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TechNN Archive: Monday, October 7, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says stopping the firm's controversial research in China would hurt" Business Insider 8:18 AM
  • "Windows patch causes more pain: Start Menu, boot and printer problems surface" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds isn't worried about Microsoft taking over Linux: And you shouldn't be either. Every company wants to rule Linux: none of them can or ever will." ZDNet 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft Patent Details Vibrating VR Floor Mat For Interactive Living Room Gaming" HotHardware 3:54 PM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX 5500 graphics card brings Navi to the masses with 'next level 1080p gaming'" PCWorld 8:19 AM
  • "AMD's entry-level Radeon RX 5500 is headed to desktops... and laptops" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 takes on the GTX 1650 for entry-level gaming" CNET 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Expects The Radeon RX 5500 To Dominate Nvidia GTX 1650 With 37 Percent Higher FPS" Forbes 8:18 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX 5500 is its new entry-level competitor to Nvidia's GTX 1650" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "AMD Rumored to Launch Midrange RX 5500 GPUs Today" Market Realist 9:49 AM
  • "AMD Announces Radeon RX 5500 Series: 1080p Gaming for Desktop & Mobile, Coming This Quarter" AnandTech 8:36 AM
  • "Intel-AMD Price War Begins with Cascade Lake-X Launch" Market Realist 4:41 PM
  • "Intel Launches Cascade Lake-X And Xeon W-2200 Processors With New Details And Features Revealed" Forbes 8:19 AM
  • "Intel's workstation X-series chips are a bit faster and much cheaper" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Intel shows off the 'Element,' another modular CPU design for servers or workstations" PCWorld 7:36 PM
  • "Intel Xeon W-2200 Family: Cascade Lake-X with ECC and 1TB Support" AnandTech 8:35 AM
  • "Intel slashes prices of 9th-gen desktop 'F' chips without integrated graphics by up to 20 percent" PCWorld 8:19 AM
  • "Intel Announces Price Cut for 9th Generation F and KF Processors" AnandTech 8:36 AM
  • "EU antitrust chief signals further clampdown on US tech" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
General Interest
  • "Data breach at Russian ISP impacts 8.7 million customers" ZDNet 4:08 PM
  • "Facebook's AI uses schemas to teach robots to manipulate objects in less than 10 hours of training" VentureBeat 1:39 PM
  • "iFixit Galaxy Fold teardown shows the improvements Samsung made" CNET 10:27 AM
  • "FBI warns about attacks that bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA)" ZDNet 10:17 AM
  • "Mobile security: These health apps aren't good for your phone or your privacy/As people turn to mobile apps to help manage health conditions, cyber criminals have realised there's money to be made." ZDNet 10:16 AM
  • "Bose Sleepbuds: Sleep-enhancing earphones discontinued after battery woes" GearBrain 8:41 AM
  • "The forgotten pioneers of computer animation" Engadget 8:29 AM
  • "Amazon refreshes the Fire HD 10 tablet with USB-C" VentureBeat 8:36 AM
  • "Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 with a faster processor and USB-C" The Verge 8:28 AM
  • "Digital Wellbeing and parental controls are now required on all Google-certified Android phones" Android Central 1:39 PM
  • "Android dev complains of 'Orwellian' treatment as account banned after 6 years on Play store" The Register 8:19 AM
  • "AI could become 'an enemy of the human race' warns expert" [Video Report] BBC 8:19 AM
  • "Google suspended facial recognition research for the Pixel 4 smartphone after reportedly targeting homeless black people" Business Insider 8:18 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Introduces Radeon™ RX 5500 Series Graphics: Superior Visual Fidelity, Advanced Features and High-Performance Gaming Experiences" AMD 8:33 AM
  • "HP Expands Healthcare Edition Portfolio to Address Global Industry Challenges" HP 8:32 AM
  • "Intel Enables AI Acceleration and Brings New Pricing to Intel Xeon W and X-Series Processors" Intel 8:32 AM
  • "Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis Solutions for Oracle EPM Cloud" Oracle 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI generates high-quality talking heads from audio" VentureBeat 4:41 PM
  • "Programming Windows: COOL (Premium)" Thurrott 3:42 PM
  • "The Engadget Podcast: Is Microsoft making better PCs than Apple?" Engadget 1:39 PM
  • "Windows 10 on Arm: What you need to know before you buy a Surface Pro X" ZDNet 1:15 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows Insider chief Sarkar is is moving to a new developer-relations role" ZDNet 11:47 AM
  • "Windows Insider Program is Leaderless" Thurrott 11:21 AM
  • "New petition implores Microsoft to make foldable Surface Duo a true Windows phone" GeekWire 8:40 AM
  • "Microsoft Excel joins the 1 billion installs club on Android" Android Central 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft crowdsourced QA, and look what we got" Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked" Computerworld 8:19 AM
  • "Microsoft's vibrating floor mat could stop you crashing into the furniture when wearing a VR headset" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Adobe Pulls All User Access in Venezuela Due to US Sanctions" PC Magazine 9:11 PM
  • "State attorney general group probing Facebook could expand to 40: source" Reuters 9:11 PM
  • "Supreme Court lets blind man sue Domino's over website accessibility: By ignoring Domino's appeal, the Supreme Court opens up the door for lawsuits challenging websites and mobile apps that aren't accessible to people with disabilities." ZDNet 7:51 PM
  • "Lawsuit accuses Fortnite maker of designing game to be addictive" CNET 7:37 PM
  • "Trump tweet gets it wrong on net neutrality ruling" TechCrunch 1:14 PM
  • "U.S. Supreme Court rejects Amazon warehouse worker wage appeal" Reuters 9:10 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T Review: Not very new, but still one of the best phones you can buy/OnePlus keeps all the great features of its last flagship, doesn't add much else." Ars Technica 2:20 PM
  • "How To Overclock Raspberry Pi 4 Over 2GHz For A Tasty Speed Bump" HotHardware 12:56 PM
  • "Honor Band 5 review: Sleek, affordable fitness tracking [Video] 9to5Google 11:44 AM
  • "How Twitter Sees Itself" Vice 8:40 AM
  • "Speed, style, and tough: SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "Celigo raises $20 million for tools that connect enterprise apps and services" VentureBeat 9:25 AM
  • "Next Insurance raises $250M from Munich Re, becomes a unicorn" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Ritesh Agarwal to invest $700M in Oyo's new $1.5B financing round" TechCrunch 8:25 AM
  • "Yes Bank in talks with Microsoft, other tech firms to sell up to 15% stake - Mint" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Venture firm 83North raises $300 million for new tech fund" Reuters 7:40 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower as optimism over upcoming U.S.-China trade meeting wanes: High-level talks are set to begin Thursday" MarketWatch 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down, Lose Momentum Amid Focus on U.S.-China Trade Talks: Stocks finished down Monday afternoon as the effects of upbeat comments from White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the upcoming U.S. trade talks with China proved short-lived." TheStreet 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks sink on concerns big trade deal may be elusive" FOXBusiness 4:10 PM
  • "Stocks Tick Lower as Investors Await Trade Developments: As the week progresses, traders will be keeping eyes on headlines from Washington" [Paid Membership Required] 4:09 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed ahead of renewed U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei loses early gains, while Australian stocks rise" MarketWatch 8:43 AM
  • "European stocks turn higher as Wall Street open approaches" MarketWatch 8:43 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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