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TechNN Archive: Saturday, September 28, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's Low-Cost Surface 7 Could Be Unveiled on October 2 With Slimmer Bezels, Onboard LTE, USB-C & More" WCCFTech 7:11 AM
  • "AMD GPU Rumors: Navi 12 'Radeon RX 5800 Series' With 256-bit Bus & Navi 14 'Radeon RX 5600 Series' With 128-bit Bus" WCCFTech 7:09 AM
  • "AMD confirms Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper processors not launching this month allegedly due to recent boost clock fiasco" EconoTimes 7:09 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Price Gouging Continues As Supplies Have Not Yet Stabilized" HotHardware 5:57 PM
  • "AMD's 12 Core Ryzen 9 3900X CPU Shortages Prevails, Selling For Up To $800 US at Major Retailers, Not Available on Others" WCCFTech 7:09 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3900 specs detailed in leaked CPU validation list" KitGuru 7:09 AM
  • "AMD reportedly working on Navi-based RX 5500M and RX 5300M mid-range mobile GPUs" Neowin 4:50 PM
  • "HP launches Chromebook x360 12b, 14b with Universal Stylus Initiative support: The new laptops are among the first products to support the USI standard, which will allow one digital stylus to be used with multiple compatible devices rather than being tied to a single one." ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "SSDs are on track to get bigger and cheaper thanks to PLC technology: Storage of five bits in every NAND cell is coming, courtesy of Intel and Toshiba." Ars Technica 7:11 AM
  • "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 9/27
  • "Microsoft could be planning to launch both a Surface 7 and Surface Pro 7" Digital Trends 9/27
  • "Windows malware turns PCs into zombies: Nodersok malware has already infected thousands of Windows PCs" TechRadar UK 9/27
  • "Intel provides new Optane, 3D NAND updates" DigiTimes 9/27
  • "How Intel's Supply Shortage Has Affected Its Business" Market Realist 9/27
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3800X Versus Intel Core i9-9900K: What's The Best 8-Core Processor?" Forbes 9/27
  • "The Killer AMD Threadripper Build You'll Love To Hate" HotHardware 9/27
  • "Report: AMD's Server Processor Market Share To Breach 10% In 2020, Buoyed By Enterprise Wins" Benzinga 9/27
  • "HP's new Chromebooks support the universal stylus standard" The Verge 9/27
  • "HP's latest x360 Chromebooks ship with universal stylus compatibility" Engadget 9/27
  • "Dell's First 6-Core XPS 13 Starts Shipping in October" LAPTOP Magazine 9/27
  • "Oracle's Autonomous Cloud Security Claims Met with Skepticism" ITPro Today 9/27
  • "SPARCs fly as Oracle recharges Arm server processor designer Ampere with $40m" The Register 9/27
  • "Cisco helps ease blight of tourism on Orkney's Wi-Fi hotspot network thanks to £4.3m grant" The Register 9/27
  • "Cisco Enhances Webex Solutions With Security Capabilities" Zacks 9/27
  • "Ex-Cisco CEO John Chambers describes Silicon Valley's 'mistakes'" Yahoo Finance 9/27
  • "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 9/27
  • "Qualcomm striving to excel in Wi-Fi market" DigiTimes 9/27
General Interest
  • "Google Assistant is now available for most Chromebooks: Chrome OS 77 is now rolling out." Engadget 7:28 PM
  • "Cloudflare, Google and Firefox to add support for HTTP/3, shifting away from TCP" TechSpot 11:36 AM
  • "Google adds new Cloud region in Poland: Google also announced a new partnership with Poland's Domestic Cloud Provider (DCP)." ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "New SIM card attack disclosed, similar to Simjacker: There's now an app to test your phone's SIM card for both Simjacker and WIBattack" ZDNet 7:07 AM
  • "Malware infection disrupts production at defence contractor plants in three countries" ZDNet 9/27
  • "Researchers Think They Know How Many Phones Are Vulnerable to 'SIMjacker' Attacks" Vice 9/27
  • "Malware infection disrupts production at defence contractor plants in three countries" ZDNet 9/27
  • "Whistleblower case opens window into secret computer systems" Associated Press 9/27
  • "Oculus is trying to make the Quest the only home headset that matters" The Verge 9/27
  • "Amazon's continued quest to put Alexa everywhere" VentureBeat 9/27
  • "DARPA: Our goal is 100x faster network card for tomorrow's AI" ZDNet 9/27
  • "Motorola's Razr foldable will reportedly debut in 2019" 9to5Google 9/27
  • "The Galaxy Fold is now available for purchase in the US" TechCrunch 9/27
  • "Google's Pixel 4 Motion Gestures Will Work With Spotify And These Other Apps" HotHardware 9/27
  • "List of apps supporting Pixel 4 motion gestures leaks: Spotify, YouTube Music, and Pandora will all be supported" The Verge 9/27
  • "Russia's Yandex launches video service aimed at rivaling YouTube" Reuters 9/27
  • "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] 9/27
  • "YouTube Music preinstalled on Android 10, Play Music replaced" 9to5Google 9/27
  • "YouTuber charged loads of fans $199 for shoddy machine learning course that copy-pasted other people's GitHub code" The Register 9/27
  • "Google turns 21: How two Stanford University whiz kids accidentally built a tech empire" BetaNews 9/27
  • "Google celebrates 21st birthday with 21 percent discounts in Europe" Engadget 9/27
  • "Google's hyperlocal news app Bulletin makes headlines as it shuts down after just a year" The Next Web 9/27
  • "Google Built the Most Powerful Computer in the World. Here's Why You Should Be Very Worried" Inc. 9/27
  • "Huawei says it has begun producing 5G base stations without U.S. parts" Reuters 9/27
Press Releases
  • "Acacia Communications Announces Expiration of the HSR Waiting Period for Proposed Acquisition by Cisco Systems, Inc." GlobeNewswire 9/27
