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TechNN Archive: Saturday, November 3, 2018
"3 Things IBM Sees In Red Hat That Others Missed" Forbes 11:56 AM
"Wall Street sees 20%-25% regulatory risk for IBM's envisioned acquisition of Red Hat" Foss Patents 11:58 AM
"IBM + Red Hat: What Does It Mean For Open Source Startups?" Forbes 11:59 AM
"Chinese chip firm Fujian Jinhua denies stealing IP from Micron" Reuters 7:38 AM
"Carl Icahn sues Dell over 'unprivatisation' plan: Carl Icahn versus Dell, round two" Computing 11/2
"Icahn Funds Seek Dell's Books Over Stock Exchange Proposal" Law360 [Subscription Required for Full Article] 11/2
"Icahn't let you do this: Stock botherer fires off sueball to scupper Dell's 'coercive' deal/Carl takes his chances in Delaware chancery" The Register 11/2
"Did Microsoft Just Dump Intel For Xilinx?" Forbes 11/2
"Microsoft says future data centres will be underwater" MyBroadband 11/2
"AI chip startup gets backing from Microsoft and Intel" Digital Journal 11/2
"Microsoft chief warns companies to act now to maximise AI opportunity" BusinessWeekly 11/2
"Microsoft CEO urges tech companies to defend users' privacy" The Statesman 11/2
"Privacy should be treated as human right: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" PTI 11/2
"Microsoft extends cooperation with ETH, EPFL, partners with Mixed Reality & AI Zurich Lab" Telecompaper 11/2
"Microsoft's SwiftKey Beta for Android now lets you search natively from Bing" Neowin 11/2
"The IBM and Red Hat mega-merger: Who stands to benefit most?" ComputerWeekly 11/2
"IBM's Red Hat buy brings a Java app server dilemma: Its Red Hat buy comes with Java products that compete with IBM's—in a market that is shrinking anyhow" InfoWorld 11/2
"IBM's ultimate insider makes an uncharacteristic gamble" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
"Intel and Tencent debut AI-powered camera systems for retail" VentureBeat 11/2
"Intel CPUs impacted by new PortSmash side-channel vulnerability: Vulnerability confirmed on Skylake and Kaby Lake CPU series. Researchers suspect AMD processors are also impacted." ZDNet 11/2
"Update: Intel CPUs Impacted By PortSmash Side-Channel SMT Exploit, AMD Likely Also Vulnerable" HotHardware 11/2
"Intel CPUs fall to new hyperthreading exploit that pilfers crypto keys: Side-channel leak in Skylake and Kaby Lake chips probably affects AMD CPUs, too." Ars Technica 11/2
"Cisco report delves into the new data-driven wave of IT management" SiliconRepublic 11/2
"Cisco invests ZAR 10 mln in incubation centre in South Africa" Telecompaper 11/2
"GlobalFoundries Establishes Avera Semiconductor: a Custom Chip Company" AnandTech 11/2
"Indian researchers built the country's very first native microprocessor" The Next Web 11/2
"'Human brain' supercomputer switched on for the first time" Telegraph 11/2
"Seagate Will Swing Mighty HAMR Tech To Pound Out 100TB HDDs By 2025" HotHardware 3:54 PM
"Amazon warehouse collapse in Baltimore leaves two dead: A storm is believed to be responsible." Engadget 8:17 PM
"Amazon may place its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia: Austin is also a potential frontrunner." Engadget 3:54 PM
"Amazon is in advanced talks about putting second headquarters in Northern Virginia, those close to process say" Washington Post 3:21 PM
"What we know about Amazon's potential new Virginia HQ2 location" Recode 3:20 PM
"Amazon is reportedly in 'advanced discussions' to locate its HQ2 in Northern Virginia" The Verge 12:02 PM
"Another rumor hints at Amazon's HQ2 landing in northern Virginia" Mashable 11:57 AM
"Android news and kids apps contain the most third-party trackers: Over 20 child advocacy groups have sent a letter to the FTC regarding advertising in kids apps." ZDNet 11:50 AM
"One dead, another missing after Amazon building collapse" New York Post 7:37 AM
"Mark Zuckerberg Just Called Out 2 Competitors By Name" The Motley Fool 3:21 PM
"Facebook keeps fumbling political ads" CNET 3:20 PM
"Facebook sorry for 'white supremacist ad'" BBC 7:30 AM
"It's become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google's parent company, needs new leadership" Business Insider 11:56 AM
"Google Walkout protest included 20,000 participants Friday" Engadget 7:30 AM
"Google walkout was 'unprecedented.' It could prompt more tech protests" CNET 7:27 AM
"Two botnets are fighting over control of thousands of unsecured Android devices: Researchers spot Trinity and Fbot botnets trying to infect Android devices via the ADB interface." ZDNet 11/2
