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TechNN Archive: Saturday, September 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Facebook is building its first data center in Asia — take a look at the futuristic, boxy design" Business Insider 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface event scheduled for October 2" Pocketnow 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft changing its software update strategy, will also start selling extended security updates soon" The Indian Express 8:35 AM
  • "Security News This Week: IBM Made Cops A Tool To Search Surveillance Video By Skin Color" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:34 AM
  • "Underneath all the AI hype is the likelihood it threatens the poor, says this former Microsoft and Google exec" Business Insider 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Changes Windows 10 and 7 Support Periods" CDR Info 9/7
  • "It's been 5 years already, let's gawp at Microsoft and Nokia's bloodbath" The Register 9/7
  • "Windows 10 and 7 support changes: How they affect you" TechRepublic 9/7
  • "Businesses can now defer major Windows updates for two and a half years" TechRadar UK 9/7
  • "Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure IoT Hub's Integration with Azure Event Grid" InfoQ 9/7
  • "Linux users: How long has it been since you last used Windows?" Open Source 9/7
  • "Microsoft Changes Windows 10 Update Policy Based on User Feedback" Softpedia 9/7
  • "Microsoft confirms Windows 7 support can be extended: for a price" The Inquirer 9/7
  • "Microsoft to Charge for Windows 7 Security Updates" SecurityWeek 9/7
  • "Windows 7 Will Get Updates for Two More Years If You Pay" Softpedia 9/7
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 RS6 (Spring 2019) Build 18234" Softpedia 9/7
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 17744.1004 to the Slow ring with fixes" Neowin 9/7
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with To-Do ink support, Sticky Notes 3.0, and delay snip" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "IBM secretly used NYPD CCTV footage to train its facial recognition systems" TechSpot 9/7
  • "IBM trained its object recognition software to ID people by skin tone using NYPD data" Computing 9/7
  • "New York CCTV footage has been training IBM's surveillance software" The Inquirer 9/7
  • "Cisco, HP, others make last-ditch effort to avoid US-China trade war - Livemint" Live Mint 9/7
  • "Google-Cisco Hybrid Cloud Offering Now Generally Available: Organizations can use this hybrid cloud service to develop, deploy and manage applications more easily and securely across on-premise and cloud infrastructures, Google says." eWeek 9/7
  • "Intel's 8th generation processors see price increases due to 14nm shortage" TechRadar UK 9/7
  • "AMD Navi release date, specs, rumours, and performance" PCGamesN 9/7
  • "AMD Athlon 200GE brings Zen cores to low-end PCs" SlashGear 9/7
  • "AMD brings back Athlon in Zen-based form" bit-tech 9/7
  • "AMD X499 Chipset Announcement Expected In January At CES 2019?" SegmentNext 9/7
  • "AMD Expected to Respond to NVIDIA's New RTX Real-Time Ray Tracing Technology" CDR Info 9/7
  • "$55 AMD Athlon 200GE Features 2 Zen Cores And Vega Graphics $55" SegmentNext 9/7
  • "AMD EPYC Rome Release Is In H2 2018" SegmentNext 9/7
  • "AMD Radeon Vega 20 Will Feature XGMI (NVLink Alternative) Based On Infinity Fabric" SegmentNext 9/7
  • "M-M-M-Monster Kill: Cisco's bug-wranglers swat 29 in single week" The Register 9/7
  • "Interview: Matei Zaharia on Spark and machine learning" InfoWorld 9/7
  • "The simple fix so your cloud costs don't spin out of control" InfoWorld 9/7
General Interest
  • "Google testing a dark theme for the Google Feed, including on non-Pixel devices" 9to5Google 2:23 PM
  • "Google app 8.20 reveals Digital Wellbeing for Home, preps Assistant Households & Explore [APK Insight] 9to5Google 8:19 AM
  • "Google working on Digital Wellbeing for Google Assistant and Home" 9to5Google 8:19 AM
  • "Alibaba's Jack Ma, China's Richest Man, to Retire From Company He Co-Founded" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/7
  • "China's richest man Jack Ma to stand down from Alibaba" Telegraph 9/7
  • "Amazon's cashier-free Go store is coming to NYC" TechCrunch 9/7
  • "It's not just you: Google Assistant Routines are broken on third-party speakers" Android Central 9/7
  • "AI Can Recognize Images, But Text Has Been Tricky—Until Now" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/7
  • "What's In Your Bag, Adam Savage?" The Verge 9/7
  • "Outdated concepts for Google's 'Shortwave' podcast app leak" Engadget 9/7
  • "Google adds rugged devices to Android Enterprise Recommended program" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Chrome 69 kills off www in URLs: Here's why Google's move has made people angry" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Tor for Android brings secure, anonymous internet browsing to your mobile" BetaNews 9/7
