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TechNN Archive: Sunday, January 6, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 goes OLED at CES 2019: 15 inches of OLED could challenge Apple's MacBook Pro." CNET 11:21 AM
  • "HP's Leather Convertible Now Available in Burgundy As Spectre x360 15 Gets an AMOLED Display" Thurrott 2:21 PM
  • "HP's Spectre x360 breaks new ground with a 15-inch AMOLED display: It should deliver a beautiful image, for a price." Engadget 2:23 PM
  • "HP is releasing a model of its Spectre x360 15 with an AMOLED display" Neowin 2:25 PM
  • "HP's new Elite PCs have all-new privacy displays that finally work on 4K variants" Neowin 2:25 PM
  • "HP adds Core i9 CPUs, Nvidia RTX graphics to elite Omen Obelisk desktop: Remember HP's massive, 65-inch Emperium gaming display? It's getting a soundbar." Ars Technica 11:29 AM
  • "HP's Omen 15 is the first gaming laptop with a 240Hz display: RTX 2070 graphics also add a dose of horsepower to the fighter jet-like PC." Engadget 2:23 PM
  • "HP made a massive gaming screen with G-Sync HDR and a soundbar: The Omen X Emperium is 65 inches of smooth graphics goodness." Engadget 2:09 PM
  • "HP releases a monster $5k, 65-inch gaming display" TechCrunch 2:22 PM
  • "HP's new Chromebook x360 14 brings business style to Chrome OS: HP also adds AMD processors to one of its existing affordable Chromebooks." Ars Technica 11:29 AM
  • "HP Chromebook 14 hands-on: AMD's first dance with Chrome OS/It comes with integrated Radeon graphics." Engadget 2:22 PM
  • "HP's Newest Chromebooks Are Priced Just Right" Gizmodo 2:24 PM
  • "CES 2019: AMD's new Ryzen 3000 H CPUs pave the way for high-end gaming laptops" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 2:09 PM
  • "Acer's Chromebook 315 is its first with AMD processors: Time to find out how well Chrome OS works on AMD silicon." Engadget 2:22 PM
  • "Acer's Chromebook 315 Is a Lot of Laptop for Just $280" Gizmodo 2:24 PM
  • "AMD announces A4 and A6 processors for Chromebooks" Neowin 2:25 PM
  • "AMD's latest laptop CPUs include its first chips for Chromebooks: It also claims new Ryzen chips can outperform Intel in some situations." Engadget 2:50 PM
  • "AMD Delivers 2nd Gen Ryzen 3000 Mobile CPUs To Battle Intel In The Laptop Arena" HotHardware 4:41 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3rd Generation release date, news and rumors" TechRadar UK 7:19 AM
  • "Dell announces the Latitude 7400 2-in-1 with a sensor that wakes the PC in your presence" Techjuice 7:18 AM
  • "Windows 10 Home May Finally Allow Users To Pause Updates" HotHardware 4:41 PM
  • "Why Windows 10 on ARM Matters (Premium)" Thurrott 2:22 PM
  • "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 1/5
  • "Microsoft patent hints at the possibility of Surface devices with thinner bezels" Neowin 1/5
  • "Microsoft partners with Newsguard to fight Fake News" MSPoweruser 1/5
  • "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 1/5
  • "Microsoft Starts Hitting Mute on Cortana's Annoying Windows 10 Setup Voiceover" Brinkwire 1/5
General Interest
  • "Huawei unveils Kunpeng 920 server Arm chip: Chinese giant spruiks higher performance with lower power consumption in its own tests." ZDNet 9:01 PM
  • "Segway Shows Off New Scooter, Self-Driving Robot, E-Skates: At CES, the 'micro-mobility' company debuts the Shared Scooter Model Max and an autonomous Loomo Delivery robot, plus a lot more last-mile transportation devices." PC Magazine 8:35 PM
  • "Withings' new watch will offer the same game-changing ECG feature as Apple's latest" BGR 7:10 PM
  • "Huawei P30 might revive the headphone jack: Take this with a grain of salt all the same." Engadget 7:15 AM
  • "Amazon reports over 100 million Alexa devices sold: It's a big figure, but it doesn't tell the whole story." Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "Kohler Announces Verdera Voice Smart Mirror With Alexa And Google Assistant Support" Redmond Pie 1/5
  • "Amazon Has Sold 100 Million Alexa Devices To Date With Blockbuster Holiday Sales" HotHardware 1/5
  • "Huawei Honor View 20 to start at €549 in Europe, bundled with the Watch Magic" Neowin 1/5
  • "Asus reveals new Chromebooks and Chrome OS tablet ahead of CES" BGR 1/5
  • "Amazon Go stores could turn into a billion dollar business" BGR 1/5
  • "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
  • "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
  • "FBI investigates fake texts sent to House Republicans: The faker posed as VP Pence's press secretary." Engadget 1/5
  • "Shutdown means government won't engage with the tech industry at CES: At least ten officials are no-shows at the event" Engadget 1/5
  • "Government hands key Whitehall contract to Amazon" Telegraph 1/5
  • "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
  • "Stop worrying so much about how much time kids spend looking at screens" BGR 1/5
  • "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 1/5
  • "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
  • "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" [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 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security"
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "F.T.C. Said to Be Investigating YouTube Over Child Privacy Claims"
  • "Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want?"
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Bill Demands Facebook, Twitter Be Vetted for Political Bias"
  • "Deals: Anker Accessories, Overpowered Gaming Desktop"
  • "The Real Reason I Don't Have a Security Camera"
  • "1,000 Best Buy Stores Can Repair Your Apple Device"
  • "Amazon Launching New Kindle Oasis eReader July 24"
  • "Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: Your Biggest Questions Answered"
  • "Intel's New Tool Overclocks 9th-Gen Chips With a Mouse Click"
  • "Can Anything Protect Us From Deepfakes?"
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Everything We Know So Far"
  • "Amazon Buys Bebo to Expand Twitch's eSports Platform"
Reuters (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Senate panel to examine Facebook digital currency project"
  • "U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources"
  • "Oil group Total hopes new supercomputer will help it find oil faster and more cheaply"
  • "Apple says iPhones can now be fixed at all U.S. Best Buy stores"
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
ZDNet (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "iOS 13: A stronger battery, subscription reminders, and other features"
  • "IPVanish review: VPN delivers a wealth of options and browsing controls"
  • "Brazil ignores US pressure to reject Huawei"
  • "Open Invention Network, the Linux-based patent non-aggression community, exceeds 3,000 licensees"
  • "Can Microsoft's mixed reality tech propel Airbus' plane manufacturing?"
  • "Financial services sector in need of a technology modernization"
  • "Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on Aug. 7: Report"
  • "Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle"

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