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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft issues emergency patch for Explorer browser" BBC 7:30 AM
  • "Microsoft releases out-of-band patch for IE, Windows Defender flaws: IE zero-day is being actively exploited, Redmond warns" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Microsoft urges Windows users to install emergency security patch" TechCrunch 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft in rare show of common sense over Windows Update" The Inquirer 10:57 AM
  • "Microsoft releases even more Windows 10 cumulative updates with tons of fixes" Neowin 3:27 PM
  • "Windows 10 Build 18990 Now Available in the Fast Ring" Thurrott 4:56 PM
  • "Windows 10 updates drag down software customer satisfaction scores for Microsoft: ACSI/Customer satisfaction with personal computers is slowly on the rise, but Microsoft's missteps with Windows 10 updates are dragging down consumer perceptions of software." ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 reaches 900M devices as Microsoft inches closer to 1 billion milestone" GeekWire 2:27 PM
  • "Germany's federal government is too dependent on Microsoft software, report" ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "About: Despite nagging from Microsoft, millions of users have yet to upgrade from Windows 7" ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Windows 10 1909: Microsoft pushes on with testing as 19H2 update rollout looms/Microsoft has released two new updates to testers in the Release Preview ring for Windows 10 19H1 and 19H2." ZDNet 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft: 'Battle-tested' .NET Core 3.0 is out, plus Visual Studio 2019 updates/Microsoft adds Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) for building apps in .NET Core 3.0." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Azure Sentinel, Microsoft's cloud-based SIEM, hits general availability: Pricing starts at $2.46 per gigabyte (GB) of ingested data." ZDNet 8:45 PM
  • "Intel's 14nm CPU manufacturing is struggling again, but can AMD capitalise?" PCGamesN 7:36 AM
  • "Is the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon available with 10th Gen Intel CPUs?" Windows Central 7:38 AM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X has been delayed due to 'unsatisfactory clock speeds', says report" Neowin 4:06 PM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 rears its head and scores suspiciously well on GFXBench" Notebook Check 7:37 AM
  • "Dell rolls out new data protection storage appliances and capabilities: In addition to expanding the Dell EMC PowerProtect portfolio, Dell is introducing new software cyber recovery capabilities." ZDNet 6:38 AM
  • "Dell launches 2019 XPS 13,15, Alienware M15, G3 gaming laptops in India: Price, specifications/Dell has launched 12 new devices in its XPS, Inspiron, Alienware and Dell G range, which also includes the new G3 gaming laptop. Here is the full list, including prices and specifications" The Indian Express 7:38 AM
  • "Samsung to ramp up advanced display production with $10.8 billion investment: report/The focus is on boosting OLED and QD, while also reducing basic LCD production." ZDNet 6:50 AM
General Interest
  • "ASUS' $900 gaming phone is now available in the US: Though you'll only want to buy the ROG Phone II if you're with a GSM carrier like AT&T and T-Mobile." Engadget 2:21 PM
  • "Google Assistant Comes to More Chromebooks" Thurrott 1:00 PM
  • "Red Hat introduces rolling release CentOS Stream/Red Hat's little brother server operating system will now come with a rolling release option: CentOS Stream for developers." ZDNet 11:27 AM
  • "Amazon enlists 30 companies to improve how voice assistants work together: That includes multiple assistants on the same device that support multiple wake words." Engadget 11:05 AM
  • "Spotify's app for artists gets a big revamp, adds real-time Stats for listeners" TechCrunch 9:36 AM
  • "Vanished Google Paper Claims Company Has Achieved 'Quantum Supremacy'" ExtremeTech 7:36 AM
  • "Kik Messenger app to shut down" BBC 6:49 AM
  • "Xiaomi's Mi Mix Alpha Is a Crazy Phone With 180% Screen-to-Body Ratio" Thurrott 6:40 AM
  • "Samsung announces the world's first 0.7µm-pixel mobile image sensor" Neowin 6:39 AM
  • "Galaxy S10 Line Gets Front-Facing Night Mode, Link to Windows Integration" Thurrott 6:40 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S10 series updated with Note10's Link to Windows feature and more" Neowin 6:39 AM
  • "Galaxy S11 might get a revolutionary feature everyone wants on the iPhone 12" BGR 7:34 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T release date, specs and price: OnePlus confirms handset will ship with Android 10/And it'll be the first smartphone to do so" The Inquirer 6:49 AM
  • "Yahoo Mail upgrades to a new look with tools to help you save cash" Social Barrel 6:39 AM
  • "Play Pass is Google's answer to Apple Arcade: Subscriptions for everyone!" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Xiaomi's Mi Mix Alpha has a '180-percent' screen-to-body ratio: It's launching in December with a $2,800 price tag." Engadget 6:30 AM
  • "Xiaomi's 108MP Mi Mix Alpha has a display that wraps around the back" TechCrunch 6:48 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Technologies Raises Bar with Next-Generation Data Protection Solutions" PR Newswire 7:35 AM
  • "Tachyum Joins Intel, AMD, and nVidia With New Headquarters in Santa Clara" Business Wire 7:38 AM
