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TechNN Archive: Sunday, April 8, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "Intel Is Developing A Discrete GPU Called Arctic Sound With A Dedicated Gaming Variant" HotHardware 8:52 AM
  • "Iran: Cisco switch hackers left U.S. flag and message saying 'Don't mess with our elections'" VentureBeat 8:33 AM
  • "'Don't mess with our elections': Hackers stuff US flag into Cisco security hole worldwide" RT News 8:45 AM
  • "Surface Phone: Microsoft Might Be Working On An Upgraded Surface Pen" The Inquisitr 8:44 AM
  • "Microsoft and Ghana's Ministry of Education to sign MoU" Devdiscourse 8:47 AM
  • "AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Shows Signs Of Greatness With 4.05GHz Overclock, 3466MHz DDR4 Speeds" HotHardware 7:46 PM
  • "Microsoft's Dismal Failure Needs To Be Fixed" Forbes 4/7
  • "AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Benchmark Leaks Reveal 4.3GHz Overclocking Potential On All Cores" HotHardware 4/7
  • "NVIDIA Dropping Mainstream GPU Driver Support For 32-bit Operating Systems This Month" HotHardware 4/7
General Interest
  • "New version of YouTube Kids will use humans instead of algorithms" Digital Trends 5:26 PM
  • "A broken submarine cable knocked a country off the internet for two days: West Africa's internet is more fragile than you might think" The Verge 2:16 PM
  • "Starbucks picked an odd time to force WiFi customers to cough up personal data" GeekWire 1:28 PM
  • "Adidas looks to score online as it drives harder into digital" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:05 PM
  • "Man in charge of half the internet, who can never be fired from his job, says he is learning from his mistakes" Business Insider 8:35 AM
  • "Facebook is about to tell users if their data was shared with Cambridge Analytica" CNNMoney 5:48 PM
  • "Recode's Kara Swisher rips Facebook, says tech giant was 'willfully ignorant'" GeekWire 5:24 PM
  • "Stolen Facebook data in Cambridge Analytica scandal could be in Russia" Mashable 5:25 PM
  • "Facebook's data breach could be higher than 87M: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower" New York Post 5:24 PM
  • "Facebook suspends data firm using Cambridge Analytica-like tricks" Engadget 5:24 PM
  • "Facebook whistleblower says user data could be stored in Russia" CNET 1:05 PM
  • "Facebook's Sandberg says other cases of data misuse possible" AFP 9:53 AM
  • "Facebook Bans Tobacco Ads, But The Tobacco Industry Finds Other Ways To Market To Teens On The Platform" BuzzFeed 8:33 AM
  • "Samsung Forecasts 56 Percent Spike In Profit On Strong Memory Demand" HotHardware 4/7
  • "Facebook suspends another data firm: AggregateIQ" Engadget 4/7
  • "Facebook suspends Canadian firm AggregateIQ over data scandal" Reuters 4/7
  • "YouTube Kids Will Finally Offer a Mode Where Actual Humans Actually Bother to Vet the Videos" Gizmodo 4/7
  • "YouTube's new ad rules will drive creators to Twitch" The Next Web 4/7
Press Releases
Microsoft
  • "Chrome is scanning Windows, but it may be a bug" Digital Trends 9:05 PM
  • "Microsoft's Shareholders Have Not Noticed This" Seeking Alpha 7:56 PM
  • "Geek: Selecting Microsoft alternatives depends on user end goal" Odessa Online 8:46 AM
  • "Help Me Laptop: I Want a Gaming Laptop with Windows 7" LAPTOP Magazine 8:35 AM
  • "The Windows 10 touch keyboard might support stickers in RS5" MSPoweruser 4/7
  • "Avoid Windows 10 crapware: How to get rid of Candy Crush and all the rest" ZDNet 4/7
  • "I miss Windows Phone: Microsoft's mobile OS had great features" The Verge 4/7
  • "Yes Chrome is scanning your Windows PC, but it might be a bug" Engadget 4/7
  • "Microsoft Store to Offer LTE Data Plans for eSIM PCs" PC Magazine 4/6
  • "Microsoft's new Cortana chief plans to put her smarts in more places" PCWorld 4/6
  • "This over-the-top gaming PC is an engineering marvel" The Verge 4/6
  • "Windows Store loses another Universal app as USAA Bank ends support" MSPoweruser 4/6
  • "How Microsoft Is Using Artificial Intelligence To Fight Climate Change" Nasdaq 4/6
  • "Microsoft: We've fixed Office 365 sign-in problem" ZDNet 4/6
  • "How to install Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3" Windows Central 4/6
  • "How to use an Xbox One controller as a mouse to control your Windows 10 PC" Windows Central 4/6
  • "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update: How to delay it" TechRepublic 4/6
  • "iMac Pro vs Microsoft Surface Studio: the premium all-in-ones go head-to-head" T3 4/6
