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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10: Has Microsoft cleaned up its update mess? (Spoiler: no)/Four years after the debut of 'Windows as a service,' Microsoft continues to tweak the Windows Update for Business rules. And if you don't know how to play the game, you're likely to be surprised with unexpected updates." ZDNet 12:15 PM
  • "Here's Microsoft's updated roadmap for Chromium-based Edge features for the enterprise: Microsoft is enabling enterprise features by default in the Dev Channel builds of Chromium-based Edge. Here's what's available to IT pro testers now and what's coming later." ZDNet 3:05 PM
  • "Windows 10 May 2019 update is causing GPU borkage on some Surface Book devices: It's only taken it two months to realise" The Inquirer 6:00 AM
  • "Microsoft blocks Windows 10 for Surface Book 2 – and trust us, you don't want to install it" TrustedReviews 12:14 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17134.915, 16299.1296 - here's what's new" Neowin 2:51 PM
  • "New Cortana Beta app for Windows 10 apparently goes live for some Insiders" OnMSFT 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft introduces digital distribution centers in collaboration with Lenovo and Nvidia" Neowin 6:07 AM
  • "Slack's CEO doesn't see Microsoft Teams as a threat: Even though Slack has less daily active users than Microsoft Teams, Slack's CEO doesn't see it as a threat." Windows Central 12:15 PM
  • "Slack CEO dismisses competition from Microsoft Teams, 'I don't think that's really a threat'" OnMSFT 12:14 PM
  • "Microsoft open sources quantum computing SDK: Microsoft's Quantum Development Kit includes the Q# quantum programming language, samples, and tutorials" Computerworld New Zealand 8:58 PM
  • "Intel Lets Researchers Hang Out on Pohoiki Beach, its 8 Million-Neuron Neuromorphic System" Computer Business Review 6:55 AM
  • "Intel announces availability of Loihi neuromorphic chip for compute-intensive AI" Techerati 6:55 AM
  • "Intel Pohoiki Beach crams 64 Loihi neuromorphic chips for AI and IoT" SlashGear 6:55 AM
  • "Intel's Pohoiki Beach could lead to smart robotic limbs: Neuromorphic flexin'" The Inquirer 6:02 AM
  • "AMD CPU Sales Higher Than Intels In South Korea, Japan. Will Rest Of World Follow" Game Debate 6:16 AM
  • "AMD poaches Alienware co-founder Frank Azor" bit-tech 6:16 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen processors are now outselling Intel in Asia, report claims" TechRadar UK 6:55 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5600 leak points to an entry-level Navi GPU: Team Red is prepping Navi for the budget GPU arena" The Inquirer 8:51 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Navi Hits Impressive 2.2GHz Overclock With SoftPowerPlay Mod" HotHardware 5:06 PM
  • "'It's A Career Ender': 2 LGBTQ Former Dell Workers Share Their Stories" NPR 6:13 AM
  • "Why the Asia-Pacific region is high on Dell Technologies' radar: Advancements in innovations such as 5G, robotics and automation, and autonomous vehicles has made the region one to watch for global companies, Dell Technologies' president of Asia Pacific & Japan, Global Digital Cities has said." ZDNet 6:13 AM
  • "Dell launches $200 discount on XPS 13 and Inspiron laptops for Prime Day 2019" Digital Trends 6:12 AM
  • "AT&T, IBM expand partnership with multi-year deal: As part of the deal, IBM will serve as the primary cloud provider for AT&T Business and will help manage AT&T's hybrid cloud infrastructure" ZDNet 9:04 PM
  • "How IBM tweaked its Wimbledon highlight-picking AI to remove bias: The long-time tech partner to the Wimbledon tennis championships has been busy tweaking its AI highlight-picking algorithm to remove bias for or against certain players" Computerworld New Zealand 7:42 PM
  • "IBM drags Websphere devs towards Kubernetes with Kabanero package: Big Blue sings an Appsody to make its software stack easier to use" The Register 9:55 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 Plus is all about gaming gains: And there's some VR and AR stuff thrown in for good measure" The Inquirer 6:03 AM
  • "Java and Python in demand as skills shortage widens: The skills shortage is spreading further, with developers for data science, DevOps and cloud roles in high demand." ZDNet 7:00 AM
General Interest
