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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Quietly Releases Game-Changing Ethereum Proof-of-Authority on Azure" Investopedia 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Ethereum Blockchain Product Gets Rid of Mining" CCN 9:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 to get new 'InPrivate Desktop' security feature" ZDNet 7:00 PM
  • "BBC subpoenas Microsoft to identify Doctor Who leaker" TechSpot 9:27 AM
  • "BBC Wants Microsoft to Provide Information on Doctor Who Leaker: A leak of the upcoming season of Doctor Who, to feature the first female Doctor, was stored and shared through Microsoft's OneDrive service." WinBuzzer 9:26 AM
  • "IBM Demonstrates DeepLocker AI Malware at Black Hat" eWeek 9:07 AM
  • "Why IBM is offering $200K to developers to create tech solutions for natural disaster relief: IBM invites developers to Call for Code, a hackathon competition aimed at building digital tools to help with some of nature's worst disasters." TechRepublic 9:09 AM
  • "IBM vows to fill 2,200 new roles in DACH" Channelnomics 9:09 AM
  • "Intel's 3-point plan for coming out on top of the AI chip war: Gadi Singer, VP of Intel's Artificial Intelligence Products Group, lays out the chip giant's AI strategy and explains what's driving it." ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "'We have trained over 99,000 developers, students and professors since April 2017 for making AI-ready talent available in the country." NDTV 9:15 AM
  • "Intel sold $1 billion of artificial intelligence chips in 2017" Reuters 3:18 PM
  • "Intel Makes Storage Integral To Data Center Architecture, And That's Smart" Forbes 3:17 PM
  • "Intel Launches First Consumer QLC NAND SSD" ExtremeTech 9:15 AM
  • "AI Chip startup Cerebras Systems picks up a former Intel top exec" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Shows Xeon 2018-2019 Roadmap: Cooper Lake-SP and Ice Lake-SP Confirmed" AnandTech 12:22 PM
  • "Intel's Crimson Canyon NUCs with Cannon Lake CPU & Radeon dGPU Available for Pre-Order" AnandTech 10:43 AM
  • "Vinod Dham, father of the Pentium, takes on AI chips with agent-based AlphaICs" VentureBeat 10:12 AM
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q3 WHQL" AnandTech 9:13 AM
  • "AMD vs Nvidia: Whose Driver Updates Improve Performance More?" Tom's Hardware 9:13 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Pro 18.Q3 drivers make pro power available everywhere" The Tech Report 9:13 AM
  • "AMD shows how you can add real-time ray tracing effects with Radeon ProRender and Radeon Rays" DSOG 9:14 AM
  • "HP unveils Indigo series enhancements" PrintWeek 9:13 AM
  • "HP releases trailer for new 'The Wolf' short starring Christian Slater and Jonathan Banks" Neowin 7:36 PM
  • "Amazon won't be able to get off Oracle by 2020: Larry Ellison/Other competitors, like SAP and Salesforce, have also tried and failed to end their reliance on Oracle, Ellison said on Tuesday at a company event." IANS 9:17 AM
  • "Salesforce takes leaf out of Oracle's book to forge little co-CEO bromance" The Register 9:18 AM
  • "Cisco's Switch Business Seems Safe from Amazon's Challenge" Market Realist 11:51 AM
  • "Cisco expands Viptela SD-WAN to edge routers" Telecompaper 9:06 AM
General Interest
  • "Here's how and where to watch the Galaxy Unpacked 2018 event" Neowin 9:18 PM
  • "Facebook is shedding massive traffic — and it's apparently flocking to YouTube" BGR 8:26 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking: researchers" Reuters 3:57 PM
  • "Shock. People still feel intense dislike for their cable companies: In the latest Consumer Reports survey of cable companies, only one didn't get the lowest score for value." ZDNet 1:30 PM
  • "Google Classroom redesigned with new Classwork page for better organization of assignments" Android Police 10:18 AM
  • "Facebook builds its own AR games for Messenger video chat" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Magic Leap's futuristic goggles are finally launching — here's how much they cost and how to buy them" Business Insider 8:04 AM
  • "You've heard of Michael 'Air' Jordan – well, get ready for 'AI-R' Jordan" The Register 8:04 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Called Out On His Own Website Over Alex Jones Decision" HuffPost 8:04 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones is not banned" CBS News 8:04 AM
  • "Mozilla tests Firefox add-on that steers users toward serendipity: The new 'Advance' add-on takes into account a user's browsing history to recommend other sites to explore." Computerworld 8:03 AM
  • "Trading apps vulnerable to hacking, report says" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:53 AM
  • "New genre of artificial intelligence programs take computer hacking to another level" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "Seeking new growth drivers, Samsung plans $22 billion spending on new tech" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones vulnerable to hacking: researchers" Reuters 7:42 AM
  • "Instagram Dominates the Influencer Market" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Black Hat 2018: What to Expect" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "MASH Continues European Expansion with Oracle Food and Beverage Cloud" Oracle 9:03 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 Redstone 5 Build 17733 with Dark Theme for File Explorer" BetaNews 1:30 PM
  • "Apple MacBook Pro vs Microsoft Surface Book 2: Who Makes the Cut?" The Quint 9:28 AM
  • "Will Microsoft's new Surface line-up work for India? Unlikely" MENAFN 9:27 AM
  • "Remember Steve Ballmer? Here is what former Microsoft CEO's next venture is" Bloomberg 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's student developer contest imagines the future" ZDNet 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Go review: bringing the Surface concept to the mainstream" The Verge 9:26 AM
  • "Microsoft changes its mind, extends Skype 7 support" Windows Report 9:26 AM
  • "How to create and share custom Style Sheets in Word and PowerPoint" PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Now Windows 10 lets you draw in your emails" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Agile Networks and Microsoft announce agreement to deliver broadband internet access to rural communities in Ohio" Microsoft 9:03 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "New York City imposes temporary cap on Uber, Lyft vehicles: New York has ~13,000 traditional yellow cabs and over 80,000 Uber and Lyft cars." Ars Technica 6:55 PM
