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TechNN Archive: Saturday, October 6, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of documents being deleted: A major bug has hit some Windows 10 users" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft pulled the Windows 10 update that has been deleting files" Engadget 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls the problematic Windows 10 October 2018 Update" BetaNews 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake" Computerworld 8:53 AM
  • "After the October Update fiasco, Microsoft needs to warn users about the risks of Windows 10 upgrades: Performing a major operating system upgrade can result in disaster, as the Windows 10 October 2018 Update proves. But you wouldn't know it from reading Microsoft's upgrade prompts." PCWorld 2:28 PM
  • "Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports" TechCrunch 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Update Mistake — Was Your Data Lost?" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft Has A Software Quality Problem" Thurrott 7:22 AM
  • "Intel to Hold PC Desktop Event on Monday, October 8th" AnandTech 5:58 PM
  • "AMD's 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 CPUs arrive October 29th" Engadget 1:44 PM
  • "AMD Threadripper WX Dynamic Local Mode Promises Huge Gaming Performance Boost" HotHardware 6:21 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920WX slated for October 29" TechSpot 8:57 PM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update is allegedly deleting files" TechRadar UK 10/5
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update hit by apparent data loss bug" bit-tech 10/5
  • "Microsoft has said goodbye to the big bang approach and that's just fine" ZDNet 10/5
  • "Cloud, Microsoft ecosystem to create 63,400 jobs in Saudi" Trade Arabia 10/5
  • "3 Ways Microsoft Has Outrun Intel: Both led the personal-computer revolution, but Microsoft has left its partner in the dust." The Motley Fool 10/5
  • "The only way is up, baby: IBM UK sales down, profit down, headcount down" The Register 10/5
  • "Bank of New Zealand selects IBM for cross-channel fraud prevention" Verdict 10/5
  • "IBM won't grow, says analyst firm while eyeing flatlining share price" The Register 10/5
  • "IBM Stock Has Had a Tough Year but There's Still Reason to Be Bullish" Barron's 10/5
  • "HP Omen gaming laptops get huge discounts this fall" TechRadar UK 10/5
  • "JP Morgan downgrades HP Inc due to chip shortages, trade tariff risk" CNBC 10/5
  • "Widespread shareholder opposition for Dell deal" CNBC 10/5
  • "Dell Tech: We have a plan B for bog standard IPO" The Register 10/5
  • "Where's the best place to buy a Dell Inspiron 15 7000 charger?" Windows Central 10/5
  • "ASRock Launches Intel Z390 Motherboards" CDR Info 10/5
  • "Review: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke 11G OC" Hexus 10/5
  • "ASRock Launches Intel Z390 motherboards with Phantom Gaming Series" Guru3D 10/5
  • "Best Intel processor: Core i3, i5, i7 and i9 explained" TrustedReviews 10/5
  • "365 Days a Year - Intel manufacturing" Guru3D 10/5
  • "AMD expected to unveil 7nm Ryzens and Navi GPUs in January" Computing 10/5
  • "Ex-Cisco chief John Chambers: Tech biz bods are 'too arrogant'" The Register 10/5
  • "Cisco patches critical flaws in DNA Center and Prime Infrastructure" Hot For Security 10/5
  • "Doing good is good for business says Cisco's Chuck Robbins" CNBC 10/5
  • "Cisco's CEO on its changing business model" CNBC 10/5
  • "The weekend starts here... right after you've installed these critical Cisco bug patches" The Register 10/5
General Interest
  • "Firefox and Edge add support for Google's WebP image format" ZDNet 7:34 PM
  • "Men are from cyberspace: this week in tech, 20 years ago" The Verge 10:16 AM
  • "Study: Twitter isn't doing enough to combat 'fake news'" Mashable 8:11 AM
  • "Amazon fired an employee who shared customer e-mail addresses a third-party seller" The Verge 9:00 AM
  • "Amazon fires employee for sharing customers' email addresses: Employee firing likely connected to investigation Amazon started last month after Wall Street Journal report that employees were selling customer data and deleting reviews." ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Some Amazon Workers Fear They'll Earn Less Even With a $15 Minimum Wage" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:17 AM
  • "Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS Tablet Images Leak, Detachable Keyboard Confirmed" HotHardware 6:21 PM
  • "[Exclusive] Google Pixel Slate Images Leak to Reveal Chrome OS Tablet with Detachable Keyboard, Stylus, Stereo Speakers" MySmartPrice 1:36 PM
  • "At Google's Pixel 3 and hardware event, it's all about the data" CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Samsung Guidance Highlights Record $15.5 Billion Profit In Q3 Likely Bolstered By OLED" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Researchers develop a computer that's fooled by optical illusions: Seeing like we do has big implications for AI." Engadget 10/5
