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TechNN Archive: Thursday, February 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Windows 10 S Will Let You Skip Passwords Forever" LAPTOP Magazine 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Looking To Ditch Passwords In Windows 10 S" UberGizmo 8:57 PM
  • "Microsoft is reportedly shifting its Windows strategy as it tries to outmaneuver Apple and Google" Business Insider 8:57 PM
  • "Windows Developer Day will be back on March 7" OnMSFT 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft will discuss what's coming for developers in the next Windows 10 Update on March 7th" MSPoweruser 9:01 AM
  • "Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with gaming, privacy, graphics, Eye Control, and Bluetooth improvements" VentureBeat 9:02 AM
  • "Windows 10 RS4 Build 17093 Now Available for Download" Softpedia 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft tests a password-less Windows 10 S" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "Killing passwords in Windows 10 S is one of 7 big changes in Windows 10 Build 17093" PCWorld 8:04 AM
  • "Former HP workers one small step closer to throwing one giant sueball" The Register 8:52 AM
  • "HP Inc. Rounds Out Its Printer Voice Command Capabilities With Amazon Alexa" Forbes 8:51 AM
  • "HP reveals powerful new laptops including the slimmest workstation in the world" TechRadar UK 8:51 AM
  • "HP brings security and collaboration features to its latest hardware range" IT PRO 8:51 AM
  • "HP's new 4K display lineup has USB-C connectivity" Engadget 8:51 AM
  • "HP Reveals 4k EliteDisplay monitors with USB-C connection up to 43-inch" Guru3D 8:51 AM
  • "Dell EMC Adds Epyc-Based Servers to Portfolio" eWeek 8:49 AM
  • "McLaren confirm Dell sponsorship deal" planetf1 8:49 AM
  • "McLaren and Dell Technologies to unveil new partnership" F1i 8:48 AM
  • "McLaren set to announce new Dell sponsorship deal" Planetf1 8:47 AM
  • "Intel's new 18-core Xeon chip could shake-up self-driving cars and IoT tech" The Inquirer 8:44 AM
  • "Intel Releases Fixed Spectre Patch For Skylake CPUs" Tom's Hardware 8:44 AM
  • "Intel releases Spectre patch for Skylake-powered machines" ITProPortal 8:44 AM
  • "Intel releases new Spectre microcode updates for some affected processors" Help Net Security 8:43 AM
  • "Intel releases stable Spectre patch for Skylake CPUs, updates for other chips coming soon" Liliputing 8:43 AM
  • "Intel pushes out fresh Spectre patch for Skylake machines after initial borkage" The Inquirer 8:43 AM
  • "Spectre reboot problems: Now Intel replaces its buggy fix for Skylake PCs" ZDNet 8:43 AM
  • "Spectre patch: New Intel update released after earlier fix caused random reboots" TechRepublic 8:42 AM
  • "Intel begins releasing fixed Meltdown, Spectre microcode updates" bit-tech 8:42 AM
  • "Intel Releases New Spectre Patch Update for Skylake Processors" The Hacker News 8:41 AM
  • "Intel issues Spectre fix for Skylake CPUs" PC Retail 8:41 AM
  • "Intel Launches Xeon Chips for Edge Computing" ITPro 5:06 PM
  • "Intel adopts Orwellian irony with call for fast Meltdown-Spectre action after slow patch delivery" The Register 8:40 AM
  • "Intel Releases New Spectre Patches for Skylake CPUs" SecurityWeek 8:39 AM
  • "Intel releases new Spectre patch for its Skylake CPUs" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Intel releases updated Spectre and Meltdown patches for Skylake systems" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "Spectre reboot problems: Now Intel replaces its buggy fix for Skylake PCs" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Raven Ridge Unboxed: AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, Ryzen 3 2200G First Look" Tom's Hardware 8:36 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 1700X review: a great-value, 8-core CPU, giving the pricier 1800X troubles" PCGamesN 8:35 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2400G And Ryzen 2200G (With AMD Vega Graphics) Review Kit Leaked" SegmentNext 8:35 AM
  • "Steam Now Supports AMD TrueAudio Next. Here's Why That Matters" Forbes 8:35 AM
  • "Steam Audio Introduces AMD TrueAudio Next Support" WCCFTech 8:34 AM
  • "Driver AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1: ora anche WHQL" HW Upgrades 8:34 AM
  • "AMD Athlon 200GE Listing Popped Up In SiSoft Database" SegmentNext 8:33 AM
  • "Gigabyte And MSI Rolling Out BIOS Updates For AM 4 Socket Motherboards To Support AMD Raven Ridge APUs" SegmentNext 8:33 AM
  • "AMD predicts double-digit revenue growth in 2018" ITP Technology 8:32 AM
  • "US Oracle Informs Russian Oil, Gas Companies About Joining Sanctions - Reports" Sputnik 8:30 AM
