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TechNN Archive: Monday, November 5, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft and Walmart to open joint engineering office in Austin as part of cloud partnership" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "Is Microsoft Adding Xilinx To Its Datacenters?" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Will Not Use Personal Data For Profit, Says Satya Nadella" Fortune 8:51 AM
  • "Should Microsoft help the Pentagon 'increase lethality'?" Computerworld 8:51 AM
  • "Windows 10 Said to Be Running on Half of Windows PCs Worldwide: Market share data shows faster growth for Windows 10" Softpedia 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Centrica and NHS Scotland to drive digital transformation" IT PRO (UK) 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft working on porting Sysinternals to Linux" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "IBM researchers can control the magnetism of a single copper atom" VentureBeat 12:47 PM
  • "IBM Scores Another Lab Win With 'Sierra' Going Online At Lawrence Livermore National Labs" Forbes 8:42 AM
  • "Post Red Hat buy IBM faces the daunting challenge of merging two vastly different companies" Verdict 8:41 AM
  • "IBM's Watson is now offering career coaching to hourly employees" Quartz 2:31 PM
  • "IBM patent uses blockchain to build trust in augmented reality gaming" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Utah has a shortage of primary care physicians. This task force is teaming up with IBM to fix it" Deseret News 8:40 AM
  • "HP Spectre Folio: One Of The Most Unique Devices I've Ever Reviewed" Forbes 8:38 AM
  • "Stop Betting Against Dell's DVMT Conversion- You Look Foolish" Forbes 8:37 AM
  • "Intel announces Cascade Lake processor with massive 48 cores" Financial Express 8:36 AM
  • "Intel announces Cascade Lake advanced performance and Xeon E-2100 processor" Datacenter Dynamics 8:35 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake AP: 48 cores with 12-channel DDR4 in multi-chip package" Associated Press 8:35 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake-AP Is This 4P Cascade Lake Xeon in 2P" Associated Press 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Officially Confirms Cascade Lake Advanced Performance Processors, Utilizes MCP With Up To 48 Cores, 12 Channel Memory Support – Shows First Performance Numbers Versus AMD EPYC" WCCFTech 8:25 AM
  • "Intel's 48-core Xeon will go head-to-head with AMD in 2019" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "Now Intel signs up to open-source code of conduct after Torvalds' Linux hiatus" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Intel launches the Xeon E-2100 and teases Cascade Lake Advanced Performance CPUs" TechSpot 8:34 AM
  • "Intel Goes For 48-Cores: Cascade-AP with Multi-Chip Package Coming Soon" AnandTech 8:33 AM
  • "Intel Combines Optane Options with New Processor Class" EE Times 8:33 AM
  • "AMD Next Horizon Event Could Introduce Zen 2 Architecture" SegmentNext 8:25 AM
  • "Attackers target SIP flaws in Cisco firewalls to overload devices" IT PRO (UK) 8:20 AM
  • "Cisco CEO hopes for 'healthy dialogue' on trade war after election" Nikkei 8:20 AM
  • "Infographic: Security and the Cloud" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches 'Magna Carta for the web' to save internet from abuse" Telegraph 4:03 PM
General Interest
  • "Tim Berners-Lee Pushes For 'Contract' To Protect the Web" PC Magazine 9:05 PM
  • "Amazon plans to reportedly split HQ2 in two locations could include N.Y. and Virginia" Seattle Times 8:27 PM
  • "Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff got into a Twitter beef with another exec over a controversial measure tackling San Francisco's homelessness crisis" Business Insider 6:08 PM
  • "Volkswagen wants to use quantum computers to optimize traffic" Engadget 4:29 PM
  • "Barnes & Noble Announces a New Nook Tablet For Some Reason" Thurrott 4:13 PM
  • "New photos and video leak of the Asus Zenfone 6's weird corner notch" The Verge 4:08 PM
  • "Maybe I can finally buy this tiny Android laptop now that it doubles as a phone" The Verge 4:08 PM
  • "Children's sleep barely affected by screen time, new study finds" Telegraph 2:33 PM
  • "Facebook tops 3,000 Seattle-area employees as major hiring spree continues" GeekWire 2:33 PM
  • "Facebook belatedly removes racist Trump campaign ad" Mashable 2:33 PM
  • "Google's Pixel 3 comes with a free Nest Cam at Best Buy" The Verge 12:18 PM
  • "This mirrorless camera runs Android and works with Canon lenses" The Verge 12:32 PM
  • "Chrome's ad blocker will expand to sites with 'abusive experiences' in December" VentureBeat 12:44 PM
