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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 9, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace: More than three-quarters of the admins surveyed want Microsoft to release feature upgrades just once a year — or even once every other year. One admin decried an upgrade pace that 'never ends.'" Computerworld 12:19 PM
  • "Here's Why Microsoft Threatened To Ban Gab Over Violently Anti-Semitic Speech" BuzzFeed News 6:34 PM
  • "Microsoft Demands Fringe Social Network Pull Anti-Semitic Posts" PC Magazine 8:58 PM
  • "Microsoft could suspend cloud hosting for Gab" Axios 6:35 PM
  • "Microsoft threatens to kick Gab.ai off Azure over anti-semitic posts" Business Insider 6:35 PM
  • "Microsoft uses fish cams to monitor undersea Project Natick data center" Digital Trends 12:19 PM
  • "Dell Still Has Some Explaining to Do on Its Deal Math: The proxy released this week was meant to win more support for its buyout of the DVMT tracking stock. It didn't." Bloomberg 8:36 AM
  • "Dell Technologies (DVMT) Given News Impact Score of 0.18" X News Press 8:37 AM
  • "Intel made bank flogging Xeon chips for AI in 2017: Firm estimates it grabbed $1bn from AI-related chip sales last year" The Inquirer 9:59 AM
  • "Intel Says It Made the 'World's Densest' SSD By Cramming 32-Terabytes Into the Shape of a Ruler" Gizmodo 11:49 AM
  • "Intel: This 'ruler' SSD is world's densest, so you can cram 1PB in single 1U rack" ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Intel Sets the Stage for the Persistent Memory Revolution and FPGA Acceleration" CDR Info 8:39 AM
  • "Intel Promotes Optane And QLC Solutions, World's Densest 'Ruler' SSD" CDR Info 8:39 AM
  • "Intel 15 Watt Whiskey Lake CPU Specs Disclosed Early: i7-8565U, i5-8265U, & i3-8145U" AnandTech 3:02 PM
  • "Intel's Next CPUs: Everything We Know About Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake" LAPTOP Magazine 3:02 PM
  • "Intel Reinventing Xeon for AI — but Is It Too Late?" Light Reading 8:39 AM
  • "AMD Launches The 'Raise The Game' Bundle For Radeon RX Vega, RX 580, and RX 570" AnandTech 8:38 AM
  • "IBM, Maersk launch TradeLens blockchain shipping platform" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Maersk-IBM blockchain trade platform gets 94 companies, organisations on board" TechCircle 8:56 AM
  • "IBM teams with Maersk on new blockchain shipping solution" TechCrunch 8:06 AM
  • "IBM's proof-of-concept 'DeepLocker' malware uses AI to infect PCs: Neural network hides its intent until it finds the right victim" The Inquirer 7:57 AM
  • "Zotac Launches Honeycomb-Inspired Core i7 Fanless Mini PC: A micro desktop PC with no moving parts and therefore runs silent, and yet it houses an 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor with four cores and Hyperthreading. A silent 4K-capable PC for under your TV or mounted on the back of a monitor." PC Magazine 8:55 AM
  • "Qualcomm releases the Snapdragon 670 SoC: Architecturally a bigger step than the numbers suggest" SemiAccurate 11:41 AM
General Interest
  • "You can't always trust those mobile payment gadgets as far as you can throw them – bugs found by infosec duo" The Register 8:43 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa will be built directly into cars for your driving needs" Mashable 7:48 PM
  • "Dropbox shares fall in spite of solid Q2, COO stepping down" ZDNet 6:35 PM
  • "Facebook Bans Sharing of 3D-Printed Gun Files" PC Magazine 3:59 PM
  • "A New Pacemaker Hack Puts Malware Directly on the Device" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:48 PM
  • "Amazon launches an Alexa Auto SDK to bring its voice assistant to more cars" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with 512GB of storage costs $1,249.99: What else could I buy for that?" ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Samsung's 'exclusive' on Fortnite for Android lasts a mere 3 days" Mashable 3:04 PM
  • "Fornite for Android is available for Galaxy devices users starting today" Neowin 11:50 AM
  • "Samsung's 512GB Galaxy Note 9 costs $1,250" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "After the Note 7 stumble, Samsung's Note 9 gets big battery upgrade" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Discord Is Launching Its Own Curated Game Store" Kotaku 11:29 AM
  • "NASA is about to launch the fastest manmade object ever" BGR 9:30 AM
  • "Organizations struggle with 'cyber hygiene' basics" BetaNews 9:18 AM
  • "Time to party like it's 2005! Palm is coming BAAAA-ACK: Nostalgia warp now almost complete" The Register 9:17 AM
  • "Google's new celebrity video app is basically AMA for search" Mashable 7:20 PM
  • "Google never really left China: a look at the Chinese website Google's been quietly running" Mashable 6:55 PM
  • "Google to let more app developers offer 'Instant' trials this year: The company wants to help developers engage more deeply with their audience." Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Huawei just trolled Samsung hours before its Galaxy Note 9 announcement" BGR 9:30 AM