  • "How to Fill Text Color With an Image in Microsoft PowerPoint" MakeUseOf 4/6
  • "How to Keep a Windows Laptop Awake With the Lid Closed" MakeUseOf 4/6
  • "Evernote's Windows 10 app gets a big update" MSPoweruser 4/6
  • "Block Windows 10 Updates with StopUpdates10" gHacks 4/6
  • "Snapdragon-powered Windows PCs are getting 64-bit app support" The Next Web 4/6
  • "Windows 10 on ARM 64-bit apps will finally be coming soon" SlashGear 4/6
  • "Best gaming laptop 2018: The nine best gaming laptops you NEED to buy today" Expert Reviews 4/6
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Forget the Trade War. China Wants to Win the Computing Arms Race" Bloomberg 8:38 PM
  • "5 questions for Mark Zuckerberg as he heads to Congress" Associated Press 7:56 PM
  • "Facebook's Zuckerberg to meet with U.S. lawmakers Monday: sources" Reuters 7:56 PM
  • "Republican Senator Warns Facebook Woes May be 'Too Big' for Company to Fix Alone" Slate 5:26 PM
  • "Former Cambridge Analytica co-founder Wylie cooperating with Department of Justice" Yahoo Views 5:23 PM
  • "Trump keeps insisting that Amazon does not collect sales tax — but his own company only does so in 2 states" Business Insider 5:22 PM
  • "Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says both Congress and Mueller have asked to talk to him about the Facebook scandal and Trump" Business Insider 2:17 PM
  • "Homeland Security To Compile A Database Of Journalists, Bloggers And Influencers" HuffPost 4/7
  • "Homeland Security database would track bloggers, social media" Engadget 4/7
  • "U.S. senator warns of possibility of breaking up Facebook over privacy concerns" Digital Trends 4/7
  • "Global cyberattack targets 200,000 network switches" Engadget 4/7
  • "Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens" Reuters 4/7
  • "Russia is getting closer to banning Telegram" Engadget 4/6
  • "US Congressmen ask FCC to combat unauthorized Stingray use" Engadget 4/6
  • "The high-stakes battle for the Pentagon's winner-take-all cloud contract" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Hyperloop TT's expansion continues with a Brazil tech center" Engadget 4/6
  • "How GDPR impacts your software testing" InfoWorld 4/6
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "On Demonetization And The YouTube Shooter" Forbes 8:10 PM
  • "How many Linux users are there anyway?" ZDNet 7:57 PM
  • "'You Are the Product': Targeted by Cambridge Analytica on Facebook" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 7:55 PM
  • "Hands-On Dell's Coffee Lake-H Powered G-Series Gaming Laptops At PAX" HotHardware 7:46 PM
  • "Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gets merciless SNL treatment/Commentary: To warm him up for his congressional appearances this week, Zuckerberg is presented by the late-night show as a desperate nerd with a childish, maniacal laugh." CNET 1:05 PM
  • "Teens Also Sometimes Quit Social Media: Adults talk a big game about #deletefacebook or taking a break from Twitter, but true digital natives actually know how to take a break for their own mental health." BuzzFeed 8:33 AM
  • "An academic ethical review could have prevented the Cambridge Analytica breach" The Next Web 8:33 AM
  • "Beyond Facebook: It's High Time For Stronger Privacy Laws" Wired 8:22 AM
  • "Zuckerberg Gets a Crash Course in Charm. Will Congress Care?" New York Times [Free/Paid Registration Required] 8:04 AM
  • "Alexa's creepy laugh is just the beginning of bigger problems in our IoT future" The Next Web 4/7
  • "Is Amazon Holding Back Inflation?" Forbes 4/7
  • "Help Me, Laptop: How Do I Add a 2nd (or 3rd) Display?" LAPTOP Magazine 4/7
  • "Podcast: Facebook, Intel CPUs, YouTube" Tech.pinions 4/7
  • "On Facebook, Zuckerberg gets privacy and you get nothing" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Why Mark Zuckerberg's 15-Year Apology Tour Hasn't Fixed Facebook" Wired 4/6
  • "The (Near) Future of PCs" Wired 4/6
  • "President Trump Keeps Attacking Amazon. See How His Tweets Have Hurt Other Companies" Time 4/6
  • "Boeing's first crewed space flight may be more than just a test" Engadget 4/6
  • "Retired at 24: The life of a pro 'Call of Duty' player" Engadget 4/6
  • "Watch Virgin Galactic's new SpaceshipTwo take flight" Engadget 4/6
  • "Open source isn't the community you think it is" InfoWorld 4/6
