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TechNN Archive: Sunday, January 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel Faces Scrutiny as Questions Swirl Over Chip Security" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 5:16 PM
  • "Intel CPU with Vega Based GPU to be faster than GTX 1060 laptop" Guru3D 8:01 AM
  • "Intel To Ship 802.11ax Wi-Fi Chips With 40% Higher Peak Data Rate In 2018" HotHardware 4:29 PM
  • "Intel Launches 8th Gen Core Processors With AMD Radeon RX Vega M Graphics For Notebooks And Desktops" HotHardware 9:47 PM
  • "HP embraces USB-C with the new Chromebook 14 G5 and Chromebox G2" Brinkwire 8:00 AM
  • "HP's new Chromebooks don't fix what ain't broke" BGR 3:24 PM
  • "Acer announces its Nitro 5 gaming laptop with Radeon RX560 graphics card and Ryzen processors at CES 2018" Tech 2 8:01 AM
  • "Acer's updated Swift 7 is once again the 'thinnest laptop in the world' and squeezes in 4G LTE, too" Pocket-lint 8:00 AM
  • "Acer just unveiled the thinnest laptop in the world" BGR 6:29 PM
  • "The Internet of Things That Won't Shut Up: At this year's CES, practically every device is a voice-control device." Slate 7:57 AM
  • "Intel, ARM and AMD chip scare: Everything you need to know about the 'serious' security flaw/The bugs could allow sensitive information such as passwords and log-ins to become vulnerable" Bath Chronicle 1/6
  • "Intel purportedly knew of architecture vulnerabilities months ahead of Coffee Lake launch" Notebook Check 1/6
  • "Linux creator Linus Torvalds has harsh words for Intel over chip design" Neowin 1/6
  • "Here comes faster 802.11ax Wi-Fi: Intel's chips are coming this year, the standard takes off next year" The Verge 1/6
  • "Microsoft is testing new features for the Photos app in Windows 10" Neowin 1/6
  • "Microsoft pushes update for Windows 10 Mobile, likely aimed at Spectre" Neowin 1/6
  • "New Dell XPS 13 Revealed in CES 2018 With Display and CPU Upgrades" The Christian Post 1/6
  • "2018 Dell XPS 13 vs 2017 Edition: Which Laptop is Right for You?" LAPTOP Magazine 1/6
  • "HP's Chromebox G2 features the latest Intel processor and up to 16 GB of RAM" Android Authority 1/6
  • "HP updates its Chromebook lineup with 11- and 14-inch models: Including an education edition with fold-flat touchscreen." Engadget 1/6
  • "Acer adds three thin, powerful laptops to its lineup: A new Swift 7 and Switch 7 Black Edition join an updated Swift 3 in the company's line of hybrid devices." Engadget 1/6
  • "Acer's new gaming PCs include an 18-core liquid-cooled desktop: There's also a laptop for 'casual' gamers." Engadget 1/6
  • "MSI Announces Mini-ITX B350I PRO AC Motherboard For Ryzen Muscle In Small But Mighty Form Factors" HotHardware 1/6
General Interest
  • "LG unveils world's first rollable TV ahead of CES 2018" Neowin 5:17 PM
  • "Oculus Go headset pops up at the FCC with two models: The stand-alone VR headset may be closer than you think." Engadget 4:51 PM
  • "DJI's second smartphone gimbal gets improved controls and a lower price: Oh, and it'll be an Apple Store exclusive for a little while." Engadget 11:48 AM
  • "LG just announced a 65-inch OLED TV that rolls up like a piece of paper" BGR 10:57 AM
  • "Google has turned Las Vegas into a Google ad for CES 2018" BGR 9:36 AM
  • "Key CRISPR gene editing methods might not work for most humans: Immune responses could make it too dangerous." Engadget 7:57 AM
  • "Amazon folds its little-known anime service into Prime Video: Its exclusive titles are now available to watch for free on the streaming service." Engadget 7:54 AM
  • "CES 2018: Evescope's new way to study the night sky" BBC 1/6
  • "Google hired 30 employees whose only job is to retrieve stolen 'Gbikes' from Mountain View residents" Business Insider 1/6
  • "Samsung adds another ally in its battle over HDR standards: Warner Bros. will release 4K titles with HDR10+ support." Engadget 1/6
  • "The Internet of Things now includes everything and the kitchen sink" Mashable 1/5
