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TechNN Archive: Saturday, January 5, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 update - Here are all the new features coming to your PC this year: WINDOWS 10 is set for two substantial upgrades this year that are expected to radically transform the Microsoft operating system. Here is a list of all the new features fans have to look forward to." Express UK 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft patent hints at the possibility of Surface devices with thinner bezels" Neowin 5:49 PM
  • "Microsoft partners with Newsguard to fight Fake News" MSPoweruser 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft, Google use artificial intelligence to fight hackers: With machine learning able to analyze many different pieces of data, catching unauthorized logins is no longer a matter of a single yes or no." The Indian Express 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Starts Hitting Mute on Cortana's Annoying Windows 10 Setup Voiceover" Brinkwire 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft is quietly testing a project that aims to hand people complete control over their online data" Business Insider 1/4
  • "Microsoft tests project to hand people control over their online data" Telegraph 1/4
  • "On the eve of CES 2019, the prospects for a post-Windows world" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Microsoft Is One Step Closer to Killing the Password For Good" LAPTOP Magazine 1/4
  • "Dell announces Latitude 7400 with 24-hour battery" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Dell's Latitude 7400 2-in-1 laptop senses your presence and wakes itself" VentureBeat 1/4
  • "Dell Patents the Weirdest Laptop You Have Ever Seen" LAPTOP Magazine 1/4
  • "Is Dell planning to make a laptop with two detachable displays?" TechRadar UK 1/4
  • "L.A. is suing IBM for illegally gathering and selling user data through its Weather Channel app" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "City of LA sues Weather Channel app for sharing location data with advertisers: IBM-owned app maker accused of sharing user location data with affiliates of its parent company and other advertisers, but also hiding the practice in a 10,000-long privacy policy." ZDNet 1/4
  • "Stormy times ahead for IBM-owned Weather Channel app: LA sues over location data slurp" The Register 1/4
  • "IBM continues to thin its software portfolio with the sale of its declining mortgage services product" Business Insider 1/4
  • "Intel Xeon Scalable and Optane: Transforming the data centre" IT PRO (UK) 1/4
  • "Bank of America upgrades Intel: It can ride out a chip slowdown and its shares are cheap" CNBC 1/4
  • "Intel, non-profits aim to use AI-enabled camera to curb poaching - Video" ZDNet 1/4
  • "New Utility Can Double AMD Threadripper 2990WX Performance" ExtremeTech 1/4
  • "Investigating NVIDIA's Jetson AGX: A Look at Tegra Xavier and Its Carmel Cores" AnandTech 1/4
  • "Oracle Challenges Amazon over $10 Billion Pentagon Contract" IT Toolbox 1/4
  • "Cisco's $660 million Luxtera acquisition to broaden 100 and 400GbE optics offering" Fibre Systems 1/4
General Interest
  • "Kohler Announces Verdera Voice Smart Mirror With Alexa And Google Assistant Support" Redmond Pie 5:51 PM
  • "Amazon Has Sold 100 Million Alexa Devices To Date With Blockbuster Holiday Sales" HotHardware 4:12 PM
  • "Huawei Honor View 20 to start at €549 in Europe, bundled with the Watch Magic" Neowin 11:42 AM
  • "Asus reveals new Chromebooks and Chrome OS tablet ahead of CES" BGR 7:39 AM
  • "Amazon Go stores could turn into a billion dollar business" BGR 7:09 AM
  • "Altogether, more than 1 billion people had their data compromised in 2018" BGR 1/4
  • "Most home routers don't take advantage of Linux's improved security features: Router firmware rarely includes ASLR, DEP, or RELRO protections, study finds." ZDNet 1/4
  • "Exclusive: Amazon says 100 million Alexa devices have been sold" The Verge 1/4
  • "2019: The continuing rise of tech worker power" ZDNet 1/4
  • "Artificial intelligence may compensate for the opaqueness of supply chains" ZDNet 1/4
  • "The NFL wants Alexa to be your playoff watching companion" Engadget 1/4
  • "Xiaomi rumored to be working on a triple-fold phone" The Next Web 1/4
  • "Samsung insider teases 'gorgeous' Galaxy S10 finishes like nothing we've ever seen before" BGR 1/4
  • "Screen time might not be so harmful or toxic for kids, experts say" Mashable 1/4
  • "'No Lackin' challenge tragedy leads to teen's death, charges" New York Post 1/4
  • "Longtime Google engineer known for speaking out about sexual harassment and controversial projects is leaving" Business Insider 1/4
  • "Google's Fuchsia OS Will Be Able to Run Android Apps" Thurrott 1/4
  • "Google's Project Soli radar is sensitive enough to count sheets of paper and read Lego bricks" The Verge 1/4
  • "Smartphone Addiction Affects Teens and Parents Alike" PC Magazine 1/4
Press Releases
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Delivers Opening Keynote at CES 2019 on What's Next in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Quantum Computing" PRNewswire 1/4
Microsoft
  • "This redesigned Windows 10 Start menu is a big improvement" BetaNews 1/4
