"Windows or Chromebook? A Best Buy salesman told me it isn't even close: After Google hires Bill Nye to explain that people are just scared to leave their decrepit Windows laptops for Chromebooks, I thought I'd get another opinion. It was harsh." ZDNet 7:30 AM
"Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 17763.720, 16299.1365 - here's what's new" Neowin 9:33 AM
"Intel's 18 Core and 10 Core Cascade Lake-X HEDT CPUs For X299 Platform Benchmarked — 10 Core With Up To 4.6 GHz Clock Speeds" WCCFTech 9:34 AM
"The Ryzen 5 3550U outscores the Ryzen 7 3700U and Ryzen 7 3750H in Geekbench, but lives in Intel's shadow" Notebook Check 9:34 AM
"China top internet firms pump 45% more into R&D: Led by Alibaba, China's top 100 internet companies invested 153.87 billion yuan (US$21.85 billion) in research and development last year, up 45% year-on-year and accounting for 10% of their overall revenue." ZDNet 7:31 AM
"Silicon Valley Looks North as Tech Giants Expand in Toronto: Big U.S. firms are setting up new operations in the city, but not all Canadians are thrilled" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:34 AM
"Singapore to feel impact of China-US trade dispute if prolonged: Tensions between the two economic powerhouses will lead to fragmented technology markets and, if prolonged, drag down Singapore's economy, says its prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, who urges both countries to find ways to establish mutual trust." ZDNet 6:13 PM
"Exclusive: U.S. set to give Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers - sources" Reuters 8/17
"Microsoft Confirms New Windows 10 Upgrade Warning" Forbes 8/17
"Microsoft Has First Major Impact on Chrome" Thurrott 8/17
"Microsoft Working On A Fix For Major Google Chrome Browser Battery Drain" HotHardware 8/17
"Microsoft has finally enabled global media controls for the latest Edge Canary build" Neowin 8/17
"Microsoft updates the Feedback Hub with new design" Neowin 8/17
"Microsoft makes Notepad a separate Store app starting with new Windows 10 20H1 test build: Microsoft is continuing to make incremental improvements to Windows 10 20H1, due out next year, with test build 18963." ZDNet 8/17
"Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Task Manager, virtual desktop, and mouse cursor improvements" VentureBeat 8/17
"Microsoft Confirms Update Warning For Windows 10, Windows 8.1 And Windows 7 Users" Forbes 8/17
"Windows 10 preview refines search and adds GPU temps reading to Task Manager" TechRadar UK 8/17
"Microsoft aware of severe throttling issue affecting Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 that leaves devices locked at just 400 MHz" Notebook Check 8/17
"PlayStation 5 To Boast An Extremely Potent GPU" NewsLair 8/17
"Hy-Vee issues warning to customers after discovering point-of-sale breach: Company doesn't know what locations were impacted, but it's warning customers early so they can keep an eye out for suspicious transactions." ZDNet 4:39 PM
"Sonos' first portable Bluetooth speaker leaks in more detail: The 'Sonos Move' could arrive this month" The Verge 9:35 AM
"Nintendo says there is no Switch exchange program: If you bought an old model, you might be stuck with it." Engadget 8/17
"Serious Bluetooth Security Vulnerability Could Leave Millions Of Devices Open To Attacks" HotHardware 8/17
"Google wants to reduce lifespan for HTTPS certificates to one year: A Google proposal would cut lifespan of SSL certificates from 825 days to 397 days." ZDNet 8/17
"Huawei Mate 30 Pro to be unveiled just before the iPhone 11 hits stores" BGR 8/16
"The OPPO Reno 2 packs four cameras and supports 20x zoom" The Next Web 8/16
"YouTube is testing paid online hangs with influencers: The crowdfunding service, called Fundo, was created as part of Area 120." Engadget 8/16
"YouTube is hiring managers to work with political creators: An effort to more effectively handle issues and concerns" The Verge 8/16
"Runkeeper will stop supporting Wear OS 'in a few weeks'" The Verge 8/16
"A.I. Is Learning From Humans. Many Humans. Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
"Implanting AI chips in your mind could cause you to lose yourself, says scientist" The Next Web 8/16
"Nintendo Is Taking Down YouTube Archives of Its Music" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8/16
"Serious Bluetooth flaw leaves devices open to attack" Engadget 8/16
"Huawei Mate X Foldable Phone Release Delayed Once Again" Redmond Pie 8/16
"Kaspersky AV injected unique ID that allowed sites to track users, even in incognito mode: Feature Kaspersky added in 2015 also made it possible to be ID'd across different browsers." Ars Technica 8/16
"Forget the Note 10: The Google Pixel 3A is 2019's most important phone" CNET 8/16
"Amazon's army of tweeting warehouse workers backfired spectacularly this week after a thread about working conditions went viral" Business Insider 8/16
"US tech groups in the dark about renewal of Huawei sales licence" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/16
"Your reaction to my hellish SSD upgrade proves that Windows 10 has a serious storage upgrade problem" BGR 8/17
"Why You Should Use Windows Defender's Ransomware Prevention" Lifehacker 8/16
"Microsoft releases action-packed Windows 10 20H1 Build 18963" BetaNews 8/16
"Microsoft Surface users baffled after investing in kit that throttles itself to the point of passing out" The Register 8/16
"Microsoft Downplays Rumors Of Streaming-Only Xbox Project Scarlett Gaming Console" HotHardware 8/16
"Xbox Chief Says a Streaming-Only Console Isn't in the Works" Thurrott 8/16
"To patch Windows or not: Do you want BlueKeep bug or broken Visual Basic apps? This week's Windows updates fix critical 'wormable' flaws but may also break Visual Basic apps, macros, and scripts. What should you do?" ZDNet 8/16
"Dow ends up 300 points after volatile week but stocks still end down for week: Deere earnings hit as trade war hits farm sector" MarketWatch 8/16
"Stock End Higher as Bond Easing Tempers Recession Fears: Stocks finished higher Friday as easing bond prices sent investors back to the markets in search of bargains to close out a wild week." TheStreet 8/16
"AFP vows to damage tech giant reputations if found obstructing law enforcement"
"Google's AI chief explains machine learning for chip design"
"Macquarie Telecom to offer cloud services out of Microsoft Azure"
"The life-changing feature that makes the iPhone 11 Pro Max stand out"
"Google releases first Android 11 developer preview"
"Google acquires Cornerstone Technology for mainframe migration"
"WordPress botnet deploys anti-adblocker script to make sure its spammy ads are profitable"
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