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TechNN Archive: Thursday, June 14, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Google Pixelbook Could Dual Boot Windows 10" UberGizmo 7:05 AM
  • "Google Is Maybe Kinda Trying to Get the Pixelbook Windows 10 Certified" Gizmodo 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 could be 'heavily redesigned' for 2019: There will be a USB-C port and Intel Coffee Lake processors at least" The Inquirer 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly has its own cashierless store technology: Reuters reports Walmart is in talks to try the apparent Amazon Go competitor." Engadget 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's next-gen HoloLens could arrive in Q1 2019: Maybe people might buy into this one..." The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft revealed why some bugs aren't fixed right away - Video" ZDNet 4:42 PM
  • "Microsoft is using AI to make Windows 10 updates smoother" Engadget 7:32 PM
  • "Microsoft declares Windows 10 April 2018 Update ready for businesses" ZDNet 12:10 PM
  • "Windows 10 upgrade: Survey finds half of users experience problems" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Dell Launches New Portfolio of Commercial Desktops and All-in-Ones in India" TechVorm 7:27 AM
  • "Dell India unveils new commercial desktops, All-in-Ones" New Kerala 7:27 AM
  • "HP names new Personal Systems President" Opi 7:30 AM
  • "HP PC boss quits tech for fur baby future: Ron Coughlin will no longer doorstep fanbois outside Apple stores" The Register 7:30 AM
  • "Intel's Raja Koduri reveals plan to take on Nvidia and AMD in GPUs with 2020 launch: Ex AMD Radeon Technologies exec Raja Koduri reveals Intel GPU plans" Computing 7:32 AM
  • "You'll want to perk up when it comes to the new 'Lazy State' Intel CPU bug" Digital Trends 7:32 AM
  • "New flaw in Intel processors can be exploited in a similar way to Spectre" TechRadar UK 7:33 AM
  • "Intel warns of 'Lazy FP' chip vulnerability" bit-tech 7:33 AM
  • "Intel Core-based Processors 'Lazy FPU Restore' Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive FPU State Information on the Target System" Security Tracker 7:33 AM
  • "Researchers find a way to speed Optane DIMMs still further" bit-tech 7:33 AM
  • "Why Intel's monopoly could soon end (and you should be stoked)" Digital Trends 7:33 AM
  • "Intel starts making modem chips for upcoming iPhones: Chipmaker aims to take the lead in 5G, beyond PCs and smartphones" Nikkei 7:50 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Review" bit-tech 7:33 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.6.1 driver brings additional improvements to Vermintide 2 and more" Neowin 7:22 AM
  • "AMD releases Radeon Software 18.6.1 driver" Fudzilla 7:31 AM
  • "IBM expands cloud availability with 18 new zones" CloudPro 7:50 AM
  • "Equifax names former IBM Watson exec as new CTO" ZDNet 12:11 PM
  • "Oracle launches its very own 'net threat map: Pew! Pew! The whole world is connected, and the Internet is super-dangerous" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Lenovo's 'VR-ready' ThinkPad P52 packs a hexa-core CPU and 128GB RAM: 15.6in mobile workstation takes aim at CPU and GPU-intensive workloads" The Inquirer 8:16 AM
General Interest
  • "Stanford researchers taught AI to make dank memes" The Next Web 7:38 PM
  • "Facebook's New Political Algorithms Increase Tension With Publishers" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:52 PM
  • "Facebook changes its audit committee charter after privacy issues." Axios 4:19 PM
  • "DeepMind AI learns to reconstruct scenes from images" Axios 4:19 PM
  • "Google is having trouble retaining black and Latinx employees" The Verge 8:02 PM
  • "Google's 2018 diversity report recognizes 'need to do more' w/ leadership increasing role" 9to5Google 7:38 PM
  • "Google Helpfully Reminds Us How to Turn Off Invasive Personalized Ads" Gizmodo 4:14 PM
  • "DeepMind self-training computer creates 3D model from 2D snapshots" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:18 PM
  • "If You're A Facebook User, You're Also a Research Subject: The social network is careful about academic collaborations, but chooses projects that comport with its business goals." Bloomberg 7:38 AM
  • "Amazon starts shipping its $249 DeepLens AI camera for developers" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "Amazon's futuristic new DeepLens AI camera is now available to purchase" BGR 7:25 AM
  • "Mozilla 'Scout' leaks as a voice-controlled version of Firefox: Mozilla says it's 'too early to say' (so there may well be something to say soon)" The Inquirer 7:26 AM
  • "MIT boffins create AI that can see through walls: Could this be the precursor to pervert robots?" The Inquirer 7:15 AM
  • "Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3" BBC 7:16 AM
  • "Backdoored images downloaded 5 million times finally removed from Docker Hub: 17 images posted by a single account over 10 months may have generated $90,000." Ars Technica 7:16 AM
  • "Improved Circuitry May Bring Even Faster Charging To 2018 iPhones" Redmond Pie 7:22 AM
  • "Samsung to use 100% renewable energy in the U.S., China, and Europe by 2020" Android Central 7:38 PM
  • "Samsung renews green pledge planning to expand renewables" Neowin 7:22 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 could avoid notch thanks to 'sound-emitting' display tech: Samsung flagship might follow in the footsteps of the Vivo Nex" The Inquirer 7:15 AM
  • "Gorgeous renders show the Pixel 3 XL in color" BGR 7:25 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Watson Services Market Report 2018: Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Trends and Forecasted by 2028" PR 7:50 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft working on checkout-free retail tech: report" EJIinsight 8:58 PM
  • "NSW government turns to Microsoft for procurement monitoring - Video" ZDNet 8:52 PM
  • "How To Limit The Recycle Bin Size On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17692" BetaNews 1:18 PM
