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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft is battling yet another faulty update for Windows 10: We're dying to see what they plug the eleventh hole in the dyke with" The Inquirer 6:45 AM
  • "Warnings Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users" Forbes 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's unified Office Mobile app: What it is and why it matters/MIcrosoft's unified Office Mobile app, codenamed 'Unity,' could be coming to more Android phones and iOS phones soon. But what will happen on Windows?" ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest challenge? To connect 40 million people to the internet in the next three years: The tech giant launched the Airband International initiative to bring broadband connectivity to disadvantaged communities across the world." ZDNet 9:46 AM
  • "Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing" TechCrunch 11:12 AM
  • "Microsoft: 5 things to know about the tech leader that's withstood industry upheaval" FOXBusiness 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI learns to answer questions about scenes from image-text pairs" VentureBeat 1:53 PM
  • "Microsoft October 2019 Patch Tuesday is a light one: No zero-days this month. Only 59 security updates." ZDNet 8:58 PM
  • "Linus Torvalds isn't concerned about Microsoft hijacking Linux: Linux don dismisses 'anti-Microsoft stuff'" The Inquirer 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft says its Surface Duo phone isn't really a phone -- here's why/Commentary: Microsoft says you'll call the Surface Duo a phone even if it doesn't. Huh?" CNET 7:16 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to connect another 40 million global internet users: Expanding Airband to Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Intel's high-end Cascade Lake-X processors are cheaper and faster: CPUs could yield good-value high-powered PCs" The Inquirer 6:46 AM
  • "Intel cuts X-series prices in half to compete against AMD with upcoming Cascade Lake-X CPUs: Intel Core i9-10980XE Extreme Edition will come in at half the price of last year's top-of-the-range HEDT processor from Intel" Computing 6:58 AM
  • "Intel drops the price of its 9th-gen F and KF processors: Who needs integrated graphics,¬†anyway?" TechSpot 7:03 AM
  • "Intel Axes Kaby Lake-G Processors With AMD's Radeon Vega Graphics" Tom's Hardware 7:10 AM
  • "Intel says the 'The Element' modular computer is 'the future'" Hexus 7:04 AM
  • "Intel showcases 'Element' modular CPU design for servers or workstations: Intriguing potential for slot-upgradeable CPUs" Tech Central 6:59 AM
  • "Intel launches new modular strategy with Element demo" bit-tech 7:03 AM
  • "Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs can handle Fortnite smoothly without a graphics card: Integrated Gen12 graphics are targeting 60 fps for laptop gaming in popular esports titles" TechRadar UK 7:05 AM
  • "Intel CEO Bob Swan in Taiwan to meet suppliers" DigiTimes 7:05 AM
  • "AMD's Radeon RX 5500 GPUs brings Navi's 1080p gaming fight to Nvidia/Warning: RX-rated figures below" The Inquirer 6:46 AM
  • "AMD: The new Radeon RX 5500 will boast 'up to' 37 percent faster performance than the GTX 1650" TechSpot 6:58 AM
  • "AMD's Ryxen 9 3950X hits 4.3GHz across all 16 cores: Ryzen up in time for Xmas" The Inquirer 9:47 AM
  • "TSMC's new EUV process is hitting yield just in time for AMD's next-gen Zen 3 CPUs" PCGamesN 6:57 AM
  • "AMD developing barebones PC kit to take on Intel NUC platform" Notebook Check 6:57 AM
  • "Could Apple Cause Chip Shortages for AMD? Higher iPhone sales could make it tougher for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing to meet AMD's orders of 7-nanometer chips." The Motley Fool 6:58 AM
  • "Should Oracle 'Step On The Gas' To Grow Its Cloud Even Faster? Larry Ellison Responds" Forbes 7:17 AM
  • "Oracle to hire 2,000 workers to expand cloud business to more countries" Reuters 7:17 AM
  • "Oracle reveals major cloud expansion plans to take on Amazon and Microsoft" TechRadar UK 7:21 AM
  • "TSMC Achieves HVM On Its 7nm+ EUV Process — Next Generation CPUs And GPUs On 7nm EUV Are Now A Go" WCCFTech 7:05 AM
  • "Arm unveils consortium for autonomous vehicle computing" VentureBeat 3:46 PM
General Interest
  • "Twitter transgression proves why its flawed 2FA system is such a privacy trap: Twitter 2FA is every bit as bad as critics said it was. Site signals a change is coming." Ars Technica 8:20 PM
  • "Thunderbird to add built-in support for OpenPGP email encryption standard: Built-in OpenPGP support coming to Thunderbird 78, scheduled for release in the summer of 2020." ZDNet 1:12 PM
  • "Researchers develop AI that can play Angry Birds" VentureBeat 11:01 AM
  • "The PlayStation 5 officially launches 'holiday 2020": Yep, that's the name of the thing." Engadget 8:28 AM
  • "Tile unveils the Sticker alongside refreshed Slim, Pro, and Mate trackers" VentureBeat 7:43 AM
  • "Tile's latest Bluetooth tracker is a tiny, waterproof sticker: That's just one of many products in Tile's new lineup." Engadget 7:49 AM
  • "Google update lets you transfer music between its Home speakers with your voice: Google's Assistant can now move music and YouTube videos between Google devices within your home." CNET 12:45 PM
  • "Google gives its Android office apps a fresher, more consistent look: The shift between Docs, Sheets and Slides won't be so jarring." Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "Google orders OEMs to hide custom gestures in favour of Android stock: Gesture, I can boogie, but I need a certain thumb" The Inquirer 9:47 AM
  • "Google wants Android phone makers to use the same USB-C standard for fast charging" The Next Web 6:56 AM
  • "Google forces Android phone makers to offer digital wellbeing tools: Manufacturers can use Google's Digital Wellbeing app or build their own version." Engadget 6:56 AM
  • "Opera Doubles Down on Privacy With New Built-In Tracker Blocker" Thurrott 6:49 AM
  • "Opera's desktop browser gets built-in tracking protection" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
