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TechNN Archive: Thursday, November 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 Warning: More bad news for Microsoft fans after October 2018 update delay/Windows 10 fans have been dealt more bad news as the wait for Microsoft to release the delayed October 2018 update rumbles on." Express UK 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft acknowledges some Windows 10 Pro licenses being mistakenly deactivated" Neowin 7:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Some Windows 10 Pro Licenses Are Suddenly Being Deactivated" HotHardware 8:56 PM
  • "Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server: It's all so unProfessional" The Register 7:53 AM
  • "Why is Windows 10 Suddenly Deactivated?" AddictiveTips 9:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 users finding their legit installs are being deactivated: Microsoft acknowledges there's a problem but there's no fix yet." Ars Technica 8:45 PM
  • "Windows 10 Insider Preview 18277 Brings High DPI Scaling Enhancements And Alexa-Cortana Integration" HotHardware 9:07 PM
  • "Sprint Is Throttling Microsoft's Skype Service, Study Finds" Bloomberg 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft integrates collaborative AI powered to-do list in Word" CTV News 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft Word Gets Intelligent About To-Do Lists: Rather than having to write down a to-do list or create it in a separate document, Microsoft uses AI to automatically generate them based on your notes. But that's just the start as Microsoft intends to turn the to-do list into a collaborative tool." PC Magazine 8:01 AM
  • "Microsoft charts Cortana's evolution as project lead Javier Soltero reportedly departs: Cortana hasn't lost the fight. It just hasn't won" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Surface Pro 3 Picks Up Some Firmware Updates" Thurrott 12:07 PM
  • "Microsoft helps bring broadband internet to rural tribal lands: It will expand internet access to about 73,500 people in Washington and Montana." Engadget 7:24 PM
  • "Amazon Alexa Now Available for all Windows 10 Devices" Thurrott 2:32 PM
  • "AMD's Zen 2 architecture heralds the coming of Ryzen 3 processors: Zen 2 made its debut in the 'Rome' EPYC data centre chips" The Inquirer 7:11 AM
  • "Intel may showcase 4G, 5G capable device for 3.5Ghz frequency range" Gadgets Now 7:49 AM
  • "Intel adopts Contributor Covenant for all open-source projects and developers" ZDNet 3:56 PM
  • "Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air 13.3-Inch, 15.6-Inch Models With 8th Gen Intel Core i3 Launched: Price, Specifications" Gadgets 360 7:49 AM
  • "HP introduces new healthcare devices" TahawulTech 7:35 AM
  • "Dell EMC Enhances VxRail With Greater Automation, Easier Management" eWeek 9:28 AM
  • "Valenciaport the latest in uptake of IBM-Maersk blockchain project" Digital Supply Chain 7:48 AM
  • "IBM, Seagate Team Up to Tackle Hard Drive Fakes With Blockchain" Investing.com 7:48 AM
  • "IBM will use blockchain to prevent counterfeiting of Seagate's hard drives" VentureBeat 7:48 AM
  • "Privacy Activists Take On Oracle and Equifax Over Shadowy Profiling" Fortune 7:53 AM
  • "Cisco, AWS pair up on Kubernetes management: Cisco's Container Platform will harmonize with Amazon's EKS to manage Kubernetes containers on-premises and the public cloud." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Cisco works with Amazon to help businesses run apps in the cloud" Reuters 7:56 AM
  • "Smart machines, pervasive intelligence key for Industry 4.0 and beyond: Manufacturing facilities of the future are expected to take full advantage of what artificial intelligence has to offer." ZDNet 8:00 AM
General Interest
  • "China's Xinhua agency unveils AI news presenter" BBC 7:26 AM
  • "Android users now face forced app updates, thanks to Google's new dev tools: Google is giving developers tools to push users into updating their apps." ZDNet 11:52 AM
  • "Google set to expand New York presence with 10,000 extra jobs" Neowin 6:49 AM
  • "Oh Good, Google Is Apparently Expanding Its Presence in New York Now Too" Gizmodo 6:44 AM
  • "Google Is Said to Be Shopping for More Real Estate in New York" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:49 AM
  • "Survey: 51 percent of YouTube viewers are really there for the how-to videos" BGR 6:51 AM
  • "YouTube U-turn over Red Dead Redemption 2 suffragette clips" BBC 7:27 AM
  • "Samsung's Foldable Phone Finally Revealed, Android Officially Adds Support For Flexible Displays" Redmond Pie 6:49 AM
  • "Samsung shows off folding smartphone with Infinity Flex Display: Well, kind of" The Inquirer 6:50 AM
  • "Samsung unveils foldable smartphone that fits in your pocket" VentureBeat 7:09 AM
  • "Samsung will debut notched displays in upcoming phones" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Samsung launches developer tools to try and make Bixby think less-not-so-good: And about 30 people cheer" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Sony sneaks out a quieter PS4 Pro: Goodbye, jet engine roar." Engadget 7:12 AM
  • "Facebook's Portal video chat displays go on sale in the US: Portal will set you back $199, while Portal+ will cost you $349." Engadget 6:50 AM
  • "Cambodia's ISPs hit by some of the biggest DDoS attacks in the country's history: EZECOM, SINET, Telcotech, and Digi confirmed to have been affected." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T release date, price and specs: Thunder Purple model won't see UK release/Colourful variant will be a China-exclusive, OnePlus confirms" The Inquirer 7:11 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T Check-In: In-Display Fingerprint Reader" Thurrott 7:10 AM
  • "Fossil gets active with Sport smartwatch: The watch features the Snapdragon Wear 3100 platform and Wear OS by Google" Engadget 7:20 AM
  • "Fossil's new Wear OS smartwatch packs a ton of features, plus Qualcomm's next-gen chipset" BGR 7:21 AM
