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TechNN Archive: Sunday, February 3, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 issue is blocking some users from updating or downloading the OS: The issue may or may not be Microsoft's fault" TechSpot 1:47 PM
  • "Windows 10 Warning: Users put on alert about FAKE error saying Microsoft OS is 'damaged'/Windows 10 fans have been put on alert about a scam targeting users of Microsoft's flagship OS." Express UK 1:47 PM
  • "Visual Studio Code is slated for a UX refresh: Development roadmap for 2019 details improvements to startup times, the workbench, language support, debugging, and more" Infoworld 4:33 PM
  • "Microsoft working on Xbox Live SDK to make cross-platform play easier" Neowin 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Gunning For Xbox Live Cross-Platform Gaming For Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch And Others" HotHardware 5:14 PM
  • "Xbox One News: Good news and bad as Microsoft slashes prices ahead of next-gen updates" Daily Star (UK) 6:52 AM
  • "Please Microsoft, leave Windows Search alone" gHacks 6:52 AM
  • "Which Application Platform For Desktop Windows Apps? Microsoft Has Stated Its Official Line, But Uwp Is Still Not Compelling" Tim Anderson's IT Writiing 10:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Weekly: Higher revenues, more updates, and Jedi academies" Neowin 6:53 AM
  • "Nvidia Mining Vs AMD Mining? Which is Best in 2019" BTC Wires 6:50 AM
  • "Intel set to chip in billions for reboot of Leixlip campus: Computer giant lodges plans for a 110,000 sq m addition to Kildare plant" The Sunday Times 2/2
  • "Intel finally quits making their Itanium server chips: Intel ends sales of their first 64-bit architecture 20 years after its debut" TechSpot 2/2
  • "Intel foldable phone looks giant and packs this cool new feature: This triple screen phone could be the perfect blend of tablet and smartphone" T3 2/2
  • "Intel 28-Core Xeon W-3175X Spotted at Retail in Japan: $3880" AnandTech 2/2
  • "Microsoft patents browser plug-in designed to conserve bandwidth" Neowin 2/2
  • "Microsoft Launches Windows 10 Build 19H1 With Mixed Reality For Desktop Apps" HotHardware 2/2
  • "Microsoft brings Win32 desktop apps to Windows Mixed Reality" Liliputing 2/2
  • "Gigabyte could be planning workforce cuts due to weak motherboard sales: Motherboard makers are struggling with declining sales" TechSpot 2/2
General Interest
  • "Amazon Echo Alexa Smart Device Price Drops Bring Sweet Deals For Your Valentine" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "Google pulls 29 photo apps that stole pictures and promoted scams: Some of them had been downloaded millions of times." Engadget 6:58 AM
  • "Gmail may add Inbox-style reminders and pins: You might not suffer from Inbox withdrawal for much longer." Engadget 2/2
  • "Energizer To Launch 26 New Android Phones With Some Models Featuring Pop-Up Camera, Massive 18,000mAh Battery, And More Features" Redmond Pie 2/2
  • "Linux kernel gets another option to disable Spectre mitigations: People want more control over the Spectre mitigations for the sake of performance." ZDNet 2/2
  • "Security firm identifies hacker behind Collection 1 leak, as Collection 2-5 become public" ZDNet 2/1
  • "'Fortnite' Servers Down For Emergency Maintenance" Forbes 2/1
  • "Energizer says it's making phones with pop-up cameras, 18,000mAh batteries, and foldable displays" The Verge 2/1
  • "Survey: The rise of industrial IoT" ZDNet 2/1
  • "Snopes and AP leave Facebook fact-checking partnership" TechCrunch 2/1
  • "Snopes says nope to Facebook's money and leaves fact-checking program: Snopes received $100,000 in 2017 for helping to debunk bogus stories" The Verge 2/1
  • "Snopes leaves Facebook fact checking, citing ineffective operations" Mashable 2/1
  • "[Update: S10e too] Press renders of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ reveal Samsung is already trying to hide the hole-punch camera" Android Police 2/1
  • "Reddit's co-founder Alexis Ohanian weighs in on the future of data privacy" CNBC Videos 2/1
  • "Huawei's 5G foldable phone is coming this month: Whether gimmicky or great, foldable devices will get their time in the spotlight this year" The Verge 2/1
  • "Google works on spotting dodgy 'evil domains'" BBC 2/1
  • "Google's Mission Impossible: Use AI To 'Detoxify The Internet'" Forbes 2/1
