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TechNN Archive: Sunday, September 15, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Dozens arrested during ICE protest at New York Microsoft store" CBS News 7:15 AM
  • "Windows 10 20H1 update: Everything you need to know" Digital Trends 7:16 AM
  • "How to download and install an earlier version of Windows 10" gHacks 7:16 AM
  • "Latest Windows 10 cumulative update causes network adapter failure for some users" Neowin 8:57 PM
  • "Solve Your Windows 10 1903 Audio Woes With This Official Microsoft Fix" HotHardware 3:45 PM
  • "Xbox Scarlett shock good news: Xbox boss reveals console is already up and running/Xbox Boss Phil Spencer revealed he's been playing with Project Scarlett hardware recently — but when are we going to learn more about the machine?" Daily Star (UK) 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft might have a 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 at next month's event" Neowin 9/14
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 may come in a 15-inch model: That's on top of a possible AMD-based version." Engadget 9/14
  • "Microsoft Patent Reveals Foldable Surface Device With Liquid-Filled Hinges" HotHardware 9/14
  • "Microsoft Reportedly Launching Larger Surface Laptop 3 Next Month" HotHardware 9/14
  • "Microsoft envisions efficient 4D tracking using deep learning methods" Neowin 9/14
  • "HP OMEN Obelisk review: Core i9-9900K, RTX 2080 Ti, and 64GB RAM" Neowin 9/14
  • "Scaling the edge's wall: A new take on an old problem" VentureBeat 9/14
General Interest
  • "The ransomware crisis is going to get a lot worse: Ransomware is already a huge problem. And what's on the horizon is even more worrying" ZDNet 8:52 PM
  • "Twitter is working on new ways to localize your content" Social Barrel 7:47 PM
  • "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 9/14
  • "Automatic Phone Backup Comes to Google One" Thurrott 9/14
  • "The hobbyists competing to make AI human" BBC 9/14
  • "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 9/14
  • "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
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 review: A solid all-around business convertible" Neowin 1:16 PM
  • "OtterSpot wireless charging system hands-on: Leave the cables at the office" ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "The best USB-C hubs and docks" Engadget 9:29 AM
  • "How do you leave a warning that lasts as long as nuclear waste? Burying radioactive waste is seen as the safe way—how do we tell future generations?" Ars Technica 7:08 AM
  • "IKEA Symfonisk Bookshelf speaker vs. Sonos One: Which should you buy?" iMore 9/14
  • "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 9/14
  • "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 9/14
  • "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 8:00 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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