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TechNN Archive: Monday, December 3, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Apple and Microsoft Duel to Become the World's Most Valuable Company" PC Magazine 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Mastercard to improve digital identity management" Neowin 9:19 AM
  • "Why that last 20 per cent of Windows 10 upgrades is 80 per cent of the problem" ITProPortal 9:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 Is This Close to Finally Overtaking Windows 7 Worldwide: The switch of places could take place next month" Softpedia 9:12 AM
  • "Microsoft Blocks Windows 10 Version 1809 Upgrade on More PCs: New issue discovered in Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update" Softpedia 9:11 AM
  • "Another driver issue forces Microsoft to block Windows 10 version 1809 on more devices" MSPoweruser 8:53 AM
  • "Windows Server 2019 review: A solid foundation for future data centre developments" ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "IEDM: IBM to Describe 8-bit AI Breakthroughs" CDR Info 9:01 AM
  • "IBM's 8-bit AI training technique is up to 4 times faster while retaining accuracy" VentureBeat 9:01 AM
  • "IBM Guns for 8-bit AI Breakthroughs" EE Times 9:00 AM
  • "IBM and Israeli hospital establish digital health accelerator" Med City News 8:57 PM
  • "Dell flies through Q3 with 15% revenue growth" Telecoms 8:55 AM
  • "Wheelie uses Intel's AI camera to let people in wheelchairs get around using facial expressions" VentureBeat 8:54 AM
  • "Intel open-sources HE-Transformer, a tool that allows AI models to operate on encrypted data" VentureBeat 8:53 AM
  • "Intel Artificial Intelligence Opens Door to Mobility for Quadriplegic Community" Intel 8:52 AM
  • "Intel's Patent Describes a More Energy Efficient Bitcoin Mining Process" CDR Info 8:52 AM
  • "How AMD fought its way back to relevance" IT PRO (UK) 8:35 AM
  • "AMD Shares Jump 11% Following U.S.-China Trade Truce: The chipmaker rose 11% on Monday following the White House's declaration of a 90-day moratorium on raising tariffs on Chinese goods. For AMD, it was the biggest single-day percentage gain since Sept. 4." TheStreet 8:58 PM
  • "AMD X570 Chipset To Bring PCIe 4.0 Support, Reveal Coming At Computex 2019" SegmentNext 8:35 AM
  • "AMD X570 platform rumoured to feature PCIe 4.0 support for Zen 2 CPUs" PCGamesN 8:35 AM
  • "AMD will present the new X570 chipset with PCIe 4.0 support" IlSoftware 8:33 AM
  • "3rd gen AMD Ryzen slides leak from Gigabyte event" Hexus 8:32 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Outsold Intel By 2:1, Ryzen 5 2600 Leads The Charge" SegmentNext 8:35 AM
  • "AMD outsold Intel two-to-one in November, according to German retailer" The Inquirer 8:31 AM
  • "You know that AMD Athlon 200GE with no multiplier ... does have a multiplier on specific MSI motherboards" Guru3D 8:31 AM
  • "Oracle 'dirty tricks' to continue in 2019, says Support Revolution" Computing 8:29 AM
  • "Enterprises struggle to fill the cloud skills gap" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "What's the best way to make the most of the cloud?" ZDNet 8:11 AM
General Interest
  • "Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach" TechCrunch 8:13 PM
  • "Quora says hackers stole up to 100 million users' data" The Verge 8:08 PM
  • "Researchers discover SplitSpectre, a new Spectre-like CPU attack: Spectre-like variations continue to be discovered, just as academics predicted at the start of 2018." ZDNet 8:08 PM
  • "Former Facebook exec Mary Lou Jepsen said her new company will make telepathy possible. But first, it's going to upend the medical-imaging industry" Business Insider 7:10 PM
  • "Someone is selling a mass hacking service, leaving your printer exposed" Digital Trends 5:33 PM
  • "Facebook's board needs to get a spine and fire Mark Zuckerberg, marketing guru Scott Galloway said" Business Insider 1:23 PM
  • "As tensions with smaller software companies run high, Amazon is extending an olive branch with a new open source project" Business Insider 4:36 PM
  • "Amazon.com briefly Wall Street's most valuable company" Reuters 1:17 PM
  • "Google Just Removed Two Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech Apps For 'Deceptive And Malicious Behavior': The removal comes after a BuzzFeed News report about the apps' activity. It's a huge blow to two of China's biggest app developers." BuzzFeed News 6:35 PM
  • "Google's AR Pocket Gallery turns your phone into an art museum" Engadget 2:42 PM
