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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 20, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft 'must investigate child labour' amid claims children as young as SEVEN are mining for cobalt: Amnesty International has today claimed children are working 12 hour days in toxic dust, but alleges Microsoft has 'taken little action'" Mirror Online UK 8:21 AM
  • "PC sales might actually grow next year, thanks to Windows 10" ZDNet 11:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Goes Deeper Into AI, Mixed Reality" ITPro Today 4:08 PM
  • "Microsoft releases list of features being removed from Windows 10 October Update: It's not nearly as bad as it looks" The Inquirer 7:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Dump your files to avoid crashes, warns Microsoft" ZDNet 8:16 AM
  • "Amid Microsoft's GitHub buy, code repository site GitLab secures $100 million in funding" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Cumulative Update channel for .NET Framework" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "HPE, Cisco, Dell Brace for Tariffs, But Customer Impact Uncertain" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4:11 PM
  • "How Qualcomm Tried and Failed to Steal Intel's Crown Jewel" Bloomberg 11:54 AM
  • "Intel tech roll back: it is fabbing the new H310C chipset at 22nm" Hexus 7:29 AM
  • "Intel co-founder's Silicon Valley pad goes on the market for $22m: Includes vineyard, a separate guest house and Chipzilla history" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "Intel tech roll back: it is fabbing the new H310C chipset at 22nm" EIN News 7:36 AM
  • "Intel Back to the Past with Chipset Return to 22nm" eTeknix 7:36 AM
  • "Intel, Alibaba launch a joint edge computing platform" ZDNet 9:24 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 benchmarks: performance - at a cost/A good card but too power-hungry and too hot." Eurogamer 7:28 AM
  • "IBM Cloud Gets New Trust and Transparency Capabilities for AI" The RIQ News Desk 7:34 AM
  • "IBM's open source Fairness Kit will put a stop to racist robots: IBM hopes that its new tool will avoid bias in artificial intelligence" V3 8:11 AM
  • "Larry Ellison: Oracle Will Ride Two Strategic Products Into Cloud Leadership" Forbes 7:37 AM
  • "Alibaba wants to ship its own neural network silicon by H2 2019: Middle Kingdom calls for international AI arm linkage" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Samsung plans to lower memory chip growth on expected demand slowdown: Bbg" Reuters 9:41 AM
  • "Former Google CEO predicts the internet will split in two by 2028 — and one part will be led by China" CNBC 6:23 PM
General Interest
  • "New Pressure on Google and YouTube Over Children's Data" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:57 PM
  • "Twitch is now blocked in China: After a flurry of downloads as Chinese netizens wanted to catch the Asian Games e-sports competition" The Verge 3:45 PM
  • "Criminals steal $60m from Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif" Telegraph 11:26 AM
  • "This Russian botnet mimics your click to prevent Android device factory resets" ZDNet 9:17 AM
  • "WD MyCloud vulnerability is published after remaining 'unpatched for a year': Oh come on, not this again" The Inquirer 8:16 AM
  • "Ubuntu flings 14.04 LTS users a security lifeline, chats some more about Hyper-V: Extended Security Maintenance is here to save the day again (for a price)" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Adobe releases patch out of schedule to squash critical code execution bug" ZDNet 7:16 AM
  • "Google defends Gmail data sharing, gives few details on violations" Reuters 3:08 PM
  • "You'll finally be able to turn off Gmail's annoying Smart Reply feature soon" BGR 11:54 AM
  • "Google Maps will now suggest a parking spot when you're close to your destination" BGR 8:43 PM
  • "Google Workers Discussed Tweaking Search Function to Counter Travel Ban" [Paid Membership Required] 8:03 PM
  • "Google employees considered manipulating search results to help protest Trump's travel ban" Business Insider 7:57 PM
  • "Google Pixelbook 'Nocturne' Leaks" Thurrott 11:26 AM
  • "Google brings Emergency Location Service to Android users across the US" BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "Google expands Emergency Location Services in Android to the U.S." Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Google Keep being renamed to 'Keep Notes'" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Amazon's new Echo lineup targets Google, Apple and Sonos" Engadget 8:11 PM
  • "Amazon's cashierless stores could ring up $6 billion of new revenue — but the personal data it collects about customers could be a game-changer" Business Insider 6:28 PM