  • "New Open Source Mobile OS Puts Privacy Front and Center: A renowned Linux innovator has developed a new mobile operating system, called 'Project eelo,' in an effort to provide a level of data privacy that traditional Android and iOS devices fail to offer." TechNewsWorld 1/5
  • "Amazon releases Alexa developer kit for wearable devices" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Amazon and Google Claim That Fixing Massive Security Vulnerability Won't Slow Things Down Too Much" Gizmodo 1/5
  • "Cloud computing: Google's new GPU service offers cut-price machine learning" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Google is helping a Chinese game streaming platform go global" Engadget 1/5
  • "Google invests in Chinese esports company Chushou" VentureBeat 1/5
  • "Chinese game streaming platform Chushou raises Series D, adds Google as investor" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "8 Chrome extensions that supercharge Google Drive" Computerworld 1/5
  • "Phoney Android security apps in Google Play Store found distributing malware, tracking users" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Amazon turns over record amount of customer data to US law enforcement" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Amazon's a la carte TV service, Amazon Channels, adds CBS All Access" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "Alexa will come to headphones and smartwatches this year" The Verge 1/5
  • "Alexa is coming to wearable devices, including headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "Mark Zuckerberg is right to explore the potential of the blockchain for Facebook" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "Uber's ex-CEO to sell nearly a third of his stake in the company" Engadget 1/5
  • "Uber's Travis Kalanick to sell $1.4bn stake to Softbank" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Spotify's chief content officer is out" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "The second-generation Nokia 6 has a better processor, USB-C, and more RAM" The Verge 1/5
  • "Samsung's Notebook 7 Spin refresh sneaks out ahead of CES" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "GoPro cuts hundreds of jobs in its drone division: report" The Verge 1/5
  • "GoPro plans to cut 300 jobs as Karma drone division struggles" Engadget 1/5
  • "Fitbit could add glucose monitors to future health-monitoring devices" Engadget 1/5
  • "CES 2018: The biggest news and hottest products we expect at the show" PCWorld 1/5
  • "These sunglasses record video like Spectacles but can post straight to Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram" The Verge 1/5
  • "Tidal partners with rights clearance startup Dubset to stream DJ sets and remixes" The Verge 1/5
  • "The creators of Neko Atsume are back with a game about an adventuring frog" The Verge 1/5
  • "Dinghy picks up backing from Balderton for its flexible freelancer insurance" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "Enterprise IoT threatens to undermine cloud and IT security" InfoWorld 1/5
Press Releases
  • "Mobileye and Spain's Road Safety Authority DGT (Directorate-General of Traffic) Collaborate to Enhance Road Safety and Prepare for an Autonomous Future" Intel 1/5
  • "Microsoft announces quarterly earnings release date" Microsoft 1/5
Microsoft
  • "You Can Now Control Spotify Using Your Voice With Cortana in Windows 10" Thurrott 3:28 PM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 Review" Thurrott 1/6
  • "PSA: Free upgrade offer for Windows 10 is still available for 10 more days" Neowin 1/5
  • "RIP: Microsoft Puts Final Nail In The Coffin For Kinect As It Discontinues Adapter Accessory For Xbox One S, X" Redmond Pie 1/5
  • "Microsoft drops plans to integrate Cortana with Dynamics 365" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Xbox One consoles not affected by recent CPU vulnerabilities, according to Microsoft" OnMSFT 1/5
  • "The new MEGA extension for Microsoft Edge is now live" OnMSFT 1/5
  • "Windows 10 Cumulative Update KB4056892 (Meltdown & Spectre Fix) Fails to Install" Softpedia 1/5
  • "Microsoft Releases Updates for Its Devices to Fix Meltdown and Spectre Flaws" Softpedia 1/5
  • "Xbox One consoles not affected by recent CPU vulnerabilities, according to Microsoft" OnMSFT 1/5
