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TechNN Archive: Thursday, September 26, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: New Nodersok malware has infected thousands of PCs/New Nodersok malware installs Node.js to turn systems into proxies, perform click-fraud." ZDNet 9:28 PM
  • "Microsoft's October 2 event: New Surface devices and everything else we expect/Microsoft's October 2 fall event is going to feature not just new Surface devices, but new services and 'experiences' as well." ZDNet 1:17 PM
  • "Microsoft: Customers are entitled to know about federal data requests/'The secrecy order was too broadly drawn,' Microsoft lawyer writes." Ars Technica 2:13 PM
  • "Microsoft challenges 'sneak and peek' warrant that requests data from one of its big corporate customers" VentureBeat 7:27 AM
  • "Microsoft bans 38 file extensions in Outlook for the Web: Banned file types include Java, Python, and PowerShell extensions." ZDNet 11:58 AM
  • "Intel to launch 2nd gen Optane DC persistent memory 'Barlow Pass' next year: Intel will launch its second generation Optane Data Centre Persistent Memory and SSD, as well as a 144-layer 3D NAND next year." ZDNet 7:27 AM
  • "Intel demos 144 layer QLC NAND for data centre SSDs" Hexus 7:34 AM
  • "Intel unveils gen 2 Optane SCM, bellows: You Barlow Pass, as it unfurls roadmap" The Register 7:35 AM
  • "Intel's second-gen Optane memory promises a 50 per cent hike in performance: Tech could eventually filter down to PCs" The Inquirer 12:04 PM
  • "Intel Announces Next-gen Barlow Pass Persistent Memory, 144-layer QLC NAND for SSDs" CDR Info 7:35 AM
  • "Intel announces SSD 665p with 96-layer QLC NAND" bit-tech 7:36 AM
  • "Intel Supply in Q4: 'Output Capacity up, Supply-Demand Still High'" AnandTech 7:35 AM
  • "AMD Server CPU Market Share Could Crack 10 Percent In 2020 Thanks To EPYC 7002" HotHardware 7:50 PM
  • "AMD's E3 gaff kinda proves Navi 12 isn't 'Big Navi'" PCGamesN 7:33 AM
  • "Rumor : AMD Zen 3 Architecture to Support up to 4 Threads Per Core With SMT4 Feature" WCCFTech 7:34 AM
  • "AMD B550 chipset missing PCIe Gen 4 & Ryzen 3500X specs detailed" KitGuru 7:34 AM
  • "Dell's six-core XPS 13 laptop goes on sale October 1st: Alienware's 55-inch 4K OLED monitor will also be available next week." Engadget 7:28 PM
  • "Dell introduced a new lineup of laptops in India and we list what they serve" TechGenyz 7:30 AM
  • "IBM To Sell Algorithmics Portfolio To SS&C: Big Blue will sell the fintech provider a slate of financial risk management products it purchased eight years earlier and has been building out since." CRN 7:37 AM
  • "IBM brings blockchain to Red Hat OpenShift; adds ApacheDB for hybrid cloud customers: IBM adds Red Hat OpenShift support to its blockchain platform and is bringing a Kubernetes Operator for Apache CouchDB into its hybrid cloud service" Network World 7:28 PM
  • "Cisco warning: These routers running IOS have 9.9/10-severity security flaw/Cisco is also telling customers to disable an L2 traceroute feature in IOS for which public exploit code exists." ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Worldwide smartphone, tablet, PC shipments slump in 2019: Gartner/Global shipment rates are expected to tank over the course of this year." ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Silicon Valley goes to the Vatican to talk tech ethics" Reuters 4:56 PM
General Interest
  • "Google makes deepfakes to fight deepfakes" BBC 4:07 PM
  • "Oculus Quest Getting Support For Rift Games, Controller-Free Hand Tracking" Redmond Pie 9:22 AM
  • "Amazon launches just about every Alexa product you could think of: Say Alexa again, I dare ya, I double dare ya, muthaflipper" The Inquirer 7:13 AM
  • "Amazon announces Alexa-integrated glasses and ring" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "Google extends update support on some Chromebooks until 2025: Seven Lenovo devices will now have a longer lifespan." Engadget 9:17 AM
  • "Google removes news previews in France to avoid paying publishers: It'll cut snippets and image previews unless publishers allow them." Engadget 7:14 AM
  • "Android 10 Go is a faster and more secure update to Google's lightweight OS: Featuring Google's new efficient encryption standard" The Verge 7:32 AM
