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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, March 6, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Intel and Irish supercomputer group aim for a first in quantum computing: Quantum computing project to be the first of its kind in Ireland and potentially the world." SiliconRepublic 8:14 AM
  • "Spectre-a-like 'Spoiler' flaw affects all Intel Core CPUs: AMD and ARM architectures unaffected by vulnerability" The Inquirer 8:12 AM
  • "Intel pleads for U.S. backup in the chip race" Axios 7:55 AM
  • "Exclusive: Intel Mobility i7-9750H Will Be Announced Around 21st April, Availability From May" WCCFTech 8:13 AM
  • "Intel officially retires all 6th-gen processors" MyBroadband 8:13 AM
  • "Intel wants robot redundancy pay for people who lose their jobs to AI" TrustedReviews 8:14 AM
  • "What makes Intel-Unisoc 5G partnership fall apart" DigiTimes 8:13 AM
  • "AMD might make a killing from new Intel chip bug" Fudzilla 8:16 AM
  • "AMD: 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper in 2019" AnandTech 11:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Has a Bold Plan to Reach More Gamers" The Motley Fool 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's South African data centers are now open for Azure business" GeekWire 7:23 AM
  • "Microsoft's first African data centers open in Cape Town and Johannesburg" ZDNet 7:54 AM
  • "Microsoft is first major cloud provider to open African data centers" Ars Technica 11:25 AM
  • "Discless Xbox 'Maverick' could arrive as soon as May: Download-only device could be with us a little sooner than expected." Ars Technica 5:10 PM
  • "IBM countersues Israel Chemicals on harmonization project" Globes (Israel) 8:20 AM
  • "IBM Releases Security Testing Tool for Enterprise Blockchain Takers" Cointelegraph 8:20 AM
  • "Dell EMC Exec: Windows 7 To Windows 10 Migration Is 'Biggest Client Refresh Opportunity' For Partners" CRN 8:18 AM
  • "Dell EMC Federal's Steve Harris: Treating Infrastructure as a Platform Could Help Agencies Simplify Cyber Efforts" ExecutiveBiz 8:19 AM
  • "What will Dell EMC's unified mid-range storage box look like? Let's not find out..." Blocks & Files 8:18 AM
  • "Supreme court orders Oracle to pay litigation money back" IT PRO (UK) 8:11 AM
  • "Inoapps Interviews Oracle Blockchain Guru For Latest Podcast" RealWire 8:11 AM
  • "Oracle to lure boffins with cloud credits, see if enterprise-grade tech can speed up research" The Register 7:42 AM
  • "NASA, Cisco, and Woodside look to network edge on the moon: Using Cisco connectivity technology, Australian LNG company Woodside is collaborating with NASA on edge compute capabilities for use hundreds of kilometres offshore, towards even the moon in future." ZDNet 6:10 PM
  • "Cisco tells Nexus switch owners to disable POAP feature for security reasons: Cisco releases new Nexus firmware that includes a new command to turn off POAP." ZDNet 9:16 PM
  • "5G, Wi-Fi 6, and nano-satellites: Cisco pushes total coverage" ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Cisco claims 'first' successful 600Gbps trial in Australia" ARN 8:09 AM
  • "The Time Has Finally Come For Cisco's SD WAN Solutions" Seeking Alpha 8:09 AM
  • "Optus and Cisco extend Meraki deal" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Cisco helps Spain accelerate its digital transformation" SmartCitiesWorld 8:10 AM
  • "Cisco creates tech engineers club for women" IT Web 8:09 AM
  • "Japan's Renesas to partially halt chip production for two months on China slowdown: source" Reuters 11:28 AM
General Interest
  • "Android's digital wallet could eventually hold your driver's license: You wouldn't need a special app to show your ID." Engadget 7:58 PM
  • "Your best loved brands, but where is tech? Only two tech brands are included in the list of most loved brands, according to a new report." ["HTC and Alienware are the only tech brands named in the top 10 -- out of more than 500 brands analyzed. HTC ranked fourth in the online category behind Clean and Clear and Mary Kay, and Alienware ranked sixth behind Five Guys and Fisher-Price."] ZDNet 3:15 PM
  • "'I worry about the world I helped create', says Android founder" ["Rich Miner, who helped build the Android operating system, said he feared for the 'interrupt driven world I helped create' and the impact it will have on younger generations."] Telegraph 2:35 PM
  • "Creative wallpapers that use the Galaxy S10 hole-punch camera properly" Digital Trends 1:52 PM
  • "Samsung is reportedly working on three different foldable smartphones" Ars Technica 1:33 PM
  • "Smart Compose for Gmail is now available on all Android devices: It's no longer a Pixel exclusive" The Verge 11:47 AM
  • "Firefox to add Tor Browser anti-fingerprinting technique called letterboxing" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "Netgear Preps Next-Gen 4G and 5G Nighthawk Wi-Fi Hotspots" AnandTech 10:01 AM
