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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 6, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Reports About Microsoft Planning To Charge Monthly Subscription Fees For Windows 10 Are Wrong" Tech Times 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft tells us why buggy Windows 10 updates aren't buggy at all" The Inquirer 8:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 set to unseat Windows 7 by year end" Hexus 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 (Fall 2018) Build 17730" Softpedia 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft says classic Skype will live on... for now: A number of users aren't satisfied with the updated version." Engadget 5:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Says That Skype Classic Will Be Sticking Around (For Now)" UberGizmo 9:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Teams announces a slew of back to school improvements" Neowin 7:02 PM
  • "Google just removed 145 Android apps that contained malware for Windows PCs" BGR 8:25 PM
  • "IBM X-Force Red Grows With New Labs and ATM Testing Service" eWeek 8:27 AM
  • "ATM hacking becomes a priority in IBM cybersecurity facilities" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "HP printer? Over 100 inkjet models have two critical bugs so patch now, warns HP" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Intel's Kaby Lake, Coffee Lake, Cannon Lake, and beyond: Everything you need to know" iMore 8:22 AM
  • "Gigabyte Leaks Existence, Backwards Compatibility of 9th Gen Intel Chips" ExtremeTech 8:21 AM
  • "Intel brewing up Coffee Lake NUC mini desktop PCs for pre-order" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "Intel shares fall after Barclays downgrades chipmaker due to rising AMD competition" CNBC 8:12 AM
  • "AMD opens preorders for 2nd-generation Threadripper chips" VentureBeat 1:49 PM
  • "AMD's 32-core Threadripper dares Intel to match it on cores and price" PCWorld Australia 8:22 AM
  • "AMD France says Threadripper 2990WX is 53% faster than the Core i9-7980XE" TechSpot 8:12 AM
  • "AMD lets slip that its Threadripper 32-core CPU is over 50% faster than Intel's Core i9-7980XE" TechRadar UK 8:12 AM
  • "AMD announces 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs" Hexus 8:13 AM
  • "AMD unveils a quartet of Ryzen Threadripper 2nd Generation processors" TechRadar UK 8:13 AM
  • "7nm Nvidia and AMD chips among those affected by TSMC's $253m virus outbreak" PCGamesN 8:12 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX 32 Core Flagship X399 CPU Listed For Pre-Orders on Newegg For $1799 US – Officially Launches on 13th August" WCCFTech 8:12 AM
  • "Hmm, there's something fishy about this graph charting AMD's push into Intel's server turf" The Register 8:11 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H With Vega 8 Graphics Spotted For HP Pavilion All-in-One" SegmentNext 8:10 AM
  • "AMD unveils custom Ryzen and Vega APU destined for Chinese games consoles" The Inquirer 8:10 AM
  • "AMD France shares Threadripper 2990WX Cinebench score" Hexus 8:10 AM
  • "32-Core AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Over 50% Faster Than 18-Core Intel Core i9-7980XE" SegmentNext 8:09 AM
  • "Arista to pay $400 million to Cisco to resolve court fight" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "Optimization before migration: why you should challenge the norm" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
General Interest
  • "SpaceX organizes inaugural conference to plan landings on Mars: Attendees are being asked to not publicize the workshop or their attendance." Ars Technica 6:34 PM
  • "Google Cloud adds support for Nvidia's Tesla P4 GPU: The compute accelerator is optimized for graphics-intensive applications and machine learning inference." ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "Google releases Android 9 Pie: Rolls out to Pixel phones first" ZDNet 3:48 PM
  • "Google reveals Android P is named Pie, begins rollout to Pixel phones" VentureBeat 1:49 PM
  • "Google Cloud gets support for Nvidia's Tesla P4 inferencing accelerators" TechCrunch 1:34 PM
  • "Here attacks Google Maps with new freemium website plan" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Fake house? Use Google Street View to travel through time and expose flippers" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "YouTube removes Alex Jones' official channel for violating guidelines" Engadget 1:53 PM
  • "YouTube removes Alex Jones, too" TechCrunch 1:30 PM
  • "Say hello to Android 9 Pie: Comment" TechCrunch 1:33 PM
  • "15 names that would have been better than Android Pie" TechCrunch 1:31 PM
  • "Amazon Alexa's new 'Answer Update' feature will notify you when Alexa learns something new" TechCrunch 1:28 PM
