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TechNN Archive: Monday, January 7, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Kroger, Microsoft Create Futuristic Grocery Store. Amazon, Take Note" Bloomberg 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft and Kroger to create data-driven connected grocery stores" VentureBeat 8:40 AM
  • "Metacritic: there wasn't a single good Xbox One exclusive last year" TechSpot 8:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 1809 adoption remains in the cellar" Computerworld 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft should pay damages for forced Windows 10 update, say Finns" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft pulls buggy Office 2010 January updates" ZDNet 8:49 AM
  • "Why Microsoft (Not Amazon) Could Win The Pentagon Contract" Seeking Alpha 11:02 AM
  • "Dell refreshes its Alienware m15 gaming laptop" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Dell unveils Alienware m17 thin-and-light 17-inch laptop" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Dell at CES 2019: Alienware m15 Gets Core i9, GeForce RTX, & 4K HDR400 Display Upgrade" AnandTech 8:02 AM
  • "IBM's Project Debater AI helps humans process complex arguments" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Mainframe brains-slurper sues IBM for 'age discrim', calls Ginny and biz 'morally bankrupt'" The Register 1:30 PM
  • "Live from Intel's CES 2019 press event! Expect the chip giant to dive into the next generation of computing." Engadget 5:37 PM
  • "CES 2019: Intel unveils 10nm PC products for AI and 5G/Intel's CES announcements included a new mobile PC platform using its Ice Lake processor; PC innovation program Project Athena; hybrid CPU client platform Lakefield; a neural network processor for training called Spring Crest; and a SoC code-named Snow Ridge." ZDNet 8:51 PM
  • "Intel's latest Nervana processor is focused on AI inference: It's working with Facebook on the new AI chip." Engadget 8:21 PM
  • "Intel's Lakefield stacks desktop and Atom cores on a '3D' chip: The company also whispered the words 'Project Athena.'" Engadget 8:21 PM
  • "CES 2019: Intel's Mobileye signs deal with UK mapping agency/Mobileye and Ordnance Survey have announced that they will collect and share map data for better management of infrastructure aimed at enabling smarter cities." ZDNet 8:47 PM
  • "Intel, Comcast ink deal to enable 10 Gigabit broadband, WiFi 6 in homes" TechCrunch 9:01 PM
  • "Intel Aims For AI Throne With New Architecture" Seeking Alpha 8:23 AM
  • "HP unveils new displays and PCs at CES 2019" Times of India 11:31 AM
  • "T-Mobile reveals Intel as 5G partner for nationwide 600MHz network" VentureBeat 9:17 AM
  • "AMD unveils new Ryzen mobile processors at CES 2019" V3 12:45 PM
  • "AMD Commences 2019 With Latest Ryzen Processors and GPUs" Zacks 8:53 AM
  • "Why AMD is making Chromebook chips, and how it's beating Intel at the entry-level" 9to5Google 10:15 AM
  • "Nvidia launches the $349 GeForce RTX 2060" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Nvidia announces mid-tier RTX 2060 GPU for $349" The Verge 7:13 AM
  • "Will Oracle and Accenture Help Secoo Stay Relevant?" The Motley Fool 7:25 AM
  • "Oracle Power Appoints Former CEO Of Advici Consulting As Non-Executive" Alliance News 11:29 AM
  • "Oracle and Palantir said diversity figures were trade secrets. The real secret: Embarrassing numbers" Reveal 11:29 AM
  • "Huawei's 5G security scrutiny pain could be Cisco's gain – analysts" The Register 11:28 AM
  • "Umno Youth demands Cisco take action against employee over royal insult" Malay Mail 11:29 AM
  • "We're not the Cisco you're looking for, security firm tells netizens" MalaysiaKini 11:29 AM
  • "Huawei launches server chipset as China pushes to cut reliance on imports" Reuters 6:45 AM
  • "Qualcomm expands car computer chip lineup, adds music from Amazon" Reuters 3:21 PM
General Interest
  • "PS4 sales are closing in on 100 million: Sony has sold 5.6 million PS4 units this holiday season." Engadget 9:01 PM
  • "Lenovo's Legion laptops are gaming machines you won't be embarrassed to use: Turn off the RGB lighting and they won't look out of place at work." Ars Technica 8:29 PM
