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TechNN Archive: Sunday, February 10, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Dell recalls faulty Hybrid Power Adapters: Dell has recalled Hybrid Power Adapters manufactured between January 2017 and March 2017 because of a shock hazard." ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Dell recalls hybrid laptop power adapters over shock risks" Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Dell Recalls And Will Replace Faulty Hybrid Power Adapters For Laptops Over Shock Safety Risk" HotHardware 5:22 PM
  • "Dell Hybrid Power Adapters for Power Banks Recalled Over Shock Hazard" Digital Trends 8:45 PM
  • "IBM, SUNY Poly creating artificial intelligence center in Albany: ESD would provide $300 million grant; IBM will spend $2 billion over five years" Albany Times Union 5:25 PM
  • "Microsoft: Improved security features are delaying hackers from attacking Windows users" ZDNet 2:38 PM
  • "What Microsoft's Open Source PostgreSQL Acquisition Portends for SQL Server" ITPro Today 11:46 AM
  • "IBM Blockchain VP & CTO Makes Understanding Blockchain Tech Simple" Yahoo Finance Videos 12:54 PM
  • "People's hatred of Skype is helping startups erode Microsoft Office's dominance at work" Quartz 2/9
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming improvements and free State of Decay" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "AMD Radeon RX 7nm Navi GPUs Reportedly Delayed Until Q4 2019" HotHardware 2/9
  • "Oracle Corporation Investigation Initiated By Former Louisiana Attorney General: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates the Officers and Directors of Oracle Corporation" PRNewswire 2/9
  • "China is playing AI leapfrog" Axios 2/9
  • "Here's How Microsoft Plans To Modernize Healthcare" Fortune 2/8
  • "Microsoft really doesn't want you to use Internet Explorer anymore: Microsoft calls it a compatibility solution, not a browser" The Verge 2/8
  • "Microsoft Really Wants Internet Explorer to Die" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Amazon joins Microsoft in calling for regulation of facial recognition tech" Engadget 2/8
  • "IBM Pilots Blockchain and IoT Sensor Solution To Track Sustainable Groundwater Usage In California" Forbes 2/8
  • "IBM Puts $2B In NY AI Research Center" PYMNTS 2/8
  • "IBM Bets $2B Seeking 1000X AI Hardware Performance Boost" HPC Wire 2/8
  • "IBM scores a major cloud win with multi-million dollar deal" IT PRO (UK) 2/8
  • "IBM to Help Utilities Cut Tree Trimming Budgets and Reduce Outages" T&D World 2/8
  • "What a re-leaf: IBM's AI smarts to tell 'leccy companies when their bushes need trimming/Holster the chainsaw, Big Blue kit designed to know if tree's a crowd for overhead cables" The Register 2/8
  • "McCormick will use IBM artificial intelligence to develop flavors, products" Baltimore Sun 2/8
  • "Intel teams up with Premier League giants to offer soccer fans 'immersive experiences'" CNBC 2/8
  • "Here's Why New CEO Bob Swan Is Perfect for Intel Stock" InvestorPlace 2/8
  • "Mercury shows AMD market share is hotting up" iTWire 2/8
  • "AMD, Nvidia Have Launched the Least-Appealing GPU Upgrades in History" ExtremeTech 2/8
  • "HP's Ink Subscription Has DRM That Disables Your Printer Cartridges" How-To Geek 2/8
  • "Dell recalls nearly 9,000 power adapters due to shock hazard" ABC 57 News 2/8
  • "Toss Of Hewlett-Oracle IP Suit Explained In Written Ruling" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins: 25% tariffs can significantly impact our business" CNBC Videos 2/8
  • "Sprint Business integrates Cisco Meraki offering into converged products portfolio" Telecompaper 2/8
  • "Factors Likely to Influence Cisco's Earnings in Q2" Zacks 2/8
  • "Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins calls for a federal privacy law, throwing a spear at internet companies who sell advertising" Business Insider 2/8
General Interest
  • "Exclusive: Internet Advertising Bureau Unveils The 2019 IAB 250" Forbes 7:33 PM
  • "Google Maps AR navigation coming first to Local Guides as UI detailed in first look" 9to5Google 12:10 PM
  • "Google Maps AR navigation is rolling out to a handful of users" Engadget 12:10 PM
  • "Spotify's podcasting dreams" Axios 7:40 AM
  • "Saudi Arabia says has 'nothing to do' with Bezos-AMI dispute" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "The National Enquirer vs. Jeff Bezos: Legal experts break down what's at stake in battle between the world's wealthiest man and a supermarket tabloid" Business Insider 7:37 AM
  • "Fitbit's latest tracker is only available through your work or insurance: The Inspire is meant to encourage healthy living among the rank and file." Engadget 2/9
  • "Google experiments with dark mode for Chrome on phones" Engadget 2/9
  • "Security Researchers Discover New Bleichenbacher TLS 1.3 Encryption Threat Vector" HotHardware 2/9
  • "Xiaomi Patent Details Stunning Phone Design With 4-Sided Edge Display" HotHardware 2/9
  • "Hover-over tab previews in Chrome are coming, according to latest Canary builds" Android Police 2/9
