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TechNN Archive: Saturday, September 14, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft might have a 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 at next month's event" Neowin 10:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 may come in a 15-inch model: That's on top of a possible AMD-based version." Engadget 5:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Patent Reveals Foldable Surface Device With Liquid-Filled Hinges" HotHardware 5:36 PM
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Launching Larger Surface Laptop 3 Next Month" HotHardware 5:36 PM
  • "Microsoft envisions efficient 4D tracking using deep learning methods" Neowin 7:40 AM
  • "HP OMEN Obelisk review: Core i9-9900K, RTX 2080 Ti, and 64GB RAM" Neowin 4:06 PM
  • "Scaling the edge's wall: A new take on an old problem" VentureBeat 8:45 PM
  • "Microsoft will never sell facial recognition for surveillance, president says" Reuters 9/13
  • "Walt Disney Studios and Microsoft Partner on Azure" Thurrott 9/13
  • "Tech companies won't wait for U.S. to act on social media laws, Microsoft's president says" Reuters 9/13
  • "Microsoft president: Data privacy is one of the 'fundamental freedoms of our time'" FOXBusiness 9/13
  • "Intel: SSH-stealing NetCAT bug not really a problem" Sophos 9/13
  • "Intel Tells IoT Customers To Transition To Revised Apollo Lake CPUs" CRN 9/13
  • "AMD brings Radeon Image Sharpening to select Radeon RX 500 and RX 400 series GPUs" Windows Central 9/13
  • "AMD brings Radeon Image Sharpening to RX 400, 500 GPUs | bit-tech.net" bit-tech 9/13
  • "AMD's New Driver Boosts Graphics on Lower-End GPUs" Tom's Hardware 9/13
  • "AMD adds RIS support to Radeon RX 500 and RX 400 cards" Hexus 9/13
  • "AMD Radeon 19.9.2 brings Radeon Image Sharpening to some Polaris graphics cards" Neowin 9/13
  • "IBM: reimagining the way we work with IoT and IBM Maximo" Gigabit Magazine 9/13
  • "Meet the 14 IBM execs with key roles in CEO Ginni Rometty's bold bid to dominate a $1 trillion market — including 4 who might succeed her one day" Business Insider 9/13
  • "Michael Dell: In the age of distributed cloud and big data, integration is key" FedScoop 9/13
  • "Wall Street analyst slashes HP Inc's share rating amid mounting worries over printer supplies declines" The Register 9/13
  • "HP reaches Indigo milestone: HP has revealed it has now installed more than 100 of its Indigo 12000 HD digital presses." PrintWeek 9/13
  • "Cisco teases 'radically redesigned' MSP partner programme" Channelweb UK 9/13
  • "Cisco, ITU team up to launch Digital Transformation Centers initiative" iTWire 9/13
  • "Cisco Introduces UC Manager Cloud" UCToday 9/13
  • "Safra Catz has long been Oracle's secret weapon, and analysts say that it's her time to shine as sole CEO: 'This will test her, but she will prevail'" [BI Prime] Business Insider 9/13
General Interest
  • "Google Pixel XL purportedly shows up again in leaked photos: Twenty or so shots purport to show a white 'test model' of the XL version of Google's upcoming flagship phone." CNET 7:52 PM
  • "Automatic Phone Backup Comes to Google One" Thurrott 4:47 PM
  • "The hobbyists competing to make AI human" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Here's a first proper look at the Google Pixel 4 camera features" Android Authority 9/13
  • "The Entirety of YouTube Could Fit on a Teaspoon: DNA data storage is about to get wild." Popular Mechanics 9/13
  • "Encrypted messaging is becoming more popular, and child advocates are worried" The Verge 9/13
  • "Google One subscribers receiving automatic Android backup with broad content support" Android Police 9/13
  • "Google: We've changed search rankings to reward 'original news reporting'" ZDNet 9/13
  • "Google's ARCore platform can now track faces, boasts improved memory" Digital Trends 9/13
  • "Google to remind staff they can complain about work" BBC 9/13
  • "Google One Adds Phone Backups for Your Whole Family" PC Magazine 9/13
Press Releases
  • "Primerica Taps IBM to Modernize Applications in a Hybrid Cloud Environment" PRNewswire 9/13
  • "Microsoft and The Walt Disney Studios to develop 'scene-to-screen' content workflows" Microsoft 9/13
  • "Microsoft and The Walt Disney Studios to develop 'scene-to-screen' content workflows" PRNewswire 9/13
  • "Oracle OpenWorld 2019, Breakthrough Starts Here" PRNewswire 9/13
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft improves conference room audio with AI that taps multiple mics" VentureBeat 9/13
  • "Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection Evaluation Lab Now Available" Redmond Magazine 9/13
  • "Microsoft acknowledges that KB4515384 update breaks the Start menu and Search in Windows 10" BetaNews 9/13
  • "Microsoft tries to fix Windows 10, ends up breaking the Start menu" TechRadar UK 9/13
  • "Windows 10 1903: Microsoft details search fix as new update bug hits" ZDNet 9/13
  • "The Sams Report: Something Different About The October Surface Event" Thurrott 9/13
  • "You can watch a live stream of Microsoft's Surface event" BetaNews 9/13
  • "Microsoft will livestream its October 2 Surface event, suggesting big reveals" The Next Web 9/13
  • "Microsoft is developing liquid-filled hinges for foldables" Pocket-lint 9/13
  • "Microsoft is working on foldable Surface devices with liquid-powered hinges" The Verge 9/13
  • "Microsoft Patent Details Hinge Design for Dual-Screen Surface Device" Thurrott 9/13