  • "Microsoft releases PowerShell script to check if your PC is vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre" BetaNews 1/5
  • "Windows Meltdown-Spectre fix: How to check if your AV is blocking Microsoft patch" ZDNet 1/5
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Serenity Now: Australian government releases small business cybersecurity guide" ZDNet 9:47 PM
  • "Big Tech to Join Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Repeal" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 1/6
  • "Amazon, Google, and Facebook to help lawsuits against net neutrality repeal" Neowin 1/6
  • "FCC Commissioner Clyburn's extended dissent guts anti-net neutrality order" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "Net neutrality suit gains support from tech's biggest companies: The internet is suing the FCC." Engadget 1/5
  • "Amazon turns over record amount of customer data to US law enforcement" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Aspen Institute Launches Cyber Strategy Group to Address National Vulnerabilities" NewsMax 1/5
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "CES makes everyone uncomfortable — and that's exactly why people go" VentureBeat 1:29 PM
  • "The Ghosts of CES Past (Premium)" [Free/Paid registration required] Thurrott 9:57 AM
  • "Five quick tricks to make Google Chrome faster and better" ZDNet 7:56 AM
  • "Why is Google taking over Vegas for CES 2018?" Engadget 1/6
  • "From cryptocurrency to IPOs, 6 venture capitalists make tech predictions for 2018" GeekWire 1/6
  • "Here's how 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' got those terrifying names" Mashable 1/5
  • "Meltdown and Spectre are wakeup calls for the tech industry" Engadget 1/5
  • "The leading lobbying group for Amazon, Facebook, Google and other tech giants is joining the legal battle to restore net neutrality" Recode 1/5
  • "App revenue climbed 35 percent to $60 billion in 2017" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "6 New Year's resolutions for avoiding IT disasters" InfoWorld 1/5
  • "Targeted attacks on industry are on the increase" BetaNews 1/5
  • "Life in Code, book review: The programmer's tale" ZDNet 1/5
  • "ITIC partners with IOTA to create a global smart city testbed network" VentureBeat 1/5
  • "The Lifeblood of Fast-Growing Digital Marketplaces" TechCrunch 1/5
  • "2018 is the year ICO companies become investors too" TechCrunch 1/5
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Verizon acquires Niddel for threat detection with machine learning" ZDNet 1/5
  • "Immusoft Closes First Part of Series B Financing, New CEO to Lead Gene Therapy Company" VentureBeat 1/5
  • "Amazon set to bid for Premier League streaming rights" Engadget 1/5
  • "Coinify raises $4.8 million to bring cryptocurrencies to retailers" VentureBeat 1/5
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow logs 220-point gain to end stellar first week of 2018 for the stock market: Fewer jobs were added in December than expected, but report shouldn't change the Fed's policy path" MarketWatch 1/5
  • "Dow Jumps 220 Points to Score New Record; S&P 500 and Nasdaq Also Hit New Highs: The S&P 500 and Nasdaq finished at record highs for the fourth consecutive day." TheStreet 1/5
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq post best week in more than a year" Reuters 1/5
  • "U.S. Stocks Extend Strong New Year Start: Dow industrials notch their best start to a year since 2003" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 1/5
  • "Asian markets soar to new highs, but show some signs of cooling: though gains show signs of cooling." MarketWatch 1/5
  • "European stocks score biggest weekly gain in 8 months as global rally stays strong: European stock markets rose for a third straight day on Friday, tracking the global equity rally that has sent U.S. stocks to fresh records and Japanese shares to a 26-year high." MarketWatch 1/5



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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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