  • "A 'Scarily Simple' Bug Put Millions of Cox Communications Customer Accounts at Risk" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/5
  • "Your router might be very vulnerable to cyberattacks, new study says" Digital Trends 10/5
  • "Block more Google tracking with the latest Privacy Badger extension" BetaNews 10/5
  • "How to voice-control your Android phone using the Voice Access app" BetaNews 10/5
  • "YouTube TV's DVR now lets you fast-forward through ads on more major channels" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "YouTube TV's DVR lets you skip ads on NBC, FOX and others" Engadget 10/5
  • "Amazon streamlines device setup for Alexa companion app" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "Facebook's head of public policy is supporting the Kavanaugh nomination, and some employees are livid" The Verge 10/5
  • "Facebook tests tracking Location History via Instagram" Engadget 10/5
  • "Samsung forecasts record $15.5B profit thanks to chips not smartphones" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "See the stylish and confusing vehicles from the Paris Auto Show" Engadget 10/5
  • "AMC's MoviePass competitor has 400,000 subscribers after 14 weeks" Engadget 10/5
  • "Audible brought Harry Potter's bottled memories to life at New York Comic Con" The Verge 10/5
  • "This robotic finger attachment for your smartphone will gently caress your hand" The Verge 10/5
  • "Nintendo could release a nostalgia-inducing playable Game Boy case" The Verge 10/5
  • "Observer Analytics measures user interactions in VR, AR, and mixed reality" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "Nokia 7.1 to hit US at $350: Here's why it's raising the bar for mid-range phones" ZDNet 10/5
  • "Instagram is testing the ability to share your precise location history with Facebook" The Verge 10/5
  • "Spotify opens podcasting section up to everyone" The Verge 10/5
  • "In search of 'Perfect Black': How new technology has changed how we watch TV" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "Niantic plans 'Pokémon Go' events in US national parks" Engadget 10/5
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "It's here! Our hands-on review of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Video)" OnMSFT 10/5
  • "How to Recover User Files Deleted by Windows 10 Version 1809 During Upgrade: Search..." Softpedia 10/5
  • "Microsoft Has A Surprisingly Good Lineup Of Xbox Games Pass Games This Month" Forbes 10/5
  • "Features: Ways to Free Up Storage Space on Windows" TechSpot 10/5
  • "Microsoft Outlook for Office 365 review" TechRadar UK 10/5
  • "Windows 10 Version 1809 Comes with a Gigantic Calculator (Literally): Search..." Softpedia 10/5
  • "Windows 10 Line app updates with new features & disappears from the Start Menu" OnMSFT 10/5
  • "Microsoft Launches Windows 10 IoT October 2018 Update: Search..." Softpedia 10/5
  • "How to restore your files deleted by the Windows 10 October 2018 update" MSPoweruser 10/5
  • "Avoid Windows 10 October Update Until You Do One Thing" Forbes 10/5
  • "Google may never make a Gmail client for Windows 10, but WunderMail might be all you need" Neowin 10/5
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 October 2018 Update Features the Best Edge Browser Ever/Search..." Softpedia 10/5
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update is allegedly deleting files" TechRadar UK 10/5
  • "Microsoft's DaaS plans stick with Surface – for now" Computerworld 10/5
  • "Best Windows 10 apps this week" BetaNews 10/5
  • "Mozilla resolves critical code execution flaw in Thunderbird email client" ZDNet 10/5
  • "How to recover personal data lost by upgrading to the Windows 10 October 2018 Update" BetaNews 10/5
  • "Windows 10 October update delete your files? This tool might recover them" ZDNet 10/5
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Amazon Called For Raising The Minimum Wage. Republicans Say It's Fine As It Is, Thanks." HuffPost 1:41 PM
  • "Google shows progress in addressing competition concerns, says EU's Vestager" Reuters 10/5
  • "DOJ explains recent wave of cyber-espionage-related indictments" ZDNet 10/5
  • "Democrats draft an 'Internet Bill of Rights' to regulate Big Tech" GeekWire 10/5
  • "Rejected journalist visa sparks press freedom fears in Hong Kong" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Nancy Pelosi's Internet Bill of Rights" Axios 10/5
  • "California Bans Comically Weak Default Passwords For Internet-Connected Devices" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Weak passwords banned in California from 2020" BBC 10/5
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "What to expect from Google's Pixel 3 event" TechCrunch 11:58 AM
  • "Help Me, Laptop: What's the Best Cheap Gaming Laptop?" LAPTOP Magazine 10:17 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL, one year later review: The most consistent flagship" Android Central 10:17 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL hands-on in Hong Kong: three days early: A local shop has somehow managed to snag a unit three days before the launch event." Engadget 10:17 AM
