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TechNN Archive: Saturday, September 7, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Critical Windows Warning Gets Real As Wormable Exploit Weaponized" Forbes 8:25 AM
  • "Facebook partners Microsoft, MIT to fight 'deepfakes': The 'Deepfake Detection Challenge' will include a data set and leaderboard, as well as grants and awards, to spur the industry to create new ways of detecting and preventing media manipulated via AI from being used to mislead others." Indo Asian News Service 11:13 AM
  • "IBM: 120 million workers need retraining as robots displace jobs" Bloomberg 9/6
  • "IBM Continues Invest Big In High-Performance Computing" Forbes 9/6
  • "IBM Launches New Services for Quantum Computing Education" Tom's Hardware 9/6
  • "IBM: Taxpayers Don't Want Local Government Paying Ransomware" ChannelFutures 9/6
  • "Microsoft makes a weird musical about itself" Neowin 9/6
  • "In nostalgic move, Microsoft brings back PowerToys for Windows 10: At the dawn of the Internet era, developers on the Windows Shell team created some nifty utilities and shared them with power users in the Windows community. A quarter-century later, PowerToys are back, and this time they're open source." ZDNet 9/6
  • "Steam Hardware survey shows gamers are embracing AMD and Nvidia, but falling out of love with Intel" TechRadar UK 9/6
  • "Intel is optimistic about cloud spending and an AMD price battle: Chip-related stocks had a second straight day of 3% gains on Thursday" MarketWatch 9/6
  • "Intel Swipes At AMD's Ryzen Boost Issues, Teases 5GHz All-Core CPU" CRN 9/6
  • "Intel's Surprise 5GHz Core i9-9900KS Launching In October: Offers Exciting Cascade Lake X Tease Too" Forbes 9/6
  • "Intel hosts supply chain symposiums in Taipei, Shanghai" DigiTimes 9/6
  • "Intel Documents Show Driver Support for Unannounced 400-Series Chipsets" AnandTech 9/6
  • "HPE takes server market share from Dell" CRN 9/6
  • "HP targets growing pouch market: HP will show a 'digital pouch factory' at Labelexpo, as one of its major customers in North America gears up to begin pouch manufacturing in the UK." PrintWeek 9/6
  • "HP Inc waves bye to EMEA president with 'immediate effect'" The Register 9/6
  • "HP Parts Ways with EMEA Chief Over Red Ink" Channelnomics 9/6
  • "How Kaltura Will Enable Oracle Video Cloud" eWeek 9/6
  • "Cisco invests ZAR 140 mln towards digitising South Africa" Telecompaper 9/6
  • "TSMC to see 7nm chip demand remain robust through 1H20" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 9/6
General Interest
  • "Tests Show That Voice Assistants Still Lack Critical Intelligence" Forbes 7:59 PM
  • "Millions of Exim servers vulnerable to root-granting exploit" ZDNet 7:41 PM
  • "SMS Message Spying Joker Malware Infects 500K Users In 24 Android Apps On Google Play" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "Google Assistant will help you find Tile trackers: Hey Google, where did I leave my keys?" Engadget 5:41 PM
  • "New Google Pixel 4 Leaks Confirm Impressive Camera Upgrades And More RAM" HotHardware 3:48 PM
  • "Google Podcasts preps Material Theme redesign [Gallery] 9to5Google 11:15 AM
  • "IFA 2019: Best smart devices from Europe's biggest tech show" GearBrain 11:01 AM
  • "5 awesome pieces of new tech we saw on display at IFA 2019" Digital Trends 11:01 AM
  • "Women leaders from tech and sports share advice for success in the workplace" GeekWire 11:01 AM
  • "Roku targets UK as smart TV platform duel with Amazon hots up" Reuters 6:21 AM
  • "Mozilla to gradually enable DNS-over-HTTPS for Firefox US users later this month" ZDNet 6:09 AM
  • "Lenovo announces Yoga Smart Tab and Smart Tab M8 Android tablets with Google Assistant" ZDNet 9/6
  • "Latest Pixel 4 rumors claim 8x zoom, improved Night Sight, and new 'Motion Mode'" The Verge 9/6
  • "Metasploit team releases BlueKeep exploit" ZDNet 9/6
  • "Vulnerability lets text messages steal emails from Android phones: Devices from Samsung, LG, Huawei and Sony are affected." Engadget 9/6
  • "Qualcomm to expand 5G chips into mid-priced phones next year" Reuters 9/6
  • "Thousands of servers infected with new Lilocked (Lilu) ransomware: Researchers spot new ransomware targeting Linux-based servers." ZDNet 9/6
  • "Your phone could power a personal movie theater you wear on your face: This prototype is like Google Glass, minus the creep factor." CNET 9/6
  • "GM wants to put Google Maps, Google Assistant in your car" ZDNet 9/6
Press Releases
  • "IBM Study: The Skills Gap is Not a Myth, But Can Be Addressed with Real Solutions" PRNewswire 9/6
  • "Oracle Sets the Date for its First Quarter Fiscal Year 2020 Earnings Announcement" PRNewswire 9/6
Microsoft
  • "How to install Homebrew on Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 2:17 PM
  • "Use Windows 10's new PowerToys to tidy your desktop and remind you of shortcuts" CNET 11:13 AM
  • "Microsoft May Be Bringing Netflix In 4K To Chromium Browsers Like Chrome And Opera" Forbes 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's quirky musical video mocks Vista, Windows Phone, and more" The Verge 6:21 AM
  • "Microsoft hosts first Windows Subsystem for Linux conference" ZDNet 9/6
  • "Ask Paul: September 6 (Premium)" Thurrott 9/6
  • "Slack claims enterprise wins against Microsoft, but shares plunge on poor outlook" MSPoweruser 9/6
  • "TomTom: Microsoft integrating our navigation in connected vehicles platform" Reuters 9/6
  • "Microsoft's First Rebooted PowerToys Go Live" Thurrott 9/6
  • "Windows 10 PowerToys First Preview Launches" PC Magazine 9/6
  • "Microsoft is working to address high CPU usage and search problems with KB4512941 update" BetaNews 9/6
  • "New Windows 10 20H1 test build delivers a bunch of fixes, minor updates" ZDNet 9/6
