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TechNN Archive: Sunday, May 12, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Privacy: Microsoft wants to (sneakily) collect more data from users via Office" BetaNews 7:59 AM
  • "The new Mini toolbar in OneNote for Windows 10 helps you edit content faster" MSPoweruser 7:59 AM
  • "Microsoft explains the actual unique differentiating features of the HoloLens 2" MSPoweruser 7:59 AM
  • "Windows 10 news recap: over 825 million active devices, WhatsApp support on Windows phones ends at the end of the year, and more" OnMSFT 7:59 AM
  • "The Windows 10 May 2019 Update is coming - here's what's new" Neowin 3:20 PM
  • "Microsoft Weekly: Build 2019, Edge on other platforms, and AR Minecraft" Neowin 11:11 AM
  • "Minecraft's New 10th-Anniversary Map Is Awesome And Hides A Few Secrets" Kotaku 1:15 PM
  • "Intel says laptops with foldable displays at least 2 years away: Intel believes a laptop with a foldable display won't arrive before 2021. The company is currently trying to understand the capability and the limitation of the [foldable] technology." The Indian Express 7:58 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs Reportedly Support Up To DDR4-5000 For Glorious Bandwidth" HotHardware 4:54 PM
  • "Microsoft has more Office 365 subscribers than Spotify Premium and Amazon Prime combined" MSPoweruser 5/11
  • "Microsoft's return to its nerdy roots is good news for developers" TechRepublic 5/11
  • "Microsoft Advances Conversation Transcription Using Virtual Microphone Arrays" CDR Info 5/11
  • "Microsoft Plays Nice" Gizmodo 5/11
  • "Repairing And Upgrading A HP 16533A Scope Card" Hackaday 5/11
  • "PS5 release date and price UPDATE: Bad news for PlayStation fans ahead of Sony reveal" Express UK 5/11
General Interest
  • "Why Google cares so much about dark theme in Android Q: With the new software toggle, Google gives the people what they want." CNET 7:57 AM
  • "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 5/11
  • "Nike's app will use augmented reality to determine your shoe size" BGR 5/11
  • "Google Confirms It Will Stop Tracking Users -- What's The Catch?" Forbes 5/11
  • "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 5/11
  • "HP Inc. to Announce Second Quarter Fiscal 2019 Earnings on May 23, 2019" HP 5/10
  • "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
  • "Kamala Harris sees Facebook as a 'utility' that might need breaking up: She believes the site needs more regulation than it has received." Engadget 8:51 PM
  • "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
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL Preview" Thurrott 6:12 PM
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 5/11
  • "Fun and functional Raspberry Pi accessories" ZDNet 5/11
  • "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
  • "'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" [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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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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