  • "Standard Cognition beats Amazon to cashierless store in San Francisco" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "Twitter hits Alex Jones and Infowars with permanent bans" BetaNews 9/7
  • "Beyond Spotify and iZettle: How Sweden became Europe's capital of startup exits" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "Audible is giving members two free original audiobooks each month" The Verge 9/7
  • "Huge Qualcomm 5G test phone sparks concerns ahead of network launches (Updated)" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "Here are all the phones with headphone jacks you can buy right now" The Verge 9/7
  • "Samsung starts mid-tier phone value campaign with A6 launch" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Samsung's $360 Galaxy A6 launches in the US September 14th" The Verge 9/7
  • "Huawei has been cheating in benchmarks" BetaNews 9/7
  • "Hospitals will use robot ducks to comfort kids with cancer" Engadget 9/7
  • "Leaked five-camera Nokia phone has a few lenses too many" Engadget 9/7
  • "Leaked image teases Nokia phone with five cameras" The Verge 9/7
  • "Best wireless charger: Ditch the headache of cables with our top pick" PCWorld 9/7
  • "Anker Soundcore Liberty Lite earbuds review: low price sacrifice" The Verge 9/7
  • "Billie Jean in-ear headphone review: Audiophile performance on a mainstream budget" TechHive 9/7
  • "Arlo Security Light review: These battery-powered, multi-colored LED lights are good companions for Arlo cameras" TechHive 9/7
  • "AI robots can develop prejudices, just like us mere mortals" Engadget 9/7
  • "The Verge fall movie preview, December 2018" The Verge 9/7
  • "Largest offshore wind farm opens off England's coast" Engadget 9/7
  • "Tesla sued: Woman wants $300k for crashing on Autopilot while reading phone" ZDNet 9/7
  • "If Tesla goes up in smoke, it won't be because Elon Musk hit a blunt" The Verge 9/7
  • "Tesla touchscreens to offer minimalist 'fade mode'" Engadget 9/7
  • "Elon Musk's plan to reassure Tesla investors: Discussing electric airplane design, taking a hit of weed on Joe Rogan podcast" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "Elon Musk teases electric plane design and smokes weed on Joe Rogan podcast" The Verge 9/7
  • "New York shines in Sony's new 'Spider-Man' game" Engadget 9/7
  • "Starlink: Battle for Atlas hands-on — Going in hot with Nintendo's Starfox character on the Switch" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "Overwatch League signs six more teams from China to Washington D.C." VentureBeat 9/7
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its First Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 9/7
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft 'Confirms' Windows 7 New Monthly Charge" Forbes 8:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Expects Forza Horizon 4 to Be the Biggest and Best-Selling Title Ever in the Franchise" WCCFTech 6:22 PM
  • "Microsoft: there's 'more than enough' content this holiday, 'we didn't need Crackdown 3'" VG 24/7 4:18 PM
  • "Microsoft Tips Oct. 2 Event: Here's What to Expect" PC Magazine 9/7
  • "Microsoft updates 'Your Phone' for Android with SMS support" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Microsoft devices event set for Oct. 2 in New York City" GeekWire 9/7
  • "Microsoft announces Surface event for October 2nd" The Verge 9/7
  • "Best new features in Windows 10's Sticky Notes 3.0" Windows Central 9/7
  • "SMS integration goes live in Windows 10 Your Phone app if you have an Android phone" OnMSFT 9/7
  • "Microsoft finally adds the ability to send and receive SMS using Your Phone app" MSPoweruser 9/7
  • "Firefox finally casts Windows XP users adrift" Sophos 9/7
  • "'Your Phone' SMS integration with Android now rolling out for Insiders on Windows 10" Windows Central 9/7
  • "Microsoft Celebrates 'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' Full Release With Greaseproof Xbox One Controller" Tech Times 9/7
  • "Microsoft develops the slob's Holy Grail: an Xbox pad that's immune to grease" The Inquirer 9/7
  • "Telegram app picks up new Passport feature and better security on Windows Phone" OnMSFT 9/7
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 9/7
  • "LG Gram 14 review: Compact, lightweight and long-lasting" ZDNet 9/7
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google pulls Russian opposition leader's YouTube advert ahead of vote" Reuters 4:16 PM
  • "ISPs Engage In Last Gasp Bid to Derail California's Net Neutrality Law: Employees are being urged to demand a veto by California Governor Jerry Brown." Motherboard 9/7
  • "The Pentagon is investing $2 billion into artificial intelligence" CNNMoney 9/7
