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TechNN Archive: Sunday, June 2, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Intel's Ice Lake chips are the newest attempt to make Thunderbolt relevant" CNET 7:45 AM
  • "AMD Promises Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPU Performance Parity Across X570, X470, And B450 Motherboards" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Dell Australia's full-year profit drops to AU$34m: Nearly AU$260 million of its AU$293 million revenue total came from other Dell Technologies entities." ZDNet 8:34 PM
  • "What happens to companies that defy the Huawei ban? So far, Microsoft hasn't said how it will respond" The Verge 11:11 AM
  • "Amazon could face heightened antitrust scrutiny under a new agreement between US regulators" Washington Post 8:31 AM
  • "U.S. regulators divide scrutiny of Amazon and Google: Washington Post" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Google, Amazon to face Justice Department, FTC oversight — report" Axios 7:59 AM
  • "US regulators carve up oversight of Amazon and Google: It could lead to tighter scrutiny of both tech companies." Engadget 3:21 PM
  • "Explainer: Why Google has a target on its back in Washington" Reuters 10:07 AM
  • "Microsoft Issues 'Update Now' Warning To Windows Users" Forbes 6/1
  • "Microsoft implores Windows users to install patch for wormable BlueKeep Remote Code Execution vulnerability" BetaNews 6/1
  • "Older versions of Windows have critical vulnerability, should be updated ASAP" Digital Trends 6/1
  • "Why Microsoft Wants to Understand Your Voice" Motley Fool 6/1
  • "Microsoft releases first preview of PowerShell 7 and sets out feature roadmap" BetaNews 6/1
  • "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] 6/1
  • "Intel Bites Back At AMD For Misleading Rome EPYC Zen 2 Benchmarks Vs Xeon 8280" HotHardware 6/1
  • "U.S. Justice Department prepares Google antitrust probe: sources" Reuters 6/1
  • "Google facing US antitrust investigation" Telegraph 6/1
  • "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 6/1
General Interest
  • "Wave of SIM swapping attacks hit US cryptocurrency users: Something strange happened last week, with tens of US-based cryptocurrency users seeing SIM swapping attacks." ZDNet 8:48 PM
  • "The encryption wars are back, but this time it's different: Some of the technical details have changed but the digital privacy battle continues" ZDNet 5:48 PM
  • "GandCrab Ransomware Crew To Retire After $2 Billion Shakedown Of Victims" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Google says it resolves issues affecting YouTube, Gmail, Google Cloud in U.S." Reuters 8:45 PM
  • "Google's Cloud outage is resolved, but it reveals the holes in cloud computing's atmosphere" TechCrunch 8:33 PM
  • "Google cloud is down, affecting numerous applications and services" TechCrunch 5:13 PM
  • "Networking issues take down Google Cloud in parts of the U.S. and Europe, YouTube and Snapchat also affected" GeekWire 4:14 PM
  • "Google outage takes down YouTube, Gmail, and Snapchat in parts of US" The Verge 3:16 PM
  • "To Catch a Fake: Machine learning sniffs out its own machine-written propaganda/Researchers at Allen Institute and the Paul Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington have tuned the 'GPT-2' neural network to create 'Grover,' a program that both creates convincing fake articles but also is able to detect those fakes, pointing to a way to combat propaganda." ZDNet 11:31 AM
  • "What is Wi-Fi Direct? Here's everything you need to know" Digital Trends 10:04 AM
  • "Here's a state-by-state look at the fastest mobile network speeds in the US" BGR 8:07 AM
  • "'Tetris' turns 35 this week. It's still the best puzzle game of all timeOnly 'Minecraft' has sold more copies." Engadget 7:56 AM
  • "Everything you need to know about hybrid cloud, the $63 billion market that even Amazon is embracing after years of shunning it" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Facebook has made 'material missteps' in the past 18 months, according to a close ally of Sheryl Sandberg" [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:46 AM
  • "Much @Stake: The Band of Hackers That Defined an Era" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:45 AM
  • "Huawei has reportedly stopped its smartphone production after US blacklist amid trade war" Business Insider 6/1
  • "Foxconn halts some production lines for Huawei phones, according to reports" TechCrunch 6/1
  • "Google's DeepMind A.I. defeats human opponents in Quake III Capture the Flag" Digital Trends 6/1
  • "DeepMind's AI Beats Humans At Quake III Arena" Slashdot 6/1
  • "Rise of the Machines: AI beats humans in multiplayer shooter" AFP 6/1
  • "Huawei's effort to establish its own operating system could be an impossible task, say people who know from experience" [BI Prime] Business Insider 6/1
  • "Facebook lawyer argues social media users 'have no expectation of privacy'" Metro UK 6/1
  • "New attack creates ghost taps on modern Android smartphones: Academics abuse NFC-enabled devices with capacitive touchscreens to induce fake screen taps." ZDNet 6/1
  • "FCC filing reveals mysterious new Google device, but no one knows what it's for" Digital Trends 6/1
  • "Mystery Google Media Device Appears at FCC" Thurrott 6/1
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 Issues Serious Windows 10 Upgrade Warning" Forbes 6/1
  • "Microsoft's modern OS, the death of UWP, and Computex - Episode 4 of Neowin Podcast is out" Neowin 6/1
  • "Review: Microsoft's Surface Pro is the best Windows tablet to get, if you need one" AppleInsider 9:06 AM
  • "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
  • "Schumer calls on FCC to review New York's 'horrible' internet speeds" New York Post 5:26 PM
  • "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blocked a conservative news outlet on Twitter, and legal experts say that could be unconstitutional" Business Insider 3:19 PM
  • "Bahrain says following opposition social media could result in legal action" Reuters 3:17 PM
  • "Twitter apologises for suspending accounts critical of China" AFP 8:49 AM
  • "U.S. judge waves through D.C. case against Facebook" Reuters 6/1
  • "Why Net Neutrality Advocates Remain Optimistic" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/1
  • "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 6/1
  • "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
  • "How Amazon Became Agile" Forbes 6:52 PM
  • "Side-mounted fingerprint sensors are completely underrated: After trying it on the side, I can't go back" The Verge 10:09 AM
  • "Password expiration is dead, long live your passwords" TechCrunch 8:07 AM
  • "How Ransomware and AI Are Making Tape Backup More Viable" ITPro Today 8:00 AM
  • "Alienware redesigns m15, m17 gaming laptops, adds ninth-generation Intel Core processors" ZDNet 6/1
  • "Software developers need an independent ethics body" VentureBeat 6/1
  • "Three Great Reasons To Love The OnePlus 7 Pro" Forbes 6/1
  • "How Blockchain Can Put an End to Conflict Minerals" ReadWrite 6/1
  • "The Pixel 3a does one more thing nobody is talking about: kills the market for a Pixel 4" Android Central 6/1
  • "What Amazon Might Want With Boost Mobile" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6/1
  • "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 6/1
  • "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
  • "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" [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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