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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft is pouring more money into winning E3" VentureBeat 2:44 PM
  • "Microsoft's Next-Gen Xbox Will Arrive in 2020" Thurrott 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's next Xbox console reportedly coming in 2020" Neowin 12:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Building A Game Streaming Service For Xbox One, Windows, Phones; Confirms Work On Next-Gen Console" Redmond Pie 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Announced They Are Doubling Their Game Development Studios" I4U News 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft to Windows 7, Windows 8 users: We're about to end forum tech support" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Next-Gen HoloLens is Codenamed Sydney; Arrives Q1, 2019" Thurrott 10:13 AM
  • "Why Intel's smallest spin qubit chip could be a turning point in quantum computing: The chip, which is smaller than a pencil eraser, could lend itself to dramatic scalability for future computing scenarios." TechRepublic 8:51 AM
  • "Intel's new 14nm lake gets a name: Far from pristine waters, this one is a complete mess" SemiAccurate 8:24 AM
  • "Intel's limited edition Core i7-8086K CPU is officially on sale: For £380, you can get a seriously powerful slice of silicon" The Inquirer 10:09 AM
  • "Intel confirms plans for a discrete GPU by 2020, and gaming PCs might be first in line: Intel wants to compete with AMD's Radeon and Nvidia's GeForce products" PCWorld 3:16 PM
  • "Intel plans to release its first discrete GPU in 2020" Engadget 4:25 PM
  • "Intel Paves Way for Service Providers to Quickly Monetize 5G" The Financial 8:52 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 'urgent' update calms noisy fans for quieter computing" Digital Trends 8:51 AM
  • "AI could get 100 times more energy-efficient with IBM's new artificial synapses: Copying the features of a neural network in silicon might make machine learning way more efficient." MIT Technology Review 8:52 AM
  • "IBM's cloud surge: Can 18 new availability zones close gap on AWS, Microsoft?" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Cisco CEO: AI enables every tech we build" ZDNet 12:29 PM
  • "Cisco Live 2018: DNA Center takes centre stage" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "What is the name of the next Qualcomm server core? The next one, not the one that may be cancelled" SemiAccurate 8:24 AM
General Interest
  • "Fortnite now has 125 million players less than one year after launch" The Verge 8:21 PM
  • "Report: Amazon destroys large amount of new, returned goods" Associated Press 5:07 PM
  • "Google Home now handles three requests at the same time" Engadget 2:03 PM
  • "Google blocks Chrome extension installations from third-party sites to combat abuse" 9to5Google 1:16 PM
  • "Google Home can now handle three queries at once" TechCrunch 12:43 PM
  • "Liveblog: Nintendo Direct Presentation at E3 2018" Ars Technica 11:18 AM
  • "Google backtracks on Wear OS' battery-saving features: It had disabled background alarms and jobs, but developers didn't like that." Engadget 10:09 AM
  • "Rackspace launches managed colocation services" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Huawei Brings the MediaPad M5 Tablets to the U.S." Thurrott 8:34 AM
  • "OnePlus 6 Gets Front-Facing Portrait Mode, More" Thurrott 8:34 AM
  • "Plume launches SuperPod, its second-generation mesh WiFi puck: The Plume SuperPod gets better capacity and a second ethernet port." Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Almost half of US consumers will have access to 5G by 2023" ZDNet 8:15 AM
  • "All the biggest announcements from Sony's E3 2018 event — including some surprises" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "E3: Sony PlayStation 4's kiss kiss bang bang event" BBC 8:07 AM
  • "Liveblog: Sony's E3 2018 press conference/9pm EDT/6pm PDT Monday: A quartet of major PS4 exclusives will be the focus for Sony this year." Ars Technica 8:07 AM
  • "Sony's E3 2018 show: Our verdict/Breaking down an event that was all about quality over quantity." Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Best Buy 'error' reveals Netflix and YouTube apps for the Nintendo Switch: Streaming capabilities could be announced during firm's E3 presser" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Tesla updates Autopilot to force users to keep their hands on the wheel" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "AT&T opens its public safety network to volunteer first responders: You don't need an officially-issued phone to sign up." Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "Vivo's Nex is a true all-screen phone with a pop-out selfie camera: Now 100% notch free." Engadget 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Empowers Retailers to Detect Omnichannel Theft with Embedded Science: New Innovations in Oracle Retail XBRi Cloud Service Reveal New Sources of Omnichannel Risk and Provides Investigators with Automated Alerts and Actionable Insights" PRNewswire 8:54 AM
