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TechNN Archive: Thursday, January 4, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "CERT: Only way to fix Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities is to replace CPU" VentureBeat 7:51 AM
  • "Intel chip flaw: Millions of Android smartphones may need to be replaced for users to stay safe" The Independent 8:48 AM
  • "Intel claims its new security updates make PCs 'immune' to Meltdown and Spectre CPU bugs: 90 percent of PCs will be covered by end of next week" The Verge 5:05 PM
  • "Intel, ARM and AMD chip scare: What you need to know" BBC 7:40 AM
  • "Intel and AMD have CPU meltdown as two major security flaws are blown open" Rock Paper Shotgun 8:18 AM
  • "Intel's Response to Its Security Problem Suggests AMD Has an Opening: The chip giant only says that hardware improvements meant to address performance issues caused by a security flaw will arrive at some point this year." TheStreet 8:07 AM
  • "Intel CEO sold all the stock he could after Intel learned of security bug: Intel claims sale was unrelated, but he planned sale after researchers disclosed bugs." Ars Technica 5:29 PM
  • "Intel CEO is under fire for selling $39 million in stock" Mashable 8:48 AM
  • "Intel CEO share sale under the spotlight" Seeking Alpha 7:38 AM
  • "Microsoft Delivers Emergency Windows 10 Patch for 'Meltdown' CPU Bug" eWeek 3:30 PM
  • "Microsoft releases Windows 10 builds 16299.192, 15063.850 - here's what's new" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "Microsoft's Cortana isn't able to identify songs anymore: The feature was tied to the Groove Music service, which ended in 2017." Engadget 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft, Adaptive Biotechnologies will use AI to decode the immune system" Neowin 6:37 PM
  • "New white and rose gold Dell XPS 13 laptop features 8th-gen Intel CPUs: The svelte $999 notebook has a new fingerprint sensor, too." Ars Technica 7:41 AM
  • "Dell unveils its latest XPS 13 laptop, now more powerful, portable, and in 4K" TechSpot 8:45 AM
  • "Dell releases smaller, lighter XPS 13 performance laptop" New Atlas 8:45 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 hands-on: A makeover inside and out/Smaller, lighter and... cleaner?" Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Dell unveils new XPS 13 ahead of CES" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Dell's Next-Gen XPS 13 Design Revealed With a Thinner Profile and Improved Performance" Thurrott 8:04 AM
  • "Dell's new XPS 13 packs 8th-gen Intel CPU (er) and a 20-hour battery life: Firm kicks off CES before it's even started" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "The Dell XPS 13 Is Now Way Faster, Smaller, and Available in White" Gizmodo 7:46 AM
  • "Dell refreshes its XPS 13 with facial recognition and more ahead of CES" Neowin 7:45 AM
  • "HP Announces the Latest Chromebook 14 G5 and Chromebook 11 G6: Up to 7th Gen Quad Core Celeron" AnandTech 8:46 AM
  • "HP issues recall on laptop batteries because of overheating" Neowin 8:25 PM
  • "Windows 10 fleet: Lenovo's new ThinkPads get 8th gen Intel chips, webcam shutters" ZDNet 8:02 AM
  • "Lenovo unveils vast lineup of Kaby Lake laptops and premium monitors for 2018" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "Lenovo Unveils Refreshed ThinkPad Line" Thurrott 8:04 AM
  • "Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPads with 8th-gen processors and USB-C charging" Neowin 7:44 AM
  • "Lenovo's new ThinkPads pack 8th-gen Cores and slimmer designs: There's even a webcam cover for the privacy-minded." Engadget 7:47 AM
General Interest
  • "Mark Zuckerberg says fixing Facebook is his 'personal challenge' for 2018" The Verge 1:11 PM
  • "On-demand streaming now accounts for the majority of audio consumption, says Nielsen" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "This smart suitcase uses Segway technology to balance itself as it follows you around" The Verge 10:54 AM