  • "Fitbit launches lower-cost fitness devices to combat Samsung, Apple" Reuters 8:35 AM
  • "Don't look now: why you should be worried about machines reading your emotions/Machines can now allegedly identify anger, fear, disgust and sadness. 'Emotion detection' has grown from a research project to a $20bn industry" The Guardian 8:28 AM
  • "Google launches TensorFlow 2.0 Alpha" ZDNet 3:16 PM
  • "Google begins selling the $150 Coral Dev Board, a hardware kit for accelerated AI edge computing" VentureBeat 12:37 PM
  • "Google introduces educational app Bolo to improve children's literacy in India" TechCrunch 10:01 AM
  • "From ax heads to machine learning: Israel joins Google's 'Once Upon a Try'" Times of Israel 9:00 AM
  • "Google sells 'predictable' storage costs: $120k for a year before you get a foot in the door, though" The Register 8:24 AM
  • "Let Google and Tilda Swinton show you the Big Bang in AR: The tech giant teamed up with CERN for an interactive Big Bang experience." Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "A serious shortage of cybersecurity experts could cost companies hundreds of millions of dollars" CNBC 8:21 AM
  • "Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg says the future is private messaging" Recode 1:32 PM
  • "Facebook's reputation is sinking fast" Axios 7:55 AM
  • "'Grotesque': Marco Rubio leads intense criticism of Google for refusing to pull down Saudi government app that lets men track and control women" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "You'll never guess who's giving Google a right shoeing lately. Talking about barring Chrome, Search as defaults... any other nations watching?" The Register 7:42 AM
  • "Samsung Working on Two More Foldable Smartphones" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:30 AM
  • "Flip-phone foldables might be the next big thing in gadgets this year" The Next Web 7:23 AM
  • "Why content moderators fall for conspiracy theories: A stressful job, plus repeated exposure, can change a person's views" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "Meizu Admits Zero Port-Less Smartphone Was An Epic Fail Marketing Stunt" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Meizu CEO says port-less phone was a publicity stunt" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Android users: Popular apps still send data to Facebook without your consent" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Long before Trump's trade war with China, Huawei's activities were secretly tracked" Reuters 12:39 PM
  • "Huawei opens a cybersecurity transparency center in the heart of Europe" TechCrunch 7:16 AM
  • "Huawei asks Japanese suppliers to ship more smartphone components: Nikkei" Reuters 7:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2019 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 7:54 AM
  • "Oracle and Marvell Collaborate to Enhance Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Key Management Security" PRNewswire 7:43 AM
  • "Microsoft is open-sourcing Windows Calculator on GitHub" ZDNet 1:49 PM
  • "Microsoft Is Open Sourcing...Windows Calculator" Thurrott 12:40 PM
  • "How to Turn on Dark Mode in Windows 10 Mail" Lifehacker 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft integrates Yammer into Teams" VentureBeat 11:46 AM
  • "Microsoft has a plan to clean up its overlapping project-management services" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Why Bezos and Microsoft are betting on this $10 trillion energy fix for the planet" CNBC 8:01 AM
  • "Huawei is suing the US government: It claims restrictions placed on the company are unconstitutional." Engadget 9:16 PM
  • "'Save the Internet' Bill Tries to Revive Net Neutrality Rules" PC Magazine 3:54 PM
  • "'Save the Internet Act' would bring back net neutrality, plain and simple" TechCrunch 12:00 PM
  • "Ajit Pai's net neutrality repeal would be reversed by Democrats' new bill" Ars Technica 11:49 AM
  • "New Net Neutrality Bill Would Strip the FCC of Its Power to Mess With the Internet" Gizmodo 11:15 AM
  • "EU states set to scrap digital tax plan, to work for global reform" Reuters 10:00 AM
  • "Intel Community CIO calls for Urgency: U.S. adversaries are quickly developing cyber-related technologies, at the same time that they are pursuing conventional arms and space capabilities." Signal Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "T-Mobile Admits It Spent $195,000 at Trump Hotel in DC While Feds Weighed Sprint Merger" Gizmodo 7:55 AM
  • "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is not against wooing Amazon back to New York, but she says the firm must listen to locals" Business Insider 7:53 AM
  • "Huawei's security boss says the company would sooner 'shut down' than spy for China" Business Insider 7:52 AM
  • "France unveils plan to tax internet giants: The French government on Wednesday unveiled plans to slap a 3 percent tax on the French revenues of internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook." Associated Press 7:32 AM
