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TechNN Archive: Saturday, October 12, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "A Relationship With Jeffrey Epstein That Bill Gates Now 'Regrets'" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:57 PM
  • "Huh, Bill Gates Sure Hung Out With Jeffrey Epstein a Lot More Than He Admitted" Gizmodo 9:12 PM
  • "You won't be surprised to learn that yet another update is causing Windows 10 problems" BetaNews 12:29 PM
  • "Microsoft acknowledges Windows 10 Start Menu issue on Answers forum" gHacks 12:28 PM
  • "Windows 10 1903: Known Problems in the KB4517389 Update" Bleeping Computer 2:53 PM
  • "You can fly to your house in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, alpha starting this month" PCGamesN 2:55 PM
  • "Vulnerability found and fixed in HP bloatware: HP releases security update for HP Touchpoint Analytics app. Device owners advised to update" ZDNet 7:09 AM
  • "Comet Lake Core Core i3-10100 Desktop CPU Benchmark Surfaces - Has Hyper threading" Guru3D 7:31 AM
  • "Intel Does Not Confirm Upcoming Discrete Xe GPUs Will Support Ray Tracing" CDR Info 7:32 AM
  • "Best CPUs for Gaming 2019: Intel Core 9th Gen vs AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen Showdown" TechQuila 7:31 AM
  • "Building the most powerful mini AMD(ish) gaming PC: Creating an AMD-based mini gaming rig into this chassis requires just one compromise... an Nvidia GPU" PCGamesN 7:31 AM
  • "AMD has 30% of the CPU market for the first time in over a decade – should Intel be worried?" TechRadar UK 10/11
  • "AMD Arcturus Next-Gen GPU Support Added To HWiNFO, Could Be Featured In Radeon Instinct AI/HPC Lineup As Early As 2020" WCCFTech 10/11
  • "AMD Navi graphics cards could get ray tracing as soon as December" TechRadar UK 10/11
  • "AMD Radeon Instinct HPC Accelerators Powered By Arcturus GPUs Rumored For H1 2020 Debut" HotHardware 10/11
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 3500X Benchmarks" Guru3D 10/11
  • "Intel targets AI with new Xeon chips" IT-Online 10/11
  • "No, Intel didn't confirm its discrete Xe GPUs will support ray tracing" PCWorld 10/11
  • "Intel Core i3-10100 Comet Lake-S Quad-Core Budget Desktop Chip Leaks" HotHardware 10/11
  • "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 10/11
  • "Windows 10 means we're buying more PCs again, but the boost won't last" ZDNet 10/11
  • "Microsoft and NIST partner to create enterprise patching guide" ZDNet 10/11
  • "Linux laptops: System76 reveals Intel 10th generation CPUs for its two new models" ZDNet 10/11
  • "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 10/11
  • "HP is cutting jobs again. Here's what we know about the impact in Boise and beyond" Idaho Business Review [Free Registration Required] 10/11
  • "HP users warned of critical security vulnerability" bit-tech 10/11
  • "Michael Dell interview: We're quite ahead of HPE" CRN Australia 10/11
  • "Dell OptiPlex 7070 Ultra Modular, Zero-Footprint PC Launched in India" Gadgets 360 10/11
  • "Dell quietly updates its Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 Black Edition series with Intel 10th gen CPUs and Thunderbolt 3" Notebookcheck 10/11
  • "PC sales are growing despite processor shortages" Engadget 10/11
  • "Secure Collaboration a Win for Cisco: The Webex Control Hub Extended Security Pack is available now" UCToday 10/11
  • "I can't believe you've done this: Cisco.com asks visitors to explain to IT why they have broken the website" The Register 10/11
General Interest
  • "Pixel 4 pre-order at Best Buy Canada confirms key specs: Are there any surprises left for Google's next phones at this stage?" Engadget 5:19 PM
  • "Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook's Libra in one day: Libra has faced hostile reactions from policymakers." Ars Technica 10:44 AM
  • "The big Google Event is Oct. 15: Start time, how to watch, livestream, Pixel 4 news/Full coverage of Tuesday's Made by Google event, including the big Pixel 4 announcements, lives here." CNET 7:30 AM
  • "Samsung Rumored To Release Cheaper Galaxy Note 10 Lite" HotHardware 10/11
  • "Study Finds Smart TVs Are Spying On You, Maybe That's Why Prices Are So Low" HotHardware 10/11
  • "Blizzard president J. Allen Brack issues statement on Hearthstone's Hong Kong controversy" VentureBeat 10/11
  • "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 10/11
  • "Riot doesn't want League of Legends broadcasters discussing 'sensitive topics' on the air" The Verge 10/11
  • "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] 10/11
  • "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 10/11
  • "Amazon explains how Alexa learns new languages" VentureBeat 10/11
  • "Amazon is improving the accuracy of Alexa's natural language understanding" Business Insider 10/11
