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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel's Revenue Guidance Suffers Setback due to Demand Weakness" Market Realist 9:07 PM
  • "Intel's 10th-gen Comet Lake Core U-series chips detailed in mega-leak: Expect some extra performance and fiddlier branding" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Intel desktop client roadmap to Q4 2020 leaks - no 10nm" Hexus 6:27 AM
  • "Intel Core processor with 10.000 naming Shows up" Guru3D 6:27 AM
  • "Intel's upcoming Comet Lake CPUs to use 10000-series branding: New specs have leaked" TechSpot 6:27 AM
  • "Hands on: MSI's GS65 Stealth Thin, our first look at a 9th-gen Core i7-8750H and GTX 1660 TI/Our first impressions and quick benchmarks of the first 9th gen Core i7 and GTX 1660 Ti laptop we've seen in action." PCWorld Australia 6:27 AM
  • "Nvidia's latest GeForce drivers are borking some CPUs" The Inquirer 8:41 AM
  • "AMD Q1 FY 2019 Earnings Report: Revenue Down But Margins Up" AnandTech 9:08 PM
  • "AMD reports Q1 revenue of $1.27 billion and predicts growth for Q2" VentureBeat 9:10 PM
  • "AMD takes the covers off its 50th anniversary Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII: But you'll only get aesthetic changes and some coupons" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 gets a huge 24% price cut on the six-core processor" TechRadar UK 6:26 AM
  • "Personal details of 80 million US households exposed on unsecured Microsoft cloud serve" BetaNews 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft Is the Third Company to Reach $1 Trillion Market Cap" Market Realist 12:45 PM
  • "Ex Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky hosts an hour and 14 minute long 'unauthorized biography' of Clippy" OnMSFT 12:00 PM
  • "Microsoft, Dell and VMware become partners in the cloud" BetaNews 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's bork-prone Windows 10 October Update is still struggling for an audience: Give a log a bad name" The Inquirer 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is helping veterans game again with Xbox Adaptive Controllers: Twenty-two rehab centers will get access to Microsoft's controllers" The Verge 9:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge Canary channel updated with page translation feature: Now you can have pages not in your native language automatically translated by Edge." Windows Central 12:00 PM
  • "IBM is standing at the crossroads" ejinsight 6:34 AM
  • "Dell reaffirms it's still a PC vendor with new fast-charging Latitude portfolio" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Dell Technologies says it's prepping customers for 5G and AI with new portfolio" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Dell launches commercial laptops with fast sign-in and connection features" VentureBeat 12:12 PM
  • "Dell's New Latitude Laptops Try to Foil Prying Eyes" PC Magazine 3:03 PM
  • "Dell's Latitude laptops are finally getting more stylish" Engadget 12:13 PM
  • "Recent Oracle WebLogic zero-day used to infect servers with ransomware: Attackers use zero-day to deploy new Sodinokibi ransomware strain on unpatched Oracle WebLogic servers." ZDNet 3:03 PM
  • "China Exodus as Tech Returns to Taiwan" EE Times Asia 6:12 AM
General Interest
  • "Facebook overhauls messaging as it pivots to privacy" Reuters 1:36 PM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg preaches 'The future is private' - Video" CNET 1:08 PM
  • "More than 40M businesses now on Messenger, Facebook says at F8" ZDNet 1:04 PM
  • "Facebook starts remodeling Messenger into the world's 'digital living room'" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Facebook gives first look at its promised overhaul" Reuters 12:55 PM
  • "Facebook 'Secret Crush' is here to enable your creepiest nightmares" Mashable 12:39 PM
  • "The Dead Will Outnumber the Living on Facebook Within 50 years" Digital Trends 12:10 PM
  • "Energizer's giant battery phone reached just 1 percent of its funding goal: Headlines do not equal sales." Engadget 11:20 AM
  • "Meeeemmory ... prices tanned Samsung's behind: Profits tumble 60% as semiconductor demand in freefall/Misty water-coloured, er, smartphone biz didn't help either ..." The Register 10:29 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics bets on better second-half after first-quarter profit slumps" Reuters 6:44 AM
  • "Samsung Q1 profits plummet from lowered chip demand: Samsung has posted operating profits of 6.23 trillion won for the first quarter of 2019, its lowest since the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 recall, with the company attributing the decline to lowered demand for memory chips." ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung faces 60 percent drop in profits, still plans foldable phones: The drop in profits is mainly due to lower memory chip prices." Engadget 6:21 AM
  • "Google employees will sit-in to protest retaliation culture" Engadget 2:44 PM
  • "Google employees are planning a May 1st sit-in to protest retaliation" The Verge 2:44 PM
  • "Google employees are staging a sit-in to protest reported retaliation" TechCrunch 2:40 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3 is a sales disappointment, sells less than the Pixel 2: Can the Pixel 3a save Google's struggling smartphone program?" Ars Technica 11:44 AM
  • "Google teases a cheaper Pixel phone launch as it confirms pricey Pixels still don't sell very well" BGR 6:20 AM
  • "Google Sold Fewer Pixels at the Start of 2019 Than the Year Before, Despite Launch of Pixel 3 Line" Gizmodo 6:20 AM
  • "Everything's just fine at Google's mothership: $1.7bn EU fine, slower growth take their toll/Alphabet quiet on cloud business results, other bets lose a small fortune" The Register 6:58 AM
  • "Google bears brunt of harmful YouTube content as shares drop" Telegraph 6:22 AM
