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TechNN Archive: Monday, June 25, 2018
 

 

Computer Industry
  • "IBM ends China's five-year reign atop supercomputer rankings" Tech Central 9:44 AM
  • "With IBM Summit supercomputer, US reclaims top spot from China in high-powered computing" CNET 9:44 AM
  • "IBM ends China's 5-year reign atop supercomputer rankings" ITworld 9:44 AM
  • "IBM's Summit becomes world's fastest supercomputer" Xinhuanet 9:44 AM
  • "Microsoft Women Suing Over Bias Denied Class-Action Status" Bloomberg 5:56 PM
  • "Microsoft Seemingly Working On New Hololens" IGN 9:54 AM
  • "Microsoft's next HoloLens could be getting a more immersive field of view" TechRadar UK 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft is dropping Windows 7 support on some PCs with Pentium III CPUs" OnMSFT 9:40 AM
  • "HP unveils Pavilion x360 laptop with digital pen, Optane memory: Know more" Business Standard 9:41 AM
  • "Dell walks the talk in sustainable industry" ITP Technology 9:40 AM
  • "The silver lining in the Intel CEO drama" Network World 9:39 AM
  • "Intel downgraded due to 'lack of leadership' after CEO resignation; shares fall" CNBC 9:39 AM
  • "Qualcomm's Snapdragon 1000 chip looks to take on Intel's low-end Core i CPUs" The Inquirer 9:38 AM
  • "Intel Z390 chipset expected to be a Z370 rebrand" Hexus 9:38 AM
  • "The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is gunning for Intel's PC market" Alphr 9:38 AM
  • "Intel and the Danger of Integration" Stratechery 9:38 AM
  • "At ISC 2018, Intel Transforms the Future of High-Performance Computing" Intel 9:37 AM
  • "Intel 8th-gen Core i7 vs. 7th-gen Core i7 CPUs: An upgrade that's finally worth it" PCWorld 9:08 AM
  • "Time to Face Reality: Intel Is the HP of the 2010s" InvestorPlace 1:55 PM
  • "Bank of America says AMD is a top pick because of its 'generational opportunity' to gain share against Intel" CNBC 9:34 AM
  • "Tencent Cloud AMD EPYC SA1 Server Supports Up To 128 Cores" SegmentNext 9:33 AM
  • "7 Core 14 Thread AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processors Spotted" SegmentNext 9:33 AM
  • "4 Reasons AMD's Ryzen Isn't Gaining Ground in Notebooks" The Motley Fool 9:33 AM
  • "AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Teaser Trailer" Guru3D 9:33 AM
  • "Oracle Linux now supported on 64-bit Armv8 processors" The Register 9:30 AM
  • "Oracle Patches New Spectre, Meltdown Vulnerabilities" SecurityWeek 9:29 AM
General Interest
  • "Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson backs brain-stimulating sleep headset" Telegraph 8:20 PM
  • "The Fight Between Switch Hackers And Nintendo Is Ramping Up" Kotaku 3:56 PM
  • "Google Earth can measure the distance between your house and the Louvre" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Google Earth's new tool lets you measure the distance and area of anything on the map" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "New Google Classroom update makes it harder to cheat on quizzes" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Teachers can put Chromebooks on lockdown when giving Classroom quizzes" TechCrunch 12:18 PM
  • "Google will soon let teachers lock student Chromebook screens during quizzes" VentureBeat 9:13 AM
  • "Google Earth now lets you measure distance and area" VentureBeat 9:13 AM
  • "Video views on YouTube et al will soon count towards singles' chart positions" BetaNews 12:36 PM
  • "Amazon Prime discounts for Whole Foods purchases will cover the whole U.S. from June 27" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
  • "Amazon, Microsoft, and Comcast back Tact.ai in $27 million funding round to expand its sales platform" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
  • "Amazon will finish its nationwide rollout of Prime member discounts for Whole Foods this week" TechCrunch 8:50 AM
  • "Facebook launches Oculus TV so you can watch shows in VR with friends" VentureBeat 12:34 PM
  • "How we've come to rely on voice search" BetaNews 12:36 PM
  • "Eversight uses AI to optimize pricing in brick-and-mortar stores" VentureBeat 12:35 PM
  • "Pax's latest weed vape got an update that kept me from getting too high" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "Oculus TV arrives today with a promising, though questionable, start" Engadget 12:39 PM
  • "Oculus' VR television hub launches today on Oculus Go" The Verge 12:25 PM
  • "Papa is 'grandkids on-demand' for seniors who need some extra help" TechCrunch 12:23 PM
  • "Venmo is officially launching its physical debit card" The Verge 12:26 PM
  • "Venmo officially launches its own MasterCard-branded debit card" TechCrunch 12:22 PM
