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TechNN Archive: Monday, October 21, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "EU data watchdog raises concerns over Microsoft contracts" Reuters 7:44 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: Microsoft reveals 'Secured-core' to block firmware attacks/The new layer of security is for high-end PCs and the first Windows 10 'Secured-core' PC is the Arm-powered Surface Pro X." ZDNet 11:04 AM
  • "Microsoft's Secured Core PCs could be the most hacker-resistant laptops ever" Digital Trends 3:24 PM
  • "Microsoft Designs New Laptops to Fend off Firmware-Based Attacks" PC Magazine 9:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Partners with PC Makers on Secure-Core PCs" Thurrott 2:13 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Mover for Azure cloud migration" CNBC 1:37 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires cloud file migration service Mover" Neowin 1:35 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires Mover to help with Microsoft 365 cloud migration" TechCrunch 1:43 PM
  • "Microsoft acquires cloud file-migration specialist Mover" ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "Microsoft buys Mover to make moving from Google Drive to OneDrive a snap" PCWorld 3:25 PM
  • "Microsoft + Humana partnership uses the cloud to make patient records actionable" TechRepublic 1:35 PM
  • "SAP in three-year cloud partnership with Microsoft" Reuters 8:04 AM
  • "SAP and Microsoft team up on 3-year cloud deal, strengthening relationship between tech giants" GeekWire 8:26 AM
  • "SAP partners with Microsoft for first-in-market cloud migration offerings" CNW Group 8:06 AM
  • "Microsoft: Why Investors Expect Upbeat Earnings" Market Realist 8:35 AM
  • "Microsoft's AI rewrites sentences based on context" VentureBeat 10:15 AM
  • "IBM Says Google's Quantum Leap Was a Quantum Flop: A paper from Google leaked last month claimed its researchers had achieved 'quantum supremacy.' Now, IBM says Google rigged the test." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:14 PM
  • "IBM researchers dismiss Google 'quantam supremacy' claim" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:08 PM
  • "IBM Loses Its Groove: Letting the cloud pass by looks more like a fatal error for IBM every quarter." Motley Fool 8:57 AM
  • "Red Hat and the IBM play in hybrid cloud: The cloud market is growing rapidly, but it's also in a state of flux." Network World 8:57 AM
  • "IBM joins Mayflower Autonomous Ship project" The Engineer 8:58 AM
  • "IBM Stock Remains in Recovery Mode Despite Revenue Miss" Investopedia 8:50 AM
  • "Good news for AMD: Intel's CPU shortages could last well into 2020" TechRadar UK 9:02 AM
  • "Details About 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Appear: 24 and 32 Cores, Up to 280 W" AnandTech 11:34 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 3750X with 105 W TDP: Spotted at AMD" AnandTech 2:12 PM
  • "AMD May Be Prepping More 280 W EPYC Enterprise CPUs" AnandTech 3:19 PM
  • "Intel Core i9-10980XE shown up by the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in 3DMark" NotebookCheck 9:03 AM
  • "Intel Core i5 Desktop Comet Lake CPU With 6 Cores and 12 Threads Leaks Out – Core i5 Finally Gets Multi-Threading Support" WCCFTech 9:03 AM
  • "Intel head in Brazil steps down: Mauricio Ruiz leaves the company after two decades" ZDNet 9:03 AM
  • "Intel's Core i5 Comet Lake-S CPU spotted in SiSoftware database" Digital Trends 8:05 PM
  • "Alleged NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Turing Specs Revealed" HotHardware 4:56 PM
  • "Dell EMC diverges HCI into networking and storage units" Blocks & Files 8:56 AM
  • "Are Investors Undervaluing Dell Technologies Right Now?" Zacks 8:56 AM
  • "Mark Hurd: Silicon Valley's Ultimate Salesman" ITPro Today 8:36 AM
  • "Oracle mourns 'brilliant' co-CEO Mark Hurd" CRN 8:59 AM
  • "Oracle Releases Critical Patch Update For All Product Families" WebProNews 8:56 AM
  • "Oracle: What is customer experience (and why you should care)" ZDNet 10:30 AM
