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TechNN Archive: Thursday, January 11, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel CEO releases 'security-first pledge' to restore confidence" FOXBusiness Videos 3:58 PM
  • "Intel says patches can cause reboot problems in old chips" Reuters 7:35 PM
  • "Intel and Microsoft sow confusion over security flaw" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 12:55 PM
  • "Intel: Spectre and Meltdown fixes should make PCs only 10 per cent slower, at most" Computing 8:17 AM
  • "Intel Provides More Performance Data Results for Patched Client Systems" CDR Info 8:13 AM
  • "Intel releases benchmark results detailing Meltdown patch performance slowdown" BetaNews 7:36 AM
  • "Intel: Chip-security fixes leave PCs no more than 10% slower" Fin24Tech 8:12 AM
  • "Intel demonstrates coordinated 250 drone lightshow as a fireworks alternative" E&T 8:16 AM
  • "Intel has hit a 'major breakthrough' in quantum computing" IT PRO 8:14 AM
  • "Microsoft Pulls Spectre, Meltdown Patches for Older AMD Systems" FARS News Agency 8:08 AM
  • "Microsoft claims Windows 10 has a 'much larger install base' than Windows 7" MSPoweruser 8:58 AM
  • "Microsoft details Windows 10 security, touts it as a 'worthy upgrade'" Neowin 8:58 AM
  • "Saying goodbye to Windows 8: Where did it all go wrong?" ZDNet 8:57 AM
  • "Windows 7 takes biggest performance hit from emergency Meltdown, Spectre updates" Computerworld 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms More Cortana-Powered Devices In 2018" Silicon UK 8:53 AM
  • "Microsoft to recruit 200 people for a new AI R&D center in Taiwan" Taiwan News 8:51 AM
  • "Microsoft creates several 'Reality Rooms' at Garage locations" MSPoweruser 8:50 AM
  • "IBM Names New Finance Chief Amid Management Reshuffle: James Kavanaugh to succeed Martin Schroeter, who will move to new position within the company" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:50 PM
  • "Black & Blue: IBM hires Bain to cut costs, up productivity" The Register 8:31 AM
  • "BT wants to connect your data centre to IBM Cloud" IT PRO 8:30 AM
  • "IBM's Irish operation shows the importance of filing patents" Irish Times 8:29 AM
  • "Emirates Airline and IBM sign major IT deal" Meed 8:29 AM
  • "Dell Mobile Connect looks to streamline mobile working" ITProPortal 8:23 AM
  • "Dell's lovely recycled computer jewellery is just the beginning" The Memo 8:23 AM
  • "CES 2018: Dell launches jewelry line, uses recycled gold" News Bytes 8:22 AM
  • "Dell targets e-waste with recycled gold initiative" edie.Net 8:22 AM
  • "Gaming laptops are cheap and portable at CES 2018" Engadget 7:45 AM
  • "AMD is releasing Spectre firmware updates to fix CPU vulnerabilities" The Verge 5:32 PM
  • "AMD chips exposed to both variants of Spectre security flaw" Reuters 4:51 PM
  • "AMD Changes Stance, Admits to Chip Vulnerabilities" Bloomberg Video 7:18 PM
  • "AMD Acknowledges Vulnerabilities That Put Chips at Risk [Video] Bloomberg Video 4:50 PM
  • "AMD's Mark Papermaster on why its collab with Intel is good for Radeon fans" Digital Trends 8:09 AM
  • "AMD Responds To Microsoft Spectre Patch That Bricks PCs" SegmentNext 8:07 AM
  • "AMD Vega And Nvidia Pascal GTX 10 Series Prices Are High As Snoop Dogg Right Now" SegmentNext 8:08 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2400G With Radeon Vega Graphics Benchmarks Are Impressive Compared To Intel 7700, 7600 And 8705G" SegmentNext 8:07 AM
  • "Shared services plan: UK.gov hitches wagon to cloudy Oracle offering" The Register 8:06 AM
  • "Oracle CEO Mark Hurd on the looming transformation of enterprise IT" Diginomica 8:06 AM
  • "CES 2018: Hyundai and Cisco bring SDN to the automobile" ComputerWeekly 8:04 AM
  • "Cisco Rolls Out Solution to Detect Malware in Encrypted Traffic" Bleeping Computer 8:03 AM
  • "Cisco ETA solves key cybersecurity issue" Tech Central 8:03 AM
  • "Cisco can now sniff out malware inside encrypted traffic" The Register 8:02 AM
General Interest
  • "Thin, fast and flexy, see all the best laptops from CES 2018 - Video" CNET 4:22 PM
  • "Major Linux distros have Meltdown patches, but that's only part of the fix" ZDNet 4:02 PM
  • "Speed freaks rejoice, because USB could get twice as fast" CNET 12:54 PM
  • "Google is doing away with Chrome's parental control program" CNNMoney 8:00 PM
  • "Google says its security patches not slowing down systems" Reuters 4:02 PM
  • "Google claims its Spectre and Meltdown mitigation results in no performance degradation" TechCrunch 3:58 PM
  • "Here's all the Chromebooks that are vulnerable to Meltdown" BGR 3:58 PM
