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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "AMD teases $749 16-core 'mainstream' Ryzen chip: Remember the processor core wars? They're back, as AMD puts a fire under Intel with a 16-core 3rd-generation Ryzen chip." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X is the 'world's first' 16-core gaming CPU: Team Red looks to be on the top of its chip game" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: 16 cores and 32 threads - Labeled as Gaming CPU - released in September" Guru3D 8:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Monster CPU Breaks Cinebench Record At 5GHz Overclock Across 16 Cores" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "AMD Navi: Everything we know about the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700, plus price, specs and performance" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 7:40 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards take aim Nvidia's finest: Navi has a suite of smart bits to boot" The Inquirer 8:08 AM
  • "Acer announces support for AMD's Zen2 CPUs and Radeon RX 5700 GPUs" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Overclocked To 5 GHz Across All 16 Cores On LN2, Destroys The Intel Core i9-9960X — MSI MEG X570 Pushes DDR4 To 5100 MHz On Air" WCCFTech 8:09 AM
  • "AMD announces new Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs for gaming" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "The True Advantage of AMD's Next-Gen Chips Isn't Power, It's Platforms" Digital Trends 9:03 PM
  • "HP announces new Elite PCs for the healthcare market" Neowin 7:41 AM
  • "No more passwords? Windows 10 1903 is close to that goal, claims Microsoft: Microsoft says the latest version of Windows 10 reduces the role of passwords more than any previous version." ZDNet 7:58 AM
  • "Five Ps Pave The Way To Purpose At Microsoft" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Intel goes Barefoot: Intel is to buy the six year-old enterprise networking company Barefoot Networks.┬áThe price is not disclosed," Electronics Weekly 8:09 AM
  • "Intel to Acquire Barefoot Networks" CDR Info 8:10 AM
  • "Intel's Barefoot acquisition gives it a 'strong technical boost,' says Wells Fargo" MarketWatch 8:09 AM
  • "What Divides America? Job Skills, Says IBM CEO" Fortune 8:12 AM
  • "Medtronic, IBM study: Machine learning, app, glucose monitoring hardware combo improves diabetes management/The study was based on data from 3,100 people with diabetes who used Medtronic's Guardian Connect glucose monitoring hardware for at least five days." ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Lenovo Announces New ThinkPad Portable Workstations" Thurrott 8:24 AM
  • "Huawei fuels rumours of PC market exit as it halts laptop orders: Big chief Trump may be about to take first big scalp (to augment crap wig)" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
  • "Global Billings Plummet: Global billings for chipmaking equipment plummeted in Q1 as the semiconductor industry hunkers down in the trade war between the U.S. and China" EE Times Asia 7:37 AM
General Interest
  • "A Fake Zuckerberg Video Challenges Facebook's Rules" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:16 PM
  • "Gaming Services Are The New Netflix For Millennials" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Dropbox revamps its software to combine work tools in one spot" Reuters 3:49 PM
  • "Watch Nintendo unveil a bunch of games at its E3 Direct" TechCrunch 11:10 AM
  • "New Security Warning Issued For Google's 1.5 Billion Gmail And Calendar Users" Forbes 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon speaks out in favor of regulating facial recognition" Seattle Times 7:46 PM
  • "Prime Day 2019: Everything You Need to Know/Prime Day is (probably) upon us. Ahead of Amazon's annual Black Friday-like event, here's what you need to know to snag the best Prime Day deals, and what PCMag readers hope to snag." PC Magazine 8:01 AM
  • "Huawei's Rise to Top of Smartphone Market Has Stalled" Thurrott 7:40 AM
  • "The newest Pixel 4 leak shows Google was wrong about the Pixel... again" BGR 7:37 AM
  • "Mozilla Might Soon Offer a Subscription Service for Firefox" Thurrott 7:40 AM
  • "Mozilla's new Firefox logo shows it's more than just a browser: You'll still see the famous fox, though." Engadget 11:10 AM
  • "Amazon opens its second Go store in New York: It even serves coffee." Engadget 7:43 AM
  • "Facebook will compensate Android users for running an app that constantly reports which other apps you're using" Business Insider 3:48 PM
  • "Facebook will launch new Portal models this fall: Company VP Andrew 'Boz' Bosworth has made the announcement at an event." Engadget 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP's Safe, Smart, and Secure Devices Improve Care Delivery: Built to keep patients and their data safe while helping doctors stay in the moment" Globe Newswire 8:03 AM
  • "IBM Celebrates Women Business Pioneers In Artificial Intelligence: Forty Recipients from Fifteen Different Countries Honored at Inaugural AI Women Leadership Event Hosted by IBM In New York City" PRNewswire 8:12 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft blocks BLE security keys with known pairing vulnerability" ZDNet 7:36 PM
  • "Apple makes Windows 10 less terrible with refreshed iCloud app in Microsoft Store" BetaNews 7:34 PM
