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TechNN Archive: Saturday, June 16, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and Others Are Plunging Into 'Blockchain-as-a-Service'" TheStreet 8:35 AM
  • "Amazon and Microsoft back campaign against California privacy act" Engadget 4:23 PM
  • "Microsoft introduces mixed reality as a service" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Attempts a Submersible Cloud" Barron's 8:33 AM
  • "Facebook's new AI research is a real eye-opener" TechCrunch 4:22 PM
  • "Microsoft takes aim at Amazon with push for checkout-free retail outlets" Times of Malta 6/15
  • "Amazon, Microsoft, and Uber are paying big money to kill a California privacy initiative" The Verge 6/15
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17692" Softpedia 6/15
  • "Microsoft and Sony's Rumored Game Console Plans Bode Well for AMD: Recent reports indicate new Xbox and PlayStation consoles will arrive in 2020. Analyst estimates for AMD don't seem to account for their impact." TheStreet 6/15
  • "Microsoft HoloLens 2 headset to use Qualcomm's XR1 VR chip" Pocket-lint 6/15
  • "E3 2018: Microsoft Has No Plans To Bring Virtual Reality Or Mixed Reality To Xbox/Share. It will continue focusing on PC for VR and MR, not Xbox." IGN 6/15
  • "IBM's Privacy Chief Explores Trust and GDPR" WSJ Blogs 6/15
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet vs. Microsoft Surface Pro: 2-in-1 showdown" Windows Central 6/15
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad P52, now with up to 128GB of RAM" ZDNet 6/15
  • "HP Elite Slice review: Meet the sandwich-sized desktop replacement" IT PRO (UK) 6/15
  • "Alienware and Dell Gaming Introduce new Gaming Hardware (Desktop and Peripherals)" Guru3D 6/15
  • "Intel updates Kaby Lake G Radeon RX Vega M driver" Hexus 6/15
  • "Intel might launch an octa-core Coffee Lake processor in September" The Inquirer 6/15
  • "Intel Kaby Lake G Core i7-8705G review: Why Nvidia should be scared" PCWorld 6/15
  • "First Look at Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake CPU Die" WCCFTech 6/15
  • "Intel's Core i9 for laptops is great, but it's not a true Core i9" Digital Trends 6/15
  • "Intel Starts Producing XMM 7560 Modem Chips For Apple's iPhones" Tom's Hardware 6/15
  • "Intel CPUs Affected By Yet Another Speculative Execution Flaw" Tom's Hardware 6/15
  • "We Found a Prototype 4 TB Intel QLC SSD" AnandTech 6/15
  • "Xen Project patches Intel's Lazy FPU flaw" The Register 6/15
  • "Keep buying AMD shares because its profitability will soar on new chips: Cowen" CNBC 6/15
  • "Report: AMD's next graphics architecture built for PlayStation 5" Eurogamer 6/15
  • "AMD Radeon PRO V340 With 32 GB HBM2 Is The World's First-Ever 7 nm Multi-User GPU" SegmentNext 6/15
  • "AMD Sneakily Launches The Radeon Pro V340 – Dual Vega 10 GPU With 32GB HBM2" WCCFTech 6/15
  • "AMD Radeon Pro V340 with two Vega 10 GPUs surfaces online" Guru3D 6/15
  • "Driver update: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.6.1" Tweakers 6/15
  • "CIOs planning to snub Oracle for other cloudy vendors – analyst" The Register 6/15
  • "Invest Banca implements Oracle's core banking platform" Verdict 6/15
  • "Atlatl Software's Visual And AR Product Collaborating With Oracle CPQ Cloud" VR Focus 6/15
  • "Cisco aims to spend $200 million in start-up investments in 2018" Live Mint 6/15
  • "3 major cloud migration mistakes to avoid" InfoWorld 6/15
  • "AWS seems to be building natural bridges between on-premises databases like MySQL and cloud services like Amazon Aurora" InfoWorld 6/15
General Interest
  • "Samsung plans to go fully renewable for energy in US, China, Europe by 2020 - Video" ZDNet 8:53 PM
  • "Google's VR180 Creator simplifies VR video editing: It lets you convert VR180 footage so you can edit it in Adobe Premiere." Engadget 6/15
  • "Verizon beats 'unlimited' into meaninglessness with third unlimited plan that still has limits" Android Police 6/15
  • "Google releases Mac, Linux app for converting VR180 into standardized editing format" 9to5Google 6/15
  • "Google is still very white and very male" Engadget 6/15
  • "Gmail proves that some people hate smart suggestions" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Your Google Pixelbook Could Soon Run Windows 10" Tech Times 6/15
  • "Google's latest diversity report shows little has changed at the company" BetaNews 6/15
  • "Google's new ad settings will let you switch off adverts that know too much" ZDNet 6/15
  • "This new Android malware delivers banking trojan, keylogger and ransomware" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Facebook's latest Messenger update for iOS is making the app crash constantly" The Verge 6/15
  • "AT&T completes its acquisition of Time Warner" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Adobe could be the next $10 billion software company" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "MIT researchers develop a smart power outlet that can prevent your house from burning down" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "Samsung launches premium Chromebook Plus V2" Hexus 6/15