  • "You can now try out Firefox nightlies made for Windows on ARM" Neowin 1/4
  • "Windows 10 Setup is Still Too Incomplete" Thurrott 1/4
  • "Microsoft tests Project Bali, a privacy-focused tool to control personal data collection" BetaNews 1/4
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 19H1 Build 18309" BetaNews 1/4
  • "Microsoft Starts Hitting Mute on Cortana's Annoying Windows 10 Setup Voiceover" Gizmodo 1/4
  • "Microsoft to silence Cortana during Windows 10 setup" The Verge 1/4
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FBI investigates fake texts sent to House Republicans: The faker posed as VP Pence's press secretary." Engadget 9:11 PM
  • "Shutdown means government won't engage with the tech industry at CES: At least ten officials are no-shows at the event" Engadget 8:23 PM
  • "Government hands key Whitehall contract to Amazon" Telegraph 6:25 PM
  • "Bipartisan bill unveiled in Senate to stop China tech threats" Reuters 1/4
  • "LA sues Weather Channel app owner over 'fraudulent' data use" Engadget 1/4
  • "FCC Shuts Down, Ajit Pai Jokes He'll Still Police Naughty Language on TV" Motherboard 1/4
  • "Qualcomm vs. the FTC: Everything you need to know/The FTC's antitrust lawsuit could decide how smartphones get made in the future." CNET 1/4
  • "Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those on Far Right" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/4
  • "German government network not affected by hacking incident: Bild" Reuters 1/4
  • "What Net Neutrality In California Could Mean For Facebook, Google And Apple" Forbes 1/4
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Stop worrying so much about how much time kids spend looking at screens" BGR 2:29 PM
  • "Virtual Health Service: How VR Is Helping Patients Face Their Fears/Virtual reality is proving itself a viable, and inexpensive, way to help people with social anxiety and phobias like arachnophobia. We take a look at several apps and services intended to help you face your fears." PC Magazine 10:39 AM
  • "FlexPai: Hands-on with the first bendy phone" BBC 1/4
  • "HP EliteBook 1050 G1 review: Brilliant, but not perfect" Expert Reviews 1/4
  • "Alienware m15 Gaming Laptop Review: Thin, Light, Dense, Deadly" HotHardware 1/4
  • "Nvidia DGX-2 review: More AI bang, for a lot more bucks" ZDNet 1/4
  • "It's a Linux-powered car world" ZDNet 1/4
  • "We got 6 big predictions about how Amazon could disrupt healthcare from execs in the tech giant's backyard" Business Insider 1/4
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 Hands-on: The ThinkPad Killer Is Here" LAPTOP Magazine 1/4
  • "How to know if a bot has sent an email from your account" BBC 1/4
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Moesif raises $3.5M seed round to provide insight into API usage" TechCrunch 1/4
  • "Nexon founder hints at plan to sell his $9B majority share in gaming giant" TechCrunch 1/4
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes more than 700 points higher as investors cheer jobs data, Powell comments: Job growth beat estimates; unemployment rate rose as labor force expands" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "Dow surges 746 points on Fed chair remarks, jobs blowout" FOXBusiness 1/4
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks soar, erasing Thursday's plunge" Associated Press 1/4
  • "U.S. Stocks Surge on Powell Remarks, Jobs Report: Dow jumps nearly 750 points as better-than-expected hiring suggests a healthy labor market" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/4
  • "Nikkei tumbles while markets in China, Hong Kong rebound: Asian Tech Stocks continue Apple-inspired selloff" MarketWatch 1/4
  • "European markets bounce day after Apple-triggered turmoil: Italy's FTSE MIB leads gains" MarketWatch 1/4



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "This South Dakota Summer Camp Is All About CybHER Security"
  • "Hasselblad Unveils Second-Gen X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera"
  • "YouTube Lets You Try on Makeup Using Augmented Reality"
  • "Amazon Air Adds Another 15 Cargo Aircraft"
  • "Where People Find News on Their Phones"
Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
  • "North Macedonia firm plugs vintage minis into electric age"
  • "Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla challengers"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "French photo startup Meero joins unicorn club after $230 million fundraising"
  • "Euroclear to press ahead with blockchain pilot for commercial paper"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Microsoft taps Windows 10 eye-tracking for new free games played with eyes alone"
  • "HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops"
  • "Python vs R and biggest salaries: Top data science job trends"
  • "MIT's neural network aims to create the perfect pizza"
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Want a dedicated Office key on your keyboard?"
  • "New decryption tool unlocks GandCrab ransomware"
  • "England's football teams have a new secret weapon: Better data"
  • "Blue Prism buys Thoughtonomy for £80 million, eyes RPA as a service"


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