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TechNN Archive: Thursday, January 3, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "New AMD 2019 processors leaked: AMD's series of 7nm processors, named Matisse, are arriving in 2019 and Russian price tracking website E-Katalog has listed their specifications." Tech Advisor 8:09 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3800X flagship processor spotted online with 16 cores, 32 threads: AMD might soon announce its Ryzen 3000 series of processors and the the AMD Ryzen 9 3800X, Ryzen 7 3700X and 3700, Ryzen 5 3600X and 3600 processors have been spotted online." digit 8:09 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX perf boosted 2X by CorePrio tool" Hexus 8:10 AM
  • "Why Windows Is Gimping AMD Threadripper 2990WX Performance And A Possible Fix" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "Intel-powered camera uses AI to protect endangered African wildlife: Resolve's TrailGuard can spot poachers in time to thwart them." Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Intel admits chip security has a long way to go: A year ago, the world came to realise how a side-loading attack could compromise a microprocessor. Intel has been working hard to make fixes easier" ComputerWeekly 8:10 AM
  • "ISSCC: Intel adds embedded ReRAM to 22nm portfolio" ee News analog 8:11 AM
  • "Asus reveals power-packed mini PC boasting Intel's 9th-gen Core i9 processor" TechRadar UK 8:12 AM
  • "ASUS's Cylindrical Mini PC ProArt PA90 Impresses With Core i9 And Quadro Graphics" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "IBM's new A.I. warns diabetes patients of dangerous blood sugar levels" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "IBM and Medtronics' IQCast AI helps diabetics forecast blood sugar dips" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "Medtronic, IBM add AI driven low glucose warning system to Sugar.IQ app: The effort is likely to be part of a barrage of health, wellness, and AI announcements coming out of CES 2019." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 10's New Build Pushes Password-less Accounts, Mutes Cortana on OOBE" Thurrott 8:27 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 18309 to the Fast ring with password improvements" Neowin 5:30 PM
  • "Here's what's fixed, improved, and still broken in Windows 10 build 18309" Neowin 5:30 PM
  • "Microsoft's latest patent redesigns the Xbox controller, hinting at next-gen technology" KitGuru 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Patent Shows Xbox One Controllers Could Gain Resistive Triggers" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft Korea 'Digital Transformation Summit' Press Conference" acrofan 8:15 AM
  • "Google Chrome Getting a Native Dark Mode in Windows 10" Thurrott 8:04 AM
  • "Dell files a patent for a laptop that can have two detachable displays" Neowin 4:40 PM
  • "Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop Review with GTX 1060 & i5-8300H" Mighty Gadget 8:01 AM
  • "Lenovo's intelligent transformation catapults PC market share: Ken Wong/Tech as a service model, Project Velocity for channels are adding to the PC momentum, says Ken Wong, President, PCSD, APAC and SVP, Lenovo Group" Computerworld New Zealand 7:14 AM
  • "DRAM Market to See Lower CapEx in 2019" EE Times Asia 7:15 AM
General Interest
  • "ASUS RT-AX88U 802.11ax Router Launches With Copious 6,000Mbps Bandwidth" HotHardware 4:23 PM
  • "Slightly Mad Studios CEO Teases New Gaming Console To Rival Sony And Microsoft" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Samsung Announces 8nm Exynos Auto V9 SoC To Power Next-Gen Audi Infotainment Systems" HotHardware 3:47 PM
  • "'Town of Salem' game suffers data breach exposing 7.6 million user details: Game maker has yet to alert users outside a short forum post." ZDNet 11:40 AM
  • "Leak sheds light on what might be 2019's most exciting new Android phone" BGR 10:09 AM
  • "LG's new OLED TVs: true 4K/120Hz, variable refresh rates, HDMI 2.1, more/It's the most notable update to the lineup since 2016." Ars Technica 8:37 PM
  • "LG unveils 2019 TVs ahead of CES, headlined by an 88-inch 8K OLED TV" BGR 9:47 AM
  • "LG announces its 2019 TV line-up: Google Assistant, Alexa, HDMI 2.1, and two 8K models" Android Police 8:04 AM
  • "Report: Google's Widevine L3 DRM Cracked/Security researcher David Buchanan claims to have cracked the Widevine L3 DRM which has been used by many streaming services including Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu to protect content. But how widely used will Widevine L3 be in 2019?" PC Magazine 7:54 AM
  • "Google's futuristic Fuchsia OS will run Android apps: Google's mystery Fuchsia operating system will be able to run Android apps, if it's ever put on devices." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Google Chrome flaw patched three years after initial report/Issue: Chrome for Android was revealing firmware build info that could have been used for exploit targeting." ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "New Evernote CEO vows to spend 2019 fixing note-taking app's long list of problems" VentureBeat 7:35 AM
  • "USB-IF is adding authentication to USB-C to stop you frying your gadgets: DRM for good, not evil. Perhaps" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Mozilla: Open-source Thunderbird getting new look, better Gmail support, encryption/Thunderbird developers promise to make the neglected open-source email client easier to use." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Roku introduces premium network subscriptions — with some pretty major exceptions" BGR 7:33 AM
  • "Samsung announces its first Exynos-branded Auto V9 processor, partners with Audi" VentureBeat 7:35 AM
  • "Galaxy S10's most exciting new feature might be battery tech no other Android or iPhone has" BGR 8:18 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 release date, price and specs: S10+ video shows off Note 9-rivalling display/New year, new leaks" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Flex set to feature same triple camera as Galaxy S10: Device will pair dual cameras with a wide-angle sensor" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
