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Vlad Savov / The Verge: Apple debuts iPhone X with 5.8" edge-to-edge OLED “Super Retina Display”, A11 SoC, Face ID powered by infrared sensor and neural engine, dual OIS rear cameras  —  ‘The future of the smartphone’  —  The long-awaited and extensively leaked special edition iPhone is finally upon us …

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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: New iPhones support 4K video at 60FPS and 240FPS 1080p slow-motion, larger sensors, “Portrait Lighting” and f/1.8 and f/2.8 apertures on 8+, more  —  An iPhone 7S in all but name  —  Apple has officially announced the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which are updated versions …

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Youkyung Lee / Associated Press: Samsung says it aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its Galaxy Note brand and is working with Harman on speaker assistant  —  https://www.apnews.com/195363f168574a13 9fa9c703bdc214f7  —  Link copied!  —  SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday …

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch: Apple debuts iPhone 8 and 8 Plus with glass back, new 6-core A11 “Bionic” SoC for 30% faster GPU and 25% faster CPU, Qi wireless charging, True Tone display  —  Apple just unveiled the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus at its press event.  It looks a lot like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but with a glass back.

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Chris Welch / The Verge: Apple announces Apple TV 4K, with 4K HDR video, powered by A10X Fusion chip, preorders open Sept. 15 starting at $179, ships Sept. 22  —  Apple's streaming box is now a better match for the latest and greatest TVs  —  Apple has just unveiled a long anticipated upgrade to its Apple TV set-top box …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Apple to sell 4K HDR movies via iTunes and upgrade your HD content purchases free of charge; Apple TV will stream 4K Netflix and Amazon Prime Video  —  Apple is now selling and renting digital 4K movies via iTunes, in addition to its HD and SD resolution versions.

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Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica: Apple says that watchOS 4 will be available to Apple Watch users on September 19 with new health features, watch faces, more  —  Bringing a Siri watch face, workout motivation prompts, and more to the watch.  —  CUPERTINO—Apple revealed details about watchOS 4, its newest update …

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: Apple debuts Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE built-in for $399, same size casing as Series 2, new colors, W2 networking chip; preorder Sept. 15, ships Sept. 22  —  The new Apple Watch is now official, offering one big highlight upgrade over the previous version: Built-in cellular support.

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Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: US DoT releases new self-driving vehicle guidelines, with plans to release another guideline document in 2018  —  Today, U.S. Depart of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released the DoT and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration's new guidelines for automated driving systems.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: “BlueBorne” Bluetooth exploit works on unpatched Android, iOS 9 or earlier, Linux, Windows devices; Google to release patch today; other OSes have patches  —  BlueBorne exploit works against unpatched devices running Android, Linux, or Windows.  —  Over the past decade …

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Barb Darrow / Fortune: Slack debuts shared channels in beta, helping firms communicate with external partners, adds support for French, German, and Spanish, and says it has 6M DAUs  —  Slack, the company behind the workplace messaging software of the same name, is making it easier for groups across different companies …

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Apple: Live stream of Apple's first-ever event inside the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park in Cupertino, viewable in Safari, Microsoft Edge, and on Apple TV  —  - Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.  HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari …

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The Verge: Live blog of Apple's event at Apple Park, where updates to iPhone, Watch, and Apple TV are expected  —  We're live from Apple's iPhone X, 8, iOS 11, and Apple Watch announcement in Cupertino, CA Hello!  You're a bit early.  We expect the event to begin at 10AM PT / 1PM ET on Tuesday, September 12th.

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Source: Facebook tests a feature for mentorships between users, following LinkedIn's free mentorship program announced earlier this summer  —  Earlier this year, Facebook signalled a plan to move into LinkedIn's territory with the launch of job advertising.

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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode: NTSB says causes of fatal Tesla crash in May 2016 included driver's over-reliance on Autopilot, approves safety recommendations for automakers, DoT, and NHTSA  —  The National Transportation Safety Board met on Tuesday to determine the cause of May's fatal Tesla crash.

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: HP unveils EliteOne 1000, an all-in-one with replaceable screen, starting at $1,259, and two EliteBook laptops with bright displays and slim bezels for $1,379+  —  HP is introducing a new all-in-one today with a pretty uncommon feature: the ability to easily upgrade some of its components, including its screen.

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: AT&T now offers free HBO on its cheaper $60/month Unlimited Choice plan, in addition to its premium Unlimited Plus plan  —  AT&T announced this morning it's adding free HBO to all customers on its unlimited wireless plans, including both Unlimited Plus and Unlimited Choice.

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Dan Primack / Axios: Ancestry.com CEO Tim Sullivan steps down, will transition into a chairman role on October 1; Ancestry's IPO is now delayed  —  Tim Sullivan is stepping down as CEO of geneology site Ancestry.com, which has been gearing up to go public.  The company was most recently valued at $2.6 billion.

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Joyce Lee / Reuters: Samsung says Galaxy Note8 preorders reached 650K from about 40 countries over five days, beating its predecessor Note7 by ~2.5x  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone have hit the highest-ever for the Note series …

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Nicole Lee / Engadget: Instagram enables sharing other people's Stories through direct messages; feature rolling out globally starting today on both iOS and Android  —  Though Instagram's Stories is already more popular than Snapchat, the photo-sharing service won't stop introducing more ways to share them.

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Google Online Security Blog: Google details plan to distrust Symantec-issued certificates starting with Chrome 66 in 2018  —  This post is a broader announcement of plans already finalized on the blink-dev mailing list.  —  At the end of July, the Chrome team and the PKI community converged upon a plan to reduce …

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Ionut Arghire / SecurityWeek: FireEye report says hackers with ties to North Korea have been targeting South Korean crypto-currency exchanges to obtain funds for the Pyongyang regime  —  Over the past several months, threat actors believed to have ties with North Korea have been targeting crypto-currency exchanges …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Facebook has pulled Instant Articles off Messenger, says it's now focusing its resources on Instant Articles on its core app  —  While Facebook prepares to offer readers a way to subscribe and pay for news directly from inside its app, the social network continues to tinker with how it presents publishers' content elsewhere.

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Brad Frost: The notifications Facebook uses to keep people coming back have gotten overt and aggressive  —  Several months ago, I turned off notifications from Facebook on my phone.  Last week, I went ahead and removed the Facebook app from my phone.  —  Now, I genuinely enjoy Facebook.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook says it's testing Instant Videos that can be downloaded and cached on Wi-Fi, watched later  —  Facebook doesn't want you to burn through your mobile data plan just to keep watching its videos.  That's why it's testing a new feature called Instant Videos that downloads …

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