  • "How to control your TV with Alexa" TechHive 7:46 AM
  • "Facebook's revamped Pages help you find local businesses" Engadget 1:53 PM
  • "Apple, Facebook, and Spotify yank Alex Jones' Infowars for hate speech (updated)" VentureBeat 1:50 PM
  • "Facebook reportedly in talks with major U.S. banks to offer checking account services on Messenger" VentureBeat 1:50 PM
  • "Facebook is now a major mobile browser in U.S., with 10%+ market share in many states" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office? Comment" TechCrunch 1:37 PM
  • "Facebook redesigns biz Pages for utility as feed reach declines" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "Facebook open sources library to enhance latest Transport Layer Security protocol" TechCrunch 1:36 PM
  • "Facebook taps banks, but for chatbots not purchase data like Google" TechCrunch 1:30 PM
  • "Facebook bans Alex Jones and InfoWars pages" Engadget 8:01 AM
  • "Facebook removes Alex Jones pages, citing repeated hate speech violations" The Verge 7:37 AM
  • "Facebook has removed 4 Infowars pages — but not because of fake news" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Spotify's AI assistant should be social" VentureBeat 1:49 PM
  • "T-Mobile's latest unlimited plan cuts out the extras" Engadget 1:54 PM
  • "Rocket Lab will launch two missions in less than two months" Engadget 1:55 PM
  • "Later this year, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch its biggest batch of satellites yet" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "MoviePass keeps plan at $10, but limits subscribers to three movies a month" TechCrunch 1:39 PM
  • "/Clear for beer: Biometrics provider now enables alcohol purchases at Seahawks and Mariners games" TechCrunch 1:27 PM
  • "DJI announces Line Friends Spark drone with a bear on it" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Mixed-gene French grapes may lead to cheaper, safer wine" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "'Dota 2' veterans steamrolled by AI team in exhibition match" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "BlaBlaCar acquires Russian carpooling platform BeepCar from" VentureBeat 7:49 AM
  • "LemonBox brings US vitamins and health products to consumers in China" TechCrunch 7:35 AM
  • "Challenger bank Monzo launches accounts for 16-18 year olds" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Airbnb for Work claims 700,000 businesses as bookings tripled for second year in a row" VentureBeat 7:49 AM
  • "Airbnb for Work now accounts for 15 percent of bookings" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "New Signature Named Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider" PRWeb 8:36 AM
  • "IBM Security Opens Network of Four Secure Testing Facilities Globally" PRNewswire 8:27 AM
  • "Oracle Bronto Receives 2018 Best Place to Work Honor by Triangle Business Journal" PRNewswire 8:07 AM
  • "Todd Tew Named Cisco Practice Leader for Weidenhammer's Digital Platforms Division" PRWeb 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft will keep classic Skype alive 'for some time' after user backlash" The Verge 3:55 PM
  • "How to lock down Windows 10, block telemetry and kill unwanted features like Cortana and Bing-integration" BetaNews 8:40 AM
  • "Office Q&A: How to handle end-of-sentence spacing in Microsoft Word" TechRepublic 8:40 AM
  • "How to Clear the Windows Update History in Windows 10 Version 1803" Softpedia 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: What Reviewers Are Saying About the New Surface Go" Barron's 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's cheapo Surface: Like a netbook you can't upgrade" The Register 8:39 AM
  • "It's a Windows 10 computer that slides into your pocket for less than $250" The Next Web 8:38 AM
  • "How to Generate Bibliographies in Microsoft Word With One Click" MakeUseOf 8:37 AM
  • "Blade's Shadow Service Turns Any Device into a £1,500+ Windows Computer" Gizmodo UK 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Andromeda May Come with iMessage-Like Messaging Feature" Softpedia 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft teases 'Windows 10 Devices' in Mail signature" MSPoweruser 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Go Is a Nightmare to Repair" Softpedia 8:36 AM
  • "First Microsoft Surface Go Firmware Update Now Available for Download" Softpedia 8:35 AM
  • "Windows 10: New Android app, improved security and bug fixes in latest Insider build" ZDNet 7:53 AM
  • "Windows apps made on Linux hit by security fail" ZDNet 7:52 AM
  • "NVMe SSDs, the insanely fast storage you want in your PC" PCWorld 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft joins Movies Anywhere service for Xbox and Windows 10" The Verge 7:39 AM
