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TechNN Archive: Monday, June 11, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft and friends need to explain why always-connected PCs make sense" Engadget 1:55 PM
  • "E3 Recap: Everything You Need To Know From Microsoft's Press Conference/Here's everything you need to know about from Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference." GameranX 9:51 PM
  • "Women at Microsoft Confront Its Worker-Friendly Image" Bloomberg 9:01 AM
  • "Linux Foundation: Microsoft's GitHub buy is a win for open source" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Windows Beats Google and Apple in Education" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "It's Time: New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates Launching Tomorrow" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft to stop offering support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in forums" BetaNews 8:02 AM
  • "Lenovo refreshed its Legion gaming laptop and desktop lineup" The Verge 1:38 PM
  • "Wimbledon 2018: How IBM Watson is serving up the smartest tournament ever" TechRadar UK 8:36 AM
  • "GE Or IBM: Which Turnaround Stock Is The Better Value Right Now?" Investing 8:36 AM
  • "IBM's problems with Watson Health run deeper than recent layoffs, former employees say" Stat News 8:35 AM
  • "IBM launches new data centers worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds" ITworld 8:34 AM
  • "HP Inc. (HPQ) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for June 12, 2018" Nasdaq 8:32 AM
  • "HP Spectre X360 15: Performance, Portability, And Compromise" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Dell Precision 5820 Tower review: A workstation with excellent content creation abilities" Expert Reviews 8:30 AM
  • "Dell is now the king of storage" Channel Eye 8:27 AM
  • "Intel is now capable of producing full silicon wafers of quantum computing chips" TechSpot 8:26 AM
  • "Home>CPUs: The Intel Core i7-8086K Review" AnandTech 8:26 AM
  • "Intel's love affair with PC gaming" TechRadar UK 8:25 AM
  • "AMD's Navi is targeting the high-end of Nvidia's cards, but rumours suggest it might not make it" PCGamesN 8:23 AM
  • "AMD A320 motherboards review: ideal for your APU!" Hardware.Info 8:23 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2018: CEO Chuck Robbins pushes tighter datacentre security" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "Cisco adds code and ecosystem exchanges to 500K-strong DevNet" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "IBM launches new availability zones worldwide for hybrid enterprise clouds: The company is targeting businesses with complex workload requirements, adding 18 availability zones globally to its public cloud" Computerworld 7:15 PM
  • "Hybrid cloud: Going on-demand and taking the pain out of enterprise integration" ZDNet 7:59 AM
General Interest
  • "Ubisoft at E3: Beyond Good & Evil is back/The show opened with Beyond Good & Evil and closed with Assassin's Creed Odyssey" Ars Technica 7:51 PM
  • "Huawei is making a phone even bigger than the iPhone X Plus or Galaxy Note 9" BGR 5:16 PM
  • "Prime savings to reach around half of Whole Foods Market stores this week" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "'Skyrim' comes to Amazon's Alexa" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "Amazon brings Prime discounts at Whole Foods to 10 more states" Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "U.S. watchdog slams working conditions at Chinese Foxconn plant that makes Amazon devices" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "After report on 'appalling' conditions, Foxconn will investigate plant that makes Amazon devices" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
  • "Facebook is launching a new memories page to remind you of the days when Facebook was good" The Verge 1:36 PM
  • "Facebook launches 'Memories,' a new home for reminiscing" TechCrunch 1:22 PM
  • "Facebook still wants to be a media company" TechCrunch 1:20 PM
  • "Police departments are training dogs to sniff out thumb drives" The Verge 1:37 PM
  • "Square's Caviar agrees to pay $2.2 million to settle class-action lawsuit over gratuity" TechCrunch 1:20 PM
  • "'Wolfenstein Cyberpilot' takes the fight to VR" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "Mercedes-Benz flaunts its all-electric compact EQA concept" Engadget 1:56 PM
  • "Ford's 'self-driving' Postmates test actually has a driver at the wheel" Engadget 1:56 PM
  • "Ford: Postmates self-driving delivery pilot is a 'significant stride' toward deployment" VentureBeat 1:44 PM
  • "Ford's 'self-driving' vans are now delivering food in Miami" The Verge 1:39 PM
