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Steve Dent / Engadget: Lenovo announces 14-inch and 15-inch laptops with 3D cameras, prices start at $499, Ideapad 100 for $249, and ThinkPad 10-inch tablet starting at $549  —  Lenovo launches depth-sensing laptop and Surface 3 rival  —  If you're in the market for a mid-range laptop, Lenovo has revealed …

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Brittany Hillen / SlashGear: Lenovo unveils $49 Lenovo Cast, its first device for casting media from phones and tablets to TVs  —  Lenovo Cast: a puck-shaped Chromecast competitor  —  There's the Chromecast (check out our review) and the litany of casting devices that have come in its wake, and now Lenovo can be counted among them.

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Shaun Prescott / PC Gamer: Twitch bans Adults Only games  —  Twitch has updated its rules of conduct to disallow streaming of Adult Only games, the company announced today.  That means any game classified with an AO rating by the ESRB will be banned from the service, including games such as Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Manhunt 2.

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: GoPro working on six camera, spherical array for VR content, to be available second half of 2015; and a quadcopter drone, available second half of 2016  —  GoPro Working On A VR Camera Array And ‘Quadcopter’ Drone  —  Today, GoPro announced that it was working on an array …

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New York Times: Google to announce Android Pay for in-store and in-app payments at I/O, to re-launch Google Wallet as P2P payments app; Apple to add rewards to Apple Pay  —  Google and Apple Adjust Strategies on Mobile Payments  —  The battle for mobile software dominance revolves around two companies: Apple and Google.

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Don Clark / Wall Street Journal: Sony acquires optical data storage startup Optical Archive, from former Facebook executive Frank Frankovsky  —  Sony Buys Optical Data Storage Startup Company  —  Japanese electronics major buys Optical Archive from former Facebook executive  —  Sony Corp. , known more for selling …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Oculus Rift Total Package Price: Around $1,500  —  Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said Wednesday that his soon-to-be-available virtual reality Oculus headset and the computer needed to run it will cost “in the $1,500 range.”  —  The company, owned by Facebook, announced in early May that it would start selling …

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Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: Jawbone sues Fitbit, accusing it of “systematically plundering” confidential info by poaching employees who improperly downloaded materials before leaving  —  Jawbone Sues Fitbit Over Data ‘Plundering’ by Ex-Employees  —  San Francisco — Close to what should be one of the biggest events …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Facebook Messenger Payments Arrives In NYC, Now Supports Group Chats And More  —  Facebook says today that it's expanding access to the new payments feature introduced in Facebook Messenger earlier this year to those located in New York City and the surrounding metro area.

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Office Blogs: Office Lens Android, Microsoft's document scanning app, now available in the Google Play Store  —  Office Lens Android now available at Google Play Store  —  Thanks to the participation of more than 130,000 Google+ community previewers, we're pleased to release Office Lens Android today.

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Aran Khanna / Medium: Facebook Messenger includes exact GPS location data by default in chats, making it easy to stalk friends  —  Stalking Your Friends with Facebook Messenger  —  When I came to college Facebook Messenger became an integral part of my digital life.  I quickly found that it was the easiest …

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Nicole Lee / Engadget: Pebble Time review: impressive battery life, works on both Android and iOS, but limited iOS functionality and lack of features makes $200 price problematic  —  Pebble Time review: an underdog among smartwatches  —  For two years, Pebble was the smartwatch company to beat.

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Apple's Jeff Williams Says Native Watch SDK Will Give Direct Access To Sensors  —  Jeff Williams, Apple's senior vice president of operations, said that there are over 4,000 apps now available for Apple Watch, a number we've previously heard.  Williams also discussed the upcoming native SDK for the Apple Watch.

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Wall Street Journal: Broadcom is in Advanced Talks to be Bought by Avago Technologies  —  Deal would be latest in recent string of mergers in semiconductor industry  —  Broadcom Corp. is in advanced talks to be bought by Avago Technologies Ltd. , in what would be the latest in a recent string of mergers in the semiconductor industry.

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Dana Mattioli / Wall Street Journal: Broadcom in $35 Billion Merger Talks  —  Deal would value semiconductor maker at more than $35 billion  —  Chip maker Avago Technologies Ltd. is in advanced talks to buy rival Broadcom Corp. in a deal worth more than $35 billion, the latest in a wave of deals for the companies that supply parts …

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Financial Times: German court rules Adblock's practices of blocking ads and letting some through for a fee is legal, in a second legal win for Adblock this year  —  Adblocking group wins fresh legal round in media fight  —  Jeevan Vasagar in Berlin and Henry Mance in London

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Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Moonves says CBS still in negotiations with Apple over TV service, will “probably” reach deal  —  Moonves Says CBS Still In Negotiations With Apple Over TV Service  —  Leslie Moonves, the CEO of CBS, talked about its negotiations with Apple over its rumored upcoming TV service today at Code Conference.

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Andrew Bragdon / The Twitter Blog: Twitter introduces audience insights dashboard providing info about user demographics, purchasing behavior, interests, occupation, net worth, and more  —  Introducing audience insights  —  Insights about people and markets help advertisers create powerful messaging that resonates.

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac: Apple's ‘Proactive’ to take on Google Now with deep iOS 9 search, Augmented Reality Maps, Siri API  —  After several years of quiet development, Apple is readying a major new iOS initiative codenamed “Proactive,” which will leverage Siri, Contacts, Calendar, Passbook, and third-party apps …

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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters: US judge says Yahoo must face class action lawsuit alleging it illegally intercepted emails to improve ads  —  Yahoo must face email spying class action: U.S. judge  —  A U.S. judge ordered Yahoo Inc to face a nationwide class-action lawsuit accusing it of illegally intercepting the content …

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Leo Kelion / BBC: Google Play to include country-specific age ratings for apps from external rating authorities  —  Google Play revamps its Android apps' age ratings  —  Google is passing over control of app ratings in its Play store to an independent organisation  —  Later this week, Google Play will revamp the way it rates apps.

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TechCrunch: Search on iOS in Google and Chrome apps now features content from installed iOS apps that support deep links  —  Google Search Will Now Also Feature Content From iOS Apps  —  For the last two years, Google has been showing Android users relevant content from apps they have installed on their phones and tablets.

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Yimou Lee / Reuters: China's Weibo to invest $142M in leading taxi-hailing firms Didi Taxi and Kuaidi Taxi to fend off rival Uber  —  China's Weibo to invest $142 million in taxi-hailing apps: SEC filing  —  Chinese microblog Weibo Corp will invest $142 million in China's dominant taxi-hailing firms Didi Taxi and Kuaidi Taxi …

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Mary Meeker / KPCB: Slides: Mary Meeker's Internet Trends Report for 2015  —  2015 Internet Trends  —  KPCB's Mary Meeker presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the inaugural “The Internet Report” was first published in 1995.  Since then, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to more than 2.8 billion today.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Windows App Studio now lets you build and test Windows 10 apps for PCs, full support for mobile apps coming in future release  —  Windows App Studio now lets you build Windows 10 apps  —  If you're not reaching, engaging, and monetizing customers on mobile, you're likely losing them to someone else.

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