  • "Samsung's Chromebook Plus V2 adds camera and swaps ARM for Intel" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Uber's unrelenting desire to be everything" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "You can get a lifetime of online privacy from VPN Unlimited" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Jaguar Land Rover's new subscription service is UK-only for now" The Verge 6/15
  • "The OnePlus 6 is more than just a rebranded Oppo" The Verge 6/15
  • "Venmo is discontinuing web support for payments and more" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Quantum entanglement on demand could lead to a super-secure internet" Engadget 6/15
  • "Why USB-C headphones aren't, and likely never will be, mainstream" The Verge 6/15
  • "Fitbit employees charged with possessing stolen Jawbone trade secrets" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Feds charged six current and former Fitbit employees for stealing trade secrets from Jawbone" The Verge 6/15
  • "Fitbit employees charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "You can now watch the World Cup in 4K HDR and it's gorgeous" The Verge 6/15
  • "NBC Sports brings World Cup streams to PlayStation 4" Engadget 6/15
  • "World Cup: access the hidden mini games in Facebook Messenger" BetaNews 6/15
  • "Instagram won't tell you when someone screenshots your Stories" Engadget 6/15
  • "'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' on PC is all about the customization" Engadget 6/15
  • "Anthem plays even smoother than Destiny, but BioWare's story will make or break it" PCWorld 6/15
  • "The best PC games of E3 2018" PCWorld 6/15
  • "Hands-on: 8BitDo refines its modern take on Nintendo-style retro controllers" PCWorld 6/15
  • "Former CEO and co-founder sues Telltale Games" The Verge 6/15
  • "Brazilian PC market continues to grow" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Channel Master Stream+ review: The ups and downs of an Android TV DVR" TechHive 6/15
  • "The best Netflix TV shows: There are many, but these are the most binge-worthy" TechHive 6/15
  • "AI is helping recruiters find the best talent, faster (VB Live)" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "Tainted, crypto-mining containers pulled from Docker Hub" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "You can get a lifetime of online privacy from VPN Unlimited" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "Union wins right to challenge Deliveroo on human rights grounds" TechCrunch 6/15
Press Releases
  • "IBM Acquires Oniqua, Strengthens Leading IoT Capabilities to Help Businesses Proactively Maintain Vital Assets" IBM 6/15
  • "Italian Core Banking Market Takes Major Leap Forward with Cabel and Oracle" PRNewswire 6/15
  • "Going up Against Amazon Go Could Boost Microsoft Corporation Stock" InvestorPlace Media 8:59 PM
  • "Surface Studio finally gets the product placement it so much deserves" MSPoweruser 8:59 PM
  • "This weekend, pick up a Microsoft Surface Pro for as low as $599 after $200 discount" phoneArena 7:07 PM
  • "Xbox Begins Transition to Microsoft Rewards" Thurrott 6:56 PM
  • "Microsoft is making progress to build a Quantum Computer" MSPoweruser 4:25 PM
  • "How Darrell Gallagher plans to build Microsoft's The Initiative studio in Santa Monica" VentureBeat 11:16 AM
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 6/15
  • "Microsoft's HoloLens 2 will reportedly use Qualcomm XR1 and cost less" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller is for everybody—literally" The Tech Report 6/15
  • "Windows 10: How Microsoft used AI to speed up its April 2018 Update roll out" ZDNet 6/15
  • "Microsoft Working On Shop Automation Tech To Rival Amazon Go" Silicon UK 6/15
  • "Microsoft Confirms New Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4284835 Issue" Softpedia 6/15
  • "Microsoft Revolutionizes the Data Center...By Keeping Them Underwater" The Epoch Times 6/15
  • "How Xbox One finally won E3 – an interview with Microsoft Studios boss Matt Booty" Metro UK 6/15
  • "Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Reportedly Indicted on Wire Fraud" Gizmodo 6/15
  • "'Senior Adviser' to Silk Road Mastermind Extradited to US" PC Magazine 6/15
  • "Six current and former Fitbit employees indicted for criminal theft of trade secrets" Android Police 6/15
  • "Can Russian hackers be stopped? Here's why it might take 20 years" ZDNet 6/15
  • "AI startup Clarifai hacked by Russian source while part of Pentagon's Project Maven" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "Why Won't Facebook Talk About How Often Its Algorithms Are Wrong?" Forbes 8:56 PM
  • "Facebook's Android App Is Crashing And Users Are Complaining About It" Tech Times 2:05 PM
  • "Google Translate's Offline Mode Just Got a Lot Better" Lifehacker 2:04 PM
  • "Google Translate does not hold up well in a classroom or a courtroom" Digital Trends 2:04 PM
  • "How Facebook is stepping up its plans to immediately gratify gamers" VentureBeat 11:22 AM
