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Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire: Microsoft unveils Xbox One DVR features, enabling recording and playback of free over-the-air TV … Xbox One owners will soon be able to use their game console to record and play back live television from free, over-the-air broadcasts, Microsoft announced this morning.

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Eric Auchard / Reuters: Apple denies that it has discussed or plans to launch an MVNO cellular service  —  Apple denies it plans to sell mobile services directly to consumers  —  Apple, the world's most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied a media report that it is working on a plan to market communications services directly …

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Lehar Maan / Reuters: Sprint beats estimates with $20M loss, adds 675K new customers, but now has fewer US subscribers than T-Mobile  —  Sprint reports smaller-than-expected loss, promises more cost cuts  —  Sprint Corp (S.N) reported a much smaller-than-expected first-quarter loss, along with record-low customer defections …

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Mike Murphy / Quartz: The FDA has approved the first drug made by a 3D printer  —  3D printing, a technology still in search of a market, may have just found a home in the world of medicine.  The US Food and Drug Administration approved an epilepsy medicine called Spritam that is made by 3D printers …

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Dennis Fisher / Threatpost: EFF, AdBlock and Others Launch New Do Not Track Standard  —  After years of discussions, disagreements, and digressions, the Do Not Track header is supported by all of the major browsers.  But because there's no real requirement for sites or advertisers to respect it, DNT is not as effective as it could be.

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Eduard Kovacs / SecurityWeek: RIG Exploit Kit 3.0 Used to Infect Over 1.3 Million Computers Worldwide  —  Version 3.0 of the notorious RIG exploit kit has been released.  Researchers at Trustwave have determined that the crimeware has already been used to infect more than 1.3 million devices from all over the world.

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Ashlee Kieler / Consumerist: NHTSA opens probe into infotainment system supplier Harman Kardon following Chrysler hack; 2.8M cars from multiple manufacturers may be vulnerable  —  Regulators Investigating Harman Kardon After Remote Hack Of Jeep  —  This vehicle was not hacked.  (FastFords)

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Jon Fingas / Engadget: Acer Aspire One Cloudbook gives you a full Windows laptop for $169  —  Hey, HP: you're far from the only one who can play the ridiculously low-cost Windows laptop game.  Acer has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, a pair of thin-and-light Windows 10 portables that promise …

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Daniel Tyson / Ausdroid: Parrot drops plans to sell RNB6 Android Auto head unit in the aftermarket, says it is too complicated, will now sell only to car makers  —  Parrot scraps plans to sell their Android Auto head unit to after-market customers, will now sell to car makers  —  In the flurry of Android Auto announcements …

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Nathan Donato-Weinstein / bizjournals: Apple buys a 43-acre development site in North San Jose for just over $138M  —  Exclusive: Apple buys huge San Jose development site  —  Apple Inc. has purchased a roughly 43-acre development site in North San Jose in a blockbuster real estate transaction that comes just weeks …

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Zero-day vulnerability in Apple's latest, fully patched OS X allows hackers to surrepticiously infect Macs with malware  —  0-day bug in fully patched OS X comes under active exploit to hijack Macs  —  Privilege-escalation bug lets attackers infect Macs sans password.  —  Malwarebytes

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Se Young Lee / Reuters: Samsung to create $85.8M fund to compensate cancer-stricken workers, improve safety  —  Samsung Electronics to create fund for cancer-stricken workers, safety  —  Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will create a 100 billion won ($85.8 million) fund to compensate cancer-stricken workers …

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Ross Miller / The Verge: PlayStation Now game streaming officially launches on PS TV and PS Vita  —  PlayStation Now, the game-streaming service borne of Sony's Gaikai acquisition, is officially trickling down to PS Vita and PlayStation TV.  (An open beta launched last October, but this is the official premiere.)

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Janko Roettgers / Variety: Matchstick to refund Kickstarter pledges for its $25 Firefox-OS streaming stick, says DRM issues too great  —  Matchstick's Firefox OS-Based Chromecast Competitor Is Dead  —  Matchstick is pulling the plug on its Firefox OS-powered Chromecast competitor: The company, which raised …

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David Ingram / Reuters: Appeals court in District of Columbia will hear oral arguments in lawsuits challenging net neutrality on Dec. 4  —  U.S. court to hear lawsuits over ‘net neutrality’ in December  —  A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 4 in lawsuits that challenge the Federal Communications Commission's …

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Brad Linder / Liliputing: Amazon Prime benefits can only be shared with one other adult now (and four kids)  —  Amazon Prime is a subscription service that offers free 2-day or faster shipping on millions of items, as well the ability to stream thousands of movies and TV shows over the internet, borrow some Kindle eBooks …

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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed: Twitter adds experimental News tab in Android and iOS apps, with tweets from pre-approved publishers  —  Twitter Experiments With A ‘News’ Tab  —  Twitter wants to make its best stuff easier to find.  —  Starting today, some U.S. Twitter users will see a News tab appear in their Twitter apps.

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Brian Womack / Bloomberg Business: Yahoo Said to Pay $230 Million for Shopping Site Polyvore  —  Yahoo! Inc. is paying about $230 million for shopping service Polyvore Inc., people with knowledge of the matter said, as the Internet portal seeks new ways to draw in users and advertisers.  —  The deal, announced last week …

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Advance/Newhouse, owner of Conde Nast, Bright House Networks, buys 1010data big data analytics firm for $500M  —  In Big Data Deal, Advance/Newhouse Acquires 1010data for $500M … Advance/Newhouse has acquired 1010data Inc. for $500 million, VentureWire has learned, indicating …

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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal: Cloud security provider Zscaler raises $100M at $1B+ valuation, in a Series B round led by TPG  —  Aiming for an IPO, Zscaler Raises $100M to Provide Security from the Cloud … Jay Chaudhry, founder of cloud security company Zscaler Inc., figures he has a good shot at an IPO in the wake …

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Kim Zetter / Wired: Researchers Create First Firmware Worm That Attacks Macs  —  The common wisdom when it comes to PCs and Apple computers is that the latter are much more secure.  Particularly when it comes to firmware, people have assumed that Apple systems are locked down in ways that PCs aren't.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Hackers begin exploiting denial-of-service bug in BIND software to attack DNS servers  —  Exploits start against flaw that could hamstring huge swaths of Internet  —  If you haven't installed Bind update, now would be a good time to do so.  —  Hackers have started exploiting …

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James Cook / Business Insider: Sources: Apple is conducting private MVNO trials in US, in talks with European operators, but service might be 5 years away  —  Apple is in talks to launch its own virtual network service in the US and Europe  —  Apple is in talks to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) …

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Jon Russell / TechCrunch: Canalys and Counterpoint Research: Xiaomi tops China's smartphone market again in Q2 with 15.9% of the market, followed by Huawei and Apple  —  Xiaomi Regains Top Spot In China's Smartphone Market, Ahead Of Huawei And Apple  —  Xiaomi regained its crown as the top smartphone firm in China during Q2 2015 …

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Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal: China to impose export controls on advanced drones and supercomputers from August 15th  —  China Restricts Exports of Drones, Supercomputers  —  China is curbing its exports of advanced drones and supercomputers, in the country's latest move to tighten control over technologies linked to national security.

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