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TechNN Archive: Saturday, May 11, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft has more Office 365 subscribers than Spotify Premium and Amazon Prime combined" MSPoweruser 7:39 PM
  • "Microsoft's return to its nerdy roots is good news for developers" TechRepublic 7:40 PM
  • "Microsoft Advances Conversation Transcription Using Virtual Microphone Arrays" CDR Info 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Plays Nice" Gizmodo 6:11 PM
  • "Repairing And Upgrading A HP 16533A Scope Card" Hackaday 7:17 AM
  • "PS5 release date and price UPDATE: Bad news for PlayStation fans ahead of Sony reveal" Express UK 7:18 AM
  • "Intel's 3-Year Outlook May Be Weak, But Its Technology Roadmap Is Intriguing: The chip giant expects very little sales and earnings growth through 2021. But it also promises to launch cutting-edge data center and notebook products in the coming years, and to improve its manufacturing position." TheStreet 5/10
  • "Exclusive: Intel Engineering Chief Discusses Plans to Speed Chip Making/Dr. Venkata Renduchintala outlined how the chip giant plans to becomes nimbler and less 'monolithic' following years of manufacturing stumbles." TheStreet 5/10
  • "Could Intel's Modem Business Appeal to Samsung?" Market Realist 5/10
  • "Intel Announces Project Athena Open Labs to Speed Hardware Deployment" ExtremeTech 5/10
  • "Intel: Folding Display Laptops at Least 2 Years Away" PC Magazine 5/10
  • "Analyst: Intel flash supply partnership prospects could point to SK Hynix" The Register 5/10
  • "Intel is having its worst week of 2019, and two experts see more pain for the Dow stock" CNBC 5/10
  • "AMD Gains PC CPU Market Share from Intel with Ryzen" Market Realist 5/10
  • "AMD's powerful Ryzen processors are on sale for all-time low prices and bundled with free games: It's a great time to go AMD. The Ryzen 7 2700 is $195 at Walmart, and Amazon has the Ryzen 5 2600X for $160, and the Ryzen 5 2600 for $145." PCWorld 5/10
  • "AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software for Enterprise 19.Q2: Gaming Driver Support for Radeon Pro" AnandTech 5/10
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 leak points to two 16-core CPUs" The Inquirer 5/10
  • "AMD And Cray Win Frontier Supercomputer DOE Deal" Forbes 5/10
  • "Raja points out Nvidia and AMD datacenter weakness" Fudzilla 5/10
  • "AMD has 'no software ecosystem that's meaningful' without Intel" PCGamesN 5/10
  • "Microsoft: The open source company/The times, they are a-changin'—even bits of Windows will be open source." Ars Technica 5/10
  • "Microsoft pushes ahead with conversation transcription, virtual microphone arrays: Microsoft Research's 'Project Denmark' technology allows users to use the microphones in phones and laptops to create a virtual array that can handle conversation transcription and more." ZDNet 5/10
  • "Microsoft: The open source company/The times, they are a-changin'—even bits of Windows will be open source." Ars Technica 5/10
  • "Microsoft is building a virtual assistant for work. Google is building one for everything else" Quartz 5/10
  • "Cybersecurity: This is how Microsoft Defender ATP tackles password-stealing credential dumping attempts" ZDNet 5/10
  • "IBM Sets Its Sights on the $12 Billion Precision Farming Market" Market Realist 5/10
  • "David Webster departs from Dell EMC: Dell EMC unified sales teams in APJ under Amit Midha" New Zealand Reseller News 5/10
  • "Nvidia is sliding after Trump escalates the trade war with China" Business Insider 5/10
  • "Oracle To Lay Off 1,600 Staff In China" SupChina 5/10
  • "Huawei is about to take on Oracle in the database market" Fast Company 5/10
  • "Oracle's legal woes deepen: Big Red sued (again) for age and medical 'discrimination'" The Register 5/10
  • "Oracle workers may find age, industry expectations are hurdles in job hunt" TechNode 5/10
  • "Oracle Malaysia launches Cloud Solution Hub" Borneo Post 5/10
