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Allegra Frank / Polygon: Nintendo games now available through Amazon digital store  —  Starting today, Nintendo games are now available for digital purchase through the Amazon online store.  Amazon will offer a selection of popular Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Virtual Console games, as well as some downloadable content …

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Richard Alfonsi / The Twitter Blog: Twitter ads now available in over 200 countries, around 100K active advertisers using the platform  —  Twitter Ads are now available in over 200 countries and territories  —  Today, we're excited to expand our self-service ads platform from 33 countries to over 200 countries and territories.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Acer's Chromebook R 11 is a new convertible laptop priced at $299  —  The latest in Acer's long lineup of Chromebooks is the company's first convertible running Google's OS.  The Chromebook R 11, due next month for $299, features an 11-inch, “HD” (1366 x 768) display, aluminum top frame, and an Intel Celeron chipset.

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Mark Sullivan / VentureBeat: Traditional looking Huawei Watch on sale September 17, priced from $350 to $800  —  Huawei today announced the U.S. availability and pricing of its Huawei Watch, a large-ish metal smartwatch that runs on Android Wear.  The watch will go on sale September 17 and will come in models ranging from $350 to $800.

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Barb Darrow / Fortune: SAP Vora plugs into Spark to speed up big data queries  —  The world has been drowning in talk about big data, the massive troves of information churned out by sensors, engines, and other machinery.  That information can be very useful to businesses but there's been a divide between …

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Lucian Constantin / PCWorld: Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws  —  Attackers could exploit the flaws to hijack DNS requests or completely take over the devices  —  If your Wi-Fi network is using the popular Belkin N600 DB router, be warned: it may have several vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take it over.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Chrome 45 launches with new developer features, automatically pauses less important Flash content, like ads  —  Google today launched Chrome 45 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, with some expected changes and new developer tools.  You can update to the latest version now using …

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Vlad Savov / The Verge: Windows 10 and Skylake processors were ‘designed together,’ says Intel's Kirk Skaugen  —  Intel makes a habit of announcing its new processor generations in gradual steps.  A month ago, it introduced the first members of its sixth-gen Core family — better known by the codename Skylake …

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Brandon Chester / AnandTech: Asus ZenWatch 2 goes on sale in October, in two sizes; 1.6" display for €149, 1.45" display for €169  —  ASUS Details The ZenWatch 2: Coming In October  —  At this year's Computex Taipei ASUS released some teaser information about the upcoming ZenWatch 2.

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Acer's coolest new PC lets you build a computer like Lego bricks  —  Building your own computer is starting to come back in style thanks to initiatives like Phonebloks and Google's Project Ara, and now Acer is bringing that idea to the desktop.  It's introducing a new PC today called the Revo Build Series …

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Avram Piltch / Laptop Mag: Lenovo Unfolds New ThinkPad Yogas with Silver Chassis, 2K Displays  —  Just as we expect a MacBook to be silver (or gold), we always picture a Lenovo ThinkPad clad in raven black.  However, the leading PC vendor is shaking up its palette by offering a pair of new ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1s in a choice of silver or black.

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Brett Howse / AnandTech: Lenovo Refreshes Ideapad Lineup With Windows 10, Skylake, and Carrizo  —  This week is the IFA conference, and while traditionally a mobile focused show, Microsoft's recent launch of Windows 10 coupled with Intel's launch of the new 6th generation Skylake architecture means that PC makers …

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Toshiba's Satellite Radius 12 combines a 4K display with a Windows Hello camera  —  It feels like it has been years since Toshiba announced an exciting Windows laptop, but it looks like the wait is finally over.  At IFA today, Toshiba is revealing the Satellite Radius 12 convertible.

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Joe Mullin / Ars Technica: Popcorn Time lawsuits continue as 16 are sued for watching Survivor  —  App that makes piracy easy has become a target for one Oregon lawyer.  —  The “Popcorn Time” app was launched in 2014 as a kind of “BitTorrent for dummies” with a simple Netflix-style interface for viewing movies.

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Ian Cutress / AnandTech: The Intel Skylake Mobile and Desktop Launch, with Architecture Analysis  —  Intel's 6th Generation of its Core product line, Skylake, is officially launching today.  We previously saw the performance of the two high end Skylake-K 91W processors, but that was limited in detail as well as product.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Feedly's news reader gets “Shared Collections” and collaboration features, including improved search, Slack integration, and shared tags  —  Feedly's News Reader Gets Business-Friendly With “Shared Collections,” Team Collaboration Features  —  Before Google decided …

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John Koller / PlayStation.Blog: PS4 v3.0 update to include gameplay streaming to YouTube, increased online storage, more; beta starts today  —  PS4 System Software 3.00 Features Detailed, Beta Starts Today  —  We've been busy preparing our next major system software update for PS4, version 3.00 (codename: Kenshin).

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Brandon Hill / HotHardware.com News: Intel unveils Skylake Y, U, H, and S CPU series for desktops, notebooks, convertibles, and compute sticks  —  Intel Unleashes Onslaught Of Skylake CPUs For Next Gen Notebooks, Convertibles And Compute Sticks  —  When it comes to Intel's Skylake processors, we've already got you covered things …

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Kyle Stock / Bloomberg Business: Car shopping service Shift raises $50M led by Goldman Sachs to expand service across US as it challenges Craigslist, CarMax, traditional dealers  —  This Startup Drives Used Cars Right to Your Door  —  Shift brings other people's cars to your driveway.  Will it be the end of the used-car lot?

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Julie Bort / Business Insider: Microsoft partners with VMware on Project A2, focusing on desktop virtualization and easier Windows 10 rollout for businesses  —  Microsoft just buried the hatchet with another one of its huge rivals: VMware  —  The kinder, softer, we-love-everybody Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella's helm just struck again.

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Jon Fingas / Engadget: CyanogenMod gets Android 5.1 and Stagefright security fixes  —  If you've been sitting on pins and needles waiting for the community-focused CyanogenMod firmware to both make the leap to Android 5.1 and fix that nasty Stagefright MMS exploit, you can relax.  Hot on the heels of Cyanogen OS 12.1 …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla will drop RC4 encryption in Chrome, Edge, IE, and Firefox next year  —  Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla all made the same announcement today: They will drop support for the RC4 cipher in their respective browsers.  Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Mozilla Relaunches Its Thimble Online Code Editor For Teaching HTML, CSS And JavaScript  —  Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Over time, though, things got pretty quiet around the project as other browser-based code editors …

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Colin Lecher / The Verge: US district judge in San Francisco grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit against the company  —  Judge grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit  —  A US District Judge in San Francisco has ruled that a lawsuit brought by Uber drivers may continue …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: LotusFlare Gets $6 Million to Fund Quest to Bring Mobile Data to Emerging Markets  —  Investor Chamath Palihapitiya figures that mobile data service will eventually make its way to the developing world, both through traditional cellular networks and through other means, like drones or hot air balloons.

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