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TechNN Archive: Saturday, August 5, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel: Turning The Corner? We'll Soon Find Out" Seeking Alpha 7:03 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors And X399 Motherboard Pre-Orders Are Live!" HotHardware 8:55 PM
  • "Patent suggests Microsoft worked on gesture and eye-tracking accessory for the Surface Pro" MSPoweruser 7:02 PM
  • "Skype for Android Picks Up Dark Theme, More" Thurrott 7:13 AM
  • "Microsoft Band 2 owners are experiencing syncing problems" MSPoweruser 7:18 AM
  • "Microsoft reveals Spotify for Xbox One app" The Verge 2:29 PM
  • "Microsoft now lets Xbox One users change their home console up to 5 times a year" MSPoweruser 4:16 PM
  • "HP Windows headset dev kit hands-on: the appeal of first-party VR" VentureBeat 1:11 PM
  • "Next Windows 10 update will let you control your computer with your eyes" Express UK 8/4
  • "Windows 10 Eye Control Will Let Users Control Their Pcs With Their Eyes" Digital Trends 8/4
  • "Windows 10 eye-tracking feature goes into open beta for Microsoft's Windows Insiders" Computing 8/4
  • "Microsoft Bundles New Eye Tracking Tech with Latest Windows 10 Preview" DeviceMAG 8/4
  • "Microsoft Eye Control Turns Gaming Tool Into a Lifeline for Disabled" eWeek 8/4
  • "What Does the Move to GAAP Reporting Mean for Microsoft?" Investopedia 8/4
  • "Microsoft is using AI to track down health problems in India" MSPoweruser 8/4
  • "Dell CIO warns IT employees: No organisation can reskill you, do it yourself or be ready to leave" The Economic Times 8/4
  • "Dell wants no scraps with its channel" Channel Eye 8/4
  • "IBM Faces Challenging Road to Meet Profitability Targets" TheStreet 8/4
  • "Sony and IBM collaborate to develop 330TB tape storage" Hexus 8/4
  • "HP revolutionises retail experience with POS system" Ani News 8/4
  • "Intel Corporation Scores Another Major Design Win at Apple Inc." The Motley Fool 8/4
  • "Leaked Intel slides show Coffee Lake processors for mainstream PC market" PC Retail 8/4
  • "Intel 18-Core i9-7980XE Release Date Pushed To October" Guru3D 8/4
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper X399 motherboards compared: Specs, prices, and features" PCWorld 8/4
  • "Nvidia Has Little to Fear From AMD's Latest High-End Graphics Chips" TheStreet 8/4
  • "AMD Vega Mining Performance Is 'Insanely Good' But Does It Matter?" SegmentNext 8/4
  • "Oh crap... the AMD Vega is 'insanely good' at cryptocurrency mining" PCGamesN 8/4
  • "Unannounced Threadripper 1920 leaked by AMD hardware partners" Hexus 8/4
  • "AMD's Largest Shareholder Sells 40 Million Shares" Investopedia 8/4
  • "Mubadala Investment sells shares in AMD" The National 8/4
  • "Abu Dhabi's Mubadala sells second stake in U.S. chipmaker AMD" Reuters 8/4
General Interest
  • "Children consuming online time 'like junk food'" BBC 9:05 PM
  • "Google just hired a diversity VP — just as it struggles with a sexist memo from an employee: Apparently, dudes can code — the ladies not so much." Recode 8:54 PM
  • "Misogyny strikes again, this time at Google amidst pay gap investigation" Neowin 4:15 PM
  • "Google adds Home speakers to its software preview program: The project was initially launched for Chromecast." Engadget 2:34 PM
  • "Galaxy S9 to keep rear fingerprint sensor, Note 9 to debut under-display reader" SlashGear 8:27 AM
  • "Bitcoin breaks $3,000 to reach new all-time high" TechCrunch 7:13 AM
  • "Facebook tries slipping more local politics into your News Feed: It wants you to be involved in the political process." Engadget 7:10 AM
  • "WannaCry researcher denies creating banking malware at court hearing" ZDNet 8/4
  • "YouTube Music adds song and album downloads almost two years later" Engadget 8/4
  • "Mystery Bluetooth LE device from Google shows up in FCC filing" 9to5Google 8/4
  • "Google's 2017 Pixel forgoes increasingly common flagship features" VentureBeat 8/4
  • "Google's next Pixel might look a lot like the old one" The Verge 8/4
  • "Google to work with Indonesia to tackle content deemed offensive" Reuters 8/4
  • "Google Play will rank apps based on performance quality" ZDNet 8/4
  • "Chromecast mirroring explained: How to beam your phone or PC screen to the TV" PCWorld 8/4
  • "YouTube Music now lets you save songs, albums, and playlists for offline listening" The Verge 8/4
  • "YouTube Red bought 10 episodes of a Karate Kid sequel series with the original stars" The Verge 8/4
