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TechNN Archive: Sunday, July 8, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Now Has a Surface Store in Taiwan" Thurrott 12:53 PM
  • "Microsoft confirms that will include a Dark Mode" Windows Report 7:43 AM
  • "Windows 10 after three years: A greatly improved report card" ZDNet 8:19 PM
  • "Windows 10 Pro vs Enterprise: Which is better for your business? There isn't much between the two versions of Windows for business, so which represents better value for money?" Computerworld 6:50 PM
  • "Intel hints it might still supply 5G modems for the iPhone" BGR 6:13 PM
  • "Intel Says Their 5G Roadmap For 2018-2020 Have Remain Unchanged" UberGizmo 7:41 AM
  • "IBM to track programmers code and credit them using a blockchain-type network" Tech Worm 7:43 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11 GPUs Might Leverage AI Engine For Real-Time HairWorks Modeling" HotHardware 4:07 PM
  • "Serverless computing could unleash a new startup ecosystem: Comment" TechCrunch 12:50 PM
  • "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 7/7
  • "AMD Confirms That It Has Replenished Its Stock Of Radeon Rx Series Gpus" Tech 2 7/7
  • "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 7/7
  • "Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U Core i7 And i5 CPU Specs Reveal Serious Clock Speed Boost" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Petition to save Microsoft's unannounced foldable Surface smartphone" NewsBytes 7/7
  • "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 7/7
  • "Microsoft fans are really keen on seeing a Surface Phone device" TechRadar UK 7/7
  • "Microsoft rolls out a new update for Store app for Windows 10 Release Preview devices" MSPoweruser 7/7
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone 5 Insider Preview Brings HDR Controls And Fluent Design Drop Shadows" HotHardware 7/7
  • "Microsoft will deliver two major Dynamics 365 releases per year" MSPoweruser 7/7
  • "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 7/7
General Interest
  • "Fetch rover! Robot to retrieve Mars rocks" BBC 10:20 AM
  • "Google Maps: Wish you were here? This spot is the ideal place to be during a heatwave/Google Maps photographs incredible sites from a bird's eye view thanks to its Google Earth function. This spot in Chile looks particularly impressive from above - and it would be the perfect place to be during this heatwave." Express UK 7:40 AM
  • "Vivo releases new variant of the X21i, offering up a more lively color scheme" Neowin 7/7
  • "Exoskeleton that allows humans to work and play for longer" BBC 7/7
  • "Twitter suspend 70 million accounts in two months—report" Social Barrel 7/7
  • "Petitions to save Surface Andromeda have already begun" Neowin 7/7
  • "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" 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
  • "Global Video Surveillance Storage Market Demand 2018- Dell EMC Corporation , Western Digital Corporation" Paris Ledger 7:39 AM
  • "Dell Technologies (DVMT) Lifted to Buy at Zacks Investment Research" Zacks 7/7
  • "Hands-On with Redstone 5: Display Improvements" Thurrott 10:34 AM
  • "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
  • "Huawei scores AU$136m contract to provide digital radio system for WA trains" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "Tesla and Luxembourg squabble over failed Model S braking test: It doesn't look good, but Tesla says something's fishy about the methods." Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "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
  • "Wait—the 'hotness' chili was about attractiveness? So many college classes chosen based on... a chili pepper." Ars Technica 8:56 AM
  • "Lenovo Legion Y530 unboxing: Casual gaming looks pretty sweet" Neowin 7:30 AM
  • "There's A Computer In This Hard Drive" Hackaday 7/7
  • "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
  • "Xiaomi Makes Its Trading Debut on the Defensive" Bloomberg 9:40 PM
  • "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" [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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  • "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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