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TechNN Archive: Sunday, August 11, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "More than 40 Windows drivers found to contain privilege of escalation vulnerabilities" Neowin 9:40 AM
  • "Microsoft patent reveals controllers to transform smartphones into handheld Xbox" Digital Trends 7:31 AM
  • "Researchers Find Over 40 Windows Security Flaws In Drivers From AMD, NVIDIA, Intel And Others" HotHardware 7:07 PM
  • "No, AMD Radeon RX 5700 Reference Graphics Card Are Not Going End Of Life" HotHardware 7:07 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3600X Versus Intel Core i5-9600K: What's The Best 6-Core Processor?" Forbes 7:17 AM
  • "How game user interfaces can inspire better tech products" VentureBeat 10:52 AM
  • "Here's what will happen to the tech industry in a recession" CNBC 9:42 AM
  • "How a giant Pentagon contract became a political test" ["It initially involved four bidders: Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle; the Pentagon winnowed the field to Amazon and Microsoft. However, 'White House officials in recent weeks have shown Trump a document that alleges a large conspiracy' to award the contract to Amazon that caught Trump's attention. The document 'is identical to one created by Oracle's top Washington lobbyist' and 'provides a visual representation of a narrative that Oracle has been pushing for months — that a web of individuals inside and outside the Defense Department were greasing the wheels.'"] The Week 8/10
  • "Microsoft has finally found its smartphone: Why the Samsung Galaxy partnership is so promising" GeekWire 8/10
  • "AMD Rumoured To Be Working on a Gen-2 Navi 'Nvidia Killer'" eTeknix 8/10
  • "AMD Dismiss 'End-of-Life' 5700 & XT Rumours" eTeknix 8/10
  • "Relentless AMD Completes Zen 3 Design To Take On Intel In 2020, Zen 4 Is Next" HotHardware 8/10
  • "AMD ending sales of its Radeon RX 5700, RX 5700 XT already?!" TweakTown 8/10
  • "IBM offers explainable AI toolkit, but it's open to interpretation" ZDNet 8/10
  • "IBM-Ponemon Study Highlights Rising Cost of a Data Breach" CPO Magazine 8/10
  • "IBM IP Ruling Changed Nothing, Priceline Tells Fed. Circ." Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Ex-Autonomy CFO Must Post $20M Bond During HP Appeal" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Comcast, Dell team up to help bridge Houston's digital divide" Houston Chronicle 8/10
  • "Cisco's $8.6M Deal Shows Cost Of Ignoring Cyber Flaws" Law360 [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
General Interest
  • "Ninja disgusted with Twitch after pornography appears on his channel: The Fortnite pro criticizes the video streaming giant for using his offline channel to promote content across the site." CNET 7:32 PM
  • "Ninja calls out Twitch after his dormant channel highlights porn (updated)" Engadget 7:23 PM
  • "Security researchers find that DSLR cameras are vulnerable to ransomware attack: Canon has issued a security advisory and firmware patch for the vulnerability" The Verge 1:48 PM
  • "The android Turning Test can tell us whether a robot is effectively a person" The Next Web 12:29 PM
  • "Despite the looming threat of Amazon's cloud, some software companies are going all in on free software. Others are fighting back" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11:26 AM
  • "Samsung re-Arms Galaxy Book S laptop with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip: Samsung continues its fascination with Arm-based SOCs for its laptops, with the latest Snapdragon technology designed to boost performance while retaining its promise of always-on connectivity and 23 hours of battery life." ZDNet 9:23 AM
  • "AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data: Pay for the data and store it in a blockchain-protected system." Ars Technica 7:35 AM
  • "An American teenager just won $3 million playing video games. The founder of an esports ETF told us why it might be a turning point for the exploding industry." Business Insider 7:30 AM
  • "Why gaming is coming to this school's curriculum" BBC 7:24 AM
  • "Gadgets can be hacked to produce 'dangerous' sounds, says researcher" BBC 7:24 AM
  • "Warning As 4G Hotspots Are Hacked, Putting Millions Of Users At Risk" Forbes 7:10 AM
  • "Teen Hacker Discovers Bugs In Education Software Exposing Millions Of Student Records" HotHardware 8/10
  • "Lenovo Smart Tabs can place Alexa video calls with latest update" Android Police 8/10
  • "12 former Facebook insiders who ditched the company and are now outspoken critics" Business Insider 8/10
  • "The Galaxy Note 10 gets rid of the Bixby Key button, finally: Accidental presses be gone!" CNET 8/10
  • "Facebook is replacing some of Instagram's tech to improve privacy. Here's why it will also super-size the app's money-making potential." Business Insider 8/10
  • "To prevent disasters like the Capital One hack from happening again, experts say Amazon Web Services could do more to protect customers from themselves" Business Insider 8/10
  • "Blow out your knee? Hope your surgeon's got a VR headset: VR gets much-needed validation as a surgical training tool." Ars Technica 8/10
  • "Google Warning: Tens Of Millions Of Android Phones Come Preloaded With Dangerous Malware" Forbes 8/10
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Earnings on August 22, 2019" HP 8/9
Microsoft
  • "Three New Features To Supercharge Microsoft's Radical Surface Portfolio" Forbes 8:58 PM
  • "Microsoft Weekly: An Insider ISO, cloud dynamics, and helpful AI" Neowin 8/10
  • "Xbox Scarlett Release Update: Microsoft's Ninja deal is just what they need to combat PS5" Daily Star (UK) 8/10
  • "Xbox Scarlett release update: Microsoft's Ninja deal is just what they need to combat PS5" Daily Star (UK) 8/9
  • "Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates" InsiderPro 8/9
  • "The Sams Report: The Surface Phone Home" Thurrott 8/9
  • "A month with Minecraft Earth: Is Microsoft's AR adventure the next Pokémon GO?" Windows Central 8/9
  • "Microsoft is at it too: workers are listening to your Skype and Cortana conversations" BetaNews 8/9
