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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM was awarded the most patents in 2018, but overall grants declined by 3.5 percent" TechCrunch 7:00 AM
  • "IBM unveils the world's first quantum computer that businesses can actually use to solve previously impossible problems" Business Insider 4:19 PM
  • "IBM at CES 2019 outlines Q System One quantum computer" ZDNet 7:50 AM
  • "IBM's latest quantum computer is a 20-qubit work of art: The glass exterior was designed by Goppion, a Milan-based manufacturer of high-end museum display cases." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "IBM's Q System One is the world's first commercial quantum computer: 20-qubit system comes housed in a striking glass enclosure" The Inquirer 7:16 AM
  • "IBM at CES 2019 outlines Q System One quantum computer: The Q System One has a modular design and parts designed to minimize interference. IBM's plan is to start scaling quantum computational center." ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "IBM unveils world's first commercial quantum computer" Telegraph 7:42 AM
  • "IBM was the top patent recipient in 2018 for the 26th year in a row" BGR 7:10 AM
  • "CES 2019: Did IBM just reveal first commercial quantum computer? The Q System One has a modular design and parts designed to minimize interference. IBM's plan is to start scaling quantum computational center." ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "IBM aims to use crowdsourced sensor data to improve local weather forecasting globally: At CES 2019, IBM outlined the Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System, which uses sensor data, crowdsourced input and supercomputing to improve forecasts." ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "IBM Wants to Use a Sensor in Your Phone to Create Ultra High-Res Weather Forecasts" Gizmodo 10:00 AM
  • "Intel finally demos its 10nm Ice Lake chip, expands 9th Gen CPUs, and more" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Intel Ice Lake: Everything you need to know about the new 10nm CPUs" TrustedReviews 7:33 AM
  • "Intel releases new 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs without graphics" bit-tech 7:34 AM
  • "Intel's New 9th Gen Chips Don't Include a GPU: The most likely reason for introducing a range of processors without a GPU is to recycle chips that came off the production line with faulty integrated graphics. Pricing has yet to be revealed, but it should be lower than comparable Intel chips with a working GPU." PC Magazine 7:35 AM
  • "Intel adds six more CPUs to its 9th-gen lineup, most lack iGPUs: They could offer better performance and be cheaper" TechSpot 7:35 AM
  • "Intel squeezes out more processors form Coffee Lake, but ditches the integrated graphics: It could be some time before 10nm chips come to the consumer market" The Inquirer 10:37 AM
  • "Intel launches Project Athena laptop initiative" bit-tech 7:36 AM
  • "Intel and Facebook Teaming Up to Create New AI Chip" Fortune 7:33 AM
  • "Intel targets 5G base stations with 'Snow Ridge' chips: Intel hopes edge computing advantage will pay off" TechRadar UK 7:34 AM
  • "Intel Studios shows off volumetric video capturing with 'Grease'" Engadget 4:29 PM
  • "More laptop makers turn to AMD to combat Intel chip shortage" Pocketnow 7:35 AM
  • "What's next for HP's PCs? Alex Cho, HP's president of personal systems, chats with us at CES." Engadget 5:46 PM
  • "HP Claims Its Newest Omen 15 Gaming Laptop Is the World's First Notebook With a 240Hz Screen" WCCFTech 7:27 AM
  • "HP's gaming laptop has a HP's 240Hz display" Fudzilla 7:28 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 with AMOLED display hands-on review: Bright expectations for updated laptop" Expert Reviews 7:28 AM
  • "HP reinvents expectations with the new HP Spectre x360 13" The Sun Daily 7:29 AM
  • "CES 2019: HP launches Omen X Emperium 65-inch display, new Pavilion displays/HP has launched a slew of products at CES 2019, most of which will be available for consumers to purchase by Q2, 2019." The Indian Express 7:28 AM
  • "Microsoft begins demolishing buildings in Redmond campus remodel" CNBC 5:51 PM
  • "Microsoft employees got to help tear apart and demolish some of the company's oldest buildings, where Bill Gates kept an office" Business Insider 7:37 PM
