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TechNN Archive: Sunday, April 7, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Army's version of Microsoft's HoloLens AR goggles likened to Call of Duty: Specially modified version of the AR goggles has a video game feel, writes a CNBC reporter who got a demo." CNET 4:56 PM
  • "HoloLens on the battlefield: How the army uses AR" TechSpot 8:32 PM
  • "Competition and Markets Authority investigates Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo's online gaming subscriptions" BetaNews 8:33 AM
  • "Microsoft Could Evolve Into Shopify's Newest Competitor" Motley Fool 5:38 PM
  • "Microsoft's CEO meets with top execs every week to review AI projects" CNBC 11:33 AM
  • "With Windows 10 1809, Microsoft drops safe removal of USB drives as the default option" BetaNews 8:31 AM
  • "IBM sells its marketing and e-commerce software" CRN 1:17 PM
  • "Why Intel expects dumb IoT devices to get smarter and smarter" VentureBeat 11:47 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-9750H And GTX 1650 Mobility Slides Leaked – Showcases 28% Performance Improvement Over Last Gen" WCCFTech 1:14 PM
  • "AMD EPYC Rome 7nm Server Processors Could Feature Up To 162 PCIe Gen 4 Lanes, More Than Twice As Much As Intel's Xeon 9200 CPUs" WCCFTech 1:14 PM
  • "Public Cloud Soaring To $331B By 2022 According To Gartner" Forbes 11:30 AM
  • "How the Army plans to use Microsoft's high-tech HoloLens goggles on the battlefield" CNBC 4/6
  • "Here's the US Army version of HoloLens that Microsoft employees were protesting: A journalist got to try the military version of the headset" The Verge 4/6
  • "US Army shows how it will use HoloLens in the field: That's not necessarily going to assuage critics of military tech, though." Engadget 4/6
  • "Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo online services being investigated by UK government" Eurogamer 4/6
  • "UK investigates Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony over game service practices: Regulators are concerned these online services are unfair to gamers." Engadget 4/6
  • "Microsoft is shutting down its HealthVault patient record service: The tech giant told users in an email that HealthVault will be gone by November 20th." Engadget 4/6
  • "Microsoft changes how Windows 10 disconnects USB storage devices" ZDNet 4/6
  • "IBM's Artificial Intelligence Strategy Is Fantastic, But AI Also Cut 30% Of Its HR Workforce" Forbes 4/6
  • "Intel may never make a CPU we can trust, but others might" Digital Trends 4/6
  • "A surprising quantum front-runner" Axios 4/6
  • "Serverless computing growth softens, at least for now" ZDNet 4/6
General Interest
  • "Remote AR will make it so we can work — or play — anywhere" VentureBeat 2:20 PM
  • "Americans turn against social media by wide margins" [Video Report] NBC News 10:51 AM
  • "Gmail, Netflix and PayPal Users Targeted In DNS Hijacking Campaign" Forbes 10:51 AM
  • "Facebook's push to help raise money for charity could indirectly give it a $10 billion boost to its business" Business Insider [BI Prime] 8:50 AM
  • "Facebook's Jason Rubin: Oculus Rift 2 would need 'radical new tech'" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "Google Assistant offers livelier search results on Android" Engadget 8:32 AM
  • "Google's lower-cost Pixel 3a phones surface on official sites" Engadget 4/6
  • "SAP's head of cloud business latest top departure in restructuring - Reuters" Reuters 4/6
  • "The smart speaker finally gets its killer app for business" Computerworld 4/6
  • "After Chrome, Firefox will also support off-screen image lazy loading" ZDNet 4/6
  • "What the internet knows about you" Axios 4/6
  • "Amazon's plan to launch thousands of satellites is accelerating a new space race — and one expert knows how everyday investors can profit from the mania right now" Business Insider [BI Prime] 4/6
  • "Dropbox uncovers 264 vulnerabilities in HackerOne Singapore bug hunt" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Testing Verizon's new 5G speeds exposed three major issues with the next-gen data network" CNET 4/6
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "How to Use Emoji for Folder Names in Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 10:27 AM
  • "Skype Now Allows Group Video Calls With 50 People at Once" Thurrott 4/6
  • "Microsoft Updates Xbox Game Bar With Spotify and Memes" LAPTOP Magazine 4/6
  • "Microsoft's GamePass Ultimate SKU Will Help Lower The Cost of Gaming" Thurrott 4/5
  • "Microsoft could be working on an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription" Neowin 4/5
  • "Microsoft is finally fixing one of the worst things about Windows 10" BGR 4/5
Government/Law/Politics
  • "UK unveils sweeping plan to penalise Facebook, Google for harmful online content" Washington Post 7:19 PM
  • "Websites to be fined over 'online harms' under new proposals" BBC 7:12 PM
  • "Britain plans social media regulation to battle harmful content" Reuters 6:29 PM
  • "Huawei's 'shoddy' work prompts talk of a Westminster ban" BBC 6:09 PM
  • "Privacy commissioner rips Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, says livestream should be cut" Stuff: New Zealand 4:47 PM
  • "Washington state considers new broadband program to expand internet access to underserved communities" GeekWire 1:05 PM
  • "AT&T Slapped With Class Action Suit Over Alleged Bait-And-Switch Pricing Of DirecTV Now" HotHardware 4/6
