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TechNN Archive: Friday, May 24, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Announces New Windows 10 Password And Encryption Security Defaults" Forbes 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out support for tough federal security standards to all U.S. Azure regions ahead of JEDI contract decision" GeekWire 12:07 PM
  • "Headsup for those managing Windows 10 boxen: Microsoft has tweaked patching rules" The Register 7:26 AM
  • "Microsoft is putting the sexy into unsexy software: First it was Windows Terminal, now it's SharePoint" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals xCloud can stream up to 3,500 games from the cloud" The Verge 12:07 PM
  • "HP Inc Earnings: HPQ Stock Is Up as Q2 Earnings Top Expectations" InvestorPlace 8:03 AM
  • "HP Shares Gain After Q2 Earnings Beat, Full Year Guidance Bump: HP shares traded higher Friday after the personal computing group posted stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings and lifted its full-year profit guidance thanks to a steadying printing supplies division." TheStreet 8:51 AM
  • "Hewlett Packard Enterprise is projecting a strong outlook for the rest of the year — but the CEO says that the overall data center market slowdown is his 'biggest worry'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 3:42 PM
  • "HP: Based on our Intel, don't hold your breath waiting for Chipzilla's CPU shortage to end" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "HP Looking To Managed Print Services To Reverse Supplies Dip" CRN 8:51 AM
  • "IBM's AI uses grammar rules to catch linguistic nuances of U.S. English" VentureBeat 12:36 PM
  • "IBM highlights Australia's digital and cyber security potential" Defence Connect 8:52 AM
  • "How IBM helps retailers thrive when the weather changes" Yahoo Finance 3:42 PM
  • "IBM Techscale launches in partnership with YIEDI" IT News Africa 8:53 AM
  • "Lenovo CEO: 'I don't think we have a reason to be targeted'/Lenovo delivered a positive set of financial results for the latest quarter and fiscal year, but a geopolitical cloud hangs over the company." ZDNet 7:15 AM
  • "Intel's Silicon Photonics Work Could Supercharge AI Neural Networks" ExtremeTech 8:54 AM
  • "Intel Launches NUCs With Radeon 540X GPU, Soldered RAM" PC Magazine 8:54 AM
  • "AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen Is The Most Exciting Processor Launch In A Decade" Forbes 7:38 AM
  • "AMD partner leaks two mid-range Navi GPUs" Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "AMD Scores Big Wins With Ryzen In New Acer Nitro 5 And Swift 3 Notebooks" Forbes 3:43 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs Rumored To Support JEDEC DDR4-3200 Memory Spec And Speed" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Here's how to watch AMD reveal its new Ryzen chips at Computex" Digital Trends 9:14 AM
  • "Google and Oracle's $9 Billion 'Copyright Case of the Decade' Could be Headed for the Supreme Court" Newsweek 8:50 AM
General Interest
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro In-Display Fingerprint Sensor Hacked In Minutes With Glue" HotHardware 3:58 PM
  • "Distorted Nancy Pelosi videos show platforms aren't ready to fight dirty campaign tricks: YouTube removed the video, Facebook de-ranked it, and Twitter let it stand" The Verge 12:07 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg allegedly created a fake, racist social media profile in former colleague's name" [Video] Mashable 11:04 AM
  • "Google bots shut down Baltimore officials' ransomware workaround Gmail accounts: Google automatically suspended accounts after detecting they were from same network." Ars Technica 11:04 AM
  • "Best Buy Cancels All Galaxy Fold Pre-Orders: Samsung's fragile folding smartphone looks increasingly unlikely to appear for sale, so Best Buy took the decision to cancels all pre-orders while it waits for new information." PC Magazine 10:50 AM
  • "Telecom Italia's TIM kicks off 5G tests in Brazil" ZDNet 10:50 AM
  • "How bad is Facebook's spam problem? Over 1 million fake accounts are removed every hour" GearBrain 8:31 AM
  • "Amazon facial recognition ban won just 2% of shareholder vote" Reuters 8:51 PM
  • "Amazon will hit $3,000, says Piper Jaffray, making Buffett look smart" MarketWatch 8:04 AM
  • "Mona Lisa 'brought to life' with deepfake AI" BBC 7:49 AM
  • "Antitrust ruling against Qualcomm seen beneficial to rival chipmakers" DigiTimes 8:08 AM
