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TechNN Archive: Thursday, August 1, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft can breathe again as Windows 10 sees significant uptake in users: Win-Win" The Inquirer 9:35 AM
  • "Microsoft 365 Received Several Big Updates in July" Thurrott 6:04 AM
  • "Some Windows 10 S users are currently unable to switch out of S mode" Neowin 4:06 PM
  • "Windows 10 is getting a macOS-like cloud OS restore feature: Microsoft to start testing this soon" The Verge 6:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 18950" Thurrott 6:04 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Japanese IME and Snip & Sketch improvements" VentureBeat 6:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Signs Exclusivity Agreement with Ninja" Thurrott 3:54 PM
  • "Intel, Baidu sign 3-year deal to collaborate in cloud, AI, 5G: The agreement revolves around Intel optimizing its platforms and products for Baidu's core business areas." ZDNet 3:55 PM
  • "Most NHS computers still haven't switched to Windows 10: Windows 7 is still the preferred OS for more than a million of devices." ITProPortal 6:24 AM
  • "Intel reveals 10th Gen Core lineup for laptops and 2-in-1s" VentureBeat 8:55 AM
  • "Intel 10th Gen Core i7 Benchmarks: 10nm Ice Lake Performance Explored" HotHardware 8:25 AM
  • "Intel unveils its first 10th-gen laptop CPUs: 'Ice Lake' is going to make ultraportables a lot more useful." Engadget 1:09 PM
  • "Intel's first 10nm Ice Lake CPUs revealed: here's your decoder ring/Because 'Core i7-1068G7' rolls right off the tongue" The Verge 9:07 AM
  • "Intel details 10th Gen, 10nm Ice Lake CPUs" bit-tech 11:30 AM
  • "Intel takes wraps off 11 new Ice Lake mobile PC chips: Chip maker is touting the AI capabilities of its Ice Lake chips." ZDNet 9:08 AM
  • "Intel's 10th-gen laptop chip names make my brain hurt: The first 10nm Ice Lake CPUs should deliver better performance, but say hello to a helping of alphanumeric soup." CNET 9:08 AM
  • "Intel says it's flogging tech to Huawei as US eases ban: Intel wants to be inside Huawei" The Inquirer 6:00 AM
  • "Intel Core i3-10110U scores up to 86% more than the Core i5-8265U in GFXBench; takes aim at AMD and NVIDIA too" Notebook Check 6:12 AM
  • "Intel CREATE Event At SIGGRAPH 2019: New High Performance Raytracing Engine, Raja's Law, Xe GPU Collabs And More" WCCFTech 6:12 AM
  • "AMD confirms high-end Navi GPUs and third-gen Ryzen mobile CPUs are coming: Dr Su has the answers for you" The Inquirer 6:00 AM
  • "AMD CEO confimrs high-end Navi graphics cards are on track" Hexus 6:09 AM
  • "The Future According To Michael Dell: Michael Dell has always been one step ahead of the biggest technology transitions, using that incredible foresight to build a $91 billion infrastructure powerhouse." CRN 6:08 AM
  • "Cisco pays $8.6 million for selling surveillance system it knew was vulnerable: Whistleblower said Cisco waited more than 4 years to fix serious flaw." Ars Technica 4:05 PM
  • "Cisco to pay $8.6 million for supplying the US government with software known to be insecure" BetaNews 6:27 AM
  • "With the acquisition closed, IBM goes all in on Red Hat" TechCrunch 8:55 AM
  • "IBM accused of targeting older workers as 'up to 100,000' laid off: IBM faces accusations of running a 'fire-and-hire' scheme to make its workforce younger." ZDNet 9:06 AM
  • "IBM launches Cloud Paks, pre-integrated applications optimized for Red Hat OpenShift: The product integrations are the first hybrid cloud volley following the $34 billion purchase of Red Hat." ZDNet 9:06 AM
  • "IBM debuts integrations and consulting services for Red Hat's OpenShift container platform" VentureBeat 9:07 AM
  • "IBM using AI to help prevent Australia's beaches from washing away: IBM and KWP are helping to preserve Australia's iconic beaches, implementing artificial intelligence to allow scientists to put their time towards addressing coastal erosion, rather than on mapping it" ZDNet 6:00 AM
  • "IBM Fired as Many as 100,000 in Recent Years, Lawsuit Shows" Bloomberg 6:19 AM
  • "Pentagon puts $10 billion JEDI contract on hold after Trump suggests it favored Amazon: Oracle lobbied aggressively and expressed concerns about the award process for the contract" Reuters 9:00 PM
