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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Hackers can summon Cortana to break into Windows 10 PCs" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Cortana can be used to hack Windows 10 PCs: The lock screen isn't so secure after all." Engadget 2:44 PM
  • "Microsoft Office is getting a new, simpler look" CNNMoney 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft just redesigned Office to make it simpler — here are the biggest changes" CNBC 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft is Redesigning the Office User Interface" Thurrott 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft planning to unveil HoloLens 2 this year" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 will reportedly be 'heavily redesigned' for 2019 debut" The Verge 8:56 AM
  • "Budget Surface 'spotted' in Microsoft's crystal ball" The Register 8:02 AM
  • "IBM SAP Partner To Build Clouds For 'Highly-Regulated' Business" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Intel chip flaw: Math unit potentially spills kernel crypto secrets to apps – modern Linux, Windows, OpenBSD immune" The Register 4:14 PM
  • "Another day, another Intel CPU security hole: Lazy State" ZDNet 8:10 PM
  • "Intel makes it a three-way race with AMD and Nvidia on graphics chips" MarketWatch 8:13 AM
  • "Intel's First (Modern) Discrete GPU Set For 2020" AnandTech 8:46 AM
  • "Intel confirms it'll release GPUs in 2020" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Intel will take on Nvidia and AMD with dedicated GPUs of its own starting in 2020" The Next Web 1:23 PM
  • "AMD and Nvidia, the two biggest manufacturers of graphics chips, are getting a new competitor — Intel" Business Insider 11:22 AM
  • "Intel Moving Into Rich Market for Discrete GPU Chips by 2020" eWeek 7:50 PM
  • "Nvidia will open deep learning research lab in Toronto" VentureBeat 11:20 AM
  • "Qualcomm to keep server CPUs but avoids head-on Intel battle" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Oracle Updates Autonomous Cloud Services, Data Integration" eWeek 7:38 PM
  • "Oracle rolls out free tool to track health of the internet" ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "Oracle expands autonomous PaaS offerings: Oracle announced availability of a number of platform services with built in automation earlier this year, and is now expanding the services to more clouds." ZDNet 9:11 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2018: WebEx Teams improves collaboration for remote workers says Cisco" [Video Report] TechRepublic 10:03 AM
  • "Cisco Live 2018: 5G focus on making new revenue for carriers" ZDNet 2:13 PM
  • "Semiconductor assembly process breakthrough could lead to more energy-efficient devices" V3 8:21 AM
  • "How Red Hat Linux is helping reclaim the fastest supercomputer title for the US: It's not just the chips in the Department of Energy's record-breaking Summit supercomputer, which is setting new speed records; it's also Red Hat Enterprise Linux." ZDNet 1:13 PM
General Interest
  • "Firefox makers working on voice-controlled web browser called Scout" CNET 2:27 PM
  • "Mozilla may be working on a voice-controlled browser: An internal meeting hinted at the nonprofit's ambitions." Engadget 7:57 PM
  • "Adblock Plus creator hopes blockchain will help spot fake news" Engadget 1:18 PM
  • "Billionaire AOL founder Steve Case is convinced the next big thing in tech won't happen in Silicon Valley, and he's launched a job network to prove it" Business Insider 1:18 PM
  • "Facebook sets new rules to regulate targeted advertising" CNET 2:27 PM
  • "Facebook releases new privacy safeguards after ceding to pressure from advertisers" Reuters 1:13 PM
  • "Vivo will actually sell a smartphone with a pop-up front camera: Why have a notched smartphone when your camera can just pop up when you need it?" Ars Technica 11:23 AM
  • "USB-IF and Fast Charging: New Standard Logo with Wattage Listed" AnandTech 11:20 AM
  • "Samsung sets to introduce foldable mobile: Foldable phones are coming — it's only a matter of time — and Samsung Electronics will be the first company in the world to put one on the market, possibly as soon as next year." The Korea Times 10:27 AM
  • "Google will let Pixel owners choose between dark and light launcher theme" The Verge 9:59 AM
  • "Inside Amazon's $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human" The Verge 8:41 AM
  • "Intelligent machines will 'end human evolution', says tech boss" Telegraph 8:20 AM
  • "ZTE's Shares Plunge as Deal With Trump Comes Under Threat" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "VR games can look amazing with this game-changing imaging tech" CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Kim Kardashian West thinks she's persuaded Jack Dorsey to let you edit tweets" CNET 8:06 AM
  • "How Maps Became the New Search Box" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:02 AM
  • "Turns out China loves VR. Wires and powerful hardware, less so." The Register 8:01 AM
  • "AT&T-Time Warner ruling opens door for more media consolidation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Oracle Autonomous Cloud Services Ease Mobile Development, Data Integration" PRNewswire 8:56 AM
Microsoft
  • "Google appears to be working on Windows 10 certification for its Pixelbook" Android Central 4:14 PM
  • "How To Fix The Tile Database Is Corrupt Error On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 2:13 PM