  • "Huawei is banned from using SD cards in future devices: The company is now barred from the SD Association." Engadget 3:43 PM
  • "TSMC maintains chip supplies to Huawei" DigiTimes 8:08 AM
  • "Huawei shipments could fall by up to a quarter this year: analysts" Reuters 7:26 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft might finally embrace USB-C on next-gen Surface Pro 7" Digital Trends 9:33 PM
  • "How to disable login screen background blur on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 7:17 PM
  • "Microsoft patent hints at Surface Pro 7 with USB-C and new Type Cover" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Microsoft? Oh it's just another partnership, insists GitHub CEO" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "Windows 10 May 2019 Update Feature Focus: Light Themes And Sandboxes" AnandTech 7:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 to warn about insecure WiFi networks using WEP or TKIP" ZDNet 7:16 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "A new bill could outlaw loot boxes in video games. Here's what it says." Digital Trends 4:01 PM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint merger could reportedly still get the DOJ's blessing" CNET 4:00 PM
  • "47 Democrats cave on net neutrality after GOP calls bill 'dead on arrival': GOP blocking of net neutrality vote rewarded as 47 Democrats ask for compromise." Ars Technica 1:31 PM
  • "YouTubers and record labels are fighting, and record labels keep winning" The Verge 10:07 AM
  • "Is Facebook undermining democracy in Africa?" BBC 8:21 AM
  • "Poland files complaint with EU's top court over copyright rule change" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "Irish regulator opens first privacy probe into Google" Reuters 7:18 AM
  • "The US Ban Has Worldwide Ripple Effects On Huawei's Business" PC Magazine 7:18 AM
  • "Trump: Huawei block could be solved in China trade deal" ZDNet 7:16 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Samsung's Innovation Dilemma" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:12 PM
  • "OnePlus 7 Pro review: Super-charged superphone [Video] 9to5Google 3:44 PM
  • "The DeanBeat: With Oculus Quest, it's the convenience, stupid" VentureBeat 10:07 AM
  • "Huawei is having a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month — here's what's going on" Business Insider 1:27 PM
  • "Trump's glib approach to Huawei invites nasty unintended consequences" VentureBeat 9:15 AM
  • "Google Pixel 3a XL Review: Full-Featured And Affordable" HotHardware 10:36 AM
  • "Pixel 3A vs. OnePlus 7 Pro: let's talk about the camera" The Verge 8:22 AM
  • "Which ThinkPad should you buy? Here's our guide to picking the best" Digital Trends 8:16 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Mark Zuckerberg apparently tried to buy Panic, the creator of Playdate" Engadget 3:43 PM
  • "Facebook held talks with Mark Zuckerberg's arch rivals the Winklevoss twins for a partnership on the company's new cryptocurrency" Business Insider 7:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Hope gives way to worry as stock-market investors reassess U.S.-China trade fight: Investors are facing up to the potential for a protracted fight" MarketWatch 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Ends Modestly Higher; Stocks Edge Up Ahead of Holiday Weekend: Stocks ended higher Friday as Wall Street heads into a long Memorial Day weekend." TheStreet 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Jones Leads As Stock Market Caps Volatile Week With Gains: Key indexes capped a volatile week with modest gains in today's stock market, with the Dow Jones industrials and small caps taking the lead." Investor's Business Daily 5:07 PM
  • "US stocks rebound, but S&P 500 ends with 3rd weekly loss" FOXBusiness 5:07 PM
  • "US stocks end higher heading into holiday weekend but down for week" FOXBusiness 5:07 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Fall for Fifth Straight Week as Trade Dispute Drags On: Treasury yields on Thursday hit their lowest levels since 2017" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:06 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed amid lingering trade-war worries: Nikkei down, but stocks up in Hong Kong, Shanghai" MarketWatch 8:46 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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