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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 12, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Oracle CEO Mark Hurd takes medical leave; first-quarter revenue misses" Reuters 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft's October 2 event will be about more than just new Surface devices: Microsoft's October 2 fall event is going to feature not just new Surface devices, but new services and 'experiences,' as well." ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "Microsoft to live-stream its upcoming Surface event" Neowin 3:35 PM
  • "Microsoft releases fix for broken patch which breaks something else, again: It's not exactly a good look, Microsoft" The Inquirer 7:35 AM
  • "Windows 10 1903: Microsoft's CPU spike fix breaks search on Start menu, desktop/Microsoft is looking into new Windows Desktop Search problems, caused by its latest Windows 10 1903 patch." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's next-gen Surface devices will pack Ice Lake CPUs: According to leaked Geekbench results, at least" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft proposes new API to help better support foldable devices" Neowin 7:35 AM
  • "Visual Studio 2019 gains adds C++ Concepts: Concepts allow the C++ programmer to document constraints on templates and have the compiler enforce them" InfoWorld 8:52 PM
  • "Intel revises Apollo Lake degradation failure warning" bit-tech 7:37 AM
  • "Intel 'degrades' Apollo Lake processor degradation issues - Continues to Supply B1 stepping again" Guru3D 7:56 AM
  • "Intel To Host An Olympics-Sanctioned eSports Tournament In 2020" UberGizmo 7:56 AM
  • "In the battle between AMD and Intel, which processors are more secure?" Digital Trends 8:14 AM
  • "AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X might arrive on 30 September: As the leaves fall, another Ryzen, er, rises..." The Inquirer 7:36 AM
  • "Updated AMD Roadmaps Provide Zen 3 Status, Zen 4 And RDNA2 On Track" HotHardware 4:47 PM
  • "AMD courts Wall Street, financial services firms HPC workloads with Epyc server processor: Now the launch of AMD's second generation Epyc server processor is in the books, the chipmaker is broadening its customer base." ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "IBM launches z15 mainframe, aims to automate compliance via Data Privacy Passports: IBM's z15 mainframe, which was influenced by a design thinking process with customers, should kick off another hardware upgrade cycle for IBM." ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "IBM brings Cloud Foundry and Red Hat OpenShift together" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "IBM debuts Poughkeepsie-made z15 mainframe, a 'crown jewel' of privacy" Poughkeepsie Journal 8:14 AM
  • "Modern Businesses Love Cloud Services, but Most Remain In the Tech Stone Age: New research show who the up-and-comers are for cloud services. It may not matter much, though, when so many enterprises are still using legacy tools to keep things afloat." PC Magazine 8:05 AM
  • "Rock Pi X Is The Latest Raspberry Pi Rival With Intel Atom x5 Power For Just $39" HotHardware 4:47 PM
General Interest
  • "YouTube advertises big brands alongside fake cancer cure videos" BBC 7:54 PM
  • "Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy from Darkness" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:25 AM
  • "Huawei is willing to flog its 5G tech to a Western buyer: Chinese firm looks to level the playing field" The Inquirer 9:15 AM
  • "Ransomware attacks: Weak passwords are now your biggest risk/Researchers at F-Secure analysed attacks over the course of six months and found that brute force attacks are now the preferred means of spreading ransomware - but phishing emails remain popular." ZDNet 8:04 AM
  • "Mozilla launches paid premium support for enterprise customers" Neowin 7:35 AM
  • "Google puts drug addiction recovery info front and center: Opioid addicts can access recovery support services and other resources." Engadget 7:33 AM
  • "Walmart takes its $98 Delivery Unlimited service nationwide: The service will cover more than 50 percent of the country by the end of the year." Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Pixel 4 XL release date, price and specs: Hands-on video reveals colours, camera samples/Google failed to preempt this mega-leak" The Inquirer 7:38 AM
