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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Killing Edge in Favour of a New Chromium-Based Browser" Thurrott 6:30 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly looking to ditch Edge for Chromium: The world of web renderers could be down a significant member should Microsoft can its EdgeHTML renderer." ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft is rumoured to be ditching Edge in favour of Google's Chromium engine: This would never have happened when Kevin was alive" The Inquirer 6:34 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft to Replace Edge Web Browser/After Internet Explorer came Edge, but Microsoft's web browser failed to make much of an impact and now it's expected to be replaced by a Chromium-based alternative. The EdgeHTML rendering engine is dead, but will Microsoft continue to call the new browser Edge?" PC Magazine 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly working on Chrome-style browser to replace Edge: Its Windows 10 replacement will apparently use the Chromium rendering engine." CNET 6:50 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Browser To Be Replaced By A Chromium-Powered Web Browser On Windows 10" Redmond Pie 9:41 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft is scrapping Edge, switching to just another Chrome clone/The move would further cement the desktop browser monoculture." Ars Technica 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft continues its quest to embrace every developer with Visual Studio 2019: More Linux and more cloud services, too." Ars Technica 5:23 PM
  • "Windows 10 BSOD: Pricey Surface Book 2s bricked by latest 1803 update/Sleuthing Surface Book 2 owners figure out Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update is to blame for Blue Screen of Death woes." ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Microsoft, Mastercard pledge to work together on digital identity: Mastercard to build identity services on Azure" Computerworld 6:36 AM
  • "New Windows 10 1809 block: This time it's Cisco's next-gen AMP malware shield/Really want to update to Windows 10 1809? Then uninstall Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Management Hosts 2018 Wells Fargo Tech Summit (Transcript)" Seeking Alpha 5:15 PM
  • "Intel Looks Beyond CMOS With Low-Power Quantum-Based MESO Logic Devices" HotHardware 5:03 PM
  • "Intel eggheads put bits in a spin to try to revive Moore's law: MESO tech uses magnetic spin for ones and zeroes, instead of olde-worlde electrons" The Register 6:46 AM
  • "Intel researchers aim to replace CMOS with MESO logic devices" Hexus 6:47 AM
  • "AMD CEO Su Claims Navi Radeon GPUs Will Challenge NVIDIA High-End Turing In 2019" HotHardware 5:03 PM
  • "AMD EPYC 7371 Review Now The Fastest 16 Core CPU" Serve The Home 6:47 AM
  • "HP to educate 100,000 people in Africa to tackle unemployment crisis: HP LIFE initiative will offer training in technology and business from centre in South Africa" Channelnomics 6:43 AM
  • "HPE Q4 tops estimates despite net loss from tax charge: The enterprise player reported fourth quarter net loss of $757 million, or 52 cents a share." ZDNet 5:26 PM
  • "HP Enterprise +2% as Q4 EPS tops high end of guidance" Seeking Alpha 3:55 PM
  • "Nvidia Renders Interactive 3D Environments with AI" EE Times Asia 6:38 AM
  • "Oracle Integrates Its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service With The OriginTrail Platform" Invest in Blockchain 6:51 AM
  • "Razer announces the Blade Stealth for ultraportable gaming with a Core i7-8565U" Neowin 8:30 PM
General Interest
  • "Google releases Chrome 71 with a focus on security features: Google improves Chrome's ability to filter abusive ads and detect shady mobile subscription forms." ZDNet 8:41 PM
  • "Over 20,000 PCs infected with new ransomware strain in China: Ransomware authors might have shot themselves in the foot by handling payments via WeChat. Local law enforcement could track ransom payments." ZDNet 2:16 PM
  • "YouTube Mobile Videos Will Now Play Automatically: Android and iOS users will soon see YouTube videos automatically starting to play without audio and with captions enabled on the Home tab. It's what we've been asking for, according to Google, but you can turn it off." PC Magazine 7:01 AM
  • "Google Maps: Why is this mysterious location blurred out? What is Google hiding? GOOGLE Maps is used to find locations all over the world but, on some occasions, the internet giant purposely tries to hide certain places - such as this mysterious Russian island." Express UK 6:45 AM
  • "The Secrets Hidden in Our Google Location Data: A teenager built a cool data visualization website. Then people started using it as a tracking tool." Bloomberg 6:45 AM
  • "Google Doodle marks the life of World War One heroine Edith Cavell" ITV News 6:45 AM
  • "Quora Discloses Data Breach Impacting 100 Million Users" eWeek 6:34 AM
  • "Facebook now lets you show off your gift list: You can now invite your friends to add to your saved bookmarks." Engadget 6:35 AM
  • "Nvidia's boffins create an AI that renders 3D worlds out of real-world videos: It's rendering Jim, just not as we know it" The Inquirer 6:34 AM
  • "'Fallout 76' Power Armor Edition buyers will get their canvas bags: A cheap nylon bag is not what gamers expected to see in the $200 CE box." Engadget 6:35 AM
  • "The hot new UI from Samsung's foldable phone is now available on the Galaxy Note 9" BGR 9:02 PM
  • "Samsung's target demographic for its foldable phone will be middle-aged professionals" BGR 9:02 PM
  • "Samsung apparently wants to bring 'force touch' to its smartwatches" BGR 6:36 AM
  • "Busted: Samsung caught pretending a DSLR photo was captured by its own camera phone" BGR 7:55 AM
Press Releases
  • "Anomaly Detection Market 2018-2023 Global Key Leaders: Cisco Systems Inc., Dell Technologies Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, Symantec Corporation, Trend Micro Inc., Splunk Inc." PR 6:42 AM
