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TechNN Archive: Saturday, April 13, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Says Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4493509 Freezes Devices on Boot: Antivirus issues finally confirmed by the software giant" Softpedia 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Go 2: Rumors, Release Date, Price and What We Want" LAPTOP Magazine 8:48 AM
  • "Microsoft webmail breach exposed email addresses and subject lines: Email content and logins were safe, however." Engadget 1:22 PM
  • "Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent's credentials to access customer email accounts" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Hackers Accesed Some Outlook.com Accounts" CDR Info 5:18 PM
  • "Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts: Incident took place after hackers compromised a Microsoft support agent's account." ZDNet 5:18 PM
  • "How to change default search engine on the new Microsoft Edge (preview): If Bing isn't for you, this guide shows you the steps to set your preferred search engine in the latest preview of Microsoft Edge using Chromium." Windows Central 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft testing Wish List discount notifications on Xbox One: With the Xbox Spring Sale underway, Microsoft is experimenting with discount notifications for your Xbox One wish list." Windows Central 7:07 AM
  • "Microsoft upgrades the 13.5 inch new Surface Book 2 with Intel's latest Quad-core processor" Technowize 7:04 AM
  • "Huawei Debuts Matebook E 2019 Always Connected Windows 10 2-in-1 With Snapdragon 850" HotHardware 5:57 PM
  • "IBM Earnings: A Tale of Two Companies/The transition between legacy and cutting-edge businesses could be at a tipping point." The Motley Fool 5:58 PM
  • "Microsoft's work with Chinese military university raises eyebrows" AFP 4/12
  • "Microsoft's latest Windows patches are slowing or locking up some PCs: Due to a conflict with security software including Avira Free Antivirus" TechRadar UK 4/12
  • "April's Patch Tuesday updates are causing Windows to freeze" BetaNews 4/12
  • "Microsoft Confirms Latest Updates Are Freezing Windows — Here's How To Fix It" Forbes 4/12
  • "Internet Explorer zero-day lets hackers steal files from Windows PCs" ZDNet 4/12
  • "IBM Watson's AI Technology Is Tracking Over 20,000 Shots At The Master's To Automate The Highlights" Forbes 4/12
  • "While Google agonizes over military AI, IBM is happy to pick up the slack, even for the Chinese military" The Register 4/12
  • "Factors Expected to Influence IBM This Earnings Season" Zacks 4/12
  • "How Intel's Newest Product Enhancements Could Redefine the Future of Infrastructure Design" Gigaom 4/12
  • "Intel's Auction-Only Core i9 Pops Up at Retail With a $3,400 Price Tag" ExtremeTech 4/12
  • "Intel's 'priceless' Core i9-9980XE CPU, er, goes on sale" The Inquirer 4/12
  • "Intel Demos Its First 400GbE Silicon Photonics Transceiver, Outlines Design" Tom's Hardware 4/12
  • "Intel Memory Announcements" Forbes 4/12
  • "Intel staff drive more than €900,000 in donations to 249 organisations" SiliconRepublic 4/12
  • "AMD subsidiary wins reinstatement of computer graphics patents" Reuters 4/12
  • "AMD May Be Heading Into A Substantial Gaming Product Cycle - Northland" StreetInsider [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4/12
  • "Former Oracle software seller says company fired him because he's Hispanic: Lawsuit accuses database biz of racial discrimination" The Register 4/12
  • "Pentagon snubs Oracle" Fudzilla 4/12
  • "Cisco maintains top spot in network infrastructure space: IDC" ChannelWorld 4/12
  • "Competition in PC Processor Market Heats Up – Tech.pinions" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4/12
General Interest
  • "Building a data pipeline to defend New York from cyber threats: Responsible for protecting a large, complex and federated network of city systems, NYC Cyber Command built its own, open-source data pipeline." ZDNet 7:24 PM
  • "Samsung issues an urgent fingerprint reader security update for the Galaxy S10 and S10+" Neowin 7:08 AM
  • "Sprint unveils new program with 30-day refund policy and up to $650 cost coverage" Neowin 7:08 AM
  • "Facebook spends $22.6 million to keep Mark Zuckerberg safe" Reuters 4/12
  • "Facebook more than doubles Zuckerberg compensation to $22.6 million" Reuters 4/12
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Could Offer This Key Performance Boost Over SD855" HotHardware 4/12
  • "Disney's AI generates storyboard animations from scripts" VentureBeat 4/12
  • "Gmail now supports the MTA-STS and TLS Reporting security standards" BetaNews 4/12
  • "Google's AI is growing up" Quartz 4/12
  • "Amazon Echo Owners Say They Can't Listen To Some Audio Snippets Accidentally Recorded By Alexa" BuzzFeed News 4/12
  • "Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are changing how we interact with the world by doing it for us" The Next Web 4/12
  • "Google is preparing a Material Design revamp for the Play Store" Android Police 4/12
  • "Acer Nitro 7: Thin 15.6-Inch Gaming Laptops with 144 Hz Monitors" AnandTech 4/12
  • "Amazon workers may listen to what you tell Alexa" Bloomberg 4/12
