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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 19, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Huawei: Microsoft president seeks end to US tech ban" BBC 6:58 AM
  • "Microsoft announces increase in quarterly dividend, authorizes $40 billion in share buybacks" Neowin 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft plans to rearchitect Azure Stack by making it container-based: Microsoft's 'Project Saturn' is an effort to rearchitect its Azure Stack hybrid computing platform and, possibly one day, to allow key Azure services and APIs to run anywhere." ZDNet 12:20 PM
  • "India's Eros Now ties up with Microsoft's Azure platform" Reuters 12:20 PM
  • "Surface support shrivels as battery, driver, update problems persist: A wide range of problems, from hardware to drivers to software, continue to dog Microsoft Surface owners. Is Microsoft doing enough to help?" Computerworld 7:17 AM
  • "Windows 10 Security Warning As Microsoft Confirms Update Breaks Windows Defender" Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft resolves bug that caused Windows Defender antivirus scans to fail after a few seconds: Windows Defender 'Quick' and 'Full' scans failed, leading to numerous complaints" Computing 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft: Cyberattacks now the top risk, say businesses/Business leaders have grown more nervous about cyberattacks over the past two years." ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Microsoft: We're bringing high-speed broadband to 9 million in US notspots/Microsoft contributes its 'TV white space' tech to the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) II broadband program" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3000 32-core CPU is more bad news for Intel: You want more performance? AMD will give you more performance. A lot more." ZDNet 6:47 AM
  • "AMD announces the 64-core Epyc 7H12 processor" Hexus 7:09 AM
  • "AMD's Threadripper 3000 Chips Could Demolish Intel's Best" MegaGames 7:09 AM
  • "Intel falls hopelessly short of the latest 32 core AMD Threadripper 3000 processor to hit Geekbench" Notebook Check 7:09 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-10980XE Cascade Lake-X 18-Core Monster CPU Benchmarks Leak" HotHardware 4:06 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-10900X processor spotted in Geekbench" Hexus 7:10 AM
  • "Intel HEDT Cascade Lake-X Procs Have 10-core or more cores - Core i9 10900X Geekbenched" Guru3D 7:11 AM
  • "IBM stuffs a 53-qubit quantum computer into the cloud: Qubit off more than you could chew" The Inquirer 12:24 PM
  • "HP acquires Bromium, a startup behind its Sure Click security" ZDNet 6:15 PM
  • "Oracle's 'Pragmatic' Approach To AI In Business Transactions" Forbes 7:13 AM
General Interest
  • "Twitter Rolls Out 'Hide Replies' Feature for All US Users" PC Magazine 8:56 PM
  • "Samsung Bangs Out Bigger And Faster SSDs Up To 30.72TB And 8,000MB/s That 'Never Die'" HotHardware 4:06 PM
  • "Amazon Buys 100,000 Electric Delivery Vans With Climate Pledge" PC Magazine 4:27 PM
  • "Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040, buying 100,000 electric vans" Reuters 4:25 PM
  • "Amazon's Jeff Bezos promises climate-change action" BBC 12:24 PM
  • "Amazon Pledges to Be Carbon Neutral by 2040" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:20 PM
  • "Roku's latest Ultra player is faster and has better shortcuts: Many TVs' USB ports will be able to power the updated Roku Express." Engadget 12:05 PM
  • "Verizon will bring it's 5G network to NYC on September 26th: You'll be able to access the network in parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx." Engadget 10:27 AM
  • "A 4G flip phone with Google Assistant is coming to the US" Engadget 8:13 AM
  • "Smart TVs send user data to tech heavyweights including Facebook, Google, Netflix: A research study suggests that private information is being transferred even when devices are idle" ZDNet 7:28 AM
  • "The Amount of Data Exposed in Last Decade Increased Tenfold: Sensitive, protected, confidential data went from being exposed 35.7 million times in 2008 to 10 times that number in 2018. 2019 is already worse." PC Magazine 7:20 AM
  • "Watch Huawei's Mate 30 event right here: The new flagship might be unveiled with a bunch of other products." Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Huawei Mate 30 official with Kirin 990 SoC and cyclops-style camera: But there's no Play Store access or Google services" The Inquirer 7:45 AM
  • "Google's Wing delivery drones will soon ship packages for FedEx and Walgreens" Digital Trends 6:16 PM
  • "Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India: People can call to inquire about everything from the weather to sports scores." Engadget 6:53 AM
  • "Google Now Answers People's Questions in India Without an Internet Connection" Thurrott 6:55 AM
  • "Google is bringing Assistant to people without internet access" TechCrunch 6:55 AM
  • "Google launches AI lab in Bangalore, India" VentureBeat 6:56 AM
  • "Employee dies at Facebook's Silicon Valley headquarters in apparent suicide" Business Insider 5:24 PM
  • "Facebook employee dies after jumping off of office building in apparent suicide" CNET 6:17 PM
