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TechNN Archive: Saturday, June 1, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Issues 'Update Now' Warning To Windows Users" Forbes 8:16 AM
  • "Microsoft implores Windows users to install patch for wormable BlueKeep Remote Code Execution vulnerability" BetaNews 8:17 AM
  • "Older versions of Windows have critical vulnerability, should be updated ASAP" Digital Trends 2:16 PM
  • "Why Microsoft Wants to Understand Your Voice" Motley Fool 3:39 PM
  • "Microsoft releases first preview of PowerShell 7 and sets out feature roadmap" BetaNews 8:18 AM
  • "As China Takes Aim, Silicon Valley Braces for Pain: Microsoft's research lab in Beijing is its largest outside the United States." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Bites Back At AMD For Misleading Rome EPYC Zen 2 Benchmarks Vs Xeon 8280" HotHardware 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Justice Department prepares Google antitrust probe: sources" Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "Google facing US antitrust investigation" Telegraph 8:09 AM
  • "Google Should Be Afraid. Very Afraid. This is the moment the U.S. technology superpowers surely knew was coming: The U.S. government is preparing to crawl all over Google to figure out whether it is an abusive monopolist. Google parent company Alphabet Inc. and the other tech giants should be quaking in their fleece vests." Bloomberg Opinion 9:12 AM
  • "With a Worm Looming, the BlueKeep Bug Isn't Getting Patched Fast Enough: Two weeks have passed since Microsoft warned users about a critical vulnerability in a common Windows protocol that could enable a hacker to remotely take over machines without even a click from their owners, potentially allowing an infectious worm to rip through millions of PCs. That bug might be fading from the headlines, but it still lingers in at least 900,000 computers." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5/31
  • "Microsoft issues second warning about patching BlueKeep as PoC code goes public" ZDNet 5/31
  • "Microsoft warns users to patch as exploits for 'wormable' BlueKeep bug appear" TechCrunch 5/31
  • "Microsoft warns 1 million computers are still vulnerable to major Windows security exploit: Malware could automatically spread across these machines" The Verge 5/31
  • "Microsoft practically begs Windows users to fix wormable BlueKeep flaw" Ars Technica 5/31
  • "Microsoft Fortfies Position in Gaming With Xbox Game Pass" Zacks 5/31
  • "Intel Publishes Plans to Wind Down Shipments of 7th Gen Core 'Skylake-X' HEDT Processors" AnandTech 5/31
  • "Intel Brings Its Own Benchmark to Refute AMD's '2X' EPYC Claim" Tom's Hardware 5/31
  • "AMD Necessary Party to Patent Licensee's Infringement Suit" Bloomberg Law 5/31
  • "AMD Is Aiming For Radeon RX 5700 'Navi' Support In Linux 5.3 + Mesa 19.2" Phoronix 5/31
  • "Dell releases more high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops: Linux PCs are growing in popularity for professional programmers and Dell continues to back them." ZDNet 5/31
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. on Q1 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript" Seeking Alpha 5/31
  • "Dell's reasons to be fearful (1,2,3): Intel chip supplies, trade tariffs and slowing server sales in sagging Chinese economy" The Register 5/31
  • "Dell, HP in Line of Fire From Trump's Tariff Vow on Mexico" Bloomberg 5/31
  • "HP introduces the world's first dual-screen gaming laptop" Tech Advisor 5/31
  • "Sims and HP collaborate on e-plastics recycling" E-Scrap News 5/31
  • "IBM is giving away a swarm of drones for disaster relief" The Inquirer 5/31
  • "IBM And Thomson Reuters Announce AI Collaboration" e3zine 5/31
  • "Oracle Workers Latest to Be Denied Jury Trial in 401(k) Row" Bloomberg Law 5/31
  • "The monstrous, momentous PC hardware of Computex 2019: From futuristic laptops to trailblazing new chips, this is the PC hardware that caught our eye at Computex 2019." PCWorld 5/31
General Interest
  • "Huawei has reportedly stopped its smartphone production after US blacklist amid trade war" Business Insider 6:39 PM
  • "Foxconn halts some production lines for Huawei phones, according to reports" TechCrunch 6:36 PM
  • "Google's DeepMind A.I. defeats human opponents in Quake III Capture the Flag" Digital Trends 6:33 PM
  • "DeepMind's AI Beats Humans At Quake III Arena" Slashdot 11:22 AM
  • "Rise of the Machines: AI beats humans in multiplayer shooter" AFP 11:22 AM
  • "Huawei's effort to establish its own operating system could be an impossible task, say people who know from experience" [BI Prime] Business Insider 9:54 AM
  • "Facebook lawyer argues social media users 'have no expectation of privacy'" Metro UK 8:23 AM
