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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel admits it's losing CPU market share to AMD: But it's psyching itself up for a comeback" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Intel to crater pricing on Cascade Lake-X parts: Performance per dollar divided by dollars is....?" SemiAccurate 7:43 AM
  • "Are Intel Apollo Lake processors already dying?" TechRadar UK 7:43 AM
  • "Check out Intel's upcoming Chaco Canyon, a fanless 6W NUC: For those who want a tiny, silent PC" TechSpot 7:45 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Review: AMD's new processor is seriously powerful and beats the equivalent Intel CPU in a number of areas — but can it surpass the i9-9900K when it comes to gaming?" TrustedReviews 7:42 AM
  • "AMD 3rd Gen Threadripper TRX4, WRX8 Leak Hints At 8-Channel Memory, 128 PCIe 4 Lanes" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core CPU Tipped For A September 30 Release" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "AMD BIOS Update Uncorks Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs Enabling Max Turbo Clocks" HotHardware 4:49 PM
  • "Microsoft could launch a new Surface Go with Intel Core m3 CPU" MSPoweruser 7:43 AM
  • "Windows on Arm keeps low profile at IFA as Intel takes swipe at platform's compatibility problems: Still, Chipzilla's almost everywhere when it comes to Microsoft devices" The Register 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 3 Will Beat New Apple MacBook Pro With Three Important Features" Forbes 7:47 AM
  • "Microsoft: Office 365 gets automated response to phishing, nasty links, malware/Enterprise Office 365 customers can now try Microsoft's automated incident response to thwart email attacks." ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "HPE launches ML Ops container software service: The ML Ops service is meant to extend the capabilities of BlueData's EPIC software platform, which allows enterprises to create Hadoop and Spark clusters in virtual environments." ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "IBM Now Holds 6 of 11 Seats on Hyperledger Blockchain Steering Board" coindesk 7:44 AM
  • "Integrated 5G Chips Unveiled by Samsung, Huawei and Qualcomm" EE Times Asia 7:24 AM
General Interest
  • "Firefox Test Pilot Program Kicks Off With Beta VPN Service" HotHardware 4:50 PM
  • "Mozilla's Firefox Test Pilot Program relaunches with a 'Private Network' extension: Try out the Private Network extension for free during the beta period." Engadget 8:02 AM
  • "Java finally goes all in on open source with the Jakarta EE 8 release: The Eclipse Foundation has announced the release of the Jakarta EE 8, the first truly open-source, vendor-neutral version of Java Enterprise Edition." ZDNet 3:47 PM
  • "Samsung: Galaxy Fold has 'hundreds of apps', including these top Android choices/Many of the most popular Android apps have been optimized for Samsung's Galaxy Fold." ZDNet 10:10 AM
  • "Polaroid Originals will launch a photo printer that takes a photo of a photo on your phone: No Bluetooth allowed" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Amazon launches a scaled-down Prime service in Brazil: It will give subscribers access to Amazon's Prime Video, music and other entertainment offerings, though." Engadget 8:02 AM
  • "Google announces alpha of Cloud Dataproc for Kubernetes: Google Cloud moves Spark as a service into the container and Kubernetes age, ditching virtual machine-based Hadoop clusters. Other non-Spark open source analytics engines will be supported in the future." ZDNet 1:08 PM
  • "Google Docs for G Suite customers to display word count in real-time" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Google Docs now displays the word count as you type: Finally." Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "Google teases new Play Pass subscription service" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Google's 'Play Pass' for Android is coming soon: It hasn't revealed more details about the service yet, though." Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "Google Stadia will provide free game and service trials post-launch" Neowin 7:32 AM
  • "LG plugs NVIDIA G-Sync into its 2019 OLED TVs: Big screen PC gaming just got even more immersive on more TVs." Engadget 7:28 AM
  • "LG's 2019 OLED TVs to incorporate Nvidia G-SYNC support" Neowin 7:33 AM
