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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Re-inventing Windows: From NT to 10X, Microsoft's never-ending quest for the better OS" ZDNet 12:14 PM
  • "Microsoft's future is built on Google's code: Google underpins Microsoft's browser and mobile OS now" The Verge 3:02 PM
  • "Microsoft hopes its new phone will break the dual-screen curse" CNET 3:22 PM
  • "Microsoft announces ARM-powered Surface Pro X with a custom SQ1 chip, LTE, and USB-C" The Verge 9:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 finally adds USB-C: Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 remains largely the same as before, but USB-C is a nice touch." PCWorld 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Surface Pro 7 with long-awaited USB-C port" The Verge 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft Unveils $749 Surface Pro 7 With USB-C" LAPTOP Magazine 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 3 with a new 15-inch model and USB-C" The Verge 9:32 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop 3 with AMD processor" VentureBeat 9:33 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 packs a 10th-gen Intel CPU" Engadget 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 Boasts a 15-inch Panel, AMD CPU" LAPTOP Magazine 9:41 AM
  • "Microsoft launches the ARM-based Surface Pro X" TechCrunch 10:03 AM
  • "The Surface Pro X is Microsoft's return to ARM-based Windows" Engadget 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's ARM-powered Surface Pro X takes on the iPad Pro" The Next Web 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft embraces dual-screen computing with the Surface Neo" Engadget 10:21 AM
  • "Microsoft teases dual-screen Surface Neo" VentureBeat 10:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 is pretty much forcing users towards Microsoft accounts rather than local ones" BetaNews 7:57 AM
  • "This won't end well. Microsoft's AI boffins unleash a bot that can generate fake comments for news articles" The Register 6:57 AM
  • "AMD scores a big marketing win with Ryzen-powered Microsoft Surface: Beating Intel to the 1100 GFLOPS punch by 2 years got AMD a new Surface design." Ars Technica 12:50 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen CPUs are selling better than ever, leaving Intel in the dust" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Hits All-time High CPU Sales Figures" TechQuila 8:35 AM
  • "AMD's 12-core Ryzen 9 Pro 3900 chip among a range of business-focused CPUs" Tech Central 8:40 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Pro 3000 series desktop CPUs will offer full RAM encryption" Ars Technica 8:07 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 3000 Continues Epic Smackdown On Intel According To New Retail Sales Data" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "AMD enables RIS for Radeon Vega graphics cards" Hexus 8:35 AM
  • "Intel's going toe-to-toe with AMD's Threadripper, halving its 18-core CPU price" PCGamesN 8:39 AM
  • "Intel Lowers Cascade Lake-X Pricing In Bid To Match AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Chips" Business Times 8:39 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake X surprise price drop preempts AMD November launch" SlashGear 8:40 AM
  • "Intel slashes pricing on 10th Gen Core i9 chips" bit-tech 8:40 AM
  • "Intel debuts competitively-priced Core i9 X Series for extreme performance" Pocket-lint 8:41 AM
  • "Intel cuts high-end chip prices as competition heats, names new treasurer and tax chief" Portland Business Journal 3:23 PM
  • "Intel's latest Core X-series CPUs are cheaper than ever before, but still cost a small fortune" Rock, Paper, Shotgun 6:58 PM
  • "IBM and Canonical work together in financial services: Just because IBM owns Red Hat doesn't mean it's not working with other Linux powers such as Ubuntu Linux." ZDNet 9:33 AM
  • "Dell's dual-screen future could bring exciting changes to XPS laptops" Digital Trends 11:18 AM
  • "Dell: We're Working on Dual-Screen PCs (by Killing the Keyboard)" PC Magazine 3:27 PM
  • "Dell Technologies sees Brazil as priority market" Bnamericas 8:29 AM
  • "Dell's CMO Allison Dew talks about how the company was ahead on the direct-to-consumer trend, why dedicated agency units fail, and why privacy regs will set advertising back" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:29 AM
  • "Oracle Buys CrowdTwist: Extends Oracle CX with Leading Cloud-Native Omni-Channel Loyalty Solution" StreetInsider 8:13 AM
  • "Oracle Reveals $40 Million Stake In Ampere" Pulse 2.0 8:14 AM
  • "Cisco clamps down on reseller pirates: Vendor will carry out on-site and remote audits of Cisco partners" ARN 8:12 AM
  • "Vulnerability in Cisco Webex and Zoom could allow attackers to spy on meetings" SiliconANGLE 8:12 AM
  • "Warning: Cisco Webex, Zoom meetings are open to snoopers, so use passwords" ZDNet 8:09 AM
General Interest
  • "A new Google tool will tell you if your passwords have been hacked" BGR 5:04 PM
  • "Amazon Just Announced Voice-Activated Eyeglasses That Will Change Everything (Maybe)" Inc. 2:55 PM
  • "McAfee adds new threat intelligence products to enterprise security suite" ZDNet 12:26 PM
  • "NVIDIA Shield 8.0.1 update brings the bugfixes for 4K headaches" Android Central 10:48 AM