  • "Garmin revamps entire Forerunner family, new smartwatches start at $199: New female health tracking is (finally) coming to Garmin Connect, too." Ars Technica 6:18 AM
  • "Music royalties reach record high but songwriters 'on minimum wage'" BBC 6:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Reports First Quarter 2019 Financial Results" AMD 9:06 PM
  • "IBM Board Approves Increase in Quarterly Cash Dividend for the 24th Consecutive Year" IBM 9:05 PM
  • "VA and Microsoft partner to enhance care, rehabilitation and recreation for Veterans with limited mobility" Microsoft 9:05 PM
  • "Survey: Sports Fans Call Foul on Long Concession Wait Times at Stadiums/Global Oracle study finds that fans willing to spend more for modern experiences but that robots should sit on the bench" Oracle 9:05 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft releases Windows Vision Skills preview to streamline computer vision development" VentureBeat 3:39 PM
  • "Microsoft helping veterans rehabilitate with Xbox Adaptive Controller: The controllers will help veterans to game once again." CNET 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft looks ready to add some new Azure regions, while it takes one away" ZDNet 1:03 PM
  • "Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade: Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work. The end result is an apparently valid digital license, and there's no evidence that the free upgrades will end any time soon." ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft is giving Xbox Adaptive Controllers, consoles, and games to the VA" VentureBeat 2:59 PM
  • "Xbox Live: Games With Gold for May revealed" Den of Geek 6:36 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Democratic commissioner objects to SEC settlement with Musk" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9:30 PM
  • "Judge approves Musk, SEC agreement over Twitter use by CEO" Reuters 9:20 PM
  • "U.S. attorney general recuses self from T-Mobile, Sprint merger probe" Reuters 2:36 PM
  • "FBI: BEC scams cost $1.3 billion to US firms" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Vodafone admits it uncovered hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment in 2011: Firm claims no data was compromised as a result" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Backdoors in Huawei Equipment Discovered by Vodafone Italy in 2009" Gizmodo 6:53 AM
  • "Huawei, Huawei. Huawei, Huawei. Feeling hot, hot, hot: US threatens to cut UK from intel sharing over Chinese tech giant" The Register 6:58 AM
  • "Details on 80 million US households exposed by unprotected cloud database: Researchers find another unprotected database containing personal data lying wide open on the internet." ZDNet 6:44 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Here's how Twitter reacted to Facebook's privacy pivot at F8" Business Insider 9:17 PM
  • "Hey Alexa: How can we escape surveillance capitalism?" Engadget 2:40 PM
  • "The LG G8 Review: Solid, But Not Great" AnandTech 12:39 PM
  • "Oculus Quest review: A new milestone for VR" Mashable 12:46 PM
  • "Oculus Quest review: 2019's best new gaming system is wireless, affordable VR" Ars Technica 12:46 PM
  • "Oculus Quest Review: VR Has Never Felt This Free" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:39 PM
  • "Oculus Quest review: VR freedom comes at a cost" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Review: Facebook's Oculus Rift S is barely an upgrade" TechCrunch 12:38 PM
  • "Meet the Kiwi campaigner trying to stop the rise of killer robots" Stuff: New Zealand 12:34 PM
  • "China's 100 Year Economic Plan and Goal for AI Dominance" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:13 PM
  • "A Holocaust Story for the Social Media Generation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:03 PM
  • "AI is a greater threat to human existence than climate change, says the Oxford professor endorsed by Bill Gates" Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "How to watch Facebook's F8 developer conference: Facebook will likely announce new features and products from Instagram, Messenger, and Oculus" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "60 percent of enterprise codebases contain open-source vulnerabilities: Both high and low-risk bugs and licensing conflicts are rife in today's business codebases." ZDNet 6:44 AM
  • "When will you next buy a mobile phone?" BBC 6:18 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon announces its Virginia headquarters will hire its first employees while taking a subtle jab at the New York HQ2 debacle" Business Insider 2:47 PM
  • "Digital Assets Data raises $6 million for crypto data platform" VentureBeat 8:43 AM
  • "Perkbox, the employee experience platform, raises £13.5M" TechCrunch 6:22 AM
  • "Prisma Labs raises $6M for its AI-powered approach to visual editing" TechCrunch 6:22 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 ekes out third straight record close; Nasdaq retreats after Google revenue miss: Investors look forward to Fed policy meeting conclusion" MarketWatch 4:09 PM
  • "S&P Closes at Record High as Alphabet Weighs Down Nasdaq: Stocks ended mixed as the S&P 500 set a record close and the Nasdaq slumped on a revenue miss from Alphabet." TheStreet 4:09 PM
  • "S&P 500 notches 3rd straight record high as quarterly earnings pour in" FOXBusiness 4:09 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Close Out a Strong April, but Alphabet Weighs on Indexes: Fed kicks off its two-day meeting Tuesday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as U.S.-China trade talks resume" MarketWatch 6:51 AM
  • "London airline stocks win after Trump's jawboning on oil" MarketWatch 6:51 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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