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TechNN Archive: Monday, January 6, 2020


Computer Industry
  • "Xerox Firms Up Financing for Bid to Take Over HP: Secured financing signals the company is pushing forward with its unsolicited $33 billion offer" [Paid Membership Required] 8:49 AM
  • "Xerox secures $24 billion financing for proposed HP takeover" Reuters 8:50 AM
  • "Xerox nails down $24bn funding to back proposed HP acquisition: Xerox CEO John Visentin brandishes the financing necessary to back Xerox's proposed takeover of HP Inc" Computing 3:41 PM
  • "Xerox Secures $24 Billion For Hostile Takeover Bid Of HP" Forbes 3:40 PM
  • "Xerox scores financing for HP takeover bid" Seeking Alpha 8:50 AM
  • "HP's Elite Dragonfly lappie to let Tile gadget-trackers stalk it till they're Blue in the tooth" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "HP Announces New Spectre x360 15, Elite Dragonfly, More" Thurrott 8:42 AM
  • "HP's new all-in-one PC wirelessly charges your phone and has an RTX 2080 inside" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Intel Tips 10th Generation 'Comet Lake' H Series Laptop CPUs, New NUC 9 Extreme, 'Tiger Lake' Details" PC Magazine 7:40 AM
  • "Intel's 'Ghost Canyon' NUC will fit a full-sized desktop GPU" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "Intel outs radical new Ghost Canyon NUC, teases 5GHz Comet Lake H processors" PCWorld 8:09 AM
  • "Intel To Smash 5GHz Barrier With New 10th Gen Mobile Gaming Processors, New Core i9 Ghost Canyon NUC Teased Too" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Intel says upcoming 10th-gen H-series CPUs will surpass 5GHz" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "Intel teases Ghost Canyon NUC, its tiny modular gaming PC" The Verge 8:11 AM
  • "Intel's 10th Gen 45W Core-H CPUs Show Up in the Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel" AnandTech 9:47 AM
  • "Intel at CES 2020: 45W 10th Gen Mobile CPUs Soon, Tiger Lake with Xe Graphics Later" AnandTech 8:27 AM
  • "Intel's Tiger Lake Laptop CPU Brings Thunderbolt 4, AI Graphics Processing" PC Magazine 10:24 PM
  • "Intel's Mobileye demos autonomous car equipped only with cameras, no other sensors - Reuters" Reuters 10:23 PM
  • "IBM taps blockchain to make coffee sourcing traceable" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Hear that? It's IBM's Acoustic Insights Program" Smart Industry 3:40 PM
  • "Can Anything Stop the Rise of AMD? AMD was one of the top performing stocks of 2019, and its momentum seems to be continuing into 2020. Is it real, or will the stock soon suffer one of its previous 80% losses?" Motley Fool 3:38 PM
  • "Watch AMD's CES press conference live right here" TechCrunch 10:27 AM
  • "Watch AMD's CES 2020 event here at 5PM ET" Engadget 3:38 PM
  • "AMD unveils mainstream 7-nanometer Radeon 5600 GPUs and new mobile Ryzens" VentureBeat 5:36 PM
  • "AMD's 7nm Ryzen 4000 CPUs are here to take on Intel's 10nm Ice Lake laptop chips" The Verge 5:36 PM
  • "AMD's new 64-core Threadripper CPU will cost nearly $4,000 for the performance" The Verge 6:17 PM
  • "Nvidia touts its unified architecture and pretrained libraries for autonomous cars" VentureBeat 10:47 AM
  • "Nvidia launches simulation platform for robots" VentureBeat 10:47 AM
  • "Microsoft: RDP brute-force attacks last 2-3 days on average/Microsoft publishes insights into RDP brute-force attacks from months-long 45,000 PC study." ZDNet 7:37 AM
  • "Xbox Series X's ports make their debut at AMD's CES 2020 event" CNET 10:07 PM
  • "Dell's Concept Ori and Concept Duet laptops imagine a foldable and dual-screen future: Dell thinks the future has a lot more screen space" The Verge 4:09 PM
  • "Dell's new Concept UFO puts PC gaming on a Nintendo Switch-like device" Ars Technica 5:36 PM
  • "Cisco Turned Down this Security Researcher – Now He's found 120+ Vulnerabilities in a Single Cisco Tool" Computer Business Review 8:48 AM
  • "Quantum Orchestration Platform: A virtual machine for quantum computing" ZDNet 9:49 AM
General Interest
  • "Blood pressure-sensing earbuds are coming in 2020" CNET 10:23 PM
  • "CES 2020: Samsung introduces enterprise-ready Galaxy Chromebook" ZDNet 4:07 PM
  • "Why Have So Few Women Won the Most Important Award in Computing? Since 1966, 70 computer scientists have won the Turing Award. Only three have been women." Slate 2:56 PM
  • "Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold: Combining Foldable Displays, 5G and Lakefield into a... Laptop?" AnandTech 2:11 PM
  • "New Gaming PC Comes With Built-In Xbox One or PS4" Kotaku 3:37 PM
  • "Origin's Big O doesn't make you choose between console or PC gaming" The Verge 2:11 PM
  • "A.I. Comes to the Operating Room: Images made by lasers and read by computers can help speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors during surgery." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 2:06 PM
  • "CES 2020: Qualcomm Automotive unveils new autonomous driving platform" ZDNet 2:05 PM
  • "YouTube officially rolls out changes to children's content following FTC settlement" The Verge 1:21 PM
  • "Alphabet hits record high after analyst says new CEO is welcome change at the top" Business Insider 11:42 AM
  • "Diesel's latest Wear OS watch puts a fresh design on aging tech" Engadget 10:08 AM
