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TechNN Archive: Saturday, July 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "How Dell Technologies helps McLaren stay one step ahead of the game in the world's fastest sport: Can Dell Technologies help McLaren hit top gear at this weekend's British Grand Prix?" TechRadar UK 6:41 AM
  • "AMD Confirms That It Has Replenished Its Stock Of Radeon Rx Series Gpus" Tech 2 6:42 AM
  • "Intel Whiskey Lake-U Core i7-8565U and Core i5-8265U CPUs Revealed — Up To 4.5 GHz Clock Speeds on a 15W Chip" WCCFTech 6:42 AM
  • "Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U Core i7 And i5 CPU Specs Reveal Serious Clock Speed Boost" HotHardware 4:35 PM
  • "Petition to save Microsoft's unannounced foldable Surface smartphone" NewsBytes 9:02 AM
  • "How Microsoft's Surface Andromeda pocket PC could disrupt the market: Microsoft claims it's Andromeda device category could be disruptive. Here's how." Windows Central 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft fans are really keen on seeing a Surface Phone device" TechRadar UK 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out a new update for Store app for Windows 10 Release Preview devices" MSPoweruser 10:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 5 Insider Preview Brings HDR Controls And Fluent Design Drop Shadows" HotHardware 4:35 PM
  • "Microsoft will deliver two major Dynamics 365 releases per year" MSPoweruser 3:03 PM
  • "Outlook email users are finally set for the update they haven't stopped asking for: OUTLOOK email users are finally set for an update that will bring a feature they have not stopped asking for." Express UK 7:58 PM
  • "IBM to Teach Australian Gov't How to Exploit Blockchain in $1 Billion Deal" Sputnik News 7/6
  • "IBM To Develop Blockchain And Tech Initiatives For The Australian Government" Ethereum 7/6
  • "Microsoft could bring its Movies and TV to Android and iOS" The Inquirer 7/6
  • "Microsoft planning iOS app for its Movies & TV service; joining Movies Anywhere" 9to5Mac 7/6
  • "Microsoft Bringing the Movies & TV Service to iOS and Android" Bleeping Computer 7/6
  • "Microsoft 'Movies & TV' App Reportedly Coming to iOS" MacRumors 7/6
  • "Microsoft 'Movies & TV' app may arrive on Android,┬áiOS" Financial Express 7/6
  • "Microsoft may soon roll out Movies & TV app to iOS and Android" ANI 7/6
  • "The best HP ZBook Studio x360 G5 deals in 2018" Creative Bloq 7/6
  • "What's Dell up to? Going public again" Marketplace 7/6
  • "Windows 10 April Update finally rolling out to blocked Dell Alienware PCs" ZDNet 7/6
  • "Dell Precision 7730 Is The World's Most Powerful Laptop That Features Intel Xeon E-2186M CPU" SegmentNext 7/6
  • "Intel says 5G plans for iPhone are unchanged" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Intel Has Denied Abandoning Work on Its 5G Modems After Earlier Apple Report; Roadmap Has Not Changed One Bit" WCCFTech 7/6
  • "Intel denies it's halting production of 5G modems following Apple snub" The Inquirer 7/6
  • "AMD Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X specs leak online" Hexus 7/6
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2500X Benchmarked Ahead Of Its Official Launch, Full Specs Revealed" SegmentNext 7/6
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2500X unofficially benchmarked ahead of release" The Inquirer 7/6
  • "AMD B450 chipset based motherboards spotted in etail" Guru3D 7/6
  • "AMD: First motherboards with B450 chipset listed in the price comparison" Tweak PC 7/6
  • "AMD's Pillars Of Growth Over The Next Decade" Seeking Alpha 7/6
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 review: the most interesting Ryzen 2!" Hardware.Info 7/6
  • "You can no longer afford to indulge cloud blockers" InfoWorld 7/6
General Interest
  • "Vivo releases new variant of the X21i, offering up a more lively color scheme" Neowin 9:28 PM
  • "Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer" BBC 8:47 PM
  • "Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report" Social Barrel 1:55 PM
  • "Petitions to save Surface Andromeda have already begun" Neowin 6:28 AM
  • "Twitter suspends over 70 million accounts in two months: Washington Post" Reuters 7/6
  • "Seagate announces a mainstream SSD drive: Signaling a move into the consumer PC market" The Verge 7/6
  • "Crank up your Chromebook's cloud-connecting power" Computerworld 7/6
  • "Facebook reportedly in talks for a Cristiano Ronaldo reality show" Engadget 7/6
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S9 couldn't keep profit growth on pace in Q2" Engadget 7/6
  • "Samsung profits slow due to weak smartphone sales" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Samsung forecasts slowing profit growth for Q2, missing analyst estimates" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Space X/Boring Company engineers are being sent to help with Thai cave rescue" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Elon Musk is sending teams to assist with the Thailand cave rescue" Engadget 7/6
  • "The First Purge's release makes this a good weekend to watch Battle Royale on Netflix" The Verge 7/6
  • "Netflix is ditching user reviews" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Netflix renews 'Aggretsuko' and commits to more new anime" Engadget 7/6
  • "Netflix will remove user reviews from its website next month" Engadget 7/6
  • "HTC's June sales highlight the need for its recent layoffs" Engadget 7/6
  • "HTC's June sales fall 68%, its biggest drop in over 2 years" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Seagate announces a mainstream SSD drive" The Verge 7/6
  • "The future of Ethereum looks bright" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Coinbase CTO says the company is like a mullet" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "MIT's music AI can identify instruments and isolate their sounds" Engadget 7/6
