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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Exclusive: IBM releases image data to improve facial recognition AI" Axios 8:38 AM
  • "IBM hopes to fight bias in facial recognition with new diverse dataset: Biased facial recognition could affect everything from police work to hiring" The Verge 9:35 AM
  • "IBM's debating computer suggests human brains are nothing special" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Healthcare is a new effort to push doctors to the cloud: Microsoft wants to be a big part of the cloud and AI healthcare race" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Assembles A New Team Focused On Healthcare" UberGizmo 9:15 PM
  • "Why Microsoft's big bet on deep learning could go bad: Deep learning is the hottest branch of A.I., but it might not be all that deep." Computerworld 8:20 AM
  • "RBI instructs banks to upgrade their ATMs from Windows XP to Windows 10" MSPoweruser 8:59 AM
  • "Microsoft says its racist facial recognition tech is now less racist" BGR 8:41 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls Windows Sets 'tabbed windows' feature from next release: Feature is removed from latest preview, with reports that it's not coming this year." Ars Technica 7:08 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Azure IoT Edge out of preview" VentureBeat 11:27 AM
  • "Networking Dell EMC Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct Ready Nodes" insideHPC 12:57 PM
  • "Intel new CPU release delay may thin global notebook shipments" DigiTimes 8:32 AM
  • "Intel May Debut a Core i9 Eight-Core CPU for Mainstream Desktops Later This Year" Digital Trends 1:11 PM
  • "How ARM Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Supercharge Its Patents" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Qualcomm officially launches Snapdragon 632, 439, and 429 for mid-range smartphones" 9to5Google 10:21 AM
  • "Oracle automates hybrid clouds with new management features" SiliconANGLE 1:12 PM
  • "Oracle Continues to Drive Its Cloud-Based Warehouse Business" Market Realist 1:12 PM
  • "Cisco Will Assist Walt Disney Studios to Make SLAB a Reality" Zacks 11:43 AM
  • "Cisco ASA Flaw Exploited in the Wild After Publication of Two PoCs" Bleeping Computer 11:43 AM
  • "Cisco focuses on 50 mn SMBs to continue double-digit growth in India" NewKerala 11:42 AM
  • "Washington and Silicon Valley aren't working together to combat Russian trolls" CNNMoney 8:30 AM
General Interest
  • "WPA3 Arrives to Shore Up WiFi Security" TechNewsWorld 11:27 AM
  • "This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete" Business Insider 11:27 AM
  • "SingularityNET CEO says we need to democratize AI to survive it" VentureBeat 11:02 AM
  • "Slack hit with widespread service outage" ZDNet 10:03 AM
  • "HTC to rekindle smartphone business with new technologies" DigiTimes 8:31 AM
  • "Samsung's new ISOCELL Plus camera tech to offer better, brighter photos" Android Authority 8:24 AM
  • "Twitter puts a tighter squeeze on spambots" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "BBC releases computer history archive" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer... and gets shot by her mom – cops" The Register 8:08 AM
  • "Qualcomm's newest smartwatch chips are made just for kids" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "Qualcomm Has Big Plans For Kids 4G Smartwatches" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Facebook tests 30-day keyword snoozing to fight spoilers, triggers" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Facebook abandons plan to build giant-wing solar broadband drones" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Thanatos ransomware: Free decryption tool released for destructive file-locking malware" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Google doubles down on Linux and open source" ZDNet 2:26 PM
  • "Google Tries New Rules to Curtail Harassment of Employees" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:27 PM
  • "Google Sets Rules to Curtail Employee Debates: Internet giant bans 'trolling' on internal message boards and ad hominem attacks against co-workers" [Paid Membership Required] 2:26 PM
  • "Google Rolls Out New Internal Rules in an Effort to Fix Its Culture" Gizmodo 2:25 PM
  • "Google Maps Makes it Easier to Explore Your Surroundings" PC Magazine 11:40 AM
  • "'Hey, Google, what's your deal?' Bugs are plaguing Google Home users worldwide" Digital Trends 11:02 AM
  • "Google opens its human-sounding Duplex AI to public testing" CNET 8:12 AM
  • "Hello, my name is Google Duplex and I am a robot" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:07 AM
  • "Google's big rebrand: Farewell AdWords, DoubleClick, hello Google Ads" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Google retires DoubleClick, AdWords brand names" Reuters 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Seven utilities to make your Windows PC more powerful" The Verge 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft adds new security, privacy, Edge features to latest Windows 10 test build" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Bill Gates hails 'huge milestone' for AI as bots work in a team to destroy humans at video game 'Dota 2'" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft has another crack at fixing Chrome problems in Windows 10" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "New Windows 10 April 2018 Update patches: That Chrome-breaking bug just got fixed" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Victoria invests AU$1.2m to expand Shepparton free Wi-Fi" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint CEOs testify before the Senate" [Video Report] FOXBusiness 3:59 PM
  • "US senate passes bill to shield the public from false emergency alerts" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "EU summons a Cyber Force into existence" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "Trump administration to use review panel to curb China tech investments" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "For 'French Tech', Macron's global appeal a double-edged sword" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Are cloud providers responsible for how governments use their products? - Video" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "With Google Home and Assistant, Google is ready to take over your home" Mashable 3:53 PM
