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MacSurfer's Archive: Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Computer Industry
  • "'Cortana, Open Alexa,' Amazon Says. And Microsoft Agrees. In an unusual partnership, Amazon and Microsoft are working together to extend the abilities of their voice-controlled digital assistants." New York Times [Free Registration Required] 7:25 AM
  • "Microsoft and Amazon agree to enable Cortana, Alexa communication" ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "Amazon and Microsoft agree their voice assistants will talk (to each other)" TechCrunch 7:47 AM
  • "Did Alexa and Cortana just become best friends? The Amazon and Microsoft voice assistants will now work together." CNET 8:18 AM
  • "Amazon's Alexa and Microsoft's Cortana are going to work together" Recode 8:47 AM
  • "The Microsoft-Amazon deal leaves Cortana speakers with one advantage: Skype" PCWorld 2:46 PM
  • "Microsoft and Amazon assistants set to talk to each other" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 1:40 PM
  • "Microsoft patch alert: Outstanding problems with recent updates/Get the latest up-to-date information about problematic Windows and Office patches, and what you need to do (or avoid!) to keep everything running smoothly." Computerworld 2:46 PM
  • "Is It Time for Microsoft Corporation to Exit Devices?" InvestorPlace 8:32 AM
  • "Dell unveils Inspiron laptop primed for Windows mixed reality" ZDNet 7:23 AM
  • "Dell Updates Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Notebook: GeForce GTX 1060 and Thunderbolt 3" AnandTech 7:27 AM
  • "Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop gets serious with GTX 1060 and Nvidia Max-Q" PCWorld 8:16 AM
  • "Dell unveils 34-inch Alienware monitor, Inspiron gaming laptop and desktop" VentureBeat 8:42 AM
  • "Dell announces new gaming PCs and a monitor at IFA" Neowin 5:19 PM
  • "What Intel's Kaby Lake Refresh Series Has in Store for Consumers" Market Realist 8:32 AM
  • "Intel announces Xeon W processors for AI and VR applications" BetaNews 8:48 AM
  • "IBM will derive highlights for U.S. Open tennis matches using Watson AI" VentureBeat 8:41 AM
  • "IBM's Watson is creating US Open tennis highlight videos" Engadget 8:40 AM
  • "HPE boss Meg Whitman re-entered the race to become Uber's CEO at the eleventh hour — but lost out anyway" Business Insider 8:37 AM
  • "Oracle to Hire 5K Executives for Cloud Operations in 2017" Zacks 2:53 PM
  • "Tech sector struggles to prepare for new EU data protection laws" Financial Times [Paid Membership Required] 8:21 AM