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TechNN Archive: Sunday, July 22, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Which Microsoft Surface should I buy? What was once a single device is now a full line to meet the demands of many users. Here's how to pick the right one." CNET 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft releases a slew of Surface Go ads trying to convince you to buy the device" phoneArena 7:43 AM
  • "Tip: Pre-Order Surface Go, Get a $50 Gift Certificate" Thurrott 10:02 AM
  • "IBM Singapore lays off workers from its Tampines plant" Today Online 7:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm's own experts concede Intel's baseband chipsets are good for innovation and pricing" Foss Patents 1:25 PM
  • "Intel turns 50: How the chip behemoth got its start" Yahoo Finance 7:44 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1170 Turing GPU Shown Beating GTX 1080 Ti In Sketchy Benchmark Leak" HotHardware 6:54 PM
  • "HDR Benchmarks perf impact on AMD (-2%) vs Nvidia (-10%) - 12 Games at 4K HDR" Guru3D 7:43 AM
  • "New Microsoft Surface Go tablet hits all the right notes" Coolest Gadgets 7/21
  • "Microsoft releases several Surface Go videos on YouTube" BetaNews 7/21
  • "Gartner On Mobile App Development Platforms: Kony, Mendix, Microsoft, Oracle And Outsystems The Winners" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 7/21
  • "Intel Power Gadget Utility Mysteriously Removed Only For Mac After MacBook Pro Throttle-Gate" HotHardware 7/21
  • "IBM patenting watermark technology to protect ownership of AI models" Neowin 7/21
General Interest
  • "AT&T bringing 5G to Charlotte, Raleigh, Oklahoma City" ZDNet 9:08 PM
  • "Snapchat ends its peer-to-peer payment service on August 30th: Snapcash faced an uphill battle against rivals like Venmo." Engadget 7:01 PM
  • "How Fortnite approaches analytics, cloud to analyze petabytes of game data" ZDNet 7:00 PM
  • "The best thing about Samsung's exciting new tablet might also be a fatal flaw" BGR 11:21 AM
  • "Google Roundup: Five Useful New Features For Google's Apps And Devices" Forbes 7:43 AM
  • "A Driver for Uber and Lyft Covertly Streamed Hundreds of Rides on Twitch Without Rider Consent" Gizmodo 7/21
  • "Facebook hopes to launch an internet satellite in early 2019: Athena would provide broadband to underserved areas." Engadget 7/21
  • "Is Google Fuchsia Eventually Going To Replace Android?" Tech Times 7/21
  • "Forget Airpower — Samsung has its own Dual Wireless Charger ready for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Gear Watch launch" MSPoweruser 7/21
  • "Data breach exposes trade secrets of carmakers GM, Ford, Tesla, Toyota" TechCrunch 7/21
  • "This is how the Samsung Galaxy Note9 might look like in Lilac Purple" Neowin 7/21
  • "Facebook is officially building an internet satellite: Athena" CNET 7/20
  • "Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid investigation into data usage" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "Google's New AI Experiment Syncs Your Moves With Images" PC Magazine 7/20
  • "Google owns Duck.com, but it'll give rival DuckDuckGo a shoutout anyhow" CNET 7/20
  • "Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter team up on open source Data Transfer Project to ease your data moving woes" BetaNews 7/20
  • "Online activists flood Google search results for 'idiot' with images of Trump" The Verge 7/20
  • "DuckDuckGo slams Google following EU antitrust decision" The Verge 7/20
  • "Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter unite to simplify data transfers" Engadget 7/20
  • "Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project" The Verge 7/20
  • "Waymo's autonomous vehicles are driving 25,000 miles every day" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Amazon's Matt Wood on the major takeaways from AWS Summit 2018" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "Musk disputes rumors that Model 3 cancellations are outpacing orders" Engadget 7/20
  • "Dish customers can chat with service reps through iMessage" Engadget 7/20