  • "Report: PlayStation 5 may include a high-quality camera for game streamers" Android Central 9:33 AM
  • "Netflix phishing tops all other attacks on streaming services" BetaNews 7:57 AM
  • "Why so many Android Christian apps have unholy privacy policies: Religious apps account for hundreds of millions of downloads on the Google Play Store: and too many are data devils." CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Samsung phones now connect to Android Auto wirelessly" Engadget 7:00 AM
  • "Google Expands Android Auto Wireless Connectivity To These Smartphones" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "172 Malicious Android Apps With Over 300 Million Installs Discovered In Google Play Store Last Month" HotHardware 3:50 PM
  • "Exclusive: Here's 'Face Unlock' in action on Google Pixel 4 [Video] 9to5Google 3:53 PM
  • "Exclusive: Here's the 'new Google Assistant' on Pixel 4 [Video] 9to5Google 3:45 PM
  • "Google announces three new ways to hide your personal activity from Google: Incognito mode for Maps, auto-delete for YouTube history, and more" The Verge 7:41 AM
  • "Google starts rolling out Incognito mode for Maps" Engadget 7:00 AM
  • "Google wants to warn you if you reuse passwords or create weak ones" CNET 6:58 AM
  • "Google beefs up user privacy controls for Assistant, YouTube" CNET 6:58 AM
  • "Breathtakingly insecure: How not to install Google apps on your Huawei device/Just make a Chinese website your device's remote administrator. It'll be fine!" Ars Technica 8:08 AM
  • "Huawei Phones Had Bootleg Access to Google Apps. Not Anymore" Bloomberg 7:00 AM
  • "Huawei phones lose access to install Google's apps" Reuters 6:57 AM
  • "Gaming PCs and monitors achieve double digit growth in 2Q19, says IDC" DigiTimes 6:56 AM
  • "From Your Mouth to Your Screen, Transcribing Takes the Next Step: Improvements in automatic speech transcription are beginning to have a significant impact on the workplace." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 6:46 AM
  • "Samsung ends mobile phone production in China" Reuters 6:46 AM
  • "These sneaky email scammers are making it even harder for workers to spot fake invoices" ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "IT laggards could lose up to $200 billion in revenue over the next 5 years, says Accenture" ZDNet 6:45 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD and Microsoft Announce New 15 Inch Thin and Light Microsoft® Surface® Laptop 3" AMD 3:15 PM
  • "Oracle Buys CrowdTwist: Extends Oracle CX with Leading Cloud-Native Omni-Channel Loyalty Solution" Oracle 7:55 AM
Microsoft
  • "Hands-on with Microsoft's barrage of new Surface devices: Microsoft spreads the Surface love to Qualcomm and AMD, also takes on AirPods." Ars Technica 9:01 PM
  • "Hands On: Surface Ear Buds" Thurrott 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft's New Surface Earbuds Offer Noise Cancellation, Gesture Control And Office 365 Support" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Microsoft's Bold Surface Hardware Event: 5 Key Takeaways/The software giant unveiled big bets on dual-screen devices, while also dialing up the performance delivered by its Surface Pro and Surface Laptop families." TheStreet 3:33 PM
  • "How to Set Up Windows 10 With a Local Account" PC Magazine 3:27 PM
  • "New Microsoft Surface devices: Prices, release dates, and where to buy" ZDNet 3:27 PM
  • "Hands On: Surface Pro X" Thurrott 3:06 PM
  • "The Surface Laptop 3 vs. the competition: 13-inch workhorses" Engadget 12:19 PM
  • "Surface Pro 7 hands-on: USB-C is the main upgrade" Engadget 12:50 PM
  • "Surface Laptop 3 hands-on: Bigger, yet more refined" Engadget 12:19 PM
  • "Surface Neo and Duo hands-on: Our dual-screen future" Engadget 12:19 PM
  • "Hell freezes over: Microsoft Surface Duo is an Android-based foldable device" Android Authority 11:18 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Making a Foldable Android Phone. Yes." Thurrott 10:43 AM
  • "Microsoft just announced a dual-screen Surface phone" TechCrunch 10:43 AM
  • "Windows 10X is Microsoft's latest stab at a 'Lite' operating system" The Verge 10:43 AM
  • "Windows 10X Unveiled: Everything You Need to Know" LAPTOP Magazine 10:43 AM
  • "What the Heck is Windows 10X? (Premium)" Thurrott 10:43 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Neo first look: the future of Windows 10X is dual-screen" The Verge 10:40 AM
  • "The Surface Pro X's Slim Pen charges in your keyboard case" Engadget 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils Surface Earbuds for $249, taking on Apple, Amazon, Samsung, and others" GeekWire 9:57 AM
  • "The biggest announcements, live from Microsoft's 2019 Surface event" The Verge 9:32 AM
  • "Surface Laptop 3 13-inch and 15-inch marketing images surface" NotebookCheck 8:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface event live blog: news and photos from the keynote" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Surface event at 10AM ET" Engadget 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams new features: Now you can kill the noise from multiple channels" ZDNet 8:07 AM
  • "Is It Finally Time to Adopt Microsoft's Resilient File System?" ITPro Today 8:03 AM
