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TechNN Archive: Monday, September 30, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft's New Surface with ARM Chip Leaks, Along With new Laptop and Pro" Thurrott 8:14 PM
  • "How Amazon and Microsoft could build the world's biggest app store" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Richard Stallman to Microsoft: Publicly retract 'open source is a cancer' claim/If you love open source so much, say sorry for the horrible things you said, software pioneer Stallman suggests." ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Windows 10 users fume: Microsoft, where's our 'local account' option gone?" ZDNet 7:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Patch Alert: Botched IE zero-day patch leaves cognoscenti fuming" Computerworld 1:17 PM
  • "Why Microsoft won't unplug government agencies despite opposition to Trump policies" GeekWire 7:41 PM
  • "Microsoft Versus Oracle on Autonomous Databases: Microsoft's Approach" Cloud Wars 8:49 AM
  • "Google Rebuffed Again in Epic Java API Battle – Billions in Damages for Oracle in Sight" Computer Business Review 8:49 AM
  • "Next-gen computing: Oracle Cloud makes business smart and agile" Financial Express 8:48 AM
  • "Oracle reveals major stake in startup challenging Intel data center processors: Oracle already owns much of the data center software and hardware markets and now it is eyeing processors: Intel's most lucrative business." ZDNet 8:56 PM
  • "Intel Stock Is Being Held Back by Little More Than Fear" InvestorPlace 9:05 AM
  • "Intel strikes back: Core i7-1065G7 with Iris Plus Graphics G7 on par with AMD Radeon RX Vega 10" Notebookcheck 9:03 AM
  • "Intel VPs of PC Innovation and System Software Depart" Tom's Hardware 9:05 AM
  • "AMD's Server Market Share Could More Than Double by the End of 2020" ExtremeTech 9:03 AM
  • "AMD drops a 12-core Ryzen 9 Pro 3900 chip among other business-focused CPUs" PCWorld 1:17 PM
  • "AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 3000 Series CPUs For Q4" AnandTech 3:11 PM
  • "AMD launches Ryzen Pro 3000 Series processors" ZDNet 2:35 PM
  • "AMD Launches Ryzen Pro 3000 Series Processors" Thurrott 10:49 AM
  • "How AMD's and NVIDIA's Price Momentum Compares" Market Realist 3:09 PM
  • "Onus is on employees to align themselves to emerging technologies, says IBM India's HR head" The Economic Times 8:57 AM
  • "HP and PressOn partner with artist for Totally Thames exhibit" PrintWeek 8:56 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x360 packs a 4K display if you want it" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "HP's Spectre X360 13" laptop offers Ice Lake, Project Athena, and more" Ars Technica 3:59 PM
  • "Dell EMC PowerMax the first storage system to ship Storage Class Memory" CRN 8:56 AM
  • "Cisco SMB boss Nykaj Nair heads to the US" ARN 8:49 AM
  • "Could a strange new memory chip unlock mysteries of AI?" ZDNet 10:59 AM
  • "Cities aren't ready for the AI revolution" Axios 7:41 AM
General Interest
  • "Woman who sleeps in $500 EMF-blocking sack wants area-wide Wi-Fi limits: Seems like a good time to remember that EMF sensitivities are not real." Ars Technica 5:58 PM
  • "Android 10's impressive Live Caption feature will likely launch on Pixel 4" The Verge 1:08 PM
  • "Activists occupy Amazon office and put giant Jeff Bezos head on Whole Foods roof" Mashable 11:11 AM
  • "YouTube TV arrives on Amazon Fire TV devices" Android Police 9:28 AM
  • "China's new 500-megapixel 'super camera' can instantly recognize you in a crowd" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Google researchers train AI to distinguish 9 Indian languages" VentureBeat 2:33 PM
  • "Google Fit is apparently preparing account linking with Strava" 9to5Google 10:10 AM
  • "Google used photogrammetry to create a detailed VR tour of Versailles" Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Google faces house antitrust scrutiny over plans of encrypting DNS in Chrome" Android Central 7:54 AM
  • "Google Extends the Life of Some Chromebooks by 3 Years" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
  • "New PDFex attack can exfiltrate data from encrypted PDF files" ZDNet 7:32 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces Worldwide Availability of AMD Ryzen™ PRO 3000 Series Processors Designed to Power the Modern Business PC" AMD 8:27 AM
  • "Cisco SD-WAN Services Help Altice USA Offer Better Ways for Enterprises to Manage Their Networks" Cisco 8:27 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13: The New Standard for Premium" HP 8:27 AM
  • "Karen Walker Joins Intel as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer" Intel 1:27 PM
Microsoft
  • "Thousands of PCs Infected with Windows Malware: Here's What To Do" LAPTOP Magazine 1:17 PM