  • "The smartphone notch is a hack, so when will we be rid of it?" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "AT&T expands its 5G network to North Carolina and Kansas City" Engadget 7/20
  • "Charlotte, Raleigh, Oklahoma City are AT&T's next 5G cities in 2018" The Verge 7/20
  • "AI Weekly: Artificial intelligence will take jobs, but it'll also create new ones" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "'Pokémon Go' cheaters now get three strikes before a ban" Engadget 7/20
  • "The DeanBeat: Why Universal went all-in on Jurassic World games" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "MMO specialist Trion Worlds goes through layoffs after launching Defiance 2050" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "Kate Edwards: Still outspoken, from ArenaNet to video game unionization" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' update adds Link from 'Breath of the Wild'" Engadget 7/20
  • "'Spider-Man' PS4 Pro bundle is the right sort of product placement" Engadget 7/20
  • "G-Sync vs. FreeSync: Adaptive sync gaming monitors explained" PCWorld 7/20
  • "Nanoleaf Remote review: The smartest d12 on the block" TechHive 7/20
  • "Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest" TechHive 7/20
  • "WhatsApp limits forwarded messages to curb the spread of fake news" VentureBeat 7/20
  • "WhatsApp limits message forwarding in bid to reduce spam and misinformation" TechCrunch 7/20
Press Releases
  • "Latest Proxmox KVM Virtual Servers Support AMD Servers Chipsets" ThomasNet News 7/20
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Deals Over 700 Xbox And PC Game Discounts In Ultimate Summer Sale" HotHardware 7/21
  • "Microsoft PowerShell Core for Linux now available as a Snap" BetaNews 7/20
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 7/20
  • "Microsoft Gaming Division Makes $10 Billion In A Year For The First Time" IGN 7/20
  • "Will Xbox Scarlet Release Before PS5? We Highly Doubt It, Here's Why" SegmentNext 7/20
  • "How to Remove a Virus from Windows PC or Laptop" Tech Advisor 7/20
  • "Do We Still Need a Third-Party Antivirus on Windows 10?" Softpedia 7/20
  • "Xbox One X games SHOCK: Fortnite has nothing to fear from Halo Infinite" Express UK 7/20
  • "Microsoft is Doing Great in Gaming Business, Reveals FY18 Q4 Report" Technowize 7/20
  • "Microsoft's Xbox business hits the magic $10B" CNET 7/20
  • "15 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card" PCWorld 7/20
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC now taking comments on whether T-Mobile, Sprint should merge" CNET 7/20
  • "Microsoft foils hacking attempt on 2018 election candidates" FOXNews 7/20
  • "Microsoft helped US gov block Russian hacking attempts on three candidates this year" The Inquirer 7/20
  • "China pours $1 billion into a 'Hyperloop' for cars" Engadget 7/20
  • "1.5 million affected by hack targeting Singapore's health data" The Verge 7/20
  • "DOJ decides it should publicly 'expose' foreign election schemes" Engadget 7/20
  • "Three top FBI officials quit as US cybersecurity threats mount" Engadget 7/20
  • "Who cares what Trump thinks about Europe's record fine for Google?" BetaNews 7/20
  • "White House's tariffs could raise prices on Apple, Sonos, Fitbit products" The Verge 7/20
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Lenovo Flex 6 11 review: A Windows 10 convertible with a lot of sacrifices, but costs $329" Neowin 1:29 PM
  • "The quantum meltdown of encryption" TechCrunch 9:39 AM
  • "Google's iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary/From the archives: Android is open—except for all the good parts." Ars Technica 7/21
  • "Gorilla Glass vs Dragontrail Glass vs tempered glass and beyond" Android Authority 7/20
  • "Google's incredible Pixel 2 has the best camera I've ever used on a smartphone — these photos are proof" Business Insider 7/20
  • "Mark Zuckerberg: CEO, billionaire, troll" Engadget 7/20
  • "Gmail's new 'Confidential Mode' is flawed and misleading" BetaNews 7/20
  • "Magic Leap and the Curse of the Overpromise" Tech.pinions 7/20
  • "Scientists discover structure within the Sun's atmosphere" Engadget 7/20
  • "How to decide whether to deploy blockchain" Computerworld 7/20