  • "Microsoft TypeScript 3.7: Programming language beta lands with all these features" ZDNet 6:45 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Senators: Social Media Needs to Prepare for AI-Created Deepfakes" PC Magazine 3:27 PM
  • "Where the net neutrality fight goes next" Axios 7:54 AM
  • "Google faces UK class action lawsuit over collecting iPhone data" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 6:58 AM
  • "EU's top court says tracking cookies require actual consent before scarfing down user data" The Register 6:57 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Review: Kobo Libra H2O Challenges Kindle Oasis Just In Time For Holiday Shopping" Forbes 3:33 PM
  • "Blue Yeti X review — The best USB microphone yet" VentureBeat 9:32 AM
  • "A Beginner's Guide To Playing Games On Linux, Part 1: Enjoying Your Steam Library" Forbes 8:40 AM
  • "Dell Inspiron 17 7000 2-in-1 review: Too much to pay for mechanical storage" Expert Reviews 8:30 AM
  • "How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct: Google has now given us an option to set search and location data to automatically disappear after a certain time. We should all use it." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:23 AM
  • "The case against traditional passwords — and how biometrics can better secure us" The Next Web 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Fold: The first folding-screen smartphone lets you work anywhere, if you dare" Washington Post [Free Registration Required] 7:39 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Rune raises $2 million to use AI to find friends for mobile gamers" VentureBeat 7:54 AM
  • "Rune raises $2M to help you find new friends in mobile games, starting with Brawl Stars" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "AT&T Could Take A ~$7.5 Billion Haircut If It Divests DirecTV" Forbes 6:48 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes sharply lower for second day on concern about jobs and manufacturing: Dow down 3.1% so far this quarter, wiping out the 1.2% gain last quarter, but remains up 11.8% for the year" MarketWatch 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down Sharply as Wall Street Gets Recession Jitters: Stocks finish down sharply again on Wednesday on a slump in U.S. manufacturing, recession fears, and a disappointing hiring report." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks plunge amid volatile session, Dow closes nearly 500 points lower" FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Drop on Worries About Growth: Dow finishes nearly 500 points lower after private-sector employment report warns on job creation" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets fall as fears of global slowdown pick up: Nikkei and Hang Seng slip after worrying U.S. manufacturing data" MarketWatch 8:42 AM
  • "European stocks slammed by economic concerns: German institutes lower economic growth forecast" MarketWatch 8:42 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 7:00 AM CDT)
  • "Achieving Techquilibrium: Get the Right Digital Balance"
New York Times (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 11:00 AM CDT)
  • "WeWork, Rejected by Wall Street, Accepts Lifeline From SoftBank"
  • "Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Facebook: The US Needs Libra to Counter China's Cryptocurrency"
  • "FTC Blocks US Company From Selling 'Stalkerware' Apps"
  • "Verizon Offers Customers 12 Months of Disney+ for Free"
  • "Google Fi Uses Dual SIMs in a Really Cool Way"
  • "Score the Top-Rated Acer Aspire E 15 Laptop for $290"
  • "Lenovo's Foldable Thinkpad X1 Is Launching Q2 2020"
  • "Sprint Now Claims to Cover 16 Million With 5G"
  • "Mozilla Adding Privacy-Focused Translation to Firefox"
  • "Governments Aren't Doing Enough to Keep Internet Costs Down"
  • "Netflix Looks at 'Consumer-Friendly Ways' to Limit Password Sharing"
Reuters (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Intel files antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices"
  • "SoftBank clinches deal to take over WeWork: sources"
  • "SoftBank shares fall as it doubles down on WeWork"
  • "U.S. tech firm Maxar taps startup's robotics for moon mission"
  • "To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small"
  • "Facebook probe by U.S. states expands to 47 attorneys general"
  • "Exclusive: U.S. states plan Google antitrust meeting next month in Colorado - sources"
  • "U.S. defense chief recuses himself from review of $10 billion cloud computing contract"
  • "Musk's satellite project testing encrypted internet with military planes"
  • "Snap disappoints with fourth-quarter revenue guidance, sending shares down"
ZDNet (Updated 9:15 PM CDT)
  • "Google New Zealand pilots Duplex to provide accurate retail hours"
  • "Simplify and cooperate to beat back the cybercrime wave"
  • "Enterprise customers allow for fibre to go deeper into NBN: Rue"
  • "VMware expands Smart Assurance to provide 'holistic' network view"
  • "Facebook antitrust probe now has the backing of 47 attorney generals"
  • "NSW shifts Opal towards payment platform future with Connect launch"
  • "Senate committee to probe Australia's fintech and regtech opportunity"
  • "Red Hat is positioning itself as the digital transformation partner of the enterprise"


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