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook removes altered Conservative advertisement" BBC 1:04 PM
  • "US Moves to Sanction Shadowy North Korean Hacking Groups" PC Magazine 9/13
  • "Net neutrality's ultimate champion keeps on fighting: Between restoring net neutrality, regulating the tech industry and tackling the state's housing crisis, California state Sen. Scott Wiener never stops moving." CNET 9/13
  • "Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe" Reuters 9/13
  • "Justice Department presses Google rivals for info as part of antitrust inquiry" Axios 9/13
  • "Lawmakers Demand Records from Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/13
  • "House Antitrust Panel Seeks Documents From 4 Big Tech Firms" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/13
  • "Another suppression breach of Grace Millane's accused falls through the cracks at Google: Google has again breached New Zealand's name suppression order and named the Grace Millane murder accused." Stuff: New Zealand 9/13
  • "EU may need to regulate tech giants' data use: EU antitrust chief" Reuters 9/13
  • "EU regulators to set high bar to authorise Libra, ECB's Coeure says" Reuters 9/13
  • "Google to pay €1bn to end French tax probe" BBC 9/13
  • "France urges EU rules on cryptocurrencies, warns of Libra risks" Reuters 9/13
  • "France will attempt to block Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency on European soil" ZDNet 9/13
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "IKEA Symfonisk Bookshelf speaker vs. Sonos One: Which should you buy?" iMore 4:05 PM
  • "How a basement hacker transformed Donkey Kong for the Atari 2600: Garry Kitchen's unlikely story is told in this excerpt from the book Arcade Perfect." Ars Technica 8:57 AM
  • "Galaxy Tab S6 review: Good notepad, bad notebook/The S Pen shines, but the tablet's keyboard cover and desktop software still need work." Engadget 8:58 AM
  • "How to reset a Google Chromecast in 2 different ways to fix issues with the device" Business Insider 9/13
  • "Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC Review: RGB Custom Navi Power" HotHardware 9/13
  • "Comment: Actually I think Google Pixel 4 has leaked enough now, thanks" 9to5Google 9/13
  • "The Danger of Thinking We're All 'Addicted' to Tech/Opinion: Telling ourselves that devices and platforms 'hijack' our brains plays right into Big Tech's hands." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/13
  • "The Xiaomi Mi9 Review: Flagship Performance At a Mid-Range Price" AnandTech 9/13
  • "All we know about the ambitious OnePlus smart TV" The Next Web 9/13
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Cryptokitties creator Dapper Labs raises $11 million and unveils Flow blockchain" VentureBeat 9/13
  • "Minion Masters developer BetaDwarf raises $6.6 million for 'friendshipping' games" VentureBeat 9/13
  • "India's OkCredit raises $67M to help small merchants digitize their bookkeeping" TechCrunch 9/13
  • "Element AI raises $151M on a $600-700M valuation to help companies build and run AI solutions" TechCrunch 9/13
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ekes out 8th straight gain as stocks remain in striking distance of record highs: U.S. consumers spend more, U.S. China trade tensions ease" MarketWatch 9/13
  • "Dow Finishes Up for Eighth Straight Day, Boosted by U.S.-China Trade Progress: Stocks finished mixed Friday as investors assess signs of a breakthrough in U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 9/13
  • "Stocks near record highs as trade tensions thaw" FOXBusiness 9/13
  • "Stocks Extend Weekly Winning Streak: Retail sales rose in August and blue-chip index rises for eighth straight session" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9/13
  • "Asian markets gain as trade tensions ease further: Nikkei rises as holiday shutters many other large markets in Asia" MarketWatch 9/13



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM CDT; no changes since Friday)
  • "Oracle's Mark Hurd Passes Away at 62"
  • "Misconfigured Containers Open Security Gaps"
  • "No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad"
New York Times (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 7:50 AM CDT)
  • "Trump Campaign Floods Web With Ads, Raking In Cash as Democrats Struggle"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:00 PM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "HTC Tips Lower-Cost Exodus 1s Blockchain Phone"
Reuters (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project"
  • "China's propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual trust in cyberspace"
  • "China's Xiaomi says plans to launch more than 10 5G phones next year"
  • "China's next commercial rockets to make test flights in 2020, 2021: Xinhua"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "StarHub to offer hyperscale data centre services through AirTrunk"
  • "Lenovo Australia and New Zealand saw profit slide to AU$3 million for 2019"
  • "Canberra's AU$150m-plus annual hardware spend up for grabs"
  • "US politicians from AOC to Ted Cruz concerned over Apple's stance on Hong Kong"
  • "Canberra gives AU$32m for autonomous decision-making research"
  • "Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity"
  • "Former Twitter CISO shares his advice for IT security hiring and cybersecurity"
  • "Alexa and Google Home devices leveraged to phish and eavesdrop on users, again"


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