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 to grab 7GB of your storage so big updates don't fail/The 'reserved storage' coming with the next Windows 10 version is another reason to avoid PCs with little storage." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Windows 10 reserved storage explained" gHacks 10:02 AM
  • "Billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison reveals $1bn stake in Tesla" Telegraph 8:50 AM
  • "Samsung warns of Q4 profit drop, blames unexpectedly low semiconductor demand" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics says weak chip demand sent fourth-quarter profit well below market estimates" Reuters 7:50 AM
General Interest
  • "CES 2019: The coolest new gadgets and gizmos from the show floor" Digital Trends 8:27 PM
  • "The world's first foldable phone is real" TechCrunch 8:16 PM
  • "Google Assistant Connect Is Like a Smart, E Ink Fridge Magnet" PC Magazine 6:20 PM
  • "A Glimpse at the Glorious Future of Display Tech" Gizmodo 6:17 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg promises to host a series of public debates on the future of technology" The Telegraph 7:29 PM
  • "Inside Facebook's 'cult-like' workplace, where dissent is discouraged and employees pretend to be happy all the time" CNBC 5:49 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg wants to fix tech in the new year" The Verge 4:31 PM
  • "I Gave a Bounty Hunter $300. Then He Located Our Phone: T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T are selling access to their customers' location data, and that data is ending up in the hands of bounty hunters and others not authorized to possess it, letting them track most phones in the country." Motherboard 4:29 PM
  • "Rokit Has the Wildest Phone Lineup at CES: The company peddles liquor, prescription drug savings, and 3D smartphones, and it wants to topple India's most successful phone. There's a lot going on here." PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "Watch NVIDIA's CES press conference in 13 minutes: Ray-traced laptop graphics are here." Engadget 11:07 AM
  • "Razer announces a gaming monitor, haptic feedback PC gaming peripherals: And did we mention RGB? So, so much RGB." Ars Technica 10:03 AM
  • "Razer integrates Amazon's Alexa voice controls and haptic feedback into its gaming platform" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Move aside, backseat driver! New tech at CES monitors you inside car" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Samsung Redesigns Its Flagship Windows 10 Laptop, Launches a Low-End Chromebook Alternative" Thurrott 7:17 AM
  • "Leak claims Galaxy S10+ will have the same battery as the Galaxy Note 9" BGR 7:10 AM
  • "Sony's PS4 nears 100 million unit sales, showing PlayStation is still the console king: But the generation could be drawing to a close" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "After 5 years, Sony's PS4 is still killing it" TechCrunch 6:53 AM
  • "Toshiba boosts enterprise storage density with 16TB HDDs: Toshiba unveils the industry's largest capacity 16TB helium-filled enterprise-grade hard disk drives bringing with them increased storage density and enhanced power efficiency." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Asus Adds RGB Lighting to a Laptop Backpack: Now you can sync your Aura ROG lighting scheme to the backpack that carries your gaming laptop around. It even has its own smartphone app and a remote built into the shoulder strap for on-the-fly adjustments." PC Magazine 7:50 AM
  • "Wacom's New Touchscreen Drawing Tablets Are Cheap Enough For Aspiring Artists" Gizmodo 7:15 AM
  • "Blue launches a $100 XLR mic" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
  • "Hyundai shows off 'walking car' at CES" BBC 7:16 AM
  • "Hyundai Elevate Is the Closest We've Gotten to Transformers: The concept car can walk or climb over obstacles with robotic legs on a modular, multi-use chassis that shrinks down into driving mode." PC Magazine 7:50 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Delivers Purposeful PC and Software Innovations for a Seamless, Intuitive Experience" Dell 8:27 PM