  • "Microsoft tie-up with Walmart could emulate self-serve success of Amazon Go: When shoplifting becomes damn near impossible" The Inquirer 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft begins rolling out a simplified ribbon for Office: But don't worry, the old one is still there too" The Inquirer 7:15 AM
  • "About That Office 365 and JavaScript Thing" Thurrott 8:16 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "UK won't be involved in Europe's Galileo satellite navigation program: The European Union said the UK should be treated like any other non-member." Engadget 12:16 PM
  • "AI startup Clarifai hacked by Russian source while part of Pentagon's Project Maven" VentureBeat 7:21 AM
  • "Tasmania to spend AU$22m on digital transformation in 2018-19" ZDNet 7:24 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "AI edges closer to understanding 3D space the way we do" TechCrunch 4:59 PM
  • "Mega Merger Mania" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 2:29 PM
  • "Huawei MateBook X Pro: Performance And Value In A Sleek Ultraportable" HotHardware 11:31 AM
  • "Jabra Elite Active 65t review: Better than the AirPods and designed for active users" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Traveling? These Airports Have the Fastest Wi-Fi: Ookla's North American airport Wi-Fi rankings found that Seattle-Tacoma International has the fastest free Wi-Fi in the US and Canada with 103 Mbps download speeds." PC Magazine 7:44 AM
  • "Cyber threat intelligence versus business risk intelligence: What you need to know" ZDNet 7:24 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "China regulators approve Qualcomm-NXP Semiconductors merger deal: SCMP" Reuters 8:52 PM
  • "Broadcom lays off 1,100 employees after Brocade merger" Reuters 7:33 PM
  • "Exclusive: Amazon to tap Brazil beauty obsession with cosmetics partners" Reuters 7:30 PM
  • "AT&T closes $85 billion deal for Time Warner" Reuters 7:33 PM
  • "AT&T's $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is complete" Engadget 7:33 PM
  • "AT&T finishes acquiring Time Warner, becoming massive media conglomerate" The Verge 7:29 PM
  • "Chicago Says Elon Musk's Company Will Build Tunnels and Electric Cars to Go to O'Hare" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Benchling raises $14.5M to help streamline collaboration among scientists" TechCrunch 8:16 AM
  • "At Snapchat, Redrawing the Bounds of Reality: Augmented reality may change entertainment as we know it. For Snapchat, the revolution starts with 15-second cartoons." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:44 AM
  • "This Startup Got $40 Million to Build a Space Catapult: Alphabet, Airbus and Kleiner Perkins are backing SpinLaunch, a Silicon Valley startup building a machine meant to fling objects into space." Bloomberg 7:39 AM
  • "IP platform PatSnap picks up $38M from Sequoia and Xiaomi founder's fund" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "Samsung launches new fund for early-stage AI investments" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "Luminar partners with Volvo and unveils perception development kit" VentureBeat 7:21 AM
  • "After botched IPO, Asian streaming startup M17 gets a $35M lifeline from investors" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks generally gain after data, ECB announcement; tech leads Nasdaq to record: Fox shares rise after $65 billion Comcast offer" MarketWatch 4:40 PM
  • "Dow Drops, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Higher, as Investors Assess a Hawkish Fed: The Dow finished lower on Thursday as investors assess hawkish signals on interest rates from the Federal Reserve." TheStreet 3:08 PM
  • "Stocks mixed following rate hike, economic data" FOXBusiness 12:15 PM
  • "Stocks Stabilize as Central Banks Signal Gradual Tightening: ECB reassures markets by pledging that rates in the eurozone won't start to rise at least until next summer" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:08 PM
  • "Asian stocks swing lower after Fed rate hike: Business activity in China slows in May" MarketWatch 12:16 PM
  • "European stocks drive higher as ECB plans to end bond buys in December: Chinese growth concerns weigh on mining stocks" MarketWatch 12:16 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "When Reporting on Defcon, Avoid Stereotypes and A.T.M.s"
  • "Charles Kao, Nobel Laureate Who Revolutionized Fiber Optics, Dies at 84"
  • "Get in Bed With Skynet"
  • "Why the Internet Wants Your Baby to Fail"
PC Magazine (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "The Best iPhone XS Cases"
  • "This Bug Can Crash Firefox by Forcing Repeated Downloads"
  • "Twitter Urges Users to #BeAVoter"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "How Data Science at Netflix Turned Hollywood on its Head"
  • "10 MacOS Mojave Features We Can't Wait to Try"
  • "CineStill TCS-1000 Brings Sous Vide Tech to Film Development"
  • "Autonomous Vehicles Won't Be Speed Demons at First"
  • "Lab Report Shows iPhone XS Max Screen Is Terrific"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings"
  • "The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota"
  • "Tesla is making its own car carriers"
  • "Walmart, Sam's Club to put food products on blockchain"
  • "Snapchat ties up with Amazon for point-and-buy"
  • "UK watchdog considers fining Tesco Bank over cyberattack: Sky News"
  • "Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit"
  • "Apple completes deal to buy Shazam"
  • "Ride-hailing firm Careem purchases Commut app"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "SHEIN fashion retailer announces breach affecting 6.42 million users"
  • "Expandable ads are hacker's new backdoor into commercial websites"
  • "Maker Faire New York 2018 shows the play's the thing"
  • "Walmart implements IBM's blockchain for food traceability"
  • "Enter to win* a fully-equipped hybrid for pros!"
  • "Microsoft to bring multi-user virtualization to Windows and Office with Windows Virtual Desktop service"
  • "US ISP RCN stores customer passwords in cleartext"
  • "Slack buys Astro, eyes tighter email integration on its platform"


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