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TechNN Archive: Thursday, January 10, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "A safe $7trn bet: Could cars be bigger than computers for Intel?" SiliconRepublic 8:00 AM
  • "Intel's New Optane Memory H10 SSD Uses Optane With QLC Flash for Speed and Capacity" Gadgets 360 8:04 AM
  • "Intel's Core i5-9400F Hits Amazon" AnandTech 2:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's killer Windows 7 patch: Breaks networking, bricks legit 'Not genuine' PCs/Windows sysadmins wake up on Wednesday with an almighty Patch Tuesday headache" ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches Identity Check to Improve Fraud Detection" eWeek 8:34 AM
  • "How Microsoft has (so far) avoided tough scrutiny over privacy issues: The 'original gangster of big tech' has managed to dodge the bad headlines and congressional grilling that have ensnared its rivals by anticipating potential concerns and often taking swift action." Fast Company 11:15 AM
  • "Microsoft Bing not only shows child pornography, it suggests it: A TechCrunch-commissioned report finds damning evidence" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Refuses to Answer Key Questions About Child Porn in Bing's Search Results" Gizmodo 6:03 PM
  • "Dell on the upgradable Alienware Area 51m laptop, OLED and what's next" Engadget 4:12 PM
  • "CES 2019: Exciting News from the Dell Launch Event 0" techspective 7:55 AM
  • "CES 2019 | Dell briefly teases new XPS 13 laptop with Ice Lake at Intel keynote" Notebook Check 7:56 AM
  • "Dell Shipped Linux On 162 Unique Platforms In Fiscal Year 2019" Forbes 7:56 AM
  • "Dell and Alienware launch redesigned gaming portfolio" IT-Online 7:56 AM
  • "HP teams with PayPal for launch of new Engage POS system, eyes SMB market growth: HP said the new Engage One Prime POS system is optimized for SMBs in retail and hospitality." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "HP, Lenovo Resuscitate OLED Laptop Screens at CES: Once nearly extinct, two new 15.6-inch laptops sporting OLED displays were announced at CES this week, offering tantalizing picture quality but also very high prices." PC Magazine 12:05 PM
  • "AMD can put two 8-core chiplets on 3rd gen Ryzen" Fudzilla 7:58 AM
  • "AMD UNveils Smaller And More Power Efficient Chips At Ces Rival Intel And Nvidia" Tech2 7:59 AM
  • "Nvidia's CEO reportedly slams rival AMD's new 7-nanometer gaming graphics card" Business Insider 4:11 PM
  • "CES 2019: AMD shows off 7nm next-gen chips, aims at Intel and Nvidia" The Star: Malaysia 7:59 AM
  • "AMD promises 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs from mid-2019 - ahead of Intel's planned 10nm shift: AMD's Ryzen 3000 microprocessors to launch before Intel cranks up output of 10nm Ice Lake CPUs" Computing 7:59 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO Trashes AMD's New GPU: 'The Performance Is Lousy'" Gizmodo 8:34 AM
  • "IBM thinks outside of the lab, puts quantum computer in a box" The Next Web 2:43 PM
  • "IBM Unveils Q System One Quantum Computer" ExtremeTech 8:03 AM
  • "IBM Makes Major Announcement About Quantum Computing That May Spell Doom For Blockchain Technology" Smartereum 8:03 AM
  • "Cisco warns: Patch now or risk your security appliance choking on single rogue email/One bad email could crash your Cisco email security appliance and keep it down as it tries to process the same email over and again." ZDNet 7:46 AM
  • "Oracle takes over AT&T naming rights for San Francisco stadium" Telecompaper 8:08 AM
  • "Oracle wins naming rights to the San Francisco Giants' stadium, replacing AT&T" CNBC 8:08 AM
  • "Oracle Grabs San Francisco Ballpark's Naming Rights for 20 Years" Zacks 6:20 PM
  • "Trade Concerns Hurt 4th Quarter PC Shipments: IDC said that if a trade war 'escalates further, we should expect spillover of the impact to other countries" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:19 PM
General Interest
  • "TiVo will add apps for smart TV boxes and WiFi for Mini this year: Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV are in line to get TiVo apps that stream from the DVR." Engadget 8:40 PM
  • "Taking a stroll with Samsung's robotic exoskeleton" TechCrunch 8:14 PM
  • "AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Pledge to Stop Selling Your Location Data" iDrop News 7:32 PM
  • "A DNS hijacking wave is targeting companies at an almost unprecedented scale" Ars Technica 7:20 PM
  • "Some Google Chrome extensions are blocking middle-click actions" ZDNet 6:54 PM
  • "Gartner Says Worldwide PC Shipments Declined 4.3 Percent in 4Q18 and 1.3 Percent for the Year" Gartner 4:30 PM
  • "Malware found preinstalled on some Alcatel smartphones" ZDNet 2:57 PM
  • "Your Old Tweets Give Away More Location Data Than You Think" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:32 PM
  • "Honor View20 shows how in-screen cameras will improve smartphones in 2019" VentureBeat 11:57 AM
