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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, April 9, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's April Patch Tuesday comes with fixes for two Windows zero-days: April 2019 Patch Tuesday comes with 74 security fixes, including patches for two Windows zero-days." ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 May 2019 Update is now available for testing: Embrace the chaos" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 version 1709 is no longer supported after today" Neowin 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft releases developer builds of its Chromium-based Edge browser: If you can't beat 'em, collaborate with 'em" The Inquirer 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft Rolls Out First Versions of Chromium Edge" ExtremeTech 8:14 AM
  • "How to Beta Test Microsoft's New Chromium-Based Edge Browser" Lifehacker 9:34 AM
  • "EU data regulator launches GDPR probe into Microsoft software deals: Follows claims diagnostic data transfers could reveal personal information" The Inquirer 8:32 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Acquire Adobe?" CMSWire 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft targets public sector with UK datacentre investment: Giant adds 'Availability Zones' to UK South region in a move it says will play well in the public sector" CRN UK 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft's Office 365 comes to rival Slack" Seeking Alpha 11:43 AM
  • "Microsoft will be giving away three months of Xbox Game Pass for just $1 later this week" Neowin 6:28 PM
  • "HPE Nutanix Partnership Takes Aim At Dell EMC-VMware, Partners Say: 'Now we'll be able go in there with [Nutanix] AHV and some other products so we can deliver world-class software on HPE and not run VMware at all in the organization anymore,' says one top executive from a solution provider who partners with HPE, Dell and Nutanix." CRN 8:07 AM
  • "Opinion: Intel helps drive data center advancements/It is a bit surprising that it took Intel this long.." TechSpot 8:10 AM
  • "Intel And Google Announce Anthos Platform to Accelerate Hybrid Cloud Deployments" HotHardware 4:00 PM
  • "Intel, Google partner on hybrid cloud" Seeking Alpha 12:05 PM
  • "AMD 7nm Navi GPU, 7nm Ryzen 3000 CPU Launch Date: What We Know So Far" 73 Buzz 8:09 AM
  • "Oracle Enables Utilities to Embrace a Customer-Centric Future" Benzinga 8:15 AM
General Interest
  • "Flickr adds photo theft detection tools" BBC 2:55 PM
  • "Machine-learning on the rise in financial services: Refinitiv" Reuters 1:15 PM
  • "Roku saves you from signing into accounts on a new device: You'll also find genre search, smarter voice control and more." Engadget 1:09 PM
  • "Sony creates colossal 16K screen in Japan" BBC 9:33 AM
  • "Opera Web Browser is Reborn" Thurrott 8:49 AM
  • "Mozilla adds fingerprinting and cryptocurrency mining protection to Firefox" TechCrunch 8:38 AM
  • "Firefox will soon protect you against crypto-mining scripts: Testers can enable them right away." Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Facebook's AI team maps the whole population of Africa" TechCrunch 8:32 AM
  • "MX Linux 18.2 is here -- download the Debian-based operating system now" BetaNews 8:27 AM
  • "Netgear Announces Nighthawk AX4 Wi-Fi 6 Router" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
  • "Netgear's latest WiFi 6 router is cheaper, but still costs $200: The Nighthawk AX4 is Netgear's first Intel-based router." Engadget 8:09 AM
  • "Alphabet's drone delivery service takes off in Australia" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "Netgear launches 4 new Wi-Fi 6 routers to speed home networking" VentureBeat 7:46 AM
  • "Opera Reborn 3 adds crypto-wallet and Web 3.0 support: Bang goes the ethereum" The Inquirer 7:37 AM
  • "Criterion Collection resurrected with new streaming service; access to over 1,000 films" Neowin 7:47 AM
  • "The Rylo 360 Camera Gets New Tricks With Zoom, Time-lapse Tools" Digital Trends 8:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "HPE and Nutanix Sign Global Agreement to Deliver Hybrid Cloud as a Service: Global partnership expands HPE GreenLake ecosystem and provides customers with freedom of choice for building their hybrid cloud strategy" Business Wire 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft admits nobody has the time to 'safely remove' USBs" Neowin 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft finally admits you dont need to 'safely remove' USB drives" Standard Digital 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft just fixed one of the most annoying things about Windows" BGR 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft says FCC data on improved broadband coverage is misleading: It's not really getting any better." Engadget 7:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Launcher 5.3 Adds Improved Weather Widget, More" Thurrott 7:45 AM
  • "BT Tower displays Windows 7 error message to Londoners: It would break down at the weekend, wouldn't it" The Inquirer 9:21 AM
  • "Former Senate IT intern admits to doxing US senators on Twitter and Wikipedia: Staffer enraged by Kavanaugh hearing admits to doxing Republican senators." ZDNet 9:06 PM
  • "Porn blackmail hacker sentenced to six year in the slammer: Known as K!NG,, Zain Qaiser could become someone's prison B!TCH" The Inquirer 10:07 AM
  • "Congress is about to ban the government from offering free online tax filing: Thank TurboTax." Ars Technica 9:21 AM
  • "Chinese government proposes ban on bitcoin mining: It's unclear how quickly China will try to phase out cryptocurrency mining." Ars Technica 12:37 PM
  • "Regulators in China are weighing a ban on Bitcoin mining" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Bitcoin mining ban considered by China's economic planne" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Senators concerned OAIC will remain under-resourced despite hiring 31 staff: The staff will be administering the Commonwealth mandates, rather than helping with its existing responsibilities." ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "What serverless computing really means, and everything else you need to know: Serverless architecture is a style of programming for cloud platforms that's changing the way applications are built, deployed, and - ultimately - consumed. So where do servers enter the picture?" ZDNet 2:22 PM
  • "Alienware Area-51m Review: Desktop-Class, Upgradeable Elegance" HotHardware 12:25 PM
  • "Gaming is not a meritocracy: Vlambeer's Rami Ismail pokes holes in the notion of cream rising to the top, explains why devs and platforms may believe in it anyway" GamesIndustry 11:46 AM
  • "Blackmagic's free video editing app helps YouTubers cut faster: DaVinci Resolve 16 debuts with an efficient 'cut' module." Engadget 9:44 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 needs these six things in order to be truly great: Samsung's rumored phone will face stiff competition, but here's how it can succeed." CNET 9:34 AM
  • "The basics of modern AI—how does it work and will it destroy society this year? Today's AI is technically 'weak'—but it's complex and can have a great societal impact." Ars Technica 8:47 AM
  • "Huawei P30 Pro: Nifty camera tricks haven't made mobe mandatory over last year's model/It's a good, nearly great phone. But then so is the Mate 20 Pro" The Register 8:27 AM
  • "In a world of Google and Amazon, libraries rethink their role: Digital Media Amazon Google" CNET 8:08 AM
  • "Best Raspberry Pi alternatives (April 2019)" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Programming languages: Developers reveal most loved, most loathed, what pays best" ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Watch Google Cloud Next developer conference live right here" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "Review: G.Skill Trident Z Royal DDR4-3600 (F4-3600C18D-16GTRS)" Hexus 8:09 AM
  • "Indian social commerce startup GlowRoad raises $10M Series B" TechCrunch 10:02 AM
  • "Dropbox tripling size of Seattle engineering outpost with office lease in new downtown skyscraper" GeekWire 9:21 AM
  • "Travel activities platform Klook raises $225M led by SoftBank's Vision Fund" TechCrunch 7:46 AM
  • "India's Cashfree raises $5.5M from Korea's Smilegate, Y Combinator and others" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "Apana raises $11M for IoT solution that helps Fortune 500 companies manage water use" GeekWire 7:40 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 snaps 8-day winning streak as Trump threatens tariffs on $11 billion of EU goods: IMF cuts global growth outlook for the third time in 6 months" MarketWatch 5:24 PM
  • "Dow Ends Down as IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecast, U.S.-EU Trade Tensions Flare: Stocks end in negative territory Tuesday as the IMF reduces its global growth forecast and trade tensions heat up between the U.S. and European Union." TheStreet 5:25 PM
  • "Stocks fall as US, EU clash over support for aerospace giants" FOXBusiness 5:26 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower as U.S. Plots New Tariffs on EU: S&P 500 drop snaps the index's longest winning streak in years" [Paid Membership Required] 5:28 PM
  • "Asia stocks struggle for gains as investors watch trade issues" MarketWatch 8:20 AM
  • "Italy slashes 2019 GDP forecast to 0.1% from 1%, reports say" MarketWatch 8:20 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "How to Land a Job in Cloud Computing"
  • "GDPR One Year Later: Was the Hype Worth It?"
New York Times (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They're Starting a New Global Arms Race."
PC Magazine (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "This South Dakota Summer Camp Is All About CybHER Security"
  • "Hasselblad Unveils Second-Gen X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera"
  • "YouTube Lets You Try on Makeup Using Augmented Reality"
  • "Amazon Air Adds Another 15 Cargo Aircraft"
  • "Where People Find News on Their Phones"
Reuters (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "China's Geely picks Swedish software firm for driverless cars"
  • "Beijing mega-airport to use Israeli runway protection system"
  • "North Macedonia firm plugs vintage minis into electric age"
  • "Electric planes start small as industry wrestles with emissions"
  • "SmartRent funding heralds new wave in 'smart home' market"
  • "Apple explores moving 15-30% of production capacity from China: Nikkei"
  • "Electric dreams in danger as funding dwindles for China's Tesla challengers"
  • "Activists urge Google to break up before regulators force it to"
  • "French photo startup Meero joins unicorn club after $230 million fundraising"
  • "Euroclear to press ahead with blockchain pilot for commercial paper"
ZDNet (Updated 7:45 AM CDT)
  • "Microsoft taps Windows 10 eye-tracking for new free games played with eyes alone"
  • "HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops"
  • "Python vs R and biggest salaries: Top data science job trends"
  • "MIT's neural network aims to create the perfect pizza"
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Want a dedicated Office key on your keyboard?"
  • "New decryption tool unlocks GandCrab ransomware"
  • "England's football teams have a new secret weapon: Better data"
  • "Blue Prism buys Thoughtonomy for £80 million, eyes RPA as a service"

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