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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, December 6, 2017
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Qualcomm's PC chips latest attempt to compete with Intel processors: In a bid to move beyond the mobile business, Qualcomm, with its new releases, wants to compete with Intel, claiming their chips work better on PCs." The Indian Express 8:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm's big bet on 'Always Connected' Windows PCs: Should Intel be worried?" Hindustan Times 8:46 AM
  • "Qualcomm, Microsoft announce Always Connected PCs that support 4G LTE, offer battery life of 20 hours" India Today 8:47 AM
  • "Microsoft launches 'Always Connected' PCs from Asus & HP: 20 hour battery life, Snapdragon 835" Gizbot 8:46 AM
  • "'Always Connected' Windows PCs won't just use ARM chips as Intel, AMD join the fray: LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too." Ars Technica 5:54 PM
  • "Microsoft: This is what our revamped Silicon Valley campus will look like by 2020" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Microsoft Puts 'Bursty' Azure Cloud Workloads Into Production" eWeek 9:36 PM
  • "Qualcomm joins hands with Microsoft, and AMD to power Always Connected PCs" CIOL 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Partners With Qualcomm For Always Connected Ryzen Mobile PCs With Snapdragon X16 LTE Modems" HotHardware 5:41 PM
  • "AMD Is Making a Laptop Platform with Qualcomm" Investopedia 9:40 AM
  • "AMD Partners With Qualcomm For Always Connected Ryzen Mobile PCs With Snapdragon X16 LTE Modems" HotHardware 8:51 AM
  • "AMD says end-users need to double-check RX 560 specs as retailers sell off cut-down cards" PCGamesN 8:52 AM
  • "AMD Has Cut the Performance of Some RX 560 GPUs" ExtremeTech 8:52 AM
  • "AMD nobbles its own GPU cards" Fudzilla 8:52 AM
  • "Ryzen Mobile vs Intel 8th Gen Core: AMD Levels the Playing Field" LAPTOP Magazine 3:23 PM
  • "Intel demos 5G facial-recognition payment technology" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Intel and Foxconn show off 5G facial recognition" Fudzilla 8:46 AM
  • "Intel Makes Its Case for Always Connected PCs (Premium)" Thurrott 12:55 PM
  • "Intel 2018 CPU Roadmap Leaked, No New Mainstream Processors Until 2019" Game Debate 8:45 AM
  • "Intel Management Engine pwned by buffer overflow" The Register 10:42 AM
  • "Intel (INTC) Presents at Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference (Transcript)" Seeking Alpha 8:51 PM
  • "Asus, HP Windows 10 ARM Laptops Powered By Snapdragon 835 Promise Over 20 Hours Of Battery Life" Tech Times 8:49 AM
  • "Dell EMC makes big hyperconverged systems push with new servers" Network World 8:48 AM
  • "Dell EMC Launches PowerEdge XR2 Rugged Server: 1U, 44 Cores, 512 GB RAM, 30 TB Storage" AnandTech 10:22 AM
  • "Inside Oracle's cloak-and-dagger political war with Google: Oracle has lobbied aggressively — and seeded negative stories about its search foe — as the two battle in court." Recode 10:34 AM
General Interest
  • "Google's AlphaZero Destroys Stockfish In 100-Game Match" Chess.com 8:29 PM
  • "Bitcoin surges above $13,000 to new high" BBC 7:01 PM
  • "'Malware-free' attacks mount in big breaches, CrowdStrike finds" Ars Technica 3:34 PM
  • "Wikipedia co-founder wants to put the world's knowledge on the blockchain" The Next Web 11:06 AM
  • "Your Online Shopping Habit Is Fueling a Robotics Renaissance" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Sad poop emoji gets flushed after row" BBC 8:17 AM
  • "A popular virtual keyboard leaked the personal data of 31 million users" Digital Trends 8:12 AM
  • "Amazon punches, Google punches back over YouTube; consumers lose the fight" Digital Trends 3:27 PM
  • "Amazon launches subscription-based Prime service in Singapore" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Now you can 3D-print things that connect to Wi-Fi without batteries or electronics" ZDNet 8:26 AM
  • "These 3D-printed objects don't need batteries to connect to Wi-Fi" The Next Web 7:43 AM
  • "DeepMind's AI became a superhuman chess player in a few hours" The Verge 7:40 AM
  • "Google brings new AI, machine learning features to Sheets: With an infusion of AI, Sheets will now suggest a pivot table based a simple natural language query." ZDNet 11:20 AM
  • "Google shuts down the 'apps' section of the Chrome Web Store" Ars Technica 11:06 AM
  • "Chrome 63 rolling out to Mac, Windows, and Linux w/ Flags redesign, Site Certificate shortcut" 9to5Google 3:26 PM
  • "Chrome 63 arrives with new developer features and V8 speed improvements" VentureBeat 3:25 PM
  • "Google Chrome now supports 'Smart Text Selection' on Android Oreo devices" 9to5Google 9:41 AM
  • "Google Amazon row leads to restricted YouTube access" BBC 8:17 AM
  • "Google pulls YouTube from Amazon devices, escalating spat" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Google yanks YouTube from Echo Show and Fire TV in Amazon spat" BetaNews 7:41 AM
  • "Google pulls YouTube from Amazon TV boxes amid bitter feud" Telegraph 7:34 AM
Press Releases
  • "Microsoft Azure Becomes First Global Cloud Provider to Deploy AMD EPYC™" AMD 8:29 AM
  • "AMD and Qualcomm Technologies to Support Always Connected PCs on Ryzen™ Mobile Platforms" AMD 8:29 AM
  • "Cisco Teams Up With Table Tennis Stars Kasumi Ishikawa and Tomokazu Harimoto" Cisco 8:28 AM
  • "HP Pushes the Boundaries of Mobile Computing with New Premium 2-in-1" HP 8:28 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Tip: How to capture a screenshot" ZDNet 3:34 PM
