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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft confirms Office 2010 is on borrowed time: Shutdown follows the usual formatting" The Inquirer 7:09 AM
  • "Microsoft warns: Office 2010 support is ending so buy Office 365 ProPlus/Microsoft warns Office 2010 users that in one year it will no longer provide patches." ZDNet 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft Adds 'Tamper Protection' to Windows Defender: By turning Tamper Protection on, malicious apps are prevented from quietly changing your Windows 10 security settings." PC Magazine 7:21 AM
  • "Microsoft preps service pack-esque Windows 10 1909 for release: The newly renamed 'Windows 10 November 2019 Update' is nearing release. But given the company's past naming conventions, it might not show up until November" Computerworld 6:43 AM
  • "Microsoft announces SQL Server IoT 2019, Windows ML container, and more for IoT" Neowin 6:44 AM
  • "Qualcomm to develop chips for Microsoft Azure Sphere IoT operating system: The firms intend to bring cellular connectivity to Microsoft's Internet of Things solution" ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's Project xCloud game streaming service preview is live: But it's currently limited to Android devices" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Hands-on with Microsoft's xCloud game streaming service: Early signs of promise, but more games needed" The Verge 7:08 AM
  • "Microsoft Releases Surface Updates to Improve Battery Life" Thurrott 6:58 AM
  • "Intel acquires Smart Edge business from Pivot Technology: The purchase is meant to support Intel's focus on the edge computing market for 5G networks." ZDNet 4:35 PM
  • "Why was Intel's Ice Lake server bringup so bad?" SemiAccurate 11:54 AM
  • "Intel denies desktop 10nm cancellation rumours" bit-tech 7:06 AM
  • "Intel promises its 'current roadmap of 10nm products includes desktop'" PCGamesN 7:08 AM
  • "Intel might counter AMD with $3bn worth of CPU price cuts: Cashing in the chips" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "How does AMD's Epyc fare in real-world TCO?" SemiAccurate 6:44 AM
  • "AMD has listed 14 different Navi 14 GPUs" We PC 7:04 AM
  • "IBM's future is hard to read as it moves into cloud territory and earnings report is due" Poughkeepsie Journal 7:09 AM
  • "IBM helps Woodside Energy apply design thinking to HR onboarding: In a move to eliminate what Woodside Energy said is often a confusing process." ZDNet 6:45 AM
  • "IBM Reports Earnings Tomorrow. Here's What to Expect." Barron's 7:07 AM
  • "NVIDIA Leads the Edge AI Chipset Market" CDR Info 7:06 AM
General Interest
  • "Linux security hole: Much sudo about nothing/Yes, the sudo command has a security bug. But, in the real world, it's hard to see how it could be used against you." ZDNet 11:42 AM
  • "Adobe Acrobat update allows for mobile PDF editing, better file compression: Adobe is rolling out updates to Acrobat and Adobe Scan for easier mobile productivity." ZDNet 9:07 AM
  • "Streaming service overload: 27% of people now pay over $100 per month in subscriptions/With more than 100 TV and movie streaming subscription services available, many customers are spending as much on them as they would on cable." CNET 9:07 AM
  • "Gita is a $3,250 personal cargo robot that follows you around" VentureBeat 9:07 AM
  • "Facebook's Libra announces board as support shrinks further" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "You can't use the Pixelbook Pen with the Pixelbook Go" The Verge 6:25 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 doesn't come with headphones or a 3.5mm adapter" CNET 2:15 PM
  • "Pixel 4 won't come with free full-resolution photo storage" Engadget 1:42 PM
  • "T-Mobile Pixel 4 and 4 XL won't support RCS at launch" Android Police 1:41 PM
  • "Here's Everything Google Just Announced at Its Made by Google '19 Event" Thurrott 11:33 AM
  • "Google's Pixelbook Go is a MacBook-esque Chrome OS laptop: But, er, it'll be available in pink" The Inquirer 9:55 AM
  • "Google demos how Pixel 4's gesture controls work with music, Pokémon, and more: The new Motion Sense feature is powered by Project Soli" The Verge 9:56 AM
  • "Google's Pixel 4 is official" TechCrunch 9:56 AM
  • "Meet the sequel to the Google Home Mini, the $50 Google Nest Mini: Now with louder, better sound, launching October 22; pre-orders are now live." Ars Technica 10:58 AM
  • "Google is set to launch the Pixel 4" CNN 7:03 AM
  • "Last-minute Pixel 4 leak says pricing will be lower than we thought" BGR 7:54 AM
  • "How to watch the Google Pixel 4 event: Introducing the latest Pixel products" The Verge 7:03 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 Event: Start time, how to watch, livestream, rumors and announcements/Full coverage of today's Made by Google event, including the big Pixel 4 announcements, lives here." CNET 7:03 AM
  • "Google share of search ad market high but shrinking: eMarketer" Reuters 7:21 AM
  • "Google releases USB-C Titan security key in hook-up with Yubico: Get behind me Titan" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Razer just introduced a first-of-its-kind 'optical' laptop keyboard" BGR 6:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Michigan State University Amplifies Student Success through the Cloud" Oracle 2:40 PM