  • "Linux 5.0 lands with added Nvidia Turing RTX, AMD FreeSync support: It has some features and some stuff that's the same" The Inquirer 11:18 AM
  • "Amazon Claims Over 30 Million Fire TV Users" Thurrott 9:28 AM
  • "Google Translate will help Wikipedia fill its non-English websites: Wikipedia has added Google Translate to its content translation tool for volunteer editors." Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "Etch a Sketch lives on in browser-based Chrome Labs project: Web a Skeb is open source and works in both desktop and Web browsers." Ars Technica 9:27 AM
  • "T-Mobile launches caller verification to protect customers from scams" ZDNet 7:14 PM
  • "T-Mobile blocks aggregator following customer location tracking scandal: US Senators are asking the FCC to investigate the practice of selling phone location data." Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "CES 2019 recap: Day two/Get your fitness on with boxing robots and spot-free bench pressing." Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Eargo Neo is a hearing aid you might actually want to wear: Getting people to wear them at all is half the battle." Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "This Robot Doesn't Care If You Want to Buy It, But Maybe That's Why It'll Succeed" Gizmodo 8:32 AM
  • "Is Samsung getting serious about robotics?" TechCrunch 7:21 PM
  • "Galaxy S10 launch date confirmed for Feb. 20 as Samsung sends event invites to media" BGR 9:49 AM
  • "The Galaxy S10's official launch date just leaked" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "Lexar will sell the first ever 1TB SDXC card: It's the first to market, but the company developed the technology in 2016." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Xiaomi Launches $150 Phone With a 48-megapixel Camera" Thurrott 7:41 AM
  • "Over 65s 'more likely' to share fake news on Facebook" BBC 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Collaboration with PayPal delivers secure and versatile SMB solution in the US" HP 2:36 PM
  • "San Francisco Giants and Oracle Announce 'Oracle Park': New Partnership and Naming Rights Agreement to Fuel Innovative Fan Experience" Oracle 2:36 PM
  • "Things Remembered Personalizes Customer Experience with Oracle Commerce Cloud: Oracle helps specialty retailer increase sales, expand customer choice and scale business" PRNewswire 8:09 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft updates brick Windows 7 devices" SC Magazine 8:17 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Xbox Game Pass Quests, giving players the chance to earn rewards for playing" GeekWire 6:02 PM
  • "Microsoft's Buggy Patch Tuesday Update For Windows 7 Is Labeling Some PCs As Not Genuine" HotHardware 4:05 PM
  • "What we hope to see in Microsoft's Surface Book 3: I have been a Surface fan since the RT days, and while the Book 1's dual-core processor eventually pushed me off the Surface train, the Book 2's beefy specs brought me back. But I'm still not entirely satisfied." Windows Central 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Azure Cloud & AI Capabilities to Aid LG ADAS Tech" Zacks 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft upgrades Teams mobile app to woo frontline workers: With location sharing, a camera module and audio-message sharing functions added to its team collaboration app, Microsoft hopes to draw in 'first-line' staffers" New Zealand Reseller News 8:07 AM
  • "PCMS to Offer VISION Commerce Suite on Microsoft Azure: PCMS Puts First Point of Sale in the cloud with Microsoft Azure" PRNewswire 8:09 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Californians may get a break on their mobile bills after tax is struck down in court" TechCrunch 7:03 PM
  • "Google shareholder sues board, alleging cover-up of sexual misconduct claims" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:03 PM
  • "Google sued for allegedly covering up sexual misconduct allegations" Engadget 6:55 PM
  • "Shareholders sue Alphabet board over shielding execs w/ payouts" 9to5Google 6:54 PM
  • "Shareholder suit alleges Google covered up its sexual harassment problems with big payouts" TechCrunch 5:16 PM
  • "Neiman Marcus agrees to $1.5 million data breach settlement: Neiman Marcus credit cards were accessed fraudulently, exposing customer information." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Cambridge Analytica parent firm SCL Elections fined over data refusal" BBC 7:42 AM
  • "EU court's top adviser supports Google limiting 'right to be forgotten' to member states: An EU person in support of Google, but it's not April Fool's yet!" The Inquirer 8:48 AM
  • "EU courts told 'right to be forgotten' law should not apply globally: The chief advisor at Europe's highest court has sided with Google." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Advisor to Europe's top court favors regional limit to 'right to be forgotten'" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "EU adviser sides with Google on 'right to be forgotten' dispute" Telegraph 7:45 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "What happened to customer-focused tech design?" iFixit 6:11 PM
