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TechNN Archive: Saturday, November 30, 2019
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "How Microsoft's Game Pass is becoming the Netflix of gaming" My Broadband NZ 9:02 AM
  • "Here is why free upgrades to Windows 10 still work" gHacks 9:02 AM
  • "Why Microsoft Still Allows Free Windows 10 Upgrades And How To Get Yours" HotHardware 3:49 PM
  • "Microsoft VP Gretchen O'Hara on helping launch Women in Cloud, the work-life continuum, and more" GeekWire 11:21 AM
  • "Intel accuses Qualcomm of undermining modem chip market opportunities" Xinhua 9:04 AM
  • "Intel Says Qualcomm Tactics Forced It to Sell Its Modem Business to Apple at a 'Multi-Billion Dollar' Loss" Thurrott 9:04 AM
  • "AMD partners with Fujitsu in the new Primergy LX1430 server" KitGuru 9:03 AM
  • "Dell Introduces New Data Domain Protection Appliance" E-3 Magazine 8:54 AM
  • "Cisco patent brings blockchain authentication to 5G networks: 5G networks promise ultra fast mobile data speeds. Now blockchain could help to secure them" Decrypt 8:47 AM
  • "Cisco Doubles Down on Small Business Commitment" PRN 8:48 AM
  • "Intel says Qualcomm tactics forced it out of modem chip market" Reuters 11/29
  • "Intel says Qualcomm's business practices drove it out of the modem chip market" TechCrunch 11/29
  • "Connected car prices may rise if Qualcomm wins antitrust case: auto makers" Reuters 11/29
  • "Microsoft names its next Windows 10 upgrade: '2004'/Although the name would indicate an April 2020 release, the company's past Windows upgrade tempo has rarely hit the mark." Computerworld 11/29
  • "Xbox boss won't bring VR to Xbox Scarlett, even after playing 'Half-Life: Alyx'" BGR 11/29
  • "HPE: Dividend Hike, Buybacks Impress Shareholders" Market Realist 11/29
  • "Goodbye screens, Hello voice: Tech's biggest platform shift since the smartphone is happening. Here's what it means." Business Insider 11/29
  • "Two Phase Immersion Liquid Cooling at Supercomputing 2019" AnandTech 11/29
  • "Exclusive: U.S. weighs new regulations to further restrict Huawei suppliers - sources" Reuters 11/29
General Interest
  • "The Hidden Phenomenon That Could Ruin Your Old Discs: CDs and DVDs were sold to consumers as these virtually indestructible platters, but the truth, as exemplified by the 'disc rot' phenomenon, is more complicated." Vice 1:25 PM
  • "Scott Adams Has Some Ideas for a Calmer Internet" Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:17 AM
  • "Here's what happened when I clicked on an Amazon scam email" NJ Advance Media 8:11 AM
  • "New Android Security Threat: Text Messaging Update Puts 'Most Mobile Users' At Risk" Forbes 8:11 AM
  • "RCS is being implemented dangerously, leaving users vulnerable to attack" BetaNews 8:09 AM
  • "Does your kid think your smart speaker is just another family member?" Mashable 8:08 AM
  • "Google's Stadia Controller to Get Wireless Support for Phones, Desktops in 2020" Thurrott 7:54 AM
  • "Google attempts to protect users from sketchy stem cell clinics: Google's new policy banning stem cell ads started at the end of October." Ars Technica 7:53 AM
  • "Prime Mover: How Amazon Wove Itself Into the Life of an American City" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:50 AM
  • "The best smartphone front cameras of 2019" DxOMark 11/29
  • "Stadia's first-party games studio is led by several Assassin's Creed veterans" 9to5Google 11/29
  • "America: Your mobile video quality is the worst of all G7 countries/The mobile video experience in the US has improved, but it's still worse than Canada's or Mexico's." ZDNet 11/29
  • "LG shakes up top ranks with 5 new executive appointments: Mobile division head Brian Kwon promoted to chief executive post at South Korean company" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 11/29
  • "Bad RCS implementations are creating big vulnerabilities, security researchers claim: Carriers are creating problems for users" The Verge 11/29
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Project review: Clever resource assignment features combined with a powerful interface" TechRadar UK 9:00 AM
  • "Will Microsoft Take on Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri?" Market Realist 11/29
  • "That's Microsoft price: Now you can enjoy a BSOD from the comfort of your driving seat" The Register 11/29
  • "Microsoft touts Edge's new tab page connection to Office 365" Computerworld 11/29
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Twitter bans House candidate who suggested Ilhan Omar should be hanged" Engadget 8:01 PM
  • "Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google's data collection" Reuters 4:52 PM
  • "Four IT industry bodies support FTC against Qualcomm's appeal: once again, The Industry v. QualcommFoss Patents 2:36 PM
  • "Former Secretary of Homeland Security, former FTC chairman, and conservative think tank dismiss Qualcomm's and DOJ's 'national security' arguments" Foss Patents 1:02 PM