  • "Microsoft follows Battle.net and Discord's lead, lets gamers chose any Xbox gamertag they want" PCWorld 12:20 PM
  • "Microsoft's Elite Series 2 Controller Feels Like an Improvement in Every Way" Gizmodo 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox chief: Project Scarlett likely isn't the last console/Streaming services are all the rage, but Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, doesn't mean that leads to fewer devices." CNET 6:21 PM
  • "Microsoft's Xbox, Xbox 360 backward compatibility list ends here: This is the final batch of new games, but at least 'Too Human' is free?" Engadget 7:37 AM
  • "Xbox Live ID numbers let you choose a Gamertag that's already taken: The new system catches up to others like Discord or Battle.net." Engadget 7:43 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Big Tech Lawyer Earns His Paycheck Arguing Google Doesn't Dominate Search" Gizmodo 6:16 PM
  • "A computer virus has thrown Philadelphia's court system into chaos" The Verge 5:27 PM
  • "Joe Biden fires criticism at Amazon over federal taxes" Business Insider 5:26 PM
  • "WhatsApp threatens legal action against public claims of messaging abuses" Reuters 12:03 PM
  • "Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Faces New Hurdle With Possible Lawsuit by States" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:03 PM
  • "Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy supports federal regulation of facial-recognition technology" GeekWire 7:43 AM
  • "Outcry as BBC cans over-75s free TV licence, but no-one has a better idea: How many times do we have to say it? The media isn't free" The Inquirer 7:42 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "HP EliteBook x360 1040 G5 Review" Thurrott 10:12 AM
  • "Guidemaster: Ars picks 11 gifts you can get Dad for Father's Day 2019/We guarantee any of these gifts will excite Dad more than another tie." Ars Technica 8:25 AM
  • "Canon Pixma G5050 review: A low-TCO 'MegaTank' printer for SMEs and home offices" ZDNet 8:24 AM
  • "Best motherboard 2019: The best AMD and Intel motherboards from £84" Expert Reviews 8:10 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10e review: Samsung's finest bits now come in a small perfectly-formed package" The Inquirer 7:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Amazon, Microsoft and others give tens of millions for homeless housing" Seattle Times 3:44 PM
  • "Neurotrack raises $21 million to detect and track dementia" VentureBeat 11:11 AM
  • "Uber adds another air taxi vehicle partner to the mix" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "Alyce picks up $11.5 million Series A to help companies give better corporate gifts" TechCrunch 11:10 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow snaps 6-day win streak as stocks fail to defend early gains: China signals more stimulus measures" MarketWatch 5:25 PM
  • "Dow Snaps 6-Day Win Streak as Stocks Give Up Early Gains to End Lower: Stocks ended in the red Tuesday, snapping recent winning streaks for the Dow, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq." TheStreet 5:25 PM
  • "Dow Jones Reverses Lower But Holds Key Support In Key stock indexes faded to a flat finish in today's stock market as a defense merger weighed on the Dow Jones industrials and software dragged the Nasdaq." Investor's Business Daily 5:25 PM
  • "Stocks fizzle after early gains, suffer 1st loss in 6 days" Associated Press 5:25 PM
  • "Dow snaps six-day winning streak" FOXBusiness 5:25 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as Investors Weigh Trade Against Monetary Policy: Major indexes end slightly lower, breaking weeklong winning streak" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:25 PM
  • "Asian markets gain despite fresh tariff threats from Trump: Chinese stocks surge amid reports of more support from Beijing" MarketWatch 8:18 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Tech Skills and Business Skills: Find a Balance"
  • "Looking at Clouds from Both Sides Now"
  • "How to Make the Leap to DevOps"
New York Times (Checked 7:40 AM CDT; no changes since Sunday)
  • "In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Want to Lower Your Phone Bill to $15 a Month? Try Mint Mobile"
  • "Walmart Is Using AI to Prevent Checkout Theft"
  • "Good News, Camera Makers: Gen Z Isn't Killing Your Industry"
Reuters (Updated 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Logistics unit of JD raises 1.5 billion yuan investment fund"
  • "China's iQiyi looks abroad after hitting 100 million paying subscribers"
  • "Bitcoin tests 15-month highs after 10% weekend jump"
  • "Bogus Brexit murder plot and other lies planted online by Russian accounts: study"
ZDNet (Updated 7:40 AM CDT)
  • "Big bad Libra: Do we really need (or want) Facebook to reinvent money?"
  • "Anonymous hacker exposed after dropping USB drive while throwing Molotov cocktail"
  • "Old Linus Torvalds is back: Linux page caching sparks 'bulls**t' outburst"
  • "Amazon robotics VIP joins microlocation tech company"
  • "How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G Wireless"
  • "The game of 5G and geopolitics: What's at stake?"
  • "Demand for data science talent continues to grow"
  • "Bill Gates: My biggest mistake? Not making Android"


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