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TechNN Archive: Sunday, April 14, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Leaked: Microsoft's Xbox One S All Digital console" BetaNews 7:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's Disc-Less All-Digital Xbox One S Images, Pricing And Specs Leaked" HotHardware 5:05 PM
  • "Leak shows Microsoft's 'All Digital' Xbox One S: It might save you quite a bit of cash." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "Report: Microsoft's Xbox One S All Digital will be officially revealed next week/Preorders are rumoured to open 16th April." Eurogamer 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Xbox One S All-Digital Edition: 1TB storage, 4K video support, and more details leak/Microsoft's disc-less version of the Xbox One S is expected to launch on April 16. It could come with 1TB of storage and three pre-installed games." Hindustan Times 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft issues security alert over cyber attack on the email address" News Track Live 7:55 AM
  • "Intel readying Xeon Gold U-series to combat Epyc P-series: The new CPUs would cost roughly half of Xeon Platinum" TechSpot 12:46 PM
  • "A New STH 1P 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Test Platform" Serve the Home 12:46 PM
  • "Acer launches two new Chromebooks for the enterprise starting at $499: Both the 14-inch Chromebook 714 and the 15.6-inch Chromebook 715 will feature full HD displays, integrated fingerprint readers, and eighth-generation Intel Core processor options when they arrive in July." ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "What's next for data centers? Think micro data centers: A micro data center, a mini version of a data center rack, could work as edge computing takes hold in various industries. Here's a look at the moving parts behind the micro data center concept." ZDNet 7:23 PM
  • "Microsoft Says Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4493509 Freezes Devices on Boot: Antivirus issues finally confirmed by the software giant" Softpedia 4/13
  • "Microsoft Surface Go 2: Rumors, Release Date, Price and What We Want" LAPTOP Magazine 4/13
  • "Microsoft webmail breach exposed email addresses and subject lines: Email content and logins were safe, however." Engadget 4/13
  • "Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent's credentials to access customer email accounts" TechCrunch 4/13
  • "Hackers Accesed Some Outlook.com Accounts" CDR Info 4/13
  • "Microsoft discloses security breach that impacted some Outlook accounts: Incident took place after hackers compromised a Microsoft support agent's account." ZDNet 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "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 4/13
  • "Microsoft upgrades the 13.5 inch new Surface Book 2 with Intel's latest Quad-core processor" Technowize 4/13
  • "Huawei Debuts Matebook E 2019 Always Connected Windows 10 2-in-1 With Snapdragon 850" HotHardware 4/13
  • "IBM Earnings: A Tale of Two Companies/The transition between legacy and cutting-edge businesses could be at a tipping point." The Motley Fool 4/13
General Interest
  • "One Month, 500,000 Face Scans: How China Is Using A.I. to Profile a Minority/In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 9:03 PM
  • "Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp hit by second outage within a month: Facebook has yet to address the situation." Engadget 1:01 PM
  • "Internet Explorer security flaw allows hackers to steal files: You don't even have to use IE for this to be a problem." Engadget 9:49 AM
  • "Google offers cheap cellular service? Here are the facts about Google Fi" FOXNews 6:58 AM
  • "AWS bets on services portfolio amidst increasing APAC cloud competition: With cloud market players Alibaba and Google ramping up their regional data centre footprint, Amazon Web Services is relying on the 'breadth and depth' of its service offerings and platform maturity to maintain its competitive edge." ZDNet 6:43 AM
  • "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 4/13
  • "Samsung issues an urgent fingerprint reader security update for the Galaxy S10 and S10+" Neowin 4/13
  • "Sprint unveils new program with 30-day refund policy and up to $650 cost coverage" Neowin 4/13
  • "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
  • "APG Asset Management N.V. Buys Shares of 61,292 Dell Inc. (DELL)" Oracle 6:57 AM
  • "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 4/13
  • "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
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga review: Great features at a lower price point" Neowin 2:23 PM
  • "LG G8 ThinQ unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 4/13
  • "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 7:45 AM CDT)
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  • "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"
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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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