  • "New attack creates ghost taps on modern Android smartphones: Academics abuse NFC-enabled devices with capacitive touchscreens to induce fake screen taps." ZDNet 8:17 AM
  • "FCC filing reveals mysterious new Google device, but no one knows what it's for" Digital Trends 11:18 AM
  • "Mystery Google Media Device Appears at FCC" Thurrott 8:10 AM
  • "Spotify's Social Listening will let friends enjoy music together from their own devices" Neowin 5/31
  • "A USB Stick as an SSD? A New Silicon Motion SM3282 Single-Chip Controller for USB SSDs" AnandTech 5/31
  • "Taiwan profits from America's trade war with China: President Donald Trump's threatened 25% tariff is prompting Taiwanese companies that opened factories in China to make PCs, smartphones, and tablets for America's tech giants to move some production back to Taiwan. They're also looking for cheaper labour in other Asian countries and in India." ZDNet 5/31
  • "The end of an era: Today is the last day you can use BlackBerry Messenger" Business Insider 5/31
  • "BlackBerry Messenger dies today, but it'll never truly be gone" The Verge 5/31
  • "ZADAK Demonstrates MOAB: 'World's First Portable Water-Cooled PC'" AnandTech 5/31
  • "Dropbox ups the storage of its paid plans, gets smarter about cleaning up old files" The Verge 5/31
  • "Google threatens to delist Chrome extensions installed by deceptive tactics: Google cracks down on misleading marketing and extensions with shady descriptions." ZDNet 5/31
  • "Google Docs finally lets you adjust margins per section and add page breaks" Android Police 5/31
  • "Google cracks down on Drive and Chrome extensions that abuse your data" The Next Web 5/31
  • "Mark Zuckerberg's security chief placed on leave after racism allegations" Telegraph 5/31
  • "Facebook Screws Up a Critical Piece of Its Anti-Revenge Porn Tech" Gizmodo 5/31
  • "Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg 'survives' leadership vote" BBC 5/31
  • "Dating app scammers spotted by AI" BBC 5/31
  • "Huawei bars staff from having technical meetings with US contacts" TechCrunch 5/31
Press Releases
  • "Mentor and AMD Verify Massive Radeon Instinct Vega20 IC Design on AMD EPYC in ~10 hours with Ecosystem Partners Microsoft Azure and TSMC" PRNewswire 5/31
  • "IBM Watson Health Presents New Data Demonstrating Real-World Progress of AI in Oncology at 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting" PRNewswire 5/31
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Issues Serious Windows 10 Upgrade Warning" Forbes 9:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's modern OS, the death of UWP, and Computex - Episode 4 of Neowin Podcast is out" Neowin 2:17 PM
  • "In 1995, Bill Gates made these predictions about streaming movies and fake news on the internet" CNBC 5/31
  • "Microsoft doles out PowerShell 7 preview. It works. People like it. We can't find a reason to be sarcastic about it" The Register 5/31
  • "Here are our predictions for Microsoft's 14 exclusive Xbox games at E3 2019" Digital Trends 5/31
  • "Microsoft prepares to open its latest flagship store, just a few doors down from Apple" ZDNet 5/31
  • "Windows 10 May 2019 Update 1903 gets first major bug fixes" ZDNet 5/31
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. judge waves through D.C. case against Facebook" Reuters 8:16 AM
  • "Why Net Neutrality Advocates Remain Optimistic" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Upcoming conferences (U.S., EU) on chipset-level patent licensing and the royalty base in automotive and other high-tech products in light of FTC v. QualcommFoss Patents 8:09 AM
  • "Pompeo tells Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data" Reuters 5/31
  • "Judge demands Facebook hand over data privacy records" Engadget 5/31
  • "U.S. judge orders Facebook to turn over data privacy records" Reuters 5/31
  • "China Creates 'Unreliable Entity List' of Foreign Companies Following U.S. Ban on Huawei" Gizmodo 5/31
  • "Maine passes bill requiring ISPs to ask permission before selling data" Engadget 5/31
  • "You go that way, we'll go Huawei: China Computer Federation kicks back at IEEE in tit-for-tat spat" The Register 5/31
  • "Canada's Digital Charter does not comfort Alphabet's smart-city critics" Reuters 5/31
  • "Qualcomm has strong argument to win reversal of U.S. antitrust ruling: legal experts" Reuters 5/31
  • "Irish Supreme Court rejects Facebook bid to block ECJ data case" Reuters 5/31
  • "ISPs must now ask for permission before selling your data, Maine rules" ZDNet 5/31
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Alienware redesigns m15, m17 gaming laptops, adds ninth-generation Intel Core processors" ZDNet 8:47 PM
  • "Software developers need an independent ethics body" VentureBeat 6:39 PM