  • "Uber open-sources Plato for developing and testing conversational AI" VentureBeat 2:15 PM
  • "Alphabet's Wing launches app to manage air traffic for drones: For companies like Wing, a robust air management system is crucial" The Verge 10:18 AM
  • "Western Digital bulks up IntelliFlash family with more NVMe, high density options: Meanwhile, Western Digital's updated IntelliFlash software extends its data management feature set with transparent dataset migration and hybrid-cloud data mobility." ZDNet 7:48 AM
  • "Email scammer's plan to defraud 200,000 airport customers is foiled: The NCSC's Active Cyber Defence report outlines how the scheme has helped defend the UK from hackers - and outlines plans for continuing to do so in future." ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Bulb smart meters in England wake up from comas miraculously speaking fluent Welsh" The Register 7:33 AM
  • "Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish reaches end of life on Thursday, upgrade now" Neowin 6:10 AM
  • "Google to remove Chrome's built-in XSS protection (XSS Auditor): XSS Auditor became too inefficient at blocking XSS attacks, and a chore to maintain." ZDNet 6:02 AM
  • "Twitter users fume as social network rolls out 'atrocious' redesign: And there's still no edit button" The Inquirer 6:00 AM
  • "Twitter.com launches its big redesign with simpler navigation and more features" TechCrunch 7:29 AM
  • "Scientists unveil 3D microscope that visualizes cells without damaging them: It's like a tiny MRI machine for cells." Engadget 6:01 AM
  • "Alan Turing is the face of new polymer £50 note: New note is expected to enter circulation by the end of 2021." ZDNet 6:02 AM
  • "Galaxy Note 10 release date, price and specs: Note 10+ tipped to support 45W charging/But its bundled charger won't" The Inquirer 6:02 AM
  • "Pixel 4 XL spied in public thanks to eagle-eyed London commuter: In-the-wild spot confirms distinctive camera setup" The Inquirer 7:32 AM
  • "Sony's new A7R IV camera is a 61 MP full-frame mirrorless beast" TechCrunch 11:36 AM
Press Releases
  • "Hewlett Packard explains how to make storage and all of IT smarter" Intelligent CIO 6:14 AM
Microsoft
  • "Metal Gear Solid V, Resident Evil 4, and more join Xbox Game Pass soon: More games are coming soon." Windows Central 12:15 PM
  • "Alexa is invading Windows 10 computers" BGR 6:06 AM
  • "Windows 10 will soon allow third-party voice assistants to take precedence over Cortana: Oh boy, we can't wait for Samsung to add Bixby" The Inquirer 6:06 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Highlights from Facebook's Libra Senate hearing" TechCrunch 2:16 PM
  • "Facebook Libra cryptocurrency hearings with Congress Day 1: Watch here live/The internet giant will appear before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET." CNET 12:08 PM
  • "Germany's Scholz sounds alarm on cryptocurrencies such as Facebook's Libra" Reuters 7:00 AM
  • "Singapore looks to establish new standards for emerging technologies: Country's standards council plans to introduce at least 40 standards to guide the development and adoption of new technologies, including drones, additive manufacturing, and video analytics." ZDNet 6:02 AM
  • "Singapore's Minister for Culture calls on companies to lead the way with diversity: The government has made the policy changes, now it's time for companies to do something positive with that flexibility." ZDNet 6:02 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Kingston DC500 SSD Review: High Capacity Enterprise Storage" HotHardware 5:14 PM
  • "Assembling a Prusa MK3S 3D Printer" bit-tech 10:15 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspbian Buster: Hands-On/With the basic setup out of the way, it's time to look a bit deeper into the new Raspberry Pi hardware and software." ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "The power of context in our digital world and how AI can interpret it" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "Why Libra Could Be a Lightning Rod for Big Tech Regulation: The Keep Big Tech Out of Finance Act would bar tech giants with $25 billion or more in revenue from offering financial and payments services. The draft proposal was released as House and Senate committees prepare for hearings on Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency." PC Magazine 7:00 AM