  • "Tesla will start rolling out its 'full self-driving' package in August, Elon Musk says" The Verge 1:35 PM
  • "EE launches smart number technology, enabling customers to call and text across multiple devices with a single phone number" BetaNews 1:51 PM
  • "Oculus launches virtual reality tour of Anne Frank's house" VentureBeat 7:55 AM
  • "A French hospital is using VR as a drug-free pain solution" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Notorious Kindle Unlimited abuser has been booted from the bookstore" TechCrunch 7:38 AM
  • "Snapchat users can delete messages even after they've been viewed" Engadget 1:55 PM
  • "New Clear Chats option lets you delete Snapchat messages" BetaNews 1:50 PM
  • "A DC-themed Snapchat Lens could get you into Comic-Con" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Jurassic World: Evolution review — making it fun to keep your guests uneaten" VentureBeat 1:46 PM
  • "Final Fantasy XIV and Monster Hunter: World are crossing over (updated)" VentureBeat 1:45 PM
  • "New Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer focuses on stealth combat" VentureBeat 1:45 PM
  • "The Quiet Man may be Square Enix's first deaf hero" VentureBeat 1:44 PM
  • "Platinum Games is making Babylon's Fall for Square Enix" VentureBeat 1:44 PM
  • "Babylon's Fall is a new game coming from the creator of Bayonetta" The Verge 1:36 PM
  • "'Fallout 76' is an online survival game" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "How Bethesda plans to pull players back to 'Prey'" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "'Starfield' could be 'Skyrim' in space" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "'The Elder Scrolls VI' is real" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "'Elder Scrolls: Blades' is an RPG you can play anywhere" Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "This Fallout 4 Dogmeat statue looks amazing" The Verge 7:45 AM
  • "Uber could teach its AI to know when you're drunk" Engadget 8:12 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Unveils Major Expansion of Cloud Capabilities; Industry Leaders ExxonMobil, Bausch + Lomb and Westpac Shift to IBM Cloud" PRNewswire 8:35 AM
  • "A World Leading Steelmaker Chooses Altibase over Oracle and Lowers Database-Related TCO by over 60%" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
  • "ISI Telemanagement Solutions to Exhibit at Cisco Live 2018" PRWeb 8:20 AM
Microsoft
  • "Make sure Windows auto update is temporarily turned off, and watch out for SMBv1 fixes" Computerworld 3:32 PM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Xbox E3 keynote in under 11 minutes" Engadget 1:56 PM
  • "Microsoft continues investing in gaming with acquisitions, new Xbox consoles" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "Why Xbox VR was a no-show at Microsoft's E3 event" VentureBeat 1:45 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Xbox Adaptive Controller launches in August" The Verge 1:37 PM
  • "How to restrict Screen Time for Kids on Windows 10 PC" MSPoweruser 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Buys Four Game Studios As It's Becoming the 'Netflix of Gaming'" Softpedia 9:01 AM
  • "How to connect your wireless printer in Windows 10" Windows Central 9:01 AM
  • "Forget new Xbox consoles, Microsoft wants to bring Xbox games to iPhone and Android" BGR 9:00 AM
  • "E3: Microsoft guzzles up game studios and teases Xbox One game streaming" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Xbox Shows Microsoft Playing the Long Game" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft boosts focus on exclusive games for the Xbox console in battle with Sony PlayStation" CNBC 8:55 AM
  • "New Xbox confirmed as Microsoft promises to 'set the benchmark for console gaming'" T3 8:55 AM
  • "Microsoft boosts Xbox Game Pass with better third-party support" GamesIndustry 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's E3 2018 conference shows that Xbox is (sort of) back" Wired UK 8:53 AM
  • "17 Windows 10 problems - and how to fix them" IT PRO (UK) 8:52 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft's Next Console Is Codenamed Scarlet" Game Informer 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Buys 4 Games Studios as Work Starts on Next Xbox" PC Magazine 9:00 AM
  • "Here's what you need to know about the 4 gaming studios Microsoft bought to boost Xbox exclusives" Business Insider 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires four more games studios" bit-tech 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Adding 5 Studios as It Previews Dozens of Games" Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "E3 2018: Bethesda and Microsoft unveil Fallout, Elder Scrolls 6, Halo and Gears of War" The Guardian 8:48 AM
