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TechNN Archive: Friday, October 11, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "AMD has 30% of the CPU market for the first time in over a decade – should Intel be worried?" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Arcturus Next-Gen GPU Support Added To HWiNFO, Could Be Featured In Radeon Instinct AI/HPC Lineup As Early As 2020" WCCFTech 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Navi graphics cards could get ray tracing as soon as December" TechRadar UK 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Radeon Instinct HPC Accelerators Powered By Arcturus GPUs Rumored For H1 2020 Debut" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Benchmarks" Guru3D 8:35 AM
  • "Intel targets AI with new Xeon chips" IT-Online 8:37 AM
  • "No, Intel didn't confirm its discrete Xe GPUs will support ray tracing" PCWorld 4:42 PM
  • "Intel Core i3-10100 Comet Lake-S Quad-Core Budget Desktop Chip Leaks" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Microsoft prods customers with Windows 10 retirement dates: The last update for Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 and Windows 10 Education 1703 arrived on Tuesday." Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "Windows 10 means we're buying more PCs again, but the boost won't last" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Microsoft and NIST partner to create enterprise patching guide" ZDNet 12:52 PM
  • "Linux laptops: System76 reveals Intel 10th generation CPUs for its two new models" ZDNet 7:39 AM
  • "IBM launches blockchain-based supply chain service with AI, IoT integration: Tied to its existing Sterling Order Management System service, the new blockchain and AI-enabled cloud offering enables real-time views of order shipments, alerts and optimization recommendations." Computerworld 8:16 AM
  • "HP is cutting jobs again. Here's what we know about the impact in Boise and beyond" Idaho Business Review [Free Registration Required] 8:31 AM
  • "HP users warned of critical security vulnerability" bit-tech 8:32 AM
  • "Michael Dell interview: We're quite ahead of HPE" CRN Australia 8:29 AM
  • "Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra Modular, Zero-Footprint PC Launched in India" Gadgets 360 8:28 AM
  • "Dell quietly updates its Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition series with Intel 10th gen CPUs and Thunderbolt 3" Notebookcheck 8:29 AM
  • "PC sales are growing despite processor shortages" Engadget 8:10 AM
  • "Secure Collaboration a Win for Cisco: The Webex Control Hub Extended Security Pack is available now" UCToday 8:30 AM
  • "I can't believe you've done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website" The Register 8:17 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung Rumored To Release Cheaper Galaxy Note 10 Lite" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Study Finds Smart TVs Are Spying On You, Maybe That's Why Prices Are So Low" HotHardware 4:38 PM
  • "Blizzard president J. Allen Brack issues statement on Hearthstone's Hong Kong controversy" VentureBeat 8:48 PM
  • "Blizzard reduces suspension of Hong Kong Hearthstone player and gives back his prize money: But it claims the ban has nothing to do with China" The Verge 7:46 PM
  • "Riot doesn't want League of Legends broadcasters discussing 'sensitive topics' on the air" The Verge 2:52 PM
  • "Does Your Toothbrush Have an App Yet? New technology is creating some excitement in the formerly ho-hum world of dental care." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 12:21 PM
  • "People are firing back at Blizzard by using one of its characters in anti-China memes after the gaming company punished a pro-gamer for defending the Hong Kong protests" Business Insider 12:13 PM
  • "Amazon explains how Alexa learns new languages" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "Amazon is improving the accuracy of Alexa's natural language understanding" Business Insider 8:41 AM
  • "Cyber-criminals are threat to society, warns forensics boss" BBC 8:16 AM
  • "Google's next Pixelbook is basically a Macbook that runs Chrome OS" Ars Technica 12:13 PM
  • "Google defends contributions to climate change-denying think tanks: The company says it's not unusual" The Verge 10:57 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 hardware event: rumors, leaks, and what to expect" The Verge 8:08 AM
  • "Google Pixelbook Go Fully Revealed With Striking New Design" LAPTOP Magazine 8:07 AM
  • "Google pulls Hong Kong protestor game from store" BBC 8:00 AM
  • "Not so fast: Survey says Google's Stadia will chew through data caps" The Next Web 5:50 PM
  • "All Google Stadia games will be playable in 4K at 60fps, here's what it means" Android Authority 7:49 AM
