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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch: A Microsoft-endorsed AMD experience" ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "Surface Pro X review: Gorgeous hardware marred by buggy software/Microsoft still hasn't perfected the Windows on ARM experience." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Japan's four-day working week trial lead to productivity improvements: Sales per employee rose by 40 percent" The Verge 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan. Productivity jumped 40%" CNN 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft and Nokia reunite for new alliance, 5 years after failed $7B smartphone megadeal" GeekWire 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft is banking Cortana's success on the idea of a multi-assistant world" VentureBeat 2:13 PM
  • "Microsoft demonstrates Project Silica: a glass-based storage media" bit-tech 11:15 AM
  • "Microsoft: Teams now integrates with Stack Overflow so you can find answers faster/Ignite 2019: Microsoft Teams now lets you create developer documentation from chats between team members." ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Cisco, Microsoft expand networking partnership: The companies plan to develop new capabilities that will enable IT to connect branch offices to Microsoft Azure Virtual WAN directly, using Cisco SD-WAN hosted in Azure." ZDNet 9:24 PM
  • "AMD confirms Ryzen 4000 APUs will launch in 'early 2020": Send them now to CES" The Inquirer 6:13 AM
  • "AMD's Next-Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs Announcement Planned For 7th November — Threadripper 3970X 32 Core & 3960X 24 Core CPUs Launching First" WCCFTech 6:33 AM
  • "AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Zen 2 Processors Rumored For November 7 Unveil" HotHardware 4:02 PM
  • "AMD and Intel gear up for high-profile launches" Fudzilla 6:32 AM
  • "Netflix could shift from Intel Xeon to AMD Epyc CPUs in its data centres: Chip-switch and chill" The Inquirer 10:33 AM
  • "It's official: Intel is playing catch-up" Bits & Chips 6:33 AM
  • "Core i9-9900KS chips further binned to 5200 MHz - Sells for $1200" Guru3D 6:34 AM
  • "Intel Gemini Lake Refresh Family Announced with 6 new Processors" CNX Software 6:35 AM
  • "Intel's Core i5-9600KF processor is just $200, its lowest price ever/Look, we get it: ads aren't why" PC Gamer 6:45 AM
  • "IBM, Intel, JP Morgan and Microsoft join new blockchain token spec initiative: Consortium led by the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance said their new blockchain-based token specification can create regulatory compliant digital currency for use in any number of scenarios" Tech Central 6:34 AM
  • "Dell's Latest Pro-Grade Monitor Has a Built-in Colorimeter and Thunderbolt 3" Gizmodo 6:29 AM
  • "Dell bets big on Ubuntu Linux laptops for developers: Dell has been offering Linux laptops for over a decade now, but never before have they offered so many high-end developer laptop models with 18 different configurations." ZDNet 6:29 AM
  • "Laid-off Hewlett-Packard employee who shut down Oregon's Medicaid computers gets home detention - oregonlive.com" The Oregonian 6:30 AM
  • "Fed. Circ. Not Sure Court Blew Definition In HP Patent Fight" Law360 6:30 AM
  • "Best HP Black Friday 2019 deals: The best HP laptop and desktop deals for Black Friday 2019." ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "IBM H-1B Petitions Hit Hard by Trump Administration Restrictions" Dice 6:44 AM
General Interest
  • "Researchers develop AI that distinguishes between satire and fake news" VentureBeat 10:04 AM
  • "Boffins hack Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri using lasers" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Chrome OS 78 Gains Virtual Desks, Simpler Printing, Click To Call" HotHardware 3:57 PM
  • "Google Chrome 78 has a redesigned long-press context menu" Android Police 6:31 AM
  • "Google workers demand the company achieves zero emissions by 2030: They also want Google to stop funding climate change deniers." Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Facebook Portal security concerns laid bare as company admits humans can listen in" Telegraph 6:26 AM
  • "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey dunks on Facebook's new all-caps logo" The Verge 10:04 AM
  • "Facebook becomes FACEBOOK, because that'll help: It wasn't the lack of responsibility, it was the logo all along" The Inquirer 6:11 AM
  • "Facebook changes product branding to FACEBOOK" BBC 6:14 AM
  • "Netflix built a new tool for those of you burned out on politics and Trump" BGR 6:13 AM
  • "Kaspersky identifies mysterious APT mentioned in 2017 Shadow Brokers leak: The NSA had superior insight into foreign nation-state hacking operations than many cyber-security vendors." ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "RIP OG Pixel: Google ends support after just three years/Google's first self-branded smartphone doesn't come with extended support." Ars Technica 10:19 AM
  • "Google just started fixing the Pixel 4" BGR 6:25 AM
  • "Pixel 4 price, deals and specs: November update brings Smooth Display 'improvements'/90Hz refresh rate will kick in more often" The Inquirer 6:13 AM
  • "VMware updates Workspace One with capabilities for new hires: The updates to VMware's digital workspace platform focus on increasing employee engagement while maintaining security." ZDNet 6:10 AM
