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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 19, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel might be working on an 18-core Cascade Lake-X CPU" The Inquirer 8:00 AM
  • "Why AMD powered laptops are a rage in 2019?" Times of India 8:00 AM
  • "AMD Stock's Post-Earnings Recovering Shows Investor Optimism" InvestorPlace 3:14 PM
  • "Ryzen 5 3600 vs. Ryzen 9 3900X vs. Core i9-9900K: GPU Scaling Benchmark" TechSpot 8:00 AM
  • "Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever/Microsoft has made it clear that it wants companies to embrace Windows 10 Enterprise, leaving the lesser Pro version in the dust. Gartner analyst Stephen Kleynhans sees no reason that will change" Computerworld 6:22 PM
  • "Microsoft's 'Minecraft' is getting more realistic graphics thanks to a deal with Nvidia" CNBC 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game" Reuters 7:17 AM
  • "Nvidia jumps after announcing a partnership with Microsoft to give Minecraft a massive graphics overhaul" Business Insider 12:47 PM
  • "Minecraft will get ray tracing for Nvidia RTX graphics cards" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Microsoft, Nvidia team up for more realistic visuals on Minecraft game" Reuters 7:08 AM
  • "Minecraft Gets 'Jaw-Dropping' Ray Tracing Support" PC Magazine 7:06 AM
  • "Nvidia thinks you'd be crazy to buy a graphics card without ray tracing in 2019" TechRadar UK 8:00 AM
  • "Lenovo announces new single-socket server platforms" IT News Africa 8:00 AM
  • "Lenovo embraces AMD for faster server computing" Gadget 7:58 AM
  • "Lenovo's single-socket servers designed for the edge" IT-Online 8:00 AM
  • "IBM to Build, Test Neural Inference Processor Under $60M Air Force Contract" GovConWire 7:58 AM
  • "IBM Stock Is Only Scratching the Surface With the Red Hat Deal" InvestorPlace 3:14 PM
  • "Exclusive: How Alienware dared to ditch black, boxy designs for something radical" Digital Trends 11:47 AM
  • "Alienware's redesigned Aurora R9 brings stunning, sci-fi-inspired aesthetics" Digital Trends 11:47 AM
  • "Oracle notches appeals court win vs. Rimini Street, keeps $28.5 million in attorneys' fees: The neverending Oracle vs. Rimini Street court battle may be nearing the finish line after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals maintained an injunction and affirmed an attorneys fee award to Oracle." ZDNet 11:48 AM
  • "How to avoid getting sued in your Oracle-to-the-cloud migration" TechRepublic 7:50 AM
  • "Gen 2 cloud is making an impact: Oracle exec" iTWire 7:51 AM
  • "Cisco cuts a few jobs in India as part of global realignment" People Matters 7:50 AM
  • "Cisco Meraki & Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) – A Perfect Marriage" IT Web 7:50 AM
  • "World's biggest chip created to meet demands of AI" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:40 AM
General Interest
  • "The people policing the internet's most horrific content" BBC 8:48 PM
  • "Massive companies won't pull out of China despite White House assertion" Axios 7:31 AM
  • "Setting a path for digital transformation" BetaNews 7:30 AM
  • "Google and Gmail are down for thousands of users, mostly in the United States" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "Google open-sources gesture tracking AI for mobile devices" VentureBeat 1:09 PM
  • "Google says Stadia Founder's Edition 'almost sold out'" 9to5Google 12:33 PM
  • "Google stops sending Android cell signal data over privacy concerns: It didn't want to raise concerns among users or officials." Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Exclusive: Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for wireless carriers" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "The YouTubers Union is demanding change. That's nothing new for Google" CNET 7:20 AM
  • "Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo collaborate on AirDrop-style file transfer" The Verge 7:15 AM
  • "Malicious Android photography, gaming apps downloaded 8 million times from Google Play" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "Spotify's Family Plan Will Give Parents More Control Soon" PC Magazine 7:08 AM
  • "How Old Should Kids Be When They Get Their Own Digital Devices? PCMag polled 1,000 parents of school-age children about when they'd feel comfortable buying their kids smartphones, tablets, laptops, and smart speakers. Here's what we found." PC Magazine 7:08 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft nabs former Apple Siri chief Bill Stasior: Former Apple Siri boss Bill Stasior is now working at Microsoft as Corporate Vice President of Technology, reporting to Microsoft CTO, Kevin Scott." ZDNet 4:13 PM
  • "Windows 10's Feedback Hub Gets Important Updates" Thurrott 1:23 PM
