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TechNN Archive: Saturday, July 6, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is axing internal use rights for its products for its reseller partners: Microsoft is discontinuing internal use rights for product licenses, as well as cutting previously included on-premises support incidents provided to its reseller partners." ZDNet 1:14 PM
  • "Confirmed: Microsoft Wants Security Advice From Linux" Forbes 7:57 AM
  • "Microsoft release Windows 1.11 Stranger Things Edition into the Microsoft Store" MSPoweruser 7:58 AM
  • "Windows 1.11 unveiled on the Microsoft Store as a Stranger Things-inspired app" Neowin 8:00 AM
  • "Windows 1.11 is a Promotion for 'Stranger Things'" Thurrott 10:15 AM
  • "Intel Working on New Data Parallel C++" InfoQ 7:54 AM
  • "Update: AMD To Defensively Lower Radeon RX 5700 Pricing Due To Killer GeForce RTX Super Performance" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Dell Inspiron 13 7000 review: Premium and practical all in one/Dell gives the Inspiron family a glow-up without sacrificing power or features" Ars Technica 10:09 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 Rocking Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-U CPU Leaks In New Benchmarks" HotHardware 5:47 PM
  • "Microsoft filed a patent for dual-screen dawn simulation" ZDNet 7/5
  • "IBM Garage Aims To Steer The Drive To Cognitive Business" Forbes 7/5
  • "IBM's Hypertaste is an artificial tongue that can classify liquids" VentureBeat 7/5
  • "IBM helps Wimbledon serve up winning artificial intelligence every year — we find out what aces are up its sleeve for 2019" Metro UK 7/5
  • "Pilot study of IBM on using AI, weather tech in agricultureThe Centre has linked a pact with IBM India for undertaking a pilot study" PTI 7/5
  • "Brexit? HP Inc laughs in the face of Brexit! Hard or soft, PC maker claims it's 'no significant risk'" The Register 7/5
  • "HP acquires workflow partner OneFlow" PrintWeek 7/5
  • "HP launches a range of laser tank printers for Small and Medium Businesses" Business Today 7/5
  • "Dell, Acer open flagship stores in Taiwan" DigiTimes 7/5
  • "How Dell Technologies is keeping up with the data deluge and championing data protection" Gigabit Magazine 7/5
  • "Inside Ice Lake's 10nm fab: where Intel tricks sand into thinking" PCGamesN 7/5
  • "AMD beats Intel's i9 processors in the latest benchmark tests" MSPoweruser 7/5
  • "AMD cuts Radeon 5700 GPU prices just two days before their release" The Verge 7/5
  • "AMD May Have A Nasty Surprise For Nvidia With Last-Minute Radeon RX 5700 Price Drops" Forbes 7/5
  • "AMD fires back at 'Super' NVIDIA with Radeon RX 5700 price cuts" Engadget 7/5
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 And Ryzen 5 CPU Hot Deals Explode As 7nm Zen 2 Refresh Approaches" HotHardware 7/5
  • "Oracle to Build a New Cloud Data Center in Korea" Business Korea 7/5
  • "Cisco delivers Patch Tuesday warmup with bundle of 18 bug fixes" The Register 7/5
  • "Have faster and smarter phones made desktops irrelevant? PC shipments fell globally by 4.6% year-on-year in the first quarter but manufacturers say they are here to stay" The National 7/5
General Interest
  • "Wikipedia co-founder blasts Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg" BGR 8:26 AM
  • "Google Chrome to get a video Play/Pause button on the toolbar: Chrome users will soon have a quicker way to pause auto-playing sound in their browser." ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "Nintendo president: 'we must keep up' with cloud gaming tech/Mario's maker is keeping an eye on streaming games" The Verge 7/5
  • "OnePlus One Smartphone Allegedly Catches Fire While Turned Off And Unplugged" HotHardware 7/5
  • "Internet group brands Mozilla 'internet villain' for supporting DNS privacy feature" TechCrunch 7/5
  • "The Biggest Cybersecurity Crises of 2019 So Far" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/5
  • "10+ million Android users installed a fake Samsung update app" The Next Web 7/5
  • "Google suspends New Zealand 'trending' emails after suspect's name released" Reuters 7/5
  • "Mozilla: Want ad-free news on Firefox? That'll cost you $5 a month" ZDNet 7/5
  • "Tor Project to fix bug used for DDoS attacks on Onion sites for years" ZDNet 7/5
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Programming Windows: Visual Basic Beginnings (Premium)" Thurrott 8:46 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to join private Linux security developer board" Windows Central 7/5
  • "Developers believe Xbox Game Pass is 'fair,' still needs to take popularity into account" Windows Central 7/5
  • "Microsoft and Sony consider reduced console production in China due to tariffs" Digital Trends 7/5
  • "How to change a Windows 10 PC network name" AddictiveTips 7/5
  • "Microsoft is teasing Windows 1.0 — yes, from 1985 — for a mystery Stranger Things tie-in" The Verge 7/5
  • "Why Microsoft Has Never Been Part of the Supernova Universe" Motley Fool 7/5
  • "Microsoft drops Andromeda references in Windows 10, adds Santorini in its place" MSPoweruser 7/5
