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TechNN Archive: Monday, February 5, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft ditches standalone Windows 10 S in favour of 'S Mode': S, Sir? I can boogie" The Inquirer 6:34 AM
  • "Microsoft ditches Windows 10 S operating system months after launch" Telegraph 7:50 AM
  • "Microsoft is about to kill off its weirdest Windows 10 experiment" ZDNet 9:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 S becoming a mode, not a version, as Microsoft shakes up its pricing: The Store-only version of Windows becomes an installation option instead." Ars Technica 3:47 PM
  • "Windows 10 on ARM: S versus Pro, emulation and 64-bit app support" ZDNet 9:41 AM
  • "No, Windows 10 hasn't beaten Windows 7's market share. Not for sure, anyway: OS-detection services disagree on which Windows reigns" The Register 6:54 AM
  • "Microsoft sells lower spec, cheaper Surface" Fudzilla 6:39 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2, Surface Laptop get cheaper" TechShout 6:40 AM
  • "Windows 10 users could have pay extra to unlock all features, new rumour suggests" Express UK 6:41 AM
  • "Microsoft: A Tech Powerhouse That Will Hold In A Downturn" Seeking Alpha 6:27 AM
  • "Microsoft announces new features coming to Planner" Neowin 2:26 PM
  • "Microsoft Planner Gets New Schedule View, Filtering Abilities" Thurrott 4:22 PM
  • "Bing Speech API extends Text-to-Speech support to six new languages" Neowin 7:27 PM
  • "Intel's ominous future" The Week 6:38 AM
  • "Intel to be Exclusive Supplier of LTE Modems for Apple's New iPhones?" iClarified 6:34 AM
  • "Intel may be exclusive modem supplier for 2018 iPhones: Intel may be the exclusive supplier of modems to for the iPhones launched this year according to Ming-Chi Kuo (pictured) the Apple-watching securities analyst at KGI Securities." Electronics Weekly 6:38 AM
  • "Intel unveils smart glasses that you might want to wear: A low-powered laser beams images into your eye." Engadget 9:34 AM
  • "Intel's smart glasses actually look like what we actually wanted from Google Glass" BGR 10:59 AM
  • "Former Intel executive Renee James launches Ampere, a new Arm-based server chip company" GeekWire 7:23 AM
  • "Former Intel president launches new chip company with backing from Carlyle Group" TechCrunch 7:23 AM
  • "She Was No. 2 at Intel. Now She's Taking Aim at the Chip Maker." New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 11:00 AM
  • "Former Intel president's new company launches ARM-based server chip: Renee James' new chip company 'Ampere' will go head-to-head with Intel" The Inquirer 11:28 AM
  • "AMD Threadripper Cryptocurrency Mining: How To Pay For A CPU In Just Months" HotHardware 10:46 AM
  • "Dell Technologies Mulls Potential Merger With VMware; Pat Gelsinger Comments" GovConWire 6:37 AM
  • "HP's new Z4 Workstation comes with up to an 18-core Core i9" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "HP shows off a Windows Mixed Reality kit for professional VR devs: Firm also unveils Z4 desktop packing Intel's 18-core i9 CPU" The Inquirer 10:59 AM
  • "HP unveils Core X options for Z4 workstation, 'pro' MR headset" ZDNet 5:54 PM
  • "HP Launches New Windows Mixed Reality Headset As Part of Latest Commercial VR Push" Thurrott 12:42 PM
  • "HP has a new Windows Mixed Reality headset, and adds VR to Device as a Service" Neowin 9:41 AM
  • "HP is making a bigger VR push for professionals: That starts with another headset." Engadget 9:02 AM
  • "HP launches 3D Multi Jet printers that aim to deliver fully functional, color parts with systems in $50,000 range" ZDNet 9:42 AM
  • "Alexa can now print bingo cards to your HP printer, because of course: Bingo! (Is a feature that you'll never use)" The Inquirer 7:40 AM
  • "Oracle's cloud bravado masks its database despair: Oracle is a fantastic database for yesteryear's enterprise applications, but is a poor fit for modern, big data applications" Techworld 6:41 AM
  • "Apple, Cisco team to offer cybersecurity insurance discounts" Seeking Alpha 7:21 AM