  • "Slack says Goodbye to Windows Phone" MSPoweruser 11:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's SwiftKey integration in Windows reveals the future of laptops" NewsBytes 11:20 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook 2 could natively boot both Chrome OS and Windows 10" TrustedReviews 11:20 AM
  • "Does Facebook's 'Is Facebook Good For the World' Poll Matter?" Forbes 11:16 AM
  • "How To Get Microsoft Movie Maker On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 8:38 AM
  • "Ask Engadget: Should I switch to a Chromebook?" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Tip: Tell Google Assistant where you parked and it will add a pin to Maps" Android Police 8:37 AM
  • "Why you should erase Alexa's memory (and how to do it)" CNET 8:37 AM
  • "In nearly 500 pages of answers, Facebook stonewalls some senators' questions" Ars Technica 8:36 AM
  • "Pixel 2 vs. OnePlus 6: Which Android phone is best?" CNET 8:36 AM
  • "Android Go is the right way for Google to reach its 'next billion'" Android Central 8:33 AM
  • "A complete 5G standard is finally here: Now companies will have to get their hardware and infrastructure up to speed." Engadget 6/15
  • "The 5G standard is finally finished with new standalone specification" The Verge 6/15
  • "R Tip: Save time with RStudio code snippets" InfoWorld 6/15
  • "Mary Meeker's annual valentine to Silicon Valley reminds us tech utopianism is alive and well" VentureBeat 6/15
  • "Cheq raises $5M for a proactive, AI-driven approach to safe ad placement" TechCrunch 6/15
  • "YC alum Modern Health, a startup focused on emotional wellbeing, gets $2.26M seed funding" TechCrunch 6/15
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market under pressure as U.S.-China trade spat intensifies: Energy stocks fall, OPEC expected to boost output" MarketWatch 6/15
  • "Dow Falls as U.S. Imposes Tariffs on $50 Billion of Chinese Goods: Stocks tumble on Friday after the U.S. imposes tariffs on about $50 billion in imports from China." TheStreet 6/15
  • "Stocks pressured by potential trade war" FOXBusiness 6/15
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide as Trade Tensions Heat Up: Investors fear the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods could spiral into a trade war" [Paid Membership Required] 6/15
  • "Asian markets mixed in wake of Trump's approval of tariffs on China: Asian stocks traded mixed Friday following wide declines the previous day as U.S.-China trade swipes continued to dominate trading." MarketWatch 6/15
  • "Euro sees worst day against buck in 2 years after ECB decision: but emphasized a more-cautious-than-predicted approach to rolling back its easy-money policies." MarketWatch 6/15

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InformationWeek (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Continuous Processes Feed the Gig Economy"
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Why India Wants to Scan All Fingers, Eyes and Faces"
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app."
  • "How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse
PC Magazine (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Microsoft Wants to Use AI to Address Natural Disasters, Famine"
  • "Pre-Order Your Own Retro Arcade Cabinet for Just $299"
  • "World Maker Faire: The Evolution of Making"
  • "Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Adds Video Recording"
  • "Have You Been Pwned? Firefox Tool Will Tell You"
  • "AT&T and Harman Offer to Make Any Car Connected"
  • "Twitter 'Dehumanization Policy' Aims to Curb Hateful Speech"
  • "Hasselblad Launches First f/1.9 Lens for X1D"
  • "Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma Join Forces for Full-Frame Development"
  • "Fujifilm GFX 50R Lowers the Cost of Medium Format Photography"
Reuters (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "No class action for unhappy Uber drivers: U.S. appeals court"
  • "U.S. Justice Department meeting with state officials focused on data privacy"
  • "Google to allow certain cryptocurrency ads in U.S., Japan"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "China-backed Byton to work with Bosch on powertrains, brakes"
  • "U.S. seeks input on privacy rules to protect consumer data"
  • "Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit"
  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
ZDNet (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google's changes to Chrome have users and experts up in arms"
  • "Pandora's Music Genome Project: A new music experience"
  • "Linus Torvalds and Linux Code of Conduct: 7 myths debunked"
  • "uBlock Origin gets option to block all JavaScript execution by default"
  • "LinkedIn launches Talent Insights for HR analytics, talent planning"
  • "These are the jobs AI is destroying and creating"
  • "New Apple connection problem? iPhone XS users report subpar cell and Wi-Fi reception"
  • "Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler becomes first to add Apple HomeKit support"

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