  • "Google Secures 549M Gallons of Groundwater to Cool Servers" PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "US Tech Giants Are Small Fish In the Chinese Market: American tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, and Google have small fractions of market share in China compared with state-backed Chinese e-commerce and social media giants." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Completes Acquisition of CloudCherry" PRNewswire 3:24 PM
  • "HP Inc. and Girl Rising Mark International Day of the Girl with Partnership to Empower 10 Million Students and Teachers" HP 8:27 AM
  • "GreenGo Gives Oracle Cloud the Green Light" Oracle 8:27 AM
  • "Oracle Opens Retail Innovation and Technology Center in Portugal" Oracle 8:27 AM
Microsoft
  • "Xbox Scarlett vs. PS5: Here's what we know so far about the consoles" Digital Trends 8:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's newest keyboard feature is sure to make you smile" TrustedReviews 8:57 PM
  • "Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Windows 10's November 2019 update is now available to testers" The Verge 7:56 AM
  • "Microsoft: Meet Windows 10 'November 2019 Update' and this is the final build" ZDNet 7:39 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Biden campaign asks Facebook, Twitter and Google to take down Trump ad" Reuters 12:52 PM
  • "T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Antitrust Concerns Gain Ground" Market Realist 10:55 AM
  • "Deloitte was too close to Autonomy, regulators claim" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:02 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Are You Making a Major Security Mistake With PaaS?" ReadWrite 7:10 PM
  • "How to Protect Your Domain Name System From Hijacking" ReadWrite 7:10 PM
  • "Ask Paul: October 11 (Premium)" Thurrott 4:41 PM
  • "Silicon Valley needs to grow a backbone and stand up to China" Digital Trends 12:11 PM
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube review (2019): Alexa's streaming box grows up" Engadget 10:49 AM
  • "Why Waze Doesn't Share Traffic Data With Google Maps—Data Sheet" Fortune 10:47 AM
  • "Asus ZenBook Pro Duo review: two-screen dream" The Verge 9:11 AM
  • "Her iPhone died. It led to her being charged as a criminal: There's an assumption that digitizing everything is a good thing. Are we sure about that?" ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 3, one year later: Amazing camera, rough start" Engadget 8:17 AM
  • "How to Play Your Favorite PlayStation 4 Games On Your Computer, Tablet or Phone" Time 8:07 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Club Factory raises $100M to expand its lifestyle e-commerce platform in India" TechCrunch 6:05 PM
  • "Nike acquires TraceMe, Seattle startup founded by Russell Wilson and backed by Jeff Bezos" GeekWire 4:41 PM
  • "Facebook Is Losing Its Cover for Libra As More Members Flee: The departures of Visa, Mastercard, and three others mean that more than ever, Libra is Facebook's cryptocurrency project." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:24 PM
  • "Major blow to Facebook's Libra digital currency as eBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out" Telegraph 3:25 PM
  • "Facebook's Libra Association crumbling as Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay exit: One week after PayPal left the project" The Verge 3:25 PM
  • "Polte raises $12.5 million to track devices using LTE signal" TechCrunch 11:28 AM
  • "Xor raises $8.4 million for AI-powered job candidate recruitment and screening" VentureBeat 10:57 AM
  • "Trust Ventures raises $70 million for startups targeting public policy and social problems" VentureBeat 8:09 AM
  • "Rahko raises £1.3M seed from Balderton for quantum machine learning tech" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
  • "Descartes Labs snaps up $20M more for its AI-based geospatial imagery analytics platform" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow closes 300 points higher after U.S.-China trade truce: Fed to buy $60 bln Treasury bills per month into 2020" MarketWatch 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher; Trump Announces 'Substanial Phase One' Trade Deal: Stocks finish sharply higher Friday on signs the U.S. and China have taken steps to ease trade tensions between the two countries." TheStreet 4:39 PM
  • "US and China agree to 'phase one deal' in trade war, stocks rally" FOXBusiness 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks Climb on U.S.-China Trade Talk Progress: The S&P 500 breaks a three-week losing streak and Dow posts gains of more than 300 points" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Asian markets rise on fresh optimism over U.S.-China trade talks: Nikkei, Hang Seng up as Trump says negotiations 'going very well'" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:39 AM
  • "Stocks Are Rallying Around the World Because a U.S.-China Trade Deal Might Not Be a Pipe Dream" Barron's 8:38 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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