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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 8, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 update problems: Why Microsoft's battle isn't over yet/Microsoft is overhauling how it delivers Windows 10 updates. But the almost infinite variation of PCs will make that an uphill struggle." ZDNet 8:56 AM
  • "PC industry suffers as Microsoft severs link between Windows and hardware refreshes: If Microsoft succeeds, a Windows upgrade will no longer mean that businesses need to refresh their PC estate" ComputerWeekly 8:57 AM
  • "European data supervisor investigates Microsoft contracts with EU bodies" Reuters 8:18 AM
  • "Microsoft paid out millions in bug bounties last year: More than $2 million was dished out to bounty hunters, but Microsoft wants to do more." ITProPortal 8:58 AM
  • "Hololens 2: Microsoft's Enterprise AR Power Play For Windows Mixed Reality" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft move to release Windows 10 1903 in May marks third straight delayed upgrade" Computerworld 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Closing Its HealthVault Patient-records Service" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "IBM Helped NASA Fix One of its Satellites Using Deep Learning A.I." Digital Trends 11:19 AM
  • "IBM's AI tool can accurately predict that a worker is about to quit" Business Review 8:53 AM
  • "IBM Patents Blockchain Implementation to Manage Data For Autonomous Vehicles" Cointelegraph 8:53 AM
  • "Telefonica, IBM team up for 'Cloud Garden' B2B offering" Telecompaper 8:54 AM
  • "HP: Reinventing the print business for a new generation" TechRadar UK 8:51 AM
  • "HP updates Z6, Z8 Workstations with latest Intel Xeon processors" ZDNet 10:20 AM
  • "Intel Helps Drive Data Center Advancements" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:42 AM
  • "Hands on with the 56-core Xeon Platinum 9200 CPU: Intel's Biggest CPU Package Ever" AnandTech 10:36 AM
  • "Intel Core i5-9300H to i9-9980HK: More Specs Leaked" Tom's Hardware 8:52 AM
  • "Intel Optane DC persistent memory starts at $6.57 per GB" Hexus 8:52 AM
  • "Intel's Chip Issues Are Hurting These 3 Tech Giants" Motley Fool 6:45 PM
  • "AMD takes aim at Intel with new 2nd-gen Ryzen Pro and Athlon Pro mobile processors" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "AMD Announces 2nd-Generation Ryzen Pro Mobile Processors" Thurrott 8:34 AM
  • "AMD debuts 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen Pro mobile processors" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "AMD Announces new Ryzen Pro and Athlon Processors" Digital Trends 12:17 PM
  • "AMD's latest Ryzen Pro chips bring Vega graphics to work laptops" Engadget 5:02 PM
  • "AMD to Power Business Laptops With New Ryzen, Athlon Pro Chips" PC Magazine 10:54 AM
  • "Dell's New Precision 7000 Workstations: Dual Xeon, Triple RTX, 3 TB DDR4, 16 TB NVMe" AnandTech 2:29 PM
  • "Cisco Revamps Services Business: A focus on customer experience aims to ensure businesses can be aggressive with technology without putting themselves at risk." No Jitter 8:48 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook Bans Faith Goldy And Canadian White Nationalist Groups In Latest Crackdown: 'Individuals and organizations who spread hate, attack, or call for the exclusion of others on the basis of who they are have no place on Facebook,' a Facebook spokesperson said." BuzzFeed News 10:36 AM
  • "Ambarella's computer vision chip will boost clarity of home security cameras" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "In the future, A.I. medicine will let patients own their health data" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "Gartner squints into its crystal ball: A pholdable phuture is very far away" The Register 8:18 AM
  • "TrickBot malware attacks are ramping up ahead of Tax Day" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "British woman faces Dubai jail over Facebook 'horse' insult" BBC 8:14 AM
  • "Cybercrime group FIN6 evolves from POS malware to ransomware" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Brazil sprints ahead in mobile payments innovation" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Google opens a pop-up learning center in New York City" Engadget 6:45 PM
  • "Google accidentally leaks Pixel 3a specs, plus Google Nest Hub Max" ZDNet 7:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "2nd Gen AMD Ryzen™ PRO and AMD Athlon™ PRO Mobile Processors to Power New Premium to Entry Commercial Notebooks" AMD 8:43 AM
  • "How to permanently display the Windows 10 version on the desktop" TechRepublic 9:05 PM
  • "How to enable Chromecast support in Chromium Edge on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:18 PM
  • "How is Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge really different from Chrome?" ZDNet 2:54 PM
  • "Chromium-based Edge: Hands on with Microsoft's new browser" ZDNet 11:37 AM
  • "First look: Edge-on-Chromium now out as Canary, Dev builds for Windows 10" Ars Technica 11:37 AM
  • "Microsoft is No Longer Living on the Edge (Premium)" Thurrott 11:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium Edge browser is now officially available to test" The Verge 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft executive rubbishes Google gaming push" Telegraph 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft buffs its rings, emits Code and goes global with Kaizala" The Register 8:17 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms you really, really don't need to 'safely remove' USB flash drives anymore" The Verge 1:54 PM
  • "Microsoft finally accepts that nobody safely removes USB devices" Digital Trends 8:34 AM
  • "Windows 10 Switches to 'Quick Removal' for USB Drives" PC Magazine 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft revamps programming language PowerShell as Windows 10 use trails Linux" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Octopai Partners With Microsoft to Expand Its Metadata Management Automation Offering" PRNewswire 8:58 AM
  • "New York vows to keep trying after Orwellian facial recognition program fails" The Next Web 5:40 PM
  • "No one, not even the Secret Service, should randomly plug in a strange USB stick" TechCrunch 5:00 PM