  • "Dell and Alienware Set a New Bar for Excellence with redesigned PC Gaming portfolio, Alienware Design, and esports Partnerships" Dell 8:26 PM
  • "IBM Earns Record 9,100 Patents in 2018, Tops U.S. Patent List" PRNewswire 8:26 PM
  • "IBM Signs $540M services agreement with Nordic's Nordea Bank" PRNewswire 8:13 AM
  • "Bata Improves Planning and Process Efficiency to Enhance Customer Experience with Oracle: Global Footwear Retailer Streamlines Inventory Investments, Anticipates Consumer Demand and Improves In-store Experience" PRNewswire 8:12 AM
Microsoft
  • "More details emerge on Citrix's plans for Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop" ZDNet 6:19 PM
  • "Microsoft January 2019 Patch Tuesday fixes 50 vulnerabilities" ZDNet 4:28 PM
  • "Microsoft offers GitHub private code repository access for free: Redmond looks to win over grumpy GitHub users" The Inquirer 7:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 Home could finally allow you to pause updates" TechRadar UK 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft, Kroger team up to fight Amazon with high-tech grocery stores: Digitally served prices, promotions, and ads follow customers as they shop." Ars Technica 11:02 AM
  • "Kroger, Microsoft collaborate on digital shelf technology" Associated Press 8:54 AM
  • "Microsoft Touts the Biggest Xbox Milestones of 2018" Thurrott 9:23 AM
  • "Razer's Turret for Xbox One brings the keyboard to the couch: A comfortable keyboard and mouse combo for gaming that mixes frustration and great design." Engadget 8:50 AM
  • "Swisscom Selects AudioCodes Virtualized Session Border Controller for Microsoft Teams Direct Routing" PRNewswire 8:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. initiative warns firms of hacking by China, other countries" Reuters 12:03 PM
  • "China's government starts issuing fines for VPN use: Country starts enforcing 20-year old law" The Inquirer 9:53 AM
  • "German Man Confesses to Hacking of Public Figures' Data, Officials Say" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:17 AM
  • "German data theft: Suspect confesses in Hesse" BBC 7:10 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Hands On: Garmin Adds LTE to Vivoactive 3 Music Watch" PC Magazine 6:19 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2019) review: The Dell XPS 13 was already the best laptop. Now it's nearly perfect." Digital Trends 4:28 PM
  • "PayPal Quietly Took Over the Checkout Button: In the age of digital payments, CEO Dan Schulman kept the company relevant by teaming up with its foes." Bloomberg 12:05 PM
  • "Fossil's Kate Spade Smartwatch Finally Isn't Just Dumb Wrist Candy" Gizmodo 10:32 AM
  • "Hands-on: Kate Spade Scallop Smartwatch 2 now features GPS, HR, and Google Pay support" Android Authority 10:32 AM
  • "Cloud computing: Five key business trends to look out for" ZDNet 7:49 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "China's Nreal raises $15M to shrink augmented headsets to size of sunglasses" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Scape Technologies raises $8M to let machines visually understand their surroundings" TechCrunch 6:56 AM
  • "Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for $103M" TechCrunch 6:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher for a third straight day as real estate and internet shares lead: Samsung profit warning dampens appetite for Tech Stocks" MarketWatch 4:13 PM
  • "Dow Charges Higher as Optimism Grows for U.S.-China Trade Deal: The Dow rose for a third straight day amid cautious optimism over the prospects for a trade deal between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 4:13 PM
  • "Stocks post 3rd straight day of gains on hope for US-China trade deal" FOXBusiness 4:12 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Advance for a Third Session: Gains in S&P 500 led by trade-sensitive industrial stocks with exposure to Chinese economy" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:12 PM
  • "Asian markets end mixed as U.S.-China trade talks mark second day: Nikkei closes up 0.8%; indexes in China end slightly lower" MarketWatch 8:01 AM
  • "European markets jump as hopes over trade deal rise: Drug stocks help drive gains" MarketWatch 8:02 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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