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TechNN Archive: Monday, August 7, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "The case against Windows Automatic Update" Computerworld 8:31 AM
  • "How Microsoft killed Windows Phone" Geekzone 8:23 AM
  • "Microsoft does Windows 10 privacy propaganda well" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Microsoft Releases New Cumulative Updates for Windows 10" Virus Guides 8:31 AM
  • "Get Ready: New Windows 10 Cumulative Updates to Launch This Week" Softpedia 8:22 AM
  • "Windows 10: Want to try new features before anyone else? You've missed your chance" ZDNet 7:44 AM
  • "Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Review: Doing It Right" The Verge 8:46 AM
  • "The 5 Candidates Most Likely to Replace IBM CEO Rometty" 24/7 Wall St. 8:15 AM
  • "HP Gains on IBM with 'Mission Critical' Move Into Blockchain" Coin Desk 8:13 AM
  • "HP PageWide Managed MFP P77760z: Inkjet printing for enterprises" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "NSW govt leaves Dell and Samsung off latest hardware panel" CRN 8:11 AM
  • "Dell's 27-Inch Canvas Display Undercuts Surface Studio, Wacom Cintiq" FARS News Agency 8:09 AM
  • "Intel's 18-core chip was a risk. It will probably pay off." Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "Intel unveils full specs for its 18-core i9 Extreme Edition CPU" Engadget 12:45 PM
  • "Intel's new Core X-Series processors boast up to 18 cores, which is just plain ridiculous" BGR 8:50 PM
  • "Intel's 8th Generation 'Coffee Lake' Core i3-8300 Will Reportedly Be A Full Fledged 4-Core With Hyper Threading, Major Lineup Shakeup In Response To Ryzen" WCCFTech 8:08 AM
  • "Intel Confirms Full Skylake-X Family Specs, 2.6GHz Core i9-7980XE 18-Core Beast Ships September 25th" HotHardware 6:09 PM
  • "Intel Coffee Lake platform presentation slides leaked" Hexus 8:08 AM
  • "Desktop sales expected to resume growth in 3Q17" Guru3D 8:08 AM
  • "Intel's 18-core processor to hit shelves in October - PC & Tech Authority" PC & Tech Authority 8:07 AM
  • "Dual AMD EPYC 7551 Benchmarks Leaked, 64 Cores, 128 Threads" SegmentNext 8:06 AM
  • "Asus AMD Vega 64 Dual Graphics Card In The Works?" SegmentNext 8:06 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Benchmarks Reveal No Improvement In Games As Compared To X370 CPUs" SegmentNext 8:05 AM
  • "First AMD Threadripper PC system review hits YouTube" Hexus 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 1600/1600X vs Core i5 7600K review" Eurogamer 8:05 AM
  • "AMD Confirms Rare Ryzen Linux Anomaly And Fix, EPYC And Threadripper Chips Unaffected" HotHardware 6:08 PM
  • "Oracle Hospitality Service Takes Guesswork Out Of Restaurant Service, Operations" Forbes 8:00 AM
  • "Cisco's Meraki Admits Losing Customer Data After Misconfiguration" Silicon UK 7:58 AM
  • "Cisco deletes Meraki customer data in config bungle" iTNews Australia 7:58 AM
  • "IBM to pay Indiana state $78m in damages" ZDNet 9:26 PM
General Interest
  • "T-Mobile has a killer deal on cell service, but only if you're old" BGR 5:57 PM
  • "Google adds Home to its Preview Program for early access to upcoming features" The Verge 12:30 PM
  • "Google cuts up to $200 off its Pixel phones" Engadget 8:58 AM
  • "Google Pixel and Pixel XL get big discounts" BetaNews 8:54 AM
  • "Google's Chrome for Android now asks users to pick their preferred search engine in Russia" The Verge 8:48 AM
  • "Not all Google employees disagree with anti-diversity polemic" The Verge 8:47 AM
  • "Google: Here's why software engineer's anti-diversity memo is just wrong" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "YouTube adds mobile chat, because Google doesn't have enough messaging apps" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
  • "YouTube adds an in-app messaging feature for sharing and chatting about videos" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "FAQ: How Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla will eliminate Adobe Flash" Computerworld 12:37 PM
  • "Nintendo Switch Gets a Wireless Arcade Stick on August 20" PC Magazine 7:53 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active ditches the Infinity Display for ruggedness" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S8 Active will be available for preorder tomorrow" The Verge 8:48 AM
  • "Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years' jail" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "As Samsung Executive Awaits Verdict, Company Surges" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:54 AM
  • "Honeywell Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera review: Excellent security and easy to use" TechHive 8:52 AM
  • "T-Mobile's new Unlimited 55+ gives seniors a much-needed upgrade on cell service" The Verge 8:50 AM
  • "Toshiba may gain auditor sign-off, reducing delisting risk: media" Reuters 7:49 AM