  • "Qualcomm Earnings, Outlook Disappoint" Thurrott 6:04 AM
  • "Global tablet PC shipments to surge 19.3% in 3Q19, says Digitimes Research" DigiTimes 9:43 AM
General Interest
  • "Razer's Viper mouse uses optical switches to get that perfect headshot: For when a normal gaming mouse isn't enough." Engadget 9:12 PM
  • "More details about the Huawei Mate 30 display and camera revealed" BGR 8:41 PM
  • "Amazon is killing off the Dash button later this month" TechCrunch 6:19 PM
  • "An autonomous robot EV charger is coming to San Francisco: Electrify America will pilot the tech designed for fleets" TechCrunch 11:22 AM
  • "Valve proposes game-friendly changes to the Linux kernel: Valve has long wanted Linux to be a serious gaming platform. It's now taking its efforts into the Linux kernel itself." ZDNet 10:00 AM
  • "Verizon's CEO thinks half of the US will have access to 5G next year: With half of Americans owning 5G phones by 2024" The Verge 9:22 AM
  • "85 percent of enterprise web traffic is cloud services" BetaNews 6:26 AM
  • "Fired by Google, a Republican Engineer Hits Back: 'There's Been a Lot of Bullying'/Search giant's culture wars flame anew; a senior executive contacts law enforcement over leaks" [Paid Membership Required] 6:09 AM
  • "Google is testing a monthly app subscription service for Android/Play: It cool" The Inquirer 6:00 AM
  • "Google 'Play Pass' is a $5 monthly Android app subscription: Currently in testing, it could be an answer to Apple's Arcade service." Engadget 6:01 AM
  • "Google has been testing Play Pass subscription service behind the scenes" Neowin 6:05 AM
  • "Google is testing a $5/month subscription service called Play Pass that's like a Netflix for apps" BGR 6:01 AM
  • "Google Pay is reportedly working on Incognito Mode" Social Barrel 6:56 AM
  • "Android Auto Gets First Major Upgrade in Five Years" Thurrott 6:04 AM
  • "Kidney condition detected in minutes by app" BBC 6:01 AM
  • "Facebook reveals early results from its subscription-focused local news accelerator" TechCrunch 6:04 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 official with Snapdragon 855 and new S Pen: Also drops hints about the Note 10" The Inquirer 6:01 AM
  • "These are the Galaxy Note 10 phones in all their splendor" BGR 6:56 AM
  • "'Fortnite' season 10 adds giant two-person mechs: It's also introducing Missions and Battle Pass gifting." Engadget 6:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "StorOne Launches S1 Storage as a Service via Subscription on Dell Hardware" Channel Futures 6:07 AM
  • "Global High Speed Printers Market 2019: HP, Xerox, Ricoh, Zebra, Fujitsu, Brother, Konica, Videojet Technologies, Canon, Printronix" The Market News 24 6:08 AM
  • "Top Windows Defender expert: These are the threats security hasn't yet solved/He also says Microsoft rules the Windows antivirus world, with Defender on over half a billion PCs." ZDNet 9:56 AM
  • "Windows 10 preview: New build brings these updated Snip & Sketch features/Microsoft releases a new preview build showing off improvements to its new snipping tool." ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana/Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it." Computerworld 6:24 AM
  • "Mac Book: Surface Laptop Is Better/Microsoft's latest ad has a real guy named Mackenzie 'Mac' Book telling us why the Surface Laptop 2 is better than a MacBook Air." PC Magazine 6:37 AM
  • "These Minecraft videos show off over 500 hours of demonstrations" VentureBeat 11:15 AM
  • "Google temporarily stops Assistant audio transcriptions in the EU: The action comes after audio was leaked to Belgian media." Engadget 4:47 PM
  • "FCC finally orders ISPs to say exactly where they offer broadband: ISPs will have to submit geospatial maps of broadband service areas." Ars Technica 2:07 PM
  • "MPs want Facebook to clear up 'discrepancies' in Cambridge Analytica data-scraping evidence: Damian Collins really gives a Zuck about Facebook's data use" The Inquirer 9:07 AM