  • "LG Electronics, Unity Technologies Collaborate On Autonomous Vehicle Simulation" LG Electronics 6:49 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft announces renewable energy initiatives in collaboration with ENGIE" Neowin 2:27 PM
  • "Microsoft starts selling consumer OneDrive extended storage plans: Microsoft is rolling out the promised ability for Office 365 Home and Personal users to buy extra OneDrive cloud storage in 200 GB increments, up to 1 TB." ZDNet 11:28 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 might pack an eight-core AMD processor: Ryzens to be cheerful" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "Project xCloud's first public trial hits Android devices in October: There's no word on an iOS launch for now." Engadget 7:43 PM
  • "The best games for Xbox One: Make the most of 4K gaming." Engadget 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals new Forza Horizon 4 Xbox One bundles featuring the LEGO expansion" Neowin 10:57 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "U.S. lawmakers propose $1 billion fund to replace Huawei equipment" Reuters 8:52 PM
  • "Europe's First Repair Legislation Just Went Into Effect" iFixit 10:57 AM
  • "Canada says officials did not act improperly when Huawei CFO was arrested" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, YouTube overhaul counter-terrorism efforts for Christchurch Call: A new crisis response protocol has also been launched for the 48 countries, three international organisations, and eight tech firms that are members of the Call." ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Honestbee owes almost $1 million in unpaid salary to employees, according to affidavit filed by its CEO" TechCrunch 6:39 AM
  • "Europe's Top Court Limits 'Right to Be Forgotten' Privacy Rule: The European Court of Justice said the landmark privacy law cannot be enforced beyond the European Union." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:53 AM
  • "Google Wins Key 'Right to be Forgotten' Ruling" Thurrott 7:34 AM
  • "Google wins landmark right to be forgotten case" BBC 6:35 AM
  • "Uber gets two-month operating license in London, it wanted five years: The city decides to keep Uber on probation." CNET 7:40 AM
  • "Uber's London licence renewed for two months" BBC 6:35 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Review" Thurrott 4:17 PM
  • "How to pick a 4K TV in 2019: Everything you need to know to make an informed decision." Engadget 9:04 AM
  • "Paper leaks showing a quantum computer doing something a supercomputer can't: Google's system generates quantum statistics that we just can't simulate." Ars Technica 8:33 AM
  • "Amazon's Echo Auto proves Alexa is a pretty mediocre co-pilot: Alexa just can't wait to get off the road again." CNET 7:40 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 review: Unique design, but beware the trade-offs" ZDNet 6:50 AM
  • "Deep learning has now been used for the first time to study to dark matter" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "Leaked Pixel 4 XL review gives us our best look yet at Google's massive camera upgrade" BGR 6:49 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold take two: After going back to the drawing board, the electronics giant gives foldable another go" TechCrunch 6:39 AM
  • "What do you want to know about Samsung's updated Galaxy Fold? Galaxy Fold re-review, here we come." Engadget 6:35 AM
  • "EE 5G vs Vodafone 5G head-to-head review: We tested both next-gen networks at six locations across central London" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Relive Yamaha's synth history without leaving the couch: A virtual museum and video recap 45 years of the brand's keyboards." Engadget 6:29 AM
  • "Common Cloud Foundry misconceptions and how to overcome them: Some useful tips on how to overcome common Cloud Foundry issues" Computerworld UK 6:35 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Facebook buys 'mind-reading wristband' firm CTRL-Labs" BBC 12:58 PM
  • "Vista Equity Partners buys Acquia for $1B" TechCrunch 12:57 PM
  • "Tipalti collects $76M from Twitter alums' 01 Advisors and more for its AI-based accounts payable solution" TechCrunch 6:48 AM
  • "Fundbox raises $176 million Series C to build 'Visa' for B2B payments" TechCrunch 6:44 AM
  • "Manticore Games raises $30 million to enable a new generation of game creators" VentureBeat 6:47 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P notches third straight loss after Trump criticizes China in UN speech, impeachment worries rise: Trump says he won't accept bad China trade deal" MarketWatch 3:28 PM
  • "Dow Sinks as Trump Criticizes China Trade Policy, Impeachment Talk Grows: Stocks reverse direction and head down after President Donald Trump criticizes China's trade policies before the United Nations and talk of impeachment proceedings against Trump increases." TheStreet 3:28 PM
  • "Stocks sink after Democrats say they'll forge ahead with impeachment inquiry" FOXBusiness 3:29 PM
  • "Stocks Close Lower as Focus Builds on Trump: Nasdaq falls more than 1%, energy stocks also hit" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:30 PM
  • "China bursts bubble on digital-currency speculation: PBOC says rumored release date is inaccurate, and Alipay and Tencent won't be among first players" MarketWatch 7:53 AM
  • "Pound Spikes after Court Rules Suspension of U.K. Parliament Ahead of Brexit Unlawful" MarketWatch 7:53 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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