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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel needs to come clean about Meltdown and Spectre" The Verge 8:19 AM
  • "Meltdown fix can make some machines slower - Intel" BBC 8:19 AM
  • "Intel, Microsoft confess: Meltdown, Spectre may slow your servers" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "Meltdown Fixes Will Slow Intel Computers -- Here's All The Proof You Need" Forbes 8:12 AM
  • "Cloud companies consider Intel rivals after security flaws found" Reuters 8:09 AM
  • "CES 2018: Intel announces 'major breakthrough' in quantum computing chip" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "Intel, Tsinghua Unigroup may team up to develop China NAND flash market" DigiTimes 8:54 AM
  • "Sacked senior Intel sales head accuses IoT chief of perjury" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "AMD unveils upcoming product plans at CES 2018" DigiTimes 8:54 AM
  • "Nvidia CEO clarifies its GPUs are 'absolutely' immune to Meltdown and Spectre" TechCrunch 2:21 PM
  • "Nvidia releases software patches for Spectre flaw" Reuters 8:34 AM
  • "Nvidia patch release adds to scope of Spectre worries" Reuters 11:11 AM
  • "Microsoft and Intel reveal just how much Meltdown and Spectre patches slow PCs" BetaNews 8:29 AM
  • "Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates: Windows users are being warned they must have up-to-date antivirus software on their PCs to get updates aimed at fending off attacks that take advantage of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws." Computerworld 8:04 AM
  • "Microsoft: No more Windows patches at all if your AV clashes with our Meltdown fix" ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Microsoft AI is being used to improve CRISPR accuracy: Microsoft's Elevation tool helps scientists predict where best to edit DNA to avoid side effects." Engadget 5:40 PM
  • "Meltdown-Spectre: IBM preps firmware and OS fixes for vulnerable Power CPUs" ZDNet 9:43 AM
  • "IBM's complete Meltdown fix won't land until mid-February" The Register 7:52 AM
  • "IBM melts down fixing Meltdown as processes and patches stutter" The Register 3:53 PM
  • "How HP plans to sell laptops to millennials in 2018" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Dell breaks down its new XPS laptops and jewelry debut" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "Dell Mobile Connect mirrors smartphone display on PC for easy access" SlashGear 7:29 PM
  • "Dell is making jewelry with reclaimed gold from recycled computer guts" TechCrunch 8:43 PM
  • "Cisco solution prevents malware from hiding in encrypted traffic" BetaNews 8:38 AM
General Interest
  • "LG CEO at CES: We will change G or V smartphone brand if needed" ZDNet 9:20 PM
  • "Segway Robotics' Loomo wants to be your little buddy" TechCrunch 5:38 PM
  • "CES 2018: Blackout at tech's biggest show" CNNMoney 3:47 PM
  • "Lights out at CES: Giant trade show plunges into darkness, knocks out Samsung, LG, and other booths" GeekWire 1:54 PM
  • "Amazon Alexa Could Make These Smart Glasses Way Better Than Google Glass" Time 11:38 AM
  • "Amazon launches virtual Dash button SDK for third-party screens" VentureBeat 9:34 AM
  • "Amazon's Fire TV OS is a total no-show at CES 2018" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "This $16,000 robot uses artificial intelligence to sort and fold laundry" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Samsung commits to unlock the FM radio chip in future phones" ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "Samsung will unveil the Galaxy S9 next month" The Verge 8:53 AM
  • "Nearly half of Americans plan to purchase a smart speaker this year" Digital Trends 8:43 AM
  • "The 'Forever Battery' charges your devices wirelessly from across the room" Digital Trends 8:43 AM
  • "Google Assistant Finds its Way to Smart Displays From Four Companies" Digital Trends 9:43 AM
  • "Google pushes VR further with standalone Daydream headsets" The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "Sprint customers are about to get a very unpleasant bill hike" BGR 8:27 AM
  • "CES 2018: Robot battles BBC at Scrabble" BBC 8:05 AM
  • "CES tech show stuffed with gadgets we don't need - or do we?" Associated Press 8:05 AM
  • "A chat with Tony Romo about Intel's True View (Q&A)" CNET 8:03 AM
  • "The craziest CES booth threatened me with chainsaws and soldiers" CNET 8:03 AM
  • "When WiFi Won't Work, Let Sound Carry Your Data" Wired 7:54 AM
  • "Refrigerators, Robots, and the Rest of the Best Gadgets at CES So Far" [Slideshow] Wired 7:53 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Expands its Elite Point-of-Sale Portfolio to Provide Retailers Greater Personalization and Choice" HP 10:05 AM
  • "2018 CES: Things to Look for from Intel on Day 2" Intel 10:05 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft AI is being used to improve CRISPR accuracy" Engadget 3:47 PM
  • "Verizon, Sprint, China Telecom added to list of carriers of Windows 10 on ARM PCs: Microsoft and Qualcomm announced at CES 2018 that they have lined up a handful of additional mobile operators which will support the coming Windows 10 on ARM PCs." ZDNet 1:54 PM
  • "Microsoft sets up AI R&D center in Taiwan" DigiTimes 8:54 AM
  • "First Look: Lenovo's Wireless Daydream Headset" Thurrott 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft Responds to Alexa, Google Assistant Challenge to Cortana" eWeek 3:58 PM
  • "Microsoft Denies That Cortana is Dead (Premium)" Thurrott 8:16 AM
  • "Cortana. Whatever happened to world domination?" The Register 11:13 AM