  • "Google acquired Redux, a U.K. startup focused on audio and haptics" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "Kiwi For Gmail 2.0 Puts Google G Suite On Your Mac Or Windows Desktop" Forbes 8:54 AM
  • "Google bought a UK startup that turns screens into speakers" Engadget 7:45 AM
  • "Google's Kotlin used to create malicious Android app" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Google publishes list showing which Chromebooks are vulnerable to Meltdown vulnerability" The Verge 7:21 AM
  • "Ripple announces XRP trial with cross-border remittance firm MoneyGram" TechCrunch 12:15 PM
  • "Jeff Bezos Now Richer Than Bill Gates As Net Worth Jumps Over $105B" Tech Times 8:57 AM
  • "Jeff Bezos shoves Bill Gates, confirmed the richest person in history" Daily Post 8:52 AM
  • "CES 2018: 8 awesome Android announcements you might have missed" PCWorld 7:23 AM
  • "Facebook plans major changes to news feed" BBC 8:27 PM
  • "Facebook's Messenger Kids app arrives on Amazon Fire tablets" Engadget 7:47 AM
  • "Boeing's prototype drone can carry 500 lbs of cargo" TechCrunch 12:14 PM
  • "When it comes to sleep gadgets, the ideas are moving faster than the research" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Dropbox files confidentially for IPO" TechCrunch 12:11 PM
  • "Meltdown and Spectre patches leave some Ubuntu systems unbootable" BetaNews 7:36 AM
  • "The Linux Foundation launches 'Administering Linux on Azure' training course" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "Linux vs Meltdown: Ubuntu gets second update after first one fails to boot" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Blockbusters will continue to live in theaters as VoD talks stall" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "TiVo DVRs will take commands from Alexa and Google Assistant" Engadget 7:46 AM
  • "Samsung makes 2.4Gbps per pin 8GB DRAM dubbed Aquabolt" ZDNet 7:33 AM
  • "New Samsung phones in the US and Canada will have an active FM radio chip" The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "Your data in Western Digital cloud storage devices may still be vulnerable" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "Vestaboard brings the internet to old-school mechanical split-flap displays" The Verge 7:19 AM
  • "This robot prototype is designed to help maintain other robots" The Verge 7:18 AM
  • "Sphero spinoff Misty Robotics launches a robot for programmers" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Uber remotely locked PCs in foreign offices to thwart investigators" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "Uber had a secret tool to shield data at remote offices from law enforcement: report" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Grab, Uber's rival in Southeast Asia, pulls in strategic investment from Hyundai" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
Press Releases
  • "HP Expands its Elite Point-of-Sale Portfolio to Provide Retailers Greater Personalization and Choice" WebWire 8:26 AM
  • "Security-First Pledge" Intel 8:17 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft tweaks Windows Shell, Edge and more in latest Windows 10 test build" ZDNet 8:26 PM
  • "Developers can now add paid subscriptions to Windows 10 apps" OnMSFT 8:57 AM
  • "Frozenbyte: There Could Be More Xbox One X Exclusives If Microsoft Allows It" SegmentNext 8:56 AM
  • "How to Check If iPhone, Android, Windows Browsers Are Affected by Spectre Bug" Softpedia 8:56 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Phone - Could foldable smartphone FINALLY get launched at MWC 2018?" Express UK 8:56 AM
  • "Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows 10 Mobile enters impulse buy territory at $99.99" Pocketnow 8:55 AM
  • "WINDOWS: You Can Still Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free!" MakeUseOf 8:53 AM
  • "Do I still need PC tuning software for Windows 10?" The Guardian 8:53 AM
  • "Fruitfly Malware Creator Indicted for Spying on Windows/Mac Users for 13 Years" Softpedia 8:52 AM
  • "Windows Phone Close to 0% Sales Share" Softpedia 8:50 AM
  • "Amazon Alexa is Finally Ready to be Seated alongside Cortana on Windows 10" DeviceMAG 8:50 AM
  • "Just Like Windows, Ubuntu Hit by Boot Issues Due to Meltdown & Spectre Patches" Softpedia 8:50 AM
  • "Windows Phone Internals 2.3 Released, Gives Hope of Android Apps on Lumia Phones" Softpedia 8:50 AM
  • "Microsoft trims Surface Pro 2 prices as sales of successor loom" Computerworld UK 8:49 AM
  • "How to connect your phone to your Windows 10 PC" CNET 8:49 AM
  • "Microsoft sets novel antivirus prerequisite before offering Windows emergency updates" Computerworld 7:38 AM
