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TechNN Archive: Sunday, September 22, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "My father was IBM's first black software engineer. The racism he fought persists in the high-tech world today" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:43 AM
  • "IBM expands its quantum computing arsenal with new 53-qubit monster" KitGuru 8:16 AM
  • "IBM survey: 120M employees need to be upskilled in coming 3 years" SME10X 8:16 AM
  • "AMD Comes Roaring Back: Analyzing Five Years of CPU Sales at Mindfactory" Tom's Hardware 3:14 PM
  • "AMD EPYC 7H12 'Rome' CPU Unveiled – 64 Zen 2 Cores, 280W TDP, Higher Clocks, Designed Liquid-Cooled Servers" WCCFTech 8:18 AM
  • "AMD to release a 16-core Ryzen 9 & new 24-core Threadripper 3000 this November, report says" UltraGamerZ 8:17 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X has been delayed until November 2019" DSOGaming 8:18 AM
  • "AMD delays 16-core Ryzen 9 CPU to November" Engadget 7:35 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 3000 processors launching in November" Tech Lapse 8:18 AM
  • "AMD Is Crushing Intel in the CPU Market, and It Isn't Done Yet" Motley Fool Canada 8:19 AM
  • "New Updated Intel Core I9-9900KS at 5 GHz on All Cores Will Need Powerful Cooling | Can it Compete with AMD Zen 2?" UltraGamerZ 8:19 AM
  • "Reports suggest Intel Core i9-9900KS could boast 127W TDP" TechRadar UK 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft leader's new world outlook: Brad Smith, president of the tech giant, tells Adrian Weckler that rural broadband is crucial for Ireland, and says the digital revolution now needs checks and balances" Irish Independent 8:21 AM
  • "Ex-Microsoft employee explains quality issues with Windows 10 development" MSPoweruser 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft promises to provide security updates for federally certified voting Windows 7 systems" BetaNews 11:51 AM
  • "The Next Surface Laptop Might Have A Powerful Surprise" Gizmodo 8:20 AM
  • "Oracle reportedly funding anti-Amazon lobbying group" CRN 8:13 AM
  • "5 Key Takeaways from Oracle OpenWorld 2019" Forbes 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft October 2019 Event Preview: Surface Pro 7, Laptop 3 and More" LAPTOP Magazine 9/21
  • "Microsoft chief Brad Smith says rise of killer robots is 'unstoppable'" Telegraph 9/21
  • "Oracle customers and partners say that Larry Ellison may never achieve his dream of toppling Amazon, but the future of its cloud looks bright anyway" Business Insider 9/21
General Interest
  • "Why one Java developer jumped to Salesforce and hasn't looked back" ZDNet 7:34 PM
  • "OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10 rolling out to OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro" Android Central 8:38 AM
  • "Artificial Intelligence has a gender bias problem – just ask Siri" The Conversation 7:43 AM
  • "Android 10 Arrives For And OnePlus 7 And OnePlus 7 Pro, Check Update Now" HotHardware 9/21
  • "Google Announces Free Android/Kotlin Developer Courses" Thurrott 9/21
  • "We visited Crystal City, Virginia, and saw how the community is evolving to welcome Amazon HQ2" Business Insider 9/21
  • "Google Pay continues international expansion with support for 16 new institutions" Android Police 9/21
  • "Hackers Hit Click2Gov Bill-Paying Portals in 8 Cities: The new wave of attacks comes after a previous Click2Gov hack compromised 300,000 payment cards." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/21
  • "TiVo wants to make a comeback with $50 Android TV dongle: It's hoping the hardware will make it cool again." Engadget 9/20
  • "Google Is Improving the Tab Experience in Chrome" PC Magazine 9/20
  • "Google's public image disconnect: Smart engineers and dumb algorithms" ZDNet 9/20
  • "Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps following Cambridge Analytica scandal: The suspended apps were tied to 400 developers." CNET 9/20
  • "Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps in response to Cambridge Analytica row" Reuters 9/20
  • "Samsung's PCIe Gen 4 Enterprise SSDs Get Reliability & Performance Boost" AnandTech 9/20
  • "Young people feel conflicted about the internet and their well-being" Mashable 9/20
  • "Twitter discloses another 10,000 accounts suspended for fomenting political discord globally" TechCrunch 9/20
  • "YouTube stars rattled by verification changes" BBC 9/20
  • "Developer takes down Ruby library after he finds out ICE was using it" ZDNet 9/20
  • "Report: Android 10 Update List Excludes Galaxy S8, Note 8" PC Magazine 9/20
  • "Two Android adware apps with 1.5 million downloads removed from Google Play Store" ZDNet 9/20
Press Releases
