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TechNN Archive: Sunday, July 7, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: What to Expect (and What We Want)" LAPTOP Magazine 8:03 AM
  • "The Windows 10 misinformation machine fires up again/The loudest voices screaming about Windows 10 sometimes have no idea what they're talking about. Case in point: This dire warning from Gordon Kelly at Forbes, who is as ill-informed as ever." ZDNet 9:05 PM
  • "AMD Radeon 5700 Series and the Perils of Pre-Launch Price Cuts" WCCFTech 8:03 AM
  • "Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT review: AMD brings the fight back to NVIDIA/They're a solid pair of mid-range GPUs." Engadget 9:31 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900X And Ryzen 7 3700X Zen 2 Review: Zen 2 Is Here" HotHardware 8:08 AM
  • "Why You Should Buy AMD's 2019 CPUs for Your Next PC" How-To Geek 8:08 AM
  • "New Benchmark of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X VS Core i9-9900X and Threadripper 2950X" UltraGamerz 8:03 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 19.7.1 driver delivers RX 5700 series support alongside new features" Neowin 11:52 AM
  • "Lenovo Yoga and HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 laptops get huge price cuts" Digital Trends 7:54 AM
  • "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 7/6
  • "Confirmed: Microsoft Wants Security Advice From Linux" Forbes 7/6
  • "Microsoft release Windows 1.11 Stranger Things Edition into the Microsoft Store" MSPoweruser 7/6
  • "Windows 1.11 unveiled on the Microsoft Store as a Stranger Things-inspired app" Neowin 7/6
  • "Windows 1.11 is a Promotion for 'Stranger Things'" Thurrott 7/6
  • "Intel Working on New Data Parallel C++" InfoQ 7/6
  • "Update: AMD To Defensively Lower Radeon RX 5700 Pricing Due To Killer GeForce RTX Super Performance" HotHardware 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "Dell XPS 13 Rocking Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake-U CPU Leaks In New Benchmarks" HotHardware 7/6
General Interest
  • "Rise in price of .org websites could damage trust in charities" Telegraph 4:02 PM
  • "Canonical GitHub account hacked, Ubuntu source code safe: Ubuntu source code appears to be safe; however Canonical is investigating." ZDNet 8:06 AM
  • "Google is testing a play button for Chrome's toolbar: A helpful feature" The Verge 7:55 AM
  • "Wikipedia co-founder blasts Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg" BGR 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "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
  • "What if Microsoft had invented Android? There are plenty of reasons why it never could have happened, but if Microsoft had created Android, the tech world would be very different today." ZDNet 5:39 PM
  • "Programming Windows: Visual Basic Beginnings (Premium)" Thurrott 7/6
  • "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
  • "Amazon asks FCC for permission to launch internet satellites: It's not waiting long to get the ball rolling." Engadget 6:48 PM
  • "Report: All Four Major Mobile Networks in the UK Are Using Huawei 5G Gear" Gizmodo 7/6
  • "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
  • "16 Things to Know About Amazon Prime: Amazon Prime is much more than free, two-day shipping. Here's everything you need to know about Amazon's signature service." PC Magazine 8:59 PM
  • "HP Pavilion x360 14 review: The convertible that doesn't break the bank" Neowin 2:11 PM
  • "This is what you can expect to find in Debian 10 'Buster'" Neowin 7/6
  • "Most of you would endure Netflix ads for a cheaper subscription" BGR 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "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 7/6
  • "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
  • "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" [Paid Membership Required] 7/5

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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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