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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 16, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft and Amazon made their voice assistants into friends. Here's how that relationship works." Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:20 AM
  • "Using Microsoft's Hybrid MDM? Er, not for much longer: You will move to Intune on Azure. You have one year to comply" The Register 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18219 to Skip Ahead Insiders - here's what's new" Neowin 2:45 PM
  • "Intel buys deep-learning startup Vertex.AI to join its Movidius unit" TechCrunch 5:43 PM
  • "Intel teases 'powerful' discrete GPU ahead of 2020 launch: Firm looks to steal Nvidia's thunder ahead of GTX 1080 launch" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Intel teases dGPU graphics for 2020 launch" bit-tech 7:18 AM
  • "Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake chip gets another outing in new NUC mini PC: Wider availability of the 10nm part suggests yields may be creeping upward." Ars Technica 12:29 PM
  • "Intel updates NUC kits with Coffee Lake and mini-PCs with discrete graphics" Neowin 7:18 AM
  • "Intel CPUs At Risk From Foreshadow Flaw" Silicon UK 7:17 AM
  • "More side-channel vulnerabilities discovered in Intel CPUs" Canada 7:20 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper 2990WX overclocked to 6GHz across all 32 cores: It took a lot of cooling and liquid nitrogen to do so" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "New Threadripper Puts AMD in Driver Seat for Workstations" Tech.pinions 11:07 AM
  • "Dell EMC continues to aid Indian IT with PowerEdge servers: As per IDC Q1 2018 report, Dell EMC's Indian server industry share was recorded at 28.3%, in the x86 server category." The Economic Times 7:01 AM
  • "Dell EMC's VP of EU channel: Brexit needs clarity, but it's not stopping me" Channel Pro 11:16 AM
  • "HP expands VR solutions portfolio, unveils 'HP Mars Home Planet' Virtual Reality simulation: The HP Mars Home Planet VR experience takes users through a Martian Community Onboarding Center, showing innovations in areas that enable humans to make the leap to Mars." digit 11:50 AM
  • "HP dominated India printing market with 47% share in Q2 2018" Morung Express 7:02 AM
  • "Oracle and IBM seek to build a Java API for SIMD support: The Java Vector API aims to provide a mechanism to write complex vector algorithms in Java" Infoworld 7:45 PM
  • "Oracle Wins Injunction Against Rimini Street In Long-Running Feud: The Las Vegas-based company built its business by infringing on Oracle's intellectual property, a federal judge ruled. Rimini said it halted all improper practices years ago, and will appeal the latest decision" CRN 7:23 AM
  • "Cisco's $2.35 billion Duo acquisition front and center at earnings call" TechCrunch 12:13 PM
  • "Arm thinks its next processors will outperform Intel's" Neowin 11:06 AM
  • "ARM plans to take on Intel in laptops with 7nm 'Deimos' and 5nm 'Hercules' CPUs: ARM plans 7nm 'Deimos' for 2019 and 5nm and 7nm 'Hercules' for 2020" V3 11:06 AM
  • "In a first-ever public peek at its roadmap, Arm touts laptop chips that will outmatch Intel's" BGR 11:07 AM
  • "ARM says its next processors will outperform Intel laptop chips: It expects its 2019 and 2020 processors to push past Intel." Engadget 11:54 AM
  • "Arm CPU Roadmap Reveals Deimos And Hercules Assaults On Intel Notebook Chips" HotHardware 6:01 PM
  • "NAND Oversupply Could Crater SSD Pricing To 8 Cents Per Gigabyte Next Year" HotHardware 6:00 PM
General Interest
  • "YouTube bans viral ad for The Nun due to violation of its 'shocking content' policy" Neowin 3:22 PM
  • "Samsung touts 'world's first' 3GPP 5G modem with 6Gbps speeds: Expect to see it in the next Galaxy gadget" The Inquirer 12:51 PM
  • "Nintendo's Switch has been hiding a buried 'VrMode' for over a year: Unlocked firmware functions suggest Nintendo was testing VR support." Ars Technica 12:29 PM
  • "Huawei confirms 7nm Kirin 980 SoC will power the Mate 20: Chip will be 40 per cent more power efficient than its 10nm counterpart" The Inquirer 12:13 PM
  • "Android Pie is coming to eight Motorola phones: No pie for you, Moto G5" The Verge 11:16 AM
  • "Kaspersky releases Security Cloud Free... and it's very basic" BetaNews 8:02 AM
  • "Rechargeable battery tech developed that doubles output of lithium-ion cells: Development could pave the way for the next generation of rechargeable batteries" V3 7:58 AM
  • "Google's Firebase intros in-app messaging, BigQuery integration" ZDNet 3:23 PM
  • "Google prepares for Pixel Watch with mandatory Wear OS app reviews and a rumored fitness coach" The Verge 11:15 AM
  • "Google expands bug bounty program to include fraud protection bypass, free purchases" ZDNet 7:00 AM
  • "Google One is now available to everyone... in the US: Double the storage for the most popular plan" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Google reportedly working on health and fitness assistant called Google Coach" BGR 6:49 AM
  • "Google's New Cloud Storage Plans Launch in the U.S." MacRumors 7:08 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 9 release date, specs and price: 'Ocean Blue' model sells out in the UK/All other configurations are still available to pre-order" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "The Boring Company will build a rapid transit system to Dodger Stadium: The Dugout Loop will take passengers to the Dodger Stadium in four minutes." Engadget 6:49 AM
Press Releases
  • "Clustering Software Market Outlook 2018-2022 : Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, Ibm, Microsoft, Nec Corporation, Oracle, Red Hat" PR 7:02 AM
  • "AAIS partners with IBM to automate insurance regulatory reporting" Compelo 7:19 AM
