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TechNN Archive: Thursday, November 7, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Bill Gates: Windows Mobile would have beaten Android if it weren't for those pesky feds/He claims legal action took his 'eye off the ball'" The Inquirer 6:22 AM
  • "Bill Gates thinks Windows Mobile would have beaten Android without Microsoft's antitrust woes" The Verge 6:35 AM
  • "Surface Pro X Gets Firmware Update to Improve Battery Life" Thurrott 6:20 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-inch (Ryzen 7) review: The price tag climbs, but battery life drops" PCWorld 6:36 AM
  • "Microsoft starts shipping Hololens 2 for $3,500" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "HoloLens 2 starts shipping in to deep-pocketed pre-order customers" The Inquirer 8:07 AM
  • "Microsoft adds more AMD-powered Azure VMs, while Intel is caught in a benchmarking scandal" TechRepublic 6:35 AM
  • "Microsoft warns users to stay alert for more BlueKeep attacks/Microsoft: BlueKeep exploit will likely be used to deliver payloads more impactful and damaging than coin miners." ZDNet 9:59 PM
  • "Intel Claims Xeon Cascade Lake-AP 56 Core CPU Up To 84% Faster Than AMD's 64 Core EPYC Rome 7742 in Real-World HPC Benchmarks [Updated] WCCFTech 6:35 AM
  • "Intel Core i7 vs. Core i9: Which Is Right For You?" Digital Trends 6:32 AM
  • "Intel insists Xeon vs Epyc benchmark fight was fair, amends speed test claims anyway: Chipzilla says it didn't intentionally mislead anyone" The Register 6:33 AM
  • "Nio, Mobileye to bring autonomous cars to China" Tech in Asia 6:33 AM
  • "AMD vs. Intel CPU Market Share: 7nm Makes Landfall as Price War Begins" Tom's Hardware 6:35 AM
  • "AMD continues to steal CPU market share — but Intel isn't going down without a fight" TechRadar UK 6:32 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X & 3960X Retailer Prices Confirmed, 32 Core For $1907 & 24 Core For $1340 US — Up To 4.5 GHz Boost, 280W TDP, 128 MB Cache" WCCFTech 6:33 AM
  • "Armari Magnetar R64ER-RS1280/LC review: AMD raises the bar yet again/The fastest multi-threaded performance we have ever seen, thanks to AMD's incredible new 64-core EPYC processor." IT PRO (UK) 6:31 AM
  • "IBM launches 'financial-services ready' public cloud with B..." Finextra 6:34 AM
  • "Cisco: All these routers have the same embedded crypto keys, so update firmware/Cisco removes static encryption keys that were shared across its small-business routers." ZDNet 6:48 AM
  • "Xerox Makes Takeover Offer for HP" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:30 AM
  • "Xerox considers acquiring HP, but here are all the reasons you printer is gathering dust" MarketWatch 6:42 AM
  • "Salesforce launches Salesforce CMS to meld content, data across screens, enterprises" ZDNet 11:29 AM
General Interest
  • "Intuit updates QuickBooks with more AI, aims to help SMBs avoid cash flow issues: QuickBooks Cash Flow Planner leverage AI to help ensure that small businesses can manage cash and avoid crunches with predictive modeling." ZDNet 8:29 PM
  • "AT&T switches customers to more expensive plans without asking them first" Ars Technica 2:19 PM
  • "Older Samsung smart TVs to lose Netflix support next month" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "Exclusive: Bitdefender Discovers Ring Doorbell Vulnerability" PC Magazine 11:30 AM
  • "Trend Micro staffer sold the data of nearly 70,000 customers" The Inquirer 11:16 AM
  • "AWS announces new savings plans to reduce complexity of reserved instances" TechCrunch 11:14 AM
  • "Roblox: 60% of teens rarely discuss inappropriate online behavior with parents" VentureBeat 10:06 AM
  • "Google launches open-source project for Cardboard VR viewer: Developers can now build experiences for the no-frills virtual reality device." ZDNet 6:22 AM
  • "Facebook leveraged user data to fight rivals and reward big-spenders: According to leaked document trove" The Inquirer 6:23 AM
  • "AT&T Mobile Share Plans Get $10 Price Hike and 'Bonus Data': A bonus is meant to be something you get extra for free, right?" PC Magazine 6:49 AM
  • "Adobe's experimental 'sneaks' could make editing so much easier: Project All In can even put the photographer in the picture." Engadget 6:23 AM
  • "Steam Could Soon Join the Cloud Gaming Service Party" Thurrott 6:20 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S11e could feature a really big battery" Neowin 6:22 AM
  • "WhatsApp Gives Users More Control About Group Invites" Thurrott 6:20 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "How Microsoft is trying to become more innovative" TechCrunch 6:22 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Pro X Teardown" iFixit 7:00 AM
  • "Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller review: For $180, it better be this good/Everything cool about 2015"s Elite returns, plus Bluetooth, built-in battery, more." Ars Technica 6:57 AM
  • "Xbox Insiders in the Omega ring can now try Console Streaming" Neowin 6:55 PM
  • "Microsoft reveals the future of OneNote and it's all about Fluid and desktop" The Verge 2:47 PM
  • "Microsoft Launcher now supports system theme settings" Windows Central 2:52 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Communication, communication – and politics: Iowa saga of cuffed infosec pros reveals pentest pitfalls" The Register 1:40 PM
  • "After Google's Fitbit deal, EU says worrying when firms targeted for their data - Reuters" Reuters 11:30 AM
  • "UK government funds 18 projects to develop anti-drone technologies" ZDNet 9:01 AM
  • "China leaves bitcoin mining out of list of restricted activities" Reuters 6:48 AM
  • "California reveals Facebook probe, says social media company stonewalling investigation" Reuters 6:12 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Pixel 4 XL Review: Streaks Of Brilliance, Pure Android" HotHardware 12:59 PM
  • "Acer Swift 3 SF314-41: Acer's latest 14-inch laptop deserves a better display" NotebookCheck 6:32 AM
  • "The Secret and Frustrating Life of a Google Contract Worker" Bloomberg 6:28 AM
  • "What are Some Anonymous Search Engines - AmongTech What are Some Anonymous Search Engines" Among Tech 6:12 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Nightfall raises $20.3 million for AI that prevents sensitive data leaks" VentureBeat 10:06 AM
  • "Snapdocs raises $25 million to streamline mortgages with AI" VentureBeat 9:59 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs even as conflicts emerge in Washington over new deal with China to cancel tariffs in stages: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 4:38 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs on U.S.-China Tariff Rollback" TheStreet 4:38 PM
  • "Stocks jump after US, China agree to tariff rollback if phase one comes together" FOXBusiness 4:39 PM
  • "Stocks, Bond Yields Climb on Signs of Progress in U.S.-China Talks" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:39 PM
  • "Asian markets slip on report of possible trade-deal delay: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:10 AM
  • "British pound slips as two Bank of England members vote for interest-rate cut: MarketWatch" MarketWatch 7:11 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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