  • "HP Inc. Announces Acquisition of Bromium" HP 9/20
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft invites more people to test very rough Xbox features" Engadget 7:55 AM
  • "Tip: Get Dark Mode on Thurrott.com (and Elsewhere)" Thurrott 7:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 Xbox Game Bar Adds New Frame Rate Counter Overlay And More" HotHardware 9/21
  • "Inside Bill's Brain Calls BS on Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers Theory: The author and pundit claimed he knew the formula for the Microsoft cofounder's genius. Davis Guggenheim's Netflix doc shows a much more logical equation." Wired 9/20
  • "Microsoft: Free Windows 7 security updates for 2020 election" Seattle Times 9/20
  • "Microsoft: We want you to learn Python programming language for free" ZDNet 9/20
  • "Windows 10 in 2020: Microsoft shows off faster Bluetooth pairing in 20H1 preview" ZDNet 9/20
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Europe's China telecoms gear ban would cost industry $3.5 billion: report" Reuters 9/20
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg pledges cooperation with U.S. antitrust probe: congressman" Reuters 9/20
  • "Zuckerberg's visit to DC shows how high the stakes are getting for Facebook" The Verge 9/20
  • "Trump confirmed he met with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a weirdly lukewarm tweet" Business Insider 9/20
  • "Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/20
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "First impressions of Android 10 on the OnePlus 7 Pro — OxygenOS continues to be one of the best OEM ROMs in the business" NotebookCheck 8:57 PM
  • "How to switch to a local update mirror in Linux Mint" AddictiveTips 12:27 PM
  • "Where can you learn the limits and abilities of artificial intelligence? Try Westminster" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Pixel 4: 6 things Google needs to do to beat the iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10" CNET 7:59 AM
  • "M.I.T. Media Lab, Already Rattled by the Epstein Scandal, Has a New Worry" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:59 AM
  • "Richard Stallman's Exit Heralds a New Era in Tech: Accused of minimizing the harms from sexual assault and child sex slavery, the free-software icon has been banished. Now begins the hard work of making tech welcoming and inclusive." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "The 'Smart Kitchen' Is Very Stupid: Connected cookbooks? Alexa-enabled microwaves? None of this stuff will make you a better home cook." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:44 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Fitbit is reportedly in the early stages of exploring a sale" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Facebook has acquired Servicefriend, which builds 'hybrid' chatbots, for Calibra customer service" TechCrunch 7:45 AM
  • "SoftBank mulls bringing 40 companies to Brazil" Reuters 9/21
  • "Western Digital to Exit Storage Systems: Sells Off IntelliFlash Division" AnandTech 9/20
  • "Vianai emerges with $50M seed and a mission to simplify machine learning tech" TechCrunch 9/20
  • "Lookiero closes $19M led by MMC Ventures to be the Stitch Fix for Europe" TechCrunch 9/20
  • "Verizon and NFL give 2 game devs $400,000 each to launch 5G games Super Bowl" VentureBeat 9/20
  • "Clutter acquires The Storage Fox for $152M to add self-storage to its on-demand platform" TechCrunch 9/20
  • "Google is investing $3.3B to build clean data centers in Europe" TechCrunch 9/20
  • "Google spaffs €3bn on power-grubbin' Euro bit barns while boasting of its 'biggest renewable energy purchase ever'" The Register 9/20
  • "Google to invest 3 billion euros in European data centers" Reuters 9/20
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end lower after trade concerns rattle markets: Quadruple witching day on Wall Street" MarketWatch 9/20
  • "Stocks End Down as China Trade Officials Cut Visit Short: Stocks finish down Friday after China trade officials cut their visit to the U.S. short." TheStreet 9/20
  • "Stocks slide after China trade delegation cancels trip to US farm country" FOXBusiness 9/20
  • "Stocks Close Lower in Final Day of a Bumpy Trading Week: Crude prices gained after a week of historic swings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9/20
  • "Asian markets rise as U.S., China return to negotiating table: Nikkei, Hang Seng tick up following central-bank moves" MarketWatch 9/20
  • "European stocks edge higher as U.S.-China trade talks resume but investors remain wary" MarketWatch 9/20



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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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