  • "Facebook is back using humans to listen to Portal recordings: More like a portal into your privacy" The Inquirer 6:59 AM
  • "Facebook gets in your face with video calling devices: Devices available in NZ from 5 November" Computerworld New Zealand 6:53 AM
  • "Samsung Is Promising 'Never-Die' SSDs: If a NAND chip fails, these new SSDs detect it, move the data somewhere else on the drive, and keep on functioning." PC Magazine 7:25 AM
  • "Samsung launches fail-proof PCIe Gen4 SSD: Samsung's fail-in-place technology will allow its 30.72TB PCIe Gen4 SSDs to continue operating smoothly even if a NAND chip fails." ZDNet 6:52 AM
  • "PlayStation 5 Pro To Release Together With Base Model — Rumor" WCCFTech 7:09 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T release date, specs and price: Geekbench listing confirms 8GB RAM and Android 10/Handset outperforms its predecessor" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Recognizes Top Cloud Innovators at OpenWorld" PR Newswire 7:13 AM
  • "Office 365 might be in for a Microsoft 365 branding shift" Windows Central 8:58 PM
  • "How to use the Cascadia Code font in Command Prompt on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:21 PM
  • "How to fix printer offline on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:16 PM
  • "Microsoft nominates GSK CEO Walmsley to board" Reuters 4:24 PM
  • "Microsoft's next Surface Pen looks like it'll have wireless charging" The Verge 2:05 PM
  • "Microsoft launches free 'Python for Beginners' course" Neowin 12:24 PM
  • "Microsoft won't mention Xbox Live users and gaming revenue in earnings reports any longer" Neowin 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft Launches New Open-Source Font for Programmers" Thurrott 6:56 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new open source font Cascadia Code" gHacks 7:17 AM
  • "Surface Studio Line Gets Improved Pen Latency With New Firmware Updates" Thurrott 6:59 AM
  • "What does the SharePoint 2010 end of life mean for users?" SC Magazine 8:15 AM
  • "Trump says he had a 'nice' meeting with Facebook CEO Zuckerberg" Reuters 7:21 PM
  • "Scoop: Mark Zuckerberg met Trump during visit to D.C." Axios 6:17 PM
  • "Why Mark Zuckerberg Needed To Meet With Washington Lawmakers This Week" Forbes 4:09 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Is In Washington to Get More Political Friends for Facebook" Digital Trends 12:46 PM
  • "Google officially swallows DeepMind as NHS Trusts agree to data sharing: Deep integration" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
  • "Comment: I think there was a second Pixel Watch, and it got canned too" 9to5Google 4:11 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch Lite is the best portable system Nintendo has ever made/Review: Comfort tweaks, new d-pad propel a cheaper way into a great portable library." Ars Technica 10:59 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Review" bit-tech 7:10 AM
  • "What can Google do to compete with the Apple Watch? Not much: Nobody has the right incentives to fix Wear OS but Google" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "HP's Elite Dragonfly Is the MacBook Air Apple Should Have Made: Lighter, tougher and much longer lasting" Tom's Guide 7:04 AM
  • "The key to a more human-like Amazon Alexa is unsupervised learning" VentureBeat 6:56 AM
  • "Sega Mega Drive Mini review: To be this good took ages, but was it worth the wait?" The Inquirer 6:52 AM
  • "Google touts 'biggest ever' wind and solar deals" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "AT&T Explores Selling Underperforming DirecTV Business As Cord Cutters Rule" HotHardware 4:05 PM
  • "Alphabet unit to make drone deliveries for Walgreens, FedEx in the U.S." Reuters 1:58 PM
  • "Wunder Mobility closes $60 million round to expand its urban transport platform in the U.S." VentureBeat 6:56 AM
  • "GitHub Acquires Code Analysis Platform Semmle" Thurrott 6:59 AM
  • "GitHub buys Semmle to add flaw-spotting code analysis into its repositories: Deal will make spotting flaws in code an easier task for devs" The Inquirer 6:53 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks lose steam to end near unchanged after S&P 500 nears record territory: Shares of Microsoft buoyed the blue-chip index" MarketWatch 4:18 PM
  • "Dow Ends Up After Fed Lowers Interest Rates; Oil Prices Slide: Stocks ended mixed Wednesday after the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve's policy-making body, said it would lower the overnight lending rate to a target range of 1.75% to 2%." TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "Stocks finish mixed as trade-related headlines provide jolt" FOXBusiness 4:18 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Give Up Gains, Poised for Modest Weekly Loss: Major indexes still remain within striking distance of their records" [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as Fed cuts rates, BOJ stays unchanged: Nikkei up, Hang Seng down as all eyes on central banks" MarketWatch 7:27 AM
  • "Swiss National Bank leaves base rate unchanged while cutting growth and inflation view" MarketWatch 7:28 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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