  • "Amazon adds Echo devices for home and car in bid to dominate voice gadgets" Reuters 3:30 PM
  • "Amazon Wants Alexa to Hear Your Whispers and Frustration" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Wall Clock is an old-school clock, with an Alexa twist" CNET 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Plus stays $150 but gets clearer sound, temperature sensor" CNET 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon's new Echo Plus has a better speaker and temperature sensor" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "The AmazonBasics Microwave is powered by Alexa" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon's smart plugs put Alexa in every power socket" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "Amazon Echo subwoofer and Alexa-capable smart plug may be on the way: These may be two of many new Amazon devices to come this month." Ars Technica 9:57 AM
  • "Amazon's announcing new Echo and Fire TV hardware today" TechCrunch 8:46 AM
  • "Amazon leaks two of its own upcoming Alexa-powered devices" Neowin 7:16 AM
  • "Hacked: Newegg suffers month-long card-skimming attack, exposing credit card details" BetaNews 8:13 AM
  • "Hackers crack Newegg's shell and poach customer credit card data: Cybercrims injected data swiping code into the website's payment pages" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Sony will cease PS Vita production in Japan next year: We might have to say goodbye to the Vita soon." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "Samsung announces the latest Galaxy A7 with a triple lens rear camera" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Has a Triple Camera Setup" Thurrott 11:55 AM
  • "Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A7 official with triple-lens camera: Firm takes a leaf out of Huawei's book" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Galaxy S10: Samsung leak 'confirms' four models including 5G variant: Firm spills details inside Android 9.0 update" The Inquirer 7:22 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro: News, rumors, specs, and more/The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's body may wirelessly charge new Bluetooth headphones" Digital Trends 8:00 AM
  • "Samsung looks to Huawei for inspiration, and the new Galaxy A7 is born" Digital Trends 8:08 AM
  • "GoPro's Hero 7 camera trio leaked: The flagship Hero 7 Black will have livestreaming and super-stable video." Engadget 7:09 AM
  • "GoPro shakes up its entire camera line" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "GoPro kills the Session camera cube" TechCrunch 8:44 AM
  • "Photokina 2018: What to expect/Will Panasonic join Nikon and Canon with a full-frame mirrorless model?" Engadget 11:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud HCM Suites for Midmarket and Large Enterprises" PR Newswire 7:37 AM
  • "Shell expands strategic collaboration with Microsoft to drive industry transformation and innovation" PR Newswire 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 And Google G-Suite: Why Multi-Factor Authentication Is Now Essential" Tim Anderon's ITWriting 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft researcher cautions media not to fall prey to fringe groups flying 'false flag of conservatism'" GeekWire 7:09 AM
  • "Bing's support for Google AMP just took a big step forward: Is that Safari on a Windows Phone?" The Verge 7:28 AM
  • "Microsoft now supports AMP directly from Bing's mobile search results" Neowin 8:46 AM
  • "NY court overturns $115 million patent judgment against Samsung" Reuters 4:25 PM
  • "White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers" Reuters 3:52 PM
  • "Facebook to drop on-site support for political campaigns" Reuters 7:46 PM
  • "Facebook told to speed up changes or face 'sanctions'" BBC 7:22 AM
  • "Facebook and Airbnb told to change their ToS to fix EU consumer rights issues by year's end" TechCrunch 7:20 AM
  • "EU warns Facebook of fines for 'misleading' terms of service" Telegraph 7:20 AM
  • "Amazon faces a huge Google-style EU antitrust probe over 'improper' data use: Suggestions that it is using third-party data to feather its nest" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Now the EU is Investigating Amazon Too" Thurrott 7:04 AM
  • "Equifax fined £500,000 by ICO for 2017 security breach" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "Equifax slapped with UK's maximum penalty over 2017 data breach" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "ICO slaps Equifax with maximum £500,000 fine for 2017 mega-breach: Watchdog says firm's security measures were 'inadequate and infeffective'" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "A barrage of new gadgets proves that Amazon is so relentless that it will even compete with its best friends" Business Insider 7:57 PM
