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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft warned: Your cloud contracts are 'serious concern' says EU privacy watchdog/Microsoft promises EU customers new revisions to the terms of its cloud contracts." ZDNet 6:57 AM
  • "Microsoft's EU Contracts 'Breach GDPR'" Forbes 7:12 AM
  • "Microsoft to enable end users to buy Power Platform licenses without administrative approval: Microsoft is planning to roll out a major change in the way users will be able to buy Power BI, Power Apps and Flow starting in mid-November. And a number of IT admins are none too pleased." ZDNet 10:28 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with CPU makers for Secured-core PCs" Hexus 7:10 AM
  • "Microsoft's Secured-core PCs will block firmware attacks: The Surface Pro X will be the first machine with the security capabilities" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "How Microsoft learned to tell compelling stories: Tech giant shares its secrets in new handbook" GeekWire 6:36 PM
  • "Microsoft's DreamWalker VR turns your daily commute into a totally different one: It guides you through real environs while immersing you in virtual ones." Ars Technica 6:37 PM
  • "AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X topples Intel's Core i9-10980XE in leaked 3DMark scores: Team Red flexes 'gaming CPU' muscles" The Inquirer 7:08 AM
  • "Intel files antitrust case against SoftBank-backed firm over patent practices" Reuters 9:22 PM
  • "Intel earnings: Even with PC surge, chip market rebound seems far off" MarketWatch 7:12 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 7390 Review: A convertible with very few compromises/It's better than the clamshell XPS 13. There, we said it." PCWorld 7:11 AM
  • "IBM Secure File Transfer Guided Demo" ZDNet 7:03 AM
  • "Quantum supremacy from Google? Not so fast, says IBM.: The rival maker of quantum computers is disputing the much-vaunted claim that Google has hit a new milestone." MIT Technology Review 7:13 AM
  • "Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite" TechCrunch 7:07 AM
  • "Lenovo's Foldable Thinkpad X1 Is Launching Q2 2020: The hardware is ready now, but Lenovo is waiting for software to catch up and properly support a folding display before going ahead with a launch." PC Magazine 11:04 AM
General Interest
  • "Hulu's offline downloads come to Android today: Watch your shows on your time" The Verge 2:06 PM
  • "Google Fi on the Pixel 4 has a new trick—dual LTE connections: Quickly hop between your top two MVNO networks thanks to dual SIM support." Ars Technica 12:28 PM
  • "Major credit card companies launch a one-click checkout button: To start, it's only available on three sites." Engadget 9:56 AM
  • "Best Buy takes on Amazon with free next-day deliveries: But only over the holidays." Engadget 9:56 AM
  • "Sphero's STEM robotics kit goes on sale" TechCrunch 9:43 AM
  • "Netflix Looks at 'Consumer-Friendly Ways' to Limit Password Sharing: Right now there is no limit on the number of devices you can sign in to Netflix on and no 'big plans' to curb password sharing." PC Magazine 8:25 AM
  • "OmniVision wins Guinness World Record for its tiny medical image sensor: The ultra small device is cost effective and more comfortable for patients." Engadget 8:12 AM
  • "Boffins link backdoor in SQL Server to Chinese APT hackers: Threat allows database content to be modified or deleted" The Inquirer 7:52 AM
  • "Opera Gets Colorful on Upgrade" Thurrott 7:17 AM
  • "Tech and trust will be top drivers for customer loyalty in 2030 - study: In 10 years, smart machines will handle majority of customer engagements - will brands run the risk of trading empathy for efficiency?" CIO New Zealand 7:17 AM
  • "UK banks yank fingerprint authentication for Galaxy S10 users: Banking on a fix for digit-based flaw" The Inquirer 7:07 AM
  • "Google's new emulator makes Android Automotive development easier: Developers no longer need a car to create apps for the infotainment system." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "Google is bringing some 'spooky sounds' to Nest Hello, just in time for Halloween" BGR 7:08 AM