  • "Why Walmart's robot army won't be a job killer: Walmart's robotics push rhymes more with data and digital commerce than it does with job cuts and cost savings." ZDNet 4/12
  • "As video games make billions, the workers behind them say it's time to unionize" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/12
  • "NoScript extension officially released for Google Chrome" ZDNet 4/12
  • "How Teen and Adult Social Media Usage Has (And Hasn't) Changed" PC Magazine 4/12
Press Releases
  • "PLDT, Cisco team up for 5G-ready IP transport network" Cisco 4/12
  • "Microsoft expands clean energy, connectivity investments in Washington state with Chelan Public Utility District" Microsoft 4/12
Microsoft
  • "Internet Explorer zero-day exploit makes files vulnerable to hacks on Windows PCs" Digital Trends 4/12
  • "The Sams Report: Microsoft and Intel Not Sitting in a Tree" Thurrott 4/12
  • "Microsoft stretches 'open' definition, IoT doesn't need more such initiatives" ReThink Research [Subscription Required for Full Article] 4/12
  • "Microsoft Issues Security Configs Guidance for Windows 10: New SECCON framework gives five levels of DEFCON-like advice for securing endpoints" Channelnomics 4/12
Government/Law/Politics
  • "The Feds, Police Are Using Google's Location History Feature to Track Down Suspects" Gizmodo 9:19 PM
  • "Trump says he opposes nationalizing U.S. 5G network" Reuters 4/12
  • "Google Sued Over Abuse of Search Power, Opening Path for More Claims: The litigation could spark similar action by firms that have hesitated to take on the Silicon Valley giant" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/12
  • "European shopping sites sue Google for abuse of position" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/12
  • "The FCC and White House want to bring high-speed internet to rural areas" Digital Trends 4/12
  • "Ajit Pai proposes $20 billion for 'up to' gigabit-speed rural broadband: $20 billion over 10 years to connect up to 4 million rural homes and businesses." Ars Technica 4/12
  • "New chief of N.Y. regulator to zero in on the impact of technology on finance" Reuters 4/12
  • "FCC announces 5G airwave auction and $20 billion rural broadband fund" Engadget 4/12
  • "FCC to auction additional 5G spectrum, boost rural internet - Reuters" Reuters 4/12
  • "FCC plans December 37-47GHz 5G auction, $20 billion rural internet fund" VentureBeat 4/12
  • "U.S. Senator Warner eyes social media bills for hate speech, data portability" Reuters 4/12
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "LG G8 ThinQ unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 10:00 AM
  • "Facebook's reckoning? The global battle to regulate social media" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4/12
  • "How to use your Android phone as a two-factor authentication security key" The Verge 4/12
  • "Gigabyte Z390 Designare Review: A Motherboard For Creative Pros" HotHardware 4/12
  • "The LG G8 is a good phone that can't escape some of the bad ideas behind it" Android Police 4/12
  • "YouTube Gives a New Home to Racist Views on IQ" Motherboard 4/12
  • "The DeanBeat: The landscape of gaming in 2019" VentureBeat 4/12
  • "T-Mobile is launching its TV service this weekend — here's how 5G will unlock its true value" Business Insider 4/12
  • "Alexa keeps listening, so here's how to make her stop" GearBrain 4/12
  • "Brand new Pixel 4 leak seems to confirm the phone's main specs" BGR 4/12
  • "Lenovo Legion Y7000 review: A smart, sophisticated gaming laptop you can actually afford" PCWorld 4/12
  • "I could slide the Acer Predator Helios 700's HyperDrift keyboard all day" PCWorld 4/12
  • "Sorry gamers: Acer's ConceptD PCs are powerful, quiet, and cool, but made for creators" PCWorld 4/12
  • "Pixel 3 review: Six months in, here's what's great and what's not" CNET 4/12
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "LumApps raises $24M Series B for its 'social intranet'" TechCrunch 4/12
  • "Naspers' PayU acquires payment and security firm Wibmo for $70 million" VentureBeat 4/12
  • "Naspers-owned PayU doubles down on India with $70M deal to buy Wibmo" TechCrunch 4/12
  • "Backer of Musical.ly, Grindr and Opera to invest $50M in self-driving startup Pony.ai" TechCrunch 4/12
  • "Chinese group to get control of Japan Display after $2.1 billion bailout - Reuters" Reuters 4/12
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher on robust bank earnings, Disney helps propel Dow up triple digits: Chevron to buy Anadarko Petroleum in $33 billion deal" MarketWatch 4/12
  • "Stocks See Solid Gains, Dow Gets Lift From JPMorgan and Walt Disney: Stocks ended with solid gains Friday following JPMorgan Chase's first-quarter earnings beat and after Walt Disney unveiled its new streaming service." TheStreet 4/12
  • "Stocks rise to 6-month high on bank earnings, Chevron deal" FOXBusiness 4/12
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Higher as Bank Earnings Provide Lift: Two of the nation's biggest banks reported earnings that beat expectations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/12



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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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