  • "FCC lied to Congress about made-up DDoS attack, investigation found" Ars Technica 3:23 PM
  • "The FCC lied to Congress about an alleged cyberattack and didn't come clean until now" The Verge 3:16 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Android 9 Pie Includes Productivity, Security Features for Enterprises" eWeek 8:00 PM
  • "The Best New Features in Android 9 Pie (So Far)" PC Magazine 3:58 PM
  • "Back to school with Alexa: The ultimate guide" ZDNet 3:23 PM
  • "Samsung Joins the Flexible Display Wars" Tech.pinions [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11:51 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 review: A great tablet for fun and serious work" Mashable 10:11 AM
  • "Google's Android Monopoly Isn't Free" Forbes 9:21 AM
  • "Disney Has Already Lost the Streaming Wars" 24/7 Wall St. 8:16 AM
  • "Xiaomi Mi A2 review: A great sequel with a fantastic camera, but it isn't for everyone" Android Central 8:14 AM
  • "Lenovo Smart Display Review: Google Shows Off" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Semi-Autonomous Cars Have Flaws. That's Why They Need Tests" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:03 AM
  • "Voice of concern: Smart assistants are creating new openings for hackers/Let's talk about the security of smart speakers." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "You Can Learn Everything Online Except for the Things You Can't" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:56 AM
  • "There Is No Magic in Magic Leap: The company's concept videos were obviously misleading to anyone who cares about mixed reality." Motherboard 11:56 AM
  • "Magic Leap CEO interview: For $2,295, start living 10 years ahead of everyone else" VentureBeat 1:30 PM
  • "Inside Magic Leap's Quest To Remake Itself As An Ordinary Company (With a Real Product)" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "I finally tried Magic Leap, and I have mixed feelings" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Magic Leap is either brilliant or BS. It's ready to prove its AR gear is real" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Three Ways To Thwart Email Scams And Protect Your Employees' Most Sensitive Data" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence Starts in the IT Department" InformationWeek 7:47 AM
  • "Taking the pulse of machine learning adoption" ZDNet 7:41 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Compal to unload all Lienpal stakes to Lenovo for US$257 million" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "Fast-growing Chinese media startup ByteDance is raising $2.5B-$3B more" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "India's Hansel raises $4M to bring its app development platform to the US" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Saudi billionaire takes stake in Snap" BBC 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung will invest $20 billion in AI, 5G, and auto components" The Verge 10:12 AM
  • "Samsung To Invest $22 Billion In AI And Other Technologies" Forbes 7:53 AM
  • "China's Bytedance seeks to raise $3 billion at up to $75 billion valuation: sources" Reuters 7:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end mostly lower, but Nasdaq ekes out longest win streak in 5 months: Tesla stock falls as Wall Street vets Musk's go-private talk" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks End Flat Amid Rising U.S.-China Trade Tensions; Disney, Tesla Slip: Stocks ended mixed on Wednesday as a push from strong corporate earnings is muted by continued trade tensions between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower on Wall Street" Associated Press 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks cautious amid latest tariff spat" FOXBusiness 12:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver, Pressured by Utilities and Energy Firms: Investors have remained guardedly optimistic as companies have reported positive earnings growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:59 PM
  • "Chinese stocks recede, while other Asian markets resume gains: Hong Kong ekes out a gain, while SoftBank gain limits loss for Nikkei" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "Europe stocks struggle for traction amid earnings, fresh trade rumblings: Novo Nordisk, Ahold Delhaize tumble on results" MarketWatch 8:55 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:00 AM CST; no changes since Monday)
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New York Times (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "Sundar Pichai of Google Heads to Capitol Hill"
  • "It's a Briefcase! It's a Pizza Box! No, It's a Mini Satellite"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "LG HomeBrew Is a Self-Cleaning Craft Beer Machine"
  • "Nearly 40 Percent of Tech Workers Believe They're Depressed"
Reuters (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "Cryptoassets should be 'outlawed': Allianz GI CEO"
  • "Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards"
  • "Huawei CFO back in Canada court as bail hearing set to wrap"
  • "Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law: TASS"
  • "Daimler to buy $23 billion of battery cells for electric car drive"
  • "Uber's dominant size may rob smaller Lyft of its IPO oxygen"
  • "Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay"
  • "China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle"
ZDNet (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "IT firms, telcos among dozens hacked in new info-stealing malware attack"
  • "Microsoft urges governments to regulate facial recognition tech"
  • "2018's most high-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes and cyberattacks"
  • "2018's worst cryptocurrency scams, cyberattacks (in pictures)"
  • "OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition hands-on: Papaya orange highlights, Warp Charge 30, and 10GB of RAM"
  • "Doze detector monitors head position to identify sleepy & distracted drivers"
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'Our mission is to protect your privacy'"
  • "Rise of the shelf scanning robot"


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