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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, June 4, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 1903: We'll still update PCs with less than 32GB storage, says Microsoft/Microsoft clarifies that the new 32GB storage minimum for Windows 10 version 1903 is only for newly built PCs." ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Windows 10's new 32GB storage requirement only applies to OEMs: There's no need to bin your laptop just yet" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Microsoft brings even more fixes to Edge Dev with build" Neowin 9:12 PM
  • "Windows 10 now has a 10 point lead over its rivals: But overall it's a pretty static picture" The Inquirer 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's native Windows apps are displaying scareware in ads: Fake News" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "AMD and Samsung team up to give Exynos a kick in the graphics: First person who asks 'but will it run Crysis?' well be kicked out" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "AMD announces Radeon Pro Vega II and Pro Vega II Duo GPUs" Hexus 6:58 AM
  • "Intel Now Listing Cascade lake 28 Core Xeon processor in ARK (and nine others)" Guru3D 6:59 AM
  • "HP boss: Intel shortages are steering our suited customers to buy AMD/When supply doesn't meet demand, biz goes looking for action elsewhere" The Register 8:15 AM
  • "HP's Biggest Fear? Cybersecurity, Says CEO Dion Weisler" Chief Executive 6:57 AM
  • "What Ails IBM's Cloud Business?" Forbes 7:00 AM
  • "IBM Injects 'Data Science' AI Into Its Db2 Database" Forbes 7:00 AM
  • "IBM aims to meld Db2 with machine learning, data science workflows: Db2 version 11.5 features a series of new drivers for multiple open source programming languages and frameworks." ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "Seagate Hits 16TB With Exos X16 And IronWolf Hard Drives For Enterprise Customers" HotHardware 4:39 PM
General Interest
  • "Sega Genesis Mini Will Get Its Retro Gaming Groove On With 42 Titles, Here's The Full List" HotHardware 5:10 PM
  • "Jewish dating app JCrush exposed user data and private messages" TechCrunch 11:13 AM
  • "Gigabyte announces refreshed Aero laptops" bit-tech 8:36 AM
  • "Firefox starts blocking third-party cookies by default" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "UK workers are seeing digital transformation happening at work: Finance and business sectors leading digital transformation charge." ITProPortal 7:19 AM
  • "Phishing attacks grow in sophistication to evade defenses" BetaNews 7:16 AM
  • "T-Mobile Leads on Customer Satisfaction, Sprint Comes in Last: The self-proclaimed 'un-carrier' earned a customer satisfaction score of 76 out of 100. Sprint, which is seeking to merge with T-Mobile, scored only 65, the lowest of the Big Four carriers." PC Magazine 7:10 AM
  • "Google: Here's what caused Sunday's big outage/An incorrect server configuration change strangled network capacity in multiple regions." ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Google Maps now allows users in India to check live status of trains, bus travel times, and more" TechCrunch 6:54 AM
  • "Amazon Prime Video Channels are coming to Canada: You can subscribe to local and international services 'soon.'" Engadget 6:48 AM
  • "Amazon slashes prices on home security systems and cameras for Father's Day" Digital Trends 7:15 AM
  • "PlayStation Preview update brings 16-player parties and chat transcription: Double the size of your squad." Engadget 7:30 AM
  • "Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom 2 gets better sound, longer battery life: Available on June 25th for $99.99." Engadget 7:35 AM
  • "Studio brings Audioburst's content library to third-party apps and websites" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Ink Tank proves superior in print quality, installation over other brands" 6:57 AM
  • "Pass Oracle 1Z0-061 Exam And Enjoy The Advantages Of Oracle Databases" HBC Buzz 7:00 AM
  • "Bill Gates, Neo, Gigafund backing Luminous in photonics supercomputer moonshot" TechCrunch 10:53 AM
  • "Microsoft promises new Xbox 'desktop experience' for Windows 10: The Xbox app on Windows 10 is now a 'console companion'" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "Microsoft E3 Deals Land June 7 Including $100 Off Xbox One X And $250 Purple Fortnite Xbox One S Console" HotHardware 4:27 PM
