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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "This is our first look at Microsoft's completely redesigned Edge browser for Windows" BGR 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's New Chromium-based Edge Browser Revealed in Leaked Screenshots" Thurrott 7:31 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge running on Chromium has more than a hint of Chrome about it: But don't panic, there's still the Bing integration we all secretly crave" The Inquirer 9:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Watching Over HP, Dell Pcs" The B Gazette 7:35 AM
  • "Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems: how to fix them" TechRadar UK 12:05 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Quietly Poised to Profit From Self-Driving Cars: The way for investors to get ahead of this trend is connected car platforms and Microsoft is the leader here, bar none." TheStreet 8:02 AM
  • "All Intel chips open to new Spoiler non-Spectre attack: Don't expect a quick fix/Researchers say Intel won't be able to use a software mitigation to fully address the problem Spoiler exploits." ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-9750H and GeForce GTX 1650 say hi in 3DMark database" Guru3D 7:39 AM
  • "Intel makes Thunderbolt 3 protocol royalty-free: The USB Promoter Group announced the pending release of the USB4 specification, based on the Thunderbolt protocol." MoneyControl 7:59 AM
  • "Intel open-sources CVAT, a toolkit for data labeling" VentureBeat 1:42 PM
  • "Intel signs research partnership with Maynooth University" SiliconRepublic 7:38 AM
  • "Leaked: AMD Ryzen 3rd-generation specs and prices/The leak includes information on a new flagship AMD Ryzen processor featuring more cores and more power at a very competitive price." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Dell seemingly leaks GTX 1660 Ti GPU for laptops (not the RTX 2050): Gaming laptop listing initially mentioned the RTX 2050, but that has been changed" TechRadar UK 7:35 AM
  • "Nvidia RTX 2050 Leaked Within Dell G5 15 Gaming Laptop Specs Sheet" SegmentNext 7:36 AM
  • "Dell gaming laptop listing removes 'RTX 2050' GPU text" Hexus 7:36 AM
  • "Dell launches Alienware m15 and m17 gaming notebooks to the channel" hypertext 7:35 AM
  • "HP Envy x360 (2018) Review" digit 7:37 AM
  • "IBM X-Force Red launches blockchain security service: The new service has been established in response to the enterprise's blockchain experiments." ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "IBM launches enterprise blockchain security testing service" Ledger Insights 7:58 AM
  • "How IBM Watson OpenScale Could Drive AI Adoption in Human Resources" HR Technologist 7:56 AM
  • "Oracle claims Defence Health core insurance system: Ousts 20-year Australian incumbent HAMBS." iTNews Australia 7:58 AM
  • "Optus Business announces Cloud Calling with Cisco: Cisco's BroadCloud and Webex will form the basis for the latest cloud-based offering from Optus Business." ZDNet 8:11 AM
  • "Forty percent of 'AI startups' in Europe don't actually use AI, claims report: Companies want to take advantage of the AI hype" The Verge 8:28 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook says people, not regulators, should decide what is seen: The social media giant has fired shots at the ACCC for misunderstanding almost all of the conclusions it has drawn, concerned that the regulator's new tough love approach is almost exclusively focusing on protecting certain publishers, rather than consumers." ZDNet 6:56 PM
  • "Some major Android apps are still sending data directly to Facebook: Even when you're not logged in or don't have a Facebook account" The Verge 6:54 PM
  • "'Rape Day' computer game where players sexually assault and murder women amidst scenes of necrophilia and incest sparks outrage" Daily Mail (UK) 2:09 PM
  • "The Conference Where Diversity in Tech Is Celebrated" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:27 PM
  • "Gamers suggest ways to combat addiction" BBC 12:31 PM
  • "Google Cloud launches fixed monthly fee plan for storage that smooths out cloud cost bursts: Google Cloud Storage for Growth is a way to enable enterprises to forecast cloud costs more easily." ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Linux 5.0: A major milestone with minor improvements/It's not like Linus Torvalds didn't warn us. Linux 5.0 is out, but there's no big updates to be found here." ZDNet 10:17 AM
  • "You can now control your Roku with an Amazon Echo" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "A new Alexa skill lets you control your Roku devices: You can issue commands via Alexa-powered devices, such as Amazon's Echo speakers." Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Subaru unveils its outdoorsy Viziv Adrenaline hybrid concept: It could be a preview for a future Crosstrek EV or PHEV." Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "USB4 combines USB 3.2, Thunderbolt" bit-tech 7:39 AM