  • "Coinbase unveils fund for early-stage cryptocurrency startups" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Crypto exchange Coincheck, still recovering from $400M hack, sold to online brokerage" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "PlayingViral helps marketers grabs millennials' attention with quick, interactive surveys" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Dell XPS 13 (2018) 9370 review: The sexiest 13.3in Windows 10 laptop" Expert Reviews 4/6
  • "HP EX920 1 TB M.2. SSD review" Guru3D 4/6
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "HyperBlock acquires CryptoGlobal, creates cryptocurrency mining mammoth" ZDNet 4/6
  • "Selina raises $95M to create a boutique travel lodging experience built around communities" TechCrunch 4/6
  • "Making policing more responsive, Spidr Tech raises $2.5 million" TechCrunch 4/6
Tech Stocks
  • "Stock market ends sharply lower on renewed trade war fears: U.S. economy adds 103,000 jobs in March" MarketWatch 4/6
  • "Dow Secures 3-Day Winning Streak For First Time Since Late February: Stocks rise Thursday as worries about a full-blown trade war between the U.S. and China ease with the focus now turning to negotiations." TheStreet 4/6
  • "Stocks dive as US proposes more China tariffs; Dow falls 620" Associated Press 4/6
  • "Markets Right Now: Renewed trade tensions send stocks lower" Associated Press 4/6
  • "Stocks Drop on Growing Trade Concerns: Weaker-than-expected March jobs report unable to reverse losses" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 4/6
  • "Hong Kong bucks wobbly Asian markets after Trump's latest broadside against China: Asian stock markets regained some ground after opening lower Friday, as optimism faded that the U.S. and China would work to resolve their trade spat following President Donald Trump's latest salvo." MarketWatch 4/6
  • "European markets tip lower as trade worries resurface to rattle investors: European stocks fell across the board on Friday, on the heels of the best one-day gain in nearly two years, after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened China with additional tariffs." MarketWatch 4/6



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:20 PM; no changes since 6:20 PM CDT)
  • "How Cloud is Transforming the Data Center"
  • "Data Science Talent Shortage Drives Demand for Contractors"
New York Times (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer"
  • "U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans"
  • "What Europe's Google Fine Means for Android Users"
  • "Trump Bashes E.U. Over $5.1 Billion Fine for Google"
  • "Microsoft Emerges as Clear No. 2 in Cloud Computing"
  • "Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It."
PC Magazine (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
  • "Uber, Lyft, and Grab Want to Do More Than Give You a Ride"
  • "Microsoft Stymies Hacking Attempt on 2018 Election Candidates"
  • "Hashtags in YouTube Titles, Descriptions Now Clickable"
  • "Loon's Balloon-Powered Internet Heads to Africa"
  • "Need a Snack or Phone Charger? Ask Your Uber Driver"
  • "Ransomware Strikes Lab-Testing Firm LabCorp"
  • "VA Reenlists IBM's Watson in Fight Against Cancer"
  • "We Rode a Self-Driving Shuttle Around Times Square"
  • "The Best Video Streaming Services of 2018"
  • "After Rough Start, Prime Day Shoppers Nab Fire TVs, Echo Dots" ... Reuters (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
    • "Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern"
    • "At patent trial, Groupon casts IBM as shaking down other tech companies"
    • "Microsoft beats Wall Street targets on cloud services revenue"
    • "Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets"
    • "Trump slams EU over $5 billion fine on Google"
    • "Meal delivery service DoorDash hires Uber finance head as CFO"
    • "Exclusive: Tesla's battery maker suspends cobalt supplier amid sanctions concern"
    • "Fiat Chrysler kicks off Magneti Marelli spin-off"
    • "Tesla says Model 3 refunds not outpacing deposits"
    • "Exclusive: Britain says Huawei 'shortcomings' expose new telecom networks risks"
    ZDNet (Updated 9:20 PM CDT)
    • "NTT Australia posts AU$12.5m loss"
    • "EFF blasts Japan over piracy website blocking proposal"
    • "My Health Record opt-outs will not sink system: Turnbull"
    • "J.D. Power declares Verizon to be the top carrier"
    • "Hawaiki subsea cable goes live"
    • "Soccer player Ronaldinho launches e-sports strategy"
    • "Windows 10 is still not yet on 700 million 'active' devices"
    • "Microsoft Q4 strong as commercial cloud revenue hits $6.9 billion"


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