  • "Mr Legere Goes to Washington" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 3:26 PM
  • "What's in the latest Firefox update? Faster page loads, 'warmer' tabs: With Firefox 61, Mozilla is back to trumpeting performance improvements and faster tab switching for its browser." Computerworld 3:21 PM
  • "Is technology ruining your relationship? Nicole Kidman has a remedy" ZDNet 1:09 PM
  • "What Is WPA3? More Secure Wi-Fi: WPA stands for Wi-Fi Protected Access, and it's a series of security protocols designed to safeguard your Wi-Fi traffic. Here's what that means for your next binge-watch or video chat." PC Magazine 11:41 AM
  • "TunnelBear VPN review: Fierce security, but speed is just OK" Mashable 10:06 AM
  • "Lenovo Flex 6 (14") Review" Thurrott 10:06 AM
  • "Laptops should include built-in webcam covers" The Verge 9:19 AM
  • "I Tried to Fix the Federal Government's Approach to Technology: It was much harder than I expected." Slate 8:31 AM
  • "BlackBerry KEY2 review: The undisputed keyboard king" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "BlackBerry Key2 review: a keyboard with a phone" The Verge 8:29 AM
  • "BlackBerry KEY2 review: One of the most unique phones around comes up short of awesome" Android Police 8:27 AM
  • "'Can I book a table for Thursday?' Google Duplex duped me, but I didn't mind" Digital Trends 8:39 AM
  • "I talked to Google's human-sounding AI on the phone: Here's what I learned" Mashable 8:38 AM
  • "I took a phone call from the Google Assistant" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "A closer look at Google Duplex" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "We tested Google's AI booking service Duplex, and it fooled us into believing it was human" Business Insider 8:20 AM
  • "Amazfit Bip review: Why can't more smartwatches be like the Amazfit Bip?" CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Mingis on Tech: BlackBerry's Key2 phone is for 'masters of the universe'" Computerworld 8:18 AM
  • "Here's One Way to Reform an Internet Conspiracy Theorist" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 AM
  • "Google Added A Measurement Tool To Google Earth And It's Great" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "Why the Merger of T-Mobile & Sprint is a Great Idea" Forbes 8:05 AM
  • "One month with the LG G7: As competition stumbles, the G7 rises to the occasion" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Google invests $22M in feature phone operating system KaiOS" TechCrunch 8:39 PM
  • "Signal Media raises $16 million to grow its AI-powered reputation management platform" VentureBeat 9:57 AM
  • "Peloton acquires music startup Neurotic Media" TechCrunch 9:57 AM
  • "Cynet raises $13 million to simplify enterprise cybersecurity" VentureBeat 8:56 AM
  • "Puppet raises $42M led by Cisco as its DevOps automation platform passes 40,000 businesses" TechCrunch 9:15 AM
  • "Puppet raises $42M to fuel its software development technology for the cloud, hopes to be cash-flow positive in a year" GeekWire 8:51 AM
  • "Cordial raises $15M for smarter emails and messaging" TechCrunch 10:11 AM
  • "Cordial raises $15 million for next-gen email marketing platform" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "CloudBees raises $62M for its devops platform" TechCrunch 8:28 AM
  • "Baidu and Ford China team up to bring AI and connectivity to the driving experience" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "FirstVet swipes $6M to expand its pet advice telehealth service" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "IT and tech firm UST Global raises $250M from Temasek at a valuation of over $1B" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "IQ Capital is raising £125M to invest in deep tech startups in the UK" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Social SafeGuard scores $11M to sell alerts for brand-damaging fakes" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
  • "Balbix raises $20 million for its AI security platform that predicts hacks and breaches" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "Balbix raises $20M for a predictive approach to enterprise cybersecurity" TechCrunch 8:22 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end decisively lower as major tech and internet names sell off; indexes close at lowest level of June: S&P 500 closes below 50-day moving average" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks End Sharply Lower on China Concerns: Stocks closed sharply lower Wednesday, led by losses in tech shares on concern over Trump administration policy towards Chinese investments in U.S. companies." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks reverse despite easing trade tensions" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat, Led by Tech Shares: Investors are weighing mixed signals from the U.S. and China on trade" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets drop as energy-stock surge not enough to offset other losses: Oil companies gain after U.S. warning on Iranian exports" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "Europe stocks dragged lower by fresh worries over a trade war: French consumer confidence takes an unexpected hit" MarketWatch 8:52 AM

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  • "#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?"
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PC Magazine (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Future Coders Get a Peek Behind the Curtain at Warner Bros. Studios"
  • "AR Trial Wants to Give Juvenile Offenders a 'Second Chance'"
Reuters (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "EU tax on big digital companies could be struck by March: French minister"
  • "Austrian data privacy activist files complaint against Apple, Amazon, others"
  • "Philippine financial service firm flags data breach affecting 900,000 clients"
ZDNet (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "Websites can steal browser data via extensions APIs"
  • "adidas Originals winter 2018 iPhone case collection: Iconic branding with style and protection"
  • "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: A prime example of how over-the-air DVRs should work"

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