AM
  • "The father of microchips was ridiculed at first, but touched billions of lives" Stuff: New Zealand 7:35 PM
  • "Intel's limited edition i7-8086K CPU is now available for purchase" Neowin 6/9
  • "More details about the 28-core CPU reveal Intel's misleading presentation" Notebook Check 6/9
  • "What Is Intel's New Low Power Display Technology?" Tech Times 6/9
  • "We Found a Prototype 4 TB Intel QLC SSD with 500 P/E Cycles" AnandTech 6/9
  • "AMD Is Getting Ready to Overtake Intel With 7-Nanometer CPUs and Graphics Cards" GCR 6/9
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1: A great display meets a noisy fan" ZDNet 6/9
  • "Move over, China: With IBM's help, US has world's fastest supercomputer" Tech Wire 6/9
  • "Why Microsoft is buying GitHub in $7.5 billion deal" Washington Post 6/9
  • "Microsoft Gunning To Become The Netflix Of Gaming Powered By Azure Cloud" HotHardware 6/9
  • "Why dual-screen laptops are twice as good: Dual-screen laptops are better tablets than tablets, better laptops than laptops — and better desktops than desktops." Computerworld 6/9
  • "ORNL Summit Reclaims Supercomputing Crown For America With 27,648 NVIDIA Volta GPUs" HotHardware 6/9
General Interest
  • "Early Pixel 3 XL Leaks Disappoint Critics" Thurrott 4:47 PM
  • "Liveblog: The PC Gaming Show at E3 2018/Some of PC gaming's biggest hardware and software makers gather together once more." Ars Technica 4:30 PM
  • "Inventor says Google is patenting work he put in the public domain: Creator of a breakthrough compression algorithm fights to keep it patent-free." Ars Technica 8:22 AM
  • "Ben Heck's Atari 5200: Making a better controller/An exercise in rebuilding rusty old game controllers from scratch." Engadget 8:20 AM
  • "Donating money to homeless people using your phone" BBC 6/9
  • "Norman is a psychopathic AI obsessed with murder, thanks to Reddit" Neowin 6/9
  • "Google Will Finally Release Its Own Podcasts App" Thurrott 6/9
  • "How did hacker Adrian Lamo die? Medical examiner couldn't figure it out: Examiners found a sticker on his thigh identifying him with 'Project Vigilant.'" Ars Technica 6/9
  • "Google Search to let you follow World Cup matches in real-time" The Economic Times 6/9
  • "Frontier Communications' password bug lets anyone into your account" Engadget 6/8
  • "Password reset flaw at internet giant Frontier allowed account takeovers" ZDNet 6/8
  • "Gmail for Android now lets you customize swipe actions" The Verge 6/8
  • "Google says it will continue to work with the military on AI, but won't get involved in weapons or spying" BetaNews 6/8
  • "Chromebook vs Laptop in 2018: Can it replace your Windows Computer? | Android Central" Android Central 6/8
  • "Chrome OS is fixing its app problem with Progressive Web Apps" Engadget 6/8
  • "Facebook will send fewer 'you are now connected' Messenger reminders" Engadget 6/8
  • "Why Facebook's secret data-sharing deal with Huawei has the US concerned" The Verge 6/8
  • "Facebook bug makes millions of users' private posts public" BetaNews 6/8
  • "Airbnb creates $10M fund to cover cancelled reservations in Japan after regulatory shift" TechCrunch 6/8
  • "GamesBeat Decides 84: Valve no speak good" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "Mozilla's building an open source dataset for speech recognition" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "How to follow every keynote at E3 2018" The Verge 6/8
  • "Workday acquires Rallyteam to fuel machine learning efforts" TechCrunch 6/8
  • "Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content" Reuters 6/8
  • "Hans Vestberg to take over as Verizon's CEO in August" TechCrunch 6/8
  • "Waymo wants to bring self-driving taxis to Europe" Engadget 6/8
  • "Uber and Lyft confirm that they want to expand to offer electric scooters" The Verge 6/8
  • "Uber is set to join the San Francisco scooter craze" Engadget 6/8
  • "Autonomous shuttle buses become the new Las Vegas wedding venue" ZDNet 6/8
  • "GM is supplying next-gen batteries for Honda EVs" Engadget 6/8
  • "Yahoo Messenger will shut down on July 17th" Engadget 6/8
  • "Oath is killing off Yahoo Messenger on July 17" BetaNews 6/8
