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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, August 8, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 security: Here's tech support scammers' latest ploy, says Microsoft" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft says that people appreciate Windows 10's new privacy features: Your positive feedback is really helping it out" The Inquirer 6:29 AM
  • "Windows 10 security: Here's tech support scammers' latest ploy, says Microsoft" ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Windows 10 after two years: Microsoft's mixed report card" ZDNet 12:18 PM
  • "Microsoft warns of tech support scams using phishing emails" Neowin 12:24 PM
  • "Intel's push for petabyte SSDs requires a new kind of drive: Meet the Ruler." Engadget 6:29 AM
  • "Intel unveils new 'Ruler' form factor for SSDs, supports up to 1 petabyte of storage" MSPoweruser 6:42 AM
  • "Intel teases new 'ruler' SSD form factor for super high-density storage racks" Neowin 10:02 AM
  • "Intel To Unveil 8th Gen Core Processors August 21 On Facebook Live During US Solar Eclipse" HotHardware 7:55 PM
  • "Intel 18-core Core i9-7980XE launches September 25 for $2,000: Sports a 2.6GHz base clock and 4.4GHz boost—but can it combat AMD's Threadripper?" Ars Technica 10:16 AM
  • "Intel has unveiled full specs of Core X-series; 18-core processor available in September" Neowin 6:31 AM
  • "Intel Announcing 8th-Gen Core Processors This Month" LAPTOP Magazine 2:43 PM
  • "First of Intel's Core X-series processor family to be available from 28 August: Full specs released for Intel processor family that will compete head-to-head with AMD's Threadripper" Computing 6:42 AM
  • "Intel unveils specs for Core X-series processor family coming in September: 14-, 16-, and 18-core Core i9 devices will clock in at up to 4.5GHz out-of-the-box" V3 6:41 AM
  • "Intel details its Core X-Series processors ahead of September launch: 14-, 16-, and 18-core Core i9 devices will clock in at up to 4.5GHz" The Inquirer 12:33 PM
  • "AMD admits that Ryzen has difficulty with Linux" Fudzilla 6:42 AM
  • "IBM Research achieves new milestone in deep learning performance" ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "IBM touts improved distributed training time for visual recognition models" TechCrunch 6:35 AM
  • "IBM Research Distributed Deep Learning code breaks accuracy record for image recognition: IBM's machine learning algorithm achieved 33.8% accuracy on image recognition, beating Facebook and Microsoft. It could speed up deep learning training from 'days or hours to minutes or seconds.'" TechRepublic 6:48 AM
  • "IBM beats AI image recognition record using distributed deep learning" The Stack 6:49 AM
  • "AI news: IBM breaks record for AI image recognition accuracy" IT PRO 6:49 AM
  • "IBM AI breakthrough sees firm smash Microsoft's image recognition record: Firm has developed distributed deep learning software to speed things up" The Inquirer 12:32 PM
  • "IBM's Watson artificial intelligence system could improve cancer treatment" The Economic Times 6:50 AM
  • "IBM sues former CIO: Big Blue files lawsuit to stop former executive from working at cloud computing rival AWS" ITP Technology 6:49 AM
  • "IBM To Appeal Order To Pay Indiana $78 Million" WKYU FM 6:49 AM
General Interest
  • "The Guy Disguised as a Car Seat Is Part of a Virginia Study on Autonomous Vehicles" Wired 8:11 PM
  • "Micron Announces 9200 Series NVMe SSDs In Capacities Up To 11TB And 5.5GB/s Bandwidth For The Enterprise" HotHardware 7:55 PM
  • "Mazda's engine breakthrough promises big fuel efficiency gains: Mazda says it's nailed the compression-ignition gasoline engine." Engadget 12:32 PM
  • "Firefox for Windows gets native WebVR support, performance bumps in latest update" TechCrunch 10:20 AM
  • "Sharp's edge-to-edge AQUOS S2 is a glimpse at your next phone" Engadget 8:38 AM
  • "Fired Googler faces headwinds making legal case he's the victim" Bloomberg 8:03 PM
  • "James Damore, the Google employee fired for his anti-diversity 'manifesto' is (almost certainly) not a victim of a free speech violation" Business Insider 6:40 AM
  • "Alt-Right Activists Call For Google Boycott After Employee is Fired For Anti-Diversity Paper" Gizmodo 6:40 AM
  • "Google has fired the employee who penned a controversial memo on women and tech: The author wrote, among other things, that females suffered from more 'neuroticism.'" Recode 6:35 AM
