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TechNN Archive: Sunday, October 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Update That Deleted Files Has Been Pulled By Microsoft" UberGizmo 8:49 AM
  • "Why Microsoft's New Surface Pro 6 And Surface Laptop 2 Have No USB-C Port" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Publisher for Office 365 review" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "Dell Technologies: 90 Percent of UAE & KSA Business Leaders Believe They Will Struggle to Meet Changing Customer Demands Within Five Years" Al Bawaba 8:50 AM
  • "Intel Will Announce New CPUs On October 8th" eTeknix 8:52 AM
  • "Intel Confirms October 8th Launch For 9th Gen Core Coffee Lake CPUs" HotHardware 4:48 PM
  • "How to stream the Intel Desktop Launch Event" TechRadar UK 8:49 AM
  • "AMD Polaris 30 Based Radeon RX 570 Successor With 2048 Cores Launching in Mid-October, RX 580 Successor Launches in November" WCCFTech 8:53 AM
  • "AMD 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 chips to hit the market on October 29" Notebookcheck 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls Windows 10 October 2018 Update after reports of documents being deleted: A major bug has hit some Windows 10 users" The Verge 10/6
  • "Microsoft pulled the Windows 10 update that has been deleting files" Engadget 10/6
  • "Microsoft pulls the problematic Windows 10 October 2018 Update" BetaNews 10/6
  • "Microsoft yanks buggy Win10 1809 upgrade, leaving zapped files in its wake" Computerworld 10/6
  • "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 10/6
  • "Microsoft suspends Windows 10 update, citing data loss reports" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 Update Mistake — Was Your Data Lost?" Forbes 10/6
  • "Microsoft Has A Software Quality Problem" Thurrott 10/6
  • "Intel to Hold PC Desktop Event on Monday, October 8th" AnandTech 10/6
  • "AMD's 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 CPUs arrive October 29th" Engadget 10/6
  • "AMD Threadripper WX Dynamic Local Mode Promises Huge Gaming Performance Boost" HotHardware 10/6
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and 2920WX slated for October 29" TechSpot 10/6
General Interest
  • "Mobile payments surge among Chinese travellers: Alipay" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "Tech Workers Now Want to Know: What Are We Building This For?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:51 PM
  • "Was Your Facebook Account Cloned In Last Week's Breach? Guess Again" HotHardware 4:17 PM
  • "Amazon wants to show you in person how valuable prime is" Business Insider 12:15 PM
  • "Google rolling out Project Stream invites for Chrome gaming" 9to5Google 6:24 PM
  • "Google might be making a Home Hub" Mashable 5:02 PM
  • "Photos of Google Pixel 3 installed apps, retail box, settings" 9to5Google 10:36 AM
  • "Coming soon from Google: The Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more" Ars Technica 10:36 AM
  • "This is the one internet law Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales would radically rewrite" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Firefox and Edge add support for Google's WebP image format" ZDNet 10/6
  • "Men are from cyberspace: this week in tech, 20 years ago" The Verge 10/6
  • "Study: Twitter isn't doing enough to combat 'fake news'" Mashable 10/6
  • "Amazon fired an employee who shared customer e-mail addresses a third-party seller" The Verge 10/6
  • "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 10/6
  • "Some Amazon Workers Fear They'll Earn Less Even With a $15 Minimum Wage" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/6
  • "Google Pixel Slate Chrome OS Tablet Images Leak, Detachable Keyboard Confirmed" HotHardware 10/6
  • "[Exclusive] Google Pixel Slate Images Leak to Reveal Chrome OS Tablet with Detachable Keyboard, Stylus, Stereo Speakers" MySmartPrice 10/6
  • "At Google's Pixel 3 and hardware event, it's all about the data" CNET 10/6
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "How to disable Smart Compose predictive text suggestions in Gmail" BetaNews 8:15 AM
  • "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
  • "Irreconcilable discrepancies between Huawei's inbound and outbound patent licensing offers" Foss Patents 8:41 AM
  • "Amazon Called For Raising The Minimum Wage. Republicans Say It's Fine As It Is, Thanks." HuffPost 10/6
  • "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
  • "Edge Computing: The 2 things tech leaders should know" ZDNet 6:24 PM
  • "Google Pixel Buds review: Google enters the wireless earphone market - but are the Pixel Buds up to scratch? Tested at £159" What Hi-Fi? 2:20 PM
  • "I'm very sorry, but you're going to have to learn to love the blockchain" TechCrunch 11:57 AM
  • "HP Chromebook x2 vs. Google Pixelbook: Face-Off!" LAPTOP Magazine 8:41 AM
  • "Google made some subtle changes to its smartwatch operating system, Wear OS — and it proves that a little bit goes a long way" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Superbook review: Turning the dream of a laptop-phone into a nightmare" Android Police 8:06 AM
  • "What to expect from Google's Pixel 3 event" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "Help Me, Laptop: What's the Best Cheap Gaming Laptop?" LAPTOP Magazine 10/6
  • "Google Pixel 2 XL, one year later review: The most consistent flagship" Android Central 10/6
  • "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 10/6
  • "Are the Stars Aligning for Microsoft + Google? (Premium)" Thurrott 10/6
  • "Talking to Master Replicas' Hal 9000 smart speaker sent chills down my spine: Hands-on at New York Comic Con" The Verge 10/6
  • "Facebook is using your personal data, here's why it's fine" The Next Web 10/6
  • "Google Titan Security Key review: An expensive, easy-to-use security key" Mashable 10/6
  • "We need to build AI systems we can trust" The Next Web 10/6
  • "How Facebook polarized us during the Kavanaugh hearings: How the News Feed and Groups can push Americans in opposite directions" The Verge 10/6
  • "What Spotify can learn from Tencent Music" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "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 10/6
  • "Midrange phones get a bad rap, but could be your best friend" CNET 10/6
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "MNF to acquire Inabox wholesale business for AU$30m" ZDNet 8:57 PM
  • "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 10/6
  • "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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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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