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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft to host Surface-focused event on October 2nd: We may finally see Microsoft unveil a redesigned Surface Pro." Engadget 2:09 PM
  • "Microsoft event on Oct. 2 expected to feature new Surface devices" GeekWire 3:27 PM
  • "Microsoft Hardware Event Slated for October 2nd in NYC" Thurrott 3:27 PM
  • "Microsoft is holding a Surface event on October 2 in NYC" Neowin 3:27 PM
  • "Windows 10: We're now gearing up for 1909 with new throttled release, says Microsoft/Microsoft starts testing its controlled release in the most stable of its Windows preview rings." ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Windows 10 bug fix bundle causes Bluetooth bug borkage: Yet another bundled workaround with a problem" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Microsoft warns Windows 10 admins: No more patches for 1703 after October 9/Windows 10 version 1703 for Enterprise and Education is reaching end of life, and you can't pay for patches either." ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "HPE raises full year EPS targets after mixed Q3 results: For the fiscal year the company expects non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $1.72 to $1.76: above analyst estimates for $1.67 a share." ZDNet 4:12 PM
  • "Google Enters Enterprise Laptop Space With Dell Partnership" Zacks 8:13 AM
  • "Dell is latest vendor to join AT&T's Airship-driven cloud platform" Rethink 8:13 AM
  • "Dell's all-in-one iMac rival has a swappable screen" TrustedReviews 8:14 AM
  • "Lenovo's new, Comet Lake-equipped ThinkPad X1 Carbon hits this September: Lenovo also updated the X1 ThinkPad Yoga with 10th-generation Intel CPUs." Ars Technica 8:37 PM
  • "Lenovo's X1 Carbon lasts four hours longer with Intel's 10th-gen chips: The latest ThinkPad models have 10th-gen Intel processors" Engadget 8:16 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad L13 and L13 Yoga detailed: 10th-Gen Intel, Dolby Audio" SlashGear 8:16 AM
  • "Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga are getting Intel's latest 10th Gen chips: Along with a bunch of updated ThinkPads" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "Lenovo refreshes the bulk of its ThinkPad lineup with Intel 10th-gen processors" Neowin 8:17 AM
  • "Lenovo just launched its first Project Athena notebook, powered by Intel's next-gen processors" BGR 9:11 AM
  • "Lenovo Launches ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 7: Thinner, Lighter, Comet Lake Inside" AnandTech 8:16 AM
  • "Lenovo updates ThinkPad X1 Carbon and X1 Yoga with 10th Gen Intel CPUs: The Yoga and Carbon are movin' on up to the 10th Gen." Windows Central 8:16 AM
  • "Intel reckons its Core CPUs outperform AMD's Ryzen 3000-series: Has the smell of a marketing division all over it" The Inquirer 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Commends AMD For 'Closing The Gap' But Proclaims i9-9900K Is Still Way Better" Business Times 8:22 AM
  • "Oracle customers cause a Dyn over withdrawal of lifetime licences: But on the plus side - hey, more yacht funds" The Inquirer 7:33 AM
  • "IBM Trusted AI toolkits for Python combat AI bias: IBM has released Python toolkits for identifying and mitigating against bias in training data and machine learning models" Infoworld 7:36 AM
  • "VMware: China-US trade dispute will split industry into two camps/With the China-US trade dispute unlikely to be resolved soon, technology vendors should be prepared to support two trading blocs--one that is heavily partnered with China and the other with the US, says VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger, while Dell CEO Michael Dell reveals the company has made 'adjustments' to due to the conflict." ZDNet 7:33 AM
General Interest
  • "Google will shut down Google Hire in 2020" TechCrunch 9:01 PM
  • "6K Panasonic Lumix DC-S1H Targets Cinematographers" PC Magazine 4:18 PM
  • "College Board pulls back from plan to score individual socioeconomic challenges: After complaints about a plan to score students on their socioeconomic challenges or privilege, College Board revamps its data strategy with a tool called Landscape that will offer context on high schools and neighborhoods." ZDNet 4:12 PM
  • "Sprint's 5G is now live in New York City, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C." Neowin 12:44 PM
  • "Android 10: Release date, features, rumors, and everything we know so far/Android Q finally has a name, and it's... different." ZDNet 11:25 AM
  • "Facebook Launches Bug Bounty Program for Libra Blockchain: The Libra Association rolls out Libra Bug Bounty Program, offering up to $10,000 for uncovering critical blockchain security issues underlying the unreleased cryptocurrency." PC Magazine 8:29 AM
  • "Yelp Rolls Out Personalized Search Update Amid Grubhub Controversy: Yelp gave us an inside look at its redesigned app, which offers custom views based on food and lifestyle preferences. The company also commented on its Grubhub partnership amid scrutiny over deceptive referral numbers for delivery and takeout orders." PC Magazine 8:30 AM