  • "Network pros react to new Cisco certification curriculum" Tech Central 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco Fixes Vulnerabilities in its Aironet Access Point Software" CISO Mag 8:54 AM
General Interest
  • "Hackers steal secret crypto keys for NordVPN. Here's what we know so far: Breach happened 19 months ago. Popular VPN service is only disclosing it now." Ars Technica 8:47 PM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg knows he comes across as 'robotic': The Facebook CEO tells NBC News he's working to improve his communications skills." CNET 7:49 PM
  • "Google defends lack of 4K 60FPS on Pixel 4 as 'majority of users stick with 1080p'" 9to5Google 10:54 AM
  • "Don't be fooled if your smart speaker asks for your password" Digital Trends 3:38 PM
  • "Creepiest Alexa and Google Assistant security fail yet" Mashable 10:53 AM
  • "Phone case created out of artificial skin" BBC 9:07 AM
  • "Acer unveils wearable for Catholics" DigiTimes 8:41 AM
  • "Hackers Target Avast's CCleaner Again Using Stolen VPN Logins" PC Magazine 5:33 PM
  • "Avast says CCleaner was targeted by hackers... again" BetaNews 10:16 AM
  • "Avast Hacked Again As Spies Steal Its Passwords" Forbes 8:27 AM
  • "Former Microsoft exec Javier Soltero to lead the Google G Suite team" ZDNet 1:35 PM
  • "Google says a fix for Pixel 4 face unlock is 'months' away" Ars Technica 11:31 AM
  • "Google to fix Pixel 4 face unlock flaw 'in coming months'" GearBrain 8:27 AM
  • "'I lost £4,000 in a call centre scam': Doug Varey was offered security software which sounded like a good deal." [Video Report] BBC 8:12 AM
  • "Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords: Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into 'smart spies.'" Ars Technica 7:57 AM
  • "Facial recognition: This new AI tool can spot when you are nervous or confused/Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology that is more accurate at tracking complex facial expressions such as awkward giggles, nervousness or confusion." ZDNet 7:43 AM
Press Releases
  • "Cisco Strengthens Partnership with Telenor on 5G in Norway" Cisco 8:06 AM
  • "Cisco Helps Telefonica Simplify Its Network Operations for a 5G World" Cisco 8:06 AM
  • "Cisco Powering KDDI's Network Refresh for 5G" Cisco 8:06 AM
  • "HP Survey Uncovers Secret Behaviors Behind Screen Creeping and Peeking, Revealing Top Privacy Concerns" HP 8:06 AM
  • "IBM Advances 'Watson Anywhere' with New Clients and Innovations Designed to Make it Even Easier to Scale AI Across Any Cloud" PRNewswire 3:49 PM
  • "Humana and Microsoft announce multiyear strategic partnership to reimagine health for aging populations and their care teams" Microsoft 8:05 AM
  • "Moat Wins Adweek 'Reader's Choice' Award for Best Brand Safety/Verification Solution" Oracle 8:05 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's DreamWalker lets you see VR cities during real-world walks" VentureBeat 2:09 PM
  • "How to remove your login password from Windows 10" PCWorld 11:34 AM
  • "Surface Pro 7 review: USB-C upgrade, battery downgrade" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "The Surface Pro 7 is a competent upgrade with USB-C, refreshed processors, but little else that's new" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review: I wish this looked like a Surface Pro X" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch review: it's a bigger Surface Laptop" The Verge 8:26 AM
  • "Surface Laptop 3 review: AMD Ryzen makes a great 15-inch Surface, but Intel's version may be better" PCWorld 8:25 AM
  • "The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-Inch) Review: AMD Ryzen Surface Edition" AnandTech 8:25 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro 7 First Impressions" Thurrott 8:25 AM
  • "Getting pushed off Win10 1803? Don't let Microsoft make you move to 1903." Computerworld 8:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 1909 and 1903: These are our new CPU requirements, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:43 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook Is Faring Badly in High-Stakes Privacy Lawsuit" Market Realist 2:13 PM
  • "Facebook Finds New Disinformation Campaigns and Braces for 2020 Torrent" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1:45 PM