  • "Pentagon pledges $2 billion for AI research: It will fund dozens of research projects utilizing artificial intelligence." Engadget 9/7
  • "Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi" TechCrunch 9/7
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Is Microsoft thinking of getting rid of the Surface Kickstand?" MSPoweruser 9:07 PM
  • "How IBM will use blockchain as its commerce backbone" VentureBeat 12:21 PM
  • "How to make an old Android phone feel new again: Make your old Android phone faster, fresher, and more pleasant to use with these easy-to-follow steps." Computerworld 9/7
  • "41 percent of industrial control systems attacked in 2018" BetaNews 9/7
  • "What is cyberwar? Everything you need to know about the frightening future of digital conflict" ZDNet 9/7
  • "AI Weekly: Contrary to current fears, AI will create jobs and grow GDP" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "HP Spectre x360 (2018) Review: A Portable, Versatile Laptop" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/7
  • "Dell G3 15 (3579) review: This budget gaming laptop makes the most of what it's got" PCWorld Australia 9/7
  • "Dell G3 15 (3579) review: This budget gaming laptop makes the most of what it's got" PCWorld 9/7
  • "Review: Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 (9575)" Hexus 9/7
  • "Mingis on Tech: UEM and the future of mobile management" Computerworld 9/7
  • "British Airways hack exposes personal and financial details of 380,000 customers" BetaNews 9/7
  • "The worst cyberattacks undertaken by nation-state hackers" ZDNet 9/7
  • "Goldman CFO: the story about us dropping Bitcoin trading was 'fake news'" TechCrunch 9/7
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Smartcat nabs $7 million for translation automation platform" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "Los Angeles Technology Startup DRINKS Raises $15 M in Series B to Develop & Scale Wine Ship-to-Home Platform" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "ParkWhiz raises $20 million to help you nab that parking space" VentureBeat 9/7
  • "Pani raises $1 million to minimize water waste" VentureBeat 9/7
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market logs weekly loss as Trump hints at more China tariffs: Tech Stocks remain under pressure" MarketWatch 9/7
  • "Stocks Sink as Trump May Slap China With $267 Billion More in Tariffs: Stocks fall after a strong U.S. jobs report bolsters the Fed's case for further increases in interest rates, while President Trump says he has tariffs ready to go on billions of dollars more of Chinese imports." TheStreet 9/7
  • "U.S. Stocks Slump on Fears of New China Tariffs: S&P 500, Dow industrials retreat; Tech Stocks recover some of their recent losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9/7
  • "Japan's Nikkei continues slide as yen gains; Chinese stocks stabilize: Selling continued Friday for most Asia-Pacific stock markets, with Japanese equities logging a sixth straight drop after getting hit by an overnight jump in the yen and China outperforming its peers." MarketWatch 9/7
  • "Ireland is planning to issue its first ever green bond: Ireland is planning to issue its first ever green bond in the coming months, the National Treasury Management Agency said on Friday." MarketWatch 9/7



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:15 AM CST)
  • "How to Navigate Continuing Education Opportunities"
New York Times (Updated 7:15 AM CST)
  • "Needing Growth, Uber Returns to Germany. This Time on Best Behavior."
PC Magazine (Updated 7:15 AM CST)
  • "Tesla Makes the Model 3 Harder to Steal"
  • "B&N Turns the Nook Tablet 10.1 Into a Laptop for $40"
  • "What Do Holiday Shoppers Really Want In a Smartphone?"
Reuters (Updated 7:15 AM CST)
  • "China's JD.com feels pressure as sales of big ticket items slow"
  • "Uber resumes services in Abu Dhabi: statement"
  • "Facebook to pay to train local newspaper reporters in UK"
  • "China's Xiaomi swings to net profit in third-quarter on robust sales in India, Europe"
  • "Telecom Italia gets new CEO but power struggle rages on"
  • "Kenyan logistics start-up Sendy plans second fundraising"
  • "Apple cuts production orders for all three new iPhone models: WSJ"
ZDNet (Updated 7:15 AM CST)
  • "Russian hacker arrested in Bulgaria for ad fraud of over $7 million"
  • "IBM bets on a multi-cloud future"
  • "Windows 10 1809 big iCloud problem: We're working on fix, say Microsoft, Apple"
  • "Texas hospital becomes victim of Dharma ransomware"
  • "Microsoft: We've pulled buggy Outlook 2010 patches over crashes"
  • "Hands-on with the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ and new Raspbian Linux release"
  • "Robots and the NHS: How automation will change surgery and patient care"
  • "Can this magic wand teach your kids (or you) to code?"


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