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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
"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
"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" WSJ.com [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
"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
"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" WSJ.com [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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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"