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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 5, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 1903: Buggy update slows PCs, breaks Desktop Search, says Microsoft/Microsoft says a fix for the CPU spiking and search issues is due in mid-September but offers no workarounds." ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Latest Windows 10 CPU/Search Bug Added in the Known Issues List — Microsoft Says Fix Coming in Mid-September" WCCFTech 12:09 PM
  • "Microsoft and Telstra team up for business data sharing platform: Azure used for upcoming Data Hub product targeted at water management, agribusiness, and connected supply chain." ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "New Microsoft Edge Dev build ( is now live with mobile syncing and loads of fixes" OnMSFT 7:25 AM
  • "New Intel Core i9-9900KS and Cascade Lake-X Chips Coming Next Month" CDR Info 7:14 AM
  • "Intel's high-end Cascade Lake-X could be turning up in October: Chip maker touts a performance hike but not a chip revolution" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Intel claims Cascade Lake-X will be twice as fast as Skylake-X, and outperform second-gen AMD Theadripper: Intel claims Cascade Lake-X will offer better price per pound than AMD Threadripper" Computing 7:08 AM
  • "Intel announces Core i9-9900KS October launch with a swipe at AMD over boost clocks: 5GHz all-core Turbo means 5GHz, Intel promises" TechRadar UK 7:08 AM
  • "Intel previews the Core i9—9900KS at IFA 2019" Hexus 7:14 AM
  • "Intel is optimistic about cloud spending and an AMD price battle, and chip stocks are surging" MarketWatch 4:43 PM
  • "AMD Threadripper 3000 Zen 2 HEDT CPUs Gain PCI-SIG Certification, MSI TRX40 Motherboards Spied" HotHardware 4:06 PM
  • "Dell EMC: Expect big changes as software eats networking" SiliconANGLE 7:03 AM
  • "IBM Q announces a host of new tools geared towards making quantum computing more accessible" Neowin 6:54 AM
  • "IBM Asia Pacific CEO Green on Artificial Intelligence" Bloomberg 7:17 AM
  • "Acer Brings ConceptD Pro Family of Notebooks For Software Engineers: The new notebooks are designed not only for professional creators but also AI engineers and software developers" Techtree 7:14 AM
General Interest
  • "'Deepfake' app Zao sparks major privacy concerns in China" ZDNet 7:30 PM
  • "Samsung is canceling all Galaxy Fold preorders so it can 'rethink the entire customer experience'" The Verge 7:24 PM
  • "LG's new G8X ThinQ bets that two screens are better than a foldable one" The Verge 5:09 PM
  • "LG's G8X ThinQ is its bid to win over the high-end phone market (and ASMR fans)" CNET 5:09 PM
  • "5G in the manufacturing sector: 5G will become a crucial enabler for digital transformation in the manufacturing sector." ZDNet 12:09 PM
  • "Android's latest zero-day flaw is still lacking a patch: Don't panic, but panic" The Inquirer 9:08 AM
  • "1.71 Billion Websites Now Exist; Most Are Dead: Apps may be all we think about, but there are plenty of unique domains out there being hosted. However, only about 0.06 percent of those are active." PC Magazine 7:36 AM
  • "Lenovo Refreshes Yoga Laptops, Convertibles With 10th Gen Intel CPUs And Up To 20 Hours Runtime" HotHardware 4:07 PM
  • "Lenovo embraces Google Assistant with new Smart Display 7 and convertible tablets" The Verge 2:54 PM
  • "Lenovo slims down its Google smart display" TechCrunch 2:54 PM
  • "Google launches a brilliant, Tinder-style TV and movie recommender inside Search" BGR 8:38 PM
  • "Google is making its differential privacy tool available to all developers" Engadget 7:25 PM
  • "Google helps you find something to watch using dating app swipes: It's like Tinder for indecisive movie nights." Engadget 7:04 AM
  • "Over 400 million Facebook users' phone numbers found on unencrypted server/Cambridge Analytica: the fallout keeps on giving" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Yahoo Mail has been down for several hours: Yahoo? Serious?" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Raspberry Pi computer looks down on Earth" BBC 6:38 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold to be launched on 6 September" BBC 6:37 AM