  • "How to negotiate a Cisco Enterprise Agreement that works for you" Network World 8:28 AM
  • "Cisco Aware of Attacks Exploiting Critical Firewall Flaw" SecurityWeek 8:27 AM
  • "Apple, Cisco team up to help enterprises fight cybercrime" Tech Wire Asia 8:26 AM
General Interest
  • "Tech Giants Creating Their Own Labels To Conquer China's Digital Music Market" Forbes 8:54 PM
  • "Facebook Researchers Teach AI to 'Re-Skin' People in Real Time" Gizmodo 5:07 PM
  • "Lawsuit claims Google 'knowingly sold' Pixels with microphone issues" Engadget 12:30 PM
  • "Google Drive now allows comments on Microsoft Office docs without converting to Google formats" MSPoweruser 9:02 AM
  • "Google opens Maps Go beta to US-based testers" Engadget 8:23 AM
  • "Google to open second Japanese Cloud Platform region in Osaka in 2019" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "Google's Pixel Visual Core doesn't actually work in the Pixel's own camera app" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "Amazon launches a Polly WordPress plugin that turns blog posts into audio, including podcasts" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Amazon poised to leapfrog Microsoft in market value" The Drum 9:03 AM
  • "Amazon now delivers Whole Foods products to your home in two hours" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Amazon now offers free Whole Foods deliveries in the U.S. within 2 hours through Prime Now" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods groceries by Prime Now" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "Amazon begins offering Whole Foods deliveries via its Prime service" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "Jack Dorsey finally made Twitter profitable by curing its addiction to stock-based compensation" VentureBeat 12:12 PM
  • "Twitter is now worth more than Snap" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "Twitter's fourth-quarter results: The TechCrunch Review" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "Twitter made its first profit, but still can't grow its user base" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "Twitter's Q4 better than expected, first GAAP profit as revenue model develops" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Twitter's first quarterly profit sends shares soaring more than 20%, but monthly users remain flat" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "Twitter lost users in the US again, but it finally made a profit" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "Twitter is suddenly making money and Wall Street likes it a whole lot" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "How to buy a camera in 2018" Engadget 12:31 PM
  • "Viacom closes its VR studio" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Adobe is bringing new Sensei AI features to Experience Manager" VentureBeat 12:11 PM
  • "Snapchat lets you create personalized Lenses for parties" Engadget 12:33 PM
  • "Netgear is breaking out its Arlo camera line into a new company" The Verge 12:07 PM
  • "Hulu rolls out support for 60fps, a top request from sports fans" TechCrunch 12:02 PM
  • "Bike-sharing startup Spin is getting into scooter-sharing" TechCrunch 12:04 PM
  • "WhatsApp has launched person-to-person payments into beta in India" TechCrunch 12:01 PM
  • "New credit card skimmer worked in plain sight at Aldi stores" TechCrunch 12:05 PM
  • "What is Cython? Python at the speed of C" InfoWorld 8:13 AM
  • "Qualcomm signs 19 phone makers and 18 carriers for global 5G launches in 2019" VentureBeat 8:06 AM
  • "T-Mobile: Q4 strong, but can Un-carrier mojo last forever?" ZDNet 8:09 AM
  • "Chinese police are using facial recognition sunglasses to track citizens" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "Chinese police are using smart glasses to identify potential suspects" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "Zeiss' entry-level VR headset is about to get a lot more fun" Engadget 12:38 PM
  • "How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony" The Verge 12:08 PM
  • "Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots" TechCrunch 12:03 PM
  • "Buzz Aldrin wants you to buy this $150 solar backpack" Engadget 8:21 AM
  • "Woojer Strap: Adds a whole new dimension to sound [Review] BetaNews 8:11 AM
  • "PrecisionHawk acquires Droners and AirVid to create a massive network of licensed drone pilots" VentureBeat 8:07 AM
  • "This year's new emoji include redheads, legs and a salt shaker" Engadget 12:34 PM
  • "157 new emojis to hit iOS and Android with the launch of Emoji 11.0" BetaNews 8:12 AM
  • "2018's new emoji will end the neglect of redheads" The Verge 8:01 AM