  • "Google fires engineer at centre of 'anti-diversity' memo row: They'd never have fired a woman for writing it.... (we're kidding, we're kidding)" The Inquirer 6:32 AM
  • "Google fires anti-diversity engineer" ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Google employee behind 'echo chamber' diversity memo fired: CEO Sundar Pichai scheduled a company town hall to discuss the issue." Engadget 6:29 AM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S8 Active official with 'military-grade' specs: Rugged smartphone is exclusive to AT&T in the US" The Inquirer 6:28 AM
  • "HBO hackers return with a sequel and executive emails: Intel is coming" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "There's a huge dock to go with LG's leaked tablet: The dock features a USB port, a built-in battery, and speakers" The Verge 6:35 AM
Press Releases
  • "VMware and Dell EMC Accelerate MOMRA's Delivery of Digital Services" DataQuest India 6:37 AM
  • "HP Reinvents Retail with New Point-of-Sale System" htxt africa 6:39 AM
  • "HP's Next Generation OfficeJet Pro Enables Micro Businesses to Print Like a Pro" Al Bawaba 6:39 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Announces a Public Outlook.com Beta" Thurrott 1:06 PM
  • "Microsoft is changing the look of Xbox One again" Destructoid 10:17 AM
  • "Surface Pro: The evolution of Microsoft's hybrid tablet PC" ZDNet 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft announces LinkedIn integration for Samsung's Bixby assistant" Neowin 6:31 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "ACLU sues Maine governor for blocking critics on Facebook" Associated Press 3:03 PM
  • "The engineer Google fired over the diversity memo has filed a complaint with federal labor officials" Business Insider 8:11 PM
  • "James Damore, Fired for Writing the 'Google Memo,' Just Might Sue" Wired 2:44 PM
  • "EU roaming: O2 sued for making German phone owners opt in to avoid charges" ZDNet 12:24 PM
  • "Podcast patent ruled invalid by court" BBC 10:17 AM
  • "Chrome Will Prompt Users to Choose a Search Engine in Russia" Thurrott 6:35 AM
  • "Predictive computer models have helped Chicago curb shootings by up to 39 percent" BGR 6:29 AM
  • "Fines for being hacked: If a breach is down to bad security it could cost you millions" ZDNet 6:31 AM
  • "Firms face £17m fine if they fail to protect against hackers" BBC 6:29 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "True AI cannot be developed until the 'brain code' has been cracked: Starmind" ZDNet 8:54 PM
  • "Are Smartphones, Social Media—and Designers—Ruining Teenagers?" Subtraction 3:28 PM
  • "Opinion: Google Pixel is still the best Android phone because of its sheer simplicity" 9to5Google 2:56 PM
  • "The evolution of machine learning" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
  • "Google Can't Seem to Tolerate Diversity: Silicon Valley won't solve its gender issues if political correctness shuts down every conversation." Bloomberg 6:41 AM
  • "Google is teaching my girl that 'complaining to HR' is path to success, says Peter Thiel-linked investor" CNBC 6:41 AM
  • "Algorithm learns to understand natural beauty" BBC 6:29 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "China's Didi backs Uber rival Careem to expand its global footprint into the Middle East" TechCrunch 7:40 AM
  • "SparkLabs launches its latest accelerator program in Taipei" TechCrunch 7:18 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow struggles for 10th straight record as bank stock rally wanes: Dow could close higher for an 11th straight session, longest streak since February" MarketWatch 3:29 PM
  • "Dow's Record-Breaking Streak Under Threat in Final Hour" TheStreet 3:29 PM
  • "Wall Street falls after Trump warning to North Korea" Reuters 3:29 PM
  • "Dow Ends Winning Streak: The blue-chip index ended its streak of nine consecutive record closes through Monday" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:28 PM
  • "Asian markets slip amid weakening dollar" MarketWatch 7:10 AM
  • "European stocks edge lower on downbeat German, Chinese export data" MarketWatch 7:11 AM



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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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