  • "FTC: Too many people signed up for Equifax cash, so they'll be getting less than $125/FTC recommends that users switch some of their claims from cash payments to free credit monitoring services, as they provide a better value." ZDNet 6:55 AM
  • "BBC gets go ahead to fight Netflix by keeping shows on iPlayer for a year: Binary Broadcasting Coup" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "US Army tests IoT for the battlefield in smart cities: Researchers want to know if the principles of city connectivity can improve military applications." ZDNet 6:46 AM
  • "Facebook's evidence to MPs under scrutiny" BBC 6:27 AM
  • "Capital One faces class-action lawsuit over hack that might not have been a hack: What's in YOUR emergency legal fees account?" The Inquirer 6:00 AM
  • "ASG Group scores AU$75m Main Roads WA IT services contract: The multi-year contract will see ASG Group provide applications and infrastructure managed services to the state government entity." ZDNet 6:05 AM
  • "Who are the 'microworkers' behind your digital life?" BBC 6:17 PM
  • "The Industry Cloud: Why It's Next" ZDNet 12:28 PM
  • "AMD Vs. Nvidia: The Midrange Graphics Card Battle Is Heating Up" The Verge 9:37 AM
  • "Ars reviews three cell signal boosters—and they actually work: Cellular signal boosters do work—but are they worth the cost?" Ars Technica 9:08 AM
  • "And we're back live with the state of the smartphone market in 2019. Any hope? Yeah, nah: First ever year of sales drop pinned on long lifecycles, lack of innovation" The Register 6:25 AM
  • "China's iDreamSky, Russia's form games partnership" Reuters 6:46 AM
  • "Amazon in talks to buy 26% stake in India's Reliance Retail" Business Insider 6:26 AM
  • "Twitter acquired startup for $22.8 million in Q2 2019: 10-Q SEC filing" Business Insider 6:26 AM
  • "SafetyWing raises $3.5M seed to offer medical insurance to 'digital nomads'" TechCrunch 6:05 AM
  • "The 'world's largest internet restaurant company' quietly raised $125 million this month" TechCrunch 6:05 AM
  • "Amazon-backed food delivery startup Deliveroo acquires Edinburgh software studio Cultivate" TechCrunch 6:04 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends 280 points lower as Trump announces additional tariffs on China: The 10% levies would apply to $300 billion of U.S. imports from China from Sept. 1" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Lower After New Trump Tariff Threats; Bond Yields and Oil Drop: President Trump tweets that the U.S. will put an additional 10% tariff on $300 billion of Chinese products and says figure could rise past 25%" TheStreet 3:59 PM
  • "Dow flips from big gain to big loss after Trump announces more China tariffs" FOXBusiness 4:00 PM
  • "Stocks, Bond Yields, Oil Fall on New China Tariffs: Dow industrials erase 300-point gain; oil dives 7.9% for worst day since 2015" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Asian markets fall after Fed rate cut, end of U.S.-China trade talks: Stocks pull back in Hong Kong, Shanghai; Nikkei unchanged" MarketWatch 7:04 AM
  • "European stocks brush off Fed disappointment to edge higher" MarketWatch 8:28 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
  • "Moving AI Forward: Why You Need to Slow Down Now to Scale Later"
New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
  • "The Capital That Ate Wellness Is Going to Eat Your Mushrooms"
PC Magazine (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Resident Evil 3: The System Requirements Needed to Contain the Zombie Outbreak"
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Targeted by Activist Investor"
  • "YouTube TV Temporarily Restores Sinclair's Regional Sports Networks"
  • "Lady Gaga Shot 'Stupid Love' Music Video on iPhone 11 Pro"
  • "Surface Duo Release Might Happen Sooner Than You Think"
Reuters (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Saturday)
  • "South Korea's Samsung Electronics closes mobile device plant after coronavirus case confirmed: Yonhap"
  • "Toyota plans new $1.2 billion EV plant in Tianjin with FAW: document"
  • "Elliott targets Twitter, seeking CEO Dorsey's removal: sources"
ZDNet (Updated 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"

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