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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, June 19, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Dell, HP, Microsoft, Intel oppose proposed tariffs on laptops, tablets" Reuters 8:49 PM
  • "Windows 10 updates: We're now using AI to push 1803 users to 1903, says Microsoft/Microsoft starts using machine learning to shift devices running April 2018 Update and earlier to the latest version." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Employing Machine Learning To Force Users To Windows 10 1903 Update" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Microsoft taps Windows 10 eye-tracking for new free games played with eyes alone: Microsoft continues its big accessibility push." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Microsoft is beginning to auto-update Windows 10 version 1803 to version 1903" Neowin 1:32 PM
  • "Windows 10 preview links bugs you find to existing feedback: It's not just you." Engadget 7:57 PM
  • "Dell XPS 15 Owners Complain of Battery Drain, Overheating" LAPTOP Magazine 7:28 AM
  • "HP adds second-gen AMD Ryzen mobile processors options to latest EliteBook 700 G6 business laptops: With the 13.3-inch EliteBook 735 G6 and the 14-inch EliteBook 745 G6, HP continues to provide an alternative to Intel for enterprise notebooks. The new laptops can be equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 3700U processor and will start at a little more than $900." ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 coming with 2nd generation Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U options" Notebook Check 7:32 AM
  • "HP Enterprise to Move Toward Subscription Model, Chasing Amazon" Bloomberg 7:29 AM
  • "Leaked Benchmark Reveals AMD EPYC 7452 Dominates Intel Xeon" Business Times 7:30 AM
  • "Intel Performance Maximizer App Can Auto-Overclock Your CPU With One Click" HotHardware 5:00 PM
  • "Intel's Performance Maximizer will give Core CPUs a kick up the butt: Overclocking tool will squeeze more power out of Intel CPUs" The Inquirer 9:55 AM
  • "Intel one-click Performance Maximizer app now available" Hexus 7:32 AM
  • "Intel launches Performance Maximiser overclocking tool" bit-tech 7:32 AM
  • "Intel Performance Maximizer Available For Download" CDR Info 7:31 AM
  • "Intel's Performance Maximizer tool overclocks CPUs with one click: But only for certain 9th generation Core CPUs." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Intel Core i7-10510U and Core i5-10210U disappoint on Geekbench with lower scores than the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 5 3500U" Notebook Check 7:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm and Intel are quietly lobbying against Trump's Huawei ban: U.S. chipmakers stand to lose billions in case the Huawei ban is not reconsidered." Android Central 7:31 AM
  • "Oracle delivers strong Q4 on NetSuite, Fusion ERP, HCM margins: Oracle has downshifted and downsized its hardware business and that's helping operating margins." ZDNet 6:45 PM
  • "Oracle patches another actively-exploited WebLogic zero-day: New wave of attacks against Oracle WebLogic servers using a brand new zero-day detected over the weekend." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Oracle issues emergency update to patch actively exploited WebLogic flaw: Oracle's WebLogic Java appserver hit with the third in a series of exploited RCEs." Ars Technica 2:56 PM
  • "IBM to win unconditional EU okay for $34 billion Red Hat deal: sources" Reuters 3:04 PM
  • "IBM's Pangea III is the world's most powerful commercial supercomputer: It'll the help French sniff out more gas and oil" The Inquirer 8:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Google brings Dialogflow support to Hangouts Chat: Google said on Wednesday that it's bringing expanded bot support to its team-based messaging platform Hangouts Chat." ZDNet 1:37 PM
  • "YouTube may restrict kids' videos to its dedicated app: It could also disable autoplay for child-oriented clips." Engadget 10:56 AM
  • "Amazon refreshes $250 high-end Kindle Oasis with adjustable reading light" GeekWire 8:04 AM
  • "The new Kindle Oasis adjusts its screen color to the time of day: The price still starts at $250 for 8 GB or $280 for 32 GB." Engadget 8:04 AM
  • "Facebook 'mysteriously locks out Hungarian users'" BBC 8:04 AM
  • "YouTube Lets You Try on Makeup Using Augmented Reality: Makeup tutorials are extremely popular on YouTube, so Google used augmented reality to let you virtually try (and hopefully buy) products as you watch." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Canonical won't release the next version of Ubuntu in 32-bit: See that 10 year old computer? Yeah, that's not your friend." The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Google Says It Didn't Scrape Data from Genius" Thurrott 7:24 AM
  • "Google's new Chrome extension makes it easy to report suspicious sites: Chrome 75 will now also let you know if you're loading a website with a deceptive URL." Engadget 7:11 AM