"New 'Amazon Day' delivery option lets customers pick which days packages will arrive" GeekWire 11/2
"The day computer security turned real: The Morris Worm turns 30" ZDNet 11/2
"Exclusive: Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts seeking to discourage voting" Reuters 11/2
"Dear tech: Stop doing business with Nazis" Engadget 11/2
"Hackers are increasingly destroying logs to hide attacks" ZDNet 11/2
"Your Smartphone's Location Data Is Worth Big Money to Wall Street: The phone in your pocket is dishing info on where you spend your time and, likely, money" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
"Messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts reportedly up for sale" CNET 11/2
"Giant ransomware bundle threatens to make malware attacks easier for crooks" ZDNet 11/2
"Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale" BBC 11/2
"Samsung is losing mobile ground to its Chinese rivals" The Verge 11/2
"Google Pixel Slate has finally hit the FCC, is now one step closer to release" 9to5Google 11/2
"Almost 17,000 Googlers walked out to protest of sexual misconduct at the company" Business Insider 11/2
"Google employees in Australia join global walkout against sexual harassment" Mashable 11/2
"Fox Is Using Google's Machine Learning to Predict What Movies You'll Like" Motherboard 11/2
"Mentor Graphics HPC Application Development Environment Now Available for AMD EPYC™ and Ryzen™ CPUs and AMD Radeon Instinct™ GPUs" AMD 11/2
"Another Microsoft patent details virtual keyboard methods for Xbox and touch" Windows Central 9:40 PM
"How to switch from QWERTY to DVORAK keyboard on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 12:35 PM
"Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 nears 'crossover' point with veteran Windows 7" Computerworld 11/2
"Microsoft Ready to Train Your Office 365 Users — Unless You Opt Out" IT Pro Today 11/2
"Use Office 365? Microsoft's about to start emailing you regular tips by default" ZDNet 11/2
"Fiasco: Microsoft's inability to ship a functional version of Windows 10 version 1809 is embarrassing. Its inability to communicate what's happening is unacceptable." Thurrott 11/2
"It's time to install the October Windows and Office patches — and maybe tweak your settings" Computerworld 11/2
"Microsoft Outings Comes to Windows Mixed Reality" Thurrott 11/2
"Microsoft claims Windows 10 file-deletion bug has been fixed, but it still hasn't released new update" Daily Mail (UK) 11/2
"What It Means When Microsoft Stops Supporting Your Version of Windows" How-To Geek 11/2
"US mid-terms: Twitter deletes anti-voting bots" BBC 11/2
"The FDA Needs to Better Prepare for Cyberattacks on Medical Devices: Report" Gizmodo 11/2
"Broadcom makes $1 billion patent claim against Volkswagen: Der Spiegel/U.S. semiconductor supplier Broadcom has made a patent claim for more than $1 billion against Volkswagen and is threatening to seek a judicial ban on the production of several car models, German magazine Der Spiegel said on Friday." Reuters 11/2
"Chinese chipmaker's ambitions come unstuck with U.S. indictment" Reuters 11/2
"Germany needs to commit billions to artificial intelligence: SPD" Reuters 11/2
"China is making the internet less free, and US tech companies are helping" The Verge 11/2
"The Pentagon reportedly has a secret plan to launch a cyberattack on Russia if it directly interferes with the midterm elections" Business Insider 11/2
"Net neutrality faces its own election challenge in heated midterms" CNET 11/2
"Blizzard Co-Founder Allen Adham says 'we have not forgotten' core Diablo fans" Digital Trends 6:23 PM
"HP Envy x2 review: Always-on LTE and an atrocious keyboard" Engadget 11:59 AM
"The end of God? Claims humans will 'worship AI Messiah': Humans will worship at the altar of an Artificially Intelligent God, it has been claimed." Daily Star (UK) 8:10 AM
"The dark side of folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones: Everybody's talking about folding-screen and dual-screen smartphones. Here are 7 reasons to ignore the hype." Computerworld 7:38 AM
"What Google Can Learn From adidas In The Wake Of The Employee Walkout" Forbes 7:38 AM
"Xiaomi Poco F1 review: Mucho phone for un poco price" Android Police 7:38 AM
"We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:31 AM
"Google Pixel 3 camera vs iPhone Xs, LG V40, Galaxy Note 9, Huawei P20 Pro" Android Authority 7:29 AM
"LG V40 ThinQ review: Full-featured smartphone built for Android tinkerers Review" ZDNet 11/2