  • "Mozilla's Thunderbird is now available on the Microsoft Store" Neowin 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft is making Xbox body wash: Produced in partnership with the makers of Axe body spray" The Verge 3:39 PM
  • "Programming Windows, the Series (Premium)" Thurrott 6:23 PM
  • "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says it's time to regulate Big Tech: 'The era of self-regulation is over,' she said" The Verge 9:35 AM
  • "US antitrust enforcement is coming back from the dead: What this weekend's announcements mean for Big Tech" The Verge 7:36 AM
  • "Facebook can be told to cast a wider net to find illegal content, says EU court advisor" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
  • "Uncle Sam wants to read your tweets, check out your Instagram, log your email addresses before you enter the Land of the Free on a visa: Bet ya regret that ironic neverjihaditsogood89 at addy now, huh?" The Register 7:15 AM
  • "Cuts to open source monitoring tool could impact MoD intelligence, warn MPs" Diginomica 6:58 AM
  • "Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon face US anti-trust probe" BBC 6:48 AM
  • "Tinder faces Russian demand to share user data" BBC 6:49 AM
  • "Does porn still drive the internet?" BBC 7:26 PM
  • "What Oculus Quest nails and misses: Hardware, software, and pricing" VentureBeat 4:01 PM
  • "WD Black SN750 NVMe Heatsink SSD Review: Speedy And Cool" HotHardware 2:11 PM
  • "Android 101: How to download or share a Google Photos album/It's not as easy as it sounds" The Verge 1:37 PM
  • "Did Fallout 76 launch too early or just in time to be saved? Why do some games survive rough launches and other explode on the launchpad?" Ars Technica 12:10 PM
  • "Red Magic 3 review: You don't need a gaming phone, but the Red Magic 3 will make you want one" Digital Trends 7:15 AM
  • "New research shows personalized ads are just barely more efficient than dumb ads: Targeted ads make 4% more revenue than classic (dumb) contextual ads, academics say." ZDNet 7:10 AM
  • "Lenovo Smart Clock hands-on review: 4-inches of loveliness that stands up in your bedroom" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "PayPal launches new digital commerce platform: Connecting businesses with nearly 300m PayPal users across the world." ITProPortal 7:19 AM
  • "Georges raises $11.2 million for its accounting automation tool" TechCrunch 6:54 AM
  • "Infineon Acquires Cypress in Multi-Billion Dollar Deal" EE Times Asia 6:47 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow rallies over 500 points after Powell seen to leave door open to rate cut: Fed chief says policy makers will 'act as appropriate to sustain the expansion'" MarketWatch 5:18 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up More Than 500 on Positive Rate Cute and Trade Signals; Tech Rebounds: Stocks ended sharply higher Tuesday as investors took heart at the possibility of an interest rate cut and positive trade talk from China." TheStreet 5:18 PM
  • "Fed, Trump on trade give stocks best day since January" FOXBusiness 5:19 PM
  • "Stocks Close Sharply Higher as Fed Hints at Possible Rate Cut: Dow climbs 512 points in best day for the blue-chip index in five months" [Paid Membership Required] 5:19 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly fall as investors mull trade war, potential rate cut by Fed: Aussie stocks modestly higher after central bank cuts interest rates" MarketWatch 8:17 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics"
  • "How to Create a Performance-Focused Culture"
New York Times (Updated 7:20 AM CDT)
  • "This Week in Business: E-Cigarettes Take a Hit, and Gig Workers Get Good News"
  • "Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Why Doesn't the Apple Watch Series 5 Track Sleep?"
Reuters (Updated 7:20 AM CDT)
  • "Apple TV+ premieres with star-studded period drama 'Dickinson' at Tribeca Festival"
  • "Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper"
ZDNet (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Hybrid heats up as a semi-cloud approach to data security and business continuity"

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