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TechNN Archive: Sunday, November 4, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft is leading quantum computer race to unlock mysteries around us: Believed to be a lot faster and more capable than the existing computing systems, quantum computing is set to herald the next wave of the digital revolution." IANS 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro Patent Envisions Second Rear Display With Pen Stylus Support" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Microsoft may be the world's largest open source contributor, but developers don't care—yet" TechRepublic 8:48 PM
  • "Acquisitions: A Red Hat tip for IBM/Software giant's purchase of firm that powers BSE, Indian Railways and SBI will boost the tech performance of the latter's clients" Forbes India 7:24 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Speed Binning Exposed: TU106-400A vs TU106-400" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Tech Billionaires' Obligation to the Cities Around Them" The Atlantic 7:14 AM
  • "3 Things IBM Sees In Red Hat That Others Missed" Forbes 11/3
  • "Wall Street sees 20%-25% regulatory risk for IBM's envisioned acquisition of Red Hat" Foss Patents 11/3
  • "IBM + Red Hat: What Does It Mean For Open Source Startups?" Forbes 11/3
  • "Chinese chip firm Fujian Jinhua denies stealing IP from Micron" Reuters 11/3
  • "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
  • "Activist Icahn sues Dell over financial disclosures for IPO" Irish Independent 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
General Interest
  • "Browser history sniffing is still a thing" gHacks 7:17 AM
  • "Adidas Will Use Augmented Reality To Sell Sneakers" UberGizmo 7:15 AM
  • "Samsung Will Reportedly Open Bixby To Developers" UberGizmo 7:15 AM
  • "Google Chrome Alert: Fans warned about this Shock security threat" Express UK 7:17 AM
  • "Google Maps lead women to fake abortion clinics" Telegraph 7:08 AM
  • "Seattle skyline turns blue in coordinated tribute to late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen" GeekWire 7:07 AM
  • "Facebook reorganizes Oculus to further its long-term VR goals: It wants to focus on technologies, rather than specific devices." Engadget 7:06 AM
  • "Bentley Partners with Viasat for Super-Fast In-Car Connectivity" Digital Trends 7:03 AM
  • "Privacy is becoming obsolete, but not everyone thinks you should fear its demise" Digital Trends 7:03 AM
  • "Seagate Will Swing Mighty HAMR Tech To Pound Out 100TB HDDs By 2025" HotHardware 11/3
  • "Amazon warehouse collapse in Baltimore leaves two dead: A storm is believed to be responsible." Engadget 11/3
  • "Amazon may place its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia: Austin is also a potential frontrunner." Engadget 11/3
  • "Amazon is in advanced talks about putting second headquarters in Northern Virginia, those close to process say" Washington Post 11/3
  • "What we know about Amazon's potential new Virginia HQ2 location" Recode 11/3
  • "Amazon is reportedly in 'advanced discussions' to locate its HQ2 in Northern Virginia" The Verge 11/3
  • "Another rumor hints at Amazon's HQ2 landing in northern Virginia" Mashable 11/3
  • "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 11/3
  • "One dead, another missing after Amazon building collapse" New York Post 11/3
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Just Called Out 2 Competitors By Name" The Motley Fool 11/3
  • "Facebook keeps fumbling political ads" CNET 11/3
  • "Facebook sorry for 'white supremacist ad'" BBC 11/3
  • "It's become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google's parent company, needs new leadership" Business Insider 11/3
  • "Google Walkout protest included 20,000 participants Friday" Engadget 11/3
  • "Google walkout was 'unprecedented.' It could prompt more tech protests" CNET 11/3
Press Releases
  • "Mentor Graphics HPC Application Development Environment Now Available for AMD EPYC™ and Ryzen™ CPUs and AMD Radeon Instinct™ GPUs" AMD 11/2
  • "Microsoft may remove the old-school volume mixer from future Windows 10 builds" Neowin 7:12 AM
  • "Another Microsoft patent details virtual keyboard methods for Xbox and touch" Windows Central 11/3
  • "How to switch from QWERTY to DVORAK keyboard on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 11/3
  • "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
  • "Huawei denies foreign network hack reports" ZDNet 7:54 PM
  • "Georgia Democratic Party under investigation for 'possible cyber crimes': Hacking claims don't seem to hold water when considering the state's previous accusations." ZDNet 5:04 PM
  • "How and when the ITC analyzes its statutory public interest factors: three-page diagram" Foss Patents 9:44 AM
  • "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 Announces Diablo Immortal For Phones, Responds To Hellish Backlash" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "Android Without* Google?" Thurrott 4:38 PM
  • "How Google CEO Sundar Pichai Should Have Responded To The Massive Employee Walkout" Forbes 4:37 PM
  • "How to deal with fraud in games" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "Pixel 3 vs. OnePlus 6T: Which Android should you get? It's a battle between a superb camera and a fantastically low price tag." CNET 7:14 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T review - A sensational smartphone without a sky-high price" Express UK 7:16 AM
  • "The $550 OnePlus 6T makes me feel like I'm cheating in a world where top smartphones cost $750 or more" Business Insider 7:14 AM
  • "How to Lock Down What Websites Can Access on Your Computer" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:54 AM
  • "Blizzard Co-Founder Allen Adham says 'we have not forgotten' core Diablo fans" Digital Trends 11/3
  • "HP Envy x2 review: Always-on LTE and an atrocious keyboard" Engadget 11/3
  • "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) 11/3
  • "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 11/3
  • "What Google Can Learn From adidas In The Wake Of The Employee Walkout" Forbes 11/3
  • "Xiaomi Poco F1 review: Mucho phone for un poco price" Android Police 11/3
  • "We Need to Have an Honest Talk About Our Data" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/3
  • "Google Pixel 3 camera vs iPhone Xs, LG V40, Galaxy Note 9, Huawei P20 Pro" Android Authority 11/3
  • "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
Tech Stocks
  • "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%" [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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InformationWeek (Checked 8:20 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "7 Disruptions CIOs Need to Watch"
  • "Biased AI Is Real; What Does that Mean for Women?"
New York Times (Checked 8:20 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Why Netflix Won't Be Part of Apple TV"
  • "The Great American Cardboard Comeback"
  • "Tesla Sales Slump as '19 Starts Is Hinted At in State Data"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:20 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Intel To End Compute Cards, A Modular Computing Idea"
  • "Candy Crush? NBA 2K? Which Game Should Be a Hall of Famer?"
  • "GoFundMe Bans Anti-Vaxxer Fundraisers"
  • "Intel Levels Up AI to Battle Toxicity in Online Games"
  • "Tesla Quietly Removes Standard Range Model S"
  • "Video Ad Fraud Has Been Draining Phone Batteries"
  • "The Head of Verizon Media's Red Team Has One Simple Security Tip"
  • "Why Apple Will Kill the iPod Touch and iPhone SE"
  • "Microsoft Is Using DNA to Solve Our Impending Data Storage Crisis"
  • "Black Girls Code CEO Is Changing the Face of Tech" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:20 PM CDT)
  • "Indian state open for talks with Uber rival Ola over ban"
  • "Apple's Cook to China: keep opening for sake of global economy"
ZDNet (Updated 8:20 PM CDT)
  • "Tesla car hacked at Pwn2Own contest"
  • "Why the Shopify, Mailchimp integration battle is just a sign of what's to come"
  • "DevOps reshapes career paths as well as business methods"
  • "FEMA 'unnecessarily' shared data of 2.3 million disaster victims with contractor"
  • "Researchers find 36 new security flaws in LTE protocol"

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