  • "Jon Fortt breaks down trash talk in chip sector at CES" CNBC Videos 12:28 PM
  • "Withings Move with ECG hands-on review: That cool thing that didn't need bringing to the masses, brought to the masses" The Inquirer 8:32 AM
  • "Google was everywhere at CES 2019: The search giant set up a massive booth to showcase its software and devices, but Google's presence extended far beyond that." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "CES 2019: It's starting to feel like there's nothing left to invent/With many big names keeping low profiles, CES has been largely filled with tat" The Inquirer 7:47 AM
  • "Hands on with Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Yoga" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Hands on with Lenovo's beautiful Yoga C730 and S940 laptops" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Hands on with Lenovo's Yoga A940: It's a Surface Studio killer" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Canon, Nikon, and the future of mirrorless cameras: They may be playing catchup, but the two camera giants think they have what pros want." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Acer Swift 7 hands-on review: Impossibly-thin laptop just got even skinnier" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Postmates lines up another $100M ahead of IPO" TechCrunch 7:20 PM
  • "Bristol-Myers Squibb's $74B acquisition of Juno parent Celgene puts Seattle biotech world on alert" GeekWire 8:34 AM
  • "Start-up that mixes Rightmove with Tinder raises $30m" Telegraph 7:45 AM
  • "Uber's India rival Ola nears $6 billion valuation ahead of huge funding round" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "OneLogin snares $100M investment to expand identity solution into new markets" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Badi gets $30M for AI-aided room rentals" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Emeritus, which develops online courses with universities, raises $40M" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow and S&P 500 exit correction territory as stocks extend winning streak to fifth day: Powell reaffirms Fed's cautious stance on interest rates" MarketWatch 4:06 PM
  • "Dow Ends in the Green After Falling Triple Digits in Earlier Trading: The Dow climbs back following comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell that the central bank will be 'patient' when it comes to lifting interest rates. The chairman also said he is 'very worried' about the amount of U.S. debt." TheStreet 4:06 PM
  • "Stocks book 5 straight days of gains, exit correction territory" FOXBusiness 4:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Regain Ground Despite Concerns About Global Growth: Shares rebound after Powell's remarks reinforce the Fed's willingness to adjust pace of rate increases" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as China inflation data offsets trade-talk hopes: Nikkei slips; indexes in China, Hong Kong recover from early losses" MarketWatch 8:26 AM
  • "European indexes slump on renewed China slowdown fears" MarketWatch 8:27 AM



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New York Times (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Social Media Pollution, a Huge Problem in the Last Election, Could Be Worse in 2020"
  • "Tech Jobs Lead to the Middle Class. Just Not for the Masses"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:50 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "This AI Can Recreate Podcast Host Joe Rogan's Voice To Say Anything"
  • "Hands On With the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G's Live Focus Video"
  • "Snag a Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop for $599.99 With This Coupon Code"
  • "Spotify Tests Voice-Controlled Device for Cars"
  • "Race to 5G: May Update"
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  • "Slack Patches Windows App Bug That Could've Been Used for Spying"
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Reuters (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "U.S. intellectual property complaints a 'political tool': China state media"
  • "Basketball: Blazers' Lillard left in limbo by Warriors' wall of defense"
ZDNet (Updated 9:50 PM CDT)
  • "Add a recovery phone number to block automated hijack attempts: Google"
  • "Dell Technologies World attendees promoting STEM education in Las Vegas"
  • "Melbourne students are guinea pigs for NEC's facial recognition fraud tech"
  • "Don't forget about embedded devices in your Windows 7 migration plans"
  • "Google pulls Huawei's Android support following Trump blacklist, claims report"
  • "Company behind LeakedSource pleads guilty in Canada"
  • "Apple lied to me about the MacBook Air and now we have a problem"


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