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TechNN Archive: Saturday, June 30, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Details of Microsoft's 'pocketable Surface' device leaked" Financial Express 8:08 AM
  • "Here's Even More Evidence of Microsoft's Rumoured Dual-Screen Surface" Gizmodo UK 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft 'Confirms' Pocket-Sized Surface In Leaked Document: Could This Be Andromeda?" Tech Times 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Hints At A Pocketable Dual Screen Windows Device That Underscores New PC Concepts" Forbes 6:38 PM
  • "Xbox Scarlett: Five reasons why Sony should be very worried about Microsoft's next console" Express UK 8:09 AM
  • "GitHub Developers Are Giving Microsoft a Chance" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:08 AM
  • "Lenovo shows off new US$1,600 gaming laptops with monster specs" The Star: Malaysia 8:11 AM
  • "AMD To Host 2nd Gen Threadripper Press Event With Ferrari In July" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Microsoft details secret 'pocketable' Surface device in leaked email: A new and disruptive dual-screen device to blur the lines between mobile and PC" The Verge 6/29
  • "Microsoft appears confident that dual-screen Andromeda will change the game" Digital Trends 6/29
  • "Microsoft Surface Chief Panos Panay Hints At Revolutionary Dual-Screen Andromeda Mobile Device" HotHardware 6/29
  • "Exclusive: Inside Microsoft's secret Surface testing labs" Mashable 6/29
  • "Report: Microsoft Developing 'Pocketable' Surface Device/The new product will 'blur the lines between mobile and stationary computing,' according to a report from The Verge, which says the upcoming device is scheduled to arrive later this year." PC Magazine 6/29
  • "What does Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub mean for the future of open source?" ITProPortal 6/29
  • "Dubai government working with Microsoft to develop new quantum-based solutions" MSPoweruser 6/29
  • "Windows 7 -- 2018 Edition is the Microsoft operating system you've been waiting for" BetaNews 6/29
  • "IBM researchers design a fast, power-efficient chip for AI training" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "NASA sends IBM Watson-powered AI bot aboard SpaceX resupply mission" The Inquirer 6/29
  • "IBM wins national cyber security contract" HSJ 6/29
  • "HP: 3D printing can cut IT's supply chain carbon footprint" IT PRO (UK) 6/29
  • "HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame" The Register 6/29
  • "HP reduces global greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent" Climate Action 6/29
  • "Dell G3 15 review: is this dull gaming laptop beautiful on the inside?" Big Tech Question 6/29
  • "Dell XPS 13 2018 review: Goodbye, MacBook Pro" IT PRO (UK) 6/29
  • "Dell launches a new portfolio of slimmer, wide-screen All-In-One desktops in India" OnMSFT 6/29
  • "Exponential-e to Deliver Dell EMC VxRail Appliances for Private Cloud Deployments" Total Telecom 6/29
  • "Review: Dell XPS 13 (9370)" Hexus 6/29
  • "Intel's firing of CEO Brian Krzanich is a cover for deeper problems" SemiAccurate 6/29
  • "Intel 10nm density is 2.7X improved over its 14nm node" Hexus 6/29
  • "Intel FlexRAN reference designs deployed in 5G infrastructure" Electronics Weekly 6/29
  • "Intel Core i7-8700k vs AMD Ryzen 2700x" Tech Advisor 6/29
  • "AMD is Sending Ryzen, Radeon Care Packages to Developers" ExtremeTech 6/29
  • "Pricing for AMD's Ryzen Threadripper 2990X could be as low as $1,500" Neowin 6/29
  • "The price of AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990X has leaked, putting pressure on Intel" TechRadar UK 6/29
  • "Oracle changed the way it reports revenue a day after announcing its annual results and analysts say there has been 'confusion'" Business Insider 6/29
  • "Cisco India is leading the software and security transitions globally: Sameer Garde" Financial Express 6/29
  • "Friday Interview: Cisco global chief executive Chuck Robbins" Irish Times 6/29
  • "Cisco Talos creates free decryption tool for Thanatos ransomware" ZDNet 6/29
  • "How developers can get the ops team on their side" InfoWorld 6/29
  • "3 common machine learning mistakes to avoid" InfoWorld 6/29
General Interest
  • "Hi-tech dreamcatcher defeats sleep amnesia" BBC 7:41 PM
  • "Google Maps Steals Waze's Thunder With Incident Reporting" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "T-Mobile now supports next-gen texting between carriers" Engadget 7:05 PM
  • "The T-Mobile RCS Universal Profile rollout starts, but don't get too excited" Android Authority 2:36 PM
  • "Light's multi-lens camera tech is coming to a phone: It's working on a phone that could have up to nine camera lenses." Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Facebook acknowledges it shared user data with dozens of hardware and software companies" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 6:05 PM
  • "Facebook shared user data with 52 tech companies" Engadget 2:36 PM