  • "Chrome will soon ad-block an entire website if it shows abusive ads" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "The best email and texting apps for Android" Computerworld 8:14 AM
  • "Symantec acquires Appthority and Javelin Networks to bolster its mobile and enterprise security products" VentureBeat 12:48 PM
  • "Dual Amazon HQ2s would depart from original promise of 'full equal' second headquarters" GeekWire 4:28 PM
  • "Start stashing stocking stuffers early with these awesome Amazon Echo Dot deals" PCWorld 12:36 PM
  • "Amazon is kicking off November with daily discounts and a Black Friday deal preview" The Verge 12:13 PM
  • "Amazon gives free shipping to all this holiday season -- no minimums or Prime required" BetaNews 8:10 AM
  • "Amazon waives $25 minimum spend to offer free Christmas deliveries for all U.S. customers" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Amazon drops minimum purchase requirement for free holiday shipping" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon opens another 4-star store in Berkeley, California" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Unless Samsung is trolling us, a folding Galaxy phone is finally coming this week" PCWorld 12:36 PM
  • "Samsung teases its foldable phone reveal with social media avatars" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "7-Eleven starts experimenting with cashier-less checkouts" The Verge 12:17 PM
  • "Gab is back online after being banned by GoDaddy, PayPal, and more" The Verge 12:14 PM
  • "The OnePlus 6T is now available in purple in China" The Verge 12:16 PM
  • "Sears hopes to sell its home improvement business to Service.com" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Oath will soon be rebranded as Verizon Media Group" The Verge 12:33 PM
  • "Verizon reorganizes into 3 groups to leverage 5G" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "LG is putting its self-driving shopping carts to work in Korea" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "Olloclip adds new Pro Series and Intro Series lens attachments for smartphones." VentureBeat 8:05 AM
  • "Fortnite will start selling NFL skins this week" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "The League of Legends world championship opened with an AR K-pop concert" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Inside VW, Mobileye's deal to launch a autonomous ride-hailing service in Israel" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "China's frenzy over League of Legends championship sheds light on esports growth" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "Reverso launches synonyms app and service" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Watson Health Names 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals" PRNewswire 2:30 PM
  • "Intel Shows Breadth of Data-Centric Platform with Cascade Lake Advanced Performance and Xeon E-2100" Intel 8:34 AM
  • "Yamamay Turns to Oracle Retail to Uncover Inventory Performance Insights, Localize Inventory and Optimize Margins" PRNewswire 8:22 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft starts selling another Surface Go variant for $499" ZDNet 4:19 PM
  • "Should you wait for Black Friday to upgrade your PC?" PCWorld 12:39 PM
  • "10 killer PC upgrades that are shockingly cheap" PCWorld 12:42 PM
  • "You can grab the 1TB WD Blue SSD from Newegg for a new low price of $130" PCWorld 12:39 PM
  • "Avast Premier 2019 review: High prices and good design are the mainstays of this suite" PCWorld 12:36 PM
  • "How Windows 10's virtual desktops keep me productive all day long" OnMSFT 8:53 AM
  • "Third Surface Go configuration now available from Microsoft for $499 with 128GB SSD" phoneArena 8:53 AM
  • "I Used Windows 7 for One Week and Now I Like It More than Windows 10: Microsoft encourages all users to upgrade to Windows 10" Softpedia 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft is replacing Windows 10's Volume Mixer" TechSpot 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft discontinues hotfix service for Windows" MSPoweruser 8:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Might Have Killed Off Windows Hotfixes: 'This hotfix is no longer available,' site now reads" Softpedia 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Starts Selling a Cheaper Surface Go with SSD Storage: New configuration now available from the Microsoft Store" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Three New Wallpaper Packs for Windows 10: They are available for download right now from the Store" Softpedia 8:49 AM
  • "How to add sparklines to R tables" InfoWorld 8:12 AM