  • "Facebook takes down hundreds of Indonesian accounts linked to fake news syndicate" Reuters 2/1
  • "New e-commerce rules jolt in India as products vanish" Reuters 2/1
  • "Sony's profit disappoints as weaker games biz overshadows record result" Reuters 2/1
Press Releases
  • "Dell reinvents endpoint security portfolio through strategic collaborations with Secureworks and Cro" Dell 2/1
  • "IBM Revolutionizes Container Tracking for Groupe PSA with Sigfox" Business Wire 2/1
  • "IBM tracks a 28-ton shipment of oranges using blockchain technology" SolutionRocket 2/2
  • "New Windows 10 build lets you put any app in virtual reality: No longer limited to Store apps, so you can now run Excel in VR." Ars Technica 2/1
  • "New Windows 10 19H1 test build adds more search, mixed reality tweaks" ZDNet 2/1
  • "Windows 10's Latest Build Brings Win32 App Support to Windows Mixed Reality" Thurrott 2/1
  • "Microsoft is making OneDrive, SharePoint Online its default save locations for Office 365 apps" ZDNet 2/1
  • "Windows 10 Bug Prevents Users from Installing Updates" LAPTOP Magazine 2/1
  • "Microsoft is now forcing people to upgrade from Skype Classic to Skype 8" BetaNews 2/1
  • "Department of Human Services seeks off-the-shelf 'innovation' platform" ZDNet 8:41 PM
  • "Report: Attorneys General in Six States Are Now Investigating Facebook's Data Practices" Gizmodo 2/2
  • "Fact check: Taxpayers have already spent money on Foxconn's Wisconsin campus" Associated Press [Free Registration Required] 2/1
  • "Cyberattacks from China and Russia could disrupt US critical infrastructure - Video" ZDNet 2/1
  • "Net neutrality could be saved by a technicality - Video" CNET 2/1
  • "What we learned from net neutrality's big day in court: The FCC squared off with net neutrality defenders" The Verge 2/1
  • "Mozilla v. FCC: Net Neutrality Lawsuit Begins" Gizmodo 2/1
  • "A new net neutrality bill is headed to Congress" The Verge 2/1
  • "U.S. appeals court hears challenge to FCC net neutrality repeal" Reuters 2/1
  • "Net neutrality court battle pits tech firms, states against feds" CBS/AP 2/1
  • "Net neutrality heads back to court" Axios 2/1
  • "Facebook Faces 7 Data Probes as Irish Watchdog Gets Tough" Bloomberg 2/1
  • "Saudi Arabia runs a huge, sinister online database of women that men use to track them and stop them from running away" Business Insider 2/1
  • "Amazon and Walmart hit hard after new e-commerce rules in India restrict sales" The Verge 2/1
  • "Amazon and Flipkart pull 100,000s of products to comply with new Indian law" TechCrunch 2/1
  • "Amazon forced to pull products in India as new rules bite" BBC 2/1
  • "Immigrant tech workers struggle to get H-1B visas under Trump: 'I've never felt so helpless'" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 2/1
  • "Which Tech Companies Spend the Most Money On Lobbying? Google set a new record with $21.2 million spent on lobbying in 2018, followed by Amazon at $14.2 million and Facebook at $12.6 million. Microsoft and Apple round out the big five." PC Magazine 2/1
  • "Huawei MateBook 13 review: A beautiful, premium laptop targeting Apple's MacBook Air" Android Authority 2:39 PM
  • "Huawei MateBook 13 review: It puts the MacBook Air to shame" Neowin 2/2
  • "I joined Google+ to escape Facebook. It didn't work." Mashable 2/1
  • "Mobvoi TicWatch S2 and E2 review: Same low price, now with swim tracking" GearBrain 2/1
  • "Review: The Moshi Mythro C USB-C headphones are arguably the best of a bad bunch [Video] 9to5Google 2/1
  • "Omen HP Obelisk Review: A Titanic Desktop That Offers Great Value For Money" Daily Star (UK) 2/1
  • "How to recover quickly if you get locked out of Google" TechCrunch 2/1
  • "Apple should borrow these 4 privacy features from the competition: Overall, Apple leads in privacy and security offerings. But here are four smart ideas it should copy from other companies." Fast Company 2/1
  • "Have you plugged it in? The silliest IT support calls of 2018" BetaNews 2/1
  • "Razer Phone 2 Review: Incredible sound, decent camera, still the #1 choice for hardcore gamers" Mashable 2/1
  • "Will everything from lamps to fridges be spying on me? Yes, and I'm creeped out" Digital Trends 2/1
  • "The Problem With Constant Connectivity" Medium 2/1
  • "Razer Blade Stealth (2019) review: The best Windows alternative to a MacBook Pro" CNET 2/1
  • "The best game capture software" PCWorld 2/1