Press Releases
  • "FitBliss Selected for the Salesforce Accelerate Program, Adds Former Salesforce & Oracle Executives to their Strategic Advisor Team" PRWeb 8:29 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft's LinkedIn continues to go its own way in the cloud" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: How to capture and print Windows 10 screen" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft Build 2018 developers conference to return to Seattle May 7 to 9" ZDNet 12:13 PM
  • "Microsoft schedules Build 2018 developer conference for May 7-9 in Seattle" VentureBeat 12:11 PM
  • "Lenovo recalls ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptops over fire concerns" The Verge 12:06 PM
  • "Windows 10 Tip: How to choose the right download package for a clean install" ZDNet 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft reinstates Fluent Design into the Windows 10 Messaging app" MSPoweruser 9:05 AM
  • "Microsoft rolls out a new update for Skype on Android" MSPoweruser 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft launches the UK's most powerful cloud services" ITProPortal 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Surface Book 2 review: The 2-in-1 powerhouse gets 15-inch upgrade" City AM 9:04 AM
  • "Windows 10 preview brings improvements to gaming, security and HDR video playback" TechRadar UK 9:04 AM
  • "Microsoft Outlook for iOS gains new Search-related features, major improvements" phoneArena 9:03 AM
  • "Microsoft Revamps Windows 10 Privacy Settings Ahead of Redstone 4 Launch" Softpedia 9:03 AM
  • "13 episodes of Attack on Titan anime now free on Windows 10 & Xbox One" OnMSFT 9:02 AM
  • "Microsoft's Windows 10 Store is getting more web apps" Engadget 8:22 AM
  • "How to check your PC's CPU temperature" PCWorld 8:04 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "'Internet for All' plan advances in Brazil: Government plans to use own satellite to offer connectivity to 57 million digitally excluded citizens." ZDNet 3:37 PM
  • "A state-run wireless network isn't a crazy idea, just ask Mexico" Engadget 12:33 PM
  • "Watch live as British politicians in DC grill Google, Twitter, and Facebook execs on fake news" VentureBeat 12:11 PM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why Red Hat Came to Love CoreOS: Team and Technology" ITPro 5:08 PM
  • "Learning to Love Comic Sans" Slate 5:07 PM
  • "Prediction #6 — AI comes of age, this time asking the questions, too" I, Cringely 2:53 PM
  • "Where to Place Your Router for the Best Wi-Fi Signal" LAPTOP Magazine 2:53 PM
  • "The Falcon Heavy launch brought me to tears" Engadget 12:34 PM
  • "NASA tests treatment that could slow astronauts' muscle loss" Engadget 12:32 PM
  • "Check Point launches enterprise cloud protection" BetaNews 12:14 PM
  • "How many websites have crypto miners?" BetaNews 12:14 PM
  • "Tech workers favor Seattle, Austin for relocation" VentureBeat 12:11 PM
  • "Swisscom data breach: 800,000 customers affected" ZDNet 8:10 AM
  • "It's time for accountability from streaming TV bundles" TechHive 8:04 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Naspers and Meituan invest $100 million in Indian delivery business, Swiggy" TechCrunch 7:58 AM
  • "GOAT is merging with legendary sneaker retailer Flight Club and raising $60 million" TechCrunch 7:57 AM
  • "LogMeIn is buying Jive Communications for up to $357M to step up in enterprise unified comms" TechCrunch 7:56 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow close in correction territory as stocks suffer bloodbath: Twitter's stock soars after quarterly results" MarketWatch 5:25 PM
  • "Dow Dives 1,032 Points as Volatility Spikes, Bond Yields Rise: Stocks traded sharply lower as the Dow plunged again on Thursday, suggesting that investors aren't ready to return to equities following three days of intense volatility and rising bond yields." TheStreet 5:25 PM
  • "Stock index volatility eases, but too late for some" FOXBusiness 12:41 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Plunge Into Correction: Blue-chip index falls more than 1,000 points and is now down more than 10% from its January high" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 5:24 PM
  • "Shanghai index loses yearly gain but other Asian stocks rise modestly: Nikkei climbs; China's trade surplus narrows" MarketWatch 8:56 AM
  • "European stocks slammed by oil plunge, Wall Street weakness: European stocks dropped on Thursday, taking their cues from a selloff on Wall Street as well as a plunge in oil prices that weighed on shares of the region's major energy companies." MarketWatch 11:37 AM



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