  • "Retailers and Customers Don't See Eye to Eye on Returns or In-Store Experiences" Oracle 2:40 PM
  • "Top Universities Make the Grade with Oracle Cloud" Oracle 2:40 PM
  • "Oracle Equips Case Workers and Citizens to Address Complex Societal Problems" Oracle 2:40 PM
  • "New Study: 64% of People Trust a Robot More Than Their Manager" Oracle 2:40 PM
Microsoft
  • "How to identify a process in Task Manager on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 5:45 PM
  • "Microsoft Launches This New Critical Security Feature For Windows 10" HotHardware 5:34 PM
  • "Microsoft to start nagging Windows 7 Pro users about January 2020 end of support deadline" ZDNet 2:16 PM
  • "Hulu brings 4K content to the Xbox One: You can expect 4K on Amazon Fire TV and LG smart TVs, too." Engadget 7:00 AM
  • "Microsoft's real-time swear filter for Xbox is the ****: In cyberspace, no-one can hear you scream 'POO!'" The Inquirer 6:44 AM
  • "Microsoft's TypeScript language: Startup reveals long journey to JavaScript spin-off/Startup Heap details how it initially failed to switch from CoffeeScript to TypeScript programming language." ZDNet 7:15 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Twitter: Here's What Trump is Not Allowed to Tweet About" PC Magazine 8:58 PM
  • "How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections" Reuters 8:57 PM
  • "Google, Reddit defend tech legal protections ahead of Congress hearing" Reuters 7:09 PM
  • "Facebook Said Politicians Can Lie In Ads. It's Taking Down Ads From Warren, Biden, And Trump For Other Reasons." BuzzFeed News 1:43 PM
  • "U.S. pension funds took positions in blacklisted Chinese surveillance company" Reuters 7:39 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Note to Google: Sustainable Products Involve More than Green Energy" iFixit 8:25 PM
  • "Nest Mini hands on: Barely new in the right ways [Video] 9to5Google 7:54 PM
  • "Pixel Buds (2nd gen) hands-on [Video] 9to5Google 7:39 PM
  • "Pixel 4 Motion Sense hands-on: Will radar be the key to making air gestures stick?" Android Police 7:09 PM
  • "Pixel 4 hands on: Google's best smartphone yet [Video] 9to5Google 5:45 PM
  • "Google's sustainability investments don't go far enough" Mashable 4:46 PM
  • "Where Google's Pixel 4 and Apple's iPhone 11 fail: Hey, smartphone makers, wake up!" ZDNet 4:28 PM
  • "Security pro confessional: The time I almost got hacked" ZDNet 2:16 PM
  • "First look at Google's new $179 wireless Pixel Buds" CNET 1:46 PM
  • "The Pixelbook Go Made Me Believe in Chromebooks" LAPTOP Magazine 1:42 PM
  • "The Domino's 'pizza checker' is just the beginning – workplace surveillance is coming for you" The Guardian 1:20 PM
  • "Hands-on with the new Pixel 4" TechCrunch 2:33 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4 vs iPhone 11 Pro Comparison – Which One Is Better?" iPhone Hacks 1:20 PM
  • "Pixel 4 XL vs. the competition: The six-inch flagships" Engadget 11:25 AM
  • "How Google's Pixel 4 compares to other popular flagship phones" The Verge 10:28 AM
  • "Pixel 4 and 4 XL: hands-on with Google's new phones" The Verge 10:06 AM
  • "Twitter is thinking about how tweets can become more ephemeral: Kayvon Beykpour, head of product at Twitter, speaks to The Vergecast" The Verge 9:06 AM
  • "How Amazon.com moved into the business of U.S. elections" Reuters 7:40 AM
  • "HP Pavilion x360 14 (2019) review: On a budget? HP's new Pavilion x360 does what a lot of cheap laptops can't" Digital Trends 7:02 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Flowhub raises $23 million for its retail management software for cannabis dispensaries" TechCrunch 4:36 PM
  • "CleverTap raises $35 million for AI that tracks and builds customer engagement" VentureBeat 9:06 AM
  • "GoFundMe's new platform is just for charities and nonprofits: Nonprofits can use the platform to collect donations and manage campaigns." Engadget 7:16 AM
  • "Newly-rebranded Thimble raises $22M to bring flexible insurance to the gig economy" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere" TechCrunch 6:58 AM
  • "Level Home raises $71 million from Walmart to imbue locks with connected smarts" VentureBeat 6:59 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow rises closer to record on good start to corporate earnings season: United Health leads the Dow up" MarketWatch 1:28 PM
  • "Dow Rises on Solid Earnings From JPMorgan Chase, UnitedHealth and J&J: Stocks rise as strong earnings reports from JPMorgan Chase, UnitedHealth and Johnson & Johnson override investors' lingering questions about the fate of U.S.-China trade talks." TheStreet 11:49 AM
  • "Trade war drags global growth to slowest rate since financial crisis, IMF says" FOXBusiness 1:28 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb as Earnings Season Kicks Off: New York banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, report results" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1:27 PM
  • "Asian markets mixed as doubts emerge over trade deal: Nikkei jumps, but stocks retreat in China" MarketWatch 7:31 AM
  • "European stocks surge to best level in 16 months on Brexit optimism, U.S. earnings" MarketWatch 11:51 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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