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TechNN Archive: Sunday, October 6, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Puzzling Announcements: Microsoft has been on a roll and is back at the top of the tech industry by doing exactly what Satya Nadella said he'd do when he took the reins from Steve Ballmer. But now, Microsoft is engaging in a number of risky processor (ARM) and partner (Android) transitions. Why?" Monday Note 1:42 PM
  • "Why Microsoft doesn't want you to call its phone a phone/Commentary: Microsoft insists that its Surface Duo for 2020 is much more than a dual-screen phone. Here's what's up." CNET 6:48 PM
  • "Window 10 1903 Facepalms Continue As Cumulative Update Breaks VMware Workstation" HotHardware 4:01 PM
  • "New Surface Duo Highlights Microsoft's Massive Gamble" Forbes 8:57 PM
  • "AMD details Zen 3 and Zen 4 alongside roadmap for next-gen Epyc Milan and Genoa CPUs" TechSpot 6:32 PM
  • "NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Rumored to Beat AMD's Radeon RX 5500 XT (Navi 14)" TechQuila 6:32 PM
  • "Why I Coined the Term 'Quantum Supremacy': Researchers at Google finally seem to have a quantum computer that can outperform a classical computer. Here's what that really means." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "DNS-over-HTTPS causes more problems than it solves, experts say" ZDNet 12:49 PM
  • "Microsoft's embrace of Google's Android software is bigger than its new phone: Microsoft's Surface reputation and the embrace of a once-rival platform gets the software titan back into the mobile game." CNET 10/5
  • "Microsoft Surface Duo: Android failure is not an option/When Microsoft's dual-screen, Android-powered Surface Duo reaches the market, will it be a triumph after years of mobile failures from the company, or will we confirm once and for all that Microsoft is incapable of learning from previous mistakes?" ZDNet 10/5
  • "Microsoft Says Iranian Hackers Already Trying To Compromise US Political Campaigns" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Microsoft Excel hits one billion Play Store installs" Android Police 10/5
  • "HP Inc. to Lay Off Thousands as Printing Business Faces a Reckoning" Motley Fool 10/5
  • "AMD EPYC Zen 3 Milan CPUs Get New L3 Cache Design, Zen 4 Genoa Adds SP5 Socket, DDR5" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Gigabyte Cranks AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Flagship CPU To A Blazing 4.3GHz Across All 16 Cores" HotHardware 10/5
  • "The brewing storm for Big Tech" Axios 10/5
General Interest
  • "Smartphone addiction? That's really a 'you' problem" New York Times 8:57 PM
  • "Prepare for Wi-Fi 6: From traffic to healthcare, the applications of the new Wi-Fi 6 standard are set to transform how we connect." Gadget 6:31 PM
  • "Russian hackers modify Chrome and Firefox to track secure web traffic" Engadget 4:28 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 May Employ A Convenient New Way To Summon Google Assistant" HotHardware 4:01 PM
  • "UAE telecom du sees no evidence of 'security holes' in Huawei's 5G technology: CTO" Reuters 8:36 AM
  • "Developer of HildaCrypt ransomware releases decryption keys for free" BetaNews 7:46 AM
  • "Pagers, faxes and cheques: Things that might seem obsolete, but aren't" BBC 7:41 AM
  • "Software robots are guiding us into intelligent automation, with less stress" ZDNet 10/5
  • "HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits" TechCrunch 10/5
  • "Inception: Scientists Have Implanted Memories In Birds To Teach Them New Songs" HotHardware 10/5
  • "Report: Alabama hospitals pay hackers in ransomware attack" Associated Press 10/5
  • "Smartphones merge work and life to 'amplify patriarchal values' and overwhelm women, study claims" Stuff: New Zealand 10/5
  • "Exclusive: Google working on 'Raise to talk' for Pixel 4's 'new Assistant'" 9to5Google 10/5
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X vs. Samsung Galaxy Book S: Arms race" CNET 7:56 AM
  • "Podcast: Microsoft Surface Launch Event" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/5
  • "How to create a list of all items in a folder on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 10/5
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X vs. Apple iPad Pro: Which Premium Tablet Is Best?" LAPTOP Magazine 10/5
  • "Microsoft's Mandatory Windows 10 Cumulative Update Adds Security And Printer Fixes" HotHardware 10/4
  • "Exclusive: Hackers apparently linked to Iran tried to intrude in Trump 2020 campaign: sources" Reuters 10/4
  • "Microsoft says Iran plotted cyber attack against US presidential campaign" New York Post 10/4
  • "Microsoft: Iranian cyberattack targeted a US presidential campaign" Engadget 10/4
  • "What the heck is Windows 10X? Hint: it's not a full new operating system" The Verge 10/4
  • "A Closer Look At Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 and the New AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition CPUs" WePC 10/4
  • "#1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon Will Drive Cloud Wars Top 10 Over $40 Billion for Q3" CloudWars 10/4
