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TechNN Archive: Thursday, November 30, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 installations pass 600 million, with a fifth on the latest build" Ars Technica 12:52 PM
  • "Windows 10 Now on 600 Million Active Devices, Says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella" Gadgets 360 6:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 now running on 600 million devices: Microsoft/It took almost 27 months for Microsoft to achieve the milestone." Hindustan Times 6:50 AM
  • "Windows 10 reaches 600 million active monthly devices" Hexus 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft adds Fluent Design flair to Windows 10 Skype app" Neowin 6:26 AM
  • "Skype Gets the Fluent Design Treatment in Windows 10" Thurrott 6:28 AM
  • "Win 10 creators update offers new reality opportunity: AR and VR vie for attention" The Register 6:47 AM
  • "Microsoft Introduced Azure Location Based Services" PC Quest 6:50 AM
  • "Windows: This sneaky cryptominer hides behind taskbar even after you exit browser" ZDNet 7:47 AM
  • "Intel Touts Auto AI Chip's Efficiency" EE Times 6:47 AM
  • "Intel to Unveil Platform For Autonomous Cars at CES" CDR Info 6:46 AM
  • "Intel cuts immersive content deal with Warner Bros for autonomous cars" Telecompaper 6:49 AM
  • "Intel 10nm is better than everyone thinks" Fudzilla 6:49 AM
  • "AMD Announces Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition GPU Driver Suite Arriving Next Month" HotHardware 3:51 PM
  • "Dell Technologies (DVMT) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday" Week Herald 6:42 AM
  • "Dell's Brett Hansen outlines the road to GDPR compliance in the US" SiliconRepublic 6:43 AM
  • "Dell's latest XPS 13 is fast, nimble, and kind of stale: Dell's tiny laptop has had a good run, but it's time for something new" The Verge 10:06 AM
  • "HP: Telemetry app has been used since 2014 and only shares anonymised data with user consent/HP Touchpoint Analytics Service has been used on HP PCs for three years and only 'harvests telemetry information', claims HP" Computing 6:43 AM
  • "HP responds to complaints over performance-sapping telemetry update: HP claims that 'HP Touchpoint Analytics' is nothing new and only shares anonymised data with user consent" V3 6:44 AM
  • "ABB, HPE team on smart industrial plants" Seeking Alpha 7:53 AM
  • "Brooks will use HP's FitStation scanner and Superfeet's 3D printer to make custom running shoes" ZDNet 12:03 PM
  • "Cisco chairman John Chambers invests in Uniphore" Gadgets Now 6:46 AM
  • "Robot automation will 'take 800 million jobs by 2030" - report" BBC 6:25 AM
  • "Robots will steal your job unless you have the human touch: One-fifth of the world's workforce will be affected by the rise of the machines" The Inquirer 6:25 AM
  • "Samsung Begins Mass Production of 2nd Generation 10nm LPP Process Node" ExtremeTech 11:42 AM
  • "Quantum Key Distribution Gets a Speed Boost" TechNewsWorld 5:52 PM
General Interest
  • "Samsung to make batteries charge faster and last longer with new 3D graphene - Video" ZDNet 9:14 PM
  • "YouTube Is Disabling Predatory Comments — But Leaving Up The Predators' Accounts" BuzzFeed 8:28 PM
  • "Toyota Plans California Fuel Cell Plant to Make Power, Hydrogen" Bloomberg 12:03 PM
  • "Cable-laying drone wires up remote Welsh village" BBC 10:12 AM
  • "Facebook disables ethnicity advert targeting system" BBC 7:35 AM
  • "Xiaomi Redmi 5A now available in India for the low price of Rs. 4999" Neowin 7:32 AM
  • "What is the Raspberry Pi 3? Everything you need to know about the tiny, low-cost computer" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "VR: VR Startup Varjo Announces Shipping of High Resolution Headset Prototype, Aimed at Professional Markets" AnandTech 6:45 AM
  • "Gamblers spend £4.7bn online as watchdog warns of harm" BBC 6:30 AM
  • "The Google Pixel Buds mistranslated the word salad 4 times" Mashable 9:06 PM
  • "Google Assistant will soon help you find local home services: Ask for plumbers, electricians and more specialists." Engadget 4:46 PM
  • "Google Cloud has a new COO, and her name is Diane Bryant [Video] CNBC Videos 3:30 PM
  • "Google's phones and other gadgets have had a bumpy ride" Associated Press 2:33 PM
  • "Google's data saving app exits beta, launches globally as Datally" Neowin 6:25 AM
  • "Google's Datally: New free Android tool stops greedy apps eating up all your data" ZDNet 6:25 AM
  • "Google's brilliant Android app that helps you save mobile data is now available for download" BGR 6:25 AM
  • "Google's new Android app stops other apps from wasting your data" The Verge 6:28 AM
  • "Google's newest app stops you burning through your data package" TechCrunch 6:29 AM