  • "There is no more gun emoji. Is that a good thing?" Mashable 7/20
  • "What Does the Repeal of Net Neutrality Mean for Your Data Security?" ReadWrite 7/20
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Atos to buy Syntel for about $3.57 billion" Reuters 9:29 PM
  • "The World Cup led to a record-breaking number of app downloads and consumer spend in Q2" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Zoox's fresh $500M, how to spend $6.3B and Microsoft's fine fiscal year" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Blavity raises $6.5 million Series A round led by GV" TechCrunch 7/20
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end day and week mostly flat as Trump stokes fresh worry on trade, monetary policy: U.S. equity benchmarks on track for third straight weekly advance" MarketWatch 7/20
  • "Stocks End Close to Home: Stocks ended little changed Friday, shrugging off the latest tough trade talk from President Trump." TheStreet 7/20
  • "Stocks end slightly lower as traders shrug off trade talk" Associated Press 7/20
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower as Dollar Slides: Major indexes struggled to break higher throughout the week as investors weighed earnings reports and President Trump's comments on Fed policy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/20
  • "European stocks fall as Trump threatens China with tariffs on all $500 billion in goods to U.S.: European stocks fell Friday, with auto shares among those that lost ground as U.S. President Donald Trump threatened a significant expansion in tariffs on Chinese imports, underscoring concerns that a global trade war will crimp global economic growth and corporate profits." MarketWatch 7/20



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InformationWeek (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Key Characteristics of Digitally Mature Organizations"
  • "The CIO's Role in the Supporting a New Revenue Recognition Standard"
New York Times (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Amazon's New York Home Qualifies as 'Distressed' Under Federal Tax Law"
  • "A Tech Wunderkind Who Knows Jaden Smith and Elon Musk"
  • "The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville"
  • "May A.I. Help You?"
  • "20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them?"
  • "Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later"
PC Magazine (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "This USC Professor Explains How Biotech Can Enhance Humans"
  • "Corsair Keyboards and Mice Now Support Xbox One"
  • "Sony Wants a Second Screen to Expand VR Experiences"
  • "Ford, Walmart Team for Autonomous Grocery Deliveries"
  • "Access to Entertainment Drives Most VPN Use"
Reuters (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "A matter of volume: threat from ascendant Chinese phones hangs over Apple"
  • "Tencent profit beats on investment gain, no progress on China gaming"
  • "VW to convert three German plants to build electric cars"
  • "Altice USA CEO calls for fixed-wireless consolidation in the U.S."
  • "Exclusive: Snap reveals U.S. subpoenas on IPO disclosures"
  • "Netflix tests cheaper mobile-only plan in Malaysia"
  • "Uber sees opportunity for minibus service in Kenyan capital"
  • "Ford, Walmart to collaborate on designing automated-vehicle delivery"
  • "Bain Capital Ventures closes $1 billion fund amid venture fund-raising frenzy"
  • "NATO looks to startups, disruptive tech to conquer emerging threats"
ZDNet (Updated 11:10 AM CST)
  • "Workday customers starting to run on AWS"
  • "Singapore moots creation of template sandboxes to ease fintech approval process"
  • "Inside a medical marijuana dispensary"
  • "Singapore, China to collaborate on fintech initiatives"
  • "Windows 10 Pro users confused after mystery bug messed with their licenses"
  • "Guilty of your roots: Why Kaspersky believes tech nationalism is on our doorstep"
  • "Order amongst chaos: automation best practice in a serverless world"
  • "Researchers discover seven new Meltdown and Spectre attacks"


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