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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Hands on with Motorola's new Moto X Style: fast 21MP camera, sleek feel despite large 5.7-inch display  —  Hands on with Motorola's new Moto X Style  —  Motorola just announced the latest version of its flagship Moto X, which is now called the Moto X Style.

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Android users can now say ‘Ok Google’ to send messages via WhatsApp, WeChat, NextPlus, Telegram, and Viber  —  In April, Google launched custom voice actions on Android, allowing users to control select third-party apps simply by starting with the “Ok Google” command.

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica: Hands-on with the brand-new waterproof Moto G, another $189 wonder  —  Better camera, Snapdragon 410, and a 2GB RAM option are the biggest upgrades.  —  The new Moto G, back and front. … We've been big fans of Motorola's Moto G since its inception—when the first one was released in 2013 …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Amazon Takes On Product Hunt, Shopify With Launchpad, An All-In-One Marketing And Sales Portal  —  Product Hunt has made a splash as a new place for startups to market new products, Shopify offers a way for them to easily start selling their products online, and Shyp takes the pain …

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Cam Bunton / 9to5Mac: T-Mobile adds free Apple Music cellular streaming, offers free next-gen iPhone upgrades to iPhone 6 buyers  —  Summer for T-Mobile this year has meant announcing a series of promotions and plans dubbed #UncarrierAmped.  Today, the company launched the latest, and last of these moves.

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Todd Spangler / Variety: Snapchat Adds BuzzFeed, iHeartRadio to Discover Lineup After Dropping Yahoo, Warner Music  —  Snapchat has slotted BuzzFeed and music-streaming service iHeartRadio into its Discover media section, after removing launch partners Yahoo and Warner Music Group from the lineup.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft to open its New York City flagship store this fall  —  Microsoft's first New York City flagship retail store will be opening this fall on Fifth Avenue.  —  Microsoft is going to open its flagship Microsoft Store in New York City on Fifth Avenue this fall.

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Roger Cheng / CNET: Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play, updates Moto G  —  The Moto X Style will be known as the Pure Edition in the US, and will be sold directly to consumers.  The company says both Moto X smartphones will cost significantly less than other premium devices.

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Chris Velazco / Engadget: ZTE Axon review: powerful, budget-friendly phone, but flaky software, and no expandable memory  —  ZTE Axon review: a powerhouse that punches above its weight  —  A few weeks ago, I got a look at a curious kind of mobile marketing head-fake: A new company called “Axon” …

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Luke Westaway / CNET: Amazon takes Prime Music streaming international with UK launch  —  The online retailer hopes curated playlists at a lower annual price tag will lure Brits away from Apple Music and Spotify.

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Kim Zetter / Wired: Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone  —  The most sensitive work environments, like nuclear power plants, demand the strictest security.  Usually this is achieved by air-gapping computers from the Internet and preventing workers from inserting USB sticks into computers.

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Mehedi Hassan / Microsoft News: Microsoft Arrow Launcher for Android currently in private beta, APK leaks online  —  This is Microsoft's Arrow Launcher for Android (download APK)  —  Microsoft is currently working on a new Android app, and it's an Android launcher.  The company's latest app is Arrow Launcher and it is currently …

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Brad Sams / Neowin: Mac users may be able to access Cortana on OS X with Windows 10 running in the background on next version of Parallels Desktop  —  Want Cortana on your Mac?  Parallels has you covered  —  When Windows 10 arrives next week, it will bring with it Cortana.  The digital personal assistant …

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Luke Plunkett / Kotaku: Steam resolves password-reset exploit that compromised some accounts July 21-25  —  Some Steam Accounts Hijacked Following Security Lapse  —  Over the past week, a number of Steam accounts—including those of some prominent streamers and DOTA 2 pros—were temporarily stolen courtesy of a pretty glaring hole in Valve's security.

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Gus Lubin / Tech Insider: Business Insider launches new tech site, Tech Insider, with original reporting by 30+ journalists on tech, science, innovation, culture  —  Welcome to Tech Insider!  —  There has never been a better time to be alive.  —  Contrary to what you might have heard, people are healthier, safer, happier, and smarter than ever.

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Noah Kulwin / Re/code: Two Weeks After Content Policy Update, Reddit's Head of Community, Jessica Moreno, Has Left the Company  —  Reddit's head of community, Jessica Moreno, has left the company.  She is the fourth senior female employee to exit in less than a month.  —  Moreno and her husband …

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too  —  Credit card companies think they have a found an ally in the increasingly competitive world of online payments.  Its name is Stripe.  —  Visa has inked a commercial agreement with the payments startup …

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Nathan Ingraham / The Verge: Hands-on with OnePlus 2: Impressive specs for the price with thoughtful software additions, fingerprint unlock sensor works as advertised  —  The OnePlus 2 pushes the boundaries of how cheap a flagship phone can be  —  There are more options than ever for getting a good, cheap smartphone, and last year's OnePlus One was a standout.

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Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority: OnePlus 2 announced: available Aug. 11, starts at $329 before taxes, with 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 810, 13MP f/2.0 rear camera, USB-C, fingerprint sensor  —  OnePlus 2 officially announced: everything you need to know  —  OnePlus 2 officially announced: everything you need to know by …

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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian: Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons  —  More than 1,000 experts and leading robotics researchers sign open letter warning of military artificial intelligence arms race  —  Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers …

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Twitter's Periscope Now Lets You Mute Users, Watch Live On Mac Via iOS 8 Handoff  —  One of the biggest problems with the Twitter-owned live streaming app Periscope from day one has been its notification system.  While push notifications are a useful way to immediately discover which broadcasters …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Nextbit shifting from mobile software and services to hardware, plans to launch Android phone  —  Nextbit Shifts to Become a Phone Maker (Exclusive)  —  While many phone makers are looking to move into software and services, startup Nextbit is moving in the other direction.

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Dan Seifert / The Verge: Samsung hosting Unpacked event Aug. 13; Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus likely to be detailed  —  Samsung to host Unpacked event on August 13th  —  Samsung today officially announced its next major product launch event, which will take place in New York on August 13th.

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Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch: Restaurant Delivery Startup Deliveroo Raises $70M Series C  —  Deliveroo, the ‘on-demand’ startup that offers food delivery from premium restaurants that don't traditionally offer a take-out service, appears to be on somewhat of a roll.  It was just two months ago that the company announced …

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eMarketer and Newsroom Posts: Instagram should bring in $595M in mobile ad revenues this year, reach $2.81B in 2017  —  Instagram Mobile Ad Revenues to Reach $2.81 Billion Worldwide in 2017  —  Instagram will surpass Google, Twitter in US mobile display ad revenues by 2017  —  Instagram will bring in $595 million …

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