  • "Toshiba's new laptops are sleek, tough and secure with Intel's 8th-gen CPUs" TechRadar UK 6:37 AM
General Interest
  • "Samsung launches dual camera solution for budget phones" ZDNet 9:28 PM
  • "Best Buy will stop CD sales as digital music continues to take over: Target might not be far behind." Engadget 5:02 PM
  • "Android Oreo passes 1% adoption after 5 months, Nougat finally takes first place" VentureBeat 3:19 PM
  • "New laser technology could improve how scientists study molecules: Researchers found a more efficient way to generate ultra-short bursts of light." Engadget 3:17 PM
  • "Alleged images of HTC's unannounced U12 surface showing off slim bezels" Neowin 3:08 PM
  • "Bee Token ICO participants lose $1 million to phishing scam" ZDNet 6:47 AM
  • "Here is everything that we know about the Samsung Galaxy S9/Ouch: Galaxy S9 may arrive with a significant price rise over the Galaxy S8" Digital Trends 6:53 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Galaxy S9, S9+ to cost '£100 more' than last year's S8/Flagship will likely be available from £789 in Blighty" The Inquirer 6:31 AM
  • "Studies suggest cellphone radiation doesn't threaten humans: Not that they're providing definitive answers." Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Facebook executive has 'incurable' cancer" BBC 6:29 AM
  • "The best Super Bowl selfie came from a kid who was on the phone while Justin Timberlake performed" BGR 6:29 AM
  • "Ketnipz: Teenage cartoonist takes Instagram by storm" BBC 6:28 AM
  • "Panavision's latest cinema camera has an 8K RED sensor: The legendary movie camera company has embraced its rival's tech." Engadget 6:31 AM
Press Releases
  • "Leidos Joins Forces with IBM, Unisys, and Verizon to Pursue the U.S. Navy's Next Generation Enterprise Networks Re-compete Service Management, Integration and Transport Program: Integrated team will provide trusted, verifiable, and invested expertise necessary to develop and transition a modernized network for global Naval operations" PRNewswire 6:43 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Office is worse for productivity than Candy Crush?" The Memo 6:41 AM
  • "The best Twitter clients for Windows 2018: schedule and manage your tweets" TechRadar UK 6:40 AM
  • "Dubai's Abraaj denies it misused Bill Gates money: Reports from New York suggest that investors in a $1bn healthcare fund have hired forensic accountants to find out" Arabian Busiiness 6:40 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Closer regulation of Bitcoin is needed, federal agencies say" BGR 8:06 PM
  • "Amazon settles tax optimization dispute with French authorities" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "US military explores using sea life to spot threats: Why build expensive hardware when organisms can do the job?" Engadget 6:31 AM
  • "Samsung's Jay Y. Lee Set Free in Unexpected Court Reversal" Bloomberg 6:44 AM
  • "Disgraced Samsung boss walks free from prison: Jay Y. Lee was meant to spend five years in prison, instead he is on probation for the next four." Engadget 6:36 AM
  • "Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong released from prison on appeal: Prison term cut to 2.5 years, 4 years of probation" The Verge 6:33 AM
  • "Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Lee is out of jail after his bribery sentence is suspended" TechCrunch 6:34 AM
  • "Samsung heir freed from S Korea jail" BBC 6:28 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Lenovo Miix 520 review: Best Windows 10 tablet for everyone?" ZDNet 1:34 PM
  • "Firefox Quantum vs Chrome: Are the tides shifting?" ZDNet 11:29 AM
  • "The best smartphones for 2018" Telegraph 8:14 AM
  • "What we can expect from future cryptocurrency regulation worldwide" ZDNet 6:34 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Lightmatter aims to reinvent AI-specific chips with photonic computing and $11M in funding" TechCrunch 3:19 PM
  • "Lino is launching to be a crypto YouTube with $20 million from China's most famous seed investor" TechCrunch 8:13 AM
