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TechNN Archive: Thursday, October 4, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Server Business Shows Strong Momentum" Market Realist 4:14 PM
  • "Microsoft is investigating as Windows 10 users report deleted files and lower battery life after installing the latest update" Business Insider 4:19 PM
  • "The Windows 10 October 2018 Update brings a host of Accessibility improvements" Neowin 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft released the October 2018 Update with a known Task Manager bug; fix coming soon" Neowin 6:21 AM
  • "Windows 10 October update problems: Wiped docs, plus Intel driver warning/Back up files before upgrading to Windows 10 1809, and if you get a warning about Intel drivers, do not proceed." ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Some PCs unable to install Windows 10 October 2018 Update due to Intel driver incompatibility" Neowin 6:21 AM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update Users Start Reporting Early Issues" Thurrott 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft Office 2019: Everything You Need to Know" Lifehacker 12:12 PM
  • "Does the new Microsoft Surface 2 Laptop rise to Dell's XPS 13?" Morningstar 6:49 AM
  • "Alienware finally made a thin and light gaming laptop: The Alienware m15 has been a long time coming." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "Dell's new Alienware m15 is the thinnest alienware gaming laptop till date" WinCentral 6:48 AM
  • "Dell announces the Alienware m15 gaming laptop with lightweight and slim design" Neowin 8:21 AM
  • "Dell Alienware m15 Launched, the Company's First Lightweight Gaming Laptop" Gadgets 360 6:50 AM
  • "Alienware m15 Is Dell's Lightest And Slimmest Gaming Laptop" The Buzzy Feed 6:49 AM
  • "An Intel executive says doctors are reluctant about using AI in medicine because they don't trust it" Business Insider 3:49 PM
  • "Intel Z399 Chipset Supporting 22 Cores Rumored To Replace X299 For Intel Core-X CPUs" HotHardware 4:10 PM
  • "Alienware m15 Thin And Light Gaming Laptop Debuts With Intel Coffee Lake And GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU" HotHardware 6:50 AM
  • "Dell introduces its latest addition to the Inspiron family" CRN India 6:50 AM
  • "HP and Microsoft PCs, The PC Evolved, Android + Windows and Avoiding Platform Disruption" Tech.pinions 12:53 PM
  • "Maxim raises its HP target after analyst day" Seeking Alpha 10:23 AM
  • "Core i9-9900K vs. Ryzen 2800X: Totally fake benchmarks! We benchmark the hype, leaks, and fan hysteria surrounding the PC's next big CPU fight." PCWorld Australia 6:53 AM
  • "AMD will reveal 7nm processors and next-gen graphics cards at CES 2019: The doctor will give AMD fans what they want to see" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "Cisco: Two critical bugs in DNA network software need these urgent patches/Cisco reveals patches for three critical flaws and 33 more high- and medium-severity bugs." ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti GPU will finally start shipping this week: Hold-up is likely due to higher-than-anticipated demand" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
General Interest
  • "What to expect from Google's Pixel 3 event: Definitely the Pixel 3 and 3 XL, but what else?" Engadget 11:31 AM
  • "LG's Watch W7 looks like the dumbest smartwatch of the year: Obscuring the display with physical watch hands sounds like a great idea, right?" Ars Technica 10:26 AM
  • "US parental protection groups accuse Facebook of collecting Kids data in Messenger: Could give social network unfair advantage when it comes to Panini sticker swaps" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Here are the top ways people die while taking selfies and 'being cool': Researchers tallied 259 deaths worldwide, with US leading for most firearm-related ones." Ars Technica 8:11 AM
  • "Netflix viewing eats up world's data" BBC 7:00 AM
  • "YouTube TV is rolling out a bunch of new features to woo cord cutters away from cable TV" Business Insider 12:53 PM
  • "YouTube expands ad extensions, improves Brand Lift metrics" Social Barrel 6:46 AM
  • "Nintendo Plans New Version of Switch Next Year: Updated console isn't expected to adopt the OLED panels used in Apple's iPhone X series" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:23 AM
  • "Nintendo could reveal a new Switch model in 2019: Upgraded console tipped to feature brighter screen and slimmer chassi" The Inquirer 6:21 AM
  • "WSJ: New Nintendo Switch planned for 2019/To keep sales high, Nintendo could upgrade the LCD." Engadget 6:23 AM
  • "Nintendo Could Be Fixing the Switch's Biggest Flaw" Gizmodo 6:21 AM
  • "Report: A new Nintendo Switch model will arrive in 2019/WSJ cites 'suppliers,' admits most hardware specifics have not yet been locked down." Ars Technica 6:23 AM
  • "Amazon reportedly offloaded its Chinese server business because it was compromised" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Some Amazon workers might only get a $1-per-hour raise: Amazon's pay raise isn't good news for everyone." Engadget 6:22 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL Pre-Orders Will 'Start Immediately' After October 9 Launch: Report" Gadgets 360 6:51 AM
  • "Google Translate Can Now Differentiate US and UK English" Social Barrel 6:46 AM
  • "It's been 5 years since Elon Musk proposed a Hyperloop design: Dayton to Chicago? Philly to Pittsburg? Pune to Mumbai? Everyone has a feasibility study." Ars Technica 6:24 AM
Press Releases
  • "Expedia Group Inc (Expe) Holding Cut By IBM Retirement Fund" Bharata Press 7:05 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 October 2018 Update Due To Incompatibility With These Intel Platforms" HotHardware 4:10 PM
  • "Microsoft Announces October 2018 Update for Windows 10 IoT" Thurrott 1:50 PM
  • "Is Microsoft hurting USB-C?" Mashable 10:32 AM
  • "What's new with Microsoft Edge for the Windows 10 October 2018 Update: Microsoft Edge receives a bunch of new features and enhancements with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, and here's everything you need to know." Windows Central 7:06 AM
