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TechNN Archive: Saturday, July 20, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft patents advanced, multi-dimensional sensor device for wearables" Neowin 7:34 PM
  • "Microsoft execs talk about Project xCloud in new video and show off an xCloud server" Neowin 7:09 AM
  • "Redditor finds a solution to the Dell XPS 15 7590's GPU throttling issue" Notebook Check 7:20 AM
  • "Microsoft is headed for a record high after cloud computing drives a strong earnings beat" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Microsoft shares hit record highs, powered by growing cloud sales" Reuters 7/19
  • "Microsoft Shows Off xCloud Hardware And Talks Streaming Business" Meredith Videos 7/19
  • "Microsoft opens Dynamics 365 bug bounty with $20k top prize" ZDNet 7/19
  • "Don't delay JEDI cloud deal, Republican members of Congress say to Trump: After president suggested he may look into $10 billion cloud contract, chairman of House Armed Services Committee and three other GOP representatives send letter" MarketWatch 7/19
  • "Intel's turnaround is showing strong potential: Intel's CEO Bob Swan seems to have a good grasp of the problems the company faces, and their executive team shows more strength and diversity than ever before. Will their success all come down to whether or not they can get the marketing message right?" Computerworld 7/19
  • "Intel cannot catch up with AMD until 2021" Fudzilla 7/19
  • "Engineer says Intel favored Indian workers in promotions, time off" Reuters 7/19
  • "AMD Joins CXL Consortium: Playing in All The Interconnects" AnandTech 7/19
  • "AMD admits its Radeon RX 5700 series price cuts were a trap for Nvidia" TechRadar UK 7/19
  • "The Radeon 5700 XT Might Be AMD's Most Interesting GPU" Kotaku Australia 7/19
  • "AMD joins low-latency CPU to GPU interconnect group founded by Intel" PCGamesN 7/19
  • "IBM X-Force: Mirai is increasingly targeting enterprise IoT devices" IoT News 7/19
  • "Cramer: IBM earnings prove the company paid the right price for Red Hat" CNBC 7/19
  • "Britain's biggest fraud trial pits Mike Lynch against Hewlett Packard" The Economist 7/19
  • "Oracle Uses Blockchain To Solve A Billion-Dollar Food Industry Problem" Forbes 7/19
  • "Oracle Emerges As the Leader in the Worldwide Retail Price Optimization Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment" MarTech Advisor 7/19
  • "Oracle Linux hits 8.0, with a hint of deja vu..." DevClass 7/19
  • "Cisco: An Old-Tech Name Providing Growth at a Reasonable Price/Cisco stock is up 31% year to date. This old-tech name has reinvented itself. The valuation is attractive and the stock offers investors a defensive position bolstered by strong cash flows and returns." TheStreet 7/19
  • "Credorax and Cisco partner for payments gateway enhancement" IBS Intelligence 7/19
General Interest
  • "Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more: SyTech, the hacked company, was working on research projects for the FSB, Russia's intelligence service." ZDNet 8:53 PM
  • "Elon Musk says Starship prototypes will have first test flights in '2 to 3 months'" TechCrunch 5:48 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 revealed: Official images teased with dual rear cameras" Business Today 7:34 AM
  • "Tor developers to consider making a Firefox add-on to enable Tor browsing" Neowin 7:08 AM
  • "Blizzard's bad-news year continues with another co-founder's departure" Ars Technica 7/19
  • "Jeff Bezos Says We're Destroying Earth, but Amazon Is the Slowest Tech Giant to Go Green" Motley Fool 7/19
  • "Passwords are incredibly insecure, so websites and apps are quietly tracking your mouse movements and smartphone swipes without you knowing to make sure it's really you" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Huawei's mysterious Hongmeng OS isn't the 'plan B' Android replacement we expected it to be" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Fast-growing web of doorbell cams raises privacy fears" Associated Press 7/19
  • "YouTube: 'We don't take you down the rabbit hole'" BBC 7/19
  • "NSO Group's WhatsApp spyware can now snoop on your Facebook, Google, and iCloud data too" The Next Web 7/19
  • "The Israeli firm behind software used to hack WhatsApp boasted that it can scrape data from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft cloud servers" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Most Americans Have Swiped Their Way Into a Serious Relationship" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police" ZDNet 7/19
  • "Data Leak Warning Issued To Millions Of Google Chrome And Firefox Users" Forbes 7/19
  • "Google And Facebook Secretly Track Your Activity On Porn Sites, Microsoft Reports" Forbes 7/19
  • "Google boosts Chrome bug bounties" BetaNews 7/19
  • "Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection: Company also triples maximum baseline reward for security bugs." ZDNet 7/19
  • "Google cleans out stalker, spyware apps from Play Store" ZDNet 7/19