  • "How to automate model validation in ASP.Net Core" InfoWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Exploit developers claim 'we just broke Edge'" BetaNews 8:10 AM
  • "MarginPoint Launches Its Mobile Inventory App on the Microsoft AppSource and Azure Marketplace Stores" PRWeb 8:53 AM
  • "HalcyonFT Becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider" PRWeb 8:49 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook says human rights report shows it should do more in Myanmar" Reuters 8:27 PM
  • "The EFF's VR experience helps users spot surveillance devices" Engadget 4:13 PM
  • "FCC will 'take action' in 2019 if carriers aren't doing enough to fight robocalls" The Verge 7:30 PM
  • "FCC Chairman Ajit Pai calls for an end 'illegal robocalls'" CNET 5:54 PM
  • "U.S. regulator demands companies take action to halt 'robocalls'" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "Election 2018: voting tools, discounted rides, and everything else you need to know to vote" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down" The Register 2:31 PM
  • "Supreme Court rejects industry challenge of 2015 net neutrality rules: But lawsuits over Pai's net neutrality repeal and California law will continue." Ars Technica 10:50 AM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court ends fight over Obama-era net neutrality rules" Reuters 9:39 AM
  • "UK to probe fairness of personalized pricing practices in online retail" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "File-sharing software on state election servers could expose them to intruders/Analysis: Election servers in Wisconsin, Kentucky could be susceptible to hacking." Ars Technica 4:48 PM
  • "SpaceX's helipad-equipped boat will bring astronauts safely home" The Verge 12:12 PM
  • "Winklevoss twins claim cryptocurrency guru stole 5,000 bitcoins" Engadget 8:18 AM
  • "Confused about the Pixel 3's missing 60fps video option? Here's what's going on" Android Police 11:01 AM
  • "Here's the difference between 'permissioned' and 'permissionless' blockchains" The Next Web 10:00 AM
  • "'Robots deserve human rights': Why activists want to protect machines from their creators" Metro UK 8:16 AM
  • "Why Doctors Hate Their Computers: Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient. But are screens coming between doctors and patients?" The New Yorker 8:13 AM
  • "Review: MXNet deep learning shines with Gluon" InfoWorld 8:12 AM
  • "A new approach to data protection at the edge [Q&A] BetaNews 8:10 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Urban transport app Transit raises $17.5 million from Accel, major carmakers, others" VentureBeat 12:47 PM
  • "Tenzo raises $1.8 million to reduce restaurant food waste with AI" VentureBeat 12:47 PM
  • "Verizon is splitting in three: Consumer, Business and Verizon Media Group/Oath" BetaNews 9:36 AM
  • "Reach Labs raises $9 million for long-range wireless charging" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Web Summit plans VC fund to leverage startup data from its mega conference" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow climbs more than 190 points, but tech and internet-related stocks sink Nasdaq: Apple's stock decline weighs on broader market" MarketWatch 4:17 PM
  • "Dow Ends Higher, Nasdaq Slides Ahead of Midterm Voting: Stocks ended mixed as investors look ahead to the midterm elections on Tuesday that could change the composition—and direction—of Congress for at least the next two years." TheStreet 4:16 PM
  • "Stocks mixed on eve of midterms as tech lags" FOXBusiness 4:16 PM
  • "Dow, S&P Rise Despite Tech Sector Drop: Nasdaq Composite slips as Apple shares extend recent rout" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:16 PM
  • "Asian markets fall on profit-taking, while Xi praises globalization: After surging Friday, Nikkei off 1.5%, Hang Seng down 2%" MarketWatch 8:31 AM
  • "European stocks struggle against backdrop of weaker global equities: Italy under pressure as finance ministers meet to discuss budget" MarketWatch 8:31 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 7:20 AM CST)
  • "Why Mixed Reality is Messed Up, for Now"
  • "Decoding Programmers: How Emotions Can Change Code"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "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?"
PC Magazine (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" ...
Reuters (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"
ZDNet (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"
  • "Google to pay JavaScript frameworks to implement performance-first code"
  • "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"


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