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TechNN Archive: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Apple, Microsoft and Google Are Sitting on Stupid Amounts of Cash" TheStreet 9:25 AM
  • "Microsoft wants to help developers bring their AI models to the desktop" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
  • "Microsoft tailors Azure Stack for US government" IT PRO 9:22 AM
  • "Windows 10 preview fleshes out privacy settings as next update looks imminent" TechRadar UK 9:23 AM
  • "Windows 10 to Get New Privacy Update to Address Spying on Users Claims" Softpedia 9:20 AM
  • "Windows 10 Redstone 4 Build 17115 Released as RTM Is Just Around the Corner" Softpedia 9:18 AM
  • "Windows 10 USB driver bug fixed in most recent update" Inquirer.Net 9:17 AM
  • "Microsoft: Switching out of Windows 10 S Mode will be free for all" ZDNet 9:30 PM
  • "The IBM Cloud with Sebastian Krause and James Carr: Hybrid Cloud and Knowledge Sharing" Compare the Cloud 9:08 AM
  • "How IBM's agile, design-first approach increases employee productivity" CIO 9:07 AM
  • "Orange Bank turns to IBM Watson for virtual advisor tech" Banking Tech 9:07 AM
  • "IBM Is Making Its Design Thinking Available to Clients, Says Its Design Chief" Fortune 9:06 AM
  • "IBM's PAIRS Geoscope helps developers wrangle geospatial data" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "HP launches new range of commercial notebooks and mobile workstations in India" OnMSFT 9:03 AM
  • "Dell EMC simplifies DC modernisation" Tech Central 9:01 AM
  • "Mitsumi to introduce new Dell EMC technologies" Vanguard 9:00 AM
  • "Intel Needs New Strategies, ASAP" EE Times 8:59 AM
  • "Intel's VPU could save gamers from losing GPU power to AI in the next Windows update" The Next Web 3:38 PM
  • "ASRock to enter graphics card market as AMD partner" Hexus 8:57 AM
  • "The cryptocurrency gold mine could entice ASRock to enter the AMD graphics card market" PCGamesN 8:55 AM
  • "Alleged AMD Pinnacle Ridge Ryzen 7 And Ryzen 5 Series CPU Price And Specifications Leaked, No 2800X Yet" SegmentNext 8:55 AM
  • "Ryzen 2 benchmark leak points to AMD's fastest CPU yet" The Inquirer 8:56 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 2000 'Pinnacle Ridge' CPU Official Specifications, Pricing and Performance Numbers Leak Out – Ryzen 7 2700X Leads The Pack With 4.35 GHz Boost Clock at $370 US" WCCFTech 8:55 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2000 benchmarks surface in Korea" Hexus 8:55 AM
  • "Intel vs AMD: Server rivals battling it out for edge datacentre supremacy" ComputerWeekly 8:54 AM
  • "Amazon, Oracle, Microsoft Jockey for Pentagon's Cloud Business" Bloomberg 8:49 AM
  • "JavaFX will be removed from the Java JDK: Oracle's rich media web technology will be broken out of standard Java as of JDK 11, and will proceed at its own pace" Computerworld New Zealand 5:08 PM
  • "Cisco bolsters Tetration for better cloud, workload security" Network World 8:47 AM
  • "Datacentre security techniques transferable to IoT: Cisco" ZDNet 8:47 AM
  • "Hey Alexa, Siri and Cortana: Cisco says you're bad at business" The Register 8:47 AM
  • "Perception of cloud security challenges differs across industries" BetaNews 8:21 AM
General Interest
  • "Lame Google Play apps that attack users with Windows malware is still a thing: Researchers find 150 Ramnit-infected apps a year after a similar batch was discovered." Ars Technica 6:58 PM
  • "Alexa, was that you? Amazon working to fix Alexa's creepy random laughter" Neowin 5:40 PM
  • "Alexa Is Randomly Laughing, But Nobody's in on the Joke" PC Magazine 3:44 PM
  • "Error Bricks Oculus Rift Headsets" PC Magazine 3:44 PM
  • "Snap to lay off about 100 engineers: CNBC" CNBC 3:44 PM
  • "The Vatican Hosts a Hackathon" Wired 2:18 PM
  • "Google Added Advanced Features To All Android Phones" Social Barrel 5:31 PM
  • "Google Home now supports free mobile and landline calls in the UK" The Verge 12:40 PM
  • "Google used AI to sort millions of historical Life photos you can explore online" The Verge 12:40 PM
  • "Google adds a video voicemail feature to its Duo messaging app" The Verge 12:38 PM
  • "Google's Duo video chat app gets video- and voicemail" TechCrunch 12:25 PM
  • "Google's AI scans and tags millions of 'Life' magazine photos" Engadget 8:35 AM
  • "Google Home brings free mobile and landline calls to UK users" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "The best smart home devices that work with Google Home" TechHive 8:12 AM
  • "Google takes on WhatsApp in India with chat option for Tez payments app" The Verge 8:04 AM
  • "Google is bringing messaging to its Tez payment app in India" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Chrome for Windows drops Microsoft compiler in favor of Clang" BetaNews 8:21 AM
  • "Android P developer preview is now available — here's what's new" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Android P won't let apps secretly use your mic or camera in the background" The Verge 12:35 PM
