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TechNN Archive: Monday, April 22, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft workers pressure company to stand by embattled Chinese GitHub repo: Microsoft and GitHub workers have joined the protest in solidarity." The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft urged to shield China's overworked computer programmers from censorship" Telegraph 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft and GitHub Workers Take a Stand Against Grueling, Inhumane '996' Culture in China" Gizmodo 12:37 PM
  • "Microsoft engineer complains that company is biased against white men" Ars Technica 12:40 PM
  • "A group of Microsoft and GitHub employees have come out in support of Chinese tech workers protesting the infamous '996' work hours" Business Insider 8:56 PM
  • "Rebuilding the Edge browser: Google's old code, Microsoft's new mission/The browser wars may not be as important as they once were, but Microsoft's adoption of Chromium could help it return from the Edge of irrelevance." ZDNet 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft Korea: Country Faces Growing Threat From Stealth Crypto Mining Attacks" CoinTelegraph 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's Massive Improvement To Its Windows 10 Surface Hardware" Forbes 8:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Kills Windows 10 Sets Feature: RIP Tabbed Windows" Tech Times 8:58 AM
  • "Intel Made an Abrupt Move to Exit the 5G Modem Business, but Analysts Have Praised the Decision" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "Inside Intel's Latest Breakthrough Is Foveros, 3D Stacking Technology" Analytics India 8:55 AM
  • "Intel Likely To Beat This Quarter But Continues To Fall Behind Compeition - Northland" StreetInsider [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:54 AM
  • "AMD 50th Anniversary Ryzen CPU Available Ahead of time" Benchmark Monitor 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Zen 2: Production yields for Ryzen 3000 Dies at 70 percent" Guru3D 8:53 AM
  • "RX Vega 64 Outperforms RTX 2080 Ti Using Vulkan API For World War Z" SegmentNext 8:56 AM
  • "IBM is shuttering its Watson AI tool for drug discovery" Business Insider 9:16 AM
  • "Volkswagen Joins IBM-Led Initiative To Track Cobalt Supply Chains Using Blockchain" BlockTribune 8:50 AM
  • "Full moon patents: IBM's 'eye contact' file transfer and Ford's self-cleaning car" The Next Web 8:49 AM
  • "HP commits $2mn for ocean-bound recycling chain" IANS 8:47 AM
  • "HP launches Spectre Folio in the UAE" Zawya 8:47 AM
  • "Dell Technologies extends systems integrator agreement with Cisco: The multi-year extension demonstrates Dell's commitment to the converged infrastructure market." ZDNet 3:35 PM
  • "Cisco named one of the best places to work in the UAE for a second year" Zawya 8:47 AM
General Interest
  • "Amazon to stop providing services to third-party merchants in China: Report" ZDNet 8:51 PM
  • "Google Employees Say They Faced Retaliation After Organizing Walkout" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Google Walkout leaders accuse company of retaliation culture" Engadget 2:23 PM
  • "A hotspot finder app exposed 2 million Wi-Fi network passwords" TechCrunch 1:57 PM
  • "Kaspersky CEO: Open your source codes to win governments' trust" ZDNet 1:11 PM
  • "AT&T store demos pit Magic Leap versus VR in a tech game of thrones" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "The OnePlus 7 Pro will have a 'breakthrough' display and 5G" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Samsung officially delays Galaxy Fold launch: There's no clear release date in sight." Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Samsung confirms Galaxy Fold delay, shares 'initial findings' on faulty units" TechCrunch 12:38 PM
  • "Samsung delays Galaxy Fold launch in China: Samsung has postponed the launch events it had planned for the Galaxy Fold it has scheduled for this week, but the company says this is not down to hardware issues." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Huawei says launches 'world's first' 5G communications hardware for autos" Reuters 7:58 AM
  • "AM vs FM: The battle brewing in lidar technology" ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "How the Atari 2600 Led Videogaming's Home Invasion" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Watson Health Names Nation's Top Health Systems: 2019 Study Finds Top-Performing U.S. Health Systems Provide Better Care at Lower Cost than Peers Evaluated in the Study" PRNewswire 8:50 AM
  • "How to fix tablet mode unavailable on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:32 PM
  • "How to fix the screen turned sideways on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:06 PM
  • "Microsoft adds more reasons for enterprise users to run Edge on mobile devices: The iOS and Android versions of the company's Edge browser now support single sign-on and conditional access, a move that could spur more use for the mobile version of Edge." Computerworld 3:46 PM
  • "Edge Mobile Will Support SSO and Conditional Access" Thurrott 3:35 PM