  • "Your Android phone can become a real Game Boy with this gadget" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Smartwatches are relying on fashion brands to survive" Engadget 8/4
  • "Essential Phone moves closer to availability with Best Buy listing" The Verge 8/4
  • "Alexa can now find and play music for over 500 'activities'" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Amazon adds Alexa voice control to Prime Photos for Fire TV" Engadget 8/4
  • "Comcast's xFi upgrade makes it easier for parents to lock down their home's internet" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Lenovo smartphones will all feature stock Android from now on" BetaNews 8/4
  • "Facebook's translations are now powered completely by AI" The Verge 8/4
  • "LinkedIn built a Tinder for business advice" Engadget 8/4
  • "Raspberry Pi 3 Slim Is Only 7mm Thick" PC Magazine 8/4
  • "This year's best-value earphones are the $45 Final E2000" The Verge 8/4
  • "Coinbase and GDAX will offer Bitcoin Cash withdrawals after all" BetaNews 8/4
  • "Coinbase says it will support Bitcoin Cash after all — but it isn't committed to trading yet" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Elon Musk confirms plans to build his own Hyperloop and sends warning to competing startups" VentureBeat 8/4
  • "Elon Musk reportedly planning to build his own Hyperloop for tunnel system" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Toyota takes stake in Mazda, invests more in self-driving and AI" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Uber knowingly leased recalled vehicles to its drivers in Singapore" TechCrunch 8/4
  • "Uber knowingly rented out faulty cars, WSJ says; firm says it's fixed the problem" Reuters 8/4
Press Releases
  • "Media Alert: Intel FPGA-Accelerated Storage Technology to be Featured at Flash Memory Summit" WebWire 8/4
  • "Flash Memory Summit 2017 Features the Latest Live Flash Demos and Solutions" PRNewswire 8/4
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Discussing With Sony to Bring the Better Together Minecraft Update to the PS4 - News" VGChartz 1:10 PM
  • "Microsoft wants to end the tyranny of lawyers billing by the hour" Quartz 8/4
  • "Delphix partners with Azure to ease cloud migration" BetaNews 8/4
  • "How to make Windows 10 more secure by using a standard user account" Windows Central 8/4
  • "Scan a Windows PC for Long Path issues" gHacks 8/4
  • "New Surface Pro 4 driver restores Windows Hello — and this time it's documented" Computerworld 8/4
  • "Living with Windows 10 S: Store Apps or Web Apps?" Thurrott 8/4
  • "Microsoft Fixes Windows Hello Issue in Surface Pro 4" Thurrott 8/4
  • "Microsoft Azure Diary: UK Data Centres Get Virtualisation Boost" Silicon UK 8/4
  • "CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build" The Register 8/4
  • "Microsoft Spoils the iPhone With Another Exclusive OneDrive Update" Softpedia 8/4
  • "Spotify is coming to the Xbox One" The Verge 8/4
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Parents claim Disney gobbled up kids' info through mobile games" The Register 8/4
  • "FBI warns on IP addresses: The FBI sent out a flash notice in late July warning of a broad persistent cyberattack campaign backed by a group with assets based in Iran targeting U.S., Middle Eastern, and European networks." Federal Computer Week 8/4
  • "Ajit Pai's anti-net neutrality plan gets the facts and law wrong, lawmakers say: FCC accused of prioritizing 'raw dollars' over small businesses and consumers." Ars Technica 8/4
  • "FCC back at full strength after Senate appoints two new members" Engadget 8/4
  • "WikiLeaks: CIA's Dumbo project can hack webcams and corrupt recordings" BetaNews 8/4
  • "China Holds 3-Hour Website Take-Down Drill" PC Magazine 8/4
  • "Chinese chatbots apparently re-educated after political faux pas" Reuters 8/4
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Jump Drive review: An addictive, lightning-quick sci-fi card game/Race for the Galaxy's newest sibling is an easy pick-up." Ars Technica 12:01 PM
  • "Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (2017) Review: Outstanding but Pricey Windows Convertible" TabletPCReview 11:27 AM
  • "The Best Windows 10 Tablets for Entertainment and Productivity on the Go" Popular Mechanics 9:34 AM
  • "This monster gaming PC shows us what it takes to barely play games at 16K" Neowin 7:13 AM
  • "Why are Apple and Microsoft against users having the right to repair their broken devices? - Video" ZDNet 8/4
