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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10: Has Microsoft cleaned up its update mess? (Spoiler: Maybe)/After its botched release of the version 1809 update for Windows 10 last year, Microsoft instituted a sweeping series of changes to Windows Update. Don't be fooled by the headlines: A close look at recent issues with version 1903 suggests those changes are paying off." ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 might ditch Intel in favour of an AMD Ryzen CPU: Redmond could be seeing red" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
  • "Microsoft might abandon Intel for AMD" Channel Eye 7:44 AM
  • "Ranking the Microsoft Surface launch rumors: What's probable, what's not/Microsoft's Surface Laptop, Surface Pro, and probably Surface Book and Surface Go line could all see refreshes." PCWorld 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft May Be Moving to AMD for their New Surface Laptop" eTeknix 7:16 AM
  • "AMD EPYC Rome Processor Performs Real-Time 8K Encoding" eTeknix 7:17 AM
  • "Linux kernel 5.3 arrives with AMD Radeon Navi support: An assault course on the senses" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel topples Nvidia's ray tracing monopoly in World of Tanks" TechRadar UK 7:19 AM
  • "Gigabyte provides glimpse into Intel 400-series chipsets" Hexus 7:19 AM
  • "Intel's 10th Gen desktop CPUs to arrive with new 400-series chipset and new socket" KitGuru 7:17 AM
  • "A few bits about the new x86 server CPU leak: Once again, not giving it all away in the headline for some reason" SemiAccurate 7:02 AM
  • "IBM CEO Ginni Rometty Says IBM Was Built on Diversity and Inclusion" Bloomberg Video 4:27 PM
  • "HP printer small print says kit phones home data on whatever you print – and then some: Security engineer actually reads privacy policy to his horror" The Register 11:03 AM
  • "Oracle rolls out Analytics for Fusion ERP: The first Oracle Analytics for Applications service is here. The ERP analytics offering will eventually be joined by counterparts for human capital management, customer experience and supply chain management." ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Oracle updates SaaS tools with more AI, more industry-specific features: Oracle extends the capabilities and reach of its Digital Assistant across its cloud applications, while also adding features across its applications for specific verticals." ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Los Angeles prepares for cyber attack with IBM X-Force" FOXBusiness 7:42 AM
General Interest
  • "Human Services says access to identity-matching database would help stop fraud" ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Facebook details rules for its new 'Supreme Court' that will handle controversial posts" CNBC 8:26 PM
  • "Facebook oversight board won't have mandate to change policy" Reuters 8:13 PM
  • "'Racist' AI art warns against bad training data" BBC 12:02 PM
  • "Amazon Echo screen flicker angers owners" BBC 12:00 PM
  • "BBC to axe red button info in favour of internet-connected services" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Google's Next-Gen WiFi Router Will Reportedly Feature Assistant Speakers, New Design" Thurrott 7:34 PM
  • "Google brings its Data Saver feature to Android TVs: It'll be rolling out worldwide some time in the future" Engadget 8:44 AM
  • "Snapchat makes your selfies more animated with new 3D effects: But you can only take them if you have one of the latest iPhones." Engadget 8:42 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Alliance launches Wi-Fi Certified 6" bit-tech 7:55 AM
  • "Amazon allegedly tweaked search algorithm to serve up most profitable products: But firm claims report is 'not accurate'" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "CentOS 8 is scheduled for release on September 24 after long development cycle" Neowin 7:02 AM
  • "GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT, Free Software Foundation: Calls to fire Stallman grew after his comments about victims of Jeffrey Epstein." Engadget 6:58 AM
  • "Outsight's 3D camera for autonomous cars can identify clothing and ice: The '3D Semantic Camera' could make self-driving cars safer." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T Pro release date, specs and price: OnePlus confirms official launch date/Well, two of them, actually" The Inquirer 7:05 AM
  • "Vivo's Nex 3 lands: Flagship 5G phone with waterfall display, 64-megapixel camera/Vivo's 5G Nex 3 with a curved-edge screen shows that innovation in smartphones isn't dead yet." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "This crazy new slider design with a waterfall display might be Samsung's Galaxy S11" BGR 8:44 AM
Press Releases
  • "Top five open source-powered solutions to mitigate the impact of natural disasters announced as finalists in Call for Code global coding challenge" PRNewswire 7:35 PM
  • "IBM Works With City of Los Angeles to Combat Cybercrime: Launches New Services to Bring Enterprise Threat Intelligence to Cities and Municipalities; Launches Three Complimentary Cyber Preparedness Training Sessions for U.S. Cities Combating Ransomware" PRNewswire 7:35 PM
  • "Intel Promotes Two Corporate Officers" Intel 7:35 PM
  • "Schlumberger, Chevron and Microsoft announce collaboration to accelerate digital transformation" Microsoft 7:35 PM
  • "Textron Soars High in the Oracle Cloud" Oracle 7:35 PM
  • "Modern Tools Help TrueBlue Meet Customers' Staffing Needs" Oracle 7:35 PM