  • "Sphero branches out beyond robots with Specdrums acquisition" Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "How to read a privacy policy" The Verge 9:04 AM
  • "Anker Mars II projector promises solid summer fun" TechCrunch 12:17 PM
  • "Oculus launches its first app focused on watching television" TechCrunch 12:16 PM
  • "IoT could be the killer app for blockchain" Computerworld 9:23 AM
  • "Tencent becomes a Linux Foundation platinum member to increase its focus on open source" TechCrunch 8:51 AM
  • "AT&T confirms it is buying ad platform AppNexus, reportedly for between $1.6B-$2B" TechCrunch 8:47 AM
  • "Tesla's prototype Semi has a 'Mad Max' Autopilot mode" Engadget 12:40 PM
  • "Uber is in court to appeal London license loss by claiming it's changed" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "oBike is closing its dock-less bike-sharing service in Singapore" TechCrunch 8:52 AM
  • "Go-Jek prepares to launch ride-hailing services in Vietnam and Thailand" TechCrunch 8:51 AM
  • "Samsung 65Q7FN 4K Ultra HD TV review: (Relatively) affordable quantum dot color" TechHive 9:09 AM
  • "Get a 29-inch LG Ultrawide FreeSync monitor for under $200 today" PCWorld 9:08 AM
  • "The Nokia 3.1 goes on sale in the US on July 2nd" The Verge 9:05 AM
  • "Westworld Spoilers Club season 2, episode 10: The Passenger" The Verge 9:06 AM
  • "The biggest questions left behind after the season 2 Westworld finale" The Verge 9:05 AM
  • "Monument Valley 2's success shows that premium mobile games aren't dead yet" The Verge 9:03 AM
Press Releases
  • "Dell Brings Tech to New Heights with Marvel Studios' 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' this Summer" Dell 3:33 PM
  • "Oracle Recognized as a Leader in Email Marketing by Independent Analyst Firm" Oracle 3:33 PM
  • "KCR Streamlines Drug Safety Reporting with Oracle" PRNewswire 9:30 AM
Microsoft
  • "Microsoft adds built-in ad blocking to Edge for Android and iOS" ZDNet 3:47 PM
  • "Microsoft's Surface USB-C dongle launches on June 29th for $79.99" The Verge 1:58 PM
  • "Microsoft is testing AdBlock Plus on the Edge mobile browser" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "Razer and Microsoft may be working on an Xbox keyboard and mouse" Engadget 12:41 PM
  • "How to Fix Windows 10 April 2018 Update Breaking Network Access in File Explorer" Softpedia 9:54 AM
  • "How to Uninstall Windows 10 Apps Using the Command Prompt" Softpedia 9:53 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for Android now has an ad-blocker built in" TechRadar UK 9:53 AM
  • "How to delete your voice data collected by Microsoft when using Cortana on Windows 10" Windows Central 9:53 AM
  • "Windows 95 Mobile Really Isn't Such a Terrible Idea" Softpedia 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft and Razer Partnering For Mouse And Keyboard Support On Xbox One" SegmentNext 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft and Razer Join Forces to Completely Change Console Gaming" Softpedia 9:52 AM
  • "Microsoft is testing AdBlock Plus on the Edge mobile browser" Engadget 9:26 AM
  • "Would you swap Android or iOS for Microsoft Windows 95 Mobile?" BetaNews 9:20 AM
  • "Windows 10 how-to: Ed Bott's free tech support and troubleshooting guide" ZDNet 9:16 AM
  • "Microsoft's decision to skip Xbox VR is unsettling for Xbox One X owners" VentureBeat 9:10 AM
  • "17 obscure Steam tips and tricks that can power up your PC gaming" PCWorld 9:09 AM
  • "Microsoft and Razer are working on Xbox keyboard and mouse support" The Verge 9:06 AM
  • "Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android now comes with a built-in ad blocker" The Verge 9:05 AM
Government/Law/Politics
  • "Australia's online safety legislation to be probed" ZDNet 9:17 PM
  • "Orlando Police Drop Amazon's Controversial Face Recognition Tech—For Now" Gizmodo 3:46 PM
  • "Report: Trump officials planning escalation of US-China tech trade war" Ars Technica 1:57 PM
  • "India orders that all ATMs upgrade from Windows XP within 12 months" The Inquirer 9:53 AM
  • "China may punch a hole in the 'Great Firewall' for select tourists" Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "UK's official music charts to include video views from July" Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "Microsoft new password-banning tool: You'll need to come up with something better than P@ssword" ZDNet 9:16 AM
  • "US supercomputer knocks out Chinese champ to reclaim HPC crown" ZDNet 9:16 AM
  • "Tokenization under the EU Regulations with Smartlands Will Define the Future of Investment Banking" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
