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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Intel plans array of upgrades to stave off AMD data center competition" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Intel Does Not Want You To Compare It's 14nm Process To AMD's 12nm Process" SegmentNext 6:54 AM
  • "Intel has no chance in servers and they know it: Numbers straight from the horses mouth" SemiAccurate 11:37 AM
  • "Intel Shipped More Than 1 Million Memory Modules Last Quarter" The Motley Fool 4:26 PM
  • "Second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to start launching on August 13th" Neowin 6:44 AM
  • "The Threadripper 2 32-core CPUs Are Record-Breaking And Also Finally Available For Pre-Order" TechTheLead 6:53 AM
  • "Second-Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pre-Sales Begin Today: The second-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor pre-sales kick off today with initial availability on August 13" PC Magazine 6:53 AM
  • "AMD's second-generation Threadrippers available from Monday: Cinebench benchmarks show AMD's Threadripper 2990WX outperforming Intel's Core i9-7980XE by a big margin" Computing 6:54 AM
  • "ASUS releases 300-series motherboard BIOS update for Intel Core 9000 support: All BIOS updates are available to download now." PC Retail 6:54 AM
  • "AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Performance Benchmarks Detailed — 2990WX Crushes The i9-7980XE, 2950X Blazes Past The i9-7900X For Less Than Intel's Offerings" WCCFTech 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft adding support for Movies Anywhere, giving away free X-Men movie: The service already supports films bought from Amazon, Google, and Apple." Ars Technica 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Brings Surface Book 2 to India, Where's the Surface Go?" The Quint 6:56 AM
  • "Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop are now available to buy in India" Neowin 11:36 AM
  • "Dell paints a bright post-private future: Ola's UK launch, trade wars and the cloud, fitness tech in Asia" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:48 AM
  • "Dell EMC builds infrastructure for citizen services in 'Digital India'" Jagran Josh 6:48 AM
  • "Dell EMC launches new Ready Solutions to speed up AI innovation" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "Dell EMC's Cameron Chehreh: Agencies Should Modernize Data Centers With Converged, Hyperconverged Tech" GovCon Wire 6:47 AM
  • "IBM, Fortinet team on cyber threat data sharing" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "IBM Unveils 19TB SSD With Everspin MRAM Data Cache" ExtremeTech 6:55 AM
  • "Intel Corp Buys Switch Inc, Carbon Black Inc, DocuSign Inc, Sells ForeScout Technologies Inc, Aquantia Corp" GuruFocus 6:56 AM
  • "Intel 9th Generation CPUs Will Not Be Affected By Spectre Or Meltdown" SegmentNext 6:56 AM
  • "TSMC says variant of WannaCry forced factory shutdown: Virus made its way onto unpatched Windows 7 machines running critical systems" The Inquirer 6:45 AM
  • "Oracle Corp files protest over Pentagon cloud computing contract" Reuters 8:56 PM
  • "Salesforce appoints Keith Block as co-CEO" Reuters 8:59 PM
  • "2018 Semiconductor Sales Outpacing 2017 by 20%" EE Times Asia 6:41 AM
General Interest
  • "Qualcomm teases September 10th smartwatch event" Android Police 3:14 PM
  • "A new Palm smartphone is in the works, according to FCC documents" Mashable 2:12 PM
  • "Amazon Alexa can now answer questions that stumped it before: ...or how curiosity can lose you your role as the head of the WI" The Inquirer 11:58 AM
  • "Google Classroom gets a redesign" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "U.S. think tank's tiny lab helps Facebook battle fake social media" Reuters 3:56 PM
  • "Facebook: Hey Can We Pretty Please Maybe Have Lots of Your Banking Information Too?" Gizmodo 6:39 AM
  • "Facebook denies seeking users' bank data" BBC 6:39 AM
  • "Facebook wants your financial data, but only to power chat bots: Social network claims it won't snoop on users' purchases" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Android 9 is officially called 'Pie' and it's available now: Bad luck, Poppets fans" The Inquirer 6:45 AM
  • "This is how Samsung plans to justify the Galaxy Note 9's sky-high price tag" BGR 6:40 AM
  • "Samsung is building a high-speed 4TB SSD for everyone: The cutting-edge drives 'will herald a massive move to terabyte-SSDs,' it said." Engadget 6:40 AM
  • "Samsung: World's first four-bit 4TB SSDs for consumer devices coming this year" ZDNet 6:44 AM