  • "Microsoft blacklisted TSO Host's email IPs from Hotmail, Outlook inboxes and no one seems to care" The Register 8/9
  • "Paul Allen's Petrel project wins spotlight in TV show about Pacific War shipwrecks" GeekWire 8/9
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Sheryl Sandberg asked Facebook staff to investigate George Soros' finances: Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., told employees to investigate the financial interests of billionaire George Soros in response to his January criticism of the social media giant." Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:15 PM
  • "Navy ditches touchscreens for knobs and dials after fatal crash" TechCrunch 1:46 PM
  • "Russia, after protests, tells Google not to advertise 'illegal' events" Reuters 7:36 AM
  • "Foxconn-owned Sharp is suing Daimler over five patents in two German courts: concerted action by contributors to Avanci pool?" Foss Patents 8/10
  • "Ajit Pai loses another court case as judges overturn 5G deregulation" Ars Technica 8/9
  • "White House summons tech, social media firms after shootings" Reuters 8/9
  • "Amazon workers in Minnesota walk off the job over parking issues: Amazon has faced a series of walkouts and protests at Minnesota warehouses." Ars Technica 8/9
  • "Ring Partnerships With Police Are 'Troubling,' Home Security Lobbyists Say" Vice 8/9
  • "Reports say White House has drafted an order putting the FCC in charge of monitoring social media" TechCrunch 8/9
  • "Trump is drafting an order to regulate Facebook and Twitter for bias: 'They're treating conservatives very unfairly,' says Trump" The Verge 8/9
  • "The White House is drafting an executive order to take on 'conservative bias' on social media platforms" Business Insider 8/9
  • "Ivanka Trump's Jobs Effort Opens White House Doors for Companies" Bloomberg 8/9
  • "Elizabeth Warren Announces Plan to Promote Municipal Broadband Over Private Companies" Inside Sources 8/9
  • "The FBI wants to build a data dragnet on Facebook" The Verge 8/9
  • "Facebook faces legal fight over facial recognition" BBC 8/9
  • "Facebook might be fined billions after losing facial recognition lawsuit" The Next Web 8/9
  • "Trump announces that the US won't be doing business with Huawei" Business Insider 8/9
  • "Trump administration reportedly delays deciding whether to let US companies resume selling to Huawei" Business Insider 8/9
  • "5G is safe, just like 4G and 3G, says FCC: US communications regulator will maintain the same radio frequency limits as it did for 4G and 3G." ZDNet 8/9
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How to sync all your fitness activities with Google Fit" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Alienware m17 R2 vs. Razer Blade Pro: Which Slim Gaming Laptop Wins?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:35 AM
  • "Laptop Review: Dell Latitude vs. Dell Inspiron" Forbes 8/10
  • "Top 10 security extensions for Google Chrome" ZDNet 8/10
  • "Why Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 is Topline of Enterprise Client PCs" eWeek 8/10
  • "Amazon Fire 7 vs. Walmart Onn Face-Off: What's the Best Supercheap Tablet?" LAPTOP Magazine 8/10
  • "How the internet works" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/10
  • "Why recent smartphone 'bad news' is really good news" Computerworld 8/10
  • "3 ways Google Home can make the back-to-school routine easier for your kids: They'll still need to get in bed on time though (sorry, kids)." CNET 8/10
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "China's Huawei to invest $800 million in new Brazil factory" Reuters 8/9
  • "India's Lendingkart raises $30M to help small businesses access working capital" TechCrunch 8/9
  • "Facebook is courting publishers with multi-million dollar deals to launch its news tab this fall" The Next Web 8/9
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends Friday trade lower but indexes chipped away at ugly skid that kicked off a wild week: Trump not ready for trade deal with China" MarketWatch 8/9
  • "Stocks Finish Down in Volatile Session Over Trump's China Stance: Stocks finished down in a wild session as President Trump said the U.S. would cut ties with China's Huawei Technologies until the two countries reach a trade deal." TheStreet 8/9
  • "Stocks cut losses to end volatile week" FOXBusiness 8/9
  • "Stocks Cap a Turbulent Week With Declines: Markets swung amid trade tensions; Trump raises possibility that U.S.-China meeting might not happen" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/9
  • "Asian markets mixed as Japan's GDP beats forecast, China's yuan remains stable: Nikkei gains, but Hang Seng gives up early gains" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8/9



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Oracle's Mark Hurd Passes Away at 62"
  • "Misconfigured Containers Open Security Gaps"
  • "No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad"
New York Times (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "HTC Tips Lower-Cost Exodus 1s Blockchain Phone"
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project"
  • "China's propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual trust in cyberspace"
  • "China's Xiaomi says plans to launch more than 10 5G phones next year"
  • "China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021: Xinhua"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "StarHub to offer hyperscale data centre services through AirTrunk"
  • "Lenovo Australia and New Zealand saw profit slide to AU$3 million for 2019"
  • "Canberra's AU$150m-plus annual hardware spend up for grabs"
  • "US politicians from AOC to Ted Cruz concerned over Apple's stance on Hong Kong"
  • "Canberra gives AU$32m for autonomous decision-making research"
  • "Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity"
  • "Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity"
  • "Alexa and Google Home devices leveraged to phish and eavesdrop on users, again"


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