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TechNN Archive: Monday, October 14, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft's Newest PC Could Pave the Way for the Future of Computers" Time 8:35 AM
  • "A Reality Check for Microsoft's Surface Business" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:47 PM
  • "Intel plans to outmuscle AMD with $3 billion worth of CPU price cuts, rumor claims" TechRadar UK 8:47 AM
  • "Intel reportedly planning to unleash its financial might to counter AMD, price cuts for Core and Xeon processors to cost US$3 billion" Notebookcheck 8:47 AM
  • "Intel reportedly reserved $ 3 billion in 2019 to competitively block AMD" Guru3D 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Stock Is Telling Two Different Stories: The chipmaker's stock is looking for direction in advance of AMD's Q3 earnings announcement" InvestorPlace 8:48 AM
  • "AMD Zen 3 CPUs could be more powerful than expected with double digit IPC boost" PCGamesN 8:48 AM
  • "NVIDIA will remaster more games with RTX ray tracing" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "IBM launches grant to promote diversity in the open source community" BetaNews 8:28 AM
  • "HP Fixes Vulnerability in Its Controversial 'Touchpoint Analytics' Bloatware PC App" Gadgets 360 8:46 AM
  • "At Dell, we work at the speed of a start-up: Karinne Brannigan" Hindu Business Line 8:45 AM
  • "Dell's latest XPS 15 has a speedy processor and gorgeous display, but it isn't a slam dunk" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung & TSMC Develop 8nm & 7nm Automotive-Grade Nodes" AnandTech 8:28 AM
  • "Oracle named Leader in Magic Quadrant for Data Integration" IT Brief Australia 8:41 AM
  • "Outcomex scoops Cisco security reseller deal with NAB" CRN 8:38 AM
  • "Cisco Canada's CEO fled Lebanon to find success here. We need to lower the barriers to newcomers so others can follow in her footsteps." Toronto Star 8:38 AM
  • "Spy Chips, The New Security Threat That's Planted Like Tiny Hardware Bugs" HotHardware 3:49 PM
General Interest
  • "Thousands of DOS games have been added to the Internet Archive: It's the biggest update since games first hit the archive." Ars Technica 6:52 PM
  • "The OpenStack Train keeps chugging on/SUSE may be leaving OpenStack, but the project has lots of customers and it's getting ready to release its 20th version: Train." ZDNet 2:58 PM
  • "Razer's Blade Pro 17 for eSports: Now with a 240 Hz Display" AnandTech 10:45 AM
  • "Mozilla to Firefox users: Here's how we're protecting you from code injection attacks" ZDNet 8:28 AM
  • "WiFi 6 will face 5G competition: The emergence of two new wireless standards will cause IT decision-makers to think carefully." ZDNet 8:19 AM
  • "Blizzard Entertainment cuts punishment for gamer in Hong Kong protests row" Reuters 8:15 AM
  • "Google announces new USB-C Titan Security Key: The latest version of the second-factor security key is compatible with Android, Chrome OS, macOS, and Windows devices" ZDNet 11:30 AM
  • "Google enables debit card payments in Brazil" Reuters 10:57 AM
  • "Liveblog: Google's Pixel 4 (and friends) launch event starts 10/15" Ars Technica 9:57 AM
  • "Pixel 4's official fabric cases leak w/ a new blue color, orange accents" 9to5Google 9:58 AM
  • "Google Pay will soon work with major public transit cards" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "John Legere confirms T-Mobile Pixel 4 in cheeky Instagram and Facebook post" 9to5Google 7:48 AM
  • "Russia's Yandex releases rival to China's TikTok app" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Facebook's Libra faces support test after big payment backers quit" Reuters 7:28 AM
Press Releases
  • "IBM and David Clark Cause Announce Call for Code 2019 Global Prize Winner: Health Solution for Firefighters" PRNewswire 7:31 AM
Microsoft
  • "First Impressions: Project xCloud (Preview)" Thurrott 5:47 PM
  • "Microsoft starts inviting people to try Project xCloud: The game-streaming service's public preview is rolling out now." Engadget 3:17 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to use AI to bleep out bad words in Xbox Live party chat: Speech-to-text algorithms mulled for machine-learning-based moderation." Ars Technica 3:00 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils Xbox content filters to stop the swears and toxicity" The Verge 12:50 PM
  • "What to expect from Windows 10 November 2019 Update: A pleasant surprise" ZDNet 12:02 PM
  • "Microsoft Defender 'Tamper Protection' reaches general availability" ZDNet 11:30 AM
  • "How to Take a Scrolling Screenshot in Windows 10" LAPTOP Magazine 10:45 AM
  • "How to read a MicroSD card on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 10:12 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest Surface Book 2 update fixes its dreaded Nvidia GPU bug" The Verge 9:49 AM