  • "The 14-inch dual-screen Asus ZenBook Duo is smaller, lighter, and less powerful" The Verge 10:03 AM
  • "ASUS' ZenBook Duo is a more practical dual-display notebook" Engadget 8:25 AM
  • "Ring adds privacy dashboard to app in response to security concerns" The Verge 8:24 AM
  • "Wi-Fi Alliance Announces Wi-Fi 6E Moniker for 802.11ax in the 6 GHz Spectrum" AnandTech 2:53 PM
  • "Wi-Fi 6 devices capable of using 6GHz band to get Wi-Fi 6E branding" ZDNet 8:22 AM
  • "VPN warning: REvil ransomware targets unpatched Pulse Secure VPN servers/Researcher warns organizations to patch Pulse Secure VPN flaws now or risk 'big game' REvil ransomware attacks." ZDNet 8:20 AM
  • "Amazon brings Fire TV to cars, soundbars, and set-top boxes" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Amazon is pushing Alexa deeper into the automotive market" VentureBeat 8:32 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire TV platform now reaches over 40 million monthly active users, topping Roku" TechCrunch 8:19 AM
  • "Amazon to showcase its transportation drive at world's largest tech show" Reuters 8:19 AM
  • "MIT's new tool predicts how fast a chip can run your code" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "How AI is preventing email phishing attacks" The Next Web 8:13 AM
  • "Suunto 7 is the Finnish brand's first Wear OS smartwatch, and it comes with offline maps" Android Police 8:09 AM
  • "New lithium-sulfur battery could let phones last five days between charges" Engadget 8:03 AM
  • "Dynabook Portege X30L-G is the sub-2-pound laptop you weren't expecting" CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Seagate Unveils 2 Portable SSD Drives for Gamers, Power Users" PC Magazine 7:41 AM
  • "Dynabook Unveils Light, But Sturdy 13-Inch Windows Laptop: The PC vendor formerly owned by Toshiba has announced the Portégé X30L-G, a Windows 10 business laptop that runs Intel's 10th-generation Core chips and weighs only 1.9 pounds." PC Magazine 7:40 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP at CES 2020: Unleashing Next Generation Computing Innovations to Enable More Freedom to Work, Live, Play" HP 8:17 AM
  • "Farmer Connect Uses IBM Blockchain to Bridge the Gap Between Consumers and Smallholder Coffee Farmers: At CES, Farmer Connect announces 'Thank My Farmer,' a mobile app to show consumers the origin of their coffee" PRNewswire 8:17 AM
  • "North Queensland Stadium Orders Up Oracle to Serve Fans: New venue chooses Oracle to drive enhanced guest experience" Oracle 8:17 AM
  • "Take a look at the Xbox Series X SoC" MSPoweruser 3:38 PM
  • "Living with Windows 7: Up and Running on the NUC (Premium)" Thurrott 2:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Patch Alert: December patches hang Win7 Pro endpoints and force Server 2012 reboots" Computerworld 1:21 PM
  • "Microsoft Researchers propose face-swapping AI and face forgery detector" VentureBeat 11:50 AM
  • "Hackers deface U.S. government website with pro-Iranian message" CBS News 8:33 AM
  • "Trump administration pressed Dutch hard to cancel China chip-equipment sale: sources" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "France warns U.S. against digital tax retaliation" Reuters 7:38 AM
  • "Tech trade ban: Exporting AI is going to get harder, says US/US imposes new trade restrictions on companies exporting new technologies to rival powers." ZDNet 7:38 AM
  • "I tried this $13,000 gamer chair to see if it'd make me a Real Gamer" Mashable 2:54 PM
  • "Hands on: Galaxy Chromebook stole my heart in minutes" 9to5Google 8:24 AM
  • "Dynabook Portégé X30L hands-on: So light you can carry it with 2 fingers" VentureBeat 8:16 AM
  • "Linux in 2020: 27.8 million lines of code in the kernel, 1.3 million in systemd" The Register 8:09 AM
  • "Lenovo's new Legion Y740S pushes the definition of a gaming laptop" [Video] CNET 8:03 AM
  • "HP Envy 32 All-in-One review: iMac killer?" Digital Trends 7:47 AM
  • "BigID bags another $50M round as data privacy laws proliferate" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
  • "Amazon partners with India's second largest retailer to sell its goods online" TechCrunch 8:14 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks end higher, posting biggest intraday comeback in 3 months: Investors shake off worries over U.S.-Iran tensions" MarketWatch 4:08 PM
  • "Dow Finishes Higher Amid Heightened U.S.-Iran Tensions: Stocks finish higher Monday as investors assess rising military tensions in the Gulf region following last week's killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani by the U.S." TheStreet 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks rise as investors shake off Iran conflict: Stocks erased losses to finish the session higher" FOXBusiness 4:08 PM
  • "Stocks Pare Declines as Investors Assess Mideast Tensions: Investors are anxious about the possibility of more violence across the Middle East" [Paid Membership Required] 4:08 PM
  • "British stocks slump on Middle East worries, though oil majors and defense giant limit the fall" MarketWatch 10:05 AM

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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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