  • "Fossil's new Sport Smartwatch uses a Snapdragon Wear 3100 for better power management" Neowin 7:07 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Server System and Server Motherboard Market 2018 HP (Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Dell, IBM, Oracle, Fujitsu" Northwest Trail 7:34 AM
  • "Security Testing Market Forecast to 2025 Leading Key Players - Qualys, Cisco Systems, Intertek Group PLC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Applause, IBM, UL LLC, Checkmarx, Whitehat Security, Veracode" PR 7:34 AM
  • "AMD EPYC Processors Available on Amazon Web Services" TenLinks 7:37 AM
  • "Seagate and IBM Work Together to Help Reduce Global Hard Drive Counterfeiting with Blockchain Technology" Associated Press 7:47 AM
Microsoft
  • "Read Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's last will and testament" GeekWire 5:27 PM
  • "Microsoft teams with Answer ALS, makes $1M donation to ambitious big data project" GeekWire 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher 5.0 comes out of beta, adds major improvements, new features" phoneArena 7:52 AM
  • "Microsoft Has Confirmed Some of What Will Be Shown During XO18 Livestream" Kotaku 7:52 AM
  • "How to use Learning Tools in Microsoft Word: Microsoft Word includes learning tools to improve your reading skills, and here are the steps to get started." Windows Central 7:52 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "SEC, EtherDelta founder settle charges over operating unregistered exchange" Reuters 9:04 PM
  • "'No clarity', 'misguided' and 'a huge concern': Brexit minister's pitch to UK tech industry falls flat/Dominic Raab spoke of a 'pro-tech' and 'global' Brexit - but many in the sector still don't feel as if the government is listening to their concerns." ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Facebook delays mandatory political ad ID checks" BBC 7:10 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg won't attend the UK's 'international grand committee': Zuck continues to snub UK MPs" The Inquirer 7:10 AM
  • "Qualcomm Required to License Modem Patents" EE Times Asia 6:46 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Acer Swift 7 review: Thinness above all else demands many compromises/Its design may be impressive, but the whole package doesn't match its $1,699 price." Ars Technica 2:31 PM
  • "Why I use a 20-year-old IBM Model M keyboard/From the archives: They don't make them like they used to." Ars Technica 10:55 AM
  • "Facebook Portal and Portal+ review: Video chat takes center stage/Smart camera algorithms follow your movements." Engadget 10:03 AM
  • "The Playstation Classic is $100 worth of '90s nostalgia: Hooray, yet another retro throwback console." Engadget 8:53 AM
  • "The Google Pixel 3 XL is a fantastic camera attached to a decent phone" Quartz 7:36 AM
  • "Deloitte: 'Pervasive' AI promises to transform agriculture, health care, and manufacturing" VentureBeat 7:09 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "AFS raises $4 million for AI to profile foods and beverages" VentureBeat 7:09 AM
  • "Corporate travel startup TripActions raises $154M at $1B valuation" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "RealtimeBoard, a visual collaboration platform for companies, raises $25M led by Accel" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Grab lands $50M from Thailand's Kasikorn Bank to further its fintech push" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "Woven, a startup founded by Facebook's former CIO, wants to supercharge calendars" VentureBeat 7:10 AM
  • "National Grid forms $250 million venture fund led by former Intel Capital exec Lisa Lambert" VentureBeat 7:10 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mostly lower as the Fed stands pat on interest rates: Dow ekes out gains for fourth straight session" MarketWatch 3:59 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed After Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged: Stocks ended mixed Thursday afternoon after the Fed left interest rates unchanged but left open the likelyhood of a rate hike in December." TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "US stocks edge mostly lower after a big post-election surge" Associated Press 12:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Retreat as Oil Prices Slump: Energy shares are the biggest loser as crude tumbles more than 20% from October high." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "Most Asian markets make strong gains, led by export-heavy stocks: Hang Seng rises despite sinking casino stocks; China gives up early gains" MarketWatch 8:12 AM
  • "Europe stocks end the day higher, helped by relief rally over U.S. midterms: Spanish banks jump on court ruling" MarketWatch 8:12 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Equifax and FICO on Applying Machine Learning to Open Data"
  • "IT Ecosystems Have Come of Age: Has Your Organization?"
New York Times (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Google and Oracle Copyright Case"
  • "The Week in Tech: Algorithmic Bias Is Bad. Uncovering It Is Good."
  • "Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "iFixit: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Has Easy to Repair Keyboard"
  • "Want an Ad-Free Social Network? Wikipedia's Co-Founder Made One"
  • "Feds Arrest 2 for Stealing Crypto Via SIM-Swapping Scams"
  • "Walmart vs. Best Buy: The Best Black Friday 2019 Deals"
  • "Newegg Tips Black Friday Deals on Gaming Laptops, Desktops, More"
  • "After a Breach, Should You Still Trust Your VPN?"
  • "Google Stadia Bundle: What's in the Box and How to Get Started"
  • "Sam's Club Black Friday 2019: Save on TVs, Laptops, Gaming Gear"
  • "Google Silently Breaks Chrome Leaving IT Admins Very Angry"
  • "The Biggest Tech Product Flops of the 2010s" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft"
ZDNet (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Apple finally admits iPad Pro won't replace your PC"


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