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TechNN Archive: Saturday, October 7, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Facebook tells advertisers more scrutiny is coming" Axios 8:27 AM
  • "Facebook will hand-review every ad targeting politics and race" Engadget 2:42 PM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Browser Now Available for All iPhone Users" Softpedia 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft has made Edge beta available for all iPhone users" Neowin 8:38 AM
  • "Microsoft removes restrictions, opens up Edge for iOS Preview to everyone" phoneArena 8:42 AM
  • "HP Ditched Elite X3 Plans Because Microsoft Lost Interest" Gears of Biz 8:46 AM
  • "IBM Should Cut Down On Outsourcing To India" Forbes 11:53 AM
  • "Google: Windows 10 patches put Windows 7 users in danger" ZDNet 10/6
  • "Analysts Think Microsoft Will Exit Surface Hardware Business In 2019" UberGizmo 10/6
  • "Microsoft Is Losing the Browser War and It Doesn't Seem to Care" Softpedia 10/6
  • "Why the Internet is worried that Microsoft's consumer services are doomed" PCWorld 10/6
  • "Behind-the-scenes with NFL sideline technology: Microsoft and Bose power team communication" GeekWire 10/6
  • "Microsoft bringing back classic presence controls for Skype Preview" Neowin 10/6
  • "Microsoft Hid A Tiny Halo Easter Egg Inside Every Xbox One X Console" HotHardware 10/6
  • "Garry Kasparov, who battled IBM's supercomputer, reveals the REAL danger of AI" UK News Yahoo 10/6
  • "IBM Should Cut Down On Outsourcing To India" Forbes 10/6
  • "HP wants to stop peeping eyes with its new Spectre laptop" CNET 10/6
  • "Dion Weisler of HP Inc. on the Three Waves of Innovation" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10/6
  • "China approves HP's US$1.1b buy of Samsung's printer business with curbs" The Star: Malaysia 10/6
  • "China approves HP's acquisition of Samsung's printing business with restrictive conditions" Global Times 10/6
  • "Save up to £200 on new Dell and Alienware laptops at Amazon UK" Windows Central 10/6
  • "Dell EMC will be 60 percent indirect channel" Channel Eye 10/6
  • "Dell shows off its upcoming XPS 13 model in stark white" The Verge 10/6
  • "Leaked Dell XPS 13 2018 is sure to divide opinions" MSPoweruser 10/6
  • "Wildlife biologists use Intel drones to spy on polar bears" ZDNet 10/6
  • "Intel readies Coffee Lake lineup" DigiTimes 10/6
  • "Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake Processors Will Be Hard To Get - Availability Dramatic" Guru3D 10/6
  • "G.Skill Releases New DDR4 Specifications for Intel Coffee Lake Platform" Guru3D 10/6
  • "AMD comes out swinging, says: We're the Buster Douglas of the tech industry!" The Register 10/6
  • "Tales in Tech History: Oracle" Silicon UK 10/6
  • "Don't take Oracle's cloud-superiority claims too seriously" InfoWorld 10/6
  • "Oracle eyes Indian artificial intelligence startups" The Hindu 10/6
  • "A LANnister always pays his subnets: Cisco hires Game of Thrones' Tyrion" The Register 10/6
  • "Telenor Group and Cisco's WG2 Platform to Help MNOs with Service Innovations" The Fast Mode 10/6
General Interest
  • "Microsoft Hides A Little Master Chief Riding A Scorpion Inside The Xbox One X, Because It Can" Tech Times 8:47 AM
  • "Behind-the-scenes with NFL sideline technology: Microsoft and Bose power team communication" Gears of Biz 8:47 AM
  • "Google Pixel 2 can activate Do Not Disturb mode automatically when driving" SlashGear 8:32 AM
  • "Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service" Reuters 10/6
  • "Report: Amazon seriously considering entering the pharmacy market, selling drugs online" GeekWire 10/6
  • "Google Fiber Ditching TV Service in New Cities" PC Magazine 10/6
  • "Google Home can help you find your phone when asked" Engadget 10/6
  • "Google's quick-loading webpages are getting a better name" Engadget 10/6
  • "Google creates an online exhibit for contemporary art" Engadget 10/6
  • "The Vergecast talks about everything from Google's fall hardware event" The Verge 10/6
  • "Pixel 2 could charge even faster: if you pay more: Google's new phone can reportedly gulp down 27W of pure power." CNET 10/6
  • "Inside Google's new hardware" The Verge 10/6
  • "Google Photos will limit Pixel 2 users' uploads after 2020" Engadget 10/6
  • "Google's Clips camera is powered by a tailor-made AI chip" The Verge 10/6
  • "Google is tryharding at phones right now, and I love it" The Verge 10/6
  • "Google's 2017 Gadget Collection" The Verge 10/6
  • "The Pixel's missing headphone jack proves Apple was right" The Verge 10/6
  • "YouTube changes search algorithms after misinformation during Las Vegas shooting" The Verge 10/6