  • "Microsoft is still working on a next-gen alternative to Xbox Project Scarlett, new report suggests" GamesRadar 7/5
  • "Microsoft Outlook for Web Redesign to Start Rolling Out in July" Gadgets 360 7/5
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Report: All Four Major Mobile Networks in the UK Are Using Huawei 5G Gear" Gizmodo 8:59 PM
  • "Exclusive: U.S. panel okays SoftBank's $2.25 billion investment in GM-linked self-driving firm" Reuters 7/5
  • "'Prospective Threat' of Chinese Spying Justifies Huawei Ban, U.S. Says" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/5
  • "Croatian government targeted by mysterious hackers" ZDNet 7/5
  • "UK watchdog singles out Google, Facebook in advertising probe" ZDNet 7/5
  • "UK competition regulator puts brake on Amazon's Deliveroo investment" Reuters 7/5
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "This is what you can expect to find in Debian 10 'Buster'" Neowin 7:43 PM
  • "Most of you would endure Netflix ads for a cheaper subscription" BGR 3:22 PM
  • "The DMCA bell did not toll for a beloved musician—thus, I could grieve him: Mark Sandman was a prolific creator, performer; vault recordings, bootlegs live on." Ars Technica 12:12 PM
  • "How much does 1.5TB of RAM cost? While most of us get away with having a few gigabytes of RAM, there are modern motherboards designed for workstations that can take enormous amounts of RAM. But lots of RAM is expensive. Very expensive." ZDNet 10:13 AM
  • "HP Spectre and Envy x360 laptops get big discounts this 4th of July weekend" Digital Trends 7/5
  • "Do I need to take an electric drill to a hard drive to truly erase the data?" Seattle Times 7/5
  • "Alphabet Scoop 061: Android Q leak / Pixel 4, Google Camera, and Pixelbook 2 rumors" 9to5Google 7/5
  • "OnePlus 7 review: Not 'Pro' but definitely not amateur [Video] 9to5Google 7/5
  • "Self-destructing ebooks reveal a dark digital truth" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/5
  • "Tim Wu Explains Why He Thinks Facebook Should Be Broken Up" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/5
  • "The Phone Diet: How I cut back on my favorite technology — and why it made a big difference" GeekWire 7/5
  • "Google Home: How to assign nicknames and never forget a birthday" CNET 7/5
  • "Stop doing stupid stuff with your smartphone! Just don't take your smartphone into pools or the ocean, no matter what the ads show." ZDNet 7/5
  • "The Sennheiser GSP670 Wireless Gaming Headset Review: Cutting The Cord" AnandTech 7/5
  • "How much RAM does your Windows 10 PC need? (2019 edition)" ZDNet 7/5
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Waresix hauls in $14.5M to advance its push to digitize logistics in Indonesia" TechCrunch 7/5
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end slightly lower after strong jobs report puts Fed rate cuts in question: U.S. economy created 224,000 new jobs in June" MarketWatch 7/5
  • "US stocks curb losses as investors weigh jobs report, future Fed cut" FOXBusiness 7/5
  • "Stocks Edge Lower as Jobs Report Clouds Expectations of a Rate Cut: Report eases fears of a hiring slowdown" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 7/5



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InformationWeek (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "How to Keep Pace with Agile Development Trends"
  • "How to Build an Optimal Machine Learning Team"
New York Times (Updated 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 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Verizon's Stream TV Can't Stream Netflix"
  • "Disney+ Could Have Seismic Effect on Netflix"
Reuters (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Tesla CEO says will build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area'"
  • "Brexit drove Tesla to pick Berlin over Britain for new factory: report"
  • "Alibaba poised to launch record-breaking $13.4 billion Hong Kong share sale: sources"
  • "Tesla's Berlin move reflects Germany's carmaking prowess: minister"
  • "Chinese gaming giant Tencent's third-quarter profit drop 13%, misses estimates"
  • "Google to offer checking accounts for consumers: WSJ"
  • "Brandenberg premier: Any support for Tesla will be in accordance with EU rules"
  • "Toshiba reports strong profits, to buy out three listed businesses"
  • "German ministers: No talk of subsidies for Tesla's Berlin plans"
  • "Poland's Play does not expect its key investors to sell shares"
ZDNet (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS or PaaS - which is growing fastest?"
  • "Intel warning: Critical flaw in BMC firmware affects a ton of server products"
  • "Apple unveils new 16-inch MacBook Pro"
  • "Malware attacks on hospitals are rising fast, and the problem is about to get a lot worse"
  • "Google's plan to collect health data on millions of Americans faces federal inquiry"
  • "Apple's Macs are better than PCs, says IBM? Well, of course"
  • "The scariest hacks and vulnerabilities of 2019"
  • "Best Target Black Friday 2019 deals"


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