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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft org shakeups continue as Javier Soltero to leave, Skype and Teams to merge, more" OnMSFT 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana boss Javier Soltero is leaving the company: Microsoft's head of Cortana is going to depart the company before the year is over, as Microsoft brings more of its research projects into its Experiences and Devices group." ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "After eight months as head of Cortana, Javier Soltero is leaving Microsoft" Neowin 11:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana boss is reportedly leaving the company: Javier Soltero would exit as the AI assistant's role changes." Engadget 4:49 PM
  • "Windows 10's first paid-for, Linux-based distro: $20 app out now, says Microsoft/WLinux is a $20 open-source, Debian-based distribution, designed to run on Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)." TechRepublic 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft develops flexible AI system that can summarize the news" VentureBeat 11:52 AM
  • "Microsoft's Bitlocker compromised by bad SSD encryption: It defaults to the (nonexistent) passwords of Samsung and Crucial SSDs." Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Linux in Windows 10 October update: This is how we've improved WSL, says Microsoft/Microsoft makes Notepad friendlier for developers working with Linux and Unix line endings." ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft: We're halting Office 365 email tips plan after user flak/Microsoft reconsiders plan to turn on email tips to Office 365 business users by default." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Windows 10 Spring 2019 Update Takes Shape With Early 19H1 Builds, Windows Hello Redesign" HotHardware 5:11 PM
  • "Intel Architecture Event Announced: December 11th" AnandTech 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Architectural Summit Set For Early December: 10nm CPUs, Arctic Sound Gaming GPU Possible Topics" HotHardware 5:11 PM
  • "Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs vulnerable to Portsmash side-channel attack: Intel can't seem to catch a break from security woes" The Inquirer 7:58 AM
  • "Intel promises 48-core Xeons with Cascade Lake architecture coming in 2019: Intel unveils Epyc spoiler ahead of AMD Next Horizon event" Computing 8:19 AM
  • "Intel unveils new data centre chip line: 48-Core Cascade Lake-AP and the Xeon E-2100 processor are the latest releases from Intel." TechRadar UK 8:19 AM
  • "Intel's Cascade Lake performance series promises 48-core Xeon processors: A new entry-level Xeon chip also enters the fray" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "Intel, AMD Competition in Data Center Heating Up Again" eWeek 7:26 PM
  • "AMD Next Horizon Live Blog: Starts 9am PT / 5pm UTC" AnandTech 8:18 AM
  • "AMD outlines its future: 7nm GPUs with PCIe 4, Zen 2, Zen 3, Zen 4/AMD is making the most of TSMC's 7nm process advantage over Intel." Ars Technica 6:53 PM
  • "AMD Unveils Zen 2 EPYC 7nm CPU With 2X Performance Per Socket Gain, Zen 3 Set For 2020 (Updated: Benchmarks)" HotHardware 5:11 PM
  • "AMD Announces Radeon Instinct MI60: World's First 7nm PCIe 4.0 GPU Shipping Late 2018" HotHardware 5:12 PM
  • "AMD announces world's first 7nm compute cards, the Radeon Instinct MI50 and MI60" Neowin 5:57 PM
  • "AMD launches the first 7nm GPUs, but they're not for you: You'll have to wait a while longer for gaming cards." Engadget 5:57 PM
  • "Nvidia might be killing off the GeForce GTX 1080 TI: The once flagship graphics card looks to be consigned to the knackers yard" The Inquirer 7:58 AM
  • "HP's Black Friday ad just leaked: Great deals on hot laptops and desktops" BGR 11:26 AM
  • "How Dell EMC is Leaning on VMware in Hyperconverged Space" eWeek 7:59 AM
  • "Oracle launches government digital transformation hub in Brasília: The facility is using emerging technologies for projects around security, transport and health." ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Oracle confirms China Telecom internet traffic 'misdirections': Oracle's Internet Intelligence division partially confirms controversial US Naval War College research paper." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "In Google Walkout, Workers Reject Silicon Valley Individualism" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
General Interest
  • "Dropbox taps third-party apps for file editing on the web: Edit images and PDFs, view CAD files, sign documents and more without leaving Dropbox" Engadget 3:19 PM
  • "Foxconn says it won't staff Wisconsin plant with workers from China: The company is reportedly finding it difficult to recruit enough personnel." Engadget 2:12 PM
  • "Mercedes' AI research could mean faster package delivery: Moving on from failure and exploding milk jugs." Engadget 1:24 PM
  • "A kinder, gentler Linus Torvalds and Linux 4.20: The next release of Linux is on the way, and it comes without fireworks from Linus Torvalds." ZDNet 11:51 AM
  • "Tim Berners-Lee wants to fix the web, 30 years on: Can a new deal for the web improve the way governments, businesses and citizens operate online?" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Google and Facebook Join Tim Berners-Lee's 'Contract for the Web'" Fortune 8:17 AM
  • "Amazon's HQ2? Make That Q for Queens" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:51 AM
  • "Amazon will reportedly divvy up its second HQ between two different cities" Neowin 8:05 AM
  • "Google starts rolling out November Android security patches, the last for the Nexus devices" Neowin 7:52 AM
  • "Google to release fix for users facing memory management flaw in Pixel 3" The Economic Times 8:16 AM