  • "Rakuten Kobo Clara HD E-Reader review: Superior to the Kindle Paperwhite, except for one thing" PCWorld 7/6
  • "'Gundam' is being made into a live-action movie" Engadget 7/6
  • "Ant-Man and the Wasp is a solid improvement on Ant-Man" The Verge 7/6
  • "'Fortnite' Playground mode has one more week to live" Engadget 7/6
  • "Angie Smets: How Guerrilla Games made Horizon Zero Dawn in 7 years" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Crypto Visa card company Monaco just spent millions to buy Crypto.com" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Parity's Jutta Steiner says the future of blockchain is many chains working together" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Will third-party plugins survive the tech backlash?" The Verge 7/6
  • "Take a doodle, not a photograph, with this AI-powered camera" The Verge 7/6
  • "Mitsubishi hopes you'll trade driving data for a cheaper oil change" Engadget 7/6
  • "Byton's car of the future will be a 'next-gen smart device'" VentureBeat 7/6
Press Releases
  • "Dell Technologies (DVMT) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research" Zacks 6:41 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Edge, Fluent, display, and Registry Editor improvements" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Gentoo Linux Github Organization repo hack was down to a series of security mistakes" BetaNews 7/6
  • "Microsoft Translator now no longer available for Windows 8.1" MSPoweruser 7/6
  • "Nasty browser exploit returns for everyone except Microsoft Edge users" TrustedReviews 7/6
  • "How to exclude files and folders from Windows Defender Antivirus scans" Windows Central 7/6
  • "How to fix a stuck Windows 10 update" IT PRO (UK) 7/6
  • "This Windows 10 File Explorer with Fluent Design Is Better than Microsoft's" Softpedia 7/6
  • "Microsoft to Launch Another Windows 10 Mobile App on iPhone and Android" Softpedia 7/6
  • "Microsoft Selects Ribbon SBC to Deliver Secure Integrated Voice Services to Teams" The Fast Node 7/6
  • "What's new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code" InfoWorld 7/6
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 7/6
Government/Law/Politics
  • "After Facebook and Google, the EU tackles... daylight savings" Engadget 7/6
  • "EU's 'internet-wrecking' copyright law rejected: But it's not dead yet" ZDNet 7/6
  • "Strict new internet laws in Tanzania are driving bloggers and content creators offline" The Verge 7/6
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "There's A Computer In This Hard Drive" Hackaday 6:34 AM
  • "Chat me: Android Messages, RCS, 'Chat,' and Google's involvement explained" 9to5Google 7/6
  • "Grappling with Google Duplex: What happens when our AI assistants suddenly seem more human" GeekWire 7/6
  • "Even in the 5G era, Wi-Fi will matter — but it needs to get faster" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "SpaceX may finally land one of its rockets on the California coast later this year" The Verge 7/6
  • "A neuroscientist explains why we need better ways to talk about emotions" The Verge 7/6
  • "Acer's ProDesigner BM270 HDR display dials up the brightness" Engadget 7/6
  • "Wyze Cam Pan review: Premium features, budget price" TechHive 7/6
  • "Razer Blade Stealth (2018) review: Near-perfection has its price" PCWorld 7/6
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sonos aims to ride 'Sonic Internet' to IPO success" CNET 7/6
  • "Wireless speaker maker Sonos files for IPO" Reuters 7/6
  • "Sonos files for IPO, highlighting profitability but also risks it faces with Apple, Google, Amazon" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Sonos files to raise up to $100M in IPO" TechCrunch 7/6
  • "Lyft reportedly in talks to buy Spain's Cabify for $3 billion" VentureBeat 7/6
  • "Booksy, the worldwide booking system, raises $13.2 million" TechCrunch 7/6
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends week solidly higher after jobs report; Biogen logs best day since 2004: Biogen's stock rallies after successful Alzheimer's drug trial" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "Jobs Report Drives Stocks to Second Day of Gains: Stocks trimmed earlier gains but closed solidly higher in the wake of a strong jobs report Friday." TheStreet 7/6
  • "US stocks snap higher despite escalating US-China trade tiff" Associated Press 7/6
  • "Stocks Post Weekly Gains: Signs of a buoyant U.S. labor market help investors look past escalating trade tensions" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/6
  • "Asian markets end higher but still down for week, as U.S., China tariffs kick in/Analyst: Friday's rise is 'a sign of complacency or a suggestion that investors have grown accustomed to this continued spat'" MarketWatch 7/6
  • "European stocks close slightly higher, nab weekly gain: European stocks finished slightly higher Friday, erasing an earlier loss that came as the U.S. and China kicked off a trade war by implementing promised import tariffs." MarketWatch 7/6



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InformationWeek (Checked 5:50 PM; no changes since 12:25 PM CDT)
  • "The Robots are Coming: Safeguard Your Job Commentary"
  • "Don't Be Afraid to Reboot Your Cloud Architecture"
New York Times (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "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"
PC Magazine (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "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"
  • "Want to Earn Cash in the Gig Economy? Try Airbnb, Not Uber" ...
Reuters (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "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"
ZDNet (Updated 5:50 PM CDT)
  • "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"


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