  • "Facebook quiz app may have leaked personal data of 120 million users" Canadian Reviewer 8:04 AM
  • "Gaming Gets X-Rated–and Very Profitable" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:15 AM
  • "Next Samsung Smartphones Could Have A Radical New Camera" Forbes 7:13 AM
  • "Red variant of OnePlus 6 could be arriving on July 2" Neowin 6/29
  • "Comcast outage affecting business, residential customers" CBS/AP 6/29
  • "Google 'Yeti' game console rumors: Everything we know" Digital Trends 6/29
  • "Google DeepMind AI can imagine a 3D model from a 2D image" Engadget 6/29
  • "Google Maps may be getting Waze's best feature: incident reporting" The Verge 6/29
  • "YouTube's 'G Funk' chronicles a key piece of hip-hop history" Engadget 6/29
  • "Alexa-based board games can actually be fun" Engadget 6/29
  • "Amazon's new dock turns its tablets into an Echo Show" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Facebook, Google, and Microsoft Use Design to Trick You Into Handing Over Your Data, New Report Warns" Gizmodo UK 6/29
  • "Facebook drops plan to build its own giant broadband plane" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Facebook users can now see all the active ads run by a Page" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Adidas warns US customers about a possible data breach" Engadget 6/29
  • "AT&T's affordable WatchTV service is now streaming" Engadget 6/29
  • "AT&T's low-cost TV streaming service WatchTV goes live" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Verizon is shutting down go90" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Honda ends development of its bipedal Asimo robot" Engadget 6/29
  • "Uber appoints Rachel Holt as head of New Modalities" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "'State of Decay 2' celebrates July 4th with themed DLC and fireworks" Engadget 6/29
  • "'Westworld' turns TV viewing into a game, but that's not enough" Engadget 6/29
  • "Twitter gets a re-org and new product head" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Leena AI builds HR chat bots to answer policy questions automatically" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "OnePlus is looking to come to the US as it promises two years of software updates and a 5G phone" BetaNews 6/29
  • "Debian-based Raspbian Linux distribution for Raspberry Pi gets major update" BetaNews 6/29
  • "AudioKit Synth One is a free feature-packed synth for your iPad" Engadget 6/29
  • "Qualcomm's new QCC3026 lets phone makers bundle truly wireless earbuds" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Motorola could launch its notchy flagship in two sizes" Engadget 6/29
  • "Inside a VPN service: How NordVPN conducts the business of Internet privacy" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Bluesound Pulse Mini Bluetooth speaker review: Great sound, strong feature set, and a few rough edges" TechHive 6/29
  • "How facial recognition helped police identify the Capital Gazette shooter" The Verge 6/29
  • "Bethereum is using blockchain technology to bring fairness to social betting" VentureBeat 6/29
Press Releases
  • "Best Western® Hotels & Resorts and IBM Watson Advertising Introduce AI-powered Ad to Help Consumers Personalize Vacation Planning" PRNewswire 6/29
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft relaunches the classic mouse that changed gaming forever" Digital Trends 8:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases Firmware Updates for Surface Studio and Surface Pro LTE" Thurrott 10:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Catching Up to Amazon in Security Clearances for Cloud" ITPro 6/29
  • "Microsoft appears confident that dual-screen Andromeda will change the game" Digital Trends 6/29
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 6/29
  • "Microsoft readies OneDrive for Business feature to aid in migrating local data off Windows PCs" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Microsoft Might Be Adding Platform-Wide Mod Support To Xbox One" Cogconnected 6/29
  • "Microsoft Modern Keyboard with Fingerprint ID review: A great way to add Windows Hello to your PC" Windows Central 6/29
  • "Microsoft's Next Surface Device, Codenamed Andromeda Gets Teased With Two 10-Inch Displays Made by LG" WCCFTech 6/29
  • "Windows 10 build 17704 for PC: Everything you need to know" Windows Central 6/29
  • "Microsoft Will Reportedly Release Rumored Surface Foldable Phone Before Samsung" Technowizw 6/29
  • "How much RAM does your Windows 10 PC really need?" Windows Central 6/29
  • "Microsoft isn't killing the Snipping Tool just yet" MSPoweruser 6/29
  • "How to Download More Voices for Windows Narrator" MakeUseOf 6/29
  • "Microsoft's Halo TV series is really happening" Eurogamer 6/29
  • "Microsoft's New Dual-Screen Mobile Device Could Support Five Modes" Softpedia 6/29
  • "Telegram Desktop updates on Windows 10 PCs with new 'mark as read' chat feature" OnMSFT 6/29
  • "Windows 10 Surface Phone? Code hints at dual-screen device with 360-degree hinge" ZDNet 6/29
