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Computer Industry
  • "Intel warns people away from its bork-ridden Spectre patch: Squash one bug and another pops up in its place, or so it would seem" The Inquirer 6:24 AM
  • "Intel's Spectre fixes are 'complete and utter garbage,' says Linux inventor: 'What the f*ck is going on'" The Verge 6:26 AM
  • "Linus Torvalds blasts Intel's Meltdown/Spectre patch as 'pure garbage'" IT PRO 6:35 AM
  • "Intel warns users not to install its Spectre, Meltdown patches" bit-tech 6:33 AM
  • "Intel tells users to stop installing chip patches" BBC 6:35 AM
  • "Intel's Sunil Shenoy joins RISC-V start-up SiFive" bit-tech 6:33 AM
  • "Intel says it has identified patch issues causing reboots" Hexus 6:33 AM
  • "Intel launches 7-Series SSDs with the new 760p: 64 layers instead of 32 for these new M.2s" SemiAccurate 12:20 PM
  • "AMD announces two new VPs of Radeon graphics, filling void left by Raja Koduri" Digital Trends 4:05 PM
  • "AMD hires dual vice presidents to run graphics division" ZDNet 4:01 PM
  • "Microsoft boss: 'World needs more computing power'" BBC 2:11 PM
  • "The Morning After: Microsoft's next gambit on education/And why Amazon Go makes us nervous." Engadget 6:24 AM
  • "Microsoft's canned 'Xbox Watch' revealed in leaked images: Archaic prototype shows Redmond has come a long way in hardware design" The Inquirer 12:15 PM
  • "Dell EMC, Netronome Deliver an NFV Server" sdex central 6:29 AM
  • "No Version Of Dell XPS 15 Will Come With Disabled AMD GPU, Dell Clarifies" SegmentNext 6:29 AM
  • "Carahsoft to Distribute Dell Tech Products to Federal Govt Through GSA Schedule" Executive Biz 6:29 AM
  • "Oracle is betting on conversational overtaking mobile" Diginomica 6:36 AM
  • "IBM researchers use AI to predict risk of developing psychosis: The machine learning system analyzed patients' speech patterns." Engadget 12:20 PM
  • "IBM UK's pre-Xmas GTS head-chop: THWACK! Is that it? Unsure on-shore: When it comes to staff ratio, you hit it then quit it... right? Right?" The Register 7:38 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Performs 10% Better As Compared To Previous Generation 1600" SegmentNext 6:30 AM
  • "Acer's Spin 11 hybrid Chromebook supports Android apps: Acer has also released a Chromebook and a Chromebox for education." Engadget 6:24 AM
  • "Acer announces $349 Chromebook Spin 11 with 360-degree hinge and USB-C: And a tiny Chromebox" The Verge 6:26 AM
  • "Lenovo introduces new Windows, Chromebook education laptops to classrooms" ZDNet 7:24 AM
General Interest
  • "Mosaic's birthday: 25 years of the modern web" ZDNet 7:23 PM
  • "Amazon Restaurants cuts jobs as it battles Uber, Postmates and others in crowded food delivery market" GeekWire 7:22 PM
  • "Google launches enterprise-grade G Suite for Education" VentureBeat 2:26 PM
  • "Fewer than five percent of enterprise apps will move to the cloud in 2018" BetaNews 12:30 PM
  • "World's first 512GB microSD: Monster .5TB storage comes to smartphones" ZDNet 8:12 AM
  • "Firefox 58 arrives with smoother rendering, faster JavaScript caching, and Progressive Web Apps on Android" VentureBeat 8:05 AM
  • "RED's Hydrogen One smartphone will ship this summer: The phone has 'unprecedented support', according to its creators." Engadget 8:05 AM
  • "Android 8.1 Oreo shows the speed of public Wi-Fi before you connect" BetaNews 7:38 AM
  • "Facebook invents new unit of time called a flick" BBC 10:26 AM
  • "Facebook must compensate publishers for providing non-fake news, says Rupert Murdoch: Facebook should pay trusted news sources, such as The Sun, to help it fight fake news, argues Murdoch" V3 7:26 AM
  • "Verizon adds 1.2 million net customer additions in Q4, ups 2018 growth outlook" ZDNet 7:17 AM
  • "Hackers steal almost $400 million from cryptocurrency ICOs" ZDNet 7:18 AM
  • "DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web" TechCrunch 6:27 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9: Release date, price and rumours" Telegraph 6:27 AM
  • "Facebook invents new unit of time called 'flicks'" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "Artificial synapse creation makes brain-on-a-chip tech closer to reality" ZDNet 6:24 AM
  • "Crypto-cash boom prompts graphics card rationing" BBC 6:21 AM
Press Releases
  • "Luxembourg to Accelerate Digitization with Cisco" Cisco 2:59 PM
  • "Oracle Utilities' New Low Voltage Network Management Capability Provides Instant Visibility into Low Voltage, Secondary Mesh, Underground Networks" Oracle 2:58 PM
  • "Leader Grupo Martí Deploys Suite of Oracle Retail Technology, Improving Customer Experience" Oracle 2:58 PM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's Xbox exclusives will come to Game Pass on launch day: You won't have to wait to play the latest 'Halo' or 'Crackdown' game." Engadget 11:59 AM
  • "Melinda Gates Backs Largest VC Fund Run by Women" Bloomberg 6:48 AM
  • "Microsoft brings the Xbox One X to India for ₹44,990" Neowin 6:23 AM
  • "New Veeam Recovery to Microsoft Azure Ensures Business Continuity That's Fast, Easy-to-Use, Simple to Deploy and Affordable" Business Wire 6:36 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "A million net neutrality comments used fake PornHub emails" Engadget 2:59 PM
  • "Facebook, Twitter roped into new Russian interference scandal" Axios 2:55 PM