  • "Here's the first developer preview of Android P" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Amazon launches a low-cost version of Prime for Medicaid recipients" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "Facebook Onavo VPN app gathers user data even when it is disabled" BetaNews 12:46 PM
  • "Facebook adds video chat to its lightweight Messenger app" Engadget 8:34 AM
  • "Samsung's 146-inch modular The Wall TV will be available this August" The Verge 12:38 PM
  • "BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram in messaging patent spat" BetaNews 8:22 AM
  • "BlackBerry is licensing its security tech for third-party phones and smart devices" The Verge 8:01 AM
  • "New leaks show a three-lens AI camera on Huawei's upcoming P20 flagship" The Verge 12:44 PM
  • "CBS All Access is 'doubling down' on originals, planning expansion to Canada and Australia" TechCrunch 12:27 PM
  • "Jurassic World Alive looks like Pokémon Go but with giant dinosaurs" The Verge 12:42 PM
  • "Oculus Rift headsets have stopped working because of an expired certificate" The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "This robot can solve a Rubik's Cube in .38 seconds" TechCrunch 12:28 PM
  • "Infowars is being sued by the creator of Pepe the Frog" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "MoviePass can't answer important location tracking questions" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "Lawsuit against AR helmet maker Skully over strippers and sports cars has been dropped" VentureBeat 8:17 AM
  • "Aston Martin's Lagonda Concept Car Is Breathtaking" The Verge 12:40 PM
  • "Lamborghini's Convertible HuracáN Looks Stunning In Matte Blue" The Verge 8:02 AM
  • "People Are Still Trying To Make Cars That Morph Into Helicopters" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Audi gets in on the flying car action with Airbus and Italdesign" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
  • "Uber's self-driving trucks are making deliveries in Arizona" Engadget 8:37 AM
  • "UK kicks off driverless car law review to get tech on the road by 2021" TechCrunch 7:50 AM
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Windows Mixed Reality to Get a New Environment This Spring" Thurrott 3:38 PM
  • "Warning: Hackers can use Cortana to access a locked Window 10 PC" BetaNews 12:46 PM
  • "Windows 10's next major update will include Windows ML, a new AI platform" The Verge 12:37 PM
  • "Reality check: Microsoft Windows gains in U.S. schools in 2017, but Google remains dominant" GeekWire 9:26 AM
  • "Windows 10 Photos app could be getting some new features soon" OnMSFT 9:25 AM
  • "Final Fantasy XV for Windows should have been a mess, but it's the opposite" Ars Technica 9:25 AM
  • "How to Make Free Business Cards in Microsoft Word With Templates" MakeUseOf 9:24 AM
  • "How to Fix the Corrupted Recycle Bin on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update" Softpedia 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft: Hey! Just Say Cortana" PC Magazine 9:23 AM
  • "The best Final Fantasy XV PC deals for Windows in March 2018" TechRadar UK 9:23 AM
  • "Microsoft Office March 2018 Patch Day" gHacks 9:22 AM
  • "Linux on Windows: here are the distros in Windows Store" SlashGear 9:20 AM
  • "Hot Air Surgery Revives A Cheap Windows Tablet" Haadayck 9:19 AM
  • "'State of Decay 2' brings a zombie horde to Xbox on May 22nd" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "McAfee delivers added security for Microsoft Azure" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "HyperX launches Cloud Revolver gaming headset in beautiful Gunmetal color" BetaNews 8:20 AM
  • "LG Gram 15Z980 review: It's rich and thin, and its battery doesn't stop" PCWorld 8:12 AM
  • "Microsoft drops 'Hey Cortana' in favor of just 'Cortana' on smart speakers" The Verge 8:03 AM
  • "Windows 10 S a Flop? Becoming a 'Mode' in 2019" LAPTOP Magazine 9:24 AM
  • "Microsoft Confirms Windows 10 S Will Become 'S Mode' for Windows 10" Softpedia 9:20 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Windows 10 S will become a 'mode' of Windows 10 next year" BetaNews 8:21 AM
  • "Microsoft confirms Windows 10 is getting a new 'S Mode' in 2019" The Verge 8:02 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Japan Expands Cryptocurrency Crackdown After Coincheck Hack" Bloomberg 9:11 PM
  • "UK watchdog wants disclosure rules for political ads on social media" TechCrunch 12:24 PM
  • "EFF: Geek Squad has been working with the FBI for a decade" Engadget 8:36 AM
  • "Venezuela's cryptocurrency will be 'above the dollar' in value" ZDNet 8:18 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Why companies need to embrace emerging technologies" ZDNet 3:44 PM
  • "NASA's Juno spacecraft finds deep winds and patterned cyclones on Jupiter" The Verge 12:36 PM
  • "Businesses under pressure to 'consumerize' logins" BetaNews 12:47 PM
  • "47.3 million U.S. adults have access to a smart speaker, report says" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "Wyoming works to make some crypto tokens exempt from regulation" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2018) review:" CNET 9:01 AM