  • "Yahoo Messenger is shutting down on July 17, redirects users to group messaging app Squirrel" TechCrunch 6/8
  • "Here are all the phones with headphone jacks you can buy right now" The Verge 6/8
  • "Doctor Smart uses blockchain technology to provide instant global health care" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "E3 chief says not all of gaming's big secrets are spoiled yet" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "EA Play aims to draw 40,000 players as it kicks off E3" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "Onrush is basically Overwatch on wheels" The Verge 6/8
  • "J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot expands into gaming with China's Tencent" Engadget 6/8
  • "'Stranger Things' novel will tell the story of Eleven's mother" Engadget 6/8
  • "Makers of 'Life Is Strange' announce psychological thriller 'Twin Mirror'" Engadget 6/8
  • "Stranger Things is getting a prequel tie-in novel" The Verge 6/8
  • "Fortnite players are pretending to protect the president, and it's amazing" The Verge 6/8
Press Releases
  • "DNotes 2.0 Now Listed On Mercatox Exchange" DNotes Global 6/9
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Console Sales Are Live For E3" The Inventory 3:33 PM
  • "Xbox Insiders will soon be able to 'skip ahead' to features months before they launch" BGR 11:44 AM
  • "Sony and Microsoft are both having massive video game sales for the biggest gaming event of the year" Business Insider 6/8
  • "PCs are actually exciting again" Engadget 6/8
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 6/8
  • "Xbox One E3 games SHOCK: Microsoft makes MAJOR release date delay" Express UK 6/8
  • "Microsoft to tackle $329 iPad with series of low-cost Surface tablets" MSPoweruser 6/8
  • "Microsoft files patent for a solar-powered Surface Pen" OnMSFT 6/8
  • "Microsoft adds a surprising new Video Editor app to Windows 10 PCs" OnMSFT 6/8
  • "Microsoft believes built-in LTE will become a standard part of a notebook PC" MSPoweruser 6/8
  • "Microsoft releases new firmware update for the Surface Pro with LTE to improve network reliability" MSPoweruser 6/8
  • "Microsoft unveils new deployment options for Windows Autopilot" Neowin 6/8
  • "Xbox One 'Skip Ahead' ring tests features months before release" Engadget 6/8
  • "R Tip: Easy dashboards with flexdashboard" InfoWorld 6/8
  • "Florida Didn't Run FBI Background Checks on Gun Buyers for a Year Because of a Forgotten Login" Gizmodo 6/9
  • "The FCC has officially banned phone companies' worst trick" BGR 6/9
  • "China Hacked a Navy Contractor and Stole 600GB of Data" Gizmodo 6/9
  • "White House says it will release government data to fuel AI research" Mashable 6/8
  • "In a blow to e-voting critics, Brazil suspends use of all paper ballots" Ars Technica 6/8
  • "China's ZTE, Saved by U.S., Has a Checkered Past and Shaky Future" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/8
  • "The FCC explicitly bans unauthorized phone bill charges" The Verge 6/8
  • "FCC accused of lying about 2014 and 2017 DDoS attacks" Engadget 6/8
  • "Acer Chromebook Spin 11 review: The Acer Chromebook Spin 11 is dirt cheap, but you get what you pay for" Digital Trends 6/8
  • "Razer's Nommo Chroma speakers have lush sound but struggle with bass" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "Alienware 17 R5 review: The unbelievably powerful Alienware 17 R5 will leave your desktop in the dust" Digital Trends 6/8
  • "Cryptomining still tops the malware charts for May" BetaNews 6/8
  • "Global Fishing Watch tracks ocean poachers with the help of AI" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "The Best Indoor Home Security Camera You Can Buy" The Verge 6/8
  • "Ticketfly says hack exposed private data of 27 million accounts" BetaNews 6/8
  • "Maritime navigation hack has potential to wreak havoc in English channel" ZDNet 6/8
  • "NTSB's Tesla fatal crash report: Autopilot sped up, no braking in final seconds" ZDNet 6/8
  • "The powerful PC hardware of Computex 2018" PCWorld 6/8
  • "What to expect at E3 2018: Live stream details and game predictions for all major events" PCWorld 6/8
  • "ZVOX AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker review: This compact soundbar accentuates voices" TechHive 6/8
