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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, March 12, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: Windows 10 can now automatically uninstall buggy updates/Along with blocks on releasing Windows 10 to certain users, Microsoft will now remove updates that aren't compatible with the installed version of Windows 10." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 will now automatically uninstall borked updates: More Windows, less pane" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "Windows 10 will automatically remove updates, drivers that break booting: Problematic updates will be held back for 30 days." Ars Technica 4:58 PM
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Call, tell us what you think of Alt+Tab shortcut/Now Windows 10 users can set up a call with Microsoft to chat directly with its engineers about features." ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "New Windows 10 19H1 Build Comes to the Slow Ring" Thurrott 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 SDK preview Build 18351" Neowin 2:33 PM
  • "Microsoft is preparing to test Android app-mirroring on Windows 10: Microsoft showed off the ability to mirror applications running on an Android phone to a Windows 10 PC last fall. Windows Insiders could begin testing this feature as soon as this week." ZDNet 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft's Your Phone Screen Mirroring Android App For Windows 10 Now Supports These Devices" HotHardware 4:59 PM
  • "Microsoft will soon test Android mirroring on Windows 10" Neowin 11:06 AM
  • "Windows 10's Phone Mirror Feature Could Arrive This Week" Thurrott 11:39 AM
  • "Windows 7 end-of-life nag messages will start showing up next month: Microsoft promises you'll be able to turn them off." Ars Technica 4:58 PM
  • "Microsoft to start nagging users in April about the January 2020 Windows 7 end-of-support deadline: Starting next month, Microsoft will start displaying periodic pop-up notifications reminding Windows 7 users that support for that OS is ending early next year. Happily, you'll be able to shut them off." ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "Microsoft to Nag Windows 7 Users to Upgrade" Thurrott 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft to start delivering reminders to Windows 7 customers about end of support" Neowin 11:44 AM
  • "Microsoft brings DirectX 12 improvements to Windows 7, starting with World of Warcraft" Neowin 7:39 PM
  • "Intel CPU Shortages Reportedly To Get Worse Through Q2 2019" HotHardware 4:59 PM
  • "Intel's chip shortfall woes are expected to worsen in Q2: Intel inside? Maybe not for the time being" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake Xeon CPUs Rumored For April Launch, Cascade Lake-X Set For Computex Debut" HotHardware 4:33 PM
  • "Intel shows off 10nm 112Gbps SerDes/IAD 2018: Lets not talk about the 56Gbps SerDes" SemiAccurate 7:53 AM
  • "Cloud gaming set to become popular: AMD's Marinkovic" Deccan Herald 8:17 AM
  • "HP Reimagines OfficeJet Pro Portfolio — Introduces Smart Printers and Time-Saving Tools for Small Businesses" Nasdaq 8:14 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One Printer" PC Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "5 Things To Know About HP's Refreshed OfficeJet Pro Lineup: HP is announcing updates to the design, security and capabilities of its new OfficeJet Pro printers." CRN 8:15 AM
  • "HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 First Impressions" Thurrott 10:38 AM
  • "HP Envy x360 review: a compact 2-in-1 that tries to do too much, and mostly succeeds" 91 Mobiles 8:17 AM
  • "Nvidia is killing off 3D Vision and Kepler mobile GPU support: Kepler.... we barely knew her" The Inquirer 7:51 AM
  • "IBM criticised for collecting social media photos for facial recognition research" Telegraph 4:58 PM
  • "Google Cloud hires another Oracle veteran for top role" Reuters 8:30 AM
  • "Can Oracle Continue Surprising The Market In Q3?" Forbes 8:30 AM
General Interest
  • "New Noise-Blocking Material Could Make Jets and Drones Super Quiet" Gizmodo 1:38 PM
  • "Mozilla launches its free, encrypted file-sharing service, Firefox Send" TechCrunch 11:39 AM
