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TechNN Archive: Saturday, November 2, 2019


Computer Industry
  • "What Chip Suppliers Shared About Industry Demand This Earnings Season: Though major chip suppliers shared both good and bad news in October, on the whole the positives outweighed the negatives." RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:35 AM
  • "Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU Family Leaks With 10-Core, 20-Thread LGA-1200 Flagship" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "Microsoft Reveals New Logo for Microsoft Edge" Thurrott 6:13 PM
  • "Microsoft's new Edge logo erases bad memories of Internet Explorer: A new web browser engine should mean a fresh start, right?" Engadget 8:18 PM
  • "The First BlueKeep Mass Hacking Is Finally Here—but Don't Panic: After months of warnings, the first successful attack using Microsoft's BlueKeep vulnerability has arrived—but isn't nearly as bad as it could have been." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:18 PM
  • "Six Nations Polytechnic and IBM Canada launch tuition-free tech program" Canadian Press 7:12 PM
  • "Hollywood Park selects networking supplier Cisco" Infotechlead 7:00 PM
  • "This 'father of the internet' still isn't completely sold on 5G" Fast Company 10:22 AM
  • "Microsoft Wins Pentagon's JEDI Contract as Its Cloud Business Grows" PC Magazine 11/1
  • "Microsoft's $10 billion Pentagon contract win changes everything in the cloud wars with Amazon. Here's what you need to know." Business Insider 11/1
  • "Q&A: Satya Nadella on Microsoft's new world view, dual-screen devices and Pentagon cloud deal" GeekWire 11/1
  • "Microsoft's GitHub doubled down on its ICE contract as employees protest and even resign in disgust" Business Insider 11/1
  • "The Surface Duo is a phone: Microsoft has strong reasons for shying away from calling the Surface Duo a phone. But that's the best way to explain it to customers." ZDNet 11/1
  • "Windows 10 1903 Affected by New Setup Bug, Workaround Ready" Bleeping Computer 11/1
  • "Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.13 addressing a range of bugs" Neowin 11/1
  • "IBM challenges a recent result in quantum computing: Technically, they are right. Practically, it makes little difference" The Economist 11/1
  • "Intel adds low-end Pentium Gold 6405U and Celeron 5205U Comet Lake CPUs" Guru3D 11/1
  • "Intel's Fastest Ever Gaming CPU Core i9-9900KS Launched At $513" Fossbytes 11/1
  • "China sets aside $29bn to kick Intel and AMD CPUs out of the market" PCGamesN 11/1
  • "Intel exec throws shade on AMD 'adding core count just because you can'" PCGamesN 11/1
  • "AMD 4th Generation Ryzen APUs 'Renoir' Based on 7nm Zen 2 Cores Spotted Along With Their 3DMark Performance Benchmarks" WCCFTech 11/1
  • "AI will not be job killer - IBM research" Finextra 11/1
  • "Dell EMC to Deploy World's Largest Industrial Supercomputer at Eni" InsideHPC 11/1
  • "Dell unveils Latitude 7220 for people who want a rugged tablet meant for extreme environments" MoneyControl 11/1
  • "Dell Now Offering More Ubuntu Developer Edition Options For Their Comet Lake XPS" Phoronix 11/1
  • "HP gives you next level power and performance with the Omen RTX Studio Laptop" BGR 11/1
  • "Cisco named IT network services partner of LA's SoFi Stadium" Telecompaper 11/1
General Interest
  • "Hitting the Books: Boomers not understanding tech is the circle of life" Engadget 11:08 AM
  • "Blizzard Apologizes for Mishandling Hong Kong Protests" PC Magazine 1:04 PM
  • "Blizzard CEO apologizes for handling of gamer's Hong Kong protest; some fans want more" Los Angeles Times 8:01 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 face retouching feature built with help of wedding photographers" Digital Trends 6:04 PM
  • "Google's Acquisition Of Fitbit Is More About User Data Than Technology" HotHardware 5:07 PM
  • "Google pushes further into health care with Fitbit, raising new privacy concerns: The search giant has faced blowback for its health care projects in the past." CNET 7:42 AM
  • "Android bug lets hackers plant malware via NFC beaming: All Android 8 (Oreo) or later devices are impacted. Google released a patch last month, in October 2019." ZDNet 7:31 AM
  • "Twitter Admits To Exploiting Users' Personal Data" Forbes 11/1
  • "Amazon Alexa skills can now recognise your voice, use it to personalise services" ZDNet 11/1
  • "Here's the new 2019 Motorola Razr before you're supposed to see it" GearBrain 11/1
  • "Blade Runner: How well did the film predict 2019's tech?" BBC 11/1
  • "40 million emoji-addicted keyboard app users left with $18m bill – after malware sneaks into Play Store yet again" The Register 11/1
  • "The RCS hack for Android is starting to break: Why don't good things last?" Android Central 11/1
  • "Huawei defies sanctions to achieve record shipments in 3Q19, says IHS" DigiTimes 11/1
  • "Google just put one of its biggest advertising execs in charge of juicing revenue from Google News" [BI Prime] Business Insider 11/1
  • "Google account switcher for web gets new material design treatment" Android Police 11/1
  • "Update your Google Chrome browser now: New exploit could leave you open to hacks" Digital Trends 11/1
  • "Google pushes out urgent Chrome update to patch actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities" BetaNews 11/1
  • "On Halloween night, Google discloses Chrome zero-day exploited in the wild" ZDNet 11/1
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces Upcoming Investment Community Events" GlobeNewswire 11/1
  • "Microsoft Q&A launches to replace TechNet and MSDN forums" BetaNews 11/1
  • "Microsoft Previews Some Black Friday Deals" Thurrott 11/1
  • "How to change your screensaver on a Windows 10 computer to a custom animation or slideshow" Business Insider 11/1
  • "How to block the Windows 10 November 2019 Update, version 1909, from installing" Computerworld 11/1
  • "Zuckerberg's power to hurt Trump" Axios 6:21 PM
