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TechNN Archive: Thursday, October 10, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "PC shipments grow in Q3 as Windows 10 refresh cycle continues: For the second quarter in a row, Lenovo topped the list of vendors, while HP came in second, according to both IDC and Gartner." ZDNet 6:44 PM
  • "Intel Unveils Element, Next-Gen Modular PC Platform Aimed at Gaming/Workstation NUCs With Up To 8 Cores" WCCFTech 6:14 AM
  • "Intel's Element is a bare-bones PC in PCI card form: Firm makes easy-to-use modular PCs a reality" The Inquirer 7:59 AM
  • "Intel releases 10th-generation processors in Korea" The Korea Times 6:14 AM
  • "It's the end of the line for Intel Kaby Lake-G processors" TrustedReviews 6:14 AM
  • "Intel to discontinue AMD collaboration Kaby Lake-G in 2020" KitGuru 6:13 AM
  • "Kaby Lake-G Intel processors with AMD graphics come to an end" Geeky Gadgets 6:13 AM
  • "Intel Rolls Out New Update for Its Bluetooth Adapters — Download Version 21.40.0" Softpedia 6:14 AM
  • "Three main reasons why you should buy a Surface Laptop 3 with Intel processor instead of AMD" MSPoweruser 6:14 AM
  • "Microsoft can fix the toxic Android hellstew, but it needs a partner: Samsung, LG, ZTE or Huawei? There is definitely room for a full range of business-friendly Microsoft Android devices, targeted to SMBs and enterprises." ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Microsoft and Lauv launch website focused on mental health: It aims to facilitate catharsis, connection and compassion." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Microsoft To Do updates on Android and iOS devices with new features and fixes" OnMSFT 6:25 AM
  • "Mike Ybarra is leaving Microsoft" MCV 6:26 AM
  • "Matt Salsamendi, co-founder of Mixer, leaves Microsoft" Neowin 6:43 PM
  • "Microsoft and GitHub workers protest ICE contracts in latest demonstration of employee activism" GeekWire 6:44 PM
  • "Oracle's aggressive hiring to boost SA's job market" IT Web 6:24 AM
General Interest
  • "Hacker Loots Data on 250,000 Users of Dutch Prostitution Site: The data breach at Hookers.nl threatens to reveal the identities of the website's users, which includes both customers and sex workers. According to Dutch media, the hacker is selling the data for $300." PC Magazine 9:07 PM
  • "Adobe backtracks, will refund customers after canceling their accounts: Adobe still deactivating Venezuelan accounts but will give money back to users." Ars Technica 3:36 PM
  • "Canon's small, clippable Ivy Rec camera will be available on October 16th: Following a successful Indiegogo campaign" The Verge 2:19 PM
  • "Chrome will use AI to describe images for blind and low-vision users: Images will be identified using machine learning ." Engadget 6:55 AM
  • "Google releases new tool to help gauge and reduce pollution and carbon emissions" Neowin 6:07 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, and Made by Google hardware event squeezed by Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft launches: Google's Made by Google hardware event will take the wraps off of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4XL, but preceding events from the likes of Apple, Amazon and Microsoft have upped the ante for products today as well as 2020." ZDNet 6:07 AM
  • "Samsung's Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 phones starts soon: The platform's beta version will roll out with the second iteration of Samsung's One UI." Engadget 6:08 AM
  • "Huawei and Swiss telecom Sunrise set 5G speed record" Neowin 6:07 AM
  • "OnePlus 7T Pro release date, specs and price: Watch the livestream here/Launch kicks off at 4pm in Blighty" The Inquirer 6:08 AM
  • "Steam Is Adding Online Play to All Local Multiplayer Games: If you want to play a local multiplayer game with a friend on the other side of the world, Remote Play Together makes that possible." PC Magazine 6:50 AM
  • "Steam is bringing local multiplayer gaming to the online world: Local split-screen games won't just be for local people" The Inquirer 6:08 AM
  • "Steam will let local multiplayer games be played online with Remote Play Together" Neowin 6:07 AM
  • "Steam's next big feature will make any 'local multiplayer' game work online: Late October launch; supports up to four computers, requires only one copy of game." Ars Technica 6:08 AM
  • "Waymo to operate fully driverless vehicles without safety drivers" Neowin 6:07 AM
