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TechNN Archive: Saturday, January 11, 2020
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "PC Sales Look Set to Cool Off in 2020: Intel CPU shortages and the end of a business PC upgrade cycle are both likely to weigh on near-term PC demand." RealMoney [Subscription Required for Full Article] 8:39 AM
  • "IBM: Setting Up Well For New Investors" Seeking Alpha 8:07 AM
  • "No, IBM is not the only relevant player in virtual agents" VentureBeat 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Accused Of Sharing Skype, Cortana Audio With Little Vetting Of Chinese Contractors, No Security" HotHardware 4:57 PM
  • "Microsoft's surging cloud business Azure should terrify Amazon: analyst" Yahoo Finance 1:00 PM
  • "Microsoft contractors reviewed Skype, Cortana audio with 'no security measures'" Digital Trends 9:04 PM
  • "Microsoft explains how a new walkie-talkie mode in its Teams chat app is part of a strategy to help companies modernize and get ahead in the cloud wars" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Microsoft's 'No Xbox Series X Exclusives' Philosophy Is Not As Wild As It Sounds" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "'Techlash' Hits College Campuses: Facebook, Google and other major tech firms were every student's dream workplaces. Until they weren't." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:08 AM
  • "HP Inc: The price is wrong/Although Xerox sees major synergies between the pair and the ability to cross-sell, HP Inc has turned down Xerox's latest offer to buy the company" ComputerWeekly 1/10
  • "2020s are the decade of commercial quantum computing, says IBM: IBM spent a great deal of time showing off its quantum-computing achievements at CES, but the technology is still in its very early stages." ZDNet 1/10
  • "Insight: IBM Can't Exclude Royalty Payments From New York 'Entire Net Income'" Bloomberg Tax 1/10
  • "It's Becoming Messy: Judge says IBM's request to shut down age-discrimination lawsuit should be rejected" The Register 1/10
  • "Similarities Between the French 'Institutional Harassment' Case And IBM Age Discrimination Litigation?" Forbes 1/10
  • "Microsoft eyes huge new office building near its headquarters campus" GeekWire 1/10
  • "Intel's Mobileye has a plan to dominate self-driving—and it might work: Mobileye made a self-driving car that only uses cameras—no lidar or radar." Ars Technica 1/10
  • "Intel's Core i9-10900K 10 Core Flagship Mainstream CPU Reportedly Consumes As Much Power As AMD's 32 Core Threadripper 3970X" WCCFTech 1/10
  • "Intel Comet Lake-S could be delayed due to power demands of 10-core CPU" TechRadar UK 1/10
  • "Intel debuts new tiny, modular gaming PCs" Eurogamer 1/10
  • "AMD Could Gain on Intel Even More This Year, Thanks to Apple" Motley Fool 1/10
  • "AMD Radeon GPU appears, beats GeForce RTX 2080 Ti by 17%/Read more: https. /www.tweaktown.com/news/69879/amd-radeon-gpu-appears-beats-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-17/index.html" TweakTown 1/10
  • "AMD's high-end Navi GPU could be 30% faster than Nvidia's RTX 2080 Ti, rumor hints" TechRadar UK 1/10
  • "AMD Radeon Adrenalin 20.1.1 Out Now, Optimized for Monster Hunter World Iceborne" WCCFTech 1/10
  • "Dell's G5 15 SE Ryzen Gaming Laptop Plans to use the 8-Core Ryzen 4000 CPUs!" WCCFTech 1/10
  • "CES 2020: Lenovo Unveils IdeaPad Duet Chromebook Detachable" AnandTech 1/10
  • "Linus Torvalds: Avoid Oracle's ZFS kernel code on Linux until 'litigious' Larry signs off/Torvalds doesn't want to be hounded by Oracle's legal team for merging ZFS filesystem code into the Linux kernel." ZDNet 1/10
  • "Aruba takes aim at Cisco with SD-Branch: Aruba Networks is making SD-Branch, a networking offering that supports SD-WAN, routing, and connectivity, more secure and reliable." CRN 1/10
  • "Ding-dong: Cisco delivers your Patch Tuesday warm-up with WebEx, IOS fixes for a few irritating security holes" The Register 1/10
General Interest
  • "Privacy Rights Groups' Open Letter Implores Google To Cleanse Android Of Exploitative Bloatware" HotHardware 4:57 PM
  • "Google pushed to take action against Android bloatware by 50+ organizations" 9to5Google 1:06 PM
  • "This concept Android Auto app uses nearby phones to detect pedestrians" 9to5Google 1:04 PM
  • "CES 2020: In pictures/Engadget's CES experience, told exclusively through photographs." Engadget 9:14 AM
  • "Amazon boss Bezos to face protests from traders during India trip" Reuters 8:46 AM
  • "Amazon takes a swipe at PayPal's $4 billion acquisition: Holiday shoppers warned that Honey, a popular browser extension, was a 'security risk.'" Ars Technica 8:44 AM
  • "Proof-of-concept code published for Citrix bug as attacks intensify" ZDNet 8:42 AM
  • "Google already testing Stadia on non-Pixel Android phones" 9to5Google 8:34 AM
  • "CES 2020 in Photos: Living in a Material World /WIRED photographer Amy Lombard captures the glory, chaos, and optimism of the consumer tech extravaganza." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "The most important health devices to know about from CES 2020: Non-invasive blood sugar monitoring, AI and fertility were all big topics at the show." CNET 8:00 AM
  • "Does Amazon pay enough in taxes? Source says local tax bill was $297M last year" GeekWire 1/10