  • "Fake Google robocallers hit with $3.4m fine – but it turns out that the joke's on you" The Register 4/6
  • "Valve responds to European complaints about Steam geo-locking" BetaNews 4/6
  • "Macron's party names GAFA (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple) among Europe's largest rivals on global stage" Foss Patents 4/6
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "It's time for workers to worry about AI" VentureBeat 4:30 PM
  • "Podcast: Intel Data-Centric Event, Cloud-Based Gaming" Seeking Alpha 1:13 PM
  • "How Niantic is preparing for AR's ubiquitous future" VentureBeat 11:33 AM
  • "When Customer Support is Your Achilles Heel (Premium)" Thurrott 10:53 AM
  • "The best mini desktop PCs: From Intel's NUC to the latest Mac Mini." Wirecutter 8:49 AM
  • "Some YouTube stars make millions. Here's how you can make money too." Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Android Q Beta 2 hands on—Bubbles, notification assistants, and more: Android's Bubbles feature can actually completely replace the notification panel." Ars Technica 8:18 AM
  • "There's a simple, quick way to turn off all website notifications in Chrome — here's how to do it" Business Insider 8:17 AM
  • "Amazon's Desktop PC Buying Guide Is A Total Facepalm Of Bad Advice" HotHardware 4/6
  • "Google and other tech giants are quietly buying up the most important part of the internet" VentureBeat 4/6
  • "Help Me, Laptop: What's the Most Powerful College Laptop Under $1,400?" LAPTOP Magazine 4/6
  • "The Surprising Best Feature of Google Home" Gizmodo 4/6
  • "Zuckerberg is right: Third-party standards must govern online speech" VentureBeat 4/6
  • "The Hidizs Sonata HD is the best USB-C audio dongle" The Verge 4/6
  • "Google Assistant's worst feature is still having to say 'Hey Google': Using the same launch phrase for all those devices is not only boring, but leads to problems" The Verge 4/6
  • "Samsung EVO Plus 512GB MicroSD Card Review: Speedy Device Storage" HotHardware 4/5
  • "Cooler Master MasterKeys MK850 keyboard review: A new flagship keyboard with eight analog keys, a bit of a w00t?" Guru3D 4/5
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Hyundai Motor denies tie-up with Tencent on driverless car software - Reuters" Reuters 8:07 AM
  • "Hyundai Motor, Tencent tie up to develop self-driving cars software: report - Reuters" Reuters 4/6
Tech Stocks
  • "The Dow Rose 40 Points Because the Jobs Report Was Strong" MarketWatch 4/5
  • "Dow Ends in Positive Territory as Investors Respond to Strong Jobs Report: Stocks end the day in positive territory as investors respond to a strong jobs report for March." TheStreet 4/5
  • "Dow, Nasdaq soar to highest levels of 2019" FOXBusiness 4/5
  • "S&P 500 Closes Higher for Seventh Straight Session: Jobs report comes in largely as expected; Trump signals trade progress with China" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/5
  • "Nikkei gains on renewed optimism over U.S.-China trade talks: Samsung warns of big drop in profit; markets in Hong Kong, China closed" MarketWatch 4/5



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InformationWeek (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "DeveloperWeek NY and MongoDB World Tackle Transformation"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Deploys Dozens of Satellites to Orbit"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Netflix To Lose The Office TV Show in 2021 to Rival Streaming Product"
  • "Apple Considered Fitting Camera In Apple Watch's Wristband"
  • "AT&T Shape: Where AI Meets Next-Gen Immersive Storytelling"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services for 2019"
  • "Deals: 8TB Hard Drive, Alienware Gaming Desktop, Curved Monitors"
  • "Chinese Cyber Spies Accused of Infiltrating Cellular Networks"
  • "FedEx: Huawei Phone Caused 'Panic'"
  • "AT&T Sued Over Hidden Admin Fee"
  • "T-Mobile Announces 5G in 6 Cities: We Have The Maps"
  • "FedEx Sues US Commerce Department Over Huawei Phone" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Micron says some Huawei shipments resumed, shares rise"
  • "Brazil court slashes fine for Facebook's refusal to share WhatsApp data"
  • "U.S. lawmakers, regulators advance crackdown on robocalls"
  • "Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts"
  • "SpaceX lifts 24 satellites into orbit after 'most difficult launch'"
  • "K-Pop's BTS now in your pocket with mobile game"
  • "Chinese electric automaker BYD opens first plant in Canada"
  • "Fed to hold Facebook's crypto coin to 'high' bar: Powell"
  • "Hyundai dealers to offer customers Lyft rides through CDK app"
  • "U.S. senators say social media letting algorithms 'run wild'"
ZDNet (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Apple buys self-driving startup Drive.ai: Report"
  • "Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SPU snags smart card security certificate"
  • "Australians fear China but want its technology: Lowy Institute poll"
  • "Microsoft and Adobe deliver on a three-year old Office 365 customer request"
  • "New Silex malware is bricking IoT devices, has scary plans"
  • "SUSE Linux bridges the gap between the server and the cloud"
  • "Best BBQ tech gadgets for a perfect July 4"
  • "AWS brings native network traffic mirroring to EC2 instances"


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