  • "Chrome OS update makes installing Linux apps easier: Expect availability to spread to more Chromebooks soon." Engadget 9:30 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 9: Leaked videos, price, specs and every rumour so far" Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "How to watch Samsung unveil the Galaxy Note 9" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Australia Post looks to peer endorsement for Digital ID" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Drake's latest streaming record: first artist to 50 billion streams/His 'Scorpion' album has been on top of the Billboard charts for five weeks." Engadget 7:58 AM
Press Releases
  • "Skba Capital Management Has Boosted Holding in International Business Machs (IBM) by $757,350; As Chevron Corp. (CVX) Valuation Rose, Longer Investments Has Lifted Stake by $308,142" Cardinal Weekly 8:57 AM
  • "Global Mobile Middleware Market, Size, Industry Player (Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, Adobe System, Opentext, Software Key County Analysis (United States, Europe, China, Japan, India), Segmentation, Analysis and Forecast till 2018-2025" PR 8:58 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 now has a fully-functioning Dark Theme for File Explorer: Let there be dark" The Inquirer 7:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 File Explorer: Microsoft shows off dark theme you can expect this fall" ZDNet 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft and Google bring native Windows 10 notifications to Chrome 68: It can beat them, so it joined them" The Inquirer 7:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 Chrome users: Now you get Google alerts in Action Center" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Fixes Year-Old Flaw with Surface Pro's Palm Rejection" LAPTOP Magazine 3:05 PM
  • "Microsoft explains where avatars should show up on Xbox One dashboard" Neowin 9:56 AM
  • "Live feed of Microsoft's underwater datacenter is strangely soothing" Mashable 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Dynamics CRM 2016/365: Part Brilliant, Part Perplexing, Part Downright Sloppy" Tim Anderson's ITWriting 7:56 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Emma's Diary fined £140,000 over data sale to Labour" BBC 9:18 AM
  • "UK will be launching satellites into space from 2030, claims government: Business secretary Greg Clark says Sutherland spaceport will be competing for share of 2,000 satellite launches a year" V3 9:17 AM
  • "EmuParadise takes down all ROMs from its website following Nintendo's legal actions" Neowin 8:05 AM
  • "Major US news sites are still blocking Europeans due to GDPR: Sites like the Chicago Tribune and LA Times are off limits in Paris and London." Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "WA Police to get body-worn camera tech" ZDNet 7:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hackers found a way to alter sent WhatsApp messages, but don't freak out just yet" BGR 8:06 PM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 vs. iPhone X: We compare specs and features" ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Samsung Note 9 needs to go more mainstream, leverage S Pen to win vs. Apple, Android rivals" ZDNet 9:56 AM
  • "What we love and hate about Android 9.0 Pie" Digital Trends 9:17 AM
  • "How Google has been tracking 'banned words' for its censored Chinese search engine" Telegraph 8:07 AM
  • "Everything is ... less terrible" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Laptops, hybrids, smartphones and tablets: Picking the right mix for productivity" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "There's a big problem with Elon Musk's plan to take Tesla private: Elon Musk's plan to take Tesla private could hit legal snags." Ars Technica 7:58 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Media giants invest $1 billion in former Dreamworks exec's 'NewTV': Disney, Warner Bros and 21st Century Fox are all backing the video streaming startup." Engadget 7:57 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Nasdaq logs best streak since October as broader market closes lower/Strategist: Stocks poised for strong performance following gains from April to July" MarketWatch 4:02 PM
  • "Stocks Slide In Closing Minutes to End Near Day's Lows: Stocks fall in final minutes of trading on Thursday to end day mostly lower as ongoing trade disputes between Washington and Beijing weigh on bulls." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "US indexes inch higher as tech winning streak continues" Associated Press 4:01 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed Amid Positive Corporate Earnings: The S&P 500 edged lower Thursday, as the latest round of corporate-earnings reports offered some support to a stock market reckoning with yet another trade volley." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Asian stocks closed mostly higher even as drop in oil prices weighed on energy stocks: Chinese markets make gains; Nikkei slips" MarketWatch 8:55 AM
  • "European stocks weaker across the board; Adidas shares climb on results" MarketWatch 8:55 AM



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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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