  • "Amazon is opening a Tokyo pop-up bar to promote booze sales" Engadget 10/6
  • "Facebook quietly releases desktop chat apps for the workplace" The Verge 10/6
  • "One month with the Samsung Galaxy Note 8: The S Pen rises above all else" ZDNet 10/6
  • "GOPRO's Newest Hero Camera Is Boring And Important All At The Same Time" The Verge 10/6
  • "FIFA 18's best new feature is the Nintendo Switch version" The Verge 10/6
  • "The best USB-C adapters, cables, and hubs" Engadget 10/6
  • "BlackBerry's water-resistant Motion revealed in leak" Engadget 10/6
  • "Netflix shares rise as company announces subscription price hike" VentureBeat 10/6
  • "AIM is shutting down on December 15 after 20 years" VentureBeat 10/6
  • "AIM is on its deathbed, but Emily is Away lives on to help you mourn" The Verge 10/6
  • "AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "Logitech's Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "Splice is making it much easier to buy expensive music production plugins" The Verge 10/6
  • "The Sonos One is a safe first step towards the company's voice assistant future" The Verge 10/6
  • "PledgeMusic exposed accounts by letting anyone log in without a password" ZDNet 10/6
  • "Focal Clear review: One of the finest headphones money can buy (and you'll need lots of it)" PCWorld 10/6
  • "Adblock Plus owner Eyeo hikes fees for micropayments service Flattr" VentureBeat 10/6
  • "Sphero SPRK+: A fun, programmable robot for all ages [Review] BetaNews 10/6
  • "Sphero's R2-Q5 'Star Wars' droid is basically a goth R2-D2" Engadget 10/6
  • "Taxify takes on Uber in Paris with lower prices and commissions" Engadget 10/6
  • "GM'S Design Chief Is Primed For The Transportation Revolution" The Verge 10/6
Press Releases
  • "The Weather Company, an IBM Business, Named Official Weather Partner of NASCAR" IBM 10/6
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft explains why the Xbox One X does not have VR yet" MSPoweruser 9:06 PM
  • "Microsoft Details How It Made The Xbox One X" GameSpot 6:41 PM
  • "Microsoft announces Xbox Games with Gold for October 2017" Blasting News 8:45 AM
  • "Microsoft Wants To Put Fingerprint Sensor In Keyboard Keys, Files Patent" FossBytes 8:45 AM
  • "Windows 10 Cortana Smart Home Controls Arrive For Harman Kardon Invoke AI Smart Speaker" HotHardware 10/6
  • "Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win7, 8 out in the cold" The Register 10/6
  • "There's a tiny Master Chief etched inside the Xbox One X" Engadget 10/6
  • "Windows Firewall Control 5 released, extends protection offered by built-in firewall" BetaNews 10/6
  • "Microsoft starts letting Windows 10 users control smart home devices from their PC" The Verge 10/6
  • "Microsoft announces Edge browser for iOS and Android" Hexus 10/6
  • "Windows Mixed Reality HMDs predicted to outsell Oculus Rift and HTC Vive" Neowin 10/6
  • "With Windows Mixed Reality and Xbox Play Anywhere, do you really need a console?" Windows Central 10/6
  • "Microsoft has Manufactured Every Xbox One X With a Masterchief Riding a 'Scorpio' Image" WCCFTech 10/6
  • "Microsoft Launcher For Android Puts Bing in The Driving Seat" Know Your Mobile 10/6
  • "The Untold Tale Of How Porsche's Supercar Got Into Microsoft's New Game" Fast Company 10/6
  • "SuperData: Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality headsets will outsell Oculus two-to-one in Q4" MCV 10/6
  • "Microsoft Edge Mobile Arrives On iOS And Android" Silicon UK 10/6
  • "Microsoft will bring Skype redesign to the Linux operating system" V3 10/6
  • "Windows Mixed Reality hands-on: previewing a future" SlashGear 10/6
  • "Windows 10 release date, features, devices and free upgrade: Microsoft Edge is coming to Android and iOS" IT PRO 10/6
  • "Microsoft announces support for Java in Azure Functions" Computing 10/6
  • "WINDOWS: How to Get the Old Volume Control Back on Windows 10" MakeUseOf 10/6
  • "Microsoft Announces Major New Features for Office on the iPhone" Softpedia 10/6
  • "Microsoft confirms new ink effects and custom pens are coming to Office for iOS" phoneArena 10/6
  • "Windows 10 Initial Setup Script review" gHacks 10/6
  • "Windows 10 Mobile loses another big champion: HP drops its flagship Elite X3" ZDNet 10/6
Government/Law/Politics
  • "About 150 of the political ads Facebook sold to Russia showed up on Instagram" Recode 10/6
  • "America's cash-free future is just around the corner" Engadget 10/6
  • "Puerto Rico governor will discuss Tesla solar systems with Elon Musk" Engadget 10/6
  • "Report: Russian hackers stole NSA files after identifying them using Kaspersky software" BetaNews 10/6