  • "Samsung's unborked Galaxy Fold will go on sale this week: Only five months late, then" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold to begin sale in South Korea on Friday: Samsung's Galaxy Fold will go on sale in South Korea on September 6, followed by select countries including France, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the US where it will be rolled out later." ZDNet 6:54 AM
  • "TCL's first major smartphone is affordable like its TVs: The company's first globally available phone offers a lot for the money." Engadget 9:55 AM
  • "Philips unveils new Hue Smart button and upgraded Go lamp: Other new products include a Hue plug, an upgraded bulb and more." Engadget 6:38 AM
  • "Nintendo has just filled your Switch with lots of lovely SNES games: But only if you're a subscriber, of course" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Seagate's latest portable SSDs are wrapped in fabric and camo: The One Touch line offers a bit of style, though it isn't the fastest." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "Roland's pioneering MC groovebox line is back: The MC-101 and MC-707 are the first new entries in Roland's all-in-one, loop-based music maker series in over a decade." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "Roland's JU-06A stuffs iconic '80s sounds in a tiny portable synth: The latest 'Boutique' synthesizer is a battery-powered love letter to the Juno-106 and Juno-60." Engadget 6:47 AM
  • "Garmin's new Vivoactive watch can track your yoga sessions: It has also upgraded the Vivomove hybrid watches with better cases." Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "Sony's Xperia 5 boasts wireless support for Dualshock 4 controllers" VentureBeat 7:56 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Expands Sprocket Portfolio: Introduces Sprocket Studio and Sprocket Select; updated Sprocket and Smart App experiences for enhanced photo curation" HP 12:37 PM
  • "IBM Positioned as a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Outsourcing and Hybrid Infrastructure Managed Services, North America" PRNewswire 12:36 PM
  • "IBM Security Study: Taxpayers Oppose Local Governments Paying Hackers in Ransomware Attacks" PRNewswire 12:36 PM
  • "How to capture menus with Snip & Sketch on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 7:47 PM
  • "Facebook, Microsoft Start Contest to Detect Deepfake Videos" PC Magazine 8:53 PM
  • "Facebook, Microsoft launch contest to detect deepfake videos" Reuters 5:09 PM
  • "Microsoft will test xCloud game streaming in Korea next month: SK Telecom will be 'an exclusive operating partner' for xCloud in Korea." Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "Where's the best place to buy a replacement Xbox One power brick?" Windows Central 7:25 AM
  • "A New Version Of SoftMaker FreeOffice Adds Dark Mode, Improved Microsoft Office Compatibility" Forbes 7:22 AM
  • "Trump has no plans to do a deal over Huawei (this week): It is. It isn't. But then it was weird anyway" The Inquirer 8:11 AM
  • "Taxpayers against cities paying up in ransomware attacks, says survey: The IBM and Morning Consult found that nearly 60% of respondents said they are against their local governments using tax dollars to pay ransoms." ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on review: The future of foldables doesn't look all that bright" The Inquirer 12:24 PM
  • "Four Ways AI Can Augment Human Capabilities: By 2021, organizations worldwide will create nearly $3 trillion of business value via AI, Gartner says." InformationWeek 12:06 PM
  • "Google Android 10 Review" Thurrott 4:44 PM
  • "Android 10—The Ars Technica Review/Clear your schedule: this is our longest Android review ever." Ars Technica 9:08 AM
  • "Best travel tech: Cables, chargers, batteries, and more" ZDNet 7:36 AM
  • "Intel Hades Canyon NUC review: Dead impressive/If you don't mind the weird design, Intel's Hades Canyon packs a lot of power into a very small space" IT PRO (UK) 7:14 AM
  • "Razer's Blade Stealth 13 is an ultrabook for gaming: 13.3in Windows 10 laptop is too good to waste on work" Stuff Magazine 7:08 AM
  • "The Google Syndrome: The company should become a generic term for today's acute political mania." [Paid Membership Required] 7:04 AM