  • "Nintendo's Switch is the fastest-selling US console ever: The company sold 4.8 million units in just ten months, shattering the Wii's record." Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "Opera 50 arrives with protection against cryptomining websites: It's not mine. It's yours" The Inquirer 8:17 AM
  • "Samsung topples Intel as semiconductor top dog, but lead 'literally built on sand'" The Register 8:07 AM
  • "AT&T to provide 5G to 12 markets by end of 2018, fibre to 82 metros by mid-2019" ZDNet 7:45 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 price, release date and specs: Accessory maker confirms unchanged screen dimensions, Bixby button return/First S9 and S9 Plus accessories are available to pre-order now" The Inquirer 7:46 AM
  • "Schools 'should help children with social media risk'" BBC 7:43 AM
  • "LG's new CLOi robots want to serve at hotels and supermarkets: LG's existing Hub Robot and airport robots are also part of this CLOi family." Engadget 7:42 AM
  • "Amazon and Google want their smart speakers in your home, no matter how much it costs them" BGR 7:42 AM
  • "Rare Malware Targeting Uber's Android App Uncovered" Gizmodo 7:46 AM
  • "Android malware mimics Uber's UI to steal your log-in: It even deep links to a page in the real app to convince you it's legit." Engadget 7:42 AM
Press Releases
  • "Data Center Switch Market Worth 17.69 Billion USD by 2023" PRNewswire 8:01 AM
Microsoft
  • "Windows 10 Tip: How to install a new font and manage a font collection" ZDNet 1:51 PM
  • "Johnson Controls' Cortana-powered thermostat is up for pre-order in March" ZDNet 11:59 AM
  • "Microsoft shares pre-order details for the $319 Cortana thermostat: It's gorgeous, but who is going to actually buy it?" Engadget 11:06 AM
  • "Microsoft unveils preorders for the beautiful $319 Cortana-powered thermostat" The Verge 11:02 AM
  • "Coming soon: Microsoft's $319 Cortana-powered thermostat" Seeking Alpha 10:54 AM
  • "How To Show A Custom Toast Notification On Windows 10" AddictiveTips 8:23 AM
  • "You Can Soon Use Windows 10 on Any Computer or Phone You Own—But It'll Cost You" Gizmodo 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft partners with Adaptive Biotech on AI-driven blood test to diagnose dozens of diseases at once" GeekWire 8:08 AM
  • "Yes, We CAN: Microsoft-Led Coalition Targets White Spaces for Rural Broadband" Light Reading 8:08 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FCC Chair Ajit Pai cancels his CES appearance days before show: Pai likely would have had to answer questions about net neutrality repeal." Ars Technica 12:13 PM
  • "FCC chairman cancels attendance at CES" BBC 10:52 AM
  • "Google Paid Female Teachers Less Than Men, New Lawsuit Claims" Fortune 8:47 AM
  • "France considers new laws to fight fake news: They could require transparency from political ad buyers and cap ad spending." Engadget 2:39 PM
  • "France says anti-fake news election law incoming" TechCrunch 8:18 AM
  • "Crunch Report | MoneyGram's Sale to Alibaba Blocked by U.S. Government" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "What You Need to Do Because of Flaws in Computer Chips" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 9:19 PM
  • "Fujitsu Lifebook U747 review: A 14-inch business workhorse with good connections" ZDNet 11:15 AM
  • "Kaiser security holes will devastate Intel's marketshare/Analysis: This one tips the balance toward AMD in a big way" SemiAccurate 9:33 AM
  • "Understanding The Meltdown And Spectre Exploits: Intel, AMD, ARM, And Nvidia" Tom's Hardware 8:49 AM
  • "Intel Misled Industry on Security Vulnerabilities" Thurrott 8:26 AM
  • "What you can do right now about the severe Intel chip security flaw" BGR 8:13 AM
  • "How to protect your PC against the major 'Meltdown' CPU security flaw: Only Intel machines are affected by Meltdown" The Verge 8:10 AM
  • "Nissan wants to use your brain waves to make driving safer" ZDNet 8:01 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "GoPro cuts 200-300 jobs in aerial products unit: TechCrunch" Reuters 9:19 PM
  • "WP Engine, a managed WordPress platform, raises $250M from Silver Lake" TechCrunch 11:02 AM
