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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft wants its Azure servers to be as durable as tardigrades: Microsoft is working to improve the reliability of its Azure infrastructure on multiple fronts, including via 'Project Tardigrade,' its effort to enable a cloud app to survive platform failure." ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "Microsoft Wants To Protect Your Identity With Bitcoin" Wired 6:53 AM
  • "Microsoft to spend $100 million on Kenya, Nigeria tech development hub" Reuters 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft explains its big bet on serverless computing, the next major way that developers are going to write cloud software" [BI Prime] Business Insider 6:52 PM
  • "Microsoft: Patch Old Windows Systems or Risk Computer Worm" PC Magazine 9:23 PM
  • "Windows 10 gets Arch Linux, one of the trickiest distros around" TechRadar UK 8:45 AM
  • "HP's new OMEN X 2S 15 has two screens, RTX graphics, and more" Neowin 6:39 AM
  • "HP's Omen X 2S Gaming Laptop Has Customizable Second Screen to Help Up Your Game" Gizmodo 6:40 AM
  • "HP's Omen X 2s is a dual-screen gaming laptop: Browse messages, monitor performance and watch streaming videos." Engadget 6:40 AM
  • "HP Omen 15 and 17 updated with 9th Gen Intel chips, GeForce RTX graphics: Say hello to more power in a thinner package." Windows Central 6:51 AM
  • "HP Pavilion Gaming 15 laptop continues to blend work and play: And it's bringing a 17-inch model and a gaming mouse and mousepad along for the ride, too." CNET 6:50 AM
  • "Intel CPUs impacted by new Zombieload side-channel attack: Researchers, academics detail new Microarchitectural Data Sampling (MDS) attacks." ZDNet 12:39 PM
  • "New speculative execution bug leaks data from Intel chips' internal buffers: Intel-specific vulnerability was found by researchers both inside and outside the company." Ars Technica 1:16 PM
  • "Intel May Move Optane Production to China, No Plans to Boost NAND" ExtremeTech 6:53 AM
  • "Intel puts customers first as chip supply tightens: It's hard to find the logic behind Bob Swan's plan to improve supply lines, says Billy MacInnes" Tech Central 6:51 AM
  • "Intel Xeon trumps Nvidia's Tesla with new AI image classification record: Such a step could lead to smarter tech for us plebs" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "AMD rebrand incoming: Radeon RX550X becomes Radeon RX 640/Radeon rebrands incoming" TechSpot 6:51 AM
  • "IBM's AI performs state-of-the-art broadcast news captioning" VentureBeat 12:57 PM
  • "Lenovo has made a foldable ThinkPad PC because, er, reasons: The folding screen looks good but we're not sure who'll buy it yet" The Inquirer 6:40 AM
  • "Lenovo's intros biz-focused ThinkBooks and Core i9 ThinkPad X1 Extreme: Sorry cam girls and boys, these aren't the laptops for you" The Inquirer 6:40 AM
  • "With ThinkBook laptops, Lenovo hopes to catch eye of millennial workforce: The kid siblings of buttoned-down ThinkPads, the new notebooks emphasize style to attract younger workers in small- and medium-sized business." ZDNet 6:29 AM
  • "Oracle claims that Amazon tried to woo Pentagon officials with 'undisclosed employment and bonus offers' to win a $10 billion cloud contract, but Amazon says it's a 'desperate attempt to smear the company'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 2:30 PM