  • "Epson's new short throw projector has a screen that rejects room lighting: It comes with a light-rejecting screen for better daytime viewing." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Virtual reality recreates Owain Glyndwr's Sycharth home" BBC 7:42 AM
  • "Time's mixed reality app takes you inside the Amazon rainforest: The publication's Immersive app is now also available for Android devices." Engadget 7:41 AM
Press Releases
  • "Weird Screenshot Issue in Windows 10 is 'Resolved'" Thurrott 7:40 AM
  • "Taylor Swift threatened Microsoft with legal action over its racist Tay chatbot: The AI bot lasted less than 24 hours" The Verge 8:14 AM
  • "Twitter suspends government-run accounts in Cuba" BBC 5:03 PM
  • "Google to pay $549 million fine and $510 million in back taxes in France" TechCrunch 1:11 PM
  • "U.S. flags Huawei 5G network security concerns to Gulf allies" Reuters 11:41 AM
  • "Munich court schedules first hearings in two Sharp v. Daimler patent cases for late November, another anti-antisuit hearing for early October" Foss Patents 11:23 AM
  • "Government Orders Google: Let Employees Speak Out/National Labor Relations Board settles political-bias claims raised by former and current Google employees" [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
  • "UK Commons recommends loot box regulation, ban in kids' games" bit-tech 7:37 AM
  • "How virtual reality is helping people with dementia" BBC 9:04 PM
  • "Working on Linux's nuts and bolts at Linux Plumbers: Once a year, Linux's top developers meet at Linux Plumbers and the Kernel Summit to hash out problems and concerns with Linux development. Here's what happens." ZDNet 11:23 AM
  • "Sega Genesis Mini Review: The Best Tiny Console Yet/Sega's belated entry has almost everything retro fans could ask for" The Verge 11:16 AM
  • "Sega Genesis Mini review: The best mini console out there/After a few misses, Sega hits it out of the park." Engadget 9:41 AM
  • "Sega Genesis Mini review: $80 delivers a ton of blast-processing fun/42 games, nicely molded controllers are the right call for $80, in spite of nitpicks." Ars Technica 9:10 AM
  • "PC Specialist Defiance V RTX Review" bit-tech 7:37 AM
  • "HTC Vive Cosmos VR: We have the price, release date, and first hands-on/HTC's first PC-VR product with 'inside-out' tracking is intriguing, but is it enough?" Ars Technica 7:35 AM
  • "HTC Vive Cosmos hands-on: VR never looked so good/The $700 headset includes a trial subscription to Viveport Infinity." Engadget 7:33 AM
  • "Spotify buys music production marketplace SoundBetter" Neowin 1:14 PM
  • "Yahoo Japan bids for control of fashion e-tailer Zozo for $3.7 billion" Reuters 8:05 AM
  • "Akeneo raises $46 million for its product information management service" TechCrunch 7:41 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs 7th gain in a row on renewed trade optimism, ECB stimulus: ECB cuts interest rates further into negative territory; U.S. and China to meet on trade in October" MarketWatch 5:08 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Up for Seventh Straight Session Amid Conflicting Trade Signals: The Dow finished up for the seventh straight day Thursday despite conflicting signals on an interim deal with China that would delay tariffs, while the European Central Bank cut its main deposit rate." TheStreet 5:08 PM
  • "Stock Market Gains On Rate Cuts, China Tariff Delay; These Retailers Get A Boost From Stimulus" Investor's Business Daily 5:09 PM
  • "Stocks closing in on record highs" FOXBusiness 5:09 PM
  • "Stocks Climb After ECB Stimulus Package: Indexes also lifted by U.S. tariff delay; bond yields tick lower" [Paid Membership Required] 5:10 PM
  • "Asian markets mostly gain as trade tensions ease: Nikkei rises after Trump delays tariff hikes, but stocks in mainland China give up early gains" MarketWatch 8:29 AM
  • "Europe stocks rise as ECB cuts rates, launches fresh bond-buying program: InBev, British American Tobacco among big movers" MarketWatch 8:29 AM

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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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