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TechNN Archive: Thursday, November 29, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wins $480M military contract to outfit soldiers with HoloLens AR tech" TechCrunch 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins $479 Million Army Contract for Augmented Reality Systems" Gizmodo 7:09 AM
  • "Microsoft to supply US soldiers with HoloLens headsets on the battlefield" Telegraph 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's $480M contract with U.S. military will equip soldiers with Hololens" Digital Trends 4:30 PM
  • "Microsoft - a dinosaur saved by its years in the wilderness" Telegraph 6:38 PM
  • "OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users/Wonderful, wonderful" The Register 8:37 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Just Topped Apple As World's Most Valuable Tech Company: The House that Steve Jobs built has seen better days." Maxim 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Shows Why Big Tech Has Staying Power: Products and services used by billions don't shrink easily. Deep pockets don't hurt either." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:24 AM
  • "Microsoft targets fake support centers in India: Police raid 16 scam operations based in New Delhi's suburbs" CNET 7:26 AM
  • "HP Inc. Reports Fiscal 2018 Full Year and Fourth Quarter Results" HP 4:37 PM
  • "HP Profit Surges as PC Business Remains Strong: Printer and personal-computer giant signals continued growth in 2019" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:32 PM
  • "HP shows strong Q4 sales with in line earnings: HP delivered a solid fourth quarter and generated $4.2 billion in free cash flow for fiscal 2018." ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "HP Inc revenue tops estimates on personal systems business" Reuters 7:03 PM
  • "HP Inc quarterly revenue beats estimates" Reuters 3:39 PM
  • "Dell posts 15 percent rise in revenue on strong PC sales" Reuters 4:30 PM
  • "Dell forces password reset on customers after cyber attack but tells them five whole days later: Dell didn't want to 'fess up to a pseudo cyber security mess up" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Dell Changes Every User's Password After Cyber Attack That Could Have Leaked Data: Customers will receive emails informing them of the change" The Independent 7:18 AM
  • "Dell says hackers may have stolen customer info" The Verge 2:37 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15/Dell XPS 15 (9570) review: The 2018 MacBook Pro beater" Expert Reviews 7:20 AM
  • "Intel files complaint, claims ex-engineer tried to make off with 3D XPoint secret sauce" The Register 2:07 PM
  • "Intel's first Universal Windows Driver bolsters support for auto-tuning graphics settings" TechRadar UK 7:19 AM
  • "Intel announces shift to Microsoft's UWD driver format" bit-tech 7:20 AM
  • "Intel gets onboard with Windows Modern Drivers" Hexus 7:21 AM
  • "Intel Releases First Modern Driver for Windows 10" Softpedia 7:21 AM
  • "Intel Releases Its First Universal Windows Drivers" Thurrott 11:37 AM
  • "Three reasons I love Intel's Core i9-9900K" bit-tech 7:20 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9980XE Review: 18-Core Monster Processor Tested Against AMD's Threadripper" Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "The Intel Core i9-9900K at 95W: Fixing The Power for SFF" AnandTech 7:20 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 570 benchmarks: a capable 1080p workhorse" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 560 benchmarks: the Red Team's budget GPU simply isn't powerful enough" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 benchmarks: the best Vega GPU" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 benchmarks: performance - at a cost" Eurogamer 1:09 PM
  • "IBM teams up with IIT Delhi to advance AI research in India" The Pioneer 7:22 AM
  • "What now, Larry? AWS boss insists Amazon will have dumped Oracle database by end of 2019: Clock's ticking on Ellison's smack talk" The Register 7:26 AM
  • "Samsung Strengthens Number One Sales Position" EE Times Asia 7:11 AM
General Interest
  • "Oppo has a clever idea for eliminating the notch without removing functionality" BGR 4:48 PM
  • "World-renowned AI experts duke it out on Twitter" The Next Web 1:12 PM
  • "High-density lithium in graphene: An intriguing battery possibility/Bi-layer graphene creates high-density lithium, may increase battery capacity." Ars Technica 11:03 AM
  • "Hackers can exploit this bug in surveillance cameras to tamper with footage: Researchers have uncovered a vulnerability which can be used to completely compromise surveillance cameras and feeds" ZDNet 10:23 AM
  • "Google excluded privacy team from Dragonfly China project, report says: An ex-Google engineer who worked on the censored search engine said his concerns were dismissed, according to The Intercept." CNET 3:29 PM
  • "Google used this ridiculous 5-phone case to fine-tune the Pixel 3's portrait mode" Android Police 2:37 PM
  • "Google Assistant adds new features to help get you through the holiday rush" Digital Trends 8:35 AM
  • "Samsung Launching 1TB SSD for $150 on Dec. 16: The low price doesn't come without some compromises. It's not as fast or power efficient as previous Samsung SSDs, but then you're paying a lot less for this new value drive that uses 4-bit QLC NAND." PC Magazine 8:08 AM
  • "Alexa Big Mouth Billy Bass Is the Zenith of Technological Achievement" Tom's Guide 8:43 AM
  • "You can preorder an Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass for $40: 'This is not your father's Big Mouth Billy Bass'" The Verge 8:43 AM
  • "There's salmon in the air tonight as Billy Big Mouth Bass returns in Alexa form" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "AI faithfully recreates paintings with the help of 3D printing: MIT's RePaint could accurately reproduce the classics for your home." Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Nintendo Switch forecasted to outsell the PS4 in 2019" TechCrunch 1:34 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch dominated Black Friday with record-breaking sales" BGR 7:09 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 specs, price and release date rumors: 5G? 3 models? What we 'know' about Samsung's next big phone" CNET 8:44 AM