  • "Xbox Japan's cult hit 'Metal Wolf Chaos' is back" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "Windows 7 to Windows 10 migration guide" Computerworld 8:06 AM
  • "How to use Brotli for response compression in ASP.Net Core" InfoWorld 8:05 AM
  • "Windows 10 dual-screen laptops with e-ink are coming this year" ZDNet 7:59 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. publishes details of ZTE deal, ban not yet lifted" Reuters 3:38 PM
  • "Huawei patent case shows Chinese courts' rising clout" Reuters 3:37 PM
  • "Here's how companies have flouted net neutrality before and what made them stop" The Verge 1:39 PM
  • "U.S. net neutrality rules expire, court battle looms" Reuters 3:38 PM
  • "What to expect now that net neutrality is finally dead: A whole lot of nothing" TechCrunch 1:27 PM
  • "Canada's 'Random' Immigration Lottery Uses Microsoft Excel, Which Isn't Actually Random" Gizmodo UK 8:56 AM
  • "White House confirms its chief of staff was hacked" Engadget 8:14 AM
  • "China blamed for data theft from US Navy contractor" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Forget Silicon Valley; tiny Estonia is reimagining the way money moves" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "Over 100 UK tech leaders back new call for a people's vote on Brexit" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How Net Neutrality Actually Ended Long Before This Week" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:52 PM
  • "Screems is combining a 19th-century engine with blockchain technology for low-cost electricity" VentureBeat 1:47 PM
  • "Net Neutrality Is Officially Over Giving ISPs Total Control Of Your Bandwidth" HotHardware 4:03 PM
  • "It's official, net neutrality is dead. Here's what that means" Mashable 3:00 PM
  • "Net neutrality is dead — what now?" The Verge 1:35 PM
  • "Wiring for wireless: 5G and the tower in your backyard" ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 review: The Android rebel phone grows up" PCWorld 7:48 AM
  • "How to watch the FIFA 2018 World Cup without cable" TechHive 7:48 AM
  • "StrongVPN review: A good VPN service for rookies" PCWorld 7:47 AM
  • "Bitcoin plummets after hackers steal $37 million from South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail" BetaNews 8:02 AM
  • "Bitcoin price falls but doesn't flatline" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SoftBank leads $250 million investment in data storage startup Cohesity" VentureBeat 1:47 PM
  • "SoftBank Vision Fund leads $250M Series D for Cohesity's hyperconverged data platform" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Chinese electric car startup Byton raises $500 million" TechCrunch 1:29 PM
  • "Media startup Prøhbtd raises $8M to help bring cannabis to the mainstream" TechCrunch 1:22 PM
  • "LifeDoor crowdfunds the production version of its fire-thwarting door-closer" TechCrunch 1:21 PM
  • "Claroty raises $60 million to build cybersecurity for industrial networks" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "CapitalG leads $21.5M investment in Aye Finance, its first deal in India" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Memrise raises $15.5M as its AI-based language-learning app passes 35M users" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
  • "Pan-European seed fund firstminute hits a final fund close of $100M" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
  • "Workday acquires financial modelling startup Adaptive Insights for $1.55B" TechCrunch 7:36 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market books modest gain ahead of Trump-Kim summit, central-bank parade: Investors focus on Trump's meeting with North Korea's Kim and a raft of central-bank meetings" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks Rise Cautiously Ahead of Trump-Kim Meeting: Stocks closed higher on Monday as Wall Street prepares for an extraordinary week for risk events around the world." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks cautious ahead of Trump-Kim meeting" FOXBusiness 8:46 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher Ahead of U.S.-North Korea Summit: S&P 500 builds on last week's broad gains; bond yields rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 2:01 PM
  • "Asian markets cautious as Singapore summit prepares to kick off: Investors also awaiting central bank meetings this week" MarketWatch 8:46 AM
  • "Italian stocks mark best day in 13 months as political angst ebbs; European shares rise: European stocks finished with a win Monday, as Italian stocks posted their best session in more than a year, and as investors pushed past this weekend's acrimonious Group of Seven meeting in Canada." MarketWatch 12:59 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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