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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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Dan Ackerman / CNET: Apple releases Logic Pro X 10.2 with Alchemy synth support in free update for Logic Pro owners  —  Apple updates Logic Pro X music program with a powerful new synth and an Apple Music tie-in  —  The second major update to Logic Pro X in 2015 adds the well-known Alchemy synth and the ability to publish directly to Apple Music Connect.

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IDC: Worldwide Smartphone Growth Expected to Slow to 10.4% in 2015, Down From 27.5% Growth in 2014, According to IDC  —  According to a new mobile phone forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone shipments are expected to grow 10.4% in 2015 to 1.44 billion units.

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VentureBeat: Germany's highest appeals court rules Apple's “slide to unlock” touchscreen patents are invalid, reaffirming the 2013 decision  —  Top German court rejects Apple touchscreen patent appeal  —  (Reuters) - Apple patents covering the “slide to unlock” feature on smartphones are invalid …

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Johanna Beyenbach / Etsy News Blog: Etsy Local lets iOS and Android users find nearby Etsy items, sellers, and select retailers  —  Shop in Your Backyard with Etsy Local, Now on Mobile  —  Etsy is an online platform, but it is also a network of offline communities around the world, from Etsy Teams, to craft fairs, to wholesale retailers.

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica: YouTube Gaming launches Wednesday on iOS, Android, and web to compete with Twitch  —  YouTube Gaming—Google's Twitch.tv competitor—launches tomorrow  —  Twitch.tv finally gets some real competition in the game live streaming market.  —  One year and one day after Google lost Twitch.tv to Amazon, YouTube Gaming is going public.

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Russell Brandom / The Verge: Uber will partner with University of Arizona for self-driving car research  —  Uber is setting up a new self-driving car project at the University of Arizona, according to an email sent out today to university employees.  The new project will focus on self-driving car technology …

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Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch: YouTube Gaming, Its Twitch Competitor, Set To Launch Tomorrow  —  Back in June, YouTube announced that it would be getting into the gaming game and launch its own Twitch competitor called YouTube Gaming.  Tomorrow will be that day, we've learned.  —  The site sits at https://gaming.youtube.com.

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Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Amazon launches Prime Now with one- and two-hour alcohol delivery in Seattle  —  Amazon Will Bring You Booze in One Hour, Starting in Seattle  —  Finally, a really good reason to use Amazon's one-hour delivery service.  —  The e-commerce company has started to offer one- and two-hour delivery of beer …

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica: VMWare updates Fusion and Workstation with graphics boost, support for Windows 10, Cortana, and El Capitan  —  VMware brings Windows 10 and graphics boost to Fusion and Workstation  —  Virtualization software upgraded, but you might have to watch out for bugs.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Facebook's New Moments App Now Automatically Creates Music Videos From Your Photos  —  Facebook Moments, the social network's recently launched photo-sharing app that aims to address the problem of getting friends to send each other the photos they've been hoarding on their own phones, is expanding to video.

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Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg Business: Man pleads guilty to sending over 27M unsolicited messages through Facebook in 2008 and 2009, could face up to three years in prison and a $250K fine  —  Facebook ‘Spam King’ Guilty for Sending 27 Million Messages  —  A Las Vegas man pleaded guilty to sending more than 27 million unsolicited …

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Tom Maxwell / 9to5Google: Google Map Maker reopens in 45 more countries including the US  —  Google Map Maker, the tool which allows anyone around the world to contribute information to Google's worldwide map, has re-opened in 45 countries after going live again in 6 countries two weeks ago.

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Matt Weinberger / Business Insider: Add to Slack button lets users easily install Slack integrations, share content from other services to Slack  —  Slack's plan for world domination takes an important step forward  —  Enterprise chat app Slack has two killer features: Its user-friendly design, and the ability to customize …

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Mario Trujillo / The Hill: Gogo's new antenna technology gets FAA clearance, can purportedly offer 20x faster inflight Wi-Fi; seven airlines have signed up to deploy the technology  —  Gogo promises faster inflight Wi-Fi after FAA clearance  —  The inflight Wi-Fi company Gogo is promising a faster connection …

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch: Airbnb will collect tourist tax in Paris, its largest market with over 50K listings, starting from October 1  —  Airbnb Gets Tourist Tax D'Accord In Paris, Its Largest Market  —  Airbnb has announced it will begin collecting tourist tax in Paris, the most popular city for home sharing on its platform …

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