  • "Nikon Debuts the Portable, Powerful Z 50 Mirrorless Camera: The camera maker's first mirrorless DX format device, which shoots 4K video with built-in editing functions, will be available in November along with two new Nikkor Z lenses." PC Magazine 6:21 AM
  • "Razer Raion Puts A Full Size Fightstick In Your Palm For PlayStation 4 And PC Beat 'Em Ups: Read more at https://hothardware.com/news/razer-raion-controller-fights-playstation-4-pc#L2O0EH4pez63A4wQ.99" HotHardware 4:05 PM
Press Releases
  • "Social Business Intelligence (BI) Market | Analysis 2019 — IBM Corp., Oracle Corp., SAP AG, SAS Institute, Inc." Online Industry News 6:24 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft is rolling out Xbox One updates that allow parents to set time limits" FOXBusiness 6:23 AM
  • "Xbox Scarlett: Next-Gen Xbox Price, Release Date, Specs, And More" GameSpot 6:25 AM
  • "Do Microsoft Surface Earbuds have noise cancellation (ANC)?" Windows Central 6:26 AM
  • "Minecraft Earth beta snags crafting, up to 8 hours to craft Diamond Pickaxe: Minecraft Earth has dropped its first glimpse of crafting and smelting to closed beta testers." Windows Central 8:30 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Trump relents on US companies supplying products to Huawei: Reports suggest that the White House will allow some non-sensitive goods to be purchased by the Chinese firm." ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "EU warns of 5G security risks from state-backed entities: But report stops short of mentioning Huawei or ZTE" The Inquirer 6:08 AM
  • "AI to 'fundamentally shift' global balance of power: The focus of Australia's cyber diplomacy is expanding to include 'grand strategy in technology', as well as engagement with technology firms and governments." ZDNet 6:07 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Intel Gen 11 Graphics Takes Fight To AMD In Dell XPS 13 2-In-1" HotHardware 11:20 AM
  • "The best smart home devices of 2019: Here are the smart home products that are most worth your time this year." CNET 10:44 AM
  • "These are 30 personalities who defined the 2010s: From a loose collection of hackers to the founder of the largest social network in history, this is CNET's list of the larger-than-life innovators and important influencers of the last 10 years." CNET 10:00 AM
  • "The Nokia 7.2 is competent and almost as good as the Pixel 3A" The Verge 9:43 AM
  • "One in Five People Have Killed a Social Media Profile for Privacy: New research commissioned by DuckDuckGo shows the online privacy age may have finally arrived when it comes to individual habits, at least." PC Magazine 6:26 AM
  • "Hands-on with the Z 50, Nikon's first mirrorless APS-C camera: Nikon's mirrorless cameras get smaller in both size and price." Engadget 6:08 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "MouseBelt accelerator launches Blockchain Education Alliance" VentureBeat 8:59 AM
  • "Clari raises $35 million for AI sales pipeline optimization tools" VentureBeat 7:37 AM
  • "WeWork India fighting for new funds after talks with local lender collapse" Reuters 6:21 AM
  • "New Vector scores $8.5M to plug more users into its open, decentralized messaging Matrix" TechCrunch 6:06 AM
  • "Electric moped startup Revel raises $27.6 million as it eyes new markets" TechCrunch 6:06 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks notch consecutive gains as Trump plans to meet China's chief trade negotiator: Investors await news on a possible trade deal Friday" MarketWatch 5:27 PM
  • "Dow Ends Higher as China Signals Interest in Partial Trade Agreement: Stocks finish higher ahead of high-level trade talks after a report says China is still open to a partial trade agreement with the United States." TheStreet 5:28 PM
  • "Stocks climb as Trump teases big trade meeting" FOXBusiness 5:29 PM
  • "Stocks Rise on Trump's Plan to Meet With China Trade Negotiator: Dow closes about 150 points higher, the latest example of trade-induced volatility in markets" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:29 PM
  • "Asian markets erase early losses on reports of partial trade deal, easing of Huawei blacklist: Nikkei, Hang Seng in positive territory after early losses" MarketWatch 6:48 AM
  • "European Stocks Were Stuck to a Tight Range While Waiting for News on U.S.-China Trade Talks" MarketWatch 6:48 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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