  • "Chrome OS 72 Delivers Android 9 Pie Support, Improved Google Assistant, Browser PiP And More" HotHardware 2/9
  • "Google Chrome Will Soon Let You Easily Play and Pause Video and Audio With Your Multimedia Keys" Gizmodo 2/9
  • "Google Pixel Is 'Fastest-Growing US Smartphone Brand' Says Report: Pixel 3 Vs. iPhone XS" Forbes 2/9
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10: News, Rumors, Release Date, Specs, and More! 2019 is going to be the year of Samsung." Android Central 2/9
  • "Activision Blizzard is reportedly planning hundreds of layoffs" VentureBeat 2/9
  • "Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful" Kotaku 2/9
  • "Push notifications are the future of multi-factor authentication" The Next Web 2/9
Press Releases
  • "State of California Tackles Drought with IoT & Blockchain: The Freshwater Trust, IBM Research and SweetSense Inc. aim to make groundwater usage sustainable" PRNewswire 2/8
  • "Here's How To Access Windows 10 19H2 Skip Ahead Builds With A Registry Tweak" HotHardware 5:22 PM
  • "How to get modern Intel Graphics drivers for Windows 10" AddictiveTips 2/9
  • "How to add Microsoft Store games to Steam on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 2/8
  • "Microsoft to modify Office ProPlus by end of April in response to Dutch ministry's privacy concerns" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Microsoft is revamping its Office Home Use Program to feature discounted Office 365 subscriptions" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Microsoft: Yeah, we make Office 2019 and Internet Explorer, but don't use 'em" Ars Technica 2/8
  • "10 productivity-boosting apps for Microsoft Teams: Though it may not offer the wealth of options provided by rival Slack, Microsoft's Teams collaboration software still delivers on productivity with these 10 add-on app integrations." Computerworld 2/8
  • "AP Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many/When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The Associated Press has now learned of similar undercover efforts targeting at least four other individuals who have raised questions about the use of the Israeli firm's spyware." Seattle Post-Intelligencer 8:12 PM
  • "Sprint files lawsuit against AT&T over 5G claims: Sprint has called for an end to AT&T's 5G E advertising campaign, arguing in a lawsuit that it is false and misleading, and causing irreparable damage to its own 5G network investment." ZDNet 7:59 PM
  • "Australian government offers AU$10m in grants for children's online safety: The grants will be made available for non-profits to deliver online safety education initiatives." ZDNet 6:19 PM
  • "This Texas Bill Would Forbid Wireless Carriers From Throttling Service During Disasters" HotHardware 5:22 PM
  • "Should All Government IT Systems Be Using Open Source Software?" Slashdot 7:41 AM
  • "Now Britain is reportedly the latest to make Huawei pay for its suspect technology" Business Insider 2/9
  • "China's cybersecurity law update lets state agencies 'pen-test' local companies: China draws up law that makes it perfectly legal to hack any internet-related company activating in its borders." ZDNet 2/8
  • "Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Against Czech Republic After Security Warning" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/8
  • "Report: Trump to Ban Huawei Tech in US Wireless Networks" PC Magazine 2/8
  • "Net neutrality advocates testified before Congress on the FCC's dismantling of the 2015 Open Internet Order" Business Insider 2/8
  • "China's Huawei leaps ahead — here's why that worries U.S. officials" Seattle Times 2/8
  • "Thailand launches Huawei 5G test bed, even as U.S. urges allies to bar Chinese gear" Reuters 2/8
  • "Google Began Censoring Search Results in Russia, Reports Say" Moscow Times 2/8
  • "Google warns news sites may lose 45% of traffic if EU passes its Copyright Reform" The Next Web 2/8
  • "Woody Allen sues Amazon for $68m for dropping A Rainy Day in New York" BBC 2/8
  • "Updated: Sprint Hits AT&T With Lawsuit Over Blatantly Misleading And Fake 5G E Branding" HotHardware 2/8
  • "Sprint sues AT&T over 5G branding" Reuters 2/8
  • "Sprint calls AT&T's 5G E label 'false advertising' in new lawsuit" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Sprint sues AT&T over its fake 5G branding: The lawsuit claims '5G Evolution' branding damages Sprint's legitimate 5G." Engadget 2/8
  • "German authorities probe potential Huawei security risks: Funke" Reuters 2/8
  • "Denmark's tech ambassador to Silicon Valley hits a wall - Video" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Good enough 5G fixed-wireless broadband could change everything: Fixed-line broadband will always be better, but it might be to 5G what Betamax was to VHS." ZDNet 6:19 PM
  • "AI and HR: A Match Made in Many Companies" Forbes 5:25 PM
  • "HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 First Impressions" Thurrott 5:25 PM
  • "Best Chromebook 2019 — A Surprise: Google Pixelbook Vs. Pixel Slate (Review)" Forbes 2:38 PM
