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TechNN Archive: Thursday, May 9, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft could bring Chromium Edge to Linux distros 'eventually': Open source browser for open source operating system" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Windows 10: Microsoft is bringing back one of Windows 95's most popular features/Microsoft is revamping PowerToys utilities for Windows 10." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft PowerToys make a comeback for the Windows 10 era" Hexus 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Build 2019: Everything announced on Azure, IoT, Edge on Chromium, AI, Windows apps, Microsoft Graph/Azure, AI and conversational bots are key themes for Microsoft's big developer conference, but the software giant also gave developers some strategic cues." ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "Microsoft patented a braille-displaying controller accessory for the blind: Text-heavy games are often inaccessible to the visually impaired, company notes." Ars Technica 2:15 PM
  • "Windows Hello is getting FIDO2 certification, pushing passwords closer to extinction" TechSpot 8:31 AM
  • "Microsoft: Just one .Net going forward/Microsoft .Net 5 will mark the end of .Net Core and the beginning of a single, unified .Net platform" InfoWorld 8:32 PM
  • "Windows 10 update brings us closer to a world without passwords" BGR 5:55 PM
  • "The first Windows 10 SDK Preview build for 20H1 is now available - here's what's new" Neowin 5:55 PM
  • "Intel Will Launch 7nm Chips in 2021, Ice Lake Ships in June" ExtremeTech 11:29 AM
  • "Intel will begin shipping 10nm Ice Lake processors in June: And it reckons it'll have 7nm GPUs ready for 2021" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
  • "Intel's 10nm Chips Arrive in June, 7nm in 2021: We're finally going to see an end to the 14nm chip revisions, but 10nm chips may not be around for long if Intel really does deliver 7nm by 2021." PC Magazine 7:01 AM
  • "Intel says Ice Lake is on target, and even faster 7nm CPUs will arrive by 2021: Chip giant has learned from the difficulties in getting Ice Lake right" TechRadar UK 7:12 AM
  • "AMD CPU Market Share Rises In All Segments Except Servers in Q1 2019 — EPYC Rome Expected To Continue Server Momentum in Second Half of 2019" WCCFTech 7:12 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 Engineering Sample Spotted With 16 Cores And 4.2GHz Boost" HotHardware 5:09 PM
  • "Lenovo stuffs Ryzen Pro processors inside its latest ThinkPads: Vega graphics are also present and correct" The Inquirer 2:15 PM
  • "HP's new 3D printer has 3D-printed parts: HP Inc unveils a new industrial 3D printer, and expands its deals with Siemens and BASF." ZDNet 7:04 AM
  • "New HP 3D printer is for factories, not prototypes: The Jet Fusion 5200 is for high-volume manufacturing and can make squishy plastic products, too." CNET 7:11 AM
  • "Some Dell XPS 15 9560 laptops are experiencing a severe BIOS related HDMI problem" Notebook Check 7:10 AM
  • "Red Hat shoves OpenShift in VMware's software-defined data centre stack: New reference architecture rolls together containers and VMs" The Register 2:57 PM
  • "Cisco open sources MindMeld conversational AI platform" TechCrunch 8:54 PM
General Interest
  • "Open source bug poses threat to sites running multiple CMSes: Drupal, Joomla, and Typo3 all bitten by bug in PharStreamWrapper." Ars Technica 3:42 PM
  • "Verizon Finds C-Suite, SMBs Under Threat in Annual Security Report: Verizon's 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, released yesterday during National Small Business Week, reveals that C-suite execs are favored phishing targets, small businesses need to be more careful than ever, and social engineering is becoming more sophisticated." PC Magazine 1:52 PM
  • "Twitter suspended 166,153 accounts for terrorism content in second half 2018" Reuters 1:16 PM
  • "Mozilla offers research grant for a way to embed Tor inside Firefox: Mozilla working on a Tor-powered Super Private Browsing (SPB) mode for Firefox." ZDNet 1:04 PM
  • "Parents can't delete what kids tell Amazon voice assistant" PhysOrg 9:49 AM
  • "Robot butlers operated by remote workers are coming to do your chores: Japanese startup Mira Robotics will charge $225 a month for a remotely operated robot helper" The Verge 8:06 AM
  • "Google's subscription music numbers reportedly top 15 million: That's well behind the likes of Spotify, Apple and Amazon." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Google is adding 53 gender-fluid emoji to Android Q: A gendered take on Simpsons yellow" The Verge 7:11 AM
  • "Google and Qualcomm launch a dev kit for building Assistant-enabled headphones" TechCrunch 7:14 AM
  • "Google is bringing Electronic IDs to Android" VentureBeat 10:41 AM
  • "Nike uses AR to help you find the right fit for your sneakers: The new feature will hit the Nike App later this summer." Engadget 6:58 AM
  • "Hackers attack Confluence Servers, hijack power for cryptocurrency mining: Illicit Monero mining is the goal." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Roku has 29.1 million active users (and no profit): It expects 2019 to be a blockbuster year, however." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Bitcoin is worth $6,000 for the first time this year: Bitcoin's price has been rising in recent weeks and it's not clear why." Ars Technica 6:56 AM
  • "Samsung promises more Galaxy Fold launch details by tomorrow: 'We will not be too late [with the launch date]' said the company's CEO." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Samsung security screw-up spills staffer, SmartThings secrets: GitLab repository was set to public access" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Samsung paves the way for even better photos with new image sensors" Neowin 6:58 AM