  • "Google Chrome Declines but Don't Count on Microsoft Edge for Any Surprise: Chrome's market share goes down slightly in November" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Google Maps update ensures Assistant stays out of the way" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "It's time for BYOF (bring your own Fi)" Computerworld 8:22 AM
  • "10 quick observations about Google Pixel Slate" BetaNews 8:18 AM
  • "Google Play 'Best of 2018' revealed: YouTube TV, PUBG, Black Panther, PAW Patrol, and more" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "Google Play reveals 2018's best apps and games" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "Google's call screening transcriptions start rolling out to Pixel owners" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "DeepMind claims early progress in AI-based predictive protein modelling" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "Skype will soon live-caption video calls" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Brain Corp will supply Walmart with AI services" VentureBeat 8:08 AM
  • "Samsung Malaysia caught using DSLR image to advertise Galaxy A8 Star 'Portrait Mode' feature" Digital Photography Review 1:51 PM
  • "Verizon and Samsung will release a 5G phone early next year" Engadget 12:50 PM
  • "5 reasons to not get excited about the Samsung-Verizon 5G phone announcement yet" PCWorld 12:39 PM
  • "Verizon plans Samsung 5G phone with Qualcomm modem for first half of 2019" VentureBeat 8:05 AM
  • "A 5G Samsung phone will come to Verizon by June" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Huawei's Nova 4 with hole-punch display set to launch this month" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "Vinyl record production has finally joined the modern age" Engadget 12:49 PM
  • "Nvidia unveils Titan RTX desktop GPU" VentureBeat 8:05 AM
  • "Meet T-Rex: Nvidia's Titan RTX is the new graphics card mega-monster" PCWorld 8:00 AM
  • "NVIDIA's new AI turns videos of the real world into virtual landscapes" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "How Nvidia researchers are making virtual worlds with real-world videos" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Overwatch League lands major merchandise deal with Fanatics" Engadget 12:47 PM
  • "Battlefield V is about to get a huge ray tracing performance boost, Nvidia says" PCWorld 12:38 PM
  • "'PUBG Mobile' is getting a 'Resident Evil 2' crossover" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "Nvidia has created the first video game demo using AI-generated graphics" The Verge 7:46 AM
  • "2001: A Space Odyssey's 8K TV broadcast doesn't quite go beyond the infinite" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "Uber hires an NHTSA veteran to bolster its self-driving car plans" Engadget 12:46 PM
  • "Rolls-Royce demonstrates fully autonomous passenger ferry in Finland" VentureBeat 8:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco SONFlex Helps VodafoneZiggo Ready for 5G with RAN Automation" Cisco 1:08 PM
  • "HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa" HP 1:08 PM
  • "HP Commits to Educate 100,000 Across Africa in the Next Three Years, Opens HP LIFE Center for Entrepreneurship in South Africa" WebWire 8:58 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10" Windows Central 8:09 PM
  • "Report: Windows Lite is Microsoft's long-awaited answer to Chrome OS" BGR 6:17 PM
  • "What is Microsoft's Windows Core OS 'Lite'?" ZDNet 5:34 PM
  • "Microsoft pledges $10M to Code.org to expand computer education" CNET 1:15 PM
  • "Microsoft PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles for presentations" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "How to Rename the Guest Account in Windows 10" Softpedia 9:19 AM
  • "Microsoft cracks down on tech support scams, 16 call centers raided" Sophos 9:17 AM
  • "How to properly remove a printer on Windows 10" Windows Central 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft to 'aggressively invest' in content and cloud services for gaming" PC Retail 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals major Office redesign" ITProPortal 9:18 AM
  • "Microsoft working on UWP file manager for Windows 10" Softpedia 9:13 AM
  • "Microsoft modernises Office icons hinting at streamlined design for the productivity suite" IT PRO (UK) 9:13 AM
  • "Windows Mixed Reality shows some growth in latest SteamVR numbers" MSPoweruser 9:12 AM
