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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft CEO stands behind software sales to Pentagon" Bloomberg 5:32 PM
  • "Amazon could fight the Pentagon's decision to choose Microsoft for JEDI project" Neowin 5:50 AM
  • "Amazon may seek cloud rematch with Microsoft and the Pentagon" FOXBusiness 6:37 AM
  • "Windows 10's big 2020 updates could arrive sooner than expected thanks to Surface Neo" TechRadar UK 6:50 AM
  • "Samsung starts integration with OneDrive: Is this the beginning of the end?" TechRadar UK 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Project upgrade launches in general availability with a focus on collaboration" VentureBeat 9:40 AM
  • "Russian hackers are attacking Tokyo 2020 Olympics, says Microsoft" Neowin 5:50 AM
  • "Is Microsoft working on a unified Office Mobile app for a wider range of smartphones?" ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "First Came Google and Microsoft — Now Intel Plans To Invest More In Taiwan" Forbes 6:37 AM
  • "Intel's 'Special Edition' Core i9-9900KS CPU will arrive on 30 October: Coming to upset Ryzen's zen" The Inquirer 6:32 AM
  • "Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition launch details are finally here" SlashGear 6:33 AM
  • "AMD reports highest revenue in more than a decade, but slightly light forecast makes stock volatile" MarketWatch 4:26 PM
  • "AMD sees $1.8 billion in Q3 2019 revenue thanks to high-end processors and GPUs" VentureBeat 4:02 PM
  • "AMD meets Q3 earnings expectations: The chipmaker's Q4 outlook failed to impress, following AMD's first full quarter of 7nm Ryzen, Radeon and Epyc processor sales." ZDNet 5:01 PM
  • "AMD forecasts current-quarter revenue below estimates" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "AMD isn't playing around: Bad console quarter a drag on chip slinger's finances" The Register 6:47 PM
  • "Dell, Samsung, and Zebra launch rugged devices as FirstNet spurs upgrade cycle/The rugged device category has something the rest of the hardware industry doesn't: Growth. Enter a flurry of devices for extreme environments." ZDNet 12:06 PM
  • "Iota, Dell and Linux Developing Platform to Rate Data Trustworthiness" Coin Telegraph 6:33 AM
  • "IBM Pitches Watson for Enterprise AI Woes: IBM says that Watson can help enterprises struggling to get past the pilot phase with their AI programs." InformationWeek 11:00 AM
  • "Samsung, IBM team up on platform to track vital signs, health data for first responders" ZDNet 3:12 PM
  • "Interview with IBM official about the company's 'new-collar' push to look beyond college degrees" Inside Higher Ed 11:00 AM
  • "Fedora 31: Peering into Red Hat Enterprise Linux's future/Fedora, Red Hat's cutting-edge community Linux distribution, is a crystal ball into RHEL's future." ZDNet 10:58 AM
  • "Nvidia unveils two GeForce GTX Super graphics chips" VentureBeat 10:03 AM
  • "TSMC and GlobalFoundries settle patent disputes with cross-licensing agreement: Firms no longer have a chip on their shoulder" The Inquirer 5:50 AM
General Interest
  • "Razer's Hammerhead True Wireless headphones aim to nix audio lag on Android" The Verge 4:57 PM
  • "Samsung teases a clamshell foldable form factor" TechCrunch 4:18 PM
  • "Google Cloud: G Suite is getting three new security and access-control features/Google Cloud announces general availability of G Suite desktop management, context-aware access control, and automated security alerts." ZDNet 12:05 PM
  • "Google to stop indexing Flash for search: With browser makers already putting the kibosh on the once-popular multimedia format, Google search is about to deliver something of a coup de grace." Computerworld 3:15 PM
  • "Google will remove Flash results from search by the end of the year in the pan" The Inquirer 10:54 AM
  • "Google Photos adds whimsical Halloween Easter Egg" 9to5Google 5:26 PM
  • "Motorola's Moto 360 smartwatch is making a comeback, sort of: Hello, er, eBuyNow" The Inquirer 10:02 AM
  • "EA games are returning to Steam along with the EA Access subscription service/Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be the first new EA game released on Steam since 2011" The Verge 9:33 AM
  • "Logitech's MX Master 3 scroll wheel is focused hardware at its best/Button of the month: MX Master 3 scroll wheel" The Verge 8:18 AM
  • "Google's .new shortcuts are coming to other" The Verge 8:16 AM
  • "The Moto 360 smartwatch is back, but Motorola isn't making it: The 2015 hit is being resurrected." Engadget 7:35 AM
  • "Facebook unveils its first foray into personal digital healthcare tools" TechCrunch 5:50 AM
  • "mazon makes grocery delivery free with Prime, ends $15/month fee under pressure from Walmart" GeekWire 5:50 AM
