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TechNN Archive: Saturday, October 19, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Reports Earnings on Wednesday: 8 Important Things to Watch/Azure growth, Windows sales trends and stock buybacks are among the things to keep an eye on as the software giant reports." TheStreet 8:18 AM
  • "Sure, AMD is doing amazing right now – but don't count out Intel just yet" TechRadar UK 8:38 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16 Core Crushes The Intel Core i9-10980XE 18 Core CPU in 3DMark Firestrike – Up To 24% Faster Than Intel's Flagship HEDT" WCCFTech 8:38 AM
  • "AMD May Be Preparing a Ryzen 7 3750X Processor Release" eTeknix 8:38 AM
  • "Next-gen Threadripper rumored to arrive on November 19" TechSpot 8:37 AM
  • "Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd dies" CIO 8:31 AM
  • "Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away" IANS 8:31 AM
  • "Regulation Talk Hits Silicon Valley" The Information [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10:17 AM
  • "Microsoft: Don't install Windows 10 1809 October 15 update, it breaks Defender ATP/Microsoft urges organizations to avoid installing KB4520062 because it could stall Defender antivirus services." ZDNet 10/18
  • "Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Gets 65 Percent Pay Rise" Silicon UK 10/18
  • "Here's why Microsoft just invested $1.5M in a North Dakota high-tech farm project" GeekWire 10/18
  • "Microsoft gives $1.5 million to group working on Grand Farm" Associated Press 10/18
  • "Intel will take on Nvidia and AMD GPUs by mid-2020 – but gamers could be disappointed" TechRadar UK 10/18
  • "Yay, Intel chip shortages should be over soon! Nope. Strap in, at least another quarter or two to go, say PC execs" The Register 10/18
  • "Intel's first Xe GPU: most likely developer kit, expected in mid-2020" TweakTown 10/18
  • "Exclusive: Testing Intel's Unreleased Core i9-9900KS" Tom's Hardware 10/18
  • "Intel to publicly share its gender and race pay gap data by the end of 2019" The Next Web 10/18
  • "AMD Threadripper 3000 Models And Release Dates Confirmed: Backwards Compatibility In Doubt" Forbes 10/18
  • "AMD RX 5700 Series Selling Like Hot Cakes, AIB Sales Up 100%+" WCCFTech 10/18
  • "IBM's New Hat Doesn't Cover Old Problems: Newly acquired software maker helps tech giant's latest results, but not by enough" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/18
  • "How Dell EMC is Doing Enterprise AI the Right Way" eWeek 10/18
  • "Dell launches zero-footprint PC: Dell's first-of-its-kind OptiPlex 7070 Ultra hides the PC in the monitor stand for a clutter-free, zero-footprint desktop." Gadget 10/18
  • "Looking for a lightweight 2-in-1 work laptop? The Elite Dragonfly is HP's lightest business convertible laptop yet. That's good news if you travel a lot." Business IT 10/18
  • "Amazon Just Proved That 'Oracle Can Be Displaced.' One Analyst Explains." Barron's [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/18
  • "Amazon has finally broken up with Oracle: AWS data is now completely off Oracle, and on Amazon servers." ITProPortal 10/18
  • "Former Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd has passed away" TechCrunch 10/18
  • "Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd passes away" Reuters 10/18
  • "Oracle employees and tech workers mourn CEO Mark Hurd, who died at the age of 62" Business Insider 10/18
  • "Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO Who Led Three Tech Companies, Dies" Bloomberg 10/18
  • "Secret passages and skipped meals: Oracle's CEO Mark Hurd gave us a rare peek at what it really takes to run one of the world's most important tech companies" Business Insider 10/18
  • "Cisco fixes critical Aironet Access Points flaw, addresses 29 more bugs" SC Magazine UK 10/18
  • "Manchester City Signs Major Player In Tech: Cisco signs first ever partnership with a football organisation as it becomes City Football Group's official technology partner" BusinessCloud 10/18
General Interest
  • "Google VP says guests should be informed if you have smart devices in the home" Digital Trends 6:50 PM
  • "AT&T hikes TV Now prices by as much as $15 per month" Engadget 4:30 PM