  • "The 5G Health Hazard That Isn't: How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:01 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Flybits nabs $35M to build consumer recommendation engines for the financial sector" TechCrunch 7:33 AM
  • "Near nabs $100 million for big data insights into people and places" VentureBeat 7:33 AM
  • "UK DeepTech VC IQ Capital launches new $125M growth fund, closes third VC fund at $175M" TechCrunch 6:07 AM
  • "Raisin picks up $28M backing from Goldman Sachs for its savings and investment marketplace" TechCrunch 6:02 AM
  • "Google employee who helped lead protests leaves company: Meredith Whittaker helped organize last year's 20,000-strong walkout" The Verge 6:16 AM
  • "Meredith Whittaker, AI researcher and an organizer of last year's Google walkout, is leaving the company" TechCrunch 6:03 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close down after Trump says 'a long way to go' on trade and investors digest bank earnings: Trump described progress toward a China and U.S. trade pact as 'a long way to go'" MarketWatch 5:02 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower; Stocks Slip as Trump Fans China Trade Worries: The Dow ends down after reaching an intraday day Tuesday as President Trump says the U.S. and China have 'a long way to go' before reaching a trade agreement." TheStreet 5:03 PM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Stalls; Apple, Facebook, United Airlines, CSX Active Late" Investor's Business Daily 5:03 PM
  • "Wall Street slips after Trump casts doubt on quick China trade deal" FOXBusiness 11:59 AM
  • "Stocks Are Dragged Lower by Energy Shares: Big banks post mixed earnings; government-bond yields rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:04 PM
  • "Asian markets little changed as investors await earnings reports: Nikkei falls a day after holiday, RBA suggests openness to cut rates further" MarketWatch 7:05 AM
  • "European markets cautious as Fed-induced rally subsides and trade war looms" MarketWatch 7:05 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 12:05 PM CST)
  • "How Credible Are the White House's AI Regulation Principles?"
  • "Next Evolution of Data Capture Tech Transforms Retail"
  • "Top 10 Languages for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Jeff Bezos' Hack Inquiry Falls Short of Implicating National Enquirer"
  • "The Making of '2001: A Space Odyssey' Was as Far Out as the Movie"
  • "The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice of an Ancient Egyptian Priest"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 6:05 PM CST)
  • "Pornhub Is Now Available as a Tor Site to Protect Users' Privacy"
  • "Apple Launches 'Apple Watch Connected' Gym Program"
  • "How Businesses Can Engage Their Millennial and Gen Z Employees"
  • "Office 365 ProPlus Will Switch Chrome's Default Search to Bing"
  • "A DirecTV Satellite May Explode Due to Battery Malfunction"
Reuters (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 6:05 PM CST)
  • "Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. Friday"
  • "Broadcom to supply wireless components to Apple"
  • "U.S. extradition battle over Huawei's Meng ends first phase but Canada court fight continues"
  • "Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract"
  • "Video app TikTok partners with Merlin to expand music library"
  • "Food fight: UK regulator probes Takeaway.com's takeover of Just Eat"
  • "Daimler to build 50,000 Mercedes EQC models this year"
  • "Orange boss doubles down on Huawei defense amid heightened security debate"
  • "Ahead of Uber exit, Colombian president calls for tech level playing field"
  • "Comcast takes aim at CNN with NBC-Sky global news channel: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "QUT to use AI and ML in Gold Coast future waterways project"
  • "Sonos CEO apologises but will not provide software updates for legacy products"
  • "Amazon launches Uber-like package delivery service in Australia"
  • "Broadcom signs two new multi-year deals to supply Apple components"
  • "Sydney embracing contactless transport payments with 30m journeys clocked"
  • "StarHub and M1 to submit joint bid for 5G licence"
  • "ACT Emergency Services site restored as AWS fixes Sydney region API errors"
  • "Atlassian tops Q2 expectations on strong subscription revenue growth"


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