Microsoft
  • "7 ways you can (maybe) get Microsoft Office 365 for free" ZDNet 9:34 PM
  • "Microsoft Edge beta on Android gets breaking news alerts and more features" Neowin 4:02 PM
  • "The Surface Go Review: Microsoft's Surface Go has a lot of potential in a small size but is the battery life and performance enough to make this a big success or another small package of disappointment?" Thurrott 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's new Xbox avatars now available for Windows 10 testers" The Verge 7:20 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "ISPs say they can't expand broadband unless gov't gives them more money: Industry asks for handouts, arguing that broadband is essential—like a utility." Ars Technica 9:19 AM
  • "Trump reportedly reverses Obama-era rules for US cyber operations: Lawmakers are concerned that there isn't an adequate replacement." Engadget 12:52 PM
  • "President Trump relaxes US cyber-attacks rules" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "A Tinder VP wrote a heartfelt email before being put on leave for filing a $2 billion lawsuit against the dating app's owners" Business Insider 7:59 AM
  • "$13.5m stolen in targeted ATM 'cash out' just days after FBI warning: Indian bank falls victim to suspected cyber attack from North Korea's Lazarus Group" V3 7:58 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Review: Pen Wielding Android Powerhouse" HotHardware 6:01 PM
  • "What do golden retrievers and Samsung Note 9 owners have in common? Loyalty" Digital Trends 7:59 AM
  • "Most businesses will use artificial intelligence by 2028: AI, VR and working on the morning commute - it's all to come" V3 7:58 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Superflex rebrands as Seismic, buys assets of Lumo Bodytech" VentureBeat 7:55 AM
  • "The company behind BarkBox is opening an 'outdoor clubhouse' for Nashville's dogs" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Crypto firm Pantera Capital is looking to raise up to $175 million for a new venture fund" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market closes higher as Dow has best day in 4 months: All 11 S&P 500 sectors finish in positive territory" MarketWatch 5:37 PM
  • "Dow Jumps Nearly 300 Points as U.S. and China to Resume Trade Talks: Stocks surge on Thursday after China says it is set to resume trade talks with the United States, and Walmart tops earnings estimates and raises full-year guidance." TheStreet 5:38 PM
  • "Stocks march higher on growing hopes for China trade talks" Associated Press 5:40 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge on Upbeat Earnings: The Dow records biggest one-day gain in four months; Walmart soars" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:40 PM
  • "Cisco tops profit, revenue estimates boosted by software" FOXBusiness 7:54 AM
  • "Asian markets slip, but recover from steeper early losses: Tencent continues to slump; Nikkei bounces back into positive territory" MarketWatch 7:55 AM
  • "European shares stage modest rebound after prior day's rout: Rise in commodity prices support gains in energy stocks" MarketWatch 7:55 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Continuous Processes Feed the Gig Economy"
  • "5 Tips for Success: Mother to Daughter, Engineer to Engineer"
New York Times (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Why India Wants to Scan All Fingers, Eyes and Faces"
  • "Instagram's Co-Founders to Step Down From Company: Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, Instagram's co-founders, resigned from the photo app on Monday. Their exits add to the challenges facing Facebook, which owns the app."
  • "How Instagram Rose Into a Cultural Powerhouse
PC Magazine (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Microsoft Wants to Use AI to Address Natural Disasters, Famine"
  • "Pre-Order Your Own Retro Arcade Cabinet for Just $299"
  • "World Maker Faire: The Evolution of Making"
  • "Fujifilm Instax Square SQ20 Adds Video Recording"
  • "Have You Been Pwned? Firefox Tool Will Tell You"
  • "AT&T and Harman Offer to Make Any Car Connected"
  • "Twitter 'Dehumanization Policy' Aims to Curb Hateful Speech"
  • "Hasselblad Launches First f/1.9 Lens for X1D"
  • "Leica, Panasonic, and Sigma Join Forces for Full-Frame Development"
  • "Fujifilm GFX 50R Lowers the Cost of Medium Format Photography"
Reuters (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "No class action for unhappy Uber drivers: U.S. appeals court"
  • "U.S. Justice Department meeting with state officials focused on data privacy"
  • "Google to allow certain cryptocurrency ads in U.S., Japan"
  • "Uber's strongest growth comes in depressed Argentina -- minus commissions"
  • "A swipe is not enough: Tinder trials extra control for women"
  • "China-backed Byton to work with Bosch on powertrains, brakes"
  • "U.S. seeks input on privacy rules to protect consumer data"
  • "Facebook shares slip after Instagram founders quit"
  • "Qualcomm accuses Apple of stealing its secrets to help Intel"
  • "Instagram co-founders resign in latest Facebook executive exit"
ZDNet (Updated 12:30 PM CDT)
  • "Google's changes to Chrome have users and experts up in arms"
  • "Pandora's Music Genome Project: A new music experience"
  • "Linus Torvalds and Linux Code of Conduct: 7 myths debunked"
  • "uBlock Origin gets option to block all JavaScript execution by default"
  • "LinkedIn launches Talent Insights for HR analytics, talent planning"
  • "These are the jobs AI is destroying and creating"
  • "New Apple connection problem? iPhone XS users report subpar cell and Wi-Fi reception"
  • "Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler becomes first to add Apple HomeKit support"


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