  • "Samsung launches first 64Mp image sensor for smartphones: Samsung has launched 64MP and 48MP image sensors, which will power flagship smartphones launching in the second half of the year." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro price, specs and release date: Pricing leaks for 'cheapest' 6GB/128GB model/It's likely more expensive than you were expecting" The Inquirer 6:51 AM
  • "Wacom unveils new Intuos Pro Small pen tablet: Wacom introduces a small version of its Intuos Pro stylus and drawing tablet." ZDNet 7:04 AM
Press Releases
  • "Global Virtual Personal Assistants Market (VPA) Key Players, Product Interaction, Demand, Future Opportunities and Outlook to 2024" PRNewswire 9:01 AM
  • "Minecraft Classic Launches to Celebrate 10th Anniversary: It's now possible to play the original Minecraft from 2009 complete with all its bugs in your web browser, no downloads necessary." PC Magazine 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft to offer two custom Game of Thrones Xbox One consoles to lucky fans" OnMSFT 9:48 AM
  • "Best Xbox One Games" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Microsoft recommends using a separate device for administrative tasks: Microsoft's Security Team publishes basic advice for securing corporate networks" ZDNet 9:10 AM
  • "Microsoft is evolving by focusing on people: It's delivering what customers actually want and need." Engadget 9:18 AM
  • "WA Budget funds tech for cops and kids: The Western Australia Police Force will begin rolling out personal mobile tablets to officers." ZDNet 8:27 PM
  • "China to bid on D.C. Metro rail deal as national security hawks circle" Reuters 7:05 AM
  • "US legislator proposes loot box ban: Senator Josh Hawley to introduce a bill prohibiting pay-to-win and loot box mechanics in games aimed at children" GamesIndustry 10:35 AM
  • "Loot boxes should be banned, says US senator" BBC 6:58 AM
  • "Review: PC Specialist 15.6' Recoil III GTX" Hexus 8:31 AM
  • "Facebook VR VP Hugo Barra is being replaced" TechCrunch 12:35 PM
  • "EasyKnock raises $215 million to buy homes and lease them back to you" VentureBeat 8:15 AM
  • "Panasonic and Toyota link up to create housing joint venture: Each company will have a 50% stake in the new joint venture." ZDNet 6:58 AM
  • "Heetch raises $38M to take on Uber in French-speaking countries" TechCrunch 6:50 AM
  • "Micro-robotic sex toy gets $2M funding, belated award recognition: Fate and an emerging social mission have made Lora DiCarlo a standards-bearer in gender-inclusive, sex-positive technology." ZDNet 7:04 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq end lower for fourth day after Trump claims China 'broke the deal': Trump talks of 'beautiful letter' from China's Xi" MarketWatch 5:17 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower; Stocks Trim Losses as Trump Hints Trade Deal Still Possible: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq fell for the fourth straight session Thursday amid continued trade tensions between the U.S. and China." TheStreet 5:17 PM
  • "US stocks down on tariff hike threats" FOXBusiness 5:18 PM
  • "China-US trade worries weigh on stock markets again" Associated Press 7:06 AM
  • "Stocks Finish Lower as Trade Worries Prevail: Markets take another step back, though Trump says a deal between U.S. and China is still possible" [Paid Membership Required] 5:18 PM
  • "Hang Seng index slides over 2%, Korea Kospi slumps 3% on trade worries: China vows retaliation, China stocks fall over 1%" MarketWatch 7:07 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
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New York Times (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 7:35 PM CDT)
  • "As Huawei Loses Google, the U.S.-China Tech Cold War Gets Its Iron Curtain"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 7:35 PM CDT)
  • "US Warns About Alleged Spying Threat from Chinese-Made Drones"
  • "20 High-Tech Cities You'll Want to Call Home"
  • "Save Up to 50 Percent on QuickBooks Online"
  • "Save Over $1,000 on the Alienware 17 R5 Gaming Laptop"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "Faulty Apple Watch Series 3? Apple May Swap It for a Series 4"
  • "FCC Chairman Backs T-Mobile, Sprint Merger With Conditions"
  • "Play AT&T's New, Silly LTE Speed Video Game"
  • "Google Stops Selling Custom Cases for Pixel Phones"
  • "Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft Sued Over 'Massive Music Piracy'" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "U.S. eases restrictions on China's Huawei to keep networks, phones operating"
  • "InterDigital expects to be able to license 5G tech to Huawei, despite U.S. ban"
  • "Huawei founder says U.S. government is underestimating company: state media"
  • "Retailer Amazon nears victory in rainforest battle over domain name"
  • "City simulator wins venture capital backing as investors seek driverless car exposure"
  • "Slack expects to raise about $197 million in direct listing"
  • "Mexico tax plan for Uber creates friction among ride hailing firms"
  • "Huawei mobile users ponder switching brand after Google news"
  • "Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source"
  • "Face ID firm Lumentum follows Google with Huawei ban"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "ACCC starts breaking out Vodafone NBN customer connections"
  • "Data#3 scores WA-wide Microsoft licensing contracts"
  • "IT contractor allegedly abused government systems for cryptocurrency mining"
  • "US grants temporary license for Huawei to support products"
  • "McLaren's motorsport data learnings are driving innovation in health"
  • "NAB finally jumps on Apple Pay"
  • "American Airlines using technology to make its people the competitive advantage"
  • "Google research: Most hacker-for-hire services are frauds"

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