  • "It's the Real World—With Google Maps Layered on Top: Augmented reality navigation apps use smartphone cameras to get a detailed sense of where you are and put signs and arrows on top of the real world" [Paid Membership Required] 12:56 PM
  • "Review: 'Zucked' examines Facebook's unchecked power and 'catastrophic' results for us all" GeekWire 12:10 PM
  • "Should you be scared of your laptop's webcam? Pretty much every laptop – and for that matter, tablet and smartphone – has at least one camera fitted that's pointing at how all the time. But how worried should we be about eyes on us? Can the nefariously-minded switch them on to spy on us?" ZDNet 10:54 AM
  • "Prepare students for a future of artificial intelligence" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10:27 AM
  • "OnePlus 6T review: Trivial changes hamper a great phone" Engadget 10:27 AM
  • "Facebook sucks for privacy, but how good are advertisers at targeting me?" The Next Web 7:42 AM
  • "Are Jeff Bezos' privacy invasion claims against National Enquirer hypocritical?" FOX News Video 7:38 AM
  • "We asked, you told us: Most of you don't use third-party email apps" Android Authority 2/9
  • "Interstitial ads are terrible and they need to disappear: Interstitial ads are the modern equivalent of punch-the-monkey Flash banners and I'm sick of them." Android Central 2/9
  • "Facial recognition tech sucks, but it's inevitable" The Next Web 2/9
  • "How to Stop Facebook from Tracking You with a VPN" AddictiveTips 2/9
  • "How WIRED Covered Facebook These Past 15 Years" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/9
  • "Suddenly, podcasting becomes a sound business: Spotify began a buying spree in an apparent bid to dominate podcasting. Here's what it knows that others don't." Computerworld 2/9
  • "MSI PS63 Modern vs. Dell XPS 15: Which Powerhouse Laptop Wins?" LAPTOP Magazine 2/9
  • "Calling people 'users' is unethical and outdated" The Next Web 2/9
  • "The Best Tech Gadgets to Help You Sleep (and Sleep Better), According to Sleep Experts: For when counting sheep isn't enough." Slate 2/9
  • "What neuromorphic engineering is, and why it's triggered an analog revolution" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Alienware Area-51m Teardown Reveals Impressive Upgradeability" LAPTOP Magazine 2/8
  • "Opinion: Fact-Checking Facebook Was Like Playing A Doomed Game Of Whack-A-Mole" BuzzFeed News 2/8
  • "2.5 Geeks 2/8/19: Radeon VII, Lenovo Snapdragon Yoga, Intel 28-Core Beast CPU, EVGA RTX 2060 & More!" HotHardware 2/8
  • "Robot Love: Why romance with machines is a foregone conclusion" ZDNet 2/8
  • "The Sams Report: Edgium The Year" Thurrott 2/8
  • "Review: Razer Blade Stealth (2019)" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2/8
  • "People Don't Trust Blockchain Systems: But trust is key for blockchain. Now what?" Slate 2/8
  • "Why White XPS 13 Takes Dell Laptops to New High Level" eWeek 2/8
  • "Android fans reveal the iPhone features they're most jealous of" BGR 2/8
  • "Jeff Bezos made Medium cool for once" The Verge 2/8
  • "Reddit Users Rally Against Chinese Censorship After the Site Receives a $150 Million Reported Investment" Time 12:48 PM
  • "Reddit, Which Is Blocked In China, Set To Get $150 Million From Chinese Firm That Helped Build Censorship Wall" The Inquisitr 12:27 PM
  • "Facebook acquires AI startup that helps you shop" CNET 2/8
  • "Amazon reconsiders New York headquarters over local opposition: Washington Post" Reuters 2/8
  • "Carbonite buys Webroot for $618 million" ZDNet 2/8
  • "Athenascope nabs $2.5M seed led by First Round to bring gamers AI-edited highlight reels" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Softbank $3.6 Billion Nvidia Share Dump: Chip Maker's Woes Continue But 2019 Offers Hope" Forbes 2/8
  • "Dixa, the 'customer friendship' platform, raises $14M" TechCrunch 2/8
  • "Swisscom, Sunrise, Salt pay $380 million for Swiss 5G frequencies" Reuters 2/8
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks bounce back from lows to close mostly higher; Dow gains for 7th week: Shares of Hasbro fall as those of rival toy maker Mattel surge" MarketWatch 2/8
  • "Dow Tumbles on China Pessimism, Nasdaq Rises on Tech Rebound: The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls Friday amid pessimism over trade negotiations between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 2/8
  • "Markets Right Now: Late burst of buying leaves indexes mixed" Associated Press 2/8
  • "Dow Stages Late Rally to Keep Weekly Win Streak Alive: The blue chips surged in the final 10 minutes of the session to secure their longest winning streak since November 2017" [Paid Membership Required] 2/8
  • "Asian markets drop on renewed worries over U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei down, Hang Seng slips after reopening from holiday" MarketWatch 2/8
  • "FTSE 100 struggles as investors watch trade and Brexit negotiations: Global markets enter second day of selling" MarketWatch 2/8

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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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