  • "Cyber-criminals are threat to society, warns forensics boss" BBC 10/11
  • "Google's next Pixelbook is basically a Macbook that runs Chrome OS" Ars Technica 10/11
  • "Google defends contributions to climate change-denying think tanks: The company says it's not unusual" The Verge 10/11
  • "Google's Pixel 4 hardware event: rumors, leaks, and what to expect" The Verge 10/11
  • "Google Pixelbook Go Fully Revealed With Striking New Design" LAPTOP Magazine 10/11
  • "Google pulls Hong Kong protestor game from store" BBC 10/11
  • "Not so fast: Survey says Google's Stadia will chew through data caps" The Next Web 10/11
  • "All Google Stadia games will be playable in 4K at 60fps, here's what it means" Android Authority 10/11
  • "Google Secures 549M Gallons of Groundwater to Cool Servers" PC Magazine 10/11
  • "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 10/11
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Completes Acquisition of CloudCherry" PRNewswire 10/11
  • "HP Inc. and Girl Rising Mark International Day of the Girl with Partnership to Empower 10 Million Students and Teachers" HP 10/11
  • "GreenGo Gives Oracle Cloud the Green Light" Oracle 10/11
  • "Oracle Opens Retail Innovation and Technology Center in Portugal" Oracle 10/11
Microsoft
  • "Xbox Scarlett vs. PS5: Here's what we know so far about the consoles" Digital Trends 10/11
  • "Microsoft's newest keyboard feature is sure to make you smile" TrustedReviews 10/11
  • "Microsoft has put dedicated Office and emoji keys on its new keyboards" The Verge 10/11
  • "Windows 10's November 2019 update is now available to testers" The Verge 10/11
  • "Microsoft: Meet Windows 10 'November 2019 Update' and this is the final build" ZDNet 10/11
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Biden campaign asks Facebook, Twitter and Google to take down Trump ad" Reuters 10/11
  • "T-Mobile-Sprint Merger: Antitrust Concerns Gain Ground" Market Realist 10/11
  • "Deloitte was too close to Autonomy, regulators claim" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/11
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Thinking About the Pixel 4 (Premium)" Thurrott 6:40 PM
  • "Every brand has 'true wireless' earbuds now: what are the important differences?" SlashGear 9:02 AM
  • "Are You Making a Major Security Mistake With PaaS?" ReadWrite 10/11
  • "How to Protect Your Domain Name System From Hijacking" ReadWrite 10/11
  • "Ask Paul: October 11 (Premium)" Thurrott 10/11
  • "Silicon Valley needs to grow a backbone and stand up to China" Digital Trends 10/11
  • "Amazon Fire TV Cube review (2019): Alexa's streaming box grows up" Engadget 10/11
  • "Why Waze Doesn't Share Traffic Data With Google Maps—Data Sheet" Fortune 10/11
  • "Asus ZenBook Pro Duo review: two-screen dream" The Verge 10/11
  • "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 10/11
  • "Google's Pixel 3, one year later: Amazing camera, rough start" Engadget 10/11
  • "How to Play Your Favorite PlayStation 4 Games On Your Computer, Tablet or Phone" Time 10/11
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Club Factory raises $100M to expand its lifestyle e-commerce platform in India" TechCrunch 10/11
  • "Nike acquires TraceMe, Seattle startup founded by Russell Wilson and backed by Jeff Bezos" GeekWire 10/11
  • "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] 10/11
  • "Major blow to Facebook's Libra digital currency as eBay, Stripe and Mastercard drop out" Telegraph 10/11
  • "Facebook's Libra Association crumbling as Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay exit: One week after PayPal left the project" The Verge 10/11
  • "Polte raises $12.5 million to track devices using LTE signal" TechCrunch 10/11
  • "Xor raises $8.4 million for AI-powered job candidate recruitment and screening" VentureBeat 10/11
  • "Trust Ventures raises $70 million for startups targeting public policy and social problems" VentureBeat 10/11
  • "Rahko raises £1.3M seed from Balderton for quantum machine learning tech" TechCrunch 10/11
  • "Descartes Labs snaps up $20M more for its AI-based geospatial imagery analytics platform" TechCrunch 10/11
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 10/11
  • "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 10/11
  • "US and China agree to 'phase one deal' in trade war, stocks rally" FOXBusiness 10/11
  • "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] 10/11
  • "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 10/11
  • "Stocks Are Rallying Around the World Because a U.S.-China Trade Deal Might Not Be a Pipe Dream" Barron's 10/11



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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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