  • "Thunderbolt-Based USB4 Announced With Double The Speed Of USB 3.2" Redmond Pie 7:03 AM
  • "Inventory mishaps behind staggering revenue loss in physical retail: Inventory management robots could help brick-and-mortar regain some of the footing lost to ecommerce." ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Flickr is now letting users log in to their account even without a Yahoo ID" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 preorders beat the Galaxy S9 in Korea, but first-day registrations are lower" BGR 7:30 AM
  • "Korean Galaxy S10 pre-orders 20 percent higher than S9: Samsung moved 20 percent more units of the Galaxy S10 compared to the S9 on the first day in South Korea, the company announced." ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "Supposed Galaxy A60 spec sheet shows a massive 6.7-inch display and 4,500mAh battery" Neowin 7:29 AM
  • "Google Addresses Pixel 3 Performance Problems" Thurrott 7:31 AM
  • "Huawei exec confirms that the P30 Pro will have a superzoom 'periscope' camera: The new camera could provide up to 10x zoom" The Verge 8:27 AM
Press Releases
  • "AARNet Trials 600 Gigabit Over Live Networks with Cisco" Cisco 2:03 PM
  • "Cisco CDA Advances Spain's Secure Digital Transformation" Cisco 2:03 PM
  • "IBM X-Force Red Launches New Service for Blockchain Security Testing" PRNewswire 2:04 PM
  • "NSTDA and IBM Research Use AI to Transform Sugarcane Farming in Thailand with Mitr Phol" IBM 2:03 PM
  • "Oracle Participates in NSF Cloud for Scientific Research Project: Organizations foster use of commercial cloud for heavy-duty scientific projects to speed answers and improve data integrity" PRNewswire 7:58 AM
  • "TimeClock Plus to Present at Oracle Modern Business Experience in March" PRNewswire 7:58 AM
  • "FireEye Joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association: The company will offer its detection and prevention expertise in an effort to bolster community-based cyber threat protection" Business Wire 8:02 AM
  • "How to view Cortana voice search history on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:56 PM
  • "How to add Settings to the desktop context menu on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:56 PM
  • "HoloLens 3 headset could resemble reading glasses with an infinite field of view" Digital Trends 1:21 PM
  • "Microsoft working on 'Windows Lite' software: New platform may be designed for dual-screen devices and Chromebooks." ITProPortal 8:02 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft Creating 'Windows 10 Lite' For The Foldable PC Future" Forbes 8:02 AM
  • "Windows 10's Mail app gets a full dark mode in latest update: Rolling out this week" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft reportedly launching disc-less Xbox One S next month" The Verge 1:09 PM
  • "The best games for Xbox One" Engadget 9:23 AM
  • "Xbox Game Pass probably isn't coming to the Switch after all: Not anytime soon, at least" The Inquirer 9:36 AM
  • "FBI head Christopher Wray: We can't let criminals hide behind encryption/Speaking at the RSA Conference, Wray acknowledges the topic is 'provocative.'" CNET 6:01 PM
  • "Exclusive: Romania's opposition seeks Huawei ban in telecom infrastructure" Reuters 2:27 PM
  • "Net neutrality could return thanks to the 'Save the Internet Act'" Android Police 1:24 PM
  • "T-Mobile spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in D.C. since merger announcement" Reuters 1:38 PM
  • "T-Mobile has spent $195,000 at Trump hotel while lobbying for Sprint merger" Ars Technica 12:43 PM
  • "Verify: Inquiry criticises government ID scheme" BBC 7:24 AM
  • "US could soon end mass phone surveillance program exposed by Snowden: The program used to collect billions of call logs per day for the NSA." Engadget 7:23 AM
  • "Google won't run political ads during Canada's election cycle" Mashable 1:24 PM
  • "Google bans political ads before Canada election" Seeking Alpha 7:03 AM
  • "The Galaxy S10 is fantastic" [Video] CNET 7:22 PM
  • "Review: The Samsung Galaxy S10+ Is Perfectly Fine, But the Future Is Just Around the Corner" Time 6:58 PM
  • "Being first shouldn't matter, but for some tech companies it's a badge of honor" VentureBeat 6:53 PM
  • "First look: Zendure X6 power bank with built-in USB hub/While this isn't a power bank that you can easily slip into a pocket, it's packed with powerful features that make it very compelling." ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "The Morning After: The best games on PS4 and Galaxy S10+ reviewed/'The Last of Us' didn't make the cut." Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 Plus: 4 reasons I'm smitten with Samsung's latest phone/Samsung's latest smartphone could very well end up being one of the best Android phones I've ever used." ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "A Glass-Steagall for tech is not the answer to antitrust worries" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:44 AM