  • "Scientists Made a Nearly Invincible Lithium-Ion Battery: This new type of battery can be cut, bent, soaked, shot, and lit on fire—and it still powers up just fine." Wired [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/10
  • "5G Home Internet Won't Happen Until Later in 2020, Alas: A new report says Verizon may wait until the second half of the year to offer 5G to more home users, and we found that it seems to only be signing up new customers in Chicago." PC Magazine 1/10
  • "Hundreds of millions of cable modems are vulnerable to new Cable Haunt vulnerability" ZDNet 1/10
  • "CES 2020 recap: It's a wrap! What surprised us at CES 2020? Sony's Vision S EV, the Samsung Ballie robot and more." Engadget 1/10
  • "Mozilla says a new Firefox security bug is under active attack" TechCrunch 1/10
  • "Mozilla Releases Firefox 72, Addresses 0-Day Exploit" Thurrott 1/10
  • "7 charts show why Amazon's ad business could balloon to $17 billion this year and is a growing threat to Google" [BI Prime] Business Insider 1/10
  • "Amazon calls PayPal's $4 billion Honey browser add-on a 'security risk'" Engadget 1/10
  • "Only 1 in 5 Americans wear a smartwatch or fitness tracker" 9to5Google 1/10
  • "DuckDuckGo still critical of Google's EU Android choice screen auction, after wining a universal slot" TechCrunch 1/10
  • "Google details its three-year fight against the Bread (Joker) malware operation" ZDNet 1/10
  • "Google Pay for Android adds support for campus IDs" 9to5Google 1/10
  • "CES 2020 sleep tech: All the products that will help you sleep better" CNET 1/10
  • "CES 2020: 8 exciting Android announcements you might have missed" PCWorld 1/10
  • "CES 2020: The chips, laptops, and badass gear PC enthusiasts need to know about" PCWorld 1/10
  • "Where does Amazon's Alexa get her news from?" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/10
  • "A Glimpse of Our Connected Tech Future, Courtesy of CES 2020/Paying for gas with Amazon's Alexa or playing table tennis with a robot: Whether the latest tech trends will become fixtures in our lives is an open question." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/10
  • "Personal Details of 56M Americans Found on PC in China" PC Magazine 1/10
  • "Hottest PC Components and Storage at CES 2020: AMD, and SSDs, Still Rising" PC Magazine 1/10
  • "Facebook's revised political advertising policy doubles down on division: Targeted advertisements will remain on the platform — and the polarization of the electorate is likely to accelerate" The Verge 1/10
  • "Users Exhausted By Facebook as Tiktok Looms Large: Users are fed up with Facebook; user growth has slowed, and Tiktok has taken off. Can these trends be reversed, or is this the beginning of the end of the social network?" PC Magazine 1/10
Press Releases
  • "HP Launches Cloud Services for Retail and Hospitality Markets at NRF 2020" HP 1/10
  • "IBM Study: Purpose and Provenance Drive Bigger Profits for Consumer Goods In 2020" PRNewswire 1/10
  • "Media Alert: Intel Customer Spotlight: The Sinclair, the First All-Digital Hotel Experience" Intel 1/10
  • "Retailers Find Future Top Customers with Data Science from Oracle: First-party data, enriched with one of the world's largest data marketplaces, helps retailers identify prospective customers who share similar tastes to best existing buyers" Oracle 1/10
  • "Blue Nile Shines Bright with Oracle Cloud Applications: World's Leading Online Jeweler Says 'Yes' to Oracle to Help Create Customer Experiences as Unique as Each Diamond" Oracle 1/10
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 settings: When to fix and tweak, when to leave your PC alone" ZDNet 2:45 PM
  • "Microsoft says Skype audio is now reviewed in 'secure facilities' after a worrying report" The Verge 1/10
  • "Microsoft takes us on a nostalgia-fueled trip through time" BetaNews 1/10
  • "Microsoft will begin replacing Microsoft Edge with its Chromium-based browser next week" PCWorld 1/10
  • "The Sams Report: Teams Adds New Features, Series X Perf Gets Talked About" Thurrott 1/10
  • "Solar-powered Surface? Microsoft wins patent for device cover lined with charging panels" GeekWire 1/10
  • "A look at new Microsoft Edge's Collections feature" BetaNews 1/10
  • "Microsoft's new message scanning tool can help identify sexual predators in chatrooms" The Next Web 1/10
  • "Hey kids! Ditch that LCD and get ready for the retro CRT world of Windows Terminal" The Register 1/10
  • "Microsoft Adds CRT Effects to Windows Terminal" PC Magazine 1/10
  • "Google to Windows 7 users: Chrome support will run until at least July 2021/Google offers extended Chrome support for Windows 7 to cater to businesses that haven't finished migrating." ZDNet 1/10
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC will pay ISPs to deploy broadband with 250GB monthly data cap: Ajit Pai's rural-broadband fund now includes 50Mbps tier with 250GB data cap." Ars Technica 1/10
  • "Alphabet's controversial chief legal officer David Drummond is leaving, saying he has decided to retire" TechCrunch 1/10
  • "Alphabet's David Drummond is leaving months after allegations surface" Engadget 1/10