  • "JLL creates 'smart office' AI voice assistant: The real estate firm partnered with Google to compete with a range of conversational AI assistants entering the workplace, from Alexa to Cortana." Computerworld 7:12 AM
  • "Mozilla urges Firefox users to patch against critical zero-day vulnerability: The flaw is being exploited out in the wild" The Inquirer 7:18 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 release date, price and specs: Samsung reportedly plots 7 August unveiling/'Flashy' event will take place in Brooklyn, New York" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 to launch on August 7th in New York" BGR 7:14 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note10 will reportedly launch on August 7" Neowin 7:15 AM
  • "Hasselblad Unveils Second-Gen X1D II 50C Mirrorless Camera: The X1D II 50C doesn't change the image sensor from the first model, but improves the viewfinder, general speed, and other issues that held the first model back." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy" Globe Newswire 7:29 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces More Xbox Game Pass Titles for June" Thurrott 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft to Windows 10 users: Want a dedicated Office key on your keyboard? Microsoft considers Office key for shortcuts to Office 365 apps in research it's conducting among users." ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "Here's what's new in Edge Dev version" Neowin 1:37 PM
  • "Bill Demands Facebook, Twitter Be Vetted for Political Bias: Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) calls for top internet companies to undergo external audits to vet whether their content moderation systems are free of political bias." PC Magazine 3:03 PM
  • "Boris Johnson fails to back-up showy 'full-fibre by 2025' pledge: BoJo says 'no no' to UK gov's 'unambitious' 2033 goal" The Inquirer 7:14 AM
  • "Facebook urged to pause Libra crypto-currency project" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "Best gaming laptop 2019: The fastest and most portable gaming laptops you can buy" Expert Reviews 7:31 AM
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review: Dell's new 2-in-1 Latitude is the best business laptop — if you can afford it" Digital Trends 7:28 AM
  • "Should we dislike the 'Like' button?" BBC 7:12 AM
  • "Blue Prism buys Thoughtonomy for £80 million, eyes RPA as a service: Thoughtonomy gives Blue Prism and as-a-service platform to target mid-sized enterprises with its automation software." ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Postman raises $50 million to grow its API development platform" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
  • "Still in stealth mode, Duffel raises $21.5m in Series A from Benchmark for its travel platform" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
  • "Meero raises $230 million for its on-demand photo platform" TechCrunch 7:25 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher as Fed keeps rates unchanged, drops 'patient' from statement: Strategists interpret Powell's comments as reinforcing dovish stance" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "Stocks Rise After Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged, Signals Possible Cuts: Stocks end higher as Fed holds rates steady and hints at cuts to come." TheStreet 4:44 PM
  • "Stocks rise after Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged" FOXBusiness 4:45 PM
  • "Stocks Rise as Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged: S&P 500 has rallied 6% this month and is about 1% away from its closing record" [Paid Membership Required] 4:45 PM
  • "Asian markets surge on renewed hopes of trade deal: Hang Seng, Shenzhen indexes up more than 2% after Trump says he'll meet with Xi at G-20" MarketWatch 7:42 AM

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InformationWeek (Updated 7:35 AM CST)
  • "IT Recruiting: Competing with the Googles and Amazons"
New York Times (Checked 7:35 AM CST; no changes since Monday)
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PC Magazine (Updated 7:35 AM CST)
  • "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 7:35 AM CST)
  • "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 7:35 AM CST)
  • "Google programming language scorecard: How C, C++, Dart, Rust, Go rate for Fuchsia"
  • "McAfee acquires Light Point Security team to bring browser isolation tech to MVISION UCE"
  • "Google patches Chrome zero-day under active attacks"
  • "Nation's youngest engineers further Army drone ambitions"
  • "Linux now joins Android on Planet's little Cosmo Communicator computer-phone"
  • "Mozilla enables DOH by default for all Firefox users in the US"
  • "Grab raises $850M from Japanese investors to fuel financial services push"
  • "5G enterprise deployments: Optimism abounds as do security concerns"

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