  • "IBVI Creates New Career Opportunities for the Blind Using Oracle Cloud Applications" Oracle 7:35 PM
  • "Oracle Brings Finance and Supply Chain Teams Together with an End-to-End Planning Offering" Oracle 7:35 PM
  • "Oracle Gets Supply Chains Talking with New Digital Assistants" Oracle 7:35 PM
  • "Oracle Launches CX Unity to Unify Advertising and Marketing Worlds" Oracle 7:34 PM
  • "Oracle Takes Data-First Approach to New Customer Experience Innovations" Oracle 7:34 PM
  • "Oracle Helps HR Teams Simplify Complex Processes and Create a Connected Workplace" Oracle 7:34 PM
  • "Oracle Cements Cloud ERP Category Leadership" Oracle 7:34 PM
Microsoft
  • "How to run apps in sandbox mode on Windows 10 Home" AddictiveTips 8:57 PM
  • "Surface Pro 7 specs leak ahead of Microsoft's big Windows 10 event" BGR 4:33 PM
  • "Bill Gates (still) doesn't think regulators should break up Big Tech: He argues that it just creates more companies that behave badly." Engadget 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft outpaces Amazon in Hired's 'Brand Health Report' on where tech talent wants to work" GeekWire 7:06 AM
  • "Game streaming startup Rainway raises cash, adds Gaikai founder and Xbox pioneer as advisors" GeekWire 7:44 AM
  • "Check-in has opened for Microsoft Flight Simulator's first technical alpha | Rock Paper Shotgun" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 8:48 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Feds Sue Edward Snowden, Move to Seize Book Proceeds" PC Magazine 8:14 PM
  • "Top U.S. antitrust regulators admit to infighting on big tech probe" Reuters 4:27 PM
  • "Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding" BBC 12:01 PM
  • "Nearly everyone in Ecuador is the victim of a data breach: Including the country's president and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange." Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "FCC approves first commercial use of 3.5GHz band: A group of five administrators will begin initial commercial deployment." Engadget 6:59 AM
  • "AT&T sued for allegedly inflating DirecTV Now subscriber numbers: A lawsuit says the carrier uses various shady tactics to charge real customers without their knowledge." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "Bright spark at UK gov gives energy companies longer to fit smart meters: But it's not a U-turn, honest" The Inquirer 7:06 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Laptop Review: HP Spectre vs. Dell XPS" Forbes 8:58 PM
  • "HP Zbook 14u G6 Review: A Thin, Powerful Mobile Workstation" HotHardware 12:15 PM
  • "Unboxing Lenovo's new AR game, Marvel Dimension of Heroes" Neowin 9:27 AM
  • "The Sony RX100 VII is the best compact camera you can buy: Sony's latest premium pocket camera does everything so well it sometimes feels unfair" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "Uh-oh: This camera watches while you work out/A stationary camera may have a leg up on wearable trackers like smart watches." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Get ready for 30% faster internet as Wi-Fi 6 devices clear final hurdle: Users with Wi-Fi 6 devices and routers should get faster transfer speeds than current technology offers." ZDNet 7:48 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook is reportedly teaming up with Ray-Ban maker on its smart AR glasses" The Verge 3:46 PM
  • "Twitch acquires gaming database site IGDB to improve its search and discovery features" TechCrunch 3:46 PM
  • "GitLab raises $268 million at a $2.7 billion valuation" VentureBeat 8:47 AM
  • "Self-driving truck startup TuSimple raises additional $120 million" Reuters 7:55 AM
  • "Grant for the Web aims to fund open monetisation projects" bit-tech 7:55 AM
  • "FairMoney raises $11 million for its challenger bank for emerging markets" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Holidu raises €40M Series C for its holiday rentals search engine" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Fieldwire just raised $33.5 million more to give PlanGrid and its new owner Autodesk a run for their money" TechCrunch 7:08 AM
  • "HTC has a new CEO: Yves Maitre is a former executive from telecom giant Orange." Engadget 6:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market logs modest gain amid turbulent oil prices and ahead of Fed decision: U.S. stocks finished Tuesday's session with modest gains on the back of defensive bets, as investors focused on a decision on interest rates from the Federal Reserve set for Wednesday after a weekend attack in the Middle East that has roiled global energy markets." MarketWatch 8:24 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Up Wall Street Awaits Fed Decision on Rates, Oil Prices Slump: Stocks end in positive territory Tuesday as investors proceed with caution as the Federal Reserve's two-day rate-setting meeting kicks off." TheStreet 3:48 PM
  • "Stocks gain as 2-day Fed meeting begins" FOXBusiness 3:48 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Higher as Oil Prices Slump: Damage to Saudi oil facilities left investors struggling to calculate the likely impact on global supplies" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:48 PM
  • "Asian markets slip as tensions remain high after attack on Saudi oil facilities" MarketWatch 8:07 AM
  • "European stocks flounder as traders look to Saudi Arabia and Fed for direction" MarketWatch 8:08 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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