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TechNN Archive: Friday, September 27, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft: If your Windows 10 PC is picked by AI for update, a crash is less likely/Microsoft reckons its machine-learning models are improving the Windows 10 upgrade experience." ZDNet 7:51 AM
  • "Microsoft could be planning to launch both a Surface 7 and Surface Pro 7" Digital Trends 3:10 PM
  • "Windows malware turns PCs into zombies: Nodersok malware has already infected thousands of Windows PCs" TechRadar UK 8:43 PM
  • "Intel provides new Optane, 3D NAND updates" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
  • "How Intel's Supply Shortage Has Affected Its Business" Market Realist 8:44 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Versus Intel Core i9-9900K: What's The Best 8-Core Processor?" Forbes 8:16 AM
  • "The Killer AMD Threadripper Build You'll Love To Hate" HotHardware 12:26 PM
  • "Report: AMD's Server Processor Market Share To Breach 10% In 2020, Buoyed By Enterprise Wins" Benzinga 6:16 PM
  • "HP's new Chromebooks support the universal stylus standard" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "HP's latest x360 Chromebooks ship with universal stylus compatibility" Engadget 12:35 PM
  • "Dell's First 6-Core XPS 13 Starts Shipping in October" LAPTOP Magazine 8:51 AM
  • "Oracle's Autonomous Cloud Security Claims Met with Skepticism" ITPro Today 9:44 AM
  • "SPARCs fly as Oracle recharges Arm server processor designer Ampere with $40m" The Register 8:40 PM
  • "Cisco helps ease blight of tourism on Orkney's Wi-Fi hotspot network thanks to £4.3m grant" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Cisco Enhances Webex Solutions With Security Capabilities" Zacks 9:43 AM
  • "Ex-Cisco CEO John Chambers describes Silicon Valley's 'mistakes'" Yahoo Finance 8:45 AM
  • "Run a computer in liquid: Result? Big power savings, says this cooling-tech startup/You might think electricity and liquids don't mix, but an immersive-cooling company has other ideas." ZDNet 8:31 AM
  • "Qualcomm striving to excel in Wi-Fi market" DigiTimes 8:25 AM
General Interest
  • "Malware infection disrupts production at defence contractor plants in three countries" ZDNet 2:52 PM
  • "Researchers Think They Know How Many Phones Are Vulnerable to 'SIMjacker' Attacks" Vice 2:45 PM
  • "Malware infection disrupts production at defence contractor plants in three countries" ZDNet 2:43 PM
  • "Whistleblower case opens window into secret computer systems" Associated Press 12:48 PM
  • "Oculus is trying to make the Quest the only home headset that matters" The Verge 12:29 PM
  • "Amazon's continued quest to put Alexa everywhere" VentureBeat 10:44 AM
  • "DARPA: Our goal is 100x faster network card for tomorrow's AI" ZDNet 9:27 AM
  • "Motorola's Razr foldable will reportedly debut in 2019" 9to5Google 9:26 AM
  • "The Galaxy Fold is now available for purchase in the US" TechCrunch 9:25 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 Motion Gestures Will Work With Spotify And These Other Apps" HotHardware 4:07 PM
  • "List of apps supporting Pixel 4 motion gestures leaks: Spotify, YouTube Music, and Pandora will all be supported" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Russia's Yandex launches video service aimed at rivaling YouTube" Reuters 8:14 AM
  • "Enjoy Free Internet at the Library? You Can Thank This Woman: Librarian Jean Armour Polly along with African pioneer Adiel Akplogan are among this year's 11 inductees to the Internet Hall of Fame." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:13 AM
  • "YouTube Music preinstalled on Android 10, Play Music replaced" 9to5Google 9:26 AM
  • "YouTuber charged loads of fans $199 for shoddy machine learning course that copy-pasted other people's GitHub code" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Google turns 21: How two Stanford University whiz kids accidentally built a tech empire" BetaNews 8:34 AM
  • "Google celebrates 21st birthday with 21 percent discounts in Europe" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Google's hyperlocal news app Bulletin makes headlines as it shuts down after just a year" The Next Web 8:24 AM
  • "Google Built the Most Powerful Computer in the World. Here's Why You Should Be Very Worried" Inc. 7:55 AM
  • "Huawei says it has begun producing 5G base stations without U.S. parts" Reuters 7:51 AM
Press Releases
  • "Acacia Communications Announces Expiration of the HSR Waiting Period for Proposed Acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc." GlobeNewswire 8:45 AM
Microsoft
  • "How to recover path environment variables on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 6:22 PM
  • "How to identify symbols on function keys on a Windows 10 laptop" AddictiveTips 5:21 PM
  • "Microsoft could bring back fan-favorite ergonomic keyboard, other accessories" Digital Trends 1:26 PM
  • "The Sams Report: Microsoft Hardware Event Preview" Thurrott 9:44 AM
  • "Game audio problems in Windows 10? Microsoft has a fix for that" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft Declares Windows 10 May 2019 Update Ready For Mass Deployments" HotHardware 4:07 PM
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 1903 is officially 'ready for broad deployment'" ZDNet 12:35 PM
  • "Surprise! Windows 10 version 1903 declared 'ready for broad deployment'" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 1909: Key enterprise features" Computerworld 8:12 AM
  • "Windows 10 May 2019 Update inches toward the 50 per cent uptake as a new build drops" The Register 8:10 AM
  • "When will you get the next version of Windows 10? Here's how to take control" ZDNet 7:50 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Study Proves The FCC's Core Justification for Killing Net Neutrality Was False: The biggest study yet finds Ajit Pai's repeated claims that net neutrality hurt broadband investment have never been true." Vice 5:21 PM
