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TechNN Archive: Saturday, August 4, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Surface Go is rather hard to repair, teardown reveals" Neowin 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Set To Launch New Windows 10 Enterprise For Remote Sessions" HotHardware 6:43 PM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: Which 15-Inch Dell Should I Choose?" LAPTOP Magazine 6:45 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper Prices and Specifications Leak" eTeknix 6:46 AM
  • "AMD vs Intel: which chipmaker does processors better? Price and power go head to head" TechRadar UK 6:47 AM
  • "How voice technology will re-shape business: Everybody expects voice tech and virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana to make a big splash in the enterprise. Here's what to expect." Computerworld 6:47 AM
  • "PC market posts its strongest quarterly growth in 6 years: A Foolish Take" USA Today 6:45 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Azure will be a huge force in the public cloud for years to come" TechRepublic 8/3
  • "The Morning Download: Microsoft's Approach to the Cloud Pays Off" WSJ Blogs 8/3
  • "Starbucks teams with Microsoft, ICE on new cryptocurrency that can pay for Frappuccinos" CNBC 8/3
  • "The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is teaming up with Microsoft and Starbucks to build an 'ecosystem' for crypto" Business Insider 8/3
  • "Microsoft's M12 leads $6.2 million investment in Hyas to catch cybercriminals" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Microsoft M12 invests in HYAS, a leader in intelligence tools for InfoSec and cybersecurity professional" MSPoweruser 8/3
  • "HP Inc acquires MPS giant Apogee" PrintWeek 8/3
  • "Intel 10nm delay raises speculation of foundry business scale-down" Guru3D 8/3
  • "Shuttle Launches 1.3-litre XPC Barebone DH310 PC for 8th-gen Intel Core processors" Guru3D 8/3
  • "Origin PC Adds Two New Thin and Light Intel Core i9 Gaming Laptops" Guru3D 8/3
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Packaging Puts Intel To Shame" SegmentNext 8/3
  • "AMD launches a Ryzen chip to rival Intel's Kaby Lake G... but only for the Chinese market" PCGamesN 8/3
  • "New AMD Semi-Custom SOC Combines AMD Ryzen CPU and AMD Vega GPU for Gamers in China" CDR Info 8/3
  • "AMD Creates Quad Core Zen SoC with 24 Vega CUs for Chinese Consoles" AnandTech 8/3
  • "AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Retail Boxes Photos Leak" Guru3D 8/3
  • "Tech Data named Distributor of the Year by Dell EMC UK" Channelinfo 8/3
  • "Oracle tells US Supremes: Ignore Rimini Street. You don't need to review copyright case" The Register 8/3
  • "Cisco plans to acquire Duo Security for US$2.35bn, enabling secure connections for users to any network" Vanilla Plus 8/3
  • "Cisco to acquire Duo Security for £1.8bn" The Inquirer 8/3
  • "Going cloud-native costs more than you think" InfoWorld 8/3
General Interest
  • "What we know about the Note 9/(Hint: basically everything)" TechCrunch 6:49 PM
  • "Police Say This Alexa Away Mode Skill Could Help Echos Chase Off Burglars" HotHardware 6:43 PM
  • "The Future Is ... Personal Ads? A queer online dating community has formed around an old-school format for hookups." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Valve might be bringing flash sales back to Steam" Neowin 6:45 AM
  • "Facebook tests dating service on employees" Telegraph 6:44 AM
  • "Here launches new freemium plan for developers following Google Maps API changes" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Google Maps' location sharing now includes your battery life" Engadget 8/3
  • "Google starts showing rehab ads again after a lengthy ban" Engadget 8/3
  • "Google Project Zero: 'Here's the secret to flagging up bugs before hackers find them'" ZDNet 8/3
  • "Amazon's Echo Look fashion assistant lacks critical context" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Amazon and Walmart's rivalry is reshaping how we'll buy everything in the future" The Verge 8/3
  • "Best Buy is selling Amazon's Echo Show for $100 off" The Verge 8/3
  • "Amazon removes Nazi and white supremacist listings" Engadget 8/3
  • "Fake news evolved into fake events, and the consequences are scary" The Verge 8/3
  • "Leaked Samsung video confirms 512GB Galaxy Note 9" The Verge 8/3
  • "Samsung accidentally leaked the Galaxy Note 9 again" Engadget 8/3
  • "Leaked: the Samsung Galaxy Note9 is a super power" BetaNews 8/3
  • "Samsung's official launch video for the Galaxy Note 9 has also now leaked..." TechCrunch 8/3
  • "8 reasons Motorola's 5G Moto Mod debut actually matters — to you" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Razer Huntsman Elite review: Optical switches arrive, but that's not even the best feature" PCWorld 8/3
  • "Blade starts rolling out Shadow high-performance cloud gaming in North America" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Robot Racecars Storm The Most Glamorous Hill In Motorsports" The Verge 8/3
  • "5G for car manufacturing: Audi and Ericsson announce partnership" ZDNet 8/3
  • "Insurance app Lemonade looks set to drop lawsuit against Germany's Wefox" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "Brookstone will close all its US mall stores after second bankruptcy in four years" The Verge 8/3
Press Releases
  • "GSW Reseller Reaches 5 Year Selling Telnet Server for Windows" PRWeb 8/3
  • "New MPMC-9323 EWS-Silver Palm Computer is Designed for Electronic Warfare Threats" ThomasNet News 8/3
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Surface Go is a repairability nightmare, and that's OK" BetaNews 8/3
  • "Microsoft's Surface Book 2 gets a new firmware update" OnMSFT 8/3
  • "How to download and install the Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO file right now" TechRadar UK 8/3
  • "Microsoft Launcher gets icon swipe gestures in latest update" phoneArena 8/3