  • "Zero-day published for old Joomla CMS versions: Proof-of-concept code available online; trivial to exploit." ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "Samsung could be heading for a 50 percent profit drop: But analyst suggest the worst is over for its memory chip business." Engadget 6:41 AM
  • "Samsung Note 10 Sales Better than Expected" Thurrott 9:47 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold is less bork-prone but a pain to repair: 'Chainmail armour' stops the screen from folding into oblivion" The Inquirer 9:28 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy Fold is less bork-prone but a pain to repair: 'Chainmail armour' stops the screen from folding into oblivion" The Inquirer 9:28 AM
  • "Samsung updates Chromebook lineup with two new models: The 11.6-inch Chromebook 4 and 15.6-inch Chromebook 4+ feature some rugged features, Intel Celeron processors, and Google Assistant built in at starting prices of $230 and $300, respectively." ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "Adobe will cull all accounts in Venezuela to comply with US sanctions: La mierda" The Inquirer 6:46 AM
  • "Adobe shuts down Photoshop in Venezuela" BBC 6:42 AM
  • "LG puts its transparent OLED TVs in Harrods windows: It's all about what you don't see." Engadget 6:41 AM
  • "Opera's stricter privacy controls could also speed up your web browsing: Oh, and they'll limit site tracking, too." Engadget 6:46 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Radeon RX 5500 Series graphics cards introduced" Geeky Gadgets 6:57 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Office Apps Are Getting a Dark Mode on iOS" Thurrott 6:49 AM
  • "Mapping Data Flows in Azure Data Factory hits general availability" Neowin 6:50 AM
  • "The Best Features Coming in Windows 10 Version 1909" Lifehacker 7:15 AM
  • "Is Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 available with LTE?" Windows Central 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft's Surface Slim Pen vs. regular Surface Pen: What's the difference?" Windows Central 7:21 AM
  • "Windows tablets through the ages: The good, the bad and the ugly, in pictures" ZDNet 7:40 AM
  • "What should Microsoft call the next Xbox?" The Verge 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft now lets parents limit how much time their children spend in apps and games" Neowin 12:12 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit" TechCrunch 11:11 AM
  • "Spooked by Libra, EU pledges to regulate digital currencies" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "AI, Automation Drive Progress in Government Data Centers: U.S. government data centers have consolidated and become more efficient in the last 10 years. Now they are adding AI and automation to the mix." InformationWeek 7:40 AM
  • "Elon Musk painted as 'thin-skinned billionaire' in court documents: Musk called himself a 'fucking idiot' for his handling of the cave rescuer case." Engadget 7:29 AM
  • "Fortnite-maker settles lawsuit against cheat-seller" BBC 7:27 AM
  • "Hearthstone gamer banned for Hong Kong protest" BBC 7:08 AM
  • "US blacklists China organisations over Xinjiang 'Uighur abuse'" BBC 6:42 AM
  • "US government adds Chinese facial recognition firms to entity list: A few AI companies have also been blacklisted over human rights concerns." Engadget 6:41 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Salesforce: Why we ditched Python for Google's Go language in Einstein Analytics/Salesforce explains why Google's Go programming language is a better fit than Python and C for Einstein Analytics." ZDNet 9:00 AM
  • "Online Map Leads Archaeologist to Maya Discovery: Lidar has transformed the study of ancient civilizations, but maps made with the technology are expensive. Takeshi Inomata found a great one for free." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:49 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X vs 12.9-inch iPad Pro: Which big-screened productivity tablet is best?" PCWorld 7:16 AM
  • "Tech review: Aftershock Vapor 15 Pro is powerful yet portable" The Straits Times [Free Registration Required] 7:04 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 review: Lots to flex, few weaknesses/The XPS 13 many have been waiting for, but it may not be the 2-in-1 for everyone." Ars Technica 6:42 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Sorrell buys Silicon Valley's Firewood in pursuit of red-hot digital growth" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "Netflix and Doppio Games partner to create voice-controlled game The 3% Challenge" VentureBeat 7:42 AM
  • "This startup just raised $8 million to help busy doctors assess the cognitive health of 50 million seniors" TechCrunch 6:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow falls 300 points, stocks end lower for second day as hopes for U.S.-China trade talks fade: Market draws some relief from Fed's plan to expand balance sheet" MarketWatch 6:11 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower on News of Visa Restrictions for Chinese Officials: Stocks end lower Tuesday following late session reports the Trump Administration was putting visa restrictions on Chinese officials over abuses of Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region." TheStreet 6:12 PM
  • "Stocks tumble on Powell's balance sheet comments and as trade hopes fade" FOXBusiness 6:12 PM
  • "Stocks Extend Decline After U.S. Says It Would Impose Visa Restrictions: Tensions between Washington and Beijing threaten to undermine trade talks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 6:13 PM
  • "Asian markets gain ahead of U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei posts strong gain as mainland China markets reopen after weeklong holiday; HKEX drops $37 billion bid to buy LSE" MarketWatch 8:03 AM
  • "British pound under pressure after reports of contentious Merkel, Johnson call: FTSE 100 index outperforms on sterling weakness" MarketWatch 8:04 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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