  • "Digital bank Tandem to acquire banking arm of UK's famous luxury department store Harrods" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "NYC hotel industry claims Airbnbs are enabling terrorists" The Verge 12:27 PM
  • "The battle between hotels and Airbnb escalates in NYC" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Airbnb's director of experience design on using 'stories' to design" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "DirecTV Now adds CBS & its networks, including The CW, Showtime, CBS Sports Network & Pop" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "FX's new $6 per month ad-free streaming service isn't for cord cutters" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Netflix's first ever acquisition is indie comic book publisher Millarworld" Indie Research 12:23 PM
  • "U.S. cable firms embrace former foe Netflix as TV viewing shifts" Reuters 7:50 AM
  • "Iflix raises $133M for its Netflix-style service for emerging markets" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Digital bank Tandem to acquire banking arm of UK's famous luxury department store Harrods" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Softbank is 'interested' in an Uber or Lyft investment" VentureBeat 12:31 PM
  • "SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son says he wants to invest in either Uber or Lyft" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Japan's SoftBank turns in strong first quarter, mulls Uber investment" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "Leaked photos of new all-electric Leaf provide first look at Nissan's Tesla killer" The Verge 12:29 PM
  • "Uber discloses details of Travis Kalanick's deposition in Waymo lawsuit" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Self-driving cars vs hackers: Can these eight rules stop security breaches?" ZDNet 7:43 AM
  • "Driverless electric pods: Just part of this startup's move beyond ride-hailing" ZDNet 7:42 AM
  • "Venmo rolls out QR codes for user profiles in its mobile app" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Personal Audio loses its appeal for podcasting patent" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "Honeydue is a money management app for couples" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
Press Releases
  • "Oracle Named a Leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management" PRNewswire 8:01 AM
Microsoft
  • "Xbox One is getting a completely new customizable interface" Engadget 3:41 PM
  • "How to use Excel's new live collaboration features" Computerworld 8:56 AM
  • "Firefox 55 unveils performance improvements and new features aplenty" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Best web browsers of 2017: Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Opera go head-to-head" PCWorld 8:52 AM
  • "Windows 10: Want to try new features before anyone else? You've missed your chance" ZDNet 8:30 AM
  • "Alcatel's delayed Windows 10 Mobile flagship finally launches in the UK" Neowin 8:28 AM
  • "How to start protecting your privacy with Ghostery for Microsoft Edge" Windows Central 8:28 AM
  • "Microsoft: Cross Platform Play Isn't Going Away" WCCFTech 8:25 AM
  • "Taiwan market: Microsoft debuts Surface Laptop" DigiTimes 8:24 AM
  • "Wipro announces its big data analytics-as-a-service solution on Microsoft Azure" MSPoweruser 8:29 AM
  • "Wipro's Big Data Analytics-as-a-Service available on Microsoft Azure" The Economic Times 8:24 AM
  • "Wipro opens Data Discovery Platform for businesses on Microsoft Azure" Business Standard 8:24 AM
  • "Microsoft dumps mobility from its Vision" The Register 8:23 AM
  • "Bringing Spotify To The Xbox One May Open A Window Of Opportunity For Microsoft" Forbes 8:28 AM
  • "Spotify for Xbox One all but confirmed with Microsoft app store listing" TechRadar UK 8:27 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Spotify for Xbox One app | ANI News" ANI News 8:22 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "'Podcasting patent' is totally dead, appeals court rules: Federal Circuit stands by 2015 ruling that knocked out Personal Audio's patent." Ars Technica 2:41 PM
  • "Privacy: UK government to force social media and tech companies to give users more control over their data" BetaNews 8:55 AM
  • "HBO calls in FBI over Game of Thrones hack as Indian distributor admits it is the source of S07E04 leak" BetaNews 8:54 AM
  • "Britons will get right to delete online past, minister says" Reuters 7:51 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Exclusive: Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Performance First Look With Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition" HotHardware 4:01 PM
  • "The tech industry's dirty little secret" Axios 3:42 PM
  • "Why Verizon's FiOS Video Pressures Persist" Market Realist 2:58 PM
  • "Snap's Growth Strategy under the Microscope" Market Realist 2:58 PM
  • "Scientists may have found a functional cure for type-1 diabetes" Engadget 12:43 PM
  • "Bitcoin is on a roll and the crypto market benefits" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "What you need to know about chatbots" BetaNews 12:35 PM