  • "Match Group gets DOJ subpoena for documents relating to FTC complaint" Reuters 5:14 PM
  • "EU ready to act alone on digital tax if no global deal in 2020" Reuters 2:52 PM
  • "Report: US government unlikely to give Huawei another 90-day reprieve" Android Authority 9:26 AM
  • "Elizabeth Warren wants an office of tech experts advising Congress" ZDNet 2:51 PM
  • "Elizabeth Warren wants to hire an army of nerds to defeat Google's lobbyists" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Facebook wins dismissal of lawsuit that accused it of deceiving investors over privacy breach impact" Reuters 8:33 AM
  • "US uses Google Translate to vet refugees" BBC 8:12 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why We Need To Take Data Privacy Seriously" Forbes 8:41 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold: Futuristic, but compromised/Foldable displays just aren't ready yet." Mashable 5:19 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (7th Gen, 2019) Review" LAPTOP Magazine 2:47 PM
  • "Is Google Play Pass worth it? Depends on who you are" Android Police 2:44 PM
  • "Chrome OS 101: How to save and retrieve files" The Verge 2:43 PM
  • "HP 27f 4K monitor review: The HP 27f has crisp, 4K image quality but lacks the niceties of other monitors" Digital Trends 1:25 PM
  • "How to fix the 'NO_PUBKEY' GPG error on Ubuntu" AddictiveTips 12:43 PM
  • "Amazon's Strategy Deficit and Alexa's Endgame" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:35 PM
  • "Podcast: Amazon's 80 announcements and Facebook's Oculus Connect conference" The Verge 12:29 PM
  • "At OC6 Facebook Pushes Virtual Reality Forward" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:44 AM
  • "These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Conversion" ReadWrite 10:44 AM
  • "Data sharing is key to innovation in health care: To improve people's quality of life and prevent disease, health systems worldwide need to embrace digital platforms." MIT Technology Review 10:04 AM
  • "Why there are so many TV streaming services? Getting everything you want can be very expensive." Engadget 9:43 AM
  • "The Nubia Red Magic 3 Review: A 90Hz Gaming Phone With Active Cooling" AnandTech 8:51 AM
  • "Think you can spot a phishing email? Think again" BetaNews 8:35 AM
  • "Google finally solves this common browser problem. Start using it now: How to save your sanity with one click with Chrome's new Pause/Play feature." CNET 8:26 AM
  • "Zero-day exploits: 14 things to remember when an issue is discovered" The Next Web 8:25 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: Everything the Active 1 should have been" CNET 8:46 AM
  • "Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: An acceptable midrange smartwatch" Engadget 8:24 AM
  • "Review: SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless/What if your gaming headset could go with you anywhere?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "Column: Amazon Care may be to healthcare what Amazon Prime is to shopping" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:13 AM
  • "Lucas Pope: Indie games visionary makes pen-pushing feel like an exciting career choice" The Register 8:12 AM
  • "Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay" PCWorld 8:12 AM
  • "20 great uses for an old Android device" Computerworld 8:11 AM
  • "(Virtually) Never Alone: The rise of the virtual sidekick, and what it says about the shift in video game storytelling." Slate 8:11 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland" TechCrunch 12:30 PM
  • "Overwolf and Intel invested $2 million in 25 indie dev apps in past year" VentureBeat 9:43 AM
  • "Recurly raises $19.5 million to boost subscription revenue with machine learning" VentureBeat 8:34 AM
  • "Logitech acquires popular game streaming tool Streamlabs for around $89M" TechCrunch 2:45 PM
  • "Logitech Acquires Streamlabs, Aims Game Streamers" AnandTech 12:48 PM
  • "Logitech just bought the software of choice for many top streamers: It's paying $89 million in cash." Engadget 8:27 AM
  • "SoftBank likely to funnel $1 billion more into WeWork after delayed IPO: FT" Reuters 7:51 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close down as investors weigh potential curbs on U.S. portfolio investments into China: Alibaba, Baidu shares sink" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks End Down on Report White House Mulling Limiting U.S. Investment in China: Stocks finish the week down following a report saying the White House is considering limiting investment in China." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stock Market Falls Again, But Dow Jones On Track For Monthly Gain: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other key indexes reversed sharply lower in the stock market today. But they closed off session lows to end a volatile week that included a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump." Investor's Business Daily 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks whip around as US considers limits on flows into China" FOXBusiness 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks Slump as Investors Parse New Trade Threats: Shares of tech companies were some of the hardest hit, while financial stocks outperformed the broader market" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "Asia stocks Friday as U.S. political turmoil takes a toll" MarketWatch 8:52 AM
  • "European stocks climb for sixth time in eight trading sessions" MarketWatch 8:52 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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