  • "HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone" TechCrunch 10:17 AM
  • "Zuckerberg doubles down on free speech—the Facebook way" Ars Technica 8:17 AM
  • "Santander to offer hundreds of coding scholarships in Brazil: The bank is accelerating its plan to boost its tech workforce and address the local skills gap" ZDNet 10/18
  • "New sensor tech makes almost any surface a touch surface: User interface company Sentons has released a developer smartphone that shows how its pressure-sensitive ultrasound-based touch technology can trigger a range of actions." ZDNet 10/18
  • "Researcher Warns That 5G Might Actually Cause Cancer After All: 'Meanwhile, We Are Seeing Increases In Certain Types Of Head And Neck Tumors.'" NeoScope 10/18
  • "Most Americans Fail in Digital Literacy: A Pew survey found that most US respondents could answer fewer than half the questions when quizzed on technology issues. Most challenging were questions on privacy and cybersecurity." PC Magazine 10/18
  • "Verizon and T-Mobile aren't supporting RCS on the Pixel 4 at launch" Engadget 10/18
  • "The outcry over deaths on Amazon's warehouse floor" The Guardian 10/18
  • "LG G8 ThinQ gets Android 10 beta program as company tries to 'recover trust'" 9to5Google 10/18
  • "SAP prepares for its next big challenge" ZDNet 10/18
  • "Zuckerberg Hearing May Be the Start of Next Phase of Tech Battle" Bloomberg 10/18
  • "Zuckerberg defends Facebook's approach to free speech, draws line on China" Reuters 10/18
  • "Google Celebrates 15 Years of Google Books" Thurrott 10/18
  • "Google defends its use of Wi-Fi 5 in Nest Wifi" Ars Technica 10/18
  • "Google slings websites into Chrome's solitary confinement on Android to thwart Spectre-style data snooping" The Register 10/18
  • "Samsung says fix for Galaxy 10 fingerprint flaw is coming 'next week'" Engadget 10/18
  • "Samsung admits fingerprint reader flaw, promises software fix" ZDNet 10/18
  • "Samsung faces reputational blow from phones' fingerprint flaw" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/18
  • "OnePlus 8 Pro will swap the pop-up camera for a hole-punch, leak claims" The Verge 10/18
  • "Motorola event next month, could be foldable phone launch" Android Authority 10/18
  • "TSMC raises forecast for 5G phone penetration for 2020" DigiTimes [Subscription Required for Full Article] 10/18
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Azure And Office 365 Authentication Bug Slams US, Users Unable To Log In" HotHardware 10/18
  • "Meet The Linux Desktop That Will Embarrass Windows 10 And macOS in 2020" Forbes 10/18
  • "Windows 10 Version 1909 Review" Thurrott 10/18
  • "Windows users can now protect their accounts with Yubico security keys" BetaNews 10/18
  • "Windows users can now log in using Yubico security keys" Engadget 10/18
  • "Microsoft starts nagging Windows 7 Pro users about end of support" Computerworld 10/18
  • "Microsoft posts workaround for shutdown bug in Windows 10 build 18999 and later" Neowin 10/18
  • "KB4517389 is causing even more problems with Windows 10 than first thought" BetaNews 10/18
  • "Microsoft Lets in More People Into the xCloud Preview" Thurrott 10/18
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X: Windows on Arm usable at long last – but, boy, are you gonna pay for it" The Register 10/18
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Lawmakers express 'deep concern' over Blizzard's Hong Kong protest response: A rare bipartisan issue that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Rubio can agree on." Ars Technica 10:23 AM
  • "Exclusive: Huawei in early talks with U.S. firms to license 5G platform - Huawei executive" Reuters 7:53 AM
  • "House antitrust probe report likely by 'first part' of 2020" Reuters 10/18
  • "Frontier gets away with 'paltry' settlement after breaking 35 laws and rules" Ars Technica 10/18
  • "US stopped using floppy disks to manage nuclear weapons arsenal: US Air Force switches to secure solid-state-based solution to replace antiquated floppy disks in SACCS nuclear weapons management system." ZDNet 10/18
  • "US military will no longer use floppy disks to coordinate nuke launches: It now has a 'highly-secure solid state digital storage solution.'" Engadget 10/18
