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TechNN Archive: Thursday, July 4, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft once called Linux 'a cancer,' and that was a big mistake: Microsoft's hostility to Linux has softened dramatically in recent years, but the scars from the war against Linux are still visible today" ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft's new-look web Outlook takes on Gmail: Dark mode plus these new features/Microsoft Outlook on the web plays catch-up with Gmail with a new look and new features rolling out soon." ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Windows 10 can now show you notifications as they hit your Android phone" BGR 7:19 AM
  • "Windows 10 20H1 Preview Brings Eye Tracking Control And Your Phone Updates For Android" HotHardware 6:01 PM
  • "Microsoft is blocking the latest Windows 10 for older Mac devices: Back in block" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Visual Studio Code's latest update: JavaScript, Java, C# programming languages get new features" TechRepublic 7:50 AM
  • "Seriously? Cisco put Huawei X.509 certificates and keys into its own switches: How did cryptographic certificates and keys issued to Huawei end up in Cisco gear?" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Intel selects ST time-of-flight sensor for PC security" ee news analog 7:49 AM
  • "Steam survey shows Intel clawing back CPU market share from AMD: But Nvidia keeps Team Red at bay with its GeForce GPUs" The Inquirer 3:08 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Edges Out Core i9, Puts Intel To Shame In Benchmarks" Business Times 7:49 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 5 3600X overtakes Intel's Core i7-9700K in UserBenchmark speed test" Notebook Check 2:50 PM
  • "Microsoft launches Threat and Vulnerability Management for enterprises" BetaNews 7/3
  • "Why Microsoft Stock Owners Shouldn't Worry About Linux" InvestorPlace 7/3
  • "Microsoft's new Outlook experience on the web is ready to roll out to everyone" Neowin 7/3
  • "HP, Dell and Microsoft join electronics exodus from China: Production shift to create new rivals for world's consumer tech factory" Nikkei 7/3
  • "HP, Dell, Microsoft, and Amazon look to move some hardware production out of China" The Verge 7/3
  • "HP, Dell, Microsoft, and Amazon looking to shift some production out of China: report" MarketWatch 7/3
  • "HP, Dell, other tech firms plan to shift production out of China: Nikkei" Reuters 7/3
  • "HP, Dell to Shift Up to 30% of Laptop Production From China, Report Says" Bloomberg 7/3
  • "HP, Dell plan to move 30% of notebook production outside China" Irish Times 7/3
  • "HP and Dell may sharply cut China production to dodge tariffs" Fast Company 7/3
  • "HP CMO Vikrant Batra on meshing the science of security with the art of creative" The Drum 7/3
  • "Intel's New Chip Wizard Has a Plan to Bring Back the Magic" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/3
  • "Intel and Baidu partner on Nervana Neural Network AI training processor" TechCrunch 7/3
  • "Intel Sponsors Hyperledger Transact Project In Busy Year For Blockchain" Forbes 7/3
  • "AMD introduces low-profile Radeon Pro WX 3200" Hexus 7/3
  • "AMD's unannounced Navi 14 GPUs enabled in new Linux kernel patches" PCGamesN 7/3
  • "Nvidia Super Lineup Impact On Nvidia And AMD GPU Prospects" Seeking Alpha 7/3
  • "New Work Suits: Northrop Grumman, IBM Hit With Leave Bias Claims" Bloomberg Law 7/3
  • "Govt ropes in IBM for pilot study on using AI, weather tech in agriculture" Business Standard 7/3
  • "IBM's Watson Marketing spinoff launches with agile strategy: The company will focus on delivering marketing solutions that could compete with larger marketing cloud vendors." Marketing Land 7/3
  • "S&P Cuts Oracle Rating on Stock Buyback Worries" CFO 7/3
  • "Inventor Says Cisco's Bid For $5.3M Is Based On 'Hindsight'" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 7/3
  • "Uber, Intel, Cisco, Gap join California equal-pay campaign" San Jose Mercury News [Free Registration Required] 7/3
General Interest
  • "7-Eleven Japanese customers lose $500,000 due to mobile app flaw: Hackers exploit 7-Eleven's poorly designed password reset function to make unwanted charges on 900 customers' accounts." ZDNet 9:26 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos filed the paperwork to create the retailing giant Amazon 25 years ago." BBC 7:42 PM
  • "SwiftKey Beta on Android gets Animoji-like Puppets feature" Neowin 12:07 PM
  • "Stranger Things 3 is now available on Netflix" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
  • "Google Chrome to block heavy ads that use too many system resources: Chrome to unload ad iframes that use too much bandwidth and CPU." ZDNet 8:53 AM
  • "The cassette player finally goes Bluetooth" TechCrunch 8:27 AM
  • "France is luring game devs who don't fancy their post-Brexit chances: Yo, où se cachent mes lapins?" The Inquirer 7:44 AM