  • "Google's Datally can help limit your data usage: Datally shows how much data you've already used on that app." Engadget 6:44 AM
  • "Alexa and Echo will land in Australia and NZ in early 2018: Alexa could land in time for's Australia launch." Engadget 6:26 AM
  • "Amazon steps up pace in artificial intelligence race" Reuters 9:14 PM
  • "Amazon is eyeing up your office with Alexa for Business: As if you don't spend enough time with her at home" The Inquirer 7:50 AM
  • "Alexa for Business: 10 key takeaways" ZDNet 12:03 PM
Press Releases
  • "Global Thin Clients in Hardware Market 2017 — HP, Dell, NComputing IGEL Technology, Lenovo" SAT PR News 6:42 AM
  • "Samsung claims the Galaxy S8 Microsoft Edition was just a myth" phoneArena 8:14 PM
  • "Microsoft Office 365 review: Does Office in the cloud send productivity sky-high?" TechRadar UK 6:51 AM
  • "Microsoft is sending Xbox One X early adopters free copies of 'The Lego Batman Movie' in 4K" BGR 6:25 AM
  • "Senators Threaten Jail Time for Data Breach Cover-Ups in New Bill" PC Magazine 9:14 PM
  • "FCC Commissioner Clyburn takes down Chairman's net neutrality doom and gloom" TechCrunch 12:41 PM
  • "Google Faces a Fresh Privacy Class Action Suit Over Tracking iPhone Safari Users" Fortune 6:44 AM
  • "Google faces UK class action over iPhone data snooping" The Verge 6:28 AM
  • "Terrorists 'certain' to get killer robots, says defence giant" BBC 6:26 AM
  • "IRS victory: Coinbase to hand over 14,000 user records, transaction data" ZDNet 6:26 AM
  • "OK, 'Computer': The case for renaming—and dehumanizing—Alexa, Siri, Google, and Cortana." Slate 9:06 PM
  • "If FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants to 'set the record straight' on net neutrality he should stop lying" The Next Web 5:52 PM
  • "Net neutrality rollback: Is the open internet under siege? (The 3:59, Ep. 325)" CNET 3:46 PM
  • "Google's secret weapon against Amazon has been here all along" Mashable 2:52 PM
  • "The Best Tech We Bought in 2017" PC Magazine 12:03 PM
  • "The FCC's net neutrality comments are completely broken" BGR 8:37 AM
  • "The demise of net neutrality isn't the biggest threat to the cord-cutting movement: With or without net neutrality rules, the FCC handed an unfair streaming video advantage to big internet service providers like Comcast months ago." TechHive 8:27 AM
  • "Chuwi Lapbook Air Review: MacBook-Inspired Budget Laptop Certainly Has The Looks" Forbes 8:10 AM
  • "Here's what you missed at TechCrunch Shanghai 2017" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
  • "How can I buy bitcoin in the UK?" Telegraph 6:28 AM
  • "You can still buy hard drives full of other people's data, but SSDs are less risky" ZDNet 6:26 AM
  • "Essential CEO Andy Rubin goes on leave for 'personal reasons': A report claims Rubin, the father of Android, left Google after an HR investigation." Ars Technica 11:38 AM
  • "Innovid acquires Taykey to provide more data to video advertisers" TechCrunch 10:06 AM
  • "Elon Musk bids to build Chicago travel pods" BBC 6:48 AM
  • "European startups face an epic gender balance fail that rivals Silicon Valley" VentureBeat 6:30 AM
  • "Uptake nabs $117M at $2.3B valuation for industrial predictive analytics" TechCrunch 6:30 AM
  • "Uptake raises $117 million to spot inefficiencies in industrial machinery" VentureBeat 6:30 AM
  • "Fractyl Labs raises $44 million in Series D to develop a treatment for type 2 diabetes" TechCrunch 6:28 AM
  • "Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global raises $30M so you can work less and sleep more" TechCrunch 6:24 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs longest streak of monthly gains in 22 years as it closes above 24,000: Barnes & Noble tumbles after results" MarketWatch 4:01 PM
  • "S&P 500, Dow on Track for Records as Senate GOP Tax Bill Creeps Toward Passage: Stocks sharply higher on Thursday as Senate Republicans made progress toward a 'yes' vote for their tax bill." TheStreet 4:01 PM
  • "Wall Street gains, Dow tops 24,000 as tax bill gains steam" Reuters 4:16 PM
  • "Dow soars past 24,000 for first time" FOXBusiness 4:01 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Climb 332 Points to Finish Above 24000: Blue-chip index hits fifth thousand-point milestone this year as hopes grow for a tax bill" [Paid Membership Required] 4:01 PM
  • "Chip-stock malaise spreads to Asia, dragging down markets" MarketWatch 7:28 AM
  • "Pound rallies on Brexit hopes, as dollar looks at biggest monthly drop since July" MarketWatch 7:28 AM

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InformationWeek (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"

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