  • "Tech giants spent $50 million in 2017 lobbying the U.S. government" Neowin 8:20 AM
  • "South Korea moves towards de-anonymising cryptocurrencies, bans children and foreigners from trading: The country is still considering a full ban on trading, sources say" V3 7:26 AM
  • "S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades" BBC 6:19 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why people are buying more expensive smartphones than they have in years: The average selling price for a smartphone is now $363." Recode 7:22 PM
  • "Intel SSD 760P Solid State Drive Review: Higher Performance, Lower Cost NVMe Storage" HotHardware 10:54 AM
  • "Samsung SSD 860 Pro Review: Fast, Reliable SATA Solid State Storage" HotHardware 9:12 AM
  • "8K TV explained: Everything you need to know about the future of television" Digital Trends 7:26 AM
  • "Here's why the epidemic of malicious ads grew so much worse last year: Forced redirects from Zirconium group pushes phony malware and fake Flash updates." Ars Technica 6:19 AM
  • "Cord-cutter streaming services are off to a flying start, but how long can they last?" BGR 6:21 AM
  • "Everyone loves their unlimited data plans" BGR 6:21 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "GoDaddy buys Main Street Hub for $125 million" ZDNet 7:23 PM
  • "Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs: source" Reuters 4:01 PM
  • "Twitter COO Anthony Noto is leaving to become CEO of SoFi: The former Goldman banker is Twitter's most important full-time executive." Recode 9:04 AM
  • "Twitter loses another COO as Anthony Noto resigns" ZDNet 9:04 AM
  • "Qualcomm urges shareholders to reject Broadcom's 'hostile takeover proposal': Says deal 'raises significant regulatory and national security risks'" The Inquirer 8:29 AM
  • "Unravel Data raises $15M Series B for its big data performance monitoring platform" TechCrunch 8:20 AM
  • "SheerID raises $18M Series B round to build out the verification layer for cloud services" GeekWire 8:04 AM
  • "Japan's SmartHR raises $13.3M led by 500 Startups" TechCrunch 6:27 AM
  • "Aspect Ventures raises $181 million fund" TechCrunch 6:27 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records; Netflix's shares rally: Netflix tops $100 billion in market cap after better-than-expected results" MarketWatch 4:07 PM
  • "Dow Closes Wild Tuesday on Sour Note: Stocks are mixed on Tuesday as investors turn their attention to corporate earnings." TheStreet 4:07 PM
  • "S&P, Nasdaq eke out new records" FOXBusiness 4:07 PM
  • "S&P 500 Climbs After Latest Earnings: Some investors are concerned about the pace of the stock rally; Netflix surges" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:06 PM
  • "Asian markets heat up after fresh records on Wall Street; BOJ stays pat: Nikkei gains as BOJ maintains inflation outlook; Samsung bounces back" MarketWatch 8:18 AM
  • "Germany's DAX jumps to record high as U.S. shutdown ends: Carrefour rallies after revealing plans for sweeping overhaul" MarketWatch 8:18 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 4:00 PM; no changes since 12:10 PM CST)
  • "The 6 Biggest Challenges Facing DevOps"
New York Times (Updated 4:00 PM CST)
  • "The Google Lunar X Prize's Race to the Moon Is Over. Nobody Won."
PC Magazine (Updated 4:00 PM CST)
  • "Add Some Humor to Your Instagram Story With a GIF"
  • "The Internet Sucks Up a Full Day of Our Time Each Week"
  • "What Is 8K? Should You Buy a New TV or Wait?"
  • "The Most Niche Simulation PC Games We Could Find"
  • "Don't Miss These Great Dell Gaming Laptop, Echo Spot Deals"
  • "Acer Tips $349 Convertible Chromebook Spin 11"
  • "Get 50 Percent Off Liquid Web Managed WordPress Plans"
  • "Xbox Game Pass Now Includes Exclusive Xbox Games at Launch"
  • "Samsung's New 860 Pro SSD Maxes Out at 4TB for $1,900"
  • "Android 8.1 Oreo Adds Public Wi-Fi Speed Testing" ...
Reuters (Updated 4:00 PM CST)
  • "Facebook buys Boston software company that authenticates IDs: source"
  • "Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, takes on Google, Amazon"
  • "Texas Instruments' profit dips 67 percent on tax expense"
  • "Qualcomm set to be fined by EU antitrust regulators: FT"
  • "Tesla sets massive stock awards for Musk based on boosting market value"
  • "Russian tech investors set up shop in Silicon Valley"
  • "Former Xbox exec Phil Harrison joins Google hardware unit"
  • "Online lender SoFi nabs Twitter executive Noto as CEO"
  • "Venezuela says 'petro' cryptocurrency pre-sale will be in hard currency"
  • "Japan's bitFlyer exchange says regulation no threat as it expands into Europe"
ZDNet (Updated 4:00 PM CST)
  • "AMD hires dual vice presidents to run graphics division"
  • "In security update, Apple backports Meltdown fix to older macOS versions"
  • "Intel: Stop firmware patching until further notice"
  • "iOS 11.2.5 out for iPhone and iPad, patches annoying 'text bomb' bug"
  • "Now a vast data gatherer, Amazon reluctant to say how much it gives up to government"
  • "Amazon Go: The impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon's bottom line"
  • "Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X battery could wear out in about 18 months"
  • "Make BI applications more intuitive with search like GUI"





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