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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, May 7, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella comes to Red Hat Summit/If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain. Or, in this case, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came to Red Hat Summit to announce a new Microsoft/Red Hat partnership: Azure Red Hat OpenShift." ZDNet 9:19 PM
  • "Microsoft's Chromium-powered Edge browser might come to Linux" Neowin 6:36 AM
  • "Windows 10 will get a built-in Linux kernel this summer: 2019 really is the year of the Linux desktop... on Windows." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft's WSL 2 launches the year of Linux on the desktop" bit-tech 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft is finally bringing full Linux to Windows 10" TechRadar UK 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge on Chromium: What Does It Mean? Microsoft has ceased producing its own browser engine in favor of Google's Chromium. The software's project manager explains the reason for the move and what benefits it will reap." PC Magazine 9:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Word AI 'to improve writing'" BBC 6:55 AM
  • "Alexa is now hands-free on every Windows 10 device: Pandora now supported too" The Verge 6:56 AM
  • "Dell Technologies using 3D printing to transform prosthetics: EVP and COO Karen Quintos described the initiative as one taking the power of technology and combining it with human spirit to scale it for the greater good." ZDNet 6:49 AM
  • "Intel's Xe graphics cards look set to get ray-tracing chops: Fancy lighting could be the name of the game in 2020"s graphics world" The Inquirer 6:36 AM
  • "AMD's top-spec Navi 20 GPUs might not arrive until 2020: 7nm cards are said to be suffering from efficiency issues" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "Report says that AMD Radeon RX 3080 XT will rival Nvidia RTX 2070" Hexus 6:50 AM
  • "AMD to build world's fastest supercomputer with 1.5 exaflops of performance" KitGuru 6:50 AM
  • "US Dept. of Energy Announces Frontier Supercomputer: Cray and AMD to Build 1.5 Exaflop Machine" AnandTech 6:50 AM
  • "World's fastest supercomputer will be built by AMD and Cray for US government: Frontier is expected to go online in 2021 with 1.5 exaflops of processing power" The Verge 7:43 AM
  • "AMD and Cray are building the 'world's most powerful supercomputer': 'Frontier will accelerate innovation in AI,' Sec. Rick Perry said." Engadget 6:39 AM
  • "Uber, Google, IBM, and others join Urban Computing Foundation to create tools for 'cities of tomorrow'" VentureBeat 10:42 AM
General Interest
  • "Here's everything Google announced today at the I/O 2019 Keynote" TechCrunch 3:05 PM
  • "Google awards $25 million in global AI impact grants" VentureBeat 2:12 PM
  • "Google expands digital wellbeing tools to include a new 'Focus mode,' adds improved parental controls to Android" TechCrunch 1:40 PM
  • "EA Access comes to PlayStation 4 nearly 5 years after debuting on Xbox One" VentureBeat 10:55 AM
  • "Mozilla apologises for Firefox extensions gaffe" bit-tech 8:40 AM
  • "How to watch the Google I/O 2019 stream" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
  • "How to watch the Google I/O 2019 keynote: Find out about Android Q, the Pixel 3A, and more" The Verge 7:44 AM
  • "Chrome browser will make it harder for companies to track you online — unless they're Google" BGR 6:40 AM
  • "Android Auto gets a big UI revamp: A new bottom bar lets you control music and maps at the same time." Ars Technica 6:40 AM
  • "Amazon's New York Go store is the first to accept cash: It breaks the seamless shopping flow somewhat." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Samsung offers to cancel Galaxy Fold orders over ambiguous ship date" VentureBeat 7:44 AM
  • "Samsung Electronics says no anticipated shipping date yet for Galaxy Fold" Reuters 6:49 AM
  • "Google and OnePlus are embracing the junior flagship trend: Don't call it a midrange phone" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro price, specs and release date: OnePlus confirms QHD+ panel is HDR10+ certified/QHD+ screen will 'set a new benchmark'" The Inquirer 6:39 AM
  • "Marshall expands its portable Bluetooth lineup with two new speakers: The Stockwell II and Tufton join last year's Kilburn II" The Verge 10:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "The Future of Wi-Fi: Global Wi-Fi Industry Leaders Converge on Washington DC This May" PRNewswire 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Edge browser arrives for macOS in 2 beta versions" VentureBeat 10:36 AM
  • "Everything Microsoft announced at Build 2019" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
  • "Windows Terminal is the AiO command line you secretly knew you deserved: It's a pearl of a shell" The Inquirer 6:40 AM
  • "Why a Republican senator wants the FTC to throw the book at Facebook: Senators want 'resounding precedent' against Facebook in privacy case." Ars Technica 3:00 PM
  • "Digital transformation on track, says Inland Revenue: Transfers 20 million tax records to new system" Computerworld New Zealand 6:36 AM
  • "Nest Hub Max: Hands-On With Google's First Smart Display With A Camera" The Verge 2:15 PM
  • "Lenovo Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop Deep Dive Review With Benchmarks" HotHardware 11:30 AM
  • "U.S. digital advertising exceeded $100B in 2018 (IAB report)" TechCrunch 10:10 AM
  • "Smartwatches the 'beachhead to the body' with gesture aware apps: What if your watch knew exactly what you were doing?" ZDNet 6:48 AM
  • "Exabeam raises $75 million to advance SIEM cybersecurity" VentureBeat 7:53 AM
  • "Gett raises $200M at $1.5B valuation for its B2B ride-hailing service, aims for 2020 IPO" TechCrunch 6:35 AM
  • "Urban Jungle raises £2.5M to make insurance accessible to 'generation rent'" TechCrunch 6:36 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends more than 450 points lower as stocks retreat for second day on U.S.-China tariff worries: U.S. officials vow higher China tariffs will kick in by Friday; Vice Chairman Liu He expected to attend negotiations this week in Washington" MarketWatch 5:10 PM
  • "Dow Ends Well Off Day's Lows as Investors Discount Trump's Latest Tariff Threat: Stocks pared their losses Monday afternoon as investors assessed the effects of President Trump's latest threat to boost tariffs on Chinese goods." TheStreet 5:10 PM
  • "Dow falls hard on US-China trade worries" FOXBusiness 11:56 AM
  • "Stocks Sink as Trade Tensions Mount: Dow drops 473 points as U.S. doubles down on tariff threats; Chinese envoy will travel to Washington" [Paid Membership Required] 5:11 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as traders weigh U.S.-China trade dispute" MarketWatch 6:58 AM
  • "Asia stocks mostly higher after Trump trade threat" FOXBusiness 6:57 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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