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TechNN Archive: Sunday, November 3, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft gives its Edge browser a new icon, not just a new brain: The browser, overhauled with a new engine, also is getting a new icon." CNET 7:28 AM
  • "AMD's Navi 22 and Navi 23 GPUs recently spotted in Linux driver" TechRadar UK 7:45 AM
  • "AMD Preparing 2nd Generation Navi GPUs Based On 7nm+, Navi 21, 22 and 23 Spotted In Linux Driver Update" WCCFTech 7:45 AM
  • "AMD Retains Chokehold In October At Germany's Biggest Retailer: Mindfactory.de" WCCFTech 7:45 AM
  • "AMD CEO Lisa Su interview — 2020 will be a bigger product year for us" VentureBeat 4:39 PM
  • "Intel 10000 series desktop CPUs and Chipsets Specifications Leak" Guru3D 7:50 AM
  • "Intel Cascade Lake-X 10th Generation X-Series HEDT CPUs Reportedly Delayed, New Launch Scheduled For 25th November" WCCFTech 7:50 AM
  • "Intel vs AMD CPU Architectural Differences: Chips and Chiplets" TechQuila 7:46 AM
  • "HBKU collaborates with IBM to bridge skills gap in emerging tech" GulfTimes 7:53 AM
  • "HBKU Joins Hands with IBM to Allow Students to Learn New-Age Technologies" CrypdoNewZ 7:52 AM
  • "BlueKeep attacks are happening, but it's not a worm: Hackers are using BlueKeep to break into Windows systems and install a cryptocurrency miner." ZDNet 7:41 AM
  • "The Government Protects Our Food and Cars. Why Not Our Data? The United States is virtually the only developed nation without a comprehensive consumer data protection law and an independent agency to enforce it." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:42 AM
  • "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] 11/2
  • "Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU Family Leaks With 10-Core, 20-Thread LGA-1200 Flagship" HotHardware 11/2
  • "Microsoft Reveals New Logo for Microsoft Edge" Thurrott 11/2
  • "Microsoft's new Edge logo erases bad memories of Internet Explorer: A new web browser engine should mean a fresh start, right?" Engadget 11/2
  • "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] 11/2
  • "Six Nations Polytechnic and IBM Canada launch tuition-free tech program" Canadian Press 11/2
  • "Hollywood Park selects networking supplier Cisco" Infotechlead 11/2
  • "This 'father of the internet' still isn't completely sold on 5G" Fast Company 11/2
General Interest
  • "How data science could save 6 million lives from preventable death by 2030" The Next Web 4:43 PM
  • "Teens Love TikTok. Silicon Valley Is Trying to Stage an Intervention." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 4:40 PM
  • "Chinese Hackers Just Gave Us All A Reason To Stop Sending SMS Messages" Forbes 9:06 AM
  • "Camgirl sites exposed data for millions of users" Engadget 4:38 PM
  • "A network of 'camgirl' sites exposed millions of users and sex workers" TechCrunch 8:05 AM
  • "Wikipedia citations get way more legit with the addition of books" Mashable 5:37 PM
  • "The Internet Archive Is Making Wikipedia More Reliable: The operator of the Wayback Machine allows Wikipedia's users to check citations from books as well as the web." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:42 AM
  • "Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here's how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry." [BI Prime] Business Insider 7:41 AM
  • "Huawei May Soon Have Google Back: Huge Boost For Mate 30 Sales" Forbes 5:33 PM
  • "Google wants to give doctors web-like searches for medical records" Engadget 7:41 AM
  • "Hitting the Books: Boomers not understanding tech is the circle of life" Engadget 11/2
  • "Blizzard Apologizes for Mishandling Hong Kong Protests" PC Magazine 11/2
  • "Blizzard CEO apologizes for handling of gamer's Hong Kong protest; some fans want more" Los Angeles Times 11/2
  • "Google Pixel 4 face retouching feature built with help of wedding photographers" Digital Trends 11/2
  • "Google's Acquisition Of Fitbit Is More About User Data Than Technology" HotHardware 11/2
  • "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 11/2
  • "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 11/2
Press Releases
  • "AMD Announces Upcoming Investment Community Events" GlobeNewswire 11/1
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Japan experiments with 3-day weekend, productivity increases by nearly 40 percent" FOXNews 9:03 PM
  • "Microsoft Japan brings in three-day weekends... and sees a 40 PER CENT increase in productivity" Daily Mail (UK) 9:03 PM
  • "Watch Microsoft's Ignite Keynote Live with Commentary by Mary Jo Foley and Paul Thurrott" Thurrott 8:29 PM
  • "Microsoft Research shows off an innovative pen-first UI for tablets" MSPoweruser 7:54 AM
  • "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
Government/Law/Politics
  • "GOP senator Josh Hawley: Big Tech execs are 'totally untrustworthy'" Axios 5:38 PM
  • "GOP senator: Apple and TikTok's China ties are national security threats" Axios 5:37 PM
  • "US government urged TSMC to stop selling chips to Huawei" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 4:40 PM