  • "The FCC just admitted it lied about a cyberattack to avoid net neutrality comments" BGR 8:14 PM
  • "China fines Alipay for violating payment services regulations" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy: In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data." Motherboard 2:10 PM
  • "By 2020, 1-in-5 healthcare orgs will adopt blockchain; here's why" Computerworld 7:59 AM
  • "How to use JWT tokens in ASP.Net Core 2" InfoWorld 7:56 AM
  • "Python scales language popularity charts" InfoWorld 7:56 AM
  • "Julia tutorial: Get started with the Julia language" InfoWorld 7:56 AM
  • "Ooma Butterfleye review: This security camera keeps recording without AC power or an internet connection" TechHive 7:47 AM
  • "China's Xiaomi says parts supplier Holitech Technology to invest $200 million in India" Reuters 3:48 PM
  • "Shell Ventures leads $31 million investment in stealth electric car-charging startup Ample" VentureBeat 1:50 PM
  • "Google acquires GraphicsFuzz for its mobile graphics card benchmarking" VentureBeat 1:49 PM
  • "FloodFlash insurance startup raises £1.9M via LocalGlobe, Pentech Ventures, InsurTech Gateway" TechCrunch 1:36 PM
  • "MOV.AI raises $3M in seed funding to create an 'Android for Robotics'" TechCrunch 1:35 PM
  • "China's Didi to invest $1 billion in its auto services platform" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "China's Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks brush off trade jitters to close higher as tech shares gain: Nasdaq extends winning streak to fifth session" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher as Investors Ignore Latest Trade Tensions: Stocks held on to close higher Monday even amid an escalation in the trade war between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks notch a 3rd consecutive gain" Associated Press 3:56 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Robust Earnings Season: Earnings growth has pushed S&P 500 to its highest level since January despite escalating tariff threats from the U.S. and China" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed, with China falling as trade worries sour sentiment: Hang Seng up more than 1%; Nikkei gives up early gain" MarketWatch 2:06 PM
  • "European stocks close lower as trade tensions flare up again: European stock markets finished down slightly Monday, as traders digested a flare-up in trade tensions between the U.S. and China as well as another round of earnings reports." MarketWatch 11:52 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 10:35 AM; no changes since 7:25 AM CST)
  • "TaylorMade IT Spin-Off Taps Cloud Database"
New York Times (Updated 10:35 AM CST)
  • "Amazon Invests in Rivian, a Tesla Rival in Electric Vehicles"
  • "The Week in Tech: A Break From Consumer Tech"
  • "Even Without Amazon, Tech Could Keep Gaining Ground in New York"
PC Magazine (Updated 10:35 AM CST)
  • "Pictionary Air Ditches the Erasable Markers"
  • "Samsung Opening 'Experience' Retail Stores in LA, NY, Houston"
  • "Slaying the Cable Monster: What You Need to Know About HDMI Cables"
  • "Samsung's $399 Galaxy Tab S5e Takes on iPad"
  • "Google Chrome Adding 'Link to Word' Feature"
  • "New Switch Bundle Includes $35 eShop Credit"
  • "Samsung Wearables App Leaks New Galaxy Watch Active"
  • "The Most Popular Laptop Brands for Kids"
Reuters (Updated 10:35 AM CST)
  • "Nvidia forecasts demand rebound, Wall Street not so sure"
  • "How Amazon scrapped its plans for a New York headquarters"
  • "Telecoms industry calls for Europe-wide network testing regime"
  • "Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller placed bet against Tesla during Q4"
  • "Visa, Mastercard mull increasing fees for processing transactions: WSJ"
  • "It's complicated, says Britain's MI6 spymaster on Huawei 5G issue"
  • "Seizing on Huawei's troubles, Samsung bets big on network gear"
  • "Lyft to woo investors with fast U.S. growth in IPO race with Uber"
  • "Private equity firms win over Scout24 with improved $6.4 billion bid"
  • "Australian miner Fortescue says two driverless trucks involved in low-speed incident"
ZDNet (Updated 10:35 AM CST)
  • "Samsung leaks Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Fit in app update"
  • "Thousands of Android apps permanently record your online activity for ad targeting"
  • "Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 review: A modern-day slider phone with dual front cameras"
  • "Google Chrome users: You'll soon be able to share links to specific words on websites"
  • "Apple upgrades older iPhones to bypass sales ban in Germany"
  • "Microsoft just made Windows 10 updates a little easier to understand"
  • "Tableau tangos with the enterprise"
  • "Facebook tackles developer databases leaking at least one million user records"

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