  • "Dropbox Launches Its Quick File Transfer Solution" Thurrott 6:08 AM
  • "OnePlus 8 might debut alongside company's first wearable: Fitness gadget is expected to launch in May" The Inquirer 6:13 AM
  • "Single, self-funded competitor wins latest DARPA underground robot competition: The SubT is developing robots that can operate in tunnels and caves." ZDNet 6:20 AM
  • "Xiaomi's Mi Watch looks like an Apple Watch but it's half the price: The device is China-only for now." Engadget 6:13 AM
  • "The Polestar 1 is a turbocharged, supercharged, plug-in hybrid enigma: Only 1500 will ever be made, which is a crying shame because we love it." Ars Technica 6:14 AM
  • "Sony's latest VR attraction will let you enter 'Jumanji': It's teaming with The Void ahead of the upcoming 'Jumanji' film." Engadget 6:26 AM
Press Releases
  • "AMD Selects ASC's Contract, Form and Requestor Lifecycle Management" AiThority 6:32 AM
Microsoft
  • "Xbox Console Streaming is now available for Insiders on the Delta ring" Neowin 7:24 PM
  • "Microsoft is doing a better job developing for the web than for Windows" The Verge 6:46 AM
  • "Microsoft previews its new Office mobile app, and I don't understand why" iPhone J.D. 6:11 AM
  • "Microsoft Is Adding Natural Language Queries to Excel" Thurrott 6:07 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "In review of fatal Arizona crash, U.S. agency says Uber software had flaws" Reuters 8:51 PM
  • "AT&T Hit With $60M FTC Fine Over Shady Unlimited Data Throttling Scheme" HotHardware 3:56 PM
  • "President Xi calls for a strong development of blockchain in China: What's next? President Xi's recent instructions on blockchain also show that the Chinese government and relevant institutions are embracing new technology trends at a very rapid pace. After AI, China has great ambitions for blockchain technologies." ZDNet 12:19 PM
  • "Israel set to ease demands on Bezeq to fire up fiber-optic plans" Reuters 12:19 PM
  • "Malaysia OKs Gojek's entry, ride-hailing firm says talks still on" Reuters 6:21 AM
  • "UK drone pilots have 25 days to register with regulator" BBC 6:14 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Could the world cope if GPS stopped working?" BBC 8:13 PM
  • "A drone helped archaeologists discover a lost Florida island settlement: Raleigh Island, off the northern Florida coast, was a center of shell bead making." Ars Technica 3:21 PM
  • "Sound Blaster X3 Review: Portable Super X-Fi For PCs And Consoles" HotHardware 12:22 PM
  • "Dealing with Multi-Cloud Data Complexity: IT leaders need to understand that a problem exists and then think through approaches. Once they do that, the technology to employ is easier to figure out. Here's some guidance." InformationWeek 6:21 AM
  • "Avoid big data disaster: The secret of turning data into useful information/Too many companies still collect data for the sake of it, but a focus on collaboration and analytics can turn your organisation's information into a competitive edge." ZDNet 6:20 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Medopad raises $25M led by Bayer to develop biomarkers tracked via apps and wearables" TechCrunch 6:09 AM
  • "Gradeup raises $7M to expand its online exam preparation platform to smaller Indian cities and towns" TechCrunch 6:10 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "The Dow Rises 31 Points as the Stock Market's Record-Setting Continues" MarketWatch 4:18 PM
  • "Dow, Nasdaq Hit Record Closes, S&P Slips" TheStreet 4:18 PM
  • "'Dow Jones Today Hits Another Record High; UBER Stock Drops While AMD Pops': "  4:18 PM
  • "'Dow Jones Today Hits Another Record High; UBER Stock Drops While AMD Pops': "  4:18 PM
  • "Stocks set for another record day: All three indexes set records on Monday." FOXBusiness 6:50 AM
  • "Dow Industrials Rise on Hopes for Trade Deal" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:18 PM
  • "Asian markets gain after Wall Street hits record highs: Nikkei and Hang Seng up on optimism over initial U.S.-China trade deal" MarketWatch 6:51 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Equifax and FICO on Applying Machine Learning to Open Data"
  • "IT Ecosystems Have Come of Age: Has Your Organization?"
New York Times (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Supreme Court to Hear Google and Oracle Copyright Case"
  • "The Week in Tech: Algorithmic Bias Is Bad. Uncovering It Is Good."
  • "Can FaZe Clan Build a Billion-Dollar Business?"
PC Magazine (Checked 7:55 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "iFixit: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Has Easy to Repair Keyboard"
  • "Want an Ad-Free Social Network? Wikipedia's Co-Founder Made One"
  • "Feds Arrest 2 for Stealing Crypto Via SIM-Swapping Scams"
  • "Walmart vs. Best Buy: The Best Black Friday 2019 Deals"
  • "Newegg Tips Black Friday Deals on Gaming Laptops, Desktops, More"
  • "After a Breach, Should You Still Trust Your VPN?"
  • "Google Stadia Bundle: What's in the Box and How to Get Started"
  • "Sam's Club Black Friday 2019: Save on TVs, Laptops, Gaming Gear"
  • "Google Silently Breaks Chrome Leaving IT Admins Very Angry"
  • "The Biggest Tech Product Flops of the 2010s" ...
Reuters (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Airbus-backed tournament unveils first electric racing aircraft"
ZDNet (Updated 7:55 AM CST)
  • "Apple finally admits iPad Pro won't replace your PC"


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