  • "Three Great Reasons To Love The OnePlus 7 Pro" Forbes 6:36 PM
  • "How Blockchain Can Put an End to Conflict Minerals" ReadWrite 10:08 AM
  • "The Pixel 3a does one more thing nobody is talking about: kills the market for a Pixel 4" Android Central 9:14 AM
  • "What Amazon Might Want With Boost Mobile" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:10 AM
  • "Five reasons why smart glasses mean business: Sorry, consumers. Smart glasses are for professional use only for the foreseeable future. Don't try this at home." Computerworld 8:10 AM
  • "The RetroBeat: Aladdin is a Genesis masterpiece" VentureBeat 5/31
  • "Why Google's Hopes for Cheap Pixel May Falter" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 5/31
  • "I tried Samsung's new outrageously wide $1,500 computer monitor — here's what it's like" Business Insider 5/31
  • "Diving deep into Africa's blossoming tech scene" TechCrunch 5/31
  • "Netgear Nighthawk AX8 Router Review: Next-Gen Wi-Fi 6 Networking" HotHardware 5/31
  • "The Sams Report: Modern Games and Question" Thurrott 5/31
  • "Amazon just made a big bet to beat Google in advertising tech — here's what it means for marketers" [BI Prime] Business Insider 5/31
  • "First impressions: The OnePlus 7 is a 'flagship' for people who can resist the Pro" The Next Web 5/31
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 vs. Lenovo Yoga C930: Which is the best laptop and tablet in one" CNET 5/31
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Paul Allen's Stratolaunch is reportedly shutting down: The space company might sell its assets and IPs, Reuters says." Engadget 5/31
  • "Amazon to boost advertising business with acquisition of assets from ad tech company Sizmek" GeekWire 5/31
  • "Amazon confirms acquisition of Sizmek's ad server" TechCrunch 5/31
  • "Women's fertility app secretly took $1.79M in funding from anti-abortion campaigners" The Next Web 5/31
  • "Foursquare buys Placed from Snap Inc. on the heels of $150M in new funding" TechCrunch 5/31
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks suffer worst May since 2010 as Trump threatens tariffs on Mexico: Auto shares slide as tariff threat poses supply-chain risks" MarketWatch 5/31
  • "Stocks close at 3 month low, bond yields tumble, after Trump hits Mexico with tariffs" FOXBusiness 5/31
  • "Stocks Close Lower as Trump's Mexico Tariff Threat Rattles Markets: Dow falls more than 300 points; Yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys hits a fresh 20-month low" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5/31
  • "Nikkei tumbles, other Asian markets mixed after Trump's tarrifs against Mexico: Nikkei weighed by falling auto makers; China stocks stable" MarketWatch 5/31



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InformationWeek (Checked 11:45 AM; no changes since 7:35 AM CST)
  • "IT Recruiting: Competing with the Googles and Amazons"
New York Times (Checked 11:45 AM CST; no changes since Monday)
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PC Magazine (Updated 11:45 AM CST)
  • "YouPorn's New App Is Like TikTok for Adult Videos"
  • "Election War Games: How I Tried to Undermine Democracy"
  • "Malicious iOS Apps Can Quietly Steal Data From the Clipboard"
  • "Deal Alert: Amazon Fire TV Stick Drops to $25"
  • "The Best Translation Apps for iPhone"
  • "Samsung Starts Mass Producing 16GB Memory Modules for Phones"
  • "Mozilla Just Made Firefox More Private and Secure for US Users"
  • "Report: First ARM Mac Launches in 2021"
  • "Amazon Opens Larger Go Grocery Store in Seattle"
Reuters (Updated 11:45 AM CST)
  • "Apple, J&J to study if Apple Watch app leads to lower stroke risk"
  • "Assange tried to call White House, Hillary Clinton over data dump, his lawyer says"
  • "UK's financial watchdog flags data breach on website"
  • "Amazon expands physical footprint with bigger cashier-less grocery shop"
  • "Deere taps tractor-hailing tech in bid to break ground in Africa"
ZDNet (Updated 11:45 AM CST)
  • "CIO strategy: Become a transformational chief information officer"
  • "Best wireless noise-canceling headsets for business in 2020: Plantronics, Jabra, Logitech, and more"
  • "Jabil cuts outlook as coronavirus curbs manufacturing for tech giants, 5G ecosystem"
  • "How to get rid of bloatware and clean your Windows 10 Start menu (without crapware cleanup tools)"
  • "GitHub's transparency report: How and when it removes or block content"
  • "Seven hackers have now made a million dollars each from bug bounties, says HackerOne"
  • "APAC shoppers still buy in-store, but more seek hybrid commerce"
  • "You're using your favorite iPhone and iPad apps all wrong"


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