  • "Use of online pay-to-watch TV surges ahead" BBC 6:39 AM
  • "SpaceX relaunches the final Falcon 9 rocket design: The Block 5 booster was designed to be used for up to 100 times." Engadget 6:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Media Alert: Data-Centric Innovation Summit – Data Center Platform and Products Fueling Intel's Growth" Intel 1:18 PM
  • "The BBC wants Microsoft's help to find who leaked new Doctor Who" TrustedReviews 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Pay Integrates With Masterpass" PYMNTS 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft: Just Kidding, Skype Classic Is Sticking Around" PC Magazine 3:55 PM
  • "Microsoft U-turn sees Skype Classic given a reprieve (for the moment): Well, you can't say noone was listening" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Switcher Studio Announces Integration with Microsoft Stream: Tech startup offering live-video encoder service will be supported in Microsoft Stream" PRWeb 7:31 AM
  • "EU's top court backs copyright holder in landmark ruling: Users who publish content freely available on the internet should get consent from the person behind it, Europe's top court ruled on Tuesday in a boost to the bloc's creative industries." Reuters 3:55 PM
  • "Ajit Pai admits FCC lied about 'DDoS,' blames it on Obama administration: Former CIO 'provided inaccurate information' about comment outage, Pai says." Ars Technica 9:51 AM
  • "FCC admits DDoS attack was completely made up but it's somehow your fault: America's abusive relationship with its favourite regulator adds some more tropes" The Inquirer 10:00 AM
  • "Pentagon tells troops: Turn off fitness tracker GPS when you head to warzones/After Strava 'heatmap' burned location of Syria bases, DOD wary about fitness gadgets." Ars Technica 9:39 AM
  • "Google is welcome back in China as long as it complies with the law, state media says" CNBC 6:50 AM
  • "Twitter defends its decision to keep the Alex Jones conspiracy factory around" TechCrunch 9:01 PM
  • "Inside Google's plan to stalk your social media accounts" The Next Web 8:59 PM
  • "The best tablets for 2018: Our top picks" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "Hey, Samusung and Google. What's with the 'accidental' leaks?" ZDNet 1:21 PM
  • "The best tablets for 2018: Our top picks" ZDNet 11:56 AM
  • "How AI and Intelligent Automation Impact HR Practices: AI and intelligent forms of automation are changing the ways companies operate. HR is no exception. In fact, HR leaders are spearheading automation efforts for their employers." InformationWeek 11:38 AM
  • "Intel SSD 660p Review: Snappy NVMe Storage At Rock-Bottom Prices" HotHardware 10:02 AM
  • "Here's Twitter's position on Alex Jones (and hate-peddling anti-truthers) — hint: It's a fudge" TechCrunch 10:00 AM
  • "Python's rise: Could it soon edge out C++ in programming language popularity?" ZDNet 10:00 AM
  • "Android 9 Pie: everything you need to know/Google's new mobile OS is rolling out to a select group of phones. Here's the lowdown on the new features" The Guardian 6:50 AM
  • "What is deep learning? Everything you need to know" ZDNet 6:44 AM
  • "AT&T is now the sole owner of Otter Media" TechCrunch 7:52 PM
  • "Even Financial raises $18.8 million Series A from GreatPoint Ventures, Goldman Sachs and others" TechCrunch 10:00 AM
  • "Flux partners with fast food merchant itsu for itemised paperless receipts" TechCrunch 6:43 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as earnings news trumps trade-war fear; Tesla soars 11% on Musk's going-private tweet: Nasdaq's winning streak now longest since March" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher; Tesla Surges: Stocks ended higher Tuesday after China moved to support shares in Shanghai and on positive earnings and takeover talk." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: S&P 500 index marks its 4th straight gain" Associated Press 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise on Strong Earnings, Shaking Off Trade Gloom: S&P 500 had its second-highest close in history and was just 0.5% away from its January record" [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets advance as stocks in China bounce back: Nikkei advances behind SoftBank rally" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "European stocks rally, led by auto and materials shares: German industrial production declines" MarketWatch 8:23 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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