  • "U.S. plans to restrict Chinese investment in U.S. tech companies" VentureBeat 9:14 AM
Analysis/Editorial/Help/Opinion
  • "Scientists validate theory of relativity on galactic level" Engadget 9:28 AM
  • "Contractor hoped to sell social media surveillance to oppressive regimes" Engadget 9:27 AM
  • "How to use the chain of responsibility design pattern in C#" InfoWorld 9:22 AM
  • "Learn Swift: A guide for experienced developers" InfoWorld 9:22 AM
  • "Average initial coin offering has at least five vulnerabilities" BetaNews 9:20 AM
  • "The Rock That Fell To Earth" The Verge 9:02 AM
Acquisitions/Deals/Investments/Mergers
  • "Winnie raises $4 million to make parents' lives easier" TechCrunch 12:19 PM
  • "Tact $27 M Series C attracts Amazon, Microsoft and Salesforce" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "India's PolicyBazaar raises $200M led by SoftBank's Vision Fund" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "BigID raises $30 million to grow its automated data privacy management platform for enterprises" VentureBeat 9:13 AM
  • "BigID scores $30 million Series B months after closing A round" TechCrunch 8:49 AM
  • "New York's RRE Ventures raises $265M for its new fund" TechCrunch 8:48 AM
Tech Stocks
  • "Stocks suffer worst day in weeks as Trump's trade threats rattle; Dow ends below key level: Technology shares hit amid reports of trade measures against China" MarketWatch 3:58 PM
  • "Stocks Slammed on Latest Trump Tariff Fears: Stocks trimmed their losses, but still ended the day down sharply in response to the latest tariff threats from Donald Trump." TheStreet 3:58 PM
  • "Dow tumbles 328 points as US-China tariff spat heats up again" FOXBusiness 3:58 PM
  • "U.S. Stocks Fall as Trade-War Fears Rattle Markets: Dow industrials pare losses after Trump aide says there are 'no plans to impose investment restrictions'" WSJ.com [Paid Membership Required] 3:57 PM
  • "Asian markets driven lower as trade tensions flare up: Investors dismiss China's latest central bank cut to reserve requirements" MarketWatch 8:57 AM
  • "European stocks finish down 2% for largest fall in more than 3 months: Analyst sees trade-related fears bringing about a 'dark mood'" MarketWatch 12:53 PM



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InformationWeek (Checked 9:05 PM; no changes since 4:35 PM CDT)
  • "5 Signs your IT Infrastructure is Falling Behind"
  • "Understand Yesterday's Tomorrows to Gain Competitive Advantage"
  • "TRAC Intermodal's Journey to Data, Analytics, Cloud"
New York Times (Checked 9:05 PM; no changes since 8:20 AM CDT)
  • "Bots of the Internet, Reveal Yourselves!"
  • "Looking Through the Eyes of China's Surveillance State"
PC Magazine (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Netflix Misses Subscriber Growth Target Amid Growing Competition"
  • "New MacBook Pro Keyboard Includes Thin Layer of Silicone"
  • "Amazon Workers Strike in Europe"
  • "Apple Shows Off Upcoming Redhead, Bald Emoji"
  • "Uber 'Spotlight' Tool Helps Your Driver Find You"
  • "The 10 Most Pirated Movies"
  • "eBay Takes on Prime Day With Its Own Summer Sale"
  • "iPhone Survives Skydiving 1,000 Feet Without a Parachute"
  • "Lockheed's 3D Printed Dome Holds 74 Gallons of Coffee"
  • "Roku Unveils Wireless Stereo Speakers for Roku TVs" ...
Reuters (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "KKR agrees to buy stake in AppLovin at $2 billion valuation"
  • "IBM seeks $167 million from Groupon in dispute over early internet patents"
  • "Amazon workers strike in Germany, joining action in Spain and Poland"
  • "Ex-Apple employee pleads not guilty in trade secret case"
  • "Communist-run Cuba starts rolling out internet on mobile phones"
  • "Netflix shares tank after big miss on subscriber growth"
  • "Tesla shares fall after CEO Musk abuses British diver"
  • "Amazon suffers glitch during summer marketing event"
  • "BitPay granted virtual currency license by NY regulator"
  • "Uber being probed for gender discrimination: source"
ZDNet (Updated 9:10 PM CDT)
  • "Bank of Queensland targets small business with Square partnership"
  • "NBN: There were more faults on fibre than satellite at launch"
  • "Hong Kong's first bike-sharing startup to end services this week"
  • "Amazon's Prime Day from hell: Web site issues a rare black eye for e-commerce giant"
  • "Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files"
  • "Amazon Prime Day: Business tech deals you shouldn't miss"
  • "IBM's new Nabla containers are designed for security first"
  • "Snowflake's cloud data warehouse is now available on Azure"


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