  • "Mozilla's Firefox Fenix: New Android browser rethinks tabs and sessions/Mozilla developers look to differentiate Firefox on Android with more session control." ZDNet 10:40 AM
  • "Yup, Verizon Texting Was Busted" Gizmodo 11:39 AM
  • "Galaxy Note9's unlocked and Verizon variants start receiving Android Pie in the U.S." Neowin 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy A50 will start shipping in Lithuania from March 18, pre-orders now open" Neowin 7:53 AM
  • "Game over for Shockwave as Adobe confirms it will end support from 9 April: Say hello, shockwave goodbye" The Inquirer 7:49 AM
  • "Facebook restores ads calling for it to be broken up" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook briefly removed Elizabeth Warren's ads that said Facebook has too much power" BGR 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook temporarily pulled Warren ads about breaking it up: The social network has republished the ads after facing backlash for their removal." Engadget 7:51 AM
  • "HTC resurfaces with info on Android Pie for U11, U11+ and U12+: You can 'anticipate' updates arriving in Q2." Engadget 7:51 AM
  • "RED is working on a 'pro camera version' of the Hydrogen One: RED is 'radically changing the Hydrogen program'" The Verge 1:17 PM
  • "Amazon Quietly Ends Controversial Price Parity Requirement for Third-Party Sellers" Thurrott 7:54 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell wins $231 million US Navy IT Contract: Dell will help the US Navy move its IT systems to the cloud as well as providing data center services" Data Center Dynamics 8:09 AM
  • "Windows 7: What is your company's exit strategy? If your business is still running on Windows 7, it's time to get serious about how you're going to handle the January 14, 2020 end of support. Here are your four options." ZDNet 2:15 PM
  • "Microsoft's AI app for the blind helps you explore photos with touch: It also introduces iPad support." Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to talk about how you use Alt-Tab in Windows 10" Neowin 7:53 AM
  • "Windows Insiders can now use DTrace: The venerable Sun debugger has a new home on Microsoft's operating system." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Halo: Master Chief Collection is finally confirmed for PC, will include Reach/Will include Steam as buying option; collection's games will launch one at a time." Ars Technica 8:39 PM
  • "Minecraft coming to Xbox Game Pass on April 4" Neowin 8:49 PM
  • "Government agrees that Australia's NDIS needs a chatbot" ZDNet 7:17 PM
  • "Uber agrees to pay drivers $20 million to settle independent contractor lawsuit" TechCrunch 11:41 AM
  • "Germany asserts independence after U.S. warning on Huawei" Reuters 11:17 AM
  • "Elon Musk denies being in contempt of court" BBC 9:59 AM
  • "Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim: Google acknowledged the unredacted claims in the lawsuit Monday and said in a statement that there are 'serious consequences for anyone who behaves inappropriately at Google.'" NBC News 8:16 AM
  • "ProtonMail blocked in Russia, 25 other web addresses cut off as well" Neowin 7:52 AM
  • "Russia blocks encrypted email provider ProtonMail" TechCrunch 7:53 AM
  • "Brexit: Foreign far-right Twitter users 'manipulated debate'" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "The UK's Extremely Dumb Plan to Force Porn Sites to Verify Users' Ages May Come Next Month" Gizmodo 7:51 AM
  • "Fitbit Inspire HR review: A worthy $99 investment in your health/Fitbit packed many essentials into its $99 replacement for the Alta HR." Ars Technica 10:07 AM
  • "Jigsaw Chrome Extension Tunes Out Internet Toxicity: Tune, an experimental browser extension based on the Perspective AI tool from Google's sister firm Jigsaw, lets users turn a dial up or down to set the 'volume' of online conversations. Try it now on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and Disqus." PC Magazine 8:06 AM
  • "Quitting the five tech giants: Could you really flee Facebook? Facebook. These days, all you ever see is bad news. But even though Facebook is almost as much societal disease as social network, could you let go? Today, we find out." ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "As the web turns 30, Tim Berners-Lee warns of trouble ahead for his progeny: Founder is concerned about 'nastiness and misinformation'" The Inquirer 8:46 AM
