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TechNN Archive: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Microsoft Releases Free Spectre, Meltdown Tool to Assess If Your Windows Machines Are Vulnerable" WCCFTech 5:16 PM
  • "Microsoft pushes Windows Defender ATP to Windows 8.1 and 7, but there's a catch: Redmond wants users on the road to Windows 10" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Windows 10 Spring Update to Encourage Adoption of Biometric Security" eWeek 12:19 PM
  • "Microsoft to leave Skype bug needing massive rewrite unfixed for now" Neowin 7:01 AM
  • "Microsoft brings Scale-Up to Sydney's new startup hub" ZDNet 9:00 PM
  • "Bill Gates says big tech companies are inviting government regulation: 'There's no question of ability; it's the question of willingness.'" The Verge 4:51 PM
  • "Adobe Advances Pen and Touch Support for XD on Windows" Thurrott 4:34 PM
  • "IBM sues Microsoft's new chief diversity officer over non-compete agreement" GeekWire 6:58 AM
  • "IBM sues former HR boss hired by Microsoft: Lindsay-Rae McIntyre has been named Microsoft new chief diversity officer" Reuters 4:42 PM
  • "Intel Announces Coffee Lake Core i3-8130U CPU and Lists 10nm Cannonlake-U Chips Officially — Cannonlake Dual Core SKUs With and Without iGPU" WCCFTech 7:30 AM
  • "Intel announces Core i3-8130U for thin and light devices" Hexus 7:31 AM
  • "Intel Launches its Core i3-8130U Mobile CPU" Guru3D 7:31 AM
  • "Intel's first 8th-gen Core i3 chip for notebooks is here (and it's just a modest spec bump)" Liliputing 7:31 AM
  • "Intel Announces New Core i3-8130U Mobile CPU For Notebooks" Tom's Hardware 7:31 AM
  • "Netflix warning over Intel's latest Meltdown fix that could cause CPU latency spikes of 8,000 per cent: New Meltdown patches from Intel still have 'issues'..." Computing 7:29 AM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.2.2 driver adds Kingdom Come: Deliverance optimizations and more" Neowin 6:55 AM
  • "Gigabyte AM4 motherboards add support for AMD Ryzen desktop processors: The AM4 motherboards support the new AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics." Gizbot 7:23 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen with built-in Vega graphics available now" SlashGear 7:31 AM
  • "AMD's new Raven Ridge chips aren't the only new Ryzen 2000 APUs on the horizon" PCGamesN 7:23 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review: Strong Performance, Exceptional Value" lowyat.net 7:23 AM
  • "DDR4 Scaling and AMD Ryzen 5 2400G: Do Higher Clocks Boost Performance?" ExtremeTech 12:17 PM
  • "AMD Radeon 18.2.2 driver adds Kingdom Come: Deliverance optimizations and more" Neowin 7:24 AM
  • "HP leads global notebook market, Dell 3rd and Apple 4th position: TrendForce" Austin American-Statesman [Free Registration Required] 7:21 AM
  • "Carbonite acquires Mozy from Dell for $145.8 million" ZDNet 4:51 PM
  • "Dell Technologies Inc. (DVMT) vs. HP Inc. (HPQ): Is One a Better Investment Than the Other?" Economics Money 7:21 AM
  • "ASUS puts discrete graphics inside its ultra-thin ZenBook: Small size, big performance." Engadget 6:57 AM
  • "ARM unveils two new AI chip designs to ride the machine learning wave" The Verge 12:15 PM
  • "ARM's latest processors are designed for mobile AI: ARM ML and ARM OD promise massive speed boosts for machine learning." Engadget 12:15 PM
General Interest
  • "Critical Telegram flaw under attack disguised malware as benign images" Ars Technica 6:37 PM
  • "ASUS ZenFone 5 Lite Leaks With Dual Rear And Selfie Cameras" HotHardware 4:32 PM
  • "Huawei Had Fans Leave Over 100 Fake Reviews for the Mate 10 Pro" ExtremeTech 2:21 PM
  • "Fast talker: Alexa may offer speedier answers with Amazon-made AI chips/Amazon wants to lessen Alexa's dependence on the cloud for its responses." Ars Technica 12:12 PM
  • "Samsung Galaxy S9: Speed tests show Snapdragon 845 will blitz 2017 flagships" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Lazarus hacking group rises again with new bitcoin-stealing cyberattacks against banks" ZDNet 7:34 AM
  • "Boston Dynamics' latest SpotMini robot opens doors" BBC 10:22 AM
  • "Boston Dynamics unveils robodog that can open doors" Telegraph 7:10 AM