  • "Traffic lights around the world are set to undergo a major change thanks to one man" BGR 7:08 AM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle's Annual Meeting Of Stockholders To Be Held November 19, 2019" PRNewswire 7:22 AM
  • "Outlook on the web can now show your calendar and tasks next to your inbox" Neowin 11:17 AM
  • "Cloud file migration geek Mover packs boxes for Microsoft: Any cloud you like, so long as it rhymes with bee fix hive" The Register 8:26 AM
  • "Microsoft acquires Mover to simplify Microsoft 365 cloud migration: Mover provides cloud file migration services that the software giant wants to integrate with Microsoft 365" Computing 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft's latest VR experiment is a literal walk in the park: You could walk to work inside a virtual world." Engadget 7:08 AM
  • "Facebook must face $35B facial-recognition lawsuit following court ruling/Facial recognition: far from perfect, increasingly everywhere." Ars Technica 4:11 PM
  • "FTC settles with Devumi, a company that sold fake followers, for $2.5M" TechCrunch 9:44 AM
  • "TikTok used by Islamic State to spread propaganda videos" BBC 7:18 AM
  • "SkyWater gets $170 million from Pentagon for space-friendly chips: Company to work on chips that function when exposed to high levels of radiation in spacecraft and medical devices" Reuters 7:17 AM
  • "U.S. senators want social media users to be able to take their data with them" Reuters 7:04 AM
  • "New Zealand government to spend NZ$3m on unmanned aircraft trial program" ZDNet 6:56 AM
  • "How tech companies measure 'legal': How good is your lawyer? It's hard to tell." TechCrunch 4:06 PM
  • "Nyrius Aries Pro Wireless HDMI Kit Review: Low Latency Cord Cutting" HotHardware 12:18 PM
  • "Amazon Echo Dot with clock review: time is on its side/A $59 clock that also comes with a pretty good speaker" The Verge 9:43 AM
  • "GoPro Max review: the most accessible 360 camera/But will anyone use it more than once?" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Final Fantasy VIII Remastered: Everything you need to know/Final Fantasy VIII has returned in HD for the Nintendo Switch. Never played? Don't worry, we have you covered." iMore 7:56 AM
  • "Testing Pixel 4's camera: Here's what Portrait Mode photos, astrophotography and selfies look like/The Pixel 4 boasts an impressive camera. Here are 24 examples of the kind of photos it can capture." CNET 7:56 AM
  • "How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative: As privacy concerns grow, companies like Google and Facebook that rely on data collection and advertising for revenue are increasingly in the spotlight. But is it really possible to give up Google's vast range of services? Here are my recommended alternatives." ZDNet 6:56 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos announces Blue Origin will form new industry team to return to the Moon" TechCrunch 8:03 AM
  • "Samsung, UAE funds lead $55 million investment in quantum computing startup" Reuters 7:03 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends lower as new social-media bill and Brexit weigh: Shares of Facebook, Twitter, Snap fall after bill to help consumers migrate data to rival platforms emerges" MarketWatch 5:15 PM
  • "Stocks End Lower as Travelers, McDonald's Miss Earnings Forecasts: Stocks are mixed as investors focus on a wave of corporate earnings reports from such heavy hitters as United Technologies, Procter & Gamble and McDonald's." TheStreet 5:16 PM
  • "Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Hits Ceiling: Nike, ServiceNow, Chipotle, Snap, Texas Instruments Are Key Movers" Investor's Business Daily 5:16 PM
  • "Stocks slide as Brexit vote fails, Turkey cease-fire expires" FOXBusiness 5:17 PM
  • "Stocks Tick Lower Amid Slew of Corporate Results: Major indexes swing in response to latest batch of third-quarter earnings reports; Biogen shares surge" [Paid Membership Required] 5:17 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Tick Higher Amid Slew of Corporate Results: Major indexes swing in response to latest batch of third-quarter earnings reports; Biogen shares surge" [Paid Membership Required] 9:20 AM
  • "European stocks edge back from 2019 highs" MarketWatch 7:03 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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