  • "A cheap Surface computer could help Microsoft win back the education market from Google" The Next Web 10:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 black screen problems fixed, as Microsoft patches 50 security flaws" ZDNet 9:12 AM
  • "Would you swap Windows 10 for Windows 95 -- 2018 Edition?" BetaNews 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Rumor Roundup: Everything We Know So Far" LAPTOP Magazine 8:36 AM
  • "EarTrumpet is the Windows 10 volume control app Microsoft should have created" The Verge 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Office's new Fluent Design overhaul makes it easier to use: A simplified ribbon leads the way for a billion users" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals which Windows bugs it might decide not to fix" The Register 8:01 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Australian Taxation Office seeks more IT folk with new panel" ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "'I won't stop suing Google': Australian man vows after High Court win" ZDNet 9:12 AM
  • "Google faces defamation case after Australian man Googled himself" CNET 8:05 AM
  • "Aussie bloke wins right to sue Google over 'underworld' images" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "Trump's ZTE deal challenged by Senate" The Register 8:01 AM
  • "AT&T finally has greenlight for its $80bn Time Warner takeover" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Alienware's new gaming headset combines comfort with solid audio" Engadget 7:38 PM
  • "Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Smart Speaker Is Best?" PC Magazine 4:12 PM
  • "Inside The Facebook Media Resistance" BuzzFeed 2:44 PM
  • "Opinion: Mobile payment apps need more than NFC for global success" Android Authority 2:32 PM
  • "OnePlus 6 review: Top-quality design, features and performance at a great price Review" ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "Your Wi-Fi Security Is Probably Weak. Here's How to Fix That." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:22 AM
  • "How 'Bullying' Amazon Killed a Seattle Tax Meant to Help the Homeless: The 'head tax' would have helped support the city's homeless population." Racked 11:22 AM
  • "How Electronic Arts is responding to the esports explosion" VentureBeat 11:21 AM
  • "Samsung Gear S4 may arrive with a bigger battery and a new gold color variant" 9to5Google 9:15 AM
  • "Battling Adware That Redirects Your Browser: If your browser is suddenly full of pop-up ads or taking you to sites you didn't request, you probably have a malware infection." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 8:55 AM
  • "After net neutrality's end and AT&T's deal for Time Warner, the internet enters a new phase" Axios 8:48 AM
  • "An update on black women raising startup funding" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "Fortnite on Switch makes Sony's cross-play policy look even more stupid" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence" Computerworld 8:11 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Comcast offers to buy Fox media assets for $65 billion in cash" Reuters 4:11 PM
  • "FaceMetrics lands $2 million to gamify kids' screen time and track immersion with AI" VentureBeat 2:57 PM
  • "Google ploughs money into Brazil: The company has seen the highest levels of investment of its history in the country, eyes further growth." ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Comcast, Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney are in motion" Associated Press 8:55 AM
  • "Back Market raises $48 million to fund global expansion of its refurbished gadget marketplace" VentureBeat 8:46 AM
  • "Sea seeks $400M raise to develop its e-commerce and payment businesses" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Truecaller makes first acquisition to build out payment and financial services in India" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Salesforce deepens data sharing partnership with Google" TechCrunch 8:43 AM
  • "Tableau gets AI shot in the arm with Empirical Systems acquisition" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "Managed By Q acquires NVS to offer space planning and project management" TechCrunch 8:42 AM
  • "UK tech sector gets £2.3 billion investment boost" BetaNews 8:36 AM
  • "Samsung launches new fund to invest in early-stage AI startups" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Investors wipe $3 billion off China's ZTE as U.S. settlement sinks in" Reuters 7:59 AM
  • "Toyota pumps $1 billion in Grab in auto industry's biggest ride-hailing bet" Reuters 7:59 AM
  • "Toshiba's $6.3bn share buyback poised to be among Japan's biggest" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market slumps after Fed lifts rates for second time in 2018" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks Sell off Into Close, End Down More Than 100 Points After Rate Hike: Stocks end down more than 100 points after Fed hikes rates, see more to come." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks cautious ahead of Fed decision" FOXBusiness 8:58 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip After Fed Decision: Officials pencil in a total of four rate increases for this year, up from three increases projected in March" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Asian stocks decline, with Fed rate decision in the pipeline: Automakers boost Nikkei; ZTE plunges in Hong Kong" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks inch higher as traders brace for Fed's next move" MarketWatch 8:57 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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