Press Releases
  • "Intel AI Protects Animals with National Geographic Society, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation" Intel 8:10 AM
  • "Converge Technology Solutions Achieves Microsoft Gold Competencies" PRWeb 8:14 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Azure: Everything you need to know about Redmond's cloud service/Second only to AWS among cloud providers, Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud-based computing services available to businesses, developers, government agencies, and anyone who wants to build an app or run an enterprise without having to manage hardware." ZDNet 9:12 PM
  • "Microsoft, Forget AI. Privacy is More Central to Your Mission (Premium)" Thurrott 1:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's Top 3 Cybersecurity Concerns for 2019: Joram Borenstein Discusses Key Areas of Focus for the Coming Year" Bank Info Security 8:14 AM
  • "Python for Windows 10 launches in the Microsoft Store, but with some limitations" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "How to disable USB drives on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 4:21 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "The lies Comcast allegedly told customers to hide full cost of service: Minnesota AG seeks refunds, saying thousands of Comcast customers were harmed." Ars Technica 1:16 PM
  • "EU's list of 'piracy' websites for banning could actually break the internet: On the plus side, lots of leather handbags" The Inquirer 10:21 AM
  • "GM's 200,000th vehicle sold triggers Federal Tax Credit phase out, Reuters says: Right behind Tesla, US automaker also faces an effective price hike for customers." Reuters 7:14 AM
  • "Disney World Fans Demand Justice for Animatronic Robot Robbed of His Hands and Clothes" Gizmodo 9:21 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Using computers to analyze digitized archives can reveal hidden patterns: From the French Revolution to the history of the novel, Big Data makes its mark" Ars Technica 8:25 PM
  • "Tech trends 2019: 'The end of truth as we know it?'" BBC 7:01 PM
  • "HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 Review: Thin, Light, Sleek" HotHardware 12:22 PM
  • "Sick and disgusted: The worst tech failures of 2018" ZDNet 12:12 PM
  • "Facebook users would need an average bribe of over $1,000 per year to quit: Mark Zuckerberg likes this" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa: Hands-on with an impressive new release/A new Linux Mint release is always good news. I have tried this one as a fresh installation, as an upgrade from 19.1 Beta and as an upgrade from both 19 and 18.3. Here are the results." ZDNet 7:36 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Lightspeed announces new $560 million fund for China" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Vengo, maker of touch-screen vending machines, just collected $7 million in fresh equity funding" TechCrunch 7:34 AM
  • "Auto marketplace CarDekho grabs $110M to double down on insurance and financial services" TechCrunch 7:24 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes down more than 600 points as Apple has its worst day since 2013: S&P 500 and Dow record weakest start to a year since 2000" MarketWatch 4:44 PM
  • "Dow Drops More Than 600 Points on Apple Warning, China Fears: All three major indices dropped more than 2% Thursday." TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks slide after Apple sees China slump" Associated Press 11:33 AM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Sharply Lower After Weak Economic Data, Apple Warning: Dow industrials fall 2.8% while S&P declines 2.5%; Apple shares drop 10%" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:45 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly down as Apple's warning weighs on tech stocks: Apple suppliers hit hard after tech giant cuts sales forecast" MarketWatch 8:21 AM
  • "European markets shocked by Apple downgrade" MarketWatch 8:21 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 6:30 AM CST; no changes since Wednesday)
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New York Times (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area"
  • "Huawei Said to Be Under U.S. Investigation in Trade-Secrets Case"
PC Magazine (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Microsoft Pledges $500M for Affordable Housing in Seattle"
  • "In Enterprise Cybersecurity, There Are No Clear Leaders"
Reuters (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "Venture capital funding of cybersecurity firms hit record high in 2018: report"
  • "Israeli games developer Playtika buys Austrian card games maker"
  • "TSMC offers gloomy revenue forecast, slams chipmaker shares"
  • "Germany's BDI on Huawei: No vendor should be excluded from 5G without evidence"
  • "Facebook removes more pages, accounts with Russia links"
  • "China's Tencent releases test version of Game of Thrones smartphone game"
  • "Exclusive: India's e-commerce curbs could hit online sales by $46 billion by 2022: PwC draft analysis"
  • "U.S. legislation steps up pressure on Huawei and ZTE, China calls it 'hysteria'
  • "China calls proposed U.S. legislation against Huawei, ZTE 'hysteria'"
  • "Apple, Amazon called out for 'incorrect' Taiwan, Hong Kong references"
ZDNet (Updated 6:30 AM CST)
  • "The future of B2B sales"
  • "Facebook removes propaganda network linked to Russian media group Sputnik"
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update finally shifts to automatic rollout"
  • "Apple loses appeal in FaceTime lawsuit, must pay VirnetX $440 million"
  • "BlackBerry KEY2 LE review: Retro productivity with modern security and an affordable price"
  • "Zix acquires AppRiver in $275 million deal"
  • "Revolut's clumsy automated bank compliance results in frozen accounts and lack of customer service"
  • "Microsoft promises $500m to fix Greater Seattle's housing affordability 'crisis'"


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