  • "How to protect Windows 10 PCs from ransomware: Ransomware is running rampant these days, but there are several ways Windows 10 users and admins can protect their PCs. Here's what to do." Computerworld 8:05 AM
  • "Apple's And Microsoft's Shareholder Repatriation Is Not A Sure Thing" Seeking Alpha 7:51 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "FBI chief says phone encryption is a 'major public safety issue'" Engadget 9:57 AM
  • "Facebook and Google will testify to Senate over terrorist content" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "UK's Carphone Warehouse fined nearly $540k for 2015 hack" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Britain fines Carphone Warehouse 400,000 pounds over data breach" Reuters 8:35 AM
  • "US government's new broadband rules don't add up: Both Trump and the FCC say they're supporting faster broadband, but the facts tell a different story." ZDNet 8:32 AM
  • "Democrats say there's hope for US net neutrality yet" The Next Web 8:39 AM
  • "Democrats to force a vote on plans to scrap net neutrality: Democrats see net neutrality as a key issue in attracting the vote of anyone under 50" V3 8:16 AM
  • "France's Macron calls for Europe-wide big data strategy" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:56 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "How will VR and AR affect the future of entertainment?" Engadget 8:48 AM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2018) hands-on review: Thinner and faster, Dell's XPS 13 is the laptop everyone else wishes they'd built" Digital Trends 8:43 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 hands-on review: Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1 is the future, but your fingers may protest" Digital Trends 8:43 AM
  • "What is Snapchat, now that Story sharing has stopped growing?" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "It's time to chart a course for 5G success" TechCrunch 8:36 AM
  • "Blockchain will never succeed if it's completely decentralized" The Next Web 9:57 AM
  • "Buffett says he will never invest in cryptocurrencies" Reuters 8:34 AM
  • "After a month of Alexa in every room: The good, the bad, and the creepy" ZDNet 8:33 AM
  • "How You Could Get Crushed By Bitcoin, Cryptos" Forbes 8:26 AM
  • "SteelSeries' Dual-Sensor Mouse Could Be the King of Precision" Gizmodo 8:26 AM
  • "How-to: Check whether your Android device will get updated against Meltdown and Spectre" 9to5Google 8:16 AM
  • "How blockchain makes self-sovereign identities possible: Who are you? And who decides you're really you and can be trusted? The answer, and the systems involved, differ in the real world and online. But blockchain technology could make establishing identity and trust much easier for everyone. Here's how." Computerworld 8:05 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "What Facebook's Deal with Universal Music Group Could Bring" Market Realist 10:58 AM
  • "Waze's crowd-sourced traffic info comes to Ford Sync 3 cars" Engadget 8:49 AM
  • "NiYO raises $13.2M to digitize payroll and employee benefits in India" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Bugsnag snares $9 million Series B, now gives you a software stability score" TechCrunch 8:37 AM
  • "Crash detection platform Bugsnag raised $9 million last year from GV and other investors" VentureBeat 8:31 AM
  • "Reports: AT&T drops plan to sell Huawei smartphone in US" Associated Press 8:05 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Nasdaq log first down day of 2018 as all major stock indexes drop: 10-year U.S. yield rises further above 2.5%" MarketWatch 3:55 PM
  • "Markets Lose Ground Across the Board For First Time in 2018: The Nasdaq led the way lower, falling 0.14%." TheStreet 3:55 PM
  • "U.S. Stock Rally Falters After a Strong Start to 2018: Real-estate and utility shares extend declines; bank stocks rise" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:54 PM
  • "Asian markets' fast start to 2018 finally hits a wall: Japan, Korea, Australia, Taiwan indexes fall, but Hong Kong stocks hit 10-year high" MarketWatch 8:54 AM
  • "DAX drops 1% as European stock rally pauses, but bank shares rise: European stocks fall to session lows after report that China is reviewing U.S. bond buying" MarketWatch 8:54 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:10 PM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "US Intel Officials Share Their National Cybersecurity Concerns"
New York Times (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
    "St. Louis Uber and Lyft Driver Secretly Live-Streamed Passengers, Report Says"
  • "Wild About Tech, China Even Loves Robot Waiters That Can't Serve"
PC Magazine (Checked 9:10 PM CDT; no changes since Saturday)
  • "Trying to Conceive? 8 High-Tech Fertility Monitors to Try"
  • "Comic Book Publishers, Faced With Flagging Sales, Look to Streaming"
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Europeans press for digital tax at G20 meeting"
  • "Atos to buy Syntel for about $3.57 billion"
  • "China's JD.com plans move into Europe: CEO tells German newspaper"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T bringing 5G to Charlotte, Raleigh, Oklahoma City"
  • "MyRepublic pays AU$25k NBN speed claims penalty"
  • "Labor wants Canberra to extend My Health Record opt-out window"
  • "NAB stands up enterprise security team and appoints new security chief"
  • "Google Data Transfer Project will help you move your data between services"
  • "How Fortnite approaches analytics, cloud to analyze petabytes of game data"
  • "Fortnite runs on cloud, analytics"


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