"The Google Pixel 3 Review: The Ultimate Camera Test" AnandTech 11/2
"Lenovo Yoga Book 2018 review: The keyless keyboard returns, now in E Ink" Ars Technica 11/2
"Google's walkout and the new tech activism" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
"Why Amazon's future depends on moving from the internet to the physical world: Amazon's cashier-less Go stores give us a glimpse at its vision for the future of retail" The Verge 11/2
"How to stop sites from autoplaying videos on your desktop" The Next Web 11/2
"Palm phone review: an idea whose time may never come" TechCrunch 11/2
"GM is getting into the electric bike business" TechCrunch 11/2
"Sequoia leads $10M round for home improvement negotiator Setter" TechCrunch 11/2
"Korean lending startup PeopleFund raises $11M led by chat app Kakao's payment unit" TechCrunch 11/2
"Edo raises $12M to measure TV ad effectiveness" TechCrunch 11/2
"Stocks snap three-day winning streak; Apple sours on outlook: U.S. officials reject possibility of early resolution to trade war" MarketWatch 11/2
"Dow Breaks Win Streak as Stocks Slide on China Uncertainty, Apple Outlook: The Dow ended Friday lower as Apple's outlook disappointed Wall Street and doubts grew over a trade deal with China." TheStreet 11/2
"Stocks see-saw as Trump says China 'wants to make a deal'" FOXBusiness 11/2
"Markets Right Now: Stocks end a strong week slightly lower" Associated Press 11/2
"Apple Shares Pull Down U.S. Stock Indexes: Losses threaten the recent stock-market rebound; Apple falls 6.6%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/2
"Asian markets surge, kick off global stock rally as China-U.S. trade tensions ease for now: Apple suppliers not hurt by tech giant's after-hours plunge" MarketWatch 11/2
"European stock markets maintain strong November start" MarketWatch 11/2
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"Why Mixed Reality is Messed Up, for Now"
"Decoding Programmers: How Emotions Can Change Code"
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"A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook's Attack Dog"
"'No Morals': Advertisers React to Facebook Report"
"Neo-Nazi Harassment Not Protected by First Amendment, Judge Rules"
"Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing the Facts on Autonomous Weapons"
"Minister in Charge of Japan's Cybersecurity Says He Has Never Used a Computer"
"Facebook Cuts Ties With Washington Firm That Sought to Discredit Social Network's Critics"
"Proteomics Might Have Saved My Mother's Life. And It May Yet Save Mine."
"The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler"
"Data-Driven Medicine Will Help People — But Can It Do So Equally?"
(Updated 9:00 PM CST)
"'Post-Crypto Hangover' Leaves Nvidia With Unsold Graphics Cards"
"Facebook to Form Independent Body to Oversee Content Appeals"
"Deals: 24% Off iPhone X Refurbs, Rare NES, SNES Classic Discount"
"Riding Around Miami in Ford's Self-Driving Test Cars"
"Black Friday 2018: What You Need to Know"
"Sony Celebrates PS4's Fifth Anniversary With New Bundle"
"Netflix Tests $4 Mobile-Only Subscription"
"Holiday Shoppers Want an Amazon Echo, Bose Smart Speaker"
"Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ Launches for $25"
"Japan's Cyber Security Minister Doesn't Use Computers" ...
(Updated 9:00 PM CST)
"'Crypto hangover' hammers Nvidia's outlook, shares drop 17 percent"
"Facebook defends Russia response, updates plan to curb misbehavior"
"Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential"
"Ford CEO open to investors in autonomous vehicles but cautious on VW"
"A slew of electric truck plans may deliver the goods for China's EV ambitions"
"Dell sweetens tracking stock offer, Icahn drops opposition"
"Tesla slashes prices on home solar systems to spur sales"
"U.S. senator to query Facebook about report on treatment of critics"
"SpaceX, TeleSat Canada bids get U.S. nod to expand satellite internet"
"Ex-Bosch engineers aim to strengthen self-driving car software"
(Updated 9:00 PM CST)
"Best Lenovo Black Friday 2018 deals: ThinkPad laptops and more"
"Rocket Lab secures $140m to help reach weekly launch target"
"SpaceX approved to send over 7,000 satellites into orbit"
"Oracle to acquire Talari Networks"
"Best Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picks"
"Best Google Store Black Friday 2018 deals: Home Hub, Pixel 3, and Pixelbook all on sale"
"Nvidia shares drop on Q3 revenue miss, weak guidance"