  • "Zappos data breach settlement: users get 10% store discount, lawyers get $1.6m" ZDNet 10/18
  • "G7 countries caution against Facebook's 'risky' Libra" The Next Web 10/18
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The best alternatives to Microsoft Office: Tired of paying a monthly fee for Word? The best Microsoft Office alternatives" Digital Trends 9:14 PM
  • "15 crossword solvers for Android, iOS, and the web that actually work!" Android Authority 9:13 PM
  • "L.L. Bean, Microsoft, And Amazon Tell Happy Employees To 'Take a Hike!'" Forbes 5:58 PM
  • "Sega Genesis Mini review: The retro console to beat" BGR 12:14 PM
  • "Will Amazon's $1.45M bid to shake up Seattle politics backfire, or work exactly as planned?" GeekWire 10:23 AM
  • "How to Use Right Inbox to Supercharge Your Gmail" ReadWrite 10:16 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 laptop buying guide" Digit 8:38 AM
  • "Podcast: Made by Google Event, Poly and Zoomtopia, Sony 360 Reality Audio" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:05 AM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs Dell XPS 15: Which Laptop Wins?" LAPTOP Magazine 8:05 AM
  • "Amazon's Echo Lineup: What's the Difference?" PC Magazine 10/18
  • "Zuckerberg's Warped History Lesson and the Age of Incoherence: The Facebook CEO invoked the civil-rights era to justify kowtowing to money and power. It doesn't wash." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/18
  • "The Full Nerd ep. 111: Ryzen 7 3750X leak, Microsoft Elite Series 2, wait for Nvidia Ampere?" PCWorld 10/18
  • "The Toshiba/Kioxia BG4 1TB SSD Review: A Look At Your Next Laptop's SSD" AnandTech 10/18
  • "The Engadget Podcast: What do we lose if Google is everywhere?" Engadget 10/18
  • "Editorial: Mac Pro puts the pedal to Metal in Apple's race with Nvidia" AppleInsider 10/18
  • "Facial Recognition Tech Is Coming to a School Near You" [Podcast] Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/18
  • "Making Sure the Next 'Killer App' Is Not a Privacy Killer" Inside Sources 10/18
  • "Digital transformation: Culture, not cash, is your biggest challenge" ZDNet 10/18
  • "Google Nest Mini review: Modest improvements make Google's smallest smart speaker even better" TechHive 10/18
  • "Pixel 4 hands-on: Remember what they say about pre-orders" Android Police 10/18
  • "Hey Google, why the hell doesn't the Pixel 4's camera app have a pro mode?" The Next Web 10/18
  • "Pixel 4's Face Unlock Works When Your Eyes Are Closed; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?" Gizmodo UK 10/18
  • "Dell G3 15 gaming laptop review: The taste of Alienware on a budget" PrimeTime 10/18
  • "OnePlus 7T Pro review: small updates make a great phone slightly better" The Verge 10/18
  • "The costs of Facebook's free speech" Axios 10/18
  • "Why Facebook's Libra might be a good thing" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 10/18
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Tilt Five adds new partners for AR tabletop game project: Tabletopia and Monocle Socity" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Facebook reaches a deal with News Corp. for headlines in upcoming news section" Neowin 10/18
  • "Report: T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg's mobile streaming service Quibi" TechCrunch 10/18
  • "Mobile game startup Madbox raises $16.5 million after 100 million downloads" TechCrunch 10/18
  • "Appier acquires Japan-based AI startup Emotion Intelligence" DigiTimes 10/18
Tech Stocks
  • "U.S. stock market falls on economic growth concerns despite good earnings: Johnson & Johnson, Boeing lead Dow's triple-digit point drop" MarketWatch 10/18
  • "Boeing, J&J whack Dow as stocks end week lower" FOXBusiness 10/18
  • "Stocks Drop on China Data: U.K. markets hover ahead of high-stakes parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/18
  • "Asian markets mixed after decades-worst GDP growth by China: Nikkei gains, stocks in Hong Kong and mainland China dip" MarketWatch 10/18
  • "European stocks lower after Chinese growth slows and Renault warns" MarketWatch 10/18



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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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