  • "How Will The Bezos Divorce Impact Amazon?" Forbes 2/1
  • "You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias" The Register 2/1
  • "Spotify is reportedly in talks for a $200 million podcast purchase: The music streaming company is in the process of acquiring podcast giant Gimlet, according to sources." Engadget 2/2
  • "Foxconn Affirms Wisconsin Factory Plan, Citing Trump Chat" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/1
  • "The AOL founder betting $150 million that the future of startups isn't in New York or Silicon Valley has decided on the next leg of his talent search" Business Insider 2/1
  • "Valued raises $1.7 million for Slack chatbot to combat workplace harassment" VentureBeat 2/1
  • "Everyone Raises $100M, Pinterest And Zoom Want To Go Public, And HelloSign" TechCrunch 2/1
  • "Go-Jek raises $1 billion in round led by Google, Tencent, JD" Reuters 2/1
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks extend gains on strong jobs report and manufacturing data: Amazon weighs on Tech Stocks after issuing downbeat outlook" MarketWatch 2/1
  • "Dow Drives Higher on Strong January Jobs Report: The Dow Jones Industrial Average rises Friday as the U.S. economy creates nearly double the expected number of jobs in January and investors weigh the progress of trade talks between Washington and Beijing." TheStreet 2/1
  • "Stocks rise after blowout jobs report" FOXBusiness 2/1
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise After Jobs Report: Investors say the big overhang for stocks is ongoing trade discussions between the U.S. and China" [Paid Membership Required] 2/1
  • "Asian markets muted after disappointing Chinese manufacturing data: Nikkei, Hang Seng give up early gains" MarketWatch 2/1
  • "Europe stocks flat, hampered by losses in Italy and Spain: Deutsche Bank fell in the wake of earnings" MarketWatch 2/1

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "Flexport Tackles Trump Tariffs with Data and Analytics"
  • "Netflix, Google Talk Continuous Delivery at DevOps World"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative"
  • "How a Conservative News Site Thrived on Facebook and Google"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Google Pulls YouTube Channels For Hong Kong Protest Misinformation"
  • "Nigerian Scammers Pull in Millions With Fake Emails, Romance Scams"
  • "Google Tries to Preserve Privacy, Without Killing Online Ad Business"
  • "Everything Leaving Netflix in September"
  • "OtterBox Wireless Batteries Stack Like Pancakes"
  • "Pump Up the Jams With Bose's Voice-Activated Portable Speaker"
  • "Report: EU Commission to Clamp Down on Facial Recognition"
  • "35 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss"
  • "iPhone 11 Rumor Roundup: What You Need to Know"
  • "Top-Rated Echo Show 5 Smart Display On Sale For $65" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "VMware to pay $5 billion for firms offering cloud security, developers platform"
  • "Salesforce sees higher quarterly, FY revenue; shares rise 7%"
  • "U.S. state legal chiefs, telecom firms set to crack down on robocalls"
  • "HP CEO steps down, taps veteran insider; flags quarterly profit below Street view"
  • "China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed"
  • "Pompeo tells Trudeau U.S. focused on release of two Canadians in China"
  • "Amazon to acquire minority stake in an Indian supermarket chain operator"
  • "Freenet says open to talks after its criticism of Sunrise/UPC deal"
  • "Claims data points to high-end electric car risks: AXA"
  • "Volkswagen not interested in buying Tesla stake"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "What Amazon Web Services security certification is doing for government"
  • "Huawei sheds 100 Australian jobs in the face of 5G ban"
  • "Allscripts offers Apple Health Records to its clients and their patients"
  • "Apple closer to using BOE displays for iPhones to cut costs: Report"
  • "Microsoft hires open-source veteran Stormy Peters to run its Open Source Programs Office"
  • "Employees connect nuclear plant to the internet so they can mine cryptocurrency"
  • "Intuit delivers solid Q4, cuts Q1 earnings outlook, finishes with 4.5 million QuickBooks Online subscribers"
  • "VMware goes shopping with $2.7B Pivotal purchase, $2.1B Carbon Black acquisition"

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