  • "Malaysia Mobile Giant Weighs $500 Million Tower IPO" Bloomberg 7:57 AM
  • "Malaysia's Dahmakan chows down $2.6M for its end-to-end food delivery service" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "MoneyLion raises $42M to grow its personal finance platform for the middle class" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "AImotive raises $38 million for self-driving car software" VentureBeat 7:50 AM
  • "Report: Snowflake Computing poised to raise a second massive funding round in less than a year" GeekWire 7:47 AM
  • "Wi-Fi startup Eero lays off 30 employees" TechCrunch 7:44 AM
  • "Bosch joins Intel, BMW, Audi, and Mercedes, buys stake in mapping company Here: BMW will be the first OEM to offer real-time safety data, starting in 2018." Ars Technica 7:41 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow Finishes Above 25,000 for First Time; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Hit New Highs: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted record closes for the third consecutive day." TheStreet 5:01 PM
  • "Dow closes above 25,000, extending milestone-breaking run for blue-chip stock index" USA Today 5:02 PM
  • "Job-cut announcements in 2017 see lowest level since 1990, Challenger report says" USA Today 8:05 AM
  • "Dow 25,000 powered by fastest 1,000-point advance ever" FOXBusiness 5:02 PM
  • "Dow tops 25,000 milestone; Wall St extends New Year's rally" Reuters 5:03 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Cross 25000 for First Time: S&P 500 also reaches new landmark, logging greatest bull run in postwar era" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:04 PM
  • "Nikkei soars on its first trading day of 2018, hits 26-year high" MarketWatch 8:06 AM
  • "European stocks set for 2-week high, boosted by car makers and oil majors" MarketWatch 8:06 AM



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InformationWeek (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "The 6 Biggest Challenges Facing DevOps"
New York Times (Checked 12:10 PM; no changes since 6:50 AM CST)
  • "Once Cozy With Silicon Valley, Democrats Grow Wary of Tech Giants"
PC Magazine (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "Acer Tips $349 Convertible Chromebook Spin 11"
  • "Get 50 Percent Off Liquid Web Managed WordPress Plans"
  • "Xbox Game Pass Now Includes Exclusive Xbox Games at Launch"
  • "Samsung's New 860 Pro SSD Maxes Out at 4TB for $1,900"
  • "Android 8.1 Oreo Adds Public Wi-Fi Speed Testing"
  • "How to Take Great Photos With Apple's iPhone X"
  • "Facebook Invents New Unit of Time"
  • "World's First 512GB MicroSDXC Card Launches February"
Reuters (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "Facebook to hand privacy controls to users ahead of EU law"
  • "Google gets into audiobooks as rivalry with Amazon heats up"
  • "Twitter COO Noto jumps ship to head online lender SoFi"
  • "Netflix shares hit record high after blockbuster results"
  • "KKR-backed cyber firm Optiv expands into Europe with deals in mind"
  • "Uber CEO says relationship with ex-chief Kalanick 'fine but strained'"
  • "Musk to get no salary unless Tesla hits milestones"
  • "Apple launches HomePod voice speaker, taking on Google, Amazon"
  • "Snapchat to let users share stories outside the app"
  • "U.S. cloud-computing failure could spur up to $19 billion in losses: Lloyd's"
ZDNet (Updated 12:10 PM CST)
  • "Amazon Go: The impact on human jobs, retail innovation, Amazon's bottom line"
  • "Your iPhone 8 or iPhone X battery could wear out in about 18 months"
  • "Make BI applications more intuitive with search like GUI"
  • "Will Apple's HomePod make it in a crowded smart speaker market?"
  • "Apple's HomePod available Feb. 9, pre-orders start this Friday"
  • "Fake cryptocurrency scam delivers ransomware - and more malware when you pay up"
  • "Too mainstream for criminals, bitcoin is losing its ransomware appeal"
  • "Snoopers could eavesdrop on Tinder photos and swipes says security company"


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