  • "Amazon axes $14.99 Amazon Fresh fee, making grocery delivery free for Prime members to boost use" TechCrunch 5:49 AM
  • "Adobe won't ban Venezuelans from using its products after all: The company is reversing its interpretation of a US executive order." Engadget 5:50 AM
  • "Indian grandpa cooks his way to YouTube glory" BBC 5:39 AM
  • "Hellvetica is a horrific take on the famous typeface: 'Kern in hell'" The Verge 8:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Reports Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results" GlobeNewswire 4:02 PM
  • "SDC 19: Samsung and IBM Bring 5G and AI-Powered Mobile Solutions on IBM Cloud for Enterprises" PRNewswire 3:09 PM
  • "A Central Bank Will Issue a Consumer-ready Digital Currency Within Five Years, a New OMFIF and IBM Report Finds - Oct 29, 2019" PRNewswire 3:08 PM
  • "IBM Board Approves Quarterly Cash Dividend" IBM 3:08 PM
  • "IBM Watson Helps Lufthansa Group Optimize Its Customer Service" PR Newswire 11:00 AM
  • "Media Alert: Mobileye to Host Investor Summit on Nov. 5" Intel 3:08 PM
  • "Penn State Elevates Student Success with Oracle: University selects Oracle Student Cloud to enhance the student experience" Oracle 3:08 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft rolls out first preview of Xbox-to-Android streaming" The Next Web 9:03 PM
  • "How to enable/disable fonts on Windows 10" AddictiveTips 4:59 PM
  • "Windows 10's Latest Insider Build Introduces New Kaomoji" Thurrott 4:59 PM
  • "Microsoft releases updated PowerToys with new PowerRename tool -- and dark mode!" BetaNews 3:16 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Project service is now available worldwide" ZDNet 3:12 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Xbox All Access deal includes a path to upgrade to Project Scarlett" BGR 5:39 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'most-limited' Xbox One controller will cost $100: And there's only 1,000 of these to be had." Engadget 5:50 AM
  • "The ugliest Xbox controller ever made is also one of the most expensive" TrustedReviews 6:49 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Facebook sues Israeli surveillance vendor over WhatsApp zero-day: Facebook says NSO Group developed WhatsApp zero-day used in May 2019 attacks against attorneys, journalists, human rights activists, political dissidents, diplomats, and government officials." ZDNet 5:32 PM
  • "Facebook, Google, Twitter urged to do more to combat fake news in EU" Reuters 7:29 AM
  • "Major vulnerability patched in the EU's eIDAS authentication system/Exclusive: Vulnerability would have allowed attackers to pose as any EU citizen or business." ZDNet 7:23 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "PlayStation Vue is the canary in the cord-cutting coal mine: Streaming services have reached critical mass." Engadget 4:11 PM
  • "Linus Torvalds: 'I'm not a programmer anymore'/In a discussion about Linux and programming, Linux's founder, Linus Torvalds talks about what he does today and his own doubts about his work." ZDNet 10:55 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Buds Review: Great Sound At The Right Price/Amazon's first truly wireless earbuds exceed expectations" The Verge 8:17 AM
  • "GeForce GTX 1660 Super Review: Turbo Charged 1080p Gaming" HotHardware 8:34 AM
  • "How a months-old AMD microcode bug destroyed my weekend: AMD shipped Ryzen 3000 with a serious microcode bug in its random number generator." Ars Technica 7:33 AM
  • "Surface Laptop 3 15 Ryzen 5 Review: Microsoft Can Do Better" Notebook Check 6:33 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Twistle raises $16 to automate patient engagement" VentureBeat 8:35 AM
  • "Micron Buys AI Startup; Claims Fastest SSD" EE Times Asia 8:13 AM
  • "Salesforce adds mortgage-focused features to Financial Services Cloud: The enhancements should make the mortgage application process easier for both lenders and borrowers, Salesforce says." ZDNet 7:23 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 retreats from record high; Google miss weighs on tech shares: U.S. consumer confidence ticks lower in October" MarketWatch 4:15 PM
  • "Dow Ends Lower; S&P 500 Slips After Intraday Record on Strong Pharma Earnings: Stocks finish lower Tuesday, even though the S&P 500 sets an intraday record high." TheStreet 4:15 PM
  • "Stocks Edge Lower as Investors Parse Earnings Reports: Drug giants Pfizer and Merck climb after boosting their forecasts" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:14 PM
  • "Asian markets little changed as investors weigh trade-war developments: Nikkei up, but stocks fall in Hong Kong, mainland China" MarketWatch 7:16 AM
  • "U.K. stocks struggle as Britain heads to election" MarketWatch 7:17 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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