  • "New Facebook features fight election lies everywhere but ads" TechCrunch 1:45 PM
  • "Facebook will label false posts more clearly as part of an effort to prevent 2020 election interference" The Verge 1:37 PM
  • "Colorado drops out of states' fight to stop Sprint, T-Mobile merger" Reuters 10:57 AM
  • "Mark Zuckerberg Has Quietly Advised Pete Buttigieg on Campaign Hires" Bloomberg [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:11 AM
  • "Hacking the hackers: Russian group hijacked Iranian spying operation, officials say" Reuters 7:44 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "The Internet and the Third Estate" Stratechery 10:56 AM
  • "HP EliteBook 830 G6 review: Compact and solid, with good security and battery life" ZDNet 8:59 AM
  • "The Pixelbook Go makes me wish Google would release a Pixelbook 2 already" Android Central 8:40 AM
  • "Google's Motion Sense hands-on: Controlling games and apps with gestures" VentureBeat 8:48 AM
  • "Pixel 4's Transcription App vs. World's Fastest Talking Woman: Can It Keep Up?" [Video] WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 9:18 AM
  • "Pixel 4 vs. Pixel 3 camera shootout: Where are the photography improvements?" Digital Trends 8:50 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 review: Smooth, but lacking stamina" Digital Trends 8:50 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Remarkable Phone. Small Battery." Digital Trends 8:50 AM
  • "Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: A slightly flawed taste of the future" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL review: Function over form" VentureBeat 8:48 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 review: Phone camera king cuts one too many corners" CNET 8:40 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL review: Big screen, brilliant camera and a high price" CNET 8:40 AM
  • "Pixel 4 review: Google ups its camera game" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 and 4 XL review: camera, radar, display and battery life" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 is oh so awesome [Review] BetaNews 8:29 AM
  • "Camera shootout: Pixel 4 vs the best smartphone cameras around" Android Authority 8:28 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 review: New features don't justify the price" Mashable 8:27 AM
  • "Pixel 4 vs every other Pixel: The newest Google phone might not be the best one to buy" PCWorld 8:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Minnesota chip maker gets up to $170 million from U.S. Defense Department" Reuters 9:03 PM
  • "Nvidia enters 5G with Ericsson, Red Hat, and Microsoft partnerships" ZDNet 7:09 PM
  • "Nvidia partners with Red Hat, Microsoft, and Ericsson to grow edge and 5G offerings" VentureBeat 7:09 PM
  • "Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums" TechCrunch 1:43 PM
  • "Netflix to raise $2 billion in debt to fund more content spending" TechCrunch 10:30 AM
  • "MediView XR raises $4.5 million to give surgeons X-ray vision with AR" VentureBeat 8:48 AM
  • "Commercetools raises $145M from Insight for Shopify-style e-commerce APIs for large enterprises" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close higher; Dow's ascent clipped by Boeing's slump: Boeing shares suffer third straight decline" MarketWatch 5:35 PM
  • "Stocks End Higher on Renewed Hope for U.S.-China Trade Pact, Earnings Optimism: Stocks finished higher Monday, bolstered by potential progress in the U.S.-China trade war and optimism about upcoming earnings reports." TheStreet 5:34 PM
  • "Stocks close in on record highs as earnings, trade provide boost" FOXBusiness 5:33 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Climb to Start a Busy Week of Earnings: U.S. stocks inched higher Monday to start a busy week of corporate earnings, while investors continued to track developments in the U.K.'s divorce from the European Union." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:33 PM
  • "European Stocks Are Higher As Everyone Watches The Next Brexit Move" Barron's 8:51 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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