Techmeme
January 7, 2019, 9:45 AM

Top News

Jon Porter / The Verge:
Samsung's 2018 and 2019 TV models will be able to access iTunes content directly via a dedicated app and support Apple's AirPlay 2 wireless streaming standard  —  Coming to all 2018 and 2019 TVs along with AirPlay 2  —  Samsung's 2018 and 2019 range of televisions will be able to access …
Andrew E. Freedman / Tom's Hardware:
Nvidia unveils GeForce RTX 2060 desktop graphics card for $349 available beginning January 15, brings GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs to gaming laptops  —  Nvidia head Jensen Huang took the stage at a packed CES keynote briefing dedicated specifically to the company's gaming technology.
Henry T. Casey / Laptop Mag:
HP announces Chromebook 14, its first AMD-based Chromebook with a 14" screen, AMD A4/A6 CPU, integrated Radeon R4/R5 GPU, and 4GB of RAM, starting at $269  —  HP's new Chromebooks for CES 2019 include the first-ever AMD processor powered model, the HP Chromebook 14 (db0020nr).
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Withings unveils $129 Move ECG smartwatch with activity and sleep tracking, and ECG monitoring that is awaiting FDA clearance, available in Q2 2019  —  The analog-faced smartwatch uses three electrodes to measure ECGs.  —  Withings has had a tumultuous couple of years.
The Verge:
Adrian Zmudzinski / Cointelegraph.com News:
Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken says it has received 475 law enforcement inquiries in 2018 compared to 160 in 2017; 315 of the inquiries came from US agencies  —  Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has received nearly three times more law enforcement inquiries in 2018 than in 2017, the exhange reported in a tweet Jan. 5.
Amy Nordrum / IEEE Spectrum:
Rival technologies emerge for higher-capacity hard drives, heat- and microwave-assisted magnetic recording, with Seagate betting on HAMR and WD choosing MAMR  —  Seagate and Western Digital are pursuing rival technologies to push the limits of hard disk drives
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Netflix has released about 345 original series, movies, and other productions in 2018, which comes to an estimated 90,000 minutes or 1,500 hours of content  —  Netflix released a ridiculous amount of original programming in 2018.  How ridiculous?  By Quartz's measure …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
At its first CES, P&G shows off a connected home scent-emitting device, a toothbrush that coaches you, and image recognition-powered skincare advice  —  Procter & Gamble is 182 years old, but it has never been at CES, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas, until this week.

Sponsor Posts

Intel:
Managing a Complex Multi-Cloud Environment Requires a Reliable Ecosystem  —  To avoid vendor lock-in and effectively manage your mission critical workload needs, you need a reliable ecosystem and architecture
Vesto:
The treasury management platform built for startups  —  Put your idle cash to work, earn higher yields, and extend your runway with Vesto.
Census:
Figma's CFO on how they built a $20B business with data  —  From Series B to acquisition, Figma needed Census to scale their business operations on top of their data warehouse.
Zoho:
Stay Even More Organized With Notebook's Exclusive Plans  —  It's been six years since we introduced a simple, beautifully designed note-taking app.  Now, that little app has grown into an all-in-one productivity app …
Climate Draft:
Climate Career Resources for Laid Off Tech Workers  —  Your skills are in demand!  Check out our jobs board, learn about the climate ecosystem, and join our directory to make yourself discoverable to top venture-backed startups.
Techmeme Ride Home:
(Bonus) Internet From Space! With The Internet Society
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 9:45 AM ET, January 7, 2019.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

Earlier Picks

Ari Levy / CNBC: