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TechNN Archive: Thursday, April 11, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Amazon, Microsoft chosen to compete for Pentagon cloud computing contract: Tech giants compete for US$10b contract" Reuters 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft and Amazon will fight for the Pentagon's $10B cloud contract: Project JEDI has attracted some of the biggest tech names in the world." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Oracle and IBM lose out to Amazon and Microsoft in bitter feud for $10bn Pentagon contract" Telegraph 6:59 AM
  • "Microsoft 'complicit' in China Muslim crackdown with AI partnership" Business Insider 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft publishes SECCON framework for securing Windows 10: Microsoft publishes simple guide for securing Windows 10 PCs based on five DEFCON-like security access levels." ZDNet 8:56 PM
  • "Firefox comes to Snapdragon-powered Windows 10 PCs: The first beta build is available today, if you're feeling brave." Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Windows 7 problems: Microsoft blocks April updates to systems at risk of freezing/Microsoft halts Windows 7 patches for Sophos users after updates trigger boot failures, which also affect Avast users." ZDNet 10:49 AM
  • "Microsoft kills Windows XP all over again: This is the sort of thing 'flogging a dead horse' was first penned for" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "Intel's processor shortage is dragging down PC sales" TechRadar UK 7:04 AM
  • "Strong corporate desktop sales limit the decline of the PC market: Shortages of Intel processors are claimed to be a big part of the decline." Ars Technica 6:56 PM
  • "PC shipments continue to tumble and Intel's CPU shortage is to blame: Chip drought is making it difficult to for OEMs to meet demand" The Inquirer 7:04 AM
  • "CPU shortages hitting PC shipments: Intel CPU shortages and Brexit issues have combined to hit the UK PC market in the first quarter" ComputerWeekly 8:13 AM
  • "Intel shortages, weak-ass consumer spending, 'peak' Win10 refresh. No, global PC market didn't grow in Q1: Down in EMEA, US, Latin America, APAC. Aw bless... Top 3 vendors profited from small fry's pain, though" The Register 7:04 AM
  • "Intel brings Optane and QLC NAND to a single M.2 memory chip: Like a Bugatti Veyron driven by The Stig" The Inquirer 10:03 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about Optane right now: Here's the difference between Optane Memory, Optane drives, Optane DC Persistent Memory and Intel's new Optane Memory SSD." PCWorld 7:04 AM
  • "Intel's Optane-cached H10 SSDs launching this quarter" bit-tech 7:04 AM
  • "AMD Processors Fill Void Left by Intel Chip Shortage: IDC is still tabulating the final numbers, but AMD appears to be gaining market share over Intel in light of the company's chip shortage, which has been going on since last year." PC Magazine 9:25 PM
  • "Is AMD Going To Produce The Playstation 5 And New Xbox Chips?" Play Crazy Game 7:03 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Continues To Bother Intel, Again Outsells Intel By 2:1" SegmentNext 7:03 AM
  • "Nvidia's Ray Tracing For GTX 10-Series Cards Will Drag Down FPS: Owners of GTX 10-series cards can begin downloading Nvidia drivers that'll enable ray tracing effects for applicable games starting today. But you'll probably need to lower the game's graphics settings to make it playable with ray tracing on." PC Magazine 12:16 PM
  • "Cisco taps into AWS for data centre, cloud applications: Cisco Cloud ACI for AWS lets customers manage and secure applications running in the data center or in Amazon Web Service cloud environments." Network World 6:56 AM
  • "Acer Announces New PCs, Chromebooks" Thurrott 2:03 PM
  • "Acer Outs Premium And Stylish ConceptD Laptops And Desktops For Creators" HotHardware 4:13 PM
  • "Acer's new ConceptD line is for creatives who want powerful yet quiet PCs: Acer also debuted new Chromebooks and updated its most popular gaming laptops." Ars Technica 4:37 PM
General Interest
  • "Huawei aiming to be biggest smartphone brand by 2020: Richard Yu, Huawei's mobile business head, said the United States' ban against Huawei has acted as an advertisement for the brand as more global consumers are aware of the brand nowadays." ZDNet 8:11 PM
  • "MIT's recycling sorting robot can 'feel' the difference between materials" TechCrunch 2:03 PM
  • "Ambra Health leverages Google's DLP to prepare medical images for research" ZDNet 11:24 AM
  • "5G-connected cows test milking parlor of the future" Reuters 11:24 AM
  • "YouTube TV gets nine new channels, raises price to $50 per month" BGR 8:04 AM
  • "Smart speaker recordings reviewed by humans" BBC 6:56 AM
  • "Thousands of Amazon employees hear what you say to Alexa" BGR 6:56 AM
  • "Amazon admits that employees review 'small sample' of Alexa audio: Amazon says it uses human transcriptions to 'improve the customer experience.'" Ars Technica 6:57 AM
  • "See the Sarcos inspection robot at GTC 2019" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Serious flaws leave WPA3 vulnerable to hacks that steal Wi-Fi passwords: Next-gen standard was supposed to make password cracking a thing of the past. It won't." Ars Technica 8:00 AM
  • "Flaws in WPA3 standard let hackers easily obtain WiFi passwords: It isn't as secure as previously thought" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "Samsung's new Galaxy: A80 kills the notch with popup rotating camera/The rear cameras on Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A80 slide and flip around." ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro is real and it's coming this May, an insider says" BGR 6:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell (DELL) Now Covered by Credit Suisse Group" Press Oracle 7:01 AM
  • "Global Data Backup And Recovery Market Shows Growth Due To Rising Adoption of Cloud-Based Data Backup Solutions | Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2019-2025 | Major Companies: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Company, IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., Oracle" PR 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's OneNote app is getting dark mode support" The Verge 7:05 AM
  • "Oh look, another broken Windows update! KB4493472 and KB4493446 causing issues" gHacks 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft previews 'full-Chromium' Edge for the first time: Windows 10 users running the 64-bit edition of the OS now have access to two different 'builds' of the still-under-construction browser." Computerworld 7:06 AM
  • "'It's impossible to prepare': Brexit delay fuels further confusion in UK tech industry/A new 'Brextension' delays the UK leaving the European Union until October. But the continued uncertainty around Brexit is leaving many in the technology industry confused, frustrated - and losing out on business." ZDNet 10:56 AM
  • "US lawmakers pass Save the Internet Act to restore net neutrality: But it's unlikely to ever become a fully fledged law" The Inquirer 7:00 AM
  • "Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
  • "Julian Assange Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy and Arrested by British Police" Gizmodo 7:00 AM
  • "WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested by London police: Ecuador allowed police in after revoking his asylum." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Why the US still won't require SS7 fixes that could secure your phone: The regulatory back door big telecom uses to weaken security regulation." Ars Technica 6:56 AM
  • "Can Nintendo make virtual reality gaming a success?" BBC 8:01 AM
  • "How to send your emails later with Google's new Gmail scheduling tool: RIP Boomerang. Gmail's new scheduling feature is here." CNET 7:02 AM
  • "Why Won't Twitter Help Us Delete Our Tweets? Twitter borrows most of its best ideas from users. Except the idea to set our feeds on fire." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 6:58 AM
  • "How you can help your business prepare for the future of the cloud" ZDNet 7:11 AM
  • "Google's Gradient Ventures invests in AI insurance underwriting startup Flyreel" VentureBeat 8:05 AM
  • "Amazon acquires robotic delivery startup Canvas Technology: The startup focuses on the end-to-end autonomous delivery of goods." ZDNet 6:59 AM
  • "Lemonade picks up $300 million Series D led by SoftBank Group" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
  • "Trint, the AI-powered transcription service, closes $4.5M Series A" TechCrunch 6:59 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close mostly lower as earnings season set to kick off: Jobless claims fall to a 50-year low" MarketWatch 5:17 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed Ahead of Earnings Season Start: The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished slightly lower Thursday after starting in positive territory earlier in the session." TheStreet 5:18 PM
  • "US stocks close mostly lower ahead of earnings reporting season" FOXBusiness 5:18 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Session Little Changed: Many investors are hesitant to make big bets before they see first-quarter results" [Paid Membership Required] 5:19 PM
  • "China stocks lead declines for Asia as Fed minutes show data may tweak stance" MarketWatch 7:41 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Q&A: Gadi Singer on Intel's AI Plans for Enterprise"
  • "Keys to a Successful IoT Deployment"
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "He Stopped a Global Cyberattack. Now He's Pleading Guilty to Writing Malware"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Charging Your Phone Overnight: Battery Myths Debunked"
  • "Game Boy Turns 30: Remembering Nintendo's Famous Handheld"
  • "Snag a Google Home Hub Smart Display for Just $79.99"
Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests"
  • "China releases new rules on game approvals"
  • "U.S. intelligence says Huawei funded by Chinese state security: report"
  • "Cyber expert credited with stopping 'WannaCry' attack admits malware charges"
ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Weed tech: Vapes, pipes, apps, and more marijuana gadgets and accessories"
  • "These are the most commonly hacked passwords - is one of them yours?"
  • "8 actions to introduce enterprise AI and robotic process automation in a human way"
  • "Simple tips to speed up your iPhone"

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