  • "Melinda Gates talks 'brash' Microsoft culture in new book" Associated Press 12:38 PM
  • "Windows 10's 'Sets' tabbed windows will never see the light of day: Though Microsoft still plans to add tabs to the command prompt." Ars Technica 8:39 PM
  • "Sorry, But Sets is Dead" Thurrott 3:35 PM
  • "Windows 10's 'Sets' feature is gone and not expected to return" ZDNet 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft Introduces PWABuilder 2.0 General Availability" WinBuzzer 9:00 AM
  • "Microsoft Starts Reminding Windows 7 Users to Upgrade, Recommends Buying a New PC" Gadgets 360 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft's next-gen console rumored to be more powerful than PlayStation 5" TechSpot 8:58 AM
  • "Intel Graphics drivers get updated with support for Windows 10 version 1903" MSPoweruser 8:54 AM
  • "AT&T's 5G E marketing ploy is turning out to be a disaster" The Verge 7:42 PM
  • "AT&T, Sprint Settle '5GE' False Advertising Suit: Sprint and AT&T said Monday they have agreed to settle Sprint's lawsuit seeking to stop AT&T from continuing to advertise its upgraded fourth-generation service as '5G Evolution' or '5GE.'" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 6:22 PM
  • "Facebook hired a top State Department lawyer to be its new general counsel" Business Insider 5:29 PM
  • "T-Mobile, Sprint lobby regulators to win U.S. approval for tie-up" Reuters 4:32 PM
  • "Russian hackers are targeting US embassies, according to new report" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "EU votes to create gigantic biometrics database" ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "The new new web: How old web technologies are being replaced by scalable and simpler new technology stacks" TechCrunch 9:04 PM
  • "The Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Two SSDs In One" AnandTech 11:08 AM
  • "Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Hybrid SSD Storage Acceleration" HotHardware 10:22 AM
  • "Mini PC ProArt PA90 review: Tower of power" TechRadar UK 8:54 AM
  • "HP Omen 15 review: A portable and punchy gaming machine" Pocket-lint 8:47 AM
  • "Why Samsung Had to Delay the Galaxy Foldable Phone: The device has huge potential. But after about a week with two units, it's clear the technology just isn't ready" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:09 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold review: Do not buy (this time)/The Fold is a taste of the future, a costly experiment and an uneven first step." Engadget 9:15 AM
  • "Review: The Samsung Galaxy S10e is my favorite Galaxy S10" 9to5Google 6:37 PM
  • "Galaxy S10+ review: Too many compromises for the sky-high price/Shiny technology trumps end-user experience in the latest Samsung flagship." Ars Technica 8:37 AM
  • "Google I/O: From Android to Assistant, here's what to expect" CNET 8:32 AM
  • "Why an AI's personality is more complicated than Alexa's: What does it really mean when an AI has personality?" The Next Web 8:32 AM
  • "Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "'Computer, Enhance': Inside Samsung's Smart New 8K TV" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:00 AM
  • "How to quickly and securely wipe your data off almost any device" [Slideshow] ZDNet 7:57 AM
  • "GlobalFoundries to Sell 300mm New York Fab to ON Semiconductor" AnandTech 6:07 PM
  • "Audioburst raises $10M to build A.I.-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions" TechCrunch 10:21 AM
  • "Audioburst raises $10 million to parse podcasts and audio content with AI" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Zillow launches AI-powered 3D home tours in the U.S. and Canada" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stocks mostly higher as Nasdaq ends at 6-month high ahead of big-name earnings: Tesla shares fall nearly 4% as it hosts Autonomy Day" MarketWatch 4:04 PM
  • "Stocks End Mixed Amid Surge in Oil Prices: Stocks end mixed Monday as oil prices rise following a move by the Trump administration to end waivers issued to eight countries allowing them to buy Iranian oil without facing U.S. sanctions." TheStreet 4:04 PM
  • "Dow Jones Gets Boost From These 3 Key Stocks, But Still Slips: Stocks finished mixed after the long weekend as the Nasdaq led but the Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged among the major indexes." Investor's Business Daily 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks mixed amid oil price gains, weak consumer discretionary shares: Equities closed mixed Monday in a tight range as surging oil prices lifted energy company stocks, but fading consumer discretionary shares weighed on major averages, like the Dow Jones Industrial Average." FOXBusiness 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Waver as Busy Earnings Week Kicks Off: Markets in Europe remained closed for Easter holiday, while stock indexes in Asia ended mixed" [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "China stocks retreat in mixed post-Easter Asian trading: Stocks flat in Japan and Korea" MarketWatch 8:41 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"

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