Press Releases
  • "Global High Performance Computing Market Deep Analysis 2019-2026: AMD, ATOS, Cisco Systems, Cray, Dell, Fujitsu, HPE, IBM, Intel, Lenovo" Global Industry News 7:20 AM
  • "Programming Windows: Clipboard and DDE (Premium)" Thurrott 7:08 AM
  • "How to check WiFi network security type on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 7/19
  • "The Cat Came Back – Windows Weekly 630" Thurrott 7/19
  • "The Sams Report: Surface Up, Xbox Down" Thurrott 7/19
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18941 (20H1)" Thurrott 7/19
  • "Microsoft: smile lines" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7/19
  • "Programming languages: Microsoft's TypeScript language makes top 10 for the first time" ZDNet 7/19
  • "Report: FTC approves a fine for Google over YouTube kids privacy probe/The agency reportedly found that YouTube violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act." Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "White House to host meeting with tech executives on Huawei ban: sources" Reuters 7/19
  • "Google reportedly fined over children's privacy on YouTube" CNET 7/19
  • "How Much Your Data Is Worth to Tech Companies? Lawmakers Want Answers" The Conversation 7/19
  • "Libra Versus Uncle Sam" Forbes 7/19
  • "Vestager serves Qualcomm a double whammy for dessert: second EU antitrust fine in as many years" Foss Patents 7/19
  • "China's intelligence law looms over EU 5G safeguards: official" Reuters 7/19
  • "G7 urges tough Libra regulation, agrees to tax digital giants" ["The G7 also agreed that large tech companies such as Google, Amazon, Facebook or Apple can be taxed in the countries in which they make money, even without being physically present there."] Reuters 7/19
  • "With a strong nudge from employees, can Amazon finally become a leader on climate change?" GeekWire 1:45 PM
  • "HP Envy 13 (2019) review: HP proves its design chops" Neowin 12:02 PM
  • "Acer Swift 7 unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 9:57 AM
  • "Human imperfection makes it hard to regulate big tech" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Forget 'Russian' FaceApp - Facebook And Social Science One Are The Real Russian Data Danger" Forbes 7/19
  • "Keep your phone from dying in the heat wave" CNET 7/19
  • "Libra hasn't even launched yet, and Facebook is already in trouble over it" Mashable 7/19
  • "Gadget Lab Podcast: Twitter's Major Design Overhaul" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7/19
  • "Why Google Can't Solve the Privacy Paradox" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which Smart Speaker Is Best?" PC Magazine 7/19
  • "How to save battery life on your Android phone: Keep your phone powering on" The Verge 7/19
  • "Powering the brains of tomorrow's intelligent machines" TechCrunch 7/19
  • "How to recover your Google account if you've been hacked, or forgot your email or password" Business Insider 7/19
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-In-1 Review: A Lethal Weapon For Road Warriors" HotHardware 7/19
  • "The MSI MEG X570 Ace Motherboard Review: Ace in the Hole at $369" AnandTech 7/19
  • "Dell XPS 13 9380 The GHI's Tried & Tested review of the Dell XPS 13 9380" Good Housekeeping 7/19
  • "Please use ethernet cables whenever you can. Please." Mashable 7/19
  • "This is how your phone could save your life: Apps, text messaging and external battery packs could make a huge difference in an emergency situation." CNET 7/19
  • "Millennials are turning to Netflix to cope with burnout, and it highlights the similarities between technology addiction and food cravings" Business Insider 7/19
  • "How to have Google Maps remember where you parked your car" The Next Web 7/19
  • "Equifax will pay $700 million for data breach, report says" CNET 7/19
  • "Equifax nears deal to pay about $700 million to settle U.S. data breach probes: WSJ" Reuters 7/19
  • "Lexion raises $4.2M to bring AI to contract management" TechCrunch 7/19
  • "Oyo founder to buy back $2 billion worth stake in SoftBank-backed Indian co" Reuters 7/19
  • "SoftBank raises $270 million via Seoul unit for early-stage investments" Reuters 7/19
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks steady mid-session Friday as investors ponder corporate earnings, Fed rate cuts and U.S-China trade dispute: Microsoft shares rally after earnings beat" MarketWatch 7/19
  • "Stocks struggle as rate cut expectations, Iran tensions rise" FOXBusiness 7/19
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Back as Fed Signals Small Rate Cut: Microsoft shares jump after posting record revenue; bond yields rise" [Paid Membership Required] 7/19
  • "Asian markets gain on fresh hopes of rate cut by Fed: Nikkei, Hang Seng, Shanghai post solid gains after comments by Fed's Williams" MarketWatch 7/19

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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'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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