Government/Law/Politics
  • "The NSA Is Deleting Millions of Call Data Records Because of Some Records It Was Not Allowed to Have" Slate 2:36 PM
  • "Officials have arrested a man who threatened FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's family over net neutrality" Chicago Tribune [Free Registration Required] 7:13 AM
  • "AI to help tackle fake news in Mexican election" BBC 7:02 AM
  • "'Inventor of email' appeals ruling that tossed his libel suit against Techdirt" Ars Technica 7:02 AM
  • "AI Weekly: Hearings on AI show Congress has no answers, either" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Congress questions data firm led by ex-Cambridge Analytica employee" Engadget 6/29
  • "The FCC's net neutrality comments debacle: What you need to know/Does it really matter if dead people filed comments?" CNET 6/29
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Is Google's Promotion of HTTPS Misguided?" Slashdot 8:38 PM
  • "Whoa! Meet the future phones that fold up, have 9 cameras and charge over thin air.: Lately, our smartphones all look alike. So tech columnist Goeffrey Fowler hunted in labs, start-ups and China's thriving phone scene to find what's next for our favorite gadget." Washington Post 7:40 PM
  • "Why telemedicine has been such a bust so far: Telemedicine, or apps that let you consult with a doctor via video, was supposed to be the next big thing in health care." CNBC 2:42 PM
  • "Google app v8.10 beta prepares image search from screenshots, Routines to lock doors, and much more [APK Teardown] Android Police 2:23 PM
  • "Help Me, Laptop! What's the Best Razer Blade Stealth Alternative?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:04 AM
  • "Russia blocking Telegram showed us how fragile the internet is" The Next Web 7:22 AM
  • "Digital marketers have been lulled into false comfort about Europe's new privacy laws, and Facebook could be in for a shock when they wake up" Business Insider 6/29
  • "Why Amazon Was Really, Really Smart to Buy PillPack" Slate 6/29
  • "Analysis: John Legere stands tall at Senate Judiciary Committee meeting" Android Authority 6/29
  • "Fluence is using blockchain technology to build a secure internet" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "TMGcore is running high-efficiency crypto mines in Texas" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Line to launch cryptocurrency exchange in Singapore" ZDNet 6/29
  • "Fans are mad at one of the biggest 'League of Legends' teams" Engadget 6/29
  • "Riot Games revamps its European League of Legends esports ecosystem" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is still weird on anything except PlayStation" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Fortnite's big Saturday event will only happen once, in real time" The Verge 6/29
  • "The 10 best PC games of 2018 (so far)" PCWorld 6/29
  • "AI and health: Using machine learning to understand the human immune system" ZDNet 6/29
  • "The future of 'entrepreneurship'? Working for Amazon and Uber" VentureBeat 6/29
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Tech IPOs remain 'white-hot' in Q2 thanks to Spotify, DocuSign, Pivotal Software" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "China's Xiaomi raises $4.72 billion after pricing Hong Kong IPO at bottom of range" VentureBeat 6/29
  • "Bird and Lyft raise $900M, a16z launches a crytpo fund, and $6B more for Sequoia" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Hellman & Friedman deal values SimpliSafe at $1B" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Domo opens at $23.80/share, a pop of 13%, after raising $193M, valuing the company at around $510M" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Airbnb could plan to IPO by late 2020" TechCrunch 6/29
  • "Doctrine raises $11.6 million for its legal search engine" TechCrunch 6/29
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks finish higher but post weekly losses: Wells Fargo & Co. jumps after increasing dividends" MarketWatch 6/29
  • "Stocks Stumble at Friday's Close, Giving Up Most of Day's Gains: Stocks ended slightly higher Friday, after giving up most of the day's gains in the final minutes of trading." TheStreet 6/29
  • "Stocks jump on final trading day of 2Q" FOXBusiness 6/29
  • "Stocks Edge Higher During Momentary Pause in Trade Tensions: Major indexes are on course to notch a second consecutive session of gains" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6/29
  • "Australia caps a sunny quarter in mostly mixed Asia-Pacific stock action: Bullish milestones for Australia and New Zealand as Japan's Nikkei pulls out June gain and China down 10% for quarter" MarketWatch 6/29
  • "European markets rally as EU hammers out migration deal: European stock markets rallied on Friday after European Union leaders working overnight knocked out an agreement on refugees, a deal seen as removing political risk that had been hanging over equities." MarketWatch 6/29



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