  • "Potential Galaxy S10 designs imagined in new renders" BGR 9:34 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T McClaren Edition phone rumored to have 10GB of RAM" BGR 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Next Generation Restauranteurs Serve Up Stellar Experiences with Oracle: Simphony Restaurant Management Platform and Oracle MICROS Hardware Help Caractère Deliver Seamless Customer Service" PRNewswire 7:05 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Office Icons Get New Look 5 Years After Last Refresh" PC Magazine 9:16 PM
  • "Microsoft gets new Office icons: Meh at best" ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "Microsoft reportedly working on AMD-based Surface Laptop and modular Surface Studio" Neowin 10:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface roadmap revealed in new book — including mysterious 'Andromeda' device" GeekWire 9:44 AM
  • "Review: New book goes inside Microsoft's Surface business, as an emblem of tech giant's rebound" GeekWire 9:44 AM
  • "How to disable Cortana: Tired of Cortana? Here's how to turn it off in Windows 10" Digital Trends 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft has a huge Xbox One sale on right now: Tiny prices for a great console." Digital Spy 7:24 AM
  • "How to add files to an existing ZIP file on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 7:10 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass to receive Strange Brigade, Mutant Year Zero, and more in December" Neowin 10:23 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "White House to Hold Roundtable With Tech Executives: Guest list includes heads of Microsoft, Google, Qualcomm, Oracle" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:51 PM
  • "US Senate computers will use disk encryption: New security measure is meant to protect sensitive Senate data on stolen Senate laptops and computers." ZDNet 7:22 PM
  • "Nine Charged in Plot to Steal Samsung's Most-Hyped Phone Technology" Gizmodo 11:45 AM
  • "Germany's competition regulator to investigate Amazon's marketplace" TechCrunch 7:52 AM
  • "Germany's antitrust regulator is investigating Amazon over its market dominance" Neowin 7:52 AM
  • "The FTC may be coming after video game loot boxes" BGR 7:09 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Should you rethink the cloud after recent Microsoft Azure Outages?" ITPro Today 7:22 PM
  • "SolarWinds Access Rights Manager In-depth Review" AddictiveTips 3:27 PM
  • "HP Spectre Folio review: This leather PC means business" Engadget 1:49 PM
  • "7 things investors are getting wrong about the tech sector and FAANG stocks" Business Insider 1:32 PM
  • "How to gift the PC gamer on your holiday shopping list" Mashable 12:42 PM
  • "Technology and young kids: What parents should know about pre-K kids and high-tech learning" Mashable 12:40 PM
  • "Patriot EVLVR Portable Thunberbolt 3 SSD Review: Sleek, Snappy, Solid" HotHardware 12:40 PM
  • "How to pick the best laptop: The most important things to consider." Engadget 11:02 AM
  • "Pixel Slate review: Paying the 'Google' premium for Chrome OS/Starting at $599, the overpriced tablet showcases Chrome OS' promising tablet future." Ars Technica 10:55 AM
  • "One month with the OnePlus 6T: Affordable Android is a flagship killer/A lot of Android phones have launched in 2018, but the OnePlus 6T offers the best value for the price and has come to be even more appealing that most flagships." ZDNet 10:33 AM
  • "Google keeps failing to understand tablets: Like almost every company that's ever tried to build a tablet" The Verge 8:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook co-founder's $1.5bn software firm ramps up Europe and Asia push" Telegraph 7:51 AM
  • "Qualcomm's new $100m investment fund set for on-device AI projects: Startups with interesting on-device AI concepts will be first in the queue." ZDNet 7:02 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close weaker as market focus shifts to Trump-Xi summit: Fed minutes show officials comfortable with raising rates again" MarketWatch 4:19 PM
  • "Stocks End in Red on Late Slide as Wall Street Focus Returns to Trade: Stocks ended modestly lower as Wall Street turned its attention to a weekend summit between Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping." TheStreet 4:19 PM
  • "Tech and bank stocks dip after a big rally the day before" Associated Press 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks Slip as Fed Signals Less Certain Policy Path: The Dow industrials and the S&P 500 are on course to finish November with gains of nearly 1%, while the Nasdaq is down about 0.5%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Most Asian markets roll along on Fed's Powell's seemingly dovish comments; Nikkei up for 5th straight day: Indexes in China, Hong Kong cautious ahead of weekend trade talks" MarketWatch 8:12 AM
  • "European stocks rise as U.K. banks pass Brexit stress test; Deutsche Bank raid adds pressure: British American Tobacco, Nestle, Safran among day's gainers" MarketWatch 8:13 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:50 AM; no changes since Friday)
  • "AI-Built Deepfake Videos Did Not Alter the Election"
  • "Why Data Scientists Should Make a Commitment to Diversity"
New York Times (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf"
  • "Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here's how to limit the snooping."
  • "Reporters tested apps made for both Android and iOS, evaluated app code and examined the companies receiving the data."
PC Magazine (Checked 7:50 AM; no changes since Sunday)
  • "22 Hidden Tricks Inside Windows 10"
  • "28 Must-Have Tech Gifts Under $50"
  • "14 Great Gifts for Cord Cutters"
  • "Tech That Will (Probably) Die in 2019"
Reuters (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon"
  • "Australian watchdog wants a regulator for dominant Google, Facebook"
ZDNet (Updated 7:50 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft confirms that Chrome extensions will run on new Edge browser"
  • "Google's massive expansion plan: Its own village with up to 8,000 homes"
  • "The challenges of creating a VR space"
  • "The NHS was just banned from buying any more fax machines ever"
  • "These hackers are using Android surveillance malware to target opponents of the Syrian government"
  • "Why working with Intel is helping Delair's drones fly into new markets"
  • "National honors for a wearable that detects opioid overdose"
  • "Pictures: Inside Lenovo's new Beijing campus"


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