  • "Windows 10 1909: Microsoft ends 19H2 confusion, puts all testers on same builds" ZDNet 9/6
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google acknowledges DOJ scrutiny as part of competition review" Engadget 2:16 PM
  • "Google says that its received document request from DOJ" The Hill 8:25 AM
  • "NY: T-Mobile's Metro Stores Sold Used Phones as New to Consumers/NYC investigators uncovered at least 21 instances of local 'Metro by T-Mobile' stores repackaging used handsets, including iPhones, and selling them as new." PC Magazine 9/6
  • "T-Mobile gets sued by NYC for thousands of violations against consumers" Android Central 9/6
  • "Senate demands answers from Amazon over Ring surveillance" Engadget 9/6
  • "LG to pay AU$160,000 for misleading two consumers about burnt-in TVs" ZDNet 9/6
  • "Ex-Google manager alleges in new complaint she was discriminated against for being pregnant" GeekWire 9/6
  • "Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa could be next targets for child privacy laws" CNET 9/6
  • "China to curb facial recognition and apps in schools" BBC 9/6
  • "Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon to face antitrust probe by U.S. state attorneys general" Reuters 9/6
  • "States to Launch Google, Facebook Antitrust Probes: Texas attorney general to lead effort examining impact of Google on digital advertising markets; New York attorney general to helm Facebook review, citing concerns over control of personal data" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9/6
  • "New York announces antitrust investigation into Facebook, kicking off bipartisan effort" The Hour 9/6
  • "Dozens of US states are reportedly ganging up on Facebook and Google by launching antitrust investigations" Business Insider 9/6
  • "NY attorney general will lead antitrust investigation into Facebook" TechCrunch 9/6
  • "Facebook to face fresh anti-trust investigation" BBC 9/6
  • "Facebook hit by US antitrust probe from eight attorneys general" Engadget 9/6
  • "Facebook faces antitrust probe from state attorneys general" Reuters 9/6
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Galaxy Tab S6: Why It Can (and Can't) Replace Your Laptop" LAPTOP Magazine 11:01 AM
  • "What enterprises intend to do with artificial intelligence" ZDNet 11:00 AM
  • "These Gaming PCs Will Turn Any Desk Into a Battle Station: I assure you, these battle stations are fully armed and operational." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:26 AM
  • "Lenovo Thinkbook 13s review: ThinkPad influences at a great price" Ars Technica 7:08 AM
  • "How to use assignable reminders on Google Assistant" Android Police 7:08 AM
  • "Galaxy Fold's hard lesson: It wasn't just the screen that killed this foldable phone/Commentary: Flimsy design is a death sentence for foldable phones." CNET 6:27 AM
  • "Pop quiz: How much do you really know about Google Stadia?" Android Authority 6:22 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581GV) review: Dual screens make your workspace seem bigger on the inside" CNET 6:21 AM
  • "How to Cure Your Kids' Addiction to Technology" Haaretz 9/6
  • "Acer's ConceptD 9 Pro: A 17.3-Inch Convertible w/ Core i9 & Quadro RTX 5000" AnandTech 9/6
  • "Asura Genesis Xtreme SSD Review: Speedy NVMe With RBG Bling" HotHardware 9/6
  • "Dell Latitude 5500 review: Going off key/There's a lot to like about this professional notebook, but a dull screen and awkward keyboard get in the way" IT PRO (UK) 9/6
  • "Google has a new Tinder-style interface for finding stuff to watch, here's how to use it" The Next Web 9/6
  • "Hands-on with Samsung's improved Galaxy Fold: This one probably won't break" Mashable 9/6
  • "Facebook Dating could have an unfair advantage over its competitors: Why antitrust investigators should take a look at the company's latest project" The Verge 9/6
  • "5 reasons why you should never trust a free VPN: Take your privacy and security seriously enough to avoid malware, ad tracking and slow connections." CNET 9/6
  • "What are open-source operating systems? Everything you need to know" ZDNet 9/6
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Huboo raises £1M to take the pain out of e-commerce fulfilment" TechCrunch 9/6
  • "Alibaba pays $2bn for China's cross-border shopping platform Kaola" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/6
  • "Alibaba dials up luxury push with $2 billion buy of Netease e-commerce arm" Reuters 9/6
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 book 3rd day of gains, as stock market caps off solid week despite tepid jobs report: Fed's Jerome Powell says jobs report reflects healthy labor market, speaking at a panel in Zurich" MarketWatch 9/6
  • "Stocks End Mixed as Jobs Growth Slows, Fed's Powell Says Outlook Favorable: Stocks ended mixed Friday as a weaker-than-expected jobs report boosted chances for another interest rate cut from the U.S. central bank and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated a pledge to 'act as appropriate to sustain' the U.S. expansion." TheStreet 9/6
  • "US stocks close mixed after jobs report miss" FOXBusiness 9/6
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb After Jobs Report: U.S. stocks finished the week higher after the August jobs report showed hiring slowed in a month racked by trade threats, likely keeping the Federal Reserve on track to cut interest rates again later this month." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9/6
  • "Asian markets gain on trade-deal hopes, positive U.S. economic data: Nikkei, Hang Seng advance following Wall Street rally" MarketWatch 9/6
  • "European stocks hold near month highs" MarketWatch 9/6



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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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