  • "History of the World Wide Web - 30 years in 30 pictures" Telegraph 7:55 AM
  • "Web creator discusses what went wrong" BBC 7:44 AM
  • "The World Wide Web at 30: We got the free and open internet we deserve/And now we're going to have to rebuild it from the ground up." Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "The World Wide Web Turns 30: Our Favorite Memories From A To Z" The Verge 12:42 PM
  • "Peter Thiel-backed firm building 'safe' AI turns itself into a for-profit enterprise" Telegraph 8:45 AM
  • "Software firm Cloudflare raises $150 million" Reuters 8:06 AM
  • "PayPal to invest $750M, and Dragoneer $100M into MercadoLibre, Argentina's e-commerce powerhouse" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "137 Ventures raises $210M to give liquidity to startup employees" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
  • "Hulu and Spotify launch an even more steeply discounted bundle of $9.99 per month" TechCrunch 7:55 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mostly higher on health care, utilities rise; Boeing weighs on the Dow: More countries ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 models" MarketWatch 6:18 PM
  • "Dow Closes Lower as Wall Street Confronts Boeing Woes: Stocks closed mixed Tuesday, one day after snapping a five-day losing streak, as Boeing continues to fall following the second fatal crash of one of its 737 MAX 8 aircraft in six months." TheStreet 6:22 PM
  • "US stock indexes end mostly higher, extending market's gains" Associated Press 6:22 PM
  • "S&P 500 Rises as Investors Weigh Inflation Data: Dow industrials fall, pulled lower a second day by Boeing shares" [Paid Membership Required] 6:23 PM
  • "Asian markets rally after Wall Street snaps losing streak" MarketWatch 8:22 AM
  • "European markets mixed as investors wait for vote on revised Brexit deal" MarketWatch 8:22 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 11:40 AM; no changes since 7:30 AM CDT)
  • "Going Up? Otis Elevator Hits Digital Transformation Button"
  • "Robotic Process Automation: Is RPA Ready for Big Business?"
  • "Expect AI Flash Mobs of Fake News"
New York Times (Checked 11:40 AM CDT; no changes since Sunday)
  • "Start-Up Says It's Changing Eye Care for the Better. Others See It Differently."
PC Magazine (Updated 11:40 AM CDT)
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "Hack Reveals Russian Plan to Deanonymize Tor Traffic"
  • "These Human-Like 'Synths' Will Make You Do a Double Take"
  • "Report: Apple Watch Switching to MicroLED in 2020"
  • "Nintendo Facing Joy-Con 'Drifting' Class Action Lawsuit"
  • "Pixel 4 Leak Suggests Soli Touchless Interactions"
  • "Netflix Subscriber Drop Marks the Beginning of a Rocky Road"
Reuters (Updated 11:40 AM CDT)
  • "Huawei secretly helped North Korea build, maintain wireless network -Washington Post"
  • "Trump: 'We will have to find out' about Huawei's relationship with North Korea"
  • "Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo Games"
  • "Trump is expected to drop in on White House tech meeting with Broadcom, Intel CEOs: sources"
  • "Equifax to pay $700 million over 2017 data breach, compensate consumers"
  • "Toshiba Memory sees 'good chance' of M&A in push for data center business"
  • "Microsoft to invest $1 billion in OpenAI"
  • "Frenzied debut of China's Nasdaq-style board adds $44 billion in market cap"
  • "China's ByteDance plans to set up data center in India"
  • "South Korea eases path for quality tests of chip suppliers amid Japan curbs: government"
ZDNet (Updated 11:40 AM CDT)
  • "How the latest gaming AI beat world champions of poker"
  • "Cloud-based virtual desktop provider hit by ransomware"
  • "Slack's desktop client gets major performance improvements after codebase rewrite"
  • "Equifax, regulators sign $700m deal to settle data breach lawsuits"
  • "SAP data and analytics: in with the new, don't squander the old"
  • "Visa: Payment industry will soon drop passwords for biometrics"
  • "Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI, which is going all-in on Azure"
  • "Full 4G coverage coming to London Underground... by the mid-2020s"

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