  • "Microsoft's Surface Go is now shipping; check price,┬áspecifications" Financial Express 8/3
  • "Bizarrely Microsoft claims to have designed the Surface Go so you use it less" MSPoweruser 8/3
  • "Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you?" Pocket-lint 8/3
  • "Your Phone app arrives on the Microsoft Store for Windows Insiders to test" Neowin 8/3
  • "Microsoft To-Do app updates on Windows 10, iOS, and Android with new changes" OnMSFT 8/3
  • "Microsoft rolls out the first beta of Your Phone app for Insiders on Fast Ring" MSPoweruser 8/3
  • "Microsoft reveals what's coming to Office for Android and iOS in August" phoneArena 8/3
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 8/3
  • "The Surface Go is here, and people just don't know what to make of it" BetaNews 8/3
  • "Surface Go review: Wonderful weight, superb software, poor performance" VentureBeat 8/3
  • "Acer Swift 7 review: Slim and lightweight, with some trade-offs" ZDNet 8/3
  • "The best laptops: Ultrabooks, budget PCs, 2-in-1s, and more" PCWorld 8/3
Government/Law/Politics
  • "DNC Tells Candidates To Stay Away from Huawei, ZTE Products" PC Magazine 8/3
  • "GDPR: What's really changed so far?" ZDNet 8/3
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "So Long Instagram, Thanks for All the #Sunsets: I had an account for seven years, but as the app crept toward 1 billion monthly active users, things went south, and I decided to quit the Facebook-owned photo app." PC Magazine 9:33 PM
  • "Hands on with the Moto Z3 and Motorola's 5G Moto Mod" Neowin 2:31 PM
  • "Fortnite is putting users at risk, to prove a point about Google's Android monopoly" CNET 8/3
  • "Reddit Should Tell Us More About How it Got Hacked" Motherboard 8/3
  • "NASA announces crews for the first flights of SpaceX and Boeing's passenger spacecraft" The Verge 8/3
  • "Andreessen-funded dYdX plans 'short Ethereum' token for haters" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "When it comes to databases, why 'I can't quit you, baby'" InfoWorld 8/3
  • "Benchmark DAC3 HGC review: An outstanding all-in-one headphone amp, DAC, and preamp" TechHive 8/3
  • "In the wake of its IPO, Sonos VP says the company is 'on a cadence of launching two products per year'" TechHive 8/3
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Foundry Group quietly announces a big fat $750 million fund" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "Peloton raises $550M at a valuation of $4 billion" TechCrunch 8/3
  • "Teamleader, the SaaS platform to help SMEs go digital, scores $22M Series C" TechCrunch 8/3
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end day, week higher as market shakes off jobs report weakness, tariff tiffs: U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in July, compared with 195,000 forecast" MarketWatch 8/3
  • "Stocks Recover From Trade Jitters to End Mostly Higher: After starting with a sharp selloff on the latest trade tensions with China, U.S. stocks bounced back to end mostly higher Thursday." TheStreet 8/3
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks close up after July jobs report" Associated Press 8/3
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher After Strong Earnings: The S&P 500 posted its fifth consecutive weekly gain" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/3
  • "Wall Street eyes more gains from Apple, its cheapest $1 trillion stock" Reuters 8/3
  • "Europe's main stock gauge halts 2-session skid as tech sector rallies: Stoxx Europe 600 snaps books a weekly loss of 0.7%, its first decline in the past five weeks" MarketWatch 8/3



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:15 PM; no changes since 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "10 Ways Technology Is Reshaping Retail"
  • "What Can Agent Michael Brown Teach Us About Fake News?"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla Directors Do Damage Control After Elon Musk Tweets"
  • "How a Fake Group on Facebook Created Real Protests"
  • "$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It's Common."
  • "Uber Picks N.S.A. Veteran to Fix Troubled Security Team"
  • "The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "New 'Foreshadow' Flaw Exploits Intel Chips To Steal Protected Data"
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You"
  • "Deals: Nintendo Labo, Bose Headphones, and Dell Inspiron"
  • "How to Install Fortnite on Android"
  • "iPhones, US Electronics Face Boycott in Turkey Amid Trade War"
  • "Sprint's First 5G Phone Won't Be Thick as a Brick"
  • "Owl Car Cam Adds Android Support, Enhances Security Features"
  • "17 Remarkable (and Scary) Things We Saw at Black Hat 2018"
  • "New Alexa Auto SDK Extends Amazon's Influence to the Dash"
  • "US Government Agencies Can't Buy Huawei or ZTE Products Anymore"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Soros Fund Management adds popular tech names, BlackRock in second quarter"
  • "Musk bid for Tesla: no formal offer, no firm deals with advisers"
  • "A look at Tesla's nine-member board"
  • "Major Tesla shareholders trimmed stakes last quarter: filings"
  • "Berkshire boosts Goldman, Teva stakes; buys more Apple"
  • "Kroger partners with Alibaba in China grocery sales venture"
  • "Sprint partners with LG to launch 5G smartphone in 2019"
  • "'Fintechs' sound cautious note on offer of U.S. bank charter"
  • "Intel discloses three more chip flaws"
  • "Tinder founders sue parent IAC, saying it owes them billions"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Verizon bringing 5G to Indianapolis"
  • "Sprint and LG announce 5G phone for 2019"
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users"
  • "Ten useful iPhone apps you didn't know you needed"
  • "CIOs: Transform your teams if you want to deliver winning IoT products"
  • "PTC courts security researchers to find IoT vulnerabilities"
  • "Beyond Spectre: Foreshadow, a new Intel security problem"
  • "Top 10 iPhone and Android accessories"


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