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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft reveals more details of Windows Core OS" ZDNet 12:16 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Azure Stack for government" The Stack 7:23 AM
  • "Windows 10: Swapping the big bang for the long grumble" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft: Nadella Sold, Should You Too?" Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Outs Stealthy Translucent Phantom Black Xbox One Wireless Controller" HotHardware 5:09 PM
  • "Microsoft's Portability Analyzer Ensures Apps Work With .NET Core 3.0" eWeek 5:41 PM
  • "Microsoft Store gets new Shopping Cart feature in Windows 10 and Xbox One" Neowin 6:02 PM
  • "Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users" ZDNet 9:23 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15 9570 vs. Dell XPS 13 9370: Face-Off!" LAPTOP Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "Dell OptiPlex 5260 review: Compact business AIO with strong performance at a competitive price" ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "AMD's 'record breaking' Threadripper 2990WX CPU is now available: 32-core chip can be picked up in Blighty from £1,639.99" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "AMD announces new AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990 WX processors" Gadgets Now 7:20 AM
  • "Intel, AMD moving on reveal of more Intel chip flaws" Seeking Alpha 1:59 PM
  • "Intel discloses another set of processor vulnerabilities: It has already released updates to address the problem." Engadget 5:41 PM
  • "This new vulnerability affecting Intel processors sounds pretty scary" BGR 7:42 PM
  • "Speculative execution claims another scalp, scuppers Intel SGX: Speculative execution attacks truly are the gift that keeps on giving." Ars Technica 2:32 PM
  • "Intel Coughs to Puma CPU Flaw that Hit Virgin Media Hub 3 Router" ISPreview 7:20 AM
  • "Intel's First 9th-Generation Processors Rumored to Launch on October 1st" TechStory 7:22 AM
  • "Intel to launch X599 platform for its 28-core Skylake-X CPU: That's providing the chip is legit" The Inquirer 12:17 PM
  • "Nvidia's Turing-powered Quadro GPUs are 'first' built for ray-tracing: But you probably can't afford them" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "NVIDIA's Turing-powered GPUs are the first ever built for ray tracing: The future of hyper-realistic graphics is here." Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "Oracle Accused of Defrauding Investors on Cloud Sales Growth: Florida-based City of Sunrise Firefighters' Pension Fund is leading a lawsuit against Oracle, alleging the company lied to shareholders about drivers behind earlier cloud sales growth •The suit, filed last Friday, is seeking class-action status, Bloomberg reported •An Oracle spokeswoman said the suite has no merit and that the company will vigorously defend against the claims •After a few years of focus on enterprise cloud services, Oracle's effort is still nascent, and the company trails market-share leaders in key segments" Data Center Knowledge 7:24 AM
  • "Linux 4.18 brings support for Vega M, Volta GV100 and, er, SPECK: Out, foul Speck" The Inquirer 10:33 AM
General Interest
  • "Russian hackers stole hundreds of Instagram accounts this month" BGR 7:36 PM
  • "Amazon Echo turned into snooping device by Chinese hackers: 'Alexa, snoop on the West'" The Inquirer 12:16 PM
  • "Fortnite used by company for job interviews" BBC 10:55 AM
  • "Google Pixel XL users say Android 9 Pie causes quick-charging problems: After ignoring bug during beta period, Google now has it marked as 'assigned.'" Ars Technica 12:07 PM
  • "Chrome may soon add a feature that will speed up the entire internet" BGR 10:32 AM
  • "Google's Public DNS reaches its anniversary: Celebrates with a promise of new functionality on the way" The Inquirer 8:28 AM
  • "Google tracks users who turn off location history" BBC 8:25 AM
  • "Fortnite on Android gets off to a bumpy, Samsung-only start, lags behind PUBG: You'd think a flagship 2017 phone could nail Epic's build-and-blast hit, and yet..." Ars Technica 8:28 AM
  • "New ransomware arrives with a hidden feature that hints at more sophisticated attacks to come" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "DeepMind's AI can spot diseases as accurately as ocular docs: 94 per cent of the time, it works every time" The Inquirer 7:21 AM
  • "Brand new Android phone will deliver Galaxy S10 specs this year" BGR 7:15 AM
  • "DisplayMate report: Samsung Galaxy Note 9 sets new display performance records" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Samsung might suspend operations at Chinese plant due to sluggish smartphone sales: Firm's Tianjin factory faces shutdown, according to reports" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Foxtel announces live 4K channel and accompanying set-top box" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Twitter Lite expands to 21 more countries as growth continues" Social Barrel 7:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell EMC appoints director of compute and networking in META" Telecompaper 7:19 AM
  • "Growth Outlook: Next-Generation Data Storage Market By Key Players: Dell, HPE, NetApp, IBM, Toshiba, Pure Storage" Business Tactics 7:19 AM