  • "Global Thin Client System Market Research Report | Key Players — Dell, HP, Ncomputing" Cryptoinist 6:42 AM
  • "Data center virtualization Market — Top players are Dell Corporation (U.S.), Microsoft Corporation (U.S.), International Business Machine (IBM)" CMFE News 6:42 AM
  • "IT Support Services Market Trend to 2023 Profiling Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Oracle, BT Global" PR 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14393.2641 - here's what's new" Neowin 8:30 PM
  • "Microsoft says it will fix Media Player bug in Windows 10 in mid-December" Neowin 8:31 PM
  • "Microsoft doesn't think the iPad is a real computer: Microsoft returns to iPad comparisons for its latest Surface ad" The Verge 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft: New icons, new drivers, AI! Everything is awesome! Help on minding your PowerPoint language in this week's MS round-up" The Register 6:47 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft is working on a dual-screen device code-named 'Centaurus'" Liliputing 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Centaurus' device is yet another potential piece of its Chromebook-compete strategy: Microsoft's successor to its 'Andromeda' dual-screened foldable device is codenamed 'Centaurus.' It's just one element of Microsoft's evolving Chromebook-compete strategy." ZDNet 2:41 PM
  • "Thousands of sensitive emails stolen in intrusion of Republican campaign arm: Email accounts of four senior NRCC aides monitored for months." Ars Technica 7:03 PM
  • "Seven GDPR complaints filed against Google over user location tracking" ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "IBM Israel Sued by Israel Chemicals for $300 Million: In a lawsuit filed Monday to Tel Aviv district court, ICL alleges a project it commissioned from IBM caused it $300 million in damages" CTech 6:49 AM
  • "'Google You Owe Us' claimants aren't giving up on UK Safari workaround suit" TechCrunch 6:45 AM
  • "Experts say it's high time to create new cryptography for quantum computing age" GeekWire 9:03 PM
  • "Review: Helm Personal Server gets email self-hosting (almost) exactly right/Normal folks and long-time email sysadmins alike will find a lot to love here." Ars Technica 1:32 PM
  • "HP Spectre Folio review: Get your hands on this luxury leather laptop" CNET 6:44 AM
  • "Are these robots the future of warfare?" BBC 6:36 AM
  • "Fivetran announces $15M Series A to build automated data pipelines" TechCrunch 11:48 AM
  • "Forethought scores $9M Series A in wake of Battlefield win" TechCrunch 11:46 AM
  • "Freeletics raises $45M for its AI-powered mobile fitness coach" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Alphabet's Wing drone delivery business to take flight in Finland" Reuters 6:59 AM
  • "BIOS raises $4.5M to further develop its 'neural interface' and new ways to treat chronic medical conditions" TechCrunch 6:31 AM
  • "Audi to spend nearly $16 billion on self-driving car tech, electrification through 2023" TechCrunch 6:31 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes down 800 points as U.S.-China trade, flattening yield curve spook investors: All major indexes tumble more than 3% as stocks log worst day in nearly a month" MarketWatch 5:04 PM
  • "Dow Falls 799 on Doubts About China Trade Deal, Fears of Slowing U.S. Growth: Stocks ended sharply lower Tuesday on doubts over a lack of detail in the recent U.S.-China trade talks and signals from the bond market that suggest slowing growth in the United States." TheStreet 5:05 PM
  • "Stocks slide on Wall Street as markets turn jittery again, Dow Jones Industrial Average sinks 500" Associated Press 11:50 AM
  • "Dow Tumbles Nearly 800 Points as Trade Jitters Return: Bond yields retreat amid worries about pace of U.S. growth" [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "Asian markets take a break a day after big gains: Nikkei snaps 7-day win streak; Chinese stocks manage slim gains" MarketWatch 7:17 AM
  • "Germany's stock market books best day in 4 months as U.S.-China trade tensions ease: European stocks surge on U. S-China trade detente" MarketWatch 7:17 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Smart Cities NY: A Mix of Civics, Big Data, Security"
  • "The Basics of CI/CD for Data Science and Machine Learning"
  • "Enterprise Leadership in the Digital Age"
New York Times (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020"
  • "Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "This AI Can Recreate Podcast Host Joe Rogan's Voice To Say Anything"
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's Live Focus Video"
  • "Snag a Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop for $599.99 With This Coupon Code"
  • "Spotify Tests Voice-Controlled Device for Cars"
  • "Race to 5G: May Update"
  • "Your Old CRT TV May Have Found a New Life in LA"
  • "Slack Patches Windows App Bug That Could've Been Used for Spying"
  • "What to Stream This Weekend"
  • "The Doctor Is In (Your Phone): 7 Online Therapy Services to Try"
  • "Minecraft Earth Is an Augmented Reality Game for iOS, Android" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "U.S. intellectual property complaints a 'political tool': China state media"
  • "Basketball: Blazers' Lillard left in limbo by Warriors' wall of defense"
ZDNet (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google"
  • "Dell Technologies World attendees promoting STEM education in Las Vegas"
  • "Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech"
  • "Don't forget about embedded devices in your Windows 7 migration plans"
  • "Google pulls Huawei's Android support following Trump blacklist, claims report"
  • "Company behind LeakedSource pleads guilty in Canada"
  • "Apple lied to me about the MacBook Air and now we have a problem"

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