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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft, Dell and Samsung double down on foldable devices, whether people want them or not" GeekWire 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft And Intel Want To Standardize Foldable Laptops" CDR Info 7:35 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel team up to shape the future of dual-screen laptops: The ensuing standards set to be extended to foldables, too" TechRadar UK 7:36 AM
  • "Intel adds 'retro scaling' to Ice Lake CPUs to make pixel-art games look more crisp on modern displays" PCWorld 4:21 PM
  • "Top Intel Executives Are Buying Up Stock" Barron's 7:39 AM
  • "Intel unveils Frontera, the world's fastest academic supercomputer" VentureBeat 7:40 AM
  • "These are some of the Ice Lake and Project Athena laptops that can be expected this year apart from the Dell XPS 13 7390 2-in-1" Notebook Check 7:36 AM
  • "AMD Settles FX Bulldozer False Advertising Lawsuit for Roughly $35 a Chip" Tom's Hardware 9:09 AM
  • "AMD agrees to cough up $35-a-chip payout over eight-core Bulldozer advertising fiasco: A great deal or were consumers Bulldozed by the chip giant?" The Register 9:10 AM
  • "Survey finds huge proportion of AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs aren't hitting advertised clock speeds" Game Debate 7:35 AM
  • "Nvidia Needs to Squash its Competitors" InvestorPlace 6:15 PM
  • "Microsoft set to close licensing loopholes, leave cloud rivals high and dry: Beginning in October, Microsoft plans to tighten its licensing rules to stop customers from using their own licenses for Windows, Windows Server, SQL Server and other software on rival cloud providers." Computerworld 7:47 AM
  • "Windows 7 end of support looms but you still aren't ready" ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "HPE lawyer claims key associates of Autonomy boss Mike Lynch 'refuse' to testify to High Court: We don't actually need them, says Lynch's camp" The Register 9:33 AM
  • "How DBAs Can Get Data Science Cred, Fast" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "IT budgets 2020: How the money will be spent, and who will spend it/IT budgeting is challenging at the best of times, but for 2020 an extra helping of political and economic instability: possibly even global recession: will make things even harder for CIOs." ZDNet 9:22 AM
General Interest
  • "LG imagined the best answer to the Galaxy Note 10, and it's foldable" BGR 9:01 PM
  • "Facebook Testing Feature That Would Hide 'Like' Counts" PC Magazine 9:00 PM
  • "Facebook brings face recognition to all users, discontinues 'Tag Suggestions'" Reuters 8:59 PM
  • "Amazon reportedly testing hand-scanning payment system" CNET 7:12 PM
  • "Technology is making us more impatient, says study: A survey suggests says that in our society of immediacy, our patience runs out within seconds. This is how many seconds." ZDNet 1:48 PM
  • "Android exploits are now worth more than iOS exploits for the first time: Exploit broker Zerodium increases zero-day prices for Android, now worth more than iOS." ZDNet 12:00 PM
  • "The OnePlus TV will have eight speakers and built-in Dolby Atmos support" The Verge 10:02 AM
  • "More than 17,000 YouTube channels removed since new hateful content policy implemented: More than 500 million comments deleted" The Verge 9:22 AM
  • "Is your Google Calendar flooded with spam? Google says it's working on it" TechCrunch 4:20 PM
  • "Google employees and critics protest Eric Schmidt's keynote at Stanford AI conference" The Verge 1:54 PM
  • "Google says it's working to remove annoying spam from Calendar" Android Police 7:34 AM
  • "Facebook hints at hiding 'likes'" BBC 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook is preparing to test hiding all your 'Likes': You and 250000 advertisers Like this" The Inquirer 7:27 AM
  • "Over 47,000 Supermicro servers are exposing BMC ports on the internet: Researchers discovered a new remote attack vector on Supermicro servers that are exposing their BMC port over the internet. Patches are available." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Ultrawideband Technology to Tackle Relay Theft" EE Times Asia 6:43 AM
  • "Samsung officially announces the launch of the Galaxy A90 5G" Neowin 7:31 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy A90 5G delivers specs and super-fast connectivity: It's a non-flagship phone with healthy specs." Engadget 6:58 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy A90 5G Brings 5G for Cheap" Thurrott 7:26 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy A90 lands: New phone brings 5G's faster speeds to the mid-range/Samsung unveils its top Galaxy A series smartphone, the Galaxy A90 5G." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Details on Samsung's Next Galaxy Fold Leaks" Thurrott 7:26 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold's new release date finally leaked, and it couldn't come at a worse time" BGR 8:27 AM
