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TechNN Archive: Sunday, July 21, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 7 vs Windows 10: The next big challenge/Time is running out for those who haven't already moved on from Windows 7. But are they really ready for the jump to Windows 10?" ZDNet 6:48 PM
  • "Xbox console update makes for bad reading, but it's good news for Xbox Live and Microsoft" Daily Star (UK) 7:17 AM
  • "Xbox Scarlett Price Drop SHOCK: Top Analyst suggests Microsoft has learned from Xbox One" Daily Star (UK) 7:18 AM
  • "Windows Defender To Become Microsoft Defender Antivirus And Exploit Guard" HotHardware 4:11 PM
  • "Government Approved AMD's China Exports: AMD has actively sought open and productive dialogue with the U.S. government to protect national-security interests." [Paid Membership Required] 10:31 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3700X Vs. Ryzen 5 3600X — Which Is Better?" Swerd Media 7:19 AM
  • "'Alarms Went off in the Spacecraft.' How IBM Computer Whizzes Saved Apollo 11" Fortune 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft patents advanced, multi-dimensional sensor device for wearables" Neowin 7/20
  • "Microsoft execs talk about Project xCloud in new video and show off an xCloud server" Neowin 7/20
  • "Redditor finds a solution to the Dell XPS 15 7590's GPU throttling issue" Notebook Check 7/20
General Interest
  • "Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo Games" Reuters 10:20 PM
  • "Xiaomi Black Shark 2 And Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Performance Dominates In Benchmark Leak" HotHardware 10:16 PM
  • "Here's Why You Should Update Your Logitech Wireless Dongle Right Now" Redmond Pie 8:04 AM
  • "Google bought my friend's face for $5: As Google works on a version of Face ID for its next Pixel phone, its employees are stopping people in public places and enticing them with a $5 gift card." ZDNet 7:20 AM
  • "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 7/20
  • "Elon Musk says Starship prototypes will have first test flights in '2 to 3 months'" TechCrunch 7/20
  • "Google Pixel 4 revealed: Official images teased with dual rear cameras" Business Today 7/20
  • "Tor developers to consider making a Firefox add-on to enable Tor browsing" Neowin 7/20
  • "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
  • "Western Digital 1TB Gaming Drive Accelerated SSD Levels Up Xbox One Storage" HotHardware 4:09 PM
  • "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
  • "Programming Windows: IBM Defends the Original PC (Premium)" Thurrott 4:55 PM
  • "Programming Windows: Clipboard and DDE (Premium)" Thurrott 7/20
  • "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 7/20
  • "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
  • "Don't hold your breath for the moon" TechCrunch 1:13 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkBook 13s unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 9:56 AM
  • "With a strong nudge from employees, can Amazon finally become a leader on climate change?" GeekWire 7/20
  • "HP Envy 13 (2019) review: HP proves its design chops" Neowin 7/20
  • "Acer Swift 7 unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 7/20
  • "Human imperfection makes it hard to regulate big tech" ZDNet 7/20
  • "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 8:45 PM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Now, Get the Bigger IT Picture"
  • "How IT Can Get Predictive Analytics Right"
  • "Cloud Migration: 12 Risks and How to Avoid Them"
New York Times (Updated 8:45 PM CST)
  • "SpaceX's Explosive Test May Launch Year of Renewed Human Spaceflight"
  • "The Policing of the American Porch"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:45 PM CST)
  • "Valve: We're 'Absolutely Not' Making Left 4 Dead 3"
  • Huawei Picks TomTom To Replace Google Maps"
  • Instagram Realizes We Don't Love IGTV"
Reuters (Updated 8:45 PM CST)
  • "Samsung Electronics appoints new mobile chief"
  • "Fines for European privacy breaches reach 114 million euros: report"
  • "Tesla moves a step closer to opening first European factory with German property deal"
  • "EU industry chief dismisses fears strict security rules could delay 5G"
ZDNet (Updated 8:45 PM CST)
  • "Samsung retains CEOs in annual reshuffle"
  • "Study says Grindr, OkCupid, and Tinder breach GDPR"
  • "Reliance Jio added 90 million subscribers during 2019 to sit at 370 million"
  • "End-to-end encryption means Huawei bans are about availability, not interception"
  • "Coros POD review: Advanced running metrics, including power analysis"
  • "I tried Microsoft's new browser on my MacBook and got a peculiar surprise"
  • "A serverless journey begins with several first steps, actually"
  • "Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices"

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