  • "Google poaches Samsung's technology chief: Move shows U.S. giant's resolve to strength its internet of things business" Nikkei 7:22 AM
  • "Google hires former Samsung executive to coordinate Internet of Things projects" The Daily Star 7:22 AM
  • "Google Pixel shipments double, but still fewer than 4 million were sold in 2017" Digital Trends 7:22 AM
  • "Google sold 3.9 million Pixel phones in 2017: Less than a week's worth of iPhone sales" The Verge 7:09 AM
  • "Samsung's Galaxy S9 will reportedly include stereo speakers and 3D emoji: Samsung's 3D emoji are supposedly 'more advanced' than Apple's Animoji" The Verge 7:09 AM
  • "YouTube is expanding Red to more countries" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Crypto-Currency Miner Hits Thousands of Sites via Accessibility Script" eWeek 6:58 AM
  • "Amazon plans hundreds of lay-offs" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Google Is Bringing Snapchat-Like Stories to Search" Thurrott 6:54 AM
  • "Crypto mining set to overtake domestic power use in Iceland: Icelandic energy firm admits it may not be able to satisfy demand" The Inquirer 6:55 AM
  • "Galaxy S9 release date, price and specs: Carrier leak points to DualPixel camera and, er, '3D Touch' support/Orange Romania prematurely publishes product page" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Here's why YouTube hasn't banned Logan Paul for good: The company has a three strikes rule. Paul doesn't have three strikes, says CEO Susan Wojcicki." Recode 6:55 AM
  • "YouTube chief says Logan Paul won't get the banhammer: Logan Paul's ads and Red originals are suspended, but he can still stay on YouTube if he wants to." Engadget 6:50 AM
  • "Cryptocurrency mining site hijacked millions of Android phones" Engadget 6:50 AM
  • "Ten gigabit home broadband tested in UK" BBC 6:50 AM
  • "Facebook opens up social VR app Spaces to Groups: You can get to know your Group-mates better in virtual reality." Engadget 6:50 AM
  • "Panasonic's GX9 packs 4K video and more into a tinier body: It looks like the GX85 but adds a tilting EVF and 20.3-megapixel sensor." Engadget 8:47 AM
  • "Panasonic's ZS200 compact camera doubles down on zoom: A new 15x Leica lens makes it even more useful for travelers." Engadget 8:47 AM
Press Releases
  • "Transforming the Way Businesses Run: Accenture Joins AT&T to Usher in a New Era of Agile Business Functionality" PRNewswire 7:35 AM
  • "High Performance Computing (HPC) Market Worth 44.98 Billion USD by 2022" PRNewswire 7:36 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft Acqui-Hires Chalkup to Expand Microsoft Teams for Education" Thurrott 4:42 PM
  • "Microsoft won't plug a huge zero-day in Skype because it'd be too much work" The Inquirer 3:48 PM
  • "Microsoft: We're developing blockchain ID system starting with our Authenticator app" ZDNet 3:49 PM
  • "Bill and Melinda Gates join Lin-Manuel Miranda to talk 'Hamilton,' global health, AI and more" GeekWire 2:21 PM
  • "Gates Foundation's annual letter answers '10 tough questions' routinely put to Bill and Melinda" GeekWire 6:58 AM
  • "Bill Gates Seems to Think Apple Should Just Put a Backdoor in the iPhone" Gizmodo 2:22 PM
  • "Bill Gates thinks the government should force tech companies to unlock phones" BGR 9:00 PM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "AI detects Islamic State video uploads" BBC 12:16 PM
  • "Bitcoin companies form first UK trade body as regulators circle" Telegraph 7:10 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Google Pixel and Essential were 2017"s High-Profile Flagship Failures (Premium)" Thurrott 10:22 AM
  • "Origin EVO15-S Review: Thin And Light Gaming Powerhouse" The Verge 8:32 AM
  • "How to find your motherboard's Spectre CPU fix: Such a crucial patch should be much simpler to find." PCWorld Australia 7:30 AM
  • "Hey Google... do you know about ninjas? Commentary: Google Home does an incredible job of listening to 'human beings,' but what about children? More specifically MY children?" CNET 7:22 AM
  • "Google takes AMP beyond basic posts with its new story format" TechCrunch 7:11 AM
  • "Google needs a full year to sell as many smartphones as Apple sells in a week" BGR 7:00 AM