  • "GDPR Fines Haven't Rocked the Data Privacy World—Yet : Though there hasn't been a deluge of large fines, EU regulators are slowly beginning to flex their enforcement muscles." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Trump rules social media, crushes 2020 Democrats" Axios 7:52 AM
  • "Facebook again accused of discriminatory ad targeting: Older and female users were denied Facebook ads about financial services, a lawsuit alleges." CNET 11/1
  • "TikTok Said to Be Under National Security Review: The review comes after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok's growing influence in the United States." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/1
  • "Exclusive: U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok - sources" Reuters 11/1
  • "Amazon's bid to acquire stake in Indian retailer faces antitrust hurdle: sources" Reuters 11/1
  • "Legislation Would Force Google and Rivals to Disclose Search Algorithms: Senate bill aims to give users of search engines more control over personal data" [Paid Membership Required] 11/1
  • "Russia officially introduced a 'sovereign internet' law to let Putin cut off the entire country from the rest of the web" Business Insider 11/1
  • "Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp - sources" Reuters 11/1
  • "Europe's cloud computing plan won't do much to scare the US giants" ZDNet 11/1
  • "How Sheryl Sandberg went from feminist hero to total sellout" New York Post 8:33 PM
  • "Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Review: Smart Phones, Dumb Decisions" Forbes 6:04 PM
  • "The RCS 'hack' showed us what Google could make happen for Android users if the carriers weren't in the way" Android Central 11:07 AM
  • "Is Mark Zuckerberg the most hated person in tech?" USA Today 10:22 AM
  • "What The Google-Fitbit Deal Means" Forbes 6:14 PM
  • "Fitbit buy is Google's latest step into gadgetry" Seattle Times 11:07 AM
  • "Google's acquisition of Fitbit is clearly a data play: analyst" Yahoo Finance 10:22 AM
  • "Here's how Fitbit can help fix Wear OS: The worst thing Google could do with Fitbit is turn it into another Motorola." Engadget 10:21 AM
  • "What Google's Fitbit Buy Means for the Future of Wearables: The $2.1 billion acquisition bringing new concerns—and new opportunities." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:52 AM
  • "Here's How Much Money The Fitbit Founders Will Get From Google's Acquisition" Forbes 7:52 AM
  • "AirPods Pro and Android: Is it worth it?" Mashable 7:51 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. Lenovo Yoga C940: Which 2-in-1 laptop is best for you?" CNET 7:44 AM
  • "Facebook's Fact-Check Scandal Is a Symptom of Something Bigger" PC Magazine 7:31 AM
  • "Google Pixel 4 Review: A stellar phone let down only by battery life" TechCo 11/1
  • "HP Omen X 2S Review: A Sleek, Dual-Screen RTX Gaming Beast" HotHardware 11/1
  • "What everyone is forgetting about in Google's $2.1 billion deal for Fibit" Yahoo Finance 11/1
  • "Can a combined Google/Fitbit take on the Apple Watch?" TechCrunch 11/1
  • "A Google Fitbit means new possibilities and questions for the smartwatch/Commentary: Google's Fitbit acquisition will lead to a new Google watch on the horizon. But will Fitbit users get their sensitive data pulled into a bigger ecosystem?" CNET 11/1
  • "Will Fitbit Be Better Off With Google?" Forbes 11/1
  • "The Sams Report: xStreaming the JEDI" Thurrott 11/1
  • "Google walkout 1 year on: Questions, pride and unmet demands" CNET 11/1
  • "Opinion: Let's Ensure Tech Innovation Gets to the Military" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11/1
  • "The best CPUs for gaming" PCWorld 11/1
  • "Online political ads are in urgent need of regulation" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/1
  • "Software's Next Great Battle Will Be Fought Over Its Storytellers" Forbes 11/1
  • "Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package" PCWorld 11/1
  • "The Moto 'razr' foldable's images just leaked, and I'm Thirsty" The Next Web 11/1
  • "Facebook reportedly wanted to buy Fitbit but Google paid double" CNET 11/1
  • "Google to buy Fitbit for $2.1 billion" Reuters 11/1
  • "Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion" The Verge 11/1
  • "Google to acquire Fitbit, valuing the smartwatch maker at about $2.1 billion" CNBC 11/1
  • "Google buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion" Engadget 11/1
  • "Helping more people with wearables: Google to acquire Fitbit" Google 11/1
  • "US Air Force inks deal with Raytheon on Windows 10 (and other) support for ARSE" The Register 11/1
  • "Forecast raises $5.5M for its 'AI-powered' project management software" TechCrunch 11/1
  • "Accusonus raises $3.3M to use AI to help content creators repair the audio in their videos" TechCrunch 11/1
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P500 and Nasdaq hit new records after October jobs numbers beat expectations: U.S. manufacturing activity contracts, but at a milder pace, in October" MarketWatch 11/1
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at Record Highs on Stronger-Than-Expected Jobs Report: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record highs Friday after the U.S. jobs report is stronger than expected." TheStreet 11/1
  • "Stocks surge to record high after strong jobs report: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite closed at record highs on Friday after the October employment report blew past estimates." FOXBusiness 11/1
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq Close at New Highs: Stocks climbed Friday on a stronger than expected jobs report" [Paid Membership Required] 11/1
  • "Asian markets cautiously rise amid fresh trade-deal doubts: Nikkei slips, while stocks in Hong Kong, mainland China inch up" MarketWatch and Associated Press 11/1
  • "European stocks lean higher after Chinese manufacturing data" MarketWatch 11/1

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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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