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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Lenovo tops worldwide PC market in flat quarter: Lenovo increases market share, while Apple slides a bit." CNET 6:12 PM
  • "Lenovo retakes the top spot in PC shipments: It's also Microsoft's first time in the charts." Engadget 9:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Becomes a Top 5 PC Maker in the US" Thurrott 7:23 PM
  • "Microsoft open-sources its entire patent portfolio: Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network, an open-source patent consortium. By so doing, it is offering its entire patent portfolio: royalty free: to all other Open Invention Network members." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Microsoft promises to defend—not attack—Linux with its 60,000 patents: Software giant joins a patent cross-licensing community that protects open source software." Ars Technica 2:43 PM
  • "Microsoft needs to refocus on Windows 10 fundamentals, not just new features/Opinion: Microsoft needs to step off the new feature train, at least temporarily, and get Windows 10's reliability and fundamentals back on track." ZDNet 4:13 PM
  • "Microsoft sends borked Windows 10 October Update back to Insiders: And we should see it soon too" The Inquirer 8:01 AM
  • "Windows 10 1809 bungle: We won't miss early problem reports again, says Microsoft/Microsoft makes changes to its Feedback Hub after failing to notice early reports flagging up data losses caused by the Windows 10 October 2108 Update." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft fixed the broken Windows 10 October 2018 update that deleted your files" BGR 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Says It's Fixed That Windows 10 October Update Bug That Mass-Deleted Entire Directories" Gizmodo 7:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update build 17763.17 heads to Slow and Release Preview rings" Neowin 7:59 AM
  • "Intel Pits 9th Gen Core CPU against AMD Ryzen" EE Times Asia 7:57 AM
  • "Huawei plans to ditch Intel in favour of its own server chips: The Chinese tech firm wants a bigger slice of the cloud cake" The Inquirer 9:21 AM
  • "Intel's latest processors are for gamers and creators" Inquirer.net 9:21 AM
  • "PC makers: Intel CPU shortages are here ... for six months/If it's not one DRAM thing, it's another" The Register 9:21 AM
  • "Is Lenovo's Super Micro Headache a Catalyst for HP? Will fearful American customers replace their Lenovo PCs with HP machines?" The Motley Fool 9:19 AM
  • "IBM files protest against Pentagon cloud contract with one winner" Seeking Alpha 1:41 PM
  • "Nvidia RAPIDS accelerates analytics and machine learning: New open source libraries from Nvidia provide GPU acceleration of data analytics an machine learning. Company claims 50x speed-ups over CPU-only implementations." ZDNet 8:00 AM
General Interest
  • "Nintendo's 'souped-up' NES Zelda loads you with gear for an easier adventure" TechCrunch 4:09 PM
  • "Adobe security update fixes a handful of critical bugs, ignores Flash Player: The light set of updates does not contain a single security patch for Flash, an unusual event for the company." ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "Amazon scrapped 'sexist AI' tool" BBC 7:38 AM
  • "Dropbox text recognition makes it easier to find images and PDFs: It's limited to Professional, Business Advanced and Enterprise users, though." Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "Amazon expands Whole Foods Market deliveries to several more areas" Neowin 7:58 AM
  • "The Morning After: Here's Google's Pixel 3 family, Home Hub and Slate/Look surprised." Engadget 7:38 AM
  • "You can catch up with the Made by Google 2018 event by watching this four minute recap" Neowin 7:59 AM
  • "Google introduces a new Chromecast, but very, very quietly: Because it's nothing to shout about" The Inquirer 8:01 AM
  • "Google Pixel bets on software, localisation to entice APAC consumers: Available from November 1 in five Asian markets, including Singapore and Taiwan, the latest smartphone release features tighter integration with the vendor's AI-powered apps such as Google Lens Assistant." ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 Australian pricing: The newly unveiled Google Pixel 3 starts at AU$1,199 from Google, while the XL model is priced from AU$1,349, with telco monthly pricing ranging between AU$84 and AU$199 on Telstra and AU$58 and AU$115 on Optus." ZDNet 8:00 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch Online now includes an easier version of 'Zelda': It's an unexpectedly 'souped-up' take on an old classic." Engadget 7:38 AM
Press Releases
  • "King's College London adopts Nvidia's AI tech to improve NHS radiology services: DGX-2 supercomputer will tackle 3D datasets in 'minutes, rather than days'" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Dell EMC general manager named businesswoman of the year: Aisling Keegan honoured at 12th Women Mean Business Awards" Tech Central 8:49 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Hiding its Productivity Future Behind A Game Streaming Service" Petri IT Knowledgebase 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Battery Limit: Surface 50% charge cap aims to give longer battery life/Microsoft adds new feature that may extend life of Surface devices' batteries when they're constantly plugged in." ZDNet 8:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google appeals against €4.3bn Android fine" BBC 7:37 AM