  • "HTC's newest VR headsets: Vive Pro Eye for PC, Vive Cosmos for untethered VR/New pair of headsets announced at HTC's Monday CES press conference." Ars Technica 5:34 PM
  • "HTC announces new Vive Pro Eye virtual reality headset with native eye tracking" The Verge 3:51 PM
  • "T-Mobile hits 5G milestone using 600 Mhz spectrum" CNET 3:51 PM
  • "Captain America's Chris Evans blasts smart technologies: Like the WWII vet he plays, Evans isn't a fan of the often unpredictable modern features." CNET 3:20 PM
  • "AT&T misleads customers by updating phones with fake 5G icon" The Verge 1:13 PM
  • "DuckDuckGo: No, we're not using browser fingerprinting to track you" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "LG's ridiculous retractable TV takes a step closer to reality" TechCrunch 10:53 AM
  • "Double trouble: Two-pronged cyber attack infects victims with data-stealing trojan malware and ransomware" ZDNet 10:50 AM
  • "Sprint to debut 5G smartphones with Samsung in summer" Reuters 8:41 AM
  • "Huawei's MateBook 13 is smaller than a MacBook Air, yet includes Nvidia graphics" Digital Trends 8:31 AM
  • "Linux reaches the big five (point) oh" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "Cable operators will fight off 5G with 10-gigabit cable modems" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Tidal will make 'Master' quality recordings available to Android users soon" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Google Assistant will soon be on a billion devices, and feature phones are next" The Verge 8:15 AM
  • "Google Assistant flexes on Alexa, announces 1 billion-strong install base" Ars Technica 8:13 AM
  • "TP-Link is ready for next-gen Wi-Fi with a glut of new networking hardware at CES 2019" CNET 8:04 AM
  • "Android Q might get a system-wide dark mode" The Next Web 7:56 AM
  • "Facebook takes down Britain First ads" BBC 7:23 AM
  • "Asus' ROG Mothership Is the Weirdest and Wildest Gaming PC of the Year" LAPTOP Magazine 7:56 AM
  • "No, really: Asus' crazy ROG Mothership is like a Surface Pro for gaming" PCWorld 7:22 AM
  • "Garmin introduces its first LTE-enabled smartwatch" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Alienware's updated m17 is the company's thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop ever" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Acer's swivel-display Predator Triton 900 will include Nvidia's mobile RTX graphics" PCWorld 7:22 AM
  • "Acer's Predator Triton 900 is a $4,000 convertible gaming powerhouse" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "CES 2019: Samsung's new shape-shifting TVs revealed" [Video Report] BBC 7:23 AM
  • "Samsung joins the serious PC gaming fight with the new Notebook Odyssey" The Verge 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung unveils two notebook PCs running Windows 10 Home that will go on sale soon" BGR 8:13 PM
  • "Seagate at CES 2019: LaCie Mobile Drive and SSD External Storage Solutions" AnandTech 8:02 AM
  • "Seagate unleashes a slew of new storage drives at CES 2019" CNET 7:07 AM
  • "Firefox New Tab Adult Content Filter Discovered" PC Magazine 6:45 AM
  • "Amazon Takes Market Cap Crown, Cementing Tech Power: Software giant attains No. 1 title" [Paid Membership Required] 3:51 PM
  • "Amazon Struggles To Reach Gen Z Shoppers" Forbes 7:07 AM
  • "Amazon's next big thing: Prime, but for healthcare? Amazon has been making a series of moves into the healthcare space. Put them together and you have the outline of a plan for a radical shakeup of the industry." ZDNet 6:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Kicks-Off 2019 Offering Complete Mobile Portfolio: New Ryzen™, Athlon™, and A-Series Processors for Ultrathin, Mainstream, and Chromebook Laptops | AMD" AMD 8:21 AM
  • "McAfee and Dell's Extended Collaboration Protects Consumers as Threat Landscape Continues to Evolve" Business Wire 11:31 AM
  • "HP Opens CES 2019 with Stunning Displays, PCs, and Security Innovations" GlobeNewswire 7:25 AM
  • "This is the final straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far" The Register 3:21 PM