  • "US official says licences to sell to Huawei 'forthcoming very shortly': Report" ZDNet 7:29 PM
  • "US will grant Huawei trade ban exemptions 'very shortly'" Engadget 4:38 PM
  • "Tech companies like Facebook and Twitter are making massive policy decisions that could change US elections. The FEC should be doing this instead." Business Insider 4:34 PM
  • "Zuckerberg's power to hurt Trump" Axios 11/2
  • "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] 11/2
  • "Trump rules social media, crushes 2020 Democrats" Axios 11/2
  • "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" WSJ.com [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
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "We must stop smiling our way towards a surveillance state: Allowing facial recognition technology to spread without understanding its impact could have serious consequences." ZDNet 6:07 PM
  • "The two sides of Google's Fitbit acquisition, equally dark" Android Central 5:33 PM
  • "Buying Fitbit won't save Google's failing Wear OS" Android Police 8:07 AM
  • "Dell G3 15 vs. Dell G5 15 SE: Which Cheap Gaming Laptop Is Best?" LAPTOP Magazine 7:55 AM
  • "Your Google Home is bricked. Here's how to get a new one for free: A spate of unresolvable errors has left Google Home users with glorified paperweights, but there's hope." CNET 7:41 AM
  • "How Facebook could change Trump's 2020 re-election bid" Business Insider 7:26 AM
  • "A Verizon salesman told me the Google Pixel 4 is for angry people: Google's new phone has an interesting market. At least according to a fascinating Verizon store specialist." ZDNet 7:26 AM
  • "How Sheryl Sandberg went from feminist hero to total sellout" New York Post 11/2
  • "Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL Review: Smart Phones, Dumb Decisions" Forbes 11/2
  • "The RCS 'hack' showed us what Google could make happen for Android users if the carriers weren't in the way" Android Central 11/2
  • "Is Mark Zuckerberg the most hated person in tech?" USA Today 11/2
  • "What The Google-Fitbit Deal Means" Forbes 11/2
  • "Fitbit buy is Google's latest step into gadgetry" Seattle Times 11/2
  • "Google's acquisition of Fitbit is clearly a data play: analyst" Yahoo Finance 11/2
  • "Here's how Fitbit can help fix Wear OS: The worst thing Google could do with Fitbit is turn it into another Motorola." Engadget 11/2
  • "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] 11/2
  • "Here's How Much Money The Fitbit Founders Will Get From Google's Acquisition" Forbes 11/2
  • "AirPods Pro and Android: Is it worth it?" Mashable 11/2
  • "Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 vs. Lenovo Yoga C940: Which 2-in-1 laptop is best for you?" CNET 11/2
  • "Facebook's Fact-Check Scandal Is a Symptom of Something Bigger" PC Magazine 11/2
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "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" WSJ.com [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 (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
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  • "How to Build an Optimal Machine Learning Team"
New York Times (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Superhero or Supervillain? Technology's Role Changes Comic Books"
  • "Even Nobodies Have Fans Now (For Better or Worse.)"
  • "China's Internet Is Flowering. And It Might Be Our Future."
  • "Online Cesspool Got You Down?You Can Clean It Up, For a Price"
PC Magazine (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Verizon's Stream TV Can't Stream Netflix"
  • "Disney+ Could Have Seismic Effect on Netflix"
Reuters (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Tesla CEO says will build Gigafactory 4 in 'Berlin area'"
  • "Brexit drove Tesla to pick Berlin over Britain for new factory: report"
  • "Alibaba poised to launch record-breaking $13.4 billion Hong Kong share sale: sources"
  • "Tesla's Berlin move reflects Germany's carmaking prowess: minister"
  • "Chinese gaming giant Tencent's third-quarter profit drop 13%, misses estimates"
  • "Google to offer checking accounts for consumers: WSJ"
  • "Brandenberg premier: Any support for Tesla will be in accordance with EU rules"
  • "Toshiba reports strong profits, to buy out three listed businesses"
  • "German ministers: No talk of subsidies for Tesla's Berlin plans"
  • "Poland's Play does not expect its key investors to sell shares"
ZDNet (Updated 7:40 AM CST)
  • "Cloud computing: SaaS, IaaS or PaaS - which is growing fastest?"
  • "Intel warning: Critical flaw in BMC firmware affects a ton of server products"
  • "Apple unveils new 16-inch MacBook Pro"
  • "Malware attacks on hospitals are rising fast, and the problem is about to get a lot worse"
  • "Google's plan to collect health data on millions of Americans faces federal inquiry"
  • "Apple's Macs are better than PCs, says IBM? Well, of course"
  • "The scariest hacks and vulnerabilities of 2019"
  • "Best Target Black Friday 2019 deals"


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