  • "Madison Avenue's Unequal Fight With Google: As Silicon Valley takes a bigger share of ads, it gets easier for clients to cut out the middlemen" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Children's screen time has little effect on sleep, says study" BBC 8:00 AM
  • "VMware ramps up VMware Cloud on AWS, updates Cloud Foundation: At VMworld Europe in Barcelona, VMware is announcing updates that further its vision of enabling customers to leverage any cloud, to run applications anywhere and from any device." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung will show off foldable Galaxy X smartphone to developers this week: Firm will be looking to garner 'critical feedback' ahead of consumer launch" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "Samsung confirms roll out for the Galaxy J4+ in South Korea on December 12" Neowin 7:52 AM
  • "Tiny Android, Linux laptop: Cosmo Communicator is also dual-screen phone/The Cosmo Communicator aims to correct the drawbacks of the Psion-inspired Gemini PDA." ZDNet 8:14 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Boomi Enhances its Enterprise iPaaS Portfolio: Dell Boomi Announces New API Gateway and Developer Portal, Self-Service Offering, Blockchain Integration, Data Services for Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Enterprise Innovation Services and Bot SDK" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Dell Boomi Reimagines iPaaS with Industry-Leading Intelligence, Blockchain Capabilities: Powered by more than 20TB of data and a new, unmatched user experience journey" PRNewswire 8:15 AM
  • "Intel's Core i7-8809G - Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge, 2018 Teardown Report with Comparison of AMD's Radeon Vega Frontier and NVIDIA's Tesla P100" PRNewswire 8:17 AM
Microsoft
  • "In China, Bill Gates Encourages the World to Build a Better Toilet" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Bill Gates brandishes poo to showcase reinvented toilet tech" BBC 8:00 AM
  • "Evernote for Windows patch resolves stored XSS vulnerability: The severe flaw permitted attackers to create a persistent XSS issue." ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Windows 10 19H1 might come with an app for mirroring calls" Neowin 7:53 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Strange snafu misroutes domestic US Internet traffic through China Telecom: Telecom with ties to China's government misdirected traffic for two-and-a-half years." Ars Technica 10:11 AM
  • "On eve of US elections, Facebook pulls down 115 'inauthentic' accounts: 'Some were focused on celebrities, others political debate,' exec writes." Ars Technica 8:01 AM
  • "Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US midterms amid probe into 'inauthentic behaviour'" Telegraph 7:51 AM
  • "Killer AI robots must be outlawed, says UN chief: Machines that can decide to kill humans are 'morally repugnant', says UN general secretary António Guterres." ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "Leave.EU and Arron Banks insurance firm face £135,000 in fines" BBC 8:00 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "13 Kindle Paperwhite Tips Every Reader Needs to Know: The Kindle Paperwhite is pretty easy to use, but there are a few tricks to get the most out of Amazon's ebook reader. Here's how to enhance your next reading session." PC Magazine 9:07 PM
  • "Laptop showdown: AMD vs. Intel and AMD vs. Nvidia in Acer's Predator Helios 500/One Laptop. Two epic battles." PCWorld Australia 8:19 AM
  • "HP Omen Mindframe Headset Review: Totally Cool Cans For Gamers" HotHardware 8:07 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "EU approves Disney's purchase of Fox assets, with conditions: Disney will have to offload 'factual' channels." Engadget 7:32 PM
  • "Precision farming startup Taranis gets $20M Series B for its crop-monitoring tech" TechCrunch 5:13 PM
  • "VMware Acquires Kubernetes Star Heptio To Drive Cloud- Native Technology: 'We will be tapping into VMware's cloud-native resources and proven ability to execute, amplifying our impact,' says Heptio CEO Craig McLuckie." CRN 8:16 AM
  • "VMWare acquires Heptio in enterprise Kubernetes adoption push: VMWare hopes the acquisition will speed up the integration of cloud solutions in the enterprise." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "SoftBank touts Saudi-backed Vision Fund as driving profit spike: The company will continue its relationship with Saudi Arabia following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Aiden.ai raises a $1.6M seed round for its AI marketing analyst" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow rises 173 points before investors turn attention to midterm election returns" MarketWatch 5:16 PM
  • "Nasdaq Gains for First Day in Three as U.S. Voters Head to the Polls: The Dow and S&P 500 are posting modest gains on Tuesday as voters head to the polls for the U.S. midterm elections." TheStreet 5:17 PM
  • "US stocks rise as tech and industrial companies bounce back" Associated Press 11:50 AM
  • "After midterms, stocks could pop 20%" FOXBusiness 8:21 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb Ahead of Election Results: Investors are looking to midterm polls that could shift the power balance in Congress" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:17 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed ahead of U.S. midterm elections: Nikkei rises despite SoftBank's fall; stocks in China and Hong Kong slip" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "Stoxx Europe 600 ends lower as banks, tech weigh: Italy under pressure as finance ministers meet to discuss budget" MarketWatch 8:22 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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