  • "Microsoft Weekly: Game streaming, plenty of patches, and business enhancements" Neowin 4:59 PM
  • "How to recover path environment variables on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 9/27
  • "How to identify symbols on function keys on a Windows 10 laptop" AddictiveTips 9/27
  • "Microsoft could bring back fan-favorite ergonomic keyboard, other accessories" Digital Trends 9/27
  • "The Sams Report: Microsoft Hardware Event Preview" Thurrott 9/27
  • "Game audio problems in Windows 10? Microsoft has a fix for that" BetaNews 9/27
  • "Microsoft Declares Windows 10 May 2019 Update Ready For Mass Deployments" HotHardware 9/27
  • "Microsoft says Windows 10 1903 is officially 'ready for broad deployment'" ZDNet 9/27
  • "Surprise! Windows 10 version 1903 declared 'ready for broad deployment'" Computerworld 9/27
  • "Windows 10 May 2019 Update inches toward the 50 per cent uptake as a new build drops" The Register 9/27
  • "When will you get the next version of Windows 10? Here's how to take control" ZDNet 9/27
  • "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 9/27
  • "Match Group gets DOJ subpoena for documents relating to FTC complaint" Reuters 9/27
  • "EU ready to act alone on digital tax if no global deal in 2020" Reuters 9/27
  • "Report: US government unlikely to give Huawei another 90-day reprieve" Android Authority 9/27
  • "Elizabeth Warren wants an office of tech experts advising Congress" ZDNet 9/27
  • "Elizabeth Warren wants to hire an army of nerds to defeat Google's lobbyists" The Verge 9/27
  • "Facebook wins dismissal of lawsuit that accused it of deceiving investors over privacy breach impact" Reuters 9/27
  • "US uses Google Translate to vet refugees" BBC 9/27
  • "Garmin Vivoactive 4 review: Touchscreen, advanced health tracking, golf, music, and more" ZDNet 10:05 PM
  • "OnePlus 7T unboxing and first impressions" Neowin 10:15 AM
  • "Beelink J45 Mini PC Review — Windows 10 Works as Expected, but Linux is Unstable" CNX Software 7:11 AM
  • "The GPU power ladder: all current graphics cards ranked •" Eurogamer 7:10 AM
  • "Why We Need To Take Data Privacy Seriously" Forbes 9/27
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold: Futuristic, but compromised/Foldable displays just aren't ready yet." Mashable 9/27
  • "Is Google Play Pass worth it? Depends on who you are" Android Police 9/27
  • "Chrome OS 101: How to save and retrieve files" The Verge 9/27
  • "HP 27f 4K monitor review: The HP 27f has crisp, 4K image quality but lacks the niceties of other monitors" Digital Trends 9/27
  • "How to fix the 'NO_PUBKEY' GPG error on Ubuntu" AddictiveTips 9/27
  • "Amazon's Strategy Deficit and Alexa's Endgame" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/27
  • "Podcast: Amazon's 80 announcements and Facebook's Oculus Connect conference" The Verge 9/27
  • "At OC6 Facebook Pushes Virtual Reality Forward" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/27
  • "These Mistakes Can Derail a Legacy Software Conversion" ReadWrite 9/27
  • "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 9/27
  • "Why there are so many TV streaming services? Getting everything you want can be very expensive." Engadget 9/27
  • "The Nubia Red Magic 3 Review: A 90Hz Gaming Phone With Active Cooling" AnandTech 9/27
  • "Think you can spot a phishing email? Think again" BetaNews 9/27
  • "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 9/27
  • "Zero-day exploits: 14 things to remember when an issue is discovered" The Next Web 9/27
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: Everything the Active 1 should have been" CNET 9/27
  • "Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: An acceptable midrange smartwatch" Engadget 9/27
  • "Review: SteelSeries Arctis 1 Wireless/What if your gaming headset could go with you anywhere?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9/27
  • "Column: Amazon Care may be to healthcare what Amazon Prime is to shopping" Los Angeles Times [Paid Membership Required] 9/27
  • "Lucas Pope: Indie games visionary makes pen-pushing feel like an exciting career choice" The Register 9/27
  • "Hands on with Marvel Dimension of Heroes: Fun, frantic though repetitive AR gameplay" PCWorld 9/27
  • "(Virtually) Never Alone: The rise of the virtual sidekick, and what it says about the shift in video game storytelling." Slate 9/27
  • "Google will soon open a cloud region in Poland" TechCrunch 9/27
  • "Overwolf and Intel invested $2 million in 25 indie dev apps in past year" VentureBeat 9/27
  • "Recurly raises $19.5 million to boost subscription revenue with machine learning" VentureBeat 9/27
  • "Logitech acquires popular game streaming tool Streamlabs for around $89M" TechCrunch 9/27
  • "Logitech Acquires Streamlabs, Aims Game Streamers" AnandTech 9/27
  • "Logitech just bought the software of choice for many top streamers: It's paying $89 million in cash." Engadget 9/27
  • "SoftBank likely to funnel $1 billion more into WeWork after delayed IPO: FT" Reuters 9/27
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close down as investors weigh potential curbs on U.S. portfolio investments into China: Alibaba, Baidu shares sink" MarketWatch 9/27
  • "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 9/27
  • "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 9/27
  • "Stocks whip around as US considers limits on flows into China" FOXBusiness 9/27
  • "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" [Paid Membership Required] 9/27
  • "Asia stocks Friday as U.S. political turmoil takes a toll" MarketWatch 9/27
  • "European stocks climb for sixth time in eight trading sessions" MarketWatch 9/27

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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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