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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's rumored $400 Surface could come with much less powerful chips" The Verge 9:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's $400 iPad rival won't have the powerful Intel processors of other Surface tablets" BGR 6:24 PM
  • "Microsoft's budget Surface tablet could run on Pentium chips: Heads up, iPad." CNET 1:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's Apple iPad beater? $400 Surface tablet backed up by FCC filings: New FCC filings line up with reports of Microsoft's plans for a cheaper and smaller Surface tablet." ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Microsoft's new iPad contender set to offer Intel Pentium CPU, report says" TrustedReviews 1:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's $400 iPad rival won't have the powerful Intel processors of other Surface tablets" BGR 3:28 PM
  • "Microsoft's Budget Surface Tablet To Reportedly Use Intel Pentium Processors" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Microsoft's $400 Surface reportedly shows up in OpenCL benchmark" Neowin 6:48 PM
  • "Surface Lite details: OG Surface returns with Pentium inside" SlashGear 9:38 PM
  • "IBM Cloud Capabilities to Aid Cegid, Expands Europe Presence" Zacks 9:49 AM
  • "IBM Cloud titsup: Techies investigate troubling storage underperformance" The Register 9:50 AM
  • "IBM scores AU$1b for whole-of-government IT" ZDNet 7:35 PM
  • "AMD Destroys Nvidia In 'Battlefield 5' Mainstream GPU Benchmarks" Forbes 7:51 AM
  • "AMD 12nm Polaris 30 GPUs set to land in Radeon RX-680 graphics cards before year-end" V3 8:10 AM
  • "AMD Destroys Nvidia In 'Battlefield 5' Mainstream GPU Benchmarks" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1160 6GB Mobile GPU Reportedly To Arrive In Max-Q Design Laptops Later This Year" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Chipmakers fall, led by Micron as Chinese court blocks it from selling some chips" MarketWatch 7:52 AM
  • "AI can now 'listen' to machines to tell if they're breaking down" The Next Web 8:17 AM
  • "Breaking down Dell's complex route back to becoming a public company: Dell is taking an unconventional route back to public markets; we break it down for you" Computerworld 7/3
  • "The Biggest Winner of Dell's Public-Market Return? Michael Dell" Bloomberg 7/3
  • "Dell re-emerges as a public company after five years" BGR India 7/3
  • "Dell becomes public company five years after buyout" BGR 7/3
  • "Dell To Trade In The Public Market Again, Without An Initial Public Offering" Reuters 7/3
  • "Dell moves to go public, without an IPO" Reuters 7/3
  • "'Intel considering $9b additional investment in Israel'" Globes (Israel) 7/3
  • "Intel lists '9th-generation' desktop CPUs: Core i3-9000 up to Core i5-9600K" TechSpot 7/3
  • "MediaTek may replace Intel as 5G iPhone modem supplier" TechShout 7/3
  • "Intel Core i7-8700K overclocked to 7.4GHz for SuperPi 32M record" Hexus 7/3
  • "Intel Kaby Lake G Core i7-8705G Review: Intel and AMD Combined" TechSpot 7/3
  • "Microsoft partners with RADWIN to deliver broadband internet to rural communities" Neowin 7/3
  • "Microsoft's Budget Surface Tablet Makes FCC Debut With Rumored Intel CPU" HotHardware 7/3
  • "Microsoft's upcoming low cost Surface clears FCC, could be nearing launch" OnMSFT 7/3
  • "FCC filings give further credence to new $400 Surface reports: Documents imply a low power Intel processor rather than an ARM chip." Ars Technica 7/3
  • "Microsoft and RADWIN partner to deliver internet over TV white space: The partnership expands Microsoft's Airband initiative, which is focused on bringing broadband to rural communities." Windows Central 7/3
  • "Thrice, in a trice, IBM cloud cuts prices: Watson? Down! WebSphere? Down! VMs? Now charged by the minute!" The Register 7/3
  • "Oracle chooses Brussels for European fintech innovation programme: US software provider Oracle has picked Brussels to roll out its European 'Fintech Innovation Programme,' teaming up with local startup platform B-Hive." Information Age 7/3
  • "Seagate courts PC enthusiasts with Barracuda SSD: It's acknowledging that it has to win over the high-performance crowd." Engadget 7/3
General Interest
  • "Con artists take advantage of a revived Chrome bug to spread tech support scams" BGR 6:24 PM
  • "More than 1 in 10 consumers want voice commands for their toilet" ZDNet 3:58 PM
  • "This password-stealing malware just added a new way to infect your PC" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "Chrome Duplex will be renamed to avoid the obvious confusion with Google Duplex" 9to5Google 2:45 PM
  • "How to declare independence from technology" CNBC 10:42 AM
  • "Internet cables can aid quake detection" BBC 9:50 AM
  • "Internet connectivity is a human right, and Rightmesh has a plan to fulfill it" Digital Trends 9:49 AM
  • "Baidu goes all in on AI at dev conference" V3 8:30 AM
  • "Samsung investigating messaging bug that sends private photos to contacts at random" Telegraph 8:29 AM
  • "Consumers more interested in social hashtags over brand handles: Understanding how customers talk about them on social is key to a better customer experience - and a positive experience with a brand will make them more loyal." ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "Samsung is reportedly developing a curved battery for its foldable phone" The Next Web 8:28 AM