  • "Dark Web vendor with totally amazing beard sentenced to 20 years in prison: 'I know he's regretting everything, and I know he'll never make the same mistake!'" Ars Technica 7:37 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The cheapest cloud storage options in 2018, both free and paid-for" Expert Reviews 10:39 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 hands-on—Not the best first impression: If the Pixel 3 succeeds, it will be in spite of its hardware design." Ars Technica 9:20 AM
  • "Machine or Human? How We're Reallocating Work: In the emerging, AI-powered workplace, there's plenty of work to be done, some suited for machines and some suited for humans." InformationWeek 8:12 AM
  • "10 reasons the Galaxy Note 9 is better than the Google Pixel 3 XL for business: Google revealed the Pixel 3 XL yesterday and while it is the best from Google, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 offers more for the enterprise." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3 hands-on review: Shaping up to be a solid slice of pure Android hardware" The Inquirer 8:01 AM
  • "Turbulence, the oldest unsolved problem in physics: The flow of water through a pipe is still in many ways an unsolved problem." Ars Technica 7:37 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific" TechCrunch 8:31 PM
  • "Exclusive: Mitek rebuffs Elliott-backed ASG's takeover approach - sources" Reuters 7:27 PM
  • "Boeing leads $3M round to boost Accion Systems' electric space propulsion system" GeekWire 2:43 PM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close sharply lower as Dow sinks over 800 points in worst day since February: S&P 500 logs longest losing streak in 2 years, Nasdaq posts biggest drop for 2018" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "Dow drops 800 points, led by tech shares, as stock market investors fear higher rates" USA Today 4:26 PM
  • "Dow Ends Off More Than 800 Points, Nasdaq Loses 4%: Stocks crumble Wednesday as fears of higher rates sent Wall Street to its worst day since February." TheStreet 4:26 PM
  • "Dow tumbles more than 800 points as Treasury yields tick higher" FOXBusiness 4:27 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip, Dragged Lower by Materials Sector: Investors pull back from the sector on concerns of rising costs and slowing global growth" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:27 PM
  • "Hong Kong's Hang Seng stock index manages first win of October: Japan, mainland China post mild gains after mixed session" MarketWatch 8:14 AM
  • "European stocks move lower; luxury stocks feel pressure" MarketWatch 8:15 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 3:45 PM; no changes since 8:35 AM CDT)
  • "Amazon's HR Gaffe Demonstrates Important Points"
New York Times (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Disinformation Spreads on WhatsApp Ahead of Brazilian Election"
  • "In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless"
  • "Will There Be a Ban on Killer Robots?"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Tim Cook Demands Bloomberg Retract Chinese Spy Chip Story"
  • "Apple Event Forces OnePlus to Move 6T Launch to Oct. 29"
  • "Huawei Confirms Plans for Foldable Phones"
  • "The 5G Laptop Won't Need Storage"
  • "Google Maps ETA Sharing Now Works on iOS, Third-Party Apps"
  • "Facebook Hires Former UK Deputy Prime Minister"
  • "Uber Embraces VoIP Calling"
  • "Meet the Professor Who Was There When the Internet Was Turned On"
  • "How Do City Dwellers Feel About Electric Scooters?"
  • "Joy-Con Hold Rings Help Prevent a TV Disaster" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla launches new $45,000 Model 3"
  • "Exclusive: CrowdStrike hires Goldman Sachs to lead IPO - sources"
  • "Google to charge Android partners up to $40 per device for apps: source"
  • "Facebook hires former UK deputy prime minister as head of global affairs"
  • "Money-laundering watchdog to set first cryptocurrency rules by June"
  • "China consumer group raps Apple after ID thefts"
  • "Dell to take $21.7 billion tracking stock offer to December vote: sources"
  • "EU Commission approves Microsoft's acquisition of Github"
  • "Volkswagen a winner as EU set to favour wifi over 5G: draft"
  • "ZF takes 35 percent stake in autonomous driving specialist ASAP"
ZDNet (Updated 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "Audio recording is now disabled by default in OpenBSD"
  • "Tim Cook calls for Bloomberg to retract controversial chip story"
  • "Asus NovaGo ARM-powered Windows 10 laptop finally goes on sale in the UK"
  • "eBay might need PayPal more than it thought"
  • "Robotic indoor farms can grow food anywhere, anytime"
  • "Facebook leads app install market share, but Google is rising fast"
  • "Microsoft rolls out Spend, an expense tracker for iOS"
  • "The robot of Wall Street"


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