  • "Alphabet's Chief Legal Officer Stepping Down Amid Investigation: David Drummond, who played a key role for the company since it was founded, was being investigated for relationships with several women at the company." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/10
  • "Bill would ban cellphone use for those under 21: A bill has been introduced in the state Senate that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to use or possess a cellphone." The Barre Montpelier Times Argus, Vermont 1/10
  • "India's Supreme Court rules Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal: The country's government has one week to decide on its next step." Engadget 1/10
  • "India's top court rules indefinite internet shutdown in Kashmir unwarranted and amount to abuse of power" TechCrunch 1/10
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "'Why I Finally Switched from Chrome to Firefox - and You Should Too'" Slashdot 8:08 PM
  • "If AI Suddenly Gains Consciousness, Some Say It Will Happen First In AI Self-Driving Cars" Forbes 1:04 PM
  • "CES: The Coolest AI (Artificial Intelligence) Announcements" Forbes 11:52 AM
  • "How to get Linux kernel 5.3 on Debian 10 Stable" AddictiveTips 9:13 AM
  • "Podcast: CES 2020" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:44 AM
  • "Sex tech dominated CES 2020. Will the fragile relationship blossom or die on the vine?" Mashable 8:43 AM
  • "Here's what it's like to work as a white hat hacker who legally hacks into companies like Uber, Starbucks, and Atlassian" [BI Prime] Business Insider 8:39 AM
  • "Samsung's Neon AI has an ethics problem, and it's as old as sci-fi canon" CNET 8:29 AM
  • "Buckle Up for Another Facebook Election: By opting not to change Facebook's political advertising rules, Mr. Zuckerberg has ensured another election shaped by the social network." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/10
  • "Vergecast: a week at CES 2020/Our final roundup of tech news from the Consumer Electronics Show" The Verge 1/10
  • "Engadget Podcast: CES 2020 and a chat with technologist John Maeda" Engadget 1/10
  • "Laptops were boring at CES, but there's hope for the future" The Verge 1/10
  • "CES Trends" Tech.pinions [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/10
  • "Google Pay vs. Samsung Pay: Which mobile payment provider should you use?" Android Police 1/10
  • "The Verge Awards At CES 2020: Welcome To The Land Of The Concept" The Verge 1/10
  • "How to save battery on your Android device by changing your display and app settings" Business Insider 1/10
  • "7 things Alexa can do that will keep you from ever picking up your phone: Give these commands to Alexa when you want something done quick." CNET 1/10
  • "Big Tech and the law must learn to work together" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1/10
  • "Is it a make-up mirror? Is it a tiny frisbee? No, it's the bonkers Cyrcle Phone, with its TWO headphone jacks" The Register 1/10
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Alphabet legal head Drummond exits, giving its new CEO chance to shake up team" Reuters 1/10
  • "Will a Judge Approve T-Mobile and Sprint's Merger?" Market Realist 1/10
  • "Cardiologs raises $15 million for AI that helps spot heart conditions" VentureBeat 1/10
  • "PayU acquires controlling stake in Indian credit business PaySense, to merge it with LazyPay" TechCrunch 1/10
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks close lower after Dow briefly tops 29,000 milestone for first time: U.S. economy created 145,000 jobs in December for ninth straight year of job gains but wage growth slowed" MarketWatch 1/10
  • "Stocks End Down on Weaker Jobs Data After Dow Crosses 29,000 for First Time: Stocks finish lower Friday after equities set all-time intraday highs and the Dow Jones tops 29,000 even after the U.S. adds fewer jobs than expected to payrolls in December." TheStreet 1/10
  • "Stock Market Gives Back Early Gains After Weakish Jobs Data; These Chinese Growth Stocks Continue To Rise" Investor's Business Daily 1/10
  • "Stocks slip after Dow crosses 29,000 for first time ever: The Dow blows through a new milestone" FOXBusiness 1/10
  • "Dow Industrials Pull Back After Crossing 29000 for First Time: The Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly jumped past the 29000 milestone for the first time Friday but hit resistance after a dramatic three-month rally." WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/10
  • "Asian markets inch higher as Wall Street hits new records: Nikkei, Hang Seng edge up slightly as Middle East tensions ease" Associated Press and MarketWatch 1/10
  • "European Stocks Struggle For Traction as Investors Await U.S. Jobs Data" Barron's [Subscription Required for Full Article] 1/10



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  • "Artificial Intuition Takes Pattern Recognition to a New Level"
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New York Times (Checked 8:00 AM CST; no changes since Friday)
  • "Cellphone Carriers Face $200 Million Fine for Not Protecting Location Data"
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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"
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  • "Verizon says it hates extra fees. Then I looked at a phone bill"


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