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Stephen Shankland / CNET: Adobe's new mobile Photoshop app, dubbed Project Rigel, will launch in October free on iOS, integrate with Creative Cloud subscription  —  Adobe aims to bring Photoshop to mobile masses with upcoming app  —  Dubbed Project Rigel, the mobile app will let people retouch photos on iPhones and iPads.

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Kait Gaiss / Pocket Blog: Pocket updates web, Android, and iOS apps to 6.0 with recommendations tab  —  Introducing Recommendations: The Most Interesting Articles and Videos You Might Have Missed  —  Today, we're incredibly excited to announce a major new update to Pocket: Recommendations.

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Manish Singh / NDTV Gadgets: Lenovo Begins Merging Mobile Business Group Into Motorola Mobility  —  Lenovo has started the process of integrating its Mobile Business Group (MBG) into Motorola Mobility, in line with earlier statements on the subject.  —  “Effective immediately, Rick Osterloh, formerly president, Motorola …

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Ina Fried / Re/code: AT&T Says Injecting Ads Into Airport Wi-Fi Was a Test That Is Now Over  —  AT&T said on Wednesday it has ended an experiment that had the company serving ads to those using its free Wi-Fi at two Washington, D.C.-area airports.  —  “We trialed an advertising program for a limited time in two airports …

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Jessi Hempel / Wired: Facebook testing M, an AI-based, human supervised virtual assistant inside Messenger that can complete tasks such as purchasing on your behalf  —  Facebook Launches M, Its Bold Answer to Siri and Cortana  —  Today, a few hundred Bay Area Facebook users will open their Messenger apps to discover M, a new virtual assistant.

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: YouTube Gaming launches on the web, Android, and iOS  —  Meet YouTube Gaming, Twitch's Archenemy  —  YouTube just launched YouTube Gaming on the web, Android and iOS.  As expected, YouTube Gaming goes head-to-head against Twitch, mirroring many popular features of the existing gaming streaming giant.

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Micah Singleton / The Verge: Amazon launches Underground app for Android to promote free apps and games, pays developers on per-minute played basis, ends Free App of the Day program  —  Amazon launches Underground to promote free apps and games  —  Amazon launched a new shopping app on Android called Underground …

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Casey Newton / The Verge: Coin starts shipping new version of its credit card device with NFC and improved performance  —  Coin, the buzzy but troubled company whose signature product seeks to replace your credit cards with a single piece of plastic, will begin shipping the second version of its card today.

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Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google: YouTube Gaming Android app launches in Google Play for US and UK; web portal not yet open  —  YouTube Gaming app goes live in Google Play, download it now  —  Good news, fans of live-streamed gaming: YouTube Gaming is now available for Android from Google Play.

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Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Samsung's flagship Galaxy Tab S2 tablet opens for U.S. preorders today starting at $400  —  Samsung has revealed that its Galaxy Tab S2, billed as the company's “thinnest, lightest, ultra-fast tablet,” is now open for pre-orders online though Samsung.com, Amazon.com, and Best Buy.

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Rovio To Cut 260 Jobs As The Angry Birds Franchise Becomes Irrelevant  —  It looks like Angry Birds maker Rovio is having some troubles to pay the bills.  The Finnish company is about to cut 260 jobs after reducing its workforce by 110 employees in October 2014.  At the end of 2013, the company had 800 employees in total.

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica: Leaked Microsoft intranet screenshot reveals Office 2016 for Windows will be released Sept. 22  —  Office 2016 for Windows coming on September 22  —  Already available for OS X, the new Office will soon be out for Windows, too.  —  A leaked image from a Microsoft intranet site has disclosed …

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Liam Tung / ZDNet: Google now lets US Cloud Storage customers mail tapes, USBs, and hard drive backups; service expanding to Europe and Asia soon  —  Google Cloud Storage now swallows posted tapes, USBs, and hard drive backups  —  Businesses on poor internet connections have a new postal option for moving large volumes of data to Google Cloud Storage.

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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet: Microsoft: More than 75 million devices now running Windows 10  —  Microsoft officials say Windows 10 is now installed on more than 75 million devices, ust less than a month after its rollout began.  —  Windows 10's adoption is continuing at a strong pace, according to the latest data shared by Microsoft.

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: Sensei's Morph is a trackpad with 20K pressure sensors and “overlays” for various functions  —  The Sensel Morph wants to be a bigger, better version of Apple's Force Touch trackpad  —  Earlier this year, Apple opened up some interesting new ways of controlling the MacBook …

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Koushik Dutta / Google+: Allcast creator releases free Vysor app to view and control an Android device from a computer without rooting, includes remote screen and ADB access  —  Vysor Share  —  Remote screen and ADB access  —  There's a few tools already out that that lets you control your Android through your PC.

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Emily Steel / New York Times: Netflix is licensing films from YouTube stars and developing new shows to appeal to teens  —  Netflix to Add Films and TV Series for Teenagers  —  Netflix is entering the awkward teenage years, at least with its latest programming push.  —  The company is adding to its streaming service …

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Ruth Reader / VentureBeat: PayPal's One Touch checkout service now available across Europe and Australia  —  There's no argument that mobile is the most promising frontier for commerce.  Delivering on that potential, however, very much depends on making payment as fluid as possible.  —  Today PayPal One Touch …

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Brett Howse / AnandTech: Windows 10 review: worthy upgrade for both Windows 7 and 8/8.1 users, better for desktops as well as tablets  —  The Windows 10 Review: The Old & New Face of Windows  —  Let's flash back to 2012.  About three years ago, Windows 8, the last major release of Microsoft's ubiquitous operating system, was released to manufacturers.

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Ina Fried / Re/code: Verizon looks to bring connected car features to older vehicles with Hum, a $14.99/month service that offers roadside assistance, car diagnostics, more  —  Verizon's New Service Aims to Connect Older Cars, Keep Them Humming  —  After a brief delay, Verizon is ready with a service designed …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Home design firm Houzz buys community site GardenWeb from NBCU for undisclosed amount in first acquisition  —  Houzz Acquires Home And Gardening Community Site GardenWeb From NBCUniversal  —  After a number of big fundraising rounds over the last few years, Houzz has now made its first acquisition.

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Jonathan Mayer / Web Policy: AT&T hotspot at Dulles Airport tampers with HTTP traffic to inject third-party ads from WiFi monetization firm RaGaPa  —  AT&T Hotspots: Now with Advertising Injection  —  While traveling through Dulles Airport last week, I noticed an Internet oddity.  The nearby AT&T hotspot was fairly fast—that was a pleasant surprise.

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Stephanie Clifford / New York Times: Online male escort service Rentboy raided by federal investigators on charges of promoting prostitution; CEO and six employees arrested  —  7 Charged With Promoting Prostitution by Working on Rentboy.com, an Escort Website  —  The terms of service on the website Rentboy.com said that people could not use it to exchange money for sex.

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Jacob Demmitt / GeekWire: Amazon secretly testing new restaurant delivery service in Seattle with Prime Now rollout … Amazon has quietly started experimenting with delivery of hot meals from restaurants in the Seattle area, GeekWire has learned.  It's a sign that the e-commerce giant could soon throw its weight …

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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal: Snapchat hires former Mattel finance executive Drew Vollero as VP of finance and acting CFO  —  Snapchat Names Former Mattel Executive Drew Vollero Its Finance Chief  —  Snapchat Inc. finally hired someone to run its finances, naming Drew Vollero, a former executive at toy maker Mattel Inc. …

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