  • "Gogoro launches its electric scooters for businesses in South Korea" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Developer jobs: From SQL to Java, these are the skills companies are looking for now/Programmers are the most sought-after group, according to new figures. But the programming languages and skills companies are asking for vary" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Verizon will automatically opt Android customers into its anti-robocall app: iOS users will still have to download the app manually." Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Russian humanoid robot makes its way to the International Space Station" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "5G: Rural areas could see bigger and taller masts" BBC 7:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Technologies Advances Software-Defined Networking with Dell EMC and VMware Co-Developed Solutions" PR Newswire 8:15 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft will offer some biz customers free Windows 7 security updates: Promo available to slow-to-upgrade EA and EAS customers" The Inquirer 10:48 AM
  • "Microsoft's Ignite 2019 schedule is live, and it's heavy on Windows sessions" Neowin 7:49 AM
  • "SQL Server 2019 Reporting Services RC1 now available - here's all that's new" Neowin 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils cross-Azure IoT collaboration with IoT Messaging" Neowin 7:49 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Nato: Cyber-attack on one nation is attack on all" BBC 2:09 PM
  • "The FBI is searching for tools to gather social media data in bulk" ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "YouTube is now labeling videos in Hong Kong uploaded by publishers with government or public funding" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Huawei: UK to make 5G decision 'by the autumn'" BBC 7:36 AM
  • "BBC is working on 'Beeb,' its in-house voice assistant" Neowin 7:49 AM
  • "The BBC is developing its own voice assistant called 'Beeb': The assistant will be trained to understand British accents." Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "BBC to launch digital voice assistant next year" BBC 7:35 AM
  • "BBC confirms its working on an Alexa rival, provisionally called Beeb: Beeb prepared" The Inquirer 7:35 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why 'one app to rule them all' is not the future of digital health" TechCrunch 6:00 PM
  • "Hands-on: The Switch Lite is a smaller, more comfortable handheld/Portable players have a nice d-pad, better form factor to look forward to." Ars Technica 10:50 AM
  • "How to Tighten a Loose Laptop Hinge" iFixit 10:50 AM
  • "Intel NUC: Next Steps" Thurrott 8:39 AM
  • "Caffeine Rush: Which Coffee Shops Have the Fastest Free Wi-Fi? Need to get some work done while you get your daily your caffeine fix? We tested the Wi-Fi at 11 coffee shop chains to show you which one is the best. Hint: It isn't Dunkin' Donuts or Starbucks." PC Magazine 8:30 AM
  • "We're falling out of love with flagship smartphones: Enthusiasm for pricey flagship handsets is declining as once-premium features appear on cheaper phones. Samsung and Huawei climb as Apple slides." ZDNet 8:29 AM
  • "Can power napping solve electric car charging challenge?" Reuters 8:29 AM
  • "Guidemaster: The best back-to-school gadgets you can buy in 2019/Here's the best tech for students with a growing list of necessary gadgets." Ars Technica 7:36 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sweden's Hedvig raises $10.4M led by Obvious Ventures to build 'nice insurance'" TechCrunch 7:48 AM
  • "Pitney Bowes to sell software solutions unit for US$700M: Sells to Syncsort" Reuters 7:35 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower as trade-fight concerns linger, yield-curve inversion deepens: Bond yields slide, and the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverts further" MarketWatch 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks End Down as Recession Worries Resurface, Trade Concerns Remain: Stocks finish down as recession worries again emerge and as investors monitor U.S. and China trade negotiations." TheStreet 4:29 PM
  • "Stocks surrender gains on trade talk confusion" FOXBusiness 4:30 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip as Investors Wary of Trade Talks: Most S&P 500 sectors reversed their earlier gains as investors accelerated their buying of bonds, gold and other haven assets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:30 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly rise on cautious optimism over trade war" MarketWatch 8:34 AM
  • "Italy outperforms Europe stocks on coalition hopes" MarketWatch 8:32 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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