  • "Windows out-of-band update: Microsoft's mandatory security patch is for all versions" ZDNet 10/4
  • "Windows 10's latest 2020 preview packs these new desktop, smartphone features" ZDNet 10/4
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook questioned by Brussels over Libra risks" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11:11 AM
  • "China and Taiwan clash over Wikipedia edits" BBC 10/4
  • "Epic Slapped With Lawsuit For Making Fortnite Addicting And Too Fun For Minors, Hello?" HotHardware 10/4
  • "The broken record: Why Barr's call against end-to-end encryption is nuts/Barr, DHS Secretary, UK, and Australia say end-to-end encryption will help child abusers." Ars Technica 10/4
  • "The Court Allowed The FCC To Kill Net Neutrality Because Washing Machines Can't Make Phone Calls" The Verge 10/4
  • "Where Does the Net Neutrality Fight Go Next? To Multimillion-Dollar Court Fights" Inside Sources 10/4
  • "Mark Zuckerberg promises Facebook won't be biased against Elizabeth Warren" The Verge 10/4
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Says He'll Try Not to 'Antagonize' Elizabeth Warren Anymore" Daily Beast 10/4
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1 2019 laptop review: As flexible as you are" IT World Canada 6:34 PM
  • "Motorola One Action review: Action camera hero or budget flop?" Android Authority 11:11 AM
  • "How Falcon Northwest keeps making custom gaming PCs one at a time" VentureBeat 11:11 AM
  • "Just putting it out there: I will not be phablet-shamed" The Next Web 10:31 AM
  • "StarTech.com TB3CDK2DP Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C hybrid dock is magical [Review] BetaNews 10:31 AM
  • "It's frankly amazing that Samsung's $2,000 Galaxy Fold lasted as long as it did in this brutal demonstration to test its durability" Business Insider 8:36 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Dell XPS 13: Which Premium Laptop Wins?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:58 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2 Review: Is It Worth It?" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 AM
  • "I tried Facebook's vision for the social future of VR, and it's full of question marks" CNET 7:55 AM
  • "Zuckerberg's self-belief is a threat to Facebook's future" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Fossil Gen 5 Review: The best Wear OS has to offer probably isn't enough [Video] 9to5Google 10/5
  • "Solving these 5 issues will make education AR/VR go mainstream" VentureBeat 10/5
  • "AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging Businesses?" ReadWrite 10/5
  • "For a jaded tech reviewer who plays with the latest and greatest smartphones every year, the OnePlus 7T shouldn't feel that special — but it does" Business Insider 10/5
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "PayPal becomes first member to exit Facebook's Libra Association" Reuters 10/5
  • "PayPal withdraws from Facebook's Libra Association" Reuters 10/4
  • "The T-Mobile–Sprint Merger's Strategic Benefits" Market Realist 10/4
  • "Software for the farm: Barn2Door raises $3.4M to help farmers connect directly with customers" GeekWire 10/4
  • "Alteryx acquires machine learning startup Feature Labs" TechCrunch 10/4
  • "AI Medical Service raises $42.9 million to detect cancerous lesions from endoscope footage" VentureBeat 10/4
  • "Malaysian Maxis signs up to Huawei for 5G" ZDNet 10/4
  • "Google-backed Dunzo raises $45M to expand its hyperlocal delivery startup in India" TechCrunch 10/4
  • "Indonesia's Bukalapak gets investment from South Korea's Shinhan, says valuation $2.5 billion" Reuters 10/4
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher after modest job gains keep Fed rate cut hopes alive: U.S. unemployment falls to 3.5%, lowest since 1969" MarketWatch 10/4
  • "Stocks End Higher on Jobs Report, Trump Trade-Deal Coments: Stocks finish higher Friday after the U.S. jobs report for September shows the lowest level of headline unemployment in at least 50 years, and President Trump says there is a 'good chance' for a China trade pact." TheStreet 10/4
  • "Dow Makes This Bullish Move As Stock Market Rallies; Too Late To Buy Apple? Key indexes wrapped up a volatile week with big gains in the stock market today, despite a weaker-than-expected jobs report. Apple led the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which reclaimed key support." Investor's Business Daily 10/4
  • "Stocks gain steam on Fed Chair Powell's comments and 50-year low unemployment" FOXBusiness 10/4
  • "U.S. Stocks Rally After Jobs Report: S&P 500 ends rocky week with a modest 0.3% loss after rebounding Thursday and Friday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/4
  • "U.K. stocks rise as U.S. employment data shows gentle slowdown in jobs growth" MarketWatch 10/4



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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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