  • "This is the easiest way to check if your Windows PC is vulnerable to Spectre and Meltdown" BetaNews 7:36 AM
  • "AA-ISP & Microsoft Announce 2018 Partnership" PRWeb 8:51 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "US Senate and Navy computers tied to revenge porn site" Engadget 12:37 PM
  • "House passes NSA spying bill after Trump tweets cause confusion" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "House votes to extend NSA's warrantless surveillance capabilities" Engadget 12:36 PM
  • "South Korean officials plan to ban all domestic cryptocurrency exchanges" The Verge 12:31 PM
  • "Amsterdam will limit Airbnb rentals to 30 days per year" Engadget 7:48 AM
  • "FCC Commissioner Clyburn talks about net neutrality at CES" Engadget 7:45 AM
  • "SEC suspends trading of Blockchain firm with 'unexplained' market activity" ZDNet 7:30 AM
  • "Logan Paul (and the internet) need to stop treating Japan as clickbait" The Verge 7:21 AM
  • "Tech executives join more than 100 business leaders calling on Congress to move quickly on DACA" TechCrunch 7:11 AM
  • "More than half of UK businesses still unaware of GDPR" BetaNews 12:34 PM
  • "ECJ to rule on whether Facebook needs to hunt for hate speech" TechCrunch 7:09 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Funnily enough, small-town broadband cheaper than big cable packages, say Harvard eggheads: Why can't we have this in more places? Oh, right, lobbyists" The Register 8:06 PM
  • "I tried out a sleep mask that emits light from the inside to wake you up naturally" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "HP Spectre x360 15 (2018) hands-on review" The Inquirer 8:26 AM
  • "Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 preview: Dell launches new 15in laptop hybrid at CES 2018" Expert Reviews 8:23 AM
  • "Privacy: WhatsApp's group messages might not be as secure as you think" BetaNews 7:35 AM
  • "Aflac's toy robot for kids facing cancer is the smartest toy of all" The Verge 7:16 AM
  • "Taking a ride on Segway's Loomo robot" The Verge 7:17 AM
  • "Only one in 10 employees is aware of IT security policies" BetaNews 7:35 AM
  • "Tech, regulation, and the strange new innovation scorecard at CES 2018" VentureBeat 7:27 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Dropbox to become latest big tech player to go public" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 7:18 PM
  • "Dropbox files confidentially for U.S. IPO: source" Reuters 4:03 PM
  • "Dropbox Is Said to Be Planning to Go Public This Year" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 3:58 PM
  • "After a decade, Dropbox quietly files for a public stock offering" Engadget 12:56 PM
  • "Dropbox Files Confidentially for U.S. IPO" Bloomberg 12:22 PM
  • "Dropbox is finally, finally going public" Recode 12:22 PM
  • "The company that Steve Jobs called 'a feature' files for $10B IPO" 9to5Mac 12:22 PM
  • "Google quietly bought a UK startup that turns your screen into a speaker" The Verge 8:31 AM
  • "SS&C acquires DST Systems in $5.4 billion deal" ZDNet 7:29 AM
  • "Sodexo acquires majority stake in French online restaurant FoodChéri" TechCrunch 7:11 AM
  • "Unbabel raises $23 million from Microsoft, Salesforce, others to grow its machine-human translation platform" VentureBeat 7:27 AM
  • "Unbabel raises $23M for its 'AI-powered, human-refined' translation platform" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Major stock indexes close at records ahead of earnings: Russell 2000 joins main benchmarks to trade at all-time high" MarketWatch 4:05 PM
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Rocket to New Records: The Dow jumped 205 points on Thursday to secure a new record close." TheStreet 4:05 PM
  • "Wall Street rises with oil prices, earnings optimism" Reuters 4:04 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rebound as Energy Shares Surge: S&P 500 has risen seven of the first eight trading sessions of the year" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:03 PM
  • "Asia-Pacific stocks driven lower by weaker U.S. dollar: Stronger local currencies gave investors a reason to sell equities across parts of the Asia-Pacific on Thursday, amid recent record and multiyear highs" MarketWatch 6:57 AM
  • "European stocks drop as retailers fall, euro leaps on hawkish ECB prospects: European stocks finished at their lowest in a week Thursday, as investors considered a signal from the European Central Bank that it's positioning for a more hawkish view on monetary policy." MarketWatch 12:38 PM



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