  • "Bushnell v. Cisco: District Court Dismisses Willfulness Allegations Solely Based on Knowledge of Patents by Acquired Entity" Lexology 5/10
General Interest
  • "Facebook says it needs more regulation, not a breakup: It went out of its way to reject co-founder Chris Hughes' call to action." Engadget 8:34 PM
  • "Nike's app will use augmented reality to determine your shoe size" BGR 1:41 PM
  • "Google Confirms It Will Stop Tracking Users -- What's The Catch?" Forbes 7:18 AM
  • "TiVo plans to split its product and licensing divisions" Engadget 5/10
  • "IDC: High-end VR grew 60% in 2018, users have smartwatch-level satisfaction" VentureBeat 5/10
  • "Early Facebook executives have reached a surprising consensus about the company's power: Chris Hughes joins a long line of Facebook employees calling for a radical change" The Verge 5/10
  • "Google Wants to Use AI to Track Pollution from Every Power Plant on Earth" Gizmodo 5/10
  • "Android Q's Live Caption will only work on 'select phones'" VentureBeat 5/10
  • "Google is finally ready to talk openly about the mysterious new OS that might replace Android" BGR 5/10
  • "Pixel 3a & Pixel 3a XL Teardown Wallpapers" iFixit 5/10
  • "Nest, the company, died at Google I/O 2019: The Nest ecosystem is dead. Nest accounts are dead. Nest's privacy firewall is dead." Ars Technica 5/10
  • "Google adds handy playable podcasts to search results" CNET 5/10
  • "People are calling for Zuckerberg's resignation. Here are just five of the reasons why." MIT Technology Review 5/10
  • "Amazon Agrees to Stop Selling Children's Products With Illegal Levels of Toxic Metals" Gizmodo 5/10
  • "Over 40 Percent of Amazon's Sellers Are Based in China: If you're not buying direct from Amazon, chances are you're dealing with a Chinese merchant regardless of which regional Amazon website you shop with." PC Magazine 5/10
  • "Amazon backtracks on planned S3 changes that would hamper free speech activists" The Register 5/10
  • "Amazon can't yet completely delete Alexa voice transcriptions" ZDNet 5/10
Press Releases
  • "Global Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Market 2019 — AMD (USA), HP (USA), IBM (USA), Infineon (Germany)" MajoReports 7:19 AM
  • "HP Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Earnings on May 23, 2019" HP 5/10
Microsoft
  • "How to block a driver update on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 5/10
  • "Microsoft vs. Google: Why this browser war isn't about privacy" ZDNet 5/10
  • "Microsoft open-sources lnterpretML for explaining black box AI" VentureBeat 5/10
  • "Microsoft SharePoint servers are under attack: Canadian and Saudi cyber-security agencies warn of attacks that have been going on for at least two weeks." ZDNet 5/10
  • "Windows 10 is Active on 825 Million Devices" Thurrott 5/10
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 18895 — fixes Your Phone app" BetaNews 5/10
  • "The Sams Report: Cloudy with a bit of Games" Thurrott 5/10
Government/Law/Politics
  • "AT&T's Mexico unit loses class action lawsuit to consumer watchdog" Reuters 5/10
  • "U.S. says Huawei lawyer's prior work at Justice Department poses conflict" Reuters 5/10
  • "Turkish watchdog says it fines Facebook $271,000 for data breach" Reuters 5/10
  • "FTC calls DOJ statement in Qualcomm antitrust case 'untimely,' says it 'misconstrues applicable law and the record': inter-institutional quarrel" Foss Patents 5/10
  • "This Senator Wants to Ban Videogame Loot Boxes Aimed at Kids" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/10
  • "Baltimore Held Hostage in 2nd Ransomware Attack" TechNewsWorld 5/10
  • "India reportedly opens Android antitrust investigation" Engadget 5/10
  • "India joins EU in investigating Google over Android antitrust concerns" The Verge 5/10
  • "Exclusive: India orders anti-trust probe of Google for alleged Android abuse - sources" Reuters 5/10
  • "Facebook sues South Korean social media analytics company Rankwave" CNET 5/10
  • "Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over data misuse" TechCrunch 5/10
