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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 Announces a Public 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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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" [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 12:35 PM; no changes since Tuesday)
  • "3 Myths About the Site Reliability Engineer, Debunked"
  • "Big Data Tech Hadoop and Spark Get Slow Start in Enterprise"
  • "The Discriminating Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing"
New York Times (Updated 12:35 PM CDT)
  • "Missing From Facebook's Crisis: Mark Zuckerberg"
  • "Think Cryptocurrency Is Confusing? Try Paying Taxes on It"
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  • "Targeting Tech Giants, Europe Unveils Digital Tax Proposal"
  • "Computer Chip Visionaries Win Turing Award"
  • "Welcome to Zucktown. Where Everything Is Just Zucky."
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  • "Car Enthusiasts Tackle the 'War on Driving'"
  • "Readers' Choice Awards 2018: Smartphones and Carriers"
  • "Colorful New Apple Watch Bands Unveiled for Spring"
  • "God of War's Hard Mode Offers a Unique Challenge"
  • "Everything Leaving Netflix in April"
  • "Control a Tesla Model 3 With Siri"
  • "9 Niche Social Networks to Use Instead of Facebook"
  • "WhatsApp Co-Founder Joins #DeleteFacebook Movement"
  • "Google Beefs Up Cloud Security and Data Privacy Tools"
  • "Telegram Given 15 Days to Share Encryption Keys With Russia"
Reuters (Updated 12:35 PM CDT)
  • "EU proposes online turnover tax for big tech firms"
  • "Facebook and UK political consultancy sued in data storm"
  • "Academic in Facebook storm worked on Russian 'dark' personality project"
  • "Dropbox raises IPO price range by $2 on strong demand"
  • "What are the links between Cambridge Analytica and a Brexit campaign group?"
  • "UK had three contracts with Cambridge Analytica parent company"
  • "BMW to double self-driving car testing fleet despite U.S. fatality"
  • "Budget fashion brand H&M launches on Alibaba's Tmall in China"
  • "BMW raises R&D spending for electric, autonomous cars"
  • "Proposed EU online turnover tax 'ill-judged': Irish PM"
ZDNet (Updated 12:35 PM CDT)
  • "How a data management change helped Save the Children"
  • "Replace Outlook with the awesome Hiri and save 60 percent"
  • "Phone rage: MIT startup has find-and-fix tech for call service frustration"
  • "Hey Apple! Why do you do this nonsense?"
  • "Windows 10 feature updates painfully slow? Relief is in sight"
  • "Google bolsters security tools on Google Cloud, G Suite"
  • "March Madness: How to watch 2018 NCAA men's tournament games without cable"
  • "Volume, velocity, and variety: Understanding the three V's of big data"

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