  • "Why phones that secretly listen to us are a myth" BBC 6:36 AM
  • "Alibaba seals $2 billion Kaola acquisition deal with NetEase" ZDNet 8:53 PM
  • "8-month-old startup FPL Technologies raises $4.5M to improve credit card experience in India" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "Health Recovery Solutions raises $10 million for patient monitoring tools" VentureBeat 7:55 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow notches best day in 3 weeks on rising trade optimism, rosier economic data: Call between Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer tentatively set the stage for a resumption of talks" MarketWatch 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher as U.S. and China Agree to Hold Trade Talks: Stocks end sharply higher Thursday after officials from Washington and Beijing said they would resume trade talks in October." TheStreet 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks Close Sharply Higher, Clearing An Important Level: The stock market had its best day since mid-August, and the major indexes closed above the 50-day moving average for the first time in nearly five weeks." Investor's Business Daily 4:31 PM
  • "Stocks extend gains on strong job creation, trade progress" FOXBusiness 4:31 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally on Plan for New Trade Talks: Dow industrials jump nearly 400 points after U.S. and China said they would hold talks in October" [Paid Membership Required] 4:31 PM
  • "Asian markets gain as U.S. and China agree to new trade talks: Stocks jump in Japan, mainland China, while Hong Kong investors wait to see if political tensions ease" MarketWatch 7:48 AM
  • "European markets rally on trade hopes and signs of Brexit delay" MarketWatch 7:48 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 12:05 PM CST)
  • "How Credible Are the White House's AI Regulation Principles?"
  • "Next Evolution of Data Capture Tech Transforms Retail"
  • "Top 10 Languages for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning"
New York Times (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "Jeff Bezos' Hack Inquiry Falls Short of Implicating National Enquirer"
  • "The Making of '2001: A Space Odyssey' Was as Far Out as the Movie"
  • "The Mummy Speaks! Hear Sounds From the Voice of an Ancient Egyptian Priest"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 6:05 PM CST)
  • "Pornhub Is Now Available as a Tor Site to Protect Users' Privacy"
  • "Apple Launches 'Apple Watch Connected' Gym Program"
  • "How Businesses Can Engage Their Millennial and Gen Z Employees"
  • "Office 365 ProPlus Will Switch Chrome's Default Search to Bing"
  • "A DirecTV Satellite May Explode Due to Battery Malfunction"
Reuters (Checked 9:00 PM; no changes since 6:05 PM CST)
  • "Uber self-driving cars, with humans in control, to cruise Washington, D.C. Friday"
  • "Broadcom to supply wireless components to Apple"
  • "U.S. extradition battle over Huawei's Meng ends first phase but Canada court fight continues"
  • "Amazon asks court to pause Microsoft's work on Pentagon's JEDI contract"
  • "Video app TikTok partners with Merlin to expand music library"
  • "Food fight: UK regulator probes's takeover of Just Eat"
  • "Daimler to build 50,000 Mercedes EQC models this year"
  • "Orange boss doubles down on Huawei defense amid heightened security debate"
  • "Ahead of Uber exit, Colombian president calls for tech level playing field"
  • "Comcast takes aim at CNN with NBC-Sky global news channel: FT"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CST)
  • "QUT to use AI and ML in Gold Coast future waterways project"
  • "Sonos CEO apologises but will not provide software updates for legacy products"
  • "Amazon launches Uber-like package delivery service in Australia"
  • "Broadcom signs two new multi-year deals to supply Apple components"
  • "Sydney embracing contactless transport payments with 30m journeys clocked"
  • "StarHub and M1 to submit joint bid for 5G licence"
  • "ACT Emergency Services site restored as AWS fixes Sydney region API errors"
  • "Atlassian tops Q2 expectations on strong subscription revenue growth"

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