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TechNN Archive: Sunday, September 1, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "The alluring fantasy of a Microsoft Android Phone" MSPoweruser 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's Centaurus dual-screen PC might have a 360-degree hinge and magnetic closure" Neowin 8:03 AM
  • "U.S. awards $7.6 billion cloud contract to General Dynamics: Wins 10-year DEOS contract" Computerworld New Zealand 8:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Demos Touch-Optimized Desktop in Latest Windows 10 Insider Build" ExtremeTech 8/31
  • "Some Windows 10 users on 1903 are facing high CPU usage after latest cumulative updates" Neowin 8/31
  • "Windows 10 will let you reinstall the OS from the cloud: You won't need a local copy to start fresh." Engadget 8/31
  • "20 Major Gaming Mistakes Microsoft Hasn't Learned From" The Things 8/31
  • "Microsoft and the second SoftBank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance" TechCrunch 8/31
  • "It's Been a While Since an HP Laptop Felt This Competitive" Brinkwire 8/31
  • "HP Envy 13t 2019 review: An Ultrabook with few compromises" TechRadar UK 8/31
  • "Lenovo rolls out new IdeaPad laptops, Chromebooks, budget Android tablets: After announcing new portables for business users earlier this week, the PC maker targets consumers with a range of new systems in anticipation of next week's IFA event." ZDNet 8/31
General Interest
  • "Google payday loan app ban ruffles fintech feathers" Telegraph 5:21 PM
  • "How MuleSoft patched a critical security flaw and avoided a disaster: MuleSoft deals with a sensitive security issue and sets up an example for the whole industry to follow." ZDNet 2:46 PM
  • "Google planning big changes to the way Chrome tabs work, but you might not notice: The change is either going to annoy you in a big way, or you won't notice." ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Report says Galaxy Fold might actually cost less than Samsung said it would" BGR 8/31
  • "8K Association lays out 'key performance attributes' for 8K TVs: What to expect when you're expecting an upgrade." Engadget 8/31
  • "Videos in Google Play Store listings will autoplay starting next month" GSMArena 8/31
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account has been hacked" The Verge 8/30
  • "Twitter CEO's hacked account sends racist tweets" Reuters 8/30
  • "For Foxit's sake: PDF editor biz breached, users' passwords among stolen data" The Register 8/30
  • "Gmail will now tell you when you're about to write to a co-worker who's out of the office" Android Police 8/30
  • "Amazon and Indian trader group in public spat over discounts" Reuters 8/30
  • "Alibaba, the $435 billion Chinese shopping giant, is gunning for Amazon in Europe" Business Insider 8/30
  • "YouTube restores far-right channels after appeal" BBC 8/30
  • "Google's progress w/ RCS 'hasn't been sufficient' as rollout prepares to ramp up" 9to5Google 8/30
  • "Google's bug bounty program now covers any big Android app" BetaNews 8/30
  • "Google's First Female Founders Want To Solve Your Big Problems" Forbes 8/30
  • "Virtual afterlife: 'Hey, Google! Let me talk to my departed father.'" Washington Post 8/30
  • "Sony celebrates 40 years of Walkman in Tokyo" The Verge 8/30
Press Releases
  • "Dell Technologies Partners With UNESCO to Organize Its Second PolicyHack for Teachers in Pune" Outlook 8/31
  • "Dell Technologies Partners With UNESCO to Organize Its Second PolicyHack for Teachers in Pune" Business Wire India 8/30
Microsoft
  • "Programming Windows: Hello, VBScript (Premium)" Thurrott 10:57 AM
  • "Flash to be retired from both versions of Microsoft Edge by end of 2020" Windows Central 8/30
  • "New Office Insider builds for Windows let you save graphs as SVG files" Neowin 8/30
  • "Is Microsoft's Folding Display Patent A Precursor To A Dual-Screen Surface PC?" HotHardware 8/30
  • "Programming Windows: ActiveX (Premium)" Thurrott 8/30
  • "Is there a hidden meaning to the Microsoft hardware event teaser image?" Windows Central 8/30
  • "Microsoft's AltspaceVR social space hits Oculus Quest on September 12" VentureBeat 8/30
  • "No it's not Russell Brand's new cult, it's Microsoft's Office crew rolling out their Save Experience" The Register 8/30
  • "Microsoft disables automatic tablet mode in the latest Windows 10 beta" Engadget 8/30
  • "Windows XP 2019 Edition is the operating system Microsoft should be making" BetaNews 8/30
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 20H1 Build 18970 with cloud recovery feature and redesigned tablet experience" BetaNews 8/30
  • "Microsoft will release HoloLens 2 in September" BetaNews 8/30
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google to pay up to $200 million to FTC on YouTube probe: source" Reuters 8/30
  • "Google to pay up to $200 million to FTC on YouTube probe: Politico" Reuters 8/30
  • "Nokia wins again: Munich court issues additional anti-antisuit injunction against Continental's German parent company to stop pursuit of U.S. antisuit injunction" Foss Patents 8/30
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Fossil Gen 5 Smartwatch review: The best Wear OS smartwatch" Neowin 8/31
  • "It took Twitter longer to secure Jack Dorsey's account from hackers than it would for a nuclear missile to travel around the world — and that should terrify you" Business Insider 8/30
  • "Opinion: Facebook's brain computer interface will be the instrument of society's collapse" The Next Web 8/30
  • "How to use a GIF for your Google profile picture" AddictiveTips 8/30
  • "Here's Why Facebook Is Using Minecraft To Train Its AI Assistant" HotHardware 8/30
  • "Inside the media industry's struggle to take on Silicon Valley: U.S. news companies are using a playbook from Europe to challenge the online platforms they see as an existential threat." Politico 8/30
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: Power Of The Pen And Much More" HotHardware 8/30
  • "Buying a Windows laptop? Five must-have features for my next notebook" ZDNet 8/30
  • "25 useful Android accessories and compatible gadgets to use with your phone" Business Insider 8/30
  • "Dell XPS 15 (2019) review: The ultimate video editing laptop" Digital Trends 8/30
  • "Amazon's sales platform may be too big to police: Recent investigations find that bad actors are running amok" The Verge 8/30
  • "Hurricane Dorian: Get your tech ready for the coming storm" ZDNet 8/30
  • "Cameyo: Fixing the Chromebook app critical path problem/If you've been struggling with converting to a more aggressively cloud-based alternative to your current desktop deployment, this young company appears to have a solution." Computerworld 8/30
  • "Here's why Samsung's Note 10 Plus is such a boring upgrade" ZDNet 8/30
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Microsoft Vendors Win a $7.6 Billion Deal for Pentagon Software" ITPro Today 8/30
  • "Baton Systems raises $12 million for blockchain-inspired bank payments infrastructure" VentureBeat 8/30
  • "T-Mobile's merger with Sprint is likely causing delays with its 5G purchase orders" Business Insider 8/30
  • "China's Xiaomi ditches mainland share offering plan" Reuters 8/30
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end mostly higher to trim August decline as trade-war worries ebb: Dell shares rally on positive earnings surprise" MarketWatch 8/30
  • "Stocks rally as trade tensions continue to ease" FOXBusiness 8/30
  • "Stocks Break Losing Streak to End Volatile August: Quiet session sends S&P slightly higher after month of sharp moves" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/30
  • "Asian markets gain as latest trade-war fears subside: Stocks up in Tokyo, Hong Kong as China tamps down fears of tariff retaliation" MarketWatch 8/30



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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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