  • "DeepMind computers team up to outwit human opponents in multi-player video game" Telegraph 8:18 AM
  • "Phone apps aren't secretly listening to your calls: But what they do is still 'alarming'/Researchers find that apps aren't using a phone's mic but they are watching what you do on the screen." ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Google Goes Into Damage Control Mode Over Gmail Third-Party App Access Privacy Concerns" HotHardware 3:53 PM
  • "Tech-support scammers revive bug that sends Chrome users into a panic: Similar bugs reportedly affect Firefox and other browsers, too." Ars Technica 7:48 AM
  • "Who's reading your Gmail? Not us, says Google, and we vet 3rd-party apps that do: Google says it doesn't get paid for giving third-party apps access to Gmail and checks them thoroughly." ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Google would like you to know that your Gmail is safe even though people you don't know can read it" BGR 7:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell will soon become a publicly-traded company once again" Notebook Check 7/3
  • "IBM, Aramark partner to secure connected medical device ecosystem" Healthcare Dive 7/3
  • "How To View Your Hotspot Connection Speed On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 7:36 PM
  • "This password-stealing malware just added a new way to infect your PC" ZDNet 3:57 PM
  • "A fine vintage: Wine has run Microsoft Solitaire on Linux for 25 years/Year of the Linux Desktop imminent for a quarter century" The Register 8:29 AM
  • "Chime in: Should Microsoft separate Edge from Windows development? Is it time Microsoft finally separates its web browser Edge from Windows 10?" Windows Central 7/3
  • "Microsoft Announces New Xbox One X PUBG Bundle and Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle" WCCFTech 7/3
  • "Microsoft, RADWIN to Expand Broadband Connect via TVWS Tech" Zacks 7/3
  • "A first look at the new Microsoft News app for Windows 10: Microsoft News had seen better days. Now, a recent refresh brings it more in line with a more modern Windows 10." Windows Central 7/3
  • "Kim Dotcom loses latest appeal against US extradition" BBC 8:57 PM
  • "Cyborg Law: What Laws Should Govern a Society of Cyborgs" Digital Trends 3:59 PM
  • "ZTE given temporary reprieve from U.S.; removes more executives" Reuters 3:58 PM
  • "Shareholder class actions against Qualcomm over frustrated Broadcom merger may turn on secrecy of CFIUS proceedings" Foss Patents 3:00 PM
  • "Italy Wikipedia shuts down in protest at EU copyright law" BBC 7/3
  • "Google Delay on Ads Standard For EU Privacy Law Creates Compliance Mess: Hundreds of ad tech firms launched software together a month before GDPR kicked in on May 25 to verify consent before displaying ads. Google announced on May 22 that it would not join the industry program until August." Tech News 18 7/3
  • "Is Facebook a Publisher? In Public it Says No, But in Court it Says Yes" Slashdot 2:46 PM
  • "The Future of Edge Computing: Not Just for IoT" InformationWeek 8:35 AM
  • "Isn't it time we declared our independence from bloatware?" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "How to hide your Gmails from prying eyes" BBC 8:18 AM
  • "Slack didn't kill email — and it might have made it stronger: Front's Mathitlde Collin on why email is making a comeback" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Can We Trust First-Generation Autonomous Driving AI?" ReadWrite 7:45 AM
  • "Android P Preview 4 tweaks gesture navigation, revamps system icons: A new back button, recent apps changes, system icons, and more." Ars Technica 7/3
  • "Digital Operations is the enterprise's secret weapon against startups" BetaNews 7/3
  • "Dell New XPS 13 vs. HP Spectre x360 13t: Which laptop is better/What happens when the best clamshell laptop takes on the best convertible laptop? A clash of the titans" PCWorld 7/3
  • "Albert Technologies raises $18 million for AI platform that automates marketing campaigns" VentureBeat 2:46 PM
  • "Airwallex raises $80M for its international payment service for businesses" TechCrunch 7/3
  • "Google's Waze teams up with Allianz to offer in-app roadside assistance" City A.M. 7/3
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stock futures rise as traders, but not trade tensions, take a break: Asian, European stocks remain under pressure" MarketWatch 8:37 AM
  • "Tech Stocks Feel the Heat of Trade Tensions: Markets in the U.S. closed for the July 4 holiday" [Paid Membership Required] 8:36 AM
  • "Asian markets end mostly lower as China's Tech Stocks slump: Tech-heavy ChiNext slides more than 2%" MarketWatch 8:36 AM
  • "European stocks slip, with no break for trade-war concerns: Trading volumes expected to be low as U.S. celebrates Fourth of July holiday." MarketWatch 8:36 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:30 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "How Retail is Advancing AI, IoT"
New York Times (Updated 8:30 PM CST)
  • "#10YearChallenge: Harmless Trend or Boon to Facial Recognition Technology?"
  • "Do You Take This Robot ..."
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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