  • "Adobe rolls out Photoshop inspired analytics toolset in Experience Cloud: The Customer Journey Analytics toolset is designed to let businesses layer disconnected data together to get new insights into customer behavior." ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "Adobe reimagines customer journey as layers of data in a Photoshop image" VentureBeat 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM Expands Cloud Pak for Data with New DataOps Enhancements to Help Clients Get their Data Ready for AI" PR Newswire 7:44 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Patent Shows Off New Portable Speaker" Thurrott 2:00 PM
  • "Microsoft's mysterious portable speaker revealed in patent filing: Could be Surface-branded and designed for Microsoft Teams" The Verge 7:47 AM
  • "Taylor Swift 'tried to sue' Microsoft over racist chatbot Tay" BBC 7:37 AM
  • "Windows 10 patch turns users' screens the colour of Trump's stupid face: No fix has been oranged yet" The Inquirer 8:02 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Nintendo wins court case to block Switch piracy websites in the UK: British internet providers are required to deny access." Engadget 10:14 AM
  • "Musicians call for facial recognition ban at gigs" BBC 9:14 AM
  • "Swiss-based Libra will have to meet tough U.S. standards: U.S. Treasury" Reuters 7:57 AM
  • "Most of the US is going after Google's market dominance in court: It could lead to the Big G becoming lots of little Gs" The Inquirer 7:37 AM
  • "Huawei drops lawsuit over equipment seized by the U.S. government" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Huawei drops lawsuit against US gov over seized telco gear: Chinese firm lauds move as a 'de facto victory'" The Inquirer 7:27 AM
  • "Huawei drops lawsuit against US after having its telco equipment returned: The telco equipment was detained for two years." ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "Australian government's data sharing principles far from agreed upon: Getting your consent before sharing your personal data between agencies is still 'an area of debate', so why is the government planning to go ahead without consent?" ZDNet 7:33 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "'Everything as a service' is coming—but we're not there quite yet: Getting there—if it's really what we want—means solving a few still-unsolved problems." Ars Technica 10:20 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (7390) vs. Surface Laptop 2: Which should you buy?" Windows Central 7:43 AM
  • "Reference vs. custom graphics cards: Which should you buy? We break down everything you need to know to make a smart purchase." PCWorld 7:42 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen) review: A top-quality 14-inch business ultraportable, with excellent security features" ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Google Nest Hub Max review: The best Assistant device for a while, if you ignore the Nest bit" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "WeWork presses on with IPO, pushing SoftBank into a corner" Reuters 8:56 PM
  • "Sam Altman joins Expedia Group board, bringing expertise from OpenAI and Y Combinator" GeekWire 7:46 PM
  • "Uber lays off 435 people across engineering and product teams" TechCrunch 3:11 PM
  • "McDonald's acquires Apprente to bring voice technology in drive-thrus" TechCrunch 9:09 AM
  • "Volta raises $20 million more to expand its network of electric car chargers" VentureBeat 7:32 AM
  • "Jack Ma officially retires as Alibaba's chairman" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Paytm's annual loss doubles to $549M" TechCrunch 7:31 AM
  • "Neighborhood social network Nextdoor closes $170 million round, Mary Meeker joins board" VentureBeat 7:32 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow notches fifth straight gain as investors eye potential change in leadership" MarketWatch 4:54 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Up, Stocks Mixed as Apple Unveils iPhone 11 and Apple+ TV: Stocks finished mixed Tuesday with tech stocks leading decliners as Apple unveiled its iPhone 11 and announced that its Apple TV+ streaming service will $4.99 per month." TheStreet 4:54 PM
  • "Stocks end session mixed, Apple in focus" FOXBusiness 4:55 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Extend Winning Streak: Tech shares stumble as investors rotate out of growth stocks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:55 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as investors digest economic data ahead of central bank meetings: Nikkei edges up, Hang Seng struggles for direction" MarketWatch 8:00 AM
  • "U.K. stocks inch higher as BlackRock advises investors to pounce on Brexit selloffs" MarketWatch 8:01 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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