  • "Microsoft unveils open source tools connecting Kubernetes to Azure" VentureBeat 11:25 AM
  • "Best Computing Product of 2017: Product of the Year Awards" [Microsoft Surface Pro] Digital Trends 8:13 AM
  • "Microsoft launches low-code IoT cloud service out of beta, adds new Azure instances and more" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Yahoo's Insanely Bad Deal to Pay Mozilla $375 Million a Year for Nothing Is Headed to Court" Gizmodo 10:21 AM
  • "Mozilla and Yahoo sue each other over default search engine deal" Engadget 8:06 AM
  • "Mozilla countersues Yahoo Holdings and Oath" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "Yahoo sues Mozilla for breach of contract -- so Mozilla counter sues Yahoo" BetaNews 7:41 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Keeping Data Secure When Your Laptop Is in the Shop" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 10:55 AM
  • "The War Between Alphabet Inc and Amazon.com, Inc. Is More Brutal Now" InvestorPlace 10:22 AM
  • "Chromebooks in 2018: Ready for take-off? Chromebooks account for a small percentage of the PC market, but shipments are on the rise. Will the trend continue, or will Microsoft's Windows 10 S ecosystem halt the advance of Chrome OS?" ZDNet 10:01 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 (2017) review: An excellent Windows laptop for port-loving people" Stuff Magazine 8:48 AM
  • "HP Envy x2 (2017) hands-on: A ridiculously thin laptop powered by the Snapdragon 835" TrustedReviews 8:49 AM
  • "HP Envy x2 initial review: Premium 2-in-1, always connected" Pocket-lint 8:46 AM
  • "How the FCC's Net Neutrality Plan Breaks With 50 Years of History" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "Inside Baidu's Bid to Lead the AI Revolution" Wired 8:17 AM
  • "The best note-taking apps for Android/Note-takers, take note: Whether you want gobs of features or uber-simplicity, these are the best apps for collecting and managing info on Android." Computerworld 8:17 AM
  • "The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:16 AM
  • "Phonelike PCs failed before. Here's why they'll succeed now: Windows RT was an ill-fated attempt to make computers more power-efficient like smartphones. Microsoft and Qualcomm are giving the idea a second go." CNET 8:07 AM
  • "Connected cars: What happens to your data after you leave your rental car behind?" ZDNet 8:05 AM
  • "The real victim of the stupid Amazon vs. Google feud is you" BGR 8:00 AM
  • "Can 10,000 moderators keep YouTube free of objectionable content?" The Next Web 7:43 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Ikea, Sonos Collaborating on Smart Home Music Products" PC Magazine 4:02 PM
  • "Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home" TechCrunch 12:55 PM
  • "Disqus has been acquired by marketing firm Zeta Global" BetaNews 9:40 AM
  • "Health2Sync raises $6M to expand its diabetes tracking and management service in Asia" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Viola FinTech is a new $100M Israel-based VC fund targeting fintech startups around the world" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "With the Los Angeles tech scene exploding, CrossCut Ventures raises $125 million to invest" TechCrunch 8:24 AM
  • "Fetch Robotics raises $25 million to automate warehouses" VentureBeat 8:12 AM
  • "T-Mobile authorizes $1.5B stock repurchase, COO says 'formula is really working'" GeekWire 8:11 AM
  • "T-Mobile board approves up to $1.5 billion buyback program" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "Broadcom Goes Hostile in Bid for Qualcomm" Investopedia 8:01 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500 falls for fourth straight session as energy weakness offsets tech recovery/More private-sector jobs added in November than expected: ADP" MarketWatch 4:03 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Decline, but Nasdaq Finishes Higher as Tech Recovers: The Nasdaq rises as big-cap tech stocks finish higher." TheStreet 4:03 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Little Changed as Global Rally Stalls: S&P 500 falls for the fourth straight session, its longest losing streak since March" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:02 PM
  • "Japan's Nikkei slides the most in 8 months as tech selloff continues across Asia: Nikkei down as yen gains; Australia's top mining companies slump" MarketWatch 8:53 AM
  • "European stocks on course for 2nd losing session, with tech knocked down: Anheuser-Busch shares downgraded" MarketWatch 8:53 AM



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  • "Net Neutrality's Holes in Europe May Offer Peek at Future in U.S."
PC Magazine (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "23 Beautifully Designed Tech Gifts"
Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "Bitcoin futures surge past $17,000 on launch day"
  • "Uber heads to court in fight for London survival"
  • "Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role"
  • "Bitcoin futures start trading on CBOE exchange"
  • "China Telecom earmarked as the Philippines' third telecoms player"
  • "Factbox: Cboe, CME to launch bitcoin futures contracts"
ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CST)
  • "Bitcoin futures begin trading"
  • "Symantec says biometrics isn't the answer for protecting against financial fraud"
  • "Optus to refund NBN FttN customers for slow speeds due to technical limits"
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