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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 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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