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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "More Nefarious Strain of Zacinlo Malware Infecting Windows 10 Machines" eWeek 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft employees revolt over firm's 'proud support' of US ICE: Firm says it doesn't support the separation of immigrant parents from their children" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Adobe expands Microsoft partnership with PDF Services integration" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft distances itself from US border row after boasting of work with government" Telegraph 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows Server 2019 and SDK Preview build 17692" Neowin 1:37 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Windows Admin Center Insider Preview 1806" Neowin 5:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows Server 2019 test build includes first preview of Hyper-V 2019" ZDNet 9:21 PM
  • "Intel thanks AMD for its good-natured i7 8086 trolling with a little CPU sass of its own" PCGamesN 7:35 AM
  • "AMD offers winners of Intel's Core i7-8086K a Threadripper 1950X CPU instead: It's some solid trolling from Team Red" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Intel Reveals Plan to Enter Discrete GPU Market in 2020: Intel's graphics ambitions finally get a semi-concrete launch period." The Motley Fool 7:43 AM
  • "Facing Epyc Onslaught, Intel Will Aggressively Compete in Servers" ExtremeTech 7:36 AM
  • "HPE's Astra is the world's largest ARM-based supercomputer: And it's ARM-ed for crunching mind-boggling workloads" The Inquirer 12:45 PM
  • "Technology News, Analysis, Comments and Product Reviews for IT Professionals" ZDNet 7:39 PM
  • "IBM's Project Debater is an AI that's ready to argue: But it's really built to present unbiased arguments." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "IBM Unveils System That 'Debates' With Humans" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:07 AM
  • "IBM's Project Debater holds its own against puny human arguments: 'The motion is, free coffee for all sentient robots'" The Inquirer 11:47 AM
  • "IBM's artificial intelligence machine now debates with humans: IBM's AI system Project Debater aims at helping people make evidence-based decisions when the answers aren't black-and-white" Live Mint 7:41 AM
  • "Who do YOU think wins? IBM's 'unsettling' AI supercomputer argues convincingly against humans in landmark debates between man and machine" Daily Mail (UK) 7:42 AM
  • "New IBM Product Can Debate Humans but Can't Turn Around the Company" 24/7 Wall St. 7:42 AM
  • "IBM's AI will debate until you learn your mistakes, feeble human" AI News 7:42 AM
  • "Project Debater: IBM builds robot that argues with humans/Public debate between AI and humans ends in draw" The Week UK 7:42 AM
  • "Cisco buys July Systems to bolster indoor location services" ZDNet 5:43 PM
  • "Huawei's New Front in the Global Technology Cold War: Australia" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:11 AM
  • "Lenovo bets big on liquid cooling going mainstream, launches Neptune" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "Micron says good times to continue for memory" ZDNet 9:08 PM
General Interest
  • "Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price: Retailer slip-up reveals pre-order details/Samsung flagship will be made available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB variants" The Inquirer 4:25 PM
  • "Western Digital unveils 12TB 'Purple' hard drives for AI-powered video surveillance" ZDNet 3:51 PM
  • "GameCube controllers for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can now be pre-ordered" Neowin 3:00 PM
  • "Yahoo goes lightweight with its Mail app to cater to emerging markets" Neowin 3:00 PM
  • "Facebook Messenger Will Now Include Autoplaying Ads With Your Private Conversations" Gizmodo 11:05 AM
  • "Galloway's war of words with a mystery Wikipedia editor" BBC 10:30 AM
  • "Sony faces growing Fortnite backlash at E3" BBC 10:24 AM
  • "Adobe announces enhancements to its Document Cloud, advances Microsoft partnership" Gadgets Now 7:45 AM
  • "Google AI is very good at predicting when a patient is going to die" ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Fujitsu using drones and analytics to protect native endangered species" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "New robots reduce human error in life science labs" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "Amazon Echo comes to Marriott hotels" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "Amazon launches an Alexa system for hotels" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Android Messages finally arrives on the web to take on iMessage: But you probably won't be able to use it yet" The Inquirer 7:04 AM
  • "YouTube Premium and Music expand to more markets including Canada" Social Barrel 7:08 AM
  • "YouTube Music and Premium are now available in Blighty: But we'll probably give Premium a miss" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Tesla chief Elon Musk accuses worker of sabotage" BBC 6:57 AM