  • "Recover from ransomware with Paragon's Backup & Recovery 16 Free" BetaNews 8/4
  • "Impressions: What We Think Of The HP Windows VR Headset Dev Kit" Upload VR 8/4
  • "HP Spectre X2 Review: More Imitation Than Innovation" The Verge 8/4
  • "Dell Latitude 5285 2-in-1 Review & Rating" PC Magazine 8/4
  • "Your next craft beer might be named by a neural network" Engadget 8/4
  • "Dark energy tests prove science is right about the universe" Engadget 8/4
  • "Artificial skin transplants could be used to treat diabetes" Engadget 8/4
  • "Splashproof and waterproof phones" ZDNet 8/4
  • "Now Cerber ransomware wants to steal your Bitcoin wallets and passwords too" ZDNet 8/4
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Toyota tackles Silicon Valley threat with Mazda deal" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8/4
  • "UK outsourcing market spend reaches £5.2 billion in 2017" BetaNews 8/4
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow ends at record for 8th straight day, powered by jobs report: Payrolls not seen changing the outlook for Fed action" MarketWatch 8/4
  • "Dow on Path to 8th Straight Record Close After Solid Jobs Number" TheStreet 8/4
  • "Dow chalks up eighth record close in a row" Reuters 8/4
  • "U.S. Stocks End the Week Higher: Investors encouraged by Friday's strong jobs report" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 8/4
  • "Dollar has best day since January after strong jobs report: The U.S. dollar spiked on Friday, rebounding off a near-15-month low on Friday after the closely watched U.S. jobs report topped expectations, which was seen as clearing a path for the Federal Reserve to tighten its balance sheet." MarketWatch 8/4
  • "European stocks hold steady, with U.S. jobs update in focus: European stocks ebbed slightly lower Friday, as losses for Swiss Re AG and British home builders hit the regional index, as investors focused on the U.S. monthly jobs report due later." MarketWatch 8/4



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:50 PM; no changes since 8:30 AM CDT)
  • "The First Rule of Data: Do No Harm"
  • "DevOps Fails More Often Than Not – Here's Why"
New York Times (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "In Amazon Bid, New York Brags About, Well, Everything"
  • "Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices"
  • "How Many People Watch Netflix? Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery"
  • "How the Appetite for Emojis Complicates the Effort to Standardize the World's Alphabets"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "How Do You Beat The AlphaGo AI? Make A Smarter Version"
  • "Be Careful Buying a Smartwatch for Your Kid"
  • "Samsung Wants Bixby 2.0 on Refrigerators, Sprinklers"
  • "How to Get Started With Analog Instant Cameras"
  • "Volvo's Polestar Electric Cars Will Be Sold Online"
  • "How to Sync Your Phone With Windows 10"
  • "Save $350 on Quad-Core Dell XPS 8910 Desktop"
  • "How to Use Windows 10 OneDrive Files On-Demand"
  • "US Wins Long-Awaited Robot Battle Against Japan"
  • "Halo Master Chief Collection Xbox One X Update Planned" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "ADP is already making changes Ackman wants: CEO"
  • "Toshiba investigated by Japan's securities watchdog: Nikkei"
  • "EBay's profit forecast disappoints, shares fall"
  • "Fed to step-up focus on payment security with study, working groups: Fed's Powell"
  • "Amazon Web Services resolves connectivity issues in Oregon region"
  • "Adobe forecasts FY18 profit above estimates, shares surge"
  • "Twitter looks to toughen rules on online harassment, abuse"
  • "Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed, U.S. security chief says"
  • "Pentagon chief asks Congress to not hinder cyber defense"
  • "Some children's GPS watches have security flaws: EU consumer group"
ZDNet (Updated 8:50 PM CDT)
  • "DeepMind AlphaGo Zero learns on its own without meatbag intervention"
  • "Australian-made 3D-printed sternum and rib cage implanted into NY patient"
  • "House of Reps committee ponders taxation on the blockchain"
  • "Alibaba adds Elastic's open source services to its public cloud"
  • "NSA won't say if it knew about KRACK, but don't look to this leaked doc for answers"
  • "Adobe targets 20 percent revenue growth for FY 2018"
  • "eBay's Q3 narrowly beats expectations"
  • "EU: Privacy Shield works, but US can do more to protect non-Americans"


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