  • "JetClosing Raises $20M Series A to Continue Growth of Real Estate Closing Technology" VentureBeat 6/8
  • "Alibaba's Ant Financial fintech affiliate raises $14 billion to continue its global expansion" TechCrunch 6/8
  • "Agora closes $50 million round to grow its voice and video SDKs globally" VentureBeat 6/8
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow posts best week since March as traders shake off G-7 trade jitters: Dow on track for highest close since March and third advance in a row" MarketWatch 6/8
  • "Dow Closes Higher as Trade Tensions Mount Heading Into G-7 Summit: Stocks rise as markets brace for what promises to be a fiery meeting of G-7 leaders in Quebec City." TheStreet 6/8
  • "US stocks stay mixed as G-7 summit begins; Tech Stocks slip" Associated Press 6/8
  • "U.S. Stocks Turn Higher to Post Weekly Gains: Analysts attribute the choppy trading to rising trade friction ahead of a G-7 summit" [Paid Membership Required] 6/8
  • "Asian stocks fall as tensions ramp up before G-7 summit: Tencent, Samsung close lower" MarketWatch 6/8
  • "European stocks close lower, with G-7 tensions 'unnerving investors': European stocks closed lower on Friday, under pressure with trade tensions between the U.S. and other countries on full display as leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies gathered in Canada." MarketWatch 6/8

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InformationWeek (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
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  • "Getting Smart About Knowledge Management"
  • "How Analytics Supports Value-Based Healthcare"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "'Weaponized Ad Technology': Facebook's Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye"
  • "Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China"
  • "As Cars Collect More Data, Companies Try to Move It All Faster"
  • "Netflix and Kenya Barris, Creator of 'Black-ish,' Reach a Deal"
  • "The Secret to Ant Efficiency Is Idleness"
  • "Settling Arguments About Hydrogen With 168 Giant Lasers"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Deals: Best $500 Back-To-School Laptop, $100 Off iPad Mini 128GB"
  • "Google Employees Protest Censored Search Engine For China"
  • "MoviePass to Limit Your Film Options to Six Per Day"
  • "ARM Needs a Village to Raise Its Fanciful, Always-Connected Laptop"
  • "FCC Knew in January DDoS Attack Claim Was Possibly Bogus"
  • "Amid Blocks, Bans, and Criticism, Dorsey Mulls a Twitter Redesign"
  • "Report: Apple Could Launch a Car Between 2023 and 2025"
  • "Turtle Beach Announces Atlas Line of PC Gaming Headsets"
  • "Diablo III: Eternal Collection Confirmed for Nintendo Switch"
  • "Over The Next Five Years, 146 Billion Records Will be Breached"
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "As Nvidia expands in artificial intelligence, Intel defends turf"
  • "U.S. judge blocks programs letting 'Grand Theft Auto' players 'cheat'"
  • "Whistleblower accuses Tesla of spying on employees at Gigafactory: attorney"
  • "Chinese hackers targeted U.S. firms, government after trade mission: researchers"
  • "Nvidia forecast lags Wall Street as crypto demand evaporates"
  • "Tesla sues Ontario over canceled electric vehicle rebate"
  • "Australian teen sparks FBI action after hacking Apple: media"
  • "Applied Materials weak forecast fans concerns over chip boom end"
  • "First crack at Musk could give top Tesla funds an edge"
  • "Google employees demand more oversight of China search engine plan"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "Nokia deploys software-defined solutions across NBN FttC network"
  • "Google Cloud rolls out prepackaged AI services aimed at business functions"
  • "Nvidia takes a hit on weak Q3 guidance"
  • "7 ways you can (maybe) get Microsoft Office 365 for free"
  • "Microsoft Office 365 users hit with log-in, activation issues"
  • "AI chip war: Intel has a plan to win it"
  • "Severe vulnerability exposes WordPress websites to attack"
  • "Twitter ends support for legacy APIs, causes developer angst"

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