  • "France seeks handle on Facebook algorithms to help combat hate speech" Reuters 5/10
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 10:38 AM
  • "Fun and functional Raspberry Pi accessories" ZDNet 7:12 AM
  • "How to install the Ultimate Maia GTK theme on Linux" AddictiveTips 5/10
  • "Why I Have Zero Interest in Cloud Gaming: Apple, Google, and Microsoft are poised to release cloud-gaming platforms to the masses, but the drawbacks outweigh the potential benefits." PC Magazine 5/10
  • "WD Blue SN500 SSD Review: NVMe Performance, Dirt Cheap" HotHardware 5/10
  • "Mapping out Amazon's invisible server empire" The Verge 5/10
  • "Why Google believes machine learning is its future: Why we heard so much about machine learning at Google I/O this year." Ars Technica 5/10
  • "If You Build It, They Will I/O" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/10
  • "5 Little Things from Google I/O That Could Be Big News for You" Gizmodo 5/10
  • "I Can't Get Gmail to Load and It's Driving Me Crazy" Lifehacker 5/10
  • "Google Tries Again With Pixel 3A" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/10
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL vs. OnePlus 6T: The contest for midrange mastery" Digital Trends 5/10
  • "AI is becoming esports' secret weapon" VentureBeat 5/10
  • "Is latency the cloud's Achilles heel? [Q&A] BetaNews 5/10
  • "HP Spectre 15 x360 2019 review: Carving a niche in a crowded space" Ars Technica 5/10
  • "Oppo's Avengers phone hands-on: One for the Marvel fans" Mashable 5/10
  • "Why does Facebook fail to fix itself? It's partly humans" Associated Press 5/10
  • "Can Facebook be broken up? What you need to know" CNET 5/10
  • "Alexa, What Is a Conflict of Interest? Digital assistants are both friend and sales robot." Slate 5/10
  • "Google's new Pixel 3a was launched at an awkward time, when everyone is expecting a new flagship Pixel phone in just a few months — but here's why that's OK" Business Insider 5/10
  • "Google Assistant 2.0 isn't just a minor evolution; it's a game-changing upgrade" Digital Trends 5/10
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Will.i.am's acquisition of wireless earbud startup Earin has fallen through" The Verge 5/10
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as U.S. touts trade talks with China as 'constructive': Uber Technologies IPO in spotlight" MarketWatch 5/10
  • "Stocks End Green as Trump Says Trade Talk Will Continue: Stocks rebound on encouraging words from the White House on U.S.-China trade war." TheStreet 5/10
  • "Dow Makes Furious Comeback To Lead Stock Market Higher: The stock market today took investors for a wild ride as the key indexes rallied into the black after falling hard, with the Dow Jones industrials taking the lead." Investor's Business Daily 5/10
  • "US stocks recoup losses on officials' upbeat trade comments: U.S. stocks Friday closed up after rebounding from early session losses, which stemmed from President Trump hiking tariffs on Chinese goods and Beijing vowing retaliation, as officials from both countries made positive comments about their negotiations." FOXBusiness 5/10
  • "Stocks Bounce Back, Close Higher as Investors Weigh New Tariffs: Companies reliant on Chinese demand and global trade come under pressure despite afternoon rally" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/10
  • "China stocks soar to best one-day gain since March, as U.S. tariffs kick in: Nikkei stands out with 0.3% drop" MarketWatch 5/10



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  • "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"
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  • "Faulty Apple Watch Series 3? Apple May Swap It for a Series 4"
  • "FCC Chairman Backs T-Mobile, Sprint Merger With Conditions"
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  • "Google Stops Selling Custom Cases for Pixel Phones"
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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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