  • "Are the Stars Aligning for Microsoft + Google? (Premium)" Thurrott 8:52 AM
  • "Talking to Master Replicas' Hal 9000 smart speaker sent chills down my spine: Hands-on at New York Comic Con" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Facebook is using your personal data, here's why it's fine" The Next Web 7:55 AM
  • "Google Titan Security Key review: An expensive, easy-to-use security key" Mashable 7:25 AM
  • "We need to build AI systems we can trust" The Next Web 7:21 AM
  • "How Facebook polarized us during the Kavanaugh hearings: How the News Feed and Groups can push Americans in opposite directions" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "What Spotify can learn from Tencent Music" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
  • "The first smart display for business: Your Android phone/Here's why I think Google will announce a 'smart display' feature this week for Android optimized for business use." Computerworld 7:18 AM
  • "Midrange phones get a bad rap, but could be your best friend" CNET 7:16 AM
  • "AI on Android mobile phones still a work-in-progress: Benchmark results from researchers at Swiss university ETH Zurich reveal that development of neural networks on mobile devices is still a hairy business, with frameworks that are incomplete, chipsets with mixed support for networks, and results that are difficult to benchmark reliably." ZDNet 10/5
  • "Amazon Echo Dot 3 review: A $50 smart speaker you'll actually want to look at: and listen to" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Google Pixel 3 XL reviewed in full, days ahead of the official reveal" BGR 10/5
  • "Acer Swift 3 Laptop Review: Affordable And Accelerated With Optane" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Review: Dell EMC Data Domain DD6300 Offers Providers Enhanced Data Protection" Health Tech Magazine 10/5
  • "The Hardest Part Of Recovering From Tech Addiction: You Can't Quit The Internet Forever" BuzzFeed News 10/5
  • "Study says the US is quickly losing its entrepreneurial edge" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Stanford AI detects even the smallest earthquakes from seismic data" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "Cloud misconfiguration: The security threat too often overlooked" InfoWorld 10/5
  • "6 under-the-radar JavaScript tools you should know" InfoWorld 10/5
  • "This dark web market is dedicated to compromising your emails" ZDNet 10/5
  • "Logitech K600 TV review: A keyboard for the couch" TechHive 10/5
  • "LG V40 review: The V stands for Victory (and Very expensive)" PCWorld 10/5
  • "Corsair's K70 MK.2 Special Edition keyboard is built for fast gaming and cheaper than ever at $50 off" PCWorld 10/5
  • "Logitech G305 and G603 wireless mice review: A lifesaver for traveling gamers" PCWorld 10/5
  • "Fitbit Charge 3 review: Comfortable activity tracker backed by a powerful fitness platform" ZDNet 10/5
  • "9 things to expect from the Google Pixel 3 event next week" The Verge 10/5
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Search company Elastic pops over 90% on NYSE after raising $252M at a $2.5B market cap in its IPO" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "U.S. share of global venture capital fell more than 20% in 5 years" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "Grab's ambitious plans to digitize Southeast Asia's economies may get $500 million boost from SoftBank" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "Forward Health, the healthcare messaging app, scores $3.9M led by Stride.VC" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals" TechCrunch 10/5
Tech Stocks
  • "Morgan Stanley's 2019 forecast for Tech Stocks has an ominous resemblance to the dotcom-bubble era" Business Insider 7:23 AM
  • "U.S. stocks close lower as worries about rising yields overshadow strong jobs report: Tesla stock falls for fourth session" MarketWatch 10/5
  • "Stocks End Broadly Lower on Rate Surge, Weak Payrolls Report: Stocks ended broadly lower Friday as investors investors faced a weaker -than-expected payrolls report and surging interest rates." TheStreet 10/5
  • "Stocks sink again as job gains send bond yields even higher" Associated Press 10/5
  • "Tech Stocks Tumble as Market Momentum Stalls: Falling U.S. government bond prices also weigh on investors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/5
  • "Asian markets led lower by tumbling Tech Stocks: Nikkei sags as yen gains; Apple suppliers fall in Hong Kong, Taiwan as spying saga lingers" MarketWatch 10/5
  • "Europe stocks log second weekly loss as investors grapple with rising bond yields: A day after logging the worst session in seven weeks, the Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, -0.86% declined 0.9% to end at 376.41. For the week, the pan-European gauge lost 1.8%, its weakest performance since a 2.2% drop in the week ending September 7." MarketWatch 10/5



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