  • "Why Ransomware Is Still An Active Threat" eWeek 7:23 AM
  • "If you die early, how will your children remember you?" BBC 7:22 AM
  • "Coles partners with eBay to offer online grocery shopping" ZDNet 8:50 PM
  • "FT acquires majority stake in The Next Web" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 2:35 PM
  • "DiscoverOrg makes another acquisition, buys email verification service NeverBounce" GeekWire 1:23 PM
  • "Certify, Chrome River announce $1 billion merger: The companies said the merger will allow both businesses to ramp up investments in technology in areas such as machine learning, AI, analytics and reporting." ZDNet 11:49 AM
  • "Fictiv raises $33M to be the 'AWS of hardware manufacturing'" TechCrunch 7:32 AM
  • "China's YY eyes overseas live streaming with $1.45B Bigo buyout: One of China's top live streaming companies YY bought a stake and obtained the right to purchase a majority share in Bigo last June, and now the other shoe has dropped after YY fully acquired..." TechCrunch 7:27 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close slightly lower as investors seek catalysts beyond U.S.-China trade talks: Chinese government announces slower growth target for 2019" MarketWatch 6:06 PM
  • "Dow Closes Down as Wall Street Monitors Trade Developments: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended lower Tuesday, extending modest declines for the week." TheStreet 6:06 PM
  • "Markets Right Now: Stocks end up-down-down day mostly lower" Associated Press 6:06 PM
  • "Stocks slightly down on retail earnings, strong economic data" FOXBusiness 6:05 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Edge Lower as Investors Await Trade Signals: U.S. stocks ended the day slightly lower Tuesday, after major indexes suffered their worst drop in nearly a month Monday on lingering concerns about global growth and the health of the domestic economy." [Paid Membership Required] 6:05 PM
  • "China aims for 2019 GDP growth of 6% to 6.5%" MarketWatch 8:15 AM
  • "European markets climb as China sets new growth targets" MarketWatch 8:15 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "Flexport Tackles Trump Tariffs with Data and Analytics"
  • "Netflix, Google Talk Continuous Delivery at DevOps World"
New York Times (Updated 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "Soap, Detergent and Even Laxatives Could Turbocharge a Battery Alternative"
  • "How a Conservative News Site Thrived on Facebook and Google"
  • "Alibaba Postpones Hong Kong Listing as Protests Roil Markets"
  • "Inside India's Messy Electric Vehicle Revolution"
  • "A Business Built on Disinformation: Highlights From Our Investigation"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "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"
  • "Microsoft Workers Listened to Xbox Voice Recordings"
  • "Spotify Extends Premium Free Trial to 3 Months"
  • "iPhone 11 Case Suggests Apple Pencil Support"
  • "Storing Your Apple Card in a Leather Wallet Is a Bad Idea"
  • "'Stressed' and 'Worn-out' Are Top Descriptors for People Seeing Politics Online"
Reuters (Updated 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "China blames Canada for difficulties in relationship, demands Huawei executive be freed"
  • "Pompeo says U.S. officials are focusing on release of two Canadians in China"
  • "Claims data points to high-end electric car risks: AXA"
  • "Volkswagen not interested in buying Tesla stake"
  • "Volkswagen says it is not interested in buying a Tesla stake"
  • "San Francisco crowdfunder Kiva sets up Sierra Leone credit database"
  • "India needs to reduce ecommerce restrictions to revive economy: Amazon executive"
  • "South Korea's top court to rule on Samsung heir's bribery case on August 29"
  • "Fintech firm Pagaya issuing $115 million asset-backed security"
  • "China telcos weigh sharing 5G network to cut costs, potentially hurting Huawei"
ZDNet (Updated 12:00 PM CDT)
  • "If an iPad Pro is a computer, what's an iPhone Pro?"
  • "Chrome devs propose Privacy Sandbox to balance ad targeting & user privacy"
  • "Android 10: Release date, features, rumors, and everything we know so far"
  • "Report: For DevOps inspiration, look to the retail sector"
  • "A credit card never needed cleaning instructions... then Apple came along"
  • "Google announces Android rebrand, reveals official Android Q name"
  • "VMware Cloud on AWS gains workloads, but challenges remain"
  • "Verizon teams with Boingo for indoor 5G Ultra Wideband service"

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