  • "Why Chromebooks are a bigger threat to Microsoft than you know" Computerworld 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Dealmaker Peggy Johnson Reveals the Story Behind the Company's Transformation" Time 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft OneNote for Office 365 review: The ultimate note-taker for business?" TechRadar UK 7:07 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. plans to rewrite rules that impede self-driving cars" Reuters 9:21 PM
  • "FCC approves faster and cheaper 5G small cell deployments" ZDNet 4:04 PM
  • "Iron Mike Pence blasts Google for its censor-happy Dragonfly Chinese search engine" The Register 7:09 PM
  • "White House calls on Google to abandon Chinese search engine project" The Verge 4:29 PM
  • "Pence Urges Google to Axe 'Dragonfly' Search Project for China" PC Magazine 2:16 PM
  • "'China hack attack hits Apple and Amazon'" BBC 8:31 AM
  • "ZTE hit with 2-year 'monitoring' extension after breaking probation terms" TechCrunch 6:25 AM
  • "Perth Prison drug smugglers filmed themselves on drone camera" BBC 6:23 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands On With LG's Hybrid-Mechanical Watch W7" PC Magazine 2:16 PM
  • "After two decades of PHP, sites still expose sensitive details via debug mode: In 2018, some developers fail to deactivate debug mode for their web apps, leading to potentially catastrophic scenarios." ZDNet 11:55 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 745 G5 review: A solid AMD-powered laptop, but screen and battery life disappoint" ZDNet 10:30 AM
  • "Technology could force low-skilled workers out of their jobs - or enhance them: A report from the Migration Policy Institute highlights the impact of automation and other technologies on the lowest end of the labour market" V3 7:09 AM
  • "TiVo Bolt OTA review: For would-be cord-cutters with great antenna reception/How useful is DVR when you're not paying for some sort of cable service?" Ars Technica 7:01 AM
  • "The HP Envy 13 Review: A Laptop With No Special Features to Speak Of, But Offers Good, Solid Performance" Gizmodo UK 6:51 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 9570 (2018) review: A beast under the bonnet/Near-unrivalled performance - but minor aesthetic tweaks fail to address its flaws" IT PRO (UK) 6:50 AM
  • "Are You Kidding Me, Facebook" Gizmodo 6:22 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon is working with Brazil's CargoX for logistics pilot project: BBG" Reuters 2:21 PM
  • "ZipRecruiter raises $156 million in VC funding and here's where AI fits: The meaty venture capital raise gives the company the ability to develop more AI, machine learning and deep learning tools to match employers and job candidates." ZDNet 10:30 AM
  • "JFrog picks up $165m in funding to realise its liquid software vision: Keeping code and cash flowing through the firm's pipelines" The Register 7:10 AM
  • "LG Chem to supply EV batteries to Volkswagen from late 2019" Reuters 7:03 AM
  • "Honda to invest $2.8bn in GM's self-driving car unit" BBC 6:23 AM
  • "Blizzard CEO and president Mike Morhaime steps down: Former 'WoW' leader J Allen Brack is taking over, 'several' new games are in development." Engadget 6:22 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market closes firmly lower as surge in bond yields sparks equity revaluation" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq End Sharply Lower as Interest Rates Surge: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other major indexes all end sharply lower U.S. Treasury yields surge." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Rising interest rates send stocks tumbling; tech plunges" Associated Press 3:59 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Close at New Record: Manufacturing and financial stocks boosted by U.S. and Canada's trade compromise, upbeat Fed comments" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Close at New Record: Manufacturing and financial stocks boosted by U.S. and Canada's trade compromise, upbeat Fed comments" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:58 PM
  • "Asian markets sink, led by losses in Hong Kong, South Korea: Nikkei in the red after giving up early gains" MarketWatch 7:23 AM
  • "Europe stocks rebound amid hopes over Italy-EU budget resolution: Banks lead the gainers, Aston Martin shares stall" MarketWatch 7:23 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:00 AM CST; no changes since Monday)
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New York Times (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "Sundar Pichai of Google Heads to Capitol Hill"
  • "It's a Briefcase! It's a Pizza Box! No, It's a Mini Satellite"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "LG HomeBrew Is a Self-Cleaning Craft Beer Machine"
  • "Nearly 40 Percent of Tech Workers Believe They're Depressed"
Reuters (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "Cryptoassets should be 'outlawed': Allianz GI CEO"
  • "Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards"
  • "Huawei CFO back in Canada court as bail hearing set to wrap"
  • "Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law: TASS"
  • "Daimler to buy $23 billion of battery cells for electric car drive"
  • "Uber's dominant size may rob smaller Lyft of its IPO oxygen"
  • "Apple launches payments service in Germany following delay"
  • "China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle"
ZDNet (Updated 7:00 AM CST)
  • "IT firms, telcos among dozens hacked in new info-stealing malware attack"
  • "Microsoft urges governments to regulate facial recognition tech"
  • "2018's most high-profile cryptocurrency catastrophes and cyberattacks"
  • "2018's worst cryptocurrency scams, cyberattacks (in pictures)"
  • "OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition hands-on: Papaya orange highlights, Warp Charge 30, and 10GB of RAM"
  • "Doze detector monitors head position to identify sleepy & distracted drivers"
  • "Google CEO Sundar Pichai: 'Our mission is to protect your privacy'"
  • "Rise of the shelf scanning robot"


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