  • "For the first time since 2013, Microsoft Office icons have been redesigned" The Star: Malaysia 9:10 AM
  • "Surface 'Centaurus' is another dual-screen Microsoft PC with Windows Core OS" Windows Central 8:52 AM
  • "How to implement global exception handling in ASP.Net Core Web API" InfoWorld 8:20 AM
  • "Microsoft's Visual Basic .Net dead? No, it's fifth most popular programming language" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Mastercard, Microsoft join forces to advance digital identity innovations" Microsoft 1:08 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. lawmakers make final push to win approval of self-driving car bill" Reuters 6:03 PM
  • "FCC Commissioner Says Agency's 'Hiding' What It Knows About Net Neutrality 'Fraud'" Motherboard 4:36 PM
  • "FTC seeking to 'redress and prevent recurrence of Qualcomm's conduct' through antitrust injunction" Foss Patents 1:16 PM
  • "Czech Republic blames Russia for multiple government network hacks" ZDNet 12:41 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google's call screening transcripts are live and they're pretty rad" TechCrunch 6:03 PM
  • "HP Spectre Folio vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 6" Digital Trends 4:37 PM
  • "The Truth About Facebook's Fake Quest to Connect the World" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:36 PM
  • "Is Music Piracy Still A Problem?" Forbes 1:23 PM
  • "How I infected my phone with a virus" BetaNews 12:41 PM
  • "OnePlus 6T Review: Performance, Quality And Price Leadership Again" HotHardware 11:06 AM
  • "How Blockchain Can Solve Major Problems for Gig Economy Freelancers" ReadWrite 10:15 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 5290 2-in-1 review: A solid rival to Microsoft Surface Pro" Business Standard 8:55 AM
  • "The Friendship That Made Google Huge: Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet." The New Yorker 8:40 AM
  • "Reviews: Overclocking the $55 AMD Athlon 200GE CPU" TechSpot 8:32 AM
  • "The future of analytics: 6 predictions" BetaNews 8:18 AM
  • "5 sure-fire ways to kill your company's innovation" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "Accredited surgery instruction now available in VR" ZDNet 8:13 AM
  • "Cybercrime and cyberwar: A spotter's guide to the groups that are out to get you" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "How Facebook is Fueling The French Populist Rage" Monday Note 8:11 AM
  • "Best DNA testing kits: Discover the secrets stored in your genes" PCWorld 8:01 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Qualcomm says China comment will not revive NXP deal" Reuters 8:46 PM
  • "Playtika acquires casual mobile game maker Wooga for over $100 million" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "Nexstar will acquire Tribune Media for $4.1 billion" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "NEA spinout NewView Capital raises $1.35B for its debut growth fund" TechCrunch 7:39 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as S&P 500 has best start to December since 2010 on trade-war truce: Market to close Wednesday in national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush" MarketWatch 6:04 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up Sharply; Stocks Rally on Easing Trade Tensions: U.S. stocks ended higher Monday after President Trump backed down from threats to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods for 90 days while the countries work to negotiate a resolution to ongoing trade disputes." TheStreet 6:04 PM
  • "Market Applauds Truce In Trade War; What About Leading Stocks? The main indexes made a favorable sign Monday, building on their uptrend while leading stocks participated in the rally." Investor's Business Daily 6:04 PM
  • "Stocks celebrate trade progress with triple point jump" FOXBusiness 6:04 PM
  • "Stocks, Oil Rise as Trade Tensions Ease, but Bonds Signal Anxiety: Indications that the U.S. and China were both open to pursuing further talks help reassure investors" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:03 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific stocks jump on U.S.-China trade truce: Benchmarks in Japan, Hong Kong, Shanghai surge" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "European stocks surge on U. S-China trade breakthrough: Autos, miners, oil stocks led the way higher" MarketWatch 8:33 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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