  • "Bill Gates Mellows—a Bit—at Microsoft: Many know Bill Gates as a globe-trotting philanthropist devoted to finding a polio cure and climate change solutions. But in recent years, he has become a growing presence at Microsoft, the company he co-founded, advising employees on everything from artificial intelligence to its Office products." The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:47 PM
  • "Huh, Bill Gates Sure Hung Out With Jeffrey Epstein a Lot More Than He Admitted" Gizmodo 8:37 AM
  • "Bill Gates' ties with Jeffrey Epstein 'strengthened AFTER the pedophile was released from prison in 2011" – and he told Gates Foundation employees that his crimes were 'no worse than stealing a bagel'" Daily Mail (UK) 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Teams: The good, the bad, and the ugly" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release" Computerworld 7:54 AM
  • "Windows 10 Start menu problems: We'll fix them in late October, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:26 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Google's fight against EU antitrust fine to be heard February 12-14 at EU court" Reuters 8:52 PM
  • "Democrats are striking back against Facebook's ads policies: And it doesn't seem to be working... yet" The Verge 3:51 PM
  • "Facebook Struggles to Respond to Regulators, Lawmakers on Libra" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 3:47 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg reportedly met with Tucker Carlson, Ben Shapiro, and other conservatives" Mashable 2:58 PM
  • "Inside Mark Zuckerberg's private meetings with conservative pundits" Politico 1:50 PM
  • "Sharpening The Blades: French publishers and Google are heading for a legal and political showdown around the EU copyright law. A lack of reliable data from both sides won't help to settle the issue." Monday Note 1:34 PM
  • "Google's fight against EU antitrust fine to be heard February 12-14 at EU court" Reuters 11:59 AM
  • "Italy readies 'web tax' in its 2020 budget: sources" Reuters 10:44 AM
  • "EU to investigate Hungarian state aid for Samsung SDI's battery cell plant" Reuters 7:28 AM
  • "Germany won't bar any 5G vendors on up-front basis: spokesman" Reuters 7:28 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Virtual Pets, Virtual People and Virtual Immortality" TechNewsWorld 1:20 PM
  • "What are cyber threats?" BetaNews 1:20 PM
  • "Review: Moto G7 Power is great budget smartphone for anyone" GearBrain 10:12 AM
  • "Living with Chromebook: Docking (Premium)" Thurrott 9:57 AM
  • "The next Big Tech battleground is your ears: Wireless earbuds are all the hotness, so it's time for Google to show up" The Verge 8:27 AM
  • "Razer's new Blade 15 Advanced has a clickier keyboard with deeper travel" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Backup and Restore Your Android Data with CoolMuster (Review)" AddictiveTips 8:18 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL preview: More than meets the eye/The Pixel 4 is much prettier on the inside than the outside." PCWorld 7:54 AM
  • "Ask a PC expert: Is an Nvidia G-Sync monitor worth it vs. AMD FreeSync?" PCWorld 7:54 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Why Sprint Badly Needs to Seal the Deal with T-Mobile" Market Realist 12:12 PM
  • "Amazon makes second $1M gift to Wikimedia Endowment, to help power online encyclopedia" GeekWire 11:54 AM
  • "Thoma Bravo makes $3.9 billion offer to acquire security firm Sophos" TechCrunch 8:26 AM
  • "SoftBank seeks control of WeWork through financing package: source" Reuters 7:28 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower amid trade-deal skepticism, economic growth concerns: IMF likely to lower global growth forecast further Tuesday" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Finish Down as Wall Street Questions Trade Agreement: Stocks finish down Monday as Chinese officials said they want to talk further about last week's tentative trade agreement between the world's two largest economies." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks slightly higher as China cautions on trade deal: Stocks traded flat on Monday after Beijing said the United States and China still have some work to do before finalizing their 'phase one' trade agreement." FOXBusiness 3:57 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Inch Lower in Quiet Session: Some analysts attribute a decline in oil prices to waning hopes for a solid U.S.-China trade deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets rise on relief over partial U.S.-China trade deal: Stocks surge in Hong Kong, mainland China; Nikkei closed" MarketWatch and Associated Press 8:33 AM
  • "European stocks slink back on warier view of U.S.-China, Brexit talks" MarketWatch 8:33 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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