  • "Asteroid family is as old as the Solar System itself" Engadget 8:58 AM
  • "New computer models could direct scientists to epic cosmic events" Engadget 8:58 AM
  • "Watch outer space for free on a live stream" The Verge 8:50 AM
  • "These Advocates Want to Make Sure Our Data Doesn't Disappear" PC Magazine 7:53 AM
  • "Cyber threats prompt return of radio for ship navigation" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Lithium processors prepare to meet demand in era of electric car" Reuters 7:46 AM
  • "To get the most out of devOps, go all in, survey suggests" ZDNet 7:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Netflix buys comics publisher Millarworld to feed films and TV" Reuters 3:59 PM
  • "Netflix buys comics publisher behind Kick-Ass and Kingsman" CNNMoney 3:42 PM
  • "Netflix's first ever acquisition is a comic-book publisher" BGR 8:56 PM
  • "Sherpa secures $5.5 million to power live and on-demand video across enterprises" VentureBeat 12:32 PM
  • "SoftBank transfers its $5B stake in Nvidia to the Vision Fund" TechCrunch 8:41 AM
  • "Tesla seeks to raise $1.5 billion to fund Model 3 production" Reuters 7:51 AM
  • "Open Fiber head says well-placed to buy Telecom Italia's network" Reuters 7:47 AM
  • "Secretive surgical robotics company raises $280 million" ZDNet 7:43 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow posts 9th straight record; S&P 500 logs closing high: Semiconductor stocks among the biggest gainers of the day" MarketWatch 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Is Back on Track to Close at a Record High as Consumer Staples Lead" TheStreet 4:00 PM
  • "Dow ticks up to record; S&P 500 up despite energy decline" Reuters 4:00 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Post 8th Record in a Row: Index advances 1.2% during the week it hit a milestone, helped by jobs data and earnings" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:00 PM
  • "China's forex reserves rise for 6th straight month: China's foreign-exchange reserves rose for a sixth straight month in July, underscoring Beijing's success in keeping money from moving offshore with some help from a weaker U.S. dollar." MarketWatch 11:42 AM
  • "European stocks end lower after downbeat German data: European stocks largely closed flat to lower Monday after the prior week's sizable rally, limited by a downbeat reading on German industrial output and tumbles for Paddy Power Betfair PLC and PostNL NV." MarketWatch 11:41 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 3:50 PM; no changes since 8:00 AM CST)
  • "Tech Adoption: Think Value, not Resistance"
  • "2017 Year in Review – Exponential Automation"
New York Times (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Apple Adds Another Show to Its Growing Streaming Stable"
  • "Right and Left React to the F.C.C.'s Vote on Net Neutrality Rules"
  • "You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren't So Sure"
  • "Life on the Meme Council: Meet the Internet's Gatekeepers"
PC Magazine (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "BlackBerry World App Store Is Shutting Down"
  • "Why Engineering Students Should Consider Hacking Healthcare"
  • "Does the End of Net Neutrality Mean I Need a VPN?"
  • "Don't Miss These Great PS4, Amazon Gift Card Deals"
  • "Facebook Snooze Lets You Mute Friends for 30 Days"
  • "What Music Is Popular in Miami, Tokyo? Just Ask Alexa"
  • "In Memoriam: The Tech That Died in 2017"
  • "Exclusive: Check Out the Terrible State of US ISP Competition"
  • "Company of Heroes 2 Is Free in the Humble Store"
  • "Google Adds New Travel Planning Features for Bargain Hunters" ...
Reuters (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Bitcoin hits new record high as warnings grow louder"
  • "Factbox: Bitcoin futures contracts at CME and Cboe"
  • "Elliott takes 6.5 percent stake in Akamai"
  • "False paradise? EU is no haven of Net neutrality, say critics"
  • "U.S. Justice Department, AT&T settlement talks failed: court filing"
  • "Facebook defends itself against critics of social media"
  • "Blockchain consortium Hyperledger loses members, funding: documents"
  • "EU agrees clampdown on bitcoin platforms to tackle money laundering"
  • "Exclusive: FCC plans to fine Sinclair $13.3 million over undisclosed commercials"
  • "France's Umalis Group to allow billing in bitcoins"
ZDNet (Updated 3:55 PM CST)
  • "Net Neutrality is gone. Welcome to the Biased Net"
  • "Google shutting down Project Tango in March 2018"
  • "BlackBerry officially ends support for Priv, outlines BB10 plans"
  • "Microsoft's Cortana now has 230 skills (and Amazon's Alexa, 25,000)"
  • "Get a lifetime subscription to Fleeq for $49"
  • "Netflix is watching you. We're all watching you"
  • "The real battle for net neutrality begins: The people v. FCC"
  • "Yes, that Netflix tweet is creepy — and raises serious privacy questions"


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