  • "Amazon's latest onslaught of hardware proves it won't stop until it reaches every aspect of your life" Business Insider 6:57 PM
  • "Amazon's Alexa Microwave Is as Dumb as It Is Brilliant" Gizmodo 4:51 PM
  • "Commentary: Alexa, stop! Amazon's smart home just sounds more and more like a lazy home" GeekWire 3:44 PM
  • "Did Amazon Just Target All Dollar-Store Shoppers?" 24/7 Wall St. 4:09 PM
  • "Yes, Amazon, I've always wanted to talk to my 1980s microwave" ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "First look: Here's every Alexa-enabled device that Amazon revealed today" [Slideshow] ZDNet 3:07 PM
  • "Acer Spin 3 (Core i5 - 2018) - Full Review and Benchmarks" LAPTOP Magazine 12:10 PM
  • "2.5 Geeks: GeForce RTX 2080 Ti And GeForce RTX 2080 Benchmark Analysis And NVIDIA Turing Discussion" HotHardware 10:45 AM
  • "Review: With the Hero7 Black, GoPro looks towards stability" TechCrunch 8:45 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 7 Black review: An action camera for the social age/Live streaming and smooth video make the new GoPro a winner for those who love to share." Engadget 8:15 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 7 camera films smooth videos without gimbal" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "GoPro Hero 7 stabilisation put to the test" BBC 8:15 AM
  • "Sony UBP-X700 review: The Sony UBP-X700 brings your 4K TV to life, without draining your savings" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "Nest Hello review: Google's smart facial-recognition video doorbell/Excellent smart device comes with optional 24/7 video recording with facial recognition — and works as a doorbell too" The Guardian 7:28 AM
  • "How to Get a Belgian IP Address from Any Country" AddictiveTips 7:13 AM
  • "Undercover report details how Ticketmaster is shadier than you could possibly imagine" BGR 7:11 AM
  • "WalkMe raises $40M at a $1B+ valuation for its on-screen guidance technology" TechCrunch 8:46 AM
  • "Alibaba plans to establish chip subsidiary as part of cloud and IoT efforts" Neowin 7:21 AM
  • "Chinese app Meituan climbs on debut after $42bn IPO" Telegraph 7:20 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 trade at records in broad-based rally" MarketWatch 2:33 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Set Record Highs as Wall Street Looks Past Trade Fears: Stocks rise on Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 setting new record highs." TheStreet 2:33 PM
  • "Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent" Associated Press 2:33 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Investors Set Aside Trade Fears: Investors' focus on robust U.S. economy gives stocks a boost" [Paid Membership Required] 2:32 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise, as Nikkei logs 5th straight gain: Samsung leads Kospi's gains, while stocks in China go limp" MarketWatch 7:54 AM
  • "Europe stocks book fourth win in a row: Materials and chemicals stocks lead gainers" MarketWatch 7:54 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security"
  • "The Basics of CI/CD for Data Science and Machine Learning"
  • "Enterprise Leadership in the Digital Age"
New York Times (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020"
  • "Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "This AI Can Recreate Podcast Host Joe Rogan's Voice To Say Anything"
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's Live Focus Video"
  • "Snag a Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop for $599.99 With This Coupon Code"
  • "Spotify Tests Voice-Controlled Device for Cars"
  • "Race to 5G: May Update"
  • "Your Old CRT TV May Have Found a New Life in LA"
  • "Slack Patches Windows App Bug That Could've Been Used for Spying"
  • "What to Stream This Weekend"
  • "The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 7 Online Therapy Services to Try"
  • "Minecraft Earth Is an Augmented Reality Game for iOS, Android" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "U.S. intellectual property complaints a 'political tool': China state media"
  • "Basketball: Blazers' Lillard left in limbo by Warriors' wall of defense"
ZDNet (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google"
  • "Dell Technologies World attendees promoting STEM education in Las Vegas"
  • "Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech"
  • "Don't forget about embedded devices in your Windows 7 migration plans"
  • "Google pulls Huawei's Android support following Trump blacklist, claims report"
  • "Company behind LeakedSource pleads guilty in Canada"
  • "Apple lied to me about the MacBook Air and now we have a problem"

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