  • "Microsoft's new SMS Organizer app for Android filters out spam messages" The Verge 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft is using Dynamics 365 to manage Windows Update releases" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Installing Windows 7 from a backup? You need a BitLocker patch right away" Computerworld 11:54 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires jClarity, an open source Java performance tuning tool" TechCrunch 11:40 AM
  • "Microsoft gets some jClarity on Azure Java workloads, swallows London-based firm" The Register 11:34 AM
  • "Microsoft buys jClarity to boost Java on Azure: Better performance, increased Java community engagement are the goals" Infoworld 5:22 PM
  • "Microsoft's super useful SMS Organizer app now available in more countries" MSPoweruser 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft: These Windows 10 updates fix broken Visual Basic apps but not for 1903" ZDNet 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Notepad: If it ain't broke, shove it in the Store, then break it? For the love of Windows, please leave that poor text editor alone" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 Pro: More of a dead end than ever" Computerworld 7:21 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Japan approves further exports of high-tech material to South Korea: sources" Reuters 9:12 PM
  • "YouTube sues alleged copyright troll over extortion of multiple YouTubers" The Verge 3:10 PM
  • "Facebook, Twitter accuse China of running disinformation campaign against Hong Kong protesters" CNBC 3:09 PM
  • "Without evidence, Trump accuses Google of manipulating millions of votes" TechCrunch 3:09 PM
  • "U.S. Companies Get More Time to Stop Working With Huawei" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:04 AM
  • "As US, China fight trade war, Greece opens up to Huawei's 5G ambitions" ZDNet 7:08 AM
  • "The US is officially extending Huawei's reprieve by another 90 days" Business Insider 8:47 AM
  • "U.S. grants Huawei another 90 days to buy from American suppliers: Ross" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Trump says he doesn't want to do business with Huawei due to 'national security threat'" CNET 7:20 AM
  • "U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei" Reuters 7:08 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why Data Privacy Is a Priority, Even in Absence of Federal Regulations" ITPro Today 11:44 AM
  • "Will Google Flights New Price Guarantee Feature Revolutionize Flight Bookings?" Forbes 7:44 AM
  • "So your Google Play Publisher account has been terminated – of course you would want to know why exactly: Is the platform's abuse policy unfair to genuine developers?" The Register 7:40 AM
  • "Why I Printed My Facebook: It was thousands of pages' worth of data—and it was illuminating." Slate 7:40 AM
  • "How to use emergency contacts for Android and iOS" [Video] CNET 7:20 AM
  • "This Microsoft fix will help stop Google Chrome killing your device's battery life" ZDNet 7:08 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Better.com, A Digital Mortgage Disruptor, Raises $160 Million In Latest Funding Round" Forbes 8:59 AM
  • "T-Mobile and Sprint's Deal in Peril despite FCC Chair's OK" Market Realist 8:15 AM
  • "HPE Growth backs WeTransfer in €35M secondary funding round" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 closes 1% higher for second straight session on global stimulus talk, trade optimism: Apple leads Dow gainers after Trump says Tim Cook made good point about tariff harm" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up 250; Stocks Close Higher on Trade-Talk Hopes: Commerce Department grants Huawei key license to continue buying U.S. parts for three months, easing trade tensions with China." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "US stocks gain on trade optimism, global stimulus hopes" FOXBusiness 4:06 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks, Bond Yields Rise to Start the Week: Indexes jump on prospect of progress in U.S.-China trade talks; shares of banks, tech companies rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 12:58 PM
  • "Asian markets climb on China stimulus move, trade-talks optimism: Beijing announces plan to reform interest rates over the weekend" Associated Press and MarketWatch 8:18 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics"
  • "How to Create a Performance-Focused Culture"
New York Times (Updated 7:20 AM CDT)
  • "This Week in Business: E-Cigarettes Take a Hit, and Gig Workers Get Good News"
  • "Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin Brothers the Walter Whites of THC Oils?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Why Doesn't the Apple Watch Series 5 Track Sleep?"
Reuters (Updated 7:20 AM CDT)
  • "Apple TV+ premieres with star-studded period drama 'Dickinson' at Tribeca Festival"
  • "Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper"
ZDNet (Checked 7:20 AM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Hybrid heats up as a semi-cloud approach to data security and business continuity"


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