  • "International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is trading with P/E ratio of 11.67" Nasdaq Place 7:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches 'Kaizala Pro' in Kenya to embrace the fourth industrial revolution" CIO East Africa 7:23 AM
  • "eLogic Achieves the 2018/2019 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications: eLogic is recognized by Microsoft for achieving outstanding customer success and solution innovation for Manufacturers for the third consecutive year." PRWeb 7:24 AM
  • "Oracle NetSuite Expands through Biopharmaceutical Deals" Market Realist 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15in) review: Our thoughts on Microsoft's most powerful laptop device yet" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Ajit Pai grilled by lawmakers on why FCC spread 'myth' of DDoS attack: When did Ajit Pai know FCC's DDoS claim was false? Democrats demand answers." Ars Technica 2:36 PM
  • "New law bans US from buying tech from Chinese giants ZTE and Huawei: The final bill dropped an export ban that could have put ZTE out of business." Ars Technica 12:07 PM
  • "Estonia is not too concerned with Russian hackers" Neowin 10:55 AM
  • "Australian law could force tech firms to hand over customer data: Companies like Facebook, Apple and Google could face a $7.3 million fine if they don't." Engadget 9:28 AM
  • "German police hacking hit by volley of complaints: Can 'state trojan' law survive?" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Labor promises inquiry into My Health Record" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "The FDA OK'd an app as a form of birth control" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "How to Get Google to Quit Tracking You: Google still tracks you, even when you think you've opted out. Here's how to actually turn off Google's tracking abilities for Google Maps on both iOS and Android devices." PC Magazine 9:35 PM
  • "Einstein's equivalence principle updated with a dash of quantum: New, highly sensitive experiments required to find potential violations." Ars Technica 12:07 PM
  • "Google is probably tracking you — here's how to limit it: TODAY investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen demonstrates the steps to take to limit Google's ability to track your location." Today 7:19 AM
  • "Lenovo's new Thinkpads are worthy competitors to Apple's new MacBook Pros" BGR 7:15 AM
  • "The Morning After: NVIDIA's graphics upgrade and taking Tesla private/The future of computer graphics." Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "With Brexit lurking, are French startups benefiting as US bets on France?" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Facebook buys Vidpresso to make live broadcasts more interactive: Vidpresso's tech can display social media polls, comments and other elements on the screen." Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "Optus invests AU$42m in Tasmanian mobile network" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "WeWork China rival Ucommune raises $43.5M more at a $1.8B valuation" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "Carbyne raises $15M for its next-gen 911 service, as Founders Fund invests in its first Israeli startup" TechCrunch 7:06 AM
  • "British start-up to take to the road with data-gathering cars on the streets of London" Telegraph 7:06 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks close higher as Turkish-crisis jitters ease: Home Depot shares slip even as results come in hotter than expected" MarketWatch 5:11 PM
  • "Stocks Post Solid Gains as Turkey Crisis Stabilizes: Stocks end Tuesday with solid gains as concerns over Turkey's currency crisis ease." TheStreet 5:11 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise as Lira Stages Small Rally: Move higher comes after the Dow and S&P 500 finished lower for four consecutive trading days" [Paid Membership Required] 5:12 PM
  • "Nikkei leads Asian-market rebound following Turkish currency jitters: Chinese stocks lag" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "European stocks gain broadly as Turkey's lira stabilizes" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 6:15 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization"
  • "PwC Exec Shares Insights on Digital Transformation Strategy"
  • "5 Reasons Why CDOs May Ride the Next Wave of Leadership"
New York Times (Updated 6:15 AM CST)
  • "The Price of Recycling Old Laptops: Toxic Fumes in Thailand's Lungs"
PC Magazine (Checked 6:15 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Amazon Prime Deliveries Can't Keep Up With Holiday Shopping"
  • "Apple: Software Update to Fix 16-Inch MacBook Pro 'Popping' Speakers"
  • "Elon Musk Not Liable in 'Pedo Guy' Defamation Lawsuit"
  • "The Biggest Tech Fails of 2019"
  • "What Drives the Tesla Superfans?"
Reuters (Checked 6:15 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Amazon CEO says wants to work more with Pentagon"
  • "Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes"
  • "Tesla boss Elon Musk wins defamation trial over his 'pedo guy' tweet"
ZDNet (Updated 6:15 AM CST)
  • "Thousands of iPhones end up in the shredder or unnecessarily scrapped every month"
  • "20 VPS providers to shut down on Monday, giving customers two days to save their data"

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