  • "Amazon Echo Spot review: A great, if slightly creepy addition to the Echo canon" The Inquirer 6:56 AM
  • "Did couple vlogging on YouTube ruin my relationship?" BBC 6:51 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "eBay hires chief scientist for AI efforts" ZDNet 9:15 PM
  • "HackerRank raises $30M to match developers with jobs" TechCrunch 4:35 PM
  • "InfluxData scores $35 million Series C to expand time series database business" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "Investors Icahn, Deason push against Fujifilm Xerox deal" ZDNet 7:35 AM
  • "Frank and Oak picks up $16 million Series C" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "Unacast bags $17.5M to do more with location data" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "UJET, a startup that wants to speed up customer support, raises $25M led by GV" TechCrunch 7:10 AM
  • "GV leads $25 million investment in Ujet's customer support platform" VentureBeat 7:09 AM
  • "Zervant raises €6M for its invoicing software for small businesses" TechCrunch 7:01 AM
  • "Singapore banks record $229.1M in fintech funds" ZDNet 6:55 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq Finish Higher, Posting Third Consecutive Day of Gains" TheStreet 5:00 PM
  • "Trump Bump is down but not out after stock rout" USA Today 2:13 PM
  • "Amazon sends medical stocks plummeting on report of new health care effort" FOXBusiness 4:58 PM
  • "Stocks gain for third day, yields slip ahead of U.S. inflation data" Reuters 4:59 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Rise Ahead of Key Inflation Report: The Dow industrials fell as much as 180 points earlier in the session before erasing those losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4:59 PM
  • "Japanese stocks drop, but other Asian markets follow global rebound" MarketWatch 7:38 AM
  • "European stocks run into the red as Wall Street sets course for pullback" MarketWatch 7:39 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 8:55 PM; no changes since 3:45 PM CDT)
  • "9 Traits of Emerging Disruptors"
  • "GDPR and the End of the World"
New York Times (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Review: 'In Praise of Wasting Time' Speaks Ominously of a Digital 'Grid'"
PC Magazine (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "Battlefield V Faces Controversy Over Including Women Soldiers"
  • "Overwatch is Free to Play This Weekend"
  • "Low-Cost Android Devices Found Secretly Installing Adware"
  • "With ZTE in Trouble, Coolpad Sees an Opportunity"
  • "It's Hard to Escape Google"
  • "With Volkswagen Deal, Apple's Self-Driving Car Dreams Shrink"
  • "StumbleUpon Shutting Down After 16 Years"
  • "How to Silence Notifications With Windows 10's Focus Assist"
  • "Report: Apple Knew iPhone 6 Would Bend Before Launch"
  • "Apple Won't Allow Steam Link on the App Store" ...
Reuters (Updated 8:55 PM CDT)
  • "U.S. reaches deal to keep China's ZTE in business: congressional aide"
  • "Tesla seeks to dismiss securities fraud lawsuit: U.S. court document"
  • "Exclusive: Tesla flies in new battery production line for Gigafactory"
  • "Tesla agrees to settle class action over Autopilot billed as 'safer'"
  • "Apple sees steep increase in U.S. national security requests"
  • "T-Mobile says ex-Trump campaign manager advising on Sprint merger"
  • "EU privacy law enters into force, activist takes aim"
  • "Exclusive: Total's Saft plans over 200 million euros investment in next generation battery"
  • "Kenya moves to regulate fintech-fuelled lending craze"
  • "Iliad to brief media on its 'revolution' of Italy's telecoms Tuesday"
ZDNet (Updated 9:00 PM CDT)
  • "Google Pay now supports Suica cards in Japan"
  • "7 must-have devices for your smart home office"
  • "Can hyperscale data centers run on flash? US startup builds the architecture"
  • "Technology that changed us: The 1980s, from MS-DOS to the first GPS satellite"
  • "Snapdragon 710 giving smartphones more AI muscle"
  • "Apple reveals latest government data demand figures"
  • "How EU's new data privacy regulations tamed the big tech giants"
  • "Your logo and branded vulnerability aren't helping: How to disclose better"


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