  • "Thunderboltable (Premium)" Thurrott 1:17 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop service is now generally available" TechCrunch 1:08 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Virtual Desktop hits general availability" VentureBeat 11:12 AM
  • "First Ring Daily 692: The Calm Before the Event" Thurrott 10:59 AM
  • "Microsoft expanding AI R&D center in Taiwan" DigiTimes 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'Anything but Ordinary' Campaign for Next-Gen Surface Leaked" Thurrott 8:06 AM
  • "All I want to do is chill and play 'Flight Simulator': Microsoft's latest title turns the planet into a living playground." Engadget 8:07 AM
  • "Flight Simulator is back, and it's real: Microsoft uses cloud to help classic franchise soar again" GeekWire 7:55 AM
  • "Ahead of big Microsoft Surface event, leaks point to plans for device strategy and refreshed gadgets" GeekWire 7:55 AM
  • "What to expect from Microsoft's Surface hardware event: Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and some mysterious new hardware" The Verge 7:42 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "There Have Been 800-Plus Political Cyberattacks in the Past Year Alone" Rolling Stone 2:09 PM
  • "Facebook and WhatsApp will be reportedly 'forced to disclose encrypted messages' to UK police" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "PayPal is first foreign company to win Chinese payments licence" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:28 AM
  • "U.S. online privacy rules unlikely this year, hurting big tech" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "Current and former Facebook execs say reports WhatsApp will hand encrypted messages to UK police are wrong" Business Insider 8:13 AM
  • "Emails show Google's control over Android thwarted Amazon's phone efforts" Digital Trends 8:08 AM
  • "Protecting Big Tech From Big Government: A Conversation with TechFreedom's Berin Szoka" Inside Sources 8:02 AM
  • "Switch Class-Action Lawsuit Now Includes Switch Lite" PC Magazine 7:32 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why big ISPs aren't happy about Google's plans for encrypted DNS: DNS over HTTPS will make it harder for ISPs to monitor or modify DNS queries." Ars Technica 7:13 PM
  • "How to change your YouTube email address through your Google account" Business Insider 2:36 PM
  • "'How to check the word count of any document on Google Docs, and keep the word count on your screen as you type" Business Insider 2:33 PM
  • "The ASUS ROG Phone II Review: Mobile Gaming First, Phone Second" AnandTech 10:44 AM
  • "How to play Commodore 64 games on Linux" AddictiveTips 10:10 AM
  • "ViewSonic Introduces Elite XG270QG Monitor: WQHD w/DCI-P3 and 165 Hz G-Sync" AnandTech 9:06 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 (Late 2019) —Better Than The Standard XPS 13? Ditch The MacBook Pro 13? First-Look Review" Forbes 8:56 AM
  • "Review: Anker's Soundcore Life Q20 headphones are perfect entry-level ANC cans" The Next Web 8:31 AM
  • "Why Amazon Care may be the new model for corporate healthcare" Computerworld 8:15 AM
  • "How to Make GIFs on Your Smartphone or Laptop: GIFs rule the internet. Here's how to hit a perfect loop every time." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:15 AM
  • "HP Elite x2 review: high quality Windows 10 2-in-1 comes with a high price" T3 8:56 AM
  • "HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2019) hands-on review: Prepare to be impressed" Digital Trends 9:16 AM
  • "HP's New Spectre x360 Has a 13-inch 4K OLED Display and I Want It" LAPTOP Magazine 8:26 AM
  • "HP's Spectre x360 13 seems like an improvement in almost every way" The Verge 8:12 AM
  • "Ask a PC expert: Should you buy a used graphics card?" PCWorld 8:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Verizon acquires Jaunt XR's software and technology" VentureBeat 10:49 AM
  • "Amboss, the knowledge platform for medical professionals, scores €30M Series B" TechCrunch 7:37 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks finish higher as Dow, S&P 500 post gains for third straight quarter: Monday is the last trading day of September and the third quarter" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Higher on Positive Trade Developments, Apple Shares Higher: Stocks finish the third quarter higher Monday after a U.S. Treasury official says the Trump administration doesn't have plans to stop Chinese companies from listing on U.S. exchanges." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "US, global merger and acquisition numbers hit multiyear lows" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise to Cap Volatile Quarter: S&P 500 turns in best performance in the first three quarters of a year since 1997" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "European stocks set to close quarter with stronger gain than U.S." MarketWatch 9:01 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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