  • "Dell Precision 5820 review: A solid all-rounder, but it's not cheap" IT PRO 9:01 AM
  • "Acer Switch 7 Review" TechSpot 8:59 AM
  • "Machine learning: What developers and business analysts need to know" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Docker tutorial: Get started with Docker swarm mode" InfoWorld 8:27 AM
  • "Tinkerer Jonathan Zufi talks about design and Escape From New York" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Technology infrastructure launchpad The Fabric raises $15 million" TechCrunch 9:24 PM
  • "Atomwise, which uses AI to improve drug discovery, raises $45M Series A" TechCrunch 12:32 PM
  • "Magic Leap raises $461 million in fresh funding from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "S&P Global snares Kensho for $550 million" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "Ecobee scores a $61 million Series C with help from Amazon" TechCrunch 12:31 PM
  • "Fishbrain, the fishing app and social network, raises $13.5M Series B" TechCrunch 12:29 PM
  • "Voicera raises $14.5 million for AI that draws insights from meeting notes" VentureBeat 8:14 AM
  • "Paris-based VC firm Ventech is raising a new fund" TechCrunch 7:51 AM
  • "UK's Atom Bank raises another $206M led by BBVA for millennial and SMB financial services" TechCrunch 7:49 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "S&P 500, Dow close lower on Cohn resignation; Nasdaq extends win streak: The Fed's Beige Book highlighted modest growth and moderate inflation" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Dow and S&P 500 Drop on Trade Concerns After Gary Cohn Resignation: Stocks declined on Wednesday after Gary Cohn, the head of Donald Trump's National Economic Council, resigned." TheStreet 3:57 PM
  • "Stocks wobble as Trump's top economic adviser departs" Associated Press 3:57 PM
  • "Dow Industrials Fall as Gary Cohn's Exit Adds to Trade Concerns: Investors worry that trade disruptions could lead to ripple effects for wide range of commodities and products" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:56 PM
  • "Asian stocks spooked by Gary Cohn's resignation: 'I've gone from being a little bit relaxed about the trade-war thing to being quite a lot more nervous,' Saxo Bank strategist says" MarketWatch 8:49 AM
  • "European stocks end higher, erasing earlier losses sparked by Cohn's exit: Stocks across Europe finished with gains Wednesday, though shares of metal producers were hit after the resignation of White House economic adviser Gary Cohn." MarketWatch 11:48 AM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:25 PM; no changes since 1:45 PM CDT)
  • "3 Ways IT Leaders Can Deliver Business Transformation"
  • "Big Data in the Cloud: Avoiding Vendor Lock-in"
  • "Mid-career Decision Point: New IT Certifications?"
New York Times (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Firefox Is Back. It's Time to Give It a Try."
  • "Instagram Allows Longer Videos in Challenge to YouTube"
  • "Apple Plans to Stream Children's Shows From Sesame Workshop"
  • "After Volcano Eruption in Guatemala, Re-creating a Truck Covered in Ash"
  • "How a Few People Took Equifax to Small Claims Court Over Its Data Breach and Won"
  • "The Glamorous Grandmas of Instagram"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "US Lawmakers Push Google to Kill Partnership with Huawei"
  • "Olfinity and iHome Add Smarts to Aromatherapy"
  • "This Former NASA Engineer Trains Geeks to Become CEOs"
  • "Westinghouse Tips Affordable 'Jeeo' Smart Plugs, Bulbs"
  • "I Wish Someone Would Spoon Me as Well as This Sleep Robot"
  • "Tesla Sues Ex-Employee for Hacking, Stealing Trade Secrets"
  • "Meet Jammy, the Modular, Digital Guitar"
  • "Hackers Try to Infect Computers That Control Satellites"
  • "Save Up to 25 Percent on Select HP PCs"
  • "Zvox VoiceBuds Are (Not Quite) Hearing Aids" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "Japan firms slow to get compliant with new EU data privacy rules: Reuters poll"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube"
  • "Altice selling stakes in French, Portuguese telecom towers to cut debt"
  • "What trade war? FAANGs scale new highs"
  • "U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei"
  • "Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of healthcare venture"
  • "Doom and gloom in advertising? I don't see it, says IPG boss Roth"
  • "Sesame Workshop to create new children's TV shows for Apple"
  • "Tesla accuses former employee of hacking and transferring data"
ZDNet (Updated 9:25 PM CDT)
  • "AT&T launching NB-IoT network across US and Mexico"
  • "WHO says gaming addiction is a mental health condition"
  • "Cisco announces July Systems acquisition"
  • "Windows 10 tip: Fine-tune memory usage to make the most of a virtual machine"
  • "PayPal to acquire Hyperwallet for $400 million"
  • "HPE rolls out new ways for businesses to manage data at the edge"
  • "Studying for exams? VR headsets work better than computers, research shows"
  • "Box, IBM intro new services for building Box Skills with Watson"


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