  • "EU to implement electronic ID for residents to accelerate adoption of e-government services" VentureBeat 10/6
  • "Someone hacked the White House chief of staff's personal phone" The Verge 10/6
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "In defense of the Amazon Fire Phone" TechCrunch 4:21 PM
  • "Google Pixel 2 Xl Vs. Google Pixel Xl: Is It Worth The Upgrade?" Digital Trends 4:21 PM
  • "Intel's next-generation Coffee Lake chipset gets reviewed" iMore 4:21 PM
  • "The ZED mini could fix Microsoft's biggest Windows Mixed Reality mistake" MSPoweruser 2:44 PM
  • "Could the Google Clips camera be used to spy on you? Google says no." VentureBeat 2:42 PM
  • "How to Recover a Deleted or Unsaved File in Microsoft Word" LAPTOP Magazine 11:55 AM
  • "Analysis: AI is How Google Wins (Premium)" Thurrott 11:54 AM
  • "3 best and worst features of the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL" The Verge 11:51 AM
  • "Snap suddenly has a leg up on Facebook and Google — but it still needs to do 2 things to steal their advertisers" Business Insider 11:51 AM
  • "Will the Microsoft Surface Line End in 2019?" Siusto 8:46 AM
  • "Windows 10 WARNING - Why you need to upgrade to latest Microsoft OS Today" Express UK 8:39 AM
  • "Google: Microsoft Making Windows 7 Easy to Hack Due to Full Focus on Windows 10" Softpedia 8:38 AM
  • "Google: By only patching Windows 10, Microsoft is putting Windows 7 and 8.x users in danger" BetaNews 8:38 AM
  • "Why everyone is so convinced Facebook is spying on their conversations" Mashable 8:31 AM
  • "Here are all the ways Google's new Pixel 2 differs from the original Pixel phone" Business Insider 8:31 AM
  • "The Pixel 2 can automatically switch into do not disturb mode when you're driving" The Verge 10/6
  • "Opinion: Pixel 2 and 2 XL's numerous design discrepancies feel like a weird step back to the Nexus days" 9to5Google 10/6
  • "Michigan's manufacturing past is fueling its tech future" Engadget 10/6
  • "Boeing buys Aurora, an autonomous drone company" Engadget 10/6
  • "This sneaky phishing attack hijacks your chats to spread malware" ZDNet 10/6
  • "Towards a unifying data theory and practice: Combining operations, analytics, and streaming" ZDNet 10/6
  • "New York Comic Con 2017: all the news from the pop culture party for fans" The Verge 10/6
  • "Dell 27" S2718H Monitor Review & A Taste Of FreeSync" The Sixth Axis 10/6
  • "FDA approves first Zika test for blood donations" Engadget 10/6
  • "The cloud computing wars have forgotten the enterprise" InfoWorld 10/6
  • "IT departments and users are out of step on password security" BetaNews 10/6
  • "Core i7-8700K Review: Intel's response to Ryzen is faster and cheaper than ever" PCWorld 10/6
  • "HP Omen 17 (2017) review: You get a lot of gaming laptop for the money" PCWorld 10/6
  • "Hurricane Nate will hit the Gulf Coast this weekend" The Verge 10/6
  • "Bad news for bees: three-quarters of all honey on Earth has pesticides in it" The Verge 10/6
  • "NASA will put humans on the Moon again, Mike Pence tells space council" The Verge 10/6
  • "Here's how to find a learn to code event for EU Code Week" TechCrunch 10/6
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "SpecialEffect raises $391,470 for gamers with physical disabilities" VentureBeat 10/6
  • "Sourcegraph raises $20M to bring more live collaboration to coding" TechCrunch 10/6
  • "Secret Escapes raises $111 million to grow its luxury holiday marketplace through acquisitions" VentureBeat 10/6
  • "Founders Fund backs Home61, a real estate platform for the middle class" TechCrunch 10/6
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 end streak of records after jobs report; indexes post weekly gains: Dow, S&P 500 rise for a fourth straight week" MarketWatch 10/6
  • "Jobs Shock Leads Stocks Lower, While Energy Sells Off and Crude Slumps: Stocks are lower on Friday, Oct. 6, after the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report shows its first contraction in seven years." TheStreet 10/6
  • "S&P 500 breaks record run on jobs data, drug chain drop" Reuters 10/6
  • "S&P 500 Slips but Logs Another Weekly Gain: Major indexes, bond prices edge lower after unexpected drop in monthly jobs report" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 10/6
  • "Hang Seng, Nikkei reach multi-year highs as Asian stocks rise: Hong Kong index is up 29% this year" MarketWatch 10/6
  • "European stocks slip with U.S. jobs data in view; Spanish banks resume selloff: Euro falls ahead of nonfarm payrolls report from U.S." MarketWatch 10/6



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