Microsoft
  • "How To Fix Missing Tile Icons On The Start Menu On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 3:46 PM
  • "Bypass the 'unsupported hardware' barrier of Windows Update" gHacks 8:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 upgrade problems: These are the biggest hassles you face" ZDNet 8:25 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Judge OKs AT&T merger with Time Warner, rejecting arguments it would hurt consumers, competition" Los Angeles Times 9:16 PM
  • "AT&T wins big. Next up: Comcast and Fox" CNNMoney 7:21 PM
  • "AT&T and Time Warner deal approved by district court judge" Slate 4:28 PM
  • "AT&T Cleared to Buy Time Warner in $85 Billion Merger" Time 4:06 PM
  • "AT&T's Time Warner Takeover Wins Judge's Approval in Defeat for Justice Dept." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Judge rules AT&T can purchase Time Warner" Engadget 3:46 PM
  • "Illegal memes? Weak Safe Harbor? Unpacking the proposed EU copyright overhaul: Overhaul would bring chilling effects, costs, and legal uncertainty along for the ride." Ars Technica 9:46 AM
  • "Here are 454 pages of Facebook's written follow-up answers to Congress" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Pressure mounts on EU-US Privacy Shield after Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Net neutrality rules officially repealed in US" Telegraph 8:23 AM
  • "Net neutrality is officially dead in the US (except it really isn't)" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
  • "Trump and Kim USB fan raises cyber-security alert" BBC 8:07 AM
  • "UK watchdog issues $330k fine for Yahoo's 2014 data breach" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Nest X Yale Lock review: Nest x Yale Lock looks beautiful, but delivers less than the sum of its parts" Digital Trends 7:17 PM
  • "Inside the early days of North Korea's cyberwar factory" ZDNet 10:14 AM
  • "Toshiba OCZ RC100 SSD Review: Tiny, Affordable NVMe Storage" HotHardware 9:50 AM
  • "How to Use Google Lens' New Features" Lifehacker 8:51 AM
  • "Digital disruption: How to create a culture of innovation in your organisation" ZDNet 8:25 AM
  • "Exclusive: Plume's new 'Superpod' hardware is here—and it's fast/Hands-on with the company's 2.0 pod—speeds are great; subscriptions may be involved." Ars Technica 8:06 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Jane.ai raises $8.4M to bring a digital assistant into your office software" TechCrunch 5:51 PM
  • "Arm acquires Stream Technologies for IoT connectivity" ZDNet 3:09 PM
  • "Amino raises $45M for to bring fan communities to smartphones" TechCrunch 11:37 AM
  • "Kry bags $66M to launch its video-call-a-doctor service in more European markets" TechCrunch 10:13 AM
  • "Meituan Is Said to Plan $6 Billion IPO Filing This Month" Bloomberg 8:28 AM
  • "Valve is bringing an official version of Steam to China" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Valve is planning on bringing Steam to China: But it's not likely to be the Steam we know and love" The Inquirer 8:15 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end modestly higher as investors await Fed rate decision: Investors shrug off North Korea summit" MarketWatch 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks Mixed After Trump-Kim Summit, Wall Street Looks to Fed Meeting: Stocks finished mixed on Tuesday, following the summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and as Wall Street turns its attention the start of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting." TheStreet 4:11 PM
  • "Stocks take US-North Korea summit outcome in stride" FOXBusiness 11:20 AM
  • "Dow Industrials Little Changed Ahead of Central-Bank Decisions: Fed and ECB are expected to further unwind stimulative policies that fueled an economic rebound" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:11 PM
  • "Asian stock markets mostly gain, exhibit calm around Trump-Kim meeting" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "European stocks step lower as Trump-Kim pledge 'lacks some detail'" MarketWatch 8:37 AM



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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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