  • "Kia made a tiny Faraday cage to protect your wireless key from thieves: It's a stopgap until more secure systems arrive." Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "YouTube bans 'instructional hacking and phishing' videos" 9to5Google 7/3
  • "Facebook's services are experiencing problems with media files" Neowin 7/3
  • "Facebook celebrates Independence Day by lighting up American outage maps" The Register 7/3
  • "Amazon confirms it keeps your Alexa recordings basically forever" Ars Technica 7/3
  • "Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout: Saykara's digital assistant is aimed at freeing doctors from time-consuming EHR data entry and improving their interactions with patients." Computerworld 7/3
  • "Google's Fuchsia OS Flutters into view: We're just trying out some new concepts, claims exec" The Register 7/3
  • "Google resurrects Lion of Mosul statue with 3D printing following ISIS destruction: Google has announced a new collaboration with the UK's Imperial War Museums (IWM) and Historic England, starting with the recreation of a historic statue lost to ISIS." ZDNet 7/3
  • "Google Cloud trips up on 'physical damage' to network fiber - but it's not an outage" ZDNet 7/3
  • "This hacking gang just switched its malware attacks to a new target" ZDNet 7/3
  • "Android creator Andy Rubin accused of running a 'sex ring'" The Next Web 7/3
  • "Android founder accused of running 'sex ring' by ex-wife" Telegraph 7/3
  • "Android Q(&A): Android Engineers take us on a deep dive of Android Q/Ars interviews Android Engineers Dave Burke, Iliyan Malchev, and Anwar Ghuloum." Ars Technica 7/3
Press Releases
  • "Leading European institutions partner with IBM to accelerate joint research and educational opportunities in quantum computing" PRNewswire 7/3
  • "ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, IBM, Scentre Group and Westpac Commence Live Pilot for Lygon, A Blockchain-based Platform to Transform the Bank Guarantee Process" IBM 7/3
Microsoft
  • "Is the Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Microsoft's biggest Surface Pro rival?" Engadget 10:11 AM
  • "Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2: Everything you need to know/Microsoft has finally unveiled the new Xbox Elite Controller for 2019, but will it be worth the steep price? Here's everything we know so far." Windows Central 11:18 AM
  • "Latest Windows 10 20H1 Build Introduces Improved Notifications, More" Thurrott 7/3
  • "It's time to install the June Windows and Office patches" Computerworld 7/3
  • "Microsoft has Windows 1.0 retrogasm: Remember when Windows ran in kilobytes, not gigabytes?" The Register 7/3
  • "Microsoft confuses followers by releasing 'all new' Windows 1.0" Memeburn 7/3
Government/Law/Politics
  • "EU nations vote against a wifi-based car standard: EU official" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Samsung in hot water with Aussie watchdog over 'deceptive' Galaxy ads: Sea what we did there?" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "China cracks down on podcasts and audio apps: The recent cleanup on audio information follows China's serial crackdown on online text information, video, and games that commenced last year." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Hacker who launched DDoS attacks on Sony, EA, and Steam gets 27 months in prison: Six years later, DerpTrolling, the hacker who started all the Christmas DDoS attacks, gets prison time." ZDNet 7:21 AM
  • "French parliament taskforce agrees on controls for 5G roll-out" Reuters 7/3
  • "Amazon can be held liable for third-party seller products: U.S. appeals court" Reuters 7/3
  • "Facebook, privacy activist Schrems face off in July 9 court hearing" Reuters 7/3
  • "Serco to pay $24 million fine over electronic tagging scandal" Reuters 7/3
  • "A conservative audit of Facebook's speech policies is running behind schedule" The Verge 7/3
  • "Engineer faces 219 years in prison for smuggling US military chips to China: The chips have been used by DARPA and the US Air Force." ZDNet 7/3
  • "Trump's Stance on Huawei Leaves Everyone Confused" Market Realist 7/3
  • "Huawei Still Blacklisted, U.S. Official Tells Enforcement Staff" Forbes 7/3
  • "U.S. government staff told to treat Huawei as blacklisted" Reuters 7/3
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Is the Dell XPS 15 7590 good for video editing?" Windows Central 2:50 PM
  • "The best games for PC: So much to choose from." Engadget 8:19 AM
  • "Google, Ethics, and the Chinese Market" Social Barrel 7:35 AM
  • "Team Group Vulcan Z DDR4 3200 MHz 2x 8GB review" Guru3D 7:49 AM
  • "How serverless computing saves time and money: Simple functions in isolation make development easier, while event-driven execution makes operations cheaper" Computerworld New Zealand 7/3
  • "Blockchain and the sharing economy: The technology could potentially disrupt these popular services: but don't expect anything soon." ZDNet 7/3
  • "The Virtual Reality Inflection Point" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/3