  • "Huawei Watch GT 2 images and specs get leaked, featuring a bigger battery and more" Neowin 7:26 AM
  • "LG's mammoth 88-inch 8K OLED TV goes on sale: Just don't ask how much it costs." Engadget 7:31 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Vision AI Developer Kit is now generally available" VentureBeat 7:51 PM
  • "Beneath a Surface Commentary — The Writedown" Thurrott 11:59 AM
  • "Got a Surface Book or Surface Pro 4? Watch Out for Screen-Bulging Batteries" iFixit 11:59 AM
  • "Simplifying Device Connectivity, Microsoft Releases IoT Plug and Play in Preview" InfoQ 7:40 AM
  • "Spreadsheet jockeys are geeking out over this new Microsoft Excel feature" CNBC 7:41 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook says Homeland Security can't make fake accounts: The department unveiled a new policy" The Verge 5:19 PM
  • "Continental withdraws U.S. antisuit injunction motion against Nokia only in part--potential for enforcement dispute" Foss Patents 4:30 PM
  • "Massive antitrust investigation of Google set to be announced next week" BGR 6:03 PM
  • "Google target of new U.S. antitrust probe by state attorneys general" Reuters 4:20 PM
  • "Google is reportedly facing a big antitrust probe from 'more than half' of the state attorneys general, and it could be announced as soon as next week" Business Insider 4:10 PM
  • "Google emerges as target of a new state attorneys general antitrust probe" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 4:10 PM
  • "Illinois joins lawsuit to stop T-Mobile, Sprint merger" Reuters 1:02 PM
  • "Hong Kong protesters using Bluetooth Bridgefy app" BBC 8:27 AM
  • "Huawei accuses US of using cyberattacks, threats to disrupt business: The Chinese telecom giant didn't provide evidence to support these allegations." CNET 9:22 AM
  • "Huawei to DoJ: We didn't steal smartphone camera patent/Huawei has rejected claims it ripped off an inventor's camera design." ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "King's Cross facial-recognition plans revealed by letter" BBC 7:32 AM
  • "German bank loses €1.5 million in mysterious cashout of EMV cards: Brazilian criminal gang cloned Mastercard debit cards issued by German bank OLB and withdrew more than €1.5 million from about 2,000 of its customers." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Russian blogger Sinitsa jailed for 'incitement' tweet" BBC 6:59 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why the Amazon Basics Keyboard Is My Favorite Keyboard" Nick Janetakis 8:56 PM
  • "How to make sense of your fitness app's privacy policy" The Verge 4:20 PM
  • "Hands-on with 50+ new changes and features in Android 10 [Video] 9to5Google 1:02 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Final Impressions" Thurrott 11:24 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 (2019) Review: OLED Display Beauty, 8-Core Beast" HotHardware 11:27 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 review (2019): A powerful laptop in need of a refresh/This is one of the best 15-inch notebooks around but its design feels outdated." Engadget 11:11 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10 review: smaller phone, bigger expectations/One part Galaxy S10, one part S Pen, shake" The Verge 9:22 AM
  • "Linux on your laptop: Here's what you need to know about UEFI firmware/Understanding UEFI firmware, and the Linux utilities to manage it, can save you a lot of time and trouble." ZDNet 8:08 AM
  • "How MIT is trying to resolve AI bias" ZDNet 7:55 AM
  • "The new Wacom MobileStudio Pro 16 may be too little, too late: Microsoft Surface-alikes and iPad Pros have improved so much that Wacom's $3,500 flagship Windows tablet looks a lot less shiny than it did in 2017." CNET 7:48 AM
  • "The Best CPUs: This is what you should get" TechSpot 7:36 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "AT&T names John Stankey as chief operating officer" Reuters 11:52 AM
  • "OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
  • "European banking app Monese partners with deposits marketplace Raisin" TechCrunch 7:26 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes 285 points lower after a measure of manufacturing activity indicates contraction: U.S., China institute new tariffs, deepening trade conflict" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Stocks fall as trade tensions rise, US manufacturing weakens" FOXBusiness 4:02 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Slip Amid Trade Tensions, Weak Data: Dow falls 285 points as investors parse fresh economic data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "China factory activity dips for 4th straight month" MarketWatch 11:47 AM
  • "Brexit uncertainty sweeps across Europe, sending stocks lower" MarketWatch 8:03 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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