  • "Zebra Fuel raises $2.5M to deliver fuel direct to your vehicle" TechCrunch 8:00 AM
  • "PayPal Could Use a Friend Right Now" Bloomberg 6:44 AM
  • "Leshi Internet says it must repay $890 million in debts by the end of 2018" TechCrunch 6:35 AM
  • "Broadcom Pressures Qualcomm to Negotiate After Raising Bid" Bloomberg 1:16 PM
  • "Broadcom desperately throws more money at Qualcomm takeover bid: Chipping away with record-breaking offers could yield a taciturn yes to buyout bids" The Inquirer 6:34 AM
  • "Broadcom hopes to woo Qualcomm with a higher takeover bid: When in doubt, offer more money." Engadget 6:29 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow Tumbles 1,175 Points, Largest Single-Day Point Loss Ever: Stocks dive on Monday following a selloff that led Wall Street to its worst weekly performance in two years on Friday." TheStreet 3:51 PM
  • "Dow plunge briefly tops 1500 points as stock rout intensifies" USA Today 3:51 PM
  • "Stocks plunge as job growth augurs inflation, rising interest rates" FOXBusiness 3:52 PM
  • "The Swiss Stock Market Continues To Sell-Off" RTT News 11:41 AM
  • "Dow Tumbles Over 1,100 Points in Biggest Point-Drop Ever: The sharp drop was part of a global selloff as indexes around the world gave up their gains for 2018" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:52 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Pare Losses After Selloff Prompted by Inflation Concerns: Tech Stocks rise, with Apple rebounding after a disappointing report on iPhone sales" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 11:42 AM
  • "European stocks wallow in sea of red as global selloff picks up steam" MarketWatch 6:51 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:10 PM; no changes since 12:20 PM CST)
  • "Rethinking IT: Why Computer Scientists Should Care about Art, Chemistry and Biology"
  • "The Cloud Builds on Hard-Earned Credibility"
New York Times (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "Facebook and Google Struggle to Squelch 'Crisis Actor' Posts"
  • "Dropbox Files for I.P.O., and Other 'Unicorns' Are Watching"
  • "Dai and Jack's Week in Tech: Don't Trust the Internet"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "Prepay Three Months of DirecTV Now, Get a Free 4K Apple TV"
  • "Xiaomi, Microsoft to Collaborate on AI Product Integration"
  • "Report: Apple Repair Center Inundating 911 With Calls"
  • "Google Lens is Rolling Out to Android, iOS"
  • "$22 Qi Car Charger Mount, Dell Laptop for $580, $60 Air Fryer"
  • "Google Assistant 'Routines' Feature Arriving Soon"
  • "Tesla Will Install Charging Stations for Free at Your Workplace"
  • "20 Netflix Tips to Boost Your Binge-Watching"
  • "Steve Jobs' 1973 Job Application Up for Auction"
  • "1Password Adds Pwned Password Check"...
Reuters (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner"
  • "Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million"
  • "Self-driving cars with 'remote' drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV"
  • "Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan's first stop on road to taxi services"
  • "Virtual reality coronation takes dementia patients down memory lane"
  • "Mobile industry promises smarter everything at Barcelona show"
  • "HPE shares soar on $7 billion repurchase plan, upbeat forecast"
  • "IAC's Vimeo aims for $100 million in revenue this year: CEO"
  • "'Sooner, faster, now' - the companies surfing the e-commerce wave"
  • "Tencent, JD.com buy stakes in Chinese retail chain"
ZDNet (Updated 9:15 PM CST)
  • "Sony challenges Japanese taxi services with partnership, AI muscle"
  • "Google Assistant to gain 30 languages, multilingual support"
  • "The Dropbox IPO is finally happening"
  • "Check where you log in: Active BEC scheme targeting Fortune 500 firms"
  • "MWC 2018: Five big questions about the future of smartphones"
  • "SAS reports bullish results in Brazil"
  • "Best looking retro Bluetooth speakers"
  • "Abandoning Android: iPhone X is Apple's first device to satisfy all my mobile needs"


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