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 vs. Latitude 7400: Which is a better buy?" Windows Central 7/3
  • "Opinion: PC gaming is in a decline — and deserves to be/Modern PC games are derivative, repetitive, hemmed in by politically correct story lines and akin to gambling machines" MarketWatch 7/3
  • "Can You Hear Me Now? Staying Connected During a Cybersecurity Incident" TechNewsWorld 7/3
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "BMW and Daimler partner on autonomous driving, first results of team-up in market by 2024" TechCrunch 7:43 AM
  • "Hyundai and Kia invest $4.2m in new Korean cab-calling app: The app, Macaron Taxi, currently has a fleet of 200 cars with Hyundai and Kia expected to supply it with more vehicles." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Dott raises $34 million to build a sustainable scooter startup" TechCrunch 7:21 AM
  • "T-Mobile enemy Dish could help save the T-Mobile/Sprint merger" Ars Technica 7/3
  • "The T-Mobile–Sprint Merger Could Leave Dish as the Fourth U.S. Wireless Carrier" Gizmodo 7/3
  • "Google And Facebook To Build Own Undersea Cables Around Africa" Forbes 7/3
  • "Sony announces a new $185M fund to invest in tech startups" TechCrunch 7/3
  • "Cubyn raises €12M Series B to let e-merchants outsource fulfilment" TechCrunch 7/3
  • "Podimo raises €6M to become Europe's 'Netflix for podcasts'" TechCrunch 7/3
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq close at record high levels in short session ahead of July Fourth holiday: Tesla shares surge on deliveries; Symantec soar on Broadcom buyout talk" MarketWatch 7/3
  • "Dow Jones, S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs Ahead of Fourth of July Holiday: The Dow Jones Industrial Average, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 closed at record highs Wednesday in a holiday-shortened session ahead of the July Fourth holiday." TheStreet 7/3
  • "Dow, S&P 500, Nasdaq hit new records ahead of July 4th" FOXBusiness 7/3
  • "Stocks Muted in Europe, Asia as Crude Slips: U.S. trading is closed for Independence Day celebrations" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7:47 AM
  • "Asian markets mixed after Wall Street's record highs: Nikkei up, Hang Seng dips as trade-war fears compete with prospect of future easy-money policies" MarketWatch 7:47 AM
  • "European markets cautious as trade war fears linger" MarketWatch 7:48 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 11:40 AM; no changes since 7:40 AM CST)
  • "How to Keep Pace with Agile Development Trends"
  • "How to Build an Optimal Machine Learning Team"
New York Times (Checked 11:40 AM; no changes since 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Superhero or Supervillain? Technology's Role Changes Comic Books"
  • "Even Nobodies Have Fans Now (For Better or Worse.)"
  • "China's Internet Is Flowering. And It Might Be Our Future."
  • "Online Cesspool Got You Down?You Can Clean It Up, For a Price"
PC Magazine (Updated 11:40 AM CST)
  • "Apple AirPods Pro Get a Pre-Black Friday Discount on Amazon"
  • "Get a Month of Tello Mobile With 4GB of LTE Data for $4"
  • "Get In, Midwesterners: We're Going on a Self-Driving Shuttle Ride"
  • "Report: Nvidia RTX 3080 Cards Launch June 2020"
  • "How Much Does Verizon Fios Cost? I Can't Get a Straight Answer"
  • "Snapchat Spectacles 3 Launch"
  • "Asus and Google Develop Tinker Boards for AI"
  • "Hands On With the 16-Inch MacBook Pro: Apple Finally Fixes the Keyboard"
  • "Verizon's Stream TV Can't Stream Netflix"
  • "Disney+ Could Have Seismic Effect on Netflix" ...
Reuters (Updated 11:40 AM CST)
  • "Tesla CEO says will build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area'"
  • "Brexit drove Tesla to pick Berlin over Britain for new factory: report"
  • "Germany welcomes Tesla's Berlin move as boost to e-car shift"
  • "SoftBank's Z Holdings and Line eyeing merger: sources"
  • "Biotech-for-hire PeptiDream charts new path and becomes short target"
  • "Tencent's quarterly profit drops 13% as economic slowdown bites"
  • "Apple refreshes MacBook Pro laptop with 16-inch screen"
  • "Alibaba's Jack Ma says Singles' Day shopping results miss expectations"
  • "Alibaba launches $13.4 billion Hong Kong listing to fund expansion"
  • "Japan's Fast Retailing enlists robotics startups to automate warehouses"
ZDNet (Updated 11:40 AM CST)
  • "Google Cloud rolls out platform for network visibility and management"
  • "Mirantis acquires Docker Enterprise"
  • "Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott takes over from Harry Shum as head of AI and Research"
  • "Brave browser reaches v1.0, its first stable version"
  • "An Apple store customer came home. Then she realized what the Genius had done"
  • "Facebook apps developers gained access to users data despite restrictions"
  • "Linux vs. Zombieland v2: The security battle continues"
  • "Elon Musk picks Germany for new Telsa Gigafactory, says Brexit made UK 'too risky'"


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