  • "Qualcomm Cites National Security Risk in Bid to Settle FTC Case: Defense and Energy Department officials lend support, saying Huawei stands to gain from a Qualcomm loss" [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 AM
  • "Facebook rejects Australian regulator's push for scrutiny of news feeds" Reuters 7:04 AM
  • "Czech cyber watchdog says its Huawei warning took U.S. by surprise" Reuters 7:04 AM
  • "Shark or Baseball? Inside the 'Black Box' of a Neural Network" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:15 AM
  • "HP Deskjet 3630 all-in-one printer review: A great printer for occasional use, but ink can be pricey" TechRadar UK 8:16 AM
  • "Fossil Sport review: The best of a bad situation" Android Central 8:07 AM
  • "Samsung Delivers Mo' Features, Mo' Problems with the Galaxy S10 Lineup" iFixit 7:58 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 (2019) review: A prettier, more powerful convertible than the last" PCWorld 7:33 AM
  • "Blockchain vs. a database: What's the difference?" Computerworld 7:32 AM
  • "The Life-Threatening Consequences of Overhyping AI" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:31 AM
  • "The promise of universal augmented reality" VentureBeat 7:30 AM
  • "House to hold hearing on Sprint, T-mobile proposed merger" Reuters 8:24 AM
  • "Rogue Games raises $1.25 million to publish and scale mobile games" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
  • "Sea is raising up to $1.5B for its Shopee e-commerce business in Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "Brodmann17 nabs $11M for its automotive computer vision tech that runs on any CPU" TechCrunch 7:17 AM
  • "Google DeepMind's Talks With National Grid Are Over" Forbes 7:00 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower for third session on lackluster economic data: U.S. trade deficit hits 10-year high in 2018" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower as Investors Eye Details From Trade Talks, Oil Prices Tumble: The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day lower as details over the trade talks between the U.S. and China are awaited and oil prices tumble." TheStreet 3:55 PM
  • "This Sector Falls Harder Than Nasdaq, Dow Jones; But This Industry Group Is Rebounding" Investor's Business Daily 3:55 PM
  • "Stocks slide on weakening global growth outlook" FOXBusiness 3:55 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Continue to Slide: Indexes decline for third straight session ahead of update on trade, Friday's jobs report" [Paid Membership Required] 3:55 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly higher, paced by China: Stocks gain in Shanghai and Hong Kong, decline in Tokyo" MarketWatch 7:59 AM
  • "London markets flat as weaker pound fails to support FTSE; Just Eat drops 4%: British American Tobacco leads the gainers" MarketWatch 7:59 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 10:10 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Kaleido Brings Its Blockchain Market to Microsoft Azure"
New York Times (Checked 10:10 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CDT)
  • "Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion?"
PC Magazine (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "Telegram Enhances Privacy With 'Unsend Anything'"
  • "Business Choice Awards 2019: Smartphones, Carriers, and Mobile Operating Systems"
  • "How OpenAI's Fake News Warnings Triggered Actual Fake News"
  • "Report: Cheaper Nintendo Switch Launching This Summer"
  • "Mapping State-by-State Tech Trends: Most Popular Dating Apps"
Reuters (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "French Muslim group sues Facebook, YouTube over Christchurch footage"
  • "U.S. top court rejects shoe retailer Zappos appeal in data breach case"
  • "Uber could announce $3 billion deal with Careem early this week: sources"
  • "Study shows limited control over privacy breaches by pre-installed Android apps"
  • "Tencent shareholder Naspers plots Euronext e-commerce IPO"
  • "Apple invites Hollywood to Silicon Valley in TV push"
  • "JPMorgan awards research grants, deepening its AI push"
  • "China tech firms, seeking passion and energy, promote younger staff"
ZDNet (Updated 10:10 AM CDT)
  • "Apple's TV streaming event: How to watch and what to expect"
  • "The new Cloudera-Hortonworks Hadoop: 100 percent open source, 50 percent boring"
  • "Hijacked ASUS Live Update software installs backdoors on countless PCs worldwide"
  • "Oracle talks customer experience at Modern CX 2019"
  • "US tech students slaughter peers in Russia, China, India in coding test"
  • "Hi-res VR headsets reignite enterprise mixed reality battle"
  • "Garmin announces Approach S40 golf GPS smartwatch: AutoShot integration helps you excel on the course"
  • "Customer service is poised for an AI revolution"

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