  • "Microsoft is yanking patches already. Make sure automatic update is disabled." Computerworld 7:23 AM
  • "Kroger and Microsoft partner to redefine the customer experience and introduce digital solutions for the retail industry" Microsoft 8:20 AM
  • "Kroger and Microsoft Partner to Redefine the Customer Experience and Introduce Digital Solutions for the Retail Industry" PRNewswire 7:25 AM
  • "U.S. initiative warns firms of hacking by China, other countries" Reuters 10:15 AM
  • "Qualcomm Braces for Legal Battle with US Antitrust Regulator" Zacks 8:40 AM
  • "Big Tech moves into the sights of US regulators" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:40 AM
  • "Huawei sues U.S. firm Interdigital in China over patent practices" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "5G vs. 5G E vs. 5GHz: What's the Difference? These three similarly named technologies are not the same. 5G is a new cellular standard, 5GHz Wi-Fi is an established home networking system, and '5G E' is just AT&T marketing for its 4G network." PC Magazine 3:54 PM
  • "Acer's Swift 7 laptop feels almost impossibly tiny: There's not much else you can get rid of here." Engadget 3:52 PM
  • "Marc Andreessen: Apple has hit an absolute home run" Apple 3.0 12:24 PM
  • "I Love the Ugly Gamer Laptops of CES: CES 2019 is the Paris Fashion Week for the gamer aesthetic." Motherboard 11:02 AM
  • "LG Gram 17 hands-on: A truly thin and light laptop for its size" Engadget 10:29 AM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Review: Reasonably Priced Ray Tracing" HotHardware 10:13 AM
  • "Huawei MateBook 13 Hands-on: Meet the New MacBook Air Killer" LAPTOP Magazine 8:18 AM
  • "Hands on: Huawei's Matebook 13 shrinks the Matebook X Pro into a 'Whiskey Lake'-powered laptop" PCWorld 8:14 AM
  • "Is the QA lab dead?" BetaNews 8:08 AM
  • "Groove X's Lovot is a fuzzy and utterly adorable robot" Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "How the UK became a major player in the gaming world" BBC 7:24 AM
  • "Top 4 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2019" Computerworld 7:23 AM
  • "Hands-on: Withings packed an ECG into its new customizable hybrid watch" Android Authority 7:17 AM
  • "SoftBank to slash planned WeWork investment: FT" Reuters 3:21 PM
  • "DXC Technology to buy software development company Luxoft for $2 billion" Reuters 7:23 AM
  • "In major TV push, China's Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL" TechCrunch 7:15 AM
  • "Tile partners with chipmakers to embed its location tracking services from the start" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "AMS partners China's Face++ for Android face recognition" Reuters 6:45 AM
  • "Chinese tech investors flee Silicon Valley as Trump tightens scrutiny" Reuters 6:45 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher for second session as U.S.-China trade talks resume: Partial government shutdown now in its 17th day" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow Pares Gains Into Close as Wall Street Monitors U.S.-China Trade Talks: The Dow Jones Industrial Average is higher Monday amid improved prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks rise as US, China officials hold trade talks" ["Stocks closed higher Monday, giving the major averages a second consecutive day of gains amid hopes that this week's U.S.-China trade talks will produce a deal between the world's two biggest economies."] FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Close Higher as U.S.-China Trade Talks Begin: Investors hope latest round of negotiations will bring Washington and Beijing closer to a resolution" [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Nikkei leaps amid broad gains for Asian markets: Japan stocks rise after Abe's reassurance; Tech Stocks rebound in Asia" MarketWatch 8:45 AM

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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"
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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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