  • "Did The U.S. Just Publicly Back Down From Its Fight With Huawei In Europe?" Forbes 10:37 AM
  • "Britain is coming for big tech — here's how Silicon Valley is responding" Business Insider 8:26 AM
  • "EU proposal requires platforms to delete 'terrorist content' in 1 hour" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "EU's Vestager says Europe must lead the way with a digital tax - Reuters" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "AI must be accountable, says EU as sets ethical guidelines - Reuters" Reuters 7:29 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa can handle patient information now — what does that mean for privacy?" The Verge 5:00 PM
  • "Why computer vision is rocking the business world — and bottom lines" VentureBeat 2:55 PM
  • "5G May Never Live up to the Hype" Motherboard 2:54 PM
  • "First Ring Daily 596: Livin on the Edge" Thurrott 11:12 AM
  • "Millions of Netflix users are using someone else's password, but that's not bad for Netflix" Recode 11:12 AM
  • "Google Brain's AI predicts code from your previous edits" VentureBeat 11:52 AM
  • "Google Play Store has a problem with violent games made for kids: It may come down to Google's approach to game ratings." Engadget 9:58 AM
  • "Wikipedia Isn't Officially a Social Network. But the Harassment Can Get Ugly." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:53 AM
  • "HP Spectre Folio review: This lightweight leather laptop is different in a very good way" PCWorld 8:51 AM
  • "Average life of a dead Google product is just four years" The Next Web 8:34 AM
  • "Rodecaster Pro review: a podcast studio you can carry on your back/Perfect for multiperson Twitch streams or YouTube live shows" The Verge 8:30 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg gets taste of privacy invasion as New York Times reports the contents of his trash" Business Insider 8:27 AM
  • "The 5 things Google should kill next" PCWorld 8:17 AM
  • "DOOM speedrunning is a complicated, frustrating sport" The Next Web 8:14 AM
  • "Laptop vs. Chromebook: Picking the best computer for you" CNET 8:01 AM
  • "Upstart raises $50 million and partners with banks to expand its AI lending business" VentureBeat 9:15 AM
  • "Deep Lens raises $14 million to improve clinical trial recruitment with AI" VentureBeat 8:37 AM
  • "Bitglass raises $70 million to monitor and secure employee devices" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "RiskLens raises $20M to show companies how much cyberattacks could cost them" GeekWire 10:48 AM
  • "RiskLens raises $20.55 million to help companies manage cyber risk" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "Pinterest seeks $11.3bn valuation in New York IPO" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "Pinterest sets IPO range at $15-17, valuing it at $10.6B vs previous valuation of $12.3B" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin's B Capital makes $406M first close of new fund" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "Kabbage raises a record $700 million in debt for its SMB loans platform" TechCrunch 8:01 AM
  • "Grab plans to raise $2B more this year to fund an acquisition spree in Southeast Asia" TechCrunch 8:15 AM
  • "SoftBank-backed Grab seeks another $2 billion funding in expansion drive - Reuters" Reuters 7:30 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mostly higher as S&P 500 pushes wins to 8 in a row: Boeing drags on Dow" MarketWatch 5:19 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed, Dow Slumps as Boeing Sinks on Downgrade: Stocks end mix, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gets pulled lower by Boeing after the planemaker is downgraded and says it will slow production of its troubled 737 MAX aircraft following two fatal crashes." TheStreet 5:19 PM
  • "US stocks mixed as industrials slid but tech shares gained" FOXBusiness 5:19 PM
  • "S&P 500 Ekes Out Narrow Gain to Prolong Winning Streak: Falling industrial shares weigh on indexes Monday, but S&P moves higher in late afternoon" [Paid Membership Required] 5:19 PM
  • "Asia stocks start off Monday by adding to solid gains of previous week" MarketWatch 8:46 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security"
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "F.T.C. Said to Be Investigating YouTube Over Child Privacy Claims"
  • "Slack Wants to Replace Email. Is That What We Want?"
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Bill Demands Facebook, Twitter Be Vetted for Political Bias"
  • "Deals: Anker Accessories, Overpowered Gaming Desktop"
  • "The Real Reason I Don't Have a Security Camera"
  • "1,000 Best Buy Stores Can Repair Your Apple Device"
  • "Amazon Launching New Kindle Oasis eReader July 24"
  • "Facebook's Libra Cryptocurrency: Your Biggest Questions Answered"
  • "Intel's New Tool Overclocks 9th-Gen Chips With a Mouse Click"
  • "Can Anything Protect Us From Deepfakes?"
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10: Everything We Know So Far"
  • "Amazon Buys Bebo to Expand Twitch's eSports Platform"
Reuters (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "Senate panel to examine Facebook digital currency project"
  • "U.S. video streaming app YouNow files cryptocurrency offering with SEC"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources"
  • "Oil group Total hopes new supercomputer will help it find oil faster and more cheaply"
  • "Apple says iPhones can now be fixed at all U.S. Best Buy stores"
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
ZDNet (Updated 3:00 PM CDT)
  • "iOS 13: A stronger battery, subscription reminders, and other features"
  • "IPVanish review: VPN delivers a wealth of options and browsing controls"
  • "Brazil ignores US pressure to reject Huawei"
  • "Open Invention Network, the Linux-based patent non-aggression community, exceeds 3,000 licensees"
  • "Can Microsoft's mixed reality tech propel Airbus' plane manufacturing?"
  • "Financial services sector in need of a technology modernization"
  • "Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 10 on Aug. 7: Report"
  • "Tech news roundup: HPE Discover 2019, Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency, and Google Cloud's debacle"

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