  • "Will Norway's electric plane take off?" BBC 6:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP introduces One Package workflow for digital corrugated market" PrintWeek 7:34 AM
  • "IBM Boosts Its Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Service" Market Realist 7:41 AM
  • "Gates Foundation teams with Oxitec on new breed of malaria-blocking mosquito" GeekWire 6:10 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Xbox avatars are finally available to Insiders" Neowin 2:59 PM
  • "Microsoft is finally launching its new Xbox Avatar Editor: And Xbox Insiders get early access." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "Xbox's Adaptive Controller is a truly special device and Microsoft deserve praise for creating it" VG 24/7 7:48 AM
  • "Microsoft Distances Itself From ICE, Says Dismayed by Forcible Separation of Children From Families" Gadgets 360 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft brings cloud security services to better protect Windows 10: Windows 10 Advanced Threat Protection and new Microsoft 365 Business security features make it easier to detect threats ad stop cyber attacks." CSO 7:49 AM
  • "Senate rejects Trump's plan to lift ZTE export ban: Trump is seeking to lift the export ban as a 'personal favor' to China." Ars Technica 9:39 AM
  • "Vocus scores AU$137m subsea cable contract with Australian government" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "US Senate slaps down Trump's 'bad deal' to lift ban on ZTE: Democrats and Republicans vote to reinstate US sanctions" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "South Korea completes 5G spectrum auction" ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "NSW government commits AU$52.6m to national biometric initiative" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Man who allegedly gave Vault 7 cache to WikiLeaks busted by poor opsec: FBI used passwords used on suspect's cellphone to also get into his computer." Ars Technica 6:58 AM
  • "Ex-CIA engineer charged in 'Vault 7' leak: Joshua Schulte has been held since last year on child pornography charges." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook X Pro review: A great laptop at an even better price" Neowin 1:07 PM
  • "Android is still an unsecure mess compared to the iPhone even when it's not on your phone" BGR 10:30 AM
  • "The regulatory mistakes that let Facebook and Google buy ad dominance" Axios 7:35 AM
  • "The 6 Best Telegram Chat Clients For Linux" AddictiveTips 7:12 AM
  • "The top ten games from E3 2018: Prepare for falling blocks, superheroes, and competitive nuclear apocalypse." Ars Technica 7:12 AM
  • "Fujitsu Lifebook T938, First Take: Let's twist again" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact vs Xperia XZ1 Compact review: Is Sony's Xperia XZ2 Compact a big step forward against last year's XZ1 Compact?" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "BitTorrent has been sold to blockchain startup for an alleged $140 million" Neowin 7:08 AM
  • "Talentry scores €6M for its 'social recruitment and marketing' platform" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "ezCater raises $100M as it looks to own office catered meals around the world" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Veriff raises $7.7M Series A to become the 'Stripe for identity'" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Peek raises $23M and inks partnership with Google in push to digitize travel activities" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Data privacy startup Prifender raises $5M to help companies stay compliant" GeekWire 7:05 AM
  • "Auckland autonomous vehicle maker scores Chinese investment: Ohmio Automotion will set up a manufacturing plant for autonomous vehicles and an artificial intelligence transport research centre in the Chinese city of Heshan" Computerworld New Zealand 6:57 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes lower for a 6th straight session as tariff tantrum drags stock market lower: Dow turns negative for 2018, down 0.1% year to date" MarketWatch 5:20 PM
  • "Dow Dives Nearly 300 Points as Trump Ratchets Up China Trade Fight: U.S. stocks fall sharply on Tuesday after Donald Trump threatens to unleash a fresh round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of goods from China." TheStreet 5:21 PM
  • "US market overpriced? This Harvard economist thinks so" FOXBusiness 12:39 PM
  • "Escalating Trade Threats Slam Global Shares: Dow industrials drop sharply following selloff in Asian markets" [Paid Membership Required] 5:21 PM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian markets to lower close amid U.S.-China trade tensions: Japan posts larger-than-expected trade deficit" MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "European stocks slide as U.S.-China trade tensions escalate" MarketWatch 7:39 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 7:30 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT"
New York Times (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "Could You Fall in Love With a Robot?"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 7:30 AM CST)
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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