  • "Antitrust think tanks urge Ninth Circuit to affirm Judge Koh's FTC v. Qualcomm ruling" Foss Patents 10:58 AM
  • "Facebook bowed to a Singapore government order to brand a news post as false" TechCrunch 12:21 PM
  • "Facebook bows to Singapore's 'fake news' law with post 'correction'" BBC 8:50 AM
  • "Facebook issues corrective label on user's post under new Singapore fake news law" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "China makes it a criminal offense to publish deepfakes or fake news without disclosure: Mirroring new California law on political ads" The Verge 11/29
  • "EU antitrust regulators seek details of Google's data practices: document" Reuters 11/29
  • "40 law and economics professors supporting FTC against Qualcomm's appeal contradict themselves just two pages apart" Foss Patents 11/29
  • "Spying tools website taken down after UK raids" BBC 11/29
  • "Huawei will fight FCC decision to exclude it from federal subsidies" CNET 11/29
  • "Huawei to Fight Back Against Latest FCC Restrictions: Chinese telecom giant is challenging U.S. efforts to limit how its business operates" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/29
  • "Huawei to challenge FCC decision on government subsidy program: WSJ" Reuters 11/29
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Apple's and Microsoft's 2019 Holiday Ads: Naughty Or Nice?" Slashdot 8:55 PM
  • "The future of computing and games" VentureBeat 10:57 AM
  • "Toddler vs tech: 5 horrying things that have happened to my tech toys" Android Authority 9:10 AM
  • "LG Gram 17 review: The oversized thin-and-light no one asked for" Engadget 8:08 AM
  • "These weird gadgets are actually super useful: I get a lot of weird and sometimes wonderful gadgets across my desk, and some end up impressing me by actually being extremely useful." ZDNet 11/29
  • "Best cheap laptops for $350 or less in 2019: Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Asus/Pick of the best $350-or-less budget laptops and convertibles." ZDNet 11/29
  • "What to buy for your new 4K TV" Engadget 11/29
  • "How to run hardware diagnostics from BIOS without an OS" AddictiveTips 11/29
  • "The Blipvert Presidency: Max Headroom anticipated the head-exploding information overload of today." Slate 11/29
  • "How Amazon's $100 Billion Investment In R&D Is Paying Off This Holiday Season" Forbes 11/29
  • "7 great Linux gifts for the holiday season" ZDNet 11/28
  • "Incredibly useful gadgets you didn't know you needed" ZDNet 11/28
  • "How to use the screen share feature in Ubuntu" AddictiveTips 11/28
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Buffett's Berkshire outbid for Tech Data: CNBC" Reuters 11/29
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks snap four-day win streak on U.S.-China trade worries, but post monthly gains: U.S. Black Friday shopping off to good start for retailers" MarketWatch 11/29
  • "Stocks notch best month since June: It is the final trading day of what will be a winning month for stocks" FOXBusiness 11/29
  • "U.S. Stocks Slide at Start of Holiday-Shopping Season: Data on retail sales will provide investors with fresh insights on strength of household spending" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11/29
  • "Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; Hang Seng drops 2%" Associated Press 11/29
  • "European stocks worried over U.S.-China relations, but head for November gain: Ocado and E.ON among stocks on the move for Friday" MarketWatch 11/29



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InformationWeek (Checked 6:15 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Amazon CTO Vogels: Going Beyond Monolithic Virtualization"
  • "PwC Exec Shares Insights on Digital Transformation Strategy"
  • "5 Reasons Why CDOs May Ride the Next Wave of Leadership"
New York Times (Updated 6:15 AM CST)
  • "When a DNA Test Says You're a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away"
PC Magazine (Checked 6:15 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Shutterstock's Image Censoring in China Sparks Employee to Resign"
  • "Bernie Sanders: We Need to Break Up Broadband Monopolies"
  • "Hands On With Qualcomm's XR2: It's Like Wearing Glasses for the First Time"
  • "Plague Inc. Now Lets You Play as a Troll Out to Spread Fake News"
  • "Tons of Star Wars Board Games, Toys Are on Sale at Amazon"
  • "Report: 2021 iPhone Won't Have Any Ports"
  • "American-Made Librem 5 Phone Costs $1,999"
  • "Why You Should Wait Until 2021 to Buy a 5G PC"
  • "Microsoft Found 44M Accounts Using Breached Passwords"
  • "Streaming Services May Soon Crack Down on Password Sharing" ...
Reuters (Updated 6:15 AM CST)
  • "Ericsson to pay over $1 billion to resolve U.S. corruption probes"
ZDNet (Updated 6:15 AM CST)
  • "Five tips for stress-free tech travel"


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