  • "Brit ISPs pledge fairer pricing for long-standing customers: Out-of-contract punters will get same deals as new subscribers" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Dropbox launches reimagined shared folders with Dropbox Spaces" Neowin 7:27 AM
  • "Dropbox Spaces will soothe your frenetic desktop/Spaces: The final front end" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Mozilla goads Snapchat to come clean over emotion-detecting AI/Caution: may be accidentally triggered by standing near cheese counter" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook Deepens It Oculus Integration With New Social Experiences" Thurrott 7:22 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T release date, specs and price: Watch the livestream here/OnePlus' India launch kicks off at 2.30pm" The Inquirer 7:28 AM
  • "After a million other leaks, an official Pixel 4 press render just leaked too" BGR 7:14 AM
Press Releases
  • "Corus360 Expands IBM Power Solution Support & Capabilities" PRWeb 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals first affordable housing investment of $500M initiative" GeekWire 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases First Update to New Edge Beta" Thurrott 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft releases first update for Edge in the Beta channel" Neowin 11:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Announces the First Microsoft Edge Beta Update" Softpedia 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils New Games with Gold for October" Thurrott 1:55 PM
  • "San Francisco grants Jump, Lime, Scoot and Spin e-scooter licenses: Just what San Franciscans want: more scooters." Engadget 9:19 AM
  • "Exclusive: Texas signs ex-Microsoft lawyer, others to aid in Google antitrust probe" Reuters 7:32 AM
  • "Uber reportedly tells its staff not to disclose potential crimes: Uber says it's not its job to determine whether a crime has occurred." Engadget 7:14 AM
  • " and US regulators clash over fake accounts" BBC 7:14 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T Preview" Thurrott 2:58 PM
  • "OnePlus 7T review: Hitting Android flagships where it Hz" The Inquirer 12:04 PM
  • "The best streaming boxes (and sticks): You don't have to break the bank to get a good device. But you can if you want to." Engadget 9:17 AM
  • "Why Google's Quantum Victory Is a Huge Deal—and a Letdown: When news leaked that Google scientists had achieved 'quantum supremacy,' researchers immediately clashed on its implications." Wired 7:33 AM
  • "AT&T vows to keep DirecTV despite losing millions of subscribers: AT&T tries to quiet concerns about DirecTV after talks about divestiture." Ars Technica 10:35 AM
  • "Esports group Dignitas raises $30 million and forms parent company New Meta Entertainment" VentureBeat 7:27 AM
  • "Paro raises $10 million series B to offer corporate finance expertise on demand" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
  • "YouTuber Caspar Lee co-founds Influencer marketing platform, raises £3M Series A" TechCrunch 7:22 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close slightly lower as trade optimism sours, investors keep eye on impeachment: Peloton shares off to a weak start in trading debut" MarketWatch 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down as Investors React to Trump Whistleblower Complaint: Stocks finish down Thursday after the release of a whistleblower complaint that has sparked an impeachment investigation against President Donald Trump." TheStreet 4:32 PM
  • "Stocks slip amid trade, whistleblower concerns" FOXBusiness 4:33 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop on Political Uncertainty: Three defensive sectors in the S&P 500, consumer staples, real estate and utilities, rise" [Paid Membership Required] 4:33 PM
  • "Asia stocks struggle to stay positive with trade deal developments in focus: Chinese stocks down ahead of next week's holiday" MarketWatch 7:57 AM
  • "European stock indexes move higher on trade hopes, gains for oil majors: Pearson, Imperial Brands fall on warnings, probe hits ABN Amro" MarketWatch 7:57 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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